BikeYoke “dehydraulifies” your Reverb dropper post w/ mechanical lever conversion

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In June, Bike Yoke unveiled the Triggy, giving you a dropper post remote that looked and felt like the familiar shifter lever we’ve almost all removed from our left side. Now, they’ve made it (or most other remotes) compatible with the formerly hydraulic-only Rockshox Reverb with the new DeHy.

The DeHy replaces the hydraulic hose connection on the Reverb without replacing or affecting any of the internals. It then allows you to connect a standard brake cable to it and run that through standard housing up to the mechanical lever. Here’s why you might want to do such a thing…

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In June, Bike Yoke unveiled the Triggy, giving you a dropper post remote that looked and felt like the familiar shifter lever we’ve almost all removed from our left side. Now, they’ve made it (or most other remotes) compatible with the formerly hydraulic-only Rockshox Reverb with the new DeHy. The DeHy replaces the hydraulic hose […]

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Curve introduces 296 C3, a 29” titanium framed, belt driven XC racer

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“The time to hesitate is through, no time to wallow in the mire…” I doubt Jim Morrison was singing about cross country racing, but his timeless words should ring a bell with competitors when the skies open up on race day. While most riders don’t mind getting a bit messy, it can become a serious problem when mud packs into your drivetrain and creates a mechanical issue while the clock ticks away…

With reliability (especially in poor conditions) as a top priority, Curve engineering decided to create a race ready 29” MTB based around a Rohloff 14-speed rear hub and Gates belt drive transmission. Their newest model is called the 296 C3, and like all of Curve’s bikes is crafted from titanium and comes with customizable options.

Curve’s Olivier Ollagnier says it’s been a rainy year in their home country of France so he’s had ample opportunity to get this bike dirty, and apparently it’s performing very well…
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“The time to hesitate is through, no time to wallow in the mire…” I doubt Jim Morrison was singing about cross country racing, but his timeless words should ring a bell with competitors when the skies open up on race day. While most riders don’t mind getting a bit messy, it can become a serious […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Wall Street Journal says riders are tearing up le Tour’s unwritten rulebook – It seems that as a result of both a younger generation of pro cyclists coming up and the deeper penetration of cell phone cameras, on-board GoPros, and more TV coverage a lot of the unwritten gentleman’s agreements that have long ruled over the running of the Tour de France are going out the window. WSJ.com

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Wall Street Journal says riders are tearing up le Tour’s unwritten rulebook – It seems that as a result of both a younger generation of pro cyclists coming up and the deeper penetration of cell phone cameras, on-board GoPros, and more TV coverage a lot of the unwritten gentleman’s agreements that have long ruled over the running […]

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Bergamont all-mountain Trailster adds carbon & Plus, also a new DH Straitline & unique all-road solution – Updated

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German bike maker Bergamont has taken their popular full suspension trail bike and given it a solid reboot. For 2017 the Trailster gets two all new frames that add a bit more versatility to the line-up, growing the bikes’ travel across the range. On one end they’ve reworked their top-tier Trailster with a first time all carbon frame, and on the other side they’ve built a new Plus-sized alloy bike for the added grip you can pull out of a 2.8″ tire. For when the trail drops off more than an all-mountain bike can handle, Bergamont also has an updated version of their Straitline DH bike with a carbon rear end and track adjustability out back. Then almost all the way over to the road, they have a new carbon gravel road riding and endurance Grandurance bike that has a unique adapting solution to picking different width tires based on the day’s riding. Get a good look at each of the new bikes, plus actual weights after the break…

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German bike maker Bergamont has taken their popular full suspension trail bike and given it a solid reboot. For 2017 the Trailster gets two all new frames that add a bit more versatility to the line-up, growing the bikes’ travel across the range. On one end they’ve reworked their top-tier Trailster with a first time all carbon […]

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New, Old, and Reincarnated – Commencal gives us a first look at their 2017 lineup

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Is it time for 2017 bikes already? It looks like Commencal’s thinking well ahead, as they’ve just recently announced a few of next year’s models. In 2017 consumers will see an interesting mix of new bikes, old models and some smaller revisions from Commencal. And this is just the first glimpse of what’s to come – there’s more news slated to be announced later this summer.

