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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Let Blinkers signal turns for your city bike

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One of the founders of Swiss startup Velohub sent us their latest urban riding project. Set up to develop new tech for better and safer city riding, Velohub has taken their Blinkers project to a crowdfunding campaign to get the idea off the ground. Blinkers is a pair of front and rear rechargeable lights and integrated turn signal indicators that easily attach to most bikes and offer a simple and clear visual cue to let cars and pedestrians know your intentions. With a relatively narrow footprint on the bike they offer visibility and clear direction indication through the use of cascading LEDs. Take a closer look at how they work, plus their brake light function and laser ‘bike lane’ indicators after the jump…

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One of the founders of Swiss startup Velohub sent us their latest urban riding project. Set up to develop new tech for better and safer city riding, Velohub has taken their Blinkers project to a crowdfunding campaign to get the idea off the ground. Blinkers is a pair of front and rear rechargeable lights and […]

Posted in Commuter, Gadgets & Hacks, Kickstarter12 Comments

Found: JustGoRide lets you create free GPX route files, GPSvisualizer makes them useful

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I suppose all of this was only ever a Google search away, but now that I’ve been using the Wahoo ELEMNT and it’s ability to add GPX route files in the most insanely easy way, I’ve found myself actually wanting to upload GPX files to a cycling computer…simply because it’s now so darn easy.

The hard part then became creating the files without paying for a subscription, because I’m frugal, which led me to the UK site JustGoRide. It lets you overlay a route on Google Maps, showing distance and elevation (in kilometers and meters, respectively) as you mark it, then export it all as a GPX file for free…

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I suppose all of this was only ever a Google search away, but now that I’ve been using the Wahoo ELEMNT and it’s ability to add GPX route files in the most insanely easy way, I’ve found myself actually wanting to upload GPX files to a cycling computer…simply because it’s now so darn easy. The […]

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Week in Review: SRAM eTap Hydro, hacked Di2 MTB install, sweet new bikes & more!

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This past week we saw new bikes from several smaller brands, like SE Bikes and Rodeo Labs, plus a couple of hacks showing off an ultra clean Di2 mountain bike install and hydraulic shifting for Rohloff hubs. And speaking of hydraulics, SRAM went ahead and formally announced eTAP with Hydro disc brakes! As usual, tons of great stuff, all wrapped up in a tidy list of links below. Happy weekend reading!!!

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This past week we saw new bikes from several smaller brands, like SE Bikes and Rodeo Labs, plus a couple of hacks showing off an ultra clean Di2 mountain bike install and hydraulic shifting for Rohloff hubs. And speaking of hydraulics, SRAM went ahead and formally announced eTAP with Hydro disc brakes! As usual, tons […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Gadgets & Hacks, Gravel Bikes, Industry News, Mountain Bike, Reader's Rides, Road Bike1 Comment

BIY 2 Bike Kit – Build your own bamboo bike in just 5 hours?

They say ‘if you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself.’ But what if you have zero experience? According to the folks at bamboo bee bicycles, that’s not a problem, especially with their new BIY 2 Bike kit. You may remember the brand from their first BIY kit which allowed users to create and build their own bamboo bicycle which sounds like it could be a recipe for disaster, but apparently it went over pretty well.

However, there were a number of things that customers mentioned could be improved which was the starting point for BIY 2. With a new custom jig and frame tubes shipped to fit your individual needs, BIY 2 claims you can build your own bike in under 5 hours…

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They say ‘if you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself.’ But what if you have zero experience? According to the folks at bamboo bee bicycles, that’s not a problem, especially with their new BIY 2 Bike kit. You may remember the brand from their first BIY kit which allowed users to create […]

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

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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…

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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 […]

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

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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…

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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 […]

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

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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…

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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 […]

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

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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…
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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 […]

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