This week we posted two inside tours, first with Prologo showing how their high end saddles are made, and next at Niner’s new FoCo headquarters. In the latter, we got a sneak peek at their first purpose built prototype of a new full suspension gravel road bike!

Throughout the week we spotted new bikes from several brands, including the new Cannondale Synapse and Colnago V2-R road bikes, and a prototype KTM full carbon XC full suspension race bike. And Trek debuted their new thru-shock design aboard updated Fuel EX, Remedy and Slash models, showing a new way of smoothing the bumps.

Out on the bikes, we have our first ride reports aboard the new Merida Reacto Disc brake road bikes and Pivot’s updated Mach 4 27.5″ XC race bike. As always, there’s tons more to see, scroll through all the headlines below…

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Phoenix, Arizona

Shimano App customizes STePS power output, plus Volture eMTB-specific saddle sneak peek

2018 Cannondale Synapse endurance road bike is race ready with new SAVE & Si tech

Hack: Otso ships Shimano STI lockout levers for Fox AX gravel fork

Speedvagen adds Urban Racer to their ‘Ready Made’ program, saving you big bucks on stock sizes

What would you ask Park Tool? – two weeks left!

PC17: Alpinestars adds longer protection, more kids’ options, and more protective chamois options for bike and moto

Colnago V2-R, the top-shelf Italian monocoque road bike revamped

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Laguna Beach, California

KTM Prowler prototype carbon all mountain bike ready for adventure, plus more…

The Sufferfest wants to get inside your head to get you out of it

PC17: FSA adds Boost MTB & road disc wheels, updates dropper post & power meter cranks

Pure Cycles delivering affordable steel road bike & commuter in EU & US

Made in Europe Unior Euro multi-tools now shipping

Even Ridley is going electric with new Elykx C eMTB

3 Ride Review: Pushing the limits of the new Pivot Mach 4 in Park City

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Gordon’s Bay, South Africa

Ritchey Road Logic steel road bike frameset gets 2018 updates & new build

Suspension Tech: How do forks keep air out of their damping circuit?

MTBNB is like the Airbnb of mountain bike lodging and riding buddies

Orbea Occam gets simpler, lighter, longer and more tire options w/ new TR and AM models

Factory Tour: Prologo shows how saddles are made, plus an inside look at Velo

PC17: Cinelli USA shows Nemo Disc proto & new Superstar, new Exposure lights & mounts, USE Components in the U.S., more

Trek RE:aktiv Thru Shaft Shock changes the game for mountain bike suspension

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Shenley, Hertfordshire, UK

Bike Check: Eric Porter’s Diamondback Assault dream dirt jumper build

Trail Boss: Jeff Lenosky is back at Schooner Trace, the trail that started it all

Long Term Review: Orange Crush S 150mm trail-ready hardtail mountain bike

Rohloff introduces E-14 electronic shifting for Speedhub 500/14, Bosch E-bikes get it first

All-new Formigli 99 custom carbon fiber mountain bike is almost a soft tail

Headquarters Tour: Niner Bikes’ Fort Collins HQ, plus exclusive look at prototype RLT Full Suspension!

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Provence, France

Silca celebrates 100 years with Anniversary HX-One Tool Kit, brings back the Pista Track Pump

Sneak Peek: Prototype Kross Earth carbon full suspension XC race mountain bike

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

First Ride: Back to back with the Merida Reacto Team-E and Reacto 9000-E Disc

SRAM Roam 60 29er mountain bike wheels ready to go big

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