Latest News

Join Specialized to watch the Length of Sweden this weekend only

Find yourself yearning for new adventures on your bike? Well, if ultra long brevets are something you’re into, or ever thought about, you’ll want to check out the latest film from the Specialized Adventure Team. Even if you have no intention for ever riding your bike 2,177km in 156 hours, it’s still worth a watch just to see how the ride progresses from planning to execution, and everything that happened along the way. The Length of Sweden features Rita Jett, Kristian Hallberg and Erik Nohlin as they ride the entire length of the country starting in brutal conditions, all in a beautiful tale of adventure, suffering, and pushing your limits…

Continue reading “Join Specialized to watch the Length of Sweden this weekend only”



Find yourself yearning for new adventures on your bike? Well, if ultra long brevets are something you’re into, or ever thought about, you’ll want to check out the latest film from the Specialized Adventure Team. Even if you have no intention for ever riding your bike 2,177km in 156 hours, it’s still worth a watch just to […]

Posted in VideoLeave a comment

RovR BikR Bundle tows an 80 quart cooler behind your bicycle

The Rovr Campr is a wheeled 80-quart cooler that’s made for hauling off the pavement and into the woods. And now, thanks to the Bikr attachment, it’ll follow along on the ride to keep you and plenty of friends hydrated. It’ll hold up to 96 cans, or use the included Organizr to separate fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and other soft goods from the ice to keep them from getting crushed en route (don’t worry, there’s still plenty of room for bevvies). The Campr comes with the Organizr, cup holders and the Preppr, an attachable cutting board to ease meal prep.

Continue reading “RovR BikR Bundle tows an 80 quart cooler behind your bicycle”



The Rovr Campr is a wheeled 80-quart cooler that’s made for hauling off the pavement and into the woods. And now, thanks to the Bikr attachment, it’ll follow along on the ride to keep you and plenty of friends hydrated. It’ll hold up to 96 cans, or use the included Organizr to separate fruits, vegetables, […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools6 Comments

Cannondale Headquarters Tour, Part 1 – Offices, and a killer coffee machine

cannondale headquarters tour

Just an hour or so away from the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Hartford, Connecticut, is a little town called Wilton. A few years ago, Cannondale moved their headquarters there (which is just a few minutes south of their original location), and we’ve been looking for an excuse to visit ever since. CX Nats was that excuse.

Inside, the primary office building is broken into global and regional departments. The global teams define the new product road maps, then the regional teams help define the spec and other details to ft a particular country’s market. About 100 people work here. GT and Cannondale are based here, Charge and Fabric have their U.K. HQ, Schwinn and Mongoose are in Wisconsin, and Sugoi and Sombrio are in Vancouver. That means lots of conference calls, and now that all of the brands have been in the CSG stable for at least a couple years, they’re starting to work more cohesively together to complement one another’s lines without losing their identity or overlapping too much. But enough talk, come on in…

Continue reading “Cannondale Headquarters Tour, Part 1 – Offices, and a killer coffee machine”



Just an hour or so away from the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Hartford, Connecticut, is a little town called Wilton. A few years ago, Cannondale moved their headquarters there (which is just a few minutes south of their original location), and we’ve been looking for an excuse to visit ever since. CX […]

Posted in Factory Tour, Feature13 Comments

Rouleur Brewing set to bring bicycling and beer together later this year

Bicycling and beer already seem to have a pretty good relationship, but there’s a new brewery in the works to crank it up a notch. Founded in 2016 by home brewer and craft beer judge Rawley Macias, Rouleur Brewing Company is set to officially open its doors later this year, with March as the target. Drawing on his experience as a cyclist, Rouleur will be a bicycling themed brewery, but aims at serving the entire market. With the brewery itself located in Carlsbad, CA, Rouleur is excited to become part of the San Diego craft beer scene, and will kick things off with six cycling themed brews…

Continue reading “Rouleur Brewing set to bring bicycling and beer together later this year”



Bicycling and beer already seem to have a pretty good relationship, but there’s a new brewery in the works to crank it up a notch. Founded in 2016 by home brewer and craft beer judge Rawley Macias, Rouleur Brewing Company is set to officially open its doors later this year, with March as the target. Drawing […]

Posted in Uncategorized4 Comments

Actual weights for Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series’ Di2 R9150 & R9170

The all-new Di2 components of the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series have been making their way out to pro peloton in fits and spurts over the last few weeks. We’ve seen it pop up in a few different configurations at the  Tour Down Under, and also spotted it on some bikes while European teams have spent the last couple of weeks training in Spain. We had a chance to dig out some components from the spare parts bin in the bowels of Shimano’s service course in Calpe this week and have the real world weights for the electronic Di2 bits to complement the mechanical weights we got at US CX Nats

Continue reading “Actual weights for Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series’ Di2 R9150 & R9170”



