Is Domahidy Designs’ newest bike a 12 speed, belt drive, gearbox, Plus bike?

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If you’ve been following Domahidy Designs on facebook lately, you may have noticed a few teasers popping up. The slow roll has included a few different shots of what appears to be a new mountain bike from Steve Domahidy. As the former co-founder of Niner Bikes, and designer of some noteworthy bikes, Steve has been selling his Domahidy Design bikes for a couple of years now and floated us a teaser along with a few new photos.

You’ll have to tune into Mountain Bike Radio for the full release, but if you read between the lines you can get a pretty good idea of what’s coming…

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TDU 2016 Tech: 4iiii Power Meters gain dual leg measurement, pop up on Etixx Quick-Step team bikes

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4iiii Innovations, Inc., is one of a handful of startups bringing more affordable power meters to market, and it looks like their the first of the bunch to make it to the top levels of our sport. This isn’t the first time we’ve featured 4iiii’s power meter. First spotted at 2014 Interbike and again at 2015 Sea Otter, the 4iiii’s power meter has made leaps in bounds during that time. The latest variant is now officially in the WorldTour, with several Ettix Quick-Step Specialized team bikes fitted with a version that measures both left-and-right power. Click on through for more details… Continue reading “TDU 2016 Tech: 4iiii Power Meters gain dual leg measurement, pop up on Etixx Quick-Step team bikes”

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Asheville CX Randoms – I9 Death Trap, Boyd Eternity Hubs Shipping, & ultimate Honda Element Bike Camping Build Out

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Like any great cyclocross venue, the CX Nationals expo area was a bit of a party. In addition to food, warm beverages, and warm up tents, there were also a number of companies with things to show – some serious, some not so much.

Industry Nine has their products pretty well buttoned up now that their Trail S wheels are on the scene, so the big draw in their booth was something a little more… deadly?

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Wavetrans bicycle transmission provides seamless CVT-style shifting

Wavetrans bicycle transmission

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If you’ve ever driven a snowmobile or a car equipped with a CVT transmission, you’ll know how smooth the engines feel as they shuffle through their “gears”. With the creation of the Wavetrans bicycle transmission, that kind of smoothness could find its way onto your bicycle.

The Wavetrans is an electronically controlled drivetrain with a single front ring that expands or contracts to provide the equivalent of six different gears. The innovative concept claims to offer several benefits versus traditional derailleur setups. It provides a seamless feeling while you shift, can be shifted under load, operates quietly and smoothly, won’t double shift like derailleurs can, digitally displays what gear you’re in, and the inventor claims the chain will never fall off.

Currently only one prototype exists and actual production is a ways off, but it’s certainly an interesting idea. Video and more details below…
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A week in review: New bikes from Alchemy, Reeb, & Canfield Bros, Cateye’s 6K lumen lite, & Interbike heads East?

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We had an awesome week with all kinds of rad fun stuff piling on our desks. Canfield Brothers’ Balance gets better, Reeb is now canning gears in the new TyREEBdonkadonk, and check out the sweet holiday gift ideas/wishes from Jayson, Steve, Cory & yours truly. Also, Zach, our head editor and fat bike aficionado exposes what he’s been dealing with the last several months after what was a simple everyday crash turned no so simple and the crazy road to his recovery.

Fill up your coffee or grab a stout depending on what time of day it is (if that even matters), and thumb through our extensive coverage from last week…..

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First Impressions: The Tree Melting Cateye Volt 6000 mega-light

First Impressions: The Tree Melting Cateye Volt 6000 mega-light

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Of all the products I saw at Interbike, there were a few that I absolutely couldn’t wait to try. The Volt 6000 from Cateye was one that left our entire staff impressed. Having both excitement and doubts regarding the punch of light being as glorious as it was over-kill, I had the Cateye Volt 6000’s battery charging less than a minute after it arrived at my doorstep.

Beam past the break to get my first impression of the brightest light we’ve ever tested…..

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Dugast Ernst CX Prototype Spotted under van Aert, Nys, and Pauwels in recent weeks

Dugast Ernst CX Prototype Spotted under van Aert, Nys, and Pauwels in recent weeks
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Screen captures provided by a reader from the original public Sporza broadcast.

Eagle-eyed cyclocross fans watching the Bpost bank trofee Flandriencross race in Hamme over the weekend could have seen more than just Wout van Aert getting his muddy revenge on Sven Nys after his last minute defeat in the Koksijde World Cup a week earlier. During their start line closeups Belgian TV coverage Sporza took a few close-up looks at the tires of the first row and found a couple of prototype tubular tires from Dugast. They mentioned that the open blocky tread was reminiscent of motocross tires, and even a similar look to some old Tufo mud tires. Join us after the break for a closer look, and how they tie in to a mountain tire we were shown a prototype of last spring…

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Just In: Brooks Cambium C13 Carbon-railed racing saddle

Just In: Brooks Cambium C13 Carbon-railed racing saddle

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At the end of the summer, just before and during Eurobike, we previewed a carbon-railed saddle from Brooks, a pretty dramatic move for them. The new Cambium C13 builds on the other vulcanized rubber and cotton topped saddles in their Cambium range, but ditches the aluminum structure and steel rails to shave off more than 100g from their next lightest saddle. We’ve apparently been added to the pool of early testers, so one of the new narrow saddles showed up on our doorstep this week. I’ve thrown it on a cross bike that I’m getting around town on this week and already have some thoughts on the new perch…

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Ultimate Suspension Tune? SussMyBike Takes the Guessing Out of Setting Up Your Fork

Ultimate Suspension Tune? SussMyBike Takes the Guessing Out of Setting Up Your Fork

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Do you know what all of the little knobs on your fork do? If you do, are they set right? Are you sure, or do you think you’re sure? The Folks at SussMyBike says they can help and have a device & smartphone app that takes the guessing out of suspension setup. In regards to setting up a bike, I’ve never wanted something to work as much as this and am surprised it took this long.

Rebound past the break to find out what we know about it and let us know what you think….

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