IB15: Saddle Roundup – Curious & furious new perches from Essax, Union Sport, Bisaddle, Prologo & Rivet

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Union Sport debuted their striking saddle line, featuring a composited layering of materials to provide flex where it’s needed while still supporting the rider, particularly when it’s time to lay down the power.

Two models are on tap, the Saale, shown above with its carbon “Klammer” wings, and the Harz, which is slightly more subdued in looks but still every bit as high tech. Three versions of each are offered, with the top of the line getting a full carbon composite shell, a mid-level with carbon/polycarbonate and a base level with polyurethane. All use a lightweight foam padding over gel inserts under the sit bones, and the top two add perforations in the shell to improve flex characteristics.

Klammer, er, clamber past the break for more info and a look at new saddles from Rivet, BiSaddle and Essax, too…

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Union Sport debuted their striking saddle line, featuring a composited layering of materials to provide flex where it’s needed while still supporting the rider, particularly when it’s time to lay down the power. Two models are on tap, the Saale, shown above with its carbon “Klammer” wings, and the Harz, which is slightly more subdued […]

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IB15: Sweet Italian Trash: Italjet’s swank moto-inspired e-bike, a Fiat Abarth fat bike & Elite vintage water bottle system

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In a sea of carbon, oversized tires, and gravel worthy machines, there is always some eye candy at Interbike, and nobody does it better than the folks who bring us Ferrari, MV Agusta, and great hair. When you look at something and immediately consider the passion that went into its design, you have to stop and stare. Elite’s old school aluminum bottles and cages make you want to build a bike around them and Italjet pulled the Italian wool over our eyes with the Ascot drawing our attention away from its main feature!

Vedere le bellissime moto oltre il confine……

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In a sea of carbon, oversized tires, and gravel worthy machines, there is always some eye candy at Interbike, and nobody does it better than the folks who bring us Ferrari, MV Agusta, and great hair. When you look at something and immediately consider the passion that went into its design, you have to stop […]

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Haro Shifts into Full Suspension with Standard and Plus Size Tires

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When most people think Haro, they think BMX. While there were still plenty of BMX bikes on hand at the trade shows, what was most surprising were their new mountain bikes. Over the years, Haro has strayed from their BMX roots to test out the mountain bike waters to varied success. Now, Haro is charging back in with the Shift, Shift Plus, and Subvert plus size mountain bikes to add to the collection.

Designed to offer high levels of performance at prices that are within reach of the average consumer. The Shift will be offered in standard 27.5″ wheels, but more surprising is Haro beating many companies to the punch on a 27+ full suspension bike…

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When most people think Haro, they think BMX. While there were still plenty of BMX bikes on hand at the trade shows, what was most surprising were their new mountain bikes. Over the years, Haro has strayed from their BMX roots to test out the mountain bike waters to varied success. Now, Haro is charging […]

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IB15: Roundup – Special lubes, grease and other bike care to keep you running smooth (like a sheep!)

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Among the pool of lubes, greases and other bike care liquids, Biomaxa  stood out as the most unique. They also have what’s arguably the best lube applicator we’ve seen, making it super quick and easy to get the oil on your chain with no slips.

What makes it unique? It’s 100% and uses home grown New Zealand sheep lanolin and Manuka oil as its primary ingredients. The formula is environmentally safe, and it extends to their grease, too. They even have a lanolin based chamois cream…

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Among the pool of lubes, greases and other bike care liquids, Biomaxa  stood out as the most unique. They also have what’s arguably the best lube applicator we’ve seen, making it super quick and easy to get the oil on your chain with no slips. What makes it unique? It’s 100% and uses home grown […]

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Week In Review: Euro/Interbike Coverage, Biggest Crash/Balls at Rampage, Lots From Poc & Lupine, and The Bike You Never Wanted

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To wrap up another exciting week, we’re bringing you a easy to scan round up of last week’s massive amount of coverage. Included are some crazy cool stuff coming from POC, Lupine takes us up another step or two with more tech & lumens, Redbull Rampage’s biggest fall/finish, and see this week’s most viewed and commented on train wreck of a….. err, bike.

Skip back in the past to see what you missed……

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To wrap up another exciting week, we’re bringing you a easy to scan round up of last week’s massive amount of coverage. Included are some crazy cool stuff coming from POC, Lupine takes us up another step or two with more tech & lumens, Redbull Rampage’s biggest fall/finish, and see this week’s most viewed and commented on train […]

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IB15: Lupine Shines a Brighter Spotlight with the Betty 5000 w/ New Bluetooth Switch and Phone App

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With darker days upon us comes light season, which to many of us is an exciting thing. Lupine, a leader in blazing the trail ahead of you sets the bar once again with their new Betty 5000 that will now be available with a Bluetooth switch and *finally* a new easy to use phone app to set it up.

Beam past the break and see Lupine’s new lumen crusher and the app that tames it….

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With darker days upon us comes light season, which to many of us is an exciting thing. Lupine, a leader in blazing the trail ahead of you sets the bar once again with their new Betty 5000 that will now be available with a Bluetooth switch and *finally* a new easy to use phone app […]

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IB15: Minoura Rolls in With Hybrid Rollers and Elite Smartens Up Their Turbo Direct Drive Trainer

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Though many see a trainer as…. well, a trainer, the offerings from Minoura and Elite are at the far end of the spectrum in this category of sweat inducing torture devices. Everyone has a different reason for liking particular features of a trainer and here are two that stand out from the rest.

Roll on through the break and see if any of these make you want to sweat…..

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Though many see a trainer as…. well, a trainer, the offerings from Minoura and Elite are at the far end of the spectrum in this category of sweat inducing torture devices. Everyone has a different reason for liking particular features of a trainer and here are two that stand out from the rest. Roll on […]

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IB15: WD-40 Says They’ll Hook You with Their New Chain Cleaner and Voluptuous Brush

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We’ve seen chain cleaners come and go, get re-invented, and even cause more of a problem than they’re worth. Like chain lube, there is really no real clear winner on which one works best, but WD-40 focused on keeping it simple, making it easier to use, and making it durable.

Slip past the break to see why WD-40 thinks they have hit a home run with their new cleaning system….

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We’ve seen chain cleaners come and go, get re-invented, and even cause more of a problem than they’re worth. Like chain lube, there is really no real clear winner on which one works best, but WD-40 focused on keeping it simple, making it easier to use, and making it durable. Slip past the break to see […]

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IB15: Phil Wood Adds Rear Thru Axle Pro Model Cyclocross hub, Headsets are Next

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Now that even many of the less race oriented cross, gravel, and road bikes are headed towards thru axle disc in the rear, Phil Wood is ready. Continuing their tradition of quality components completely made in house, the Pro Model cyclocross hub is getting a thru axle update to match that 15mm front hub…

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Now that even many of the less race oriented cross, gravel, and road bikes are headed towards thru axle disc in the rear, Phil Wood is ready. Continuing their tradition of quality components completely made in house, the Pro Model cyclocross hub is getting a thru axle update to match that 15mm front hub…

Posted in Cyclocross, Gravel Bikes, Interbike, Road Bike6 Comments