Formula debuts new wide Linea MTB wheel lineup, plus Cura-E e-bike brakes

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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, 27.5+ & 29ers in both Boost and standard spacings to cover everything from your lightweight XC riding, through regular trail riding, and off the enduro drops on the other side. Take a look with us at the new Linea 2, 3 & 4 wheelsets, and the hubs at their core after the jump.

Plus, check out their new Cura-E e-bike brakes too, to see what happens when you start thinking about connecting your levers into your bike’s wiring harness…
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To complement their mountain bike brake and fork offerings, Formula thought the next direction to go should be hubs, which makes sense as a good link between the two. But they didn’t just dip their toes lightly into the endeavor, so they jumped in with both feet and went with well-rounded wheelsets, offering wheels for 27.5”, […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Ride the Votec Gravel Fondo this October – This past spring, the german bike maker Votec added a new gravel bike to their lineup. And now together with some of their partners from SRAM, Strava, and online bike retailer Brügelmann, they’ve put together a new gravel adventure event. Set for Oct 15-16 in the Black Forest of Germany, the Votec Gravel Fondo 2016 will take in a wide range of surfaces, from tarmac, to gravel, to singletrack sections as riders explore the region. The two day event will mix some classic camaraderie on the bike, with picturesque views and some full-on competition on some well-curated Strava Segments. GravelFondo.de

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Ride the Votec Gravel Fondo this October – This past spring, the german bike maker Votec added a new gravel bike to their lineup. And now together with some of their partners from SRAM, Strava, and online bike retailer Brügelmann, they’ve put together a new gravel adventure event. Set for Oct 15-16 in the Black Forest of Germany, the Votec Gravel Fondo 2016 will […]

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All-new Commencal Meta AM v4.2 evolves for enduro

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From its naming the new Meta AM v4.2  may sound like just the next minor firmware update to some piece of electronics, but the new bike takes Commencal’s long-standing all-mountain platform and extends it into a more capable enduro ride. At first, the bike looks similar to the current fourth generation of the bike, but by stretching the rear end out to 160mm of travel with a revised shock and suspension movement, the 650b/27.5″ trail bike gets more capable for hitting the rough stuff while retaining the versatility to pedal to the top of the mountain. Get a good look at the bike hitting the trails, plus all the new details and updated tech after the break…

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From its naming the new Meta AM v4.2  may sound like just the next minor firmware update to some piece of electronics, but the new bike takes Commencal’s long-standing all-mountain platform and extends it into a more capable enduro ride. At first, the bike looks similar to the current fourth generation of the bike, but by stretching the rear end out […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Girl wrench, and a Scandinavian adventure

As the only female mechanic on the pro world tour, Colavita’s Andrea Smith tells how she got where she is. Assuming you’re able to fix your own bike even half as well as her, throw the next video up on the big screen while you get ready for today’s ride…

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As the only female mechanic on the pro world tour, Colavita’s Andrea Smith tells how she got where she is. Assuming you’re able to fix your own bike even half as well as her, throw the next video up on the big screen while you get ready for today’s ride…

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Explore new terrain with Jeff Lenosky’s new Trail Boss video series, first up: Emma Long MX trail

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Jeff Lenosky is on a quest. The veteran professional mountain biker and national champion observed trials rider is on quest to find and ride all the “unrideable” trails in your neck of the woods. You know the ones – that trail that your friend who knows a guy who said he once saw someone clean it? To most mortals these trails probably are unrideable, but with the right skills and practice, you too can become the Trail Boss.

Kicking off the series with Emma Long Motocross park in Austin, TX, Jeff takes on the ledgy terrain that was originally crafted into a trail by trials motocross riders in the 70’s. Don’t let how easy Jeff makes it look fool you, these trails are no where near as easy as it looks…

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Jeff Lenosky is on a quest. The veteran professional mountain biker and national champion observed trials rider is on quest to find and ride all the “unrideable” trails in your neck of the woods. You know the ones – that trail that your friend who knows a guy who said he once saw someone clean it? […]

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Quarq Prime bringing DZero power metering to stock bikes in 2017

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One of the most significant obstacles to the general adoption of power meters by regular cyclists has just been that they just don’t come on new bikes when you buy them. Sure cost had been a big stumbling block for many years and isn’t going to disappear too soon, but with a lot more competition in the market now, prices have come down a lot. But power meters are complicated bits of tech that many cyclists either weren’t sure if they would benefit from, or weren’t sure if it was worth the hassle to ditch the cranks already on your bike to buy and install an expensive and complicated add-on.

Well, maybe SRAM has a better solution. Their Quarq brand was developing their next-gen DZero power meter platform and figured why not try to go one step farther and make it easier for cyclists to transition into tracking their power. SO they developed what they are calling the Quarq Prime Power Ready crankset in carbon & alloy, and they are getting it spec’ed as OEM on a bunch of new bikes for next season. Take a closer look at what companies will be putting the cranks on their bikes in 2017, and how they expect Power Ready to get more riders analyzing their power output to improve their performance…

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One of the most significant obstacles to the general adoption of power meters by regular cyclists has just been that they just don’t come on new bikes when you buy them. Sure cost had been a big stumbling block for many years and isn’t going to disappear too soon, but with a lot more competition in the market […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Chasing Trail, fixed gear champs, conquering the Tuscany Trail & more!

Kyle Jameson shows off his dirt shredding skills and celebrates a decade of working with Scott Sports in this edit. He goes big, goes fast and, like most all of these videos, makes you wanna get out and ride. Even if trail riding isn’t your thing, the POV at 3:05 is worth the watch before heading past the break for more of the week’s best videos…

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Kyle Jameson shows off his dirt shredding skills and celebrates a decade of working with Scott Sports in this edit. He goes big, goes fast and, like most all of these videos, makes you wanna get out and ride. Even if trail riding isn’t your thing, the POV at 3:05 is worth the watch before […]

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GoPro Omni VR camera coming soon, films Red Bull Joyride 360º video course preview

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Eschewing a domed lens to capture a full 360º panorama, the upcoming GoPro Omni uses a six camera array to capture a true 360º global view. Video samples below let you scroll up, down and all around to see any angle at all in up to 8K resolution. The kit comes with all six cameras, the case and all of the necessary hardware to combine the footage into a single video file. Retail? How bad do you want it…

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Eschewing a domed lens to capture a full 360º panorama, the upcoming GoPro Omni uses a six camera array to capture a true 360º global view. Video samples below let you scroll up, down and all around to see any angle at all in up to 8K resolution. The kit comes with all six cameras, […]

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Mondraker teases Podium Carbon XC racer, alloy Dune & Foxy trail rides & Plus bikes

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Mondraker has let out a bunch of images and a few tech details on five new bikes for 2017. The biggest update is probably the new cross country racing Podium Carbon RR SL which gets a much lighter (both visually and physically) frame that at the same time is aimed at more aggressive race course and providing a more comfortable ride. But while the Podium may suit only the most serious racer-types, the four other aluminum bikes are aimed at pleasing the regular trail-riding mountain bikers amongst us. That gives us updated alloy versions of Mondraker’s enduro Dune and all-mountain Foxy, plus a wide tire version of their trail full-suspension bike in the Factor+ and a new wide trail hardtail the Prime+…

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Mondraker has let out a bunch of images and a few tech details on five new bikes for 2017. The biggest update is probably the new cross country racing Podium Carbon RR SL which gets a much lighter (both visually and physically) frame that at the same time is aimed at more aggressive race course […]

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