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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Luleå, Sweden

bikerumor pic of the day mountain biking in the snow in Luleå, swedish lapland

bikerumor pic of the day mountain biking in the snow in Luleå, swedish lapland

Photo submitted by Martin Aasa, “Went for a 3h long endurance ride with a couple of mates from our local club. With the right conditions you don’t need a fatbike to ride in the snow!
Greetings from Luleå, Swedish Lapland.”

We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a brief description here.



Photo submitted by Martin Aasa, “Went for a 3h long endurance ride with a couple of mates from our local club. With the right conditions you don’t need a fatbike to ride in the snow! Greetings from Luleå, Swedish Lapland.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them […]

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Look partners with SRM to create carbon fiber power meter cranks

Look has been making some of the lightest carbon fiber cranks on the market by integrating their arms, spiders and spindle into a single piece. Their frames aren’t too shabby either. Now, they’re taking all that composite know-how and partnering with SRM to offer power meter cranksets that will work with any modern spindle type and use Look’s Tri Lobe pedal insert to convert between 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm crank lengths all on the same arm.

UPDATE: Here’s the link to Eurobike coverage that shows and mentions the THM crank, and we’ve reached out to Look for clarification. Updates as we get more info.

UPDATE 2: Look has confirmed to us that they are indeed making these carbon cranks.

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Look has been making some of the lightest carbon fiber cranks on the market by integrating their arms, spiders and spindle into a single piece. Their frames aren’t too shabby either. Now, they’re taking all that composite know-how and partnering with SRM to offer power meter cranksets that will work with any modern spindle type […]

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Road to NAHBS 2017 Long Interview: Dmitry Nechaev of Triton

With framebuilders representing Japan, Ireland, England, Korea, and so on, this might be the most international NAHBS to date. But what is probably most surprising is the apparent onslaught of builders from Russia, a country not well known for its framebuilding tradition. Leading this invasion is Dmitry Nechaev of Triton, who our readers will remember from our interview last year and who NAHBS 2016 show-goers will remember from the Soviet era military surplus hats he sold to help finance his trip.

As we learned from this entertaining interview with Dmitry over Skype last week, the Russian framebuilding landscape is unique- very different from the one builders take for granted in the US. The industrial infrastructure and manufacturing legacy from the USSR, as well as the economic repercussions as a result of its collapse, continue to both positively and negatively affect the every day lives of the few, though resilient, framebuilders in the country.

Because of this unique economic and cultural environment in Russia and despite being physically removed from the relatively accessible bicycle economies of Europe, Asia, and the US, Triton has found its place. The titanium company has designed and put into production several proprietary yokes to help to differentiate their frames in the global marketplace. They’ve also continued to expand their international presence, now selling to 37 countries worldwide. As Dmitry hints in this interview, big things are on the horizon for the Moscow company…

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With framebuilders representing Japan, Ireland, England, Korea, and so on, this might be the most international NAHBS to date. But what is probably most surprising is the apparent onslaught of builders from Russia, a country not well known for its framebuilding tradition. Leading this invasion is Dmitry Nechaev of Triton, who our readers will remember […]

Posted in Cyclocross, Fatbike, Feature, Gravel Bikes, Interviews, Mountain Bike, NAHBS25 Comments

Sinclair IRIS goes the e-trike route too, for a super fast commuter

OK, so at the risk of seriously having to get a lock on eTrikeRumor.com, this one is hard to resist as a follow-up to the PodRide. While that contraption was about an all-weather commuter to get through Swedish winters by bike [sic], the IRIS leans a different way, pushing for a “superfast, supersafe & ultra efficient” alternative means of transportation. Built on the same platform and shell, the Iris gets two models that target different potential velomobile buyers with different output motors – the Eco & Extreme. While commercially Grant Sinclair has put most of his company’s focus on electronics product design over the last few years, he’s been a tinkerer & advocate of e-velomobile design since the 1980s. Now his latest sleek designs have a targeted production date later this year, and real prices. Get the details and find out how to preorder after the jump. You know you want to…

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OK, so at the risk of seriously having to get a lock on eTrikeRumor.com, this one is hard to resist as a follow-up to the PodRide. While that contraption was about an all-weather commuter to get through Swedish winters by bike [sic], the IRIS leans a different way, pushing for a “superfast, supersafe & ultra efficient” alternative […]

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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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Review: Blindingly bright Capo Padrone SL Wind Jacket & Bib Tights reflect cold weather and light

At first glance, the Capo Padrone SL kit doesn’t seem all that bright. It has a few day-glow yellow pieces of trim, but it’s mostly dark gray and black…until the lights hit it. Even sunlight from indirect angles can illuminate it, but when headlights come straight on? Vegas lights. Roll on down for some bright photos.

