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Out of their Powerlogic Lab, rh+ Speed brings aero kit from bibs to helmet

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The new Speed line from rh+ comes out of more development and testing with their Fundación Contador development team. The product of the in-house rh+ technological development group at their Powerlogic Lab, Speed was a project to bring together aerodynamics, temperature regulation, and overall comfort to a broader range of users than just road pros. Rh+ sees the benefit of aero improvements across all types of riding, especially for things like granfondo racing, XC and marathon racing where cyclists often spend a lot of time out on their own, but aerodynamics have traditionally been ignored. The Speed line-up starts with an aero cut SpeedCell jersey and bibs, and expands tin include a rain shell jacket and paired helmet and sunglasses. Take a closer look at each after the break…

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The new Speed line from rh+ comes out of more development and testing with their Fundación Contador development team. The product of the in-house rh+ technological development group at their Powerlogic Lab, Speed was a project to bring together aerodynamics, temperature regulation, and overall comfort to a broader range of users than just road pros. Rh+ sees the […]

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SOC16: Fuji Jari packs in adventure features on new gravel road bike

2017 fuji jari adventure gravel road bike

2017 fuji jari adventure gravel road bike

Last summer, Fuji floated an ultralight SL road bike that barely moved the scales at 10.9lbs. They followed that up with the new Gran Fondo for longer distance riders. Now, they’ve moved even further along the distance/comfort continuum with the Fuji Jari adventure gravel bike.

The alloy Jari is decked out for getting out, featuring a plethora of water bottle, accessory, rack and fender mounts from tip to tail. And it gets the latest specs with thru axles front and rear, a full carbon fork and flat mount disc brakes, too. Ready to adventure?

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Last summer, Fuji floated an ultralight SL road bike that barely moved the scales at 10.9lbs. They followed that up with the new Gran Fondo for longer distance riders. Now, they’ve moved even further along the distance/comfort continuum with the Fuji Jari adventure gravel bike. The alloy Jari is decked out for getting out, featuring […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: San Pablo Ridge Trail – Richmond, California

bikerumor pic of the day San Pablo Ridge Trail in Richmond, California

Photo submitted by David Vuilleumier, “San Pablo Ridge Trail in Richmond, California. Bike is a 2012 GT Zaskar 9r Carbon.”

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Photo submitted by David Vuilleumier, “San Pablo Ridge Trail in Richmond, California. Bike is a 2012 GT Zaskar 9r Carbon.” We always love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your photo with a brief description here.

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Rapha dishes out premium women’s pro Canyon//SRAM replica kit

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The flashy designed ‘hazard pattern‘ kit of the Canyon//SRAM Women’s WorldTour professional team received a lot of positive feedback when the team announced it back in December, so Rapha went ahead with steps to bring the top-end gear to consumers. While many pro road teams offer their supporters replica kits, only a few offer the actual top-level materials and fit that the pros actually race in. Add in the fact that women remain less represented at the top end of sport, and it’s even harder to come by a proper pro women’s replica kit. The clothing line that Rapha has put together includes the key essentials that the team trains and races in, and now you can too…
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The flashy designed ‘hazard pattern‘ kit of the Canyon//SRAM Women’s WorldTour professional team received a lot of positive feedback when the team announced it back in December, so Rapha went ahead with steps to bring the top-end gear to consumers. While many pro road teams offer their supporters replica kits, only a few offer the actual […]

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SOC16: Gear roundup – OneUp’s Wide Range Di2, Gamut and Fourier’s Shimano 1x rings, more

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Some of the biggest news from Sea Otter had to be the introduction of Shimano’s XT Di2. The trickle down of Di2 technology to the XT price point should make the system a lot more accessible, but it still suffers from range envy, especially compared with SRAM Eagle. Fortunately, if you already have Di2 XTR or plan on getting the XT group, there’s already a solution – the Shark. It turns out that OneUp’s radically wide adapter system works just as well on Di2 systems making OneUp claim it as the widest range, electronic drivetrain available…

