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SOC16: Look adds more affordable 977 and 979 carbon hard tail XC MTBs

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Look mountain bikes are known for their cutting edge designs and wild carbon frames, but they’re not that known for being affordable. In order to offer something at a slightly more attainable price point, Look was showing off the new 977 and 979 carbon hard tails at Sea Otter. We know that a $3k+ hard tail isn’t exactly most riders’ definition of affordable, but when you can pick up the entire bike for nearly the same price as just the frame from their 987/989, you start to see what Look means by “pricepoint”… Continue reading “SOC16: Look adds more affordable 977 and 979 carbon hard tail XC MTBs”



Look mountain bikes are known for their cutting edge designs and wild carbon frames, but they’re not that known for being affordable. In order to offer something at a slightly more attainable price point, Look was showing off the new 977 and 979 carbon hard tails at Sea Otter. We know that a $3k+ hard tail […]

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SOC16: RideFast Racing brings carbon wheels to an affordable level

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What are some of your favorite subjects to discuss on a road trip? Food? Drink? Bikes? For the founders of RideFast Racing, that last one turned out to be more than just talk. After being the topic of discussion on a road trip to ride mountain bikes in Santa Cruz, Scott and Travis knocked around the idea of what would be their perfect wheel system – if they were to build it for their friends and themselves. At the time, Scott has just ended his partnership in a bike shop, while Travis was still gainfully employed as an engineer.

It was shortly after that road trip that Scott decided that they were going to start a wheel company. More than just offering affordable wheels, Scott had three goals in mind. They had to be wheels that he and his friends would actually want to ride, and that they would be proud of. The wheels also had to be built so that they could be sold at a price point that was lower than comparable wheels to get them out to more people. Lastly, Scott wanted a company that would allow him to make personal connections with his customers.

With Travis’ help in the engineering and testing department, RideFast introduced their first wheel called the Hotline. It wasn’t long before friends started making requests for wheelsets that didn’t even exist, and before they knew it, RideFast Racing was off to a fast start…

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What are some of your favorite subjects to discuss on a road trip? Food? Drink? Bikes? For the founders of RideFast Racing, that last one turned out to be more than just talk. After being the topic of discussion on a road trip to ride mountain bikes in Santa Cruz, Scott and Travis knocked around the […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Mountain Bike5 Comments

Straighten up your perch with Morgaw Saddle Adjust app

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, the Saddle Adjust app helps you dial in saddle tilt and setback, so that when you get on a new bike you get your saddle in the right spot the first time. Plus the app also builds in the ability to store your ideal position, so that you can try out a new fit, but seamlessly return to the original if need be…

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, […]

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Praxis x 4iiii power meter combo deal practically gives you the crankset for free

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Want power measurement and a crank upgrade for one low price? Praxis is offering their Zayante hollow forged crankset with chainrings pre-installed with the latest 4iiii power meter for just $499.

The Zayante cranks normally run for $299 with chainrings, and the 4iiii power meter has an MSRP of $399, so you’re saving $200 off the package price. If you’re not already running a Praxis crankset on your bike, you’ll need to nab one of their bottom brackets, too, but you’re still all in with a fresh set of everything for well under $600. Details below…

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Want power measurement and a crank upgrade for one low price? Praxis is offering their Zayante hollow forged crankset with chainrings pre-installed with the latest 4iiii power meter for just $499. The Zayante cranks normally run for $299 with chainrings, and the 4iiii power meter has an MSRP of $399, so you’re saving $200 off […]

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Praxis Works previews one more wheel with Aluminum AL24 XC/Trail Model

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The big news from Praxis Works at Sea Otter was that the company is getting into the wheel market. Showing two beautiful new carbon wheels, Praxis Works captured our attention with the Trail/AM C32 and the Road/Gravel/Cross focused RC21.

But it appears they have another trick up their sleeve. This time it’s an aluminum wheelset that should make XC/Trail riders happy if their budget for new hoops falls under $1000 (by a few hundred)…

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The big news from Praxis Works at Sea Otter was that the company is getting into the wheel market. Showing two beautiful new carbon wheels, Praxis Works captured our attention with the Trail/AM C32 and the Road/Gravel/Cross focused RC21. But it appears they have another trick up their sleeve. This time it’s an aluminum wheelset […]

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SOC16: Masi cyclocross bikes get racier, add carbon fiber models; plus concepts & steel tourers

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In the past, Masi had just a single cyclocross bike called the CXR Comp. It was an alloy disc brake bike, and now it’s been completely updated and the line expanded to include carbon models. There’ll be two spec levels for each frame material, and each material gets it’s own carbon fork with different features for different uses.

The carbon bikes get an all-new full carbon fork with stealth eyelets for thread-in fender mounts (not for racks). The bend in the legs is designed to reduce vibrations, but gives the bike a subtly different look. Check out the full line, plus new steel touring adventure bikes and a couple nice concepts, below…

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In the past, Masi had just a single cyclocross bike called the CXR Comp. It was an alloy disc brake bike, and now it’s been completely updated and the line expanded to include carbon models. There’ll be two spec levels for each frame material, and each material gets it’s own carbon fork with different features for […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Gravel Bikes, Road Bike, Sea Otter Classic4 Comments

Lock Roundup: Wearable Hiplok DX & DXC, Abus’ Brooklyn chain lock & a unique hitch rack from SCS

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If you’ve ever been in a situation where you’re out and about and need to leave your bike unattended, not even the greatest hunger or need for caffeine will give you the confidence to leave even the most roached out fixie unattended. Here’s a few of the latest options for securing your ride Hiplok and Abus, plus a hitch-mount bike rack with a unique way of keeping your bike safe… Continue reading “Lock Roundup: Wearable Hiplok DX & DXC, Abus’ Brooklyn chain lock & a unique hitch rack from SCS”



If you’ve ever been in a situation where you’re out and about and need to leave your bike unattended, not even the greatest hunger or need for caffeine will give you the confidence to leave even the most roached out fixie unattended. Here’s a few of the latest options for securing your ride Hiplok and Abus, plus a hitch-mount bike rack […]

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Suspension options for Bionicon Edison EVO with new GX builds

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While most bike companies offer several different unique build kits to get you into their bikes at a wide range of price points, the team behind the Bionicon Edison is taking quite a different approach. What they’ve decided to do is set a lower-entry price on their premier Edison EVO and give a bunch of options. Instead of having one setup at the sub 3000€ level, Bionicon are offering 10 builds that let the buyer pick suspension, wheel size, and  gearing to suit their style of riding. Check out the details after the jump…

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While most bike companies offer several different unique build kits to get you into their bikes at a wide range of price points, the team behind the Bionicon Edison is taking quite a different approach. What they’ve decided to do is set a lower-entry price on their premier Edison EVO and give a bunch of options. […]

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Review: Dean’s titanium Antero cross bike takes “custom” titanium to a whole new (price) level

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Dean Titanium has a deep history and since long time employee and welder Ari Leon has taken the reigns, we’ve seen a lot of new shapes and offerings coming out of the Boulder frame builder’s doors. After chatting with them at Interbike last year, they suggested we check out one of their new “stock” offerings, so we did!

Getting on a nice titanium bike for close to the cost of (high quality) steel was great, but Dean’s Antero cross bike has a few tricks up its sleeve… plus you can customize the frame to suite your needs…

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Dean Titanium has a deep history and since long time employee and welder Ari Leon has taken the reigns, we’ve seen a lot of new shapes and offerings coming out of the Boulder frame builder’s doors. After chatting with them at Interbike last year, they suggested we check out one of their new “stock” offerings, […]

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