Week in Review: Scott’s ultralight mountain bikes, Mavic XA review, PressCamp coverage begins & more!

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This past week, we were out in Park City, UT, for Bike PressCamp, so look for lots of new bikes and gear popping up here in the next few days. New for 2016 was the addition of Outdoor PressCamp, which showed off lots of great gear for hiking, climbing, fishing, camping and more, some of which makes great “extra credit” for most of us cyclists, so we’ll be blending that coverage in, also…just to mix things up a bit. But, there is (and was) plenty of new cycling awesomeness to recap, like Scott’s reboot of the Spark and Scale, their two World Cup winning XC bikes, now lighter than ever. Ridley added discs to its aero road bike and says they make it even faster, Race Face introduces their first hub and complete wheel, and so much more…

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This past week, we were out in Park City, UT, for Bike PressCamp, so look for lots of new bikes and gear popping up here in the next few days. New for 2016 was the addition of Outdoor PressCamp, which showed off lots of great gear for hiking, climbing, fishing, camping and more, some of […]

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New Bianchi Oltre XR2 aero road bike being tested by Lotto Jumbo team?

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Image from Team Lotto Jumbo’s Twitter account.

Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Martijn, we’ve found this image of what appears to be a new version of the Bianchi Oltre aero road bike being ridden by Team Lotto Jumbo. The most visually striking differences are the sharp tail of the head tube extension, the revised seatpost entry area into the seat tube and the completely new seatstay shapes. The latter appears to switch them from the current model’s flat, presumably bump absorbing shape to what’s likely a more aerodynamic shape. The fork also looks quite a bit different, getting a bit of a reverse curve and deeper profiles.

You can check out the team’s 2016 bikes from Tour Down Under here, or click through the break for a catalog image to compare…

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Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Martijn, we’ve found this image of what appears to be a new version of the Bianchi Oltre aero road bike being ridden by Team Lotto Jumbo. The most visually striking differences are the sharp tail of the head tube extension, the revised seatpost entry area into the seat tube and the […]

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Yo Industry! Submit your info for Bikerumor Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide

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Attention Industry,

Want your new cyclocross products to be included in our first-ever Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide? Good, ’cause we want them in there! It’s free to be listed, just make sure you submit all images and info by July 1 to be included. The Buyer’s Guide will be published as a free PDF download to our global audience in early August as the most comprehensive reference of ‘cross product anywhere, ever. Just use this form to send in your info, or contact Tyler with any questions. And if you want to boost your listing with additional live URL links and more, or place a display ad inside the guide, hit up Ron for details.

Thanks, and we look forward to including your brand’s cyclocross products! Remember, get all of your info in by July 1 to ensure inclusion.



Attention Industry, Want your new cyclocross products to be included in our first-ever Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide? Good, ’cause we want them in there! It’s free to be listed, just make sure you submit all images and info by July 1 to be included. The Buyer’s Guide will be published as a free PDF download to […]

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Fuji to offer online sales of all bikes – but only through dealers

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No surprise in the age of the internet – online sales continue to grow. For most bicycle companies the decision to open sales to the internet seems not to be a question of if, but a question of how. A number of companies have already made some attempt at integrating online sales with their brick and mortar dealers, but with mixed reviews from those ultimately at the end of the line. Fuji’s parent company ASI hopes that their ‘Click and Collect’ program will be the answer to not only selling more bikes, but helping out their dealer network at the same time.

According to Fuji Bikes’ president, Patrick Cunnane, the key point to Fuji’s program is that there will be no revenue sharing which makes it sound like the dealer will end up with the same margin that they would on a bike sale from their floor. Also, the program is open to all retailers who qualify and will provide access to the entire Fuji product line – so you don’t have to stock that $9999 SL 1.1, but you can still sell it. Fuji will be working with SmartEtailing to integrate their Supplier Sync tech into dealers’ websites, and also will be working with ORIS Intel to monitor MAP policy.

It may not solve the problem of a customer ordering the wrong sized bike, but it sounds like a pretty good opportunity if you’re a Fuji dealer starting July, 1st…

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No surprise in the age of the internet – online sales continue to grow. For most bicycle companies the decision to open sales to the internet seems not to be a question of if, but a question of how. A number of companies have already made some attempt at integrating online sales with their brick and mortar dealers, […]

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Every Day Carry: What does enduro champ Jerome Clementz take with him?

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Next up in our Every Day Carry series is Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz. The 2013 EWS and 2015 European Enduro overall winner split his carry up for us, showing what he brings during a race and some of the extras he brings along on training and fun rides.

First up, the bike. Clementz races on the Cannondale Jekyll outfitted with Rockshox suspension, SRAM drivetrain, Truvativ cockpit, WTB saddle and Michelin tires. Word is he’s testing a prototype 2017 Jekyll at select events, too, but for now he’s showing off the current rig. Dip below to check out his pack out for race day and some very clever tricks for hiding the little stuff on his bike and body to minimize bulk and fuss…

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Next up in our Every Day Carry series is Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz. The 2013 EWS and 2015 European Enduro overall winner split his carry up for us, showing what he brings during a race and some of the extras he brings along on training and fun rides. First up, the bike. Clementz races […]

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

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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 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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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 […]

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THM Carbones to join 3T Cycling in mutually beneficial buyout

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Just this morning 3T Cycling announced that they are in the process of buying out THM Carbones, bringing the boutique carbon maker under the 3T umbrella. The partnership is meant to bolster 3T’s high-end carbon capabilities, and at the same time give more sales and distribution support to THM.

While 3T has been innovating for more than 50 years from the first set of aero bars to modern wheels, their product focus has often been on aerodynamics and all-around rideability. That has meant at times not getting too caught up in weights, but also in making products that riders could afford. THM on the other hand seemed to lean toward a no-holds-barred approach to trimming weight and boosting stiffness where money was almost no object. Together they both have expertise to share, and the partnership has interesting implications…

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Just this morning 3T Cycling announced that they are in the process of buying out THM Carbones, bringing the boutique carbon maker under the 3T umbrella. The partnership is meant to bolster 3T’s high-end carbon capabilities, and at the same time give more sales and distribution support to THM. While 3T has been innovating for […]

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Canyon bicycles coming to America, direct to consumer

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We’ve heard rumors floating around for a long time now, but Canyon has finally made it official. From next spring 2017, they will bring their direct sales model to consumers in the United States. Cyclists in the states have been eyeing Canyon’s premier road and trail offerings for several years, with promises of competitive pricing. Now with a flurry of other big brands bringing consumer-direct sales options to American bike buyers, it seems that now is the time…

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We’ve heard rumors floating around for a long time now, but Canyon has finally made it official. From next spring 2017, they will bring their direct sales model to consumers in the United States. Cyclists in the states have been eyeing Canyon’s premier road and trail offerings for several years, with promises of competitive pricing. Now […]

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