- The BC Bike Race (last years’ race pictured above) has announced it’s 2014 route. Registration is open – but already 92% full – so better get on it if you want to do this June 28-July 5th stage race!
- Looking for something to do this weekend that isn’t shopping? NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) is offering a chance to watch the movie SingleTrack High for free from Friday to Sunday. Just fill out this survey, and use the provided password to view the film!
- Near Portland, OR, and looking for handmade cycling-themed presents? Check out the BikeCraft 2013 Holiday Gift Fair this Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm, at VeloCult.
- Santa Cruz has created a Senior Engineering position and is actively searching for someone to fill it. More info here (and NO, Joe Graney is NOT leaving.)
- Endurance House has opened a new store in Oceanside, CA. The store will cater to triathlon/marathon competitors and everyday endurance athletes.
- Feulstrip claims to test your energy deficiency by testing glycogen levels in your sweat – giving you an idea on how much you need to re-fuel. Conveniently, Fuelstrip also sells energy chews and “fuelade” to help you return to optimum glycogen levels.
- The new Pafers XSPIN is a strap-on Bluetooth LE cadence module and accompanying iOS app that lets you get real time cadence from any stationary bike (at the gym, home, spin class, etc.) and link it to training software. You could even strap it to your own bike on the trainer, but heel clearance might be a concern for some. Check it out at Pafers.com.
- Competitive Cyclist is running a contest to win a full Castelli Scorpion Kit.
- Tumbuk2 and Intrepid Travel are giving away a two week cycling trip “for deux” to France! Enter here.
- A group of cyclists called the Coalición Ciclistas P R is organizing a protest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sunday, December 8th, to demand better cycling infrastructure and the enforcement of laws protecting cyclists. This protest comes from the frustration of more than 80 car on cyclist deaths, not to mention innumerable injuries, in less than 3 years. Check out the link for more information.
- In the U.S., you can ask your congressman to support The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act. The League of American Bicyclists makes it super easy for you to do this now, right this moment: Click here, enter your address and you can send emails to your representatives with the click of a button. This act states that the lives of ALL roadway users are important and creates accountability towards needless deaths.
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Sampson has wheeled out lower prices on most of his pedals and introduced updated designs and an all-new Fondo model that pairs a wide, slim platform with SPD compatibility.
Shown above, the Fondo has a sleek road pedal appearance but uses standard mountain-bike SPD cleats. That makes it great for touring (gravel racing?) or those who just want one pair of shoes in their closet. The underside has a knurled center section to help keep your foot planted during quick starts, adding a bit of confidence during busy intersection starts. The sides are chamfered all around for a streamlined appearance and excellent cornering clearance, just like a real road pedal, but letting you rock more casual shoes during the easy rides. The best part? They’re just $99 and under 300g per pair. They use a steel axle with sealed bearings designed to last through crappy conditions, and the open platform design helps that same crap fall right through rather than gumming up your cleats.
Want something more performance oriented? And Carbon? Or Titanium? Pedal past the break for well priced options…
- The Wilkesboro CX Festival is this weekend Saturday and Sunday, Nove. 23-24th, and the weather is projected to be perfect for Cyclocross. As an added bonus, Wilkes NC Tourism is offering great hotel/cut your own Christmas tree package rates.
- The first annual Boulder Movember Gala will be held tomorrow, November 23rd, 6pm at Mosaic Cycles‘ factory. Entry is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Movember Foundation. Two local Cyclocross teams, The Service Course and Team Small Batch are presenting this (formal-ish) event which will include, of course, a mustache contest.
- Registration is now open for 2014′s La Fausto Coppi - a July 13th Granfondo through the northwest region of Italy.
- Click here for a list of Honor Rides that benefit Ride2Recovery – cycling programs that aid the mental and physical challenges of our wounded US veterans.
- KindHuman is taking cycling sponsorship and turning it upside down. They’re going to start awarding sponsorships based on sportsmanship, humanity, and competitive spirit – not on whether or not you win races. Their Take The Lead Cycling Sponsorship is for youth 12-17 for the 2014 season and will provide $5000 worth of equipment. Enter via FB here.
- Culprit is blowing out their 2013 Display bikes, most have been ridden 250 km or less. Click here for images and email here for pricing and information. Looks like they have a Culprit Junior One available – perfect for your 6-8 year old getting started in racing…
- The Sheldon Brown website has discovered and posted “a collection of images of bicycles and parts that some folks might find fun to use as a screensaver.” Like the FB page to get website updates.
- De Soto Sport has announced that they are offering a wider selection of endurance sport clothing sizes to fit the everyday woman’s body.
