BH electrifies the trail with Yamaha powered e-Lynx and its Rebel family

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BH Bikes joins the growing list of European companies putting out e-Mountain bikes with their new Easy Motion trail offerings. The flagship bike out of the line is the new Rebel Lynx full suspension bike that builds off their standard Split Pivot bike design. With pedal assist by Yamaha motors, BH plans to grow their e-bike range, and will roll out a complete new 8 model deep Rebel family of e-MTBs for 2017…

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BH Bikes joins the growing list of European companies putting out e-Mountain bikes with their new Easy Motion trail offerings. The flagship bike out of the line is the new Rebel Lynx full suspension bike that builds off their standard Split Pivot bike design. With pedal assist by Yamaha motors, BH plans to grow their e-bike range, and will […]

Posted in e-Bike, Mountain Bike66 Comments

Every Day Carry: What does Hans Rey take with him on a ride?

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For the second installment of our new Every Day Carry series, we take a look at what the legendary Hans “No Way” Rey loads into his hydration pack for a typical ride. While we imagine there’s quite a bit more stuffed in there for the amazing backcountry, world-spanning adventures that turn into insane videos and galleries, he had a representative spread while at Sea Otter this year. Here’s what he’s packin’…

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For the second installment of our new Every Day Carry series, we take a look at what the legendary Hans “No Way” Rey loads into his hydration pack for a typical ride. While we imagine there’s quite a bit more stuffed in there for the amazing backcountry, world-spanning adventures that turn into insane videos and […]

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Formula shows off updated suspension fork internals, talks future product

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After keeping fairly quiet for a while, Formula launched an all-new brakeset at Sea Otter called Cura. The design used a completely different lever/master cylinder shape (for them) and switched to mineral oil.

On the suspension side, their current 33 and 35 forks carry over mostly unchanged for now, but we did find a few tweaks and tech features worth sharing. Formula’s rep, Vittorio, says most brands are focused on stanchion coatings to reduce friction, and nowadays they’re all pretty good. Where friction can sneak in is when the fork experiences lateral and fore/aft stresses. That not only puts additional friction on the stanchions, but on the damping and air pistons inside those stanchions. So, they created their Internal Flaoting Technology…

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After keeping fairly quiet for a while, Formula launched an all-new brakeset at Sea Otter called Cura. The design used a completely different lever/master cylinder shape (for them) and switched to mineral oil. On the suspension side, their current 33 and 35 forks carry over mostly unchanged for now, but we did find a few […]

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Prototype Rose Root Miller 27.5+ trail bike digs up longer, slacker design

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This prototype Rose Root Miller shows where their current 29er trail bike is headed. Thanks to a new Boost rear end, it makes the switch to being a 27.5+ bike that’ll also work with 29er wheels, and they’ll offer an upgrade kit that includes a set of both hoop sizes so you’ve got everything you need to swap back and forth.

The new design also bumps travel from 130mm up to 140mm, and they’ve made a few other changes around the frame to make it quieter and more capable…

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This prototype Rose Root Miller shows where their current 29er trail bike is headed. Thanks to a new Boost rear end, it makes the switch to being a 27.5+ bike that’ll also work with 29er wheels, and they’ll offer an upgrade kit that includes a set of both hoop sizes so you’ve got everything you need […]

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Fair Wheel Bikes customizes a super light Woom Carbonara 20” MTB for one lucky kid

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Some riders insist on treating themselves to the best bikes and components they can afford, and if these riders have kids (and a healthy income) those little tykes are likely to benefit from their parent’s appreciation of high-quality goods. If you want ‘only the finest’ for your up and coming mountain biker, how about a full carbon bike with disc brakes, a 1×11 drivetrain, a slew of carbon components and titanium pedals?

Fair Wheel Bikes doesn’t play second fiddle with their custom creations, and we’ve checked out a few other tantalizing bikes in the past including a Parlee gravel grinder with a custom XTR/Di2 setup. This is the first kids bike they’ve put together, and it was built around Woom’s brand new Carbonara 20” rigid frame and fork.

The complete custom bike seen here weighs just 14.2 lbs with the pedals and bottle cage included. Check out more specs on Fair Wheel’s custom build and info on Woom’s stock Carbonara models below…
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Some riders insist on treating themselves to the best bikes and components they can afford, and if these riders have kids (and a healthy income) those little tykes are likely to benefit from their parent’s appreciation of high-quality goods. If you want ‘only the finest’ for your up and coming mountain biker, how about a […]

Posted in Kids' Bikes, Mountain Bike18 Comments

Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in style. The contest runs through the end of May (Bike to Work Month) and includes a Timbuk2 Cask backpack, a Faraday Porteur S e-bike, a Bern Watts helmet, and a Kryptonite Evolution mini u-lock. Enter at: Timbuk2.com

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Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in […]

Posted in Advocacy, Commuter, Contest, e-Bike, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Where to Ride1 Comment

SOC16: Lazer Revolution sees ASTM Certification with removable chin bar, available soon

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For a lot of riders, the concept of a convertible helmet is very appealing. All of a sudden you’re no longer packing two helmets for that upcoming trip – just a single helmet that doubles as both a trail/enduro lid as well as a full face. However, manufacturers have to make a choice. Do you make the helmet light and easy to convert but risk not being able to pass the downhill ASTM testing? Or do you build it stronger, and probably heavier to make sure it passes? Lazer has figured out a way to do both, but based on how long it has taken to get to market, it hasn’t been easy…

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For a lot of riders, the concept of a convertible helmet is very appealing. All of a sudden you’re no longer packing two helmets for that upcoming trip – just a single helmet that doubles as both a trail/enduro lid as well as a full face. However, manufacturers have to make a choice. Do you make […]

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Limited Edition Chris King 40th Anniversary Olive Crate kits now available plus accessories and wheelsets

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Chris King. They dropped the official word this year at NAHBS, but we’ve known the iconic brand has had something up their sleeve to celebrate for awhile. Rather than a single option however, Chris King has a sprawling collection of ‘Olive Crate’ components to you to choose from. There’s even an olive green Santa Cruz 5010 loaded with the 40th anniversary components you might be able to get your hands on. While the parts are beautiful, and sure to be a conversation starter, if you want to land one of the 40 collector’s kits (technically 160), you had better bring your wallet…

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Chris King. They dropped the official word this year at NAHBS, but we’ve known the iconic brand has had something up their sleeve to celebrate for awhile. Rather than a single option however, Chris King has a sprawling collection of ‘Olive Crate’ components to you to choose from. […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Industry News, Mountain Bike, Road Bike33 Comments

Review: 2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail 29er mountain bike

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Categories. It used to be a mountain bike was a mountain bike. You’d use the same bike for trials, DH, and XC, and all in the same weekend.  Now it seems like there is a category for everything – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Given the varying speeds, terrain, and riding styles across the full spectrum of mountain biking, having something a little more purpose built will usually improve the experience, as long as you pick the right tool for the job.

But at the same time we’re also starting to see more bikes that blur the lines between established categories. The Kona Hei Hei DL Trail is definitely one of those bikes. Possessing only 100mm of travel in the rear, the combination of 120mm up front and slightly more playful angles will leave you asking if this thing is an XC bike on steroids, or a leaned out trail bike? Yes…

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Categories. It used to be a mountain bike was a mountain bike. You’d use the same bike for trials, DH, and XC, and all in the same weekend.  Now it seems like there is a category for everything – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Given the varying speeds, terrain, and riding styles across the […]

Posted in Actual Weights, Bicycles, Feature, Mountain Bike, Reviews6 Comments