EB16: New GPS Line highlights Lezyne Y10, Digital Pumps and upgraded lights shine as well

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If you need an indication of just how far Lezyne has come in their 10 years as a tool/accessory brand, their Y10 collection is a good place to start. Almost every product highlighted includes some sort of electronics with their second generation of GPS computers serving as the crown jewel. That’s quite a contrast from their original yet still ground breaking hand pumps with integrated hoses from Y1.

Now, with a large chunk of their line featuring some kind of batter, Lezyne is charging into 2017 with 5 new GPS computers, updated lights, and a few hand pumps which continue to evolve with digital displays…

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If you need an indication of just how far Lezyne has come in their 10 years as a tool/accessory brand, their Y10 collection is a good place to start. Almost every product highlighted includes some sort of electronics with their second generation of GPS computers serving as the crown jewel. That’s quite a contrast from […]

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Innova changes the tubeless tire game with ITT tubular clincher concept

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Innova’s ITT (Integrated Tubeless Tire) concept is essentially a clincher tubular. The outer tire casing builds in a thicker-than-a-tube rubber floor that encloses the air chamber just above the tire’s bead. That lets it mount to any clincher rim, presumably even hookless tires, whether they were designed as tubeless ready or not. And the benefits extend way beyond convenience…

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Innova’s ITT (Integrated Tubeless Tire) concept is essentially a clincher tubular. The outer tire casing builds in a thicker-than-a-tube rubber floor that encloses the air chamber just above the tire’s bead. That lets it mount to any clincher rim, presumably even hookless tires, whether they were designed as tubeless ready or not. And the benefits […]

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EB16: Joes NoFlats bounces mud off your bike, adds universal tubeless conversion kits

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Components aside, this is the thing I’m most excited to try out this coming cyclocross season: Joe’s No Flats Mud Killer.

Assuming it doesn’t also kill frogs and nature, too, the Mud Killer spray makes it so basically nothing can stick to your frame. They demo’d it on cardboard and we watched as the water beaded so hard it virtually bounced on the surface. Check out the close up pics below, along with other new products from them and a potentially category changing tubeless tire tech from Innova…

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Components aside, this is the thing I’m most excited to try out this coming cyclocross season: Joe’s No Flats Mud Killer. Assuming it doesn’t also kill frogs and nature, too, the Mud Killer spray makes it so basically nothing can stick to your frame. They demo’d it on cardboard and we watched as the water […]

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New Sony FDR X3000 Action Cam adds optical image stabilization & sweet new accessories

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The new Sony FDR X3000 replaces the X1000 introduced in 2015, ushering in a few technological updates and a wealth of welcome new accessories and mounts, including a smaller but better Live View remote.

The biggest of the improvements is the Balanced Optical Steady Shot image stabilization. Where the prior version would simply crop down your image slightly then stabilize the footage digitally, this new optical version leaves the full frame intact since the lens floats in space to reduce vibration (drones) and shakiness (you).

Important bits like 4K recording at 30fps (and full 1080 at 120fps for super slow motion), GPS tracking for speed and route overlays in post edit, WiFi for connecting to your smartphone apps, in-camera highlight reel creation and more all carry over…

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The new Sony FDR X3000 replaces the X1000 introduced in 2015, ushering in a few technological updates and a wealth of welcome new accessories and mounts, including a smaller but better Live View remote. The biggest of the improvements is the Balanced Optical Steady Shot image stabilization. Where the prior version would simply crop down […]

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EB16: Huck Norris uses rally car tech to eliminate tubeless pinch flats, rim damage

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Designed, engineered, and manufactured in Finland the new Huck Norris flat protection system is designed not only so that you can ride supple sidewall mountain bike tires tubeless without fear of pinch flatting, but also so your nice lightweight rims won’t take a beating every time you roll through a rock garden. Based on a similar idea to the foam-lined, run-flat tires that have been used in rally car and motorcycle racing, Huck Norris puts a light foam band inside your tire that adds extra security while letting you preserve the better ride quality of thin sidewall tires on even the most technical trails. Plus as a side benefit, it even makes it easier to set up your tires tubeless in the first place. Check out how it works, how much it weighs, and how much it will cost you after the break…

