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Week’s Best Videos: (North) Shore Play with Remi & Rocky

Vancouver’s  North Shore makes a great spot for off-season training for the Enduro World Series. Joining the Rocky Mountain Urge bp Rally Team this year, Remi Gauvin took to the Shore to get in shape for 2016. Originally hailing from nearby Vancouver Island and with a DH racing background, Remi has been getting loose on the BC trails no mater what bike for many years. Join Remi as he takes his new Altitude to the well-made jumps and berms set in BC’s deep forests…

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Vancouver’s  North Shore makes a great spot for off-season training for the Enduro World Series. Joining the Rocky Mountain Urge bp Rally Team this year, Remi Gauvin took to the Shore to get in shape for 2016. Originally hailing from nearby Vancouver Island and with a DH racing background, Remi has been getting loose on the […]

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Week In Review: fancy paint, clever hacks, crazy concepts and more!

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This week we saw impressively painted bikes from Scott for the Rio Olympics, Marin reintroducing their classic color fade in honor of their 30th anniversary, and looking toward the future Cyclotron’s hub-less bike fulfilling their crowdfunding goals. There was also a hands-free communication device from Japan to keep you and your riding buddies in touch whether you are riding locally or around the world, a hack to make your reverb work with any lever, and lots more. Skim through all the headlines below so you don’t fall off the back… Continue reading “Week In Review: fancy paint, clever hacks, crazy concepts and more!”



This week we saw impressively painted bikes from Scott for the Rio Olympics, Marin reintroducing their classic color fade in honor of their 30th anniversary, and looking toward the future Cyclotron’s hub-less bike fulfilling their crowdfunding goals. There was also a hands-free communication device from Japan to keep you and your riding buddies in touch whether […]

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Eye Candy! Rio Olympic paint schemes from Scott; fully wrapped Rocky Mountain from rie:sel designs

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With several of their athletes (like the amazing Nino Schurter) headed to the Rio Olympics, Scott Sports has custom painted several of their bikes to celebrate the accomplishment. Look for it on the Spark full suspension mountain bike, and the Addict, Plasma and Foil on the pavement.

“When we kicked off the project, we did a lot of research regarding colors, patterns and symbols which represent aspects of Brazilian culture,” says Michael Pinto, the designer behind the Rio Special Edition. “It wasn’t until I spent my holidays in Brazil that I found this unique pattern in the streets of Rio which for me perfectly represents the colorful culture and spirit of the Brazilian people.”

Following the event, a limited run of 50 matching versions of the Foil worldwide. Pre-orders start in September, check them out (plus a wild graphic wrap from Riesel:Designs) below…

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With several of their athletes (like the amazing Nino Schurter) headed to the Rio Olympics, Scott Sports has custom painted several of their bikes to celebrate the accomplishment. Look for it on the Spark full suspension mountain bike, and the Addict, Plasma and Foil on the pavement. “When we kicked off the project, we did […]

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BikeYoke “dehydraulifies” your Reverb dropper post w/ mechanical lever conversion

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In June, Bike Yoke unveiled the Triggy, giving you a dropper post remote that looked and felt like the familiar shifter lever we’ve almost all removed from our left side. Now, they’ve made it (or most other remotes) compatible with the formerly hydraulic-only Rockshox Reverb with the new DeHy.

The DeHy replaces the hydraulic hose connection on the Reverb without replacing or affecting any of the internals. It then allows you to connect a standard brake cable to it and run that through standard housing up to the mechanical lever. Here’s why you might want to do such a thing…

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In June, Bike Yoke unveiled the Triggy, giving you a dropper post remote that looked and felt like the familiar shifter lever we’ve almost all removed from our left side. Now, they’ve made it (or most other remotes) compatible with the formerly hydraulic-only Rockshox Reverb with the new DeHy. The DeHy replaces the hydraulic hose […]

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Upstart roll: Bicycle Company offers affordable built-to-order Sport, City & Adventure bikes

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If you’re shopping for a bike under a grand, usually you don’t have much choice on the details. There may be a couple of colors to choose from and different models, but the ability to customize your new bike usually isn’t an option at that price.

