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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Robot Bike 3D prints titanium, carbon tubes into 160mm DW-link shredder

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As we’ve seen the rapid prototyping concept grow technologically into an actual method to manufacture components, a lot of design limitations that have previously governed bike design start to disappear. Bike shapes can become more fluid or flexible, and things like custom geometry full-suspension bikes can become reality. One such promising bike is the new R160 from the young Robot Bike Co.

The 160mm travel trail bike starts with a set of 11 individually made-to-order 3D printed titanium lugs that get heat-treated, precision machined out, and joined up to 8 carbon fiber tubes to build a unique bike for each customer. With Dave Weagle onboard as a founding company partner, the R160 gets shaped around a progressive DW6 suspension design to give it the confidence to fly over steep and technical trails, while still pedal well enough to get back up the hills and enjoy all-day adventures.  Drop past the break for a close look at the new bike…

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As we’ve seen the rapid prototyping concept grow technologically into an actual method to manufacture components, a lot of design limitations that have previously governed bike design start to disappear. Bike shapes can become more fluid or flexible, and things like custom geometry full-suspension bikes can become reality. One such promising bike is the new R160 from […]

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Accessories in tow: two new bicycle trailers meant to help your gear go the distance

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Go, go, gadget, bike trailer! That’s probably the thought that will cross your mind as you unfold your Multi Purpose Wagon. Just what is a multi purpose wagon? Well, it’s part wagon, part bike trailer, part table and chairs, and part storage. Yes, all of the above packs down into one super compact storage case so you can not only transport your gear, but you can transport the transport as well.

Looking for something a bit more rugged? Then you’ll want to check out the Sentier Bike Trolley next…

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Go, go, gadget, bike trailer! That’s probably the thought that will cross your mind as you unfold your Multi Purpose Wagon. Just what is a multi purpose wagon? Well, it’s part wagon, part bike trailer, part table and chairs, and part storage. Yes, all of the above packs down into one super compact storage case […]

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Velojackr portable repair stand/kit reshapes to fit in cages, Williams offers customizable carbon cage

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Velojackr’s slogan pretty much says it all – “we believe the only part of your bike that should touch the ground is your tires.” That’s referring to the common practice of turning your bike upside down to rest it on the bars and saddle when you need to change a flat. Depending on where you are you can get around the issue (especially if you are riding with someone else – ‘here, hold this’), but for those looking for a simple way to support your bike during down time, Velojackr offers a unique solution.

When we last saw the concept, it was more of a square profile that was meant to fit inside larger saddle bags. Now, after heading back to the drawing board, Velojackr changes profile to fit in your bottle cage and stores more than just a flat kit…

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Velojackr’s slogan pretty much says it all – “we believe the only part of your bike that should touch the ground is your tires.” That’s referring to the common practice of turning your bike upside down to rest it on the bars and saddle when you need to change a flat. Depending on where you […]

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OpenBike connects all of your bikes’ lights, shifting, computer, batteries & more

OpenBike universal power and control hub standard for bicycles

As our bicycles continue to add more and more electronics to them (lights, shifting, computers, motors, etc.), we’re also adding batteries. Which means additional weight, complexity and things to charge. Not to mention separate controls and things that aren’t necessarily designed to work with each other.

Enter OpenBike, a new platform that combines the power and control of all those devices into a single hub. And a single battery. And makes them play nice with each other. It’s done by creating a central hub and common, shared communication protocol that lets parts operate together from a single power source and shared controls. Could this be the future of bicycle “operating systems”?

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As our bicycles continue to add more and more electronics to them (lights, shifting, computers, motors, etc.), we’re also adding batteries. Which means additional weight, complexity and things to charge. Not to mention separate controls and things that aren’t necessarily designed to work with each other. Enter OpenBike, a new platform that combines the power and […]

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Rotor UBB4630 spins out more secure option for PF30. BB386, and BBRight

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Love the threaded BB30 solution from Rotor Bike Components? That same threaded pressfit design is now making its way to more bottom bracket “standards” thanks to their new UBB4630. For whatever reason some bottom brackets tend to creak – some claim it’s the fault of frame manufactures, while others claim it’s a fault of the BB design itself. To help with the issue, Rotor is adding a more secure aluminum threaded pressfit bottom bracket to complement their current UBB line.

Whether you have a frame with a PF30, BBRight, or BB386 shell, the UBB4630 is here to help…

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Love the threaded BB30 solution from Rotor Bike Components? That same threaded pressfit design is now making its way to more bottom bracket “standards” thanks to their new UBB4630. For whatever reason some bottom brackets tend to creak – some claim it’s the fault of frame manufactures, while others claim it’s a fault of the […]

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