Sportful Squadra Avventura helps us all explore better ride storytelling in pictures

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Earlier this year clothing maker Sportful sent a group of cycling photographers, storytellers, and adventurers out into the world by bike. The collective, dubbed Squadra Avventura, was tasked with exploring the roads & trails less travelled and sharing their stories. We’re seeing this approach more and more in the cycling industry, as brands get a few ambassadors with a creative eye to head out on tour, testing the newest gear, getting their brand seen both in the real world and across social media, and capturing the kind of imagery that inspires us to get out and ride (& buy) more.

Well, this is an idea that I can really get behind. As a cyclist open to pretty much anything on two wheels, seeing others take off on adventures really gets my wheels turning, literally and figuratively. The Adventure Squad has already shared their first few trips, but now they are giving back with a How-To feature on telling your own story through the photos you take. Embedded photojournalist Justin Balog offers some good tips to get us all started, and plenty of beautiful shots to handle the inspiration…

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Earlier this year clothing maker Sportful sent a group of cycling photographers, storytellers, and adventurers out into the world by bike. The collective, dubbed Squadra Avventura, was tasked with exploring the roads & trails less travelled and sharing their stories. We’re seeing this approach more and more in the cycling industry, as brands get a […]

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Strava wants you to be more social, takes Club functionality mobile

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In their continuing trend of bring more functionality to their mobile app platform, Strava has just announced an update that finally takes their ride & run Club features and puts them in the palm of your hand. Making Clubs mobile friendly means athletes can actually use the feature on the go as a way to meet other cyclists, stay inspired by each other’s activities, share routes, and probably most importantly organize, manage, and track group activities or events all from their app on your smartphone…

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In their continuing trend of bring more functionality to their mobile app platform, Strava has just announced an update that finally takes their ride & run Club features and puts them in the palm of your hand. Making Clubs mobile friendly means athletes can actually use the feature on the go as a way to meet other cyclists, […]

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Wooden Widget helps you build wooden bikes and trailers at home

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We’ve seen a number of different wooden bikes over the years from things like DIY bamboo kit bikes to sculpted, laminated bikes to super refined hardwood/carbon and bamboo/carbon composite solutions, but this bike looks to try to be even more accessible. Wooden Widget’s ethos is to provide various modes of transportation that can be easily fabricated at home out of wood by any moderately skilled wood worker with easy and affordable tools. Of course no home-made transportation company’s catalog would be complete without a bicycle, but Wooden Widget takes it even further with some other creative and useful applications…

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We’ve seen a number of different wooden bikes over the years from things like DIY bamboo kit bikes to sculpted, laminated bikes to super refined hardwood/carbon and bamboo/carbon composite solutions, but this bike looks to try to be even more accessible. Wooden Widget’s ethos is to provide various modes of transportation that can be easily fabricated at […]

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Updates on the reset-on-the-fly BikeYoke Revive dropper seatpost

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We got a preview of BikeYoke’s innovative solution to the hydraulic issues that plague a big portion of the dropper seatpost crowd when they introduced their new Revive post design just before Eurobike. Its reset valve built-in to the head makes it fast and simple to get the air out of the hydraulic cylinder that tends to build up over time, bringing the post back to as-new performance without having to even pull it out of your frame.

Well, at the show we got a chance to play with one first hand to see just how quickly it really was to work. The push button version was pretty tough on your hand, so BikeYoke has solved that minor concern and has updated the design with a single 4mm bolt that will make it even easier to use on the trail. We have even more details on the updated dropper and BikeYoke has put together some detailed videos that explain really well how it works. Check them out and how to get in on the preorder deal to be riding one at the start of 2017…

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We got a preview of BikeYoke’s innovative solution to the hydraulic issues that plague a big portion of the dropper seatpost crowd when they introduced their new Revive post design just before Eurobike. Its reset valve built-in to the head makes it fast and simple to get the air out of the hydraulic cylinder that tends […]

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Bikerumor 2016/17 Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide – FREE Download!!!

