Belgian Greg van Avermaet’s Olympic Gold Medal winning ride on Strava

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Huge congrats to Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet for the win and Olympic Gold Medal. Above, the Strava overview of his race, and check out the video recap of the finish here on NBC Sports’ official event page here. Speed and Cadence graph below…

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Huge congrats to Belgium’s Greg van Avermaet for the win and Olympic Gold Medal. Above, the Strava overview of his race, and check out the video recap of the finish here on NBC Sports’ official event page here. Speed and Cadence graph below…

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How to Break Into the Cycling Industry – Beeline Bikes’ co-founder Pete Buhl

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For the long awaited return of our “Break In” interview series, we talk to someone who’s concept certainly shook things up. It’s one thing to iterate on an existing product category, which, in a way, is what happened here, but it’s something else to virtually reinvent it for the modern age. Beeline Bikes took the bike shop “product” and made it mobile. And it gave anyone the opportunity to own one of those mobile shops through a franchise model. Then, as online sales continue to challenge brick and mortar operations, they became a conduit for brands looking to offer consumer direct Internet sales, funneling potentially lost revenue directly into their (and their franchisees’) pockets.

As of this story going live, Beeline has 31 mobile bike shops open and in development across Albuquerque, the Bay Area, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, Orange County and Phoenix. They are a dealer for Breezer, Cleary, Diamondback, Faraday, Fuji, Kestrel, Lynskey, Raleigh, Spot and Van Dessel, with more brands having conversations with them. Here’s how it all started…

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For the long awaited return of our “Break In” interview series, we talk to someone who’s concept certainly shook things up. It’s one thing to iterate on an existing product category, which, in a way, is what happened here, but it’s something else to virtually reinvent it for the modern age. Beeline Bikes took the […]

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IMBA responds to Utah Senators’ proposed bicycle exception in Wilderness

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Here, reprinted with permission, is IMBA president Mike Van Abel’s full response to the Human Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act proposed by two Utah Senators. As the comments on that post suggest, there’s more to meets the eye. On the surface, the proposal seems to be a win for mountain bikers as it would reshape the language of the Wilderness designation to allow “non-motorized” vehicle use, which is a better descriptor than the current “non-mechanized” verbiage that has led to inconsistent rules being applied from one area to another (but mostly just banning bikes altogether).

The letter is posted on IMBA’s website and directed to IMBA chapter leaders throughout the U.S…

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Here, reprinted with permission, is IMBA president Mike Van Abel’s full response to the Human Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act proposed by two Utah Senators. As the comments on that post suggest, there’s more to meets the eye. On the surface, the proposal seems to be a win for mountain bikers as it would […]

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Specialized fires up color-changing, heat-sensitive paint for Olympians (and you)

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Specialized sponsored athletes heading to Rio will be carrying a different type of torch with specially painted Tarmac, Amira and Epic FSR bikes that change color in the heat. While they may stay full yellow down in Rio, the effect is quite spectacular, and it’s found on the Evade helmet, too.

The three bikes and lid are part of a larger collection of clothing and gear available in limited quantities. Check out the video to see it change…

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Specialized sponsored athletes heading to Rio will be carrying a different type of torch with specially painted Tarmac, Amira and Epic FSR bikes that change color in the heat. While they may stay full yellow down in Rio, the effect is quite spectacular, and it’s found on the Evade helmet, too. The three bikes and […]

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Handsome Cycles wants to build your corporate fleet vehicles, er, bicycles

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Handsome Cycles would like to build your new corporate fleet bicycles, customizing them to match your company logo, office decor, actual motorized vehicles, or whatever. With bike parking infrastructure improving globally, particularly in urban environments and their arteries, it’s a clever idea. Check out the models offered below…

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Handsome Cycles would like to build your new corporate fleet bicycles, customizing them to match your company logo, office decor, actual motorized vehicles, or whatever. With bike parking infrastructure improving globally, particularly in urban environments and their arteries, it’s a clever idea. Check out the models offered below…

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Week in Review: New Venge Disc, Trek Slash, Salsa, Surly, Wolf Tooth & tons more

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As usual, there were a ton of new bikes and products out this week, including big global brands Trek and Specialized. And there were plenty of new ones from Moots, Norco and QBP’s Salsa, Surly and Foundry brands, too. But we also found quite a few new models from European bike makers Superior and Radon. Add in new components and wheels from Campy, Wolf Tooth, AbsoluteBlack and others and you’ve got plenty to catch up on. Headline links below, all opening in a fresh tab for easy browsing…

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As usual, there were a ton of new bikes and products out this week, including big global brands Trek and Specialized. And there were plenty of new ones from Moots, Norco and QBP’s Salsa, Surly and Foundry brands, too. But we also found quite a few new models from European bike makers Superior and Radon. […]

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Blackburn ‘Roll With It’ book & movie combo now available

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Sometimes just seeing other people getting out there and doing it is enough to make you get out there and do it. Other times, it’s just entertaining to watch them do it from the comfort of your couch. Either way, the new Roll With It book and movie from Blackburn, Niner and New Belgium Brewing fits the bill.

Buy the book for $20 and you’ll get the movie download for free. Or, rent the movie on a 24 hour streaming deal for $10. Or just buy the digital download of the movie for $20. Which seems silly since you won’t get the book, a guide for getting your friends together for a bike packing trip. Because we all know that getting out there and doing it is more fun with friends. Trailer below…

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Sometimes just seeing other people getting out there and doing it is enough to make you get out there and do it. Other times, it’s just entertaining to watch them do it from the comfort of your couch. Either way, the new Roll With It book and movie from Blackburn, Niner and New Belgium Brewing […]

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Pashley celebrates their lengthy history with two 90th anniversary special edition bikes

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Founded in 1926, Pashley is England’s longest standing bike manufacturer, and the company still follows their original business model of building both bikes and tricycles for recreational riders plus a line of utility bikes for workers on wheels. Despite many other companies moving production overseas, Pashley is proud to point out that all their bicycles are still hand built in-house.

Not too many bicycle companies get to celebrate a 90th anniversary, so Pashley is certainly justified in creating two special edition bikes to honor their tenth decade ahead. The Speed 3 SE and Roadfinder SE models have been created “to commemorate the past and present day activities of the business”, in their words.

Read on for the details on their special edition retro path racer and road bike…
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Founded in 1926, Pashley is England’s longest standing bike manufacturer, and the company still follows their original business model of building both bikes and tricycles for recreational riders plus a line of utility bikes for workers on wheels. Despite many other companies moving production overseas, Pashley is proud to point out that all their bicycles […]

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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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