Remap Clothing Releases 2019 Clothing

PRESS RELEASE: Remap

Remap has been around for nearly 3 years now and has grown and evolved over that time with the company ethos always remaining the same. It’s easy to say “By Riders for Riders” and despite in this case being true the reality of it was that we wanted to design and make clothes that stood out and functioned perfectly when your on the bike be it at the local park putting in laps, cruising round the pumptrack or in the deepest backcountry hitting the single track with buddies.

Located in Jersey, Channel Islands the cycling communities a close knit one and that’s something we have made the most of drawing on the talent of great family and friends who do things like illustration through to website construction and fulfilment this kind of family attitude has helped us grow to where we are now and develop an amazing group of riders and friends on the island that help push the company forward and keep things creative which leads us on to the latest range of designs and clothes which aren’t just the effort of one individual but many.

Remap LS Jersey’s
• Blended polyester micro fibre giving unmatched sweat and moisture wicking capabilities
• Breathable
• Drop Back
• Sublimated printing for longer life expectancy
Fitted shape means no annoying flappy bits or snagging
• Sizes: Small – X-large
• RRP £42.99

With the first riding tops debuting over 2 years ago and a few fresh designs coming out since then it’s now that we’ve introduced 4 brand new designs, all keep the same fitted cut to avoid any unwanted material whilst still keeping that relaxed comfortable feel so you can shred the trails or the race track. Whether it’s the original Leopard Print or new Bars jersey you choose to let it loose in you’ll be sure to stand out.

 

Remap SS Jersey’s
• Blended polyester micro fibre giving unmatched sweat and moisture wicking capabilities
• Quick drying for the hot days in the saddle
• Casual fit
• Machine washable
• Sizes: Small – X-large
• RRP £34.99

Remap Short Sleeve (SS) jersey’s were well recevied first time round show casing hand drawn designs at there finest and it was about time for an update. The same great cut and fit remains but with the added bonus of some fresh hand drawn designs including the limited edition “Park Rat” jersey perfect for those sunny days putting in the laps or Rebel SS top for all those who like to rock.

Remap Riding Socks
• Merino/Polypropylene blended fabric
• Smooth toe seems
• Reinforced Cordura heel and toe
• Arch support
• Sizes: 7-11
• RRP £9.99

Remap’s technical riding sock are a new edtion to the line up this year and we think we’ve hit the nail on the head for a first attempt. Packed full of technical features and made using carefully chosen fabrics where they need to be these calf high socks will go the distance with you.

 

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Steve Smith Socks are Back – Chainsaw Pre-order

Steve Smith Socks are Back – Chainsaw Pre-order

Thank you to all that purchased a pair of the Steve Smith legacy socks during our last round of sales. The outpour of love for Stevie was apparent, which lead to us being sold out of product in only two days. We have received an abundance of emails requesting we bring in more inventory, so today we’re happy to announce the pre-order of the all new Steve Smith Chainsaw Sock.

For this round, we’ve opted to run a pre-order so everyone has a chance to get a pair, however, the pre-sale will only be available for the next week to allow for delivery as quick as possible.

We’re also opening the pre-order to bulk orders for events and retail so we’re able to further the donation potential and reach. All inquiries please email [email protected]

Important Note: We are a Canadian Company, so please bare with us on international shipments. To keep shipping rates low, we ship all packages via Canada Post Small Packet Air, which does not include tracking outside of Canada. Since we donate all the profits from each sale, we’re also donating our time by fulfilling hundreds of orders—we have absolutely no issues doing this whatsoever, it just takes time, so we appreciate your patience.

Pre-order your socks below:
https://www.endurofficials.com/collections/social-initiatives

#longlivechainsaw

endurofficials Steve Smith Chainsaw Sock

 


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Steve Smith: Our Legend…

Steve Smith: Our Legend…

Who was Steve Smith?

Most people know Steve Smith for his accomplishments on two wheels. A force in the Canadian downhill mountain bike racing scene for years, Steve became an international star after securing Wold Cup victories at Leognang, Hafjell, and Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec. These victories culminated into the overall World Cup Downhill title in 2013, downhill mountain biking’s ultimate prize.

Steve became a Canadian cycling legend.

Was that who Steve Smith was? A downhill legend? The guy on the Fox Racing poster? Standing on the podium at Monte-Sainte-Anne? Tearing up a volcano in Japan for Red Bull?

Was that who Steve Smith was?

To some, yes. But not to us.

Mt. Prevost 2013
endurofficials Co-founder, Rob Fraser, Left, Steve Smith, right. Mt. Prevost, 2013

Steve was a brother, son, and an inspiration. A fierce competitor and an honest friend. A humble guy from Nanaimo that achieved so much and made you feel like anything was possible.

