Alutech Sennes DH 29 to be first production 29er downhill bike

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German bike maker Alutech has already had a couple of generations of their Sennes DH bike, but up until now it had maxed out with 27.5″ x 2.8″ tires. But the bike designers had been pushing for years to get more long travel bikes rolling on wagon wheels. Their 150mm travel 29er Tofane enduro bike was their last stepping stone and showed that 29″ wheel and tire options were finally up to the gravity task. Now we’ve seen other 29er DH concepts for many years, but can’t think of any other that have gone into production as a 29″-specific bike, and that’s what is in store here. Starting in under a week’s time Alutech will have the new 29er Sennes up on their website ready to order direct. Until then check out the details below the fold…

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German bike maker Alutech has already had a couple of generations of their Sennes DH bike, but up until now it had maxed out with 27.5″ x 2.8″ tires. But the bike designers had been pushing for years to get more long travel bikes rolling on wagon wheels. Their 150mm travel 29er Tofane enduro bike was […]

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Just In: Terrene covers the tread with fat, plus, and gravel tires

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One of the newest players in the tire industry, Terrene popped up with three new models. The Wazia, Chunk, and Elwood seem to follow popular trends in cycling with fat, plus, and gravel tires, but they also conveniently fit into Advocate Cycles’ line up. Which makes sense considering industry Veteran Tim Krueger is at the helm of both companies. Being able to spec your own bikes with your own tires only makes sense.

It also means that Tim and the crew behind Terrene have a vested interest in creating great tires. Not surprisingly, their first rubber offerings are looking pretty good out of the box, and mounted up on three very different rides…

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One of the newest players in the tire industry, Terrene popped up with three new models. The Wazia, Chunk, and Elwood seem to follow popular trends in cycling with fat, plus, and gravel tires, but they also conveniently fit into Advocate Cycles’ line up. Which makes sense considering industry Veteran Tim Krueger is at the […]

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Jet Roll gets dirty with new Wild Weasel 2.0

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JET Roll’s under saddle tool rolls are an exercise in carrying the fewest tools possible wrapped securely to your saddle rails. But this time of year, and especially heading off-road, wrapping your gear up in fabric and tying it under your butt puts it directly in harms way for all the tire spray and mud, and is a bit of a recipe for trouble. So Jet has taken their mountain bike roll and given it an update to securely and cleanly store you spares….

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JET Roll’s under saddle tool rolls are an exercise in carrying the fewest tools possible wrapped securely to your saddle rails. But this time of year, and especially heading off-road, wrapping your gear up in fabric and tying it under your butt puts it directly in harms way for all the tire spray and mud, and is […]

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Wittson Ti Cycles makes the Bestia even bester with a few key updates

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Earlier this year at NAHBS Bikerumor checked out Wittson Ti Cycles’ Bestia, the company’s 27.5” or 29” wheeled cross-country racer and their only frame that comes in a stock configuration. While Wittson is always happy to customize any frame, some key updates to the standard Bestia were recently announced.

While they used to be optional add-ons, Wittson’s wishbone seatstays and Paragon’s Syntace X-12 thru axle dropouts will now be included on every frame. The 2017 Bestia’s geometry has also been tweaked to provide a racier ride versus the outgoing models. Finally, Wittson can now offer the addition of a Pinion gearbox at a much, much cheaper price than before…
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Earlier this year at NAHBS Bikerumor checked out Wittson Ti Cycles’ Bestia, the company’s 27.5” or 29” wheeled cross-country racer and their only frame that comes in a stock configuration. While Wittson is always happy to customize any frame, some key updates to the standard Bestia were recently announced. While they used to be optional […]

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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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Pioneer power meters for Campagnolo, FSA & Cannondale now shipping, MTB coming in December

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Pioneer continues to show they’re serious about cycling by announcing models for Campagnolo, FSA and Cannondale road cranksets, plus options for Shimano’s latest Dura-Ace, XT and XTR models.

The upgrade to working with the latest Dura-Ace R9100 comes as no surprise since Pioneer sponsors several top pro teams and athletes. That one, along with versions for the Campagnolo alloy cranks, is now shipping in both single and dual leg versions. The Cannondale SiSL2 and Si cranks will come in left-side only options for now and are also shipping. Pricing without the crank arms is $499 for single leg and $999 for dual. Single leg measurement comes from the left crank arm and can be upgraded to add right leg at a later date.

The FSA SL-K carbon road version and mountain bike versions will start shipping in December for Trail XT and XTR cranks. That’s not all they showed at Interbike, though, check our coverage for a look at some prototype meters that capture data from the rest of your bike (and you).



Pioneer continues to show they’re serious about cycling by announcing models for Campagnolo, FSA and Cannondale road cranksets, plus options for Shimano’s latest Dura-Ace, XT and XTR models. The upgrade to working with the latest Dura-Ace R9100 comes as no surprise since Pioneer sponsors several top pro teams and athletes. That one, along with versions […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Beartooth Mountains, MT

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Photo sent in by Daniel Wycoff of his riding buddy Steve Ritter dropping back into the trees on a “sweet ride in the Beartooth Mountains near Red Lodge, Montana.”

We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a brief description here.



Photo sent in by Daniel Wycoff of his riding buddy Steve Ritter dropping back into the trees on a “sweet ride in the Beartooth Mountains near Red Lodge, Montana.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. […]

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Dropper Post Roundup: Comparing the Crankbrothers Highline, Magura Vyron, RaceFace Turbine, & RockShox Reverb

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Still on the fence about a dropper post? The newest crop of seat height adjusters are more durable than ever, and getting better all the time. But like many things, they’re also still not perfect. We got our hands on four of the latest posts to see how they held up to some abuse. The good news? None of them have failed (completely), and at least one was quite surprising…

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Still on the fence about a dropper post? The newest crop of seat height adjusters are more durable than ever, and getting better all the time. But like many things, they’re also still not perfect. We got our hands on four of the latest posts to see how they held up to some abuse. The […]

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Trailcraft lets little ones roll big on new Timber 26″ youth mountain bike

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A couple years ago, proud parent Ginger Rosenbauer launched Trailcraft Cycles to fill the void in the youth cycling market. Specifically, the near void of really well designed, lightweight mountain bikes that could hold their own on the trail with mom and dad’s bikes. The Pineridge 24 was born, and since then we’ve seen a number of high end options follow from major brands. But, what’s a kid to do when they outgrow a 24″ wheeled bike?

Hop on a 26″ bike, of course. But most 26″ bikes remaining in shops are low-end, entry level models that are likely to be a serious downgrade in spec and performance and be heavier than the Pineridge. That, and they were originally designed for adults, not kids. That’s where the new Trailcraft Timber 26 comes in…

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A couple years ago, proud parent Ginger Rosenbauer launched Trailcraft Cycles to fill the void in the youth cycling market. Specifically, the near void of really well designed, lightweight mountain bikes that could hold their own on the trail with mom and dad’s bikes. The Pineridge 24 was born, and since then we’ve seen a […]

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