Collectif Parlee Begins Telling The Story Of Passion & Suffering On The Bike

Released as a teaser, this is from the group Collectif Parlee, a team of cyclists with stories to tell. There has been a continued and reassuring trend lately to tell the real stories of cycling, and this group wants to spread the word about their experiences as travelers and trainers, riding rain or shine. Through videos and photography, they want to share the best moments of their season.

They say there will be four longer length videos coming in the future, reflecting the passion for cycling that has consumed the team of eight. Enjoy it, and we’ll post the rest of the series as it is released.

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Allamuchy Mountain State Park, NJ

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Photo submitted by Josh Klein, “Allamuchy State Park in NJ. First snow of the year. Perfect, quiet morning.”

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 here.

Jared Graves Teases Possible Prototype Yeti SB8c Downhill Bike & Carbon DT Swiss DH Wheels

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Last year, Yeti made the difficult decision to  abandon the World Cup Downhill scene in order to support their Factory Enduro World Series Team, which included top contender Jared Graves, and up and comer Richie Rude.

Mid way through this years EWS Campaign, they released two well received trail & enduro models sporting their new Switch Infinity Platform, and shortly thereafter, Richie Rude was spotted testing  a long travel aluminum prototype. Details regarding that prototype have been scarce, although on a post on MTBR, the Colorado based company claimed the test mule was simply being used to dial in kinematics and geometry, and that a new model was no where near production.

Despite these claims, Jared Graves just posted this incredible new build to his Facebook page.

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Greenstar Bikes Continues To Make Bamboo More Affordable

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Most new technologies start expensive, but then as more companies begin to use it, the find ways through better manufacturing or economies of scale to reduce the cost over time. Bamboo being used for bikes has followed a similar path, as many have touted this materials properties and abilities, but it was as expensive as carbon fiber to make an entire frame from it.

Pioneered by Boo Bikes for their Aluboo product, the idea of using aluminum lugs and bamboo tubes is a way to drastically reduce the price, but still retain the good properties of the bamboo tube.  Greenstar is a new company using this method to produce an even more affordable single speed bike.

Selling for less than $500, find out what you can get for that price in bamboo after the jump…

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PBE14: Bilenky Cycle Works’ Wild Tandems & More

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Bilenky Cycle Works is no stranger to tandem bikes. We saw quite a few hanging around their shop when we toured their place, and the NAHBS entry this year was simply amazing.

Above is another fine example, showing off the lug work, attention to detail and creativity that puts Bilenky in their own league. They’re able to consistently put out eye catching bikes that build in a lot of character without ever pushing it past classy and into the realm of gaudy. Pedal on to see the details of this travel tandem and several others ready for any ride…

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Changes to Moab Trails: BLM Says Electric Is Out, Blue Dot Trail Now Legal & More

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Moab Trail Mix is a volunteer organization that has been extremely busy lately constructing new single track around the destination town. Trail Mix is responsible for legendary trails such as Hymasa. Known as the Blue Dot trail, but illegal to ride, this trials-trail like area has now been legally opened, and will be called the Gold Bar Rim Trail. They have also been busy in the Navajo Rocks area, building two new trails, BLT and Coney Islands.

Very recently, the Moab BLM has decided that electric bikes are motorized vehicles, and banned them from Moab bike trails on BLM land. Things are changing very fast in Moab, get the details after the break…

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Make Your Bike Look Pro With VeloInk Custom Name & Flag Decals

veloink1You have seen the pro’s bikes, each carefully labeled with the name of the owner and where they are from. Veloink is a small company starting with the creation of these decals for the rest of us that may not have a full-time professional mechanic to put them for us.

They have one of the most impressive lists of flags, including all states, most countries, Armed Forces and governmental divisions. When you type in your name, it ends up in a custom decal about a half inch tall, and 2-4 inches long, depending on text.

Check out the “I Ride For” decals after the jump, where they donate half of the gross sales to the Michael J. Fox foundation.

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Weekend Reading: Acre Supply’s Trans-Provence Photo Journal, Argonaut goes Above Category, More

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Photo: Sven Martin / Duncan Philpott for Acre Supply.

Acre Supply is the mountain bike specific arm of Mission Workshop, whose clothes and gear we’re pretty big fans of. It’s a lifestyle brand that’s also supremely functional and durable, and as such, they take their gear to some killer ride locations and bring along some top photos to capture it all. Their latest adventure journal follows Ty Hathaway through the 2014 Trans-Provence in southern France, and the pics are definitely making us wanna go.

Click through for a few more fun things around the web this week…

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Design Your Own One-Off, Single-Piece Custom Cycling Kit With Hincapie Sports

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Hincapie Sports now offering single piece custom cycling kit.

I’m a big fan of Premier League, particularly Newcastle United FC, so the opportunity to craft a full kit including a jersey, shorts, and accessories to show it is very appealing. Well, Hincapie Sports is now offering the option to design custom jerseys, bibshorts, shorts, and matching accessories for those riders among us who want to ride not just in style, but their own style. The kit includes the following:

  • Velocity Short Sleeve Jersey
  • Velocity Bibshort or Short
  • Element Arm Warmers
  • Element Knee Warmers
  • Velocity Plus Race Gloves

You get all that for $500. Yeah, it’s a bit much for a single kit, but it’ll be one of a kind and it’s far less than ordering a whole teams’ worth just get some unique threads for your team of one.