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February 4th, 2017

What's cooking in the Bike Kitchen?

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Fore! Fat Bikes Take On Michigan

January 30th, 2017

USA Cycling Fat Bike Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Support the little guy

January 28th, 2017

Love your local bike shop.

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5 tips for riding in the cold

January 21st, 2017

With my trip to Scotland approaching fast, and the impending damp and cold, I thought it would be timely to share some tips for riding in the cold. Riding in the cold can be fun if you're properly prepared and miserable if you aren't, so here are five tips for enjoying your cold-weather rides:

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New Year's Revolutions

January 13th, 2017

If you're anything like me, and my van, you're feeling a little buried after the holidays.

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A cyclocross winter?

November 14th, 2016

Try a cyclocross challenge this winter!

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GI saves the race… again.

September 9th, 2016

A great story from Spike at the Shenandoah 100 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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High Cascades 100

August 3rd, 2016

Mountain bike racing is awesome. The High Cascades 100 in Bend, OR is no exception.

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Another reason to carry extra CO2 cartridges… Beer!

July 27th, 2016

Another reason to carry extra CO2 cartridges…

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Van Life

July 6th, 2016

Introducing "Great White", Syd & Macky's Adventure Van!

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129 Miles… ​15,000’ of Climbing… ​5 Passes…

June 8th, 2016

Think you got what it takes?!

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On the road with Billy.

June 1st, 2016

If you’ve ever been to Cortez, Colorado there are two things you need to know: Go to Kokopelli Bike and Board, and ride Phil’s World.

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Great Plug! (Literally!)

May 18th, 2016

Did you know that Genuine Innovations is an International company? If not, we are! Here is a review from Zyro UK on of the leading distributors of bike equipment in the Europe.

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Off to Chile

May 11th, 2016

​After racing the Andes-Pacifico Enduro in Santiago, Syd and I headed farther south and spent a month training in Nevados de Chillan, Chile until the first round of the Enduro World Series.

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This is an amazing story…

May 4th, 2016

Hector met us at Wildflower Triathlon in San Antonio…he was due on stage in a few hours to do a demonstration. You will never guess why this is such an amazing story.

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National Bike to School Day is Wednesday. May 4

April 27th, 2016

The idea is to promote exercise, bike safety and an environmentally friendly alternative to taking a vehicle to school each day. So, tune up your bike; fit your helmet and plan for flat tires – either your own or a friend’s. Don’t be late for school just because of a flat tire.

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Sea Otter Photo Review

April 20th, 2016

Maybe next year you will join us.

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Road (or trail) stories from our new West Coast Rep

April 13th, 2016

Road (or Trail) stories from our new West Coast Rep, Billy Brenden

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Meet Billy Joel Brenden

April 6th, 2016

Genuine Innovations has a new Field Rep and he’s hitting the road in style!

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See you in the bike lane.

March 30th, 2016

Safer riding leads to more riding….and less vehicles on the road.

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​ Are you a fair weather rider?

March 23rd, 2016

Are you a fair weather rider? Because I am not. When it’s time to ride, it’s time to ride, rain or shine.

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Andes-Pacifico 5-day Enduro

March 16th, 2016

First race of the season – in Santiago, Chile!

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Stop the Presses!

March 9th, 2016

GI has a new cycling model. Big congratulations to our Innovation Development Manager Brendan Sangster for making it in to Bicycling Magazine’s April addition.

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Bike Safety

March 2nd, 2016

We love colored bike lanes. The added awareness factor makes it so much safer.

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Spring is Coming

February 24th, 2016

With spring on the way, it’s important to give your bike a good going through.

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International Travel

February 17th, 2016

The days leading up to our trip to Chile were full of lists: lists of to-do items ("suspend Verizon service", "build race bikes", "freeze car registration"), lists of things to pack ("tripod", "spare goggles", "shampoo and conditioner"), lists of packages we were praying would arrive before we left ("MRP guides", "TRX suspension trainer", "Seasucker bike racks"). There were some close calls, like how we had to…

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Top 10 Road Bike Rides for 2016

February 10th, 2016

About a month ago we wrote an about the top 10 mountain bike rides to do in America. Well, here is the road bike edition. Doesn’t matter which you pick, because they are all awesome, just let us know how the ride goes. Enjoy!

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Come work with us!

February 3rd, 2016

Looking for a new Career in the Bike market? Join the Genuine Innovations team!

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What a Great Idea!

January 27th, 2016

Start a new bike campaign in your town!

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The Nano

January 20th, 2016

Possibly the world's smallest inflator!

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2016 News!

January 13th, 2016

Happy New Year! Now that it's 2016, I have some exciting news that I can finally share.

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Holiday Hangover

January 6th, 2016

The holidays are finally over.

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Top 10 List for 2016!

December 30th, 2015

Top 10 Mountain Bike Trails to hit in 2016 – United States Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Here is your country, cherish these national wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage.” With that thought, we reached out to our community and asked what top Mountain bike trails they wanted to hit on their bikes this year. Here is their top 10, and befitting that #1 is from Roosevelt Park:

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Winter Training!

December 16th, 2015

As a mountain bike racer, winter can be hard. It's cold and wet, but training continues to be extremely important as the base you build in the winter has a big impact on how you perform during the season. Over the years I've figured out some tricks to make winter training more bearable (even fun). So here you go:

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The Good Stuff!

December 9th, 2015

Like most cyclists the equipment I use is not cheap. Quite the opposite really.

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a . . . Railbike?

December 2nd, 2015

That’s right! Bicycling made for the tracks.

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Moving? Love to bike?

November 25th, 2015

Looking for bicycle friendly communities? The League of American Bicyclists has updated their list! Enjoy!

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The tool pouch

November 20th, 2015

2015 started off in New Zealand for the first round of the Enduro World Series in Rotorua. From there I swung through my hometown of…

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This is why I love to ride.

November 13th, 2015

I start my day like a lot of Americans. Wake up, get ready, drink coffee, eat breakfast and go to work.

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Oh… the dangers of riding.

November 6th, 2015

The dangers of riding in the wilderness. What to do when you come face-to-face with a mountain lion while on the trail.

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Welcome to our new website!

August 18th, 2015

Here we are in Sunny San Luis Obispo, CA just launching our new interactive website with riders and bike dealers all over the world! We hope you check back often to read our blog, see what events are coming up as well as post your product reviews!

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