Wolf Tooth Components Licenses Lindarets Catalog, new products in the works under the WTC flag

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the production.

Now, in an effort to add even more clever products to the menu, Wolf Tooth Components has licensed the entire Lindarets catalog. For consumers that means that means that Lindarets founder Marc Basiliere will be able focus more on the design of new products while WTC will handle the production and distribution, making the products even easier to access. After the current batch of product runs through, the Lindarets Goat will give way to the WTC Wolf Head as current Lindarets products are rebranded.

Full details from Lindarets, next…

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the […]

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Spooky rises from the dead, introduces Frank The Welder built Mulholland road bike

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When it comes to the East coast bike scene, few brands elicit as much emotion as Spooky Cycles. Started in 1992, Spooky frames were known for their legendary build and ride qualities which left many riders lusting after their frames. Riders like Brandon Elliot who so desperately wanted a Skeletor for years during his time as a shop owner, that he began scouring the used bike market in 2014 to try to find one. Coming up empty, that led him to a search for the original guys behind the brand which led him to “a DH course in New England, a dojo in New York, and then to a law firm in Colorado Springs. It was a wild goose chase.”

Finally, Brandon made contact with Adam Mitchell who gave him the unabridged history of the brand from ’92 to the present. With the last Skeletor and Havocstaff frames rolling out sometime around 2012, the Spooky mark was currently in limbo. Wanting to bring Spooky back to its roots, Brandon decided he wanted to bring the brand back to life with the blessing of Kevin Hopkins and Adam Mitchell who were two of the original founders. That meant more Spooky bikes built by Frank the Welder, which starts with the new Mulholland which was announced on Friday the 13th…

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When it comes to the East coast bike scene, few brands elicit as much emotion as Spooky Cycles. Started in 1992, Spooky frames were known for their legendary build and ride qualities which left many riders lusting after their frames. Riders like Brandon Elliot who so desperately wanted a Skeletor for years during his time as […]

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Pioneer giving away free cycling computer with their power meter cranks

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After a recent price drop, Pioneer’s making it even harder to say no by sending along their CA-500 GPS cycling computer for free when you purchase a dual leg crank arm power meter system before June 13, 2016.

The offer’s good on any of the crank arms, which includes sending in your own (SGY-PM9100C) or getting a complete new Shimano Dura-Ace (SGY-PM90) or Ultegra (SGY-PM68) crankset. The units must be purchased from an authorized Pioneer Cycle Sports dealer between April 9 and June 13, 2016. The cycling computer talks to their power meter parts using full-spectrum ANT (not ANT+), providing a finer grain of detail on your pedaling stroke. It normally retails for $300. Full promotion details here.



After a recent price drop, Pioneer’s making it even harder to say no by sending along their CA-500 GPS cycling computer for free when you purchase a dual leg crank arm power meter system before June 13, 2016. The offer’s good on any of the crank arms, which includes sending in your own (SGY-PM9100C) or […]

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World Cup gravity phenom Steve Smith dies after motorcycle accident

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FROM DEVINCI: World Cup sensation Steve Smith passed away this afternoon after suffering a massive brain injury resulting from an enduro motorcycle accident in his hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia. He was 26 years old.

“Today we lost a great person, who taught me about myself and influenced many,” says Devinci Global Racing Team Manager, Gabe Fox. “Stevie was a fierce competitor, an honest friend and a rider who made me proud on countless occasions. I am honoured to consider him my friend for so long.”

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FROM DEVINCI: World Cup sensation Steve Smith passed away this afternoon after suffering a massive brain injury resulting from an enduro motorcycle accident in his hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia. He was 26 years old. “Today we lost a great person, who taught me about myself and influenced many,” says Devinci Global Racing Team Manager, […]

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Week in Review: New bikes from Niner & Fuji, Merckx gravel bike review & lots more!

