Silca deflates pricing with new SuperPista floor pump without features going flat

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About two years ago, Silca reincarnated the SuperPista Ultimate as an absolute premium floor pump with an absolute premium price of $445. Now, they’re following it up with a “standard” SuperPista that keeps many of the top shelf features while modifying the design a bit to almost cut the price in half.

The SuperPista keeps the centerless ground piston and Igus linear bearing, the same kind used in suspension forks. It also gets a wood handle…

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About two years ago, Silca reincarnated the SuperPista Ultimate as an absolute premium floor pump with an absolute premium price of $445. Now, they’re following it up with a “standard” SuperPista that keeps many of the top shelf features while modifying the design a bit to almost cut the price in half. The SuperPista keeps the […]

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Zipp prints up Viking shield Super-9 Disc for Katusha’s Kristoff

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Zipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a Viking inspired shield? Granted the choice of material has been upgraded from wood to a much more modern unidirectional carbon fiber…

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Zipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a […]

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Wolf Tooth GC45 gives 11 speed the extended cassette treatment

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With Shimano 11 speed mountain bike cassettes turning up more in the real world via the workhorse XT 8000 group, and with an SLX 11 version on the way this July, Wolf Tooth decided that it was high time to bring their extended cassette offerings up to 11 speed as well. Optimized for the new Shimano 11-40 cassettes (but also compatible with 11-42) the extra 45T cog of the GC45 will boost your new Shimano 1x to climb some serious steeps. It can even be combined with a double setup, paired with a long cage rear derailleur and proper chain length, for the huge gear ranges…

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With Shimano 11 speed mountain bike cassettes turning up more in the real world via the workhorse XT 8000 group, and with an SLX 11 version on the way this July, Wolf Tooth decided that it was high time to bring their extended cassette offerings up to 11 speed as well. Optimized for the new Shimano 11-40 cassettes (but […]

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Interview: Danny MacAskill talks Every Day Carry, Travel, Scotch, and what’s up next

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There are few people in the cycling world as recognizable as Danny MacAskill. While many pros obtain stratospheric levels of fame and notoriety within the world of cycling, few can boast that even non-cyclists have shared their videos and know their name. And yet, Danny still manages to be one of the most approachable geniuses on a bike you’re likely to meet – which is surely part of why he’s so popular with fans. Shortly after the brick of time Magura had arranged for one on one interviews, Danny was out front signing autographs. The crowd was so big that Magura had to shut it down so Danny could get onto his next obligation.

While his skills on a bike have catapulted him into the spotlight, they also brought on an increasingly heavy schedule of demos, appearances, and rides befitting an international celebrity. Fortunately, we had enough time to sit down with Danny and pick his brain a bit about a number of things, including what he carries around the world, set backs along the way, and what’s coming next…

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There are few people in the cycling world as recognizable as Danny MacAskill. While many pros obtain stratospheric levels of fame and notoriety within the world of cycling, few can boast that even non-cyclists have shared their videos and know their name. And yet, Danny still manages to be one of the most approachable geniuses […]

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MET fires off Manx Missile’s special edition Cvndsh Manta aero lid

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With Mark Cavendish riding for Dimension Data this season, sponsored by MET helmets, it was time for him to get a new special edition helmet. As a prolific sprinter, he unsurprisingly opts for an aero road lid, so the last summer’s new Manta is his newest weapon of choice. Then as a proud proponent of his own personal brand, the Manta got a bit of Cvndsh treatment for the Manx Missile. Cav’s branded helmet sticks with same 3 piece in-molded shell as the original Manta, but gets his signature dark green metallic finish on the side panels, plus his thin green line detailing. Take a closer look, along with pricing and availability after the break…

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With Mark Cavendish riding for Dimension Data this season, sponsored by MET helmets, it was time for him to get a new special edition helmet. As a prolific sprinter, he unsurprisingly opts for an aero road lid, so the last summer’s new Manta is his newest weapon of choice. Then as a proud proponent of […]

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Team USA Olympic Cyclists looking at Solos heads up displays; you can, too

2016 World Champion and Olympic Team Member Chloe Dygert - Photo: Philip Beckman, used with permission
2016 World Champion and Olympic Team Member Chloe Dygert – Photo: Philip Beckman, used with permission

Introduced at Interbike 2015, the Solos heads up display changed things up by putting all of the processing and computing duties in your jersey pocket (by way of your smart phone) to create a smaller, lighter display screen on the sunglasses. The result is one of the smallest heads up displays in the sports market, and one that can be positioned in the top or bottom of your field of view.

