Truth BMX crafts a carbon version of their Main Event frame

Truth BMX main event carbon, front angle

As a sport BMX isn’t that old, so if you’ve been in it since 1984 you’ve pretty much seen it all go from checkered Vans and mouth guards to featherweight carbon bikes and huge, high speed race tracks. Eric and Tony Spear have been in the BMX scene since those early days starting out as racers, then opening a bike shop, and finally producing a brand of their own.

Based in Mechanicsville, Md. Truth BMX offers a full line of frames and components and aims to provide riders with quality products at fair prices. While their Main Event frame was already available in both chromoly and aluminum, a new carbon fiber version has just been announced after a year of testing and development…
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As a sport BMX isn’t that old, so if you’ve been in it since 1984 you’ve pretty much seen it all go from checkered Vans and mouth guards to featherweight carbon bikes and huge, high speed race tracks. Eric and Tony Spear have been in the BMX scene since those early days starting out as […]

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Formigli announces the new GTF carbon frame, designed for pounding out miles in comfort and style

Formigli GTF frame

Formigli GTF, side

If you’re a fan of custom, hand-made Italian bicycles you’re likely familiar with Florence’s Formigli. Bikerumor has covered Renzo Formigli and a few of his bikes before, such as their first carbon fiber frame called The One which debuted late in 2013. Since then The One has been the company’s top selling model, so I’d bet they’re excited to now have a second carbon bike available.

The new frame is dubbed the GTF, which stands for Gran Turismo Formigli. If you’re familiar with auto racing, you’ll know Gran Turismo races are high speed, long distance events. Suitably so the GTF is designed for grand touring rides, allowing cyclists to cover long days in the saddle in comfort (and of course, style).

The GTF has been in development for the full two years since The One was completed, and is now available to order through Formigli’s website. Check out all the details and customizable options below…
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If you’re a fan of custom, hand-made Italian bicycles you’re likely familiar with Florence’s Formigli. Bikerumor has covered Renzo Formigli and a few of his bikes before, such as their first carbon fiber frame called The One which debuted late in 2013. Since then The One has been the company’s top selling model, so I’d […]

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IB16: Bell Stratus brings top level aesthetics to more affordable road helmets

Remember the Bell Zephyr that debuted a couple weeks ago? You know, the first helmet to integrate the MIPS rotational impact mitigation into the retention mech for a better fit? Now they’ve taken that same mold and created the Stratus, which looks virtually identical but steps down the features slightly to shave about a hundred bucks off the price.

The two biggest differences are the non-integrated MIPS and the single layer EPS shell. The vents, shape and most everything else looks and acts identically…

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Remember the Bell Zephyr that debuted a couple weeks ago? You know, the first helmet to integrate the MIPS rotational impact mitigation into the retention mech for a better fit? Now they’ve taken that same mold and created the Stratus, which looks virtually identical but steps down the features slightly to shave about a hundred […]

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IB16: Pioneer adds power to Campagnolo, FSA road & Shimano MTB cranks, testing sensors everywhere else…including you

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Pioneer will have the first aftermarket power meter for the new Shimano R9100 crankset. It’s coming in November in dual leg or single sided options, offered both as the complete package with new cranks or as the aftermarket add-on kit. Pricing is $1,499 for the complete crankset with dual power, or $629 for just the left arm with a sensor preinstalled. The add-on kits are $999 and $499.

Perhaps more impressive than the speed with which they’ve prepped the unit for Shimano’s latest is the number of new options for other cranks…

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Pioneer will have the first aftermarket power meter for the new Shimano R9100 crankset. It’s coming in November in dual leg or single sided options, offered both as the complete package with new cranks or as the aftermarket add-on kit. Pricing is $1,499 for the complete crankset with dual power, or $629 for just the […]

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IB16: Kask swings into view with highly adjustable, portable KOO sunglasses

Thanks to a little trademark issue, Kask’s first line extension will come under the Koo brand name.

