Mokumono Cycles wants to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands

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The Netherlands is widely regarded as the cycling capital of the world, and until recently had a burgeoning bicycle manufacturing industry dating back to the late 1800’s. However, with costs rising several larger Dutch brands have moved their production overseas. By adopting more automated and less costly manufacturing techniques borrowed from the automotive industry, the Mokumono’s creators want to bring back bicycle production to the Netherlands.

Their simplified, yet thoughtfully equipped commuter bike certainly seems like the most suitable way to accomplish that goal. The name Mokumono is an abbreviation of the words ‘mokum’ which refers to Amsterdam, and ‘mono’ as a reference to the frame’s monocoque construction.

The Mokumono is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter, and the campaign needs some support before it ends on May 20th to see this bike go into production…
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The Netherlands is widely regarded as the cycling capital of the world, and until recently had a burgeoning bicycle manufacturing industry dating back to the late 1800’s. However, with costs rising several larger Dutch brands have moved their production overseas. By adopting more automated and less costly manufacturing techniques borrowed from the automotive industry, the […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Skycov, Slovakia

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Photo submitted by Vladimir Ondrejka, “This picture is from Slovakia (where Peter Sagan was born), it is near my village Skycov. Next level of beauty :)”

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Photo submitted by Vladimir Ondrejka, “This picture is from Slovakia (where Peter Sagan was born), it is near my village Skycov. Next level of beauty :)” 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 […]

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Week in review: Shimano’s E-bike & XT touring drivetrain, Cannondale redefines XC plus much more!

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With all the new products flying out of Sea Otter you would think we’d seen it all. Shimano has been busy to say the least. Though it’s obvious e-bikes are here to stay, nothing validates it more when Shimano develops a complete XT-level e-bike drivetrain. Surprising us even further, after SRAM kills off the front derailleur, Shimano develops a new triple as the centerpiece to their XT touring drivetrain complete with dynamo hub! Also RockShox’s new lightweight SID fork and Cannondale new Scalpel Si take XC to the next level, plus much, much more…

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With all the new products flying out of Sea Otter you would think we’d seen it all. Shimano has been busy to say the least. Though it’s obvious e-bikes are here to stay, nothing validates it more when Shimano develops a complete XT-level e-bike drivetrain. Surprising us even further, after SRAM kills off the front […]

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Week in Review: Sea Otter! Raceface, Turner, & Underground, new lids from 661 & Fox plus much more!

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Sea Otter was full of new products being announced and overall it was nothing short of exciting. John Parker, founder of Yeti Cycles is back in the game with his new brand, Underground Bike Works with non other than The Missile representing.  Praxis  rolls out with carbon wheels and we spy a couple of things hiding in plain sight from SRAM and Chris King. Also we review Road Ultra Wide rings from Wickwerks and get introduced to some new stuff from BOS Suspension.

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Sea Otter was full of new products being announced and overall it was nothing short of exciting. John Parker, founder of Yeti Cycles is back in the game with his new brand, Underground Bike Works with non other than The Missile representing.  Praxis  rolls out with carbon wheels and we spy a couple of things […]

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Whistler Blackcomb announces plans for a massive bike park expansion

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Some big news came from Whistler Blackcomb recently, which bike park riders will be pretty stoked to hear about. With over 60kms of existing trails the Whistler Bike Park easily dwarfs other bike parks in North America already, but instead of leaning on their shovels the resort has ambitious plans to open a whole new Upper Creekside Zone on Whistler Mountain and add another 50kms of trails over the next few years.

The Bike Park expansion is part of a massive development plan the resort is calling the Renaissance. This plan includes a long list of new facilities including an indoor waterpark, indoor action sports training center, new daylodges, and much more. Bikerumor spoke to Whistler Blackcomb’s VP of Business Development Rob McSkimming to get the inside scoop on the overall plan for the Bike Park expansion, the timeline for construction and their vision for the new Creekside Zone…
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Some big news came from Whistler Blackcomb recently, which bike park riders will be pretty stoked to hear about. With over 60kms of existing trails the Whistler Bike Park easily dwarfs other bike parks in North America already, but instead of leaning on their shovels the resort has ambitious plans to open a whole new […]

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SOC16: Magura mixes up new light but powerful MT Trail Carbon Brakes

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Recently, Magura upped the ante in terms of brake power with their super moto inspired MT7 quad piston brakes. They also had the light weight end of the spectrum covered with their dual piston, super light MT8. With the MT7 positioned more towards extreme riding and the MT8 aimed towards XC, trail riders were left somewhere in the middle. Wanting to offer a more trail friendly brake, Magura did some mixing and matching and came up with the new MT Trail Carbon…

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Recently, Magura upped the ante in terms of brake power with their super moto inspired MT7 quad piston brakes. They also had the light weight end of the spectrum covered with their dual piston, super light MT8. With the MT7 positioned more towards extreme riding and the MT8 aimed towards XC, trail riders were left somewhere […]

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Week in Review: New stuff flying in from Sea Otter including Hope’s carbon FS, plus XT Di2 & much more!

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Sea Otter is wrapping up this weekend and we’re there absorbing all of the new goodies being showcased. Shimano unveils XT Di2, Fat Chance brings the Slim Chance back, Urge’s new full face and … Hope builds a bike?

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Sea Otter is wrapping up this weekend and we’re there absorbing all of the new goodies being showcased. Shimano unveils XT Di2, Fat Chance brings the Slim Chance back, Urge’s new full face and … Hope builds a bike?

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Verve RevUp drops the magnets for Infocrank power meter cadence sensing

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We’ve been testing Verve’s Infocranks  in the harshest conditions you could drum up for a power meter, from rough gravel roads to the mud and pressure washers of cyclocross. But the only real issue after several seasons of testing had been with the magnets needed to ensure accurate cadence reporting. Now up-to-date and accurate cadence measurement is a huge deal in power meters. Since the Infocrank actually measure stress in the cranks and equates torque out of that, it needs cadence (or its analogue of angular velocity) to calculate power. Now Verve after working on the issue for a couple of years, both in the lab and with their pro-team testers, have managed to get accurate cadence data with the existing sensors in the crank and without the use of magnets. Check out the details below and how to get this over the air update now…

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We’ve been testing Verve’s Infocranks  in the harshest conditions you could drum up for a power meter, from rough gravel roads to the mud and pressure washers of cyclocross. But the only real issue after several seasons of testing had been with the magnets needed to ensure accurate cadence reporting. Now up-to-date and accurate cadence measurement is […]

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Week in review: Fox’s trimmed down fork, tech from Flanders, inside Rotor’s hydro drivetrain & more!

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Fox went to some extra ordinary lengths to get the weight down on their new XC fork, we get a close up look inside Rotor’s new hydraulic drivetrain. Plus we check out some fly rides like Fabian Cancellara’s trick new ride for Paris-Roubaix and Lauf’s new gravel and adventure forks…

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Fox went to some extra ordinary lengths to get the weight down on their new XC fork, we get a close up look inside Rotor’s new hydraulic drivetrain. Plus we check out some fly rides like Fabian Cancellara’s trick new ride for Paris-Roubaix and Lauf’s new gravel and adventure forks…

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