Make Room for The Washoe – LeMond’s New Modern Steel Road Bike

LeMond Washoe

LeMond Bicycles out of Minneapolis, MN, got its start back in ’86, the same year Greg LeMond won the Tour de France. Now LeMond “returns to its roots” with the launch of the new Washoe steel road bike. Similar to the ’86 models, the Washoe is handmade and hand painted in the USA–and the new version is customizable to your specs.

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Canyonlands, Utah

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Photo submitted by Morten Smidt, “Moab dreams coming true.”

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IB14: Alchemist Drops Ultralight Carbon 29er Wheels, Plus New Kuroshiro 29+ Rim


Italian brand Alchemist showed off their latest lightweight hoops, this time with a somewhat more subtle design than past offerings.

The new 29er Clincher RR is a race-ready mountain bike wheel that comes in at just 1,245g per set. That’s with properly wide rims (26mm internal), thru axle hub options and 24 spokes per wheel. Much of the weight savings comes from rims that register at just 325g each, minimizing rotational weight.

They’re laced up with Sapim CX-Ray spokes to their own carbon-and-alloy hubs…


IB14: Pioneer Adds Cycling Computer Bundles, Integrates Di2 & Auto Strava Uploads

pioneer cycling power meter now available for installation on your own crankset

Pioneer showed offer several improvements to both the system and the packaging to make them a more viable option among all manner of cyclists.

For starters, you can now add their dual-sided power meter to your existing crankset. Originally, the sold a complete Dura-Ace 9000 or Ultegra 6800 crankset with power meter preinstalled for $1,850 or $1,550 respectively. Now, you can purchase the components on their own for $1,299. They come with a return shipping box, a “birth certificate” that you fill in with your information and they complete with the full installation procedure details. You send it in, they clean and prep the cranks, install it in their California-based clean room, and return it. The process will be facilitated by your local bike shop, and Pioneer will keep them posted on progress. Return time is estimated at 7-10 business days depending on how far you are from California.

The power meter is compatible with any ANT+ cycling computer, but to display all of Pioneer’s advanced metrics, you’ll still need to buy the SGX-CA500 computer for $300. Or, you could get the new bundle…


IB14: Detroit Bikes Moves Away From Henry Ford Black, Premiers B-Type Step Through Frame

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Last year we featured a story about a small company called Detroit Bikes, who was manufacturing affordable commuter bikes in the United States. Available only in one size and color to keep prices affordable, the completes came equipped with a nexus 3 speed hub, front brake, rear coaster brake, and rack.

The total price for the package was $699, which included a Tig Welded 4130 frame made from US Steel. And a custom rack, chain protector, and wheels, which are all built in house.

To better accommodate smaller riders, Detroit Bikes is not expanding their product line to include a step through frame called the B-Type.  READ MORE ->

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area – Lappland, Finland

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Photo submitted by Taisto Karjalainen.

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Buy the Ace-Sufferfest Mountain Bike Team Jersey, Help Support Racing Where It’s Needed


The Sufferfest, who makes our favorite training videos, also sponsors the first all-black UCI mountain bike team, helping them get equipped, trained and to the races. Now they need your help to keep one of their riders toeing the line. Here’s plea from The Sufferfest:

21 year old Likeleli Masitise is the only woman on the team. An orphan, she comes from a rural town in Lesotho. She won her first national title in 2012 and won again in 2013. She’s since become the first black woman to make the podium in a UCI ranked MTB race. However, on Christmas Day, her beloved bike was stolen and she hasn’t been able to train or compete properly since.

We’re asking for $100 for this jersey that will be the talk of the group on your next ride. Thanks to the generosity of our partners at Pactimo clothing, all proceeds go towards getting that bike for Likeleli. Hurry – it’s only on sale until 30th of September (jerseys will be shipped out in early November).

Click here to order, and slip past the break for pics of the jersey…


EB14: New Ritchey WCS Trail Wheels, 35mm Bar & Stem, Lightweight Carbon Road Components, Teasers & More!


As usual, Ritchey’s tradeshow booth was littered with new products for both road and mountain bikes, along with a prototype part. Technically, it’s a teaser to a possible prototype, but we’ve put the pieces together and it’s looking good.

As for production parts, the new WCS Trail 650B mountain bike wheels bring their wider, tougher component line to the middle sized wheel market. The hubs are convertible between QR and thru axles front and rear -including 20mm for the front- and the freehub can be standard or XD Driver. Disc mounts are Centerlock, sitting on forged hubs rolling on oversized sealed bearings. Inside width is 25mm.

Roll through for closeup photos on this and plenty more…


IB14: Prototype Boardman SLS Endurance Road Bike and Carbon Wheels, Plus Mercedes AMG F1 Edition Air 9.8

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Known best for TT bikes, British brand Boardman had a prototype endurance road frame on display at Interbike. It features road specific geometry, disc brakes, clearance for up to 30 mm tires, and a stunning metallic paint finish. READ MORE ->