Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Sipoonkorpi National Park

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Photo submitted by Ville, “Here is a photo from my short one night trip to Sipoonkorpi National Park here in Finland. Its 5.30am and I have just woken up to this incredible sunrise!”

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EB14: One Ride Review on Canyon’s fat Dude


We caught up with the Canyon engineering team this afternoon at Eurobike, and they were very psyched to show us their new fatbike project that they are bringing to market.  The four-person product development team got so excited as the project developed that it ended up being the fastest carbon frame to make it through their total development process. Now they like to call the finished bike a trail bike, since it doesn’t really need to be held aside to wait for sand or snow.

Float on past the break to see the lightweight wheelset they developed with DT, some cool frame details, pricing, target weights, and our first impressions….


EB14: New Pro-level Noah SL Aero Road Bike From Ridley


With feedback from their Pro-Tour sponsored Lotto-Belisol team, Ridley has developed an evolution of their Noah FAST aero bike concept into the professional-level Noah SL. The Noah SL fits in between the 2 bike the pro-team picks from, the Helium and Noah Fast, pulling benefits from each to create a bike to keep weight low, while still giving riders the aero advantages they’ve come to demand for the fast and bunch sprint races.

Come past the cut for detail on the development and the tech on the new bike.


Giro & Bell Partner With MIPS & IceDot, Plus Bell Launches New Multi Impact Rated DJ Helmets


Giro MIPS Diagram

If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, MIPS is the biggest buzzword in helmet safety today. The acronym stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, and is a technology that seeks to reduce the damage from angled impacts. It works by using a liner inside the helmet as a low friction slip plane, which allow the helmet to rotate slightly in a crash and helps absorb rotational energy.

Both Giro and Bell will be launching helmets with the technology that span their commuter, road, and mountain bike line ups.


EB14: Schwalbe Pumps up Procore Dual Chamber System On All Rims, Jumbo Jim 4.8″ Fatbike Tire, Actual weights, more

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At trade shows everyone seems to ask the same question – have you seen anything cool? Most of the time there are a lot of interesting products, but especially in a show the size of Eurobike it’s hard to really stand out. Schwalbe seems to have no such trouble thanks to their game changing tire technology – Procore.

After a few good teases, the production version of the system was unveiled tonight at the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen which happens to be a fitting shrine to German engineering. Since we last reported on the technology a few things have changed including the amount of compatible rims. Full details next…


Felt Adds Z-Series Disc Brake Road Bike, Abides with Dude Fat Bike


Felt released the rest of their 2015 road bikes at the beginning of August, but they saved one for Eurobike. With the burgeoning gravel racing market, the F1 PR looked pretty good, except it doesn’t have the other current road buzz word: Disc brakes. Ender the new Z-series Disc. It’s a new version of their popular Z-series road bikes that adds disc brakes and a bit more tire clearance.

The top model, shown here, gets Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Ultegra Di2, the new Mavic Ksyrium Disc (which we’ll have more info on this week!) wheels and FSA SL-K crankset.

Below that is the Z4 with SRAM hydros with 160mm rotors and Rival group, Mavic Aksium wheels and Zipp cockpit. Finally, there’s the Z75 alloy model with a Shimano non-series/105 mix with TRP Spyre mechanical disc brake calipers running 160/140 rotors.

Check some frame detail photos below, then chill with the Dude…


New 1050g Easton E100 Full Carbon Tubulars Introduce Tuned, Tensioned Carbon Spokes

2015 Easton E100 ultralight 1050g full carbon tubular road bike wheels

Easton has brought boutique levels of carbon to a mainstream wheelset with the new E100 to create 1050g tubulars that can easily be repaired.

Nothing about the E100s was pulled from Easton’s current parts bins. Instead, they spent more than five years developing all new technologies and designs to create something they say is not just incredibly lightweight but stiffer than other full carbon spoked wheels. And it can be repaired far easier than other completely carbon wheels.

The rims are a new “Fantom” shape, and the hubs get a full carbon body with two donuts on either end holding the spokes for that side of the wheel. Those spokes, which are indeed full carbon fiber yet thinner than what we’ve seen from others like Lightweight and Mavic, are then hand tensioned to properly build each wheel for the best performance.


Bell Officially Launches New Super 2R Convertible Full Face

Bell Super 2r Lifestyle

While an overeager distributor leaked some of the details last month, Bell is officially launching their new Super 2R helmet today. The helmet, which has been raced by Mathew Slaven for several months on the enduro race circuit, features a removable chin bar. Which makes it possible to convert into a half lid when climbing, or a full face for descending.

Find out how after the break.

Spy Shot: Prototype Chris King Lefty Hubs

Chris King Lefty Prototype Hub

Spotted on professional cyclist Ryan Trebons twitter feed, this fancy new Lefty hub from Chris King is currently not in their catalog. The company originally let slip they were working on a conversion kit for their oversized mountain bike hubs last year at Sea Otter, but had not set an official release date. From what we were told then, the hub will utilize their existing non-drive clamp fitting, but have all new axle parts.

We’ll post more details as we get them…