CableLubie puts an oil port inline on your shift cables

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The CableLubie is the product of a UK rider who was tired of even relatively new shift cables feeling sluggish after just a couple months of riding. The United Kingdom is, of course, known for wet weather and mud, hence brands like Hope and their diligently sealed hubs. But with shift cables, there’s only so much sealing you can do, particularly if your frame’s cable stops prevent full length housing.

For that, CableLubie puts a tiny oil reservoir directly into the shift housing, one up front and one in the back ideally. The anodized bit uses a self-sealing rubber sleeve to contain the oil and internal O-rings around the cable to keep it lubing them shift after shift…

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The CableLubie is the product of a UK rider who was tired of even relatively new shift cables feeling sluggish after just a couple months of riding. The United Kingdom is, of course, known for wet weather and mud, hence brands like Hope and their diligently sealed hubs. But with shift cables, there’s only so […]

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JOIN app makes group rides easy to find (and create) worldwide

JOIN app lets you easily create cycling routes and share with friends for group rides

We’ve all been there, trying to organize a group ride with people joining in along the route or needing to make sure everyone knows where to go if the pack breaks into groups of differing abilities. JOIN is a new app that makes it incredibly easy to create group rides, share the route or find one in a new area while traveling.

JOIN is a free app that brings a focus on the social nature of riding. Within the app, you can invite others to join your ride, share the route and even create a route by simply clicking on way points and saving it. You can also search an area for group rides and riders, scroll through the results and click to join. Even if there’s no current group ride going on, you can see the routes and follow along, seeing other riders’ ratings for those rides. Even better? The whole thing integrates with Garmin’s GPS cycling computers to put the data on your dashboard…

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We’ve all been there, trying to organize a group ride with people joining in along the route or needing to make sure everyone knows where to go if the pack breaks into groups of differing abilities. JOIN is a new app that makes it incredibly easy to create group rides, share the route or find […]

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GoPro proves your awesomeness with new telemetry overlay for Hero 5 Black

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Since the age of social media began, we’ve probably all heard the phrase ‘If you didn’t get it on video, it didn’t happen’. While videos prove to your buddies that you hit a huge jump or blitzed down a super-technical trail, GoPro users can now show off their feats in greater detail with telemetry data overlays.

If you’ve got a GoPro Hero 5 Black camera and Quik for Desktop software on your computer, you can now display speed, G-forces, GPS path and more with gauges showing what’s happening in real time while your video plays. GoPro is late to the telemetry party as other POV cameras already offer similar functions, but at least fans of the brand can now enjoy this feature…
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Since the age of social media began, we’ve probably all heard the phrase ‘If you didn’t get it on video, it didn’t happen’. While videos prove to your buddies that you hit a huge jump or blitzed down a super-technical trail, GoPro users can now show off their feats in greater detail with telemetry data […]

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XShifter crushes Kickstarter, adds universal wireless TT bar end shifters

We broke the news on XShifter, the universal wireless shifting conversion kit that’ll match wireless shifting to any drivetrain, and they surpassed their Kickstarter funding goal in 48 hours. Now, with just less than two weeks to go, they’ve added a TT bar end shifter option.

The unit mounts to any standard aero bar extension, and inventor Paul Gallagher told us they can also mount to the ends of drop bars. Even better, they can be paired with their other shifters, giving you the ability to shift from multiple hand positions…

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We broke the news on XShifter, the universal wireless shifting conversion kit that’ll match wireless shifting to any drivetrain, and they surpassed their Kickstarter funding goal in 48 hours. Now, with just less than two weeks to go, they’ve added a TT bar end shifter option. The unit mounts to any standard aero bar extension, and inventor […]

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Kickstarter Roundup: Electric folding bike, electric warmth & cycling games for glory

Tern promised that the Vektron would come to market as a full production bike regardless of the Kickstarter outcome, but it’s fully funded anyway. There’s still five days to go, though, so you can still nab this electric-assist folding bike for a deal. It folds down to the same compact dimensions as their non-motorized bikes, but gives you a premium Bosch e-bike system to scoot from A to B with minimal effort (or, at least, minimal sweat). The twist is that all backers will have their bikes shipped to a local Tern dealer for professional assembly and they come with a 10 year warranty. Not much of a gamble on this one. But if you want to play games, Glory Gears has got something for you…

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Tern promised that the Vektron would come to market as a full production bike regardless of the Kickstarter outcome, but it’s fully funded anyway. There’s still five days to go, though, so you can still nab this electric-assist folding bike for a deal. It folds down to the same compact dimensions as their non-motorized bikes, […]

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Wahoo ELEMNT updated with improved GPS guidance for mid-ride route changes

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Ever been out on a ride and decided to change plans and head somewhere else? Or get a call to meet your sweetie somewhere for a snack? Now, you can get to them with the most direct route thanks to Wahoo ELEMNT’s new trick – anytime updates.

Through the companion smartphone app, you can enter a new destination and update the ELEMNT in real time, then let it provide turn by turn directions. Or, if you’re just hungry or thirsty, you can search for a restaurant, convenience store or other point of interest. Additionally, routes created with RideWithGPS or Komoot can be uploaded to the device via Bluetooth, letting you add a route without having to be connected to WiFi.

Lastly, should you be utterly and hopelessly lost, you can select the Follow Your Tracks option and have it bring you home. This one’s available without even connecting to the app, providing a breadcrumb trail to take you back to your starting point. Everything here’s available with a free over the air update either through the app (and the app, too, has an update available) or via WiFi on the ELEMNT itself.



Ever been out on a ride and decided to change plans and head somewhere else? Or get a call to meet your sweetie somewhere for a snack? Now, you can get to them with the most direct route thanks to Wahoo ELEMNT’s new trick – anytime updates. Through the companion smartphone app, you can enter […]

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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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Revolution puts suspension in your hands with Shock Absorbing Grip System

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Yes, you read that right. These grips have their own suspension. Forget suspension forks, steerer tubes, or even stems, Revolution is putting suspension right in your grasp. Their grip suspension system is pretty straightforward; the patent-pending design isolates the grip away from direct contact with the bar to keep impact shock and regular trail vibration at bay, meaning less fatigue in your hands or forearm pump through those stutter bumps…

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Yes, you read that right. These grips have their own suspension. Forget suspension forks, steerer tubes, or even stems, Revolution is putting suspension right in your grasp. Their grip suspension system is pretty straightforward; the patent-pending design isolates the grip away from direct contact with the bar to keep impact shock and regular trail vibration at […]

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BeBop Sensors debuts multi-sport Smart Helmet Sensor System

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No it isn’t the pedal folks, complex jazz, or even a mutant warthog, but BeBop Sensors is an independent company that works with smart fabrics to develop sensor solutions that can be neatly and seamlessly integrated in other companies’ products. They essentially develop tech the gets incorporated into the things we buy through an OEM process.

Their newest tech announced today is the Smart Helmet Sensor System, which they are saying is the first helmet system that uses a ‘Force Location Sensor System’ based on their own flexible fabric sensors. It is said to deliver real-time, high resolution, location-specific impact information, essentially capturing a high-speed movie of an impact incident from the head’s point-of-view, sent over Bluetooth to a paired device. Have a look at what the video looks like, and maybe why it might find its way into certain cycling helmet applications after the break…
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No it isn’t the pedal folks, complex jazz, or even a mutant warthog, but BeBop Sensors is an independent company that works with smart fabrics to develop sensor solutions that can be neatly and seamlessly integrated in other companies’ products. They essentially develop tech the gets incorporated into the things we buy through an OEM process. Their newest tech […]

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