Fall ’14 Branded Apparel Launch – VIP Access

Our Fall 2014 product launch—featuring RFLX™ reflectivity—is coming! We are so excited for our new Fall '14 branded apparel line! We are unpacking the boxes from our factory and will be launching any day. Sign up to be added to our Advanced VIP Access list. As a Fall Launch VIP you get advanced access and special limited-time-only pricing on all the new branded apparel! SIGN UP IS CLOSED . . . . . . . . . .…

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Eating Advice for Cyclocross Season

Nutrition advice for short, but very high intensity racing by Monique Ryan / Velo News Cyclocross season is well underway, and as competitors you likely have adjusted your training for the short, but very high intensity racing. Your workouts are likely characterized by various interval sessions, while endurance and recovery ride volume may drop off relative to your road or mountain bike season. Running workouts are also included as most of you head into cooler training conditions,…

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Top 10 Cycling Tools You Should Own

What tools belong in every bike owner's garage? Here's a good starting list. Doing your own bike maintenance is a great way to save a bit of cash. You'll have to spend a bit first to get set up though, so Global Cycling Network put together this list of the ten tools they think every cyclist needs to own. What other tools do you think should be included?  

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200,000+ Bikes for World Bicycle Relief

WBR recently announced they've crossed the 200,000 mark for bikes distributed in developing countries around the world. World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to mobilizing people through The Power of Bicycles®. World Bicycle Relief accomplishes its mission by designing and distributing high quality bicycles that withstand the challenging conditions in rural Africa. Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief has distributed 200,000 bikes in developing countries around the world with a focus on rural Africa. Entrepreneurs use the bikes…

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Fix Your Flaws in Fall

Make fitness gains now to improve your cycling performance next year. by Chris Carmichael / Bicycling.com I found the following quote in a very interesting story about the science of “choking” at crucial moments of big competitions. The whole article is worth reading, and you can find it here. But in particular, the quote below about baseball players jumped out at me because it illustrates a very important point for endurance athletes at this time of…

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2015 Summit RFLX Cycling Jersey

Premium Summit line gets all-new reflective cycling jersey We've taken our Summit line to an all-new level for the 2015 season with the addition of the Summit RFLX jersey. Not only will it become your jersey of choice for a variety of racing conditions, but the new RFLX reflective components make this the perfect jersey for low-visibility training rides. Featuring Italian Superleggero fabric in the front and back panels, the body of the Summit jersey…

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Workouts and Drills to Prepare for Cyclocross Season

Are you prepared for cyclocross season? Mike Schultz / TrainingPeaks.com A Cyclocross race takes place on man-made courses through neighborhood parks and open fields, and involves maneuvering over barriers, through the mud, snow and rain. This style of racing requires a special set of skills that stem from racing mountain bikes, road bikes and, to some extent, running. Athletes are preparing themselves for the unique demands required of this sport. As with any sport, it’s…

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Review: Pactimo Women’s Ascent Long Sleeved Road Cycling Jersey

Striking looks and performance fabric make up the Pactimo Women's Ascent Long Sleeved Road Cycling Jersey by Aoife Glass / Total Women's Cycling As you’d expect from Pactimo, the brand that regularly collaborates with artists and designers on special limited edition runs of jerseys, the Pactimo Women’s Ascent Long Sleeved Road Cycling Jersey has distinctive looks, but that’s not all. If, like me, the colder wetter weather lately has turned your thoughts to what you’ll be wearing…

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7 Tips for Riding a Road Bike on Dirt

No need to stop having fun when the pavement ends! Many riders, especially those who are new to cycling, have a misconception that road bikes should only be ridden on pavement. But the truth is, road bikes can be safely ridden on all kinds of road surfaces, including cobblestone, dirt and gravel. Plus...not only is riding on dirt fun, but it will enhance your overall bike handling skills.  Here's a few tips to help you…

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Pactimo Donates 100+ Jerseys to Denver Bike Depot

Jersey Trade-Up program nets over 100 participants.  Pactimo's Jersey Trade-Up program earlier this spring allowed cyclists to trade any brand or style of cycling jersey, new or used, for a 50% discount on a Pactimo jersey from the 2014 collection. The collection included men and women’s jerseys from each of Pactimo’s performance levels, as well as tops from the Triathlon line.  "Being able to donate the used jerseys was one of the key components that…

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Free Cyclocross Webinar

Cyclocross season is quickly approaching. Are you ready? No seriously. Are you really ready? Join Dig Deep Coaching on Thursday 14th August at 3:00 PM EDT for this webinar hosted by Dan Fleeman and Ian Field, 3 Time National Cyclocross Champion. The webinar will cover everything from: What is key to fitness for the races. Tactically - what you need to know before getting on the bike. Race day preparation and nutrition. What training you…

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Leif Kruse – Contributing Artist

"The desire to create is overwhelming..." Leif Kruse's has been experimenting with painting and drawing since early childhood. And while his work has evolved over the years, he says it will likely continue to do so indefinitely. Leif's father, Torsten Kruse, a classical, historic maritime painter, helped nurture Leif's involvements in the arts from early on. He names his father as one of his biggest influencers, among Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Cezanne and…

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Bike Handling Tips for Wet Conditions

Summer usually means afternoon showers, and with that comes slick roads and sometimes dicey conditions. Wet roads present a whole host of possible dangers for cyclists. If you watched the Tour de France this year you'd have seen even the best bike handlers in the world crashing out in the rain. While it is impossible to eliminate all the risks associated with riding in the rain, there are tips and techniques that will help keep…

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Perimeter Takes Over Viva Bike Vegas

  Long-time Pactimo partner Perimeter Bicycling Association of America has recently reached an agreement with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCNV) to take over the production and coordination of the 2014 Viva Bike Vegas. Viva Bike Vegas is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, and will travel the perimeter of the Las Vegas Valley. The ride has gained national attention because it has been held on the Saturday after InterBike, the largest bicycle…

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Glossary of Cycling Terminology

Cyclists have their own lingo and language. Hopefully this list will help make sense of  it all. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A aero:Slang for aerodynamic or streamlined. Anything that helps a cyclist combat wind. Aero devices include handlebars, bullet-shaped helmets and skinsuits. aero bars:Handlebars or bolt-on (often called "clip-on") bars made for road riding that put you in a…

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End of Tour Sale: 40% Off

  Use coupon code NIBALI to get 40% off select items in celebration of this year's exciting Tour and all the riders who rode so valiantly.  NOTE: Sale does not apply to Artist or Specialty Series, Jerseys for a Cause, Outlet or Custom Clothing.  SHOP USA STORE  |  SHOP UK STORE  |  SHOP DE STORE Sign up for our newsletter and get sales alerts.  

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Pactimo will be out @prairiestatecycling

Look for Karl and Rich both saturday and sunday at the prairie state cycling series!!

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We Are Hiring: Regional Independent Sales Reps

Entrepreneurial spirit is in our blood and since 2003, we at Pactimo have strived to revolutionize the cycling industry by doing things unlike anyone else. We started in a basement and 18 months later had a $1M business in one of the most competitive segments in the industry. Along the way we have attracted people who are not just passionate about cycling, but who know how to make a difference in a highly collaborative and…

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Review: Pactimo Women’s Breckenridge WX-D Jacket

A slick and sporty jacket that doesn’t cost an entire weeks pay packet. by Hannah Ustel / Total Women's Cycling Pactimo’s extensive range of women’s cycle clothing performs well and looks good, and the mid-weight Women’s Breckenridge WX-D jacket is no exception to this rule. The cut of the jacket is great – slim at the waist and broad at the shoulders, so it’s comfortable without being boxy. The colourway is striking; a mixture of black, white,…

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5 Ways to Get a Friend into Cycling

  [This article originally appeared on bicyclecolorado.org] None of us were born bicyclists. Well maybe you were if you are Taylor Phinney and both your parents were professional cyclists. But the rest of us had to get our start somewhere else. In my last post, I mentioned how a friend helped me get into bicycle racing. I believe many of us have this person in our lives, a person who inspired and introduced us to bicycling.…

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Manhattan Beach GP from Bahati’s POV

 Here's the final 3 laps of the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix with commentary by Rahsaan Bahati, who placed 4th. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Rahsaan Bahati is not only a long-time friend of Pactimo, but a world-class cyclist and champion for the children. Rahsaan was raised in Compton, California, and a seven-time US championship professional cyclist who currently rides and manages his own cycling team, Bahati…

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Win $500 in Cycling Clothing

Here's your chance to win $500 in Pactimo cycling clothing! Winner will be awarded with a $500 credit to use in the Pactimo Online Shop (www.pactimo.com/shop). Notification will be sent to the winner via email on July 28, 2014. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  All entries must be…

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Training Sessions to Build Form For Summer – Part 2

  [This article originally appeared on Dig Deep Coaching and is a follow-up to a previous article.] We continue on our theme of essential training sessions to maintain your fitness over the summer period and how this is best done when limited to time and wanting to continue the progress after a hard spring building fitness. Coaches James Spragg and Stephen Gallagher give another 3 sessions on what to focus on and explain why you need to…

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Women Race Bikes!

  Girl Bike Love is on a mission is to be The Hub and Soul of Women’s Cycling. They exist to tell the story of women riding bikes and approach this purpose with heart, soul, and authenticity. They believe in their role as storytellers and through their online publication and social media, they are building a rich cycling culture for women and girls. Now with a dedicated following all over the world, Girl Bike Love…

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Annual Tour Sale: 40% Off

Yellow Jersey Changes—Get 40% Off Pactimo is excited to once again feature our annual sale, celebrating the month of July and the Tour! This year we will be offering 40% off select items for 12 hours (from noon - midnight Mountain Time), every time the yellow jersey changes hands. Make sure you follow us on Twitter or Facebook or check our Shop Home Page for the applicable coupon that day. Enjoy the Tour, it should…

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10 Ways to Lose Weight Through Cycling

Cyclists seem to always be fretting about their weight... Maybe it's the skin tight clothing. Or, maybe it's watching as a rider half your size bombs past on an intense mountain climb--as if you were standing still. Either way, if you're reading this article you must be at least mildly interested in shedding a few pounds. Here's 10 ways to effectively lose weight through cycling: 1) Ride Before Breakfast When you get up in the…

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Tour Tracker App is a Must Have

Five-star rated app features GPS data from the riders, news, mapping, commentary and more If you have been anxiously waiting for the Tour de France all year, then you won't want to be without the Tour Tracker app from CyclingNews.  We used the app to stay on top of the Giro d'Italia and found it to fully live up to its 5-star rating, and the best part of all—it's Free!   The Tour Tracker coverage…

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July 4th Sale: Up to 50% Off

  GET UP TO 50% OFF THRU JULY 4TH Use coupon code PAC1776 to take 15% off the lowest displayed price! That means you can now get these items and more at anywhere from 15-50% off their original price while supplies last! SHOP ONLINE  Here's just a few of the items you will find on sale:     Colorado Tour Jersey JUST $32.50 with PAC1776 Coupon REGULARLY $65   Palisade Jacket JUST $48.75 with PAC1776 Coupon REGULARLY $75      …

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Enter to Win: Bike Storage, Base Layer & Bottle

Here's your chance to win 3 Velo Hinges from Feedback Sports plus a Pactimo Zero-Weight Base Layer and Water Bottle! The Velo Hinge from Feedback Sports is a bike wall rack with simple, innovative technology for conveniently storing your bicycle. Hinge design allows bike to swing left or right Optimizes available storage area Fold hook away when not in use Wheel bumper stabilizes bike and prevents swaying  Plus A water bottle and Pactimo Zero-Weight Base Layer,…

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Training Sessions To Build Form For Summer – Part 1

  [This article originally appeared on Dig Deep Coaching.] We all have ambitions of riding fast this summer and, after a long winter of training, where slow and steady base miles are largely the order of the day to build endurance, now is the time to up the intensity. There’s something for everyone, depending on your objectives this summer: hill repeats for riders training for a sportive with lots of short sharp climbs, threshold intervals to…

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Design Your Own Cycling Jersey

Total Women’s Cycling and Pactimo have teamed together to bring you the opportunity to design your own cycling jersey. One lucky winner will have their design turned into a real jersey! How to enter Download the jersey template Either print the template and use paint, pencils and crayons to create your design or Download and use your digital creative skills! You can upload your design by either taking a photo with your phone or scanning…

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Pactimo Summit Raptor Bib Shorts Review

Pretty much the best all round bibs I've tested, this level of comfort and performance usually costs a lot more The Summit line is Pactimo's top end range and after living with these Raptor bibshorts for the past few weeks I can vouch they are very top end and while they're not cheap you would usually expect to pay a lot more for this level of quality and performance. Read the rest of the review…

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2014 Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series

The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series features competitive cycling over 8 days from July 18-27, 2014. The race series, sponsored this year by Sigma USA, includes venues throughout the Chicagoland area and is a competitive bike race series attracting professional and amateur athletes alike. The festive race atmosphere typically features exhibitors as well as family friendly events and outstanding spectator opportunities. "It’s a fantastic race series right in our backyard," says Randy Scott, SIGMA USA…

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Katherine Hall – Contributing Artist

Snoopy Club & Pantone® Warm Red Based on the east coast of Australia, Katherine Hall, a contributing artist to the Pactimo Artist Series since 2012, is equal parts art director and surfer. She not only creates graphics and apparel for Australian surf brands Valla Surfboards and Sea Legged, but knows her way around a 9'4" Donald Takayama 'In The Pink' nose-rider surfboard.  Recently, Katherine had the opportunity to speak with Josh Cook, Pactimo's Retail Brand…

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The Summit Experience: A Vamovo Challenge

The Summit Experience Ride 350 Miles / Earn 50% Off The Summit CollectionStart June 5th / End July 6th Every ride has its own summit. Every summit is an experience! Pactimo is teaming up with Vamovo again to turn those experiences into a reward. Ride 350 miles by July 6th, upload your mileage and you will receive a special 50% discount off Pactimo’s premier 2014 Summit Collection. Learn more about this challenge athttp://www.vamovo.com/pactimo-the-summit-experience/ 

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Debbie Clapper – Contributing Artist

Seafoam Green and M.C. Escher! Debbie Clapper, a Denver-based artist, has been a contributing to the Pactimo Artist Series for over a year. Her visually stunning designs are specifically known for their original patterns, typographics and illustrations. She likes to challenge the viewer to go beyond the surface level and delve deeper into the piece, allowing the art to reflect their own life experiences. Debbie works without aid of a ruler to create hand drawn, imperfect…

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Pactimo Ultra-Lite Rain Jacket Review

Pactimo's take on the rain cape theme, the Ultra Lite is a lot less boil in the bag than others and also offers a decent level of water resistance. The Ultra Lite's material is a woven elastic fabric which gives it a decent semi-form fit as they describe it. It's cut close enough to be able to race in, and even time trial at a push in the rain, as the transparent material keeps your…

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Bicycling Mag’s Gear of the Day: Women’s Summit Jersey

Our Summit Jersey for Women made Bicycling Magazine's Gear of the Day selection. Click for larger image  |  View on Bicycling.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  See the Women's Summit Jersey »

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Bicycling Mag’s Gear of the Day: Women’s Summit Raptor Bibs

Our Summit Raptor Bibs for Women made Bicycling Magazine's Gear of the Day selection. Click for larger image  |  View on Bicycling.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  See the Women's Summit Raptor Bibs »

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How to Pack your Bike for Travel

