Dial in fit on any perch with new WTB Saddle Fit System at your LBS

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit on its viscio-elastic gel you’ll leave an impression how your body contacts the saddle. Armed with that information you and your Local Bike Shop staff can make a more informed decision on what saddle will be best for you. Unlike other systems that you are likely to find in a shop with a specific gel-topped saddle or even just a box you sit on in the shop, the new WTB system will let you sit on your own bike and saddle setup to get some more real world feedback on your actual saddle fit. Get some more details after the break…

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit […]

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Quarq Race Intelligence – Quarq Qollector at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200

Photo by TBL Photography.
Photo by TBL Photography.
Photo by TBL Photography

Emporia, Kansas is a small town located just over 100 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to the world’s premier gravel race, the Dirty Kanza. There are various flavors of the race including a fun ride, 50 miler, the Half Pint 100 miler, and the Full Monty, Dirty Kanza 200 – 200 miles of gravel racing in the Flint Hills of Kansas, or rather 206 miles per this year’s course. Yikes… Continue reading “Quarq Race Intelligence – Quarq Qollector at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200”



Emporia, Kansas is a small town located just over 100 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to the world’s premier gravel race, the Dirty Kanza. There are various flavors of the race including a fun ride, 50 miler, the Half Pint 100 miler, and the Full Monty, Dirty Kanza 200 – 200 […]

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Strava #Strive shares maps & stats across other social media platforms

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Strava has added a bit of cross-platform functionality as part of their new #Strive social media sharing campaign. By combining basic ride data with ride photos or maps of your route, they are making it easier to share your ride with friends across other social media platforms. While up until now, it was really only your friends on Strava who could see how far and long you rode this weekend, with the new Strive function on the Strava mobile app, now you can share with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in hopes of luring them out to join you on the next bike ride…
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Strava has added a bit of cross-platform functionality as part of their new #Strive social media sharing campaign. By combining basic ride data with ride photos or maps of your route, they are making it easier to share your ride with friends across other social media platforms. While up until now, it was really only […]

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Wahoo signals Turn by Turn update for ELEMNT GPS

 

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With any new electronic device there are bound to be some early hiccups, but that’s what updates are for. Now, with the latest firmware update for the Wahoo ELEMNT, one of the best new GPS computers is getting even better. While the ELEMNT has delivered on many of its promises like being extremely easy to use and read while riding, other features like the ability to follow turn by turn directions were lacking. Thanks to the WF42-628 update that is changing – as long as you use RideWithGPS. We’re assuming as the device continues to evolve the ability to use other programs will be added, but for now the RideWithGPS program is the only one that will be supported by the ELEMNT’s system.

In addition to showing the street names and distances on the screen for the next turn, the ELEMNT will also use its built in LED lights to signal left or right turns at the top of the GPS. This is just one out of a laundry list of new features and fixes added to the ELEMNT, so if you’ve run into an issue with the new unit, chances are good it has been addressed. Check out the full list of included updates and patches for the ELEMNT after the break…

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  With any new electronic device there are bound to be some early hiccups, but that’s what updates are for. Now, with the latest firmware update for the Wahoo ELEMNT, one of the best new GPS computers is getting even better. While the ELEMNT has delivered on many of its promises like being extremely easy […]

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Pedal while you work with Cycli under your desk

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I’m not sure that this isn’t going to cause some other issues at work, but a new under-desk cycling trainer is said to make it easy to stay fit or get into shape while you stare at spreadsheets all day. The Cycli pedaling trainer just sits on the floor under your desk and you pedal away to get the benefits of being active while still chained to your computer at work.  Plus it adds in a social app & some gamification feature to get you competing with friends and coworkers over who can ride the most during their 40 hour desk job. Cycli is a Kickstarter project, so you will have to wait til it make it through the crowdfunding and production process to get in shape, but having blown past their funding target you could be pedaling at work by the end of the year…

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I’m not sure that this isn’t going to cause some other issues at work, but a new under-desk cycling trainer is said to make it easy to stay fit or get into shape while you stare at spreadsheets all day. The Cycli pedaling trainer just sits on the floor under your desk and you pedal […]

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Bike Yoke offers new shifter-style Triggy dropper post remote

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We’ve seen hacks of SRAM shifters to control droppers, a hydraulic shifter-style lever from Novyparts, and even teased shots of a similar lever from Fox for their own posts. But now the designers at Bike Yoke say they’ve developed a trigger-style remote that can control dropper posts from a number of manufacturers, as well as for the Shapeshifter of Canyon’s dual-personality enduro Strive. The Triggy takes the place of a front derailleur shifter, so in this age of 1x trail riding drivetrains it should help clean up a lot of riders’ cockpits…

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We’ve seen hacks of SRAM shifters to control droppers, a hydraulic shifter-style lever from Novyparts, and even teased shots of a similar lever from Fox for their own posts. But now the designers at Bike Yoke say they’ve developed a trigger-style remote that can control dropper posts from a number of manufacturers, as well as for the Shapeshifter of […]

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Fix Manufacturing creates compact wearable multi-tools for urban riders, skaters and snowboarders

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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are designed specifically for action sports enthusiasts, with three different models intended for snowboarders, skateboarders, and bike riders.

As long as you wear pants or shorts while you skate, snowboard or ride you can conveniently carry a few key tools without adding extra bulk to your kit. Of course most cyclists don’t wear belts while pedalling, so the bike tool isn’t intended for trail or road riders covering long distances, but rather dirt jumpers/street riders/BMXers who usually ride in casual clothes. However, if you like the design and functions you can always buy the tool without the belt…
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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are […]

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Hövding wants the man to give a *beep* by hearing web-connected bicycle bells

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Starting in London, Hövding, which is better known for their quickly inflating “airbag” helmet for cyclists, wants those in government to hear from cyclists anytime they come across a dangerous situation while riding through London. And now they can, thanks to Flic, a small bicycle bell-like device that sends an email to the Mayor every time it’s pressed. It works by connecting to your smartphone, which also relays your location, so the powers that be can see where hotspots are for issues. All of the data is sent anonymously, giving government an aggregate view of how cyclists are seeing the city and (hopefully) acting on it to make the city a safer place to ride. Video below…

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Starting in London, Hövding, which is better known for their quickly inflating “airbag” helmet for cyclists, wants those in government to hear from cyclists anytime they come across a dangerous situation while riding through London. And now they can, thanks to Flic, a small bicycle bell-like device that sends an email to the Mayor every […]

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Water Works Roundup – Filtration bottles and a wearable dehumidifier?

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It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that make that simple but significant task much easier in any setting.

Unfortunately once you’ve done your job hydrating yourself, perspiration can become a problem, especially under weatherproof jackets. To combat such clammy discomfort, Dry-Active technologies has created a wearable dehumidifier that helps keep your body and base layers dry…
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It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that […]

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