TPE16: Lezyne Adds Tubeless, Fat Bike options with new Pressure Over Drive and Micro Floor Drive XL

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With all of the plus tires, fat bike tires, and bigger tubeless tires going around, it may be time to upgrade your pump soon as well. Typically designed for high pressure or high volume, the latest crop of tires push high volume to the extreme. Adding to the few fat bike hand pump concepts we’ve seen recently, Lezyne unveiled their new Micro Floor Drive XL in Taipei. Sized to fill fat bike tires with ease yet still fit in your hydration pack or frame bag, the pump is also joined by the new Pressure Over Drive which should be handy for seating tubeless tires…

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With all of the plus tires, fat bike tires, and bigger tubeless tires going around, it may be time to upgrade your pump soon as well. Typically designed for high pressure or high volume, the latest crop of tires push high volume to the extreme. Adding to the few fat bike hand pump concepts we’ve seen […]

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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 […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Black Sheep’s Deathsplosion ti fork, most expensive fenders & some cool bikes

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Since Black Sheep’s bikes are pretty much all one-off custom creations to suit the customers’ needs, they often defy categorization. Or, at least, span too many to be easily defined.

One of the latest is their Adventure Fat Bike, which has a new rear end that, as they put it, has 25mm of “catastrophic” travel in case the tire bottoms out. So, yes, if that balloon on the back hits something so hard that you’re landing on rim, there’s a bit of give in the frame to help prevent damage.

Take a look at the rest of the bike, a matching “catastrophe” fork and some of the best head badges ever…

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Since Black Sheep’s bikes are pretty much all one-off custom creations to suit the customers’ needs, they often defy categorization. Or, at least, span too many to be easily defined. One of the latest is their Adventure Fat Bike, which has a new rear end that, as they put it, has 25mm of “catastrophic” travel in […]

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TPE16: X-Fusion McQueen Plus gets official, Revel X Inverted fork, Rough Cut RCP dampers shipping soon

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It may have made its debut to the world of NAHBS, but X-Fusion officially took the wraps off the new McQueen in Taipei. Adding to the growing number of suspension forks that fall into the 27.5 plus/29″ category, the McQueen builds on their 34mm chassis. Along with McQueen, X-Fusion is adding a new version of their Rough Cut bladder damper, and the Revel X is one step closer to delivery… Continue reading “TPE16: X-Fusion McQueen Plus gets official, Revel X Inverted fork, Rough Cut RCP dampers shipping soon”



It may have made its debut to the world of NAHBS, but X-Fusion officially took the wraps off the new McQueen in Taipei. Adding to the growing number of suspension forks that fall into the 27.5 plus/29″ category, the McQueen builds on their 34mm chassis. Along with McQueen, X-Fusion is adding a new version of […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Get Fat on the North Carolina beach a week from now – The 2nd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship hit Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC Mar 11-13. With more the 2x as many racers as last year, the event offers a chance to get in some late winter fat biking on sand instead of snow. Riders will compete in expert, sport, and beginner divisions covering 24, 16, or 8 miles through a mixed surface beach course that will be spectator friendly. Weekend activities also include adventure riding on the island, demo bikes, maintenance and race tips, an evening social, and other entertainment, then finishing it all off with a Sunday sunrise ride on the beach. Find race info & registration at: SetupEvents.com

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Get Fat on the North Carolina beach a week from now – The 2nd annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship hit Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, NC Mar 11-13. With more the 2x as many racers as last year, the event offers a chance to get in some late winter fat biking on sand instead […]

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TPE 2016: Wend winds their way into tires with studded Wazia for fat bikes

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By the time next winter rolls around, there will be another option for studded fat bike tires. Wend is a new brand cooked up by industry veteran Tim Krueger. Making sort of a soft launch at the Taipei show with a set of tires slipped underneath a titanium Advocate Watchman, Tim isn’t giving a lot away about Wend, other than the fact that tires – not just fat bike tires, will be on the way soon…

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By the time next winter rolls around, there will be another option for studded fat bike tires. Wend is a new brand cooked up by industry veteran Tim Krueger. Making sort of a soft launch at the Taipei show with a set of tires slipped underneath a titanium Advocate Watchman, Tim isn’t giving a lot […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Foes goes big with Alpine Plus full suspension mountain bike & more

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While Brent Foes’ bikes have always qualified him for the Handmade Bicycle Show, this was his first time at the craft fair. To celebrate, he brought out his latest hydroformed monocoque alloy full suspension rig, the new Alpine Plus.

It’s a full suspension trail bike that’ll handle 27.5×3.0 and is built around Boost spacing. There’s 160mm travel from his linkage driven, single pivot design. Brent really likes this new “Plus” tire size for folks just getting into mountain bikes because there’s so much traction and it rides a little smoother, and doesn’t require as precise of line selection. Of course, if you’re getting into a Foes, you’re probably well beyond entry level…

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While Brent Foes’ bikes have always qualified him for the Handmade Bicycle Show, this was his first time at the craft fair. To celebrate, he brought out his latest hydroformed monocoque alloy full suspension rig, the new Alpine Plus. It’s a full suspension trail bike that’ll handle 27.5×3.0 and is built around Boost spacing. There’s […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Boo Bicycles’ Boolossal fat bike gets SL treatment, Banksy tribute & more!

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Boo Bicycles is continually fine tuning their bamboo and carbon fiber frame construction to make the bikes lighter, stiffer, stronger or whatever other metric would improve the ride for the given application. One of their more techy solutions is S2 Glass, an impact dispersion fiberglass that’s placed into the bamboo tubes and expanded. Them lets them use thinner wall bamboo tubes, down to 2.5mm thick compared to 3.5 to 4.0 without it. It saves about 50g for something like a downtube, yet makes it way more impact resistant.

The new Boolossal SL gets that tubing and a trick new full carbon thru axle dropout. There’s no metal on the bare frame other than the water bottle bosses…

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Boo Bicycles is continually fine tuning their bamboo and carbon fiber frame construction to make the bikes lighter, stiffer, stronger or whatever other metric would improve the ride for the given application. One of their more techy solutions is S2 Glass, an impact dispersion fiberglass that’s placed into the bamboo tubes and expanded. Them lets […]

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The Heller Shagamaw Plus Bike gets two sets of wheels instead of legs, and new Manitou Machete Plus fork!

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Heller Bikes Shagamaw plus 27 carbon bike mtb manitou machete

After announcing their first bike last year, Heller is at it again with an affordable carbon mountain bike. This time they have turned their attention towards the rapidly expanding world of plus bikes. While Heller was created to offer QBP dealers affordable carbon bikes to compete with a flood of inexpensive carbon frames, the new Shagamaw is not only relatively affordable, it’s also fairly unique in that it is one of the first full carbon plus hard tails.

Named for a mythical creature that was said to have the hind legs of a moose and the front paws of a bear, the beast would walk for a distance on its hind legs then switch to its front legs. For brand manager Bobby Dalhberg, the name is a fun way of alluding to the fast, agile nature of a hardtail with 130mm of trail clawing front suspension that the Shagamaw offers. You could also draw parallels to the fact that the Shagamaw can run either 27 x 3.0 or 29 x 2.5″ wheels and tires…

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  After announcing their first bike last year, Heller is at it again with an affordable carbon mountain bike. This time they have turned their attention towards the rapidly expanding world of plus bikes. While Heller was created to offer QBP dealers affordable carbon bikes to compete with a flood of inexpensive carbon frames, the […]

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