FB17: Wolf Tooth Components adds 46t GCX for SRAM cassettes, braze-on GnarWolf chainguide, prototype high direct mount

SRAM Eagle might be the hot new group, but there are a lot more riders out there who are still running 11 speed SRAM groups. That also means there are likely to be a lot of riders looking for a lower “bail out” gear to get up that punchy climb when your legs just don’t have it. If you fall into that category, Wolf Tooth Components has yet another product that may be worth a look. It might not be quite as big as the blue 49t GC for Shimano cassettes above, but the red GCX 46t needs less to make it work and makes for a massive 10-46t spread…

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SRAM Eagle might be the hot new group, but there are a lot more riders out there who are still running 11 speed SRAM groups. That also means there are likely to be a lot of riders looking for a lower “bail out” gear to get up that punchy climb when your legs just don’t […]

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The Robert Axle Project rids Focus bikes of R.A.T. axle for trainer and trailer compatibility, adds Surly Gnot Boost options

Photo c. The Robert Axle Project

There you are, all your friends are on Zwift, you finally got your fancy high dollar trainer, and you go to mount your bike – only to find your thru axle won’t fit the trainer. This isn’t always the case depending on the bike and trainer models you own. But in the case of Focus bikes equipped with the R.A.T. (Rapid Axle Technology) thru axle, there aren’t many options. Since the R.A.T. thru axle uses a rotating T-post, it isn’t as simple as just machining a new thru axle that will fit into a trainer or one that can tow a trailer.

Instead, The Robert Axle Project came up with a new end cap that bolts onto the drive side of the bike. Now they could just create a new axle with standard threads, allowing the whole set up to easily fit inside a standard trainer…

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There you are, all your friends are on Zwift, you finally got your fancy high dollar trainer, and you go to mount your bike – only to find your thru axle won’t fit the trainer. This isn’t always the case depending on the bike and trainer models you own. But in the case of Focus […]

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The Golf Bike lets you hit the links on two wheels

Golf Bike, guy throwing horns!

Golf Bike, front angle view

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Bikerumor is not afraid to cover some weird and wacky stuff. All too often the story goes “I was passionate about _____ and _____, and decided they had to be combined!” which sometimes yields laughable results.

Todd May is an avid golfer and owner of a Florida bike shop called Higher Ground Bicycle Co. While May falls into the ‘combining my hobbies’ category, his idea of bringing a bicycle to your golf game is actually quite feasible: It’s eco-friendly, allows for a quick round of play, and if you’re fit enough to golf you can probably ride a bike (as long as you’re not chasing around the beverage cart too often).

The bike itself is also designed with golf-specific features and accessories that make sense, like wide turf-friendly tires and club carrying pannier bags. Furthermore, there is a potentially huge market for the concept – The Golf Bike is already in use at several golf courses across the USA and Canada…
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If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Bikerumor is not afraid to cover some weird and wacky stuff. All too often the story goes “I was passionate about _____ and _____, and decided they had to be combined!” which sometimes yields laughable results. Todd May is an avid golfer and owner of a Florida […]

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Video Bike Check update: Danny MacAskill’s Santa Cruz 5010 CC from Wee Day Out

courtesy Red Bull, photo by Dave Mackison

Not just any bike is up to the hay bale riding, the rail, rock, log & fence hoping, and then bog submarine antics of trials master Danny MacAskill. For his most recent trip and inspirational video – Wee Day Out – he cruised around rural Edinburgh Aviemore to take in a bit of the scenery with Red Bull. Leaving the urban riding and hard surface stunts behind MacAskill ditched the modified trials bike and picked up a Santa Cruz 5010 CC mountain bike. We took a close look at the 5010 CC he was riding back at Sea Otter, but this bike gets some unique changes and the Red Bull video gives us a bit more  bike tech behind-the-scenes breaking down his bike & setup after the hop…

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Not just any bike is up to the hay bale riding, the rail, rock, log & fence hoping, and then bog submarine antics of trials master Danny MacAskill. For his most recent trip and inspirational video – Wee Day Out – he cruised around rural Edinburgh Aviemore to take in a bit of the scenery with Red […]

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Small chainrings get a small guard with new MRP Micro XCg

Remember when bash guards were big? I do, mostly because I have a bunch of them hanging from a hook in my shop that I see every day. Back in the triple era, I would almost always ditch the big ring in favor of a bash guard – usually about the point that the big ring was worthless anyway after dragging it across every log and rock in the state. As drivetrains have changed, we’re more likely to see bash guards integrated into a chain guide on longer travel bikes, or as a bolt on guard that attaches to the frame instead of the crank like MRP’s XCg. I still have my original bottom bracket mounted XCg, though it doesn’t do much good for a lot of bikes these days in the time of the pressfit BB.

