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Are Tire Inserts Worth It

The bike industry is a mecca of innovation.  There is a continuous release of the next best must-have gadget, gear, or piece of equipment promising to shave seconds off our rides or grams off the bike. Or just something to make life a little bit easier. If you have an unlimited budget and multiple bikes…

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Tubeless and Non-Tubeless Tires Explained

Tubeless and Non-Tubeless are both Clinchers Tubeless and non-tubeless tires are both “clinchers.” Their commonality is how they attach to the rim. They both “clinch” the tire bead to the rim bead, creating an airtight seal in the wheel system.  Their differences are how the air chambers are formed and contained in each tire and bed of…

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Tubular Tires – what’s good, what’s bad.

Who uses Tubular Tires Traditional tires used in road racing, time trials, and cyclocross are tubular. Tubular tires are full round tires with the inner tube sewn into the tire from the bottom, thus earning the name ‘sew-ups’. The tire is glued to the rim, creating a powerful bond and reducing the risk of the…

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Totally Tubeless

Tubeless is the future. We work with a group of talented professional riders and world-class mechanics. We draw from their years of experience in the cycling industry and their knowledge of equipment and wheels. They have worked and ridden on almost every tire and wheel combination possible, and their feedback and other industry leaders were…

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Callie Horthworth and Ride Kanuga Bike Park

Kanuga Bike Park Is A Go! It all started in the Spring of 2019 when I received the call that said, “quit your job, Kanuga’s a go.” The call was from my boyfriend, Neko Mulally has been involved in the initial deliberation of the Kanuga Conference Center, allowing him and Dave Lamond, Ride Kanuga’s co-founder,…

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Riding Pisgah National Forest

Preparing for the 2022 Race Season I moved to Asheville in May of 2021 from the Ozarks to take a teaching position here in Brevard. It has been a blessing to be in Brevard as a mountain biker. Many famous Pisgah descents are only a short 5-10 minute drive from work, making it easy to…

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Gulo Composites 2021 AOTC Sponsor

Assault on the Carolinas 2021 Gulo Composite was proud to be a 2021 Sponsor of the Assault on the Carolina’s (AOTC) fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest. The Gulo tent was busy all day during the event with visitors showing a lot of interest in our Road and Gravel wheels, including the…

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BWR NC 2021 – Could I have ridden faster?

Recap of BWR 2021– Hell of the North (Carolina) by Reny Townsend I’ve had a lot of thoughts running through my head since the BWR NC event. All of them are good, except I wonder if I could have ridden faster;) To put my experience into perspective, BWR NC will be the keystone event I…

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BWR Asheville earns its name as the “Hell of the North!”

The BWR Asheville course proves to be a challenging ride. Although this course is shorter in distance than the other races in the Triple Crown series, clocking in at just under 100 miles, the nature of Western North Carolina’s gravel roads make up for it in difficulty. Not only do you have to scale over…

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