- Cube Bikes has announced it’s first store opening in the UK.
- Localeikki is a new app with crowd-sourced information on where to hike-run-bike-walk when you’re out of town.
- The Federal Highway Administration doesn’t currently have minimum safety benchmarks for states to follow concerning bicycle and pedestrian deaths. Without benchmarks, there’s little pressure on states to show improvements in safety. Ask Congress to change that. Learn more and take action here.
- And, awarded the Most Ridiculous Non-Cycling Press Release In Our Inbox this week: Brite Beatz - singing toothbrushes to keep you brushing for the ADA recommended time of 2 minutes. Press the button and you get 2 minutes of PSY, JB, LG, or LMFAO to (literally) jump start your morning.
- Wait, actually this product takes the award, and they even have a $10 or less page…
We first got a look at the prototype Smart ENVE System aero bars back in July, and today ENVE announced that the production versions are in stock and shipping to dealers. As the first component in the SES lineup, Enve originally partnered with Simon Smart to create faster wheels. According to ENVE CEO Sarah Lehman,“When ENVE partnered with Simon Smart the goal was to bring world class aerodynamics to ENVE’s already outstanding product. From the beginning, we knew that the collaboration would extend beyond wheels and the new Smart ENVE System Aero Bar is the first of several aero components.” So the aerobars are first, but they apparently won’t be the last…
Tuck into the SES aero bars next.
Tired of ruining your expensive kit with the holes of a thousand safety pins every time you race? So was Jason Berry, so he set out to do something to fix it.
The solution? Magnets. Powerful rare-earth magnets encased in polished, nickel plated copper housings. The two piece design clamps down over your number and your jersey keeping it in place and not damaging anything in the process. Sound like something your race bag could use? See how to get your hands on some after the break.
Our tradeshow coverage from Eurobike and Interbike is just about done. Yes, it’s been a month since we’ve returned home (two since Eurobike!), but, well, Bikerumor covers the halls from top to bottom. More and better than any other site, so we’ve had plenty to pump out. And it’s not like the travel and other product announcements have slowed. Seriously, there’s just no cycle anymore…it’s a year ’round free for all. Anywhoo, enjoy the roundups this week, there’s lots to see, and plenty that should entertain.
Above, a Fixed city bike for kids. After all, it’s never too early to start them on the way to knee pain and worn out tires. Fortunately, this one comes with a flip flop hub and front and rear brakes for parents who’s own tight jeans haven’t cut off blood supply to their gray matter. Plenty more for the little’uns below…
Last week it was the Falco V, this week it’s the 2014 Dimond triathlon bike to bring the boom-style frame back in vogue.
Dimond Bikes started in 2008 with the idea to make a better hydration system for triathletes. Over the years, founders TJ Tollakson and Dave Morse tossed around the idea of a “super bike”, and things slowly came together. The frame design was inspired by the Zipp 2001, a bike long out of production but still very fast. Morse, who had since been working as an engineer at Zipp, gave Tollakson a 2001 frame as a wedding gift in 2010, and they started to modify and modernize it. From there, they decided to make a go of it and Morse and fellow Zipp engineer Karl Hall designed, engineered and made the first prototypes.
Time passed, credit cards were used, and ultimately it took
Hall Morse moving to Ruster Sports, which makes tri bike cases & accessories, to bring the project back to life. In May 2013, they finalized this design in a new 11,000 square foot facility in Des Moines, IA, and just released their first bike…
Initially created in 2008, Airstreeem bikes is the product of Stefan Probst, a former pro cyclist. Based out of Salzburg, Austria, Airstreeem is slowly expanding with a recent push into the UK. Boasting their own in house product engineering and development team, the brand has established themselves as a high end road and triathlon fixture. Their newest offering is the RR Storm SL road bike, a road bike built on comfort but one that aims to give up as little speed as possible. Equip it with their new Carbon Aero 50 clincher wheels, and you’re off to the races – or club ride.
With Fair Wheel Bikes hanging prototypes on an Interbike showpiece and Parlee’s new ESX calling them out as a spec option, we checked in with eeCycleworks founder Craig Edwards for details. Not only did we get some great info, but he sent over pics of these prototypes on his own Trek Madone.
The new DM eeBrake uses a two-bolt mounting design with an outboard stiffening arch to prevent frame/fork flex during brake actuation. Even with all that, they actually come in 20 grams lighter than the already feathery standard eeBrake, tipping the scales at just 175g for the set…with brake pads and all hardware. That’s just 80-90g per wheel!
All of the parts are in production now. Edwards say finished product will likely be available by the end of the year. Flip past the break for more pics and options…