Store your spare wheels better with Offset

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Sure it sounds like a typical first world problem. Oh I have so many extra wheelsets, I don’t know where to put them all! Really that’s what you are complaining about?

But now between cyclocross racing with tubulars that may get put away for 8 months a year, and the recent crop of mountain bikes that can either run 29er or 27.5+ wheels for a different ride, the thought of an extra wheelset isn’t really so extravagant. Almost every bike we’ve test rode in the last year has had more than one wheelset put on it in our reviews, and often times more than one setup can bring out individual characteristics in a bike. So if you are anything like us and have succumbed to the idea that it’s always better to have more wheels than bikes, you might just want to look a little closer at this tidy wheel hanging solution…

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Sure it sounds like a typical first world problem. Oh I have so many extra wheelsets, I don’t know where to put them all! Really that’s what you are complaining about? But now between cyclocross racing with tubulars that may get put away for 8 months a year, and the recent crop of mountain bikes that […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Gravel Bikes, Kickstarter, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Triathlon25 Comments

Tailfin slices up new rack and pannier system made especially for carbon road bikes

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Every so often you want to haul more than normal. And sometimes it may be for long distances. If that is the case, your race ready, carbon-everything road bike may be the ideal tool, but it’s one of the least adaptable bikes for more than a seat bag, and wearing a backpack for more than 20 minutes is annoying.

Tailfin has come up with a pretty slick system that is light weight, easy to install & remove and it will work on any road bike with a quick release rear wheel. And it’s carbon frame and seatpost safe!

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Every so often you want to haul more than normal. And sometimes it may be for long distances. If that is the case, your race ready, carbon-everything road bike may be the ideal tool, but it’s one of the least adaptable bikes for more than a seat bag, and wearing a backpack for more than 20 minutes […]

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Be seen with tiny, stick-on FLECTR spoke reflectors

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Reflectors aren’t usually something to get to excited about. They tend to be get taken off of new bikes after making noise, getting broken, or just being more annoying and less cool than useful. But riding at night, and especially while commuting, it does really pay to be seen. The team behind FLECTR was tired of bulky, failure-prone solutions so they came up with an almost weightless and aerodynamically invisible alternate that they claim is effectively indestructible. So now they’ve taken their Flectr reflectors to Kickstarter, and have already blown past their funding goal with a few weeks to still get in on the deal…

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Reflectors aren’t usually something to get to excited about. They tend to be get taken off of new bikes after making noise, getting broken, or just being more annoying and less cool than useful. But riding at night, and especially while commuting, it does really pay to be seen. The team behind FLECTR was tired of bulky, […]

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Bikepack and backpack with Vagabond’s modular bags that attach to the bike… or you!

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Vagabond: a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.

I’ve come across more than a few vagabonds over the years that have cast their careers aside and taken leave to seek a life experience in the form of roaming the earth by bicycle. If you’re going to do that, or just spend self-supported night or two away, nothing is more important than planning and being able to adapt to the unexpected. Vagabond came up with new Bikepack/Backpack system that will turn virtually any bike into an adventure ready steed with no hardware involved.

If that wasn’t enough, you have the ability to easily switch things up by taking all of the bike bags with you hands free thanks to their modular attachment system…

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Vagabond: a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job. I’ve come across more than a few vagabonds over the years that have cast their careers aside and taken leave to seek a life experience in the form of roaming the earth by bicycle. If you’re going to do that, or just spend […]

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NDVR Cycle’s titanium breakaway travel bike gives you clearance to fly and wide tires

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For anyone that has ever traveled with their bike, it can be as big a pain as an expense since airlines seem to have it in for cyclists. So rather than have to pay up or label it as “sports equipment” (guilty), a travel bike could be worth its weight in gold exaggerated airline fees.

