FoCo Fondofest, Niner Bikes Announce Partnership

Fort Collins, CO: Niner Bikes and FoCo Fondo, a cycling event company, have announced a partnership for FoCo Fondo’s signature event: the FoCo Fondofest, a gravel ride and family festival on August 4th, 2018. The partnership aligns two forward-thinking bike brands, both integral parts of the Northern Colorado cycling culture.

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Zach Allison
How to Boot a Tire

Your riding along on a gorgeous Colorado day then somehow out of nowhere you get squirted in the face with sealant. On a road bike most wheels go flat pretty quickly once punctured. On a tubeless set up, you hop off the bike promptly and try to get the affected area of the tire to seal with the sealant you’re watching squirt out of your tire. After about a minute you realize that there’s a gaping hole in your tire the sealant is freely flowing out of like mayo on sandwich bread. 

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Zach Allison
How to Choose a Tire for the FoCo Fondofest

The FoCo Fondo, particularly the longer routes, has varying terrain, deep gravel, pavement. There’s many different tire choices. Heck it's been done on 25mm road tires. But what’s the “best” tire for the event? First and foremost, it's the tire that you currently have. This article is not here to sell tires, and it’s not here to be an excuse for you to not bite the bullet. If all you have is 25mm slicks, sign up, bring a few extra tubes, and gett’r dun.

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Zach Allison
All about those glutes...by Rebound Sports & Physical Therapy

Our best efforts to improve our power and strength may not be carrying over onto the bike if we are not engaging properly.  When you do lower body strengthening or a hard bike ride, where do you feel soreness? The answer for many is not in the right places.  Many factors can contribute to this, like bike fit, posture, muscle tightness and movement patterns.

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Zach Allison
Strength & Mobility for Happy Riding by Rebound Sports & Physical Therapy

So You’re A Cyclist…..

What does this mean? To a physical therapist it means many things.  The relatively static position of the bike with a fixed repetitive movement for hours has many impacts.  The position leads us to think about what muscles are doing the majority of the work and what muscles will need attention due to prolonged time in a shortened position.  

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Why I gravel.

Have you ever done the same road ride 100 times? On the 50th time you see a dirt road off to the side and you ask, where does it go? Once you break that dirt barrier the possibilities are endless. Similar to cycling in general, you can do 100 miles, 200 miles, you can find a place to camp, find somewhere where no one has ridden, some new route that has never been completed.

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