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

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MAgura MT trail hydraulic disc brakeIMG_4181

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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Week in Review: New trail slayer from Intense, a smart aero-road bike plus bikes from Paris Nice, NAHBS & more!

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This week we rode Intense’s new playful trail slayer which is like a short travel Enduro bike made for your home trails, (unless you live in Whistler or the like). We were also at Paris Nice and got to sneak around the pits to get a close up look at what the pros are riding and took a ride on some of Mavic’s new carbon wheels…

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This week we rode Intense’s new playful trail slayer which is like a short travel Enduro bike made for your home trails, (unless you live in Whistler or the like). We were also at Paris Nice and got to sneak around the pits to get a close up look at what the pros are riding and took a […]

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Devinci Wilson DH Bike gets lighter, stiffer, and quieter with carbon upgrade

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Many downhill parks across the country may be still covered in snow, but the start of the UCI DH World Cup season is just around the corner. That usually means it’s time to unveil the new hardware that companies like Devinci have been testing over the winter. Hardware like the new Devinci Wilson Carbon. Modeled after the current Devinci Wilson in aluminum (which already had carbon seat stays), the Wilson carbon is ready to carry you to your own DH victories…

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Many downhill parks across the country may be still covered in snow, but the start of the UCI DH World Cup season is just around the corner. That usually means it’s time to unveil the new hardware that companies like Devinci have been testing over the winter. Hardware like the new Devinci Wilson Carbon. Modeled after the current […]

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Week in Review: 12 speeds are here, 50t is the new 42 & Specialized takes us E-mountain biking in Moab?

Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup

Yeah, there has been a lot going on this week. SRAM tosses out the front derailleur for good since they have 12 speeds with some insane range now. Specialized has us take a look at their E-mountain bikes and we come away with mixed feelings… Also more goodies from Taipei show and NAHBS are still rolling in!

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Yeah, there has been a lot going on this week. SRAM tosses out the front derailleur for good since they have 12 speeds with some insane range now. Specialized has us take a look at their E-mountain bikes and we come away with mixed feelings… Also more goodies from Taipei show and NAHBS are still rolling in!

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A Week in Review: NAHBS, Taipei Show & Paris-Nice coverage, new Campagnolo drivetrain and more!

Weekend Roundup

Weekend Roundup

This week we bring you things from all over the world! Coverage from 2016 NAHBS, Taipei Show, and Tour Down Under is still flowing in, we’re at Paris-Nice checking out all the new tech showing up on team bikes, and a lot of new products from RockShox, BOX Components, Campagnolo, Mavic and much more!

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This week we bring you things from all over the world! Coverage from 2016 NAHBS, Taipei Show, and Tour Down Under is still flowing in, we’re at Paris-Nice checking out all the new tech showing up on team bikes, and a lot of new products from RockShox, BOX Components, Campagnolo, Mavic and much more!

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A week in review: Taipei Show goodies, NAHBS tonnage and new stuff from Troy Lee, EVOC & more!

Week in review

Week in review

We’re back from the Taipei Cycle show and the North American Handmade Bike Show and we’ve been crushing our keyboards to get you the latest and greatest. From Taipei we see new stuff from Praxis & Lezyne, and the iconic Bridgestone cycles pushing bikes again.

Rob English and many others bring us some of the most drool worthy bike porn yet plus new products from EVOC, Troy Lee and more…

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We’re back from the Taipei Cycle show and the North American Handmade Bike Show and we’ve been crushing our keyboards to get you the latest and greatest. From Taipei we see new stuff from Praxis & Lezyne, and the iconic Bridgestone cycles pushing bikes again. Rob English and many others bring us some of the most […]

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