Fly Pedals’ Universal Clipless Pedal Adapters are re-introduced again, in color!

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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner store.

If that bike has clipless pedals, Fly Pedals could make riding it convenient and comfortable with their Universal Clipless Adapters. Bikerumor covered the first iteration of the clipless adapters in 2014, then a revised version the following year. In response to customer feedback, the design has recently been tweaked again and the adapters are now available in a slew of different colors.

Fly Pedals’ latest Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its funding goal so these colorful, handy adapters are definitely going into production. Read on to get engaged in the details…
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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner […]

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Review: Mashing absoluteBLACK’s oval narrow-wide ring & chainguide – should you switch to oval?

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AbsoluteBLACK sent me their 32t oval narrow-wide chainring & chainguide system to try so I could see what all of the fuss is about. Sporting no logos, their robust, yet subtle jewel-like design is their trademark and going on appearance alone, this ring is at the top of my list in the looks department. Regardless, my job here is to see how it performs, so I wiped the drool off my face and hit the trails. Now, for those of you that have (still) been under a rock, this IS NOT like BioPace. It’s almost backwards from that oval design.

I’ve ridden a couple of ovals for a short bit, but the true test was to get them on my familiar home trails to gain an accurate perspective as to how they perform. Check out my thoughts on how absoluteBLACK’s MTB oval works in the real world vs. on paper and whether or not their guide can keep everything on track during all of the “ups & downs”…

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AbsoluteBLACK sent me their 32t oval narrow-wide chainring & chainguide system to try so I could see what all of the fuss is about. Sporting no logos, their robust, yet subtle jewel-like design is their trademark and going on appearance alone, this ring is at the top of my list in the looks department. Regardless, my job here is […]

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Zipp offers CeramicSpeed freehub upgrade kit, plus other new goods

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If you’ve already upgraded your derailleur wheels, why not throw some ceramic in your actual wheels? Zipp’s just released their CeramicSpeed freehub hop up kit for their 177 rear hubs, available in SRAM/Shimano and Campy 11-speed, plus XD-R Driver Bodies. They come with the better bearings preinstalled for a simple replacement and claim 1.5 to 9 watts reduction in drag per bearing. Retail is $355 (€365 / £281) per freehub, available in July.

For more affordable new bits, roll on down…

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If you’ve already upgraded your derailleur wheels, why not throw some ceramic in your actual wheels? Zipp’s just released their CeramicSpeed freehub hop up kit for their 177 rear hubs, available in SRAM/Shimano and Campy 11-speed, plus XD-R Driver Bodies. They come with the better bearings preinstalled for a simple replacement and claim 1.5 to […]

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PC16: Fabric adds lights and pumps to line-up, expands saddles, grips, tools

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The must-have accessory of Press Camp 2015 was easily Fabric’s ultra-functional, minimalist Cageless Waterbottle, so we were excited to see how the UK brand would top itself moving into this year’s event. Fabric did not disappoint.

The brand has not only taken strides in further fleshing out its otherwise impressive existing lines in bottles, saddles, and tools, but it has once again expanded into several new categories with the same out-of-the-box approach. Let Fabric’s new offerings pump (CLAP) you up after the jump.

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The must-have accessory of Press Camp 2015 was easily Fabric’s ultra-functional, minimalist Cageless Waterbottle, so we were excited to see how the UK brand would top itself moving into this year’s event. Fabric did not disappoint. The brand has not only taken strides in further fleshing out its otherwise impressive existing lines in bottles, saddles, […]

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GoPro adds “Pro” handlebar & saddle mounts, plus Seeker backpack for filming and carrying

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GoPro has long offered various mounts, but their attachment mechanism has left plenty to be desired. Hence the proliferation of third party options from K-Edge and the like. Now, there are two new ones that may keep customers on brand, plus a backpack made to hold the extra cams you bring along, plus batteries, memory cards and mounts…

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GoPro has long offered various mounts, but their attachment mechanism has left plenty to be desired. Hence the proliferation of third party options from K-Edge and the like. Now, there are two new ones that may keep customers on brand, plus a backpack made to hold the extra cams you bring along, plus batteries, memory […]

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G-Form expands body protection for every body with new Pro-B Bib Shorts, Ankle Guards

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No one ever plans on crashing. In fact, I’m pretty sure I can safely say that most people try to avoid it at all costs. Try as you might though, there is still a good chance that you will go down eventually. That’s where someone like G-Form comes in. With a tagline of ‘protection for every body,’ G-Form’s goal is to make wearing protection less of an uncomfortable experience so when you do actually crash, you’ll be protected rather than wishing you had decided to wear your pads that day.

