EB16: Centurion Numinis & No Pogo carbon mountain bikes, even an E+ version

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Although mostly exclusive to German-speaking countries, bike brand Centurion has been putting out some cutting edge and sought-after bike for road, cross & trail riding for many years. Their two newest bike lines are a pair of mountain bikes covering everything from cross country to all-mountain with two variations of each. The carbon Numinis was developed in two travel options the 100mm XC that the Centurion Vaude team rode to two stage wins and an overall second place at this year’s Cape Epic, and a longer 120mm travel version for more trail capability. Developed almost 20 years ago as their first full suspension mountain bike, No Pogo name is making a comeback as a new 145mm all-mountain bike. The new bike gets a light carbon frame for aggressive trail riding, but also debuts a new alloy plus-sized version with a Bosch motor for the new E+ e-bike segment…

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Although mostly exclusive to German-speaking countries, bike brand Centurion has been putting out some cutting edge and sought-after bike for road, cross & trail riding for many years. Their two newest bike lines are a pair of mountain bikes covering everything from cross country to all-mountain with two variations of each. The carbon Numinis was developed in […]

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EB16: SR Suntour forks gets boosted & upgraded, team bike shows prototype bits

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As usual, SR Suntour brought in a race bike from one of their sponsored riders, this time from the Absa Cape Epic. The bike has their nearly full carbon Axon Werx suspension fork up front and some prototype stuff going on out back. There’s also plenty of updates to the rest of their suspension line up that’s actually available, including Boost and Plus compatibility on a wide range of forks for tires 24″ up to 27.5″…

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As usual, SR Suntour brought in a race bike from one of their sponsored riders, this time from the Absa Cape Epic. The bike has their nearly full carbon Axon Werx suspension fork up front and some prototype stuff going on out back. There’s also plenty of updates to the rest of their suspension line […]

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EB16: Magura Boltron upside down e-bike fork may come to enduro

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At 2,200g (4.85lb), the Magura Boltron upside down e-bike suspension fork isn’t totally outside the weight boundaries of aggressive, big hit forks for traditional mountain bikes, but it certainly is hefty. And it needs to be – it’s purposely overbuilt to handle the increased weight and speed that electric motor assist MTBs are capable of. But, could it work for trail and enduro bikes, too?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is it’s not the perfect solution, but they might be working on something…

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At 2,200g (4.85lb), the Magura Boltron upside down e-bike suspension fork isn’t totally outside the weight boundaries of aggressive, big hit forks for traditional mountain bikes, but it certainly is hefty. And it needs to be – it’s purposely overbuilt to handle the increased weight and speed that electric motor assist MTBs are capable of. […]

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No lift ticket needed – Rotwild announces the R.G+ FS electric downhill bike

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Rotwild R.G+ FS E-DH bike, side

What’s the most fun thing about ebikes? The arguments, of course! Haters probably cringed when they saw the first e-bike, then again when the first full-suspension models came around, and once more when electric downhill bikes became a reality. But while some of us are lamenting ‘is nothing sacred?’ others are thinking ‘that looks awesome’!

With several models already in their lineup Germany’s Rotwild is no stranger to electric bikes, and they’ve just announced an e-downhill bike that will surely fuel many debates over trail access, the competing goals of fitness vs. fun and whether the easy ride up is worth the sneers and jeers from the pedal-power purists.

Rotwild says their newest E-MTB will make it easier for people to enjoy the fun experience of downhill riding without the hassle of organizing shuttle trucks or paying big bucks for lift tickets at the bike park. The 2017 R.G+ FS will be debuting to the public with two different models on display at the Eurobike tradeshow, which begins August 31st…
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What’s the most fun thing about ebikes? The arguments, of course! Haters probably cringed when they saw the first e-bike, then again when the first full-suspension models came around, and once more when electric downhill bikes became a reality. But while some of us are lamenting ‘is nothing sacred?’ others are thinking ‘that looks awesome’! […]

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EB16: Maxxis adds more tubeless ready cyclocross, gravel tires & lots more Plus-sized MTB treads

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Maxxis’ lineup has added some very capable looking new tires for cyclocross and gravel, all of which are tubeless ready, and an oversized collection of new plus and “wide” tires to fit the growing size of modern mountain bike rims.

