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2017 Orbea Alma XC race hardtail gets lighter, stiffer and faster

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2017 Orbea Alma xc race hardtail mountain bike

Much like the recently updated Oiz full suspension race bike, Orbea’s flagship XC hardtail gets the Boost axle spacing and frame refinements to make it lighter and stiffer. It also gets more comfortable and efficient. By the numbers, it’s an 950g frame in top form and sees 25% improvement in stiffness and 10% more compliance.

It also gets a brand new full carbon rigid fork, their first, designed to complement the bike’s handling and offer the lightest overall package for less technical race courses…

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Much like the recently updated Oiz full suspension race bike, Orbea’s flagship XC hardtail gets the Boost axle spacing and frame refinements to make it lighter and stiffer. It also gets more comfortable and efficient. By the numbers, it’s an 950g frame in top form and sees 25% improvement in stiffness and 10% more compliance. […]

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HED wins FedEx small biz grant to boost in-house manufacturing, teases new products

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Monday, July 13th, was the birthday of the late Steve Hed, co-founder of HED Cycling. It’s also the day his wife and company head Anne learned they were one of 10 winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. They were awarded $7,500, which will toward the purchase of a new CNC machine, which will further expand their in-house manufacturing capabilities. We fired off a few questions to see what they had in mind once it’s ready to start cutting…

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Monday, July 13th, was the birthday of the late Steve Hed, co-founder of HED Cycling. It’s also the day his wife and company head Anne learned they were one of 10 winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. They were awarded $7,500, which will toward the purchase of a new CNC machine, which will […]

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Contest! Win a set of BBInfinite derailleur pulleys with CeramiTech bearings!

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Intrigued by the idea of ceramic bearing derailleur pulleys? Wonder if the upgrade is worth it? Now you could win a set of the BBInfinite pulleys with their proven CeramiTech bearings and see for yourself! Just answer a few short questions for your chance to win. Just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick three-question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win! Continue reading “Contest! Win a set of BBInfinite derailleur pulleys with CeramiTech bearings!”



Intrigued by the idea of ceramic bearing derailleur pulleys? Wonder if the upgrade is worth it? Now you could win a set of the BBInfinite pulleys with their proven CeramiTech bearings and see for yourself! Just answer a few short questions for your chance to win. Just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or […]

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Guerrilla Gravity adds 29″ / 27.5+ Trail Pistol to their U.S. made arsenal

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With the advent of Boost spacing, it seems like it won’t be long until all trail 29ers are also compatible with plus. We’ve seen a number of big brands moving to the dual wheel size model, and now we’re seeing smaller operations going that route as well. One of the latest brands to follow suit is none other than Guerrilla Gravity. But what sets the GG Trail Pistol apart is not only the fact that it can adapt to the two wheel sizes without a different fork or headset, but it’s also built in their Denver, CO shop…

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With the advent of Boost spacing, it seems like it won’t be long until all trail 29ers are also compatible with plus. We’ve seen a number of big brands moving to the dual wheel size model, and now we’re seeing smaller operations going that route as well. One of the latest brands to follow suit […]

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November Bicycles opens preorder for Range carbon tubeless disc road & CX wheels

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Are you starting to think about cyclocross season? So is November Bicycles. Adding yet another option to the tubeless road market, November is showing off their all new Range. The carbon wheelset uses a deep section rim with a fairly wide internal width, a disc specific design, and tubeless capability at an impressive price…

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Are you starting to think about cyclocross season? So is November Bicycles. Adding yet another option to the tubeless road market, November is showing off their all new Range. The carbon wheelset uses a deep section rim with a fairly wide internal width, a disc specific design, and tubeless capability at an impressive price…

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Review: Niner Air 9 RDO floats like a dragonfly and stings like a really angry yellow jacket

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With suspension technology changing faster than the choice for president, we have become accustomed to waking up in the morning to see what version of what suspension platform is ruling the world that day. Though not as intriguing, we sometimes forget that the simple characteristics of a tried and true hardtail are still as relevant as the days folks first started shredding Repack.

Niner sent us their flagship feather-weight Air 9 RDO (Race Day Optimized for those not in the know), stacked with some of their house components, XTR drivetrain, and RockShox’s RS-1 carbon inverted fork. The RDO definitely puts the purpose of this bike into perspective when it comes to “Race Day Optimized”. Check out what made me grin… and what made me cringe riding this race machine…

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With suspension technology changing faster than the choice for president, we have become accustomed to waking up in the morning to see what version of what suspension platform is ruling the world that day. Though not as intriguing, we sometimes forget that the simple characteristics of a tried and true hardtail are still as relevant […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Great view during my bike commute in Colorado Springs, Colorado."

Photo submitted by Chris Gardner, “Great view during my bike commute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.”

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 of the location and your bike here.



Photo submitted by Chris Gardner, “Great view during my bike commute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.” 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 of the location and your bike here.

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Get DIALED with new suspension tuning app for Cane Creek shocks

 

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The best suspension in the world won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to tune it. Sure, you know how to put air in your shocks and maybe give a click or two of rebound, but do you really know how to get the most out of it? No matter what your answer, Cane Creek says their new suspension app is for you. From complete beginners to advanced riders who already know their shock tunes, the free app offers tools to make it easier to dial in the perfect ride every single time…

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  The best suspension in the world won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to tune it. Sure, you know how to put air in your shocks and maybe give a click or two of rebound, but do you really know how to get the most out of it? No matter what your […]

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Week in Review: New goods from Specialized, Diamondback, Cotic and so much more!

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame to the off road drop bar scene. Lots to catch up on, and all of it opens in a new tab for easy browsing…

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This past week we had two double headers, providing a doubly in depth look at the new Specialized Sequoia adventure gravel bike and the ultralight Easton EC90 SL cranks. But there were plenty more items worth highlighting, like the sweet new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon, which brings massive tire clearance and a svelte new carbon frame […]

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