  Summer is the time of year when many of us will be traveling with our bikes. Maybe you're heading out for a Gran Fondo or century, or taking a long-planned trip to Europe for an epic ride. Either way, you'll be taking your bike on a plane or shipping it to your destination. The following guide will help you properly pack a bicycle for shipping using similar packaging materials and techniques that manufacturers use…

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Above+Beyond Cancer

  Above + Beyond Cancer Cycling Team p/b Heartland Velo is an elite amateur and professional development cycling team based out of Des Moines, Iowa dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and spreading awareness about cancer prevention strategies through excellence in cycling competition. Some things they like: Going fast, crisp shifting, coffee, promoting cycling within their communities, racing, sleeping, giving their best efforts.  Things they dislike:Riding the trainer, bonking, flat tires, loose dogs and of course...cancer.  You can…

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The Wheels4Water Ride is Underway

Justin Ahrens and Brian MacDonald are now underway from the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of Lake Michigan (1,000 miles) for a life-changing cause. In collaboration with Lifewater, a nonprofit working towards solutions for the world’s water crisis, their Wheels4Water ride will provide an entire Ugandan community water for life.  Here is their account of Day 4 on the ride, mostly taken from Brian's perspective on the road.  Just two guys, using their skills and riding their bikes to…

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Now Hiring: Account Manager

Pactimo is a leading provider of premium technical performance apparel, primarily targeting the cycling and triathlon categories. Core customers include world champions, professional athletes, and elite amateurs. Pactimo’s vertically integrated supply chain provides nimbleness and flexibility, resulting in the ability to provide customers with dynamic, cutting edge designs. The Pactimo sales model is direct to consumer. Our passionate focus on customer experience is reflected in a strong history of innovative solutions. Pactimo has been listed…

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2014 NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race

The fifth edition of the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic presented by DirtRag is now underway! The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic is a seven day mountain bike stage race scheduled for May 25-31, 2014. In addition to being a fantastic 3-7 days of mountain biking, the Trans-Sylvania Epic is our non-profit’s annual fundraiser event. The mission of The Outdoor Experience Organization [501(c)(3)] is to improve upon Pennsylvania’s network of multi-use trails. Through investment in trail system…

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Summit Speed Jersey Review

Good value for money technical jersey with a superb aerodynamic fit The Summit line is Pactimo's top end range and the Speed jersey utilises technical fabrics to combine comfort and aerodynamics. Pactimo are based in Colorado and predominately concentrate on custom kit orders manufactured in their own Chinese factory but if you want something off the shelf though they do offer some pretty cool looking retail clothing. They use a mixture of fabrics in the manufacture…

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Which Nuun Is Right For You?

Did you know that hydration is important? As a cyclist, we’re betting the answer is “yes.” But did you know that without electrolytes your body can’t use the water you’re drinking to the fullest? Or that a measly 2% drop in your hydration status can harm your performance significantly? And that your hydration strategy is arguably more important than your fueling strategy? That’s where Nuun, pronounced “noon”, comes in, and why we’re excited to be…

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Glencoe Grand Prix

Pactimo Again Selected to Provide Winner's Jerseys Since 2009, Pactimo has been providing the winners jerseys for the Glencoe Grand Prix (GGP), a tradition we are especially excited to keep alive. This year the GGP is allowing the purchase of the 2014 jersey and bib-shorts directly from their Pactimo store! So even if an NCC event happens to require a few more watts than your legs can handle -- at least now you can still…

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3 Steps to Recovery

  [This article originally appeared on Dig Deep Coaching.] A frequent challenge as a coach is when clients come up against periods of illness. The need to manipulate training and lifestyle to allow for a return back to full health and training routine without hindrance to further progress takes precedence. A trusting relationship with a coach is crucial at this point. Poor advice or over enthusiastic training can either send the athlete back into a…

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Pactimo Breckenridge WX-D Jacket Review

Like a long-sleeve gilet; a good combination of wind and rain resistance with stash ability Pactimo are best known for making custom kit for cycling clubs but they also sell a range of standard cycling gear from their website. You probably won't find it in the shops, but there are some interesting items such as this Breckenridge jacket, which offers water and wind resistance in a streamlined and lightweight outer layer. It's a decent jacket…

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When Post-Workout Fueling Matters Most

[This article originally appeared on the Nuun.com blog.] If you’re like a lot of people, you might not feel like eating soon after an especially long or hard workout. And then you might well find yourself struggling on a much easier workout a day or two later, and wondering how you suddenly got so out of shape. That’s because you didn’t take advantage of the recovery window—the period immediately after a workout when your body…

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Why Cyclists Choose Bib Shorts

If you're reading this you could be new to cycling or a veteran cyclist—either way, you're curious why so many roadies and mountain bikers choose bibs over regular bike shorts.  Making the switch to bibs comes with a certain hesitancy. Not just for new cyclists. Even riders with years of experience and tens of thousands of miles behind them are reluctant to give bibs a try. Why the resistance? Generally, it's the leotard look of bibs.…

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A Marine Rides Cross-Country for a Fallen Brother

The Johnny Strong Charity Ride for Child’s Play In 2007, Johnny Strong was serving as a mortarman with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in Iraq, assigned to Mobile Assault Company, Mobile Assault Platoon 2, Bravo Squad. On June 12th, Johnny Strong made the ultimate sacrifice while on a security patrol in Al Anbar Province. He was shot and killed by an enemy sniper, just two-weeks after his twenty second birthday. In Johnny's memory, former platoon member…

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Review: Pactimo Women’s Summit Raptor Bibshort and Summit Jersey

  Why You Want : You’re looking for a women’s kit with technical fabric that provides excellent fit, comfort, support — and looks good, too. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Price: Summit Raptor Bibshort $160; Summit Jersey $100 Pros : Two members of the RoadBikeReview Women’s Test Team put Pactimo‘s jersey/bibshorts combination through its paces this spring, and both came away impressed, especially with the Summit Raptor bibshorts. “They are functional, sleek and stylish,” said one tester. “They were comfortable from…

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Druber Returns to Bike Racing

All about the time I cramped out of a low speed race by Mark Swartzendruber I haven’t competed in a formal mass start human powered bicycle event since I withdrew from the Prairie State Cycling Series road race in Sharon, WI.  That was on Wednesday July 17, 2013.  I’d made a hard counter attack when a group that was off the front had been gathered in by a strung out peloton about 30 miles into the…

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Review: Pactimo Ultra-Light Rain Jacket

A clear, breathable rain jacket that fits in your jersey pocket. by Hannah Ustel / Total Women's Cycling Pactimo began in 2003 in Denver, Colorado and continues to manufacture custom cycling clothing from their factory in China for a huge number of teams worldwide. Alongside their custom apparel, they now offer a branded line of well-thought out gear with plenty to tempt us ladies to part with our cash. The Women’s Ultra-Light rain jacket comes in two…

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PACTIMO Launches Jersey Trade-Up Program

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO.  May 1, 2014 - Pactimo, the Colorado-based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce the launch of their first-ever jersey trade-up program. The program is designed to introduce Pactimo and their premium quality cycling apparel to new cyclists through a trade and refund process. “For over 10 years we have worked to develop unparalleled quality in our custom apparel,” said Josh Cook, Pactimo Retail Brand Manager. “We are…

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Pactimo Product Review at Sea Otter

In this quick-take video Pactimo Retail Brand Manager Josh Cook shows off items from our Artist and new State Series. Pactimo works with a variety of artists, both within and outside of cycling, for our Artist Series collection, including Gregory Klein (of Bike Snob NYC) and Miguel Parades, an impressionist out of Miami. These limited-edition kits, made-to-order kits are currently available on our site. We've also recently launched a State Series, designed to appeal to riders…

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Review: Pactimo Summit Raptor Bibs

Adele may have found her perfect pair of bib shorts... by Adele Mitchell / Total Women's Cycling Every so often a garment lands on my desk that is quite breath taking in its fabulousness. Pactimo’s bib shorts don’t just fit into this category, they actually own it. I have rarely worn shorts so comfortable and of such lovely quality: they are designed for hard, long rides and there is a whole list of trademarked technologies…

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State Series Jerseys

New for the 2014 season is our State Series jerseys. Featuring the same technical fabrics and design engineering used in our Ascent line, which has been tested and race proven by pro teams all around the globe, these jerseys are a bold testament to one's love of their home state. Each jersey offers unsurpassed performance and comfort thanks to Pactimo’s exclusive TotalFit™ anatomical design, where technical fabrics are strategically placed to facilitate a superb, performance…

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Astellas’ Dhaene wins Winston Salem Criterium

Keough, Holloway miss out on catching escapee Belgian Brecht Dhaene gave his new UCI Continental Astellas Cycling Team its first win on US soil in the Winston Salem Classic Criterium. The 25-year-old held off the charging field after spending most of the race as part of a three-rider breakaway, the rest of which was caught with 100m to go. Luke Keough (UnitedHealthcare) was second from the field, while Daniel Holloway (Athlete Octane) rounded out the…

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Who doesn’t like a SeaOtter?

By Alison M. Tetrick - TWENTY16 Pro Cycling Who doesn’t like a sea otter?  My favorite part about the Sea Otter Classic, is the fact that it revolves around a cuddle craving mammal known for its playful nature.  Sure, I have heard the race referred to as the Sea Slaughter, but of course that interpretation depends on how you are feeling when racing.  Me?  I prefer playful and cuddly. The Sea Otter Classic continues to…

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Pactimo Knee Warmer Product Review

by David Queen / Evo Davo I’ve been putting various items of Pactimo clothing to the test of late.  I use it and abuse it and as soon as I form a solid opinion I post a review.  I have formed an opinion on their Pactimo–branded knee warmers. Stand back. If there is any piece of clothing that has frustrated me over the years it has been knee warmers.  I would study reviews and marketing propaganda and then…

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Warehouse Sale – April 4th & 5th

If you are in the Denver area, you won't want to miss our Warehouse Sale! We are blowing out discontinued items, old fit kits and a wide range of other cycling clothing for men and women. There's literally hundreds of garments in wide size ranges. Here's just a few of the featured items: Summit & Ascent  Jerseys - $20Ascent & Summit Bibs - $25Summit Raptor Bibs - $25Ascent & Summit Shorts - $25Cascade Jackets -…

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Rob Jones’ Inspirational Ride Across America

Tuesday’s installment of TODAY’s series, “Hope to It,” spotlights Marine Rob Jones, who had both legs amputated after an IED explosion. He had special legs made for him to peddle a bike so he could go on a cross-country ride and raise money for charities that gave him tools to go on living. During Rob's recovery at Walter Reed, he became determined to relearn how to ride an upright bicycle. Despite many difficulties and through…

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Pactimo Partners with Ride 2 Recovery

Improving the health and wellness of healing heroes worldwide...  Pactimo is excited to support and join forces with Ride 2 Recovery (R2R), a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to support mental and physical rehabilitation programs for our country’s wounded veterans and healing heroes.  Held in partnership with the Fitness Challenge Foundation, the Military and VA Volunteer Service Office, R2R offers cycling programs at military and VA locations around the U.S. to help healing heroes overcome obstacles…

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The FIFTY200 Challenge

Ride 200 miles / Get 50% Off Spring training isn't just rewarding for your fitness! Earn a huge discount on a special selection from our 2014 collection and share your spring training experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter using the tag #FIFTY200. Prize Information Participants who complete 200 miles of riding before April 27, 2014 will earn 50% off a special selection of Men's and Women's products from our 2014 collection. The Rules To count, all activities need to be uploaded before…

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First Impressions: Pactimo Raptor Bib Shorts

by Greg DeMuth / As The Wheels Turn There are only three points of contact for the human anatomy on a bicycle – and only one that spells the difference between a good day, and a not so good day. Pactimo’s Raptor bib shorts may be the difference between a good day, and a very good day. Until recently, I’ve been a die-hard Castelli man. After discovering their Free Aero Race bibs I thought my quest…

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Breckenridge Jacket Review

by David Queen / Evo Davo After just one season of wearing crappy team uniforms, we switched to Pactimo for our team clothing a few years ago and we have been very happy with the results.  Wearing team kit became something we looked forward to instead of dreading.  When Pactimo launched their branded apparel a few of us jumped in.  The team version of their summit bibshorts proved to be so outstanding that one of…

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Custom is not just for pro teams…

If you have 4 friends...you can ride in custom clothing! There was a point in time when only pro teams or large organized cycling clubs were able to get custom cycling clothing. But those days are long gone! With our low minimum piece orders, just about anyone can get custom cycling apparel.  Make your own team/club kits. Get jerseys for an event. All you need is 4 family members, friends from work, buds at your favorite…

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High Country Devo is Back for 2014

High Country Devo is back for 2014 with a full squad of 11 riders, some from last years team and some new and eager to prove themselves within the southeast! The riders have been hard at work this winter and proving it out at the races recently with a total of 7 wins so far this year amongst both the public and collegiate racing scene.  Josh Brown was the first to get things started with back to back wins in the…

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The Most Inspiring IRONMAN Story of 2013

Here's an inspiring story about Chris McDonnell, who raced the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship to fulfill a promise he made to his daughter, Grace, a first-grader who attended Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.  

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Sarah Hammer Wins 7th World Championship

Sarah Hammer wins seventh World Championship title in dominating style. After a loss in the team pursuit gold medal round the day before, Hammer was determined to defend her 2013 Omnium title and took home the gold at the 2014 UCI Track World Championships in Cali, Colombia. "It's amazing to be able to replicate last year," said Hammer. "Anytime you're a world champion you have a huge target on your back. Everybody's lifted their game, especially…

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Now Hiring: Custom Sales Support

Pactimo is a leading provider of premium technical performance apparel, primarily targeting the cycling and triathlon categories. Core customers include world champions, professional athletes, and elite amateurs. Pactimo’s vertically integrated supply chain provides nimbleness and flexibility, resulting in the ability to provide customers with dynamic, cutting edge designs. The Pactimo sales model is direct to consumer. Our passionate focus on customer experience is reflected in a strong history of innovative solutions. Pactimo has been listed…

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Mammoth Fall Century Ride & Gran Fondo

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 MAMMOTH  LAKES, CALIFORNIA Not only has the Mammoth Fall Century and Gran Fondo been chosen as a "Top-Ten Century" bike ride by Bicycling Magazine (June 2012) for its "Jaw-Dropping Vistas," but Road Bike Action Assistant Editor, Neil Shirley considers it to be on-par with Levi's Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa, CA. In other words, the Mammoth Fall Century and Gran Fondo is a "Bucket-List" ride. Situated to the east and south of…

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700 Miles to Hope

Raise $4,000 and come fight HLH one pedal stroke at a time. Andrew Preston Akin was born on June 5, 2007.  At 10 weeks old, he became very sick and almost died from what appeared to be liver failure. However, his parents soon learned that the cause was an immune deficiency called Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). While Andrew was immediately started on the HLH 2004 protocol consisting of chemo and steroids, and would undergo three bone…

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The All-New Summit Jersey

The ultimate in performance-driven design, for men and women cyclists who demand the very best. New to our branded apparel lineup for 2014 is the Summit Jersey, representing the ultimate combination of aggressive fit, premium fabrics and performance-driven design. The Summit Jersey was engineered for speed while simultaneously providing unparalleled comfort and breathability in warm weather conditions. A one-piece yoke constructed from PowerGrid™, a 70% Polyester – 30% Spandex performance fabric from Swiss manufacturer Eschler, creates a sleek,…

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Stage 17 Racing Announces BMW As Title Sponsor

