Whisky Parts Co. showcases new parts with Six Select Custom bikes

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Instead of posting up all of their new parts in a booth on their own this year, Whisky Parts Co. had another idea in mind. As a premium carbon parts brand, Whisky expects all of their products to end up on high end bikes, so why not display them on some of the nicest custom bikes they could get their hands on? Built specifically to highlight their latest components, the Whisky Six Select had the attention of just about anyone who passed by the display…

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Instead of posting up all of their new parts in a booth on their own this year, Whisky Parts Co. had another idea in mind. As a premium carbon parts brand, Whisky expects all of their products to end up on high end bikes, so why not display them on some of the nicest custom […]

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Civia relaunches with renewed focus on comfortable, affordable, stylish city bikes

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There was a point that the bikes from Civia Cycles were some of the most well equipped city bikes you could buy. Built with wooden accents, stylish colors, and plenty of utility, they were great bikes, but perhaps a little too expensive for their own good.  Now Civia is taking that same style, but building it into a new model. One that still focuses on bikes that are comfortable, practical, and stylish, but with a much different pricing structure that is more about getting people on bikes and less about high dollar builds. Designed around their new, more casual geometry, the bikes are built to be upright and comfortable for short rides around town.

With affordable bikes like the Lowry in their arsenal, QBP dealers will have an even better selection of city bikes for the upcoming season…

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There was a point that the bikes from Civia Cycles were some of the most well equipped city bikes you could buy. Built with wooden accents, stylish colors, and plenty of utility, they were great bikes, but perhaps a little too expensive for their own good.  Now Civia is taking that same style, but building […]

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Problem Solvers takes the trouble out of tubeless valves, new MisMatch adapter, MSW tire stand & more

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We’ve all probably been there. You go to inflate your tires, and the tubeless valve starts to spin and starts leaking air and sealant. Some valves are definitely better than others, but Problem solvers thought there was a better way. Enter the Super P-Nut. Why no one has done this yet, we’re not quite sure…

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We’ve all probably been there. You go to inflate your tires, and the tubeless valve starts to spin and starts leaking air and sealant. Some valves are definitely better than others, but Problem solvers thought there was a better way. Enter the Super P-Nut. Why no one has done this yet, we’re not quite sure…

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Wet and gnarly trails call for new Maxxis Forekaster 29er mountain bike tire

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As a little tease of what’s promised to be a number of new tires to come, Maxxis was showing their new Forekaster at Frostbike. If you were paying close attention, you might have spotted a prototype hidden in plain sight at CX nationals. And for good reason – the wet, icy in spots, and loose trails around Asheville are right up the Forekaster’s alley. Only offered for the moment in 29, if you are looking for something a bit more aggressive from Maxxis this could be it…

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As a little tease of what’s promised to be a number of new tires to come, Maxxis was showing their new Forekaster at Frostbike. If you were paying close attention, you might have spotted a prototype hidden in plain sight at CX nationals. And for good reason – the wet, icy in spots, and loose […]

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issi Flips for new dual sided commuter pedals, sprints in with Keo compatible road pedal

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This year at Frostbike, issi unveiled two new pedal platforms that are sure to please both dealers and consumers. At this point we’ve had the chance to try out a few different issi models with almost nothing but positive remarks. The pedal company may have been created to give dealers another option to sell in their shops, but the result is a catalog of pedals that do a great job of blending value and performance.

First spotted at Biketoberfest, issi finally ready to make their new road pedal official, along with their Flip clips/platform for commuters…

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This year at Frostbike, issi unveiled two new pedal platforms that are sure to please both dealers and consumers. At this point we’ve had the chance to try out a few different issi models with almost nothing but positive remarks. The pedal company may have been created to give dealers another option to sell in […]

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Gluten Free Honey Stinger Waffles and Protein Chews are now a thing, Clif Bar squeezes into Oatmeal

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If you’re one of the few who have to eat a gluten free diet due to health reasons, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that with every story posted to facebook, it gets harder for people to take your dietary needs seriously. The good news though, is that there are more options than ever for things you can actually eat.

Since their introduction, Honey Stinger waffles have been a continuous hit. Starting with a single flavor, Honey Stinger expanded to include even more delicious varieties. This time, it’s not just that there are new flavors, but that they can now offer a waffle (or three) that is gluten free…

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If you’re one of the few who have to eat a gluten free diet due to health reasons, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that with every story posted to facebook, it gets harder for people to take your dietary needs seriously. The good news though, is that there are more options […]

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Jagwire attracts mechanics with new dual magnetic Pro Internal Routing Tool

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Depending on the frame, internal routing can be a nightmare. Sure, once it’s installed it looks clean and can keep the cables sheltered from dirt and the wind, but often installation can be frustrating to say the least. Best case, you’re pushing a piece of cable or housing through a full tube inside the frame. Worst case?  You find yourself trying to coax a stubborn cable or housing through a hole at an impossible angle, completely blind.

Jag wire certainly isn’t the first company to devise a magnetic internal routing tool, but after seeing their new Pro Internal Routing tool in person, it will probably be in high demand once available…

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Depending on the frame, internal routing can be a nightmare. Sure, once it’s installed it looks clean and can keep the cables sheltered from dirt and the wind, but often installation can be frustrating to say the least. Best case, you’re pushing a piece of cable or housing through a full tube inside the frame. […]

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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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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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All-City gives the new 27.5″ Log Lady single speed MTB the full reveal

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Admit it. The new Log Lady is a looker. A far cry from many of the technologically advanced marvels that are typically screaming for attention, the Log Lady is built with its own tech – just hidden away beneath the subdued paint.

Finally putting forth their take on a modern suspension corrected mountain bike (not counting the non-suspension corrected Junk Yard Dog), All-City is rolling in with the Log Lady…

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Admit it. The new Log Lady is a looker. A far cry from many of the technologically advanced marvels that are typically screaming for attention, the Log Lady is built with its own tech – just hidden away beneath the subdued paint. Finally putting forth their take on a modern suspension corrected mountain bike (not […]

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