Genuine Innovations Blog

Seth's Bike Hacks Holiday Collection

December 3rd, 2018

Looking for a great gift for the cyclist in your life? Trust the seal of approval from Seth at Seth's Bike Hacks. Here are his recommendations for great Genuine Innovations gifts this holiday season.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

November 29th, 2018

With our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, Genuine Innovations' got you covered this gift-giving season (we've even got gifts for the hardest-to-buy-for on your list).

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2018

November 27th, 2018

​Back by popular demand! Genuine Innovations and Slime are celebrating the holidays with their annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

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Find Your Match: Selecting the Right CO2 Tire Inflator

October 18th, 2018

Go with the "flow" with this infographic that pairs you up with the right CO2 bicycle tire inflator. Let's make a match!

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Why Do CO2 Cartridges Get So Cold?

September 12th, 2018

Why do CO2 cartridges get so cold? And what can I do to combat the frostbite that I get when inflating my bicycle tires?

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Should You Bike with a Hand Pump or a CO2 Inflator?

August 14th, 2018

The two most common bicycle air inflation options have advantages and disadvantages. So which should you carry when out for a ride - A hand pump or CO2 inflator?

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Pulling the Trigger on CO2 Inflation

July 17th, 2018

Genuine Innovations offers a variety of CO2 technologies. What does it mean for your CO2 inflation device to be trigger-controlled and is it the best solution for your cycling needs?

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Never Bike Without Your Bacon

June 7th, 2018

Tubeless tire plugs are a bike bag must-have. Check out these photos of Genuine Innovations' tire plugs saving a cyclist's bacon!

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Goatheads: A Thorn in Every Biker’s Ride

May 9th, 2018

The dreaded goathead season has begun. From late spring until around October, goatheads are one of the leading causes of bicycle flat tires on trails and roadways. So how can you survive a bicycle ride in goathead country?

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Car Tested, Bike Rider Approved

April 24th, 2018

The story of a cyclist, her car tire, a self-expanding sheetrock screw and Genuine Innovations' Side of Bacon.

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How Much CO2 Does Your Bicycle Tire Need?

April 10th, 2018

We often get asked by bike shops and consumers, "How much CO2 do I need?" The answer differs depending on the size of your bicycle tires, so we put together a handy CO2 inflation chart to help. Check it out.

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How to Plug a Tubeless Tire

March 20th, 2018

While tubeless tires go flat less often than traditional tires, they are not a perfect solution and unfortunately, flat tires do still occur. But don't despair! With the Tubeless Tackle Kit and these 4 simple steps, you can easily repair your flat tire trailside.

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Get Ready for Spring with a Sale!

March 13th, 2018

Spring is nearly here!

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Introducing IBD Connect: An Online Resource for Bike Shops

February 23rd, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new online marketing portal called IBD Connect. Designed to help bike shops learn and sell more, IBD Connect is the new one-stop-shop for all your Genuine Innovations product needs.

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Everything You Need to Know About CO2 Inflation for Bike Tires

January 9th, 2018

CO2 inflators are hugely convenient for bike riders, and these are just a few of the essentials you need to understand before you start using them.

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Threaded CO2 Cartridges versus Non-Threaded CO2 Cartridges

December 19th, 2017

Explore the various specifics and differences between threaded and non-threaded CO2 cartridges. Which one is best for you?

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8 Awesome Gifts for Bicyclists

December 6th, 2017

Do you have someone on your gift list who loves to bike? Don’t fret, we have the perfect gift ideas to please every bicyclist, including the commuter, road warrior, mountain trail enthusiast, family of bicyclists, and every rider in between. Below is a list of our favorite (and most popular) bike gifts.

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The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

November 28th, 2017

​Slime and Genuine Innovations is celebrating the holidays with a special 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter to win one of 12 holiday gift packs from Slime and Genuine Innovations for 12 consecutive days in December.

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Our Biggest Sale of the Year Has Begun!

November 23rd, 2017

It’s here – our Biggest Sale of the Year!

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4 Irresistible Benefits of Using CO2 Inflators

November 7th, 2017

Consider carrying a CO2 inflator in your bike bag? Read on to learn about the benefits of CO2 inflator heads.

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For a Limited Time: Get FREE Genuine Innovations Products

October 24th, 2017

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our online store! Now, you can easily get your favorite Genuine Innovation inflators, CO2 cartridges and bicycle accessories directly from our website. To celebrate our Grand Opening, we are giving away free products ...

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Wish You Were Here: Outerbike Fall 2017 Wrap

October 12th, 2017

Billy gives a quick wrap up of his time at Fall Outerbike 2017. In short, he describes the event as "a recipe for mountain bike bliss."

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How Much Money Raised for Charity at Interbike 2017?

October 4th, 2017

You donated, we assembled! How much money was raised for charity with the Build Your Own AirChuck+ program at Interbike 2017?

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Getting More Kids on Bikes with NICA

September 28th, 2017

Genuine Innovations recently had the opportunity to met with a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) High School cycling team in Flagstaff, AZ

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Build Your Own AirChuck+ at Interbike 2017

September 13th, 2017

Slime and Genuine Innovations share a booth at Interbike 2017, and we have some exciting surprises in store for our booth visitors. Below are the top three reasons you should visit our Booth #7255 at Interbike.

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Your New Favorite Bike Accessory

August 2nd, 2017

Lightweight, reliable and practical, the new Tubeless Tackle Kit ensures you never get stuck on the side of the trail again.

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Flashback Friday: GI Inflators for Life

June 23rd, 2017

Genuine Innovations, good for life!

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Crossing our Nation One Step at a Time

June 14th, 2017

Joe has a chance encounter with a man pulling a 3-wheeler cart to every corner of the USA to help others.

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Up Close and Personal at the 2017 Tour of California

May 17th, 2017

Watch the cyclists in Stage 3 of the Tour of California zoom right past Genuine Innovations headquarters.

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Why We Support Bike Racing Events

May 12th, 2017

What do Genuine Innovations and Slime reps do at bike events?

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Outerbike is Here!!

March 30th, 2017

Come see and demo new products from 80 plus manufacturers this weekend.

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Prevent, Repair, Inflate: Not just a catchy slogan

March 10th, 2017

Plug it, don't replace it!

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Go Big and Go Home!

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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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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