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Kindhuman Bicycles teases new bike, Disc Gravel machine on the way?

Kind Human Gravel bike possible teaser

Compared to most of the bicycle companies out there, Kindhuman is very small. But they operate with a goal of not only creating great product at attainable prices, but also with a big emphasis on giving back. In all honesty, from talking with co-founder Adam Abramowicz it seems like they wanted a way to give back so they created the company, not the other way around.

Regardless, while news of their cycling scholarships or sponsorship of KindRiders like Adam Myerson takes center stage for Kindhuman, they also create bikes. The latest of which appears like it may be a new gravel/all road bike. Kindhuman already offers a disc brake cyclocross race bike, but comparing it to the teaser shown above (and on their facebook page), this bike has differently positioned cable ports and appears to have a much longer head tube. It also is running Panaracer GravelKing SK tires on a disc brake wheelset. All of which points to a new option on the way for off road drop barring…

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Compared to most of the bicycle companies out there, Kindhuman is very small. But they operate with a goal of not only creating great product at attainable prices, but also with a big emphasis on giving back. In all honesty, from talking with co-founder Adam Abramowicz it seems like they wanted a way to give back […]

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Ride the Zwift Pretzel Mission on a Virtual Canyon Ultimate, win the real thing?

Canyon Ultimate Pretzel mission

It’s probably no secret that spending some time riding Zwift will result in real world benefits out on the road or trail. I’m living proof – after an injury last year, the program has been a huge help in getting my fitness back to where it needed to be. And while the training simulator will eventually pay dividends if you put in the miles, now Zwift is offering something a little more tangible.

After announcing that they would be searching for the next Canyon//SRAM team member with the Zwift Academy project, the company is teaming up with Canyon yet again. This time it’s to offer a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 to one lucky rider. But this won’t be a simple ‘enter your name here,’ – you’re gonna have to work for it. Specifically, you’ll need to complete the Zwift Canyon Ultimate Pretzel Mission which will take you across 44.8 miles of virtual terrain including 4373 ft of climbing, all without leaving your trainer…

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It’s probably no secret that spending some time riding Zwift will result in real world benefits out on the road or trail. I’m living proof – after an injury last year, the program has been a huge help in getting my fitness back to where it needed to be. And while the training simulator will […]

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Wahoo signals Turn by Turn update for ELEMNT GPS

 

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With any new electronic device there are bound to be some early hiccups, but that’s what updates are for. Now, with the latest firmware update for the Wahoo ELEMNT, one of the best new GPS computers is getting even better. While the ELEMNT has delivered on many of its promises like being extremely easy to use and read while riding, other features like the ability to follow turn by turn directions were lacking. Thanks to the WF42-628 update that is changing – as long as you use RideWithGPS. We’re assuming as the device continues to evolve the ability to use other programs will be added, but for now the RideWithGPS program is the only one that will be supported by the ELEMNT’s system.

In addition to showing the street names and distances on the screen for the next turn, the ELEMNT will also use its built in LED lights to signal left or right turns at the top of the GPS. This is just one out of a laundry list of new features and fixes added to the ELEMNT, so if you’ve run into an issue with the new unit, chances are good it has been addressed. Check out the full list of included updates and patches for the ELEMNT after the break…

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  With any new electronic device there are bound to be some early hiccups, but that’s what updates are for. Now, with the latest firmware update for the Wahoo ELEMNT, one of the best new GPS computers is getting even better. While the ELEMNT has delivered on many of its promises like being extremely easy […]

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks, Training6 Comments

New Bianchi Oltre XR2 aero road bike being tested by Lotto Jumbo team?

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Image from Team Lotto Jumbo’s Twitter account.

Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Martijn, we’ve found this image of what appears to be a new version of the Bianchi Oltre aero road bike being ridden by Team Lotto Jumbo. The most visually striking differences are the sharp tail of the head tube extension, the revised seatpost entry area into the seat tube and the completely new seatstay shapes. The latter appears to switch them from the current model’s flat, presumably bump absorbing shape to what’s likely a more aerodynamic shape. The fork also looks quite a bit different, getting a bit of a reverse curve and deeper profiles.

You can check out the team’s 2016 bikes from Tour Down Under here, or click through the break for a catalog image to compare…

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Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Martijn, we’ve found this image of what appears to be a new version of the Bianchi Oltre aero road bike being ridden by Team Lotto Jumbo. The most visually striking differences are the sharp tail of the head tube extension, the revised seatpost entry area into the seat tube and the […]

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Review: First Impressions of the Mavic XA Wheelset in Basque Country

Mavic Wheels in the Basque Country
Mavic Wheels in the Basque Country
Riding Big Ridgelines with basqueMTB – Photos by Jérémie Reuiller

For a company that has long relied on aluminum for their mountain bike wheels, Mavic’s new XA Carbon wheels were pretty big news. As part of their Wheel Tire System, the XAs are a UST tubeless, hookless carbon wheelset that supposedly allowed Mavic to justify the move to carbon fiber. We first got a chance to test them out during the press launch in the Basque Country – which is fortunate considering I run guided tours here with my company basqueMTB. While I was the guide for the press launch, I also had a chance to ride the wheels so I had more time on the them than most, and also had an advantage since I know the trails and have ridden them on many different wheels and bikes over the years. I tested the wheels on my Orbea Rallon, which I have previously ridden with the Mavic Crossmax XL wheels and also with DT Swiss E-1700 wheels.

