Endura is getting ready for a long wet winter with new Pro SL Biblong tights

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From high up in Scotland Endura has just rolled out a new set of performance bib tights aimed at getting riders through the long cold northern hemisphere autumn and winter. Sporting a premium chamois available in three widths and developed with their road pro Movistar team, the new Pro SL Biblongs are designed to offer top fit and performance year round…

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From high up in Scotland Endura has just rolled out a new set of performance bib tights aimed at getting riders through the long cold northern hemisphere autumn and winter. Sporting a premium chamois available in three widths and developed with their road pro Movistar team, the new Pro SL Biblongs are designed to offer top fit and performance […]

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EB16: NeilPryde Nazaré SL drops weight to cheat the wind, plus more affordable Bura all arounder

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For the new year NeilPryde adds a new lighter SL version to the aero road Nazaré family. At the same time both bikes get improved compliance and new integrated Aeroblade cockpits to slip effortlessly through the air across range of wind angles. Their Bura road race bikes also get a similar two-tiered update. Here the SL version was already available, so now a standard Bura brings the cost of entry down with a slightly heavier, but equally stiff carbon layup. Their endurance road Zephyr also gets a few 2017 updates with a new look and tweaked specs. Check out the full details after the jump…
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For the new year NeilPryde adds a new lighter SL version to the aero road Nazaré family. At the same time both bikes get improved compliance and new integrated Aeroblade cockpits to slip effortlessly through the air across range of wind angles. Their Bura road race bikes also get a similar two-tiered update. Here the […]

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Share your ride in real-time with Quarq Qollector

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We’ve covered the Quarq Qollector before. We first saw it just over a year ago at Eurobike 2015, and then our own Jayson O’Mahoney used one to live stream his progress on this summer’s Dirty Kanza. But up until now it has been pretty much unobtainable, really only being loaned out to a select few at events supported by SRAM’s Quarq team. Well now it is coming to consumers with a new QuarqNet web platform that will seamlessly sync your ride. Hop past the break for real-world pricing and availability…

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We’ve covered the Quarq Qollector before. We first saw it just over a year ago at Eurobike 2015, and then our own Jayson O’Mahoney used one to live stream his progress on this summer’s Dirty Kanza. But up until now it has been pretty much unobtainable, really only being loaned out to a select few at […]

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EB16: Tufo Comtura expands road tire offering with more clinchers & more 28s

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Czech made Tufo tires have been well-known for their lightweight and unique vulcanized tubular and tubular clincher construction for many years, but clinchers and wider road offerings hadn’t been one of their hallmarks. That started to change over the past several years, as they started to venture into light, affordable clinchers that they gradually have widened. Now for 2017 they’ve pushed on much further, adding a couple of new road clincher families, plus 28mm offerings in five different tires. Check out the new treads after the jump…

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Czech made Tufo tires have been well-known for their lightweight and unique vulcanized tubular and tubular clincher construction for many years, but clinchers and wider road offerings hadn’t been one of their hallmarks. That started to change over the past several years, as they started to venture into light, affordable clinchers that they gradually have widened. […]

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EB16: IRC Formula Pro road tubeless tires get faster, grippier; Mibro-X MTB gets factory treatment

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Virtually all of IRC’s performance tires are tubeless ready now. So, to improve, they have to look at their rubber, tread and other features and find incremental gains. For their Formula Pro road tire lineup, that meant updating their RBCC compound.

The “Rice Bran Ceramic Compound” is made by taking the husk of the rice (the “bran”) and grinding it into a powder, then mixing that into a resin. That mixture is superheated, then cooled, then pulverized into microscopic bits. The claimed benefit is that these bits act as spikes that stick out from the rubber to grab the road’s imperfections, improving grip in dry conditions. Then when it turns wet, they quickly wick the water away from the surface, letting more rubber make contact for better grip. The new 2017 RBCC mix claims 4% better traction overall…

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Virtually all of IRC’s performance tires are tubeless ready now. So, to improve, they have to look at their rubber, tread and other features and find incremental gains. For their Formula Pro road tire lineup, that meant updating their RBCC compound. The “Rice Bran Ceramic Compound” is made by taking the husk of the rice […]

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EB16: Breezer Radar Pro takes a more casual approach to gravel, adventure riding

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Compared to the steel Inversion gravel road bike launched in April, the new Breezer Radar Pro Radar is more utilitarian, all around bike. It fits bigger tires, up to 29×2.1, and it gets a thirst saking five water bottle mounts.