Stage 17 Racing Announces BMW As Title Sponsor; Will Race As BMW Development Team In 2014 Stage 17 Racing proudly announced a new title sponsorship deal with BMW North America at the team’s launch party at Avila Bay Athletic Club and Spa in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The development cycling team, based out of Orange County, Calif., will be known as BMW Development Team for the 2014 season. BMW North America will also be the…

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Metaltek Starts Off with a Podium Finish

"Macca" Snags 2nd in Clayton Spring Classic The Metaltek Cycling Team launches with a great season start as David ‘Macca’ McGowan solely took on the other main UK domestic and UCI teams to finish a brilliant 2nd in the Clayton Spring Classic. Macca admitted he was a bit intimidated by the strong field. After all, the UCI teams of Rapha, Madison-Genesis and Velosure-Giordana had the numbers and talent. But, once the race started and the…

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Crags Century – June 21 2014

It's no wonder the first annual Castle Crags Century was such a huge success, it's a ride with just the right amount of everything! With four ride options, the second annual Castle Crags Century promises to be a wonderful day of cycling for all level of riders. The full century ride features roughly 9000 feet of climbing, making it not only challenging but especially rewarding as well. Participants will enjoy an incredibly scenic route along…

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Wheels4Water: A Life-Changing Cause

This Summer 2014, Justin Ahrens and Brian MacDonald will be riding from the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of Lake Michigan (1,000 miles) for a life-changing cause. In collaboration with Lifewater, a nonprofit working towards solutions for the world’s water crisis, their Wheels4Water ride will provide an entire Ugandan community water for life. On the way they will stop to ask for water whenever they need it, filter water from open sources when they can, and…

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Pactimo Raptor Bibs and Cascade Jacket Review…by a woman.

  by Katie Macarelli, 303Cycling News I've had a few months to really use and abuse two women's specific items from Pactimo: the Summit Raptor Bibs, and the Cascade Jacket. First off, let me state that I'm pretty hard on my cycling clothing. I ride in horrid conditions. I sweat a ton. I'm sloppy with my sunscreen, embro and chain grease. I usually don't follow the manufacturers guidelines for washing and drying. But most importantly, if something doesn't fit right, I'm likely to rip it…

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Pactimo: Super-rad.

  by Katie Macarelli, 303Cycling News The first time I heard of Pactimo was when I saw a new box of state championship vests for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado. I'll admit I had no idea Pactimo was a Colorado company until I asked (then BRAC Exec. Director) Chris McGee, “Who makes those?” He pointed at their logo on the side of a vest and said, “Um...Pactimo. You don’t know Pactimo??!?! They're COLORADO! As in RAD. Super-rad." I immediately grabbed a…

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Danny Summerhill – Illegal Office Hand-ups

When Danny Summerhill gets thirsty its his bike skills that can quench his thirst, but his illegal office hand-ups rankle even the calmest SRAM staffers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pactimo is proud to be the custom clothing partner to Danny Summerhill and the K-EDGE/Felt Bicycles CX Team . . . . . . . . . . . . .…

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Spring ’14 Launch – VIP Access

Our Spring 2014 product launch is coming! We are so excited for our new Spring '14 product line! The boxes are pouring in from the factory and we're getting everything ready for the big launch. Here's a little sneak preview of just a few new things: Sign up to be added to our Advanced VIP Access list. Now's your chance to get advanced VIP access and special limited-time-only pricing on all the new products! The…

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Pactimo Celebrates 10in10 Campaign Success

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO.  Jan 30, 2014 - Pactimo, the Colorado-based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is proud to celebrate the success of their recently completed 10in10 campaign. The core mission of this campaign was to raise funds and awareness for ten incredible and diverse charitable organizations throughout 2013, the company’s tenth year of operation. “Pactimo has a deep history supporting non-profit programs,” said Pactimo CEO, Frank Kim. “The 10in10 campaign was our way…

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Over the Top with Dr. Andy Pruitt

  Many of you know of Dr. Andy Pruitt, the guru of knee pain at Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. In this interview, Dr. Pruitt discusses the importance of proper fit (bicycle, shoes) and equipment (saddle, shorts, gloves, etc) for comfort, longevity and durability in cycling. Think it's not that big of a deal? Think again. Hear how clip-in pedals and aero-bars revolutionized cycling (and initially caused an injury epidemic). Plus, you'll hear the proper…

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2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit Feb 10-11

Bicycle Colorado hosts fourth-annual Colorado Bicycle Summit on Feb. 10-11 in downtown Denver. The Colorado Bicycle Summit is a must attend event for those interested in seeing better bicycling in their community and across Colorado.  This year’s Summit keynote speaker is Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, a Washington, DC-based organization representing bicyclists across the country. Their focus is the creation of safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America. The League also…

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Fredericksburg to Host Inaugural Texas Gran Fondo

Fredericksburg, long considered the cycling capital of Texas, will host the inaugural Texas Gran Fondo on April 5, 2014.  The much anticipated, inaugural Texas Gran Fondo will have it's start and finish in downtown Fredericksburg, which has long been a hotbed for cycling in Texas. Three course options will offer the Gran Fondo, a fast-paced but challenging 95 mile route; the Medio Fondo, a challenging 56 mile route; and the Piccolo Fondo, a friendly but fast 35…

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Pactimo Seeks Brand Ambassadors for Newly Launched Program

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – January 16, 2014 - Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, has launched a Brand Ambassador outreach program for the 2014 cycling season. Pactimo Brand Ambassadors will demonstrate inspired passion for the sport while representing the Pactimo lifestyle, culture and products. They will be selected from cyclists all across the United States who may be competitive racers, daily commuters or people who have a deep love for cycling as…

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Pactimo Seeks Brand Ambassadors

Pactimo has launched a Brand Ambassador outreach program for the 2014 cycling season. Are you an active, passionate cyclist who is excited about the Pactimo brand, culture and clothing? Become a Pactimo Brand Ambassador and help spread the word about Pactimo, our culture and products to friends, colleagues and fellow cyclists. Demonstrate an inspired passion for the sport while representing a world-class cycling clothing company while on daily rides, at events or when riding with a…

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Pactimo and HOPE worldwide to Support Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Pactimo and HOPE worldwide partner to support the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the central islands of the Philippines. On the morning of November 8, 2013, super typhoon Haiyan slammed into the central islands of the Philippines wreaking havoc throughout the region and displacing 4.3 million people. The greatest devastation would take place in the city of Tacloban, which would be literally destroyed by a direct hit. Within days the Philippine government would confirm over 4,000 people…

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Pactimo and HOPE worldwide Join Forces to Support Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Jan. 15, 2014 – Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, announces the recent partnership with HOPE worldwide (www.hopeww.org) to support the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the central islands of the Philippines. Several times stronger than hurricane Katrina, Haiyan slammed into the central islands of the Philippines on the morning of November 8, 2013, wreaking havoc throughout the region and displacing 4.3 million people. The greatest devastation would…

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Ann Trombley Takes National Championship

Ann Trombley takes the Women's 50-54 National Champion title at the 2014 Cyclo-cross National Championships in Boulder, Colorado. Anne Trombley of Nederland, Colorado, a former professional cross-country mountain biker, rode away yesterday with the top prize in the women's 50-54 race, even after enduring a flat tire on the second lap. With the 50-54 classification starting only one minute after the 45-49 competitors, Trombley would end up passing all all but two riders in the…

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2014 Cross Nats Hits Boulder This Week

Riders and fans from all across America have descended upon Boulder, Colorado for the 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships. With Boulder hit with heavy snows over the previous weekend, racing from January 8 through 12 should be exciting and challenging, even with a sunny and warmer forecast. Non-championship and masters races held on Wednesday and Thursday will likely see the most slippery and muddy conditions, leaving a much drier and faster course at Valmont…

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Don Myrah Defends World Title at Masters World Championships

It's beginning to look like Don Myrah can't be beat in the wet and cold! Two-time defending champion Don Myrah (Ibis/Buy-Cell.Com) once again took the win in the Men’s 45-49 category in the Masters World Championships in Gossau, Switzerland.  Despite some early jousting with German Ralph Berner (Berner-Bikes-Mallorca.com), Myrah would take the win with a full 30 second lead on his competition. Pascal Triebel (U.C. MONDORF) rounded out the podium, securing 9-10 minute laps for the race leaders. Myrah is…

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Tips to Maximize Your Indoor Training

Now that winter is officially upon us, these next couple months may have you doing more training inside than actually out on the road. Here's a few tips to get the most out of your indoor sessions: 1. Your Riding Position Whether you are riding rollers, a trainer or a stationary bike, you'll want to make sure you are in the same position that you ride in when you're out on the road. With rollers…

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Triathlon Seminar – Belfast 6th February

Triathlon:  Coaching with Answers Thursday 6 February6:00pm to 8:30pm Location: Dig Deep Coaching, 25 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LDCost: £10 Presenters: Shannon Connolly, Head Triathlon Coach and Stephen Gallagher, Director of Dig Deep Coaching Join Dig Deep Coaching for an engaging triathlon seminar which will arm you with information which quite potentially could make the difference to your season in 2014. The seminar will focus on race preparation as you get ready for the triathlon season kicking off!  This…

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Pactimo Announces St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children as December 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO December 1, 2013 – Pactimo, a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce St. John's Shelter for Women and Children (St. John's Shelter) as their December  and final 10in10 campaign selection. The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society.…

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Layering for Cold Weather Rides

The old adage says, "There's no such thing as bad weather, there's only bad clothing." We couldn't agree more. Just because the weather has turned gloomy and cold doesn't mean its time to put the bike away until spring. With the right gear you can continue training and enjoying the time on your bike even as the temperature plummets below freezing. Here's a few tips for layering for the elements: Base Layer - Base layers…

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Metaltek-Knights of Old Continue to Impress

Metaltek-Knights of Old continue to impress in their excellent start to the UK cyclocross season. Adam Martin of the Metaltek-Knights of Old Racing Team took 5th place overall in the U23 leaders jersey after Round One and then an amazing 3rd place in Round Two. Round Three of British Cycling's National Trophy arrived at Durham on Sunday, a local venue for Adam being from 'just up the road' near Chester le Street. Going into the…

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Now Hiring: Marketing Assistant / Graphic & Web Designer

Are you passionate about design and looking for a fun, fast-paced environment where you can learn and grow your marketing and creative skills? Pactimo, a leading provider of technical performance cycling and triathlon apparel is hiring Full-Time Marketing Assistant / Graphic & Web Designer. This is the perfect opportunity for the individual who loves design and has mad skills with print and Web, but who wants to broaden their skillset by learning about everything marketing.…

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Pactimo Announces FRIENDS FIRST as November 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO November 1, 2013 – Pactimo, a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce FRIENDS FIRST, Inc. as their November 10in10 campaign selection. The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society. FRIENDS FIRST was founded by Dr. Lisa Rue in…

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New Ascent Air Cycling Kit

A super-lite jersey and bib designed especially for those stifling hot race days! New to our custom lineup for 2014 is the Ascent Air jersey and bibs. Unlike anything we’ve developed before, the Ascent Air incorporates all of the exceptional features of our Ascent line of products, but with next generation summer-weight fabrics and technology. You'll love how lightweight this kit truly is. The men’s jersey comes in at a mere 0.19 kg, and the bibs…

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VeloSwap 2013

Look for Pactimo at the 2013 VeloSwap! Buy … Sell … Recycle! The Subaru VeloSwap is the world’s largest consumer bicycling and sports expo that celebrates all things cycling. This cultural cycling event is a not-to-be-missed experience where you can feel the pulse of the cycling community and rub elbows with like-minded-cyclists. At the Subaru VeloSwap, you have the opportunity to see, swap, buy and sell your new or used bikes, components and cycling accessories…

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The New Breckenridge WX-D Jacket

Finally a men's and women's specific custom printable cycling jacket! Our Breckenridge has been completely redesigned as the superior Weather Defense (WX-D) cycling jacket for 2014. Featuring Defense+, a 3 layer laminate fabric that gives exceptional stretch and unparalleled wind and water resistance, and BreatheLITE, a fine mesh fabric is used in the back, side and sleeve inset panels for increased breathability. We've streamlined the shape to reduce wind flapping meaning this jacket gives what we like…

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New to Custom for 2014

After months of extensive design, development and wear-testing, we are excited to unveil the following products in our 2014 Custom clothing lineup. ASCENT AIR JERSEY The Ascent Air is unlike anything we've developed before. Incorporating all of the exceptional features of our Ascent line of products, the Air is the next generation summer-weight kit. With the men's jersey coming in at a whisper light 0.19 kg you'll love how amazingly weightless this jersey feels. The front…

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High Country Development Finishes Inaugural Season

It's been a great year for this team in their inaugural year! Over the last 8 months all of High Country Development Team has been very busy having someone racing nearly every weekend. They've traveled and raced in over a dozen states including NC, SC, TN, GA, AL, NY, CT, MA, WI, OK, OH, CO, UT, and IN and these dedicated 14 riders have had some very exciting success. This past weekend HCD finished up with…

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Pactimo Announces Team Red, White & Blue as October 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO October 1, 2013 – Pactimo, a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce Team Red, White & Blue (RWB) as their October 10in10 campaign selection. The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society. Team RWB is dedicated to enriching…

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Summerhill Takes Win for K-Edge/Felt

Danny Summerhill (K-Edge/Felt Bicycles) won the second of two races on day two of the Trek CXC Cup. Thanks to the more flowing and open course, day two's racing was especially exciting and wound up with a tight three-man sprint, and Summerhill bested both Timothy Johnson (Cannondale Cyclocrossworld) and Yannick Eckmann (California Giant Berry Farms/Sp). Summerhill appeared to have a truly relaxed outlook to racing on day two, "The less pressure I can put on…

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Summerhill to Ride for K-EDGE / FELT Bicycles

Danny Summerhill to Ride for K-EDGE / FELT Bicycles for 2013/2014 Cyclocross Season Danny Summerhill, Silver Medalist at the 2007 Cyclocross World Championships, has announced he will be riding for K-EDGE / FELT Bicycles during the 2013 / 2014 Cyclocross season. "We are thrilled to have Danny back on our bikes, especially in conjunction with K-Edge and this new cyclocross program." says Doug Martin, Sports Marketing Director for FELT Bicycles. "Danny has always been an…

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New to Cycling: Arm, Leg & Knee Warmers

September is upon us, signaling the end of summer and the start of a completely different cycling season. Not only is the weather less predictable, but the temperature difference from morning to evening might make it seem as if you need two completely different cycling wardrobes. This is especially challenging if you are commuting to and from work or taking long rides that start early in the cool morning air. The simple solution is arm,…

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Mock Orange Cross

This is the third year as a professional cycling team for the Mock Orange Bikes Professional Cyclocross Team, and they couldn’t be more excited going into a season. While some of their riders have returned for a third year, new this year is recently crowned U23 National Mountain Bike Champion and National D1 Collegiate Cyclocross Champion, Kerry Werner! Kerry won several UCI elite races last year as well in addition to the collegiate national championships in…

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New Zealand Team Enjoys Historic Day

New Zealand enjoyed an historic day at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Canada by filling two podium spots in the Tandem time trial event courtesy of silver medallists Phillipa Gray and pilot Laura Fairweather and the rookie pairing of Emma Foy and Gabrielle Vermunt, who secured bronze. It is the first time New Zealand has ever achieved two medallists in the same discipline (men or women) at a global Para-Cycling Championships (at either…

