Posts in the category Mountain Bike

Praxis Adds More 1x MTB Wide/Narrow Rings


We covered a bunch of upcoming crankset and chainring offerings from Praxis back at Eurobike, but now these new single ring mountain bike offerings are in stock and ready to ship in time to be stocking stuffers. Adding to their fairly simple 4-bolt 104BCD wide/narrow rings (which carry over), the new XT/XTR 4-bolt 96BCD and SRAM Direct Mount rings use a bit more shaping and style to lend aftermarket compatibility to an even wider range of cranks. Plus, a premium forged 4130 steel ring adds durability that might outlast your bike. Spin across the break to have a closer look, and get tooth counts and pricing…


Canyon’s #BeyondLimits Web App Visualizes Your Recent Performance on Strava


Canyon Bikes has developed a simple web-based data analytics tool that mines our Strava accounts to compare the hardest ride we have done recently to our average. The simple interface is designed to look at how us cyclists are pushing our limits, and to provide some more motivation to ride. It also gives a new metric to compare ourselves to others, and maybe can spur a bit of friendly competition. And as part of the group data analysis and social interaction, Canyon has put a custom-finished #BeyondLimits Exceed CF SLX mountain bike up for grabs. Click through for more details, and how to enter to win the bike…


A week in review: Smart helmets, pink bikes, and that beee-utiful Garbaruk cassette adapter

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This week we have some great round ups from the Philly Bike Show, Peaty is getting ready to say adios…. but not yet, and what is with all the things lighting up that are not lights? We took a look at new kicks from DZR and Northwave as well as a lot of really nice apparel from Rapha and the new to the U.S. eye-catching Attaquer brand.

Move on past the break to take a rather in depth glimpse of our week in review…..


Roundup: Sleek carbon (and other) saddles from Astute, ISM & Selle Esse


Originating in Italy like so many other high end saddle manufacturers, Selle Esse had some elegant looking high performance and high feature saddles that bundle in things like NFC chips to verify product authenticity and looped rails for micro suspension.

Above, the Pelle Carbonio saddles come in your choice of full carbon or full carbon with a genuine leather cover bonded over the shell. There’s no padding, but with looks like these, we’re not complaining…


Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Hit the Trails in the Austrian Alps with the Four Peaks Race  – Next summer will be the fourth edition of the four-day Four Peaks mountain bike stage race (presented by Protective & Bike) and another chance to take in the amazing scenery that makes up the Salzburg and Tyrol Alps in Austria. Four days of racing at Saalfelden, Leogang, and Kirchberg explores some of the Europe’s best mountain biking. From June 15-18, a max of 1,000 riders will tackle a 207km course with 8,143m of climbing. Registration is limited and opens on Tuesday, Nov 24th.


Mack Workshop’s Boutique Cycling Bags and Accessories

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Necessity is the mother of invention, and quite often in the cycling industry new companies pop up when an entrepreneurial individual just can’t find exactly what they’re looking for. Jon MacKinnon wasn’t quite happy with his options for cycling bags and storage accessories, so a few years ago he started Mack Workshop.

Mack Workshop is an independent manufacturer, eschewing mass production in favour of putting out hand-cut quality products made one-by-one. The brand aims to create simple, high quality goods for fair prices. MacKinnon tests all his products in real-world conditions, and his designs will likely continue to evolve, as we’ve already seen with The Sack backpack pictured above. Check out the bulk of Mack Workshop’s product line after the break…

Reeb Donkadonk Gets Fatter for the Holidays, Offers New 190mm fat bike frame to fit Vee 2XL 5″ Tire

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Fat just isn’t fat enough? Then it’s time to check out the Snowshoe 2XL fat bike tire from Vee Tire Co. At a listed 5.05″ width and measuring 5.1″ at Reeb World headquarters, the tire is the biggest, baddest fat bike option you can get your hands on at the moment.

The only problem? The tire is so big that it won’t fit in most current frames.

There have been a few custom and semi-custom outfits to build bikes that could handle the 2XL, but up until now, a production bike seemed to be missing. Enter the new and improved Reeb Donkadonk. Claimed to be one of the first production frames that is 5″+ compatible, the new Donkadonk builds on the Reeb pedigree with ABT tubing and American made, beer culture inspired radness…


Specialized Unveils First Full Range of Plus Size Bikes for Kids with Riprock 20 and 24!


If plus size bikes are the perfect tool for beginner and intermediate riders as we’ve been told, then it should come as no surprise that kids’ bikes are thrown into that mix. Thanks to the terrain clawing traction the big tires provide along with increased stability, the plus size tires really do seem to increase a rider’s confidence.

While we’ve heard the beginner and intermediate angle for some time now, most companies have been slowly releasing their plus size creations a few bikes at a time. Whether an indication of things to come or Specialized’ belief in big tires for little riders, the big S is introducing the Riprock – a full line of 20+ and 24+ bikes that harness the benefits of 2.8″ tires for stoked children everywhere…


SussMyBike Suspension Setup Tool Hits Kickstarter, & we finally get to see how it works!

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After getting a glimpse of the SussMyBike suspension setup tool, it left us with some questions of how it works and whether or not there would be interest in it, so we reached out for more information. Armed with more details, on paper it seems pretty impressive. Coinciding with the big reveal, the device is now on Kickstarter as well.

Spring past the break to see what it actually does and an update on the gadget’s status…..