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Friday RoundUP – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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  • Inspired to Ride Still on the Big Screen – Inspired to Ride, the film that documented participants in the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, has been screened in over 25 theaters the past few months. And events are still coming together. Visit inspiredtoride.it for screening dates.

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Swiss, Premium, Performance – BMC Release Their 2016 Mountain Bike Lineup

2016 BMC Trailfox TF01 XX1 mountain bike

As a company well known for its thirst for innovative design, BMC have just announced their most progressive line of mountain bikes yet. Of course the Swiss brand has been on quite the roll lately, having debuted the new Team Elite softail race bike as well the 650b Speedfox Trailcrew already this year. Looking to build upon that momentum, the 2016 model year signals a subtle change in direction for BMC, with bold colours and refined build kits highlighting their willingness to listen to rider demands. This year you’ll find BMC releasing new sport hardtails, an updated Trailfox long-travel 29er, and a plethora of new spec options for the existing Fourstroke and Speedfox lines. So read on for our first look of the 2016 BMC mountain bike range…

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Contest: Enter To Win A Pearl Izumi Select Jenson Logo Jersey from Jenson USA!

Enter_To_Win_Jenson_Jersey_July_2015Contest Details: Fill in your email address and answer all four survey questions to be entered to win a Pearl Izumi Select Jenson Logo jersey from Jenson USA. One winner will be chosen from the respondents with the correct answers.

Survey closes 11pm EST on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Click past the break to enter!

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New Chris King Carbon Wheelsets and Thru Axles for Road Bikes, Plus a Shop Apron for the Techs

Chris King R45 disc brake hubs for road bikes

While every manufacturer wants to be known for producing quality products, there are a few companies that have become so highly renowned for particular parts that they’ve achieved legend status in cycling history. Thomson’s superlight seatposts and Profile’s BMX cranks are two examples, and if you ask most riders “Who makes the best headsets in cycling?” I’d bet my last dollar they’d say Chris King.

Of course Chris King produces a wide range of other goodies, all to the same high-performance standard of their ubiquitous and time-tested headsets. The company has just announced some new products including two carbon road wheelsets, thru-axles for disc brake equipped road bikes, and a shop apron to keep you clean through the dirty work of bike maintenance. Click below the break for all the info…
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Contest: Win A Giro Aspect Helmet from Jenson USA!

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Contest Details: Fill in your email address and answer all four survey questions to be entered to win a Giro Aspect helmet from Jenson USA. One winner will be chosen from the respondents with the correct answers.

Survey closes 11pm EST on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Click past the break to enter!

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Contest: Win a Set of Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II Tires from Jenson USA!

 

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Contest Details: Fill in your email address and answer all four survey questions to be entered to win a set of Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II Tires from Jenson USA. One winner will be chosen from the respondents with the correct answers.

Survey closes 11pm EST on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Click past the break to enter!

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Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

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Racing and Events

  • Brompton World Champion to Be Part of UCI Worlds in Richmond – The UCI road world championships, which come to the United States this September for the first time in a generation, will be even more of a spectacle thanks to the addition of one of the most unusual bicycle events in the world. Closing the first week of UCI racing on September 25, 2015, 150 nattily dressed Brompton folding bike riders from around the country will compete in the USA leg of the Brompton World Championship series.
  • Red Bull Rampage Tickets on Sale August 10th – Red Bull Rampage, the world’s toughest freeride MTB event, will once again welcome a limited number of spectators on-site to witness the 10th Edition firsthand October 17. Tickets will be released to the public on August 10 for $25 and can be purchased at redbull.com/rampage. Spectators who are lucky enough to make the journey will also be able to attend the qualifiers, held on October 15. If you miss out on tickets or can’t attend the spectacle in person, you can watch the finals live on Red Bull TV.
  • Le Tour de France Continues – The Tour heads into the Alps this weekend. Will anyone be able to take the Maillot Jaune from Froome? Visit NBCSports.com in the USA if you want to watch it live. The official site of Le Tour is LeTour.com.

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TDF2015 Tech: Cofidis races new Orbea Ordu TT bike, specs new FSA stems & brakes

Cofidis rides 2016 Orbea Ordu and Orca road and TT bikes with new FSA parts

Cofidis’ racers mark the re-entry of Orbea bikes to the top of the pro peloton. The brand used to be under Euskatel riders until the team disappeared. Now they’re back, and they brought out the big guns for the individual TT.

Above, one team member pulls his bike from the stands just before stage two, but it was the team pits before stage one’s time trial where we got all the good photos and info…

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Syntace updates, upgrades road & mtn handlebars, flat pedals & new aero road wheel collaboration with Reynolds

syntace high 10 lightweight low rise carbon mountain bike handlebars

Syntace has updated a few of their handlebars for both road and mountain, and introduced a new DH direct mount stem, upgraded flat pedals and showed off an interesting aero road wheelset developed with Reynolds.

Above, the Syntace High 10 carbon bars are coming and will be in offered standard and ultralight versions, the latter being up to 20% lighter depending on model (they offer it in various other rises, too – the “10” in the model name refers to the rise in millimeters).

The standard low rise bar will be about 208g for an 8° backsweep / 760mm bar, and the Ultralight should come in around 185g (target based in initial test models). Available this fall.

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