The company was started back in 2012 by Dan Wyner, after making OEM padding for the motorcycle industry for a few years prior. But the story goes back farther than that. Far from an average entrepreneur, Dan’s first ties to G-form go back to request from NASA to develop a material that was super light, flexible, and still absorbed a large amount of energy. Eventually Dan figured out a way to inject C02 bubbles coated in silicone into a piece of foam inside a mold to create a reactive foam. When impacted, the C02 bubbles expand, absorbing the impact but then return to their normal size. It was because of discoveries like this that Dan has four patents with NASA and is a member of the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

Now, G-Form is taking that same energy absorption and building it into a range of padding not just for cycling, but for a number of different sports. Using improved fits and fabrics, G-Form pads are worth a look, especially if you haven’t done so recently…

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No one ever plans on crashing. In fact, I’m pretty sure I can safely say that most people try to avoid it at all costs. Try as you might though, there is still a good chance that you will go down eventually. That’s where someone like G-Form comes in. With a tagline of ‘protection for […]

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White Lightning rebranding leaves product with new look, same performance

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Walk into any bike shop and there is a good chance that you’ll find a product from White Lightning. The brand has been around for years, and is probably best known for their Clean Ride chain lube. Developed to self clean and repel contaminants from your chain, White Lightning claims it is one of, if not the best selling chain lube in the United States.

While the success of White Lightning Clean Ride is almost a given at this point, White Lightning felt it was time to give the brand a fresh new look. Considering the last time the label was reworked was in 2001, that’s probably a good idea. The new look includes a cleaner label that is copy heavy so shoppers can get the full picture of the product without actually picking it up. The labels are still color coded to match the current labels, and the overall goal is to make it easier to identify multiple products, not just chain lubes.

You’ll see the new designs hitting store shelve soon, including the ever popular Clean Ride, of which White Lightning gave us a little demonstration after the break…

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Walk into any bike shop and there is a good chance that you’ll find a product from White Lightning. The brand has been around for years, and is probably best known for their Clean Ride chain lube. Developed to self clean and repel contaminants from your chain, White Lightning claims it is one of, if […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Alex’s Million Mile returns in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, challenges supporters everywhere to go the distance in September for Alex’s Million Mile 2016. Returning for its 4th year during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, participants will collectively run, walk and/or ride a million miles to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. The world-wide, virtual event invites individuals and teams to pledge their activity from Sept 1-30. The ambitious goal of one million miles is inspired by Jay’s daughter and Foundation creator Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who set out to raise $1 million through lemonade stands in 2004. The initiative provides a fun, easy and free way for people across the country to make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Last year, more than 15,000 participants logged over 963,000mi in 24 different countries and on 6 different continents. Miles can be logged manually or by using MapMyFitness or Fitbit apps during the month. The event is free to participants, but fundraising is encouraged. AlexsLemonade.org

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Alex’s Million Mile returns in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, challenges supporters everywhere to go the distance in September for Alex’s Million Mile 2016. Returning for its 4th year during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, participants will collectively run, walk and/or […]

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K-Edge adds mounts for Sigma ROX, Wahoo ELEMNT, and puts GoPro front ‘n’ center

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K-Edge has seen some major corporate changes lately, with co-founder Eric Jensen buying out Joe Savola and Kristen Armstrong and taking the reins. He’s brought back their sales and marketing man Tim Kelley to keep us all posted on the new goods, too. Kelley left K-Edge a while back to work for one of the larger bike distributors, but when Jensen took over, he came back to help grow the company. And grow they should, with a new $20,000 testing machine that simulates Paris-Roubaix cobbles for thousands of hours, proving that no matter how big or heavy your computer or camera is, their mounts will hold it secure.

Three of the latest to come through “The Shaker” and into their line are the Go Big On-Center mount for GoPro (and other) action cams, plus mounts for two more cycling computers…

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K-Edge has seen some major corporate changes lately, with co-founder Eric Jensen buying out Joe Savola and Kristen Armstrong and taking the reins. He’s brought back their sales and marketing man Tim Kelley to keep us all posted on the new goods, too. Kelley left K-Edge a while back to work for one of the […]

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