Strider Rocker turns your balance bike into a rocking horse

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Not ready to release your little on onto the mean streets? That doesn’t mean they can’t get some saddle time in the air conditioned comfort of your own home. The new Strider Rocker bolts onto their 12″ Strider bike for hours of fun. The low to the ground design helps keep them stable (enhanced lateral stiffness?). Retail is $79.99, available now. Detail pic below…

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Not ready to release your little on onto the mean streets? That doesn’t mean they can’t get some saddle time in the air conditioned comfort of your own home. The new Strider Rocker bolts onto their 12″ Strider bike for hours of fun. The low to the ground design helps keep them stable (enhanced lateral […]

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New app brings wireless activity uploads to existing Bryton Rider computers

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Earlier this spring Bryton announced a couple of new, but still affordable GPS computers that will add a bit more functionality than the 310 that we reviewed back in January. One of those updates was WiFi connectivity that was aimed to connect the devices wirelessly to a mobile Bryton App for more route planning functions and activity uploads, but now with an update to their app Bryton are bringing some of that added connectivity even to their existing, cheaper Rider computers. Read on to see how you can update your existing Rider cycling computer over the air, for wireless Strava uploads…

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Earlier this spring Bryton announced a couple of new, but still affordable GPS computers that will add a bit more functionality than the 310 that we reviewed back in January. One of those updates was WiFi connectivity that was aimed to connect the devices wirelessly to a mobile Bryton App for more route planning functions and […]

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Silca SpeedBalance puts your wheels in equilibrium with new aero magnet setup

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As wheel offerings have gotten deeper over time, valve stems have gotten longer and heavier, making your expensive lightweight carbon wheels more susceptible to imbalance. Even with light valve setups like Silca’s own recent aero tubeless setup, you are still looking at least 10-20g out of whack. And while that might not seem like much, if you’ve ever come barreling down a long descent at high-speed riding a deep wheelset, you’ve probably felt that disconcerting hop of out of balance wheels. So Silca has a new solution in their SpeedBalance that combines a rim-mounted aerodynamic wheel magnet with a set of tunable weights to bring equilibrium back to your wheels. Take a closer look after the break…

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As wheel offerings have gotten deeper over time, valve stems have gotten longer and heavier, making your expensive lightweight carbon wheels more susceptible to imbalance. Even with light valve setups like Silca’s own recent aero tubeless setup, you are still looking at least 10-20g out of whack. And while that might not seem like much, if you’ve […]

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Quarq Prime bringing DZero power metering to stock bikes in 2017

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One of the most significant obstacles to the general adoption of power meters by regular cyclists has just been that they just don’t come on new bikes when you buy them. Sure cost had been a big stumbling block for many years and isn’t going to disappear too soon, but with a lot more competition in the market now, prices have come down a lot. But power meters are complicated bits of tech that many cyclists either weren’t sure if they would benefit from, or weren’t sure if it was worth the hassle to ditch the cranks already on your bike to buy and install an expensive and complicated add-on.

Well, maybe SRAM has a better solution. Their Quarq brand was developing their next-gen DZero power meter platform and figured why not try to go one step farther and make it easier for cyclists to transition into tracking their power. SO they developed what they are calling the Quarq Prime Power Ready crankset in carbon & alloy, and they are getting it spec’ed as OEM on a bunch of new bikes for next season. Take a closer look at what companies will be putting the cranks on their bikes in 2017, and how they expect Power Ready to get more riders analyzing their power output to improve their performance…

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One of the most significant obstacles to the general adoption of power meters by regular cyclists has just been that they just don’t come on new bikes when you buy them. Sure cost had been a big stumbling block for many years and isn’t going to disappear too soon, but with a lot more competition in the market […]

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The Revive, a truly innovative dropper seatpost from BikeYoke

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With their background in designing suspension and valving internals for some of the big bike companies, the design engineers behind BikeYoke have come back with an actually unique and innovative solution to the dropper seatpost problem. It was a not so subtle hint that they had a dropper post in the works after releasing a couple of better designed remote levers this summer.

