Week’s Best Videos: Tour de France Action!

Friday’s Stage 7 of the 2016 Tour de France had a peculiar finish, with Orica-BikeExchange’s Adam Yates slamming into a perfectly timed deflation of the 1km arch. Mavic’s onboard moto camera caught (and got caught in) the action. From the video’s description on YouTube:

Watch the moment when Adam Yates, of Orica Bike-Exchange, hit an inflatable arch which collapsed as he powered his way towards the finish line in Stage 7. Yates, who suffered a chin injury, said later: “I had no idea I had hit something. Next thing I knew I was on the floor.” The race organisers, ASO, said the arch came down after a spectator’s belt became tangled in a cable supplying power to a generator.

As a result, race organizers called the race’s finish as of the 3km-to-go mark, putting Yates in second for the day and giving him the White Jersey. Yates took second Saturday (Stage 8), behind Froome, keeping the White Jersey and sitting in second place behind Froome.

Click through for the 1km finish and/or summary videos for Stages 1 through 8…

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Friday’s Stage 7 of the 2016 Tour de France had a peculiar finish, with Orica-BikeExchange’s Adam Yates slamming into a perfectly timed deflation of the 1km arch. Mavic’s onboard moto camera caught (and got caught in) the action. From the video’s description on YouTube: Watch the moment when Adam Yates, of Orica Bike-Exchange, hit an inflatable […]

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

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ATTENTION BRANDS!!!

Even if you’ve already submitted your info, please read this.

  • We’ve extended the deadline for entry to July 15.
  • 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.
  • We have emailed ALL submissions received as of July 8th, 12pm PST. If you have not received a confirmation email, then we have not received your information.
  • 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!!! Even if you’ve already submitted your info, please read this. We’ve extended the deadline for entry to July 15. 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. We have emailed ALL […]

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Shimano Europe announces acquisition of Lazer Sport NV helmet company

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If everything goes according to plan, Shimano will soon be able to outfit you for your ride from head to toe. The company recently announced the plan to acquire Lazer Sport NV, the longest running helmet manufacturer who is based out of Belgium. While the paperwork has been signed, the deal still has to pass through the typical regulatory processes associated with business acquisitions. We’ve been promised more details in the near future, but the deal appears to only include Lazer’s Bike and Snow divisions which are run under Lazer Sport NV, while the powersports division operates under Lazer SA. According to terms of the deal, Lazer Sport NV would keep all of its employees in Antwerp, Belgium as well as current company owner Sean van Waes and Sales Director Peter Steenwegen as members of the board.

Shimano already offers its customers clothing, shoes, and bags from both their own brand and Pearl Izumi, so with the addition of Lazer, this would create the full package. What isn’t clear is if Lazer helmets will continue to be distributed by QBP, or if they will follow in the footsteps of Shimano and PI in the U.S. and go dealer direct.

Full PR after the break…

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If everything goes according to plan, Shimano will soon be able to outfit you for your ride from head to toe. The company recently announced the plan to acquire Lazer Sport NV, the longest running helmet manufacturer who is based out of Belgium. While the paperwork has been signed, the deal still has to pass […]

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Ellsworth announces trade-in program towards new bikes with Bicycle Blue Book

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Have your eye on that new Ellsworth Rogue Sixty? Ellsworth just announced a program that will make it easier than ever to upgrade. Through a partnership with Bicycle Blue Book, getting money for your current ride is as easy as walking into an Ellsworth dealer with your current bike. Based on the trade-in value determined by the BBB Scorecard, you’ll be given immediate store credit towards the purchase of a new Ellsworth.

Finally, a way to move those aging 26″ bikes in the garage (kidding, sort of)…

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Have your eye on that new Ellsworth Rogue Sixty? Ellsworth just announced a program that will make it easier than ever to upgrade. Through a partnership with Bicycle Blue Book, getting money for your current ride is as easy as walking into an Ellsworth dealer with your current bike. Based on the trade-in value determined […]

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Week in Review: 2017 road & mountain bikes, new Dura-Ace unveiled & more!

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We’ve seen a few 2017 models, but this week the floodgates opened. Between announcements flooding our inboxes and our coverage from PressCamp and Eurobike Media Days, tons of new bikes are online. We’re talking major brands like Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Lapierre, Diamondback and more showing what you’ll be riding (or at least thinking about) later this year. There’s also plenty of new gear and tech, as usual, so click on through for links to everything we posted this past week (including a video of a Huffy being thrashed down the double black trails)…

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We’ve seen a few 2017 models, but this week the floodgates opened. Between announcements flooding our inboxes and our coverage from PressCamp and Eurobike Media Days, tons of new bikes are online. We’re talking major brands like Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Lapierre, Diamondback and more showing what you’ll be riding (or at least thinking about) later […]

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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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