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Spy Shot: New RaceFace SIXC Cranks with Cinch Interface



Spotted on a new Santa Cruz Nomad, these updated SIXC  cranks feature new graphics, and utilize the modular Cinch System. The system allows you to easily interchange single, double, and even triple rings, in addition to swapping out different spindles.

The existing SIXC cranks are rated for everything from AM to DH abuse, so with a quick spindle change, you’ll be able to mount them to almost any bike in your fleet.

More spy shots after the break


New Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Bike Teaser, Plus Limited Edition Tour de France Prints

Thanks to reader Finoulst for the tip!

Forty five years ago, Eddy Merckx won his first Tour de France by a staggering 16 minute margin. To celebrate his achievement in 1969,  and his 69th birthday, Eddy will be releasing a new bike soon. Until then, all we have is this teaser…. We think it’s  a gravel grinder fat bike, with disc brakes, and fender mounts, but you can leave your more reasonable ideas in the comments.

Now that Tour season is upon us, Urban Cottage Industries is launching a limited edition collection of five prints of Tour legends. Drop past the break to see them and learn more…


The New Ferrari Inspired Colnago V1-R Road Bike

Colnago V1-r Ferrari  (6)Hot on the heels of the recently announced Made-in-Italy C60 Road Bike, the new V1-r race bike from Colnago checks a slew of different boxes. It’s the lightest bike the company has ever made, ditches the distinct lugged fabrication, and due to Taiwanese production, its a hell of a lot cheaper.

At 835 grams ( fork + frame + hardware), the $4,750 Italian racer is priced at nearly $1,500 less than the C60, so it slots in at a slightly higher price point than a Tarmac and Madone, while still weighing less than offerings from Pinarello.   READ MORE ->

Giant Limited Edition TCX SLR Singlespeed Cyclocross Bike Launch Vid with Adam Craig


In a more-than-slight nod to the epic Transition Rapture CX announcement, Adam Craig returns on behalf of his sponsor, Giant, to show how well-suited his limited edition TCX SLR SS is to roosting, getting wasted, and all the other traits required for SSCXWC14KY dominance. Check out complete specs and the video after the jump.


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..


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.


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….