Formula debuts new wide Linea MTB wheel lineup, plus Cura-E e-bike brakes

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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, 27.5+ & 29ers in both Boost and standard spacings to cover everything from your lightweight XC riding, through regular trail riding, and off the enduro drops on the other side. Take a look with us at the new Linea 2, 3 & 4 wheelsets, and the hubs at their core after the jump.

Plus, check out their new Cura-E e-bike brakes too, to see what happens when you start thinking about connecting your levers into your bike’s wiring harness…
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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Ride the Votec Gravel Fondo this October – This past spring, the german bike maker Votec added a new gravel bike to their lineup. And now together with some of their partners from SRAM, Strava, and online bike retailer Brügelmann, they’ve put together a new gravel adventure event. Set for Oct 15-16 in the Black Forest of Germany, the Votec Gravel Fondo 2016 will take in a wide range of surfaces, from tarmac, to gravel, to singletrack sections as riders explore the region. The two day event will mix some classic camaraderie on the bike, with picturesque views and some full-on competition on some well-curated Strava Segments. GravelFondo.de

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Ride the Votec Gravel Fondo this October – This past spring, the german bike maker Votec added a new gravel bike to their lineup. And now together with some of their partners from SRAM, Strava, and online bike retailer Brügelmann, they’ve put together a new gravel adventure event. Set for Oct 15-16 in the Black Forest of Germany, the Votec Gravel Fondo 2016 will […]

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FSA WideR wheels hit the Afterburner to trails near you

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First spotted in a booth at the Taipei Show, FSA’s Afterburner WideR wheels are now out burning up the trail. Based on the specs, FSA looks to have a solid contender with fairly wide asymmetric rims, great hubs, and a light weight build in both 27.5 and 29″ sizes. They seem to be pretty durable too, with Transition/Gravity putting them to the test on his way to second in the Challenge Enduro in Whistler…

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First spotted in a booth at the Taipei Show, FSA’s Afterburner WideR wheels are now out burning up the trail. Based on the specs, FSA looks to have a solid contender with fairly wide asymmetric rims, great hubs, and a light weight build in both 27.5 and 29″ sizes. They seem to be pretty durable too, […]

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Jamis expands 26+ & 27.5+ Dragon family steel & alloy hardtails

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Just back at Sea Otter we were introduced to a pair of new 26+ hardtails from Jamis  – the Dragonfly & Eden – geared towards giving women some wide Plus-sized tire love. But apparently Jamis had received such positive and immediate feedback from both customers and dealers that they have expanded a lot on those new hardtails and even brought the smaller 26+ wheels over to the bikes for men. Now all of the steel Dragonslayers and alloy Komodos get Plus-sized rubber with the option of either 26″+ or 27.5″+ hoops. Check out the spec and pricing on the full family, including the women’s bikes after the break…

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Just back at Sea Otter we were introduced to a pair of new 26+ hardtails from Jamis  – the Dragonfly & Eden – geared towards giving women some wide Plus-sized tire love. But apparently Jamis had received such positive and immediate feedback from both customers and dealers that they have expanded a lot on those […]

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American Classic launches OEM hub, rim & wheel lineup

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American Classic, who’s long made mid- and high-level aftermarket rims, hubs and wheels designed by Bill Shook, is turning an eye toward the OEM market. We’ve seen some of their tubeless ready Argent wheelsets turn up on gravel and cyclocross bikes over the past couple years, but it’s few and far between. With this new series of rims, hubs and complete wheels, they’re looking to build that presence.

They’ll offer two lines, a premium one using their 6-pawl cam hubs, and an all-new mid-range 2-pawl system with a massive 74 points of engagement.

The program is customizable so the OEM customers can work with us to select a rim, hub and axle spec to make a complete wheel to match the intended use, whether that’s rim-brake road, gravel, cyclocross, or even Plus MTB. The line officially launches at Eurobike next week.



