Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Fatbiking Minnesota

bikerumor pic of the day fat biking minnesota

Photo submitted by Chris Gibbs, “After starting off with over a foot of snow, Minnesota is seeing a huge warm spell, this means fitting in fatbike rides late at night and sticking to the frozen ponds and lakes!”

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Bid On World Champ Kenny Belaey’s Trials Bike & More To Benefit Wheels 4 Life

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Wheels 4 Bikes, a non-profit dedicated to changing lives through bicycles, has received two bikes as donations, and they are auctioning them off on eBay to help raise money for their mission. Run by Hans Rey and his wife, they work on amazing projects, such as a couple that rode 300km on unicycles to raise $4,000, and a couple that asked for donations to the organization in leiu of wedding presents, and were able to donate 22 bikes to the people of Ugweno Valley. With such a great mission and high-profile directors, the organization gets a lot of fun and interesting ways to raise funds.

They currently have two of their dreambikes up for auction on eBay. World Champion Kenny Belaey’s Limited Edition Trials bike donated by Kenny himself, and a Canyon Nerve 9r All Mountain Bike donated by Bike Sport Magazine in Germany. Jump past the break to see both bikes…

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Special Edition Rolf Prima Vigor FX Wheels Released – All Polished or Blacked Out

Rolf Prima Vigor FX limited edition polished silver or matte black track bike wheels

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Vigor FX special edition series, Rolf Prima has put out two options for you – polished silver or matte black.

Designed as a track wheel but equally adept on city bikes, the Vigor FX wheels use rims made in house in their Eugene, OR, headquarters with U.S. made hubs and are handbuilt in the USA. They’re pretty limited in supply, and they say some have already snuck outta the building…

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Matt Hunter And Andrew Shandro Teach The Path To Adventure Outside Revelstoke

Tired of the pushes and pulls of regular life, Matt Hunter and Andrew Shandro show us how to leave it all behind, and get out for some adventure. This is the perfect dose of prime Revelstoke singletrack to make you dream about riding, since my local trails are closed today from an unseasonally warm thaw has made them too wet to ride.

Watch the video, let your mind wander, and realize that their plan to adventure is quite simple, ditch it all and get out on the bike.

Listen to Music While Riding & Still Hear Cars Coming With The Posse AMK Sound Balancer

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Posse Audio is a company that makes a mixing device for musicians to finely tune their monitor. Using the same technology, they are creating a device called the Posse AMK to mix the sounds around you, and your music while you ride.

Consisting of two small microphones and the mixing device, the AMK can balance the ambient sound using a small dial wheel. These are made because of the idea that being able to hear your surroundings when you ride will keep you safer. Mostly for road cyclists to alert them to cars, but the AMK can also be tuned to work as an audio amplifier to actually increase your ability to hear.

Posse calls this technology “Hear it All”, and the news on the AMK is that it is now small enough to be used with ear buds or other small devices. The Posse team has decided to launch the AMK device on Kickstarter, and are trying to raise $30,000 to bring it to reality. See the details and sketches of the device after the jump…

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Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • Spin Cycle: Cleaning Up With Investors After Bootstrapping A Business by OPEN Forum. Each week, MSNBC’s Your Business features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. This week they featured Wash Cycle Laundry in Philadelphia.
  • Trek Travel is now offering their lightest road bike, the Trek Emonda SLR™ to their fleet. So now when you’re touring with Trek Travel in the rugged Alps of France or Italy’s Dolomite Mountains you’ll have the option to upgrade to the lightest production road bike ever built.
  • Kogel Bearings is offering 20% off store wide on their web site www.kogel.cc until December 24 . Use code ‘HOLIDAY20S’ at check-out. This offer extends to IBDs as well. Shops can contact Kogel Bearings via info@kogel.cc to take advantage.
  • Access to sweet singletrack in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests may be in jeopardy. Please Comment on Timber Production, Wilderness Designations, and Management Prescriptions in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests by January 6th, 2015 by going to this email address: NCplanrevision@fs.fed.us and let them know you that do not support USFS timber production in areas of the forests with heavy recreational use.
  • Increased travel costs and a desire to become healthier are fuelling a revolution on the roads. Lots of people are cycling and as a result professional drivers need to become more and more aware of how to act around this new wave of vulnerable road users. The UK’s leading Cycle Training Organisation…BikeRight! who train over 20,000 individuals each year in cycling safety and maintenance have launch a new series of training courses aimed at shared road use in the urban environment.
  • Beginning in April 2015 Phil Brotherton will spend roughly 3 months travelling across 12 countries to raise money for the Royal British Legion and the German Volksbund. His journey, The Trail of Poppies, will cover 3500 miles whilst leaving a trail of 2015 Poppies as a sign of remembrance to all who died from both sides in the Great War. You can also follow Phil’s preparation and progress on his Facebook page.
  • The awesome features of TICKR X and TICKR RUN are now available on the Wahoo Fitness App for Android! Be sure to download the Wahoo Fitness App in the Google Play Store.
  • Gravel Grinder News has merged with Riding Gravel. After a lot of work on both sites separately, Guitar Ted and Ben Welnak, have brought their collective works together into one source for riders. Follow this link for more details about the merger.

Mavic 125th Anniversary Edition Seven Axiom SL Auction to Benefit Davis Phinney Foundation

If you missed the first Mavic 125th Anniversary charity auction, the custom Ritte Vlaanderen ended up going for $5,300. That’s a lot of money for a bike, but still a bargain for the components, build, and custom paint job. Now, Mavic is at it again and teaming up with Seven Cycles for the second and final 125th anniversary charity auction.

While all the proceeds from the Ritte sale went to World Bicycle Relief, Seven has chosen the Davis Phinney Foundation as a worthy recipient. Up for grabs is this Seven Cycles x Mavic 125th Axiom SL with a 54cm top tube. The winner of the auction will also receive two special edition Rapha Sportwool jerseys autographed by Olympic medalist, Tour De France Stage winner, and National Champion Davis Phinney as well as 12 time national champion, World Champion medalist, and Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney.

Get the bike details plus how to bid, next….

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Wolf Tooth Rolls New Aluminum Single Speed Cogs, Plus Orange GC42

Wolf Tooth Components wtc aluminum ss cog orange gc42 (2)

I have one friend in particular that I know will be excited about this one. That is, anyone who really loves orange and wants to expand the range of their cassette can satisfy both needs with the new Orange GC42. Called copper orange, the GC42 joins black, silver, red, and blue as options for the giant aluminum cogs which all sell for $89.95.

We got a sneak peek at Wolf Tooth’s new OO (Only One) cogs at Interbike but at that point only the steel single speed cogs were available. Now, WTC is unveiling their aluminum OO cogs which promise to be some of the lightest on the market….

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Pivot Puts Carbon 29er on a Diet, New Mach 429SL is 1/2 Lb Lighter, Di2 Compatible

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The Pivot Mach 429 Carbon was already a favorite among racers and anyone looking for a light weight, fast, full suspension bike with 29 inch wheels. So why mess with success? To make it lighter of course! That, and to add functionality going forward to make it compatible with Shimano’s XTR Di2 drivetrain.

Through advances in their carbon fiber technology and the proprietary hollow-core internal molding process, Pivot was able to remove more than 226g per frame. The resulting frames start at just 5.3 lbs (2.4kg) with sub 23lb (10.4 kg) complete builds which includes the Fox Float Kashima Factory rear shock. Lighter weight is always exciting, but thanks to Pivot’s new Cable Port System the Mach 429SL frame is ready to take on just about any drive train you could want, all with clean, easy access to the internal routing.

Details, pricing, and more next…

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