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Strider Rocker turns your balance bike into a rocking horse

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Not ready to release your little on onto the mean streets? That doesn’t mean they can’t get some saddle time in the air conditioned comfort of your own home. The new Strider Rocker bolts onto their 12″ Strider bike for hours of fun. The low to the ground design helps keep them stable (enhanced lateral stiffness?). Retail is $79.99, available now. Detail pic below…

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Not ready to release your little on onto the mean streets? That doesn’t mean they can’t get some saddle time in the air conditioned comfort of your own home. The new Strider Rocker bolts onto their 12″ Strider bike for hours of fun. The low to the ground design helps keep them stable (enhanced lateral […]

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2017 Pivot Vault becomes your one bike cyclocross, gravel drop bar quiver

2017 Pivot Vault cyclocross and gravel road bike

The Pivot Vault gets several updates for 2017 to update its looks and compatibility with the latest components and trends, namely bigger tires. The key changes are increased tire clearance up to 700×48 (up front), a switch to flat mount brakes, and an all new fork with 12mm thru axle (down from the original’s 15mm one). These sit atop the original’s BB386EVO, arching top tube and mountain bike inspired geometry. Paint is also updated, with a brighter blue over the full carbon frame.

I rode the prior edition throughout the 2015/16 cyclocross season, even testing it with the Lauf Grit fork, and found it to be a very stable bike, favoring long sweeping corners and high speeds, which lends itself well to their claims that it’s the only drop bar bike you’ll need…

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The Pivot Vault gets several updates for 2017 to update its looks and compatibility with the latest components and trends, namely bigger tires. The key changes are increased tire clearance up to 700×48 (up front), a switch to flat mount brakes, and an all new fork with 12mm thru axle (down from the original’s 15mm […]

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New Truvativ Descendant CoLab trail bars celebrate top pros

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Truvativ is celebrating some of gravity mountain biking’s recent heroes with a special new series of their Descendant alloy and carbon mountain bike bars. From Kyle Strait repeating at the Red Bull Rampage to Stevie Smith’s multiple World Cup DH wins, with slopestyler Martin Söderström and enduro shredder Jérôme Clémentz in between, the Descendant CoLab series is about trying to celebrate what makes a rider a legend. Each of the bars picks up on an element of one of these great riders and gets a unique graphic treatment to inspire us to ride harder. Check out the first four components at the start of the new CoLab series…

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Truvativ is celebrating some of gravity mountain biking’s recent heroes with a special new series of their Descendant alloy and carbon mountain bike bars. From Kyle Strait repeating at the Red Bull Rampage to Stevie Smith’s multiple World Cup DH wins, with slopestyler Martin Söderström and enduro shredder Jérôme Clémentz in between, the Descendant CoLab series is about trying to celebrate what […]

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Latest custom Ti Road bike from the Canaries via Jerónimo

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Back in the spring we saw a new plus-sized trail bike from the Tenerife-based Jerónimo Cycles, and now they are coming back with an updated titanium road bike as well. Following in the same vein as that bike, Jeronimo aims to offer an affordable custom ti option with this simply named Ti Road bike. With clean-lines, and some modern tech updates the bike takes over for their Czar Ti road bike, and even drops its price a bit in the process. Take a closer look at the new EU-built bike after the break…

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Back in the spring we saw a new plus-sized trail bike from the Tenerife-based Jerónimo Cycles, and now they are coming back with an updated titanium road bike as well. Following in the same vein as that bike, Jeronimo aims to offer an affordable custom ti option with this simply named Ti Road bike. With clean-lines, and […]

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Full featured, budget priced Kali Lunati mountain bike helmet starts shipping

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Hiding so well at Sea Otter that we didn’t even see it, the new Kali Lunati has just started shipping for $80. For that price, you’re getting all of their fit features plus an integrated action cam/accessory mount on the top.

It uses their Composite Fusion in-molding of a polycarbonate shell with EPS foam body, and comes with antimicrobial pads with integrated bug mesh, breakaway visor and locking buckle and sliders on the strap. Coverage runs deep on the rear, making it suitable for anything from XC to trail, even light enduro action.