Now, USA Cycling team members training for the Olympics are using it to feed them real time data on the track and road without having to glance at a bar-mounted computer. In particular, the women’s Olympic pursuit team will be putting it to the test, providing technical and performance feedback to Solos.

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Introduced at Interbike 2015, the Solos heads up display changed things up by putting all of the processing and computing duties in your jersey pocket (by way of your smart phone) to create a smaller, lighter display screen on the sunglasses. The result is one of the smallest heads up displays in the sports market, […]

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Dugast goes tubeless, sort of, with cotton Ori mountain tubulars

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Most of us riding performance mountain bikes have made the switch to tubeless setups years ago, but some of the holdouts have been the elite pro cross country racers. They haven’t been racing on tubed clinchers, but rather handmade tubulars glued onto their rims, but with latex tubes inside. One of the premier tubular mountain bike tire makers has been A. Dugast who have been supplying the likes of World Champion Nino Schurter for many years. While Dugast tubulars have been ridden to numerous World Cup and Championship wins in recent years in XC and CX, Schurter’s win last fall in Andorra was in fact on a new prototype tubular made by Dugast with a new Ori casing that does away with that latex tube altogether. Just like with clinchers, the goal of creating the Ori was to further reduce the risk for flats…

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Most of us riding performance mountain bikes have made the switch to tubeless setups years ago, but some of the holdouts have been the elite pro cross country racers. They haven’t been racing on tubed clinchers, but rather handmade tubulars glued onto their rims, but with latex tubes inside. One of the premier tubular mountain […]

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Pioneer giving away free cycling computer with their power meter cranks

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After a recent price drop, Pioneer’s making it even harder to say no by sending along their CA-500 GPS cycling computer for free when you purchase a dual leg crank arm power meter system before June 13, 2016.

The offer’s good on any of the crank arms, which includes sending in your own (SGY-PM9100C) or getting a complete new Shimano Dura-Ace (SGY-PM90) or Ultegra (SGY-PM68) crankset. The units must be purchased from an authorized Pioneer Cycle Sports dealer between April 9 and June 13, 2016. The cycling computer talks to their power meter parts using full-spectrum ANT (not ANT+), providing a finer grain of detail on your pedaling stroke. It normally retails for $300. Full promotion details here.



After a recent price drop, Pioneer’s making it even harder to say no by sending along their CA-500 GPS cycling computer for free when you purchase a dual leg crank arm power meter system before June 13, 2016. The offer’s good on any of the crank arms, which includes sending in your own (SGY-PM9100C) or […]

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Smaller, lighter Garmin Forerunner 735XT multisport GPS watch gets wrist HR measurement

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Garmin has expanded their Forerunner multisport GPS watch line with the new Forerunner 735XT that tracks your heart rate 24/7 to help show recovery status, Strava’s new Live Suffer Score and much more. It comes with several sport profiles (cycling, running, hiking, etc.) built in, including an automatic triathlon mode that switches profiles as you transition from swimming to cycling to running without you having to do a thing. Each profile gets its own specific HR algorithm to help improve HR accuracy, and other sport and activity profile are available for download, too.

Time to check out the video and more…

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Garmin has expanded their Forerunner multisport GPS watch line with the new Forerunner 735XT that tracks your heart rate 24/7 to help show recovery status, Strava’s new Live Suffer Score and much more. It comes with several sport profiles (cycling, running, hiking, etc.) built in, including an automatic triathlon mode that switches profiles as you […]

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