The all-new Di2 components of the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series have been making their way out to pro peloton in fits and spurts over the last few weeks. We’ve seen it pop up in a few different configurations at the  Tour Down Under, and also spotted it on some bikes while European teams have […]

Posted in Actual Weights, Road Bike13 Comments

TDU 2017 Tech: Diego Ulissi’s UAE Abu Dhabi Colnago C60

The UAE (United Arab Emirates) Abu Dhabi team was the 18th and last squad to secure a UCI WorldTour licence on December 20, 2016. The fact the team has lined up at the Tour Down Under less than a month later is a miracle in itself, but also a testament to the confidence and resourcefulness of the team. General manager Giuseppe Saronni with the help of Mauro Gianetti secured UAE backing in just 10 days after original Chinese funding failed to materialize, with principal funder Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri now President of the new team. He hopes their presence will boost the profile of cycling and healthy lifestyles in the UAE and help inspire a new generation of Emirates riders.

The team’s Colnago C60 carbon bikes are proudly handmade in Italy and feature Colnago’s distinctive star-shaped tubes & lugs, a design began with the brand’s steel Master steel frames. This C60 is assigned to Diego Ulissi, a professional who had his start at Lampre-Farnese Vini in 2010. Diego is an all-rounder, but also one of only two riders to ever win the Junior World Championships in consecutive years – 2006 & 2007. Click through to get up close with Diego Ulissi’s UAE Abu Dhabi Colnago C60… Continue reading “TDU 2017 Tech: Diego Ulissi’s UAE Abu Dhabi Colnago C60”



The UAE (United Arab Emirates) Abu Dhabi team was the 18th and last squad to secure a UCI WorldTour licence on December 20, 2016. The fact the team has lined up at the Tour Down Under less than a month later is a miracle in itself, but also a testament to the confidence and resourcefulness […]

Posted in Feature, Road Bike2 Comments

Showers Pass Bamboo Merino Henley loses part of the sleeves

Baselayers can be an amazing addition to your cycling wardrobe. They help to keep you dry, help regulate your temperature, and can aid in layering. However, you wouldn’t want to wear most baselayers on their own, especially around town. That seems to be where the Showers Pass Henley steps in. It’s a shirt that you can wear around for your day to day, but it’s also a technical garment that can be worn under other clothing that is packed with technical features…

Continue reading “Showers Pass Bamboo Merino Henley loses part of the sleeves”



Baselayers can be an amazing addition to your cycling wardrobe. They help to keep you dry, help regulate your temperature, and can aid in layering. However, you wouldn’t want to wear most baselayers on their own, especially around town. That seems to be where the Showers Pass Henley steps in. It’s a shirt that you […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools2 Comments

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • QBP & co. announce 2017 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarships – QBP, together with SRAM, Park, Michelin & UBI have named the 16 women that will attend UBI’s Pro Shop Repair & Operations Workshop in Ashland, Oregon later this month. In the 4th year of the scholarship program, it’ll be the 2nd all-women class of this two-week mechanics training. The program was created with two goals in mind: to develop the careers of talented women already working in the cycling industry and to aim to better serve & promote growing women ridership. These women come from 13 states all across the US to join the 28 who have already gone through the program. QBP.com/WomensScholarshipCheck out how to keep up with where to ride, racing, and staying motivated through the colder months after the break…

Continue reading “Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends”



QBP & co. announce 2017 Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarships – QBP, together with SRAM, Park, Michelin & UBI have named the 16 women that will attend UBI’s Pro Shop Repair & Operations Workshop in Ashland, Oregon later this month. In the 4th year of the scholarship program, it’ll be the 2nd all-women class of this two-week mechanics training. The program was […]

Posted in Advocacy, Training, Where to Ride3 Comments

The Build Cycle: How Handup Gloves is getting a grip on the cyclocross market

Welcome to our first Build Cycle interview. What’s that? It’s my new endeavor, focusing on the startup stories of entrepreneurs in the cycling industry to glean lessons any entrepreneur can use. For my first interview, Handup Gloves founder Cody Wallis and I retreated into the Bikerumor mobile office to get out of the snow and sub-20ºF weather at CX Nats and talked about how he started, his early growth and some thoughts on overcoming analysis paralysis and just going for it.

Being my first one, there’s some technical finer points I’m already working on (reducing background noise, using a real mic, etc.) for future interviews, but I think you’ll enjoy it. Hit play, open up another tab with Bikerumor to scroll other stories while you listen, and let me know what you think in the comments. For a little more post-game analysis and other entrepreneurial tips and tactics, follow my new blog at TheBuildCycle.com.



Welcome to our first Build Cycle interview. What’s that? It’s my new endeavor, focusing on the startup stories of entrepreneurs in the cycling industry to glean lessons any entrepreneur can use. For my first interview, Handup Gloves founder Cody Wallis and I retreated into the Bikerumor mobile office to get out of the snow and sub-20ºF […]

Posted in Interviews2 Comments