Monday, April 30, 2012

Devinci's Steve Smith Wins Port Angeles Pro GRT

Steve Smith qualified first and went on to win the Port Angeles Pro GRT by nearly 2 seconds over last years WC Champ Aaron Gwin! Nice work!

1 Smith, Steve Nanaimo BC Devinci Global Racing 00:02:30.69
2 Gwin, Aaron Temecula CA Trek World Racing 00:02:32.43
3 Hannah, Mick South Fork CO Hutchinson United Ride 00:02:33.57
4 Bryceland, Josh Cheshire UK Santa Cruz Syndicate 00:02:33.92
5 Mulally, Neko Reading PA Trek World Racing 00:02:34.73

Photos here.

I would also like to give a verbal pat-on-the-back to Neko Mullaly in 5th place. Neko is sponsored by Lupine Lighting and will be a force to be reckoned with for some time to come! Great job Neko.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ENVE Composites | 100% Made in the USA

High Country Velo Sales is extremely pleased to announce that we are now representing ENVE Composites in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.
ENVE (formerly EDGE Composites) is a US carbon component and rim manufacturer based in Ogden, UT. ENVE's Smart System Aero wheels are taking the road and tri markets by storm while their carbon downhill wheels are winning World Cup DH Races under the Santa Cruz Syndicate DH Team. ENVE also manufactures big ol' 29er wheels, mountain and road handlebars, forks, stems and seatposts.

ENVE has also just recently announced that they will be backing up their products with a 5 year warranty! Not only is ENVE making the best carbon fiber wheels and components in the cycling industry they are also offering the longest and strongest warranty available from any carbon manufacturer.
(5 years!...that is 2.5 times longer than any other carbon component/ wheel manufacturer! Talk about wheel insurance!)

'ENVE believes our carbon rims and components are durable enough to train and race on them.  Once you become part of the ENVE family we do everything in our power to keep you here.  We design and manufacture products that will confidently survive the rigors of training and competition at the highest levels.'

ENVE Smart System 6.7
Carbon DH Wheelset
I'm headed to Ogden next week for a tour of the factory and an official 'tech session'. I will post more pics and product info after the trip. In the meantime please contact me for dealer info!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Biknd | The Inflatable Travel Case

High Country Velo Sales is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Biknd inflatable travel cases for CO/UT/WY/ and NM.
Biknd Helium Travel Case w/ inflatable side panels and room for 2 sets of wheels

'THE HELIUM BIKE CASE uses a combination of light, flexible materials and strategically positioned rigid reinforcements, allowing it to offer excellent protection at a surprisingly low weight of only 9 kg (19.8 lbs). Not only is our bag easy on your shoulders, it also makes it easy to respect the strict baggage weight restrictions imposed by many airlines.
The Helium’s unique 360° opening means that packing your bike is easier than ever.
It even has enough room for two wheel sets. We specifically designed a proprietary anchoring system for wheels, which guarantees they will be well protected and will not damage your frame in transit.
The biggest innovation inside the Helium is its network of inflatable partitions, strategically positioned on either side of the frame. They offer more stability and protection, at a lower weight, than other systems. The partitions are held in place by Velcro straps, making cleaning and maintenance a breeze'
Inflatable side bladders keep your stuff where you put it

Pump included
Compact design for easy storage when not in use
click for dimensions

The Biknd Helium inflatable case can easily fit a road bike, mountain bike, a 29er, or your Tri-machine. They are available in all black, black and grey, and black and red. The exterior is made from 900 denier ballistic nylon and 1200 denier Oxford Polyester. The interior is constructed of 900 denier tarp fabric that is easily washable and grey in color to make seeing into your bag a little easier. Inflation pump is included, as well as several interior dividers and foam protection covers for individual parts. Retail price is $600. Please contact me for more details.