Pro Bike Check: Cycle-Smart Adam Myerson’s geared-and-single Kind Human Kudu

Cycle-Smart’s Adam Myerson snagged the 45+ Elite Masters Men’s win with his fully geared Kind Human Kudu, then stripped the cassette, zip tied the shifter lever to the brake lever, and put in a respectable performance in the Singlespeed category, too. It was only his fourth ever singlespeed race.

Myerson joined the Kind Human team a couple years ago and put out a Cross Camp with the launch of the Kudu. He’s still racing that bike, holding on to the cantilevers while most of his peers have moved onto disc brakes. Why? “Because I’m used to them and they’re lighter. I also run the brakes moto style, a holdover from the 80s when a lot of racers would put the rear brake on the left so they could brake while dismounting.”

Those aren’t the only things that make his bike unique…

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Cycle-Smart’s Adam Myerson snagged the 45+ Elite Masters Men’s win with his fully geared Kind Human Kudu, then stripped the cassette, zip tied the shifter lever to the brake lever, and put in a respectable performance in the Singlespeed category, too. It was only his fourth ever singlespeed race. Myerson joined the Kind Human team […]

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This Just In: Tacx NEO Smart indoor trainer gets you riding virtually, quickly

Tacx NEO Smart indoor cycling trainer unbox and review

There’s a battle for the online training entertainment king, but to take full advantage of Zwift, The Sufferfest, TrainerRoad, Bkool or any of the others, you need a smart trainer. One that’s capable of syncing with the services and adjusting the output to match what’s on the screen…whether that’s a 3D rendered world or cold, hard numbers designed to make you fast. The Tacx NEO Smart delivers on that with some cool features (like NOT needing to be plugged in!) and easy connectivity that make it worth a look. Scroll on down for first impressions and tech…

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There’s a battle for the online training entertainment king, but to take full advantage of Zwift, The Sufferfest, TrainerRoad, Bkool or any of the others, you need a smart trainer. One that’s capable of syncing with the services and adjusting the output to match what’s on the screen…whether that’s a 3D rendered world or cold, hard […]

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K-Edge gives you the pro look w/ new number plate holders, plus GoPro top cap mount

K-Edge Pro Number Holder

For just $19.99, you, too, can own the item that K-Edge says has been one of their most requested products after supplying it to pro teams for the past few years. That includes Team SKY, Bora, Quick Step, GreenEdge, Lotto Soudal, Cofidis, and more. It mounts behind the rear brake caliper on bikes that put them in the usual spot. It includes all mounting hardware to attach it to your bike and the number plate to it.

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For just $19.99, you, too, can own the item that K-Edge says has been one of their most requested products after supplying it to pro teams for the past few years. That includes Team SKY, Bora, Quick Step, GreenEdge, Lotto Soudal, Cofidis, and more. It mounts behind the rear brake caliper on bikes that put […]

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Actual weights for Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 mechanical

2017 Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 actual weights for the cranks

The all-new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 might be delivering a little too late for the pros to race it at Tour Down Under, but we found a set of production mechanical parts to throw on the scale while at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. The cranks shown have 172.5mm arms and a 52/36 chainring setup to come in at 629g. Roll on down for the rest of the group…

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The all-new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 might be delivering a little too late for the pros to race it at Tour Down Under, but we found a set of production mechanical parts to throw on the scale while at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. The cranks shown have 172.5mm arms and a 52/36 chainring setup to […]

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Prototype Vittoria cyclocross tires raced at CX Nationals

prototype vittoria cyclocross tires for 2017

Spotted under Robert Marion and Adam Myers were three prototype cyclocross tires from Vittoria. Marion mentioned them in his bike check video, then led us in for a closer look where we received additional intel from reliable sources who shall remain unnamed.

