Win a trip with Enve and Dimension Data to le Tour in July

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Enve Composites is offering up a unique chance to see the Tour de France this July from the inside of the peloton. Partnering up with their sponsored Dimension Data team who’ll be racing le Tour, Enve is holding an online contest for a lucky cyclist and their guest to fly to France, hobnob with the team and get a behind the scenes look at the racing. Not only will the winner get to join Enve to spectate at the event, they’ll get to ride along on a stage in a team car, will get a chance to ride one of the Alpine mountain stages, and go home with a set of wheels. Check out the full details and how to enter after the jump…

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Enve Composites is offering up a unique chance to see the Tour de France this July from the inside of the peloton. Partnering up with their sponsored Dimension Data team who’ll be racing le Tour, Enve is holding an online contest for a lucky cyclist and their guest to fly to France, hobnob with the team and get […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Madonna del Ghisallo, Italy

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Andrew Moore sent in this photo from a recent cycling tour in Italy that he took with his brother and father to celebrate his dad’s 60th birthday. As he puts it, “These are the 3 Italian stallions we built up, in front of the statue next to the sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo (the patron saint of cycling).” Check out another pic that Andrew also included after the break, looking back down to Lake Como to get a sense of the climb that the three came up. We were there back in October testing some new Vittoria wheels and tires as well and can certainly back up Andrew’s statement that “It’s a really incredible ride.”

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Andrew Moore sent in this photo from a recent cycling tour in Italy that he took with his brother and father to celebrate his dad’s 60th birthday. As he puts it, “These are the 3 Italian stallions we built up, in front of the statue next to the sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo (the patron […]

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Unboxed & Weighed: BBinfinite’s smooth rolling ceramic derailleur pulley wheels

BBinfinite Delrin Ceramitech ceramic bearing rear derailleur pulley wheels actual weights and review

BBinfinite Delrin Ceramitech ceramic bearing rear derailleur pulley wheels actual weights and review

BBinfinite’s second product, the Delrin derailleur pulley wheels with Ceramitech ceramic bearings, came out at the beginning of the month to complement their perfectly aligned bottom brackets and reduce friction at the rear of the bike. We just got our hands on a set for Shimano rear mechs to see if they spin as freely as advertised (hint: they do) and add anything to the ride…

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BBinfinite’s second product, the Delrin derailleur pulley wheels with Ceramitech ceramic bearings, came out at the beginning of the month to complement their perfectly aligned bottom brackets and reduce friction at the rear of the bike. We just got our hands on a set for Shimano rear mechs to see if they spin as freely […]

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Enve lines up Limited Edition Wheelset and Riding Kit with Manual for Speed

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This June, ENVE has partnered up with the crew from Manual For Speed to deliver a unique duo of wheels and riding gear that will distinguish you from the rest. This bundle includes a limited edition ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset, along with a custom designed Castelli kit. The design is based on the concept of light speed itself, turning the rider into a metaphorical blue bullet!

Flash past the break to see what else is included in this unique package…

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This June, ENVE has partnered up with the crew from Manual For Speed to deliver a unique duo of wheels and riding gear that will distinguish you from the rest. This bundle includes a limited edition ENVE SES 5.6 Disc wheelset, along with a custom designed Castelli kit. The design is based on the concept of light […]

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New Bianchi Oltre XR2 aero road bike being tested by Lotto Jumbo team?

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Image from Team Lotto Jumbo’s Twitter account.

Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Martijn, we’ve found this image of what appears to be a new version of the Bianchi Oltre aero road bike being ridden by Team Lotto Jumbo. The most visually striking differences are the sharp tail of the head tube extension, the revised seatpost entry area into the seat tube and the completely new seatstay shapes. The latter appears to switch them from the current model’s flat, presumably bump absorbing shape to what’s likely a more aerodynamic shape. The fork also looks quite a bit different, getting a bit of a reverse curve and deeper profiles.

You can check out the team’s 2016 bikes from Tour Down Under here, or click through the break for a catalog image to compare…

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Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Martijn, we’ve found this image of what appears to be a new version of the Bianchi Oltre aero road bike being ridden by Team Lotto Jumbo. The most visually striking differences are the sharp tail of the head tube extension, the revised seatpost entry area into the seat tube and the […]

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Edco 3ax clipless road pedals sway into production, available now

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After almost four years in development, the Edco 3ax pedals have made it through their Kickstarter campaign and through production. Edco showed a final version at NAHBS, along with new wheels, but they just announced that they’re shipping for $299 a pair.

The pedal body sits on two small “swings” that allow it to rock back and forth for 4º of lateral sway. That combines with 9º of cleat float to create a more natural foot motion. According to their third party testing, it resulted in “17% less lateral knee movement, up to 5.4% increase in rider efficiency, and more even foot pressure distribution.”

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After almost four years in development, the Edco 3ax pedals have made it through their Kickstarter campaign and through production. Edco showed a final version at NAHBS, along with new wheels, but they just announced that they’re shipping for $299 a pair. The pedal body sits on two small “swings” that allow it to rock back and […]

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State Bicycle races to the streets with Undefeated II track bike

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Following the original’s 7005 butted alloy frame, the State Bicycle Undefeated II ups the ante on spec to make it ready for the track or the street…and shaving almost three pounds off the complete bike weight.

The frame comes with an Essor carbon fork stuffed in its tapered headtube, which holds Essor USA Bolt 31 bolt-on track wheels. The rear gets a flip flop hub so you can run it fixed or freewheel, driven by SRAM Omnium cranks. Check the full specs and a side profile below…

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Following the original’s 7005 butted alloy frame, the State Bicycle Undefeated II ups the ante on spec to make it ready for the track or the street…and shaving almost three pounds off the complete bike weight. The frame comes with an Essor carbon fork stuffed in its tapered headtube, which holds Essor USA Bolt 31 […]

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Fulcrum adds Speed 40 Clincher to the collection, non-tubular sees similar tech

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There doesn’t seem to be any debate to the merit of tubulars on the pro tour. They’re lighter and offer a better ride but the pros also have pro mechanics. For most of us, that isn’t the case. That’s the argument Fulcrum is making for the launch of their newest clincher, the Speed 40. The wheel includes much of the tech found in the tubular version of the wheel, but in a clincher version for the every day rider. According to Fulcrum this is every bit of a high end wheel, just with tires that are a little easier to mount…

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There doesn’t seem to be any debate to the merit of tubulars on the pro tour. They’re lighter and offer a better ride but the pros also have pro mechanics. For most of us, that isn’t the case. That’s the argument Fulcrum is making for the launch of their newest clincher, the Speed 40. The […]

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Pioneer adds Training Assist, mating virtual coach w/ crank-based power meter

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After a series of price drops that brings their hi-def power meter system’s starting point down to a very beginner-friendly $499, Pioneer is adding training features to help those power noobs take advantage of the new resource.

Pioneer Training Assist is a free firmware update for their SGX-CA500 that helps anyone learn to train with power. It then takes advantage of their Cyclosphere “app” to provide post-ride analysis, so you can make sense of the data.

“We’re fortunate that we’ve got the technology, mobile app and cloud system on the back end to show all of the information a rider needs for us to offer training guidance,” says Pioneer’s Russ Johnston. “It makes it easy to offer and end to end solution for the rider.”

To start, you simply set up your training plan on their smartphone app, sync it with the cycling computer, and roll out…

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After a series of price drops that brings their hi-def power meter system’s starting point down to a very beginner-friendly $499, Pioneer is adding training features to help those power noobs take advantage of the new resource. Pioneer Training Assist is a free firmware update for their SGX-CA500 that helps anyone learn to train with […]

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