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World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief is a nonprofit organization transforming individuals and their communities through The Power of Bicycles. Pactimo is especially proud to be a clothing partner for this amazing organization. Founded in 2005 by F.K. Day and Leah Missbach Day in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami, World Bicycle Relief partnered with aid organizations on the ground in Sri Lanka to distribute over 24,000 bicycles to aid the rebuilding of lives. They did this by…

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Illinois State Time Trial Championships

Cyclists from around Illinois will be in Champaign County this weekend for the State Time Trial Championships. It will be the first time the event has been held in central Illinois. Previously, the race has been held in northern Illinois and, before that, near St. Louis.  “It really wasn’t much of a true state championship. I’d call it a Chicago-area championship,” said Mark Swartzendruber of Scarlet Fire Racing, who believes a central Illinois location will bring…

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Danny Van Haute – The Beast

Danny Van Haute is in his 8th year as the director of the Jelly Belly p/b Kenda cycling team.  In 1981, Danny was one of seven men on the inaugural and immensely popular 7-Eleven-Schwinn racing team. Eric Heiden, who would scoop gold medals in speed skating in the 1980 Winter Olympics, was the captain and the best known rider. The other Americans were Jeff Bradley, Greg Demgen, Bradley Davies, Tom Schuler, Roger Young, and...the man they call…

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Catching Up with U.S. National Champion Fred Rodriguez

  On April 30, Fred Rodriguez was riding up his favorite climb in Northern California --- Mt. Diablo, a serpentine 10-kilometer climb used during the Amgen Tour of California this year. He was rocketing up the mountain at one of his fastest clips ever. With no team, Rodriguez was wondering if all his early-season fitness would be wasted. The following week, Team Jelly Belly Team Director Danny Van Haute bet on the 39-year-old former Tour…

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Aspen native Alex Hagman in USA Pro Challenge peloton

Alex Hagman is more than happy to be back home in Aspen. After all, how often do you get to showcase your high-speed professional sport in your hometown with a collection of the best cyclists in the world? “There’s a lot of excitement for our team,” said Hagman, a pro rider with the Jelly Belly cycling team. “The USA Pro Challenge is a huge exposure event ... not only for the team, but it’s a…

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Gold & Silver at Elite Track Nationals for Exergy TWENTY16

ExergyTWENTY16 Wins Gold and Silver at Elite Track Nationals  The USA Cycling Elite Omnium Track National Championships wrapped up on Saturday in South Carolina with Cari Higgins of Exergy Twenty16 winning the national title. By riding strong and smart, and by each taking another win on Saturday, Higgins defended the lead she had established on Friday over Kimberly Geist (Emmaus, Pa./Chester County Cycling) and Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, Calif./NOW Cycling), who took second and third, respectively.  After sweeping the events on Friday (flying…

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USA Pro Challenge Kicks Off August 19th

Pactimo will be rooting for the Jelly Belly p/b Kenda Cycling Team  Pactimo is especially excited that Jelly Belly received an invitation to participate in this years' race, having been the team’s custom clothing partner since 2010. The team jersey is derived from the Jelly Belly Candy Company, which has been the sponsor since 1999, making Jelly Belly the longest running domestic cycling sponsor. Learn more about Jelly Belly and Pactimo » The 2013 Pro Challenge proves…

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The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

by Stephen Gallagher, Dig Deep Coaching Head Coach Have you ever heard the saying “it is not always the strongest racer that wins”? This is definitely true and whether you are an aspiring racer or recreational cyclist just looking to improve your fitness, proper form and technique is a way is key to improving your performance on the bike. There are 2 major components to the above statement. The first is addresses your ability as…

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Pactimo Customer Prepares for Haute Route

Calgarian and 7-time Ironman, Robert Armstrong is getting ready for the hardest and highest amateur cycling sportif in the world, the Haute Route. The Haute Route cycling events are prestigious and professionally run 7-day road races aimed at amateur road cyclists. The two Haute Route events in 2013 each cover over 750km and traverse the greatest cycling terrain in the world – the Alps and the Pyrenees. The Haute Route Alps, which Robert will be…

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New to Cycling: Base Layers

[This article is a continuation of our New to Cycling series, designed to help people with their cycling clothing choices.] Base layers are one of those items you seen on cycling apparel sites, but you've probably never thought about buying one since you weren't sure exactly when to use it or why. Hopefully, this article will help you understand a little more about them, their purpose and when there are best utilized. What is a Base…

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One-Off Custom Cyclocross Gear

Now through November 1st, we are offering no minimums on custom designed cyclocross pieces.* This is your chance to stamp your individuality on the best cycling gear available and buy single custom designed pieces. No minimum orders and no processing fees. That means you can get a fully customized skinsuit or jersey manufactured just for you, without having to order 5 at a time. Buy just one! Men’s/Women’s Continental Long Sleeve Jersey $150Cross-Skinsuit $225Long Sleeve Ascent…

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Now Hiring Retail Brand Manager

Pactimo is a leading provider of premium technical performance apparel, primarily targeting the cycling and triathlon categories.  Core customers include world champions, professional athletes, and elite amateurs.  Pactimo’s vertically integrated supply chain provides nimbleness and flexibility, resulting in the ability to provide customers with dynamic, cutting edge designs.  The Pactimo sales model is direct to consumer.  Our passionate focus on customer experience is reflected in a strong history of innovative solutions.  Pactimo has been listed…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Announced as Pactimo’s August 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO August 1, 2013 – Pactimo, a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) as their August 10in10 campaign selection.  The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013 and commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States, and almost 30,000 men die…

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Pactimo Announces GAIA as September 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO September 1, 2013 – Pactimo, a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) as their September 10in10 campaign selection. The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society. “GAIA does amazing work providing health…

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Chloe Woodruff Takes 2nd at National STXC

Congratulations to crankbrothers' Chloe Woodruff for her 2nd place finish at the US Nationals Short Track XC! Here's a great post race interview available on www.cyclingdirt.org: Read Chloe's journal entry about the championships » . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Pactimo is proud to be the crankbrothers Race Club apparel partner. Learn more about the Pactimo and crankbrothers partnership » . . . .…

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Tvetcov Victorious at Cascade Cycling Classic

  Serghei Tvetcov and his Jelly Belly p/b Kenda teammates put together six stellar days of racing to earn Tvetcov the overall victory at the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Ore. Tvetcov, who won two stages and placed third in another, called the win the biggest of his career. “It was a great win for me and the Jelly Belly p/b Kenda team. I thank all my teammates and sponsors. We’re ready to do it…

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Cycling Museum in the Rafters

  If you're ever in Boulder, Colorado, you'll want to make a special trip to University Bicycles not only because it's the oldest bike shop in Boulder, but to see the amazing museum in the rafters. In the following video University Bicycles Owner, Doug Emerson, takes us on his "nickel tour" of the antique bicycles hanging from the rafters inside the shop. Special guest appearance by cycling legend Andy Hampsten – the only American to win…

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Keep going…get ahead of the rest!

by Stephen Gallagher, Dig Deep Coaching Head Coach Vacation, kids off for the summer, demands in work or perhaps reduced motivation for the bike, all can play their part at this time of the year.  This is where the importance of CONSISTENCY comes into play even more so. So you have been committing to getting out on the bike each week.  Your feeling great on the bike, climbs seem not as tough as before, your…

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Laura Van Gilder Beverly Hills Classic Interview

  Here's a great interview with Laura Van Gilder prior to the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic. The Classic is presented by the Beverly Area Planning Association, and the major sponsor is the Beverly Bike & Ski -Vee Pak Racing Team. Laura is the winningest North American female road cyclist of all time, with more than 300 career wins and countless podium placings. She currently represents Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers. Pactimo is extremely proud to be Laura's…

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Metaltek – Knights of Old Racing Through Wales

The great British summer continues to shine on the great British Metaltek – Knights of Old racing team! The weekend saw the team head to Abergavenny in Wales, the homeland of riders Dale Appleby. Rhys Lloyd and Gruff Lewis, for the grand prix weekend of racing. Friday night saw the team continue to impress on the UK scene with four riders in the top 14 including Tom Murray finishing a fantastic 6th place which has…

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Win a Pactimo Designer Gallery Kit!

One lucky Pactimo fan is going to win a unique, one-of-a-kind Designer Gallery™ cycling kit! Will it be you? Showcasing incredibly talented artists from inside and outside the cycling world our Designer Gallery offers dynamic, cutting edge, ONE OF A KIND, cycling gear that proclaims your confident individuality. Each garment lists the designer's name so that you know it is a signature piece. And unlike some brands which overlook the "sports" in sports fashion, all our pieces…

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Ride The Alps in Style

Now's your chance to ride the Alps is retro style with Brevet Cycle Clothing! Pactimo is proud to be the custom cycling clothing partner for Brevet Alpine Cycling Adventures and help announce their exclusive range of cycle clothing inspired by the classic cycling jerseys of Hugo Koblet. Koblet, affectionately known as the Pédaleur de Charme, famously carried a comb and a bottle of eau de cologne when he raced, sometimes combing his hair before stage wins…

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Vanderkitten for Men!

A Celebration of 8 years of fantastic success, the Vanderkitten Athletics Men’s jersey let’s the guys have a kit all their own! Representing all of the sponsors who feel the world it a better place when women have an equal opportunity to kick ass!! Buy Online Now »   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  MORE…

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Bike Doctor App Makes Maintenance Easy for Cyclists

The new Bike Doctor 2.0 app for iPhone, iPad and Android might be pricey at $5, but it stands head and shoulder above similar apps. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions the app is designed to helps cyclists both maintain and repair their road, hybrid and mountain bike. The guides for fixing various parts of a bike have been designed in a way that will equally appeal to novice and serious cyclists alike, and include…

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How to Nail the Boulder 70.3 with Joe Friel

Are you a triathlete racing Boulder 70.3 in a few weeks? Come and listen to one of the premier coaches in the sport to learn about the course and how you can have your best race. Author of The Triathletes Training Bible and The Power Meter Handbook Joe Friel will give you tips on how to race the Boulder 70.3 triathlon. Wednesday, July 17, 20136:00 pm MDT TrainingPeaks7007 Winchester Cir. Ste. 200 Boulder, CO 80301 Light…

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Pactimo is Hiring Account Managers

Are you energetic and love working with people? Do you have passion for the cycling industry? Are you a compassionate problem-solver? Pactimo, a leading provider of technical performance cycling and triathlon apparel is hiring FULL and PART-TIME CUSTOM ACCOUNT MANAGERS. The Account Manager (AM) works directly with Pactimo’s Custom Division customers and is responsible for understanding our customer’s needs and fulfilling those needs within our procedures and policies. The job entails multiple aspects including but not limited to: customer service, technical knowledge of Pactimo’s custom products,…

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Mercurio so sweet for Jelly Belly

Check out this video put together by 3T featuring the Jelly Belly p/b Kenda Racing team at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. The 13-man Jelly Belly p/b Kenda team ride over 100 races a year in North America and Asia, and they're loving their 3T Mercurio wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pactimo…

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Metaltek–Knights of Old Step It Up at Stockton

The blue and yellow army headed to Stockton-on-Tees, after a bit of a wobble at the mid-week Elite Circuit race at Otley. The team came out fighting right from the start, ready to do business. Friday night saw Tom ‘Minty’ Murray, Rhys Lloyd, Rob Smail, Gruff Lewis and Matt Pilkington compete in the criterium, where Minty sat comfortably in the lead group that went away from the start.  100%ME academy rider George Atkins went off…

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Coach Profile: James Spragg

 JOB TITLEProfessional cyclist with Geofco Ville D’Algre. WHERE DO YOU LIVE?Exeter UK /Oudenaarde Belgium (Fluent in French and Dutch). WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED DISCIPLINE?Road. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON THE BIKE?Started cycling at the age of 14 on the mountain bike and then started riding on the road at the age of 16. WHEN DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED IN THE BIKE?Started cycling at 14 and then joined the GB talent team at the…

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Coach Profile: Stephen Gallagher

 At just 18 years of age, Stephen Gallagher secured the opportunity to live and race in France. With his first race under his belt at 7 years old and given his performance in the Worlds and Irish Championships he was a talent to be reckoned with on the bike. Stephen dedicated his life to racing which included time as a pro rider from 2003 with Team Endura Sport, he then went on in subsequent years…

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Cycling and Hydration

Water is crucial to the function of your body, especially when participating in strenuous sport activities such as cycling. Water not only carries oxygen and nutrients to your muscles through your bloodstream, but it also helps pull waste away from your muscles as well. Additionally, water is expelled in the form of perspiration as your body cools itself. Replenishing water, and other nutrients, at regular intervals during your activity is extremely important to ensure that…

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Jerseys of the Tour de France

If you are watching the Tour de France this month you might be wondering about the different colored jerseys riders are awarded at the end of each stage. Here's a quick primer on what each of the jerseys represent and how riders earn them: Yellow Jersey The yellow jersey, known in French as the maillot jaune, is the most prized jersey of the Tour. It is awarded to the rider with the lowest combined race time up…

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Elle Anderson Clinches Tour de Delta

Vanderkitten rider Elle Anderson clinched the Tour de Delta Overall Title on July 7th in Tsawwassen, BC Columbia. Anderson won after placing 3rd in the Delta and Brenco Crits, and 2nd in the final Road Race with Optum-Kelly Benefits riders Denise Ramsden and Leah Kirchmann in 2nd and 3rd.  Anderson, who works full time for Strava in San Francisco, has had a breakout summer with Vanderkitten after winning Nevada City Classic a few weeks ago.…

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New to Cycling: Bike Jerseys

[This article is a follow-on to New to Cycling: Bike Shorts - June 2013] If you are reading this article, then you must have recently bought a bike or have found yourself new to the fun and exhilarating sport of cycling. In either case, we’d like to say congratulations! Cycling is a great way to get and stay in shape, meet interesting people, see the countryside in an all-new way and have a ton of fun. But…

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“Fast Freddie’s” New Kit

Check out the kit “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez will be sporting now that he won his fourth US Pro Championship! After signing with Jelly Belly Cycling just two weeks prior, Fast Freddie out-sprinted a select group of rivals on the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee to win his fourth US Professional Road Race Championship.  “It’s a little nerve racking that my first race was going to be the US Pro Championships,” said Rodriguez. “I’ve always specialized in…

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Pactimo Announces Light Gives Heat as July ‘10 in 10’ Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO.  July 1, 2013 - Pactimo, Colorado-based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, has announced Light Gives Heat as their first ‘10 in 10’ campaign selection.  The ’10 in ’10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society. “We are excited to have selected LGH of…

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Pactimo Provides Jerseys for ToAD

  The Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD), presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, kicked off yesterday with the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic.  ToAD celebrates its 5th year in 2013 with 11 straight days of racing, June 20-30th, including 4 dates on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar and over $140,000 in cash and primes was awarded to pro and amateur racers of multiple categories. Pactimo is proud to be the official cycling apparel partner for ToAD. …

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A High Power to Weight Will Not Win You The Race

by Stephen Gallagher, DigDeep Coaching Head Coach As a coach and rider, I fully understand the importance of the science of training and the necessity to concentrate on your functional threshold power (FTP), Vo2max and sprint etc.  How this directly impacts on your fitness and, in turn, enables you to gain results and performances in races you set out to achieve can never be underestimated. BIG REVELATION: through experience in racing and coaching, I can see there…

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Tulsa Tough and Winston-Salem With Astellas Cycling Team