The tires are drastically different than Vittoria’s current offerings, and the technical specs won’t come until their official launch (planned for Sea Otter in April), but we did learn that they’ll be offered in both clincher tubeless (31/33/40 mm widths) and tubular (31/33 mm widths). The tread patterns will include the all conditions shown above, plus a mud version and a file tread, each with very interesting designs…

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Spotted under Robert Marion and Adam Myers were three prototype cyclocross tires from Vittoria. Marion mentioned them in his bike check video, then led us in for a closer look where we received additional intel from reliable sources who shall remain unnamed. The tires are drastically different than Vittoria’s current offerings, and the technical specs […]

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Canfield Brothers EPO mountain bike gets a shot in the arm, now comes in XL

We built up the EPO earlier this year as a “World’s Funnest Bike” project and loved it, but it’s already getting some fine tuning to give it stealth dropper routing and a new gloss black finish. Oh, and a new XL size option.

All of that’s paired with its already very short 16.3″ (414mm) chainstays, slack head angle (66.8º with a 140mm fork) and ISCG05 tabs to make it about as close to a “downhill” hardtail as you’re likely to find. Which was the point when the bike debuted in 2015, to offer a freeride style hardtail mountain bike that could descend as well as it could climb. And save weight over the alloy Yelli Screamy – the EPO’s frame comes in at a claimed 1,450g. More pics below…

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We built up the EPO earlier this year as a “World’s Funnest Bike” project and loved it, but it’s already getting some fine tuning to give it stealth dropper routing and a new gloss black finish. Oh, and a new XL size option. All of that’s paired with its already very short 16.3″ (414mm) chainstays, […]

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Velocite cries patent foul over new Pinarello Dogma F10

Velocite Syn aero disc brake road bike

Almost immediately after the all-new Pinarello  Dogma F10 road bike debuted, Velocite’s founder Victor Major made it known they were potentially infringing on his patented downtube design.

In 2015, the Velocite Syn aero road bike came out with a concave trailing section to the downtube that nested the water bottle into it. This effectively uses the water bottle to finish the tube shape, helping air slip past it and minimize turbulence. His concern is that Pinarello’s new bike is using a very similar design, and even did so on the previously released Bolide TT bike, but hasn’t responded to Major’s inquiries. Check more pics and his reply to our inquiry below…

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Almost immediately after the all-new Pinarello  Dogma F10 road bike debuted, Velocite’s founder Victor Major made it known they were potentially infringing on his patented downtube design. In 2015, the Velocite Syn aero road bike came out with a concave trailing section to the downtube that nested the water bottle into it. This effectively uses the […]

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Pro Bike Check: Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo Amanda Miller’s Focus Mares CX

Short ‘n’ sweet is how we’d sum up this bike check. Pro rider Amanda Miller rides for Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo and finished a mere 28 seconds behind Katie Compton to take second place at the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. She races a mostly stock Focus Mares CX outfitted with mostly SRAM/Zipp parts…

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Short ‘n’ sweet is how we’d sum up this bike check. Pro rider Amanda Miller rides for Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo and finished a mere 28 seconds behind Katie Compton to take second place at the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. She races a mostly stock Focus Mares CX outfitted with mostly SRAM/Zipp parts…

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First Look! All-new Niner RLT 9 RDO is an adventure ready carbon gravel race bike

2017 Niner RLT RDO carbon fiber gravel race bike

2017 Niner RLT RDO carbon fiber gravel race bike

Sometimes Niner launches their carbon bikes first, sometimes their metal ones. But, eventually, most of their bikes end up offering both within a short time frame. Except the RLT. It debuted all the way back in 2013 as an alloy model, then gained a steel sibling in 2015. Now, finally, in 2017 we get the RLT 9 RDO, a top-end carbon fiber model using their Carbon Compaction process to produce a light, fast and comfortable do-it-all drop bar bike that’s tested to mountain bike standards.

The RLT 9 RDO also brings new features you’ll soon see on other models, tweaked geometry from the alloy version and this amazing limited edition Ultegra Di2 model with ENVE AR wheels…

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Sometimes Niner launches their carbon bikes first, sometimes their metal ones. But, eventually, most of their bikes end up offering both within a short time frame. Except the RLT. It debuted all the way back in 2013 as an alloy model, then gained a steel sibling in 2015. Now, finally, in 2017 we get the […]

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