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Week’s Best Posts: Analog computer, laser lubes, new DT Swiss aero wheels & tons of reviews!

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It’s that time of year when our quasi Editor’s Choice roundups serve as gift guides for the deserving cyclist in your life. This year’s collection starts off with Tyler’s wish list, a bundle of the best things he’s tried this year, lending a solid recommendation for sticking any of them under the tree.

From there, we move on to a huge array of reviews, from two killer commuter pants from Mountain Khakis and Thunderbolt Sportswear (plus accessories to go with the outfits), Kuat’s NV 2.0 hitch rack, Foundry’s Flyover cyclocross bike and much more. We also gave DT Swiss’ all-new aero carbon road wheels a deep dive, covering all the tech on these wider, more stable and long riding options.

After that, there’s the usual assortment of interesting new goods hitting the market. From a laser cut chain lube (yes, you read that right) to an analog smart watch that doubles as a cycling computer, it was a solid week of cycling goodies. See the full headline list below, each linking to their story in a new tab…

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It’s that time of year when our quasi Editor’s Choice roundups serve as gift guides for the deserving cyclist in your life. This year’s collection starts off with Tyler’s wish list, a bundle of the best things he’s tried this year, lending a solid recommendation for sticking any of them under the tree. From there, […]

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Brooks & Vans pair up for Vault collection of shoes & bags

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Brooks & Vans have both been doing their thing since ’66, making 2016 a big anniversary for both. It’s been 150 years of riding for Brooks (since 1866) and 50 years for Vans (since 1966) kicking out shoes, so it seemed time for the Brits to work together again with the Yanks as part of the premium Vault collection. This time Brooks and Vans worked together to collaborate with artist, designer & long-time Vans-collaborator Taka Hayashi on a limited edition collection of Brooks gear and Vans shoes tailored for riding. Brooks teased this partnering a few weeks back, but wasn’t quite ready with the details, but now we have more info and the kit is ready to buy…

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Brooks & Vans have both been doing their thing since ’66, making 2016 a big anniversary for both. It’s been 150 years of riding for Brooks (since 1866) and 50 years for Vans (since 1966) kicking out shoes, so it seemed time for the Brits to work together again with the Yanks as part of the premium […]

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Weekend Videos – Bombtrack laying Groundworks, European adventure, Naked Truth of corporate commuting & more…

We joined Bombtrack in rural eastern France several weeks back for a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop their bikes and of course for the chance to ride some new bikes with the those who create them. In what they say will be an annual event bringing together their family of designers, team riders, and ambassadors, Bombtrack’s Gressoux Groundworks weekend was a good chance for us to sneak in and get some one-on-one time with the people that make the company tick. We rode their no-nonsense bikes on quiet dirt, gravel & paved roads and tried to get a bit lost in the surrounding forests. Take a glimpse of the kind of riding the begets their style of bikes.

Plus, hop past the jump for a look at another video that OSM mashed up for Bombtrack from three of their bigger individual adventure trips from the latter part of this year. Then Two Wheel Gear’s lighthearted locker room founding re-enactment, and Tune staightening your bars…

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We joined Bombtrack in rural eastern France several weeks back for a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop their bikes and of course for the chance to ride some new bikes with the those who create them. In what they say will be an annual event bringing together their family of designers, […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Tyler’s Wish List

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Yep, it’s that time of year once again. While we debated about doing a more categorical gift guide this year, offering ideas for mountain bikers, roadies, commuters, etc., truth be told, we started that discussion a little late. So, we’re sticking with our usual format of individual wish lists where each of us picks our favorite things from the past year. Things we think would make great gifts, but also sort of an unofficial Editor’s Choice. Most of the stuff you’ll see in our lists over the next couple weeks are things we’ve actually tested and used and can recommend in good faith. But, inevitably, there’ll be a few that we simply lust after. And while the focus of Bikerumor is the products and gear, we were very fortunate to have been included on several events this year that focused more on the experience than the parts, and its no surprise that those are the ones we remember most fondly. So, once again, we’ll start with an experience before diving into the products…

EXPERIENCE

Riding in Iceland. If Bergur’s video wasn’t enough to make you want to go, maybe the pic above will, too. And I’ve got a feature coming up highlighting my trip there with the Lauf guys to test their GRIT gravel fork. The riding is awesome, but the team at Lauf is what made the past two trips there incredible. It’s like a guy’s weekend that includes great riding, a little adventure, amazing scenery and lots of beer. Good Lord, so much beer. I’m fortunate in that all of the planning was done for me, but there are companies like Made In Mountains and Ice Bike Adventures (both recommended by locals) that’ll help you plan something incredible. So grab some friends, drop the excuses and just go make memories.