The frame is butted steel, it just doesn’t get the additional shaping of the Inversion, and gets a straight steerer instead of tapered. Other key differences include QR instead of thru axles, and a chromoly fork rather than carbon.

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Compared to the steel Inversion gravel road bike launched in April, the new Breezer Radar Pro Radar is more utilitarian, all around bike. It fits bigger tires, up to 29×2.1, and it gets a thirst saking five water bottle mounts. The frame is butted steel, it just doesn’t get the additional shaping of the Inversion, […]

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IB16: Prototype TRP Hydraulic TT Brakes puts full hydro setup in easy reach

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With current TT/triathlon bar extension brake levers, the lever itself is often plugged into the end of the bar as sort of an after thought, requiring the rider to roll bar tape around the ends to add some grip. TRP thought it could be better, and now that several major manufacturers have committed to making disc brake TT/tri bikes (like this, this, and definitely this), the time was right to do something about it.

They don’t have a formal model name yet, but the working title of “Hydraulic TT Brake” pretty well sums it up. They incorporate a fully enclosed hydraulic disc brake system into bar end levers.

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With current TT/triathlon bar extension brake levers, the lever itself is often plugged into the end of the bar as sort of an after thought, requiring the rider to roll bar tape around the ends to add some grip. TRP thought it could be better, and now that several major manufacturers have committed to making […]

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IB16: REI taps members to relaunch bicycle brand as adventure focused Co-op Cycles

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REI has reworked their house cycling brand to create Co-op Cycles. They took feedback from their members (REI is a Co-op, hence the name) to get the desired new features and married them with the good stuff from Novarra. The new brand will replace Novarra and have a more aggressive lineup that’s less focused on the city commuter and more on touring, all road and mountain bikes.

The lineup is launching with DRT (mountain bikes) and ARD (all road). Following soon are ADV (adventure), CTY (we’ll give you one guess), and REV (youth) bikes. Matching apparel options will coordinate bike and kit for the intended use.

Starting with all road, the ARD 1.4 is a carbon gravel road bike that comes with 700×28 tires (clearance for 35mm treads), thru axles and cable/wire routing that can be done internally or externally to suit your tastes.

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REI has reworked their house cycling brand to create Co-op Cycles. They took feedback from their members (REI is a Co-op, hence the name) to get the desired new features and married them with the good stuff from Novarra. The new brand will replace Novarra and have a more aggressive lineup that’s less focused on […]

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IB16: Fuji gets way lighter in alloy for road, cyclocross; adds more disc brake drop bar options

2017 Fuji SL Disc ultralight carbon fiber road bike with disc brakes

Last summer, Fuji introduced the featherweight SL with a claimed weight safely under 700g. One of our taller, bigger testers hopped on it this past spring and loved it, too. Now, there’s an all-new SL Disc with, yep, disc brakes.

Fuji knew the SL Disc was coming, so they made sure the molds could handle both versions. It gets all the same tech, but with a new fork and rear triangle. Claimed weight is just 775g for a raw 56, and the fork comes in at 365g (both about 75g heavier than the rim brake version). They were going to launch at Vuelta, but, well, thanks Obama UCI.

There’s also a new disc brake version of their Roubaix, which gets completely reworked with a massively lighter alloy frame, and more…

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Last summer, Fuji introduced the featherweight SL with a claimed weight safely under 700g. One of our taller, bigger testers hopped on it this past spring and loved it, too. Now, there’s an all-new SL Disc with, yep, disc brakes. Fuji knew the SL Disc was coming, so they made sure the molds could handle […]

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