Shown above, the All Terrane is a 700x33c all-conditions tread with medium knob height and good spacing. The center knobs are ramped for fast rolling. It, along with the 33mm wide file tread Speed Terrane (shown below) get their Exo casing protection. Claimed weight is 395g (60tpi) and 375g (120tpi).

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Maxxis’ lineup has added some very capable looking new tires for cyclocross and gravel, all of which are tubeless ready, and an oversized collection of new plus and “wide” tires to fit the growing size of modern mountain bike rims. Shown above, the All Terrane is a 700x33c all-conditions tread with medium knob height and good […]

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EB16: Cannondale Bad Habit Carbon 27.5+ hits the trails, Lefty upgrade kit & monstrous Moterra e-MTB hits USA

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We saw the Cannondale Bad habit carbon at PressCamp, but got a second look with a few more details at Eurobike…where we also peeked inside the Lefty’s new air spring upgrade kit and saw the new-to-North America Moterra e-bike, a full suspension pedal assist that’s ready to rip.

The Bad Habit Carbon 1 (shown) gets new Cannondale 40mm internal width carbon Hollowgram wheels made for 3.0 tires. It gets the Lefty XLR, a Shimano XTR/XT mix with Hollowgram SiSL SpideRings for $5,500. The Bad Habit Carbon 2 gets WTB scraper rims, Lefty PBR, and SRAM X1 wth Si cranks for $4,800…

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We saw the Cannondale Bad habit carbon at PressCamp, but got a second look with a few more details at Eurobike…where we also peeked inside the Lefty’s new air spring upgrade kit and saw the new-to-North America Moterra e-bike, a full suspension pedal assist that’s ready to rip. The Bad Habit Carbon 1 (shown) gets […]

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EB16: Kenda makes a tubular, adds e-bike certified MTB treads & Plus-sized 24″ Slant Six

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Tested under Team Cofidis, the Kenda Valkyrie is the first tubular they’ve ever made in house. It’s a lightweight race tire with low rolling resistance that still builds in puncture protection. Inside is a butyl tube, which has slower leak down than latex, and they make butyl tubes in house, so it made more sense.

A 300tpi cotton casing is covered by their R3C rubber with a roughened sidewall for abrasion resistance. A cotton strip is bonded onto the bottom to enhance the grip between rim and tire when gluing it on. Availability is TBA, and there’s also a clincher version…

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Tested under Team Cofidis, the Kenda Valkyrie is the first tubular they’ve ever made in house. It’s a lightweight race tire with low rolling resistance that still builds in puncture protection. Inside is a butyl tube, which has slower leak down than latex, and they make butyl tubes in house, so it made more sense. A […]

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Formula debuts new wide Linea MTB wheel lineup, plus Cura-E e-bike brakes

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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, 27.5+ & 29ers in both Boost and standard spacings to cover everything from your lightweight XC riding, through regular trail riding, and off the enduro drops on the other side. Take a look with us at the new Linea 2, 3 & 4 wheelsets, and the hubs at their core after the jump.

Plus, check out their new Cura-E e-bike brakes too, to see what happens when you start thinking about connecting your levers into your bike’s wiring harness…
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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, […]

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Trek Powerfly E-Bike Line charges into North America

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Trek claims that the current Powerfly lineup has become one of the most popular lines of their bikes in Europe. Now, that electricity is coming state-side. Touting similar benefits as other e-bike manufacturers, the Powerfly line will “allow riders to go farther, ride more often, and tackle more challenging terrain.” By offering both hard tail and full suspension bikes, the Powerfly lineup includes four different models with bikes for both men and women. Relying on the Bosch Performance CX drivetrain, the Powerflies will be cranking out 75Nm of extra torque and four levels of e-assist…

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Trek claims that the current Powerfly lineup has become one of the most popular lines of their bikes in Europe. Now, that electricity is coming state-side. Touting similar benefits as other e-bike manufacturers, the Powerfly line will “allow riders to go farther, ride more often, and tackle more challenging terrain.” By offering both hard tail and […]

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