Bundled in with the safety of high visibility is warmth to work down into the 40’s (F) with a good base layer. When it drops into the low 40’s and colder, I slipped on a de-chamoised pair of shorts as extra cover for the upper legs through waist and the pieces worked great at blocking freezing cold and wind…

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At first glance, the Capo Padrone SL kit doesn’t seem all that bright. It has a few day-glow yellow pieces of trim, but it’s mostly dark gray and black…until the lights hit it. Even sunlight from indirect angles can illuminate it, but when headlights come straight on? Vegas lights. Roll on down for some bright […]

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FB17: 27.5 x 2.6″ tires start rolling in from Maxxis, Teravail kicks off all new tire line with Plus MTB

Michelin wasn’t the only company showcasing new treads in the middle sized 2.6″ width at Frostbike this year. Maxxis also had two new options in their booth – the Rekon and Forekaster. The Rekon has become a popular tire for true plus size bikes at 2.8″, but the addition of a 2.6″ should be welcomed. The same could be said for the Forekaster as it offers a bit more aggressive tread that is more widely spaced for improved mud shedding.

While they weren’t 2.6″, Teraveil had new tires their booth as well – which sound like they’re just the beginning…

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Michelin wasn’t the only company showcasing new treads in the middle sized 2.6″ width at Frostbike this year. Maxxis also had two new options in their booth – the Rekon and Forekaster. The Rekon has become a popular tire for true plus size bikes at 2.8″, but the addition of a 2.6″ should be welcomed. […]

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CONTEST! Enter to win an ultralight Hunt Wheels carbon wheelset!

Want a chance to win the Hunt 30Carbon Aero Disc Wheelset? The super wide, tubeless ready 27mm rim opens up your tire profile to enhance grip and reduce rolling resistance. The rim’s U-profile serves up great handling and reduces drag across a wide range of wind yaw-angles. Then, straight pull hubs and bladed spokes reduce weight, add strength, and respond instantly to your accelerations. Hunt has even upgraded to LU/LB bearings, which is a fancy way of saying they have reduced contact seals, low-friction sealed on the internal face to further reduce rolling resistance and increase your speed, whilst maintaining excellent sealing on the exposed faces.

For your chance to win a set, just click past the break (or click here  for mobile or if you can’t see the embedded survey) and fill in a quick, three question survey, including a valid email address. Then, you’re entered to win!

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Want a chance to win the Hunt 30Carbon Aero Disc Wheelset? The super wide, tubeless ready 27mm rim opens up your tire profile to enhance grip and reduce rolling resistance. The rim’s U-profile serves up great handling and reduces drag across a wide range of wind yaw-angles. Then, straight pull hubs and bladed spokes reduce weight, add strength, and respond […]

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FB17: Michelin teases new mountain bike tire range

Last year around this time, Michelin impressed us with the new Power road tire family. Diving deep into new rubber compount technology, casing improvements and more, the tires seem to live up to Michelin’s claims. On top of that, the company announced that they were tapping Cam Zink for mountain bike tire development shortly after the road launch, while we were at Sea Otter.

Now it seems that the time has come for a new crop of mountain bike tires from Michelin. We’ll have to wait until next month for the full reveal, but Michelin did have four of the new treads up at Frostbike. They wouldn’t tell us any specifics, but there’s certainly a lot that can be learned just by looking…

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Last year around this time, Michelin impressed us with the new Power road tire family. Diving deep into new rubber compount technology, casing improvements and more, the tires seem to live up to Michelin’s claims. On top of that, the company announced that they were tapping Cam Zink for mountain bike tire development shortly after […]

Posted in Frostbike, Mountain Bike15 Comments