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Quarq Prime bringing DZero power metering to stock bikes in 2017

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One of the most significant obstacles to the general adoption of power meters by regular cyclists has just been that they just don’t come on new bikes when you buy them. Sure cost had been a big stumbling block for many years and isn’t going to disappear too soon, but with a lot more competition in the market now, prices have come down a lot. But power meters are complicated bits of tech that many cyclists either weren’t sure if they would benefit from, or weren’t sure if it was worth the hassle to ditch the cranks already on your bike to buy and install an expensive and complicated add-on.

Well, maybe SRAM has a better solution. Their Quarq brand was developing their next-gen DZero power meter platform and figured why not try to go one step farther and make it easier for cyclists to transition into tracking their power. SO they developed what they are calling the Quarq Prime Power Ready crankset in carbon & alloy, and they are getting it spec’ed as OEM on a bunch of new bikes for next season. Take a closer look at what companies will be putting the cranks on their bikes in 2017, and how they expect Power Ready to get more riders analyzing their power output to improve their performance…

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One of the most significant obstacles to the general adoption of power meters by regular cyclists has just been that they just don’t come on new bikes when you buy them. Sure cost had been a big stumbling block for many years and isn’t going to disappear too soon, but with a lot more competition in the market […]

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New Pro trail, affordable carbon road & updated colors fill out 2017 Suplest shoe range

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Having been the last to get a major update since its introduction for 2015, Suplest’s trail oriented Off Road lineup has a new top level mountain biking shoe on the way for next season. It builds on some of the tech they’ve developed on their road and XC racing shoes, but does so keeping the price affordable enough for the regular trail rider.

On the road side they’ve also added more value, with a new carbon soled Edge3 Road – Performance shoe the drops back to a single Boa dial closure but trims more than a quarter of the price off of the to top Road-Pro shoe. Rounding out the rest of the 2017 line-up, Suplest reworks their naming scheme for more clarity, and updates colors on everything from track to trail….

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Having been the last to get a major update since its introduction for 2015, Suplest’s trail oriented Off Road lineup has a new top level mountain biking shoe on the way for next season. It builds on some of the tech they’ve developed on their road and XC racing shoes, but does so keeping the price affordable enough for […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: clearing the path in Braunschweig, Germany

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Oliver Blum sent in this photo with his greetings from a break on his ride aboard his 1x Rose Team DX Cross with its lightweight touring setup. He stopped where “a fallen tree after the storm last week was cut to clear a bike path near Braunschweig” (also called Bunswick in English) in Lower Saxony.

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Oliver Blum sent in this photo with his greetings from a break on his ride aboard his 1x Rose Team DX Cross with its lightweight touring setup. He stopped where “a fallen tree after the storm last week was cut to clear a bike path near Braunschweig” (also called Bunswick in English) in Lower Saxony. We love to see your […]

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All-new Pivot Firebird Carbon takes flight as a long and low 170mm, 27.5″ ripper

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Pivot’s Firebird has been in the line up long enough that the first version still had 26″ wheels. First introduced with an aluminum frame, the Firebird was also the first Pivot to run 27.5″ hoops. While always aimed at the longer travel side of the mountain bike spectrum, the 2017 model makes a triumphant return in carbon.

Just as we’ve seen through much of mountain biking, modern geometry is seeing a sweeping change with bikes going longer, lower, slacker, and shorter at the rear end. The Firebird is no different. Coupled with longer travel, drivetrain versatility, and Boost spacing, the Firebird’s geometry leaves little to be desired…
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Pivot’s Firebird has been in the line up long enough that the first version still had 26″ wheels. First introduced with an aluminum frame, the Firebird was also the first Pivot to run 27.5″ hoops. While always aimed at the longer travel side of the mountain bike spectrum, the 2017 model makes a triumphant return […]

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Why Cycles answers their debut question with three different titanium bikes

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Why is a good question when it comes to a new bike brand. There are already so many companies trying to make a go at producing bikes and it seems like there is a new one launched every day. But for Adam Miller and Ben Craner of Why Cycles, the answer is simple – they are building the bikes they want to ride based on their industry and riding/racing experience. If you’re into fat biking, the name Adam Miller might sound familiar as he was the founder of Borealis Bikes. After selling the company, Adam moved to Ogden, UT, where he met up with local Enduro/DH shredder Ben Craner and the two started making plans for a new company, Why Cycles. While acknowledging the statement might sound cliche, Adam mentioned that they really wanted to build bikes that were all about having fun. The bikes needed to be fast, but more importantly they need to be comfortable, durable, and versatile, so you can get out there and forget about Strava or racing. Adam went on saying that they weren’t trying to create something to maximize units, but to truly offer exactly what they wanted out of a bike, then chuckled and said he hopes that resonates with consumers so they can stay in business.

