A Cannondale for a good cause – Vlad Sabau’s cancer charity auction returns

Vlad Sabau 2017 auction bike, side

Vlad Sabau 2017 auction bike, side

After losing his mother in a struggle with cancer, Romanian XC racer Vlad Sabau decided to get involved with the fight against this prolific disease. First he began adding pink accents to his race outfits to increase awareness, but soon decided he could raise some cold, hard cash for those who need a bit of financial help.

Each year Sabau auctions off his top-shelf Cannondale race bike from the previous season, and all the money is given to a cancer patient of his choice to help cover costs of treatment and other needs. This year’s pink chrome 2016 Cannondale F-Si will be the fourth bike Sabau has sold so far. Keep reading for specs on the bike and how to participate in the auction…
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After losing his mother in a struggle with cancer, Romanian XC racer Vlad Sabau decided to get involved with the fight against this prolific disease. First he began adding pink accents to his race outfits to increase awareness, but soon decided he could raise some cold, hard cash for those who need a bit of […]

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Cotopaxi creates the Veloz hydration pack with free movement & unisex comfort in mind

Cotopaxi Veloz hydration pack, man and woman

While most hydration packs are based on traditional backpack designs optimized for hauling weight, Cotopaxi’s Veloz packs were designed with free motion as the top priority. With outdoor gear design experience in their past, Cotopaxi’s founders decided to create a cross-strap system that allows for better motion, keeps your load stable and secure, and fits men and women equally well.

Veloz’s straps extend from the pack’s upper body and clip together in the middle of your chest forming an ‘X’ pattern. The Veloz is intended as a multi-sport pack, but the unencumbering design certainly makes sense for cycling- in fact we’ve already seen something like this from a major bike brand. Shimano’s X-Harness straps, which we saw on their Unzen 4 hydration packs in 2014, are quite similar in design.

The Veloz packs are on their way to production, having secured well over their funding goal in the first few days of their Kickstarter campaign…
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While most hydration packs are based on traditional backpack designs optimized for hauling weight, Cotopaxi’s Veloz packs were designed with free motion as the top priority. With outdoor gear design experience in their past, Cotopaxi’s founders decided to create a cross-strap system that allows for better motion, keeps your load stable and secure, and fits […]

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Lazer extends sponsorship to a slew of cycling teams from KHS to LottoNL-Jumbo

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Lazer sponsorships 2017, LottoNL-Jumbo team close up

In the cycling world, having your product visible on elite professional athletes is an important way to market your brand. The perspective of ‘good enough for them, good enough for me’ seems to be rather effective, and even older riders still look up to their favorite pros as heroes or icons (we all want to be like them!).

Now operating under the ownership of industry giant Shimano, Lazer is pushing hard to put their products on professional heads from all sides of the cycling industry. With hardgood, softgood, component and safety gear brands under the same umbrella, Shimano aims to provide full-factory support to their existing and newly added professional teams.

Across all riding disciplines, Shimano is shooting out more Lazers than an alien invasion – find out who’s new to the program next…
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In the cycling world, having your product visible on elite professional athletes is an important way to market your brand. The perspective of ‘good enough for them, good enough for me’ seems to be rather effective, and even older riders still look up to their favorite pros as heroes or icons (we all want to be […]

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Truth BMX Products gives the aluminum Main Event a complete rebuild for 2017

Truth BMX 2017 aluminum Main Event, feature img

Truth BMX 2017 aluminum Main Event, right angle

Rad news for BMX racers – Maryland’s Truth BMX Products have just released details and specs on their 2017 aluminum Main Event frame. Chasing the usual goals of high strength, low weight and of course, good looks, the new Main Event has seen a complete redesign over the 2016 model. The frame now features triple-butted hydroformed tubing, more machined pieces and a tapered head tube among other revisions.

In its latest form, the aluminum Main Event bears a similar appearance to the carbon version we checked out a while ago. As is typical with rider-owned companies, quality is key- Truth’s owners (and longtime BMX racers) Eric and Tony Spear produce frames by hand in small batches and fatigue test their designs to ensure long-term reliability…
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Rad news for BMX racers – Maryland’s Truth BMX Products have just released details and specs on their 2017 aluminum Main Event frame. Chasing the usual goals of high strength, low weight and of course, good looks, the new Main Event has seen a complete redesign over the 2016 model. The frame now features triple-butted […]

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BC Bike Race ventures into new territory with the non-competitive BC Bike Ride North tour

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BC Bike Ride North, title shot

Despite its name, through its 11 year history the BC Bike Race has always been more focused on showing off British Columbia’s finest singletrack trails than on the competition itself. There are categories and prizes to be won but most ‘racers’ aren’t really gunning for the podium, they’re just enjoying the experience of a full service tour through world class riding terrain.

