Beer Roundup: Transition Bikes “Party iN the Woods IPA, Thomson insulated beer bag & more!

Transition Beer Cheers

Transition Beer Cheers

Often on the last grueling climb of the day, you say to yourself, “the harder I push, the better that beer is gonna taste”. Trail head or “half-way” beers with friends isn’t as good as the ride… it’s part of it! Transition Bikes took it a step further and partnered up with a local brewery down the street and came up with their own special brew!

Also check out a Thomson insulated beer bag and some swank beer carriers from Walnut Studiolo…

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Often on the last grueling climb of the day, you say to yourself, “the harder I push, the better that beer is gonna taste”. Trail head or “half-way” beers with friends isn’t as good as the ride… it’s part of it! Transition Bikes took it a step further and partnered up with a local brewery […]

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Carbon.Bike offers inexpensive, lightweight components thanks to forged carbon construction

Carbon.Bike forged carbon crank

Carbon.Bike forged carbon crank, title shot

If you were offered a brand new pair of carbon crank arms for $100, would you feel a bit skeptical? One thing riders never want to do is save a few bucks (or grams) on a part they don’t fully trust to perform. However, manufacturers constantly struggle to find cheaper, yet effective means of producing products. It’s hard to imagine they would invest in new ideas if they weren’t confident about the outcome…

A company called Carbon.Bike is currently raising eyebrows by combining the low manufacturing cost of forging with the weight savings of carbon fiber. They have created some very inexpensive forged carbon cranks, spiders and stems, and all the carbon bits are American-made in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their components are pretty darn light too, as a 170mm crank with a spider or chainring weighs in at just over 500g.

Potential customers will simply have to debate the advantages versus the unknowns – Do you trust a new company with a new manufacturing process? Is their experience in other industries enough to assume their bike parts will hold up? Does the low price tag scare you off, or tempt you to buy and try? Forge ahead for the details on Carbon.Bike’s cranks and stems…
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If you were offered a brand new pair of carbon crank arms for $100, would you feel a bit skeptical? One thing riders never want to do is save a few bucks (or grams) on a part they don’t fully trust to perform. However, manufacturers constantly struggle to find cheaper, yet effective means of producing […]

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Saddle Roundup: FlexCy and 3 West offer a different take on how you sit on your bike

3 west saddle 2

3 west saddle 2

One saddle does not fit all. Like shoes, they come in different sizes, shapes and styles. The longer you ride your bike, the more important your saddle becomes and it may be one of the most important pieces you consider. If you’re not comfortable, you won’t want to ride your bike as much. Then there is the whole *eh hem* “I got issues” factor.

Check out what 3 West came up with, that might pump you up (literally) for your next ride, and one of the more unique concepts we’ve seen with the on-the-fly adjustable FlexCy… nose dropper?

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One saddle does not fit all. Like shoes, they come in different sizes, shapes and styles. The longer you ride your bike, the more important your saddle becomes and it may be one of the most important pieces you consider. If you’re not comfortable, you won’t want to ride your bike as much. Then there is the whole […]

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Silca releases premium tubeless kits with aero valve system & carbon friendly platinum tape

Silca Tubeless

Silca Tubeless

Knowing Silca doesn’t do things on the average, when we saw they are releasing their own tubeless kit for road, we knew there would be some extra attention to detail. And we were we right!

Check out how they made a better valve stem that is lighter, stronger & cheaper more aerodynamic, as well as their revolutionary rim tape…

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Knowing Silca doesn’t do things on the average, when we saw they are releasing their own tubeless kit for road, we knew there would be some extra attention to detail. And we were we right! Check out how they made a better valve stem that is lighter, stronger & cheaper more aerodynamic, as well as their […]

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Tailfin slices up new rack and pannier system made especially for carbon road bikes

Tailfin TAILFIN_11

Tailfin TAILFIN_11

Every so often you want to haul more than normal. And sometimes it may be for long distances. If that is the case, your race ready, carbon-everything road bike may be the ideal tool, but it’s one of the least adaptable bikes for more than a seat bag, and wearing a backpack for more than 20 minutes is annoying.

