EB14: Reynolds Carbon Road Bike Wheels Go Tubeless, New Disc Brake Options

reynolds assault strike performance carbon wheels go tubeless with more disc brake options

Reynolds’ Attack, Assault SLG and Strike SLG Performance road carbon clinchers all become tubeless ready for 2015, and the Attack becomes available in a disc brake specific option, too. The 46 Aero also gets a disc brake option, and three Aero (46, 58 and 72) wheelsets all get tubular rim options. 

Weights for the Performance line stays the same with the switch to tubeless compatibility, coming in at 1365g, 1515g and 1635g. Depths are 29, 41 and 62 millimeters respectively, and all are rated for anything from road to gravel to cyclocross.

To go tubeless the bead hook and channel had to change, and designer and aero guru Paul Lew explains…

Whistler Wendesday: Claire Buchar Summer of Summit, Remy Métailler Burns the Whistler Bike Park, and a whole lot of stoke

As a woman, I take an active interest in the various edits staring female riders that stream through my inbox. Almost always though, they’re disappointingly cutesy. Relying more on smiles for a sponsorship than a banger, so viewers are left with the bad taste of poorly used slomo instead of stoke.

Women like Casey BrownManon Carpenter, and Micayla Gatto, have been holding it down, but Claire Buchar just raised the bar. Hulk smashing through roots, an epic no hander, with a touch of classic Kovaric, make this one of my favorite edits of the year.

But wait wait, there’s more.

EB14: Jagwire Warms up to Disc Brakes w/ New Finned Cooling Rotors

jagwire elite cr1 finned brake rotor

Jagwire is jumping straight into the premium category with their new Elite CR1 vented 3-piece brake rotor.

The three piece design pairs a stainless steel braking surface with stamped aluminum fins pinned to them. Those sit on a forged alloy spider, which helps keep the whole thing very stiff.

They’ve benchmarked them against Shimano’s IceTech rotors, and they say performance is equivalent, even being a hair better for the first 100 seconds they’re the same. And how often are youbraking for 100 seconds? Performance, in their tests, refers to heat management. Theirs stayed a bit cooler during the first minute of braking…


Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Sipoonkorpi National Park

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Photo submitted by Ville, “Here is a photo from my short one night trip to Sipoonkorpi National Park here in Finland. Its 5.30am and I have just woken up to this incredible sunrise!”

We always 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.

EB14: One Ride Review on Canyon’s fat Dude


We caught up with the Canyon engineering team this afternoon at Eurobike, and they were very psyched to show us their new fatbike project that they are bringing to market.  The four-person product development team got so excited as the project developed that it ended up being the fastest carbon frame to make it through their total development process. Now they like to call the finished bike a trail bike, since it doesn’t really need to be held aside to wait for sand or snow.

Float on past the break to see the lightweight wheelset they developed with DT, some cool frame details, pricing, target weights, and our first impressions….


EB14: New Pro-level Noah SL Aero Road Bike From Ridley


With feedback from their Pro-Tour sponsored Lotto-Belisol team, Ridley has developed an evolution of their Noah FAST aero bike concept into the professional-level Noah SL. The Noah SL fits in between the 2 bike the pro-team picks from, the Helium and Noah Fast, pulling benefits from each to create a bike to keep weight low, while still giving riders the aero advantages they’ve come to demand for the fast and bunch sprint races.

Come past the cut for detail on the development and the tech on the new bike.


Giro & Bell Partner With MIPS & IceDot, Plus Bell Launches New Multi Impact Rated DJ Helmets


Giro MIPS Diagram

If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, MIPS is the biggest buzzword in helmet safety today. The acronym stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, and is a technology that seeks to reduce the damage from angled impacts. It works by using a liner inside the helmet as a low friction slip plane, which allow the helmet to rotate slightly in a crash and helps absorb rotational energy.

Both Giro and Bell will be launching helmets with the technology that span their commuter, road, and mountain bike line ups.


EB14: Schwalbe Pumps up Procore Dual Chamber System On All Rims, Jumbo Jim 4.8″ Fatbike Tire, Actual weights, more

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At trade shows everyone seems to ask the same question – have you seen anything cool? Most of the time there are a lot of interesting products, but especially in a show the size of Eurobike it’s hard to really stand out. Schwalbe seems to have no such trouble thanks to their game changing tire technology – Procore.

After a few good teases, the production version of the system was unveiled tonight at the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen which happens to be a fitting shrine to German engineering. Since we last reported on the technology a few things have changed including the amount of compatible rims. Full details next…


Felt Adds Z-Series Disc Brake Road Bike, Abides with Dude Fat Bike


Felt released the rest of their 2015 road bikes at the beginning of August, but they saved one for Eurobike. With the burgeoning gravel racing market, the F1 PR looked pretty good, except it doesn’t have the other current road buzz word: Disc brakes. Ender the new Z-series Disc. It’s a new version of their popular Z-series road bikes that adds disc brakes and a bit more tire clearance.

The top model, shown here, gets Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Ultegra Di2, the new Mavic Ksyrium Disc (which we’ll have more info on this week!) wheels and FSA SL-K crankset.

Below that is the Z4 with SRAM hydros with 160mm rotors and Rival group, Mavic Aksium wheels and Zipp cockpit. Finally, there’s the Z75 alloy model with a Shimano non-series/105 mix with TRP Spyre mechanical disc brake calipers running 160/140 rotors.

Check some frame detail photos below, then chill with the Dude…