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Week in Review: New Venge Disc, Trek Slash, Salsa, Surly, Wolf Tooth & tons more

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As usual, there were a ton of new bikes and products out this week, including big global brands Trek and Specialized. And there were plenty of new ones from Moots, Norco and QBP’s Salsa, Surly and Foundry brands, too. But we also found quite a few new models from European bike makers Superior and Radon. Add in new components and wheels from Campy, Wolf Tooth, AbsoluteBlack and others and you’ve got plenty to catch up on. Headline links below, all opening in a fresh tab for easy browsing…

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As usual, there were a ton of new bikes and products out this week, including big global brands Trek and Specialized. And there were plenty of new ones from Moots, Norco and QBP’s Salsa, Surly and Foundry brands, too. But we also found quite a few new models from European bike makers Superior and Radon. […]

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Blackburn ‘Roll With It’ book & movie combo now available

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Sometimes just seeing other people getting out there and doing it is enough to make you get out there and do it. Other times, it’s just entertaining to watch them do it from the comfort of your couch. Either way, the new Roll With It book and movie from Blackburn, Niner and New Belgium Brewing fits the bill.

Buy the book for $20 and you’ll get the movie download for free. Or, rent the movie on a 24 hour streaming deal for $10. Or just buy the digital download of the movie for $20. Which seems silly since you won’t get the book, a guide for getting your friends together for a bike packing trip. Because we all know that getting out there and doing it is more fun with friends. Trailer below…

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Sometimes just seeing other people getting out there and doing it is enough to make you get out there and do it. Other times, it’s just entertaining to watch them do it from the comfort of your couch. Either way, the new Roll With It book and movie from Blackburn, Niner and New Belgium Brewing […]

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Review: Fast rolling, tubeless-ready Schwalbe G-One gravel road bike tires

Schwalbe G-One gravel tire review and actual weights

Schwalbe G-One gravel tire review and actual weights

There’s the dream of gravel riding, and then there’s the reality of heading out your door on paved roads to string together snippets of dirt trail, backroads and the occasional gravel access road. Or, at least for us urbanites, that’s more often the case than not. And for those situations, a tire like the Schwalbe G-One makes a lot of sense.

It rolls fast, rides smooth and quiet on the tarmac, and has enough traction to tackle some pebble infused routes sans drama. It also makes for a great race tire if your course is hardpacked and dry. We threw a set on the scale, measured ’em, then hit the (off) road…

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There’s the dream of gravel riding, and then there’s the reality of heading out your door on paved roads to string together snippets of dirt trail, backroads and the occasional gravel access road. Or, at least for us urbanites, that’s more often the case than not. And for those situations, a tire like the Schwalbe […]

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Review: Fly Pedals Version 2 clipless pedal platform adaptors

Fly Pedals Version 2

Many of us ride clipless pedals. Some of us want to ride them in “regular” shoes now and then, without having to swap over to flats. Enter Kickstarter success story Fly Pedals’ universal clipless pedal platform adapters. These are click-in platforms, drilled to accept cleats for all the major two- and three-bole clipless standards. This second iteration of the product is 30% lighter, has optional Velcro straps, and is weighted for easier platform-up positioning, which helps you get your foot firmly planted from a standing start. It’s a smart, simple concept, but do they live up to the promise?

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Many of us ride clipless pedals. Some of us want to ride them in “regular” shoes now and then, without having to swap over to flats. Enter Kickstarter success story Fly Pedals’ universal clipless pedal platform adapters. These are click-in platforms, drilled to accept cleats for all the major two- and three-bole clipless standards. This second […]

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Proviz announces their new Reflect360 CRS reflective cycling jackets- now in color!

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Proviz Reflect360+ jacket, lit up

In the pursuit of making bicycle commuting safer we’ve seen bike lights that shine in several directions, helmets and backpacks with built-in LED’s, and even devices that illuminate your bike’s rims but one product that really shined in our eyes was Proviz’s Reflect360 jacket.

