Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Continental Divide, CO

bikerumor pic of the day  Continental Divide southwest of Winter Park, Colorado

Photo submitted by Jeff Kerkove, “Kyle Taylor’s bike doubles as an ice axe to gain the Continental Divide southwest of Winter Park, Colorado. Photo by Ergon Bike.”

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D-Fix Rear Hub Reinvents Wheel Removal – Remove the Wheel, Leave the Cassette

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In order to remove nearly every rear bicycle wheel, you have to separate the chain from the cassette. In certain instances, that can be prove to be tricky – not to mention the potential for grease to get on your hands, gloves, car trunk, etc. Jan Deckx thinks there is a better way.

As the inventor of D-Fix, Jan came up with a way to attach the hub and the cassette in a way that leaves the cassette in place when you remove the wheel. Sort of a thru-axle housed in a quick release hub, the cassette uses a spring loaded engagement system that retracts when the axle is removed. Jan tells us that he currently has 10,000 km on this hub pointing towards its durability.

Watch a video demonstration of the hub system next…

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Must Watch: Jeff Kendall-Weed Rips Tahoe with Kitsbow and Ibis

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Anyone who has ever met Jeff Kendall-Weed knows he absolutely rips on a bike. His insane bike handling and ever positive attitude will leave you smiling and pulling wheelies trail side before you know it. If you need proof of that just check out the latest edit put together by Kitsbow and Ibis of Jeff checking out the trails and not-so-trails in South Lake Tahoe for the first time.

You can totally ride like Jeff on the all new Mojo HD, well, as long as you have the skills…

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Hands On: Wolf Tooth Components 16t Cassette Cog

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Who ever thought we would need to review a single cog as part of a cassette, right? Thanks to the crazy world of 1x drive trains and drive train conversions as well as the lack of readily available 16t cogs, this is the reality. Fortunately, while also providing us with aluminum 40 and 42t cassette adapters, companies like Wolf Tooth Components have also provided us with steel cassette cog replacements to provide a better jump between gearing.

Whether you’re running Shimano or SRAM, the WTC 16t cog will provide a better experience along with your GC – just make sure to install it correctly…

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Strider Gives Back With Promotion To Donate 7 Bikes Per Day to Special Needs Riders

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Strider came into the world offering balance bikes to teach young kids to ride by teaching balance, not pedaling. Much the opposite of the typical training wheels method, they caught immediate traction and have been helping kids as young as 18 months get moving on two wheels.

They found that since the bikes focus on the fundamentals of balance and riding, without the complexity of also learning to pedal also worked well for special-needs populations. They have product that can help, sized for riders 6-12 years with the Strider 16, and 13+ years with the Strider 20. To give back, they are giving away a total of 490 bikes to people who need them.

FROM STRIDER BIKES – Teenagers with huge smiles, parents with tears streaming down their cheeks and spectators clapping and cheering. That is the scene when a person with special needs learns to ride for the very first time on two wheels – on a STRIDER Balance Bike.
Strider Sports is excited to announce a holiday campaign kicking off today: the STRIDER GIVES BACK Promotion. Between October 13th and December 12th, the company has committed to giving away seven balance bikes per day – every day! That is 490 Balance Bikes in the next two months! The application process for a chance to win is extremely simple. Interested families need to go to www.StriderBikes.com/StriderGivesBack and complete three simple steps: submit a photo, write a brief story and name the special needs organization to which the applicant belongs.
As the leading manufacturer and marketer of No-Pedal Balance Bikes for people of all ages and all abilities, Strider Sports has been inspiring riding and confidence for over seven years. STRIDER Balance Bikes are the best option for a person with special needs because they break down the overwhelming task of learning how to ride into a safe and natural progression. Riding a STRIDER is as easy as walking. With feet safely on the ground, a rider is easily able to maneuver and ride the lightweight bikes. Although not originally designed as adaptive bikes, STRIDER bikes have turned individuals with Down syndrome, autism, low muscle tone, poor balance, arthrogryposis and cerebral palsy into bike riding enthusiasts!

Check out the empowering video of the bikes being used at the Special Olympics after the jump…

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Give Your Bike Some Go and Some Glow with New 3T Illumia Ltd Glow-In-The-Dark Cockpit!

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When is custom paint more than just pretty colors? That would be when the paint can actually add to your safety as a rider. That’s what 3t is claiming with their new Illumia hi-viz cockpit components.

Recently 3T announced a new line of custom color options for their Ergonova, Arx, and Ionic-25 Ltd components. Available from the factory, the paint options provided some personality to the components but nothing in the way of visibility. That’s where the Illumia treatment steps in. During the day the components have a bright white sheen, but at night the parts glow in the dark.

When used as a complete set, the bar, stem, and seatpost are said to help motorists or other riders pick up the lines of the bike. Certainly no replacement for a good set of lights, but every bit helps. Plus – who doesn’t like glow in the dark?

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TrainerRoad iOS App Now Available, Puts a Virtual Coach in your Pocket

TrainerRoad iOS app cycling training workouts now available

TrainerRoad showed us a beta of their iOS app at Interbike, and now it’s available for download through the App Store. The app puts virtually all of the features of the desktop version (Mac or PC) onto your iPhone, giving you a portable coach for just $10/month.

In a nutshell, TrainerRoad provides more than 800 workouts and 40 training plans, plus the ability to create your own workouts, for a monthly subscription fee. What sets it apart from other coaching/training services is that it interacts with the Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors on your bike to show your output in real time on the screen, whether that’s your laptop, desktop or iPhone. And, if you have the Wahoo Kickr, it’ll even send data back to the trainer to adjust resistance automatically, syncing it with the workout you’ve chosen or even a Sufferfest video! They’ve also added sync’d workouts for Epic Rides, CycloCore, Real Rides, Ride Fit, Endurance Films, Cyclefilm, Spinervals, 3LC and TrailTrainer.

The app is currently optimized for the iPhone’s smaller screen, but it’ll work on the iPads, also. They’ll have an iPad optimized version in the future. Screenshots below…

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First Look: Spin Doctor’s MXV & RXP Mini Pumps Are Value-Oriented

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Mini pumps are not the typical sexy item that people lust over, or spend lots of time obsessing about the best one. But when you are out in the woods with a flat tire, it had better be a product that works.

Spin Doctor is a brand name of mail-order house Performance Bike, and a good portion of their product are the stock offerings from the major foreign ODM factories. This means that the products are made in the same factories as big-name products, designed by the factory, and then private-labeled by Spin Doctor. This can mean these products have most of the technology and features of more expensive product, but save money on simple visual design and packaging. Stock product from ODM factories are really great options for people who want an affordable part that works well.

The MXV and RXP Mini pumps appear to be great values for the cost. Aluminum barrels and handles, switchable heads, and metal cam actuators are features typically reserved for pumps much more expensive. Click inside the post to see how these pumps stack up…

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Pisgah Forest, NC

bikerumor pic of the day dropping into a super steep section of the Bennett Gap trail in the Pisgah Forest, NC, during peak leaf season

Photo submitted by TJ Kearns, “…dropping into a super steep section of the Bennett Gap trail in the Pisgah Forest, NC, during peak leaf season!”

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