Tailfin has come up with a pretty slick system that is light weight, easy to install & remove and it will work on any road bike with a quick release rear wheel. And it’s carbon frame and seatpost safe!

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Every so often you want to haul more than normal. And sometimes it may be for long distances. If that is the case, your race ready, carbon-everything road bike may be the ideal tool, but it’s one of the least adaptable bikes for more than a seat bag, and wearing a backpack for more than 20 minutes […]

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Cannondale says XC is dead, teases new XXC mountain bike

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Cannondale says XC is dead, long live XXC. With cross country courses getting gnarlier and gnarlier, they seem to be planning something capable of tackling the aggressive climbs and rough descents that are pushing. Check their website and you’ll get the chance to sign up for their email list and a date of April 29, 2016. Stay tuned, and check a still after the break…

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Cannondale says XC is dead, long live XXC. With cross country courses getting gnarlier and gnarlier, they seem to be planning something capable of tackling the aggressive climbs and rough descents that are pushing. Check their website and you’ll get the chance to sign up for their email list and a date of April 29, […]

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Artist’s renderings show most people really can’t draw a bicycle

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Sure we at Bikerumor stare at bikes everyday, and there are probably several fairly complicated suspension designs that many of us and our readers could describe down to a level of detail that would bore even the most avid mountain biker. But not everyone spends so much time focusing on the minute details of bikes. Yet still, the bicycle is such a universally known object throughout so many cultures, that if you asked anyone what a bike looks like they would be sure to say that they could describe one. But give them a pen and paper and few could draw an accurate representation of one. Graphic artist Gianluca Gimini did just that. And then based on those drawings, he mocked up what people remember about how a bicycle looks, and maybe about how they remember that it works. It seems very few even got close…

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Sure we at Bikerumor stare at bikes everyday, and there are probably several fairly complicated suspension designs that many of us and our readers could describe down to a level of detail that would bore even the most avid mountain biker. But not everyone spends so much time focusing on the minute details of bikes. Yet still, […]

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ANT+ gives a heads up on new device communication profile for EXtended (heads up) Displays

ANT+ EXD

ANT+ EXD

ANT has just developed the first ever universal wireless profile standard that defines communications between a fitness device and an extended display. That is a pretty important step with the recent introduction of compact heads-up displays like Garmin’s Varia Vision and many others. Just like with the typical ANT+ protocol, a set standard of communication is needed to ensure compatibility between different manufacturers and with the current tech we already own. The ANT+ Extended Display profile (EXD) will undoubtedly be a major contender based on their might and existing position in the industry.

Check out how it works and what it will do after the break…

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ANT has just developed the first ever universal wireless profile standard that defines communications between a fitness device and an extended display. That is a pretty important step with the recent introduction of compact heads-up displays like Garmin’s Varia Vision and many others. Just like with the typical ANT+ protocol, a set standard of communication is needed to […]

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SOC16: Hope Tech’s HB.211 carbon fiber full suspension bike redefines “full custom”

Hope Tech HB211 custom full suspension carbon fiber mountain bike

Hope Tech HB211 custom full suspension carbon fiber mountain bike

Hope’s had drawings for a bike since 2005, but when they made the decision to start doing carbon a couple years ago, that made the dream seem possible.

The frame has a working title of HB.211, which refers to Hope and their hometown, and the date (February 2011) when they started on the journey to in house carbon fiber fabrication. The bike uses a Horst link design, but the type of suspension is secondary to what this project means. It’s a bicycle that’s built around their components, which is different than usual where the component company is working around someone else’s bike. That meant they could design it to optimize the parts, which led to some very interesting one-off components indeed…

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Hope’s had drawings for a bike since 2005, but when they made the decision to start doing carbon a couple years ago, that made the dream seem possible. The frame has a working title of HB.211, which refers to Hope and their hometown, and the date (February 2011) when they started on the journey to in house […]

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