Double Vision – Kona’s carbon Hei Hei DL and Race DL get official

 

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The cat might already be out of the bag after their showing at Sea Otter, but that isn’t stopping Kona from officially introducing the new carbon Hei Heis with a clever video. Typically, double vision on a mountain bike would be a bad thing, but in this case it’s how Kona racer Spencer Paxson attacks completely different rides with the same frame. That’s of course due to the Hei Hei’s duality as both a 100mm travel XC race bike and as a 100/120mm travel trail slayer. With build kits uniquely suited to each task and a light weight carbon frame, the new carbon Hei Hei may leave you seeing double…

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  The cat might already be out of the bag after their showing at Sea Otter, but that isn’t stopping Kona from officially introducing the new carbon Hei Heis with a clever video. Typically, double vision on a mountain bike would be a bad thing, but in this case it’s how Kona racer Spencer Paxson […]

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Cycliq Fly12 front video cam now shipping to capture bad drivers everywhere

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We saw the Cycliq Fly12 front camera and headlight combo at Interbike, and it was impressive. Combining laudable recording times even when blazing the 400 lumen headlamp, it saves the footage in the event of an accident or other dangerous pranks from motorists. What sets it over the top, though, is the companion smartphone app, which lets you control its settings with ease.

Now, the Fly12 is shipping, and an Android version of the app is coming very soon. It connects to the app via WiFi and Bluetooth for both setup and video review and editing. It can even upload your ride to Strava, set the integrated bike alarm and let you share your video on social media. Check the press release after the break, and stay tuned for a giveaway on Bikerumor soon!

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We saw the Cycliq Fly12 front camera and headlight combo at Interbike, and it was impressive. Combining laudable recording times even when blazing the 400 lumen headlamp, it saves the footage in the event of an accident or other dangerous pranks from motorists. What sets it over the top, though, is the companion smartphone app, […]

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Week in Review: CycleOps drops the Hammer, new bikes, lots of Sea Otter & more!

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This past week we continued with our Sea Otter coverage, saw perhaps a few too many e-bike things, and filled in between all that with new bikes from State, Argon and more. From Sea Otter comes new tools, components and a closer look at a few things that had been introduced just prior to the show. But perhaps the biggest news this week was the all-new CycleOps Hammer, a nearly silent direct drive trainer that, dare we say it, could make indoor training enjoyable! Everything’s linked below, each opening in a new window for easy browsing…

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This past week we continued with our Sea Otter coverage, saw perhaps a few too many e-bike things, and filled in between all that with new bikes from State, Argon and more. From Sea Otter comes new tools, components and a closer look at a few things that had been introduced just prior to the […]

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Stromer’s ST2 S E-Bike brings innovative electronic functions to America

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If you’re really interested in technology, you’re probably stoked that e-bikes are bringing some cool new ideas to the marketplace. Even if you’re adamantly against assisted pedalling, it’s pretty nifty to see how companies like Stromer are incorporating electronic features into modern bicycles. Without electronic components it would be tough to make a bike that allows you to ride longer distances, let alone one that tracks your ride stats, monitors service intervals, or hosts anti-theft features.

Swiss e-bike manufacturer Stromer seems quite pleased with itself to announce the availability in the US of their new top of the line ST2 S e-bike. The S model has seen a few upgrades over the base ST2, including XTR Di2 wireless electronic shifting, a 20% larger battery with a range up to 110 miles, and an integrated 1600 lumen Supernova headlight.

But all of this technical innovation certainly does not come cheap, and considering the bike’s overall heft the and lack of a carbon frame, it seems the electronics are largely what you’re paying for…
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If you’re really interested in technology, you’re probably stoked that e-bikes are bringing some cool new ideas to the marketplace. Even if you’re adamantly against assisted pedalling, it’s pretty nifty to see how companies like Stromer are incorporating electronic features into modern bicycles. Without electronic components it would be tough to make a bike that […]

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Mokumono Cycles wants to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands

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The Netherlands is widely regarded as the cycling capital of the world, and until recently had a burgeoning bicycle manufacturing industry dating back to the late 1800’s. However, with costs rising several larger Dutch brands have moved their production overseas. By adopting more automated and less costly manufacturing techniques borrowed from the automotive industry, the Mokumono’s creators want to bring back bicycle production to the Netherlands.

