Bike Gear
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On this adrenaline-fueled adventure we brought together leading local innovators in mountain biking components, electric bikes, bike packing gear, and cutting-edge bike apparel to shred the trails at Cold Spring Basecamp in Zirconia, NC.  Discover the latest in outdoor technology and gear that’s propelling the biking industry forward.  Scroll down to see more images and meet the makers!

Meet the makers

Cane Creek Cycling Components has been shaping the cycling industry for nearly 3 decades and they are proud to call Pisgah National Forest home. As an employee-owned company, they set the highest of expectations when they bring a product to market, sustained by premium customer service and interactions.

Tsuga USA is a design house and outdoor gear manufacturer specializing in high-performance cycling products and outdoor gear. Based in Boone, NC, Tsuga is made up of a team of riders, climbers, and creative thinkers who share an obsession with the outdoors and a dedication to high-quality craftsmanship. From mountain bike tailgate pads to rugged tote bags, everything Tsuga builds is designed to simplify everyday life and make it easier to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

Cognative MTB was founded in December 2017 with the aim of creating premium rider-inspired apparel for those immersed in trail life. Located on the Ecusta Trail, and just minutes from Dupont Recreational Forest and Pisgah National Forest, Cognative’s apparel is designed and trail-tested for fit, function, and durability. Be sure to visit the  Cognative Ride House Airbnb and Cognative Brew House – their destination for mountain bikers, retail store, high-end coffee shop and community gathering space.

Industry Nine manufactures precision cycling components for mountain, road and gravel bikes in Asheville, NC. Industry Nine believes in protecting our forests and is committed to sourcing reusable and recyclable packaging, trail adoption and supporting various trail access and cycling advocacy groups nationwide.

Manufactured in Woodfin, NC, Rockgeist Bikepack USA is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of bicycle travel with custom bike packing gear designed with innovation, advanced materials, and made-in-USA craftsmanship to help you become more self-sufficient and adventure farther. 

Located in Hildebran, NC, DeFeet manufactures cycling socks and accessories engineered for comfort, fit, and durability. DeFeet socks and accessories are manufactured with the highest quality sustainable fibers, and are guaranteed to withstand normal conditions of cycling, hiking, and daily wear.

Manufactured in Mars Hill, NC, Outrider USA builds ultralight, pedal-electric vehicles for people of all ability levels. Most recently, Outrider expanded into 4-wheel vehicles with the Coyote – an ultralight, electric AWD single-seater with Tesla batteries that blurs the line between wheelchair and ATV, and fits in an SUV.

Endless Bike Co. makes single speed cogs and narrow wide chainrings, so you can color match or color compliment your bike. Female-owned and fabricated in Western North Carolina.

    These mountains make us industry leaders, thinkers, builders, growers, dreamers, makers, athletes and caretakers. How will these mountains make you?

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