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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Team ZWatt offering power meter cranks under $200 as long as you’ll be their guinea pig

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If power meter prices are in a race to the bottom, Team ZWatt might have just won. Fortunately, the feature set isn’t taking the same trajectory, and with this new offering you get continued updates so they keep improving with use.

The catch? You need to transmit your ride data once a month through their app and stay connected with a very small monthly fee. They have two options, a left-side crank-arm based unit to fit Shimano cranks, or a spider-based meter attached to a FSA crankset. They’re already well on their way to being fully funded, and a stretch goal could yield a carbon mountain bike option, too…

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If power meter prices are in a race to the bottom, Team ZWatt might have just won. Fortunately, the feature set isn’t taking the same trajectory, and with this new offering you get continued updates so they keep improving with use. The catch? You need to transmit your ride data once a month through their […]

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Jagwire spins new CR2 finned brake rotor, Pro Polished brake & shift Cables replace teflon

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When it comes to brake rotors, cooling fins seem to be the way to go for many companies looking to beat the heat. Popularized by the Shimano Ice-Tech Freeza rotors, other companies like Jagwire are spinning their take on the technology.

Introduced at Eurobike 2014, Jagwire’s CR1 brake rotor is about to get another upgrade with the new CR2…

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When it comes to brake rotors, cooling fins seem to be the way to go for many companies looking to beat the heat. Popularized by the Shimano Ice-Tech Freeza rotors, other companies like Jagwire are spinning their take on the technology. Introduced at Eurobike 2014, Jagwire’s CR1 brake rotor is about to get another upgrade […]

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Review: Fast rolling, tubeless-ready Schwalbe G-One gravel road bike tires

Schwalbe G-One gravel tire review and actual weights

Schwalbe G-One gravel tire review and actual weights

There’s the dream of gravel riding, and then there’s the reality of heading out your door on paved roads to string together snippets of dirt trail, backroads and the occasional gravel access road. Or, at least for us urbanites, that’s more often the case than not. And for those situations, a tire like the Schwalbe G-One makes a lot of sense.

It rolls fast, rides smooth and quiet on the tarmac, and has enough traction to tackle some pebble infused routes sans drama. It also makes for a great race tire if your course is hardpacked and dry. We threw a set on the scale, measured ’em, then hit the (off) road…

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There’s the dream of gravel riding, and then there’s the reality of heading out your door on paved roads to string together snippets of dirt trail, backroads and the occasional gravel access road. Or, at least for us urbanites, that’s more often the case than not. And for those situations, a tire like the Schwalbe […]

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FSA electronic shifting drivetrain looking polished on Tour de France bikes

prototype FSA electronic shifting group for road bikes spy shots

prototype FSA electronic shifting group for road bikes spotted at Tour de France

Spotted last year later in Le Tour, the FSA electronic shifting group has been further refined and made another late-in-the-game appearance at this year’s Tour de France, too. This time, though, it’s looking nearly production ready and our inquiries to FSA were met with this response: “Make sure you come see us at Eurobike.”

So, they’re not giving up details, but we were able to get these photos from a friendly source that show off some key details…

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Spotted last year later in Le Tour, the FSA electronic shifting group has been further refined and made another late-in-the-game appearance at this year’s Tour de France, too. This time, though, it’s looking nearly production ready and our inquiries to FSA were met with this response: “Make sure you come see us at Eurobike.” So, […]

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2017 Specialized CruX cyclocross bikes move to 142mm thru axles, adds mounts

2017 Specialized Crux Expert carbon cyclocross bikes

2017 Specialized Crux S-Works carbon cyclocross bikes

Last year, we heard from early customers that Specialized had some something a little different with their Crux cyclocross bikes. The 2016 model year bikes were the first to get thru axles, but they used the SCS “Short Chainstay System to help maintain proper chainline while keeping the chainstay appropriately short for a race bike and cramming disc brakes all into a road-standard 130mm axle space. You can see how they did it here and dive into why with our exclusive interview with their brand manager here. The short of it this: They wanted to keep things narrow and short, so they created an open standard and invited anyone else to use it, too. It was an experiment, but it didn’t gain traction, so this year they’ve reworked the molds to give all of the carbon Crux bikes a now-standard 142mm thru axle…

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Last year, we heard from early customers that Specialized had some something a little different with their Crux cyclocross bikes. The 2016 model year bikes were the first to get thru axles, but they used the SCS “Short Chainstay System to help maintain proper chainline while keeping the chainstay appropriately short for a race bike […]

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AbsoluteBlack expands oval road chainrings to fit 130/5 BCD and SRAM 110/5

absoluteblack oval road chainrings for SRAM 5-bolt cranksets

At the beginning of the year, AbsoluteBlack debuted their gorgeously machined oval chainrings for Shimano’s asymmetric 4-arm road cranksets. Now, they’ve added to options for five-bolt arms, including SRAM’s hidden-bolt layout.

Shown above is the SRAM 110bcd 5-bolt chainring set and are designed specifically for that brand’s cranks, which place one of the bolts behind the crank arm. It’ll fit Red, Red eTap, Force, Rival, Rival, etc, including those equipped with a Quarq power meter. They’re available now in 34 (31g, 6.5% ovalization ), 36 (36g, 11.4%) and 50 / 52 (119g / 131g, 10.3%) tooth counts. Colors are black, red and grey colors, retail ranges from $62 to $126.

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At the beginning of the year, AbsoluteBlack debuted their gorgeously machined oval chainrings for Shimano’s asymmetric 4-arm road cranksets. Now, they’ve added to options for five-bolt arms, including SRAM’s hidden-bolt layout. Shown above is the SRAM 110bcd 5-bolt chainring set and are designed specifically for that brand’s cranks, which place one of the bolts behind the […]

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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

November bicycles carbon disc tubeless wheel

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…

Posted in Cyclocross, Gravel Bikes, Road Bike8 Comments