Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Bahnentour Davos, Switzerland

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Billed as the ‘Enduro highlight of the Alps’, reader Jürgen Klingler sent in this photo to make literally everyone who is not currently riding the Bahnentour Davos jealous. It looks like there are multiple options to hit up the trails from one day trips that take in up to 80km of exposed epic alpine singletrack linked by 8 or more mountain train and cable ways to get 10,000 meters of descending and no road connections, to ways to spread it over a couple of days. Plenty of tour companies out there are happy to outfit you along the way.

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.



Billed as the ‘Enduro highlight of the Alps’, reader Jürgen Klingler sent in this photo to make literally everyone who is not currently riding the Bahnentour Davos jealous. It looks like there are multiple options to hit up the trails from one day trips that take in up to 80km of exposed epic alpine singletrack linked by […]

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White Industries boosts 1x chainrings, adds BB30 spindles & cranks, plus T47 BB’s for all!

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White Industries has a new 30mm spindle for their cranks, and a new Road/Gravel crankset that uses the mountain bike crank arms with the road spindle. All in, the latter could be as light as ~700g with the smaller chainring sizes.

New direct mount chain rings use an officially SRAM-licensed narrow/wide tooth profile that’s Eagle compatible. They’re available in Boost and non-Boost from 28 to 48 teeth, making it perfect for anything from enduro to cyclocross. Retail is $75 to $95. Cranks are $300 for arms and spindle. Pics and more below…

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White Industries has a new 30mm spindle for their cranks, and a new Road/Gravel crankset that uses the mountain bike crank arms with the road spindle. All in, the latter could be as light as ~700g with the smaller chainring sizes. New direct mount chain rings use an officially SRAM-licensed narrow/wide tooth profile that’s Eagle compatible. They’re […]

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Paul Set N’ Forget thru-axles now available

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Billed as the only American-made indexed internal-cam thru axle, Paul’s Set N’ Forget quick release look like they will make a solid upgrade for anyone looking for an alternative to the crunchy action of plastic external cam levers. They were developed as an alternative to the standard QR levers, initially to satisfy the needs of custom frame builders moving to more thru-axles, but have gotten a positive response from production bike owners who wanted something well-built and with a smoother action. With a 12 position head, they can be easily adjusted to line up where you want then inline with your fork or stays, and Paul offers them in a wide array of sizes to fit many frames and forks…

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Billed as the only American-made indexed internal-cam thru axle, Paul’s Set N’ Forget quick release look like they will make a solid upgrade for anyone looking for an alternative to the crunchy action of plastic external cam levers. They were developed as an alternative to the standard QR levers, initially to satisfy the needs of custom […]

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Kore ovalizes Stronghold chainrings for SRAM Direct Mount & 104BCD, updates cockpit

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Among narrow/wide replacement chainrings, Kore’s differentiated themselves with a slightly hooked tooth profile that literally grabs the chain as it pulls it around, shaped to release it at just the right time so there’s no chain suck.

Now, they’ve added oval versions for both SRAM Direct Mount and 104 BCD types. The 104 BCD versions will come in 32/34/36/38 tooth counts, and the direct mount option adds 26/28/30 counts. Retail from $71.99, available in red, orange, green, blue, dark purple and silver…

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Among narrow/wide replacement chainrings, Kore’s differentiated themselves with a slightly hooked tooth profile that literally grabs the chain as it pulls it around, shaped to release it at just the right time so there’s no chain suck. Now, they’ve added oval versions for both SRAM Direct Mount and 104 BCD types. The 104 BCD versions will […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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OK, so not really in Mount Rainier National Park, but pretty much just outside where mountain biking is allowed. Reader Adam Jata sent in this deep forest pic “at the start of a 14 mile ride with 3500 feet of climbing, the only thing better than the scenery was the 6 miles of downhill to end the day.”

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.



