Guess what time it is!? Time for the Rapha Monuments competition!

Were you able to predict the exact amount of time it took you to crush that last segment? Better yet, your last ride? If you can hit the nail on the head, maybe the Rapha Monuments challenge is the next step to becoming a time-guessing champion. Here’s the deal, starting today Rapha is taking finish time predictions of 5 races throughout the year. The first being Milan San Remo, followed by the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and the Giro di Lombardia. For each race, the one who skillfully luckily predicts the actual finish time will receive a big prize while the other 99% will have the next race to look forward to. The odds are pretty stacked, so regardless of accuracy everyone who enters will receive 20% off their next Clubhouse or Rapha web purchase. Prizes for each race include…

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Were you able to predict the exact amount of time it took you to crush that last segment? Better yet, your last ride? If you can hit the nail on the head, maybe the Rapha Monuments challenge is the next step to becoming a time-guessing champion. Here’s the deal, starting today Rapha is taking finish time predictions […]

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Bag Roundup: Artists meet bikes with colorful collabs – Ornot x Chris McNally, Timbuk2 x Apexer, Braasi tease

 

Everybody has a place that they come from and each place has its own story to tell. What better way to tell those stores than in the bags that haul our gear from place to place. In this week’s Bag Roundup we’re looking at two companies, Ornot and Timbuk2, (with a tease to a third – Braasi) that have partnered with local artists, mostly from the San Francisco area bringing their experiences and art to the companies products. Check out their stories in designs past the break…

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  Everybody has a place that they come from and each place has its own story to tell. What better way to tell those stores than in the bags that haul our gear from place to place. In this week’s Bag Roundup we’re looking at two companies, Ornot and Timbuk2, (with a tease to a […]

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Clothing Roundup: Unique styles from Mavic, GracedByGrit & Santini

I can’t be the only one excited over the elaborate riding kits that manufacturers have been bringing to market this past year or so. Sharp lines, eye searing colors, and crazy patterns are all sure to grab attention from drivers and other riders alike, as featured by Mavic and GracedByGrit. If mayhem isn’t you’re thing there’s the more simple and subdued colorful jerseys designed for the Vuelta race this year by Santini. Check it all out, past the break…

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I can’t be the only one excited over the elaborate riding kits that manufacturers have been bringing to market this past year or so. Sharp lines, eye searing colors, and crazy patterns are all sure to grab attention from drivers and other riders alike, as featured by Mavic and GracedByGrit. If mayhem isn’t you’re thing there’s the more […]

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Velocio looks to sunnier days with their spring lineup 

Spring is one of my favorite seasons to ride thanks to moderate temps, the occasional rain shower, gentle breezes across freshly tilled farmlands, and of course the blossoming shrubs and flowers along the side of the road. Velocio hopes to inspire both guys and gals to get out and ride with their spring collection that includes long and short-sleeved jerseys, vests, and of course, bibs.

Get sized up past the break…

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Spring is one of my favorite seasons to ride thanks to moderate temps, the occasional rain shower, gentle breezes across freshly tilled farmlands, and of course the blossoming shrubs and flowers along the side of the road. Velocio hopes to inspire both guys and gals to get out and ride with their spring collection that includes […]

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First Look: Norco Sight C 9.2 // a nimble 29er all mountain rig

I used to hear “29er” and all mountain riding was one of the last things that would come to mind. This was probably caused by the early years of 29ers being heavily marketed towards cross-country and trail riders. Obviously the winds have changed with them making their mark on nearly every kind of trail. That even includes bikes like the new Salsa Deadwood, a full suspension plus sized 29er. The title may have given it away, but this bike fresh out of the box is the new Norco Sight C 9.2.

The Sight is Norco’s current take on an all mountain 29er. The frame is loaded with Norco tech including Gravity Tune, ART Suspension, Size Scaled Tubing, Armor Lite, and more. It’s not plus sized, but it offers plenty of clearance for the stock 2.35 tires leading to a sizable base of control.

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I used to hear “29er” and all mountain riding was one of the last things that would come to mind. This was probably caused by the early years of 29ers being heavily marketed towards cross-country and trail riders. Obviously the winds have changed with them making their mark on nearly every kind of trail. That even includes […]

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Pure Cycles plugs a new e-bike into the market with their smart, integrated Volta

You don’t have to be an average Joe, non-cyclist to have an interest in e-bikes. The idea behind them makes a lot of sense – increased riding range & reduced efforts for a true transport alternative. But there have been a few aspects that give potential owners pause before making the investment. That’s because historically e-bikes have been hefty machines with bulbous batteries; not to mention the high cost for early adopters and a bit of a stigma for not pedaling on your own. Pure Cycles has created the Volta, trying to redefine what that standard e-bike is though. It gets rid of the usual clunky look, with a sleek utilitarian design, and is using crowdfunding to get a Kickstart. Get the full scoop after the break…

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You don’t have to be an average Joe, non-cyclist to have an interest in e-bikes. The idea behind them makes a lot of sense – increased riding range & reduced efforts for a true transport alternative. But there have been a few aspects that give potential owners pause before making the investment. That’s because historically e-bikes […]

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This Just In: 9:ZERO:7 Tundra aluminum trail fat bike

As I was writing this introduction my dad reminded me of my first cameo on BikeRumor. It was within the full review of the Borealis Echo and consisted of my first impressions of fat bike riding. At the end of my part I stated, “this will not be my last ride on a fat bike.” Since then, the past three years were filled with riding various rigs designed for a range of disciplines, and now I’m right back where I started with another fat bike. This time though, it’s the new 9:zero:7 Tundra. Not only does 9:zero:7’s newest aluminum bike make the jump to a suspension ready front end, but it also offers some big changes in geometry…

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As I was writing this introduction my dad reminded me of my first cameo on BikeRumor. It was within the full review of the Borealis Echo and consisted of my first impressions of fat bike riding. At the end of my part I stated, “this will not be my last ride on a fat bike.” Since then, the […]

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Velotooler retools with insurance coverage for mechanics & more

We reported on Velotooler a few months back just before they launched their ‘hire a mechanic’ service. If you missed it, they offer an online service that brings mechanics and riders together in addition to tracking service records and more. They’ve since addressed some earlier concerns from mechanics, and launched an ios app. Furthermore, they’re going beyond the online service to help bring competitive cycling to the New England area.

Get all the details past the break…

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We reported on Velotooler a few months back just before they launched their ‘hire a mechanic’ service. If you missed it, they offer an online service that brings mechanics and riders together in addition to tracking service records and more. They’ve since addressed some earlier concerns from mechanics, and launched an ios app. Furthermore, they’re going […]

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Clothing Roundup! Under Armour // The People’s Poncho // Thunderbolt Sportswear

It’s not often that I get the chance to report on apparel that’s not focused directly at the cycling industry. This roundup doesn’t consist of body squeezing spandex or flashy mountain biking gear. Rather, we’re focusing on multi-use items that may find their way into everyday situations. They include a rejuvenating sleepwear system from Under Armour, a modern poncho from The People’s Poncho, and remastered jeans from Thunderbolt Sportswear…

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It’s not often that I get the chance to report on apparel that’s not focused directly at the cycling industry. This roundup doesn’t consist of body squeezing spandex or flashy mountain biking gear. Rather, we’re focusing on multi-use items that may find their way into everyday situations. They include a rejuvenating sleepwear system from Under Armour, […]

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