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Writing a profile on someone you've never met can be a tricky proposition, but in the case of this Sam Bassetti interview we were lucky enough to make contact with one of Sam’s best friends and riding partners, Tyler Williams. They are both from Santa Rosa, California, they train together and they have both spent time racing at the pro level. Tyler does great job of introducing us to Sam, so here goes.  “I would describe Sam as being a pretty quiet, shy, and soft spoken guy, generally,” said Tyler Williams. “A very good friend who can handle being the butt of pretty...

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I find myself standing under the big white and blue Trust Performance tent. It’s my first “demo day” experience and I’m a bit like a fish out of water. I have been riding more and more over the past couple of months, exclusively on borrowed bikes. I wouldn’t call myself experienced enough to know how to shop for a brand new shiny $8000 bike, though it is definitely time to get a bike of my own. So, I find myself face-to-face with the Trust mechanic, attempting to understand the “fit” questions he is hitting me with. I had done a...

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Jim Holst is a Kali super supporter. He wears our helmets. He talks Kali tech like a boss. And when he goes to the races with his kids and his grandkids he sits under a Kali Protectives tents and preaches the word of Kali.  And up until now we knew him as our friend who works at QBP, races BMX and is passionate about getting better protection on racers of all ages, sizes and talents, but we wanted to know more. So we asked him some probing questions. The answers made us love Jim even more and we wanted to share his story with you. ...

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WTB, Vigilante 2.6 $70.95 We, here at Kali, put our collective minds together to offer up this #kalikrew approved gift list for the holiday season. It was not an easy task to whittle our list to just ten things, as there are so many great bicycle bits and bobs being produced right now, it is just crazy. You could always skip our list and throw down for Enve’s new home inflation contraption or any number of the fantastic new e-bikes on the market or even the ultimate POV camera, the GoPro HERO8 Black. Or just take our advice and pick something off the...

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Sitting around the campfire at Kali Kamp I recognize almost no one. Sure we spent the day turning pedals together, but all the faces were new to me and now I’m at a loss for who’s who. So I’ve reverted to the age old technique of identifying everyone by asking “hey, what bike are you riding?” This not only makes it easy to identify who they are and how they ride, but supplies hours, upon hours, of mutually entertaining conversation.  “How much travel does that bad boy have?” “How wide of bars are you running?” “Did you try the same...

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