Readers’ Rides: Rock and Road Bike Shop debuts Norco Revolver Terminator w/ cleanest Di2 possible

Rock And Road bike shop Norco Revolver FS Terminator Edition (7)
Photos c. Simone Berger/Rock and Road Bike Shop

One look at the custom touches on this Norco Revolver FS, and it’s clear this isn’t your average build. But it does look familiar. Especially if you’ve caught one of Julian DaSilva’s other works of art that we’ve featured here. Known for some impressive integration of Shimano Di2 drivetrains into his builds, Julian has now partnered up with two friends to open their own store, Rock and Road Bike Shop. Located in Weston, Florida, Julian says they’re two blocks from one of the best trails in the area – and yes, Florida does have some great mountain biking.

To celebrate the opening of the new shop, Julian decided to give a Norco Revolver FS 9.3 the Rock and Road treatment. Calling it the Terminator Edition, the bike has an even more impressive Di2 integration that we’re used to seeing from Julian, plus some exclusive Industry 9/Atomik wheels as well…

Continue reading “Readers’ Rides: Rock and Road Bike Shop debuts Norco Revolver Terminator w/ cleanest Di2 possible”



One look at the custom touches on this Norco Revolver FS, and it’s clear this isn’t your average build. But it does look familiar. Especially if you’ve caught one of Julian DaSilva’s other works of art that we’ve featured here. Known for some impressive integration of Shimano Di2 drivetrains into his builds, Julian has now […]

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks, Mountain Bike, Reader's Rides15 Comments

Cycli lets you race friends online…while sitting at your desk

cycli-portable-internet-connected-under-desk-stationary-cycle

While it might develop better muscle memory to use a standard trainer and something like the Wahoo standup/cycling desk, not every employer is keen on a complete rework of your gopher hole cubicle. For those needing a more stealthy way to spin the legs at work (or sitting on the couch binge watching Netflix), there’s Cycli.

Already past their Kickstarter funding goal, Cycli is a small, Internet- and socially connected portable stationary cycle. Sync it with their smartphone app via Bluetooth and you can share your rides with friends or even compete in real time…

Continue reading “Cycli lets you race friends online…while sitting at your desk”



While it might develop better muscle memory to use a standard trainer and something like the Wahoo standup/cycling desk, not every employer is keen on a complete rework of your gopher hole cubicle. For those needing a more stealthy way to spin the legs at work (or sitting on the couch binge watching Netflix), there’s […]

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks, Training7 Comments

Could VeloPal ride tracking app be a Strava & Garmin killer?

VeloPal_smartphone-ride-tracking-app_StopWatch_Activity_screens

VeloPal_smartphone-ride-tracking-app_running-app_s

There are plenty of mobile apps out there for ride tracking and social sharing, not the least of which is Strava’s own smartphone app. But where most mobile phone based trackers fail is in delivering the data recording accuracy of a dedicated GPS-enabled cycling computer like Garmin’s popular Edge series. Of course the other big downfall of most tracking apps is power drain. VeloPal claims to be efficient in its use of your battery power, but still warns against GPS continually running in the background. Let’s take a closer look and see what they do offer and if it will be good enough to keep you from buying a new Garmin…

Continue reading “Could VeloPal ride tracking app be a Strava & Garmin killer?”



There are plenty of mobile apps out there for ride tracking and social sharing, not the least of which is Strava’s own smartphone app. But where most mobile phone based trackers fail is in delivering the data recording accuracy of a dedicated GPS-enabled cycling computer like Garmin’s popular Edge series. Of course the other big […]

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks, Training19 Comments

Nether say Nether – This Dutch cyclist built a solar powered electric bicycle

Maxun One solar powered E-bike

Maxun One solar e-bike, riding shot, left

It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One.

His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on gas2.org, and we thought this eco-friendly, forward-thinking idea was worth a closer look and worth sharing with our readers. Its rudimentary look may not win any beauty contests, but this eco-friendly concept has proven fully functional, which begs the question of how far it can go as we pursue the technological goals of making things smaller, lighter, more integrated, and more efficient…
Continue reading “Nether say Nether – This Dutch cyclist built a solar powered electric bicycle”



It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One. His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on […]

Posted in Commuter, Concept, e-Bike, Gadgets & Hacks9 Comments

Allen Sports folding Atocha bike boasts big wheels and disc brakes

Allen Sports Atocha folding bike, folded up

Allen Sports Atocha folding bike, on bricks

Although the company got their start building bike carrier racks, over the years Allen Sports has expanded their product line to include bicycle trailers, joggers, and even folding bikes. At this point they’ve built some experience to bank on, with this latest Atocha model being the 12th folding bike the company has produced.

