As Dirty Freehub has grown, so have our costs. We are no longer that itty, bitty, little website! The site has over a 150 pages, 20,000 photos and operates in two regions of the world. Without sponsorship, we really wouldn’t be able to keep it up. Therefore, we encourage you to give our sponsors a first look when doing bike business. They really help make gravel cool!
Interested in being a sponsor? Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wahoo is a title sponsor of Dirty Freehub. They make gravel cool and easy!
We find the Wahoo bike computers to be the best in class for route navigation. Recently we made the switch to the all new Roam device. Wow! Big color screen. Super easy route integration with platforms like RideWithGPS and Strava. And super easy integration with heart rate monitors, power meters, and speed / cadence sensors. And super easy set up through the phone app.
Wahoo is also good people. Even though we are small (but growing!), they have been responsive to our needs and suggestions. They are helping us do more in the gravel scene so we can do more for you.
The next time you are in the market for bike computers, trainers and fitness products give them a look!
CushCore is a title sponsor of Dirty Freehub. They make gravel really fun to ride!
CushCore, the revolutionary tire insert, is installed on all of our gravel bikes. It dampens vibration, increases comfort, and provides great sidewall protection. With CushCore the ride quality is so improved that we have removed vibration damping stems and vibration dampening forks from several of our bikes. In effect, we saved weight by removing these components and adding CushCore.
Also, with CushCore, we no longer carry spare tubes. More often than not, the tube fix for flat tires and cut sidewalls fails. With CushCore, we carry extra sealant, Dynaplugs,a rubber tire patch, some contact cement glue and some sturdy electrical tape. Yep! … by placing the patch on a sidewall cut on the outside of the tire with some contact cement and sealing it with electrical tape, we find this gets us home in the most dire of circumstances. No more tubes!
We are sold on the CushCore technology, and recommend that you give it a go!
The Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder / Breakaway Promotions is a title sponsor of Dirty Freehub. We are very excited to be partnered with Breakaway Promotions as we all share a belief in “doing good” and giving back to the communities we work with.
The Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder is 5 day gravel adventure through the heart of the Cascade mountains that took place in June 2019 and will happen again in June 2020. We rode 2 of the 5 days and had a blast! Excellent routes, good food and great people. Pick from two route options: the Adventurer or the Explorer. Visit Fort Sisters, Blue River, Oakridge, Gilchrist and LaPine. Race it, Ride it, Enjoy it!!
The Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder is held annually on the last Saturday in October and leverages the 3C Ranch to provide a complete family-friendly experience. Attendees enjoy the beautiful grounds for event activities and live music, onsite camping and accommodations, campground games, a robust communal campfire and more!
Starting at 4,500 ft. and elevations ranging from 3,000ft in the neighboring town of San Manuel to 8,000ft in Summerhaven, Mount Lemmon, a limited field of 500 riders discover the challenges and gratification from riding awesome back-country gravel/dirt roads (and some pavement) among old mining and cattle ranching operations at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains within the Coronado National Forest, ALL while taking in the endless beauty of the fall season in the San Pedro River Valley.
Pine Mountain Sports is one of the premier mountain bike shops in Bend, Oregon. They have always had a strong presence in the mountain bike community and recently added gravel to their line-up. They carry Santa Cruz Stigmata and the Juliana Quincy gravel bikes, as well as several drop bar adventure bikes from Trek.”
When you stop in, be sure to tell HenryA or MarkC that the Dirty Freehub team sent you!
We have been doing business with WebCyclery for over 20 years. Ed Micek, a long time employee of the shop, and bike builder extraordinaire has built up 3 of our gravel bikes. He recommends the right components for the right frame. He builds bikes that look great … and that function flawlessly.
WebCyclery was one of the first to sponsor Dirty Freehub and the first to publicize Dirty Freehub routes.
Good Bike Co is located in Prineville, Oregon the gateway to the Ochoco mountains … and great gravel riding and bike packing! At the shop you will find 5 taps of local craft beer and a cool outdoor patio overlooking the historic Crook County Courthouse.
James Good, the owner of Good Bike Company, is one of the
good great guys in the cycling world. He works really, really hard putting on events like the Ochoco Gravel Roubaix and the Ochoco Overlander and doing a number of informative seminars.
They carry products by Salsa, Surly and Trek. The also rent gravel, mountain and bikepacking bikes and have a full supply of bags and accessories.
If you are in Prineville, make sure to stop in and say hi!
The Dirty Freehub team has been doing business with Sunnyside Sports for over 20 years. They sell mountain bikes, road bikes, and gravel bikes by Ibis and Trek. Sunnyside Sports also rents gravel, road and mountain bikes in Bend, Oregon. “Evil Gina” and “Steamboat Angie” rave about their new Ibis Hakka 1X Di2 gravel bikes. These guys also do a number of seminars and events, make sure to check out their events page.
Hutch’s bike shop is one of original bike shops in Bend, Oregon dating back to 1981. Today, Hutch’s has three stores — two in Bend and one in Redmond.
Owner Jim Lewis has been instrumental in the local cycling community and helped expand and grow the cycling community over the decades. Jim expanded the Hutch’s business, opening a multi-sport automotive rack system store in Bend creatively named Rack-N-Roll.
Hutch’s is a full-service family owned business providing bikes, bike services and automotive rack systems for Central Oregon. These include gravel, road, mountain, city and youth bicycles. Hutch’s employs 20 full-time employees and up to 50 employees in the summer season.
Sagebrush Cycles has focused on gravel riding before it was called gravel riding!
Early on we converted Ritchey bicycles to fit larger tires and we were a pioneer in mapping out routes in Central Oregon. Today, we now support the two major gravel events in the area: the Cascade Gravel Grinder and the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder.
We offer gravel bikes from Orbea, Litespeed, Ritchey, Merlin, and Pivot. Virtually all of our builds are custom or partial custom and we will build the perfect bike for your adventure whether it be to race, tour, or explore the back country.
Opened in 2008 by Sterling and Kathy McCord, Bend Electric Bikes is a multi-brand eBike shop in Central Oregon selling and servicing Electric and Cargo Bikes. Brands include Giant, Specialized, Felt, Benno, Gazelle, Raleigh, Riese & Müller, Tern, Xtracycle, Bullitt, Urban Arrow, plus Bosch, Shimano and Yamaha systems.
They also maintain a fleet of eBike rentals for hourly, daily and weekly use.
With over 10 years of knowledge and experience in the eBike world Bend Electric Bikes is excited to be part of the revolution. Check them out and enjoy a test ride – located at the corner of NW Hill & Florida in Old Bend.
Bowen Sports Performance specializes in performance coaching, bike camps, spin and strength classes and bike fitting. Gravel Girl’s bike is a custom fit by this shop … and she loves it! Gravel Girl and Captain “O” both are active participants in the performance spin classes during the winter.
Bart Bowen is the owner and founder of Bowen Sport Performance. Bart was a professional cyclist and two time national road champion. We have known and been client of Bart’s for 12+ years. He is an all around good guy!