Sir Bradley Wiggins announces his retirement via Facebook

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After a win at the Tour de France, and multiple Olympic medals, Sir Bradley Wiggins is calling it quits. Announced via the team Wiggins official facebook page, the 36 year old British champ is moving on from competing professionally though it appear that Team Wiggins will carry on. The news comes just weeks after numerous press outfits dove into controversy surrounding a mysterious package delivered to the team at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphiné, though we certainly hope the timing of Wiggins’ retirement announcement is just a coincidence. Sir Bradley Wiggins has done a lot for the UK cycling scene, and the UK in general – evidenced by the outpouring of support after the news.

Read the full statement from Wiggins after the break…

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After a win at the Tour de France, and multiple Olympic medals, Sir Bradley Wiggins is calling it quits. Announced via the team Wiggins official facebook page, the 36 year old British champ is moving on from competing professionally though it appear that Team Wiggins will carry on. The news comes just weeks after numerous press […]

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Moving On: Year end videos for 2016 from Peaty, Specialized, Commencal, Scott, and more

The end of 2016 is quickly closing in, and that might make a lot of folks happy, but there are a number of things we’re sad to see come to an end. One of the biggest would have to be the racing career of Steve Peat. A true legend of the world cup DH scene, and mountain biking in general, Peaty may be calling it quits for the world cup but we expect to still see him around. The end of the line for Peaty’s career, also means the end of This is Peaty. It’s hard to believe this series alone spans five years and four seasons, but time flies when you’re having fun.

The #LastOrders episode 4 is a look back at the highlights over the years including some of the most humerus and touching as well. Keep it pinned Peaty, and thanks for the memories…

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The end of 2016 is quickly closing in, and that might make a lot of folks happy, but there are a number of things we’re sad to see come to an end. One of the biggest would have to be the racing career of Steve Peat. A true legend of the world cup DH scene, […]

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Motion France says failed Kickstarter still won’t cause their fork to dive

Running a successful Kickstarter campaign can be hard. Especially when you set a goal of €200,000. According to Motion France, they chose such a high funding level to ensure that they could meet all of the costs to produced the fork in France. The Kickstarter did manage to raise just shy of €60,000, but due to the nature of the campaigns, all backers got their pledges back because the threshold wasn’t met.

So what does that mean for the wild looking Motion fork? Motion’s Director of Communication Thierry Leclercq says the project will go on. Stating that they are working on the last prototype which will refine a few details over the previous model, Motion will supposedly have rideable samples by 2017. The failed Kickstarter has forced the company to reevaluate their production strategies, but they still hope to ship forks by the middle of next year.

On the opposite end of the news spectrum, the Motion fork was recently given a design award along with Axena Design by the French APCI (Agency for the Promotion of Industrial Creation). Taking home the Star of the Observeur du Design 2017 from the award show hosted on the 16th of December, the award highlights the integration of technology and aesthetics.

More when we get it.

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Running a successful Kickstarter campaign can be hard. Especially when you set a goal of €200,000. According to Motion France, they chose such a high funding level to ensure that they could meet all of the costs to produced the fork in France. The Kickstarter did manage to raise just shy of €60,000, but due […]

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Vee Tire Co. relaunches Trax Fatty as T-Fatty Plus Size tires

Shortly after announcing the addition of the Rail Tracker tread pattern to their line of plus tires, Vee Tire Co. has more plus size news. This time though, instead of a new tire, it appears to be just a rebranding as the Trax Fatty that we’ve covered in the past looks to be morphing into the T-Fatty. Originally one of their first plus size tread patterns, the Trax Fatty has evolved slightly with the times and the latest design at least looks the same on the outside as the T-Fatty.

No longer listed as a fat bike tire, the T-Fatty will be offered in 26 x 3.0″, 27.5 x 2.8 and 3.0″, and a 29 x 3.0″ size to cover most of the plus bases. Tubeless ready and built with a 72 tpi casing and their MPD rubber compound, tires will be available with wire or folding beads starting at $50.

