An Essential Piece of Equipment: Rebecca Rusch’s Blood Road Bike

When you decide to head overseas on a bike trip that takes a month, there’s just a wee bit of planning that needs to be done. And in that planning, you’ve got to pick a bike that you trust is going to work for you. During Rebecca Rusch’s amazing journey …

The Road to Kanza: A look at the Queen of Pain’s bike

When you win big races, like, say, the Leadville 100 or the Dirty Kanza 200 or….well, you get the idea. When you put as much time in the saddle as Rebecca Rusch does, and you’re one of the most successful endurance riders, ever, you get to know your bike well, …

The Road to Kanza: Kristin Taylor’s Gravel Rig

There’s no doubt that this is one of Kristin Taylor’s biggest cycling events, ever. As one of Niner’s featured athletes in the Road to Kanza sereis, she’s worked hard to prepare. Other than putting in a lot of miles on the bike, she’s worked with a bike fitter, solved some knee pain …

The United States of Dirt: The Whiskey Off Road with Peloton Magazine and Team Clif Bar

We challenge you. Do a search for mountain bike races around the country. Cross country ain’t dead and Team Clif Bar and Peloton Magazine are out to prove that not only isn’t it dead, but it’s alive and well.  As a part of their United States of Dirt series, Peloton caught up with …

#Ride2Mammoth: Amanda Nauman Preps for Dirty Kanza

Watch the story of Amanda “Panda” Nauman’s ride that started at the Pacific ocean, in the sand, wound its way through the desert and finally into the mountains and the snow.  To meet and follow Niner’s other four riders on their Road to Kanza, go HERE.

The Road to Kanza: Up Close with Amanda’s Performance Machine

There’s a lot that goes into both bike fit and component selection when you spend as much time on a bike as Amanda “Panda” Nauman does each season, especially during the Dirty Kanza (13 hours) where she will seek to defend her title for the 3rd time. Here’s a closer look …

Kirt Voreis and the Legendary Jackalope

Jackalope? What’s that? As a kid on my first drive across the U.S. with my folks, there was talk about something called a jackalope. Postcards at Wall Drug showed images of a rabbit with antlers. Did this thing really exist? Or shall we ask, “Does this thing exist?” All you …

ROAD TO KANZA: MENSO DE JONG, FROM SINGLETRACK RACING TO GRAVEL

No stranger to grinding it out in the saddle for hours on end, Menso de Jong, a member of Team Clif Bar Mountain Biking and Cyclocross, talks about getting ready on his Road to Kanza. Watch the short video and read about a ride he once did with 14k of climbing. …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 3: Amanda, the Team and a Large Mammal

Day 3 of the #Ride2Mammoth took the team up the highway, off onto some scenic gravel and up to the resort and snow. Here’s the final recap of the story in video, pictures and words.(If you missed Day 1 or 2, here are the recaps: DAY 1, DAY 2) In …