Bikerumor first tested the original Reflect360 jacket back in 2014, and we were immediately impressed by the excellent all-around visibility it provides, even in semi-lit dawn/dusk conditions. The jacket has since seen a few revisions and was renamed the Reflect360+, but the most noticeable update has just been announced – The Reflect360 CRS is now available in several different colors, all which reflect light just as well as the earlier grey models.

The company’s latest campaign on Kickstarter was fully funded in just six hours, and there’s still plenty of time to buy one of these clever dull-by-day, bright-by-night jackets…
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In the pursuit of making bicycle commuting safer we’ve seen bike lights that shine in several directions, helmets and backpacks with built-in LED’s, and even devices that illuminate your bike’s rims but one product that really shined in our eyes was Proviz’s Reflect360 jacket. Bikerumor first tested the original Reflect360 jacket back in 2014, and […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Sturt Gorge – Adelaide, South Australia

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Photo submitted by David Filcoff, “Taken on a late winter afternoon on the Lomandra MTB trail in Sturt Gorge near Adelaide, South Australia.”

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Photo submitted by David Filcoff, “Taken on a late winter afternoon on the Lomandra MTB trail in Sturt Gorge near Adelaide, South Australia.” 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.

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2017 Specialized Venge ViAS Disc aero road bike speeds into reality

2017 Specialized Venge ViAS Disc S-Works brake aero road bike

2017 Specialized Venge ViAS Disc S-Works brake aero road bike

It’s been teased and leaked for some time, but now the 2017 Specialized Venge ViAS Disc is official. Utilizing all of the same aerodynamics modeling and testing as the original, along with absolutely top-level Fact 11-R carbon fiber construction and integrated cockpit details as the rim brake version, they’re showing it to be about as fast as their Shiv TT bike and original rim-brake Venge. Basically, it brings all of the aero benefits and adds real world stopping power to their top level race road bike…

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It’s been teased and leaked for some time, but now the 2017 Specialized Venge ViAS Disc is official. Utilizing all of the same aerodynamics modeling and testing as the original, along with absolutely top-level Fact 11-R carbon fiber construction and integrated cockpit details as the rim brake version, they’re showing it to be about as […]

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Polar Bottles go (really) big w/ new 42oz water bottle & bold colors

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It’s called the Big 42, and no, this beast won’t fit in your bottle cage, but for keeping plenty of fluids on hand en route to the ride or race, 42oz is gonna be hard to beat. And it’s insulated, so all that fluid should stay cool long enough for you to drink it all, too.

Also new are solid color bottles in the traditional sizes, helping you stand out with bright, color coordinated and virtually logo-free bottles for your ride…

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It’s called the Big 42, and no, this beast won’t fit in your bottle cage, but for keeping plenty of fluids on hand en route to the ride or race, 42oz is gonna be hard to beat. And it’s insulated, so all that fluid should stay cool long enough for you to drink it all, […]

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2017 Trek Slash goes 29er only, rounds out their enduro lineup

2017 Trek Slash RSL 29er enduro mountain bike

2017 Trek Slash RSL 29er enduro mountain bike

OK, so far Trek’s put their longer travel “trail” bikes into very specific wheel size categories for 2017. We saw the Fuel EX go to mostly 29ers with the capability to run 27.5+ also, the Remedy move strictly to 27.5″, and now the Slash goes 29er only. Both the Slash and Remedy work with 150mm rear wheel travel, but they now go about it in different ways.

The Remedy keeps Trek’s very plush Full Floater design, which puts the lower shock mount on the chainstays in front of a main pivot. The result is an incredibly supple rear suspension regardless of travel, something we’ve especially liked on the shorter travel Top Fuel in the past. The new Slash, however, switches back to a fixed lower shock mount. And it’s made for big wheels…

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OK, so far Trek’s put their longer travel “trail” bikes into very specific wheel size categories for 2017. We saw the Fuel EX go to mostly 29ers with the capability to run 27.5+ also, the Remedy move strictly to 27.5″, and now the Slash goes 29er only. Both the Slash and Remedy work with 150mm […]

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