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Shortly after announcing the addition of the Rail Tracker tread pattern to their line of plus tires, Vee Tire Co. has more plus size news. This time though, instead of a new tire, it appears to be just a rebranding as the Trax Fatty that we’ve covered in the past looks to be morphing into […]

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Found: Super light Rodriguez Bandito steel disc road bike

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Rodriguez Bikes wants you to rethink steel. Specifically, how heavy a steel bike has to be – especially if it has disc brakes. Claiming it to be the first “ultra light” disc brake road bike to be based around wide tires, we’re not sure if it is really the first, but the bike is certainly light and it will clear up to 35mm tires. The result is a MUSA steel road bike with a carbon fork, disc brakes, and big tires all under 16 lbs…

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Rodriguez Bikes wants you to rethink steel. Specifically, how heavy a steel bike has to be – especially if it has disc brakes. Claiming it to be the first “ultra light” disc brake road bike to be based around wide tires, we’re not sure if it is really the first, but the bike is certainly […]

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SE Bikes celebrates BMX Day in LA with about 400 friends

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I grew up riding BMX in the urban jungle and I’ve been out for a few big street jams, but we never rolled 400 strong! My town never officially recognized BMX as much more than a nuisance, but as of 2010 Los Angeles County has held an annual BMX Day to honor the sport’s 40th anniversary.

It all began on November 14th, 1970 when SE Bikes’ founder Scott Breithaupt hosted the first competitive BMX race in Long Beach, California. Check out SE’s video for coverage of the ride and keep your eyes out for a few pro riders, weird custom bikes, tons of blinker lights and some gentle brushes with the law…

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I grew up riding BMX in the urban jungle and I’ve been out for a few big street jams, but we never rolled 400 strong! My town never officially recognized BMX as much more than a nuisance, but as of 2010 Los Angeles County has held an annual BMX Day to honor the sport’s 40th […]

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Vee Tire Co. Rail Tracker 27 x 2.8″ follows trend towards lighter plus tires

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Vee Tire Co. says that the Rail Tracker has become their most popular cross country tread pattern. In that case, it should come as no surprise that it’s now available in plus size. More bikes than ever are adding the option to run plus size tires, so it makes complete sense that Vee would want to offer the same tires that are popular in smaller sizes on the bigger casings. While it’s good to have your most popular tread available, what makes the Rail Tracker plus really interesting is that it’s also now their lightest plus tire (with knobs)…

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Vee Tire Co. says that the Rail Tracker has become their most popular cross country tread pattern. In that case, it should come as no surprise that it’s now available in plus size. More bikes than ever are adding the option to run plus size tires, so it makes complete sense that Vee would want […]

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OneUp turns out 30t universal 104 BCD Oval Traction ring, adds BSA BB chain guide

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Don’t have a crank with direct mount chainrings or a bike with a pressfit bottom bracket? Don’t worry, OneUp has your back. Realizing that a large portion of bikes rolling around on the trails aren’t the newest bikes with the latest standards, OneUp strives to make sure any rider can ‘work less, ride more’. That breaks down to a new 30t oval Traction ring with a 104 BCD, which is not the easiest thing to do. Prior to OneUp, Absoluteblack introduced their own 30t oval ring which uses two types of hardware to make the rings compatible with standard 104 BCD cranks. OneUp’s ring is a bit different in that they figured out a way to use the same hardware for all four bolts, and claim to have created the first universal solution for 104 BCD cranks…

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Don’t have a crank with direct mount chainrings or a bike with a pressfit bottom bracket? Don’t worry, OneUp has your back. Realizing that a large portion of bikes rolling around on the trails aren’t the newest bikes with the latest standards, OneUp strives to make sure any rider can ‘work less, ride more’. That breaks […]

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SE Bikes rolls out special edition Big Ripper with Rideout to Public Enemy concert

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Earlier this year, it was announced that it was ok to believe the hype – SE Bikes really was doing a collaboration with Public Enemy. The latest addition to the surprising evolution of the super sized Big Ripper, SE Bikes announced that they would be doing another collaboration, only this time it would be with the famous hip hop group, Public Enemy. While the PK Ripper Looptail was originally brought back as a collaboration between SE Bikes and DC Shoes, the Big Ripper’s roots can actually be traced back to the TV show Rob & Big. The “massive man bikes” turned out to be a hit, and the rest is history.

SE Bikes expected the Big Ripper to be a hit with the aging old school BMX crowd. But they also turned out to be popular with the “Bike Life” movement and wheelie crews that get together and pull huge wheelies down the streets. So, when it came time to launch the Public Enemy Big Ripper at the end of the Summer, there was only one thing to do – organize a Rideout with Dblocks, the Cycle Squad Maniaccs, and SE Bikes’ own Todd Lyons, and ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn for a concert by none other than Public Enemy…

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Earlier this year, it was announced that it was ok to believe the hype – SE Bikes really was doing a collaboration with Public Enemy. The latest addition to the surprising evolution of the super sized Big Ripper, SE Bikes announced that they would be doing another collaboration, only this time it would be with […]

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