Salsa hits the road, trail, and gravel with updated Fargo Plus, Cutthroat, All Road Vaya, & more

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Salsa 2017 timberjack woodsmoke new mukluk vaya marrakesh adventure cycling association_-47

Whatever your path, Salsa continues to have your covered. Along with the mountain bike line up fro 2017 that includes some wild bikes like the 3-in-1 wheeled Woodsmoke, Salsa has a number of updated bikes for the road with drop bars. Thanks to the adventurous nature of their bikes, just because they have drop bars doesn’t make them a road bike. Instead, the curvy bars can be found on bikes that will take you any where you want to go – even on bikes with plus sized tires. Obviously, Salsa isn’t the first to run drop bars on essentially a mountain bike, but the rise of bike packing and adventure racing is making what was old, new again.

When it comes to the Salsa Fargo, the bike meant for bike packing, or just cruising offroad gets updated for 2017 with another 3-in-1 wheel set up. Thanks to Boost spacing and additional frame clearance, the Fargo is now capable of running 27+, 29″, or even 29+ wheels and tires making it easier than ever to pick the right wheel set up and getting out of town…

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Whatever your path, Salsa continues to have your covered. Along with the mountain bike line up fro 2017 that includes some wild bikes like the 3-in-1 wheeled Woodsmoke, Salsa has a number of updated bikes for the road with drop bars. Thanks to the adventurous nature of their bikes, just because they have drop bars […]

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Niterider Boosts bar mounted headlights, shines with 4 levels of tail lights

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Boost isn’t just a new hub standard that you may or may not be stoked about. It’s also a new way to get even more light out of your favorite Niterider headlights. How do you get more light out of the same unit? It’s all about run time. In the past, Niterider has rated the lumen capacity of their lights to a 1.5 hr test. Most lights will drop in brightness over time, so it’s the brightness at the end of this time span that was used to measure the lights. However, over the first hour or so, Niterider’s lights don’t really drop all that much which meant that they could add another power mode called Boost.

Now, their top three standalone Lumina bar mounted lights will include low, medium, high, and Boost settings. To access the extra power (and shorter run time), the OLED, 950, and 750 lights crank out the Boost with a double tap of the button. Otherwise, it’s business as usual for the three lights with 950 lumens max for the top two, and 750 lumens for the aptly named 750. Pricing will run $149.99, $99.99, and $79.99 respectively.

If you’re looking for a little less light or a powerful rear light, there are a few new options there after the jump…

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Boost isn’t just a new hub standard that you may or may not be stoked about. It’s also a new way to get even more light out of your favorite Niterider headlights. How do you get more light out of the same unit? It’s all about run time. In the past, Niterider has rated the […]

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Surly carries more people and gear with Flat Bar Cross Check, all new Troll, bags and more

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The new Karate Monkey wasn’t the only thing Surly had to show from Saddle Drive. The new 27+/29″ mountain bike may have stolen the show with its ‘Gnot-Boost’ spacing and wheel and tire options, but Surly has been equally busy on the pavement side as well. I think it’s fair to say that bike launches often cater to the high end – after all, you want people to see the most exciting (read most expensive) new products in the line. But sometimes there are gems like the new Flat Bar Cross Check thrown in to throw you for a loop.

It’s not a new frame. It doesn’t use any new standards. But what it does offer is an impressive build for an unbeatable price if you’re looking for a new commuter or college cruiser…

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The new Karate Monkey wasn’t the only thing Surly had to show from Saddle Drive. The new 27+/29″ mountain bike may have stolen the show with its ‘Gnot-Boost’ spacing and wheel and tire options, but Surly has been equally busy on the pavement side as well. I think it’s fair to say that bike launches […]

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Review: Fly Pedals Version 2 clipless pedal platform adaptors

Fly Pedals Version 2

Many of us ride clipless pedals. Some of us want to ride them in “regular” shoes now and then, without having to swap over to flats. Enter Kickstarter success story Fly Pedals’ universal clipless pedal platform adapters. These are click-in platforms, drilled to accept cleats for all the major two- and three-bole clipless standards. This second iteration of the product is 30% lighter, has optional Velcro straps, and is weighted for easier platform-up positioning, which helps you get your foot firmly planted from a standing start. It’s a smart, simple concept, but do they live up to the promise?

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Many of us ride clipless pedals. Some of us want to ride them in “regular” shoes now and then, without having to swap over to flats. Enter Kickstarter success story Fly Pedals’ universal clipless pedal platform adapters. These are click-in platforms, drilled to accept cleats for all the major two- and three-bole clipless standards. This second […]

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Proviz announces their new Reflect360 CRS reflective cycling jackets – now in color!