  While  most of the Astellas Oncology Cycling Team was in Canada for the Tour de Beauce, Brandon Feehery, Andy Buntz and Zach Bergh were traveling the southern states for the first portion of a month-long road trip. The guys started their journey in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   A 60 minute twilight criterium in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District would kick off the 3 day criterium omnium. All three Astellas riders were sitting comfortably in the front of…

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Tip Your Bike Mechanic

By Jason Harrod Some people have the time and the know-how and the tools and the, well, time to wrench on their own bikes. Others, like me, are hacks and can find neither the time, nor keep up with the tools needed to perform even some of the simplest maintenance, and therefore must rely on the local bike shop to handle the upkeep of their whips.  This is a good thing, because without the local…

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Pactimo: Official Apparel Partner Intelligentsia Cup

The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series features eight days of competitive cycling over 10 days from July 12-21, 2013. Pactimo is especially proud to be the official cycling apparel partner, providing the following leaders jerseys:   Men's Daily Leader Jersey Men's Masters Jersey Men's Overall Champion Jersey Jerseys are from our Ascent line, offering unsurpassed performance and comfort thanks to our exclusive TotalFit™ design. They combine the best technical features of a high performance jersey…

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Metaltek-Knights of Old: Episode 2

Here’s the second in a series of films following the Metaltek Knights of Old British pro cycling team as they compete throughout the 2013 season. Episode 2 see's the team take on the first premier calendar event of the season the Tour of the Reservoir in Northumberland. You can see Episode 1 here » Pactimo is extremely proud to be the custom cycling apparel partner for Metaltek-Knights of Old. . . . . . . .…

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Jelly Belly Leads Nature Valley Grand Prix

Day three at Nature Valley Grand Prix turns out to be a victorious day for the Jelly Belly P/B team.   Sean Mazich won the 94 mile road stage with a winning time of 3 hours and 23 minutes. The final break away group of 17 riders included three Jelly Belly riders with all three in the top ten. Behind Mazich was Fast Freddie Rodriguez in 4th and Ricardo Van der Velde in the 9th…

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Tour of America’s Dairyland

  The Largest Competitive Cycling Event in the U.S., Tour of America's Dairyland (ToAD), presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, celebrates its 5th year in 2013 with 11 straight days of racing, June 20-30th, including 4 dates on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar. Over $140,000 in cash and primes was awarded to pro and amateur racers of multiple categories in 2012, and 2013 will not disappoint. ToAD guarantees to offer high-energy cycling action featuring…

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2013 Pikes Peak Cycling Jerseys

2013 Pikes Peak Cycling Jerseys — Order TODAY! Sales ends Midnight MDT Today (June 14th) The Pikes Peak Hill Climb includes a USA Cycling sanctioned bicycle race and an open Fun ride that ascends to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. The course is 20km (12.4 miles), the same distance the automobiles use for the world renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.  You must order your  jersey TODAY to have it for the day…

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The Power of Perseverance

by Shawn Heidgen, Training Peaks Training and Nutrition Software Last week we published an article comparing three riders’ data analysis from the 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. Race winner Kiel Reijnen of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team shared his data, and you can check out the power numbers here (including the race-winning move of 11.4 w/kg for 60 seconds!), but this follow-up article is not about big numbers. It’s about something else that sets some athletes apart and makes…

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Ritte Girls to Ride Rás na mBan

It's been a busy and exciting couple of months for the Ritte Women's Team, they've had upgrades, new team mates, many podiums, the Rapha Women's Prestige race and even a State Championship!  Pactimo is excited to let you know that the team has been extended an invitation to Rás na mBan—Ireland's premier women's cycling event. The Ritte girls will be making the trek across the pond to compete in this 5 day all women's stage…

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Jelly Belly Gets Pro Challenge Invite

The USA Pro Challenge has confirmed that Jelly Belly p/b Kenda, along with 15 other professional cycling teams, will participate in the eight-day race from August 19-25, 2013. “After featuring an impressive lineup of teams and riders for the first two editions of the USA Pro Challenge, the 2013 race will host the most competitive field yet,” said Shawn Hunter, CEO of the Pro Challenge. “Interest from teams continues to grow year after year, making…

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Power Analysis from the Philly Cycling Classic

by Shawn Heidgen, Training Peaks Training and Nutrition Software If you have followed Professional Cycling in the US for any length of time, you have heard about “Philly” and “the Wall”. After running the last 28 years, the race was nearly discontinued for 2013. However, promoters came through with a last minute sponsor and the race was back on, albeit in a slightly different iteration from its original format. But the heart of the race remained,…

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Pikes Peak Hill Climb

The “Pikes Peak Bicycle Hill Climb Presented by The Broadmoor” is a challenge cycling event for all comers! The Hill Climb includes a USA Cycling sanctioned bicycle race and an open Fun ride that ascends to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. The course is 20km (12.4 miles), the same distance the automobiles use for the world renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The race and ride is a fully supported cycling event…

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New to Cycling: Bike Shorts

 [This article is followed by New to Cycling: Bike Jerseys - July 2013] If you are reading this article, then you must have recently bought a bike or have found yourself new to the fun and exhilarating sport of cycling. In either case, we'd like to say congratulations! Cycling is a great way to get and stay in shape, meet interesting people, see the countryside in an all-new way and have a ton of fun.…

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Registration Open: Prairie State Cycling Series

  The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series, featuring eight days of competitive cycling over 10 days from July 12-21, 2013, is now open for participant registration. The inaugural Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series has announced venues in the Illinois communities of Chicago, Crystal Lake, Beverly, Elmhurst, Lake Bluff and St. Charles. The series will also feature races in the Wisconsin communities of Kenosha and Sharon. High-energy Pro and amateur racing excitement will be…

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Metaltek-Knights of Old Take Team Victory in Redditch

Metaltek - Knights of Old took their first ever Pearl Izumi Tour Series victory in Redditch The win came as the team capitalized on confusion amongst teams and riders after Team Raleigh's Tom Scully had impressively lapped the field. Once Scully passed the field, followed by similar advances from Liam Holohan, Chris Opie, Kristian House and Mike Northey, there was confusion as to which lap would count towards the final results. With the majority of the…

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Stage 17-Cylance Philly Cycling Classic Recap

The Philly Cycling Classic was the team’s second UCI race of the year and their first ever one day classic. The Philly Cycling Classic is old enough that everyone in Manayunk is aware of it and has numerous stories to share and these interactions with locals only motivated the team further on the eve of the biggest race of their careers. From the outset, the team's prime directive for the race was to make as much…

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Silhouette™ Engineering – Finally Bibs for Riding

You've probably done this a hundred times yourself...you try on a pair of bibs and you stand up to see how they feel. Sure, you think, they feel great. But how are they going to feel when you're bent over your bars and on mile 40?  Will they still be as comfy as they were when you were standing around the coffee shop? Or will all that excess fabric that made the bibs so comfortable…

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Ruth Winder – Best Young Rider

Ruth Winder Wins Best Young Rider at Parx Casino Philadelphia Cycling Classic Twenty year-old Ruth Winder of from Lafeyette, California won the Best Young Rider Jersey atop the famed Manayunk Wall in a hard fought UCI 1.2 event this past Saturday. It was especially meaningful considering Ruth races for Vanderkitten and the team has a long association with the Philly race. Dave Verrecchia, Vanderkitten founder, is a Philly native, and even though the Vanderkitten brand…

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Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families Announced as Pactimo’s June 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO June 3, 2013 – Pactimo, a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families of Denver as their June 10in10 campaign selection.  The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013 and commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations. “Family is important to Pactimo, and we are happy to be able to support Heritage Camps and their…

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Raptor is coming to Retail!

Without a doubt, Raptor is unlike anything you've ever worn before. Sign up below to get advanced access to Raptor. You won't be sorry you did!     Enter email address to be added to the Raptor VIP list  *     Email addresses provided will ONLY be used to notify you about the release of the Raptor. Pactimo respects your privacy. We will never sell, trade or otherwise abuse information you share with us.…

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Glencoe Grand Prix Final Results

  It was a rainy day at the Glencoe Grand Prix, but Brad White (UnitedHealthcare) and Erica Allar (Care4Cycling-Solomon Corp) both secured victories on Saturday, stop No. 6 on the USA Crits Championship Series. “Looking at the weather, we knew there was a chance at rain,” White said after his win. “The Midwest can have storms in the afternoon, but we figured that it would be a 10-minute downpour and then it would be gone. The…

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Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic Final Results

Third time's the charm for Justin Lindine!  Justin Lindine overturns his past years’ misfortunes to win the 2013 Trans-Sylvania Epic, while Amanda Carey takes her second overall win in the week-long stage race. After close racing all week, riders battled over an intense, 26-mile course in Stage 7 to confirm the final standings. For more information and complete race results, visit www.tsepic.com Here's a Cyclocross Magazine interview with women's winner Amanda Carey: Here's the Cyclocross Magazine…

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The Fast Women of Pinnacle p/b Argon 18

Fast women wearing fast gear! Congratulations to the Pinnacle p/b Argon 18 women who won the California State Team Time Trial Championship Saturday, June 1st at the Steve Dunlap TT.  Averaging 26.2 MPH for nearly 17 miles were Amy Thornquist, Sara Clafferty, Juliette Olson and Jennifer Zierke.  The Steve Dunlap Memorial Time Trial is a memorial to Steve Dunlap, an inspirational DBC racer who tragically died in August 1991 from complications with asthma at the…

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Barclays London to Paris Charity Bike Ride

Congratulations to the Barclays Bank Graduates who took part in the London to Paris bike ride this past week, in aid of Education for All Morocco. The team raised over £15,000 which will support twenty girls for a year in one of the four boarding houses operated by Education for All Morocco. The team left the Barclays building on Canary Warf on Wednesday morning, 22nd May, and took the Woolwich ferry across the Thames, before…

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Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic: Stage 5 Photos

Here's some shots from yesterdays' Stage 5 of the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic.  As of the last official report, Madison Matthews (The Bicycle Shop / MBR / Maxxis) is the solo men's leader and the unaffiliated Sue Haywood leads the solo women. For more information and race results, visit www.tsepic.com Click photo to see larger version. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]   Pactimo is proud to provide leaders jerseys for the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race.  We are pleased to…

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Cyclocrosser Hijinks at the California/Nevada Series TT

  Leave it to our friend Alan ‘Danger’ Zinniker of Ritte and his buddy Eric Nelson (Mudfoot) to show us how a Cat 2 two-man TT should be raced—especially when competed on singlespeed cyclocross rigs! See more pics and read what the crowd thought at cxmagazine.com » Pactimo is proud to be the custom cycling apparel partner for both Cyclocross Magazine and Ritte (and we love you, Alan!). . . . . . . . . . .…

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Metaltek-Knights of Old: Episode 1

Here's the first of a series of films following the Metaltek Knights of Old British pro cycling team as they compete throughout the 2013 season. This video provides a great insight to the team's history and inner workings as well as their performance at the Rutland Cicle classic. The team is now nearly halfway through the Tour Series and have been exceptionally well considering they are competing against the UCI/big budget teams. They are currently…

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Congratulations SCNCA Champions!

As the proud custom cycling apparel sponsor of the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association (SCNCA), Pactimo would like to congratulate all of the 2013 champions! The Champion's store is now open! Championship gear in now ready for purchasing. Below is a sample of a few items that are available. VISIT THE STORE NOW »    About the SCNCA The SCNCA is the USA Cycling (USAC) recognized local association for the Southern California and Southern Nevada. Their mission is to…

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Stop Washing at High Temperatures!

Taking care of your cycling clothes shouldn't necessarily consume your time, but it does require some due attention to protect your investment. Sticking with a few easy-to-follow guidelines will help you avoid potential problems with retained odors or with damaging the technical synthetic materials. Here's a few tips we've come up with: 1. Don't Let Your Stuff Sit Around Wet We've all done it...come home from a ride, dripping with sweat and peel off our…

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Emily Kachorek Featured in Road Bike Action Magazine

Don't miss the June edition of Road Bike Action Magazine, on newsstands now, for a chance to get to know Vanderkitten's Emily Kachorek. The 33-year old cyclist, from San Diego, California, says she is coming into the 2013 season with a slightly different plan than in the past. "Rather than storming into the year with great fitness," she says, "I'm going to take a slower path so I can peak later in the season without…

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“Fast Freddie” Wins Fourth US Championship

"Fast Freddie" Rodriguez out-sprinted a select group of rivals on the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee on Memorial Day to win his fourth US Professional Road Race Championship. After signing with Jelly Belly Cycling just two weeks ago Rodriguez was able to survive Lookout Mountain and a late race challenge from Phil Gaimon to win the championship in a thrilling field sprint. Rodriguez has primarily been racing around his home in Northern California and the US…

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NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race

The fourth edition of the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic presented by DirtRag is underway this week with picturesque weather and ideal trail conditions. The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic is a seven day mountain bike stage race scheduled for May 26-June 1, 2013. The event is based out of the Seven Mountains Boy Scout Campground in Spring Mills, PA, very close to State College. Five of the race’s stages will loop from the campground. The other two…

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2013 Mt. Evans Hill Climb

Don't miss the 48th Annual Bob Cook Memorial / Mt. Evans Hill Climb July 20, 2013 The Mt. Evans Hill climb was run for the first time in 1962. The race has been held 44 times with only three years canceled, twice due to snow and once when the Race Director was working in Atlanta at the 1996 Summer Games. The race was renamed in 1981 in honor of five-time race winner Bob Cook, who…

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Circle the Summit

Circle the Summit / 6th Annual Bob Guthrie Memorial RideSummit County, ColoradoAugust 17, 2013  Without a doubt, the Circle the Summit/Bob Guthrie Memorial Ride is your opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful and challenging cycling in Colorado. That's why the USA Pro Cycling Challenge chose to come through Summit County for its inaugural ride, and why they’re returning this summer. The ride is not only difficult enough for professionals, but breathtaking enough to broadcast…

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Riding Position & Pressure Points

Cycling Discipline Determines a Specific Position in Saddle Elastic Interface is the brand that gives its name to a wide range of hi-tech cycling pads laying the foundation for the CyTech company which was launched in 2000. Their vision was to imagine a totally elastic cycling chamois as the cyclist-bicycle interface and their patented technology was developed and refined over years and now sets a worldwide standard. CyTech understands that each cycling discipline determines a specific…

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Kristin McGrath & Exergy TWENTY16

Pactimo congratulates fellow Coloradan, Kristin McGrath for her third place finish at the Amgen Tour of California Women's Time Trial.  Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon), the former U.S. national champion, took first in the 31-kilometer TT with 55:49, followed 56 seconds later by Alison Powers (NOW-Novartis for MS). Kristin McGrath (Exergy TWENTY16) would claim third with 1:24 behind the leader. In addition to bringing attention to Kristin's outstanding effort, Pactimo is also thrilled to announce the recent partnership…

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Rhae Shaw to ride Amgen TT

Vanderkitten veteran gets coveted spot in the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial The Amgen Tour of California will be hosting an elite women’s time trial in conjunction with its stage 6 TT in San Jose on May 17th, and Vanderkitten's Rhae Shaw will be among the field. This year’s invitation-only event will feature 15 elite riders, including women who are Olympians, world champions, national champions, and champions of other prestigious cycling events. “As the…

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Jelly Belly Signs “Fast Freddie”