In this article we’ll check out the revived Meta SX in V3 form, the re-release of the Meta TR V3 as an entry level model, and new hardtail models for both adults and junior-sized rippers. And once you’ve soaked up the info, check out a video of Commencal’s riders putting the new bikes into action…
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Is it time for 2017 bikes already? It looks like Commencal’s thinking well ahead, as they’ve just recently announced a few of next year’s models. In 2017 consumers will see an interesting mix of new bikes, old models and some smaller revisions from Commencal. And this is just the first glimpse of what’s to come […]

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Magura teams up with WP Performance Systems for inverted fork, meant for e-bikes?

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Magura has a new inverted suspension fork. But don’t get too excited just yet – this fork isn’t meant for most mountain bikes. No, instead you’ll see the new Boltron gracing the front of mountain bikes that also include a battery. While other suspension companies have been adding more material and stronger steerers to compensate for the increased stress that e-bikes exert on the front end of the bike, Magura has introduced an entirely new fork. One that is e-bike specific.

Partnering with WP Performance Systems, Magura claims WP’s USD fork technology has been proven on the moto side, which is a natural fit with the performance of modern e-bikes…

 

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Magura has a new inverted suspension fork. But don’t get too excited just yet – this fork isn’t meant for most mountain bikes. No, instead you’ll see the new Boltron gracing the front of mountain bikes that also include a battery. While other suspension companies have been adding more material and stronger steerers to compensate […]

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Cotic updates their BFe275 with (gasps)… a thru-axle

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OK, so Cotic has long been a proponent of quick releases on their hardtails. Over the years it may have sounded like they were just resistant to change, but Cotic really didn’t see much of a stiffness or handling performance benefit for a steel hardtail. And to be fair they still don’t. But as Cotic founder Cy Turner put it to us, he remembered not buying a certain mountain bike back in the 90’s because Keith Bontrager said that an 1 1/8′” headset wasn’t necessary. Cy understood the argument but didn’t want to buy a new fork with a 1″ steerer that would soon be obsolete. Along the same lines bringing a thru-axle to the BFe lets riders buy modern wheels, or maybe even swap wheelsets more easily with their other bikes. Take a closer look below the fold…

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OK, so Cotic has long been a proponent of quick releases on their hardtails. Over the years it may have sounded like they were just resistant to change, but Cotic really didn’t see much of a stiffness or handling performance benefit for a steel hardtail. And to be fair they still don’t. But as Cotic […]

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Ghost goes exploring off the beaten track with new plus-sized AMR & Roket, and much more…

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Following up the introduction of the AMR adjustable travel, all-mountain bike last year and the off-road adventure RO AMR build, German bike maker Ghost has targeted their 2017 mountain bike range more at exploring farther from the trailhead. They’ve take their popular AMR bikes and added some 29er versions for those riders looking to cover a bit more ground quickly. At the same time they’ve created a new version of the bike – the H AMR – that adds wide tire flexibility to the switchable frame for either 29″ or 27.5+ builds. On the hardtail side they’ve made some similar moves, giving the carry-over Asket a 29″ version, as well as alloy options. Plus they’ve added an all new 27.5+ Roket hardtail, that like the H MAR, gets adventure aspirations, complete with fully decked-out bikepacking and Pinion drive options…

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Following up the introduction of the AMR adjustable travel, all-mountain bike last year and the off-road adventure RO AMR build, German bike maker Ghost has targeted their 2017 mountain bike range more at exploring farther from the trailhead. They’ve take their popular AMR bikes and added some 29er versions for those riders looking to cover a bit […]

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2017 Orbea Alma XC race hardtail gets lighter, stiffer and faster

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Much like the recently updated Oiz full suspension race bike, Orbea’s flagship XC hardtail gets the Boost axle spacing and frame refinements to make it lighter and stiffer. It also gets more comfortable and efficient. By the numbers, it’s an 950g frame in top form and sees 25% improvement in stiffness and 10% more compliance.

It also gets a brand new full carbon rigid fork, their first, designed to complement the bike’s handling and offer the lightest overall package for less technical race courses…

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Much like the recently updated Oiz full suspension race bike, Orbea’s flagship XC hardtail gets the Boost axle spacing and frame refinements to make it lighter and stiffer. It also gets more comfortable and efficient. By the numbers, it’s an 950g frame in top form and sees 25% improvement in stiffness and 10% more compliance. […]

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