Browse, Compare, and buy Kona bikes with new Ride Online Program

You can buy just about anything online these days, so naturally bikes are next. Many companies have already made the transition to online sales of some sort, though how they go about it varies from one to another. Kona announced today that they would be throwing their hat into the online sales ring with the Kona Ride Online USA and Ride Online Canada. Consumers can purchase the bikes online but then will have to head to the Kona dealer of their choice to pick it up…

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You can buy just about anything online these days, so naturally bikes are next. Many companies have already made the transition to online sales of some sort, though how they go about it varies from one to another. Kona announced today that they would be throwing their hat into the online sales ring with the […]

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Shimano closes the gap on premium road clothing with S-Phyre Cycling Apparel

Following the launch of the S-Phyre line of premium footwear, yesterday at the Tour Down Under Shimano announced that the line would be expanding to clothing. Following the same concept of using the best materials and construction to create clothing with “numerically proven results,” the S-Phyre clothing lineup will initially include a skinsuit, jersey and bib short combo, gloves, and socks. Looking for performance gains wherever possible, the skinsuit, bib short, and jersey are the only Shimano clothing pieces made in Japan and draw on their knowledge gained from Bikefitting.com to create anatomically designed clothing that both cheats the wind and remains comfortable while on the bike…

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Following the launch of the S-Phyre line of premium footwear, yesterday at the Tour Down Under Shimano announced that the line would be expanding to clothing. Following the same concept of using the best materials and construction to create clothing with “numerically proven results,” the S-Phyre clothing lineup will initially include a skinsuit, jersey and […]

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Mr. Pink gets a red, white, blue, and carbon upgrade

Big tires on road bikes are so hot right now. But that wasn’t always the case. All City introduced their road bike named Mr. Pink in 2011 when it was a bit of an outlier with the ability to run 32mm tires. Because of the desire to run such wide tires, the straight steerer tube, and the mid-reach rim brakes, there weren’t a lot of options for a carbon fork. Instead, a rad lugged steel fork was produced which is how the bike has been sold.

As much as All City loved the ride quality of the steel fork, enough riders were looking for something lighter that they felt a change had to be made. After partnering up with Whisky Parts Co., the new Mr. Pink keeps all of the features that made it stand out, but drops almost a pound and a half off the frameset thanks to the new fork…

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Big tires on road bikes are so hot right now. But that wasn’t always the case. All City introduced their road bike named Mr. Pink in 2011 when it was a bit of an outlier with the ability to run 32mm tires. Because of the desire to run such wide tires, the straight steerer tube, and […]

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Roval Components introduces wide, tubeless, and super light CLX 50 carbon wheels for all axles and brakes

The Tour Down Under means it’s the start of the Pro Tour Road season, but it also means it’s time to unveil some new gear. Specialized and Roval Components are wasting no time with introduction of their latest wheelset, the CLX 50. More than just a middle ground wheel between the CLX 32 and the CLX 64, the CLX 50 is aimed squarely at the all-around road title. It’s light, it’s tubeless, and it’s wide, plus it packs in impressive aerodynamics to give it the full package. But what else would you expect from a company that has their own “Win Tunnel?”

There’s a lot to the new CLX 50, but most likely there will be a wheel to fit your ride…

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The Tour Down Under means it’s the start of the Pro Tour Road season, but it also means it’s time to unveil some new gear. Specialized and Roval Components are wasting no time with introduction of their latest wheelset, the CLX 50. More than just a middle ground wheel between the CLX 32 and the […]

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Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 1: Bontrager gets visible with Halo, adds S1 and S2 Softshell Kits

Every year, when colder weather rolls around it seems that there is a continual battle between riding outside and training indoors. As trainer technology continues to improve, fall and winter clothing also gets better making it easier than ever to get outside. Cold weather clothing isn’t just about staying warm though – you don’t have to look very far to find a too-close-for-comfort moment out on the road, so staying visible is as important as ever.

Along with a new winter clothing system designated as S1/S2, Bontrager is diving into visibility with their Halo initiative. Instead of just focusing on high visibility or reflective hits, the Halo products blend the two based on studies of how the eye of drivers see and react to both. The goal is to provide total visibility either day or night as well as providing needed warmth at the S1 level…

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Every year, when colder weather rolls around it seems that there is a continual battle between riding outside and training indoors. As trainer technology continues to improve, fall and winter clothing also gets better making it easier than ever to get outside. Cold weather clothing isn’t just about staying warm though – you don’t have to […]

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Video proof that fat biking can be a shocking good time

The next time you’re out on a ride, you may want to think twice about hopping that fence. Or at least make sure it’s not electric and live. In this case the fence was “only a little bit live” but that didn’t stop this trio of cyclists from having a hell of a time getting the bike untangled from its shocking captivity. Eventually, Mike, Paul, and Al manage to get the bike free, but not without a lot of laughing, and a few choice words…

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The next time you’re out on a ride, you may want to think twice about hopping that fence. Or at least make sure it’s not electric and live. In this case the fence was “only a little bit live” but that didn’t stop this trio of cyclists from having a hell of a time getting […]

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Found: Bike Trainer Tape offers stick on protection for pricey treads?

It’s peak trainer season for most of us, and if your bike is mounted up your tires are at risk. Stationary trainers put a lot of wear and tear very quickly into your rear tire because the drum has to be forced tightly into the tire to prevent slipping, and you’re riding in the same spot of the tire the entire time. For most of us, that leaves three options – just deal with accelerated wear to your tires and replace them at the start of the season, mount up one of your old tires to a spare wheel, or go full out with a dedicated trainer wheel and trainer tire which are said to offer better grip on the drum.

Apparently, there’s now a fourth option which involves tape. Yes, Bike Trainer Tape is an adhesive protective layer that is meant to be applied directly to your tire with claims of keeping those pricey tires in good shape…

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It’s peak trainer season for most of us, and if your bike is mounted up your tires are at risk. Stationary trainers put a lot of wear and tear very quickly into your rear tire because the drum has to be forced tightly into the tire to prevent slipping, and you’re riding in the same […]

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Just In: Lauf’s maintenance free Carbonara fat bike suspension fork

The RockShox Bluto might be the fork that comes to mind for fat bikes, but it’s not the only one. In addition to the more typical telescopic forks of both standard and inverted designs, there are few folks doing things a little differently. Like the guys from Lauf.

Looking at suspension in a completely new way, Lauf has made a lot of noise by combining the age-old idea of leaf springs with modern carbon manufacturing. The result is a super light fork that offers supple suspension, without adding much weight or complexity. It also makes it practically maintenance free, which on a fat bike that is ridden through the worst conditions imaginable, might be worth it by itself…

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The RockShox Bluto might be the fork that comes to mind for fat bikes, but it’s not the only one. In addition to the more typical telescopic forks of both standard and inverted designs, there are few folks doing things a little differently. Like the guys from Lauf. Looking at suspension in a completely new […]

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Santa Cruz recruits new talent for the Syndicate

New year, it’s time for new recruits. Looking to bulk up their roster and plan for the future, Santa Cruz confirmed that two new names would be added to the Syndicate – Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier. Together, the American and the Frenchman will undergo training from Steve Peat and Greg Minaar, which may go a little something like this…

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New year, it’s time for new recruits. Looking to bulk up their roster and plan for the future, Santa Cruz confirmed that two new names would be added to the Syndicate – Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier. Together, the American and the Frenchman will undergo training from Steve Peat and Greg Minaar, which may go a […]

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