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Friday Roundup: TdF Festka, ride Idaho or Sri Lanka, Motion fork deal & more!

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Buy a Festka Spectre limited edition for Tour de France before Paris – Back at the Giro, Festka introduced a special limited edition pink version of their custom lightweight Scalatore carbon road bike that could only be ordered during the race. Now they are back at the Tour with a limited Yellow Dazzle version of their stiffer, full-on race-ready carbon Spectre. Again, it can be only ordered until July 21 when the peloton makes its way to Paris. Full details and spec of the made-in-Prague bike are available on Festka’s website, with a frameset retailing for 5300€ or from around 9000€ complete with an Ultegra build. From there, the sky’s the limit, but act fast if you need this wild look. Festka.com/Tour-de-France

Where to Ride

  • Rebecca’s Private Idaho showcasing local Ketchum riding for more riders -Rebecca Rusch’s signature event is adding a 4-day Queen’s Stage Race for those looking for a bigger challenge and wanting to explore more Sun Valley roads. She’s also added the Tater Tot – a 20-mile ride, limited to 200 riders, for $20 – to encourage people to get out and challenge themselves, even if intimidated by the bigger, longer event rides.Registration for the 2018 Labor Day weekend event is about 3/4 full, so act quick on this one too as it is expected to sell out soon. RebeccasPrivateIdaho.com

  • Sri Lanka by bike with Grasshopper Adventures – On a new week-long cycling tour of Sri Lanka with Grasshopper, cyclists will bike from the highlands to the coast, discovering the local history, cuisine, and the locals of the small but diverse country. Rides will weave through tea plantations, tour the city of Kandy and The Sacred Relic of the tooth of Buddha, explore Yala National Park (with elephants, leopards, buffalo & monkeys), drop the bike to hike the UNESCO Heritage Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve, then relax on the southern coast. The trip covers 320km by bike and starts at $2300 per person. GrasshopperAdventures.com


  • Zwift in Style, with Roka shades – Long days, and summer sun, means you probably need some sunglasses. So Zwift partnered with Roka to create a new virtual mission, where you can unlock a pair of sunnies for your avatar and even win a real pair. Sign up for the program in Zwift and you’ll automatically unlock a pair of Roka GP-1x shades for your avatar. Then ride 100mi/161km after that and you get entered to win. Zwift.com

Gear & Special Deals

  • Be a Motion Hero, get a sweet deal on a wild MTB fork – Motion forks have been developing a wild new linkage trail & enduro fork for some time, and now they’re looking for ambassadors to spread the linkage fork gospel. Sign up before the end of July to receive a 20% discount on your Motion fork in return for your help promoting the brand. And all you really have to do is ride the fork, and share a couple of photos a month to help Motion get the word out. Full details at Motion-ride.com.



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