Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Falco pairs and e-bike with Zwift for outdoor riding & indoor training – OK, let’s get thee-bike love out of the way first. Many don’t love e-bikes. OK that was easy. Now look a bit closer at this. Falco realized that they could take advantage of having that motor on the bike and pair it with interactive online training sites like Zwift for indoor training. It’s a simple system, essentially a stand alone wheel. Pop it in your bike for pedal assist commuting without working up too much of a sweat, then clamp it down in your regular trainer at home and control & sync it online via its smart phone app. Details are still a bit thin as this is going to officially debut in January 2017, but the concept actually seems pretty cool. FalcoEMotors.com

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Falco pairs and e-bike with Zwift for outdoor riding & indoor training – OK, let’s get thee-bike love out of the way first. Many don’t love e-bikes. OK that was easy. Now look a bit closer at this. Falco realized that they could take advantage of having that motor on the bike and pair it with interactive […]

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Charity rides go digital: Ride On Zwiftathon to benefit World Bicycle Relief

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Want to ride a charity event without ever leaving your house? You can do just that this coming Saturday, December 3rd which marks the second annual 24 hour Zwiftathon. It’s just like normal Zwift riding, only this time you’ll be riding with one of the largest virtual cycling communities at one time including pros like Jens Voight, Matt Hayman, Andy Hampsten, Lauren ten Dam, and more. In fact, there’s actually a WBR Ride with Andy Hampsten & Team 7-Eleven during the Zwiftathon at 11 am EST.

Set over the course of 24 hours, the goal for the entire community is to reach 250,000 miles (402.3K km). If that happens, Trek will donate $45,000 to World Bicycle Relief. Further fundraising will be met through individuals who register and set up their own fundraising page. Those who participate in the fundraising for the event will be entered to win various prizes and the top fundraiser will ride home on a real life Trek Project One Madone with SRAM eTap and Zipp wheels plus a CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive trainer to make those Zwift sessions even more fun.

At the end of the day all of the donations go straight to World Bicycle Relief so you can feel good about your fundraising and your miles on the trainer. Head over to World Bicycle Relief to register (which is free). Don’t have Zwift? If you download the free 14 day trial now, you should be good for the Zwiftathon.

 



Want to ride a charity event without ever leaving your house? You can do just that this coming Saturday, December 3rd which marks the second annual 24 hour Zwiftathon. It’s just like normal Zwift riding, only this time you’ll be riding with one of the largest virtual cycling communities at one time including pros like […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Trek kicks off Women’s Expert Tech Course in Waterloo – This past week 11 women bike techs, along with industry partners SRAM, Shimano, RockShox, Bosch, and Fox, all came to gether with the Trek Certified Service team at their global HQ in Wisconsin for their first Women’s Expert Tech course. The six-day, scholarship-funded program is the third in a series of women’s-focused courses designed to provide growth opportunities and increase diversity within the cycling industry, with each of them heading back to their home shops with new Expert Technician certifications. TrekBikes.com

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Trek kicks off Women’s Expert Tech Course in Waterloo – This past week 11 women bike techs, along with industry partners SRAM, Shimano, RockShox, Bosch, and Fox, all came to gether with the Trek Certified Service team at their global HQ in Wisconsin for their first Women’s Expert Tech course. The six-day, scholarship-funded program is the third in […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Oh Canada: Pedal across Canada for their 150th birthday – It’s still all the way off for next summer, but there’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about going to Canada for some reason. Anyway, what better reason that to go for a ride, one that puts RAAM to shame a bit. It’s not a non-stop race, but rather 80 riding days, 16 rest days, and 8,780km (that’s 5,456 in freedom units.) Organized by leading long distance tour operator TDA Global Cycling, the fully supported tour from Haida Gwaii – an island on Canada’s west coast – to Signal Hill in St. John’s Newfoundland a bit to the east. Riders will pedal through all cultures from Aboriginal, English, to French and everything from the Rocky Mountains, to the Great Plains, the rugged shores of Lake Superior, endless Ontario & Quebec lakes and forests, along the St Lawrence River, to the wilds of Newfoundland. For those that don’t have three months to kill, it looks like you can do segments of the tour as well. TDAglobalcycling.com

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Oh Canada: Pedal across Canada for their 150th birthday – It’s still all the way off for next summer, but there’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about going to Canada for some reason. Anyway, what better reason that to go for a ride, one that puts RAAM to shame a bit. It’s […]

