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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: August 28, 2014

Briefings By Photo by ADAM VOORHES
Canondale-Gear-Patrol Slipstream to Ride Cannondale
Cycling giants Cannondale and Slipstream Sports are officially joining forces in 2015, which means that riders will swap their Cervelos for Cannondales. Garmin will remain a sponsor.
Adidas-Agravic-2-Gear-Patrol Adidas Terrex Agravic Collection
Of the products we saw at Outdoor Retailer in August, one of the most exciting lines is the Adidas Terrex Agravic collection. The name, agravic — which refers to a state in which the effect of gravity is zero — is apt. The super lightweight apparel comes out in 2015.
Asos-Gear-Patrol Inside the Assos HQ
Assos is the top dog of cycling apparel: they sponsor a total of zero pro riders and yet are used by 850 pros, who pay themselves for their gear. Peloton goes inside their Lugano, Switzerland, headquarters.
Fat-Gear-Patrol What Makes Us Fat?
In any given decade, consuming almost anything but cigarettes will be considered good for you at one point and bad at another. Wired reports on the big-budget studies that aim to find out once and for all what makes us fat.
Sport-App-Gear-Patrol An App for Pick-Up Sports
A new iOS app called Sporty connects people who want to play team sports but lack the numbers, ideal for an existing crew looking to pad their numbers of the lone ringer who wants to dominate friendly local pick-up games.
Garmin-Vector-Gear-Patrol A New Power Meter from Garmin
Last year Garmin introduced the Vector, a pedal-based power measurement system. The new Vector S is less expensive, measuring power output from the just the left leg, putting it roughly in the same price range as Stages.
Grand-Canyon-Gear-Patrol The End of R2R2R
Running rim to rim to rim in the Grand Canyon is bucket list adventure for ultra runners, but thanks to increased traffic and pressure on the limited facilities, the park may start restricting access.
Going “Rim to Rim to Rim” is a double-crossing of the Grand Canyon, covering 42.4 miles and 22,000 feet of vertical, and it’s a rite of passage for ultra runners. GP contributor Ben Clark reports on his epic there-and-back-again run.