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 […]

Posted in Concept, Mountain Bike, Prototype, Sea Otter Classic18 Comments

Restore, renew, or just get plain funky with Spray.Bike – A rattle can just for bikes!

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Say you have a bike that needs a fresh new look but don’t want to make it look worse by rattle-canning it with the wrong kind of paint… or because just like most of us, you have no clue what you’re doing when it comes to repainting a bike . That’s why Spray.Bike came up with a simple solution that makes painting a bike much easier and pretty fool run proof.

Check out how it works along with some samples and a cool video of some of the Spray.Bike “masterpieces”…

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Say you have a bike that needs a fresh new look but don’t want to make it look worse by rattle-canning it with the wrong kind of paint… or because just like most of us, you have no clue what you’re doing when it comes to repainting a bike . That’s why Spray.Bike came up with a […]

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Wearable Tech coming to a sleeve or softgood near you, with more information than ever

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Ever since heart rate monitors became mainstream over 20 years ago, there hasn’t really been any sort of advancement in live biofeedback until recently. Aside from how the information is transmitted, we still strap on a HR monitor to measure the same ol’ heartrate. Sometimes that’s on your wrist now, but mostly still the standard chest strap. But with all the new sensors telling us what we’re doing with the bike, wouldn’t it be nice to know a little more about what your doing with your body?

Check out what new wearable tech from Aio Sleeve can do now… and in the future. Plus, women’s apparel line Nakeid, reveals their new gear…

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Ever since heart rate monitors became mainstream over 20 years ago, there hasn’t really been any sort of advancement in live biofeedback until recently. Aside from how the information is transmitted, we still strap on a HR monitor to measure the same ol’ heartrate. Sometimes that’s on your wrist now, but mostly still the standard […]

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NDVR Cycle’s titanium breakaway travel bike gives you clearance to fly and wide tires

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For anyone that has ever traveled with their bike, it can be as big a pain as an expense since airlines seem to have it in for cyclists. So rather than have to pay up or label it as “sports equipment” (guilty), a travel bike could be worth its weight in gold exaggerated airline fees.

NDVR has a solution with some solid tech for the jet-setting cyclists out there with a made in USA titanium travel bike. It also sports some ample clearance letting you choose what kind of adventure should be had…

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For anyone that has ever traveled with their bike, it can be as big a pain as an expense since airlines seem to have it in for cyclists. So rather than have to pay up or label it as “sports equipment” (guilty), a travel bike could be worth its weight in gold exaggerated airline fees. NDVR […]

Posted in Commuter, Concept, Gravel Bikes, Kickstarter, Road Bike11 Comments

(April Fools!) Bikerumor Interview Exclusive: absoluteBLACK introduces innovative, lightweight new Chainring Bolt Power Meter System

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It’s an exciting era for those who seek to wield power in their training. Fresh and innovative approaches to packaging power meters seem to be rolling out from companies every few months, with meters getting smaller, smarter, and more reasonably priced by the day. Though, even with all of these advancements, many power meters continue to restrict riders to specific crank, hub, or pedal systems. Until now, that is.

The manufacturer of the “world’s most sought after” oval chainrings,  absoluteBLACK, has moved into the power meter game with its new, ultra-lightweight Chainring Bolt Power Meter System. With patent pending technology, absoluteBLACK has miniaturized the sensor system in a clever, compact package sure to stoke any data enthusiast. We were able to snag a few words on the new system from Tony Brand, absoluteBLACK Relations Associate, on the motivations behind this innovative new product, as well as future direction of the technology.

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It’s an exciting era for those who seek to wield power in their training. Fresh and innovative approaches to packaging power meters seem to be rolling out from companies every few months, with meters getting smaller, smarter, and more reasonably priced by the day. Though, even with all of these advancements, many power meters continue to restrict […]

Posted in Concept, Mountain Bike, Prototype, Road Bike13 Comments

SpeedX aero carbon road bike builds in smart tech at a very smart price

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The SpeedX Leopard is claiming to be the first ever “smart aero carbon road bike”. Sure, things like “carbon” & “aero” are appealing, as is the “smart technology” various phones and devices we’re already riding with. So why not just build it into the bike? SpeedX has done just that with the Leopard, with popular features integrated directly into the bike (including cables), at a price that might be the biggest attraction…

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The SpeedX Leopard is claiming to be the first ever “smart aero carbon road bike”. Sure, things like “carbon” & “aero” are appealing, as is the “smart technology” various phones and devices we’re already riding with. So why not just build it into the bike? SpeedX has done just that with the Leopard, with popular features […]

Posted in Concept, Kickstarter, Road Bike39 Comments