Airlok floats a wall storage concept that secures your bike

There are some beautiful wall mounts out there, many looking just as good empty as filled with your precious ride. But if you’re stowing it in a shared space or amongst strangers, perhaps something that adds a little security is in order.

The Airlok does just that, borrowing locking technology from parent brand Hiplok’s other products. It mounts securely to the wall (how securely is up to you), then locks your bike in it while you’re away…



There are some beautiful wall mounts out there, many looking just as good empty as filled with your precious ride. But if you’re stowing it in a shared space or amongst strangers, perhaps something that adds a little security is in order. The Airlok does just that, borrowing locking technology from parent brand Hiplok’s other […]

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Silca SpeedBalance puts your wheels in equilibrium with new aero magnet setup

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As wheel offerings have gotten deeper over time, valve stems have gotten longer and heavier, making your expensive lightweight carbon wheels more susceptible to imbalance. Even with light valve setups like Silca’s own recent aero tubeless setup, you are still looking at least 10-20g out of whack. And while that might not seem like much, if you’ve ever come barreling down a long descent at high-speed riding a deep wheelset, you’ve probably felt that disconcerting hop of out of balance wheels. So Silca has a new solution in their SpeedBalance that combines a rim-mounted aerodynamic wheel magnet with a set of tunable weights to bring equilibrium back to your wheels. Take a closer look after the break…

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As wheel offerings have gotten deeper over time, valve stems have gotten longer and heavier, making your expensive lightweight carbon wheels more susceptible to imbalance. Even with light valve setups like Silca’s own recent aero tubeless setup, you are still looking at least 10-20g out of whack. And while that might not seem like much, if you’ve […]

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Specialized adds a splash of color w/ LTD Jawbreaker collection, new Ambush Comp and 2FO Cliplite Lace

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It was hard to miss the latest limited edition color option from Specialized out at Crankworx. Named for crazy color combinations of the namesake candy, the Jawbreaker LTD colorway is splashed across the line in limited numbers. On the footwear side, the Jawbreaker color will be offered for sure as the 2FO Cliplite for the same price as non LTD colors, though they’re also shown here as the 2FO flat. Jawbreaker also finds its way onto a frame, helmet, and clothing, most of which you’ll actually be able to buy…

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It was hard to miss the latest limited edition color option from Specialized out at Crankworx. Named for crazy color combinations of the namesake candy, the Jawbreaker LTD colorway is splashed across the line in limited numbers. On the footwear side, the Jawbreaker color will be offered for sure as the 2FO Cliplite for the same price […]

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Urge has you covered with affordable SeriAll all-mountain helmet

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Most of the Urge helmets we know lean towards the gravity-fueled disciplines, or even the type of riding that tends to involve hitting your head on things on a fairly regular basis. But for the latest new Urge lid, the SeriAll, they’ve come up with a nice open looking helmet that aims to deliver something lightweight and vented like an XC helmet, while still offering a bit more coverage for when the descending gets technical. Essentially it is an affordable mountain bike helmet, designed for the type of trail riding most of us do: Pedal up; Bomb down; Repeat, as many times as possible…

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Most of the Urge helmets we know lean towards the gravity-fueled disciplines, or even the type of riding that tends to involve hitting your head on things on a fairly regular basis. But for the latest new Urge lid, the SeriAll, they’ve come up with a nice open looking helmet that aims to deliver something lightweight and […]

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SH+ debuts new Italian-made aero Shalimar helmet and RG5000 glasses

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Having been manufacturing helmets and accessories in Italy for other companies and their own brand for more than 30 years, SH+ is a bit of a holdout in true European production. For the coming model year they have just introduced their new Shalimar helmet that blends an aerodynamic advantage with proper venting to make it wearable year round. While many might just call it an aero road helmet, SH+ wouldn’t pigeon-hole it, and a lot of its early testing was even done racing on their regional marathon XC circuit. To match up with the new helmet, SH+ has also introduced a couple of new RG5000 pairs of shades that offers wide coverage, integrated venting, and a couple of fit options…

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Having been manufacturing helmets and accessories in Italy for other companies and their own brand for more than 30 years, SH+ is a bit of a holdout in true European production. For the coming model year they have just introduced their new Shalimar helmet that blends an aerodynamic advantage with proper venting to make it wearable year […]

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Brooks England lets style go to your head w/ new Harrier, Island helmets

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After a few decades’ hiatus from the helmet market, Brooks England is back with two classic looking lids to protect the road and commuter cyclist.

