SOC16: New goods from HT Components, Smanie saddles & Ryde rims

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We got an exclusive first look at the new HT M1 XC pedal at the Taipei show, and now we’ve got a look at most of the color range…and news that they’re available in the U.S. through Bike Fettish. We’ve been testing one of their other pedals with a slightly larger cage and enjoying the clip in mechanism and durability, and the M1 simply brings that performance to a lighter, more XC package.

More pics and details below, plus new stuff from Ryde and Smanie Saddle’s U.S. debut…

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We got an exclusive first look at the new HT M1 XC pedal at the Taipei show, and now we’ve got a look at most of the color range…and news that they’re available in the U.S. through Bike Fettish. We’ve been testing one of their other pedals with a slightly larger cage and enjoying the […]

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State’s new pastel and polka dot The Atlantic ready to hit the boardwalks for spring

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Springtime brings warmer weather and the desire in us all to get out and ride more. While for most of us that means either hitting the singletrack that finally dried out after winter or getting in long road rides with short sleeves, it is also a good reason to just hop on a simpler bike and cruise around town with our friends. That’s where State Bicycle’s new The Atlantic comes in. The affordable fixie has a pale pink paintjob, with white on dark navy polka dot stays and fork legs that just puts us in the mood for a leisurely spin…

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Springtime brings warmer weather and the desire in us all to get out and ride more. While for most of us that means either hitting the singletrack that finally dried out after winter or getting in long road rides with short sleeves, it is also a good reason to just hop on a simpler bike […]

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New Argon Electron Pro debuts sharp design under the Danish national track team

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From the Canadian designers and engineers at Argon 18 comes a new track racing machine for another nation of cyclists. Working with the Danish Track Cycling Team, Argon 18 has just announced the completely overhauled Electron Pro that will be the official bike of the Danes for the upcoming Rio Olympics. The bike is a giant step up for Argon in the aero realm, and a ground-up redesign of their top track platform, showing almost no similarities to their current bike other than two wheels. The bike that Denmark will be riding this August to try to expand on their single Gold medal track win from 2012  shows improvements even to Argon’s aero road and tri bikes that may have implications on the road as well…

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From the Canadian designers and engineers at Argon 18 comes a new track racing machine for another nation of cyclists. Working with the Danish Track Cycling Team, Argon 18 has just announced the completely overhauled Electron Pro that will be the official bike of the Danes for the upcoming Rio Olympics. The bike is a giant step up for […]

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SOC16: Fabric adds wider saddles, a Tri perch, and squishy ergo MTB grips

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Fabric has added the new Line Wide, which measures 142mm across at the rear, versus 134mm for the standard Line saddle. The Wide version will be available with Cro-mo ($70) or Ti ($90) rails and uses their cushy low density foam with a deep center channel to relieve pressure on your sensitive bits. Top down comparison photo below, along with a look at their new Tri saddles and some unique ergo grips for your mountain bike…

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Fabric has added the new Line Wide, which measures 142mm across at the rear, versus 134mm for the standard Line saddle. The Wide version will be available with Cro-mo ($70) or Ti ($90) rails and uses their cushy low density foam with a deep center channel to relieve pressure on your sensitive bits. Top down […]

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Cannondale Quick flat bar road hybrid gets leaner & faster

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While most traditional hybrids blend the durability and upright ride of mountain bikes with the smooth, narrower tires of a road bike, there tends to be a lot of compromise getting something in between. The result is often an overbuilt bike that can stand up to almost any riding abuse, but ends up being rather heavy and with a harsh ride.

The latest Cannondale Quick tries to solve all of those concerns in a light, fast moving bike that they think will help motivate those cyclists who just want to get out and improve their fitness. As more folks take up cycling to improve their health, or even just see a bike as a more rational way to get back and forth from the gym, a bike like the Quick offers a lot of promise. Jump past the break to get a look at the details, and some of the many build options Cannondale has at every price level, from really low-cost up to a Shimano 105 build with hydraulic disc brakes…
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While most traditional hybrids blend the durability and upright ride of mountain bikes with the smooth, narrower tires of a road bike, there tends to be a lot of compromise getting something in between. The result is often an overbuilt bike that can stand up to almost any riding abuse, but ends up being rather heavy […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Dresden, Germany

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Photo submitted by Carsten Maiwald of Veloheld who says that last Thursday they had a national holiday and good weather, so  they decided to “go for a beer in Prague.” The 340km round trip ride took just under 11.5 hours for their small peloton, starting early on a misty morning at the Dresden Palais in the city’s Great Garden (großen garten, and  back in time for dinner.

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Photo submitted by Carsten Maiwald of Veloheld who says that last Thursday they had a national holiday and good weather, so  they decided to “go for a beer in Prague.” The 340km round trip ride took just under 11.5 hours for their small peloton, starting early on a misty morning at the Dresden Palais in the city’s […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in style. The contest runs through the end of May (Bike to Work Month) and includes a Timbuk2 Cask backpack, a Faraday Porteur S e-bike, a Bern Watts helmet, and a Kryptonite Evolution mini u-lock. Enter at: Timbuk2.com

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Enter to win a $3200 Timbuk2 x Faraday bike commuting setup – With any resistance to e-Bikes, there is no disputing that they make sense for commuting, and every new e-commuter can be one more car off the road. So to promote being #BetteronaBike, Timbuk2 has teamed up with Faraday bikes to outfit a new commuter in […]

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Limited Edition Chris King 40th Anniversary Olive Crate kits now available plus accessories and wheelsets

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Chris King. They dropped the official word this year at NAHBS, but we’ve known the iconic brand has had something up their sleeve to celebrate for awhile. Rather than a single option however, Chris King has a sprawling collection of ‘Olive Crate’ components to you to choose from. There’s even an olive green Santa Cruz 5010 loaded with the 40th anniversary components you might be able to get your hands on. While the parts are beautiful, and sure to be a conversation starter, if you want to land one of the 40 collector’s kits (technically 160), you had better bring your wallet…

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Chris King. They dropped the official word this year at NAHBS, but we’ve known the iconic brand has had something up their sleeve to celebrate for awhile. Rather than a single option however, Chris King has a sprawling collection of ‘Olive Crate’ components to you to choose from. […]

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SOC16: Novatec R3 carbon road wheels get wider w/ disc, rim, clincher & tubular options

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2017 Novatec R3 carbon fiber road bike wheels for disc or rim brakes in clincher or tubular

The updated Novatec R3 Disc wheelset gets a little wider and revised the rim shape to make a stronger wheel. At 38mm deep, it’s their do-it-all carbon rimmed wheel, and it’s available as a clincher or tubular, and for rim brakes, too. And it’ll work with QR or thru axles, too.

As their U.S. distributor put it, they’re an “unofficially” tubeless ready clincher, because they’ve been racing it that way for a while with no issues. Details below…

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The updated Novatec R3 Disc wheelset gets a little wider and revised the rim shape to make a stronger wheel. At 38mm deep, it’s their do-it-all carbon rimmed wheel, and it’s available as a clincher or tubular, and for rim brakes, too. And it’ll work with QR or thru axles, too. As their U.S. distributor […]

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