Share your ride in real-time with Quarq Qollector

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We’ve covered the Quarq Qollector before. We first saw it just over a year ago at Eurobike 2015, and then our own Jayson O’Mahoney used one to live stream his progress on this summer’s Dirty Kanza. But up until now it has been pretty much unobtainable, really only being loaned out to a select few at events supported by SRAM’s Quarq team. Well now it is coming to consumers with a new QuarqNet web platform that will seamlessly sync your ride. Hop past the break for real-world pricing and availability…

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We’ve covered the Quarq Qollector before. We first saw it just over a year ago at Eurobike 2015, and then our own Jayson O’Mahoney used one to live stream his progress on this summer’s Dirty Kanza. But up until now it has been pretty much unobtainable, really only being loaned out to a select few at […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the
    founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now made a resurgence to bring us all back the gravel bike, we’ll give credit where it is due to L’Eroica. Today Eroica events take place in 7 other countries around the globe, but from Sept 28-Oct 2 it’s time to get back the original. And to celebrate 20 years, they’ve worked with Santini on a  limited edition tops. Inspired by the color of the local Chianti wine and the historic roads of Tuscany, you have to participate to get one. EroicaGaiole.com Ditch the carbon for the weekend and get on your classic bike…

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Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now […]

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Alchemy Arktos becomes their first bike made overseas…due to customer demand

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When the Alchemy Arktos debuted at last year’s Interbike, it notched quite a few firsts. It was their first full suspension mountain bike, it was among the first full carbon full suspension mountain bikes made in the USA, and it was the first to use David Earle’s new Sine suspension design.

The frame was 100% made inside Alchemy’s Denver, CO, headquarters and custom painted to the customer’s designs at their Ethic paint shop. People liked it, and they wanted it, but the made-in-the-USA feature put it out of reach of many riders. Now, they’re offering a way to get the same bike for a little less coin…

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When the Alchemy Arktos debuted at last year’s Interbike, it notched quite a few firsts. It was their first full suspension mountain bike, it was among the first full carbon full suspension mountain bikes made in the USA, and it was the first to use David Earle’s new Sine suspension design. The frame was 100% […]

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Beeline Bikes picks up direct delivery for Raleigh, Diamondback, Redline & IZIP

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Photo courtesy of Beeline.

In the market for a new bike from Accel Sports Group, parent company of Raleigh, Diamondback, Redline and IZIP? You may just be able to have it professionally assembled and delivered to your door at the time and day of your choosing. The move follows competitor VeloFix’s home delivery of Turner, Van Dessel and others, and shows the continuing shift to online ordering of major brands with a variety of “retail” delivery options. Beeline offers mobile repair and maintenance in several states with 31 franchised trucks on the road. Check out our interview with them here, then order up that new Raleigh ‘cross bike and get it delivered just in time for your first race.



In the market for a new bike from Accel Sports Group, parent company of Raleigh, Diamondback, Redline and IZIP? You may just be able to have it professionally assembled and delivered to your door at the time and day of your choosing. The move follows competitor VeloFix’s home delivery of Turner, Van Dessel and others, […]

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Diamondback launches “intro to cycling” video series with Bill Nye, the Science Guy

Diamondback has recruited Bill Nye, The Science Guy, to be their explainer for all things bicycle in a new video series. The shorts are aimed at those just getting into, or thinking about getting into, cycling. Video one is shown above and starts out with the basics – how to pick the right type of bicycle for you. The next seven videos cover topics like rider etiquette, essential gear every cycling should carry, how to brake, the pre-ride checklist and so on. Check ’em all out at Diamondback.com.



Diamondback has recruited Bill Nye, The Science Guy, to be their explainer for all things bicycle in a new video series. The shorts are aimed at those just getting into, or thinking about getting into, cycling. Video one is shown above and starts out with the basics – how to pick the right type of […]

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Denise Mueller sets women’s bicycle speed world record at 147mph

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Denise Mueller set the women’s bicycle world speed record by riding 147mph while drafting a modified Land Rover. The bike was a completely custom creation by KHS and DaVinci Bikes, outfitted with a dual crown suspension fork and cirrus Body Float suspension seatpost. The latter two, along with the overall design of the bike, were to reduce vibrations and subtle bumps from creating instability, which would be disastrous at those speeds. Check out the bike and more details, below…

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Denise Mueller set the women’s bicycle world speed record by riding 147mph while drafting a modified Land Rover. The bike was a completely custom creation by KHS and DaVinci Bikes, outfitted with a dual crown suspension fork and cirrus Body Float suspension seatpost. The latter two, along with the overall design of the bike, were […]

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Paul Components picks purple parts for pro tem production

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P-p-p-purple! The ’80s are back in full swing with Paul Components’ collection of purple anodized parts. He’s dipping just about all the cool stuff he makes into the violet ano bath over the next six months, then it’ll get retired for a while.

Available now are the Tall N’ Handsome Seatposts, Moon Units, Quick Releases, Klampers and Bottle Openers. Coming soon will be the Boxcar Stems, and in very limited quantities are the Love Levers, 28.6 Chainkeepers, Left 31.8 Cross Levers, and 0mm and 20mm IS Disc Adapters. Get ’em while they’re hot at PaulComp.com.



P-p-p-purple! The ’80s are back in full swing with Paul Components’ collection of purple anodized parts. He’s dipping just about all the cool stuff he makes into the violet ano bath over the next six months, then it’ll get retired for a while. Available now are the Tall N’ Handsome Seatposts, Moon Units, Quick Releases, […]

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Rounded rotors to the rescue! UCI allows disc brakes back in pro peloton in 2017

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While at the TRP booth looking over the prototypes for Aaron Gwin, we heard an interesting discussion about Shimano and the UCI working on guidelines for round-edged rotors. Having just been at Hope Tech and seeing their rounded discs for their new road bike braking mod, ears perked up and we started checking in with all the big brands.

Word is Shimano has been finalizing a rounded profile radius spec for disc brake rotors on road bikes. Once approved by the UCI, they’ll release the specs as open source and all brands will be moving toward that shape on the outside edge of the rotors to get them back in the pro peloton. It’s not necessarily going to be a new “standard” with defined radii or shaping, but the UCI will definitely want all the brands to be doing it…

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While at the TRP booth looking over the prototypes for Aaron Gwin, we heard an interesting discussion about Shimano and the UCI working on guidelines for round-edged rotors. Having just been at Hope Tech and seeing their rounded discs for their new road bike braking mod, ears perked up and we started checking in with […]

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Week in Review: Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide & Eurobike! Eurobike! EUROBIKE!!!

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Even before we crossed the pond, the news from Eurobike was streaming in at full speed. And then we got there. This past week is just the tip of the iceberg, but had major news from all the big drivetrain players – SRAM, Shimano, Rotor, FSA, and more.

And while some of this stuff won’t be available for months, our Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide is packed with 90+ pages of bikes, gear, tires and more that is available now! There’s also interviews with Jeremy Powers, Helen Wyman and others to get you prepped, ready and in shape for ‘cross season. It’s a free PDF download – grab it now, then click past the break for all the headlines from this past week in easy, clickable form…

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Even before we crossed the pond, the news from Eurobike was streaming in at full speed. And then we got there. This past week is just the tip of the iceberg, but had major news from all the big drivetrain players – SRAM, Shimano, Rotor, FSA, and more. And while some of this stuff won’t […]

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