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Boxer Cycles Brings Style and Utility Together With Their New Cargo Trikes

Adult and child riding in the Boxer Rocket

Cargo trikes have never been particularly stylish or pleasing to the eye, but the UK’s Boxer Cycles is looking to add some excitement and artistic flair to this niche market. Inspired by the era of Flash Gordon and Jules Verne, Boxer Cycles seeks to achieve a 1930’s aircraft aesthetic with their line of cargo trikes. The company’s Lead Designer Jeremy Davies seems to be making an impact, as the Boxer Rocket is scheduled to appear at the London Design Museum this fall.

Boxer has three models of trikes: The Rocket and Shuttle trikes have removable seats for moving cargo or passengers (mainly kids). Their Cargo model is intended for hauling non-sentient goods and has no passenger seats, but features a clever quick-release cargo box instead.

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Friday RoundUp – Bicycles Bits & Pieces

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  • Bike Pure Release Ethics Brochure – Bike Pure today launch it’s publication titled “Rebuilding Ethics in Cycle Sport: A Guide for Riders, Parents and Coaches”. The 44 page full colour brochure is aimed at educating both riders, coaches and parents of cyclists on the importance of sporting ethics, integrity, sportsmanship and anti-doping. This free guide is available to be shipped in hard copy format from bikepurestore.org or as a direct PDF download from bikepure.org.
  • New training software to help coaches and student-athletes across the countryTrainingPeaks has announced a partnership with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to provide world-class online training software and educational content to help interscholastic mountain bike team coaches succeed. For more information on NICA visit nationalmtb.org or call (510) 524-5464.

Clothing, Gear and Tools

  • DeFeet brings the art of Greig Leach and the wonderous Paris-Roubaix bicycle classic to their Aireator socks – Greig Leach inspires and amazes enthusiasts world wide with his artwork. In addition to his prints, Leach has compiled books with his cycling creations, such as the Book de Tour, art of the Tour de France, in 2014. To order your pair of Aireator Greig Leach Paris-Roubaix Special socks, visit DeFeet.com.
  • Kinetic Releases Major inRide UpgradeKinetic has announced the launch of a major update to its inRide power training app. The update includes new home-screen graphics, improved guided workouts, direct social media sharing, and real-time workout graphing. The app update is currently live and is available for download from the iTunes store now.

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WTB Proves that Smaller is Better with new Minus Sized Tire Platform

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With the whole industry going wider in both tire and rim combinations, it’s a surprise no one has thought of this yet. Instead of oversizing everything on the bike to add weight and complexity, why not just make things, smaller? Requiring zero modifications to fit within existing frames, the tires adhere to the WTB mantra of “Minus is More.” Offering similar rollover ability with better acceleration, the new undersize tires over deliver on performance…

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EndlessBikeCo to End Domestic Manufacturing, Shipping Production Overseas

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We have a lot of respect for companies that still manage to produce their goods here in the U.S., but at the end of the day sometimes it really is about the bottom line. EndlessBikeCo is shaking things up and abandoning their made in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain ethos, and looking for the cheapest way forward…

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Trek Bicycle and Fabian Cancellara Partner for Monument. By Spartacus. The Fragrance

It’s one thing to look like a champion, but smelling like one will take you to the next level. That’s exactly why Fabian Cancellara is partnering with Trek to introduce his own fragrance. Called Monument. By Spartacus. the new cologne is equally at home “in the bedroom, night club, locker room, or board room…”

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Cane Creek Hops on the Pogo Trend with new CCDBRPPS-BS

Enduro is so 2014. With Cane Creek’s help, Dan Brady and Jerry Atrick are making the move to Pogo. Capitalizing on Cane Creek’s Double Barrel technology, the CCDBRPPS-BS or  Cane Creek Double Barrel Rocket Propelled Pogo Stick with BOOST Switch is set to be a game changer in the world of professional pogo sticking…

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Quantock Hills – Somerset, UK.

bikerumor pic of the day Quantock Hills, Somerset, UK.

