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IB16: Fuji gets way lighter in alloy for road, cyclocross; adds more disc brake drop bar options

2017 Fuji SL Disc ultralight carbon fiber road bike with disc brakes

Last summer, Fuji introduced the featherweight SL with a claimed weight safely under 700g. One of our taller, bigger testers hopped on it this past spring and loved it, too. Now, there’s an all-new SL Disc with, yep, disc brakes.

Fuji knew the SL Disc was coming, so they made sure the molds could handle both versions. It gets all the same tech, but with a new fork and rear triangle. Claimed weight is just 775g for a raw 56, and the fork comes in at 365g (both about 75g heavier than the rim brake version). They were going to launch at Vuelta, but, well, thanks Obama UCI.

There’s also a new disc brake version of their Roubaix, which gets completely reworked with a massively lighter alloy frame, and more…

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Last summer, Fuji introduced the featherweight SL with a claimed weight safely under 700g. One of our taller, bigger testers hopped on it this past spring and loved it, too. Now, there’s an all-new SL Disc with, yep, disc brakes. Fuji knew the SL Disc was coming, so they made sure the molds could handle […]

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EB16: Canyon trickles down carbon tech for new Speedmax, Endurace & Exceed, plus a ‘new’ Neuron

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking advantage of true trickle down tech they’ve taken their top, lightweight carbon time trial/triathlon bike, disc brake endurance road bike, and cross country hardtail mountain bike and given them each a more affordable carbon option. The new Speedmax CF, Endurace CF & Exceed CF SL lower the cost of entry to pretty much all of the features of their high-end siblings with the addition of a couple hundred grams. Also in a bike that isn’t really new, the full suspension alloy Nerve mountain bike has gotten rebranded as the Neuron. Get a closer look at what’s new below the crease…

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While Canyon had some interesting new bike tech on show at Eurobike this year, their new DH DisConnect and disc brake road bikes were both things that we can’t actually buy, at least not anytime soon. But back in reality they did actually have three, maybe four new bikes that you can but right now. Taking […]

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Hope crafts custom prototype Hydraulic Crosstop levers for 3 Peaks winner Paul Oldham

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For the second year in a row, Hope’s own Paul Oldham has won the UK’s grueling 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. Dubbed the toughest and biggest cross event in the UK, the Yorkshire Dales race is known for featuring three crazy steep climbs followed by some harrowing descents on all manner of loose and treacherous terrain. So to help their team rider with his repeat win Hope Tech developed a new prototype set of secondary hydraulic cross top brake levers that could be used for a bit more comfort and security. Piped inline between his SRAM Red 22 Hydro road levers and the new upgrade 4-pot Hope calipers that got unveiled at Eurobike, it surely was the most powerful and flexible hydraulic disc brake cyclocross setup on the start line. Take a closer look after the jump…

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For the second year in a row, Hope’s own Paul Oldham has won the UK’s grueling 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. Dubbed the toughest and biggest cross event in the UK, the Yorkshire Dales race is known for featuring three crazy steep climbs followed by some harrowing descents on all manner of loose and treacherous terrain. So […]

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Formigli announces the new GTF carbon frame, designed for pounding out miles in comfort and style

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If you’re a fan of custom, hand-made Italian bicycles you’re likely familiar with Florence’s Formigli. Bikerumor has covered Renzo Formigli and a few of his bikes before, such as their first carbon fiber frame called The One which debuted late in 2013. Since then The One has been the company’s top selling model, so I’d bet they’re excited to now have a second carbon bike available.

The new frame is dubbed the GTF, which stands for Gran Turismo Formigli. If you’re familiar with auto racing, you’ll know Gran Turismo races are high speed, long distance events. Suitably so the GTF is designed for grand touring rides, allowing cyclists to cover long days in the saddle in comfort (and of course, style).

