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 slaking 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 slaking 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

prototype trp hydraulic tt brakes for disc brake tt and triathlon bikes

prototype trp hydraulic tt brakes for disc brake tt and triathlon bikes

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 […]

Posted in Interbike, Mountain Bike, Road Bike23 Comments

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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EB16: Canyon trickles down carbon tech for new Speedmax, Endurace & Exceed, plus a ‘new’ Neuron

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking advantage of true trickle down tech they’ve taken their top, lightweight carbon time trial/triathlon bike, disc brake endurance road bike, and cross country hardtail mountain bike and given them each a more affordable carbon option. The new Speedmax CF, Endurace CF & Exceed CF SL lower the cost of entry to pretty much all of the features of their high-end siblings with the addition of a couple hundred grams. Also in a bike that isn’t really new, the full suspension alloy Nerve mountain bike has gotten rebranded as the Neuron. Get a closer look at what’s new below the crease…

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking […]

Posted in Eurobike, Gravel Bikes, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Triathlon4 Comments

Formigli announces the new GTF carbon frame, designed for pounding out miles in comfort and style

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If you’re a fan of custom, hand-made Italian bicycles you’re likely familiar with Florence’s Formigli. Bikerumor has covered Renzo Formigli and a few of his bikes before, such as their first carbon fiber frame called The One which debuted late in 2013. Since then The One has been the company’s top selling model, so I’d bet they’re excited to now have a second carbon bike available.

The new frame is dubbed the GTF, which stands for Gran Turismo Formigli. If you’re familiar with auto racing, you’ll know Gran Turismo races are high speed, long distance events. Suitably so the GTF is designed for grand touring rides, allowing cyclists to cover long days in the saddle in comfort (and of course, style).

The GTF has been in development for the full two years since The One was completed, and is now available to order through Formigli’s website. Check out all the details and customizable options below…
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If you’re a fan of custom, hand-made Italian bicycles you’re likely familiar with Florence’s Formigli. Bikerumor has covered Renzo Formigli and a few of his bikes before, such as their first carbon fiber frame called The One which debuted late in 2013. Since then The One has been the company’s top selling model, so I’d […]

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IB16: Litespeed refines road disc with new, lighter T2 Disc

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After riding one for months, I can attest that the Litespeed T3 is a great bike. Not that long after returning it to Litespeed’s new headquarters though, they’re already showing something better. In about a month, the T2 will step in as the T3’s replacement and it will be their highest performance disc road bike yet…

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After riding one for months, I can attest that the Litespeed T3 is a great bike. Not that long after returning it to Litespeed’s new headquarters though, they’re already showing something better. In about a month, the T2 will step in as the T3’s replacement and it will be their highest performance disc road bike yet…

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EB16: Storck Fascenario.3 slips together light & aero, plus a new alloy TIX cross bike & component updates…

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German light carbon builder Storck has been growing their road bike offerings from the top for the past few years, but this year it seems that they are expanding in all directions. On the road side of things, they’ve again topped of their range with the new third generation Fascenario.3 Platinum which takes the lightweight lessons learned on their race-ready Aernario and adds in more aero cues from the their time in the wind tunnel. Storck has even partnered with auto maker Aston Martin for a very limited series of the new bike. Then venturing off-road, we already saw last week the new premium trail and XC bikes, but they also gone the other way taking their carbon cyclocross TIX and reimagining it in aluminum to lower the cost of entry into the growing sport. Storck has also done some reworking of a couple of their components, with a new compact road bar and updated carbon crankset, Check out all the details after the break…

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German light carbon builder Storck has been growing their road bike offerings from the top for the past few years, but this year it seems that they are expanding in all directions. On the road side of things, they’ve again topped of their range with the new third generation Fascenario.3 Platinum which takes the lightweight lessons […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Eurobike, Road Bike3 Comments

Brooks continues 150th anniversary Dashing Bikes project with Condor, Schindelhauer, Tokyo Bike, Achielle & more…

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This spring we saw the first of Brooks’ 150th anniversary collaborations with the UK’s own Brompton, German consumer direct Canyon, Skeppshult of Sweden, and the touring aficionados of Tout Terrain. Each of the bikes is produced in limited numbers and sold around the world. The single theme to link them all together (other than the drive to make a dashing looking bike, hence the name) has been the incorporation of copper throughout. Based on Brooks’ iconic copper riveted saddle, the project attempts to tie together a timeless look that can work from a small wheel folder to a full-sized commuter. Now they have taken the next step bringing the concept to more styles of bikes with offerings from Condor, Schindelhauer, Tokyo Bike, Achielle, plus other bikes on the way from Pegoretti, Pelago, Moustache, and Salsa…

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This spring we saw the first of Brooks’ 150th anniversary collaborations with the UK’s own Brompton, German consumer direct Canyon, Skeppshult of Sweden, and the touring aficionados of Tout Terrain. Each of the bikes is produced in limited numbers and sold around the world. The single theme to link them all together (other than the drive to make a […]

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