Knowing this, it’s no surprise that the organizers have decided to add a whole new, non-competitive tour option for 2017. Billed as ‘The Ultimate Road Trip Experience’ the BC Bike Ride North covers a whole new zone in British Columbia’s Northern regions, guiding you through six communities and 14 different trail networks at your own pace…
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Despite its name, through its 11 year history the BC Bike Race has always been more focused on showing off British Columbia’s finest singletrack trails than on the competition itself. There are categories and prizes to be won but most ‘racers’ aren’t really gunning for the podium, they’re just enjoying the experience of a full […]

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The Golf Bike lets you hit the links on two wheels

Golf Bike, guy throwing horns!

Golf Bike, front angle view

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Bikerumor is not afraid to cover some weird and wacky stuff. All too often the story goes “I was passionate about _____ and _____, and decided they had to be combined!” which sometimes yields laughable results.

Todd May is an avid golfer and owner of a Florida bike shop called Higher Ground Bicycle Co. While May falls into the ‘combining my hobbies’ category, his idea of bringing a bicycle to your golf game is actually quite feasible: It’s eco-friendly, allows for a quick round of play, and if you’re fit enough to golf you can probably ride a bike (as long as you’re not chasing around the beverage cart too often).

The bike itself is also designed with golf-specific features and accessories that make sense, like wide turf-friendly tires and club carrying pannier bags. Furthermore, there is a potentially huge market for the concept – The Golf Bike is already in use at several golf courses across the USA and Canada…
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If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Bikerumor is not afraid to cover some weird and wacky stuff. All too often the story goes “I was passionate about _____ and _____, and decided they had to be combined!” which sometimes yields laughable results. Todd May is an avid golfer and owner of a Florida […]

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Guerrilla Gravity favors the fleet-footed with their new Megatrail SS

Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail SS frame storage

Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail SS, side

While it’s always a blast to plow a long travel bike through rough rocky descents, sometimes it’s just as fun to see how much more you can do with less. For those who prefer to pump and jump their way down the trails, Colorado’s Guerrilla Gravity has trimmed down their Megatrail all-mountain bike into something a little more playful than plush.

Like all of Guerrilla Gravity’s suspension bikes, the new SS model offers two travel settings- in this case the Trail Mode gives you 135mm and Gravity Mode kicks it up to 145mm. Between those numbers is a bike that should be a snappy jumper, but could also tackle just about any trail short of a chunky double black diamond.

Guerrilla Gravity is all about customization, so there are several components specs to choose from or the option to go full custom on your build…
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While it’s always a blast to plow a long travel bike through rough rocky descents, sometimes it’s just as fun to see how much more you can do with less. For those who prefer to pump and jump their way down the trails, Colorado’s Guerrilla Gravity has trimmed down their Megatrail all-mountain bike into something […]

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Canfield Brothers makes a smooth move partnering with DVO Shocks for OEM equipment

Canfield Balance with DVO shock

Canfield Brothers Riot with DVO shock

DVO, the ‘new suspension company with over 80 years of experience’ recently secured a partnership with Canfield Brothers to supply OEM suspension components for their Riot and Balance all-mountain frames and complete bikes. The stock choice for both models will be the Topaz T3 air shock, but if coils are more your style there’s also an option to upgrade to DVO’s Jade. The folks at Canfield (and DVO) are stoked about the new partnership;

“We’re proud to offer a premium suspension product like the DVO Topaz standard on our frames,” said Vin Quenneville, director of sales. “The performance and tunability is the perfect compliment to our patented CBF Suspension.”

If you’re a fan of Cane Creek or PUSH Industries, there’s no need to worry- Canfield will continue offering these suspension products alongside the new options from DVO…
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DVO, the ‘new suspension company with over 80 years of experience’ recently secured a partnership with Canfield Brothers to supply OEM suspension components for their Riot and Balance all-mountain frames and complete bikes. The stock choice for both models will be the Topaz T3 air shock, but if coils are more your style there’s also […]

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State Bicycle Co. updates their Core Line with affordable $299 commuter bikes

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State Bicycle Co steel core line, red

Drooling over top-of-the-line $10,000 bikes can be fun, but it can also be a bit disheartening. Most of us might as well be looking through Lamborghini catalogs because a winning lottery ticket is the only way we’ll ever obtain such a luxurious, high-performance machine.

As a member of the 99%, I appreciate those companies who offer a balance of quality and affordability for the average joe. Commuter bikes are a natural ‘value’ choice, as they’re very simple in design yet extremely useful for transportation, running errands or pleasure cruising.

For those who didn’t think they could afford a solid brand-name bike, State Bicycle Co. has just introduced a new steel framed Core Line with a price tag of just $299 USD. With their sharp looks and ‘real bike company’ geometry and construction, brands like State Co. are giving department store jalopies a run for their money…
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Drooling over top-of-the-line $10,000 bikes can be fun, but it can also be a bit disheartening. Most of us might as well be looking through Lamborghini catalogs because a winning lottery ticket is the only way we’ll ever obtain such a luxurious, high-performance machine. As a member of the 99%, I appreciate those companies who […]

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