EB16: Bionicon rEVO simplifies naming with updated geometry; plus new 3ngine 275+ eMTB

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The on-the-fly adjustable suspension engineers at Bionicon have another update to their flagship all-mountain bike this fall, with the revamped bike getting simply rebranded as the rEVO. While it shares a similar name to the special edition bike that they produced last summer, the new rEVO takes its geometry updates a step beyond and will replace the Edison EVO entirely. At the same time, Bionicon has jumped a bit deeper into the e-bike market, with their new 3ngine e-MTB built around a Shimano E8000 motor and some interchangeable dropouts for multiple wheel size compatibility…

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The on-the-fly adjustable suspension engineers at Bionicon have another update to their flagship all-mountain bike this fall, with the revamped bike getting simply rebranded as the rEVO. While it shares a similar name to the special edition bike that they produced last summer, the new rEVO takes its geometry updates a step beyond and will replace the Edison […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: San Pedro de la Paz trail riding, Chile

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Luis Muñoz sent in this trail side photo he snapped while riding in the hills outside of San Pedro de la Paz in the Concepción province just up from the coast in the middle of Chile. After “a lot of rain in the morning… a sunny afternoon made it perfect for an evening ride.”

We always love seeing photos or where you ride and want to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a brief description here.



Luis Muñoz sent in this trail side photo he snapped while riding in the hills outside of San Pedro de la Paz in the Concepción province just up from the coast in the middle of Chile. After “a lot of rain in the morning… a sunny afternoon made it perfect for an evening ride.” We always love […]

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Share your ride in real-time with Quarq Qollector

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We’ve covered the Quarq Qollector before. We first saw it just over a year ago at Eurobike 2015, and then our own Jayson O’Mahoney used one to live stream his progress on this summer’s Dirty Kanza. But up until now it has been pretty much unobtainable, really only being loaned out to a select few at events supported by SRAM’s Quarq team. Well now it is coming to consumers with a new QuarqNet web platform that will seamlessly sync your ride. Hop past the break for real-world pricing and availability…

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We’ve covered the Quarq Qollector before. We first saw it just over a year ago at Eurobike 2015, and then our own Jayson O’Mahoney used one to live stream his progress on this summer’s Dirty Kanza. But up until now it has been pretty much unobtainable, really only being loaned out to a select few at […]

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EB16: Centurion Numinis & No Pogo carbon mountain bikes, even an E+ version

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Although mostly exclusive to German-speaking countries, bike brand Centurion has been putting out some cutting edge and sought-after bike for road, cross & trail riding for many years. Their two newest bike lines are a pair of mountain bikes covering everything from cross country to all-mountain with two variations of each. The carbon Numinis was developed in two travel options the 100mm XC that the Centurion Vaude team rode to two stage wins and an overall second place at this year’s Cape Epic, and a longer 120mm travel version for more trail capability. Developed almost 20 years ago as their first full suspension mountain bike, No Pogo name is making a comeback as a new 145mm all-mountain bike. The new bike gets a light carbon frame for aggressive trail riding, but also debuts a new alloy plus-sized version with a Bosch motor for the new E+ e-bike segment…

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Although mostly exclusive to German-speaking countries, bike brand Centurion has been putting out some cutting edge and sought-after bike for road, cross & trail riding for many years. Their two newest bike lines are a pair of mountain bikes covering everything from cross country to all-mountain with two variations of each. The carbon Numinis was developed in […]

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EB16: IRC Formula Pro road tubeless tires get faster, grippier; Mibro-X MTB gets factory treatment

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Virtually all of IRC’s performance tires are tubeless ready now. So, to improve, they have to look at their rubber, tread and other features and find incremental gains. For their Formula Pro road tire lineup, that meant updating their RBCC compound.

