Camelbak reservoirs get big updates; Mule, Hawg, and Luxe get the LR treatment, more

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Looking at the current Camelbak product, it’s hard to imagine that the first bladders were inspired by IV bags. In the past 26 years the bladders have seen major updates every 5-6 years, and based on what we’ve seen at PressCamp, the latest generation is the best one yet.

Called the Crux Reservoir, Camelbak has focused on a few key areas to improve the bladder’s usability but also improve the performance of the hydration packs themselves. Combined with new LR versions of their most popular larger packs, Camelbak continues to provide excellent options for hydration…

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Looking at the current Camelbak product, it’s hard to imagine that the first bladders were inspired by IV bags. In the past 26 years the bladders have seen major updates every 5-6 years, and based on what we’ve seen at PressCamp, the latest generation is the best one yet. Called the Crux Reservoir, Camelbak has […]

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Dial in fit on any perch with new WTB Saddle Fit System at your LBS

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit on its viscio-elastic gel you’ll leave an impression how your body contacts the saddle. Armed with that information you and your Local Bike Shop staff can make a more informed decision on what saddle will be best for you. Unlike other systems that you are likely to find in a shop with a specific gel-topped saddle or even just a box you sit on in the shop, the new WTB system will let you sit on your own bike and saddle setup to get some more real world feedback on your actual saddle fit. Get some more details after the break…

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit […]

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Smith Route & Rover helmets make Koroyd protection more affordable for road and mountain

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Smith Rover Route Koroyd MIPS helmet mountain bike road_-5

Smith helmets have a lot of things going for them, but they’re probably best known at this point for their use Aerocore. That’s the green material above from Koroyd that sort of looks like a bunch of drinking straws glued together. Made from thousands of extruded co-polymer tubes that are thermally welded together, the Koroyd material crushes upon impact and is said to absorb the energy in a better and more controlled manner.

The only issue? The Koroyd material itself is pretty expensive. That’s a large part of why the Forefront and Overtake helmets are so expensive. In order to offer similar levels of protection to more riders, Smith set out to create a new helmet platform that still offered excellent protection – just at a more attainable price…

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Smith helmets have a lot of things going for them, but they’re probably best known at this point for their use Aerocore. That’s the green material above from Koroyd that sort of looks like a bunch of drinking straws glued together. Made from thousands of extruded co-polymer tubes that are thermally welded together, the Koroyd […]

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Quarq Race Intelligence – Quarq Qollector at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200

Photo by TBL Photography.
Photo by TBL Photography.
Photo by TBL Photography

Emporia, Kansas is a small town located just over 100 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to the world’s premier gravel race, the Dirty Kanza. There are various flavors of the race including a fun ride, 50 miler, the Half Pint 100 miler, and the Full Monty, Dirty Kanza 200 – 200 miles of gravel racing in the Flint Hills of Kansas, or rather 206 miles per this year’s course. Yikes… Continue reading “Quarq Race Intelligence – Quarq Qollector at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200”



Emporia, Kansas is a small town located just over 100 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to the world’s premier gravel race, the Dirty Kanza. There are various flavors of the race including a fun ride, 50 miler, the Half Pint 100 miler, and the Full Monty, Dirty Kanza 200 – 200 […]

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EVOC gears up for the long haul with new MacAskill & Multicolor edition travel bags

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For a new season of mountain biking and traveling to prime trail riding locales, EVOC is giving a new look to some of their mainstay travel bags. First, in a partnership with trials master Danny MacAskill who is always on the road, heading from event to event, they’ve developed a special Signature series of bags for him. The MacAskill bags get a simplified look with a Scottish-inspired heather main fabric and vibrant orange detailing. Then in an ongoing Multicolor series, this season EVOC goes with a more subtle blue, light blue, and yellow look that is available across their lineup. Check out the full range of special edition travel bags available now after the break, plus pricing and some specs on each…

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For a new season of mountain biking and traveling to prime trail riding locales, EVOC is giving a new look to some of their mainstay travel bags. First, in a partnership with trials master Danny MacAskill who is always on the road, heading from event to event, they’ve developed a special Signature series of bags for […]

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Look reveals special edition 795 Aerolight bike and Keo Blade 2 pedals

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Look is celebrating in style for the 30th anniversary of the company’s first Tour de France victory. The year was 1986 when Greg Lemond claimed the yellow jersey on the first production carbon fiber frame. Since then, carbon has revolutionized the cycling industry. Now in 2016, Look pushes carbon fiber, and design, to the limit with the 30th anniversary edition 795 Aerolight and Keo Blade 2 pedals. Check out this unique duo after the break…

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Look is celebrating in style for the 30th anniversary of the company’s first Tour de France victory. The year was 1986 when Greg Lemond claimed the yellow jersey on the first production carbon fiber frame. Since then, carbon has revolutionized the cycling industry. Now in 2016, Look pushes carbon fiber, and design, to the limit with the 30th […]

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RockyMounts unveils lightweight SplitRail hitch mount bike rack

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Made of 6063 aluminum and chromoly steel, the new RockyMounts SplitRail comes in at just 44lb for a two bike carrier. The rack brings plenty of modern features despite the low weight, including independent cable locks for each bike, adjustable tray positioning to keep your bikes from touching and a built-in locking hitch pin.

Available in 1.25″ and 2″ hitch mounts, the 2″ has the ability to add third and fourth bike trays to expand its capacity, up to 160lb of total bike weight. The two-bike base design holds up to 120lb regardless of hitch size, or 60lb per bike.

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Made of 6063 aluminum and chromoly steel, the new RockyMounts SplitRail comes in at just 44lb for a two bike carrier. The rack brings plenty of modern features despite the low weight, including independent cable locks for each bike, adjustable tray positioning to keep your bikes from touching and a built-in locking hitch pin. Available […]

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Enve lines up Limited Edition Wheelset and Riding Kit with Manual for Speed

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This June, ENVE has partnered up with the crew from Manual For Speed to deliver a unique duo of wheels and riding gear that will distinguish you from the rest. This bundle includes a limited edition ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset, along with a custom designed Castelli kit. The design is based on the concept of light speed itself, turning the rider into a metaphorical blue bullet!

Flash past the break to see what else is included in this unique package…

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This June, ENVE has partnered up with the crew from Manual For Speed to deliver a unique duo of wheels and riding gear that will distinguish you from the rest. This bundle includes a limited edition ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset, along with a custom designed Castelli kit. The design is based on the concept of light […]

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New SQlab Ergowave 611/612 saddles swell at the back for comfort

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When you listen to the company’s history, it’s apparent that SQlab has always been ab out finding ergonomic solutions through science and experience. When it came time to create their latest saddle, SQlab teamed up with the University Hospital of Frankfurt and the Frankfort University of Applied Sciences and even had government funding from  the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy – not your typical saddle development program.

Together, the team ended up with the new Ergowave series. Between the 611 and the 612, the saddles dive deep into the SQlab bag of ergo tricks and promise comfort on both the road and mountain…

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When you listen to the company’s history, it’s apparent that SQlab has always been ab out finding ergonomic solutions through science and experience. When it came time to create their latest saddle, SQlab teamed up with the University Hospital of Frankfurt and the Frankfort University of Applied Sciences and even had government funding from  the Federal […]

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