Author: Rocky Derrick

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Rocky always has some adventure up his sleeve and a smile on his face. His passions include mountain biking, skiing, road biking and spending time with his family. Just don't ask him where Bullwinkle is.

If you are like me, you likely had not heard of Neil Pryde Bikes, and they are fairly new to the biking industry but their parent company, The Pryde Group boasts 40 years of experience in building cutting edge equipment in the windsailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing industries. In regards to their road bikes – they are state of the art, lightweight machines that lean on the companies background and knowledge of composite technology and aerodynamics. I had the chance to demo the Alize on a few rides and spent some time climbing in the mountains as well as cranking on the flats and I came…

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Staying comfortable on extended rides requires putting in lots of miles, but it never hurts to get some assistance from fancy lotions and creams (thanks, Nacho). In this case, DZ Nuts Pro chamois cream has proven to be a great tool in my bag of tricks. DZ Nuts Chamois Cream Features: Originally formulated for Dave Zabriske Specially-formulated chamois cream Designed to prevent saddle sores Size: 4 oz MSRP: $24 DZ Nuts Chamois Cream Review Once you start putting in serious miles its important to find a chamois cream that works for you. A good embrocation cream makes a huge difference…

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Last Fall, I spent a couple of days at the Interbike Outdoor Demo. While there, I stopped in to visit the crew at Ellsworth Bikes. Here’s a quick overview of a couple of great bikes you should look for at your local dealer. 2011 Ellsworth Moment SST.2 The current Ellsworth Moment is one of the best bikes I have ever ridden. If you are looking for a true pedal friendly freeride bike that can do it all, then this may be your bike so you better start thinking about which Ellsworth custom frame color you are going to go with.…

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Road saddles are always something that’s highly-personal. Having ridden a plethora of saddles with no relief, I tried the ISM Adamo Road saddle and immediately fell in love with this odd-looking saddle. You might too. ISM Adamo Road Saddle Features Designed for riding in or out of aero bars Gel and foam padding Cr-mo rails 245mm long and 135mm wide Colors: Black, Blue, Red, White, Grey MSRP: $169.95 ISM Adamo Road Saddle Review Yes it may look a little strange compared to the saddles you are used to but this crazy looking prong saddle is impressive. Two years ago I…

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