Their simplified, yet thoughtfully equipped commuter bike certainly seems like the most suitable way to accomplish that goal. The name Mokumono is an abbreviation of the words ‘mokum’ which refers to Amsterdam, and ‘mono’ as a reference to the frame’s monocoque construction.

The Mokumono is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter, and the campaign needs some support before it ends on May 20th to see this bike go into production…
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The Netherlands is widely regarded as the cycling capital of the world, and until recently had a burgeoning bicycle manufacturing industry dating back to the late 1800’s. However, with costs rising several larger Dutch brands have moved their production overseas. By adopting more automated and less costly manufacturing techniques borrowed from the automotive industry, the […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Skycov, Slovakia

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Photo submitted by Vladimir Ondrejka, “This picture is from Slovakia (where Peter Sagan was born), it is near my village Skycov. Next level of beauty :)”

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Photo submitted by Vladimir Ondrejka, “This picture is from Slovakia (where Peter Sagan was born), it is near my village Skycov. Next level of beauty :)” 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 […]

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Week in review: Shimano’s E-bike & XT touring drivetrain, Cannondale redefines XC plus much more!

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With all the new products flying out of Sea Otter you would think we’d seen it all. Shimano has been busy to say the least. Though it’s obvious e-bikes are here to stay, nothing validates it more when Shimano develops a complete XT-level e-bike drivetrain. Surprising us even further, after SRAM kills off the front derailleur, Shimano develops a new triple as the centerpiece to their XT touring drivetrain complete with dynamo hub! Also RockShox’s new lightweight SID fork and Cannondale new Scalpel Si take XC to the next level, plus much, much more…

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With all the new products flying out of Sea Otter you would think we’d seen it all. Shimano has been busy to say the least. Though it’s obvious e-bikes are here to stay, nothing validates it more when Shimano develops a complete XT-level e-bike drivetrain. Surprising us even further, after SRAM kills off the front […]

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Week in Review: Sea Otter! Raceface, Turner, & Underground, new lids from 661 & Fox plus much more!

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Sea Otter was full of new products being announced and overall it was nothing short of exciting. John Parker, founder of Yeti Cycles is back in the game with his new brand, Underground Bike Works with non other than The Missile representing.  Praxis  rolls out with carbon wheels and we spy a couple of things hiding in plain sight from SRAM and Chris King. Also we review Road Ultra Wide rings from Wickwerks and get introduced to some new stuff from BOS Suspension.

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Sea Otter was full of new products being announced and overall it was nothing short of exciting. John Parker, founder of Yeti Cycles is back in the game with his new brand, Underground Bike Works with non other than The Missile representing.  Praxis  rolls out with carbon wheels and we spy a couple of things […]

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Whistler Blackcomb announces plans for a massive bike park expansion

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Some big news came from Whistler Blackcomb recently, which bike park riders will be pretty stoked to hear about. With over 60kms of existing trails the Whistler Bike Park easily dwarfs other bike parks in North America already, but instead of leaning on their shovels the resort has ambitious plans to open a whole new Upper Creekside Zone on Whistler Mountain and add another 50kms of trails over the next few years.

The Bike Park expansion is part of a massive development plan the resort is calling the Renaissance. This plan includes a long list of new facilities including an indoor waterpark, indoor action sports training center, new daylodges, and much more. Bikerumor spoke to Whistler Blackcomb’s VP of Business Development Rob McSkimming to get the inside scoop on the overall plan for the Bike Park expansion, the timeline for construction and their vision for the new Creekside Zone…
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Some big news came from Whistler Blackcomb recently, which bike park riders will be pretty stoked to hear about. With over 60kms of existing trails the Whistler Bike Park easily dwarfs other bike parks in North America already, but instead of leaning on their shovels the resort has ambitious plans to open a whole new […]

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