The new brand may be starting with three interesting titanium creations, but we’re assured there is plenty more in the pipeline. Their first three bikes are all in completely different categories, but as Adam puts it, at Why they ride just about everything. Which is why you’ll find quite the variety of Why Cycles…

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Why is a good question when it comes to a new bike brand. There are already so many companies trying to make a go at producing bikes and it seems like there is a new one launched every day. But for Adam Miller and Ben Craner of Why Cycles, the answer is simple – they […]

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Crankworx 2016: A day in the park with the Trek Remedy 9.9

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I must admit I wasn’t super excited to hear there was a Trek Remedy waiting for me to test ride during Crankworx, as the plan was to spend the day in the Whistler Bike Park. If we were hitting the trails I would have been thrilled, but before I actually saw the new bike I thought ‘I’m going to have to tread lightly on the mountain.” A few years ago I was riding the park on a 160mm bike, but eventually bought a DH in the pursuit of pushing my limits further. Since then I’ve never looked back, but…

Before the ride I found out the Remedy’s travel had grown to 150mm in the rear and (on the 9.9 Race Shop Limited Model tested) 160mm up front. Knowing that I was much more optimistic about the bike, and by the end of my first run I was having fun. The frame felt stiff and strong, and I was enjoying the nimble handling in tighter corners. The lighter weight bikes also pop off jumps with ease, so I quickly put my reservations aside and went full speed ahead…
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I must admit I wasn’t super excited to hear there was a Trek Remedy waiting for me to test ride during Crankworx, as the plan was to spend the day in the Whistler Bike Park. If we were hitting the trails I would have been thrilled, but before I actually saw the new bike I […]

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Shimano previews new R9100 Dura-Ace pricing

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With just a couple weeks to go before Eurobike and a slew of new tech and details, Shimano has given us a bit of a preview into the expected pricing for their new top-tier road groupset that we first saw a month and a half back. With estimated pricing now in US Dollars $, Euros €, and British Pounds £ for most of the components, this should give the bulk of our readers a chance to see how many lunches and Starbucks coffees you’ll need to skip in order to build up your next new road bike next season…

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With just a couple weeks to go before Eurobike and a slew of new tech and details, Shimano has given us a bit of a preview into the expected pricing for their new top-tier road groupset that we first saw a month and a half back. With estimated pricing now in US Dollars $, Euros […]

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Review: White Industries Centerlock Disc hubs…for cyclocross (updated)

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White Industries has been making bicycle components for a long, long time. Founder Doug White started out with The Pegger, a simple Velcro strap to keep your pants leg from getting caught in the chain (check out this article), then went on to make bikes, derailleurs, cassettes, and now hubs and chainsets.

The CLD (CenterLock Disc) hubs were their first to get a more modern, swoopy profile. They look the part on the road, but are ready for mountain bikes, too. That means anything from pavement to, let’s say, trail riding is fair game. I put this set through the paces on my cyclocross bike, which sees a fair amount of year ’round riding and training use on gravel, road and dirt, plus the expected racing…

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White Industries has been making bicycle components for a long, long time. Founder Doug White started out with The Pegger, a simple Velcro strap to keep your pants leg from getting caught in the chain (check out this article), then went on to make bikes, derailleurs, cassettes, and now hubs and chainsets. The CLD (CenterLock […]

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The Revive, a truly innovative dropper seatpost from BikeYoke

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With their background in designing suspension and valving internals for some of the big bike companies, the design engineers behind BikeYoke have come back with an actually unique and innovative solution to the dropper seatpost problem. It was a not so subtle hint that they had a dropper post in the works after releasing a couple of better designed remote levers this summer.

But they had been holding off on the big reveal of their dropper that uses a different hydraulic lockout design that eliminates most of the pitfalls of the currently standard Internal Floating Piston layout. Their design allows you to on-the-fly bleed off any air that gets where it shouldn’t be (the most often reason to need for a dropper rebuild), and allows for easy servicing of bushings and guide pins (anti-rotating) at home without opening the hydraulics. Take a closer look after the jump and we’ll try to explain why this is kind of a big deal…

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With their background in designing suspension and valving internals for some of the big bike companies, the design engineers behind BikeYoke have come back with an actually unique and innovative solution to the dropper seatpost problem. It was a not so subtle hint that they had a dropper post in the works after releasing a […]

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