Fully modernized with polycarbonate shells, Exact Fit retention mechanism and streamlined shapes, the helmets fit the brand’s classic aesthetic, too. For roadies, the Harrier places four large cooling channels plus rear vents to keep you cool on longer rides. The Island is designed for more upright, casual cycling with single large front and rear vents. Both are available only through Triboom, a beta-release style site for Brooks customers that want to help shape the future of the brand’s accessories…

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After a few decades’ hiatus from the helmet market, Brooks England is back with two classic looking lids to protect the road and commuter cyclist. Fully modernized with polycarbonate shells, Exact Fit retention mechanism and streamlined shapes, the helmets fit the brand’s classic aesthetic, too. For roadies, the Harrier places four large cooling channels plus […]

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Quick releases transform Leatt Enduro full face helmet into All Mountain, New clothing range expands line

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With the addition of the Leatt Enduro, that makes two new convertible helmets this week. As Giro pointed out with their original Switchblade, the quest for a helmet that is effective as both a full face and a half shell has been going on for quite some time. The recent popularity of enduro racing has brought the need for such a helmet back to the forefront, which is why we’re seeing more and more options.

The trick to the design seems to be creating a helmet that is easy to convert while still passing various helmet standards – of which, the ASTM1952 rating seems to be the gold standard for down hill use. Leatt’s new helmet passes that standard, at least at the chin bar, though the helmet itself isn’t much different from their new All Mountain helmet…

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With the addition of the Leatt Enduro, that makes two new convertible helmets this week. As Giro pointed out with their original Switchblade, the quest for a helmet that is effective as both a full face and a half shell has been going on for quite some time. The recent popularity of enduro racing has brought […]

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New Pro trail, affordable carbon road & updated colors fill out 2017 Suplest shoe range

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Having been the last to get a major update since its introduction for 2015, Suplest’s trail oriented Off Road lineup has a new top level mountain biking shoe on the way for next season. It builds on some of the tech they’ve developed on their road and XC racing shoes, but does so keeping the price affordable enough for the regular trail rider.

On the road side they’ve also added more value, with a new carbon soled Edge3 Road – Performance shoe the drops back to a single Boa dial closure but trims more than a quarter of the price off of the to top Road-Pro shoe. Rounding out the rest of the 2017 line-up, Suplest reworks their naming scheme for more clarity, and updates colors on everything from track to trail….

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Having been the last to get a major update since its introduction for 2015, Suplest’s trail oriented Off Road lineup has a new top level mountain biking shoe on the way for next season. It builds on some of the tech they’ve developed on their road and XC racing shoes, but does so keeping the price affordable enough for […]

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The Revive, a truly innovative dropper seatpost from BikeYoke

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With their background in designing suspension and valving internals for some of the big bike companies, the design engineers behind BikeYoke have come back with an actually unique and innovative solution to the dropper seatpost problem. It was a not so subtle hint that they had a dropper post in the works after releasing a couple of better designed remote levers this summer.

But they had been holding off on the big reveal of their dropper that uses a different hydraulic lockout design that eliminates most of the pitfalls of the currently standard Internal Floating Piston layout. Their design allows you to on-the-fly bleed off any air that gets where it shouldn’t be (the most often reason to need for a dropper rebuild), and allows for easy servicing of bushings and guide pins (anti-rotating) at home without opening the hydraulics. Take a closer look after the jump and we’ll try to explain why this is kind of a big deal…

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With their background in designing suspension and valving internals for some of the big bike companies, the design engineers behind BikeYoke have come back with an actually unique and innovative solution to the dropper seatpost problem. It was a not so subtle hint that they had a dropper post in the works after releasing a […]

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