Xpedo Teases DH Clipless Pedal, Clips into CXR for Cyclocross

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There may be a renewed interest in flats lately, but that doesn’t mean everyone is ditching their clipless pedals – even for DH. In order to provide riders with more options, xpedo is very close to the launch of their new DH clipless pedal. Built around the CXR pedal for the clipless portion, the prototype DH has a large spring loaded cage that will provide a ton of extra support when clipped in or not. Built to allow the rider to find the pedal claws as easily as possible, the DH pedal won’t be available until probably Interbike later this year.

Until then can get a few more details plus check out the new Cyclocross oriented CXR after the jump…

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Bionicon Adds New Raw Finish Edison EVO, and more

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As spring nears and we are dreaming of snow melting from trails we just got word from Bionicon that they are now delivering the new 2015 Edison EVO, which we tested last fall, to the first customers. In a pleasant update of giving consumers what they want, Bionicon tells us that they were getting some feedback that the neon orange and yellow paint schemes were too loud and so made a running decision to offer a low-key Raw frameset as an option. The raw frames are sanded and clear coated to protect the frames and get very minimal branding. If you are interested in a less more subdued finish, the Raw bikes will be available with the next production batch in May.

Bioinicon also announced a new lower cost option for buyers making advanced purchases, and some new suspension options. Hop past the break for more details and a couple more pics…

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ENVE Fills Out M-Series with new Mountain Stem, Plus New SES 4.5 Clincher and Tubular for Road

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You’ve got the ENVE M-Series Wheels, a riser bar, maybe even an ENVE seatpost. However, if you’re looking to complete your ENVE build on your trail or Enduro bike, the last piece of the puzzle is here. ENVE’s new Mountain Stem picks up where their Road Stems leave off with bar holders all the way down to the stubby 40mm. Claiming the best strength to weight ratio of any all mountain stem on the market, the carbon stem should be a perfect complement to your ride…

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Review: Carbon Railed WTB Volt Saddle

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Saddle preference is about as subjective as someone’s spicey food tolerance. Make that salsa too hot, or embark on too long a ride with a saddle that just isn’t right, and you’ll often end up wearing the same pain face.

While Fi’zi:k saddles go over as well with my butt as ornery Mexican food, WTB saddles have always felt just right, so I was very excited when they offered to send out a weight weenie saddle for a Santa Cruz Highball project. READ MORE ->

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Chesterman Beach – Tofino, BC

bikerumor pic of the day Hope you like my picture taken this weekend from Tofino BC, cruising Chesterman Beach at sunset.

Photo submitted by Scott Zuk, “…taken this weekend from Tofino, BC, cruising Chesterman Beach at sunset.”

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See Red With New Answer Red Mist Collection, Plus Super Short AME Stem, Enduro Glove, and More

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Forget Enduro blue, Hayes is going red. Known for some creative finishes, Answer Components is doubling down on the most visible fork on the market with a complement of red from the pedals to the grips. Sure to be gracing the bikes of big names like Aaron Chase, Eric Porter, and more, the bright red parts will certainly stand out in a field of 80′s inspired neon colors.

Even if it’s not red, Hayes had a few other new products to show after the break…

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New Kuat Transfer Tray Style Hitch Rack Carries Bikes for Less

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Ultimately if you want to carry your bikes safely, a quality tray style hitch rack is hard to beat. The no frame contact designs rely on your tires and wheels to keep the bike in place, and the staggered trays keep the bikes from banging into each other.

While racks like the Kuat NV are generally considered superior, they’re also quite expensive. That’s where the motivation for Kuat’s latest rack came from – the desire to offer an affordable hitch rack that still made bicycle transportation as simple as possible. Unlike most “entry level” tray style racks, the new Transfer from Kuat still offers secure hold without touching the frame. It also fits an impressive range of bikes all for less than $300 for a 2 bike rack…

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Hands on new Sony 4K & AS200V Action Cams – Video, Stills & Tech Details

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After launching their new 4K Action Cam at CES earlier this year, Sony invited us out for a quick trip to get acquainted with it and the new second-in-command AS200V. The full tech specs and features of each are outlined in our launch coverage, this story focuses more on the user experience and includes video and photo examples from the cameras.

While 4K is just starting to make inroads, there’s little doubt it’ll dominate flat screen television sales by the time Friday’s turn black this November. But even if you have no plans on upgrading, there are some compelling reasons to consider the bigger 4K model over the quite capable 200 or even the super impressive Mini AZ1 Action Cam. Here’s what you need to know…

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L’Etape Clothing launches with single run, limited edition designs

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In this day and age of wonder fabrics and fitness enhancing clothing tech, it seems any startup needs to find ever more elusive ways to differentiate themselves. Fortunately, good design and a sense of scarcity rarely fails to attract an audience, and that’s what L’Etape is going for.

They’ll offer one design per month, released on their website and social media channels. Upon release, you’ll have about 14 days to pre-order if you like it, then that style goes off sale, never to be repeated, and production begins. Once done, it ships to your door anywhere in the world free of charge.

They’re kicking things off with three designs for the launch, though, which are available to order through March 10. Check ‘em out and get a preview of the next one in line…

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