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Airlok floats a wall storage concept that secures your bike

There are some beautiful wall mounts out there, many looking just as good empty as filled with your precious ride. But if you’re stowing it in a shared space or amongst strangers, perhaps something that adds a little security is in order.

The Airlok does just that, borrowing locking technology from parent brand Hiplok’s other products. It mounts securely to the wall (how securely is up to you), then locks your bike in it while you’re away…



There are some beautiful wall mounts out there, many looking just as good empty as filled with your precious ride. But if you’re stowing it in a shared space or amongst strangers, perhaps something that adds a little security is in order. The Airlok does just that, borrowing locking technology from parent brand Hiplok’s other […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: East Atlanta Twilight Crits

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Photo submitted by Chris Kelly, “A little rain can’t slow down the East Atlanta Twilight Crits. Aug 20, 2016.”

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Photo submitted by Chris Kelly, “A little rain can’t slow down the East Atlanta Twilight Crits. Aug 20, 2016.” We 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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Silca SpeedBalance puts your wheels in equilibrium with new aero magnet setup

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As wheel offerings have gotten deeper over time, valve stems have gotten longer and heavier, making your expensive lightweight carbon wheels more susceptible to imbalance. Even with light valve setups like Silca’s own recent aero tubeless setup, you are still looking at least 10-20g out of whack. And while that might not seem like much, if you’ve ever come barreling down a long descent at high-speed riding a deep wheelset, you’ve probably felt that disconcerting hop of out of balance wheels. So Silca has a new solution in their SpeedBalance that combines a rim-mounted aerodynamic wheel magnet with a set of tunable weights to bring equilibrium back to your wheels. Take a closer look after the break…

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As wheel offerings have gotten deeper over time, valve stems have gotten longer and heavier, making your expensive lightweight carbon wheels more susceptible to imbalance. Even with light valve setups like Silca’s own recent aero tubeless setup, you are still looking at least 10-20g out of whack. And while that might not seem like much, if you’ve […]

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Crankworx 2016: Retro Rides from Mongoose and Rocky Mountain

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What goes around, comes around…What was old is new again…there are a few ways to say it, but retro styling holds a certain appeal for those who recall when that particular trend or aesthetic first became popular. Both Mongoose and Rocky Mountain had some awesome retro-inspired bikes on display at Crankwork Whistler this year, which our more experienced readers may recall from roughly 20 years ago.

Mongoose has decided to produce a small number of near-replicas of their original ATB mountain bike. Nearly every component aside from its modern wheelset looks period-accurate, and the chrome treatment simply screams the 80’s. On the other hand, Rocky Mountain has taken a modern bike and given it an old-school paint job. As a 20th anniversary gift to Wade Simmons, the carbon Maiden seen above was hand-painted to match one of Simmons’ early bikes, and it even includes some phoney logos that’ll surely cause a few double-takes. Check out more pics of each below…
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What goes around, comes around…What was old is new again…there are a few ways to say it, but retro styling holds a certain appeal for those who recall when that particular trend or aesthetic first became popular. Both Mongoose and Rocky Mountain had some awesome retro-inspired bikes on display at Crankwork Whistler this year, which […]

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Specialized adds a splash of color w/ LTD Jawbreaker collection, new Ambush Comp and 2FO Cliplite Lace

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It was hard to miss the latest limited edition color option from Specialized out at Crankworx. Named for crazy color combinations of the namesake candy, the Jawbreaker LTD colorway is splashed across the line in limited numbers. On the footwear side, the Jawbreaker color will be offered for sure as the 2FO Cliplite for the same price as non LTD colors, though they’re also shown here as the 2FO flat. Jawbreaker also finds its way onto a frame, helmet, and clothing, most of which you’ll actually be able to buy…

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It was hard to miss the latest limited edition color option from Specialized out at Crankworx. Named for crazy color combinations of the namesake candy, the Jawbreaker LTD colorway is splashed across the line in limited numbers. On the footwear side, the Jawbreaker color will be offered for sure as the 2FO Cliplite for the same price […]

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Project Otso Voytek – building the perfect plus/fat with Industry Nine wheels, Maxxis & 45NRTH tires, Magura brakes, and more

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In hindsight, I should have seen the Otso Voytek coming. As it turns out, Brendan from Wolf Tooth Components and I have similar tastes in fat bikes and the steady stream of questions about my likes and dislikes should have tipped me off. In spite of that, I was still surprised when he told me they were launching a bike company. First up? A stainless steel gravel bike and, yes, their take on a fat bike.

In typical Wolf Tooth Components and now Otso fashion, this wouldn’t be your run of the mill fat bike. The Otso team promised one of the best pedaling fat bikes around, plus it would be great for plus. The Otso Voytek has the potential to blur the line even further between a seasonal fat bike and a year ’round ripper, so of course I was excited to get my hands on the very first sample available.

To review the bike, first I would have to build it. After sending out what they have called the Frankset (frame, fork, headset, BB, and crankset), it was time to assemble a build kit. While my last fat bike build was fairly stealth, the blue/grey frame option of the Voytek inspired a more colorful parts selection. I can verify that the blue is hard to match with anodized parts, but I’m pretty happy with the outcome…

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In hindsight, I should have seen the Otso Voytek coming. As it turns out, Brendan from Wolf Tooth Components and I have similar tastes in fat bikes and the steady stream of questions about my likes and dislikes should have tipped me off. In spite of that, I was still surprised when he told me […]

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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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Urge has you covered with affordable SeriAll all-mountain helmet

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Most of the Urge helmets we know lean towards the gravity-fueled disciplines, or even the type of riding that tends to involve hitting your head on things on a fairly regular basis. But for the latest new Urge lid, the SeriAll, they’ve come up with a nice open looking helmet that aims to deliver something lightweight and vented like an XC helmet, while still offering a bit more coverage for when the descending gets technical. Essentially it is an affordable mountain bike helmet, designed for the type of trail riding most of us do: Pedal up; Bomb down; Repeat, as many times as possible…

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Most of the Urge helmets we know lean towards the gravity-fueled disciplines, or even the type of riding that tends to involve hitting your head on things on a fairly regular basis. But for the latest new Urge lid, the SeriAll, they’ve come up with a nice open looking helmet that aims to deliver something lightweight and […]

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Review: Specialized Camber Grom 24″ youth full suspension mountain bike

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There’s something to be said for getting a kid started on a fully rigid hardtail. But if your local trails are super gnarly, there’s also a pretty darn good argument for getting them suspended as quickly as possible. Traction aside, it’s more about comfort and safety, assuming the weight penalty isn’t too grand. If you a) have a little tyke at home that’s itchin’ to keep up with you, and b) are already thinking this might keep them from bouncing around uncontrollably, then the Specialized Camber Grom might be worth a look.

First up, Specialized didn’t continue this model into their 2017 lineup. But they’ve still got inventory, which you can find if you search past models on their website. If you’re fine with that, read on why their FSR suspension is ready made for smaller riders…

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There’s something to be said for getting a kid started on a fully rigid hardtail. But if your local trails are super gnarly, there’s also a pretty darn good argument for getting them suspended as quickly as possible. Traction aside, it’s more about comfort and safety, assuming the weight penalty isn’t too grand. If you […]

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