Ranger Camp 2015

Blackburn Ranger Camp is where our newly christened ambassadors are introduced to the brand, our culture and our products. It’s just like a pro cycling team’s training camp, but fun. In 2015 we brought the camp to ride around our home in California, starting at the San Jose Airport and riding south for three days to wrap up at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey. The route took us through lush urban bike paths, awe inspiring redwood forests, and the surfer infested beaches of Santa Cruz with great food, camaraderie and fun along the way.

8bar x Kappstein Chainring

8bar and Kappstein are both brands from Germany with the same passion for high-end cycling parts. That’s why they wanted to collaborate and generate something unique. The output is a lightweight custom chainring produced of a single peace of 7075-T6 aluminium, which makes it super strong, lightweight and stiff at the same time. With a precise production there is less friction compared to a normal chainring. This makes you faster and reduces the noise of the chain dramatically. To reduce the weight they made some inserts showing the outlines of the 8bar logo. This 8bar team is going to race the 8bar x Kappstein CNC chainring in races across the globe.