A guy who loved the outdoors, loved camping and fishing and golfing, just like us.

A guy who cared about people, about his family, and about his community. Just like us.

He loved to laugh, loved to smile and loved life. Just like us.

Who was Steve Smith? He was a guy… just like us.

Phenomenally talented and driven, yes. But what made Steve so great was his incredible humility and grace in spite of his remarkable success.

Steve inspired people to be their best and do extraordinary things because he was a guy just like us.

Although it’s been a year since he passed he still inspires all of us at end?rofficials to be our best every day.

As a tribute to Steve, we’ve designed the Steve Smith Legacy sock. 100% of all profits from Steve Smith Legacy sales will be donated to the Steve Smith Legacy Fund to help young athletes achieve their dreams. To date, we’ve reached over 75% of our goal to donate over $10,000 and have no plan to stop.

Steve Smith SockSteve Smith Legacy Sock

If you’d like to join us in supporting the Steve Smith Legacy Fund, please click below to purchase your pair of socks.

https://www.endurofficials.com/collections/steve-smith-legacy

#Longlivechainsaw


MENTIONS: @endurofficials

Giro’s 2017 Dirt Collection

Giro’s 2017 Dirt Collection

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
SCIENCE & SOUL

We have a saying at Giro—Science and Soul. We mention that phrase a lot because, throughout Giro’s history, we’ve placed equal value on both.

In our headquarters—what we call the Dome—we have more than 50 test fixtures, several 3D printers, and our own in-house wind tunnel. We even have a proprietary heat-sensing head form that we call the Therminator that is used to validate vent locations and test cooling power.

But the ride is equally important to any data report or CAD file: it’s how we cut loose, how we connect with our community, what we plan our time around. And pardon us if we get evangelical about the ride, but we believe it’s the ultimate opportunity for physics, aesthetics, and emotions to align into one beautiful experience.

Science is lifeless without soul. Here’s a look at some of the pieces we’re most proud of this season, as well as a reminder of why we’re in this business in the first place.

Spring 2017 Collection

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Jerseys
Roust Jersey—Loud, Proud, and Comfortable

The Men’s Roust Jersey features bold colors and graphics to match your go-big style out on the trail. The polyester fabrication has wicking properties to keep your skin dry and cool, and an interior lens wipe allows you to quickly clean your goggles or glasses. The loose, relaxed fit is stylish and comfortable, featuring elbow-length sleeves that are compatible with pads. When you’re boosting jumps and smashing rock gardens, this is your jersey.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Xar Jersey—Classic Trail Style

When you want to let your riding do all the talking, reach for the Xar Jersey. Don’t be fooled by the classic, understated style; this jersey is serious business when it comes to performance. The Polartec Power Dry fabric offers dependable wicking properties, faster dry times and superior performance that doesn’t weaken with washings. The mesh ventilation panels keep you cool on the trail, and the interior lens wipe allows you to quickly clean your goggles or glasses so you can get back to focusing on the ride.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles.

Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Shorts
Havoc Short—Built For Modern Enduro

The Havoc Shorts are built for the world of enduro, with details tailored for performance and durability. The 4-way stretch fabric moves with you for ultimate comfort whether climbing a long transfer or racing the clock down rugged descents.

Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher

Truant Short—True to Trail Riding

The Truant Shorts are true to trail riding, with roomy leg openings and a longer inseam that works seamlessly with kneepads. These shorts offer classic style and performance that are up to the demands of trail riding.

Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Arc Short—The Ultimate Lightweight Short

The Arc Short is your ultimate lightweight short for fun days in the dirt. The ripstop fabric is lightweight, durable, and comfortable, but the best thing about this fabric is that it’s virtually silent on the bike.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Gloves
Remedy X2—For the Roughest Conditions

The Remedy™ X2 is designed for the demands of aggressive riding, now featuring enhanced full hand protection and added breathability. Flexible, durable, protective, and cool, the Remedy X2 gloves can take a beating to make sure you don’t.

Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Rivet II—Less Can be More

The Rivet II is the latest version of our minimal full-finger glove for riders who want the ultimate in ventilation, control, and bar feel. The supple, micro vented Pittards Leather Palm is matched with a super breathable stretch mesh upper that offers an exceptional fit so that the glove practically disappears when you put it on.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

DND—The Standard for Down and Dirty Riding

The DND™ (Down And Dirty) is all about the essentials—fit, durability and control. It’s affordable, long-lasting, breathable, and comfortable, making the DND the favorite among dirt jumpers and trail riders alike.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Soul

Fog

It’s early. The fog was so thick overnight that a layer of moist dirt sticks to your tires as they roll. We’re close to town, but the beautifully complete veil of silent grey means we’re in our own world. We missed coffee this morning, but dropping into a river of loose baby heads jolts bodies into gear quicker than a shot of dark espresso. These are some of the last few days of green edged trails for a while, and this vibrant, dripping morning feels like a final gift from spring before dust and brown settle in to stay for a while.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Redwoods

Big trees, perfect dirt, chasing and racing. Lap after lap, trying to lay it over lower on that jump towards the bottom and making sure the dude behind doesn’t sneak ahead on that last big switchback with the inside line. It’s exhausting riding this hard all day, but it’s even harder to stop when we’re all laughing so hard on the way down and the heckling is just getting better every trip back to the top. What a rad day.

Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher
Giro 2017 Apparel amp Gear. Photo Colin Meagher

Sand

Dry, brown, overcast, but perfect for pedaling. Temperatures in the mid-60’s, a calm ocean lapping at the beach below, and tires seemingly jumping along the hardpack below as cranks turn steadily up the hill. Riding out here usually means interaction with a cross-section of county trail users (bells strongly encouraged), but today a certain stillness seems to hang about the trails. Maybe it’s the grey sky or the rhythmic winding of the perfectly graded trail, but our minds begin to space out as we let our bodies naturally carry us up the hill. Turn back down the trail and it maintains its’ heavenly flow, but minds no longer wander. Tires drift through patches of sand as speed carries the bike off the main climbing line, and hands slap through a thousand blades of grass that conceal the trail ahead and force you to dive with trusting blindness into the turn ahead. Then we emerge back at the beach, take a deep breath, and the waves dictate a quiet rhythm once again.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Rolling Grass

There’s a long snake in the grass, but this one is more playground than poison. A hand-carved bobsled run through the fading green, with plenty of chances for tires to take a break from their relationship with dirt. Riding high up on the ridge here means complete exposure to whatever the weather wants to throw at you. Some days crosswinds are funneled down the grey valley and turn wheels into sails whenever bikes leave the ground, giving those laps a wild unpredictability. Other days, this is the spot on the edge of the valley that is treated to the final kiss of clear, golden light as the day fades to purple. On those evenings you feel like you can see a hundred miles to the east and west, and you can’t help but pop higher off the lips and lay it over a little harder into every well-placed berm.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

The Mountain
There are a hundred different types of beautiful days up here. Today it’s the bright and clear kind, when the grass seems to float and shimmer like a giant golden blanket hung out to dry. We’re about as high as you can get within 70 miles, but descend for two miles and we’d be in the Pacific Ocean. That means the mountain drops off precipitously to the water below, which might have something to do with the endless variety of unique and stunning conditions on top of the ridge. The trail dropping off in front of us isn’t inherently technical, but the combination of the eye-catching vistas and the pronounced gradient of the singletrack keeps us on our toes. We pop wheelies when the ridgelines flatten out a bit and slide through steep chicanes, but pretty quickly are distracted by the light. It’s a pure gold kind of evening, one of those rides that always helps define just why we ride.

Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection
Giro Cycling 2017 Dirt Collection

Giro Cycling; Science & Soul

Dirt Apparel Collection: http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/collections/dirt-apparel.html

Photos by Satchel Cronk, Colin Meagher, and Dain Zaffke


MENTIONS: @GiroSportDesign

Ben Skinner-Watts Joins Flare as Operations Director

Ben Skinner-Watts Joins Flare as Operations Director

Ben Skinner-Watts Joins Flare

Flare Clothing Company, the Mountain Bike clothing manufacturer, is delighted to announce that Ben Skinner-Watts has joined the business as Operations Director. Ben, who rides for Transition Bikes, is well known on the MTB circuit and has been working with Flare, supporting wife Hannah, in an informal capacity since the brand launched in 2013. In his new role, Ben will provide administrative support, event management and co-ordinate activity across the company’s sponsored athletes; Team Flare.

“Ben has been involved with Flare since day one so it makes sense for him to join the company on a permanent basis. He knows the business and our customers inside out and shares my passion for the brand,” explains Hannah Myers, Creative Director at Flare.

By taking on the Operations Director Ben will free up Hannah to work on design and product development which in turn will help the brand to continue to move forward. “Flare is such an important part of our lives so I am really excited to be able to work with Hannah on a day to day basis. I love getting out to events and meeting our customers so this is a great opportunity for me,” comments Ben.

The current Flare collection is available online at www.flareclothingco.com and you will see the guys at events across the UK throughout the summer.


MENTIONS: @flareclothingco / @skinnersession88 / @Medi8Rach

Atherton Academy Camp 2017

Atherton Academy Camp 2017

This weekend in the Dyfi Forest the 2017 Atherton Academy intake enjoyed a weekend riding with the Trek Factory Racing DH team. It was wet, windy and hard work but the three young riders dug in and showed us the kind of talent and determination that earned them these coveted training places. There were smiles for miles as Mille Johnset, Luke Williamson and Jamie Cable shredded Dan Atherton’s Dyfi trails, chilled at the skatepark and collected their specially designed 2017 team strip.