Photo submitted by Allan Induni, “This picture was taken last summer from the top of the Quantock Hills, Somerset, UK. It was such a beautiful day that I got carried away and cycled about 100 Km.”

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.

Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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Advocacy

  • Yuba Launches Limited-Edition PeopleForBikes Branded Cargo Bike – PeopleForBikes and Yuba Bicycles have partnered to launch a limited edition Boda Boda cargo bike to raise money for bicycling infrastructure. Yuba and PeopleForBikes will officially launch the bike at the Sea Otter Classic in April, where people can enter to win one. The bikes are available for preorders now and on sale May 1 at Yuba dealers and at yubabikes.com.
  • CNN Honors Trips for Kids Founder – CNN has named Trips for Kids Founder, Marilyn Price, as a CNN Hero for her years of dedication to putting disadvantaged kids on mountain bikes. Please join us in congratulating Marilyn and take a moment to watch the video and share it with your friends and family. Or tune in to CNN March 27 – 29 and watch the story “on air”. tripsforkids.org

Racing News

Monarch Crest Race

  • The true “enduro” experience is finally here, October 2-4, 2015. The Monarch Crest Enduro brought to you by Chocolate Bunny Productions, threads together three days of Colorado’s finest high country trails along the Monarch Crest, a segment of the Continental Divide Trail, and IMBA Epic® no less. Registration is now live on imathlete.com.

 

Touring

  • The Greatest Ride – August 9-12 2015. This is the cycling trip you’ve wanted to take for your whole life. Start by sharing a table with retired Pro Cyclist George Hincapie and Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall for the opening dinner at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. This event is limited to only 10 cyclists so book now at blackberry farm.com.
  • Chris King Gourmet Century registration opens April, 1st – The Gourmet Century has expanded into a global showcase hosting four events across the U.S. and now one in Japan. Each event will feature its own special guest chefs and menus designed to compliment the best riding the region has to offer. Registration for ALL events will open on April 1st at 12pm PST at gourmetcentury.com. Act fast as tickets tend to go quickly!
  • Ride. Relax. Escape. Discover the Wild Highlands of Scotland – Fuel your sense of discovery with roads that will take your breath away. This 6 day, 5 night tour runs between 8th to 13th September and is strictly limited to 12 people. Book now, 72 hours before general public.

 

NAHBS 2015

  • Didn’t get enough of NAHBS 2015? - Gates photographer Tim Lucking has produced an exquisite photo gallery of the best belted bikes from the North American Handmade Bike Show. Check out some of our favorites on The Belted Blog.

 

Video/Film

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Currently touring the USA, (you can find the tour schedule here) immediately after the Festival ends in November a selection of the best films goes on tour across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Lebanon, Chile, New Zealand, Antarctica, and points in between. Each year, the films travel to 40 countries reaching more than 390,000 people at over 840 screenings. There’s typically a mountain bike film in the mix but every film has always been entertaining.

 

Contest

  • Here’s your last reminder that you can win a set of new rubber from Vee Tire. Follow the link to the survey and complete it to win!

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TPE15: Litespeed Nome fat bike breaks ground, T5 Gravel bike gets thru axle fork

2016 litespeed nome titanium fatbike

Tennessee based titanium bicycle fabricator Litespeed could be playing in the fat bike garden with their new Nome.

It’ll have 190mm rear spacing built around replaceable dropouts and ship with singlespeed dropouts. Standard dropouts with derailleur hanger for QR or thru axles will be available separately. This one’s a prototype to gauge interest, primarily among international distributors. They say the U.S. has demand, but Hong Kong and the Phillipines are blowing up.

Probably be around $2,600 to $2,700 for the frame. Frame is 3/2.5 titanium, and they’re handmade in Ooltewah, TN. Look for them to start shipping later this summer.

More pics and updates to their gravel bike after the page break.

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