NAHBS 2016 – TºRED shows unique titanium, steel & alloy bikes, plus slick one-piece double crankset

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TºRED is an Italian brand making bikes in Italy from steel, titanium and, with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for their latest, now aluminum, too. The name is pronounced “tred / tread”.

Above, the Callithrix is their butted, fillet brazed Dedacciai steel frame that blends the classic material with modern features like thru axles, disc brakes and a full carbon tapered fork. It’s a beauty, as are their other road, cyclocross and race bikes…

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TºRED is an Italian brand making bikes in Italy from steel, titanium and, with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for their latest, now aluminum, too. The name is pronounced “tred / tread”. Above, the Callithrix is their butted, fillet brazed Dedacciai steel frame that blends the classic material with modern features like thru axles, […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Gravel Bikes, Kickstarter, NAHBS, Road Bike12 Comments

Coastline Cycles’ belt-drive supermoto commuter One is on the way via Kickstarter

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It’s only been about a month since we just took a closer look at the first bike and category shifting 27.5″ urban ride from Coastline Cycle Company. But now, as planned they’ve gone live with their One line-up over at Kickstarter. The range offers 5 standard builds, plus plenty of room for extras in a crowdfunding campaign running through the end of April. Get another close look at the bikes and details on pricing and forecasted delivery after the break…

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It’s only been about a month since we just took a closer look at the first bike and category shifting 27.5″ urban ride from Coastline Cycle Company. But now, as planned they’ve gone live with their One line-up over at Kickstarter. The range offers 5 standard builds, plus plenty of room for extras in a crowdfunding campaign […]

Posted in Commuter, Kickstarter, Mountain Bike4 Comments

Knog kickstarts a fresh take on the humble bike bell with the Oi

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Knog just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new low-profile Oi handlebar bell, and less than a full day in and they’ve already blown past their goal by more than 5x. That’s not really that big of a surprise. Knog is known for putting their nice design-focused touch on basic bike accessories, and crowdfunders love to support small unique design objects. The Oi seems like it won’t disappoint either; it looks like no other bar-mounted bell we’ve seen and is the kind of solution that could see it adopted on all manner of bikes. Have a listen and get a closer look after the break, plus full details, and a look at the Kickstarter deals up for grabs…
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Knog just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new low-profile Oi handlebar bell, and less than a full day in and they’ve already blown past their goal by more than 5x. That’s not really that big of a surprise. Knog is known for putting their nice design-focused touch on basic bike accessories, and crowdfunders love to […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Commuter, Cyclocross, e-Bike, Gadgets & Hacks, Gravel Bikes, Kickstarter, Mountain Bike, Road Bike41 Comments

Part bike, part car and a whole lot of time. The DuoBike – Updated rewards

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No no no… this isn’t a “Road to NAHBS” builder highlight, but I bet this frame builder would be fascinating to talk to. I’m even willing to bet there might be a few of those artisan builders (that are in Sacramento as we speak polishing up their life’s work) that think this thing is completely amazing in a very esoteric kinda way. But it without a doubt has a good bit of cray going for it to.

Come take a peak into this mad engineering project, and see it in action below the fold…

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No no no… this isn’t a “Road to NAHBS” builder highlight, but I bet this frame builder would be fascinating to talk to. I’m even willing to bet there might be a few of those artisan builders (that are in Sacramento as we speak polishing up their life’s work) that think this thing is completely amazing in a […]

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The compact Taggio Pro Stepster makes pumping tires easy, comfortable and safe

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Sometimes it’s not so much necessity, but annoyance that is the mother of invention. When a team of product engineers and avid cyclists decided most portable hand pumps were irritatingly awkward to use, they set out to make an easy-as-pie pump that didn’t require any arm strength, and didn’t force you to crouch uncomfortably or sit down to use.

The team is now crowdfunding their creation on Kickstarter – The Pro Stepster is a compact foot activated pump that achieves 95psi, folds up to roughly the size of a soda can and comes with a carrying case that doubles as a bicycle seat bag…
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Sometimes it’s not so much necessity, but annoyance that is the mother of invention. When a team of product engineers and avid cyclists decided most portable hand pumps were irritatingly awkward to use, they set out to make an easy-as-pie pump that didn’t require any arm strength, and didn’t force you to crouch uncomfortably or […]

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Clipon bottle goes just about anywhere on any bike and more

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We see a lot of wild concepts, some good, some not so good… some really bad. Regardless, we always take a few steps back and consider if there would be anyone this could benefit. This is kind of one of those. The Clipon Bottle at first seemed silly, (well, it kinda is), but being short on water is no joke… and all of a sudden it’s not so silly anymore.

Check out how it works and a few different ways it can be used off the bike…

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We see a lot of wild concepts, some good, some not so good… some really bad. Regardless, we always take a few steps back and consider if there would be anyone this could benefit. This is kind of one of those. The Clipon Bottle at first seemed silly, (well, it kinda is), but being short on water is no […]

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Quit leaning your bike! Od-Designs has pro tested, compact stands to hold your bike

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We all do it. You go to an event and even when you have your folding work-stand, it rarely gets pulled out unless you have to do some extensive work on the bike. So we creatively lean our prized possessions on anything within eye-shot hoping it won’t fall on our – or our neighbor’s vehicle. We all want quick and convenient bike storage – even pro-mechanics and that is exactly who began the concept for the TrackStand.

Check it out along with a couple of other stand-up solutions from Od-Designs…

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We all do it. You go to an event and even when you have your folding work-stand, it rarely gets pulled out unless you have to do some extensive work on the bike. So we creatively lean our prized possessions on anything within eye-shot hoping it won’t fall on our – or our neighbor’s vehicle. […]

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Brim Brothers wearable power meter makes going from bike to bike just a click away

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Power meters come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, but they’re all attached to the bike. That makes transferring it from bike to bike a pain in the tookus. They crept their way from the rear hub, to the crankarms, and on to the pedals, but Brim Brother’s Zone DPMX power meter leapt right off of the pedal and onto the shoe!

Check out details and rather comfortable price points after the break…

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Power meters come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, but they’re all attached to the bike. That makes transferring it from bike to bike a pain in the tookus. They crept their way from the rear hub, to the crankarms, and on to the pedals, but Brim Brother’s Zone DPMX power meter leapt right off of […]

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Kikker Products’ convenient, affordable Bike Saddle Cover Keychain woos crowdfunders

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Kikker bike saddle cover keychain, folded up

Statistics can seem unbelievable sometimes, but here’s one I don’t think any cyclist will argue with- “2.5 billion people in the world ride bikes, and not a single one looks forward to sitting on a wet or dirty saddle.” That quip serves as the tag line for Kikker Product’s Bike Saddle Cover Keychain, a simple accessory with a simple name that performs a simple (but highly appreciable) task- keeping your butt clean and dry.

Bikerumor previously checked out a fancier removable seat cover called the Cityseat. The Cityseat offered colorful, form-fitting fabric shells and also folded into a compact pouch, but its funding campaign fell short of its goal.

However, the Bike Saddle Cover Keychain has already surpassed its Kickstarter campaign target with a few weeks left to go. Perhaps price is the deciding factor- consumers seem to prefer paying less for Kikker’s cover with its attached keyring/clip, despite its not-so-refined appearance…
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Statistics can seem unbelievable sometimes, but here’s one I don’t think any cyclist will argue with- “2.5 billion people in the world ride bikes, and not a single one looks forward to sitting on a wet or dirty saddle.” That quip serves as the tag line for Kikker Product’s Bike Saddle Cover Keychain, a simple […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Commuter, Kickstarter9 Comments