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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Sandia Mountains sunflowers south of Santa Fe, NM

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Southwest reader Jeffrey Fleming sent in this pic from riding his GT out along La Madera Road on the back of the Sandia Mountains and looking back north towards Santa Fe. As he puts it, “late summer in New Mexico can only mean one thing – Sunflowers!” He tells us it’s always “a great time to ride in the Land of Enchantment but particularly so this time of year.”

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Southwest reader Jeffrey Fleming sent in this pic from riding his GT out along La Madera Road on the back of the Sandia Mountains and looking back north towards Santa Fe. As he puts it, “late summer in New Mexico can only mean one thing – Sunflowers!” He tells us it’s always “a great time to ride […]

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IB16: Push Industries bounces improved rebound control, slicker surfaces onto ElevenSix coil shock

Push Industries ElevenSix Micro-XD coil rear mountain bike shock for late 2016

Last year Push Industries simply updated the fit charts and added compatibility for the Santa Cruz Bronson. This year, they updated the shock itself with a slicker coating inside and out and improved oil flow through the rebound circuit.

The new Push ElevenSix Micro-XD uses a new Micro-XD hard coating on the reservoir and main cylinder. It’s super slick, reducing friction for the main piston and the IFP between the oil and nitrogen charge. The decreased friction not only makes the shock work better, but less friction means less heat build up. And that’s just the start…

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Last year Push Industries simply updated the fit charts and added compatibility for the Santa Cruz Bronson. This year, they updated the shock itself with a slicker coating inside and out and improved oil flow through the rebound circuit. The new Push ElevenSix Micro-XD uses a new Micro-XD hard coating on the reservoir and main […]

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EB16: Norco releases a Torrent of plus bikes for young and old, teases new enduro & all mountain bikes

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Starting at Crankworx and progressing through Interbike, Norco had a lot to show. Feeding off the influx of plus size additions, Norco has expanded their mid-fat line up to include hard tails, full suspension, and even kids’ bikes. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also started to tease a new enduro platform that sounds like it could be big in different ways…

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Starting at Crankworx and progressing through Interbike, Norco had a lot to show. Feeding off the influx of plus size additions, Norco has expanded their mid-fat line up to include hard tails, full suspension, and even kids’ bikes. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve also started to tease a new enduro platform that sounds like […]

Posted in Eurobike, Kids' Bikes, Mountain Bike5 Comments

Week in Review: Interbike kicks off, new Orbea Orca, GoPro drone & more

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Our Eurobike coverage is still pouring online, with tons of new bikes and gear, and Interbike is wrapped…well, the event anyway. The coverage from Vegas is just getting up to speed with lots (LOTS!!!) more to come. We heard plenty of folks saying there wasn’t much to see there, but we managed to find quite a bit, and you’ll see it all here over the next few weeks.

Some of the bigger news of the week were first rides on the all-new Orbea Orca (plus a sneak peak of their upcoming gravel/cyclocross bike), a review of the Coros smart helmet, GoPro’s Karma drone launch, Alchemy’s first move to off-shore production and new road bikes from Colnago, Argon18, Merckx and so many more. Roll on down for links to every headline…

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Our Eurobike coverage is still pouring online, with tons of new bikes and gear, and Interbike is wrapped…well, the event anyway. The coverage from Vegas is just getting up to speed with lots (LOTS!!!) more to come. We heard plenty of folks saying there wasn’t much to see there, but we managed to find quite […]

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IB16: Eddy Merckx debuts Aramid reinforced Strasbourg 71 gravel bike, adds carbon disc Sallanches 64 road racer

2017 Eddy Merckx Strasbourg carbon fiber and kevlar gravel road bike

The Strasbourg 71 gravel road bike debuted in summer 2015, and we’ve reviewed it here. Now, there’s an all-new Aramid reinforced carbon fiber model with additional bottle mounts and very clean stealth fender and rack mounts. Inside the frame are carbon fiber tubes to guide the cables, giving you quick and easy changes should things get Dirty Kanza nasty. Check it out…

