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Widen your view with the Lensbaby fisheye adapter for GoPro camreas

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the housing of a GoPro camera to give an all-new perspective to action cam footage. They’ve put this fun lens up on Kickstarter to get the ball rolling, so take a closer look at how it can make you rethink the look of riding footage…

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the […]

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Scott has us itching to hit the dirt with their Chasing Trail video series

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It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video like this gives us an especially strong urge to skip out of the office and go test some trail gear.

Scott prefaces their series with the idea of searching for the world’s best singletrack, so we welcome them into our backyard. In this second episode of the Chasing Trail series, their Gstaad-Scott DH team rider Neko Mulally heads into the Great Smokey Mountains to sample they technical western North Carolina trails and get reader for a season of racing.

Check out the unadulterated trail riding after the break, plus a look back at the last episode with Rémy Absalon hammering through Les Vosges singletrack in France…

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It really isn’t too often that we see well-produced mountain bike videos blowing down proper East Coast technical singletrack, so when we do we get pretty excited. We at Bikerumor have strong roots from our start in mountain biking and a couple of decades later still riding the rocky trails of the southern Appalachians, so seeing video […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Under The Big Sky

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Photo submitted by Caden Kosovich, “Greetings from Montana! Here we are unlearning pavement. I wasn’t trying to be a ‘show-off’- when my buddy stopped to snap this pic. I reckon I was just too pumped to be stoked! Days like this, lost on an unfamiliar road are invaluable. Location:  Coombs Flat Road, Stillwater County Montana. Photo Credit:  Travis Kern.”

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Photo submitted by Caden Kosovich, “Greetings from Montana! Here we are unlearning pavement. I wasn’t trying to be a ‘show-off’- when my buddy stopped to snap this pic. I reckon I was just too pumped to be stoked! Days like this, lost on an unfamiliar road are invaluable. Location:  Coombs Flat Road, Stillwater County Montana. Photo Credit:  Travis Kern.” We […]

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Flux and Pedego put the power down with e-bikes for any occasion

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3. Attack

We can groan and grumble all we want, but e-bikes aren’t going anywhere, (except trails they’re not supposed to be on… maybe). Though some are feeling KOM vulnerabilities, some are looking forward to conquering trails or distances that may have only been a dream. Before you smash your keyboard with hate, our own Zach gave a great insight to how “us” and e-bikes CAN coexist.

Check out some of the trail’able and urban worthy e-bikes from Flux as well as a fat e-bike from Pedego…

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We can groan and grumble all we want, but e-bikes aren’t going anywhere, (except trails they’re not supposed to be on… maybe). Though some are feeling KOM vulnerabilities, some are looking forward to conquering trails or distances that may have only been a dream. Before you smash your keyboard with hate, our own Zach gave a […]

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Review: Race Face Chester pedals, Aeffect cranks and Love Handle grips

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Steve Fisher, Race Face testing, Pemberton, B.C.

Time to put on my finest flannel and go out for a rip! As Bikerumor’s Canadian contributor I was happy to get the chance to test some components from Vancouver B.C’s Race Face, an iconic MTB brand that had a near-death experience not long ago, but was revived to rise again as a key player in the industry.

Since my riding season began in late February, Race Face’s Chester composite platform pedals, Aeffect cranks and Love Handle grips have been on the trails and under the gun. After a few months of testing I’m not likely going to be pulling any of these parts off, as they’ve provided a comfortable connection to my bike and held up well under my abuse. Read on to see why Race Face has earned a solid ‘eh’ on their report card…
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Time to put on my finest flannel and go out for a rip! As Bikerumor’s Canadian contributor I was happy to get the chance to test some components from Vancouver B.C’s Race Face, an iconic MTB brand that had a near-death experience not long ago, but was revived to rise again as a key player […]

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Solos heads up cycling display puts a deal in view on Kickstarter

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Launched at Interbike last year and now the official heads up display of USA Cycling’s Olympic contenders, the Solos micro display and sunglasses combo is now in production and on Kickstarter to let you get one for half off.

Suggested retail will be $500, but the crowdfunding campaign will let you nab one for as little as $250 if you act fast. As of this post, about half of the units available at that price are gone, and they’re halfway to meeting their goal just hours after going live. Check the video and more below…

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Launched at Interbike last year and now the official heads up display of USA Cycling’s Olympic contenders, the Solos micro display and sunglasses combo is now in production and on Kickstarter to let you get one for half off. Suggested retail will be $500, but the crowdfunding campaign will let you nab one for as […]

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Isla Bikes gets pro with new race-ready kids’ cyclocross and mountain bikes

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The options for kids bikes just keep getting better,and we couldn’t be more excited…particularly when there’s a disc brake cyclocross on offer, filling in a category that’s been sorely deficient in youth sizes. And Isla Bikes has built not one, but three different wheel size options, fitting 8 year olds and up with 24″, 26″ and 700c options, and all equally ready for slicks to turn them into road bikes.

Add in an even wider spread of sizes for mountain bikes and you’ve got everything you need to get your kid across the finish line…

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The options for kids bikes just keep getting better,and we couldn’t be more excited…particularly when there’s a disc brake cyclocross on offer, filling in a category that’s been sorely deficient in youth sizes. And Isla Bikes has built not one, but three different wheel size options, fitting 8 year olds and up with 24″, 26″ […]

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Clothing Roundup: Mission Workshop, TwinSix, Ekoi Reversibles, & Amgen Tour of California Jerseys

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Summer 2016 is starting to look better with all kinds of fresh new wearables rolling in. Check out the new slimmed down shorts from Mission Workshop, fun jerseys from Twin Six, and Ekoi’s reversible jacket and vests…

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Summer 2016 is starting to look better with all kinds of fresh new wearables rolling in. Check out the new slimmed down shorts from Mission Workshop, fun jerseys from Twin Six, and Ekoi’s reversible jacket and vests…

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Rebecca Rusch hikes up Kilimanjaro & rides down the other side for World Bicycle Relief

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Pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch has just come back this spring from a pretty unique trip to raise money and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. Together with adventurer Patrick Sweeney, Rusch packed her bike up on her back to make the pre-dawn start of the last ascent to the 5895m/19,341ft summit of Africa’s highest peak. Then they rode back down the technical terrain, raising a dollar for every foot of elevation, coming out to 131 new bikes for students in Africa with WBR. Rusch has worked with the charity since 2013 to provide bikes as a means of access to resources like education, healthcare and economic opportunities. Find out more about her adventure and bike, and check out the footage they shot on the way…

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Pro mountain biker Rebecca Rusch has just come back this spring from a pretty unique trip to raise money and awareness for World Bicycle Relief. Together with adventurer Patrick Sweeney, Rusch packed her bike up on her back to make the pre-dawn start of the last ascent to the 5895m/19,341ft summit of Africa’s highest peak. Then they […]

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