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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Colle dell’Agnello – Italy

bikerumor pic of the day Val Varaita, Italy, Colle dell'Agnello

Photo submitted by Luca from Torino, “Yesterday I had to visit a customer in Val Varaita, Italy. I knew that during the night there was the first snowfall of the year, but the road to Colle dell’Agnello was open. So I thought it was worth to climb from Pontechianale and have a look up there. In the picture you can see the French side of the Col from its summit at 2744m. It was a mystical climb.”

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Photo submitted by Luca from Torino, “Yesterday I had to visit a customer in Val Varaita, Italy. I knew that during the night there was the first snowfall of the year, but the road to Colle dell’Agnello was open. So I thought it was worth to climb from Pontechianale and have a look up there. In the picture […]

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IB16: NDVR unfolds U.S.-made Bravo titanium travel mountain bike

NDVR Bravo titanium folding travel mountain bike

Following in the footsteps of their debut Alpha road bike, the new NDVR Bravo mountain bike also gets the Ritchey Breakaway folding system incorporated into a made-in-the-USA titanium frame.

The Bravo is a 27.5+ that can fit up to a 3.5″ tire (it’s shown here with a 2.8). They kept it at 27.5 so that the wheels would still fit regular airline size guidelines, versus a 29er. Just let the air out of the tires to make it fit in their custom case, which is included with purchase…

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Following in the footsteps of their debut Alpha road bike, the new NDVR Bravo mountain bike also gets the Ritchey Breakaway folding system incorporated into a made-in-the-USA titanium frame. The Bravo is a 27.5+ that can fit up to a 3.5″ tire (it’s shown here with a 2.8). They kept it at 27.5 so that […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the
    founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now made a resurgence to bring us all back the gravel bike, we’ll give credit where it is due to L’Eroica. Today Eroica events take place in 7 other countries around the globe, but from Sept 28-Oct 2 it’s time to get back the original. And to celebrate 20 years, they’ve worked with Santini on a  limited edition tops. Inspired by the color of the local Chianti wine and the historic roads of Tuscany, you have to participate to get one. EroicaGaiole.com Ditch the carbon for the weekend and get on your classic bike…

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Celebrate 20 years of L’Eroica on the now iconci Strade Bianche – Back in 1997 the Strade Bianche pro race was still ten years away, but the founder Giancarlo Brocci and a bunch of loyal retrogrouches wanted to preserve the iconic white gravel Tuscan roads. Honoring a cycling era that shaped decades or Italian culture and has now […]

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EB16: Koga Colmaro endurance & gravel prototypes, plus Beachracer updated as X-Over adventure ride

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Dutch bike builder Koga probably first caught our attention a few years back when they debuted their drop bar Beachracer. While a fat tire road/cross bike with a 1x road drivetrain for tackling some unique off-road racing might have sounded a bit crazy then (yes, beach racing in Holland is still pretty weird), now that description could probably be applied to dozens of new gravel racers we’ve seen recently. And Koga is on top of the fast gravel segment too. Their new Colmaro prototypes are ready for either fast endurance road riding, or proper fat tire gravel with up to 35mm tires, or even slickly integrated fenders. There’s also a new disc brake version of the carbon road Kimera. Then Koga have even taken that original Beachracer and reworked it as the X-Over with a new bar and new drivetrain to set it loose for some adventure touring…

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Dutch bike builder Koga probably first caught our attention a few years back when they debuted their drop bar Beachracer. While a fat tire road/cross bike with a 1x road drivetrain for tackling some unique off-road racing might have sounded a bit crazy then (yes, beach racing in Holland is still pretty weird), now that description […]

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Scapin rolls out light, aero Kalibra Disc road bike

