IB16: Kask swings into view with highly adjustable, portable KOO sunglasses

Thanks to a little trademark issue, Kask’s first line extension will come under the Koo brand name.

Designed to fit particularly well with their helmets, the sunglasses stand on their own thanks to several innovative features that make them very versatile and very user friendly. The arms are angle adjustable, giving you three positions that set the angle of the lens on your face. Or, flip them all the way around and they’ll very easily stuff into your jersey pocket or pack. Even the nose pads swivel, and two versions come in the box. Beyond the functionality, they also look darn good…

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Thanks to a little trademark issue, Kask’s first line extension will come under the Koo brand name. Designed to fit particularly well with their helmets, the sunglasses stand on their own thanks to several innovative features that make them very versatile and very user friendly. The arms are angle adjustable, giving you three positions that […]

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IB16: New Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc brake road bike is lighter than rim brake version

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Completely overshadowed by their drag-measuring concept bike at Eurobike, the all-new Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc gets the obvious layup revisions to handle disc brakes’ forces. Where it surprises is the weight, coming in lighter than the current rim brake version. We’re awaiting confirmation on actual frame weight UPDATE: the frame comes in at just 790g plus 75g worth of small parts (axle, hanger, etc.), and the fork is 395g plus 20g for the NAILD thru axle. That’s light for a disc brake frame, here’s how they did it…

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Completely overshadowed by their drag-measuring concept bike at Eurobike, the all-new Argon 18 Gallium Pro Disc gets the obvious layup revisions to handle disc brakes’ forces. Where it surprises is the weight, coming in lighter than the current rim brake version. We’re awaiting confirmation on actual frame weight UPDATE: the frame comes in at just […]

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IB16: 4iiii adds dual-sided power meter pods for Shimano XTR M9000

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After debuting dual-sided power measurement for the road at Tour Down Under this year, 4iiii continues their product development momentum with a new dual sided MTB power meter to fit Shimano XTR M9000-series Trail and Race cranks.

The double pod system is super simple, which is merely another of their original left-side pods put onto the driveside crankarm. It works because the mountain bike chainrings are smaller than road, where they had to use a separate strain gauge and transmitter. They started with XTR Trail and Race because their pods fits that Q-Factor and many frames, but bikes with wider chainstays (like many newer Boost bikes) may not work with it…yet. They’re working on a slimmer pod design that’ll fit more mountain bikes…and triathlon, TT and aero road bikes that have less clearance between the crank arms and stays. The current pod is about 8mm, they’re looking to get it down between 6-6.5mm…

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After debuting dual-sided power measurement for the road at Tour Down Under this year, 4iiii continues their product development momentum with a new dual sided MTB power meter to fit Shimano XTR M9000-series Trail and Race cranks. The double pod system is super simple, which is merely another of their original left-side pods put onto […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Which country will climb the most in Suunto’s World Vertical week – The action is about to begin, as Suunto is pitting country against country in the ultimate battle of who can earn the most vertical in just one week. The northern hemisphere might be at a slight disadvantage with wintery temps in many places, but Americans might get a boost from the competition starting on a Monday federal holiday? You don’t need to be a Suunto user, just download their Movescount app and hit the road or trail. Find out after a week how your country does. #VerticalWeek starts globally on Feb 15 and runs through the 21st. MovesCount.com

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Which country will climb the most in Suunto’s World Vertical week – The action is about to begin, as Suunto is pitting country against country in the ultimate battle of who can earn the most vertical in just one week. The northern hemisphere might be at a slight disadvantage with wintery temps in many places, but Americans might get a boost from […]

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Roundup: Weird & wonderful racks, lights, bags, helmets, aliens and things to keep you aero

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With several of us also being fans (or wanting to as midlife approaches, anyway) of motorized two wheel transportation alongside our bicycles, finding ways to combine the two always catches our eyes. This rack from 2×2 Cycles lets you take along a couple bikes, a skateboard and your bags.

