SE Bikes OM-Duro, the 27.5+ love child of a BMX cruiser & a mountain bike

It kinda looks like a regular BMX cruiser at first glance, ’til you realize those aren’t 24″ wheels, but in fact are scaled up to 27.5+. The OM-Duro is the latest in SE Bikes’ retro line-up, aiming to bring the fun of railing a BMX bike to the big mountain by way of big plush 3″ tires. Developed as a sort of celebration of 40 years of SE, it takes cues from their classic OM Flyer cruiser but throws in a set of disc brakes and a 1x drivetrain on top of fat tires to build out an affordable, fun enduro trail hardtail. Get a closer look at the bike, plus video of its designer tossing it into the air across the gap…

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It kinda looks like a regular BMX cruiser at first glance, ’til you realize those aren’t 24″ wheels, but in fact are scaled up to 27.5+. The OM-Duro is the latest in SE Bikes’ retro line-up, aiming to bring the fun of railing a BMX bike to the big mountain by way of big plush 3″ […]

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Racing the Colorado Trail, behind the scenes with truly epic adventure bikepacking

Every year tons on mountain bikers take on segments of the Colorado Trail. We even featured a rider photo from the trail, just last week. But while most ride shorter sections of the whole, a small group of slightly loony hardcore mountain bikers take up the challenge of heading out on a self-supported adventure race along its entire length, from just outside of Denver all the way to Durango. The video above is just a quick teaser of a documentary that cyclist, photographer, and filmmaker Aaron Johnson put together.

Back in 2013 he rode the race and shot some great POV footage of the amazing scenery along the way, but then he wanted to tell the story behind this type of racing. So he came back, got behind the scenes, and put together a compelling look at off-road adventure racing. Check out the full half hour film and tons of great scenery after the jump…

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Every year tons on mountain bikers take on segments of the Colorado Trail. We even featured a rider photo from the trail, just last week. But while most ride shorter sections of the whole, a small group of slightly loony hardcore mountain bikers take up the challenge of heading out on a self-supported adventure race along its entire length, from […]

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Brian Lopes signs with Ellsworth as Team Rider & Brand Ambassador

File this under things we didn’t see coming – Brian Lopes is now on an Ellsworth. In 2014, the racing legend signed with Intense Cycles after seven years with Ibis Cycles. Now, Lopes has jumped aboard Ellsworth as the brand is back on the upswing after restructuring and introducing new models with updated aesthetics, shorter chainstays, and new frame tech. Lopes is said to be scheduled to race the new Rogue Sixty in at least 12 events in 2017 including the Sea Otter Classic, EWS Colorado and British Columbia, and Crankworx Whistler, but will be hopping on other bikes in the Ellsworth line up for daily adventures.

Check out the full announcement next…

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File this under things we didn’t see coming – Brian Lopes is now on an Ellsworth. In 2014, the racing legend signed with Intense Cycles after seven years with Ibis Cycles. Now, Lopes has jumped aboard Ellsworth as the brand is back on the upswing after restructuring and introducing new models with updated aesthetics, shorter chainstays, […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

  • Set an alarm to register for the 6 hours of Warrior Creek – There are those events that riders like so much that they sell out every year. Then there are ones like the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek that sell out in a matter of minutes. The popular race ripping through 13 miles of berms, dips, lake views, and all around good times will return this year on April 1, 2017. But the important date that you need to not forget is tomorrow morning at 9:00am EST. That’s when registration goes live at BikeReg.com and you need to be on the ball if you want to get in on the fun. 6HoursofWarriorCreek.com
    Check some other great events that are in store for this spring, plus a few other goodies…

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Set an alarm to register for the 6 hours of Warrior Creek – There are those events that riders like so much that they sell out every year. Then there are ones like the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek that sell out in a matter of minutes. The popular race ripping through 13 miles of berms, dips, […]

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Bikepackers get burly tires with new WTB Ranger 29+ TCS Tough

When Plus tires started showing up, everyone seemed to have the same thought – “let’s make these huge tires as light as possible.” While light tires are great, durable tires are often better, and in the case of Plus, many riders were quickly chiming in that the available tires simply weren’t cutting it. Slowly, we’ve seen a move towards making all of the Plus options more robust. No one seems to be happier about this than bikepackers. Plus turns out to be a great option for hauling you and your gear across remote landscapes, but not so much if the tires are going to leave you feeling deflated miles from anywhere.

