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Week’s Best Videos: Bike Power in NYC, Juliana bikes Going Places, and Sharing the ride in Africa

Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to proper use of e-bike tech, lugging gear for the long haul supporting his cycling community and getting more folks on bikes.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

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Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Banff – Alberta, Canada

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Photo submitted by Erik K., “Honeymooning in Banff National Park along the world-class Lake Minnewanka Trail. In spite of numerous grizzly bear warning signs and thunderstorms looming, my wife happily wanted to press on further down the trail. I married the right woman!”

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Photo submitted by Erik K., “Honeymooning in Banff National Park along the world-class Lake Minnewanka Trail. In spite of numerous grizzly bear warning signs and thunderstorms looming, my wife happily wanted to press on further down the trail. I married the right woman!” We always love to see your photos and would like to show […]

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Week in Review: Rolling resistance science, lots of new bikes, gear reviews and more!

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Lots of great enduro and mountain bike reviews this week, plus plenty of new bikes for all types of riding from Pivot, Trek, Bianchi, Budnitz and others. Plus, if your kids are looking to get the pro treatment, Isla Bikes unveiled their complete line of “pro” level youth bikes for mountain and cyclocross. Catch up with everything we covered this week on the list below, each link opening in a new tab for your reading convenience…

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Lots of great enduro and mountain bike reviews this week, plus plenty of new bikes for all types of riding from Pivot, Trek, Bianchi, Budnitz and others. Plus, if your kids are looking to get the pro treatment, Isla Bikes unveiled their complete line of “pro” level youth bikes for mountain and cyclocross. Catch up […]

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Niner sets you down the road less traveled for less coin w/ Tiagra RLT9 build

Niner RLT9 gravel road bike with affordable Shimano Tiagra group

Niner’s alloy RLT9 has proven to be a reliable, fun bike on the gravel paths and service roads. Now, it’s also a more affordable bike thanks to a full Shimano Tiagra group built out with Niner’s cockpit and wheels. The new budget model also comes in a new Gun Metal Gray, which looks awfully similar to the Forge Gray on the recently updated SIR9 steel hardtail.

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Niner’s alloy RLT9 has proven to be a reliable, fun bike on the gravel paths and service roads. Now, it’s also a more affordable bike thanks to a full Shimano Tiagra group built out with Niner’s cockpit and wheels. The new budget model also comes in a new Gun Metal Gray, which looks awfully similar […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: San Martin, California

bikerumor pic of the day San Martin, California

Photo submitted by Patrick Ribera-McKay, “This is a photo from my local CX loop at Harvey Bear Ranch County Park in San Martin, California. I rounded the corner and was stopped by this awesome view.”

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Photo submitted by Patrick Ribera-McKay, “This is a photo from my local CX loop at Harvey Bear Ranch County Park in San Martin, California. I rounded the corner and was stopped by this awesome view.” We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic […]

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Review: Camelbak K.U.D.U. hydration pack is ready for adventure…and enduro!

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Along with the Bell Super 2R mountain bike helmet with removable chin bar, I needed an enduro-ready hydration pack for round one of the Italian Super Enduro series. Why? And what makes it “enduro ready”?

The Italian series, and others throughout the world, require spine protection to be worn during the race. And they require a full face helmet to be worn on the timed sections. The Super 2R’s convertible design made it possible to bring along just one helmet without having to wear a true full face during all the climbing transfer stages. But, that chin bar had to go somewhere while I was riding, as did water, snacks, a tool, tubes, etc. And, putting the back protection on the pack meant I didn’t need another padded base layer under my jersey to trap heat. So, I opted for a pack that combined my desired storage with the required protection, which was the Camelbak K.U.D.U…

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Along with the Bell Super 2R mountain bike helmet with removable chin bar, I needed an enduro-ready hydration pack for round one of the Italian Super Enduro series. Why? And what makes it “enduro ready”? The Italian series, and others throughout the world, require spine protection to be worn during the race. And they require […]

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Sneak Peek! ENVE goes wider with new M60forty Plus carbon wheels

sneak peek at new ENVE M60 Wide carbon fiber mountain bike wheels

sneak peek at new ENVE M60 Wide carbon fiber mountain bike wheels

Last summer, ENVE added high volume options to their M60forty and M70thirty mountain bike wheels in response to riders’ desires for bigger tires. Now, with the “plus” sized movement in full swing, it looks like they needed something even bigger to accommodate the 2.8″ and wider tires hitting the market. The goal with both the original M-series, the HV widths and now this Plus version is to have appropriately matched tire size and rim width, which improves handling, ride characteristics and safety.

Our source suggests the official launch for these wheels isn’t until end of June and that some specs may change before that announcement, but we have some basics…

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Last summer, ENVE added high volume options to their M60forty and M70thirty mountain bike wheels in response to riders’ desires for bigger tires. Now, with the “plus” sized movement in full swing, it looks like they needed something even bigger to accommodate the 2.8″ and wider tires hitting the market. The goal with both the original […]

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How much rolling resistance do fat bike tires really generate?

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No one ever says “I want more rolling resistance with my new set of tires”, but it isn’t always easy to really know what you are getting into. On road bikes it seems like there are maybe two simple questions to predict rolling resistance: is the tire expensive, and is it really light? If you answer yes to both of those, you have pretty good odds of getting a fast tire. Not guaranteed, but it’s a decent start. On the mountain bike, it seems that the correlation between high cost/low weight and low rolling resistance isn’t so clear, and when you take the leap to a fat bike, that just goes out the window.

So that’s where independent testing comes in, and no one currently seems to offer a more comprehensive list of tires with a repeatable test protocol than Jarno Bierman of Bicycle Rolling Resistance in the Netherlands. His latest round of tests pits 8 fat tires against each other to see how much 4” tires are really trying to slow you down. Check out which fat tires fare the best, and even get a look at how the real difference between butyl and latex tubes and tubeless adds up…

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No one ever says “I want more rolling resistance with my new set of tires”, but it isn’t always easy to really know what you are getting into. On road bikes it seems like there are maybe two simple questions to predict rolling resistance: is the tire expensive, and is it really light? If you answer yes […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

  • WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of service. Led by WTB/Cannondale OverMountain Team athletes Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler they put together 2 days of rain and 1 day of sun for a weekend of perfect dirt, and seemingly endless shuttle laps. WTB.comCheck out more hits from the week after the break…

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WTB partners with Semper Fi Fund to create a recovery mountain bike camp – After months of collaboration and planning, WTB and the Semper Fi Fund partnered to give an unforgettable mountain biking experience to 16 US Military service members who have used their love for mountain biking to help their mental and physical recovery from a life of […]

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