Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Adding a little color to eTap

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About a month back we had a photo submitted by Eva Siva of Bratislava with her SRAM eTap upgrade on a titanium road bike from Lynskey. As they sometimes do, discussions in the comments picked at the details, and the first thing they picked out were the vestigial downtube cable stops resulting from the wireless swap. Like many of the other commenters, Siva was amused by the “grumps” as she called them, so decided to send us a photo reply to please everyone, especially Roborbob.

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About a month back we had a photo submitted by Eva Siva of Bratislava with her SRAM eTap upgrade on a titanium road bike from Lynskey. As they sometimes do, discussions in the comments picked at the details, and the first thing they picked out were the vestigial downtube cable stops resulting from the wireless swap. […]

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Instagram Peek: Upcoming Canyon Aeroad SLX Disc & more SRAM eTap Hydro

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It’s only been about a week since we got a sneak peek at the hydraulic disc brake SRAM eTap group in testing when we were out in California for Sea Otter, and now we have another shot of it out in the real world. But this view comes with something even better, the added bonus of being attached to a new aero disc brake bike from Canyon that we had heard rumors of, but hadn’t caught a glimpse of yet. And the source of this little leak… Katusha pro Alexander Kristoff and his Instagram account while he was out for a training ride. It’s since been taken down as the bike company isn’t quite ready to put it out in the world, but the close up is revealing…

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It’s only been about a week since we got a sneak peek at the hydraulic disc brake SRAM eTap group in testing when we were out in California for Sea Otter, and now we have another shot of it out in the real world. But this view comes with something even better, the added bonus of […]

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Pro Bike Check: Mieke Kroeger of Canyon//SRAM racing’s Ultimate CF SLX touring

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We had the chance to run into women’s pro Mieke Kröger of the Canyon//SRAM Racing team last week at our EU base as she took an alternative approach to prepping for the northern Spring Classics. While most of the men and women of the pro peloton head somewhere warm and sunny to tune up for the season Kröger took to the roads of central Europe solo instead. What better way to prep for the cobbles and unpredictable weather of Belgium than 10 self-supported days on the road and 1000km of riding across the less-traveled roads of eastern Germany and the Czech Republic. Take a close look with us at what the bike she set out on looked like as she heads into the race season…

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We had the chance to run into women’s pro Mieke Kröger of the Canyon//SRAM Racing team last week at our EU base as she took an alternative approach to prepping for the northern Spring Classics. While most of the men and women of the pro peloton head somewhere warm and sunny to tune up for the season Kröger […]

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Reader’s Ride: Fairwheel’s urban Parlee Altum Disc

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all images courtesy of Fairwheel Bikes

So earlier this week we featured a pretty sensible steel flat bar cross bike built by Vlad Cycles to take on a bit of road and trails.
And now for something completely different, on the complete other end of the spectrum of reality is what Jason Woznick thinks of when you say flat bar road & gravel bike. This custom build is pretty standard fare for a Fairwheel Bikes in-house project. By that I mean that it starts off with a frameset most people would drool over, and then proceeds to jump off the deep end with the most light, exotic, and sought after components you can imagine to put together a bike that pushes the line towards craziness. Built on a stock Altum Disc frame and fork from Parlee, hop past the break to get a closer look at the details…
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So earlier this week we featured a pretty sensible steel flat bar cross bike built by Vlad Cycles to take on a bit of road and trails. And now for something completely different, on the complete other end of the spectrum of reality is what Jason Woznick thinks of when you say flat bar road & […]

Posted in Commuter, Concept, Gravel Bikes, Reader's Rides, Road Bike16 Comments

Reader’s Ride: Inna’s custom steel Vlad Cycles road & trail Troika

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As proper cyclocross race season is almost done, yet there are still months of winter to get through before we switch back to full-on trail riding, I’m reminded of a pile of photos I recently found in my inbox from reader Inna Geller. She wanted a bike capable of a bit of trail riding and still comfortable for some time on the road, so she reached out to New Jersey based Vlad Cycles for this custom steel road & trail Troika. We covered Vlad Cycles last winter at NAHBS as a new builder, and even spotted a fat bike from him a couple of months ago at the Philly Bike Expo. More comfortable with flat bars for off-road riding, her bike essentially became a high-end hybrid between a cyclocross bike and a rigid 29er that is capable of taking on pretty much any surface. Roll past the break for a closer look…

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As proper cyclocross race season is almost done, yet there are still months of winter to get through before we switch back to full-on trail riding, I’m reminded of a pile of photos I recently found in my inbox from reader Inna Geller. She wanted a bike capable of a bit of trail riding and still comfortable […]

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Readers’ Rides: West Hill Shop X Symbotic Custom Beargrease Ultimate

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In addition to its wild looks, this custom Beargrease fat bike comes to us with an interesting story. It was submitted by Todd Miller, a physical therapist, athletic trainer, holder of a Masters of Science in human performance and part time employee and master bike fitter at the West Hill Bike and Ski shop in Putney, Vermont. When one of his clients injured his knee, the mostly road rider was looking for something a bit more sure footed to get back out on the bike and cruise their local trails.

The bike had only a few requirements – it had to be light, it had to be easy to ride, and it had to be cool. Looks like they delivered…

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In addition to its wild looks, this custom Beargrease fat bike comes to us with an interesting story. It was submitted by Todd Miller, a physical therapist, athletic trainer, holder of a Masters of Science in human performance and part time employee and master bike fitter at the West Hill Bike and Ski shop in […]

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Reader’s Ride: Ben’s custom Festka ONE Gravel Camo

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Winter is cross bike time, and there have been some unseasonably warm days in most of the locales where our writers live. So we have certainly been getting in a lot of racing and riding on skinny knobbies. One of our readers in Copenhagen has been doing the same, and we got a chance to get a close and detailed look at his custom Festka ONE Gravel. Ben can’t quite remember, but thinks he first heard about Festka in one of our features. He also has a classic looking Argonaut Spacebike but wanted something different to get dirty. Ben is a graphic designer himself, so thought it felt natural to go to Festka after seeing their attention to finish details…

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Winter is cross bike time, and there have been some unseasonably warm days in most of the locales where our writers live. So we have certainly been getting in a lot of racing and riding on skinny knobbies. One of our readers in Copenhagen has been doing the same, and we got a chance to get […]

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Reader’s Rides: Super green 2016 Banshee Legend with XTR+Saint Di2 Hack

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Merritt White, owner of Re:Cycles Bike Shop in Greensboro, NC, has been ripping the downhill courses throughout the south and mid-Atlantic for years, and regularly posts pics of big air and sick jumps from his local secret trails (that he still won’t tell us where they are!). Now, he’s built up a fully tricked out DH bike upon which to shred, the highlight of which is a conversion of Shimano’s XTR Di2 group to a short cage derailleur more suited to the tight gearing used for gravity runs…

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Merritt White, owner of Re:Cycles Bike Shop in Greensboro, NC, has been ripping the downhill courses throughout the south and mid-Atlantic for years, and regularly posts pics of big air and sick jumps from his local secret trails (that he still won’t tell us where they are!). Now, he’s built up a fully tricked out […]

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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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     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 […]

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