Almost time to be Braver Than The Elements & tackle the Festive 500 with Rapha

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It’s cold where we are in Central Europe, and we’ve sill got a couple more weeks of losing daylight everyday. This time of year it can be harder and harder to stay motivated to ride, so we relish in the fact that other like-minded cyclists are out and using peer pressure to keep everyone riding. While some of our local riding buddies have effectively thrown in the towel for regular outside rides a few of the dedicated group are sticking it out. And it is sometimes even social media campaigns like Rapha’s Braver Than The Elements and Festive 500 that keep us pedaling circles. Braver Than The Elements aims to build on the midsummer success of the Women’s 100 to get those hardcore women out and on the bike on Dec 18. The Festive 500 on the other hand is the latest edition of the Strava-fueled challenge to end 2016 with a band and burn off all of those Christmas cookies and glasses of egg nog in time to start the New Year fresh. If you are ready to stick it out and put in some winter saddle time, spin past the break for details on how to join in, and find others doing the same thing…

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It’s cold where we are in Central Europe, and we’ve sill got a couple more weeks of losing daylight everyday. This time of year it can be harder and harder to stay motivated to ride, so we relish in the fact that other like-minded cyclists are out and using peer pressure to keep everyone riding. […]

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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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Panaracer adds more cyclocross, gravel tire options

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Over the past couple trade shows, Panaracer has shown prototypes of several new tires for gravel along with a brown (skinwall) casing option for the standard GravelKing. Now, they’ve finally put several of them into production, offering similar tread patterns for the new GravelKing Mud (left) and RegaCross cyclocross tire. The differences between the two are in the casings, with the ‘cross version being tubeless ready.

The RegaCross comes in 33mm and 35mm widths with weights of 360g and 410g, respectively. They have a folding bead with Panaracer’s AX-Alpha material in the casing, which is a tightly woven, fine gauge material that remains very flexible while deflecting cuts and scrapes. The GravelKing Mud gets the same two sizes, meaning it’ll basically work as a tube-type cyclocross tire, too, and comes in black and brown sidewall options. Weights are 300g and 360g. It uses the same tread compound and AX-Alpha material with the addition of their anti-snakebite/flat protection layer. The tread design takes a little different approach to mud, using longer knobs that should help with lateral grip and flinging mud loose in a straight line, but without the usual paddle shapes or spiky knobs found on some other mud designs.

 



Over the past couple trade shows, Panaracer has shown prototypes of several new tires for gravel along with a brown (skinwall) casing option for the standard GravelKing. Now, they’ve finally put several of them into production, offering similar tread patterns for the new GravelKing Mud (left) and RegaCross cyclocross tire. The differences between the two […]

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Canyon pairs with Relive to share rides & now win an Endurace CF SLX

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OK, so it was literally just yesterday that we introduced you all to Relive – the service that pulls your ride data from Strava and syncs photos and stitches them together to create a short video reliving your ride – kind of in the same style we see from some pre-race coverage of Grand Tour stages. But now we have just got word that bike maker Canyon has partnered with Relive to support the whole ‘share your adventure’ ethos, and as part of the deal they are giving away one of their new all-road endurance bikes to a lucky Relive user.

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OK, so it was literally just yesterday that we introduced you all to Relive – the service that pulls your ride data from Strava and syncs photos and stitches them together to create a short video reliving your ride – kind of in the same style we see from some pre-race coverage of Grand Tour stages. […]

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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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Last Chance! Win an Outdoor Tech Kodiak 2 LED-light-and-USB-charger combo

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Perfect for those night time tuneups and repairs as well as keeping your main lights, camera and phone charged up on the ride, the rugged, waterproof Kodiak 2.0 Power Bank solves a lot of problems for commuters. This compact power house puts 100 lumens of light and twin outlets for dual-device charging with enough juice (6,000 mAh) to charge a tablet or any other small-to-medium-size device. And now you can win one!

The Kodiak Plus 2.0 retails for $49.95 but we’re giving THREE of them away, for FREE! For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, three question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win!

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Perfect for those night time tuneups and repairs as well as keeping your main lights, camera and phone charged up on the ride, the rugged, waterproof Kodiak 2.0 Power Bank solves a lot of problems for commuters. This compact power house puts 100 lumens of light and twin outlets for dual-device charging with enough juice (6,000 mAh) […]

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CONTEST! Win an Outdoor Tech Kodiak 2.0 USB Waterproof Power Bank

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How would you like to stay visible at night and keep all of your devices charged while out on a long ride? Now you can, when you enter to win the rugged, waterproof Kodiak 2.0 Power Bank. This compact power house puts serious charging power AND 100 lumens of bright light in your jacket, pocket, or bag. Twin outlets for dual-device charging (it’s a race!) and enough juice (6,000 mAh) to charge a tablet or any other small-to-medium-size device.

The Kodiak Plus 2.0 retails for $49.95 but we’re giving THREE of them away, for FREE! For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, three question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win!

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How would you like to stay visible at night and keep all of your devices charged while out on a long ride? Now you can, when you enter to win the rugged, waterproof Kodiak 2.0 Power Bank. This compact power house puts serious charging power AND 100 lumens of bright light in your jacket, pocket, […]

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Win Camelbak Schwag from Bikerumor at Interbike’s Cyclofest!

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Headed to Interbike’s Cyclofest today? Bikerumor will be there, and if you spot Tyler wearing the Bikerumor kit and say hi, he’ll have a sweet prize for you from Camelbak! That pile up above will be all gone by end of day Thursday, so keep an eye out for him… and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for hints on where he is and what that sweet new Champion Systems Bikerumor kit looks like!



Headed to Interbike’s Cyclofest today? Bikerumor will be there, and if you spot Tyler wearing the Bikerumor kit and say hi, he’ll have a sweet prize for you from Camelbak! That pile up above will be all gone by end of day Thursday, so keep an eye out for him… and follow us on Twitter, […]

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Last Chance! Win a NiteRider Swift 350 + Sabre 50 bike light combo!

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NiteRider has a light for any type of riding, and they’re giving away a few to five lucky winners! Just answer a few short questions and you’re entered to win a NiteRider Swift 350 and Sabre 50 combo! The Swift 350 delivers reliable performance in an economical, ultra-compact head light that pumps out up to 350 lumens yet runs up to 21 hours between charges. Match it with the super bright Sabre 50 tail light with amber colored side lights so you can see and be seen from virtually any angle.

This combo retails for $59.99 but we’re giving five of these combos away for FREE! For your chance to win, just click past the break (or click here if you’re viewing on mobile or can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, four question survey and include a valid email address and you’re entered to win!

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NiteRider has a light for any type of riding, and they’re giving away a few to five lucky winners! Just answer a few short questions and you’re entered to win a NiteRider Swift 350 and Sabre 50 combo! The Swift 350 delivers reliable performance in an economical, ultra-compact head light that pumps out up to 350 lumens yet runs up […]

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