The Atocha breaks new ground for Allen Sports (and for folders) as their first folding bike to feature 24” wheels. It also offers some nice features like an 18-speed gear range, trigger shifters, mechanical disc brakes and an alloy frame and fork…
Continue reading “Allen Sports folding Atocha bike boasts big wheels and disc brakes”



Although the company got their start building bike carrier racks, over the years Allen Sports has expanded their product line to include bicycle trailers, joggers, and even folding bikes. At this point they’ve built some experience to bank on, with this latest Atocha model being the 12th folding bike the company has produced. The Atocha breaks new ground for […]

Posted in Commuter, Gadgets & Hacks1 Comment

Rohloff gets hydraulic road & trail shifting with new Bpod psh’R

bpod_Rohloff_Acros-pshR_hydraulic-internally-geared-hub-shifting_setup

bpod_Rohloff_Acros-pshR_hydraulic-internally-geared-hub-shifting_on-bike

Last year we saw the introduction of an aftermarket shifting control box made by Gebla to give Rohloff users more flexibility when it came to shifter setups. The 14 speed internally geared Rohloff hub has long been a sought after solution for all types of riding due to its durability and low maintenance, but besides its high price, it has been held back by being limited to a single twist shifter that only works on standard flat bars. The Gebla Rohbox let you use standard (albeit modified) road or mountain shifters, but still pulling a pair of standard shift cables. Now from the relatively young Swiss company Bpod comes a pair of hydraulic alternatives under the new psh’R name. Take an up-close look at the both road drop bar shifters and the trigger shifters, and find out why go hydraulic in the first place…

Continue reading “Rohloff gets hydraulic road & trail shifting with new Bpod psh’R”



Last year we saw the introduction of an aftermarket shifting control box made by Gebla to give Rohloff users more flexibility when it came to shifter setups. The 14 speed internally geared Rohloff hub has long been a sought after solution for all types of riding due to its durability and low maintenance, but besides its […]

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks, Mountain Bike, Road Bike16 Comments

SKS pops tubeless tires into place with new TL Pump Head, Clip on Saddle Fender, More

SKS co2 pump head 50th renkompressor pump high viz fendors-2

SKS co2 pump head 50th renkompressor pump high viz fendors

If all of those new floor pumps for seating tubeless tires have your interest, but your current pump is working just fine, SKS may have the answer. Tubeless compatible floor pumps work by storing a large amount of air and releasing it all at once. Sort of how co2 inflators work. So, rather than buy a whole new pump, SKS is introducing a pump head that will allow you to use either co2 cartridges, or regular air pressure to help seat those tires…

Continue reading “SKS pops tubeless tires into place with new TL Pump Head, Clip on Saddle Fender, More”



If all of those new floor pumps for seating tubeless tires have your interest, but your current pump is working just fine, SKS may have the answer. Tubeless compatible floor pumps work by storing a large amount of air and releasing it all at once. Sort of how co2 inflators work. So, rather than buy […]

Posted in Feature, Gadgets & Hacks, Mountain Bike20 Comments

Widen your view with the Lensbaby fisheye adapter for GoPro camreas

Lensbaby_180degree-circular-fisheye-lens-GoPro_cam

Lensbaby_180degree-circular-fisheye-lens-GoPro_attach

Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the housing of a GoPro camera to give an all-new perspective to action cam footage. They’ve put this fun lens up on Kickstarter to get the ball rolling, so take a closer look at how it can make you rethink the look of riding footage…

Continue reading “Widen your view with the Lensbaby fisheye adapter for GoPro camreas”



Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Gadgets & Hacks, Kickstarter, Video4 Comments

Designer turns bike parts into new Type-Cycle 3D font

Computer graphics and motion designer Marcel Piekarski has created this bicycle themed 3D font, complete with animations for some letters. Check out his personal site for more, or jump past the break for a full alphabet photo and more linkage…

Continue reading “Designer turns bike parts into new Type-Cycle 3D font”



Computer graphics and motion designer Marcel Piekarski has created this bicycle themed 3D font, complete with animations for some letters. Check out his personal site for more, or jump past the break for a full alphabet photo and more linkage…

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks1 Comment