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Scott cracks down on fraudulent Sale Sites Sweeping Social Media – Fake online storefronts have been increasingly popping up via social media. And with “too good to be true” deals, more are scamming hopeful (and overly trusting) customers into sending them money. Scott Sports has had enough. They’re stepping up legal action against fraudulent domains providers, and reminding consumers to only purchase through authorized dealers, who you can always find through a bike brand’s official website. Scott-Sports.com

Where to ride

  • Race The Salida 720, 12 hours of technical mountain biking in the Rockies -Salida, CO has got mountains, plenty of technical terrain, and friendly post-race Cinco De Mayo festivities. The inaugural Salida 720 kicks off May 5 in the high elevation downtown of Salida. The course is mostly singletrack, plus a mixture of pavement, dirt and doubletrack road. Race some of the most sought after terrain in the valley, from challenging features to endless sections of fast and flowy trails. Whether you are seeking to test your biking prowess or want to join the lively community entertainment and recreation, they’ll have you covered. Full info and registration now through ChocolateBunnyProductions.com. Don’t act like you aren’t going to click that URL. That’s a legit race promoters name.

  • Test ride a new Moots in their Kick-Off-to-Spring demo tour – Moots Cycles employees are getting prepped for the upcoming Dirty Kanza right now on their new Routt RSL bikes. But they are also gearing up to hit the road for a Kick-Off-to-Spring demo tour. The Moots van will be loaded with current models such as the Baxter, Routt RSL, Routt 45, Vamoots Disc RSL, Farwell & Mountaineer YBB. Drop by for a ride in Kansas City; St. Louis, MO; Cincinnati, OH; Richmond, VA; Leesburg, VA; Buckingham, PA; Stroudsburg, PA; Brooklyn, NY & Wakefield, RI from Apr 23-May 4. Full dates and details at: Moots.com
courtesy Sea Otter, photo by Douglas Schwartz
  • Break out the e-bikes for Sea Otter’s 3rd annual eMTB race – Later today the
    Sea Otter Classic hosts their toughest eMTB race yet. Four 2.5 mile laps with 500′ of climbing each will put both motors & legs to the test. Technical switchbacks, downhill singletrack, 2 rock gardens, and then there is the Gravel Speed Trap, actually designed to stop 200mph runaway race cars. Hope you already registered. SeaOtterClassic.com/Amateur-Racing

Industry News

  • BMC owner Andy Rihs passes away – Owner of BMC Switzerland, BMC Team Racing and passionate Swiss bike entrepreneur Andy Rihs passed away at age 75 at the Susenberg hospital, Zürich on April 18 peacefully following a battle with cancer. Coming into pro cycling and BMC ownership through his successful Sonova hearing aid company (think Phonak) around the turn of the millennium, Rihs has been a passionate and influential voice in the international cycling community for the past two decades.


  • Win a Feedback Omnium trainer & limited Black Matter Training kit – Tool & trainer company Feedback Sports have partnered with personal training Black Matter to give you kit to train in and a portable trainer to do it on. Follow both @feedbacksports and @black_matter_training on Instagram, like both’s contest post and you are done. A lucky winner will be drawn and announced via Instagram Apr 25 for the limited edition Black Matter Training kit & a Feedback Omnium portable trainer.

Hot deals!

  • Preorder a Team Edition Scicon bag and save 25% – In the lead up to the Giro, Italian bike bag maker Scicon wants to get fans excited. Get a limited edition bike bag or rain bag from your favorite team at a 25% savings by pre-ordering now. Use discount code “TEAMEDITION25” at checkout. Sciconbags.com

  • Save 15% of first item at Excel Sports or get a Feedback Chain Keeper deal – Online retailer Excel Sports has a deal going on now where you can save 15% off your first regularly priced item that you add to your cart with code “SAVE15”. Then until next Monday, if you buy >$100 worth of Feedback Sports gear from their shop, they will throw in a Feedback Chain Keeper for free. Get the deal at Excel online (or even in person at their Boulder shop) by adding the note “FEEDBACK SPORTS CHAIN KEEPER PROMO” at checkout. ExcelSports.com


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Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
5 years ago

Dang I was really excited about the Foil I ordered still waiting on that sweet Oakley deal I got because a buddy tagged me in a FB picture.

5 years ago

These Google adds are becoming too much on Bike Rumour, It’s hard to find the content on most pages now

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