PAUL came to the show with several new additions to flesh out their line. The Boxcar stem, presumably named for its squarish body profile and industrial aesthetic, visually pairs well with the existing Tall and Handsome seatpost in the line for their Made in America cockpit. Also, on the heels of their new quick release skewer last year, Paul now has a matching cam-actuated, thru-axle option, the Set N’ Forget. More after the jump… READ MORE ->
When you think you’ve seen it all… and then something new comes along to blow your mind – that is pretty much what I went through when I saw SE Racing’s “Fat Ripper”. In a sea of fatbikes, this thing stood out like nothing else in the oversize category at Interbike as this is not a BMX bike for riding in the snow….. though you could!
Rip past the break to see this rad beast up close and some shots and videos of former pro BMX’er and long time SE Racing Brand Manager, Todd Lyons showing us how it’s done…
Photo submitted by Jesus Matute, “Down to the last ‘pinsapar’, at Málaga Province, Spain.”
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Women’s specific Liv bikes has just introduced their new Avow Advanced, a carbon triathlon bike designed with adjustability, proper fit, and aerodynamics in mind to suit the female athlete. Developed based on the Giant/Liv 3F mantra: Fit, Form & Function, the Avow Advanced aims to eek out those seconds on the bike for competitive women triathletes, while helping them stay comfortable in their aero position longer for smoother transitions off the bike. Roll past the break for tech details on the new bike and a glance at the three builds that are coming…
Cyclocross season has once again descended upon us here in Europe, and we’ve been out pre-riding our training courses and pre-season races. Some of the first things we think about with #CrossIsComing are tubular wheels and tires. For almost a year we have been cross racing, trail riding, and even climbing Alpine passes with a set of American Classic disc-brake aluminum tubulars. They have turned out to be the tubular wheelset we have trusted the most over the widest range of conditions, be it changing weather or swapping from bike-to-bike. Join us after the break to the low-down on the everyday tubulars that we would be happy to glue up with some new rubber for another season of racing…
Casco had a number of their European-made helmets on display at Eurobike. The first that caught our eye was a rapid prototype of a new extremely ventilated helmet that was so open that you could see directly through it. The upcoming Full Air RCC helmet aims to out vent every other helmet Casco makes for both Road and Cross Country (RCC) riding.
In addition to going super vented, Casco also takes some DNA from their successful SpeedAiro helmets and adds it to the Roadster-TC for an aero, urban helmet. Somewhere in between the Sportive-TC Plus gets vents but a removable cover for an everyday riding versatility. There are plenty more choices available in Casco’s catalog, check out what jumped out at us after the break; plus the new special edition SpeedAiro-TC Plus, just in for review… READ MORE ->
Built specifically for big volume mountain bike tires in widths of 2.4″ or more, all the way up to plus sized 3.0 treads and more, the new Nox Composites’ Kitsuma measures at a massive 42mm wide on the outside. Inside is 36mm, and you get all thirty six of those millimeters because the sidewalls have no hook.
It’s for 27.5″ tires only, but will come in two layups. The trail/enduro version hits the scales at 455g-460g, and a DH version adds about 50g thanks to walls that gain an extra 1mm of thickness on the inside to make 20% stronger. Like their other rims, the design is asymmetric, which they say improves spoke tension equality by 15% and about 8% lateral stiffness.
IB15: Business In Front, Party In Back – Foes Mixer Series Blends 29 & 27.5″ Wheels, Goes Plus Size For Alpine
With the 29er wheel size reigning over all and the infectious enduroable 27.5″ wheel size all but swallowing up the existence of 26” wheels, how can someone not carry on the tradition of mixing up wheel sizes yet again? What are we going to call it? SevinFive9er… 79’er… 97’er?
Trip past the break and see what Brent Foes has been up to…..
In an expansive investigation stemming off of the recent recall of over 1 million quick releases on Trek bikes, 13 more companies (that represent a total of 17 brands), that have used the same style quick release on bikes with disc brakes between 1998 and present are coming forward and issuing a voluntary recall through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA).
Take a quick look past the break to see diagrams and a video to see if this affects you, and what the big S is offering their affected customers for their trouble…