Posts in the category Road Bike

SpyShots! – New SRAM Red Wireless @ Pro Challenge


Barely being disguised by thin tape and subtle graphics, the new SRAM Red wireless electronic group is in full view at this year’s USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. We knew this was coming months ago when we discovered SRAM’s filed patents for wireless technology. As the first-ever wireless group moves its way through pre-production it has been test ridden by the Bissell Pro Cycling team since the beginning of this season. With the team relying solely on this new technology, and with no mechanical Red being used even as backup, the feedback from the riders is said to be all positive.

More news, insight from a Team Bissell rider, and way more pics after the break…And yes, now we know how the shifting works…


Jens Voigt’s Custom Trek – Up Close And Personal

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We recently showed you the press release on Trek’s chromed out beauty that honors Jens and his final professional race on US soil. Now check out the real pics from Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge, next…


POC Introduces Eye Park, Offers Sunglass Stowage on the Fly




Recently, we found out a bit ahead of time that POC was going to be offering a new version of their radical Octal helmet with the added protection of the MIPS system. What we didn’t know at the time was that along with the Octal MIPS, POC was working on a new sunglass stowage device called the Eye Park. Designed in conjunction with the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling team, Eye Park was created to address the need to temporarily remove your dark shades in order to see the road surface. Whether that means riding through a tunnel, or a dense forest, there are times when sunglasses are simply too dark to properly see.


Giro and Red Hook Crit Team Up for Limited Edition DND Glove for Barcelona

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Following in the footsteps of the Giro X Cinelli C Wing gloves and the N0. 7 gloves for the Brooklyn Red Hook Crit, Giro has unveiled their latest limited edition. This time the gloves are to commemorate the Barcelona edition of the famous fixed gear criterium which will take place on August 30th at Parc Del Forum in Barcelona. Emblazoned with the Red Hook Crit and Rockstar Games logo, the DND gloves will be available at the Barceloneta Bikes x rhc pop-up shop or at the race.

The Zero: First Carbon Bike from UK Steel Specialists Genesis


Known in the UK Continental peloton for riding the high quality steel bikes Genesis has built a reputation on, in a couple of weeks the Madison Genesis Team will be racing the upcoming Tour of Britain on the newly announced carbon Zero. The new bike, a first in carbon from Genesis, has been designed to excel in stage races at the pro level, where weight and aero improvements can have a real impact on incremental racing gains. The bike, available now, sits aside Genesis’ top level Volare 953 in the team quiver to be selected depending on race conditions.

Find out more with a team video feature, pricing, spec, and availability after the break..


Pyle Audio Gets Into Bikes with ANT+, Google Maps GPS Enabled Bike Computer

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As if there weren’t enough options for cycle computers already, now Pyle Audio’s Pyle Sports division is getting into the cycling game with their new PSBCG90 Smart Bicycling Computer. Since the 1960′s Pyle has been a name in the audio world with products like their Pyle Driver woofers, but since the 2000′s the company has been expanding their reach to include the sports and outdoor markets as well.

Admittedly a far cry from metal detectors, cooler bags with built-in sound systems, and hunting cameras, their first attempt at a cycling computer brings some interesting features to the table. Pyle PSBCG90 Smart Bicycling Computer in addition to a super long name offers post workout GPS functions, 80 hours of memory for functions like Ghost riders, and ANT+ compatibility, all under $140.

Details next..


New Eddy Merckx Bikes for Speed, Endurance, Women and Cyclocross (UPDATED)

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UPDATED: Geometry, Release date for Eeklo70 Cyclocross Bikes

 Eddy Merckx today released details on his company’s complete lineup for 2015, including four new models specifically targeted to pure speed, endurance riding, women, and cyclocross. The four new bikes join Merckx’s pro racing machine, the EMX-525, which carries over from 2014.

Like the EMX-525, commemorating Merckx’s 525 professional wins, each of the new models is named for The Cannibal’s accomplishments. The endurance focused Mourenx69, pictured above, and which we covered yesterday, is named for his 140km breakaway win into Mourenx at the 1969 Tour de France. The new San Remo76 is a purely speed focused machine named for his ninth win at La Primavera. The new Eeklo70, named for Merckx’s only cyclocross win of his career, is the company’s first bike offering disc brakes, and its first carbon ‘cross frameset. The new women’s bike, the Milano72, is named for the fashion capital where he both started his winning ride in Milan-San Remo and finished his third Giro victory in 1972. Tying all the bikes together is what Merckx calls their four pillars: Speed, Stiffness, Stability, and Safety and a guiding vision of “Power Under Control.”

We have details on lineup, including US models and pricing, geometry charts, lots of pictures, and a video after the break…


Paul Components Makes Quick (Release) Work of Thru Axles


One of the concerns with moving to thru axles on road bikes is the time consuming process of wheel removal, a legitimate issue in the heat of the peloton or wheel pits in ‘cross. Paul Components looks like it may have a solution with their upcoming quick release thru axle skewers.

The lever design was first spotted at NAHBS this year in standard QR form, but it’s grown in diameter and options. They’ll have sizes for virtually every thru axle standard you can imagine at Interbike this year…


Bombtrack Bikes Drops the Hook, Charges into Cross with Steel and Disc Brakes



At this point, Bombtrack Bicycle Company is probably better known for their single speed and fixed gear options like the Limited Edition Adidas bike. If single speed culture or fixed gear freestyle isn’t your thing, Bombtrack’s latest project might have you taking a second look.

Entering into uncharted territory, the brand has introduced their new cyclocross bike, the Hook. Details next…