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 […]

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(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 […]

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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 […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Mmmmmm! Bikes from Map, Mars & Majaco

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Last year Mars Cycles’ Casey Sussman showed up as a first time builder and took home a People’s Choice award. This year, he brought a fleet built out with some clever features. The Trailside Companion sat front and center with the most obvious “upgrade” being, well, obvious. It’s the glittery paint, of course!

Wanna partake of the good stuff, then puff, puff, and give yourself a click past the break…

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Last year Mars Cycles’ Casey Sussman showed up as a first time builder and took home a People’s Choice award. This year, he brought a fleet built out with some clever features. The Trailside Companion sat front and center with the most obvious “upgrade” being, well, obvious. It’s the glittery paint, of course! Wanna partake […]

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BFS 2016: Custom titanium for every trail and road adventure from Hilite

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Starting with this prototype full suspension 29er with pivots only at the linkage driven shock, Hilite is expanding their premium titanium offerings to cover everything from road and touring to all manner of trail riding. The Swiss custom titanium bike builder leans heavily on simple drivetrains and spec’ed most of their bikes at the Berlin Bike Show with Gates belt drives and either Rohloff hubs or Pinion gearboxes. Click past the break for a closeup look at this trail prototype, plus a couple of Pinion solutions and a fat tire tourer…

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Starting with this prototype full suspension 29er with pivots only at the linkage driven shock, Hilite is expanding their premium titanium offerings to cover everything from road and touring to all manner of trail riding. The Swiss custom titanium bike builder leans heavily on simple drivetrains and spec’ed most of their bikes at the Berlin Bike […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Hunter, Sklar & Breadwinner turn steel into modern classics & wild mountain bikes

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Steel is real…interesting, especially in the hands of creative builders like Hunter, Sklar and Breadwinner. They collectively showed a range of bikes that can tackle virtually any terrain and had features that set them apart from mass produced items you’ll find in the stores.

Above, Hunter Cycles’ 650C “road plus” bike used the new WTB 40mm tires to give it a sporty, comfortable ride. Frame details like beveled thru axle dropouts, shapely stays and a curved top tube (not to mention that yellow paint) helped it stand out in the crowd…

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Steel is real…interesting, especially in the hands of creative builders like Hunter, Sklar and Breadwinner. They collectively showed a range of bikes that can tackle virtually any terrain and had features that set them apart from mass produced items you’ll find in the stores. Above, Hunter Cycles’ 650C “road plus” bike used the new WTB […]

Posted in Commuter, Concept, Cyclocross, Gravel Bikes, Mountain Bike, NAHBS, Road Bike7 Comments

NAHBS 2016 – Sycip shows ultralight steel road & barbecue bikes, Strong makes a comeback (and a fat bike)

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Sycip had a little something for everyone, including the fringes, with his collection of show bikes. Starting with the biggest one, the Barbecue Bike is really just a STEPS driven adventure e-mountain bike, but the accessories show a fun way of using it. Like most of his bikes, it’s a steel frame, and the racks and support stand are all made in house, too.

Click through for the details, plus his Road Light Special, a unique fixie and more, plus Carl Strong’s new bikes…

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Sycip had a little something for everyone, including the fringes, with his collection of show bikes. Starting with the biggest one, the Barbecue Bike is really just a STEPS driven adventure e-mountain bike, but the accessories show a fun way of using it. Like most of his bikes, it’s a steel frame, and the racks and […]

Posted in Commuter, Concept, Fatbike, Gravel Bikes, NAHBS, Road Bike12 Comments