But they had been holding off on the big reveal of their dropper that uses a different hydraulic lockout design that eliminates most of the pitfalls of the currently standard Internal Floating Piston layout. Their design allows you to on-the-fly bleed off any air that gets where it shouldn’t be (the most often reason to need for a dropper rebuild), and allows for easy servicing of bushings and guide pins (anti-rotating) at home without opening the hydraulics. Take a closer look after the jump and we’ll try to explain why this is kind of a big deal…

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With their background in designing suspension and valving internals for some of the big bike companies, the design engineers behind BikeYoke have come back with an actually unique and innovative solution to the dropper seatpost problem. It was a not so subtle hint that they had a dropper post in the works after releasing a […]

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Industry Nine mixing up custom wheel, color configurator with AnOLaB

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In what is perhaps going to be a massive inventory headache, Industry Nine is soon to launch AnOLab (Anodizing Laboratory), an online custom wheel builder that’ll let you pick and choose every part of the wheel then have it custom built.

To kick it off, they’re at Crankworx Whistler with a demo where anyone can work up their dream build and submit it to the hot-or-not Interwebs for voting. If yours is most popular, you could win a set of Torch Classic mountain bike hubs. Each days’ winner makes it to the weekend finals, where one winner will take home a complete wheelset. Not at Crankworx? Follow along on their social media, but you’ll need to be at the event to vote.



In what is perhaps going to be a massive inventory headache, Industry Nine is soon to launch AnOLab (Anodizing Laboratory), an online custom wheel builder that’ll let you pick and choose every part of the wheel then have it custom built. To kick it off, they’re at Crankworx Whistler with a demo where anyone can […]

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Lezyne revamps deep, tiny GPS line-up with more connectivity & features, plus new GPS watches

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In what Lezyne is calling their Year 10 GPS collection, they’ve beefed up the performance of their cycling computers with new features like live tracking, turn-by-turn navigation, Strava Live segments, customizable screens, and color displays. They even added all-new products with a couple of GPS watches that build on the same tech in a more compact, multi-sport form factor.

Not surprisingly with that title, the complete overhaul of the 2017 GPS computer offerings is part of Lezyne celebrating 10 years this coming March.  With a decade of focusing on well-built, high performing products and good looking accessory designs, their high-value GPS offerings were a good target for a refresh. In the end 7 new GPS computers should offer an activity tracking solution for any cyclists with prices starting at just $100. Take a look at the new line-up after the break…

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In what Lezyne is calling their Year 10 GPS collection, they’ve beefed up the performance of their cycling computers with new features like live tracking, turn-by-turn navigation, Strava Live segments, customizable screens, and color displays. They even added all-new products with a couple of GPS watches that build on the same tech in a more […]

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GoPro Omni VR camera coming soon, films Red Bull Joyride 360º video course preview

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Eschewing a domed lens to capture a full 360º panorama, the upcoming GoPro Omni uses a six camera array to capture a true 360º global view. Video samples below let you scroll up, down and all around to see any angle at all in up to 8K resolution. The kit comes with all six cameras, the case and all of the necessary hardware to combine the footage into a single video file. Retail? How bad do you want it…

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Eschewing a domed lens to capture a full 360º panorama, the upcoming GoPro Omni uses a six camera array to capture a true 360º global view. Video samples below let you scroll up, down and all around to see any angle at all in up to 8K resolution. The kit comes with all six cameras, […]

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Specialized fires up color-changing, heat-sensitive paint for Olympians (and you)

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Specialized sponsored athletes heading to Rio will be carrying a different type of torch with specially painted Tarmac, Amira and Epic FSR bikes that change color in the heat. While they may stay full yellow down in Rio, the effect is quite spectacular, and it’s found on the Evade helmet, too.

The three bikes and lid are part of a larger collection of clothing and gear available in limited quantities. Check out the video to see it change…

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Specialized sponsored athletes heading to Rio will be carrying a different type of torch with specially painted Tarmac, Amira and Epic FSR bikes that change color in the heat. While they may stay full yellow down in Rio, the effect is quite spectacular, and it’s found on the Evade helmet, too. The three bikes and […]

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