For Columbus, Ohio based roll: bike shop, that’s about to change. With their new roll: Bicycle Company, riders will have a number of options for their new ride – with the shop’s fit and mechanical experience backing it up. Thanks to increased completion from online sales, more and more shops are turning to private label products as a way to cut out the “middle man” and offer their customers the best bike at the best price. Here, roll: is taking it a step further with 3 simple, clean models each with customizable options, all shipped right to your door with or delivered right on the shop floor…

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If you’re shopping for a bike under a grand, usually you don’t have much choice on the details. There may be a couple of colors to choose from and different models, but the ability to customize your new bike usually isn’t an option at that price. For Columbus, Ohio based roll: bike shop, that’s about […]

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EDCO acquires both Paul Lew and FASTER wind tunnel for new USA operations HQ

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Paul Lew has quite the history when it comes to carbon wheels. Dating back to 1989, Paul has been on the cutting edge whether that was on his own, while helping to restructure Shimano’s carbon production, or most recently, as the Director of Technology and Innovation at Reynolds Cycling. Oh, did we mention he also currently serves as an adviser for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Unmanned Traffic Management (NASA-UTM) and Skyward thanks to his experience creating and operating drones?

Suffice to say, there aren’t that many people (any?) who could fill Lew’s shoes based on experience alone, which is why it’s a pretty big deal that he just signed on as EDCO USA’s CEO. Lew is joining current EDCO Engineering BV CEO Rob van Hoek, and will head up EDCO USA’s operations which will be based in Phoenix, AZ. Why Phoenix? Well, that happens to be the home of the FASTER cycling performance center which was just acquired by EDCO as well. Not only will the location become the US center for shipping, service, and warranty, but EDCO plans to make full use of their wind tunnel as well with wind tunnel engineer Aaron Ross. From the sound of it, the FASTER cycling performance center will continue their fitting and testing service while making many more benefits available to their customers.

It sounds like it’s only a matter of time before we see new EDCO aero products that will shave even more seconds off the clock…

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Paul Lew has quite the history when it comes to carbon wheels. Dating back to 1989, Paul has been on the cutting edge whether that was on his own, while helping to restructure Shimano’s carbon production, or most recently, as the Director of Technology and Innovation at Reynolds Cycling. Oh, did we mention he also […]

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Last Chance!! Win a set of BBInfinite derailleur pulleys with CeramiTech bearings!

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Intrigued by the idea of ceramic bearing derailleur pulleys? Wonder if the upgrade is worth it? Now you could win a set of the BBInfinite pulleys with their proven CeramiTech bearings and see for yourself! Just answer a few short questions for your chance to win. Just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick three-question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win! Continue reading “Last Chance!! Win a set of BBInfinite derailleur pulleys with CeramiTech bearings!”



Intrigued by the idea of ceramic bearing derailleur pulleys? Wonder if the upgrade is worth it? Now you could win a set of the BBInfinite pulleys with their proven CeramiTech bearings and see for yourself! Just answer a few short questions for your chance to win. Just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or […]

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Curve introduces 296 C3, a 29” titanium framed, belt driven XC racer

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“The time to hesitate is through, no time to wallow in the mire…” I doubt Jim Morrison was singing about cross country racing, but his timeless words should ring a bell with competitors when the skies open up on race day. While most riders don’t mind getting a bit messy, it can become a serious problem when mud packs into your drivetrain and creates a mechanical issue while the clock ticks away…

With reliability (especially in poor conditions) as a top priority, Curve engineering decided to create a race ready 29” MTB based around a Rohloff 14-speed rear hub and Gates belt drive transmission. Their newest model is called the 296 C3, and like all of Curve’s bikes is crafted from titanium and comes with customizable options.

Curve’s Olivier Ollagnier says it’s been a rainy year in their home country of France so he’s had ample opportunity to get this bike dirty, and apparently it’s performing very well…
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“The time to hesitate is through, no time to wallow in the mire…” I doubt Jim Morrison was singing about cross country racing, but his timeless words should ring a bell with competitors when the skies open up on race day. While most riders don’t mind getting a bit messy, it can become a serious […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Wall Street Journal says riders are tearing up le Tour’s unwritten rulebook – It seems that as a result of both a younger generation of pro cyclists coming up and the deeper penetration of cell phone cameras, on-board GoPros, and more TV coverage a lot of the unwritten gentleman’s agreements that have long ruled over the running of the Tour de France are going out the window. WSJ.com

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Wall Street Journal says riders are tearing up le Tour’s unwritten rulebook – It seems that as a result of both a younger generation of pro cyclists coming up and the deeper penetration of cell phone cameras, on-board GoPros, and more TV coverage a lot of the unwritten gentleman’s agreements that have long ruled over the running […]

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