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It’s here – our first ever Bikerumor Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide! Packed with more than 90 pages and hundreds of bikes, tires, wheels, components, gear and more! Plus interviews with Brian “Sally” Fornes, former Raleigh PM of ‘cross; multi-time U.S. National Champ Jeremy Powers on how to train and race; Nine time British national champ Helen Wyman on tire selection; and much, much more. This is YOUR new reference for everything cyclocross, and it’s 100% free! Click here to download the PDF (zipped file, 4.8MB) and get all the info you need to prep and upgrade for this coming cyclocross season!



It’s here – our first ever Bikerumor Cyclocross Buyer’s Guide! Packed with more than 90 pages and hundreds of bikes, tires, wheels, components, gear and more! Plus interviews with Brian “Sally” Fornes, former Raleigh PM of ‘cross; multi-time U.S. National Champ Jeremy Powers on how to train and race; Nine time British national champ Helen Wyman […]

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Found: JustGoRide lets you create free GPX route files, GPSvisualizer makes them useful

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I suppose all of this was only ever a Google search away, but now that I’ve been using the Wahoo ELEMNT and it’s ability to add GPX route files in the most insanely easy way, I’ve found myself actually wanting to upload GPX files to a cycling computer…simply because it’s now so darn easy.

The hard part then became creating the files without paying for a subscription, because I’m frugal, which led me to the UK site JustGoRide. It lets you overlay a route on Google Maps, showing distance and elevation (in kilometers and meters, respectively) as you mark it, then export it all as a GPX file for free…

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I suppose all of this was only ever a Google search away, but now that I’ve been using the Wahoo ELEMNT and it’s ability to add GPX route files in the most insanely easy way, I’ve found myself actually wanting to upload GPX files to a cycling computer…simply because it’s now so darn easy. The […]

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Optimal traction on the fly with White Crow tire pressure adjusting hubs

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Let’s start with the idea that the White Crow hubs let you adjust your tire pressure as you are riding along.  That, in itself is no simple feat, but you might also think that it couldn’t possibly be worth all of the extra complexity (and probably weight too) just to be able to let air out of the tires while riding along. But of course it is much more nuanced than that.

With the growth of fat bikes (and maybe even plus-sized tires) for a lot of trail riding and racing, the difference in a few PSI, or even a 1/2 PSI in a fat bike in a race, can make a huge impact on grip, especially over loose surfaces. Plus, White Crow not only lets you lower or reinflate your tires on the go, it also uses a dual chamber system, much like we’ve seen recently with ProCore that actually lets us run even lower pressures without the risk of pinch flatting or burping a sidewall. So, how does it do it…

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Let’s start with the idea that the White Crow hubs let you adjust your tire pressure as you are riding along.  That, in itself is no simple feat, but you might also think that it couldn’t possibly be worth all of the extra complexity (and probably weight too) just to be able to let air […]

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Straighten up your perch with Morgaw Saddle Adjust app

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, the Saddle Adjust app helps you dial in saddle tilt and setback, so that when you get on a new bike you get your saddle in the right spot the first time. Plus the app also builds in the ability to store your ideal position, so that you can try out a new fit, but seamlessly return to the original if need be…

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It seems like a little thing, but saddle maker Morgaw has just released a pair of iOS and Android apps to get your butt in the right spot on the bike. Correctly adjusting your saddle can often make or break a ride, especially for long days on the bike. Using you smartphone’s built in sensors, […]

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Shoot for better performance with red (and green) Baron Xert apps on your Garmin

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The sports science software developers at Baron Biosystems have debuted a few new apps that add improved functionality and a bit of easy to read color to the newest crop of Garmin head units. Available through Garmin’s own Connect IQ app store the Xert system adds new live power data analysis tools to your existing GPS, including several new performance metrics that will help improve training and athletes a live data stream to help better time attacks and recovery in a race situation. Check out the details on the three separate apps, and Barons’s overall Xert power training program after the break…

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The sports science software developers at Baron Biosystems have debuted a few new apps that add improved functionality and a bit of easy to read color to the newest crop of Garmin head units. Available through Garmin’s own Connect IQ app store the Xert system adds new live power data analysis tools to your existing GPS, […]

Posted in Gadgets & Hacks, How To, Training8 Comments