Posts in the category 29er

Canyon’s #BeyondLimits Web App Visualizes Your Recent Performance on Strava


Canyon Bikes has developed a simple web-based data analytics tool that mines our Strava accounts to compare the hardest ride we have done recently to our average. The simple interface is designed to look at how us cyclists are pushing our limits, and to provide some more motivation to ride. It also gives a new metric to compare ourselves to others, and maybe can spur a bit of friendly competition. And as part of the group data analysis and social interaction, Canyon has put a custom-finished #BeyondLimits Exceed CF SLX mountain bike up for grabs. Click through for more details, and how to enter to win the bike…


A week in review: Smart helmets, pink bikes, and that beee-utiful Garbaruk cassette adapter

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This week we have some great round ups from the Philly Bike Show, Peaty is getting ready to say adios…. but not yet, and what is with all the things lighting up that are not lights? We took a look at new kicks from DZR and Northwave as well as a lot of really nice apparel from Rapha and the new to the U.S. eye-catching Attaquer brand.

Move on past the break to take a rather in depth glimpse of our week in review…..


Commencal goes A La Carte


The new À La Carte Project from Commencal brings a degree of kit customization that you rarely find in the bike industry. Buying a bike from most of the major bike companies means a couple of options for component spec at a few different cost levels. Some companies offer more options than others, and online bike builder customization tools have begun to expand to get closer to your perfect dream bike. The À La Carte Project takes it one more step. Come past the fold for a closer look at what sets this customization tool apart from most online bike builders…


Huffy Goes Plus Size, Trolls E-Bikes/Dirt Bikes with “Be The Motor” Video?

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You know a new wheel size has made it when you start to find them in local department stores. Remember the first WalMart 29ers? Fixed GearsFat Bikes? Being able to pick up your newest bicycle along with a 24 pack of white tube socks, some lawn furniture, and a box of Twinkies doesn’t have to be reserved for your run of the mill 26″ wheels any more. Now you can find bikes of all types in the sporting goods section (next to the toys) – even plus size bikes thanks to a new range from Huffy.

In all seriousness, we’ve heard from many sources that plus size tires could be the future of mountain bikes for beginner and intermediate riders. If that’s the case, then the new Huffys are probably just the beginning…


Fresh Fatties: Matter Cycles Newest Benefat and Shand’s New Rohloff x Gates Tumshie

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First profiled on our “How to Build a NAHBS Bike” series, the Matter Cycles Benefat fat bike already checked a lot of boxes. Built to be an exceptionally fun trail bike with fat tires, the Benefat delivered with a hand built steel frame. But, as they say, there’s always room for improvement so the Benefat gets even better for 2016.

Check out the changes plus the new Shand Cycles Tumshie fat bike next…


Raleigh Puts Fun First with New Redux, Carbon Roker, Merit Road, Pardner Fat Bike, and more

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You can talk about high end components and bike weight until you’re blue in the face, but if you’re not having fun on your bike, many would say you’re missing the point. In a nut shell, that’s the direction Raleigh is taking with their line for 2016. That’s not to say Raleigh is without any high end bikes for next year – the new Carbon Skarn full suspension bike is offered as proof. But that for the bulk of the line they are focused on well spec’ed, affordable, fun bikes for the city, open road, dirt, and for youth…


A Week in Review: Turner Crosses it Up, Step Back in Time with Orbea…. and What is Jens Saying now?

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Fitbit Surge GPS fitness tracker sports watch adds Jens Voigt as brand ambassador and product tester TiGr mini lock, on front wheel and frame

As the weather shifts, the wind chills, and the leaves fall, we enter into the worst day of the year for some, as others excitedly scramble trying to remember where they…. or someone else put their light charger. In the mean time, we had everything from awesome to odd this week. Bike locks are simply not what they used to be and TiGr, Abus and Hiplock brought us their own take. Sufferfest and BKool create new ways to make emerging from the depths of your pain-cave harder than ever, and a new dropper….. err, stem from 3SFtech.

So sneak a handful of your kid’s trick-or-treat candy, (but don’t be these parents), and look to see what you missed this week….


Full Suspension Fat vs. Plus – Is there room for Both?


Since the introduction of full suspension fat bikes, one of the most often asked questions seems to be, “why?” The fat tire creations are definitely one of those bikes that has its own little niche, and to understand the need you really have to ride it.

As someone who can appreciate the use for a full suspension fat bike but never really felt the need to buy one, the full suspension Plus bike poses an interesting question. Now that there is a fat tire middle ground for full suspension, for a company like Salsa is there really a need for both? Apparently I wasn’t the only one to ask that question at the Salsa demo for Biketoberfest, and the answer is really one you have to decide for yourself….


Ridley Lightens and Stiffens up their Ignite SL Carbon Hardtail


The new Ignite Carbon SL takes last year’s carbon hardtail and updates it once more to bring it up to par with a thru-axle rear and an even higher modulus lay-up. The update proved to greatly improve rear-end stiffness and overall handling, while dropping weight. And for 2016 the builds get higher-end with top level single ring setups from either SRAM or Shimano on tap. Hop past the break with us for a closer look and full pricing and availability…