Throttle past the break to see it and a whole lot more random things…

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With several of us also being fans (or wanting to as midlife approaches, anyway) of motorized two wheel transportation alongside our bicycles, finding ways to combine the two always catches our eyes. This rack from 2×2 Cycles lets you take along a couple bikes, a skateboard and your bags. Throttle past the break to see it and […]

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Roundup: Random look-worthy bikes (and sort-of bikes) from the shows

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It’s not everyday you get to hop aboard a pro’s bike to demo parts, but Pioneer had Hollywood Daniel Holloway’s Felt road bike on hand to show what their powermeter could do. The bike’s paint scheme showed off the American colors in grand style, and a couple other custom touches helped personalize the bike further.

Check out more pics of this and other random, weird, useful and downright cool bikes and bike-ish things below…

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It’s not everyday you get to hop aboard a pro’s bike to demo parts, but Pioneer had Hollywood Daniel Holloway’s Felt road bike on hand to show what their powermeter could do. The bike’s paint scheme showed off the American colors in grand style, and a couple other custom touches helped personalize the bike further. […]

Posted in Commuter, Fatbike, Interbike, Kids' Bikes, Mountain Bike, Road Bike2 Comments

Roundup: Sleek carbon (and other) saddles from Astute, ISM & Selle Esse

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Originating in Italy like so many other high end saddle manufacturers, Selle Esse had some elegant looking high performance and high feature saddles that bundle in things like NFC chips to verify product authenticity and looped rails for micro suspension.

Above, the Pelle Carbonio saddles come in your choice of full carbon or full carbon with a genuine leather cover bonded over the shell. There’s no padding, but with looks like these, we’re not complaining…

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Originating in Italy like so many other high end saddle manufacturers, Selle Esse had some elegant looking high performance and high feature saddles that bundle in things like NFC chips to verify product authenticity and looped rails for micro suspension. Above, the Pelle Carbonio saddles come in your choice of full carbon or full carbon […]

Posted in Eurobike, Interbike, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Triathlon5 Comments

Orbea’s Updated MyO Custom Program gives you 1.4 Million Combos To Have it Your Way

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While off the shelf bikes aren’t necessarily a bad thing, what if you could have something completely different than anybody else that is to your personal liking…. for no additional costs? Orbea has revamped their customization program and interactive MyO website to do more than ever.

Swagger past the break to see how you can pimp your ride, and tinker with it to see what you can come up with….

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While off the shelf bikes aren’t necessarily a bad thing, what if you could have something completely different than anybody else that is to your personal liking…. for no additional costs? Orbea has revamped their customization program and interactive MyO website to do more than ever. Swagger past the break to see how you can […]

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Roundup: Chamois creams, lotions, soaps & and other fresh body care for cyclists

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Tucked into the corners of Interbike were a number of brands offering new skincare lines. Here are the best of what we saw, focusing on products that kept the ingredients lists mostly (or all) natural, often organic, and seemingly useful.

The most interesting of the bunch was TufMed, a brand launched in 2011 by a member of the US Martial Arts Team to help heal the cuts, scrapes and bruises common in that arena. Fortunately (or not, depending on how you look at it), we cyclists also get banged up from time to time, and their all-natural, odorless and greaseless formulas claim to work just as well for us as for the fighters.

The products cover the gamut, from bruise and black eye relief, to lotions for healing cuts and scrapes quickly. They work by giving the body the nutrients it needs to heal itself, like aloe, arnica, amino acids, etc. I’ve been testing out the TufHands to get the blisters and cracked skin from my ninja warrior training (it’s true), and it works fantastically well. Hands healed up much faster than before I used it, and I’m looking forward to trying the rest of the line for more cycling specific uses. The soap is pretty stellar, too. Perhaps the best part of their business is that they wanted everything to be affordable. Even with top notch ingredients, all of the products are under $10.

Lather up more body lovin’ goodness below…

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Tucked into the corners of Interbike were a number of brands offering new skincare lines. Here are the best of what we saw, focusing on products that kept the ingredients lists mostly (or all) natural, often organic, and seemingly useful. The most interesting of the bunch was TufMed, a brand launched in 2011 by a […]

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