"Fast Freddie" Rodriguez is coming to Jelly Belly! The Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda announced today that they have signed three-time U.S. National Champion and seven-time Tour de France rider Fred Rodriguez. “We’re more than excited to obtain Fred Rodriguez and have him part of the team for the remainder of the season,” said team General Manager and Director Danny Van Haute. “Fred’s experience and leadership will be a huge asset for Team Jelly…

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“Druber” in VeloNews

  Our friend, and long-time competitive cyclist, Mark Swartzendruber ("Druber") is featured in a SRAM full-page ad in VeloNews this month. (Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!) [See a larger version of the ad here] So, we thought we'd share this video Mark did a couple years back where he gives us a rundown of the Scarlet Fire team sponsors and shows us what it looks like to be on an Elite Masters team. Pactimo is…

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Davis Phinney – Cycling Legend

Pactimo is thrilled to announce the Davis Phinney Foundation as our May 10in10 campaign selection.  Since 2004, the Davis Phinney Foundation has invested more than $3.8 million in initiatives to support, inform and inspire people living with Parkinson’s to live well today.  Tens of thousands of people living with this disease have been directly touched by one of their fabulous programs or through the Davis Phinney Foundation’s inspirational message: it is possible to live well…

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Pactimo Announces Davis Phinney Foundation as May 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO May 1, 2013 – Pactimo, a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, is excited to announce the Davis Phinney Foundation as their May 10in10 campaign selection.  The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society. “We are excited to partner with this…

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7th Annual Colorado Rocky Mountain Bicycle Tour

August 4th -10th 2013 — 469 Challenging Colorado Mountain Miles Its been called the most challenging Road Bike Tour in Colorado! The 2013 CRMBT promises to once again be the premier weeklong Colorado bicycle tour. The Central and Northern Rocky Mountains offer challenging climbs, beautiful scenery and fun mountain towns for all of the 2013 participants.   CRMBT is going to less travelled spots as well as some of the Classics with our own Triple. What makes…

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How to Balance Racing and Training

 by Stephen Gallagher, DigDeep Coaching Head Coach We are entering part of the year when all of our focus is on the first races and how we are going to fare against our peers after a hard winter’s training.  The excitement is part of the anticipation, as the sign on sheet awaits to kick off the 2013 season. What you maybe haven’t thought about is how you will fit in your training and progression through the racing…

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Sea Otter 2013

by Chloe Woodruff, crankbrothers Race Club Sea Otter quickly comes and goes each year with little time for reflection or much of anything.  It’s one part bike racing, one part trade show and another part an opportunity to catch up with sponsors.  It’s always chaotic but it is still the cycling event in the country and the chaos confirms that cycling is very much alive and well.   The women’s cross-country field was the most competitive I’ve…

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DigDeep Coaching – the new name for Forme Coaching!

DigDeep Coaching becomes the new name for established coaching company, Forme Coaching.  The team are delighted to announce the name change and will continue to build on developing individuals worldwide with passion and drive to make improvements in cycling and triathlon. Why DigDeep Coaching?  ‘We’ve all heard it.   Love it or hate it, it’s what you have to do at that crucial moment when one more climb on your first sportive might break you, making that attempt…

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Sea Otter Classic

Visit us at Sea Otter Classic and register to win! Stop by the Pactimo tent (#141) at Sea Otter in Monterey, CA - April 18 - 21, 2013 - for a chance to win a free cycling kit or a year's subscription to either Bicycling or Velo magazine. We will be having two drawings daily. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Why Improving your CADENCE for Triathlon is Critical

 by Stephen Gallagher, Dig Deep Coaching Head Coach When we look at top athletes in sports such as cycling and running, we see fluidity in their movement – effortless and ‘smooth’ to the naked eye.  Some great examples of this can be seen in African runners whose physique gives them an edge to run at a high pace with little cost to energy stores.  Another example is that of Elite Pro cycling where the cadence…

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Mount Saint Vincent Announced as Pactimo’s April 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO. April 3, 2013 – Pactimo a Denver based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, has revealed Mount Saint Vincent as their April 10in10 campaign selection.  The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society. “We are eager to support Denver’s own Mount Saint Vincent for…

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How Powermeter Helped Win the Race

by Dan Fleeman, Forme Coaching Head Coach Recently there has been much debate in the press regarding riders, and in particular Team Sky racing with powermeters.  Some riders like Vincenzo Nibali (who races with a powermeter) says this nullifies the race and makes it boring as Team Sky riders are using their powermeters to pace what effort they need to ride at to catch the breakaway. Whichever side of the fence you sit on with this there…

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Forme Coaching: Year Round Development

Year Round Development by Stephen Gallagher, Forme Coaching Head Coach. Part of every cycling year is the usual ‘pre-season’ training followed by the ‘race season’, which is where you want to put into practice the hard work and developmental gains made during the off season.  However, the time between race season and pre-season training is where you can potentially lose those gains or it can be a phase of major influence allowing you to again…

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Metaltek-Knights of Old Incredible Season Start

Having returned from a tough training camp in Portugal at the beginning of March, Metaltek-Knights of Old blue and yellow army hit the road scene fired up ready to do battle in 2013. Six riders consisting of Dale Appleby, Kit Gilham, Rob Orr, Gruff Lewis, Matt Pilkington and Chris Bartlett headed to Northern Africa to compete in the Tour de Algerie UCI 2.2.  A tough race due to weather conditions and terrain made the results…

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Dan Fleeman Starts Forme Coaching-Pactimo-Cannondale Team

After a year of racing as an independent mountain biker in the UK former Cervelo TestTeam pro Daniel Fleeman has started his own off-road team. The UK based rider spent 2012 building up his coaching business, Forme Coaching, after retiring from the professional road scene after a final stint at Raleigh. However after dipping his toes in the UK mountain bike circuit last year he has ventured into team management with the Forme Coaching –…

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Forme Coaching: 10 Tips for Race Objectives

10 Tips for Making Race Objectives by Dan Fleeman, Forme Coaching Head Coach Whilst Graeme Obree once said that if you set targets which seem achievable, then you’re not setting your sights high enough, goals still have to be realistic. Alberto Contador is never going to be a kilometre rider and Marcel Kittel isn’t going to be King of the Mountains. Whilst your natural physical attributes can be moulded to a certain extent, they determine…

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Dan Fleeman Interview by Edmond Hood

Dan Fleeman the ex DFL, AN Post, Cervelo Test Team and Raleigh road professional originally came from the fat tyred, muddy world of mountain bikes, before moving across to the road and now he's completing the circle and moving back to the single track at the head of his new Forme Coaching - Pactimo - Cannondale team. And at the end of season 2011 he called ‘time’ on his pro road career.  But now, the…

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Pactimo Announces Challenged Athletes Foundation as First 10in10 Campaign Selection

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO.  March 4, 2013 - Pactimo, Colorado-based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, has announced Challenged Athletes Foundation as their first 10in10 campaign selection.  The 10in10 campaign was designed with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates Pactimo’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society.  “We are excited to have selected CAF as our first non-profit to…

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Win a Pactimo Kit and Jacket!

  As a way to thank all of our Facebook and Twitter fans for a great 2013 start, we will be giving away a Pactimo men's cycling kit and jacket! We're not too far away from reaching 15,000 likes on Facebook, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to thank all the fantastic Pactimo fans across America with a little giveaway. Help us get just a little closer to that 15,000 mark and…

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Jelly Belly pb Kenda’s Cycling’s Director Danny Van Haute

SoCalCycling.com interviews Jelly Belly pb Kenda's Cycling's Team Director Danny Van Haute where Danny discusses the Jelly Belly pb Kenda Cycling Team's goals for 2013 and the longevity of Jelly Belly's sponsorship. Pactimo is proud to be the custom cycling apparel partner for the Jelly Belly p/b Kenda cycling team. Learn more about Jelly Belly and Pactimo » . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…

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Tweet a Pic – Get 20% Off

Post a pic of yourself in Pactimo gear to Twitter and we will send you a 20% Off coupon code you can use in our retail store (http://shop.pactimo.com). Or, post a message to Twitter saying how much you love Pactimo and get a 10% Off coupon. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pactimo to get started. To be eligible, tweets should include @pactimo and the hashtag #pactimorocks. See you on Twitter!    

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Riders Invited to crankbrothers Sponsorship Program

The crankbrothers prodeal sponsorship program is your opportunity to join the crankbrothers team as an ambassador for the brand. crankbrothers is looking for racers who are active in their community and who can help spread the word about our products. As a prodeal sponsored rider, you’ll have exclusive access to prodeal pricing.  As the official crankbrothers apparel partner, we would like to encourage everyone to apply. crankbrothers is a fantastic organization and they are not…

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Pactimo Announces ‘10 in 10’ Campaign to Support Charities

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO.  Jan 24, 2013 - Pactimo, the Colorado-based provider of premium cycling and triathlon apparel, has announced the ‘10 in 10’ campaign with the goal of benefitting ten non-profit organizations in 2013.  The program commemorates the company’s tenth year of operations, as well as its core mission of having a positive impact on society. “Pactimo is very fortunate to have enjoyed an incredible ride so far,” says Pactimo CEO, Frank Kim.  “We provide…

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Karl Heidgen is Powerful!

We are thrilled to announce that Pactimo's VP of Sales, Karl Heidgen, was recently selected as one of Colorado's 25 Most Powerful Salespeople by ColoradoBiz Magazine. This is the fifth year ColoradoBiz has been recognizing the state's Most Powerful Salespeople. Initiated back in 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession, the awards are a way for honoring the hardworking people who would be at the forefront of leading the economic recovery. The 25 honorees…

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crankbrothers Third Season

 The crankbrothers Race Club returns for it’s third season with a new line-up of sponsors set to take the riders to the podium of World Cup and National events. The 2013 team is comprised of just two riders – Chloe Woodruff (Tucson, AZ), and Judy Freeman (Boulder, CO).  “We’ve been very happy with the our two riders,” said Team Director / crankbrothers Art Director, Tim VanGilder. “They both represent our brand perfectly and work together…

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Sneak Preview!

Here's a sneak preview of the 5280 jersey for women that is coming after the first of the year. What do you think?

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“Live From Retül” with Dirk Friel & Todd Carver

Don't miss this interview with Todd Carver of Retül and Dirk Friel of Training Peaks. Todd is one of the top bicycle fit experts in the business. Dirk is the Founder and Chief Evangelist of Training Peaks. Topic for discussion - how bike fit improves performance. Listen online at Over The Top Radio

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Erica Allar: Women’s Crit Racer of the Year

Velo’s latest edition has hit the stands revealing the cycling publications awards in various categories including but not limited to Best Female Criterium Racer, Best Men’s and Women’s team, Domestic Ride of the Year, and Breakthrough Rider of the Year. The RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com Elite Women’s Team took home the award for the 2012 Best Women’s Crit Racer of the Year. For RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com to be honored with an award in the company of teams such as Specialized-lululemon and Optum Pro Cycling is a huge accomplishment for…

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Stage 17 Racing’s Exciting 2013 Roster

Stage 17 Racing, one of Pactimo's sponsored teams and a development cycling team owned and operated by STAGE17.ORG, has announced their 2013 roster. Seven returning riders will be joined by seven exciting additions.   Stage 17 Racing Returning Riders: Andrew Sjogren Ben Bertiger Bryan Larsen Daniel Katz Michael Valdez Rudy Napolitano – Team Consultant Tosh Clements   New additions to Stage 17 Racing: Alex Bowden – from Team Type 1 Daniel Harm – Assistant Director…

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Stage 17 Racing Grows Squad; Adds European Experience For 2013 Season

Stage 17 Racing expands from 8 riders to 14 for 2013 LAKE FOREST, Calif. (December 12, 2012) – Following a successful close to its first complete season, Stage 17 Racing, a development cycling team owned and operated by STAGE17.ORG, is proud to announce its 2013 roster which includes seven returning riders and seven exciting additions. Stage 17 Racing spent the majority of 2012 battling with much more experienced pro teams and riders, but still managed…

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Packing the New Fit Kits

With all the new products in our line up this year we had to create all-new fit kits.  Here they are, getting packed and ready to ship to all the new customers. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it ;-)

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Last Day to Order Country Jerseys

Today's the last day to order a country jersey and have guaranteed delivery before Christmas! There are 29 country styles to choose from. They make a great gift for that international cyclist. Shop Online  

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ALP Cycles is officially official!

Check out the photos and see what Ali Powers is saying about her Pactimo kit. The ALP Cycles kit from Pactimo is the best and most comfortable kit I have ever worn. Read and see more at http://alipowers.blogspot.com

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Danny Van Haute Interview

Check out the Over The Top Radio interview with popular Team 7/11 racer and director of the Jelly Belly team, Danny Van Haute. Listen to the interview on BlogTalkRadio

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Karl & Chloe at El Tour de Tucson

Chloe Woodruff of the crankbrothers team and Pactimo's Karl Heidgen at El Tour de Tucson. Stop by our booth at the EXPO...you'll have the chance to see the new 2013 custom apparel line and pick up some retail sale items anywhere from 25 - 50% off.

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Short Sleeve Jersey Comparison Chart

Check out the recently developed side-by-side short-sleeve jersey comparison chart. We hope you find it helpful and informative when making your custom apparel decisions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager, sales rep or call 800.801.9869. See the Short Sleeve Jersey Comparison Chart

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Pactimo Develops Articulated Cycling Bibs with Silhouette™ Engineering

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – November 7, 2012 - Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, unveiled Silhouette™ Engineering in their 2013 Ascent and Summit line cycling bib shorts for men and women. The innovative design construction introduces a unique articulation, coupled with a sleek strap and front panel design, that will allow riders to enjoy longer rides with less material bunching, chaffing and discomfort. “Typically, people try on bib shorts and stand up…

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Custom Open House – Chicago Cross Cup

Don't miss the chance to meet up with us at the Chicago Cross Cup on November 10th and 11th. Check out the 2013 line and the changes we've made to over 60% of our custom garments. Team leaders: Stop by and meet the Pactimo crew and let’s talk about your team needs. Space is limited! Please RSVP to Rich Smott rjsmott@gmail.com or 708-284-3262 by November 9th. Chicago Cross Cup Hilton Chicago-Indian Lakes Resort 250 West Schick Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108…

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New Skinsuit Comparison Chart

We’ve recently developed side-by-side skinsuit comparison chart to assist you with your custom apparel decisions. We hope you find it helpful and informative! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager, sales rep or call 800.801.9869. See the Skinsuit Comparison Chart

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Get $100 in FREE Stuff

Join us in celebrating 10,000 Facebook Likes   UPDATE: We got our 10 Winners and they have been notified by email. Thanks FB Fans for helping us get to 10,000 Likes! To honor our Facebook fans, we will be giving $100 in free apparel to the first 10 people who email us with a congratulatory note after we break 10,000 Facebook Likes. That's right! All you have to do is be one of the first 10 people…

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New Bib Comparison Charts

We’ve recently developed men's and women's bib comparison charts to assist you with your custom apparel decisions. We hope you find them useful! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager, sales rep or call 800.801.9869. See the Men's Bibs Comparison See the Women's Bibs/Shorts Comparison

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Open House in Vancouver, BC

Don't miss the chance to meet up with us in Vancouver, BC on November 1st from 5pm – 8pm. Join us at the Musette Caffè to check out the 2013 line and changes we've made to over 60% of our custom garments. Team leaders: Grab a cappuccino with the Pactimo crew and let’s talk about your team needs. Space is limited! Please RSVP to Derek Wiback at dwiback@pactimo.com or 858-344-1396 by October 30th. Musette Caffè 1262 Burred Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Z1 (604)…

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Review: Pactimo Women’s Designer Jersey and Shorts

If black-and-white is not your thing, Pactimo has got you covered. by Jen See - The Gavia Files Pactimo was born in a basement in 2003. The Colorado-based company has grown just a little since then, and they offer clothing for cycling, running, and triathlon. The company also does custom team orders.  The thing that stands out most about Pactimo clothing? The colors. Especially in the Women’s Designer line, Pactimo loves bold colors and intricate graphics. If black-and-white…

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ProDesign Cycling Team

George Thomas of Over The Top Radio stopped by for our 2013 Product Line Open House and got this interview with Therese Johnson and Becky Serratoni from the ProDesign Cycling Team.   Listen to the interview   Follow the the ProDesign Cycling Team on Facebook.    

