EB15: Lezyne Introduces Improved ABS 2 Pump Head, New Lights, GPS Shipping Soon

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If the battle of the pumps was a thing, Lezyne would have just fired the next shot. An interesting addition to almost their entire line of floor pumps, their new ABS 2 pump head promises to make filling your tires even easier. The change comes as Lezyne also introduces the number of improved lights which cram an incredible amount of lumens into very compact housings…


EB15: De Marchi Goes Up a Notch with Perfecto Lux Bibs, Plus Special Edition Wool Jerseys


I kind of dismiss it when someone in marketing tells me that a pair of bib shorts are the best thing ever, but when I hear other people saying similar things about them it’s usually worth a look. So seems to be the case with a new pair of bibs from the Italians at De Marchi. It’s probably a little presumptuous to name a pair of bibs Perfecto, as De Marchi did last year, but I guess they weren’t entirely perfect since this year they get another update. This year’s Perfecto Lux bibs do build on the last version and keep most of the underlying tech that really is a different take on the way a premium pair of shorts can fit and function.

Step past the break for a run down of what make them perfect and what make them luxurious, plus have a look at the matching Perfecta jersey and a couple of special edition retro wool jerseys…


EB15: Evil Rises Up with 27.5″ Wheeled Insurgent

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Some would have you believe the choice between 27.5 and 29″ wheels is equivalent to the battle between good and evil. Fortunately, now you can have both from Evil bikes. After launching their 29 inch wheeled The Following, Evil is rolling out their 27.5″ option called the Insurgent.

Equipped with 150 mm of travel, midsized wheels, and fun, adjustable geometry, the Insurgent continues Evil’s revolt against boring bikes…


EB15: German Answer unveils 988g air-damped suspension fork, 98g air shock!

German Answer Excite Zero 988g full carbon mountain bike suspension fork

German:A is no stranger to lightweight forks, having offered the linkage driven Kilo model for years. But the new Zero-series forks and shocks take it to a whole ‘nother level by getting traditional lowers and stanchions into a package that’s under 1kg.

The new Xcite Zero comes in as light as 988g and is the lightest traditional suspension fork available. Lauf’s leaf spring forks still come in a bit lighter in some configurations, but German:A manages to do it with more travel and adaptive damping…


EB15: Feedback Sports takes Omnium roller trainer and makes it better.


Borrowing the Sportcrafters’ Omnium roller design, Feedback sports has crafted it into a sturdier, sexier unit for keeping you strong through the winter. Or just warming up before a race.

We’ve seen the Omnium’s first edition from Sportcrafters at Interbike 2013 and again in our own office, and the rolling parts carry over here. It’s still using their progressive magnetic resistance that moves the magnet closer to the drum as it goes faster. What’s changed is the overall structure, making for a better platform to hammer upon.

Unfold the tech details below…


EB15: Charge Color Codes a Revamped Line-up of Gravel/Cross, 27+, and Urban Bikes


UK-based Charge Bikes has pretty much simplified their bikes into three clear lines for next season with a color-coded palette across the board that progresses from barebones grey singlespeeds up to kitted-out raw titanium bikes at the top. Charge built a set of paint booths at Eurobike to show the more unified range and how the Colour Lab concept ties the bikes together. In between greys things get more colorful, with the Plug fat tire road bikes getting the brightest colors, the Cooker mountain bikes getting pure colors, and the Grater urban bikes more subdued tones. 

Roll past the break for a run down of the bikes with UK/EU/US pricing, and another amusing video of the 27+ bike in its supposed natural habitat…


Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Serra d’Aire e Candeeiros, Portugal

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Photo submitted by Pedro Moutinho, “This picture was made in my vacations in Serra d’Aire e Candeeiros, Portugal. That day were 40ºC and as always was good day to ride my BERG cycle! We call this single track ‘Trilho das Vertigens’.”

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EB15: Bianchi gets more road disc brakes, more affordable options, a gravel bike & 27.5+!

2016 Bianchi allroad gravel road bike

Bianchi’s 2016 range bets big on disc brakes, introduces a couple of lower priced road bikes to bring more people into the brand, and even hits two of the biggest trends, gravel and 27.5+ mountain bikes.

The Allroad gravel bike is a new alloy frame with full rack and fender readiness, a full carbon fork and capacity for 700×35 tires on its own, or 32mm treads with fenders. Those aspects are all but required anymore to be a contender…what’s surprising are the bonus features…


EB15: Canyon Brings Connected Concept to Life with Android Smart Bike Computer


At last year’s Eurobike show Canyon had a project bike developed around the concept of integrated and connected electronics. This year they’ve taken a couple of big steps towards making that concept real with a brand new first-of-its-kind App-based cycling computer and further refinement of the connectivity hardware. Given the name Smart Bike Computer, Canyon worked with electronics heavyweight Sony to develop an open-platform solution that will deliver Android Wear app functionality to cyclists this spring, and offer a future-proof product that can be updated as new apps are developed.

Connect with us after the jump to take a closer look at the computer, a video of its integration, and the apps that are already ready to go…