Designed to fit particularly well with their helmets, the sunglasses stand on their own thanks to several innovative features that make them very versatile and very user friendly. The arms are angle adjustable, giving you three positions that set the angle of the lens on your face. Or, flip them all the way around and they’ll very easily stuff into your jersey pocket or pack. Even the nose pads swivel, and two versions come in the box. Beyond the functionality, they also look darn good…

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Thanks to a little trademark issue, Kask’s first line extension will come under the Koo brand name. Designed to fit particularly well with their helmets, the sunglasses stand on their own thanks to several innovative features that make them very versatile and very user friendly. The arms are angle adjustable, giving you three positions that […]

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Week in Review: Diamondback blows minds, new Cervelo road disc, more enduro & more Euro(bike)

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Interbike hasn’t even started yet, but already Diamondback may have won the Internet. Their new Andean triathlon bike throws every convention out the window and is simply amazing. Read that first, then check out all the other new bikes for road and mountain from BH, Cervelo, Rocky Mountain, Lightweight and plenty more. Plus lots of new wheels for road and mountain, from here and abroad. It’s all here, conveniently recapped in headline form and each one opening in a new tab…

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Interbike hasn’t even started yet, but already Diamondback may have won the Internet. Their new Andean triathlon bike throws every convention out the window and is simply amazing. Read that first, then check out all the other new bikes for road and mountain from BH, Cervelo, Rocky Mountain, Lightweight and plenty more. Plus lots of […]

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Htech’s new SCR technology blends wood and carbon fiber for a comfortable but sporty ride

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Htech SCR technology, logo

Just a few months ago Bikerumor checked out Htech’s wood-framed Aeriform endurance road bike, but it looks like the company has something new up its sleeve already. While they initially touted their all-wood ONEFRAME monocoque construction, Htech has since decided their frames would be better with some carbon in the mix.

The company says wooden bikes are typically thought to be heavy, flexy and weak but they seek to change that mindset. By introducing carbon fiber pieces to the structure, they claim to have achieved a difficult balance of creating a strong, stiff frame that provides unmatched ride comfort.

SCR is Htech’s moniker for their new Selective Carbon Reinforcement technology. All Aeriform and Aeriform Disc frames will now be built with the carbon reinforcements, which we’ll explain in more detail below…
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Just a few months ago Bikerumor checked out Htech’s wood-framed Aeriform endurance road bike, but it looks like the company has something new up its sleeve already. While they initially touted their all-wood ONEFRAME monocoque construction, Htech has since decided their frames would be better with some carbon in the mix. The company says wooden […]

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No lift ticket needed – Rotwild announces the R.G+ FS electric downhill bike

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Rotwild R.G+ FS E-DH bike, side

What’s the most fun thing about ebikes? The arguments, of course! Haters probably cringed when they saw the first e-bike, then again when the first full-suspension models came around, and once more when electric downhill bikes became a reality. But while some of us are lamenting ‘is nothing sacred?’ others are thinking ‘that looks awesome’!

With several models already in their lineup Germany’s Rotwild is no stranger to electric bikes, and they’ve just announced an e-downhill bike that will surely fuel many debates over trail access, the competing goals of fitness vs. fun and whether the easy ride up is worth the sneers and jeers from the pedal-power purists.

Rotwild says their newest E-MTB will make it easier for people to enjoy the fun experience of downhill riding without the hassle of organizing shuttle trucks or paying big bucks for lift tickets at the bike park. The 2017 R.G+ FS will be debuting to the public with two different models on display at the Eurobike tradeshow, which begins August 31st…
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What’s the most fun thing about ebikes? The arguments, of course! Haters probably cringed when they saw the first e-bike, then again when the first full-suspension models came around, and once more when electric downhill bikes became a reality. But while some of us are lamenting ‘is nothing sacred?’ others are thinking ‘that looks awesome’! […]

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EB16: Praxis Works introduces Micro Compact 48/32t road crank, Direct Mount CX rings, new chain guides, more

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Whatever the reason, sometimes you just need lower gears. In the past that has meant either fitting a larger cassette which isn’t always an option, or fitting a compact, typically 50/34t crank. If you’ve already exhausted those options and still find yourself wanting lower gearing, it looks like Praxis Works will soon have an option for you. Available on the Alba M30 solid forged crankset and the Zayante hollow forged crankset, they will be offering a new compact spider that takes micro gearing to a new level.

Not only that, but their cranksets are becoming much more modular to fit a number of different gearing options…

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Whatever the reason, sometimes you just need lower gears. In the past that has meant either fitting a larger cassette which isn’t always an option, or fitting a compact, typically 50/34t crank. If you’ve already exhausted those options and still find yourself wanting lower gearing, it looks like Praxis Works will soon have an option for you. […]

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