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Felt, US women’s team pursuit chase gold on a wicked new track bike

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No, that picture is not backwards. Felt is once again teaming up with the U.S. women’s team pursuit after making history with a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic games which was the greatest achievement by a U.S. track racing team ever. Now they want it all!

Felt teamed up with HED, FSA and others to create the Felt TA FRD (Track Aero | Felt Racing Development). Check out the video to see how they came up with this Olympic weapon and why they went south-paw with the drivetrain…

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No, that picture is not backwards. Felt is once again teaming up with the U.S. women’s team pursuit after making history with a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic games which was the greatest achievement by a U.S. track racing team ever. Now they want it all! Felt teamed up with HED, FSA and others to create […]

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Atelier Cycles introduces custom multi-tools with only the bits you want

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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is carrying extra weight or lacking something essential, you’ll be glad to hear the UK’s Atelier Cycles has decided to offer fully customizable multi-tools as their debut product.

The idea for the customizable multi-tool was hatched after company founder Nelson Trees participated in last year’s Transcontinental Race, an unsupported single stage race stretching from Belgium to Istanbul. After he couldn’t find an existing tool with all the functions and bits he desired, he decided to combine his love for long distance cycling with his past experience in design and material sourcing. Trees then founded Atelier Cycles and got to work on making his custom multi-tool a reality…
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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is […]

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Softwheel Fluent suspends (and damps) your bike by the wheels

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver an unmatched level of comfort, while maintaining ride control and stability, and actually reducing energy lost when riding over obstacles and surface irregularities. Take a closer look at options for city and even e-bikes after the jump…

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Commuter, e-Bike, Gadgets & Hacks30 Comments

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Wuling, Taiwan

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Photo submitted by Pak Chien Chiang, “This picture was taken on the winding roads leading up to Wuling in Taiwan. At 3275m (10745ft), this is the highest paved road in Asia and one of the most scenic rides in this part of the world. It is one of those places where picture and post cards do not do the real thing justice. On a clear and sunny day, one can see the entire mountain range whilst serenaded by the songs of birds in the background.”

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Photo submitted by Pak Chien Chiang, “This picture was taken on the winding roads leading up to Wuling in Taiwan. At 3275m (10745ft), this is the highest paved road in Asia and one of the most scenic rides in this part of the world. It is one of those places where picture and post cards […]

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Polar V800, V650 cycling computers now read 3rd party GPS routes

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Polar’s slowly but surely opening up their ecosystem. First it was Strava, then GoPro, and now they’ll bring in .GPX and .TCX files from 3rd party services and upload the routes to the V800 sports watch and V650 cycling computer. From there, either device can provide route guidance to keep you on your way.

You’ll need to import the files into Polar Flow, then sync the device to move it onto the computer or watch. File size is capped at 25mb, which should be plenty. Instructions are here, and the video below shows just how easy it is…

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Polar’s slowly but surely opening up their ecosystem. First it was Strava, then GoPro, and now they’ll bring in .GPX and .TCX files from 3rd party services and upload the routes to the V800 sports watch and V650 cycling computer. From there, either device can provide route guidance to keep you on your way. You’ll […]

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Wolf Tooth Components Licenses Lindarets Catalog, new products in the works under the WTC flag

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the production.

Now, in an effort to add even more clever products to the menu, Wolf Tooth Components has licensed the entire Lindarets catalog. For consumers that means that means that Lindarets founder Marc Basiliere will be able focus more on the design of new products while WTC will handle the production and distribution, making the products even easier to access. After the current batch of product runs through, the Lindarets Goat will give way to the WTC Wolf Head as current Lindarets products are rebranded.

Full details from Lindarets, next…

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the […]

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KP Cykler hangs the bike on the wall like the trophy it is, plus check out their sidecar

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Brought to life through crowdfunding, some enterprising Danes decided they were tired of leaving their favorite bikes locked up outside or hanging them on industrial racks in garages, so they developed The Bike Hanger. Simply named their, uh… bike hanger gives a contemporary interpretation of a wall-mounted trophy mount to show off your prized bike on the wall in your home. Now that they’ve transitioned into regular production, jump past the break for details, pricing, and a look at the bolt-on urban side car they have also developed to haul your trappings around for a car-free way of life…

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Brought to life through crowdfunding, some enterprising Danes decided they were tired of leaving their favorite bikes locked up outside or hanging them on industrial racks in garages, so they developed The Bike Hanger. Simply named their, uh… bike hanger gives a contemporary interpretation of a wall-mounted trophy mount to show off your prized bike on the wall in […]

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Bag Roundup: Backpack panniers, an adventure tool roll & Brooks 150th anniversary goods

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Whether you’re gearing up for an adventure race, cranking out a casual road loop or lugging the essentials to the office it’s always nice to have a comfortable, convenient way to move your stuff. Since few of us ride without carrying some supplies or tools, it’s good to have practically endless options for packs and bags that accommodate everything from a basic tire repair kit to several days worth of clothing and supplies.

Check out a clever convertible pannier/backpack from Vancouver, B.C’s Two Wheel Gear, a deluxe tool roll from Jet aimed at gravel or adventure riders, and limited edition Brooks releases celebrating their 150th year in business…

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Whether you’re gearing up for an adventure race, cranking out a casual road loop or lugging the essentials to the office it’s always nice to have a comfortable, convenient way to move your stuff. Since few of us ride without carrying some supplies or tools, it’s good to have practically endless options for packs and […]

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SOC16: Fresh paint, new bikes from Devinci, Franco & Mongoose

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Franco Grimes x Bicycle Crumbs custom painted gravel road bike

The Franco Grimes gravel bike came about because they wanted a homegrown (i.e. US-made) steel bike capable of riding anything the road may serve up. That could be a trail, a cyclocross course or just an urban commute. Or, of course, a good road ride.

For this year’s show, they wanted to show off more than the bike’s versatility, they wanted to highlight its design. So, they reached out to Insta-famous artist Bicycle Crumbs, who took every liberty to create this absolute work of art…

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The Franco Grimes gravel bike came about because they wanted a homegrown (i.e. US-made) steel bike capable of riding anything the road may serve up. That could be a trail, a cyclocross course or just an urban commute. Or, of course, a good road ride. For this year’s show, they wanted to show off more […]

Posted in Gravel Bikes, Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Sea Otter Classic12 Comments