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Sarai Snyder – Girl Bike Love

George Thomas of Over The Top Radio stopped by for our 2013 Product Line Open House and got this interview with Sarai Snyder of Girl Bike Love.   Listen to the interview   Learn more about Girl Bike Love at www.girlbikelove.com

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Rich Hostak – Buena Vista Bike Fest

George Thomas of Over The Top Radio stopped by for our 2013 Product Line Open House and got this interview with Rich Hostak of the Buena Vista Bike Fest.   Listen to the interview   Learn more about the Buena Vista Bike Fest at www.bvbf.org    

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Chris Carr – GS Boulder Cycling Team

George Thomas of Over The Top Radio stopped by for our 2013 Product Line Open House and got this interview with Chris Carr of the GS Boulder cycling team.   Listen to the Interview   Learn more about the GS Boulder cycling team at www.gsboulder.com    

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David Walker – Ironman

George Thomas of Over The Top Radio stopped by for our 2013 Product Line Open House and got this interview with David Walker of Ironman.   Listen to the Interview   Learn more about Ironman at www.ironman.com

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LA Tri Club Announces Three-Year Agreement with Pactimo as the Official Apparel Sponsor

Santa Monica, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2012 – Earlier this week the LA Tri Club signed a sponsorship deal with Pactimo, LLC to be the Official Apparel Provider.  The LA Tri Club is one of the largest and most well-known athletic clubs in the US, with over 1800 members across the states. Pactimo will be servicing the club’s clothing needs via Pactimo’s online Team Store services. Pactimo was the first in the cycling industry to introduce…

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LA Tri Club Announces Three-Year Agreement with Pactimo as the Official Apparel Sponsor

Santa Monica, Calif. – Oct. 17, 2012 - Earlier this week the LA Tri Club signed a sponsorship deal with Pactimo, LLC to be the Official Apparel Provider.  The LA Tri Club is one of the largest and most well-known athletic clubs in the US, with over 1800 members across the states. Pactimo will be servicing the club’s clothing needs via Pactimo’s online Team Store services. Pactimo was the first in the cycling industry to introduce…

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The all-new 2013 Summit Pro Bibs

Now Better than Ever Before! The Summit Pro Bib Short has always represented the ultimate combination of performance design, technical fabrics and premium components. Now it's even better.  Silhouette™ Engineering Bibs engineered with Pactimo's proprietary Silhouette™ technology will provide a superlative fit in your riding position. Innovative articulation, coupled with a unique strap and front panel design means you can enjoy longer rides with less material bunching, chaffing and discomfort. Warning: bibs with Silhouette™ technology…

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The Ritte Cx Rejects

Though many wanted to be a part of this years Ritte Cx Team, not everybody was strong enough to go to war with the Rtte CX Team.... http://youtu.be/DygeB7n6_Nc

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Sneak Preview: The all-new 2013 Summit Speed Jersey

The all-new 2013 Summit Speed jersey continues to break from tradition in every way! Not only does the unique pattern support creative art design, but the engineering behind this lightweight, aerodynamic jersey means you will have lethal speed in a crit. Pactimo's TotalFit™ focuses on your riding position — preventing zipper ripple and bunching on front panels and ensuring a superior, anotomical fit. Transfer-C™, a fabric utilizing 5% carbon material, has been proven to reduce…

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Closeout Sale on 2012 Palisade Jackets

Our Palisade Cool Weather jacket for men and women is being reengineered for 2013, so now's your chance to get the 2012 jacket at a stupid price! Regularly $80, they are now available for $55 (buy two and get free shipping!) Buy now while supplies last at http://shop.pactimo.com/sale-items/ Click images to see a larger version. [gallery link="file"]

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Over The Top Radio Interview with Pactimo’s Management Team

George Thomas of Over The Top Radio stopped by our offices this week to learn more about Pactimo as a whole, our history in custom apparel and what's new in our 2013 line-up. We had a great chat! Listen to the interview with Karl Heidgen, our VP of Sales, Tiffany Howell, our Global Ops Manager and Frank Kim, our CEO. Listen to the interview on blogtalkradio.com    

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New Designer Kits from Leif Kruse

Evoking the beautiful colors of fall in Colorado, Leif Kruse's new "Aspen" design is truly one-of-a-kind. Based on our Ascent line, the same Ascent cycling gear we manufacture for teams all over the globe, these jerseys, shorts and bibs have been designed, constructed and tested to exceed expectations in a variety of weather, road and trail conditions. Painting and drawing are Leif's mediums of choice and he's been experimenting with them since early childhood. Leif's…

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Pactimo Interviewed by Over The Top Radio

George Thomas of Over The Top Radio stopped by our offices this week to learn more about Pactimo as a whole, our history in custom apparel and what's new in our 2013 line-up. We had a great chat! Listen to the interview with Karl Heidgen, our VP of Sales, Tiffany Howell, our Global Ops Manager and Frank Kim, our CEO.

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Denver Artist Debbie Clapper Joins Pactimo's Designer Gallery

Debbie Clapper has joined our Designer Gallery and her debut cycling kits for men and women called "Vortex" are now available. Debbie focuses on creating original patterns, typographics and illustrations, which challenge the viewer to go beyond the surface level and delve deeper into the piece, allowing the art to reflect their own life experiences. Debbie works without aid of a ruler to create hand drawn, imperfect patterns which symbolize the importance of breaking out…

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Women's Cycling: Bike Tune-ups with Chloe Woodruff

Chloe Woodruff, rider for the Crankbrothers Race Club, reviews resources, insight, and encouragement for those wanting to get involved in women's cycling in the Boulder area. Stop by the Valmont Bike Park or check out CommunityCycles.org for more great bike riding resources. Pactimo is proud to the the apparel partner for the crankbrothers race club.

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Want Stage 6 Flagstaff Hill Finish Passes?

Looking for passes to Flagstaff Hill for the Stage 6 finish of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge? Look no further -- we've got some! Flagstaff Hill is going to be some fantastic cycling on Saturday, but they are limiting access to the hill and the finish to a certain number of spectators. Now you can get passes too. All you have to do is post a photo of yourself in Pactimo gear on our Facebook…

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Judy Freeman Wins the 2012 Subaru Cup

Watch this interview with Judy Freeman, who won the 2012 US Pro XTC Subaru Cup Pactimo is proud to be the apparel partner for the crankbrothers race club.  

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One-off Cyclocross Gear – limited time only

Now through November 1st, we are offering no minimums on custom designed cyclocross pieces.* This is your chance to stamp your individuality on the best cycling gear available and buy single custom designed pieces. No minimum orders and no processing fees on the following garments only. Garment One-Off Price Men's/Women's Long Sleeve Jersey $150.00 Cross-Skinsuit $225.00 Long Sleeve Ascent Skinsuit $199.00 Short Sleeve Ascent Skinsuit $189.00 Thermal Bibs $155.00 Aspen Jacket $245.00 Aspen Vest $210.00 Breckenridge Jacket…

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Pactimo Sponsors the 2012 OC Gran Fondo

Pactimo is the official apparel sponsor for the 2012 OC Gran Fondo in Orange County, California on September 29, 2012. You can learn more about the ride here. Or, even more importantly, you can still register here! Click the jerseys to see a larger version.

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Measuring Internal and External Stress of Pre/During/Post TDF – How to Balance It?

by Stephen Gallagher from FORME Coaching Profiling a professional rider's progression to the Tour de France via the Giro and Critérium du Dauphiné. Analyzing the riders CTL, TSB and performance management charts pre/during/post TDF. How riders handle the stresses post TDF, e.g. crits and travel along with them maintaining and increasing form post TDF, factors that must be taken into account. How recovery is an essential ingredient and how it is fitted in around travel…

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Country Jerseys On Sale – Today & Tomorrow!

To honor Bradley Wiggins' win, and all the riders of the 2012 Tour de France, we will be selling our country jerseys for just $70. Enter coupon code 2012TOUR in all uppercase letters and take $25 off each country jersey you purchase. Please note, coupon codes are entered towards the end of the checkout process, after you select your shipping preferences. SHOP NOW Men's Country Jerseys: http://shop.pactimo.com/2012-tour-mens-finale-sale Women's Country Jerseys: http://shop.pactimo.com/2012-tour-womens-finale-sale Sale ends midnight (MDT), Monday, July…

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Colorado's 3 Foot Law

A public service announcement from the Colorado State Patrol on Colorado's 3 Foot Law. http://youtu.be/H1t9ZsJ8II8 What do you think?

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5 Unique 50% Off Sales – 5 Different Days

Celebrate the final 5 days of the Tour with our Blowout Sales To honor the 2012 Tour, and the day's stage winner, we will be having 5 unique sales over the next 5 days. STARTING TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 18th we will be having a jersey sale. Each day after that we will feature a different group of products, also at 50% off! So, don't forget to check Facebook, Twitter or this Blog every day after…

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We Now Print in 3D!

We were the first to bring you great quality at low minimums! The first to guarantee delivery times! We even invented the online ordering system for your team clothing! (And one of our reps says he invented finger snapping...) So now what? WE ARE THE FIRST TO PRINT 3D CYCLING APPAREL. That's right! If you got 3D glasses, best find them now. Read more about it on the Team JVA site: http://teamjva.com/3d-skinsuits

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Training with Power

Using a power meter is the preferred training device most professional cyclists and triathletes these days and the information below explains why.  Other devices such as a heart rate monitor and cyclometer can be used but this guide will focus on the usage of power meters to accurately track performance. Why train with Power? The power meter allows you to accurately and quantitatively measure your training, define areas of strength and weakness, fine tune your…

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2012 Tour Yellow Jersey Sale – Bibs & Shorts, Now 50% Off

To honor Bradley Wiggins taking the yellow jersey in today's stage we will be having a Yellow Jersey - 50% Off sale for the next 24 hours (sale ends July 8th at 9:30 am MDT). Enter coupon code WIGGINS in all uppercase letters and take 50% off selected shorts and bibs. Please note, coupon codes are entered towards the end of the checkout process, after you select your shipping preferences. THIS SALE OFFER HAS EXPIRED. CHECK BACK…

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The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

Have you ever heard the saying “it is not always the strongest racer that wins”? This is definitely true and whether you are an aspiring racer or recreational cyclist just looking to improve your fitness, proper form and technique is a way is key to improving your performance on the bike. There are 2 major components to the above statement. The first is addresses your ability as a cyclist to become as efficient as possible…

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Bike Measurements

Every cyclist should be familiar with the basic mechanics of his or her bicycle and also have a record of bike setup or measurements. Why? Seatposts, handlebars and other parts can slip or rotate, maybe you will need to travel with your bike and need to take it apart and rebuild it, if you get a new bike you will need to know how to set it up to be similar to your old bike,…

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Yellow Jersey Sale – 50% OFF ALL Cycling Apparel

Our first 2012 Tour Sale is now in effect! To honor Fabian Cancellara keeping the yellow jersey in today's first stage, following his opening-day prologue win, we will be having a Yellow Jersey - 50% Off sale for the next 24 hours (sale ends July 2nd at 9:30 am MDT). Visit our online retail store and tale 50% off ALL jerseys, shorts, jackets and accessories (charity gear not included). Enter coupon code CANCELLARA in all uppercase…

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Still Taking Rush Orders for Custom Team or Club Apparel

Got an event, race or ride coming up and want to get team or club cycling apparel? It's not too late! -- We are still taking rush orders! Pactimo provides premium custom-designed team apparel and athletic wear to world champions, pros and elite cyclists all around the globe. Our clothing technology is based on the best performing fabrics and chamois available, and, unlike most of our competitors, we actually own our factory and manufacturing equipment. That means we will always have…

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Bike Handling Skills and Drills

Many people think that the pros don’t work on their handling skills but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Most professionals routinely do handling drills to keep their skills at the highest level.  Being comfortable and competent on your bicycle allows you to focus on making gains in training and in competition. Knowing how to handle your bike in difficult situations gives you the confidence and knowledge to avoid crashing or injury. So frequently…

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Cody's Challenge

We would like to share with everyone the link to enter this years Cody's Challenge sportive that will run on the 21st October in Armagh, UK. The event is named in memory of Cody Gallagher, the young son of our Forme Coaching partner, Stephen Gallagher, who passed away from heart disease. All of the entrance money goes directly to the charity Childrens Heartbeat Trust so please support this great cause and enjoy an event that will provide routes…

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Amy Thornquist Wins Pescadero Road Race

Congratulations to Amy Thornquist who won the The 15th Annual Pescadero Coastal Classic Road Race. Great day for Stevens as Marley Smith was third and Heather Van Sickle was fourth. Look at all the teal on the podium! Molly Van Houweling from MetroMint was second. Pactimo is proud to be the apparel partner for Stevens.

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Pactimo and Matthew Haggett Partner to Create Unique Cycling Apparel

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Jun. 20, 2011 - Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, has recently partnered with Portland, Oregon-based fine artist, designer, and illustrator Matthew Haggett to create fresh, dynamic, unique cycling apparel. Each of Haggett’s limited-edition designs will be personally crafted and signed and featured in Pactimo’s online “Designer Gallery.” Showcasing one-of-a-kind cycling gear, the Designer Gallery is targeted to both men and women who strive to stand out from the…

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Laura Van Gilder is Not So Mellow!

Laura Van Gilder of the Mellow Mushroom team leaves them all behind and takes the win at the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic 2012. Mandy Marquardt (Team Type 1-Sanofi) came in second and third place went to Kimberly Edwards (unsigned). Pactimo is proud to be the apparel partner for Mellow Mushroom.

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Amazing stunt riding…on a carbon road bike

It's not every day that you see a carbon road bike being used as a stunt machine -- hopping over boulders at the beach and styling it up at the skate park. British trials legend Martyn Ashton does just that and more in this video. http://youtu.be/5z1fSpZNXhU

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Interbike Moves to the Mandalay Bay in 2013

Organizers of the Interbike International Bicycle Expo (Interbike) announced that they have signed a three-year agreement with the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (MBCC) to host the cycling industry’s premier tradeshow beginning in 2013 and continuing through 2015. Interbike believes that the move to the MBCC will provide exhibitors with improved ROI and deliver an enhanced experience for its attendees. The popular OutDoor Demo product testing event held for the two days preceding Interbike, will remain…

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Newest Designer Gallery Kits

Don't miss the newest Designer Gallery kits from Arlene Pedersen. After ten years in Tucson and influenced by the international cycling community, Arlene shifted her fine art from canvas to fabric with the creation of her distinctive GoLOCO Jerseys line. "The jerseys are created art with the intention of beauty," Arlene said, "but I still want anyone who wears one to feel strong and powerful." You can read more and see her amazing designs here.

