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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Magura teams up with WP Performance Systems for inverted fork, meant for e-bikes?

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Magura has a new inverted suspension fork. But don’t get too excited just yet – this fork isn’t meant for most mountain bikes. No, instead you’ll see the new Boltron gracing the front of mountain bikes that also include a battery. While other suspension companies have been adding more material and stronger steerers to compensate for the increased stress that e-bikes exert on the front end of the bike, Magura has introduced an entirely new fork. One that is e-bike specific.

Partnering with WP Performance Systems, Magura claims WP’s USD fork technology has been proven on the moto side, which is a natural fit with the performance of modern e-bikes…

 

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Magura has a new inverted suspension fork. But don’t get too excited just yet – this fork isn’t meant for most mountain bikes. No, instead you’ll see the new Boltron gracing the front of mountain bikes that also include a battery. While other suspension companies have been adding more material and stronger steerers to compensate […]

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Haul it up any hill with the powerful, mid-drive Bikee Bike BEST e-bike conversion kit

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Bikee Bike BEST e-bike kit, on beach

When you come from an Italian town called ‘motor valley’ that happens to be home to both Ferrari and Ducati, you don’t mess around making piddly, underpowered motors. Accordingly so, when brothers Matteo and Luca Spaggiari decided to use their manufacturing expertise to create an e-bike conversion kit, they made one that’ll do proper burnouts!

While burnouts are fun, the real point of the powerful motor is to drive cyclists up any hill with ease, even super steep inclines found in mountainous areas. The Bikee Bike BEST kit features a mid-drive motor that replaces the crank and bottom bracket. The unit drives your bike’s chain on two front rings, and allows riders to use a full rear cassette.

There’s already a lot of interest in the concept- The BEST kit won several awards at CES 2016 (Consumer Electronics Show) and the product quickly doubled its funding goal on Kickstarter. This little piggy is definitely going to market, and we’ve got the details below…
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When you come from an Italian town called ‘motor valley’ that happens to be home to both Ferrari and Ducati, you don’t mess around making piddly, underpowered motors. Accordingly so, when brothers Matteo and Luca Spaggiari decided to use their manufacturing expertise to create an e-bike conversion kit, they made one that’ll do proper burnouts! […]

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Rose focuses on trail with reworked Root Miller, plus Granite Chief updates & more…

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Rose has been working this year on updating their popular, mid-range aluminum trail bikes to make them even more capable for handling the wide range of climbing and descending conditions that most riders trail bikes actually face. A big part of that is the move to new trail geometry norms and the adoption of the most recent mountain bike standards, but with their strong-selling Root Miller, they’ve also added some more travel so riders can push it even further. We took a look at a pre-production prototype of the bike earlier in the spring, but now we have some more detail. Check out the new Root Miller, plus a revised all-mountain Granite Chief, and even a bit on Rose’s foray into e-MTB with the new hardtail Elec Tec, all after the break…

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Rose has been working this year on updating their popular, mid-range aluminum trail bikes to make them even more capable for handling the wide range of climbing and descending conditions that most riders trail bikes actually face. A big part of that is the move to new trail geometry norms and the adoption of the […]

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Lapierre gets weight back and down for the new trail-riding Overvolt AM e-MTB

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We already took a look at Lapierre’s all-new XR cross country rig earlier today, but at the same time as they rolled out that new flagship carbon full suspension mountain bike, they went in the opposite direction with a new trail slaying e-mountain bike as well. Also based on the same OST+ virtual pivot suspension design developed on Lapierre’s enduro Zesty, this new Overvolt AM is a rather unique take on e-bike design. Rather than slapping a motor and battery onto a beefed up trail riding frame like has been done many times before, Lapierre reworked how to get the weight of the drive system back and down to build an all-carbon, all-mountain bike with a low center-of-gravity that their e-Enduro team led by legend Nico Vouilloz could shred down the mountain. Take a look at the Overvolt AM in both carbon and alloy after the break, plus the shorter travel Overvolt XC…

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We already took a look at Lapierre’s all-new XR cross country rig earlier today, but at the same time as they rolled out that new flagship carbon full suspension mountain bike, they went in the opposite direction with a new trail slaying e-mountain bike as well. Also based on the same OST+ virtual pivot suspension design developed […]

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Larry Vs. Harry crank up their classic cargo bike with the new STePs eBullitt model

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ebullitt cargo bike, riding shot

After relying on an aging yet effective cargo bike, a contractor named Harry thought he could do better. Meanwhile, his friend Larry was already building cargo bikes for another brand. Together, Harry and Larry thought they could create the ideal cargo hauling bicycle. Eight years ago the first Bullitt bike was built, and since then they’ve become a hit with riders all over the world.

Keeping with the times, the duo recently decided to add power to their proven bike with the new STePs eBullitt model. The new bike features a Shimano STePs motor, but also uses battery power to control its Di2 electronic shifting and integrated lighting.

As you’d expect there are plenty of options for various cargo storage boxes or child seats, plus customizable component upgrades like Brooks saddles, Gates belt drive systems, or full Shimano groupsets to suit your application…
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After relying on an aging yet effective cargo bike, a contractor named Harry thought he could do better. Meanwhile, his friend Larry was already building cargo bikes for another brand. Together, Harry and Larry thought they could create the ideal cargo hauling bicycle. Eight years ago the first Bullitt bike was built, and since then […]

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Nether say Nether – This Dutch cyclist built a solar powered electric bicycle

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It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One.

His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on gas2.org, and we thought this eco-friendly, forward-thinking idea was worth a closer look and worth sharing with our readers. Its rudimentary look may not win any beauty contests, but this eco-friendly concept has proven fully functional, which begs the question of how far it can go as we pursue the technological goals of making things smaller, lighter, more integrated, and more efficient…
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It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One. His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Bike Power in NYC, Juliana bikes Going Places, and Sharing the ride in Africa

Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to proper use of e-bike tech, lugging gear for the long haul supporting his cycling community and getting more folks on bikes.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

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Follow multi-time Bike Messenger World and National Champion Austin Horse as he tools around New York City on a Bosch-powered Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E to help racers get prepped for the 2015 Red Bull Mini Drome in Brooklyn. Founder of nonprofit mobile bike service Bike Yard,  Austin threads the streets of NY towing a 90kg/200lb trailer in tow thanks to […]

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