Dan Hearn was on hand to capture some of the action.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

The weekend started with a meet at Atherton HQ. It quickly got like Christmas as iXS protective gear, Bell helmets, and new team strip and casual wear were fitted and distributed. Team Director, Dan Brown and Dan Atherton gave a short welcome while Head Technician, Joe Krejbich made sure that set ups were optimal on the Trek Session 9.9s.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Jamie ” like Christmas morning!”

bigquotes I’m delighted to be working with these three young riders. Without taking anything away from what they’ve achieved so far, all of this year’s intake have so much to learn and such potential for growth that it’s going to be very exciting to be a part of that journey. The primary objective for all three of them this year is to gain a solid foundation of race experience.Dan Brown
2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Browny leading by example.

bigquotes We’re all passionate about creating a pathway to World Cups and a pro riding career. Ours is a young sport so there are many young talents out there who are in the dark about the opportunities available. A huge driver for me building these tracks is so that young riders can rock up and ride here on the same facilities that World Cup pros are using for their training, that they get to see real early that there is no reason that they can’t be the best.Dan Atherton
2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Joe casts an expert eye over Mille’s Trek Session.

bigquotes One of the most exciting things for me this weekend has been watching Jamie and Luke ride together and learn from each other, they are pretty much from polar opposite ends of the scale. Jamie relies 100% on his skill, Luke leans on his strength and power more so over the whole track they are pretty equal but you’ll see Jamie pulling away down the steep sections, Luke is faster where it’s flat – it’s partly physical make-up, partly what they are used to riding.Dan Atherton
2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Luke and Jamie.

During Saturday night’s skate park session and Sunday’s DH shred the team were joined by Rachel and Danny Hart so the Academy had the advantage of two World Champions to follow down the trails!

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable
bigquotes It’s awesome how these guys would just watch us and then learn from that, if we did tell them something once, that was it they got it instantly, that’s so refreshing.Dan Atherton
Mille Johnset. (Racing Youth Year 2)

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

16-year-old Mille has been working with us for a couple of years now, in last year’s first full season with the Atherton Academy she took a spectacular win at Fort William BDS (16 seconds clear of the field), the Scandinavian Cup and the Norwegian National Champs – despite 10 weeks off the bike with a liver injury.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Dan in the observer seat as Mille goes on the attack!

bigquotes I spent a lot of time this weekend riding behind Mille, watching her throw herself into every corner! She doesn’t back off for anything, she’s so brave and her passion shines through in how she rides. Every corner, every pedal stroke she hits it with her full heart. After so long at the top of the World Cup game, Rachel has learned to become a very calculated rider but Mille reminds me of how Rach was when she was young.Dan Atherton
Jamie Cable (Racing Youth Year 2)

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Jamie is the least experienced racer of this year’s intake but he is a passionate and dedicated rider who has put in unbelievable hours on the bike to achieve the extremely high standard required to be invited to the Atherton Academy.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Does Jamie’s style remind you of anybody?

bigquotes I got to know Jamie when I was running some Tuesday night coaching rides with the kids from the local school. There were two kids, in particular, Jamie and Tim, they were always pushing each other on, Tim’s already doing really well on the national XC races and Jamie’s gone a different way to focus on DH. The first thing I noticed about Jamie was his balance, years riding the Dyfi trails on his hardtail had taught him well! He’s so focused and single-minded, absolutely lives for his riding and his digging. He reminds of how we all were when we started out.Dan Atherton
Luke Williamson ((Racing Youth Year 1)

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

At 14, Luke Williamson has seven years race experience behind him, first at the motocross track and since 2014 on a downhill bike. He has a series of local wins to his credit and in 2016 was 4th Overall in the British Downhill Series Juvenile Class (despite missing Fort William) and 2nd overall in the Pearce Cycles Series.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

Luke! It’s easy to forget he is just 14 years old…

bigquotes Luke is strong! A really powerful rider though you wouldn’t necessarily think so just to look at him, he outputs a hell of a lot of power in every pedal stroke. Maybe at 14 he relies a little bit on that strength but underneath and underpinning that there is a very talented rider. He’s really focused and already one of the most professional young riders I’ve ever seen.Dan Atherton
2017 Atherton Academy is going to be all time.

2017 Atherton Academy Camp - Luke Williamson Mille Johnset Jamie Cable

MENTIONS: @trekfactoryracingdh / @iXSsports / @BellBikeHelmets / @DanAtherton / @danhearn