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This past week saw an all-new Niner AIR9 RDO, a review of the Kona Hei Hei 29er trail bike and Merckx Strasbourg 71 gravel road bike, plus a ton of new tools, lights, helmets and other gear for making the ride better. Plus, with a HUGE thanks to Cannondale for their extended hospitality following the Scalpel’s relaunch, we got to see plenty of fresh tech from the Garda Mountain Bike Festival in Italy. Recap all the best cycling tech news after the break, each link opening in a new tab for easy reading…

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This past week saw an all-new Niner AIR9 RDO, a review of the Kona Hei Hei 29er trail bike and Merckx Strasbourg 71 gravel road bike, plus a ton of new tools, lights, helmets and other gear for making the ride better. Plus, with a HUGE thanks to Cannondale for their extended hospitality following the […]

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Limited Edition Chris King 40th Anniversary Olive Crate kits now available plus accessories and wheelsets

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Chris King. They dropped the official word this year at NAHBS, but we’ve known the iconic brand has had something up their sleeve to celebrate for awhile. Rather than a single option however, Chris King has a sprawling collection of ‘Olive Crate’ components to you to choose from. There’s even an olive green Santa Cruz 5010 loaded with the 40th anniversary components you might be able to get your hands on. While the parts are beautiful, and sure to be a conversation starter, if you want to land one of the 40 collector’s kits (technically 160), you had better bring your wallet…

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Chris King. They dropped the official word this year at NAHBS, but we’ve known the iconic brand has had something up their sleeve to celebrate for awhile. Rather than a single option however, Chris King has a sprawling collection of ‘Olive Crate’ components to you to choose from. […]

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Praxis x 4iiii power meter combo deal practically gives you the crankset for free

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Want power measurement and a crank upgrade for one low price? Praxis is offering their Zayante hollow forged crankset with chainrings pre-installed with the latest 4iiii power meter for just $499.

The Zayante cranks normally run for $299 with chainrings, and the 4iiii power meter has an MSRP of $399, so you’re saving $200 off the package price. If you’re not already running a Praxis crankset on your bike, you’ll need to nab one of their bottom brackets, too, but you’re still all in with a fresh set of everything for well under $600. Details below…

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Want power measurement and a crank upgrade for one low price? Praxis is offering their Zayante hollow forged crankset with chainrings pre-installed with the latest 4iiii power meter for just $499. The Zayante cranks normally run for $299 with chainrings, and the 4iiii power meter has an MSRP of $399, so you’re saving $200 off […]

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SOC16: Spēd Precision races toward new wheel brand with mountain, CX options

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Are there enough wheel companies out there already? If you’re Colin Esquibel, the answer is no. After leaving his position with Box Components, Colin told us he had something in the works, and at Sea Otter we got a first look – wheels. Why another wheel brand? Simply because Colin believes they can create a better product at lower prices than the competition by controlling the entire process. Every component of Spēd Precision’s wheels is of their own design, from axle to nipple. Their wheels will all feature carbon rims, made from unique molds, with their own hubs, spokes, and even proprietary carbon layup or two depending on the model.

At Sea Otter we only got a peek into what’s to come, but from the looks of things Spēd Precision will be a company to watch…
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Are there enough wheel companies out there already? If you’re Colin Esquibel, the answer is no. After leaving his position with Box Components, Colin told us he had something in the works, and at Sea Otter we got a first look – wheels. Why another wheel brand? Simply because Colin believes they can create a […]

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Aaron Baker’s monstrous Honey Badger mountain bike trike by Adaptive Reactions

Photo: Michael Darter
Photo: Michael Darter

Aaron Baker was a motocross athlete who was paralyzed in training in 1999. When he crashed, Baker broke cervical vertebras 4, 5 and 6, rendering him quadriplegic. Despite virtually zero chance of regaining any function below the point of injury, Aaron focused his mind and energy on regaining function and now walks intermittently with cane assistance.

Now, he owns and operates an adaptive gym, C.O.R.E., and has built this bad-ass fat trike mountain bike. The official name is Stinger, but Aaron nicknamed it the Honey Badger thanks to the way he rides it – getting nasty over the trail and kicking up on one or two of the three wheels.

Built by Reactive Adaptations, you can check out the details below…

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Aaron Baker was a motocross athlete who was paralyzed in training in 1999. When he crashed, Baker broke cervical vertebras 4, 5 and 6, rendering him quadriplegic. Despite virtually zero chance of regaining any function below the point of injury, Aaron focused his mind and energy on regaining function and now walks intermittently with cane […]

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