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K-Edge machines new Sport level Garmin & Wahoo mounts, Splayd mounts for integrated bar/stem

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K-Edge has always been fiercely proud of their precision machined aluminum mounts for computers and lights. Their position has always been that their mounts are a pro level product and while plastic mounts can get the job done, they feel your $$$ Garmin or Wahoo deserves the highest level of security.

Unfortunately, that has correlated with a higher price than their competitors thanks to the amount of machining time for their flagship mounts. Now, they have another option. The new Sport series won’t be replacing their current line, now called their Pro series, but it will offer a more affordable option for those shopping on price, but who still want the strength and hold of an aluminum mount…

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K-Edge has always been fiercely proud of their precision machined aluminum mounts for computers and lights. Their position has always been that their mounts are a pro level product and while plastic mounts can get the job done, they feel your $$$ Garmin or Wahoo deserves the highest level of security. Unfortunately, that has correlated […]

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Ion steps into clipless & flat pedal shoes with new Rascal & Raid Amp

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For their fifth year making bike gear, Ion has decided to branch out a bit with a new product type. Focusing pretty heavily on the sole and working back up, they have paired up with Swiss shoemaker Suplest to introduce their own mountain bike shoes geared more towards the more trail riders and gravity-focused flat pedal crew. The new Rascal keeps a sneaker look but builds in clipless pedal compatibility and a flexible velcro strap to cinch them down tight, while the Raid Amp delivers a sticky-soled, skate-style lace up ready to tackle the toughest trails…
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For their fifth year making bike gear, Ion has decided to branch out a bit with a new product type. Focusing pretty heavily on the sole and working back up, they have paired up with Swiss shoemaker Suplest to introduce their own mountain bike shoes geared more towards the more trail riders and gravity-focused flat […]

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Giro cinches down with new Factor & Factress Techlace road shoes

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Giro is introducing a new way to dial in shoe fit with their Techlace system that is claimed to combine the ease-of-use of velcro with the customizable fit & feel of laces across the forefoot. Then they are topping it off with the fine adjustability of a Boa setup to lock your foot down tight. Coming first to the new men’s Factor Techlace and women’s Factress Techlace road shoes, the system aims to combine the best of both modern and classic shoe fit in a snappy premium package…

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Giro is introducing a new way to dial in shoe fit with their Techlace system that is claimed to combine the ease-of-use of velcro with the customizable fit & feel of laces across the forefoot. Then they are topping it off with the fine adjustability of a Boa setup to lock your foot down tight. Coming first to the […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Lake Superior – Marquette, Michigan

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Photo submitted by Steve Farr, “Retrieving the rider and bike after a large rock roll that ended in Lake Superior. We went out to catch the sunrise and make the drop into the lake! Rider: Neil Washburn, Photo: Steve Farr.” See the plunge after the break, it’s worth the click…

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Photo submitted by Steve Farr, “Retrieving the rider and bike after a large rock roll that ended in Lake Superior. We went out to catch the sunrise and make the drop into the lake! Rider: Neil Washburn, Photo: Steve Farr.” See the plunge after the break, it’s worth the click… We love to see your photos and […]

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Cannondale bumps 27+ in high-end Bad Habit Carbon, entry-level Cujo alloy hardtail

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The new Bad Habit Carbon has all the grip and float of the original 27+ aluminum package. The Habit SE and women’s models roll out in new, bold colorways. And the Cujo packs a ton of value into a reasonably priced package to make 27.5×3.0 accessible to the entry level rider. More on this after the jump. Continue reading “Cannondale bumps 27+ in high-end Bad Habit Carbon, entry-level Cujo alloy hardtail”



The new Bad Habit Carbon has all the grip and float of the original 27+ aluminum package. The Habit SE and women’s models roll out in new, bold colorways. And the Cujo packs a ton of value into a reasonably priced package to make 27.5×3.0 accessible to the entry level rider. More on this after the […]

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Review: Hermes Sport’s magnetically pawled, mostly US-made hubs & alloy wheels

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(Editor’s Note: This is a guest review from our friends at Blacksmith Cycle in Canada. They are not a dealer of Hermes Sport and have no affiliation with them or incentive to promote the brand, but they ride hard and often, try a lot of boutique products for their own use, and we trust their opinion.)

The Hermes Sport aluminum clincher wheels are not your run of the mill aluminum hoops. These are American-assembled, lightweight, solidly-stiff, tech-heavy wheels that demand to be taken seriously. While the super sexy Hermes hubset ought be the focus of this wheelset review, the asymmetric rims matched with Mach-1 bladed alloy spokes also performed well under continuous testing across a three-month span of about 1,500km of riding.

In terms of specs, we covered them at the Fall 2014 launch, and things have remained relatively unchanged, except that Hermes Sport has now dropped pricing to $750 for the wheelset, with ceramic bearing upgrade running a very reasonable $90. When you consider that a set of Chris King R45 hubs retails for almost this price, getting the entire wheelset built on the Hermes Sport hubs would seem to represent a solid deal in this wheel category…

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(Editor’s Note: This is a guest review from our friends at Blacksmith Cycle in Canada. They are not a dealer of Hermes Sport and have no affiliation with them or incentive to promote the brand, but they ride hard and often, try a lot of boutique products for their own use, and we trust their […]

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Week in Review: New bikes from Turner, Pivot, Stevens & Otso, tons of new helmets, more!

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This year’s pre-Eurobike week was a little less crazy than normal, a calm before the storm so to speak. Which means next week is gonna be bonkers. The show starts Wednesday, but we’ll have quite a few sneak peaks going live Monday and Tuesday, and then the floodgates open.

For now, look back on quite a few new bikes, including the Otso startup from our friends at Wolf Tooth Components, a surprising number of new helmets from all over the world, pro bike checks and more launches from Crankworx. Oh, and the usual collection of new bike goodies, too. On the industry side, we broke news of HIA Velo’s U.S. carbon manufacturing setting up shop in Little Rock, Arkansas, and of American Classic announcing a new OEM hub, rim and wheel line. Check it all out below, with every headline from this past week opening in a new tab for easy reading…

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This year’s pre-Eurobike week was a little less crazy than normal, a calm before the storm so to speak. Which means next week is gonna be bonkers. The show starts Wednesday, but we’ll have quite a few sneak peaks going live Monday and Tuesday, and then the floodgates open. For now, look back on quite […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Fort Macon State Park, NC

 

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Photo submitted by Steve, “Fort Macon State Park overlooking ramparts just past sunrise.”

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  Photo submitted by Steve, “Fort Macon State Park overlooking ramparts just past sunrise.” We love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your photo with a brief description here.

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Formula debuts new wide Linea MTB wheel lineup, plus Cura-E e-bike brakes

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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, 27.5+ & 29ers in both Boost and standard spacings to cover everything from your lightweight XC riding, through regular trail riding, and off the enduro drops on the other side. Take a look with us at the new Linea 2, 3 & 4 wheelsets, and the hubs at their core after the jump.

Plus, check out their new Cura-E e-bike brakes too, to see what happens when you start thinking about connecting your levers into your bike’s wiring harness…
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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, […]

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