EDCO acquires both Paul Lew and FASTER wind tunnel for new USA operations HQ

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Paul Lew has quite the history when it comes to carbon wheels. Dating back to 1989, Paul has been on the cutting edge whether that was on his own, while helping to restructure Shimano’s carbon production, or most recently, as the Director of Technology and Innovation at Reynolds Cycling. Oh, did we mention he also currently serves as an adviser for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Unmanned Traffic Management (NASA-UTM) and Skyward thanks to his experience creating and operating drones?

Suffice to say, there aren’t that many people (any?) who could fill Lew’s shoes based on experience alone, which is why it’s a pretty big deal that he just signed on as EDCO USA’s CEO. Lew is joining current EDCO Engineering BV CEO Rob van Hoek, and will head up EDCO USA’s operations which will be based in Phoenix, AZ. Why Phoenix? Well, that happens to be the home of the FASTER cycling performance center which was just acquired by EDCO as well. Not only will the location become the US center for shipping, service, and warranty, but EDCO plans to make full use of their wind tunnel as well with wind tunnel engineer Aaron Ross. From the sound of it, the FASTER cycling performance center will continue their fitting and testing service while making many more benefits available to their customers.

It sounds like it’s only a matter of time before we see new EDCO aero products that will shave even more seconds off the clock…

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Paul Lew has quite the history when it comes to carbon wheels. Dating back to 1989, Paul has been on the cutting edge whether that was on his own, while helping to restructure Shimano’s carbon production, or most recently, as the Director of Technology and Innovation at Reynolds Cycling. Oh, did we mention he also […]

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New, Old, and Reincarnated – Commencal gives us a first look at their 2017 lineup

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Is it time for 2017 bikes already? It looks like Commencal’s thinking well ahead, as they’ve just recently announced a few of next year’s models. In 2017 consumers will see an interesting mix of new bikes, old models and some smaller revisions from Commencal. And this is just the first glimpse of what’s to come – there’s more news slated to be announced later this summer.

In this article we’ll check out the revived Meta SX in V3 form, the re-release of the Meta TR V3 as an entry level model, and new hardtail models for both adults and junior-sized rippers. And once you’ve soaked up the info, check out a video of Commencal’s riders putting the new bikes into action…
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Is it time for 2017 bikes already? It looks like Commencal’s thinking well ahead, as they’ve just recently announced a few of next year’s models. In 2017 consumers will see an interesting mix of new bikes, old models and some smaller revisions from Commencal. And this is just the first glimpse of what’s to come […]

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Utah Senator introduces Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act

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PRESS RELEASE: The Sustainable Trails Coalition applauds Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) for introducing the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. Co-sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Senator Lee introduced bill S.3205, on July 13, 2016.

“Our National Wilderness Preservation System was created so that the American people could enjoy the solitude and recreational opportunities of this continent’s priceless natural areas,” states Senator Lee, “This bill would enrich Americans’ enjoyment of the outdoors by making it easier for them to mountain bike in wilderness areas.” Senator Lee further expanded upon his comments on his official website.

“Utah is blessed with an abundance of beautiful wilderness, and Americans should be free to enjoy it,” offers Senator Hatch, “This bill presents a reasonable approach to allowing the use of mountain bikes on trails and grant federal land managers the ability to do necessary maintenance.”

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PRESS RELEASE: The Sustainable Trails Coalition applauds Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) for introducing the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act. Co-sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Senator Lee introduced bill S.3205, on July 13, 2016. “Our National Wilderness Preservation System was created so that the American people could enjoy the solitude and recreational opportunities of […]

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HED wins FedEx small biz grant to boost in-house manufacturing, teases new products

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Monday, July 13th, was the birthday of the late Steve Hed, co-founder of HED Cycling. It’s also the day his wife and company head Anne learned they were one of 10 winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. They were awarded $7,500, which will toward the purchase of a new CNC machine, which will further expand their in-house manufacturing capabilities. We fired off a few questions to see what they had in mind once it’s ready to start cutting…

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Monday, July 13th, was the birthday of the late Steve Hed, co-founder of HED Cycling. It’s also the day his wife and company head Anne learned they were one of 10 winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. They were awarded $7,500, which will toward the purchase of a new CNC machine, which will […]

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Week in Review: New goods from Specialized, Diamondback, Cotic and so much more!

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame to the off road drop bar scene. Lots to catch up on, and all of it opens in a new tab for easy browsing…

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame […]

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LAST CALL! Submit your brand to the Bikerumor 2016/17 Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide!

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ATTENTION BRANDS!!!

It’s closing time, one last call for tech and all, so finish your coffee and click…the link below to send your brand’s cyclocross bikes, tires, components or other tech in. That’s the only way it’ll be included in the Bikerumor 2016/17 Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide, a free PDF download coming in early August. Today (July 15th, 2016) is the deadline!

