Priority Cycles makes commuting easy(er) with belt-driven, internally geared Continuum

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An aluminum frame and fenders are a good start for an all-weather, low maintenance commuter bike. Add in the Nuvinci internally geared hub and a Gates Belt Drive, and you’ve got the perfect platform for easy trips to work, school or the store.

The Priority Cycles Continuum gives you all that with a brushed finish that’s impervious to scratches, so it’s even easy to lock up. The Nuvinci hubs provides a similar range to most modern drivetrains, but with infinite adjustment between the low and high range, so you can pretty much dial the gear ratio to suit your preferred cadence no matter the terrain. Perhaps the best part is the price – it’s just $899. Add another $135 and you’ll get an bonus set of studded winter tires and 1000-lumen light package.



An aluminum frame and fenders are a good start for an all-weather, low maintenance commuter bike. Add in the Nuvinci internally geared hub and a Gates Belt Drive, and you’ve got the perfect platform for easy trips to work, school or the store. The Priority Cycles Continuum gives you all that with a brushed finish […]

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Lemurlock introduces a cable lock with built-in front and rear lights

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With all the crazy technology we enjoy these days, integration is definitely a big trend. While it’s not exactly a high-tech example, the creators of Lemurlock figured it would be convenient to secure both your head and tail lights while locking up your bike at the same time. Losing your lights is bad enough for the replacement costs, let alone the added risks of having to pedal home in the dark without them.

The Lemurlock combines three commuter essentials into one package, but definitely invites some discussion over the pros and cons of providing simplicity this way. Is the Lemurlock suitable for your needs, or are you still thinking a separate lock and lights seem like a better option? Read on for all the details…
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With all the crazy technology we enjoy these days, integration is definitely a big trend. While it’s not exactly a high-tech example, the creators of Lemurlock figured it would be convenient to secure both your head and tail lights while locking up your bike at the same time. Losing your lights is bad enough for […]

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New bag designs from Timbuk2, North St. & Vel-Oh

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Perennial pack favorite Timbuk2 has a new roll-top bag called the Custom Tuck Backpack, that mixes the rare attributes of being totally customizable, made in their San Fransisco studio, and staying affordable. Also made in the states, from Portland’s own North St. Bags comes a new pair of simple hip packs designed to work well on and off the bike. The Pioneer bags manage to stay affordable too, get some nice & bright color options, plus offer two different sizes. On the other side of the Atlantic, Vel-Oh bags offer a who wide range of multi-purpose bags inspired by cycling, some of which can serve just as well on or off the bike. There’s everything from small saddle bags to commuter backpacks and duffels….

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Perennial pack favorite Timbuk2 has a new roll-top bag called the Custom Tuck Backpack, that mixes the rare attributes of being totally customizable, made in their San Fransisco studio, and staying affordable. Also made in the states, from Portland’s own North St. Bags comes a new pair of simple hip packs designed to work well on and off […]

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Monkey Lights A10, A15 and A30 models offer new functions, batteries and lower prices

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Whether you’re looking to be seen on your commute or you want to be the star of your local Bike Rave, Monkeylectric can subtly or superfluously illuminate your wheels with their clever Monkey Lights. Previously Bikerumor checked out the Monkey Light M232 which introduced 42 display patterns for riders to choose from, and the eye-catching Pro model which shows images or even animations while you ride.

The company’s new A10, A15 and A30 models offer anything from a simple ring of light to a few dozen patterns that nearly illuminate your entire wheel. Despite offering new features the A-model prices are creeping downwards, with a basic set starting at $49 for Kickstarter supporters. Monkeylectric’s latest campaign is off to a good start, so if you’re curious about buying in check out the new models below…
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Whether you’re looking to be seen on your commute or you want to be the star of your local Bike Rave, Monkeylectric can subtly or superfluously illuminate your wheels with their clever Monkey Lights. Previously Bikerumor checked out the Monkey Light M232 which introduced 42 display patterns for riders to choose from, and the eye-catching […]

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Stand out this season with a blaze orange Standard Rando from Twin Six

