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🚲 MTBW - Phil from Skills with Phil - Madeira & the Trans-Madeira Race - 10 small upgrades to make your bike more capable

January 12 · Issue #11 · View online
MTB Weekly
Hey there!
This weekend, I was finally able to head out to my local trail for some snow fun. Check out this short clip of my ride and let me know how you are coping with the snow and winter season in general! Share your pics or videos and I’ll feature them in next week’s issue!
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👀 Profile: Phil from Skills with Phil
I first stumbled on Phil on Seth’s bike hacks channel. He’s a really cool dude, and and former professional racer that uses his channel to teach mountain bike skills to both beginners and advanced riders. In the video bellow he’s helping out Seth pimp his backyard bike park - Berm Creek and in the process explains a lot about how jumps work. Also, check out his other content on his YouTube Channel.
🗺 Places: Madeira & the Trans-Madeira Race
The Trans-Madeira Race is an annual race across - you guessed it: Madeira. The race is open to the public, and even though 2019 is sold out, you can still join the waiting list, in case someone drops out. This video captures last year’s race, talking to the participants, and showing off the beauty that is Madeira.
🔥 The new Jeffsy ad from YT is... dramatic
In 2016 YT introduced their Jeffsy bike line with a unconventional campaign #IHATEJEFFSY. But this year, it looks like they have outdone themselves by hiring the services of Christopher Walken and his dramatic pep talk about friendship. Check it out:
🔝 Tips&Tricks: 10 small upgrades to make your bike more capable
Before you decide to ditch your old bike for a shiny new one, take a look at this list of upgrades you can do to make your bike more capable and aggresive.
💰 Tips&Tricks: 12 MTB products under $50
Seth tests 12 products for under $50 that can make your life on a bike easier (or not).
MTB Products under $50 | Reviewed
💥 Reviews of the week
💯 Deals of the week
🇪🇺🧨 RockShox Monarch RL Rear Shock 2017 | €71.99 (70% from €239.49)
Yes, it’s a 2017 model, but at this price, it’s kind of hard to beat.
🇪🇺🧥 Gore Wear C3 | €119.99 - €132.49 (41% off from €203.49)
Stay dry and warm with this slick waterproof Gore-Text jacket from Gore Wear. Sizes available S, XL, XXL.
🇪🇺🚲 Cube Hanzz 190 SL 27.5 | €1792.99 (38% off from €2869.49)
If you need a downhill machine, the Cube Hanzz 190 SL 27.5 is on sale. It features SRAM’s GX 1x11 and 200mm of travel in the front and 190mm in the back.
🇺🇸⛑ IXS Xult Full Face Helmet | $129.99 (63% off from $349)
IXS makes some awesome bike gear. This helmet features a polymer shell to keep your brains protected and Coolmax padding to keep'em cool.
🇺🇸🥽 Smith Squad Goggles | $39.99 (53% from $85)
And while you’re at it, why not get a pair of goggles to go along your new full face helmet 😊
🇺🇸👞 Shimano SH-ME2 clip shoes | $44.99 (50% from $90)
This is an entry level clip shoe has a glass fiber midsole that is stiff enough to provide good power transfer, but also allow walking for those push-your-bike segments of the trail.
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