The “Rice Bran Ceramic Compound” is made by taking the husk of the rice (the “bran”) and grinding it into a powder, then mixing that into a resin. That mixture is superheated, then cooled, then pulverized into microscopic bits. The claimed benefit is that these bits act as spikes that stick out from the rubber to grab the road’s imperfections, improving grip in dry conditions. Then when it turns wet, they quickly wick the water away from the surface, letting more rubber make contact for better grip. The new 2017 RBCC mix claims 4% better traction overall…

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Virtually all of IRC’s performance tires are tubeless ready now. So, to improve, they have to look at their rubber, tread and other features and find incremental gains. For their Formula Pro road tire lineup, that meant updating their RBCC compound. The “Rice Bran Ceramic Compound” is made by taking the husk of the rice […]

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IB16: REI taps members to relaunch bicycle brand as adventure focused Co-op Cycles

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REI has reworked their house cycling brand to create Co-op Cycles. They took feedback from their members (REI is a Co-op, hence the name) to get the desired new features and married them with the good stuff from Novarra. The new brand will replace Novarra and have a more aggressive lineup that’s less focused on the city commuter and more on touring, all road and mountain bikes.

The lineup is launching with DRT (mountain bikes) and ARD (all road). Following soon are ADV (adventure), CTY (we’ll give you one guess), and REV (youth) bikes. Matching apparel options will coordinate bike and kit for the intended use.

Starting with all road, the ARD 1.4 is a carbon gravel road bike that comes with 700×28 tires (clearance for 35mm treads), thru axles and cable/wire routing that can be done internally or externally to suit your tastes.

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REI has reworked their house cycling brand to create Co-op Cycles. They took feedback from their members (REI is a Co-op, hence the name) to get the desired new features and married them with the good stuff from Novarra. The new brand will replace Novarra and have a more aggressive lineup that’s less focused on […]

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IB16: Fuji gets way lighter in alloy for road, cyclocross; adds more disc brake drop bar options

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Last summer, Fuji introduced the featherweight SL with a claimed weight safely under 700g. One of our taller, bigger testers hopped on it this past spring and loved it, too. Now, there’s an all-new SL Disc with, yep, disc brakes.

Fuji knew the SL Disc was coming, so they made sure the molds could handle both versions. It gets all the same tech, but with a new fork and rear triangle. Claimed weight is just 775g for a raw 56, and the fork comes in at 365g (both about 75g heavier than the rim brake version). They were going to launch at Vuelta, but, well, thanks Obama UCI.

There’s also a new disc brake version of their Roubaix, which gets completely reworked with a massively lighter alloy frame, and more…

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Last summer, Fuji introduced the featherweight SL with a claimed weight safely under 700g. One of our taller, bigger testers hopped on it this past spring and loved it, too. Now, there’s an all-new SL Disc with, yep, disc brakes. Fuji knew the SL Disc was coming, so they made sure the molds could handle […]

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EB16: Canyon trickles down carbon tech for new Speedmax, Endurace & Exceed, plus a ‘new’ Neuron

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking advantage of true trickle down tech they’ve taken their top, lightweight carbon time trial/triathlon bike, disc brake endurance road bike, and cross country hardtail mountain bike and given them each a more affordable carbon option. The new Speedmax CF, Endurace CF & Exceed CF SL lower the cost of entry to pretty much all of the features of their high-end siblings with the addition of a couple hundred grams. Also in a bike that isn’t really new, the full suspension alloy Nerve mountain bike has gotten rebranded as the Neuron. Get a closer look at what’s new below the crease…

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking […]

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IB16: Super light HED Raptor claws its way to the top of plus category, new No Big Deal for mid fat

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If you’re looking to drop some weight on your plus build, it might be time to catch some Raptors. Known for their weight shaving skills with carbon fiber (among other materials), HED is aiming for the growing plus market with a rim that is anything but portly.

Along with the new Raptor, HED was also showing off the next evolution of the Big Deal with a skinnier No Big Deal that fits somewhere between mid fat and full fat wheels…

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If you’re looking to drop some weight on your plus build, it might be time to catch some Raptors. Known for their weight shaving skills with carbon fiber (among other materials), HED is aiming for the growing plus market with a rim that is anything but portly. Along with the new Raptor, HED was also […]

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