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AMS Introduces the Om, the lightest stem in its class

AMS Om Stem 45 three quarter leftThe new OM stem from All Mountain Style was named after an American DR.,  who was obsessed with measuring the weight of the soul. After a series of tests, he eventually came to the conclusion that the human soul weighed 21 g, which is coincidentally, one hundred grams less than the new AMS Stem.

The OM is extensively CNC machined from a block of 6082 T6 aluminum, and it’s weight of 121 g is claimed to be a new benchmark for trail/enduro/dh segment. READ MORE ->

Keep an eye on your roof rack with the RoofScope

RoofScopeIf you’ve ever regularly opened your sun roof or craned your head out of the window to check the contents of your roof rack, then you might be excited about the Roof Scope.

Easily mounted on the hood of your car, the convex mirror allows you to easily check to see if your bike (or anything else) is still securely mounted. Another advantage, is it serves as a quick reminder that you have items loaded up, which should help reduce the number of accidental garage to bike collisions. READ MORE ->

New Pininfarina Fuoriserie Makes Electric Bikes Sexy

Pininfarina Fouriserie Electric BikeWhether you hate them or love them, electric bikes are here to stay. Unlike most models which are designed to be utilitarian, the Pininfarina has soul.

Developed in collaboration between the legendary coach builder and 43 Milano, it combines Italian design with classic materials to create one of the most visually stunning e-bikes we’ve ever seen.

So drop past the break and try not to drool..

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Waste Not, Watt Not, With New Zipp Ceramic Bearings

SRAM Zipp Bearing KitFor road riders, Zipp Wheels represent some of the highest performance options available on the market today. But for those cyclists looking to eke out every performance gain possible, the company is now offering an upgrade kit.

By teaming up with Ceramic Speed, Zipp has developed a new Upgrade Bearing Kit for use in all of their hubs and freehub driver bodies. Each of the kits includes low resistance hybrid ceramic (ceramic balls and steel cages) bearings, and offer a measurable wattage savings between 1.5 and 9 watts per bearing set, depending on the condition of your existing bearings.

Pricing and more kit information after the break.

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Project Cieo, The World’s Fastest (and Most Uncomfortable) Tandem

Project CieoThis bean shaped human powered vehicle is being developed by a team of german engineering students, with the goal of racing 100 kmp over the course of an hour.

By using high tech aerodynamics and materials, the Project Cieo team has recently broken a world record, by achieving 83km over the course of an hour.

They’re still working hard at pushing the limits to find ways of hitting their proclaimed 100 kmph goal,   but what’s more interesting is how they’ve crammed two riders into their tandem….

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Kickstarter: Thin is Key with the TIK Keychain

TIK KEychain 2 Pocket space is always limited, so a new Kickstarter campaign aims to minimize the profile of your keys by upcycling old bicycle chains. READ MORE ->

Strawfoot Handmade Merino Wool Summer Socks, Plus Limited Edition “Do Epic Sh!t” Socks from Defeet

SummerSocks-3429Strawfoot Handmade is a small company located in Santa Cruz, Ca, that hand makes bags and other items using American sourced materials. In addition to producing some beautiful duffle bags, they’ve just launched a new line of thin merino wool socks just in time for summer.

Versatile enough to be worn everyday, while hiking, or riding, they’re available in three great colorways, and retail for $16.

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eHarmony’s 15 Reasons to Date a Cyclist, and the Response that Wins the Internet

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Photo by wombat biker

Normally, I wouldn’t go out of my way to bring attention to an internet dating site, but this time I think we can make an exception. You see, eHarmony recently put out a list of the 15 reasons why you should date a cyclist. As we all know, there are countless more reasons, but it’s nice to see the rest of the world taking notice of just how awesome we all are [insert internet sarcasm here]. The eHarmony list is entertaining enough, but then a cyclist by the name of Andrew Stackhouse replied with his own list that definitely wins the internet for the day.

See what it really means to date a cyclist, at least according to Andrew after the break…

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New 100Copies Paris: More Cool Tire Art

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So you missed out on the chance to buy one of the limited edition cycling art prints celebrating New York from Singapore artist Thomas Yang that we posted a few months ago, and the 100 of this new one sold out already too (even as fast as we saw it!) But here is the last chance for a couple of lucky persons to get the original Artist’s Proofs, and get in on some City of Light love for just $135.

The series of 100 is gone, and just these signed proofs are left, so act fast.