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Camelbak reservoirs get big updates; Mule, Hawg, and Luxe get the LR treatment, more

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Looking at the current Camelbak product, it’s hard to imagine that the first bladders were inspired by IV bags. In the past 26 years the bladders have seen major updates every 5-6 years, and based on what we’ve seen at PressCamp, the latest generation is the best one yet.

Called the Crux Reservoir, Camelbak has focused on a few key areas to improve the bladder’s usability but also improve the performance of the hydration packs themselves. Combined with new LR versions of their most popular larger packs, Camelbak continues to provide excellent options for hydration…

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Looking at the current Camelbak product, it’s hard to imagine that the first bladders were inspired by IV bags. In the past 26 years the bladders have seen major updates every 5-6 years, and based on what we’ve seen at PressCamp, the latest generation is the best one yet. Called the Crux Reservoir, Camelbak has […]

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Clip in (or not) with limited edition colors on Crank Brothers Double Shot pedals

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Introduced at Eurobike last year, the double sided Crank Brothers Double Shot pedals give you the option of clipping in or resting your foot on the flats, with each side of the pedal differing to provide the choice. Now, they’re available in limited edition red, blue and green colors with black insets. They get the same upgraded bearings introduced that year, which means Enduro outers and a double seal to keep ’em running smooth. They come with a five year warranty and retail for $95.



Introduced at Eurobike last year, the double sided Crank Brothers Double Shot pedals give you the option of clipping in or resting your foot on the flats, with each side of the pedal differing to provide the choice. Now, they’re available in limited edition red, blue and green colors with black insets. They get the […]

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Race Face roll on new Turbine R wheelset, and Vault hubs

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Race Face’s new Turbine R trail riding wheels are built around an all-new oversized alloy Vault hubset, the first to be branded as a Race Face product, and a new all-mountain aluminum rim. The Vault hubs were developed in house from scratch to try to build a mountain hub that could deliver the performance and stand up to the extreme use that Race Face products are used to. The rim uses a new alloy to better handle the impacts an enduro wheel gets punished with and goes with a 30mm internal width for good wide tire support.

And apparently that R stands for Rally. Race Face will be fine with you racing the new wheels, but they are more expecting you to get loose and put the wheels through the wringer…

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Race Face’s new Turbine R trail riding wheels are built around an all-new oversized alloy Vault hubset, the first to be branded as a Race Face product, and a new all-mountain aluminum rim. The Vault hubs were developed in house from scratch to try to build a mountain hub that could deliver the performance and […]

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Dial in fit on any perch with new WTB Saddle Fit System at your LBS

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit on its viscio-elastic gel you’ll leave an impression how your body contacts the saddle. Armed with that information you and your Local Bike Shop staff can make a more informed decision on what saddle will be best for you. Unlike other systems that you are likely to find in a shop with a specific gel-topped saddle or even just a box you sit on in the shop, the new WTB system will let you sit on your own bike and saddle setup to get some more real world feedback on your actual saddle fit. Get some more details after the break…

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First introduced to the industry last fall at Eurobike, WTB has a new Saddle Fit System that slides over any saddle to measure how your sit bones actually bear your weight on the bike. The simple molded plastic device sits on top of your existing or new saddle like a cover and when you sit […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Heli Biking – De Ramon Mountain, Los Andes, Chile

De Ramon Mountain, Los Andes, Chile heli biking

Photos submitted by Diego Puelma, “I want to share with you some pictures from the trips that I am producing here. I work at Trek Chile but this is my weekend job, we have a lot of fun with this and I want to share it with all of you. This trip was in De Ramon Mountain, Los Andes, Chile 3200 meters above sea level, close to Santiago. Six hours of full single track Downhill with amazing views, take a look on my site www.andeshelibike.com.

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 of the location and the bike here.

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Photos submitted by Diego Puelma, “I want to share with you some pictures from the trips that I am producing here. I work at Trek Chile but this is my weekend job, we have a lot of fun with this and I want to share it with all of you. This trip was in De Ramon […]

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Smith Route & Rover helmets make Koroyd protection more affordable for road and mountain

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Smith Rover Route Koroyd MIPS helmet mountain bike road_-5

Smith helmets have a lot of things going for them, but they’re probably best known at this point for their use Aerocore. That’s the green material above from Koroyd that sort of looks like a bunch of drinking straws glued together. Made from thousands of extruded co-polymer tubes that are thermally welded together, the Koroyd material crushes upon impact and is said to absorb the energy in a better and more controlled manner.

The only issue? The Koroyd material itself is pretty expensive. That’s a large part of why the Forefront and Overtake helmets are so expensive. In order to offer similar levels of protection to more riders, Smith set out to create a new helmet platform that still offered excellent protection – just at a more attainable price…

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Smith helmets have a lot of things going for them, but they’re probably best known at this point for their use Aerocore. That’s the green material above from Koroyd that sort of looks like a bunch of drinking straws glued together. Made from thousands of extruded co-polymer tubes that are thermally welded together, the Koroyd […]

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Low hits the pavement with aluminum mki Road bike

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Andrew Low established Low bicycles a mere 6 years ago. Since then the company has come a long way, they’ve developed a track record of creating some of the most advanced aluminum frames out there. Now available, the mki road promises to provide the stiffness of a criterium machine but with the comfort of an all day road hog.

Get the Low down after the break…

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Andrew Low established Low bicycles a mere 6 years ago. Since then the company has come a long way, they’ve developed a track record of creating some of the most advanced aluminum frames out there. Now available, the mki road promises to provide the stiffness of a criterium machine but with the comfort of an all day road […]

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Quarq Race Intelligence – Quarq Qollector at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200

Photo by TBL Photography.
Photo by TBL Photography.
Photo by TBL Photography

Emporia, Kansas is a small town located just over 100 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to the world’s premier gravel race, the Dirty Kanza. There are various flavors of the race including a fun ride, 50 miler, the Half Pint 100 miler, and the Full Monty, Dirty Kanza 200 – 200 miles of gravel racing in the Flint Hills of Kansas, or rather 206 miles per this year’s course. Yikes… Continue reading “Quarq Race Intelligence – Quarq Qollector at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200”



Emporia, Kansas is a small town located just over 100 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas. It is home to the world’s premier gravel race, the Dirty Kanza. There are various flavors of the race including a fun ride, 50 miler, the Half Pint 100 miler, and the Full Monty, Dirty Kanza 200 – 200 […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Gadgets & Hacks, Gravel Bikes6 Comments

Strava #Strive shares maps & stats across other social media platforms

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Strava has added a bit of cross-platform functionality as part of their new #Strive social media sharing campaign. By combining basic ride data with ride photos or maps of your route, they are making it easier to share your ride with friends across other social media platforms. While up until now, it was really only your friends on Strava who could see how far and long you rode this weekend, with the new Strive function on the Strava mobile app, now you can share with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in hopes of luring them out to join you on the next bike ride…
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Strava has added a bit of cross-platform functionality as part of their new #Strive social media sharing campaign. By combining basic ride data with ride photos or maps of your route, they are making it easier to share your ride with friends across other social media platforms. While up until now, it was really only […]

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