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Bike Mine theft deterrent “bomb” literally explodes to scare thieves

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After having both a bicycle and motorcycle stolen from him in London, inventor Yannick Read decided he needed something more than just a lock. He needed something to alert him to the thieve’s activity before they could get away with it.

Something loud enough to wake him up in the middle of the night, and something loud enough to scare the thieves away and get everyone’s attention. The solution was Bike Mine, a miniature bomb that you strap to your bike that’ll go off the second someone tries to wheel it away…

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After having both a bicycle and motorcycle stolen from him in London, inventor Yannick Read decided he needed something more than just a lock. He needed something to alert him to the thieve’s activity before they could get away with it. Something loud enough to wake him up in the middle of the night, and […]

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks, Kickstarter33 Comments

SOC16: Bontrager hits the trail with new dropper seatpost, oversize AM cockpit & wider XC carbon wheels

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With the introduction of the new Trek Farley full suspension fat bikes, they also introduced a lot of new components to out fit them and the rest of their line, including trail and cross country mountain bikes.

Starting with XC, the new Kovee XXX carbon wheels started out as an experiment to see if their pro racers (like Emily Batty) would like a wider rim. They tested various widths and heights, and ended up at a 29mm internal width, but a shallow 27mm height to give it more compliance and save weight. They also used Impact Specific Resins, which they’ve implemented in more aggressive wheels, but switched to lighter weight carbon fibers to create their lightest-ever MTB rim…

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With the introduction of the new Trek Farley full suspension fat bikes, they also introduced a lot of new components to out fit them and the rest of their line, including trail and cross country mountain bikes. Starting with XC, the new Kovee XXX carbon wheels started out as an experiment to see if their […]

Posted in Fatbike, Mountain Bike, Sea Otter Classic16 Comments

Modular Selle Royal Ta+Too saddle goes with you when you lock the bike

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Selle Royal sees the growth of people riding their bikes for urban transportation, and with that comes some growing pains. Living and locking our bikes up in they city often ends up with saddles suffering the consequences. Whether it is them getting stolen, vandalized, or just having to deal with harsh weather sitting outside on a bike rack, their new Ta+Too saddle aims to quickly solve those problems with a modular, removable top. When you add in the possibility to customize your saddle for a little individualism, the Ta+Too may be a nice solution for your city bike…

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Selle Royal sees the growth of people riding their bikes for urban transportation, and with that comes some growing pains. Living and locking our bikes up in they city often ends up with saddles suffering the consequences. Whether it is them getting stolen, vandalized, or just having to deal with harsh weather sitting outside on a […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Commuter, Road Bike8 Comments

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Eagle, Idaho

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Photo submitted by Ryan Winterswyk, “A picture of me at the first stop of the Idaho Enduro Series in Eagle, ID.”

We always 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.



Photo submitted by Ryan Winterswyk, “A picture of me at the first stop of the Idaho Enduro Series in Eagle, ID.” We always 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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Double Vision – Kona’s carbon Hei Hei DL and Race DL get official

 

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The cat might already be out of the bag after their showing at Sea Otter, but that isn’t stopping Kona from officially introducing the new carbon Hei Heis with a clever video. Typically, double vision on a mountain bike would be a bad thing, but in this case it’s how Kona racer Spencer Paxson attacks completely different rides with the same frame. That’s of course due to the Hei Hei’s duality as both a 100mm travel XC race bike and as a 100/120mm travel trail slayer. With build kits uniquely suited to each task and a light weight carbon frame, the new carbon Hei Hei may leave you seeing double…

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  The cat might already be out of the bag after their showing at Sea Otter, but that isn’t stopping Kona from officially introducing the new carbon Hei Heis with a clever video. Typically, double vision on a mountain bike would be a bad thing, but in this case it’s how Kona racer Spencer Paxson […]

Posted in Mountain Bike, Uncategorized8 Comments

Cycliq Fly12 front video cam now shipping to capture bad drivers everywhere

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We saw the Cycliq Fly12 front camera and headlight combo at Interbike, and it was impressive. Combining laudable recording times even when blazing the 400 lumen headlamp, it saves the footage in the event of an accident or other dangerous pranks from motorists. What sets it over the top, though, is the companion smartphone app, which lets you control its settings with ease.

Now, the Fly12 is shipping, and an Android version of the app is coming very soon. It connects to the app via WiFi and Bluetooth for both setup and video review and editing. It can even upload your ride to Strava, set the integrated bike alarm and let you share your video on social media. Check the press release after the break, and stay tuned for a giveaway on Bikerumor soon!

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We saw the Cycliq Fly12 front camera and headlight combo at Interbike, and it was impressive. Combining laudable recording times even when blazing the 400 lumen headlamp, it saves the footage in the event of an accident or other dangerous pranks from motorists. What sets it over the top, though, is the companion smartphone app, […]

Posted in Uncategorized14 Comments

Silca deflates pricing with new SuperPista floor pump without features going flat

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About two years ago, Silca reincarnated the SuperPista Ultimate as an absolute premium floor pump with an absolute premium price of $445. Now, they’re following it up with a “standard” SuperPista that keeps many of the top shelf features while modifying the design a bit to almost cut the price in half.

The SuperPista keeps the centerless ground piston and Igus linear bearing, the same kind used in suspension forks. It also gets a wood handle…

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About two years ago, Silca reincarnated the SuperPista Ultimate as an absolute premium floor pump with an absolute premium price of $445. Now, they’re following it up with a “standard” SuperPista that keeps many of the top shelf features while modifying the design a bit to almost cut the price in half. The SuperPista keeps the […]

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Zipp prints up Viking shield Super-9 Disc for Katusha’s Kristoff

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Zipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a Viking inspired shield? Granted the choice of material has been upgraded from wood to a much more modern unidirectional carbon fiber…

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Zipp has often highlighted their Impress Direct-Print technology on various one-off wheelsets, but this might be the best use yet. Not only is Alexander Kristoff a big shot on Team Katusha, but he’s also a native of Stavanger, Norway. What better way to honor his heritage than with a Zipp Super-9 disc disguised as a […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools, Road Bike10 Comments

Champion Systems auctioning custom Parlee Chebacco gravel bike for World Bicycle Relief

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Wanna ride away on a Parlee Chebacco carbon gravel road bike with a custom SRAM Force 1 Hydro disc brake build with Zipp wheels and cockpit? Champion Systems is auctioning one off with all proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief. It’s underway now, drop past the break for the full PR and links…

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Wanna ride away on a Parlee Chebacco carbon gravel road bike with a custom SRAM Force 1 Hydro disc brake build with Zipp wheels and cockpit? Champion Systems is auctioning one off with all proceeds going to World Bicycle Relief. It’s underway now, drop past the break for the full PR and links…

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