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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BMXer Daniel Dhers riding his own Bolivian salt ramps with Red Bull

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And the catch, besides the unique location and the elevation, was that the entire ramp setup would be constructed out of the salt that makes up the Salar de Uyuni flats. Jump across the gap with us to take a closer look, ogle some cool footage, and get a little more of the backstory…

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Now you’ll really wanna ride Whistler, Hans Rey flows & more

If you haven’t ridden Whistler yet, this will make you want to all the more. Truth be told, early in the season’s the time to go, before the braking bumps have taken over the lower sections, and Crankworx is not the ideal time to explore all the trails, but any trip there is still totally worth it. See video proof above.

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If you haven’t ridden Whistler yet, this will make you want to all the more. Truth be told, early in the season’s the time to go, before the braking bumps have taken over the lower sections, and Crankworx is not the ideal time to explore all the trails, but any trip there is still totally […]

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Week’s Best Videos: Ladies of Fuji Factory, Santini visits UCI, Commencal gets rad & more!

Take a spin with Fuji Factory enduro pros Lauren Gregg and Meggie Bichard as they hit the rocky East Coast trails and bike park berms of Mountain Creek Bike Park. Ditching their race numbers, the two ladies put their new Fuji Aurics through the paces, crossing each other up for a bit of weekend fun in the New Jersey park’s trails.

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Take a spin with Fuji Factory enduro pros Lauren Gregg and Meggie Bichard as they hit the rocky East Coast trails and bike park berms of Mountain Creek Bike Park. Ditching their race numbers, the two ladies put their new Fuji Aurics through the paces, crossing each other up for a bit of weekend fun […]

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Week’s Best Videos: (North) Shore Play with Remi & Rocky

Vancouver’s  North Shore makes a great spot for off-season training for the Enduro World Series. Joining the Rocky Mountain Urge bp Rally Team this year, Remi Gauvin took to the Shore to get in shape for 2016. Originally hailing from nearby Vancouver Island and with a DH racing background, Remi has been getting loose on the BC trails no mater what bike for many years. Join Remi as he takes his new Altitude to the well-made jumps and berms set in BC’s deep forests…

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Vancouver’s  North Shore makes a great spot for off-season training for the Enduro World Series. Joining the Rocky Mountain Urge bp Rally Team this year, Remi Gauvin took to the Shore to get in shape for 2016. Originally hailing from nearby Vancouver Island and with a DH racing background, Remi has been getting loose on the […]

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Cyclotron: a hubless, spokeless bike getting funded on Kickstarter

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OK, now if we would have looked at this a month before it started its crowdfunding campaign, like many people I might have just dismissed it. I mean come on, are we really ready for a Tron-looking bike built around hubless wheels? Or is it even ready for us? The answer to that is apparently, yes. More than enough people have put their money where their mouths are to more than double the funding the Cyclotron bike team needed to get their project out of technology and design development, and off the ground towards production. Take a closer look with us at what could be one of the most technology-integrated bikes rolling around town, with it built-in electronic shifting gearbox, sensors, lighting, and much more…

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OK, now if we would have looked at this a month before it started its crowdfunding campaign, like many people I might have just dismissed it. I mean come on, are we really ready for a Tron-looking bike built around hubless wheels? Or is it even ready for us? The answer to that is apparently, yes. More […]

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