IB15: 100% Takes Off with Premium Aircraft Full Face Helmet

IB15: 100% Takes Off with Premium Aircraft Full Face Helmet

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100% has been showing their Aircraft helmet with full carbon/kevlar composite shell since back in April at the Sea Otter Classic, and are finally ready for it to take off. As you would expect it is light, and no doubt stylish, but it’s also built to be as safe as it is functional.

Gap past the break to see what all went into this carbon/kevlar beauty and why it’s still a product of function over fashion…

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IB15: SE Racing Rips a Big One With The Fat Ripper, their New BMX Inspired Fat Bike

IB15: SE Racing Rips a Big One With The Fat Ripper, their New BMX Inspired Fat Bike

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When you think you’ve seen it all… and then something new comes along to blow your mind – that is pretty much what I went through when I saw SE Racing’s “Fat Ripper”. In a sea of fatbikes, this thing stood out like nothing else in the oversize category at Interbike as this is not a BMX bike for riding in the snow….. though you could!

Rip past the break to see this rad beast up close and some shots and videos of former pro BMX’er and long time SE Racing Brand Manager, Todd Lyons showing us how it’s done…

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EB15: Urge Debuts Affordable Lids with DH Drift and AM All-In

EB15: Urge Debuts Affordable Lids with DH Drift and AM All-In

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Urge Bike Products makes a wide range of helmets geared mostly toward aggressive mountain bike riding, and very often at the premium side of the market. With the introduction of the new full-face Drift and hard-shell All-In, they’ve managed to simplify their designs a bit and bring the price way down. At the same time, the new helmets make no sacrifice in safety, delivering excellent coverage and protection at a more affordable price point and competitive weights.

Jump past the break for a closer look at the two new helmets, as well as some of their tech details and pricing…

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Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #3 PLUS 2015 Interbike Preview:

Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #3 PLUS 2015 Interbike Preview:

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We’re back from Interbike yet still have lots to bring you from Eurobike. Here is the 3rd installment of Eurobike coverage as well as a preview of some of the things coming up from this past week’s Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. Grab your favorite Fall beer, relax, and enjoy!

And if you need to catch up, here is Week 1 and Week 2’s indexed coverage of Eurobike 2015.

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Specialized Whips up a Turbo Powered Sidehack Fat Bike for Ken Block

Specialized Whips up a Turbo Powered Sidehack Fat Bike for Ken Block

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Ken Block likes his toys, and it’s no secret bicycles have a special place in his garage. Specialized stepped up once again and came up with a turbo powered sidehack with some trick features and a custom paint job fitting for the Hoonigan.

Monkey past the break and check out the details on what had to be rad project to work on…

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Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #2: Chosen goes for 12 Speeds, Cippollini Gets Aero, DT Swiss & HED Get Wider and MORE!

Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #2: Chosen goes for 12 Speeds, Cippollini Gets Aero, DT Swiss & HED Get Wider and MORE!

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Welcome back to Eurobike coverage part deux! With more categories to cover than ever, this year’s show was huge and kept us on our toes more than ever. Pour yourself a well deserved scotch, kick your feet up, and travel into this week’s coverage of Eurobike 2015.

And in case you missed Week 1’s exciting coverage, check it out!

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EB15: Bell Goes to the Dark Side with Limited Edition Star Wars Collection

EB15: Bell Goes to the Dark Side with Limited Edition Star Wars Collection

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If you consider yourself a Star Wars fan, then at least at one point in your life you have equated riding bikes in the forest to riding speeder bikes on Endor. Now you can blend your love of Star Wars with bicycles even more with the Limited edition Star Wars collection from Bell helmets. In an official collaboration with Lucasfilm in preparation for the release of the new Star Wars movies, Bell is introducing five new helmets, all of which have limited edition Star Wars graphics inspired by the films.

By the looks of things, the Dark Side had cooler helmets…

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Zoic and Osiris Link Up for Prophet MTB Shoe Collaboration, More to Come

Zoic and Osiris Link Up for Prophet MTB Shoe Collaboration, More to Come

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Don’t call ’em a skate shoe. Osiris may be best known for their skate and BMX footwear, but thanks to their recent collaboration with Zoic you can add mountain biking to that list as well. Even though the number of riders turning to flat pedals seems to be increasing, the flat specific footwear market hasn’t been as quick to respond. In a space that had been practically owned by 5.10 for years, the recent loss of Teva’s options opens the door for smaller brands like Zoic to have a go.

Rather than creating their own footwear from scratch, they are instead partnering with an already established name. Representing the first product out of their ‘Linked Collab’ with with Osiris, the Prophet should be the perfect match to Zoic’s casual style…

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Must Watch: Quadruple Back Flip – Jed Mildon Lands it First

Must Watch: Quadruple Back Flip – Jed Mildon Lands it First

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It seems every time we see the latest video to come out of the Nitro Circus camp, we say to ourselves – They’ve done it. That is the craziest thing we will see on a bike. That lasts anywhere from a few days to a few years, but inevitably, the crew comes back with another even more impressive feat that seems to defy the laws of gravity and/or physics.

Most recently, the quest for the next big trick involved not one, but two riders with Jed Mildon and James Foster going head to head for the glory that comes with being the first. The first to land a quadruple (!) backflip on a BMX bike. Yes, the trick required a custom built ramp but it also required unbelievable commitment and a willingness for some gnarly crashes. Check out the video next…

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