Week In Review: fancy paint, clever hacks, crazy concepts and more!

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This week we saw impressively painted bikes from Scott for the Rio Olympics, Marin reintroducing their classic color fade in honor of their 30th anniversary, and looking toward the future Cyclotron’s hub-less bike fulfilling their crowdfunding goals. There was also a hands-free communication device from Japan to keep you and your riding buddies in touch whether you are riding locally or around the world, a hack to make your reverb work with any lever, and lots more. Skim through all the headlines below so you don’t fall off the back… Continue reading “Week In Review: fancy paint, clever hacks, crazy concepts and more!”



This week we saw impressively painted bikes from Scott for the Rio Olympics, Marin reintroducing their classic color fade in honor of their 30th anniversary, and looking toward the future Cyclotron’s hub-less bike fulfilling their crowdfunding goals. There was also a hands-free communication device from Japan to keep you and your riding buddies in touch whether […]

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November Bicycles opens preorder for Range carbon tubeless disc road & CX wheels

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Are you starting to think about cyclocross season? So is November Bicycles. Adding yet another option to the tubeless road market, November is showing off their all new Range. The carbon wheelset uses a deep section rim with a fairly wide internal width, a disc specific design, and tubeless capability at an impressive price…

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Are you starting to think about cyclocross season? So is November Bicycles. Adding yet another option to the tubeless road market, November is showing off their all new Range. The carbon wheelset uses a deep section rim with a fairly wide internal width, a disc specific design, and tubeless capability at an impressive price…

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Week in Review: New goods from Specialized, Diamondback, Cotic and so much more!

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame to the off road drop bar scene. Lots to catch up on, and all of it opens in a new tab for easy browsing…

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame […]

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Tech talk on the new Easton EC90 SL carbon cranks & bottom brackets

2017 Easton EC90 SL carbon fiber crankset tech details

Earlier this week, Easton unveiled their re-entry into the carbon crankset market. It highlights the synergy of their merger with Race Face by sharing the Cinch chainring attachment design and composite crank arm construction. After all, the Race Face Next SL cranks are among the lightest out there, so it’s a good place to start.

We sent a few questions to Easton when they came out, where they were sent to the engineering team for proper answers, and now we’ve got them back along with the official photos of those and their new bottom brackets…

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Earlier this week, Easton unveiled their re-entry into the carbon crankset market. It highlights the synergy of their merger with Race Face by sharing the Cinch chainring attachment design and composite crank arm construction. After all, the Race Face Next SL cranks are among the lightest out there, so it’s a good place to start. We […]

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LAST CALL! Submit your brand to the Bikerumor 2016/17 Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide!

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ATTENTION BRANDS!!!

It’s closing time, one last call for tech and all, so finish your coffee and click…the link below to send your brand’s cyclocross bikes, tires, components or other tech in. That’s the only way it’ll be included in the Bikerumor 2016/17 Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide, a free PDF download coming in early August. Today (July 15th, 2016) is the deadline!

Please note that our original submission form had some bugs and was fixed on June 26. If you know you submitted your info before that date, probably best if you do it again. If you’ve submitted after that date and have NOT received email confirmation from us, email Tyler to confirm receipt. If you’ve received an email to confirm, then you’re all set.

Submissions and inclusion is free, but if you’d like to promote your brand within the listings, add more photos or run a hyperlinked ad to bring readers directly to your product pages, contact Ron for details.

Thanks for your prompt attention to this, we look forward to including your brand in our first-ever Buyer’s Guide! Here’s the link to submit:

CYCLOCROSS BUYER’S GUIDE SUBMISSION FORM



ATTENTION BRANDS!!! It’s closing time, one last call for tech and all, so finish your coffee and click…the link below to send your brand’s cyclocross bikes, tires, components or other tech in. That’s the only way it’ll be included in the Bikerumor 2016/17 Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide, a free PDF download coming in early August. Today […]

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Giving Hope to the cyclocross and road market is the new 20Five tubeless, disc brake wheelset