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The Strasbourg 71 gravel road bike debuted in summer 2015, and we’ve reviewed it here. Now, there’s an all-new Aramid reinforced carbon fiber model with additional bottle mounts and very clean stealth fender and rack mounts. Inside the frame are carbon fiber tubes to guide the cables, giving you quick and easy changes should things get […]

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IB16: Industry Nine booking orders for new Matchstix multi tool thru axles, adds Enduro S, Big Rig 275, new All Road, more

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Stealth multi tool development is heating up. For years, tools have been stuffed into the pockets of hydration packs, jerseys, and shorts, but if you have to take it with you, why not let the bike do the work? That concept has given rise to storage pods built into frames, tools built into bar ends, and even chain breakers built into steerer tubes. Now, Industry Nine is finally ready to offer their take on built in tool design with the completed version of their Matchstix thru axles.

Part light weight thru bolt, and part MacGyver multitool, the Matchstix should be able to get you out of jam on your next mechanical, plus there are even more new wheels rolling out of Asheville…

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Stealth multi tool development is heating up. For years, tools have been stuffed into the pockets of hydration packs, jerseys, and shorts, but if you have to take it with you, why not let the bike do the work? That concept has given rise to storage pods built into frames, tools built into bar ends, and even chain […]

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IB16: Clement intros tough, affordable tubeless ready alloy gravel wheels, more tubeless tires

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If you make tires, they need something to mount to, so Clement’s come up with the Ushuaia. Like their tires, it’s named after a city, this one being the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is the capital of Terra del Fuego, Argentina, and borders the Martial mountain range.

The wheels are thoroughly modern, yet retail for just $650 a set. The rims are a cyclocross-and-gravel friendly 23mm wide inside, 26mm wide externally. Depth is 25mm. Claimed weight is 1,650g, very respectable for the price point and technical features, which make for user friendly hubs and rims…

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If you make tires, they need something to mount to, so Clement’s come up with the Ushuaia. Like their tires, it’s named after a city, this one being the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is the capital of Terra del Fuego, Argentina, and borders the Martial mountain range. The wheels are thoroughly modern, yet […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Gravel Bikes, Interbike6 Comments

IB16: Kuat NV 2.0 hitch-mount tray racks get blacked out, plus new budget option

Kuat NV 2 black metallic premium hitch-mount tray-style bike rack

Kuat’s flagship NV 2.0 hitch mount, tray style bike rack was updated earlier this year to accommodate larger tires and improve ease of use. Now, it gets a second paint option called Metallic Black. Price is the same as the original glossy gray and orange, coming in at $629 for the 2-bike rack and $429 for another 2-bike extension. Features and functionality remain the same.

If you’re looking for the NV 2.0 at a lower price point, you can quit searching Craigslist and check out the new NV 2.0 Base model below…

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Kuat’s flagship NV 2.0 hitch mount, tray style bike rack was updated earlier this year to accommodate larger tires and improve ease of use. Now, it gets a second paint option called Metallic Black. Price is the same as the original glossy gray and orange, coming in at $629 for the 2-bike rack and $429 […]

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IB16: STAC Zero cycling trainer provides 2000 watts resistance without touching your bike

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The STAC Zero indoor cycling trainer brings three very unique features to market. The most eye catching is the resistance mechanism, which doesn’t touch your wheel. Or your tire. Or require wheel removal, as on direct-drive trainers. Instead, it uses two banks of magnets to create resistance on your alloy rims. That means no moving parts, and no noise…which is the second innovation. It’s totally quiet. The only noise you’ll hear is your drivetrain. The third innovation? It packs down really, really flat…

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The STAC Zero indoor cycling trainer brings three very unique features to market. The most eye catching is the resistance mechanism, which doesn’t touch your wheel. Or your tire. Or require wheel removal, as on direct-drive trainers. Instead, it uses two banks of magnets to create resistance on your alloy rims. That means no moving parts, […]

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