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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Why Oval Rings Help You Ride Better – The UK based manufacturer of durable, lightweight and beautiful bicycle parts, absoluteBLACK has recently produced a few videos to illustrate the benefits of oval rings. They’re so sure that you’ll love your oval ring that they’ll give you 30 days to try it and if you don’t love it, you can send it back for a refund. There will be more videos to come so be sure to subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

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TrainerRoad updates software for desktop & iOS, now supports new Wahoo KICKR Snap

TrainerRoad, a subscription-based virtual training software that syncs up with both smart and standard trainers alike to provide detailed workout programs, has updated both their desktop and iOS apps to fix a few bugs. More importantly, they’ve added support for the lower cost Wahoo KICKR Snap, a more affordable version of that company’s connected, Bluetooth/ANT+ controlled trainer. 

The update allows all of TrainerRoad’s workouts to control the Snap, including the power calibration spin down and providing automatic changes to resistance to keep you working in the target power output range. We reviewed TrainerRoad’s system last year and found it to be a supremely effective way to maximize trainer time whether paired with the KICKR or using virtual power on the Kurt Kinetic Road Machine.

The company told us they’re working on a major revamp for the desktop version that should be out (or at least announced) around mid September.

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Coronado Heights, Kansas

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Photo submitted by Curt Shelman, “I like to spend a lot of my time riding on the gravel roads of Kansas. This photo of my Fuji CX bike is from the castle at the top of Coronado Heights in the Smoky Hill region in Central Kansas. Always a great 360 degree view of the rolling farm and grasslands of this area. Coronado Heights is northwest of Lindsborg, Kansas and as legend has it in 1542 around this area, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado gave up his search for the seven cities of gold and returned to Mexico.”

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.

VP’s New Aim Platform Pedals Keep it Simple, Versatile and Cheap

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Flat pedal riders with finite budgets will likely be pretty stoked to hear about VP’s new Aim platform pedals. As the lesser brother to VP’s top of the line Harrier flat pedal, the recently released Aims are more affordable yet feature bodies that are almost as large and thin as the Harrier, and still come in at a very reasonable weight.

The Aim pedals were developed for slopestyle slayer Sam Reynolds. Reynolds said he wanted something big and grippy, so VP ran with his request and created this simple, traditional and versatile dual-concave design. In short, the Aim pedals are comfortable platforms that offer gobs of foot space, and would be ideal for any type of bike that you’d run flats on including your commuter, BMX or all-mountain bike. Read on for the details, and to see if you’re tempted by their $60 MSRP…
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Trek Factory Experience lets you visit HQ to order, pick up your new bike

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On the one hand, you have Trek’s new online ordering and home delivery program (or shop delivery for complete bikes). Now, you can have the complete opposite, heading to Trek’s Waterloo, Wisconsin, headquarters to get fit for and customize you new bike, or even take it home with you a bit later.

The new Trek Factory Experience offers two ways to get your new Project One bike. Order through your local Trek dealer first, then head to their HQ for a VIP tour and meet ‘n’ greet with the folks that build your frame, onsite lunch and lunch ride, and packing of your bike in a new Scicon bike bag for the trip home.

The second option includes a visit to their shop for a professional fit and guided Project One customization process, plus all the VIP tour, development team meeting, lunch and ride, then your bike is packed and shipped to your dealer once it’s ready. It’s all arranged through their Trek Travel program.

Friday RoundUP – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

Jun 15, 2015 - Pacific Start | Aug 18 (est) - Atlantic Finish (PRNewsFoto/Bike Loud!)

Jun 15, 2015 – Pacific Start | Aug 18 (est) – Atlantic Finish (PRNewsFoto/Bike Loud!)

Cycling for Charity

  • Boy Scouts Bike 3,900 Miles to Battle Cancer – On June 15, seven Boy Scouts embarked on an epic bike journey from the Pacific seaside town of Florence, Oregon. Their destination, 66 days and 3,900 miles over the horizon, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Their mission, to honor a schoolmate they lost to cancer and to raise awareness and funds for teen cancer programs. The extreme cyclists, high school students in Chapel Hill, have now traveled almost 3,000 miles, successfully navigating the Cascades and Rockies, crossing the Continental Divide, descending into the Great Plains. Ahead, the Appalachian Mountains roll into North Carolina’s Piedmont and the coast, the entire trip without vehicle support. The Trans-America odyssey, appropriately labeled Bike Loud! is slated to end on August 18. Click here for Bike Loud! Website and news from the road.
June 15, 2015, Pacific Ocean Start, Florence, Oregon (PRNewsFoto/Bike Loud!)

Cyclist’s names in Pacific Ocean photo, Florence, Oregon (left to right): David Margolies, Brian Richardson, Alex Broz, Andrew de Figueiredo, Max Morgan, Will Owen, Sam Billings.

 

  • Bikepacking Endurance Cycling Challenge: 3,600km Solo Across Japan in 21 Days – Ollie Blackmore, endurance cyclist from Norfolk, UK, is taking on an almighty challenge, cycling across Japan solo and unsupported. Cycle Challenge Japan is set to be a grueling 3,647 km (2,266 miles) of cycling, with 175,000ft of climbs, in just 21 days starting on the 9th September 2015. Ollie aims to raise awareness and £15,000 for Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project – a cause which works to end dolphin captivity and slaughter. Find out more about Ollie’s challenge on his Facebook Page.

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Capo Adds Colorful New Flavor with Limited Edition Candy X Collection

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Candy X seems like a fitting description for Capo’s latest kit. Offering a contrasting, high visibility look without the use of Hi Viz green, Candy X builds on the color palate found in their previous Limited Edition Leggero SL kit. Going a bit more wild with the graphics, Candy X uses Capo’s SL level clothing with a Limited Edition jersey, bibs, and of course a few essentials to really dial in you kit game…

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Enter Into the New BH Dimension – Interactively discover what riding the new BH Lynx 4.8 Carbon is like from your Smartphone or Tablet in three easy steps: 1- Download the free CLICKar app by clicking on Apple Store or Play Store. 2- Open it and scan the image. 3- Put yourself into the skin of BH Gravity Team riders. BHBikes.com
  • Camelbak acquired for $412 million – BikeBiz reported earlier this week that Vista Outdoor, a designer, manufacturer and marketer in the outdoor sport and recreation market, has purchased the brand. More on the acquisition at bikebiz.com.

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Get Ready For the Weekend with WC Preview from Claudio, Shredding Steeps and Slugs, Double Backflips and more…

It’s almost the weekend, which means it’s almost tine for some World Cup action. As has become sort of tradition, Claudio Caluori is on hand to give us a first hand account of the course at Mont Sainte Anne. You can catch the race live on Redbull TV and redbull.com.

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