I have to state up front that I’ve tried several other wheels and am not a massive fan of carbon wheels currently. Sure, I love the weight and snappy acceleration they provide, and I love the way they hold a line and lend a bike a degree of precision. What I don’t like about carbon wheels in general is the harsh feel they have when pressing on in rough terrain. Someone once told me that the best way to improve a bike’s small bump compliance is to take 5psi out of your tyres, well, I often think that carbon wheels add 10psi back on!

I listened to Mavic´s press launch carefully and was impressed that they had really focused on increasing lateral stiffness but the engineers obviously understood that decreasing vertical stiffness was the way forward. You can find all of the technical information in our tech break down on the Mavic XA wheels, however the figures suggest I should have a wheel which is as stiff or stiffer than most leading carbon wheels but more vertically compliant than my Crossmax XLs . Would I be able to feel it? Would these wheels be any different from the other carbon wheels I’ve tested? Read on to find out…  Continue reading “Review: First Impressions of the Mavic XA Wheelset in Basque Country”



For a company that has long relied on aluminum for their mountain bike wheels, Mavic’s new XA Carbon wheels were pretty big news. As part of their Wheel Tire System, the XAs are a UST tubeless, hookless carbon wheelset that supposedly allowed Mavic to justify the move to carbon fiber. We first got a chance […]

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Edco 3ax clipless road pedals sway into production, available now

Edco 3ax three axis floating road bike clipless pedals

After almost four years in development, the Edco 3ax pedals have made it through their Kickstarter campaign and through production. Edco showed a final version at NAHBS, along with new wheels, but they just announced that they’re shipping for $299 a pair.

The pedal body sits on two small “swings” that allow it to rock back and forth for 4º of lateral sway. That combines with 9º of cleat float to create a more natural foot motion. According to their third party testing, it resulted in “17% less lateral knee movement, up to 5.4% increase in rider efficiency, and more even foot pressure distribution.”

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After almost four years in development, the Edco 3ax pedals have made it through their Kickstarter campaign and through production. Edco showed a final version at NAHBS, along with new wheels, but they just announced that they’re shipping for $299 a pair. The pedal body sits on two small “swings” that allow it to rock back and […]

Posted in Road Bike, Triathlon5 Comments

Yo Industry! Submit your info for Bikerumor Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide

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Attention Industry,

Want your new cyclocross products to be included in our first-ever Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide? Good, ’cause we want them in there! It’s free to be listed, just make sure you submit all images and info by July 1 to be included. The Buyer’s Guide will be published as a free PDF download to our global audience in early August as the most comprehensive reference of ‘cross product anywhere, ever. Just use this form to send in your info, or contact Tyler with any questions. And if you want to boost your listing with additional live URL links and more, or place a display ad inside the guide, hit up Ron for details.

Thanks, and we look forward to including your brand’s cyclocross products! Remember, get all of your info in by July 1 to ensure inclusion.



Attention Industry, Want your new cyclocross products to be included in our first-ever Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide? Good, ’cause we want them in there! It’s free to be listed, just make sure you submit all images and info by July 1 to be included. The Buyer’s Guide will be published as a free PDF download to […]

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WTB Ranger 27.5+ mountain bike tire gets official & rolls in their first 29+ size

WTB ranger 275plus and 29plus mountain bike tires
Photo Credit: Abner Kingman

Spotted at Sea Otter as an undefined 27.5 prototype and a 26×3.0 tire on several bikes from Jamis and Salsa, the new WTB Ranger is now official.

Meant as a fast rolling but tough tire for bike packing and hardpack trail riding, the Ranger will be sold aftermarket in 27.5×2.8/3.0 and 29×3.0 tires. The 29+ size is their first for that category and gives long haul bike packers looking for the fastest rolling tire an option that’s also reasonably light. Both are TCS tubeless ready and both are offered in their TCS Light casing. The 27.5 sizes also get TCS Tough casing options as well as various rubber compounds to prioritize high grip or high speed…

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Spotted at Sea Otter as an undefined 27.5 prototype and a 26×3.0 tire on several bikes from Jamis and Salsa, the new WTB Ranger is now official. Meant as a fast rolling but tough tire for bike packing and hardpack trail riding, the Ranger will be sold aftermarket in 27.5×2.8/3.0 and 29×3.0 tires. The 29+ […]

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State Bicycle races to the streets with Undefeated II track bike

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Following the original’s 7005 butted alloy frame, the State Bicycle Undefeated II ups the ante on spec to make it ready for the track or the street…and shaving almost three pounds off the complete bike weight.

The frame comes with an Essor carbon fork stuffed in its tapered headtube, which holds Essor USA Bolt 31 bolt-on track wheels. The rear gets a flip flop hub so you can run it fixed or freewheel, driven by SRAM Omnium cranks. Check the full specs and a side profile below…

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Following the original’s 7005 butted alloy frame, the State Bicycle Undefeated II ups the ante on spec to make it ready for the track or the street…and shaving almost three pounds off the complete bike weight. The frame comes with an Essor carbon fork stuffed in its tapered headtube, which holds Essor USA Bolt 31 […]

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