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It kind of gets us every time we are reminded that Twin Six is not just a clothing company. Their unique graphic jerseys always stand out, but they’ve also built a respectable stable of no-nonsense, affordable steel & ti bikes under their Standard name. Now with autumn fully set in, they are adding a new middle-America hi-vis option to their do-it-all Rando disc brake gravel adventure bike. That’s right: Blaze orange is to Twin Six’s Minnesota homeland, as day-glo green is to the Euros. Stand out be seen this season (and not mistaken for a deer). And of course Twin Six takes it next level by combing the new bike with a matching blaze rain jacket & jersey, color matched fenders and a Purist bottle to top off the look. Take a gander after the jump…

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It kind of gets us every time we are reminded that Twin Six is not just a clothing company. Their unique graphic jerseys always stand out, but they’ve also built a respectable stable of no-nonsense, affordable steel & ti bikes under their Standard name. Now with autumn fully set in, they are adding a new middle-America hi-vis option […]

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E-Bike Recharge! Karmic and Vintage Electric provide style for the street

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The e-bikes are coming, and with their market growth comes the usual development from the industry. Karmic has revealed two new models that will assist you in making that ride to wherever with step through (maybe) or standard frames. If moto style is more your thing, Vintage Electric continues to charge up cruisers with a battery that looks like a v-twin…

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The e-bikes are coming, and with their market growth comes the usual development from the industry. Karmic has revealed two new models that will assist you in making that ride to wherever with step through (maybe) or standard frames. If moto style is more your thing, Vintage Electric continues to charge up cruisers with a […]

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Flat Free: Nexo and Ever Tires skip the pump for puncture proof riding

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We all hate flats. Naturally, that has led a number of companies to research a flat free solution to our tire needs. Over the years we’ve seen solid rubber or foam tires, foam filled rubber tires, pneumatic tires with massive puncture protection strips, just about anything you could think of. In spite of the amount of attempts to get it just right, the team behind Ever Tires and Nexo Tires thinks that there is still room for improvement. That led them to create two entirely different flat free systems – Nexo and Ever Tires.

Sort of the bicycle equivalent of the Michelin Tweel (though without the flexible spoke section), the Ever tire promises a new take on puncture proof tires, though the Nexo tire system will bemore accessible due to the somewhat universal design…

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We all hate flats. Naturally, that has led a number of companies to research a flat free solution to our tire needs. Over the years we’ve seen solid rubber or foam tires, foam filled rubber tires, pneumatic tires with massive puncture protection strips, just about anything you could think of. In spite of the amount […]

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Paul Components adds Shimano-compatible mountain bike Thumbies friction shifters

Paul Components Thumbies friction shifter levers for Shimano MTB derailleurs

The original Thumbies launched earlier this year for use with road bike derailleurs, and now there’s a mountain bike version with enough cable pull to move Shimano’s MTB derailleurs through their range.

Technically, it’s the Microshift Bar End shifter that handles the cable pull, the difference here is that this new version fits the Microshift levers, giving you an option for running MTB derailleurs. The update earlier this year actually did the opposite, updating their original original Thumbies to use Shimano’s road-oriented thumb levers. So, no you can run whatever you want…

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The original Thumbies launched earlier this year for use with road bike derailleurs, and now there’s a mountain bike version with enough cable pull to move Shimano’s MTB derailleurs through their range. Technically, it’s the Microshift Bar End shifter that handles the cable pull, the difference here is that this new version fits the Microshift […]

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Dynamo light wiring gets magnetic upgrade with Dyna-Snap connectors

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When you consider the constant light, lack of batteries, and ever improving LED technology, dynamo lights are pretty awesome. The wiring? Not so much. We’ve seen some custom approaches to wiring connectors where the wheel meets the fork, but now Dyna-Snap is looking to provide an effortless solution for any spot on the bike that could use a connector. How do they work? Magnets…

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When you consider the constant light, lack of batteries, and ever improving LED technology, dynamo lights are pretty awesome. The wiring? Not so much. We’ve seen some custom approaches to wiring connectors where the wheel meets the fork, but now Dyna-Snap is looking to provide an effortless solution for any spot on the bike that […]

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