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5 Training Ideas to Increase Cycling Power

Power bursts are a great way to increase your leg strength and muscular endurance, which is the ability to pedal a relatively large gear at a moderate cadence (i.e., force generation). It's a versatile workout that you can complete on any terrain. Begin by warming up thoroughly. This should include easy spinning as well as a few pulls in bigger gears to prepare your legs. Read the rest of this article by Tyrone A. Holmes here.

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The Importance of Cycling Form and Technique

Have you ever heard the saying “it is not always the strongest racer that wins”? This is definitely true and whether you are an aspiring racer or recreational cyclist just looking to improve your fitness. There are 2 major components to the above statement. The first addresses your ability as a cyclist to become as efficient as possible on the bike. Yes, watts and power are important. But even more important is speed and efficiency.…

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Jelly Belly on the Podium at Tulsa Tough – 3 Days in a Row

Jelly Belly's Brad Huff places three days in a row at Tulsa Tough. On Friday, Huff claimed the number 3 spot in the Blue Dome Criterium behind Optum Pro p/b KBS's Ken Hanson and Justin Williams of CashCall Mortgage. Huff again got the 3rd spot in Saturday's Brady Village Criterium with Luis Amaran of Jamis/Sutter Home taking first and Hanson locking in second place. Huff pulled up to 2nd behind Ken Hanson for Sunday's River…

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Recent Team Designs

Here's a few of the cool kits we have produced for teams recently. (more...)

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Packing for a Race or Event

As the outdoor cycling season gets underway, many of us are starting to go to races, charity rides, group rides or other cycling events. Being prepared and having all of your necessary items/gear will help you have a successful and fun day. Event day or race day often includes extra stress or anxiety for many reasons. You may want to do well or win, have a good ride, finish, keep up with your friends, set…

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Over the Top Radio Interview with Karl Heidgen

This morning, Over the Top Radio interviewed Karl Heidgen, our VP of Custom Sales. Topics discussed: Pactimo"s history and dedication to cycling, custom apparel online casino spiele ordering process, designer gallery and online retail store. Listen to the interview here. And, if you"d like, give a shout out to Karl, you can contact him at kheidgen@pactimo.com!

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Preventing Saddle Discomfort

The pad in your bike shorts is your main defense against saddle discomfort. Check out this video with Tom from TriSports.com as he examines the products from the main supplier of high-end chamois for cycling shorts...our chamois supplier, Elastic Interface. http://youtu.be/H-k3H03dqMo

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Over the Top Radio Interview with Pactimo’s Karl Heidgen

George Thomas of Over the Top Radio interviewed our Karl Heidgen, VP of Custom Sales. Topics discussed: Pactimo’s history and dedication to cycling, custom apparel ordering process, designer gallery and online retail store. Listen to the interview on Over The Top Radio    

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SCNCA and NCNCA Championship Clothing

Check out the new SCNCA and NCNCA Championship Clothing. Congratulations to the winners!

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World Bicycle Relief

Help us support World Bicycle Relief, an amazing charitable organization dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities. Proceeds from the cycling and triathlete apparel sold through their store will help to change lives across Africa. Transportation in the form…

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RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com Continues Lead

The RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com team continues lead in individual and team overall after round six of the USA CRITS Series and the continues to lead the NCC individual standings. Up Next: RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma for Tulsa Tough for three days of racing. Tulsa Tough is part of the NCC. For more information please visit: www.ridecleanteam.com www.facebook.com/ridecleanteam www.tulsatough.com Pactimo is proud to be the apparel partner of the RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com team.

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Help Us Support the Bahati Foundation

Founded by world class cyclist Rahsaan Bahati, the mission of the Bahati Foundation is to support inner city youth in under-served communities through inspirational speaking engagements and cycling outreach programs. These are designed to motivate and empower kids toward higher achievement in education, music and sports. For each jersey or bib sold, Pactimo will donate $20 to support the Bahati Foundation. You can buy the jersey or bibs here. For more information: www.bahatifoundation.org

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Final Sprint – Glencoe Grand Prix

Nick Frey (www.boobicycles.com -- a Pactimo partner) sprinting through the final corner at the Glencoe Grand Prix. Nick ended up placing 14th in the field sprint, 17th overall, on his Boo RS-R. http://youtu.be/moS6D3cAGfA

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Jeremy Powers Warms Up for Philly

U.S. cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers warms up for the 2012 TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship with some stair walking. You won't want to miss this! Watch the video here: http://bcove.me/k4q1hrbm

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What Goes into the Perfect Chamois

Watch this video from our chamois provider, Cytech. You'll be amazed at what goes into the developing the perfect chamois. http://youtu.be/JFMTPedTy0U Cytech's vision was to imagine a totally elastic cycling chamois as the cyclist-bicycle interface. They patented the technology and have been developing it over the years. It was 1989 when they presented their first thermo-formed anatomic pad, with multi thicknesses and gel. It launched Elastic Interface® Technology and was an instant success, setting a…

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Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic

Some great racing going on at the Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic. Check out the photos and news.

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Pactimo and Water.org Join Forces

Pactimo is thrilled to announce its partnership with Water.org. Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Help us support and bring awareness to Water.org. For each jersey or running T sold, Pactimo will donate $20 and $10 respectively to Water.org. You can buy the jerseys and running Ts here.…

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Saddle Positions and Pressure Points

Here's a short video from our chamois provider, Elastic Interface, about how data obtained in their laboratories confirms how even small alterations to the saddle position translate into improved symmetry in the down stroke, improved cycling output and reduced oxygen consumption at a constant wattage. http://youtu.be/Gtt5RQXxyQs

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Matthew Haggett Joins Pactimo's Designer Gallery Artists

We are excited to partner up with Portland, Oregon-based fine artist, designer, and illustrator Matthew Haggett. Matthew will be designing limited-edition cycling apparel that will be featured in our online “Designer Gallery.” His first designs are bold and stylish, incorporating a retro design reminiscent of the 1970’s. “We’re extremely happy to be working with such talented artists who are producing great looking cycling apparel," said Pactimo's CEO Frank Kim. "Matthew’s sharp designs will continue our commitment to…

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FREE Cycling Shorts!

Get a FREE pair of Cycling Shorts for men or women when you buy a jersey or spend $95. Hurry, the offer expires on midnight, May 31st. http://shop.pactimo.com/cycling-shorts-for-free/

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Team Green Gear

Here's a sample of the new gear we've created for Team Green. See more here. Learn more about Team Green here.

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Don't Miss Next Week's Sale…

We'd love to tell you what we will be doing for our sale next week...but that would take all of the fun out of it! Let's just say that you'll be happy you didn't miss it. Check back here, watch for our email or visit shop.pactimo.com on May 30th for more details. _____________________ Sign up for our weekly Sales and Information email here.

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The crankbrothers at Sea Otter Classic

CyclingDirt joined the crankbrothers Race Club in Monterey, California last month to take you behind the scenes with team riders Chloe Woodruff and Judy Freeman at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic. http://youtu.be/J1rGBWFuodI Pactimo is proud to be the apparel partner for the crankbrothers.

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The New Boo RS-M 29er

Shredding trails west of Fort Collins on the new Boo RS-M 29er! http://youtu.be/oU5Q-p_0X1s RIDER - Nick Frey CLOTHING - Pactimo BIKE - Boo RS-M29er with carbon fishnet downtube www.boobicycles.com

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2012 Summer Games Cycling Jerseys

Celebrate the 2012 Summer Games with a unique country jersey. These Premium jerseys features the exact same design, technical components and materials used in our Ascent line, apparel we provide to the teams all over the globe. They can be manufactured and delivered to you in 3 weeks and the ONE-OF-A-KIND design is limited to 100 pieces before it will be discontinued. There are 17 different countries to choose from. You can see and buy them here.

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Men's Designer Gallery Jerseys and Bib Shorts Sale

Last week we had a Girls Rock sale. This week it's all about the guys! All men's Designer Gallery jerseys and bib shorts are on sale through May 28th. Enter coupon code MENRCOOL2 in all uppercase letters when you checkout and you will get $30 off each pair of bib shorts or jersey you are purchasing. Learn more and shop online here.

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Light Gives Heat + WBR

Check out this great kit from Light Gives Heat. A portion of all special edition Light Gives Heat/World Bicycle Relief jersey sales went toward the purchase of WBR bikes for the women of LGH in Uganda. Learn more about this great cause here.

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California State Championship Cycling Jerseys by Pactimo

Congratulations on your latest win if you're a new 2012 California NCNCA or SCNCA State Champion. Pactimo is proud to be supplying your jerseys and designed both Men's and Women's specific styles. Each jersey has SCNCA or NCNCA across the pockets.

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$30 Off ALL Women's Designer Gallery Jerseys and Shorts

We are having a limited time only sale on our women's designer gallery cycling shorts and jerseys. Until midnight May 20th you can get $30 off each item. Don't miss it! Visit this page for more details.

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The Coolest Bike Gear at the Sea Otter Classic

GQ Magazine selected Arlene Pedersen's Day of the Dead jersey for their Coolest Bike Gear at the Sea Otter Classic roundup. Arlene recently joined our Designer Gallery lineup and the cool jersey design is her first item specifically designed for Pactimo. Like so many of our Designer Gallery artists, Arlene is a lover of cycling and athlete in her own right. A former Olympic Curling Champion, she moved to Tucson, Arizona, from central Canada and became…

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The Coolest Bike Gear at the Sea Otter Classic – GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine selected Arlene Pedersen’s Day of the Dead jersey for their Coolest Bike Gear at the Sea Otter Classic roundup. Arlene recently joined our Designer Gallery lineup and the cool jersey design is her first item specifically designed for Pactimo. Like so many of our Designer Gallery artists, Arlene is a lover of cycling and athlete in her own right. A former Olympic Curling Champion, she moved to Tucson, Arizona, from central Canada and became…

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Jelly Belly p/b Kenda Wins in Back-to-Back Races

Sergio Hernandez won the Barrio Logan Grand Prix on Saturday, and Brad Huff followed up with a victory in the Dana Point Grand Prix on Sunday. Team director Danny Van Haute said that when he was looking at the race schedule for Southern California, he thought Barrio Logan would be a great warm-up for Dana Point, an NRC race. And it would seem the strategy worked. At Dana Point on Sunday, the five Jelly Belly riders…

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Brad Huff Edges Justin Williams at Dana Point Grand Prix

Jelly Belly outplays a stacked UnitedHealthcare team leading to Brad Huff's second Dana Point Grand Prix win. Twenty-two-year old Justin Williams (CashCall Mortgage) placed second while 20-year old Ben Swedberg (California Giant Berry Farms) took third ahead of fourth place Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare). "It's impressive," Huff said afterwards. "UnitedHealthcare took the front with about seven to go and I didn't know if it was going to happen because it was pretty hectic behind them. My…

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Laura Van Gilder Wins Historic Roswell Criterium

Congratulations to Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom-Rose Bandit Racing) for her Historic Roswell Criterium win. Her win came at the second stop on the USA Crits Speed Week where she topped USA Crits series leader Erica Allar (RideClean-Patentit.com) and Sarah Fader (Pepper Palace-Spin-Tech Training) in a bunch sprint. “Experience and having a good team that I can rely on behind me (made the difference),” said Van Gilder. “Today I really felt a lot of pressure, and it helps…

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Toys for the Two-Wheeled Set – WIRED Magazine

BY JIM MERITHEW - April 2012 It doesn’t matter what you ride or how you ride, this is the time of year when the bike biz incites your lust for new stuff. Whether you ride in shorts or a skinsuit, with hairy legs or shaved, in chunky shoes or carbon kicks, there is almost certainly something in the bike mags that’s got you drooling. There was so much good stuff at the Sea Otter Classic we…

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Pactimo and 1in6 Join Forces to Support Men

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Mar. 15, 2012 - Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, is excited to announce its partnership with “1in6, Inc.,” a nonprofit organization established by founding board member and three time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond. 1in6 is dedicated to supporting men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood. “We are extremely proud to support 1in6 and their mission to help men who have experienced sexual abuse…

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Forme Coaching to Represent Pactimo in the UK and Ireland

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, USA / BELFAST, IRELAND – March 13, 2012 - Pactimo, a specialist in custom cycling apparel, is partnering with Forme Coaching to market and sell Pactimo custom team clothing in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Belfast-based Forme Coaching was started by Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman who have 15 years combined experience racing on the continental pro circuit including professional contracts with An Post Sean Kelly Team and the Cervelo Test Team, amoungst other…

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Arlene Pedersen Joins Pactimo’s Designer Gallery

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Mar. 9, 2011 – Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, has recently partnered with Canadian-born artist and designer Arlene Pedersen to create fresh, dynamic, unique cycling apparel.  Pedersen’s gear will be featured on Pactimo’s online Designer Gallery™ and will be targeted to both men and women who strive to stand out from the crowd. Each design will be personally crafted and signed by the artist. Pedersen’s first, bold design is her…

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Girl Gear – Pactimo Ascent Jersey

Pactimo again makes a splash with an sassy schemed, affordable jersey and arm warmers. by Sarai Snyder - Girl Bike Love  Pactimo is all about gear that is comfortable and looks great. The Women’s Ascent Short Sleeve Jersey is no exception. Designed with a women’s shape in mind, this jersey stands out as a great option for custom kit orders. Several features make the jersey’s comfort top notch.  With a proper looking, comfortable collar, lined with seam…

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Pactimo Supports Rebuilding in Haiti Via HOPE Worldwide

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – DEC 19, 2011 - Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, is partnering with HOPE worldwide to support the continuing rebuilding of Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. The seismic event and its many aftershocks destroyed large swaths of the capitol, killed thousands, and left up to one million homeless. HOPE worldwide was an immediate presence in the relief effort and has now transitioned into long-term rebuilding programs including…

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Pactimo Announces Partnership with Bahati Foundation

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Nov. 10, 2011 - Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, is excited to announce its new partnership with the Bahati Foundation. Pactimo will be the official clothing supplier for the Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team for 2012. The Bahati Foundation was created by Rahsaan Bahati, a pro cyclist since 2001, to inspire and empower underprivileged inner-city youth to rise above their circumstances through the sport of cycling. “As a world-class…

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Pactimo Honored with INC 500/5000 Fastest Growing Award

WASHINGTON DC – Sept. 23, 2011 - Pactimo, a leading provider of premium technical athletic apparel, is honored to be selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. This is the third consecutive year that Pactimo has made the prestigious list. Inc., the only major business magazine focused solely for CEOs of fast-growing, private companies, compiles its list based on a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent…

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Pactimo Receives 2011 Colorado Companies to Watch Award

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – Jul. 19, 2011 – Pactimo, a leading provider of of technical performance athletic apparel, was among an exclusive group of Colorado companies to be distinguished with the 2011 Colorado Companies to Watch (COCTW) award. “The Colorado Companies to Watch program has a consistent record of success and represents a wide range of industries and services,” Gov. John Hickenlooper says. “These excellent companies are selling high-quality Colorado products and services in every corner…

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Product Review: Pactimo Summit Pro Bib Shorts

Here's a review of our Summit Pro Bib Shorts apparel by Mark Swartzendruber published in March 2011 on the www.truesport.com website: Everything you are about to read it the absolute truth. Day 2 of Camp Ventura was a hard day. I met with my brother and the rest of the noon riders from Patagonia. It was a small group, 4 riders in addition to me. I was determined to have a long hard day in the saddle. Read…

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