Weekend Videos – Bombtrack laying Groundworks, European adventure, Naked Truth of corporate commuting & more…

We joined Bombtrack in rural eastern France several weeks back for a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop their bikes and of course for the chance to ride some new bikes with the those who create them. In what they say will be an annual event bringing together their family of designers, team riders, and ambassadors, Bombtrack’s Gressoux Groundworks weekend was a good chance for us to sneak in and get some one-on-one time with the people that make the company tick. We rode their no-nonsense bikes on quiet dirt, gravel & paved roads and tried to get a bit lost in the surrounding forests. Take a glimpse of the kind of riding the begets their style of bikes.

Plus, hop past the jump for a look at another video that OSM mashed up for Bombtrack from three of their bigger individual adventure trips from the latter part of this year. Then Two Wheel Gear’s lighthearted locker room founding re-enactment, and Tune staightening your bars…

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We joined Bombtrack in rural eastern France several weeks back for a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop their bikes and of course for the chance to ride some new bikes with the those who create them. In what they say will be an annual event bringing together their family of designers, […]

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Astana & FSA tease K-Force WE equipped Argon18 bikes from training camp

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We’ve seen with FSA sponsoring Pro Tour teams over the last couple years, that  it was tough to get their wheels, cranks, components, and limited road group offerings in the professional peloton when they couldn’t deliver a complete solution for a whole pro team for their entire season. That was really one of the biggest driving forces in the development of their new K-Force WE semi-wireless groupset introduced last summer. Now that they can provide a complete drivetrain offering for both road and TT, FSA has secured a solid position in the pro ranks where they can exhibit their bars, stems & seatposts, and Vision wheels all around their new K-Force WE road and Metron TT groups. With that settled, FSA is moving into 2017 as a big sponsor of Astana Cycling and is gearing up at the team training camp in Calpe where they are teasing images of the team’s FSA equipped bikes…

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We’ve seen with FSA sponsoring Pro Tour teams over the last couple years, that  it was tough to get their wheels, cranks, components, and limited road group offerings in the professional peloton when they couldn’t deliver a complete solution for a whole pro team for their entire season. That was really one of the biggest driving forces […]

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Cyber Monday bicycle deals roundup (UPDATED!)

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Didn’t get what you needed throughout the Black Friday weekend? Don’t worry, today’s Cyber Monday! Blow off work, hit the keyboard and find the best deals from these guys. Check back, list will be updated throughout the day…

  • JensonUSA has a whole page of deals by category, brand and bike.
  • Performance Bike is giving you $20 off a $99 purchase and $100 off any spend greater than $499.
  • BikeWagon has everything 15% off site wide with code BIGTURKEY.
  • Get 20% off all best selling nutrition products at The Feed.
  • Timbuk2 has tons of their classic cycling messengers, bags and gear for up to 70% off.
  • Crank Brothers has three big promo codes for ya! Choose from BFRIDAY350 ($350 off $999+), BFRIDAY150 ($150 off $499+) or BFRIDAY25 ($25 off $100+).
  • From trainers to computers to accessories, Wahoo Fitness’ entire website is 10% off with code CYBER16.
  • Stock up on some of those sweet new fall garments from TwinSix for 26% off when you spend $56 and use code CYMON26T6.
  • Register to race at the 2017 Sea Otter Classic and get 10% off your entry fee (should just about cover any of those stupid convenience fees at least) and select merchandise.
  • Culprit’s Black Friday sales continue with deals on the youth road bikes (with free shipping) and select 700c models.
  • Fizik has everything 30% off site wide today only with code CYBERMONDAY2016.
  • Grava is offering a $200 discount for pre-orders of their new Gauger alloy gravel/cyclocross bike.
  • Beyond Coastal is one of our favorite sunscreens and they’re giving you 25% off with code SKIMONDAY.
  • Bike New York supports free bicycle education, and you can support them by checking out their new merch at 20% off with code HOLIDAY20.
  • Fyxation is blowing it out with 50% off framesets (including their new carbon gravel Crusher!), 20% everything else and $299 Eastsides!
  • Stock up on summer kits at Velocio for 30% off while they last.
  • Fluid is helping you stay stocked up with hydration and recovery drinks with 25% off one-time purchases and 40% off subscription deals. Use code CYBERMONDAY2016.
  • Infinit Nutrition will give you a free blender bottle with any $100 order and free shipping on any order with a holiday themed product.

Check back later for more, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to know when this post is updated!



