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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Karma has a glitch – GoPro is recalling all its drones

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After what seemed like a successful launch right around the time of Interbike, GoPro is likely facing tough times ahead. The company hedged their bets on the fact that a drone with GoPro DNA would be their next big thing, propelling them back into the spotlight. Now they are all being recalled. Worse yet, the recall comes after at least one extremely negative review, though most seem to be lukewarm at best. Even though we got a chance to look at the drone at Interbike, we were not given the chance to actually try it out, so we can’t comment on its real world performance.

The real problem though, isn’t negative reviews, but the fact that they seem to be falling out of the sky. Literally. Due to some sort of glitch, there have been a handful which seem to have flipped over mid-flight, only to plummet to earth. And since they’re essentially a flying camera…

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After what seemed like a successful launch right around the time of Interbike, GoPro is likely facing tough times ahead. The company hedged their bets on the fact that a drone with GoPro DNA would be their next big thing, propelling them back into the spotlight. Now they are all being recalled. Worse yet, the […]

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Canyon pairs with Relive to share rides & now win an Endurace CF SLX

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OK, so it was literally just yesterday that we introduced you all to Relive – the service that pulls your ride data from Strava and syncs photos and stitches them together to create a short video reliving your ride – kind of in the same style we see from some pre-race coverage of Grand Tour stages. But now we have just got word that bike maker Canyon has partnered with Relive to support the whole ‘share your adventure’ ethos, and as part of the deal they are giving away one of their new all-road endurance bikes to a lucky Relive user.

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OK, so it was literally just yesterday that we introduced you all to Relive – the service that pulls your ride data from Strava and syncs photos and stitches them together to create a short video reliving your ride – kind of in the same style we see from some pre-race coverage of Grand Tour stages. […]

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Share your ride with Relive, and your own adventure film movie.

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Another way to track your rides… a couple of Dutch guys went to ride the dramatic climbs and volcanic topography of the Canary Islands last year and came back wanting to share their adventure with more than just a line on a map and a couple of pics somewhere else, maybe on Instagram or Facebook. So they created an all new platform that works with the modular Strava API that pulls the data you collect with your GPS device and pairs it to a 3D mapped terrain model, then automatically adds in photos that you snap along the ride to create a movie highlighting your adventure. The process is incredibly simple once you link Relive & Strava. See how, and take a glimpse at one of the founder’s videos after the break…

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Another way to track your rides… a couple of Dutch guys went to ride the dramatic climbs and volcanic topography of the Canary Islands last year and came back wanting to share their adventure with more than just a line on a map and a couple of pics somewhere else, maybe on Instagram or Facebook. […]

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Video: Inner city shredding goes big with Downhill Taxco 2016 racing

Chris Van Dine, Antoine Bizet and Wil White lead the way through the urban downhill course in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico. Yes, we would very much like to do this, and apparently lots of others do, too. 40,000 folks showed up to support the event, the final stop in the 2016 City Downhill World Tour series held this past weekend. Johannes Fischbach took the win, but you can check out Filip Polc’s second place run in first person POV below…

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Chris Van Dine, Antoine Bizet and Wil White lead the way through the urban downhill course in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico. Yes, we would very much like to do this, and apparently lots of others do, too. 40,000 folks showed up to support the event, the final stop in the 2016 City Downhill World Tour series […]

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Ready for the second annual World Fat Freeride Championship?

I know what you’re thinking – there was a first annual World Fat Freeride Championship? Yes, there was. And it involved a 2 mile, 3,000 foot vertical descent from Thompson pass in the Chugach mountains near Valdez, Alaska. Apparently, the top speeds from practice were clocked at 44 mph. On a fat bike. Down a snow covered mountain without a real trail. The Chugach Fat Bike Bash also involves a number of fun activities – like jumping a bike into near frozen water. Just like every other bike fest, right? If you want to see the action or compete first hand, the second bash will be taking place from March 1-5, 2017. Head over to Levitation49 for details.



I know what you’re thinking – there was a first annual World Fat Freeride Championship? Yes, there was. And it involved a 2 mile, 3,000 foot vertical descent from Thompson pass in the Chugach mountains near Valdez, Alaska. Apparently, the top speeds from practice were clocked at 44 mph. On a fat bike. Down a snow […]

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Video: Zipp 454 NSW Inside Story

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Yesterday, Zipp unveiled their newest innovation in aero rim design. The 454 NSW claims to be the fastest rim they’ve ever designed, but more noteworthy seems to be the shape which is based on “biomimicry.” To get a little more in depth on the development and the creation of the design (plus an explanation of that whole biomimicry thing), Zipp put together the video after the break which reveals exactly how they came to the conclusion of their fastest wheel yet…

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Yesterday, Zipp unveiled their newest innovation in aero rim design. The 454 NSW claims to be the fastest rim they’ve ever designed, but more noteworthy seems to be the shape which is based on “biomimicry.” To get a little more in depth on the development and the creation of the design (plus an explanation of […]

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One Ride Review: 2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si full suspension race mountain bike

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The pic above was taken at the launch event for the 2017 Cannondale Scalpel, the brand’s flagship full suspension racer that was completely overhauled to create a faster, more capable bike in every regard. Now, I’ve had the opportunity to put the XL 29er through the ringer at Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater trails during Cyclofest to see how it would handle some very fast, very familiar trails…

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The pic above was taken at the launch event for the 2017 Cannondale Scalpel, the brand’s flagship full suspension racer that was completely overhauled to create a faster, more capable bike in every regard. Now, I’ve had the opportunity to put the XL 29er through the ringer at Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater trails during Cyclofest to see […]

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Review: Lensbaby Circular 180+ Lens for GoPro Cameras

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Lensbaby is a manufacturer of award-winning DSLR and mirrorless camera lenses, enabling creative effects for inventive photographers. The company was founded in 2004 by Craig Strong. Tired of the same old perspectives offered by stock camera lenses, Craig joined an old Speed Graphic lens with a shortened shop vacuum hose to create a unique photographic viewpoint completely different from anything available in a regular DSLR lens. Craig’s prototype inspired the original Lensbaby lens.

With the advent of small action cameras such as the GoPro, Craig looked at creating a lens that would capture immersive footage with a unique perspective. Thus, the Circular 180+ lens was born. The Circular 180+ lens creates fully circular fisheye video and images. Continue reading “Review: Lensbaby Circular 180+ Lens for GoPro Cameras”



Lensbaby is a manufacturer of award-winning DSLR and mirrorless camera lenses, enabling creative effects for inventive photographers. The company was founded in 2004 by Craig Strong. Tired of the same old perspectives offered by stock camera lenses, Craig joined an old Speed Graphic lens with a shortened shop vacuum hose to create a unique photographic […]

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