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Hiding so well at Sea Otter that we didn’t even see it, the new Kali Lunati has just started shipping for $80. For that price, you’re getting all of their fit features plus an integrated action cam/accessory mount on the top. It uses their Composite Fusion in-molding of a polycarbonate shell with EPS foam body, […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Monterey Bike Trail

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Photo submitted by Rob Williams, “Each month my wife and I select a bike path in California to spend the morning riding. This month we rode along the Monterey Bike Trail and ended our day riding bikes to dinner. The dinner ride to and from Montrio Bistro was pure pleasure and my bike bottle cage carried my unfinished wine bottle! Next month, the Vine Trail in Napa is planning a grand opening of the 12.5 mike bike trail from South Napa to Yountville. This is our next bike trail outing.”

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Photo submitted by Rob Williams, “Each month my wife and I select a bike path in California to spend the morning riding. This month we rode along the Monterey Bike Trail and ended our day riding bikes to dinner. The dinner ride to and from Montrio Bistro was pure pleasure and my bike bottle cage […]

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Rocky Mountain Slayer reintroduced into the wild as extreme enduro/big mountain ripper

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The Slayer is back to destroy all trails. Don’t worry conservationists, the Slayer isn’t really meant to ruin the trails, rather to conquer them in a pedalable, long travel package. Like many things in mountain biking, bikes in this travel category seems to be cyclical, and along with bikes like the new Pivot Firebird, big single crown bikes seem to be back. Thanks to a number of other modern component though, this new crop of bikes seems to be far more pedal friendly, likely with even better suspension to tame those trails…

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The Slayer is back to destroy all trails. Don’t worry conservationists, the Slayer isn’t really meant to ruin the trails, rather to conquer them in a pedalable, long travel package. Like many things in mountain biking, bikes in this travel category seems to be cyclical, and along with bikes like the new Pivot Firebird, big […]

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Bombtrack is ready for adventure with steel Beyond Plus trail explorer

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Tuscany Trail photos by OSMfilms. courtesy Bombtrack.

Don’t we all just want to get away sometimes? Bombtrack is getting ready for it with their newest mountain bike – the rigid steel Beyond Plus – with its big 2.8″ tires giving you the cush and traction to go wherever your heart desires. It seems strange to call a bike with 27.5+ wheels, giant tires, and thru-axles a ‘back-to-the basics’ look at mountain biking, but that is really what this bike is all about. Get back to the roots of our still young sport and head out an adventure exploring forgotten trails, way off of the beaten track. That’s what Bombtrack’s friend Clem Shovel did recently, when he strapped a set of Apidura bikepacking bags to the Beyond Plus and headed out to tackle the unsupported Tuscany Trail race. Check out how he did and the bike that took him on the adventure, after the jump…

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Don’t we all just want to get away sometimes? Bombtrack is getting ready for it with their newest mountain bike – the rigid steel Beyond Plus – with its big 2.8″ tires giving you the cush and traction to go wherever your heart desires. It seems strange to call a bike with 27.5+ wheels, giant tires, and thru-axles […]

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Crankworx 2016: Slick new stuff from Whistler Performance Lubricants

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We all know modern bikes are sophisticated machines, but it’s easy to forget how much expertise goes into developing small stuff like lubricants and degreasers. Whistler Performance Lubricants is one company that comes to the table with some serious knowledge of their craft. WPL’s Scientific Advisor Alejandro Marangoni is a world-renowned chemist who specializes in the structure and functionality of triglyceride oils, and he’s combined his expertise with his passion for riding by creating high-performance lubricants for mountain bikes. Marangoni’s son Isaac is WPL’s General Manager, and tests their products while racing the B.C. Downhill series.

We first checked out WPL’s products during Crankworx last year, and caught up with them again to see what was new for 2016. WPL has now developed their own grease and bio-degreaser, plus they’re offering two new weights of their Shock Boost oil. All of WPL’s products are also eco-friendly and completely safe to the touch, so you can be green while you race for the gold…
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We all know modern bikes are sophisticated machines, but it’s easy to forget how much expertise goes into developing small stuff like lubricants and degreasers. Whistler Performance Lubricants is one company that comes to the table with some serious knowledge of their craft. WPL’s Scientific Advisor Alejandro Marangoni is a world-renowned chemist who specializes in […]

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