OK, so not really in Mount Rainier National Park, but pretty much just outside where mountain biking is allowed. Reader Adam Jata sent in this deep forest pic “at the start of a 14 mile ride with 3500 feet of climbing, the only thing better than the scenery was the 6 miles of downhill to end […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Oh Canada: Pedal across Canada for their 150th birthday – It’s still all the way off for next summer, but there’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about going to Canada for some reason. Anyway, what better reason that to go for a ride, one that puts RAAM to shame a bit. It’s not a non-stop race, but rather 80 riding days, 16 rest days, and 8,780km (that’s 5,456 in freedom units.) Organized by leading long distance tour operator TDA Global Cycling, the fully supported tour from Haida Gwaii – an island on Canada’s west coast – to Signal Hill in St. John’s Newfoundland a bit to the east. Riders will pedal through all cultures from Aboriginal, English, to French and everything from the Rocky Mountains, to the Great Plains, the rugged shores of Lake Superior, endless Ontario & Quebec lakes and forests, along the St Lawrence River, to the wilds of Newfoundland. For those that don’t have three months to kill, it looks like you can do segments of the tour as well. TDAglobalcycling.com

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Oh Canada: Pedal across Canada for their 150th birthday – It’s still all the way off for next summer, but there’s been a lot of talk in the news recently about going to Canada for some reason. Anyway, what better reason that to go for a ride, one that puts RAAM to shame a bit. It’s […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Chesebro Canyon, CA

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Just a couple of days ago we posted our One Ride Review of the new Trek Fuel EX, but a couple of weeks back we had already had a reader send in a photo of his own new bike. Jim, the shop manager from Westlake Cyclery in southern California took his new Fuel EX out and got it good and dusty on its first ride through the dry trails of Chesebro Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA.

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.



Just a couple of days ago we posted our One Ride Review of the new Trek Fuel EX, but a couple of weeks back we had already had a reader send in a photo of his own new bike. Jim, the shop manager from Westlake Cyclery in southern California took his new Fuel EX out […]

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Paul Components adds Shimano-compatible mountain bike Thumbies friction shifters

Paul Components Thumbies friction shifter levers for Shimano MTB derailleurs

The original Thumbies launched earlier this year for use with road bike derailleurs, and now there’s a mountain bike version with enough cable pull to move Shimano’s MTB derailleurs through their range.

Technically, it’s the Microshift Bar End shifter that handles the cable pull, the difference here is that this new version fits the Microshift levers, giving you an option for running MTB derailleurs. The update earlier this year actually did the opposite, updating their original original Thumbies to use Shimano’s road-oriented thumb levers. So, no you can run whatever you want…

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The original Thumbies launched earlier this year for use with road bike derailleurs, and now there’s a mountain bike version with enough cable pull to move Shimano’s MTB derailleurs through their range. Technically, it’s the Microshift Bar End shifter that handles the cable pull, the difference here is that this new version fits the Microshift […]

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One Ride Review: Trek’s terrain smashing Slash 9.9 Race Shop Limited 29er

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Remember when 29ers were just for XC and would never, ever be used for longer travel bikes? So much for that prediction. Even though the majority of longer travel bikes are using (or moving towards) the smaller 27.5″ wheels, advances in geometry and frame technology have made the big wheels a viable option for truly aggressive terrain.

In the grand scheme of things, long travel 29ers aren’t exactly new. Smaller companies like Lenz Sport have been pushing the limits of 29ers for years. Even Trek has been toying with “long travel” and big wheels, first through the Gary Fisher line up, then the Gary Fisher Collection, and now through bikes like the new Slash 29. While the concept might not be completely new, the ride certainly is. Bikes like the Slash are changing the perception of what 29″ wheels are capable of, which may or may not be what you’re looking for…

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Remember when 29ers were just for XC and would never, ever be used for longer travel bikes? So much for that prediction. Even though the majority of longer travel bikes are using (or moving towards) the smaller 27.5″ wheels, advances in geometry and frame technology have made the big wheels a viable option for truly […]

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