Now, in addition to the XCg V1 and V2, MRP has a new version of their bolt on guide specifically for smaller chainrings. Many riders are mounting up 30t or smaller rings to provide the low range to climb mountains, and at that size the standard XCg is a little overkill. The new Micro XCg is specifically designed for chainrings up to 30t, and is made from a single piece of 5mm aluminum plate. Since it lacks the added weight of a bolt on skid plate, the Micro XCg is almost half the weight of the XCg V2 at 46g. Made to fit ISCG 05 chainguide tabs only, the guard will both protect the ring from impacts and help protect the frame if the chain manages to come off the ring. MRP states that most installations don’t require crankset removal, and the guard sells for $49.95.

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Remember when bash guards were big? I do, mostly because I have a bunch of them hanging from a hook in my shop that I see every day. Back in the triple era, I would almost always ditch the big ring in favor of a bash guard – usually about the point that the big […]

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MRP cranks up Ramp Control with two new models for certain 32 and 35mm RockShox forks

 

Suspension is getting better all the time – and so are the ways to tune it. Often one of the most advanced, and overlooked parts of your bike, modern suspension is incredibly capable provided it is properly tuned. In order to make that tuning process a little easier, MRP introduced their Ramp Control Cartridges last year. While they have a similar effect as the RockShox Tokens or Fox Volume spacers, the MRP system provides more sensitive adjustability as well as making the process of tuning easier so you don’t have to carry your tools to the trail head.

Instead of removing the top cap and adding or removing volume spacers, once the MRP Ramp Control is installed in the fork you can simply turn the knob to increase or decrease the ending-stroke control and bottom out force. Built right into their new Ribbon suspension fork, MRP is also making the cartridges for other brands of forks and has just expanded their compatibility…

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  Suspension is getting better all the time – and so are the ways to tune it. Often one of the most advanced, and overlooked parts of your bike, modern suspension is incredibly capable provided it is properly tuned. In order to make that tuning process a little easier, MRP introduced their Ramp Control Cartridges […]

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Rouleur Brewing set to bring bicycling and beer together later this year

Bicycling and beer already seem to have a pretty good relationship, but there’s a new brewery in the works to crank it up a notch. Founded in 2016 by home brewer and craft beer judge Rawley Macias, Rouleur Brewing Company is set to officially open its doors later this year, with March as the target. Drawing on his experience as a cyclist, Rouleur will be a bicycling themed brewery, but aims at serving the entire market. With the brewery itself located in Carlsbad, CA, Rouleur is excited to become part of the San Diego craft beer scene, and will kick things off with six cycling themed brews…

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Bicycling and beer already seem to have a pretty good relationship, but there’s a new brewery in the works to crank it up a notch. Founded in 2016 by home brewer and craft beer judge Rawley Macias, Rouleur Brewing Company is set to officially open its doors later this year, with March as the target. Drawing […]

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Anne-Caroline Chausson just wants to have fun – and is back on Commencal

Photo c. Commencal

Anne-Caroline Chausson has quite the history of competition. After getting her start in BMX racing (even coming back to win Olympic gold in 2008), ACC went on to win Junior World DH Championships, World Cup titles, Senior World DH Championships, and then expanded her winning ways to dual slalom, and four-cross. But even for the best competitors, there comes a time to hang up the number plates and simply ride for fun – or at least, that seems to be the case for ACC and her new partnership with Commencal. Returning to the Commencal family, ACC plans to serve as an ambassador, test rider, and product developer, and let’s face it, she probably will still find herself at a race or two…

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Anne-Caroline Chausson has quite the history of competition. After getting her start in BMX racing (even coming back to win Olympic gold in 2008), ACC went on to win Junior World DH Championships, World Cup titles, Senior World DH Championships, and then expanded her winning ways to dual slalom, and four-cross. But even for the […]

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Beeline Bikes launches Retail Partner Program to pair up with brick-and-mortar bike shops

Beeline Bikes, inside van

Beeline Bikes, mechanic helping family

Like it or not, the world of bicycle retail is rapidly changing. Not only are more and more brands selling direct to consumers, mobile bike shops are also quickly emerging as another option bolstered by the advantage of convenience. Shops on wheels can offer cutting-edge services that stores don’t, like home delivery of assembled bicycles or mechanics that will come to your house or workplace.

In a move that’s sure to spark debate between LBS supporters and online shoppers, Beeline Bikes recently announced a new Retail Partner Program. This program allows brick and mortar bike shops to add a mobile service to their existing business model, combining the best of both worlds without sacrificing your company’s established identity or business relationships…
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Like it or not, the world of bicycle retail is rapidly changing. Not only are more and more brands selling direct to consumers, mobile bike shops are also quickly emerging as another option bolstered by the advantage of convenience. Shops on wheels can offer cutting-edge services that stores don’t, like home delivery of assembled bicycles or […]

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