Tahoe helmet cam crash footage confirms – Bears always have the right of way!

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Instagram grab and video courtesy of Davis Souza

Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should keep in mind. We ride in a lot of natural areas where wildlife was there a long time before our favorite trails and knobby tires showed up. It’s good to remember who is in charge out in the woods.

Mountain biker and videographer Davis Souza was riding north of Lake Tahoe, CA when he had a chance encounter with a local bear. Jumping out of the shadows as he bombed down the trail, bike and bear came to a head and tossed Souza over the bars. Luckily both parties walked away mostly unharmed, the bear more quickly than Souza, who took a few moments to grasp what had just happened. And lucky for us Souza was recording it all with a helmet-mounted GoPro. Now he just has to work up the confidence to descend at full tilt again. Check out his footage after the break…

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Note to self, try to keep clear of the wildlife. We’ve probably all heard someone recite a disclaimer like, “mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport…”, but this is a bit of a reminder that it isn’t just washing out in a corner or going over the bars after casing a jump that we should […]

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Gevenalle partners w/ Kogel Bearings for first CX specific derailleur pulleys



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Since their inception, the team at Gevenalle has put all of their focus on making components that excel in harsh conditions. Hot of the press is the new CX pulley set, which will also available on the BURD rear derailleur. Check past the break to see what makes this a cross specific design…

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Since their inception, the team at Gevenalle has put all of their focus on making components that excel in harsh conditions. Hot of the press is the new CX pulley set, which will also available on the BURD rear derailleur. Check past the break to see what makes this a cross specific design…

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Contemporary recycled tire realism – Mick Davis tire sculptures

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Mick Davis is an artist based in Ireland that came to sculpture working mostly with stone. But as an avid cyclist he was used to wearing out and tossing old tires, so had the though of reusing them as an alternate media for his works. Now after just two years working with recycling tires into his art, Davis has developed a unique and expressive style that combines classic forms and some reproductions of well-known works with the textures and patterns of the treads of a range of used tires. The piece is called ‘Le Poete’ and is based on Rodin’s famous sculpture The Thinker. Take a closer look after the jump, and get a little insight into why Davis mostly left marble behind and is moving forward with recycled rubber…

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Mick Davis is an artist based in Ireland that came to sculpture working mostly with stone. But as an avid cyclist he was used to wearing out and tossing old tires, so had the though of reusing them as an alternate media for his works. Now after just two years working with recycling tires into […]

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Week in Review: An 11-pound mountain bike, new gravel bikes, a wood bike & more!

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With several new gravel road bikes debuting this past week, that category is coming into its own and even starting to see some diversification within it. We also saw a wood road bike and perhaps the most insane lightweight build ever, resulting in an 11.1lb mountain bike that goes so far beyond the standard hacks it’s simply got to be seen. There were also some new bags and clothes, new gadgets to simplify dropper post handling, and (as usual) so much more!

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With several new gravel road bikes debuting this past week, that category is coming into its own and even starting to see some diversification within it. We also saw a wood road bike and perhaps the most insane lightweight build ever, resulting in an 11.1lb mountain bike that goes so far beyond the standard hacks […]

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Week In Review: New Bikes from 3T and BMC, RKT9 Review, Alchemy Interview, and more

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Road and Gravel weren’t the only categories to get new bikes this week, Marin introduced the Hawk Hill trail bike for those on a budget. OpenBike, Let Blinkers, and Lumma added new ways of lighting and powering your ride. We spoke with Alchemy about how they came up with the first U.S.-made production full suspension carbon mountain bike, and we figured out how to create GPS ride maps for free. Links to all that and way more below…

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Road and Gravel weren’t the only categories to get new bikes this week, Marin introduced the Hawk Hill trail bike for those on a budget. OpenBike, Let Blinkers, and Lumma added new ways of lighting and powering your ride. We spoke with Alchemy about how they came up with the first U.S.-made production full suspension […]

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Water Works Roundup – Filtration bottles and a wearable dehumidifier?

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It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that make that simple but significant task much easier in any setting.

Unfortunately once you’ve done your job hydrating yourself, perspiration can become a problem, especially under weatherproof jackets. To combat such clammy discomfort, Dry-Active technologies has created a wearable dehumidifier that helps keep your body and base layers dry…
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It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that […]

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Pello peddles new kids’ bike line, focuses on light weight, high quality

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Kids’ bikes are a funny thing. Many parents often cringe at the thought of spending big bucks on something their child will quickly outgrow, but at the same time you want to get them a bike they’ll actually ride. A lot of that comes down to weight – if the bike is a 1/3rd the weight of the child (or more), they’re less likely to actually want to pedal the thing around. Then there’s the whole quality/durability issue where the bike needs to be strong enough to withstand repeated drops and crashes, but still functional and easy to use.

Lately, there have been a lot of ideas on what the “ultimate kids’ bike” would be, but for newcomer Pello, the answer is simple, light weight, high quality bikes that don’t cost a fortune…

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Kids’ bikes are a funny thing. Many parents often cringe at the thought of spending big bucks on something their child will quickly outgrow, but at the same time you want to get them a bike they’ll actually ride. A lot of that comes down to weight – if the bike is a 1/3rd the […]

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Week in Review: Exploding bike locks, Mavic’s carbon MTB wheels, lots of new bikes & more!

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‘Twas a big week, with new bikes from Cleary, Pinarello, Franco, Mongoose and more, plus all-new (and first ever for the brand) Mavic carbon fiber mountain bike wheels. Security for your bike got a little more explosive with the Bike Mine theft prevention system. We tested Michelin’s Power tire series claims and found that they are actually quite a bit faster, saving impressive amounts of time and energy. Click through for the full list of this week’s posts, each one opening in a new tab/window for easy reading…

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‘Twas a big week, with new bikes from Cleary, Pinarello, Franco, Mongoose and more, plus all-new (and first ever for the brand) Mavic carbon fiber mountain bike wheels. Security for your bike got a little more explosive with the Bike Mine theft prevention system. We tested Michelin’s Power tire series claims and found that they […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Trail Ridge Road – Colorado

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Photo submitted by Peter Darragh, “First person to ride on Trail Ridge Road this year, 12 at night and 12,000 feet up!”

We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your photo with a brief description here.



Photo submitted by Peter Darragh, “First person to ride on Trail Ridge Road this year, 12 at night and 12,000 feet up!” We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your photo with a brief description here.

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