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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Silca wrenches its way into tools with slick T-Handle wrench, Ti torque beam

Silca is introducing mini tools, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter to get them unto your hands. The campaign has just launched and is already fully funded. but that won’t stop you from wrenching a deal outta the crowdfunded launch…

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Silca is introducing mini tools, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter to get them unto your hands. The campaign has just launched and is already fully funded. but that won’t stop you from wrenching a deal outta the crowdfunded launch…

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Blackburn inflates offerings with all-new premium floor pumps

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Blackburn has made pumps for quite some time, but the new Pista line of High Volume and Piston floor pumps up the game with premium materials and designs…not to mention nice graphics on the mountain bike-specific Chamber HV. Gauges are oversized, and some place them at the top of the shaft for easier reading. And of course, there are integrated bottle openers…

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Blackburn has made pumps for quite some time, but the new Pista line of High Volume and Piston floor pumps up the game with premium materials and designs…not to mention nice graphics on the mountain bike-specific Chamber HV. Gauges are oversized, and some place them at the top of the shaft for easier reading. And […]

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Dress like a pro, but with fewer logos in Katusha’s new line of clothing

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Leading up to the Grand Tours this year, Russian backed ProTour team Katusha went a bit outside of the box for a professional cycling team by announcing a broad range of cycling apparel. While most teams end up selling replica kits through their own clothing sponsors, Katusha as a pro team didn’t have a big name sponsor themselves, so they decided to develop their own clothing line. And once they had the team kit sorted out they decided why not turn the new kit into a business and sell it to cyclists, whether those looking to ride in the bright red of the Pro Team Replica gear or something more subtle. Take a closer look below, plus some today only deals to celebrate the team’s success yesterday in the Tour de France…

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Leading up to the Grand Tours this year, Russian backed ProTour team Katusha went a bit outside of the box for a professional cycling team by announcing a broad range of cycling apparel. While most teams end up selling replica kits through their own clothing sponsors, Katusha as a pro team didn’t have a big […]

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Fulcrum stretches out with new, wider Racing Zero Competizione clincher

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Wider tires no doubt have taken today’s road bike market by storm. Improved contact points, cornering, rollover, and potentially aerodynamics. Fulcrum’s new Racing Zero Competizione is said to offer a rim width that improves aerodynamics of 25-28mm tires, plus all the comfort and other expected benefits.

Roll past the break to see what makes them race ready…

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Wider tires no doubt have taken today’s road bike market by storm. Improved contact points, cornering, rollover, and potentially aerodynamics. Fulcrum’s new Racing Zero Competizione is said to offer a rim width that improves aerodynamics of 25-28mm tires, plus all the comfort and other expected benefits. Roll past the break to see what makes them race ready…

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New Kryptonite Keeper twists a clever new lock into the fold

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There are several folding locks on the market, some that clip to the bike for transport, some lightweight titanium, and others that become part of the bike. But they all have one thing in common – they fold in a single plane, which means you need a certain angle of attack to use them.

The new Kryptonite Keeper changes the game by letting the pivot points rotate in three dimensions, making it easier to wiggle it through tight spots or convoluted bike racks. They’re all hardened steel links, keeping security up to snuff, and it comes in two versions depending on your needs, both about 100cm long…

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There are several folding locks on the market, some that clip to the bike for transport, some lightweight titanium, and others that become part of the bike. But they all have one thing in common – they fold in a single plane, which means you need a certain angle of attack to use them. The […]

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Brancale brings back classic clipless road bike shoes with modern materials

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The 2016 Brancale Dynamic II sits in front of the original 1986 edition.

The original Brancale Dynamic road bike shoe was one of the first clipless shoes available, worn by the likes of Greg Lemond when such things were new to the peloton. With the benefits over toe clips obvious, it wasn’t long before other brands hit the market, and now our options are vast. And now, thirty years after their introduction, the Brancale II is here with modern Italian microfiber materials and a carbon fiber sole to let you relive (or create your own) glory days…

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The original Brancale Dynamic road bike shoe was one of the first clipless shoes available, worn by the likes of Greg Lemond when such things were new to the peloton. With the benefits over toe clips obvious, it wasn’t long before other brands hit the market, and now our options are vast. And now, thirty years […]

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Rapha celebrates women pros with La Révolution, plus Canyon//SRAM gear now for women & men

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As the Tour de France edges closer to its arrival in Paris in just a weeks time, 126 women of the pro peloton are looking forward to their chance to once again ride on the biggest stage in cycling as they will race the 2016 version of La Course. Taking place on the same 7km finishing circuit that the men’s sprinters will hit just before sunset the women will race back and forth along the relatively smooth cobbles of the Champs-Élysées as they take in the 89km UCI Women’s WorldTour race. To help promote the event and let cyclists show their support Rapha has made a special edition cap and a women’s t-shirt available to fans.

Even more likely to broaden support for pro women cyclists, in response to strong popular demand Rapha has expanded their Canyon//SRAM team replica kit to fit both men and women now. The greatly expanded range adds affordable replica jerseys based on their recent Core line and Pro Team/Souplesse baselayers for both men and women in the bright colorful design of the Canyon//SRAM team, plus a broader range of color options for women, new matching Core shorts, socks, caps, and more…

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As the Tour de France edges closer to its arrival in Paris in just a weeks time, 126 women of the pro peloton are looking forward to their chance to once again ride on the biggest stage in cycling as they will race the 2016 version of La Course. Taking place on the same 7km […]

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Evoc previews EuroBike w/ Lite Performance backpacks and Race Hip pack

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I’m not the best at keeping a pack on me while riding, and my friends remind me of this every time I get a flat. Having a pack of some kind to carry tools to get yourself out of a pinch, or enough water to last the journey, can make or break a long day of riding. Evoc provides a range of bags that suit many needs, if it’s strapped to a back, hugging a hip, or clipped to a saddle they’ve probably got it.

We’ve been given a sneak peek at weights and features of what’s to come for EuroBike next month…

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I’m not the best at keeping a pack on me while riding, and my friends remind me of this every time I get a flat. Having a pack of some kind to carry tools to get yourself out of a pinch, or enough water to last the journey, can make or break a long day of riding. […]

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