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Proviz Reflect360+ jacket, lit up

In the pursuit of making bicycle commuting safer we’ve seen bike lights that shine in several directions, helmets and backpacks with built-in LED’s, and even devices that illuminate your bike’s rims but one product that really shined in our eyes was Proviz’s Reflect360 jacket.

Bikerumor first tested the original Reflect360 jacket back in 2014, and we were immediately impressed by the excellent all-around visibility it provides, even in semi-lit dawn/dusk conditions. The jacket has since seen a few revisions and was even updated with the perforated Reflect360+ that we also reviewed, but the most noticeable update has just been announced – the Reflect360 CRS is now available in several different colors, all which reflect light just as well as the earlier silvery grey models.

The company’s latest campaign on Kickstarter was fully funded in just six hours, and there’s still plenty of time to buy one of these clever dull-by-day, bright-by-night jackets…
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In the pursuit of making bicycle commuting safer we’ve seen bike lights that shine in several directions, helmets and backpacks with built-in LED’s, and even devices that illuminate your bike’s rims but one product that really shined in our eyes was Proviz’s Reflect360 jacket. Bikerumor first tested the original Reflect360 jacket back in 2014, and […]

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Pashley celebrates their lengthy history with two 90th anniversary special edition bikes

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Pashley 90th anniversary Speed 3, angle

Founded in 1926, Pashley is England’s longest standing bike manufacturer, and the company still follows their original business model of building both bikes and tricycles for recreational riders plus a line of utility bikes for workers on wheels. Despite many other companies moving production overseas, Pashley is proud to point out that all their bicycles are still hand built in-house.

Not too many bicycle companies get to celebrate a 90th anniversary, so Pashley is certainly justified in creating two special edition bikes to honor their tenth decade ahead. The Speed 3 SE and Roadfinder SE models have been created “to commemorate the past and present day activities of the business”, in their words.

Read on for the details on their special edition retro path racer and road bike…
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Founded in 1926, Pashley is England’s longest standing bike manufacturer, and the company still follows their original business model of building both bikes and tricycles for recreational riders plus a line of utility bikes for workers on wheels. Despite many other companies moving production overseas, Pashley is proud to point out that all their bicycles […]

Posted in Commuter, Industry News, Road Bike6 Comments

Upstart roll: Bicycle Company offers affordable built-to-order Sport, City & Adventure bikes

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If you’re shopping for a bike under a grand, usually you don’t have much choice on the details. There may be a couple of colors to choose from and different models, but the ability to customize your new bike usually isn’t an option at that price.

For Columbus, Ohio based roll: bike shop, that’s about to change. With their new roll: Bicycle Company, riders will have a number of options for their new ride – with the shop’s fit and mechanical experience backing it up. Thanks to increased completion from online sales, more and more shops are turning to private label products as a way to cut out the “middle man” and offer their customers the best bike at the best price. Here, roll: is taking it a step further with 3 simple, clean models each with customizable options, all shipped right to your door with or delivered right on the shop floor…

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If you’re shopping for a bike under a grand, usually you don’t have much choice on the details. There may be a couple of colors to choose from and different models, but the ability to customize your new bike usually isn’t an option at that price. For Columbus, Ohio based roll: bike shop, that’s about […]

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Volata Cycles puts nav, lights, computer & more directly in the bike, never needs charging

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The cycling industry has been closing the distance with electronics for some time now. Various accessories and components have added electronic shifting, turn-by-turn navigation, lights, and even theft protection into our rides. Now, Volata Cycling has built these technologies and more into their bike providing an all around urban/commuter capable of hitting your everyday route. Get ready to (not have to) plug in…

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The cycling industry has been closing the distance with electronics for some time now. Various accessories and components have added electronic shifting, turn-by-turn navigation, lights, and even theft protection into our rides. Now, Volata Cycling has built these technologies and more into their bike providing an all around urban/commuter capable of hitting your everyday route. Get ready to […]

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All City rides in on new Space Horse Disc all road bike

All City Space Horse Disc

All City’s latest bike is a horse of a different color – well, not just color, but components as well. The original Space Horse was a hit due to its ability to adapt to whatever the ride required. With a ride somewhere between a true road and long distance touring bike plus rack mounts and big tire clearance, the Space Horse could take you on some epic journeys.

Now, All City is teaching an old horse new tricks with the new disc brake model. In addition to improved stopping, the frame offers a few new details which should take this horse out of this world…

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All City’s latest bike is a horse of a different color – well, not just color, but components as well. The original Space Horse was a hit due to its ability to adapt to whatever the ride required. With a ride somewhere between a true road and long distance touring bike plus rack mounts and […]

Posted in Commuter, Gravel Bikes, Road Bike10 Comments