Blevins wins stage 2 at Tour of the Gila

Hagens Berman Axeon's Chris Blevins rode a successful breakaway to victory on stage 2 of the Tour of the Gila, winning a five-up sprint ahead of Daniel Jaramillo (UnitedHealthcare), Cormac McGeough (Jelly Belly-Maxxis) Cullen Easter (303 Project) and Janier Acevedo (UnitedHealthcare), who climbed to third overall with his result. Stage 1 winner Oscar Sanchez (Canel's Specialized) retained his overall lead by 11 seconds over Rally Cycling's Rob Britton. Acevedo is now 55 seconds back in third, as Alex Evans (Mobius Bridgelane) slipped to fourth at 1:04 back.

Norco Releases Aurum DH Bike - Forward-thinking, rearward axle path

High pivot point rear suspension designs make a lot of sense. But then again, so does affordable healthcare. It’s just not easy to pull off, and there are some scenarios that it will simply never work. It does work in downhill racing. High pivot pints, I mean. Not affordable healthcare. High pivots mean rearward axle
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SOC18 – Syncros Silverton SL One Piece Carbon Wheels

It’s the first day of the 2018 Sea Otter Classic and Syncros has kicked it off with the launch of their new Silverton SL wheels. The Silverton SL’s are a one-piece carbon design coming in at 1,250 grams (29er).   Syncros uses a hookless rim bead with an internal width of 26mm, external width of […]
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Rally against EMU sports cuts to take place Friday

A host of Eastern Michigan University students, alumni, faculty, parents and other sports stakeholders plan to rally on the college's campus to protest proposed athletic program cuts on Friday, April 20.

The event will take place exactly one month after the EMU Board of Regents announced a plan to eliminate four athletic programs including tennis, wrestling, softball and men's swimming. Hundreds are expected to turn out for the event.