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Advocate Cycles speaks for the trails with limited edition Hayduke frame

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The Advocate Cycles Hayduke is already one of our favorite “plus” tire hardtails, and now there’s even more reason to love it. They’re offering a limited edition, custom painted frame to benefit IMBA. The offer is timed perfectly with the IMBA Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas, this week. You can nab one of the thirty frames available and get a free one year IMBA membership along with it. Full details below…

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The Advocate Cycles Hayduke is already one of our favorite “plus” tire hardtails, and now there’s even more reason to love it. They’re offering a limited edition, custom painted frame to benefit IMBA. The offer is timed perfectly with the IMBA Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas, this week. You can nab one of the thirty frames […]

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CeramicSpeed releases limited edition Oversized Pulley Wheel Systems to benefit families in need

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Denmark’s ceramic bearing specialists CeramicSpeed are no strangers to Bikerumor, as we’ve checked out many of thier products including ti pulley wheelsfreehubs and headsets before. Recently, the company decided to get in the spirit of charity by inviting road and triathlon riders to upgrade their derailleur pulleys and help people in need at the same time.

For every limited edition blue oversized pulley wheel system (OSPW) purchased through CeramicSpeed’s webshop, a whopping 40% of the product price will be donated to MORE Than Sport, a charity who provides anything from food and water to education and housing to needy people around the globe. In this case, they’re purchasing cooking stoves for underprivileged families.

If you like the idea of saving watts while being friendly to mankind, check out all the details on CeramicSpeed’s oversized pulley wheel system below…
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Denmark’s ceramic bearing specialists CeramicSpeed are no strangers to Bikerumor, as we’ve checked out many of thier products including ti pulley wheels, freehubs and headsets before. Recently, the company decided to get in the spirit of charity by inviting road and triathlon riders to upgrade their derailleur pulleys and help people in need at the same time. […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Year-long cycle trip raising awareness of diabetes – November is National Diabetes month, so we’ll take a quick look at two people in the middle of a year-long cycling challenge to raise awareness about diabetes. The pedal powered project called “For A Piece Of Cake” is a challenge being undertaken by riders Riccardo and Chiara, who’ve set the task of riding 18,000km from Cesena, Italy to Singapore. One of the cyclists, Chiara Ricciardi, lives with Type 1 diabetes, diagnosed at age 11. The way she put it, “while on the road, we would like to emphasize the message that a healthy lifestyle and careful therapy can let anyone living with diabetes lead a life full of ambitions.” Their current location is Muscat, Oman – 7130km, 146 days & 9 punctures in. Follow along at: ForaPieceofCake.com

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Year-long cycle trip raising awareness of diabetes – November is National Diabetes month, so we’ll take a quick look at two people in the middle of a year-long cycling challenge to raise awareness about diabetes. The pedal powered project called “For A Piece Of Cake” is a challenge being undertaken by riders Riccardo and Chiara, who’ve set […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Video Series: Why use a power meter? – They’ve kind of blown up in recent ears, and Pioneer just put together an intro series to help you decide if you need one and how to benefit from it. For many, understanding how to use a power meter seems complicated. They brought in a well-known tri coach to explain the importance of using power when training for a race and after race completion. It looks like a good reference to wrap your head around the idea of training with power, no matter who makes your power meter. Youtube.com

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Video Series: Why use a power meter? – They’ve kind of blown up in recent ears, and Pioneer just put together an intro series to help you decide if you need one and how to benefit from it. For many, understanding how to use a power meter seems complicated. They brought in a well-known tri coach […]

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Trek goes big on bright with new Hi-Vis “Radioactive Yellow” Project One road bikes

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They arguably kicked off the recent “use a light to be seen” movement with their insanely bright and intelligently patterned Bontrager Flare R tail light, and now they’re taking that theme to rest of the bike and rider with a full collection of day glow goods.

At the top of the line are special Project One paint schemes for the Domane, Madone and Emonda. The color’s called Radioactive yellow, and you can customize all of the secondary colors for logo, stripes, etc., independently to create your own blinding masterpiece. Then, top it all off with matching hi-vis clothing…

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They arguably kicked off the recent “use a light to be seen” movement with their insanely bright and intelligently patterned Bontrager Flare R tail light, and now they’re taking that theme to rest of the bike and rider with a full collection of day glow goods. At the top of the line are special Project One […]

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