TPE16: VP Components is now hands on with grips & bar tape plus a new BMX inspired commuter pedal

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000 Taipei 2016 P1100247b

VP Components always has some sweet pedals to show off, but they brought something a little different this year to Taipei with a complete lineup of grips, bartape, and even a pretty cool commuter pedal. While we’ve seen a lot of locking grips that are similar aside from aesthetics, VP went their own route with a unique grip construction and new patented locking clamp. Plus, that simple yet pretty neat commuter pedal that will do the trick in case your ride home gets a little rad!

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VP Components always has some sweet pedals to show off, but they brought something a little different this year to Taipei with a complete lineup of grips, bartape, and even a pretty cool commuter pedal. While we’ve seen a lot of locking grips that are similar aside from aesthetics, VP went their own route with a […]

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Urge updates Endur-O-Matic 2 colors & lets slip a new MIPS version

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We previewed Urge’s newly updated Endur-O-Matic 2 helmet back at the end of last summer, but availability had been fairly limited until the start of this year, and there were only a couple of color options. Following up with Urge, they sent us over some photos showing the 6 total color schemes that are available now for the goggle-friendly half shell trail lid. But in the process they also sent one image that let slip that a MIPS option was on the way to. We prodded and got some more details, on pricing and availability, plus a video of Fabien Barel and Florian Nicolai hitting their home trails in the new helmet…

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We previewed Urge’s newly updated Endur-O-Matic 2 helmet back at the end of last summer, but availability had been fairly limited until the start of this year, and there were only a couple of color options. Following up with Urge, they sent us over some photos showing the 6 total color schemes that are available now […]

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Get your fun on with a unique line of fat rides from Coast Cycles, including one you’ve been waiting for… 26+?

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We saw these fat little gems at Interbike last fall, and they got out attention to say the least. They kind of give you the giggles without even riding one, as there really is nothing out there like them… and they’re built to take it (both giggles and serious riding). For the true 26-inch devotee, your plus sized prayers have been answered.

They’re available now, so go check out the complete line, a fun video below, and think of ways to justify just one more bike…

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We saw these fat little gems at Interbike last fall, and they got out attention to say the least. They kind of give you the giggles without even riding one, as there really is nothing out there like them… and they’re built to take it (both giggles and serious riding). For the true 26-inch devotee, your […]

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Transition Double gets an overhaul with new Triple DJ/Park/SS Bike

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Photo c. Chris Bailey/Transition Bikes

Over the years, Transition has had a few popular slopestyle models with names like the BottleRocket and most recently the Double. But with the lack of any full suspension short travel DJ bikes in their line up recently, you could probably guess Transition was up to something. Now that void is being filled with their newest creation – the Triple. Picking up where the Double left off, the Triple will launch you over that next set with the confidence of the new “26” Regular Wheelsize…”

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Over the years, Transition has had a few popular slopestyle models with names like the BottleRocket and most recently the Double. But with the lack of any full suspension short travel DJ bikes in their line up recently, you could probably guess Transition was up to something. Now that void is being filled with their newest […]

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Road to NAHBS 2016: Brad Hodges with W. H. Bradford Custom Bikes

Photo by Brad Hodges
Photo by Brad Hodges
Photo by Brad Hodges

Brad Hodges grew up steeped in early mountain biking culture in the hills around Cupertino, California. After committing himself to a life of building bicycles for a living at an early age, Brad began his career heavily influenced by BMX bikes and still finds himself coming back to trick bikes.

These days, Brad has been flexing a broader repertoire. We can expect to see a full range of road, mountain, cyclocross, and touring machines at this year’s show. While he builds mostly in steel, rumor has it that a certain ‘Tytanium’ bike will ‘steel’ the show in the WH Bradford booth this year at NAHBS…

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Brad Hodges grew up steeped in early mountain biking culture in the hills around Cupertino, California. After committing himself to a life of building bicycles for a living at an early age, Brad began his career heavily influenced by BMX bikes and still finds himself coming back to trick bikes. These days, Brad has been flexing […]

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AMS adds new stiffer, lightweight Om Stem 45 for 35mm diameter bars

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all images courtesy AMS

All Mountain Style claimed that their pared-down, low-stack 31.8 mountain stem set a benchmark for all-mountain and enduro riding. And now they have taken that same technology and expanded it for a new, even stiffer Om stem to match the latest move to even larger 35mm diameter handlebars. The new machined stem is still just 45mm long and will pair well with the newest crop of ultra wide bars for better control on the new long toptube, slack headtube angle bikes the industry has moved towards. Take a closer look after the break…

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All Mountain Style claimed that their pared-down, low-stack 31.8 mountain stem set a benchmark for all-mountain and enduro riding. And now they have taken that same technology and expanded it for a new, even stiffer Om stem to match the latest move to even larger 35mm diameter handlebars. The new machined stem is still just 45mm […]

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BMX Legend Ryan Nyquist doubles it by making the jump to mountain bike for 2016

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A jump is a jump is a jump….. is probably what goes through Ryan’s head when he’s on two wheels and heading towards a sloped dirt… or cement wall. Having won several medals in both BMX dirt & park competitions, Nyquist has never been considered a one-trick pony, and has decided to show the world he has one more trick up his sleeve.

Check out what Ryan had to say plus a couple of videos of him showing us why MTB is a great next step….

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A jump is a jump is a jump….. is probably what goes through Ryan’s head when he’s on two wheels and heading towards a sloped dirt… or cement wall. Having won several medals in both BMX dirt & park competitions, Nyquist has never been considered a one-trick pony, and has decided to show the world he […]

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MET’s Bluegrass Eagle gravity brand gives their Explicit full-face a new look for 2016

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For a helmet that hasn’t really changed much in the last couple of years, the Bluegrass Explicit still manages to tick most of the boxes for a full-face lid capable of making the transition from Downhill to Enduro to BMX. We had a look at some of the Bluegrass at a Eurobike past, but they keep churning out solid Euro protection gear.

The Explicit uses a well thought-out lightweight composite shell with an EPS foam impact absorption layer and breathable mesh fabric liner, and comes in just over 1kg for all sizes. The newest iteration of the helmet adds in Bluegrass’ large Airflow_2_Chin intake vents, making for one of the most ventilated full-face chin guard on the market. Drop in past the fold for a closer look, details, and availability…

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For a helmet that hasn’t really changed much in the last couple of years, the Bluegrass Explicit still manages to tick most of the boxes for a full-face lid capable of making the transition from Downhill to Enduro to BMX. We had a look at some of the Bluegrass at a Eurobike past, but they […]

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Best videos of the week: Another perspective of BC, one-wheel mayhem, and BMX like you’ve never seen it

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This week we have an awesome edit from OneUp taking an adventure that will only have you wanting to go back to Sol Mountain in BC over and over, to raging on the street’s of Sol Cal DBlocks style, (if you don’t know, you will) and some old school BMX….. UCI BMX downhill as a matter of fact.

Journey on through to see our best video finds of the week…. the go out and practice those wheelies!!!

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This week we have an awesome edit from OneUp taking an adventure that will only have you wanting to go back to Sol Mountain in BC over and over, to raging on the street’s of Sol Cal DBlocks style, (if you don’t know, you will) and some old school BMX….. UCI BMX downhill as a matter of […]

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