Atelier Cycles introduces custom multi-tools with only the bits you want

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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is carrying extra weight or lacking something essential, you’ll be glad to hear the UK’s Atelier Cycles has decided to offer fully customizable multi-tools as their debut product.

The idea for the customizable multi-tool was hatched after company founder Nelson Trees participated in last year’s Transcontinental Race, an unsupported single stage race stretching from Belgium to Istanbul. After he couldn’t find an existing tool with all the functions and bits he desired, he decided to combine his love for long distance cycling with his past experience in design and material sourcing. Trees then founded Atelier Cycles and got to work on making his custom multi-tool a reality…
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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is […]

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Softwheel Fluent suspends (and damps) your bike by the wheels

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver an unmatched level of comfort, while maintaining ride control and stability, and actually reducing energy lost when riding over obstacles and surface irregularities. Take a closer look at options for city and even e-bikes after the jump…

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver […]

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Wolf Tooth Components Licenses Lindarets Catalog, new products in the works under the WTC flag

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the production.

Now, in an effort to add even more clever products to the menu, Wolf Tooth Components has licensed the entire Lindarets catalog. For consumers that means that means that Lindarets founder Marc Basiliere will be able focus more on the design of new products while WTC will handle the production and distribution, making the products even easier to access. After the current batch of product runs through, the Lindarets Goat will give way to the WTC Wolf Head as current Lindarets products are rebranded.

Full details from Lindarets, next…

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the […]

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KP Cykler hangs the bike on the wall like the trophy it is, plus check out their sidecar

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Brought to life through crowdfunding, some enterprising Danes decided they were tired of leaving their favorite bikes locked up outside or hanging them on industrial racks in garages, so they developed The Bike Hanger. Simply named their, uh… bike hanger gives a contemporary interpretation of a wall-mounted trophy mount to show off your prized bike on the wall in your home. Now that they’ve transitioned into regular production, jump past the break for details, pricing, and a look at the bolt-on urban side car they have also developed to haul your trappings around for a car-free way of life…

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Brought to life through crowdfunding, some enterprising Danes decided they were tired of leaving their favorite bikes locked up outside or hanging them on industrial racks in garages, so they developed The Bike Hanger. Simply named their, uh… bike hanger gives a contemporary interpretation of a wall-mounted trophy mount to show off your prized bike on the wall in […]

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Social training: Strava goes mobile with Live Segment App & Wahoo partners with Zwift

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Strava, whom we all either love or love to hate, is now fully rolling out their Live Segments functionality to mobile devices by way of their iOS and Android apps. The Premium members-only feature was developed to try to inspire cyclists to push even harder when out riding popular segments, and of course to provide immediate feedback to those of us who just need to know right now how we did.

Also working to improve the social training experience, although this time inside, indoor trainer maker Wahoo has paired up with Zwift via a new firmware update to their smart trainers to take virtual social training up a notch with more integrated control and ride feel. Check out the full details on both after the break…
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Strava, whom we all either love or love to hate, is now fully rolling out their Live Segments functionality to mobile devices by way of their iOS and Android apps. The Premium members-only feature was developed to try to inspire cyclists to push even harder when out riding popular segments, and of course to provide immediate feedback […]

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Bike Mine theft deterrent “bomb” literally explodes to scare thieves

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After having both a bicycle and motorcycle stolen from him in London, inventor Yannick Read decided he needed something more than just a lock. He needed something to alert him to the thieve’s activity before they could get away with it.

Something loud enough to wake him up in the middle of the night, and something loud enough to scare the thieves away and get everyone’s attention. The solution was Bike Mine, a miniature bomb that you strap to your bike that’ll go off the second someone tries to wheel it away…

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After having both a bicycle and motorcycle stolen from him in London, inventor Yannick Read decided he needed something more than just a lock. He needed something to alert him to the thieve’s activity before they could get away with it. Something loud enough to wake him up in the middle of the night, and […]

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End shaky video with new, truly stabilized Revl Arc action cam

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Its makers claim that the Revl Arc will be the first action cam to offer fully built-in stabilization when it comes to market at the end of the year. The unique little camera has blown through a crowdfunding campaign, offering a compact design and industry matching video capture that includes onboard electronic pitch and yaw stabilization, plus mechanical roll stabilization.  Pricing looks to be lower than pretty much any camera+stabilizer currently on the market, and with a few days left on their Indiegogo deal, there is still a chance to get in on even lower early adopter pricing…

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Its makers claim that the Revl Arc will be the first action cam to offer fully built-in stabilization when it comes to market at the end of the year. The unique little camera has blown through a crowdfunding campaign, offering a compact design and industry matching video capture that includes onboard electronic pitch and yaw […]

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Stromer’s ST2 S E-Bike brings innovative electronic functions to America

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If you’re really interested in technology, you’re probably stoked that e-bikes are bringing some cool new ideas to the marketplace. Even if you’re adamantly against assisted pedalling, it’s pretty nifty to see how companies like Stromer are incorporating electronic features into modern bicycles. Without electronic components it would be tough to make a bike that allows you to ride longer distances, let alone one that tracks your ride stats, monitors service intervals, or hosts anti-theft features.

Swiss e-bike manufacturer Stromer seems quite pleased with itself to announce the availability in the US of their new top of the line ST2 S e-bike. The S model has seen a few upgrades over the base ST2, including XTR Di2 wireless electronic shifting, a 20% larger battery with a range up to 110 miles, and an integrated 1600 lumen Supernova headlight.

But all of this technical innovation certainly does not come cheap, and considering the bike’s overall heft the and lack of a carbon frame, it seems the electronics are largely what you’re paying for…
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If you’re really interested in technology, you’re probably stoked that e-bikes are bringing some cool new ideas to the marketplace. Even if you’re adamantly against assisted pedalling, it’s pretty nifty to see how companies like Stromer are incorporating electronic features into modern bicycles. Without electronic components it would be tough to make a bike that […]

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GeoOrbital turns any bike into an e-bike by simply switching the front wheel

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it one step further by eliminating any additional sensors and using only a simple throttle switch that quickly snaps onto the handlebars.

That’s right, throttle. Unlike the Evelo’s pedal-assist design, the GeoOrbital front wheel motor can pull you along without any effort on your part. Pedal if you want, coast if you don’t…

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it […]

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