NDVR has a solution with some solid tech for the jet-setting cyclists out there with a made in USA titanium travel bike. It also sports some ample clearance letting you choose what kind of adventure should be had…

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For anyone that has ever traveled with their bike, it can be as big a pain as an expense since airlines seem to have it in for cyclists. So rather than have to pay up or label it as “sports equipment” (guilty), a travel bike could be worth its weight in gold exaggerated airline fees. NDVR […]

Posted in Commuter, Concept, Gravel Bikes, Kickstarter, Road Bike11 Comments

SpeedX aero carbon road bike builds in smart tech at a very smart price

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The SpeedX Leopard is claiming to be the first ever “smart aero carbon road bike”. Sure, things like “carbon” & “aero” are appealing, as is the “smart technology” various phones and devices we’re already riding with. So why not just build it into the bike? SpeedX has done just that with the Leopard, with popular features integrated directly into the bike (including cables), at a price that might be the biggest attraction…

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The SpeedX Leopard is claiming to be the first ever “smart aero carbon road bike”. Sure, things like “carbon” & “aero” are appealing, as is the “smart technology” various phones and devices we’re already riding with. So why not just build it into the bike? SpeedX has done just that with the Leopard, with popular features […]

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Bag round-up: A bag for every occasion whether you want to carry it, put it on a bike, or a bike in it

Bag Roundup

As a closet bag collector, I have always found bags are one of the more underrated items we use on a daily basis. From different shapes, sizes, and multiple levels of organization, it’s hard not to appreciate each unique purpose.

Check out the new playful Sunset and business-robust Distillery collections from Timbuk2, some handy bike bags from TranZbag and a couple of unique on-the-bike bags made out of re-purposed innertubes next…

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As a closet bag collector, I have always found bags are one of the more underrated items we use on a daily basis. From different shapes, sizes, and multiple levels of organization, it’s hard not to appreciate each unique purpose. Check out the new playful Sunset and business-robust Distillery collections from Timbuk2, some handy bike bags […]

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Kickstarter Roundup: Stem light, Eco lube, a trick wooden handlebar & the Snēk Vital bag w/ trick tire levers

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Some interesting items have found their way out of the wood works including Lenkr’s simple walnut handlebar with a couple of unique features. Also the Snēk Anvil bag lets you put everything in one place so you can grab & go, plus Slip’s plant-based lube and a stem with a built in light that keeps your bars clean…

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Some interesting items have found their way out of the wood works including Lenkr’s simple walnut handlebar with a couple of unique features. Also the Snēk Anvil bag lets you put everything in one place so you can grab & go, plus Slip’s plant-based lube and a stem with a built in light that keeps your bars clean…

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Priority Bicycles heads to the Coast with a better beach cruiser

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Priority Bicycles The Coast beach cruiser, at sunset

If there’s any bike brand that epitomizes ingenious simplicity, it’s Priority Bicycles. Since their start in 2014 we’ve checked out a few of their models including the Classic and Eight commuters and the Start kid’s bike. Each bike seems to strike that perfect balance of everything you need and nothing you don’t. That thinking definitely carries into The Coast, Priority’s new model designed specifically for cruising the beach.

There are plenty of bikes out there that call themselves beach cruisers, but this one’s got more to offer than a big cushy saddle and swoopy bars. The Coast was cleverly outfitted to handle sand and the salty sea breeze while remaining virtually maintenance free. Its aluminum frame and fork won’t rust, its sealed bearings resist the elements and a Gates belt drive system makes it ride smoother and quieter than chain-driven bikes.

Best of all, Priority’s ingenuity doesn’t come with a premium price. Their Kickstarter campaign is live, offering The Coast to early buyers for just $349…
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If there’s any bike brand that epitomizes ingenious simplicity, it’s Priority Bicycles. Since their start in 2014 we’ve checked out a few of their models including the Classic and Eight commuters and the Start kid’s bike. Each bike seems to strike that perfect balance of everything you need and nothing you don’t. That thinking definitely […]

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