American Classic, who’s long made mid- and high-level aftermarket rims, hubs and wheels designed by Bill Shook, is turning an eye toward the OEM market. We’ve seen some of their tubeless ready Argent wheelsets turn up on gravel and cyclocross bikes over the past couple years, but it’s few and far between. With this new […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Ferns of Flagstaff, AZ

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Mike Curtain of Over The Edge, a bike shop and outfitter located in Sedona, was up in the much greener forests ferns of northern Arizona a couple weeks back playing with some of their new demo bikes. He sent in this photo of one of their Evil ‘ The Following’ 29ers “hiding in the woods of Flagstaff”.

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Mike Curtain of Over The Edge, a bike shop and outfitter located in Sedona, was up in the much greener forests ferns of northern Arizona a couple weeks back playing with some of their new demo bikes. He sent in this photo of one of their Evil ‘ The Following’ 29ers “hiding in the woods of […]

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Protection is about to get more comfortable with new Dainese Trail Skins 2, more

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Body protection is only useful if you actually wear it. Knee and elbow pad comfort continues to improve, but they’re still at that point where you probably won’t wear them if you don’t feel like you have to. In that regard, comfort is just as important as protection, so Dainese thinks they have the answer with their new Trail Skins 2. The successor to the popular Trail Skins, Dainese is building on their Fractal concept which imitates replication found in nature. These patterns typically include patterns that replicate with progressively smaller features which can be found in the padding of the new Trail Skins 2. At the center of the pad where you’re most likely to impact the pattern is thicker and tighter, with the protective shell getting thinner and lighter towards the edges.

Not only does the new design meet EN standards for protection, it also promises to be one of the most breathable and flexible knee/elbow pads on the market…

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Body protection is only useful if you actually wear it. Knee and elbow pad comfort continues to improve, but they’re still at that point where you probably won’t wear them if you don’t feel like you have to. In that regard, comfort is just as important as protection, so Dainese thinks they have the answer […]

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New Turner Flux gets official, v4.0 flows into carbon 27.5″ trail bike

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Back at Sea Otter, David Turner dropped a bit of a bomb on us. There was going to be a new carbon Flux, and it was at least for the time being, the end of aluminum Turner mountain bikes. Essentially, since the launch of the RFX and the Czar carbon models, the sales dwarfed the demand of the aluminum Burner and with Zen Fabrication closing their OEM framebuilding operation, it left Turner with a tough decision. Dave didn’t seem too flustered about it though stating that consumers wanted light weight carbon bikes more than U.S. made aluminum bikes when the price points were similar.

Which allowed him to focus on projects like the new Flux. Back for version 4.0, the Flux adds modern geometry and a unique ordering system while keeping a few things the same…

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Back at Sea Otter, David Turner dropped a bit of a bomb on us. There was going to be a new carbon Flux, and it was at least for the time being, the end of aluminum Turner mountain bikes. Essentially, since the launch of the RFX and the Czar carbon models, the sales dwarfed the […]

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New Truvativ Descendant CoLab trail bars celebrate top pros

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Truvativ is celebrating some of gravity mountain biking’s recent heroes with a special new series of their Descendant alloy and carbon mountain bike bars. From Kyle Strait repeating at the Red Bull Rampage to Stevie Smith’s multiple World Cup DH wins, with slopestyler Martin Söderström and enduro shredder Jérôme Clémentz in between, the Descendant CoLab series is about trying to celebrate what makes a rider a legend. Each of the bars picks up on an element of one of these great riders and gets a unique graphic treatment to inspire us to ride harder. Check out the first four components at the start of the new CoLab series…

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Truvativ is celebrating some of gravity mountain biking’s recent heroes with a special new series of their Descendant alloy and carbon mountain bike bars. From Kyle Strait repeating at the Red Bull Rampage to Stevie Smith’s multiple World Cup DH wins, with slopestyler Martin Söderström and enduro shredder Jérôme Clémentz in between, the Descendant CoLab series is about trying to celebrate what […]

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