Roval Components introduces wide, tubeless, and super light CLX 50 carbon wheels for all axles and brakes

The Tour Down Under means it’s the start of the Pro Tour Road season, but it also means it’s time to unveil some new gear. Specialized and Roval Components are wasting no time with introduction of their latest wheelset, the CLX 50. More than just a middle ground wheel between the CLX 32 and the CLX 64, the CLX 50 is aimed squarely at the all-around road title. It’s light, it’s tubeless, and it’s wide, plus it packs in impressive aerodynamics to give it the full package. But what else would you expect from a company that has their own “Win Tunnel?”

There’s a lot to the new CLX 50, but most likely there will be a wheel to fit your ride…

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The Tour Down Under means it’s the start of the Pro Tour Road season, but it also means it’s time to unveil some new gear. Specialized and Roval Components are wasting no time with introduction of their latest wheelset, the CLX 50. More than just a middle ground wheel between the CLX 32 and the […]

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Lattis’ Ellipse smart lock runs on the sun and warns your folks when you crash

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Ellipse smart lock, on bars

You’ve gotta love modern times – there are now ‘smart city’ companies out there working specifically to develop technologies that will make urban living easier and more efficient than ever before. San-Francisco’s Lattis is one of these companies, and they’ve come up with a clever new smart lock for bike commuters and bike-share programs.

The Ellipse Smart Bike Lock was recently introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This U-lock uses Bluetooth technology to enable locking/unlocking from your phone, real-time theft and crash alerts, and the ability to set up keyless bike sharing within your trusted circle of friends. The Ellipse also features a solar panel which produces more power than you might expect…
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You’ve gotta love modern times – there are now ‘smart city’ companies out there working specifically to develop technologies that will make urban living easier and more efficient than ever before. San-Francisco’s Lattis is one of these companies, and they’ve come up with a clever new smart lock for bike commuters and bike-share programs. The […]

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Video proof that fat biking can be a shocking good time

The next time you’re out on a ride, you may want to think twice about hopping that fence. Or at least make sure it’s not electric and live. In this case the fence was “only a little bit live” but that didn’t stop this trio of cyclists from having a hell of a time getting the bike untangled from its shocking captivity. Eventually, Mike, Paul, and Al manage to get the bike free, but not without a lot of laughing, and a few choice words…

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The next time you’re out on a ride, you may want to think twice about hopping that fence. Or at least make sure it’s not electric and live. In this case the fence was “only a little bit live” but that didn’t stop this trio of cyclists from having a hell of a time getting […]

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Roll on a flashy limited edition Turner Cyclosys with matching Knight wheels

Turner has a special limited edition of the same alloy Cyclosys cross bike we tested just over a year ago in a frame & tapered TRP fork combo that combines a wine red paint job with glacier blue accents. It even carries over to a color-matched set of carbon Knight Wheels as an option with the complete builds. A limited frame & fork is the starting point, and you can either spec an affordable bike with an entry 1x or go all in with a more pricey group and a couple of light carbon wheel options as well…

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Turner has a special limited edition of the same alloy Cyclosys cross bike we tested just over a year ago in a frame & tapered TRP fork combo that combines a wine red paint job with glacier blue accents. It even carries over to a color-matched set of carbon Knight Wheels as an option with the complete builds. […]

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Santa Cruz recruits new talent for the Syndicate

New year, it’s time for new recruits. Looking to bulk up their roster and plan for the future, Santa Cruz confirmed that two new names would be added to the Syndicate – Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier. Together, the American and the Frenchman will undergo training from Steve Peat and Greg Minaar, which may go a little something like this…

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New year, it’s time for new recruits. Looking to bulk up their roster and plan for the future, Santa Cruz confirmed that two new names would be added to the Syndicate – Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier. Together, the American and the Frenchman will undergo training from Steve Peat and Greg Minaar, which may go a […]

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Cane Creek doubles down on durability with new DBair [IL] shock, OPT and DROPT remotes

Cane Creek has done a lot for the advancement of suspension technology, but even they’ll admit they haven’t been perfect. The Double Barrel system offered better performance and more adjustment that really opened up a frame’s potential, and that was put to the test with the introduction of the DBInline. The shock may have been a huge leap forward in shock design, but the design left many riders wanting a more durable option.

With the introduction of the new DBair [IL], Cane Creek claims that option is here. Along with a new air spring, key components have been modified and upgraded to ensure long term durability, and those same changes are finding their way back to the current shock options as well…

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Cane Creek has done a lot for the advancement of suspension technology, but even they’ll admit they haven’t been perfect. The Double Barrel system offered better performance and more adjustment that really opened up a frame’s potential, and that was put to the test with the introduction of the DBInline. The shock may have been […]

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Take Me Outdoors Podcast: Verde PR talks careers, passion, and training with Yuri Hauswald

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If you follow the Dirty Kanzaa, or just endurance racing in general, you’ve probably heard the name. Yuri Hauswald is a monster on the bike, but he’s also a truly great guy who is also fun to be around. You wouldn’t know it by the way he rides, but he didn’t even ride until he was 24. Since then Yuri has made his way to his current position in the industry as the Community Development Manager for GU Energy Labs. In his spare time, Yuri has figured out a way to still train and race at a very high level, which includes winning the DK 200 in 2015.

The latest installment of their Take Me Outdoors podcast, Verde’s founder Kristin Carpenter-Ogden chats with Yuri about what it took to get there, and ways that you can meet your goals…

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If you follow the Dirty Kanzaa, or just endurance racing in general, you’ve probably heard the name. Yuri Hauswald is a monster on the bike, but he’s also a truly great guy who is also fun to be around. You wouldn’t know it by the way he rides, but he didn’t even ride until he was […]

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Going Viral: The clip that started it all for Danny MacAskill

We all have to start somewhere, right? Obviously, Danny MacAskill had been riding quite a bit leading up to this video, but this seemed to be his big break. Back in 2006, when YouTube was still new, and people still had MySpace accounts, this clip was uploaded to the internet and according to Danny’s recent facebook post (below), set things in motion.

While his videos have progressed quite a bit in terms of the riding and the resolution, this is proof that Danny’s always had the skills. Check out his latest video (with almost as many views) after the break…

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We all have to start somewhere, right? Obviously, Danny MacAskill had been riding quite a bit leading up to this video, but this seemed to be his big break. Back in 2006, when YouTube was still new, and people still had MySpace accounts, this clip was uploaded to the internet and according to Danny’s recent […]

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Watch the Volkswagen USA Cycling CX National Championships live now

It’s that time of year again. The time where all of the best cyclocross racers in the country, as well as anyone with aspirations of being the best, gather for a showdown of epic CX proportions. This year, Hartford, CT was chosen as the venue and it’s already proven to be a bit… interesting with riding replaced with slip and slides. Then the course rapidly froze and got covered in snow making things even more challenging. At the time of writing this, we’re not sure what the conditions will be for the big race day, but it should make for some entertaining racing. Full day’s schedule below…

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It’s that time of year again. The time where all of the best cyclocross racers in the country, as well as anyone with aspirations of being the best, gather for a showdown of epic CX proportions. This year, Hartford, CT was chosen as the venue and it’s already proven to be a bit… interesting with […]

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