Offering up their newest Plus tire, WTB thinks they have the answer for the 29+ crowd. In their own words, they’ve “never been so pleased to produce such a hefty tire”… Continue reading “Bikepackers get burly tires with new WTB Ranger 29+ TCS Tough”



When Plus tires started showing up, everyone seemed to have the same thought – “let’s make these huge tires as light as possible.” While light tires are great, durable tires are often better, and in the case of Plus, many riders were quickly chiming in that the available tires simply weren’t cutting it. Slowly, we’ve […]

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Kirt Voreis tracks down a bike sponsor and captures a Niner

It’s safe to say that Kirt Voreis ranks up there among the legends of mountain biking. Between his affable personality, DH race chops, and style for days before that was even considered, the veteran of two wheels helped spread the stoke with the AllRide Tour which at times was sponsored by Santa Cruz and then Specialized bikes. All of this made the announcement that Kirt lacked a bike sponsor in November hard to believe. Of course, he didn’t announce it in a typical way – opting for a humorous video of himself trying to roost a corner with all of the parts of a bicycle except the frame.

Not surprisingly, a few months later Kirt has tracked something down. After hunting around, Kirt was able to jump on a brand new Niner and is looking forward to pedaling forward as Niner’s Trail Ambassador…

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It’s safe to say that Kirt Voreis ranks up there among the legends of mountain biking. Between his affable personality, DH race chops, and style for days before that was even considered, the veteran of two wheels helped spread the stoke with the AllRide Tour which at times was sponsored by Santa Cruz and then Specialized […]

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CES2017: LeEco Smart Road & Smart Mountain bikes

LeEco is a technology company, not a bike company. But at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this week they’re bridging that gap with their new Android-powered cycling operating system designed to integrate with the bike offering navigation of your ride & tracking performance. Dubbed the next generation of Smart Bikes, the new BikeOS debuts in two complete carbon bikes – the LeEco Smart Road Bike & Smart Mountain Bike – both of which fit in LeEco’s goal to more seamlessly link our web connected lives from your phone to your bike and even to autonomous cars…

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LeEco is a technology company, not a bike company. But at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this week they’re bridging that gap with their new Android-powered cycling operating system designed to integrate with the bike offering navigation of your ride & tracking performance. Dubbed the next generation of Smart Bikes, the new BikeOS debuts in two […]

Posted in Commuter, Gadgets & Hacks, Mountain Bike, Road Bike25 Comments

Review: Getting the Ass Saver Wide & Mudder dirty

The folks at Ass Savers have always been happy to toss some of their snap-on plastic pseudo-fenders our way to test out. Most of the time though, when we are looking for fenders we really want a full-coverage mudguard to make the winter commute less wet and grimy. And as much as we might hope, no fender clipped onto the saddle rails is going to keep our pants leg clean. But with the addition of their newest zip-tie-on Mudder we threw some plastic mud deflectors on some mountain bikes to at least try to keep our glasses clear and our shorts a bit easier to clean when we got home…

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The folks at Ass Savers have always been happy to toss some of their snap-on plastic pseudo-fenders our way to test out. Most of the time though, when we are looking for fenders we really want a full-coverage mudguard to make the winter commute less wet and grimy. And as much as we might hope, no fender […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Summer flashback on the Colorado Trail

Reader Michael Herington gives us a glimpse back to warm days and summer trail riding with his Niner RIP 9 “on the Colorado Trail near Durango, CO.)

Check out the full panorama shot after the break…

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Reader Michael Herington gives us a glimpse back to warm days and summer trail riding with his Niner RIP 9 “on the Colorado Trail near Durango, CO.) Check out the full panorama shot after the break…

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