Please note that our original submission form had some bugs and was fixed on June 26. If you know you submitted your info before that date, probably best if you do it again. If you’ve submitted after that date and have NOT received email confirmation from us, email Tyler to confirm receipt. If you’ve received an email to confirm, then you’re all set.

Submissions and inclusion is free, but if you’d like to promote your brand within the listings, add more photos or run a hyperlinked ad to bring readers directly to your product pages, contact Ron for details.

Thanks for your prompt attention to this, we look forward to including your brand in our first-ever Buyer’s Guide! Here’s the link to submit:

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ATTENTION BRANDS!!! It’s closing time, one last call for tech and all, so finish your coffee and click…the link below to send your brand’s cyclocross bikes, tires, components or other tech in. That’s the only way it’ll be included in the Bikerumor 2016/17 Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide, a free PDF download coming in early August. Today […]

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SRAM Acquires ShockWiz, Quarq suspension tuning assistants on the way

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Depending on who you ask, getting purchased by a big company is the best thing that can happen to a start up. You’ve done the work to prove your concept works, and now that consumers are lining up to buy it, you can pass the torch to an established company like SRAM to handle production and take it to the next level.

That seems to be exactly what is happening with Dusty Dynamics after their success on Kickstarter with ShockWiz. The small device functions as a suspension tuning assistant that takes data from your fork or shock’s performance and then transmits that data to a smartphone app to help you improve the ride of your bike. Compatible with air sprung forks and shocks, the device will give you a snapshot of your suspension’s performance, indicate if there are problems with set up, measure air time, even help you tune for specific disciplines.

As for the Kickstarter, those who have backed the device will be receiving their promised units, only branded as Quarq. Each will be manufactured in Quarq’s factory in Spearfish, SD, and will eventually be available to those who didn’t buy into Kickstarter. Does this hint at future electronic integration with RockShox suspension? Time will tell…

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Depending on who you ask, getting purchased by a big company is the best thing that can happen to a start up. You’ve done the work to prove your concept works, and now that consumers are lining up to buy it, you can pass the torch to an established company like SRAM to handle production […]

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Culprit switching gears to components only; blowing out adult, junior road bikes

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Expat Josh Colp has been designing cockpit parts and complete framesets in Taiwan for quite some time – sometimes for others, and more recently for his own brand, Culprit Bicycles.

Now, he’s switching the focus exclusively to components. Josh has been developing integrated triathlon bar and stem systems recently for the abandoned Legend tri bike project, so our guess is that’s what we’ll see first. But we’ve also ridden his standard stems and handlebars on several of his bikes we’ve reviewed and found them both stiff and comfortable. Should be interesting to see where he takes it.

In the meantime, all remaining bike and frame inventory has gotta go, including the well-spec’d kids road bikes…

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Expat Josh Colp has been designing cockpit parts and complete framesets in Taiwan for quite some time – sometimes for others, and more recently for his own brand, Culprit Bicycles. Now, he’s switching the focus exclusively to components. Josh has been developing integrated triathlon bar and stem systems recently for the abandoned Legend tri bike […]

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Am I not Specialized? Dispatches from the Sequoia adventure bike launch

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Editor’s Note: Yes, this is a long story, but it’s awesome. Even the Specialized folks liked it. *wipes nervous sweat from brow* But if you want just the tech facts (plus claimed weights and more), we have a Cliff’s Notes version here with additional info.

The first words out of anyone and everyone’s mouth when they got wind that I was at a Specialized product launch called “Adventure Camp” (aside from “Wait…wtf?!”) were, with few exceptions, “You drink the kool-aid yet?”

And the answer is: “Is that what the kids are calling moonshine these days?  Because in that case, yes… yes I did.” In fact…I drank so much of it the first night that I literally punched myself unconscious. Fist to head… head to pillow… Woke up with a throbbing temple and no clue where I was. Look, I’m not saying I have issues. I’m just saying… that… there’s like… this friend of mine, right? And he… like… sometimes, like… punches himself? In the face? To, like… stop… feeling so much? And he’s like… totally not me. Totally.

And sure, maybe there was a little kool-aid passed around during the initial presentation of the bikes and products the next morning; a story about how Specialized was born and bred on adventure and how the direction of the company had been hijacked by popular cycling… ostensibly pulled in a direction it had never intended to go by the uncontrollable tides of public opinion. But that was a mercifully brief offering. We’d heard these stories before, in their various iterations. What we really wanted to know was “When are we going to get to go ride bikes and shit?”

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Editor’s Note: Yes, this is a long story, but it’s awesome. Even the Specialized folks liked it. *wipes nervous sweat from brow* But if you want just the tech facts (plus claimed weights and more), we have a Cliff’s Notes version here with additional info. The first words out of anyone and everyone’s mouth when they got […]

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