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Designed, engineered, and manufactured in Finland the new Huck Norris flat protection system is designed not only so that you can ride supple sidewall mountain bike tires tubeless without fear of pinch flatting, but also so your nice lightweight rims won’t take a beating every time you roll through a rock garden. Based on a […]

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EB16: Eightpins integrated dropper seatpost slides directly into the frame

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Teased just before Eurobike, the new Eightpins integrated dropper post looked to solve the problem of potential binding at the seat post collar with a unique solution. What it also brought to the table was longer and truly customizable travel options.

It requires the frame to be designed around the post (for now, anyways), bolting the bottom of the post into the bottom of the seat tube. It’s called the Postpin mount, and that’s almost the extent of non-standard modifications required. The inside diameter of the seat tube is 34.9mm, a standard that’s not as common as 27.2 or 30.9, but still a standard. Everything else fits inside, with the collar threaded into the seat tube rather than clamping around it…

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Teased just before Eurobike, the new Eightpins integrated dropper post looked to solve the problem of potential binding at the seat post collar with a unique solution. What it also brought to the table was longer and truly customizable travel options. It requires the frame to be designed around the post (for now, anyways), bolting […]

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EB16: Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 4K action camera gets voice activation, image stabilization

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If you have an action camera, it takes a pretty amazing package to convince you of the need for a newer one. After all, most action cams less than two years old are shooting in 1080p or even 4K already, and features have mostly been interchangeable save for form factor or color quality. Garmin might have just given you all the justification you need to pull the trigger on a new cam with the VIRB Ultra 30.

It’s a 4K camera that builds in voice activation, a three-axis image stabilization, one-touch live video streaming, and a full color touch screen to control it all. Heck, it’ll even log and display how awesome you are in numerous ways…

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If you have an action camera, it takes a pretty amazing package to convince you of the need for a newer one. After all, most action cams less than two years old are shooting in 1080p or even 4K already, and features have mostly been interchangeable save for form factor or color quality. Garmin might […]

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EB16: KCNC shows titanium 11-speed wide range cassette, massive derailleur pulleys & more

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If bigger is better, really bigger must be more better, right? KCNC must think so with their as-yet-unreleased oversized aluminum derailleur pulley wheels. Coming in 12, 14 and 16 tooth counts, they require a special cage to fit them. They say research has shown that the larger wheels reduce drag, and these are rolling on better bearings and use drastically machined structures to create a premium offering. Overall, the package isn’t likely to save any weight over stock derailleurs since everything’s bigger and, we’re guessing, you’ll need to add several links back to the chain to keep everything working properly.

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If bigger is better, really bigger must be more better, right? KCNC must think so with their as-yet-unreleased oversized aluminum derailleur pulley wheels. Coming in 12, 14 and 16 tooth counts, they require a special cage to fit them. They say research has shown that the larger wheels reduce drag, and these are rolling on […]

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EB16: FSA officially launches K-Force WE wireless electronic road groupset

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We’ve seen the not very guarded wireless group from FSA on bikes for quite some time now, most recently at the Tour de France, and even a countdown timer to today on the new group’s dedicated website. But now it is official. We have all of the details on the new complete groupset, from how it works, to how it charges, and even how much the group will weigh. Along the way there are even a bunch of other new refinements in the rest out the groupset outside of the shifting. Check out our first look after the break…

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We’ve seen the not very guarded wireless group from FSA on bikes for quite some time now, most recently at the Tour de France, and even a countdown timer to today on the new group’s dedicated website. But now it is official. We have all of the details on the new complete groupset, from how […]

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