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Italian bike maker Scapin is back on the road with an all new bike – the Kalibra Disc. The first disc brake road bike for the brand, the Kalibra Disc ha its unveiling in Verona this past week, where it won a design award at the CosmoBike show. The bike combines a mixture of streamlined, aero inspired design with some more boxy shapes to maximize drivetrain and handling stiffness. While their LTD SL is billed as a climber, this new Kalibra Disc looks to taken over the everyday road and sprint title from their semi-aero, rim-braked Ivor…

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Italian bike maker Scapin is back on the road with an all new bike – the Kalibra Disc. The first disc brake road bike for the brand, the Kalibra Disc ha its unveiling in Verona this past week, where it won a design award at the CosmoBike show. The bike combines a mixture of streamlined, aero inspired design with some […]

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EB16: Ritchey Logic pops up WCS Trail Dropper post, flared VentureMax bar, tires, saddles & more…

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prototype ritchey logic wcs dropper seatpost for mountain bikes

Ritchey recently showed us a few new and updated bikes for tackling gravel roads and adventure riding, but on top of their frames they’re also continuing to roll out a slew of new components. Often some of the most affordable and solidly performing gear out there, we’re really interested to try out their new mountain bike dropper post. The new WCS Trail Dropper seatpost comes in two travel lengths and uses a unique 3-position stepped drop. At the same time Ritchey has introduced a new shaped & flared VentureMax bar that promises drop comfort on your off-road adventures. Plus there is a new tire each for gravel, cross, and plus-sized mountain, as well as a few updated saddles, a new trail wheelset, and even a more affordable pedal. Get a close look at all of it after the jump…

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Ritchey recently showed us a few new and updated bikes for tackling gravel roads and adventure riding, but on top of their frames they’re also continuing to roll out a slew of new components. Often some of the most affordable and solidly performing gear out there, we’re really interested to try out their new mountain […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Jekyll & Hyde Trail – Park City, Utah

bikerumor pic of the day fall in Jekyll n Hyde trail near Park City, Utah

Photo submitted by Quin Bingham, “Fall is in full affect right now and the colors are on point here in northern Utah.”

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Photo submitted by Quin Bingham, “Fall is in full affect right now and the colors are on point here in northern Utah.” We love to see your photos and would like to show them to the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your photo with a brief description here.

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IB16: Bell Stratus brings top level aesthetics to more affordable road helmets

Remember the Bell Zephyr that debuted a couple weeks ago? You know, the first helmet to integrate the MIPS rotational impact mitigation into the retention mech for a better fit? Now they’ve taken that same mold and created the Stratus, which looks virtually identical but steps down the features slightly to shave about a hundred bucks off the price.

The two biggest differences are the non-integrated MIPS and the single layer EPS shell. The vents, shape and most everything else looks and acts identically…

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Remember the Bell Zephyr that debuted a couple weeks ago? You know, the first helmet to integrate the MIPS rotational impact mitigation into the retention mech for a better fit? Now they’ve taken that same mold and created the Stratus, which looks virtually identical but steps down the features slightly to shave about a hundred […]

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EB16: Merida hit two extremes with new One-Sixty enduro bike & Reacto Track velodrome racer

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From the ground up totally new, Merida has redesigned their 160mm travel enduro bike. The new One-Sixty gets its first carbon main triangle to bring frame weight down under 2.5kg. With short 430mm chainstays, long 445mm reach, and slack 65.3° head angle, the new One-Sixty is looks ready to drop-in on the most technical mountain tracks.

At the same time, designed to race around much smoother tracks, Merida has introduced their new alloy Reacto Track. Whether for training on wooden velodromes or classic winter training, their first track bike fills a gap that Merida had in their line, and pulls from stiff and aero tech that they’ve refined on the road for many years. Take a closer look at either or both o these polar opposites, below the fold…

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From the ground up totally new, Merida has redesigned their 160mm travel enduro bike. The new One-Sixty gets its first carbon main triangle to bring frame weight down under 2.5kg. With short 430mm chainstays, long 445mm reach, and slack 65.3° head angle, the new One-Sixty is looks ready to drop-in on the most technical mountain tracks. At the […]

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