The GTF has been in development for the full two years since The One was completed, and is now available to order through Formigli’s website. Check out all the details and customizable options below…
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If you’re a fan of custom, hand-made Italian bicycles you’re likely familiar with Florence’s Formigli. Bikerumor has covered Renzo Formigli and a few of his bikes before, such as their first carbon fiber frame called The One which debuted late in 2013. Since then The One has been the company’s top selling model, so I’d […]

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Meld offers custom built saddles for all shapes and sizes

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Getting that perfect saddle can sometimes seem like a chore. Between all of the different brands, widths, and styles, it can be difficult to pinpoint the ideal perch for your bike. The demand for something a little more personal has helped companies like Meld step forward and offer a different take on a solution. They hope to make buying the perfect saddle, when it comes to weight, tech, and above all, comfort, easier by using anatomically personalized constructions.

It’s as simple as logging onto their page, and ordering a mold….
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Getting that perfect saddle can sometimes seem like a chore. Between all of the different brands, widths, and styles, it can be difficult to pinpoint the ideal perch for your bike. The demand for something a little more personal has helped companies like Meld step forward and offer a different take on a solution. They hope to make buying the perfect […]

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IB16: Litespeed refines road disc with new, lighter T2 Disc

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After riding one for months, I can attest that the Litespeed T3 is a great bike. Not that long after returning it to Litespeed’s new headquarters though, they’re already showing something better. In about a month, the T2 will step in as the T3’s replacement and it will be their highest performance disc road bike yet…

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After riding one for months, I can attest that the Litespeed T3 is a great bike. Not that long after returning it to Litespeed’s new headquarters though, they’re already showing something better. In about a month, the T2 will step in as the T3’s replacement and it will be their highest performance disc road bike yet…

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EB16: Storck Fascenario.3 slips together light & aero, plus a new alloy TIX cross bike & component updates…

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German light carbon builder Storck has been growing their road bike offerings from the top for the past few years, but this year it seems that they are expanding in all directions. On the road side of things, they’ve again topped of their range with the new third generation Fascenario.3 Platinum which takes the lightweight lessons learned on their race-ready Aernario and adds in more aero cues from the their time in the wind tunnel. Storck has even partnered with auto maker Aston Martin for a very limited series of the new bike. Then venturing off-road, we already saw last week the new premium trail and XC bikes, but they also gone the other way taking their carbon cyclocross TIX and reimagining it in aluminum to lower the cost of entry into the growing sport. Storck has also done some reworking of a couple of their components, with a new compact road bar and updated carbon crankset, Check out all the details after the break…

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German light carbon builder Storck has been growing their road bike offerings from the top for the past few years, but this year it seems that they are expanding in all directions. On the road side of things, they’ve again topped of their range with the new third generation Fascenario.3 Platinum which takes the lightweight lessons […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Oak Knoll District – Napa Valley, California

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Photo submitted by Brad Bowles, “I live in Napa, CA, and regularly ride throughout the Napa Valley right from my doorstep. We are fortunate to have great road rides and mountain trails to choose from. This photo was taken August 27th, at the intersection of Big Ranch Road and Oak Knoll Ave, in an AVA called ‘Oak Knoll District’. The iron artwork here seems to change every few years, although I’m not sure who to credit for its work. The vineyard in the background was picked recently as all of the grapes in the Napa Valley are becoming ripe.”

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Photo submitted by Brad Bowles, “I live in Napa, CA, and regularly ride throughout the Napa Valley right from my doorstep. We are fortunate to have great road rides and mountain trails to choose from. This photo was taken August 27th, at the intersection of Big Ranch Road and Oak Knoll Ave, in an AVA called […]

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IB16: Super light HED Raptor claws its way to the top of plus category, new No Big Deal for mid fat

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If you’re looking to drop some weight on your plus build, it might be time to catch some Raptors. Known for their weight shaving skills with carbon fiber (among other materials), HED is aiming for the growing plus market with a rim that is anything but portly.

Along with the new Raptor, HED was also showing off the next evolution of the Big Deal with a skinnier No Big Deal that fits somewhere between mid fat and full fat wheels…

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If you’re looking to drop some weight on your plus build, it might be time to catch some Raptors. Known for their weight shaving skills with carbon fiber (among other materials), HED is aiming for the growing plus market with a rim that is anything but portly. Along with the new Raptor, HED was also […]

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