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Some of the biggest news from Sea Otter had to be the introduction of Shimano’s XT Di2. The trickle down of Di2 technology to the XT price point should make the system a lot more accessible, but it still suffers from range envy, especially compared with SRAM Eagle. Fortunately, if you already have Di2 XTR […]

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SOC16: Open Cycle One+ gets fatter and faster on the trail, still ultra lightweight

Open Cycle ONE plus 29er and 275plus lightweight hardtail mountain bike

Open Cycle has updated their One uber lightweight hardtail mountain bike to accommodate 27.5+ tires. It’s still a race-ready 29er, but thanks to Boost spacing and a reworked rear end, the bike will now handle up to 27.5×3.0 rubber, or a healthy 29×2.4. And like a couple other brands, they’re already on board with the burgeoning 26+ scene, too – the size Small swaps between 27.5×2.4 or 26×3.0 to keep the dimensions better balanced for smaller riders. Check it out…

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Open Cycle has updated their One uber lightweight hardtail mountain bike to accommodate 27.5+ tires. It’s still a race-ready 29er, but thanks to Boost spacing and a reworked rear end, the bike will now handle up to 27.5×3.0 rubber, or a healthy 29×2.4. And like a couple other brands, they’re already on board with the […]

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Framed Bikes hits the pavement with new carbon disc brake Rodez road bike

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Just a couple of weeks ago we saw a new 27.5+ hardtail from the fat bike specialists at Framed as they got a bit skinnier. Now they have taken that tire trimming to the extreme, and have just dropped a carbon road bike. Details remain thin on the new bike, but it looks to take a bit of a cue from their trail riding bikes, with an affordable take on a mid-level performance carbon bike. Get a closer look with us after the break…

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Just a couple of weeks ago we saw a new 27.5+ hardtail from the fat bike specialists at Framed as they got a bit skinnier. Now they have taken that tire trimming to the extreme, and have just dropped a carbon road bike. Details remain thin on the new bike, but it looks to take a […]

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Found: Performance Bike Wheelhouse carbon clinchers made by Zipp

Performance Bike Wheelhouse 45 Carbon Clinchers road bike wheels built by Zipp

Performance Bike is no stranger to collaborations, but often it’s with exclusive colorways or styles for apparel. Now, they’ve partnered with Zipp for a custom, handbuilt carbon clincher wheelset that’s made at Zipp’s Indiana HQ.

The Performance Bike Wheelhouse 45 uses a 45mm deep carbon clincher rim made by Zipp using most of their tech, including braking surface, high temp resins and aero rim profiles. It’s very similar in shape to the Firecrest 303, but without the exact Firecrest profile and without the dimpled surface. Those are laced to DT Swiss 350 straight pull hubs using Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes and come with Zipp skewers. Retail is $1,899 (on sale as of this post for $1,399). Pics and more below…

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Performance Bike is no stranger to collaborations, but often it’s with exclusive colorways or styles for apparel. Now, they’ve partnered with Zipp for a custom, handbuilt carbon clincher wheelset that’s made at Zipp’s Indiana HQ. The Performance Bike Wheelhouse 45 uses a 45mm deep carbon clincher rim made by Zipp using most of their tech, including […]

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Polar launches special edition V800 GPS watches, including new performance upgrades

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Pairing with multi-time world triathlon champion Javier Gomez Noya, Polar has created a special signature edition package of their flagship GPS watch geared towards the multi-sport athlete. The Gomez Noya special edition watch comes with a more stealthy all-black bezel and either a black wristband of a vibrant red version. Plus the kit adds everything you need for your own swim, bike, run adventure. In addition to the aesthetic update, the special edition watches bring with them updated functionality, including new 3rd-party GPX track integration, expanded route and explore functions, and more customization with its built-in performance analytics. The new V800 also will now work with a new running training program that Polar also announced today.  Check out the details on the signature edition V800 & Running Program after the jump…

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Pairing with multi-time world triathlon champion Javier Gomez Noya, Polar has created a special signature edition package of their flagship GPS watch geared towards the multi-sport athlete. The Gomez Noya special edition watch comes with a more stealthy all-black bezel and either a black wristband of a vibrant red version. Plus the kit adds everything […]

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