Eye Candy! Rio Olympic paint schemes from Scott; fully wrapped Rocky Mountain from rie:sel designs

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With several of their athletes (like the amazing Nino Schurter) headed to the Rio Olympics, Scott Sports has custom painted several of their bikes to celebrate the accomplishment. Look for it on the Spark full suspension mountain bike, and the Addict, Plasma and Foil on the pavement.

“When we kicked off the project, we did a lot of research regarding colors, patterns and symbols which represent aspects of Brazilian culture,” says Michael Pinto, the designer behind the Rio Special Edition. “It wasn’t until I spent my holidays in Brazil that I found this unique pattern in the streets of Rio which for me perfectly represents the colorful culture and spirit of the Brazilian people.”

Following the event, a limited run of 50 matching versions of the Foil worldwide. Pre-orders start in September, check them out (plus a wild graphic wrap from Riesel:Designs) below…

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With several of their athletes (like the amazing Nino Schurter) headed to the Rio Olympics, Scott Sports has custom painted several of their bikes to celebrate the accomplishment. Look for it on the Spark full suspension mountain bike, and the Addict, Plasma and Foil on the pavement. “When we kicked off the project, we did […]

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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

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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 front 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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Volata Cycles puts nav, lights, computer & more directly in the bike, never needs charging

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The cycling industry has been closing the distance with electronics for some time now. Various accessories and components have added electronic shifting, turn-by-turn navigation, lights, and even theft protection into our rides. Now, Volata Cycling has built these technologies and more into their bike providing an all around urban/commuter capable of hitting your everyday route. Get ready to (not have to) plug in…

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The cycling industry has been closing the distance with electronics for some time now. Various accessories and components have added electronic shifting, turn-by-turn navigation, lights, and even theft protection into our rides. Now, Volata Cycling has built these technologies and more into their bike providing an all around urban/commuter capable of hitting your everyday route. Get ready to […]

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All City rides in on new Space Horse Disc all road bike

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All City’s latest bike is a horse of a different color – well, not just color, but components as well. The original Space Horse was a hit due to its ability to adapt to whatever the ride required. With a ride somewhere between a true road and long distance touring bike plus rack mounts and big tire clearance, the Space Horse could take you on some epic journeys.

Now, All City is teaching an old horse new tricks with the new disc brake model. In addition to improved stopping, the frame offers a few new details which should take this horse out of this world…

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All City’s latest bike is a horse of a different color – well, not just color, but components as well. The original Space Horse was a hit due to its ability to adapt to whatever the ride required. With a ride somewhere between a true road and long distance touring bike plus rack mounts and […]

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Rapha celebrates women pros with La Révolution, plus Canyon//SRAM gear now for women & men

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As the Tour de France edges closer to its arrival in Paris in just a weeks time, 126 women of the pro peloton are looking forward to their chance to once again ride on the biggest stage in cycling as they will race the 2016 version of La Course. Taking place on the same 7km finishing circuit that the men’s sprinters will hit just before sunset the women will race back and forth along the relatively smooth cobbles of the Champs-Élysées as they take in the 89km UCI Women’s WorldTour race. To help promote the event and let cyclists show their support Rapha has made a special edition cap and a women’s t-shirt available to fans.

Even more likely to broaden support for pro women cyclists, in response to strong popular demand Rapha has expanded their Canyon//SRAM team replica kit to fit both men and women now. The greatly expanded range adds affordable replica jerseys based on their recent Core line and Pro Team/Souplesse baselayers for both men and women in the bright colorful design of the Canyon//SRAM team, plus a broader range of color options for women, new matching Core shorts, socks, caps, and more…

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As the Tour de France edges closer to its arrival in Paris in just a weeks time, 126 women of the pro peloton are looking forward to their chance to once again ride on the biggest stage in cycling as they will race the 2016 version of La Course. Taking place on the same 7km […]

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Trek’s Tour send off for Fabian Cancellara Now available through Project One

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First it was Jens, and now Spartacus. Even the most legendary hard men of the sport have to retire at some point. After announcing that he’s likely to retire at the end of the 2016 season, it looks like this will be his last Tour de France.

Naturally, Trek wanted to flex their Project One muscle and create a special paint job to commemorate Fabian’s racing career. For those who want to be the next Spartacus, or just like the finish, the option is now available for consumers through Project One…

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First it was Jens, and now Spartacus. Even the most legendary hard men of the sport have to retire at some point. After announcing that he’s likely to retire at the end of the 2016 season, it looks like this will be his last Tour de France. Naturally, Trek wanted to flex their Project One […]

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November Bicycles opens preorder for Range carbon tubeless disc road & CX wheels

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Are you starting to think about cyclocross season? So is November Bicycles. Adding yet another option to the tubeless road market, November is showing off their all new Range. The carbon wheelset uses a deep section rim with a fairly wide internal width, a disc specific design, and tubeless capability at an impressive price…

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Are you starting to think about cyclocross season? So is November Bicycles. Adding yet another option to the tubeless road market, November is showing off their all new Range. The carbon wheelset uses a deep section rim with a fairly wide internal width, a disc specific design, and tubeless capability at an impressive price…

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Week in Review: New goods from Specialized, Diamondback, Cotic and so much more!

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame to the off road drop bar scene. Lots to catch up on, and all of it opens in a new tab for easy browsing…

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame […]

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