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The jury may still be out for the road racing world, but disc brakes have been taking the cyclocross and gravel markets by storm the past few years. With this new demand comes innovation from wheel manufacturers everywhere. This week from Barnoldswick, England, Hope has stepped up with the release of the 20Five wheelset. Built with their nearly impermeable hubs at the center, the wheelset offers a tubeless, wide, disc brake-only option for the skinny(er) tire set…

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The jury may still be out for the road racing world, but disc brakes have been taking the cyclocross and gravel markets by storm the past few years. With this new demand comes innovation from wheel manufacturers everywhere. This week from Barnoldswick, England, Hope has stepped up with the release of the 20Five wheelset. Built with their nearly impermeable hubs at the […]

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Review: Rapha ‘s wet weather Pro Team Shadow kit

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Rapha quietly added some arm, knee, and leg warmers to their shop recently with the same Shadow fabric that we had been testing since last winter, racing cyclocross and generally riding whenever the roads and trails have gotten wet. That got me thinking more about the Pro Team Shadow kit that I’ve even pulled out of the closet a few times since the cold left. And so in a bout of unseasonably cold and wet weather at our EU HQ this week, it felt like time to take a look back to that kit with the idea of looking forward to foul weather riding as well. And maybe even getting out for a wet ride after work today.

So lets have a look at the Pro Team Shadow kit, made from such a fabric that it has gotten me excited about riding in the rain, and more so looking forward to a new pair of leg warmers…

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Rapha quietly added some arm, knee, and leg warmers to their shop recently with the same Shadow fabric that we had been testing since last winter, racing cyclocross and generally riding whenever the roads and trails have gotten wet. That got me thinking more about the Pro Team Shadow kit that I’ve even pulled out of the […]

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Rose adds flexibility, affordability, and disc brakes across Xeon, X-Lite & Pro road, gravel & cross

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We looked last week at some new goodies on the trail from German direct-to-consumer brand Rose bikes, but maybe just as interesting from them in 2017 is the broadening of their carbon road range and their general move towards bringing the same ride and performance of their top end road to more affordable bikes across the range. One of the highlights of that trickle down is the new Xeon CW/CWX which is essentially a lower priced version of the X-Lite CW that we first saw last summer and marks the growing use of disc brakes on the ever-expanding aero road bike segment.  While the Pro CGF sticks with rim brakes it does the same thing bringing carbon road affordability into reach of a lot more cyclists.

At the same time that the Xeon CW 7 Pro CGF brings the price of carbon bikes down, an all new Xeon CDX Cross takes lessons learned on last year’s aluminum bike and transitions them over to a carbon bike still promising broad riding flexibility. Then the new X-Lite CDX takes Rose’s popular marathon/endurance road bike and lightens it up with new carbon and some detail tweaks. Take a look at some of the updates of these four 2017 bikes after the break…

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We looked last week at some new goodies on the trail from German direct-to-consumer brand Rose bikes, but maybe just as interesting from them in 2017 is the broadening of their carbon road range and their general move towards bringing the same ride and performance of their top end road to more affordable bikes across the range. One […]

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Easton EC90 SL carbon cranks are back – First look, actual weights & a ride!

2017 Easton EC90 SL crankset with carbon fiber arms and cinch chainring mounting

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It’s been more than half a decade since Easton has offered cranksets, but now they’re reaping the benefits of their merger with Race Face (and then Fox) and offering an all-new, ultralight EC90 SL crankset.

The new cranks share Race Face’s Cinch chainring mounting technology, making for easy swaps between the wide range of 1x chainrings offered. And those 1x rings suggest the crankset’s primary use is likely to be cyclocross and gravel, which makes sense after Race Face teased a CX option last year, but there are 2x chainring options, also. They also take share Race Face’s ultra lightweight carbon construction, making them very light.

Crank past the break for actual weights, all the tech details and more…

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It’s been more than half a decade since Easton has offered cranksets, but now they’re reaping the benefits of their merger with Race Face (and then Fox) and offering an all-new, ultralight EC90 SL crankset. The new cranks share Race Face’s Cinch chainring mounting technology, making for easy swaps between the wide range of 1x […]

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