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Yep, it’s that time of year once again. While we debated about doing a more categorical gift guide this year, offering ideas for mountain bikers, roadies, commuters, etc., truth be told, we started that discussion a little late. So, we’re sticking with our usual format of individual wish lists where each of us picks our […]

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Get amped for the weekend with a History of Cycling Anime

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OK, so Anime. There’s a topic that will produce a mixed bag of comments when it pops up in mixed conversation. But this is Cycling Anime, and we are all cycling nerds here, so why not nerd-out over a surprisingly detailed look at how cycling has been portrayed in anime over the last few years. It’s Friday afternoon and hopefully you’ve got most of your work done for the week. So hop past the break to spend more than 12 minutes taking a peek at some interesting (and weird) cycling animation that you might (probably) have missed…

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OK, so Anime. There’s a topic that will produce a mixed bag of comments when it pops up in mixed conversation. But this is Cycling Anime, and we are all cycling nerds here, so why not nerd-out over a surprisingly detailed look at how cycling has been portrayed in anime over the last few years. […]

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Magura unveils Limited Edition MT7 Danny MacAskill Signatureline disc brake

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Want to stop just like Danny MacAskill? Ok, even his signature brakes won’t allow you to do that, but they will allow you to get on the latest tech from Magura. During a recent interview, Danny told us a few of braking related issues that he runs into that normal humans would never experience. Because of that, he’s worked with Magura to develop his perfect brake – MT7 power with a lever that provides the level of control he’s looking for.

And now that Magura is bringing over even more technology from the moto side, the new HC3 lever looks better than ever – plus there’s a new Danny Mac video after the break…

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Want to stop just like Danny MacAskill? Ok, even his signature brakes won’t allow you to do that, but they will allow you to get on the latest tech from Magura. During a recent interview, Danny told us a few of braking related issues that he runs into that normal humans would never experience. Because of […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Falco pairs and e-bike with Zwift for outdoor riding & indoor training – OK, let’s get thee-bike love out of the way first. Many don’t love e-bikes. OK that was easy. Now look a bit closer at this. Falco realized that they could take advantage of having that motor on the bike and pair it with interactive online training sites like Zwift for indoor training. It’s a simple system, essentially a stand alone wheel. Pop it in your bike for pedal assist commuting without working up too much of a sweat, then clamp it down in your regular trainer at home and control & sync it online via its smart phone app. Details are still a bit thin as this is going to officially debut in January 2017, but the concept actually seems pretty cool. FalcoEMotors.com

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Falco pairs and e-bike with Zwift for outdoor riding & indoor training – OK, let’s get thee-bike love out of the way first. Many don’t love e-bikes. OK that was easy. Now look a bit closer at this. Falco realized that they could take advantage of having that motor on the bike and pair it with interactive […]

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Alutech Sennes DH 29 to be first production 29er downhill bike

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German bike maker Alutech has already had a couple of generations of their Sennes DH bike, but up until now it had maxed out with 27.5″ x 2.8″ tires. But the bike designers had been pushing for years to get more long travel bikes rolling on wagon wheels. Their 150mm travel 29er Tofane enduro bike was their last stepping stone and showed that 29″ wheel and tire options were finally up to the gravity task. Now we’ve seen other 29er DH concepts for many years, but can’t think of any other that have gone into production as a 29″-specific bike, and that’s what is in store here. Starting in under a week’s time Alutech will have the new 29er Sennes up on their website ready to order direct. Until then check out the details below the fold…

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German bike maker Alutech has already had a couple of generations of their Sennes DH bike, but up until now it had maxed out with 27.5″ x 2.8″ tires. But the bike designers had been pushing for years to get more long travel bikes rolling on wagon wheels. Their 150mm travel 29er Tofane enduro bike was […]

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Review: Küat NV 2.0 hitch-mount bike rack is sleeker than ever

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Küat has always been easy to spot. When they first rolled onto the scene, the Küat NV was the rack that everyone seemed to want. It had unique style, unique features, and a sleek design. Since then, other manufacturers have been catching up, but now Küat is back with the NV 2.0. In addition to building on the iconic style that set it apart in the first place, the new rack was built to be better in almost every way…

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Küat has always been easy to spot. When they first rolled onto the scene, the Küat NV was the rack that everyone seemed to want. It had unique style, unique features, and a sleek design. Since then, other manufacturers have been catching up, but now Küat is back with the NV 2.0. In addition to building on […]

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