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SOC 14: New Budget CR1 & CR3 Disc Brake Model From Formula, Plus Fork updates

Formula CR1 Brake LeverWhile the official launch is slated for Eurobike, Formula has their new CR1 and CR3 brakes on display at Sea Otter. The brakes will fit between the C1 and R1 in the product line and will replace the RX model.

Both brakes will take advantage of the new SpeedLock system, which uses a quick disconnect system so the hose can be routed through frames without requiring a bleed. The technology is used in various industrial applications, including the tractor industry. They first showed off this particular tech at interbike, where they estimated they disconnected and reconnected the line some 200 times without any issues. READ MORE ->

Must Watch: Fixed Perspective 3D Bike Course – Red Bull Ride + Style 2014

Regardless of what you think of fixed gear free style riding, this video is pretty rad. It’s like Josh Boothby is riding in the video games of our youth. The video comes in advance of the Red Bull Ride+ Style event on May 10th. The event takes place at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco Saturday the 10th, and highlights sport and art with noted street artist painting the course and ramps. Check out redbull.com for more.

616 Fabrication’s Made in Michigan 2014 Fat Bike Hubs Coming Soon

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We first got a look at 616 Fabrication’s new fat bike hubs in March 2013, which at the time were still in the prototype phase. After deciding they wanted to test the design further, 616 sent them to a University Wheel and hub testing facility in Marquette, MI Velovations from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI  who apparently helped develop the Thomson Dropper post as well. (video here, thanks to Dr. John Gershenson for the clarification! ). 616 followed that with another 12 months of real world testing and are now confident in saying the hubs are ready for any abuse you can throw at them. Built for the latest generation of fat bikes, these made in the US hubs are compatible with all the standards making for yet another interesting options when it comes to stretching your hubs.

Details next…

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SOC14: First look – JoyStick Digger Stem, 8-Bit LT Bars & Lock On Grips

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In the middle of hanging out with the Hayes/Manitou crew, ripper Geoff Gulevich let us check out his Manitou equipped Rocky Mountain which also happened to be wearing some new parts from Joystick. As a Joystick team rider and now the team manager, Geoff has been testing some new parts including the Digger stem, 8-bit LT aluminum bars and their new lock on grips.

Details on the bars, stem and grips after the break…

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SOC 14: Uvex Introduces Quattro Pro – Colorful Protection Perfect for Enduro

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Judging by the bright colors and extra coverage of their new helmet, Uvex is looking to get in on the current Enduro trend. This shouldn’t be too hard, since their new Quattro Pro helmet looks quite good. As their top end model, the Quattro Pro has 17 vents and a double inmold construction for a well ventilated lid that still offers excellent protection.

Even though the helmet isn’t available until June, you can get a quick look at its features, next…

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Sneak Peak: New 150mm Travel Juliana Roubion

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Spotted over on Instagram, this new 150mm travel 650b model from Juliana Bikes – the women’s offshoot of Santa Cruz Mountain bikes – will be announced shortly.

The mountain bike will be based on the same platform as the extremely capable (and very popular) Bronson model, but will feature women’s specific components. On previous Juliana models, this has entailed narrower bars, smaller grips, special saddle, etc…

For women looking to expand their comfort zones and tackle demanding new terrain, this new model is exciting news. The ad appears to have hit new stands before the official press launch was sent out, and the bike does not currently appear on the Juliana website, but we’ll update you as soon as we learn more!

Roundup: April Fools Fun from Chris King, Pure Fix, Cane Creek & American Classic

Here’s a little taste of some of the better fake releases we got today, pasted in their entirety where available. It’s the least we could do considering the work they put into it. Enjoy!

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Chris King Precision Components pioneers #GRAVELVISION, a new methodology for contextualizing our components within the fast developing riding category of gravel grinding.

Take a moment and look around. Our world is not made solely of thick black tarmac and narrow winding trails. Between these two lives something, a treasure hiding in plain view. The wind knows this secret and it whispers a single word, a word that is echoed down the long straight stretches of forgotten roads, over under serviced potholes and across cracked and broken chip seal. That word is GRAVEL.

At Chris King Precision Components we listen to the words of the wind. This season we are proud to introduce a new way of looking at our product. That’s right, instead of spending long hours in development and testing we realized that with almost three decades of high quality component development infused into our current lineup what was needed wasn’t an entirely new product but rather a new way of looking at our existing product. We are calling this new perspective Gravel Vision.

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100copies: Limited Edition Cycling Art

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So this bicycle tire imprinted celebration of New York City happened and sold out so quickly in between spring show coverages that I didn’t get it to you quickly enough to buy. But it is still very cool and merits a glance in our stream of expensive custom bikes.

Hop past the break for some other limited editions still available…

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Video: New Zealand Adventure With Juliana Bikes

Ordinary product videos can be a tad big generic with their focus on slow mo shots of berm crop dusting and close up nature stills, but this video from Juliana Bikes has us stoked for summer. Hit play to watch Anka Martin and friends having a great time and riding flat out.

Head past the break to learn more about the trip in Anka’s own words…
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