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Friday Roundup: Race The YT Mob, train with a CX champ, win trip to Europe & more!

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YT’s Mob World Tour is searching for the next Young Talent – Do you have what it takes to make it onto YT’s pro team – the YT Mob? Passion, skill, potential to grow; these are the big key factors the YT Mob with Martin Whiteley and Elite UCI World Cup athlete Angel Suarez have been looking for while searching the globe for the next Young Talent to join the YT Mob in 2020.

Seven episodes of their online video series “The YT Mob World Tour” will break down the complete process they employ in their unique, global MTB talent scouting program. YT tries to find answers to some burning, existential questions…

courtesy YT, photos by Isac Paddock

What is talent? Where can you find it? Can you create it? Get a behind the scenes look at the road to building a new mountain bike development team with Young Talent from around the world and who will make it to the final camp in Granada, Spain. YT-Mob.com

Where to Train

  • Get ready for Cyclocross with a Helen Wyman CX Clinic – Cross is coming! It’s pretty much midsummer, which means cross is right around the corner. In the UK in 4 weeks, freshly retired multi-time British & EU CX champ Helen Wyman is running some cyclocross training camps to get you in shape for next season. Hone your skills with a pro who has been giving us tips for years! Get the details and signup at: HelenWyman.com

Where to Ride


  • Ride Dyfi Bike Park’s opening a bit later – Remember how we told you to rde with the Athertons next week? Well apparently it was too short notice. Lots of folks said they couldn’t make it, so the Grand Opening party got pushed back to Aug 23. The park is still open now, but the celebratory BBQ is pushed back a bit. DyfiBikePark.co.uk

Contests & special gear

  • Club Ride giving away everything but the campsite! – Club Ride is running a pretty killer giveaway this week and into next, that will give 10 winners around $12,00 worth of gear. Everything you need for an adventure except the campground. There’s Cascadia vehicle tents, Decked System kit, a Dometic fridge, CBI Offroad rack, Aquaglide paddle board, Rocky Mounts rack, $500 Club Ride gift card & way more other gear to list. Seriously, go to their contest page and register for their mailing list for a chance to win. ClubRideApparel.com

  • Selle San Marco celebrates 45 years of Concors with special edition – It’s been 45 years since the introduction of the iconic saddle of the 70s, so Selle San Marco is bringing back that classic Concor in a modern, limited run. The new saddle keeps that famous look & shape, with plenty of new tech & materials. The new 150€ Concor Specialissima is available in a one-time exclusive, limited series of 200 saddles. SelleSanMarco.it

  • Train like a champ with a Wahoo $40 off TdF deal – To celebrate the Tour, Wahoo is offering $40 off their yellow Element Bolt cycling computer. It’s the same aerodynamic GPS used by Katusha Alpecin riding around France this summer, and can you help track your rides & train too. WahooFitness.com

  • Win a European bike vacation with Experience Plus – Experience Plus Bicycle Tours is running a contest now that started after RAGBRAI. You don’t need to buy anything, just sign up in the next day or two (Act Fast!) and have a shot at one prize of a $4000 gift certificate for an ExperiencePlus! tour, a $1000 Exito travel voucher for airfare, a $350 Primal cycling kit, and a $80 Feedback torque wrench & ratchet. Do it now, and get a shot at expanding your cycling horizons! ExperiencePlus.com
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