Didn’t get what you needed throughout the Black Friday weekend? Don’t worry, today’s Cyber Monday! Blow off work, hit the keyboard and find the best deals from these guys. Check back, list will be updated throughout the day… JensonUSA has a whole page of deals by category, brand and bike. Performance Bike is giving you […]

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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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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Sign up for the 30th edition of the granfondo La Fausto Coppi Le Alpi del Mare 2017 – The international granfondo La Fausto Coppi Le Alpi del Mare has just opened registration. The event on the July 9 in Cuneo, Italy, celebrates its 30th birthday, with some special celebrations in the works. For now, all cyclists that will have their 30th birthday in 2017 (born in 1987) will pay only 30€ for their entry fee, no matter when they register. Everyone else will also pay a discounted price of 35€ if they register before Dec 31 2016. The routes will be the same as in 2016, with the mediofondo counting 111 km (2550m of climbing), and the granfondo of 177 km (4125m of getting up). FaustoCoppi.net

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Sign up for the 30th edition of the granfondo La Fausto Coppi Le Alpi del Mare 2017 – The international granfondo La Fausto Coppi Le Alpi del Mare has just opened registration. The event on the July 9 in Cuneo, Italy, celebrates its 30th birthday, with some special celebrations in the works. For now, all cyclists that will […]

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Black Friday Cycling Deals Roundup!

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It’s that time of year again – no, not for camping out in front of your local mega store. It’s time for gathering with family and friends, eating too much, riding, and taking a moment to reflect on what has hopefully been a great year.

However, if you happen to have some free time to do a little holiday shopping, there are a number of deals to be found. Especially, if you like bikes. Take a look at the offers below, do your shopping, and then get back out there to ride with friends and family!

  • Check the JensonUSA Black Friday Blowout here for hot deals on everything.
  • Performance Bike has more than 100 Door Buster deals and tons of bikes on sale.
  • Madison in the UK has some sweet deals of their own through their local shops too.

Lots more deals below, including a list of bike shops blowing it out so you can shop local!

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It’s that time of year again – no, not for camping out in front of your local mega store. It’s time for gathering with family and friends, eating too much, riding, and taking a moment to reflect on what has hopefully been a great year. However, if you happen to have some free time to […]

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Carl Strong chases the ultimate carbon bike with Pursuit Cycles

carl strong launches pursuit cycles to create ultra high end carbon fiber road bikes

Carl Strong, who’s long been focused solely on steel and titanium bicycles, is coming back to carbon fiber with a new Pursuit-with-a-capital-P. He last built carbon bikes under the Strong brand about there years ago after moving to a smaller shop. Bolstering Strong’s expertise is Jared Nelson, a partner in the company with a PhD in mechanical engineering with a specialty in composites. He’s also an assistant professor at State University of New York at New Paltz.

The concept is to flip the script on what he does at Strong. With the full custom bikes, the customer is steering them to what they think is the perfect bike for them. With Pursuit, the builders and designers will use their cumulative materials, design and building expertise to deliver what they think is the perfect bike for a given category.

They’re working through the final designs now and will conduct testing over the winter, and the first bike will start shipping in Spring 2017…

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Carl Strong, who’s long been focused solely on steel and titanium bicycles, is coming back to carbon fiber with a new Pursuit-with-a-capital-P. He last built carbon bikes under the Strong brand about there years ago after moving to a smaller shop. Bolstering Strong’s expertise is Jared Nelson, a partner in the company with a PhD in […]

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Perfecto’s bicycle classifieds link Strava accounts to every sale to protect buyers

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One of the ever present concerns of buying something online is the risk of fraud or buying stolen goods. Perfecto’s system, though, links a seller’s Strava account to their listing, letting your check out the person offering that dream bike and linking a real name and face to it. They also request each listing to have the serial number, which is checked against the Bike Index listing to see if it’s been reported stolen or missing. Combined, the two measures should offer a good measure of security and confidence. Of course, those two features are optional on the seller’s part, but there are other safeguards in place, too…

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One of the ever present concerns of buying something online is the risk of fraud or buying stolen goods. Perfecto’s system, though, links a seller’s Strava account to their listing, letting your check out the person offering that dream bike and linking a real name and face to it. They also request each listing to have […]

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Knog halts PWR campaign; What that could mean for all Kickstarter backers

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Australian accessory maker Knog first let us know over the weekend that they had just decided to pull the plug on the recent Kickstarter for their PWR range project. We had just featured it a week earlier and it was likely on track to getting funded, although as they put it: underwhelmingly. The reason why was that they saw feedback from a few vocal supporters of their previous crowdfunding for the Oi bell that weren’t happy with how that product and delivery was turning out. As Knog puts it “out of respect for that community response” they decided to end the campaign before it got funded. What does that mean for backers of this project? And with the growing number of failures, delays, hiccups, and increasingly expensive projects on Kickstarter, what does that mean for the continued prospects of crowdfunded bike products…

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Australian accessory maker Knog first let us know over the weekend that they had just decided to pull the plug on the recent Kickstarter for their PWR range project. We had just featured it a week earlier and it was likely on track to getting funded, although as they put it: underwhelmingly. The reason why […]

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