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No More OTB for Your KID? SureStop Equipped Bikes Promise to Keep JR on Two Wheels


The folks at Guardian Bikes think Kids’ bikes should be as safe to ride as they are fun. By adding the SureStop braking system, Guardian hopes to completely eliminate the possibility of an over the bars crash caused by too much of the front brake. The concept isn’t exactly new in the world of brakes, but the inclusion of the system on a kid’s bike is intriguing.

Skid (or don’t) past the break and see how it works and if it’s the right bike for your little minions…..


RAT-A-TAT-TAT! Intense Blasts Everything in its Way with New Uzzi 275 and Carbon M16, Plus Limited Palmer Edition

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When you’re about to step foot into Intense Cycle’s booth, you know there won’t be a dull moment. Considered an innovator in this industry, Intense Cycles came full force this year re-introducing the Uzzi with some updated features and showing off their new M16C carbon downhill bike.

Send it past the break for the details on these gorgeous beasts and see what a lucky few might get their Palms on….


IB15: New in Blue – Park Tool Adds Cassette and Bearing Tools and Re-Categorizes Multi-Tools

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I can’t think of a year that I haven’t bought a Park Tool product. When bikes and the parts on them evolve, the tools to maintain them need to evolve as well. Park Tool, as always, stays ahead of the game and this year they were busy!

Sort through your tools and jump past the break to see what you’re missing now….


IB15: Heller Bikes Sniffs out their First Model, The Bloodhound Carbon Fat Bike


The largest and most well known parts supplier in the US, QBP is at it again. To reflect, Quality Bicycle Products purchased Salsa Cycles back in 1997, brought us the Surly brand shortly after in 1998, developed the first ever “main stream” fat bike with the Surly Pugsly in 2005, and now brings us Heller Bikes, to fit somewhere in between the premium Salsa and all steel Surly line of bicycles.

With winter closer than many of us like, the first Heller off the line likely won’t surprise you, but the price just might. Roll on through and check it out…..


Reader’s Rides: The Kuvalda Grimlock- A Versatile AM Bike with More Travel Options Than Expedia

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In 2013, Russia’s Алексей Кочубеев read an article about an ambitious rider building a custom bike from plumbing pipes, alloy sheets and inexpensive materials. He found the story rather interesting, but it didn’t launch him into action right away.  Almost two years later the desire struck Кочубеев to own a custom bike with plenty of integrated adjustment, so he decided to put his own ideas into motion.

Кочубеев  found a small company called Kuvalda Bikes who were producing prototype frames. He contacted them in January 2015 and started designing what would eventually be called the Kuvalda Grimlock. Кочубеев’s creation boasts a huge amount of adjustability with four different travel settings, three chainstay lengths and compatibility with 26″ or 27.5″ wheels.

With such a wide range of set up options this frame is sure to spark engineering debates over its built-in versatility and how it’s ride characteristics might be affected as the rear shock position is altered. Read past the break to see how it works…

Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #3 PLUS 2015 Interbike Preview:

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We’re back from Interbike yet still have lots to bring you from Eurobike. Here is the 3rd installment of Eurobike coverage as well as a preview of some of the things coming up from this past week’s Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. Grab your favorite Fall beer, relax, and enjoy!

And if you need to catch up, here is Week 1 and Week 2’s indexed coverage of Eurobike 2015.


Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces


  • Human Powered Vehicle Breaks 85 MPH! – We found this story first on Aerovelo’s speed bike Eta premiered at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada in 2014. Despite mechanical issues, the team placed third overall. Now Aerovelo is getting ready for another record attempt in the 2015 challenge. Get updates from this year’s challenge at


Specialized Whips up a Turbo Powered Sidehack Fat Bike for Ken Block


Ken Block likes his toys, and it’s no secret bicycles have a special place in his garage. Specialized stepped up once again and came up with a turbo powered sidehack with some trick features and a custom paint job fitting for the Hoonigan.

Monkey past the break and check out the details on what had to be rad project to work on…


Niner puts fall in the air with limited edition Jet 9 and RIP 9


As we enter into our favorite time of year to ride a mountain bike, Niner’s celebrating it with limited edition colors of their racy JET 9 and terrain crushing RIP 9 alloy bikes for Fall.

The RIP 9 gets a Blue Bluer color scheme, and the JET 9 comes in a Black Orange. Build options are X1 or Deore, $3,300 and $2,300 respectively. Framesets are $1,849. All are based on the air formed alloy frame and are available in limited quantities while they last.

Jump past the break to see a video of the Jet 9 carving the lush Pisgah National Forest like warm pumpkin pie….