DT Swiss expands premium Mon Chasseral road lineup to include RC38s

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We’ve just seen a wholesale reworking of the DT Swiss mountain bike wheel catalog, and have heard rumors that a similar comprehensive road update may be in development for next year too. But in the meantime, while there is so much focus on gravel and all-road bikes, plus the back-and-forth on disc brakes, DT is going back to their Alpine road climbing roots with a new pair of wheels in their top end lightweight Mon Chasseral range. DT are offering tubular and tubeless-ready clincher wheels in their most popular 38mm depth, with updates to rims and resins that will bring improvements to the regular RC Spline wheelsets going forward as well…

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We’ve just seen a wholesale reworking of the DT Swiss mountain bike wheel catalog, and have heard rumors that a similar comprehensive road update may be in development for next year too. But in the meantime, while there is so much focus on gravel and all-road bikes, plus the back-and-forth on disc brakes, DT is going […]

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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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Pure Fix unveils three track racing Keirin setups

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We previewed Pure Fix’s 6061 Keirin Pro frameset at Interbike last fall, and now the brand has pulled the curtain off of three complete builds of the bike. Each of the three builds starts off with a track-specific alloy race frame ready to hit the banks of a velodrome, or the sketchy urban turns of events like last weekend’s Red Hook Crit. In either case the Keirins deliver race performance at three options under a grand. Take a close look at the bikes after the jump…

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We previewed Pure Fix’s 6061 Keirin Pro frameset at Interbike last fall, and now the brand has pulled the curtain off of three complete builds of the bike. Each of the three builds starts off with a track-specific alloy race frame ready to hit the banks of a velodrome, or the sketchy urban turns of events like last […]

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Praxis x 4iiii power meter combo deal practically gives you the crankset for free

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Want power measurement and a crank upgrade for one low price? Praxis is offering their Zayante hollow forged crankset with chainrings pre-installed with the latest 4iiii power meter for just $499.

The Zayante cranks normally run for $299 with chainrings, and the 4iiii power meter has an MSRP of $399, so you’re saving $200 off the package price. If you’re not already running a Praxis crankset on your bike, you’ll need to nab one of their bottom brackets, too, but you’re still all in with a fresh set of everything for well under $600. Details below…

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Want power measurement and a crank upgrade for one low price? Praxis is offering their Zayante hollow forged crankset with chainrings pre-installed with the latest 4iiii power meter for just $499. The Zayante cranks normally run for $299 with chainrings, and the 4iiii power meter has an MSRP of $399, so you’re saving $200 off […]

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SOC16: Masi cyclocross bikes get racier, add carbon fiber models; plus concepts & steel tourers

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In the past, Masi had just a single cyclocross bike called the CXR Comp. It was an alloy disc brake bike, and now it’s been completely updated and the line expanded to include carbon models. There’ll be two spec levels for each frame material, and each material gets it’s own carbon fork with different features for different uses.

The carbon bikes get an all-new full carbon fork with stealth eyelets for thread-in fender mounts (not for racks). The bend in the legs is designed to reduce vibrations, but gives the bike a subtly different look. Check out the full line, plus new steel touring adventure bikes and a couple nice concepts, below…

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In the past, Masi had just a single cyclocross bike called the CXR Comp. It was an alloy disc brake bike, and now it’s been completely updated and the line expanded to include carbon models. There’ll be two spec levels for each frame material, and each material gets it’s own carbon fork with different features for […]

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Pioneer power meters now just $499 for single leg, adds Shimano 105 compatibility

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The non-drive side power meter gets new (removable) branding.

Pioneer has just introduced their most affordable power meter option yet with a new way to use the single-leg sensor…on your own crank arms.

Originally, they sold the left or right sensor preinstalled on the crank arm, which meant you ended up with a spare after replacing the arm that was already on your bike. Now, they’re letting you simply send in your existing Shimano Dura-Ace, Ultegra or 105 11-speed crank arm and have their hi-def power meter sensor professionally installed for just $499.

That’s $130 less than the original cost for a non-drive Dura-Ace crank arm, and $60 off the Ultegra price. The 105 option is new, and brings their power measurement to an even lower overall system price point. Basically, the prior investment in the additional arm was simply returned as savings to the consumer…

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Pioneer has just introduced their most affordable power meter option yet with a new way to use the single-leg sensor…on your own crank arms. Originally, they sold the left or right sensor preinstalled on the crank arm, which meant you ended up with a spare after replacing the arm that was already on your bike. […]

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DT Swiss adds high volume R414 rear shock, sneaks in stealth “plug-in” thru axle

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Over the past couple years, DT Swiss has scaled back their suspension offerings, focusing on the shorter travel end of the spectrum. The new R414 rear shock, however, has a huge range of uses from XC to light enduro and could be considered the start of DT’s phase two suspension effort.

It has a larger air chamber than their XC units, and it moves the check valve between positive and negative chambers into the stroke a small bit. With their XC shocks, as you fill the positive it’s also filling the negative, but then as soon as there’s sag in the system, the piston is moved past the check valve and the systems remain separate. With the R414, the check valve is moved to between 20% to 30% of the stroke, so as you’re sitting in sag, the system is equalizing positive and negative chambers for smoother performance. So, it’s important to cycle the shock as few times as you’re setting it up and then rechecking pressure. This design is more commonly used in the industry, so it’s not new, it’s just new for DT Swiss.

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Over the past couple years, DT Swiss has scaled back their suspension offerings, focusing on the shorter travel end of the spectrum. The new R414 rear shock, however, has a huge range of uses from XC to light enduro and could be considered the start of DT’s phase two suspension effort. It has a larger air […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. This year the race ventures deep into the interior, taking stops in Fernie, Cranbrook, Kimberley, and Golden. Register now via Singletrack6.com, and read on for more week’s end news bites…

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Experience the epic of British Coumbia with the Singletrack 6 – Ride Western Canada and take part in the multi-day cross-country mountain bike adventure this summer. TransRockies has just confirmed the dates and locations of this year’s six-day BC epic set for July 23-28. The event delivers back-to-back big mountain stages with separate timed descents through the heart of the beautiful […]

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SOC16: Raleigh cranks out drop bar fun with fat tire, dropper equipped Stuntman, Steel RXM, Kid’s CX, More

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On the surface, Raleigh’s new Stuntman looks to be a fun bike no matter what. But if you’re old experienced enough to remember The Fall Guy (admittedly I had to look it up), then this brown beauty will make even more sense given its inspiration from Colt Seavers’ pick up. Supposedly one of the last projects to involve Brian ‘Sally’ Fornes, the focus on fun isn’t surprising as the Stuntman blends big tires, drop bars, and dropper posts. The result is a truly unique bike that will crush anything in its path…

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On the surface, Raleigh’s new Stuntman looks to be a fun bike no matter what. But if you’re old experienced enough to remember The Fall Guy (admittedly I had to look it up), then this brown beauty will make even more sense given its inspiration from Colt Seavers’ pick up. Supposedly one of the last projects to involve […]

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