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Weekend Videos: Good Times in the dirt, Michigan Meandering, Utah bikepacking & some DH…

German rider Julia Hofmann is headed to Canada to explore new trails & riding with Rocky Mountain. She’s looking for Good Times on the bike in 2017 with plans for some world travel, hitting many a Enduro race, plus a bunch of mountain bike camps that she’ll be guiding. But until the snows clear in the Rockies and those next steps get under way, get pumped to ride with a look at her hitting the warm trails on La Palma. Then hop past the break for some more off-road inspiration including a the new Canyon Factory Downhill Team and then the updated Santa Cruz Syndicate screwing up…
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German rider Julia Hofmann is headed to Canada to explore new trails & riding with Rocky Mountain. She’s looking for Good Times on the bike in 2017 with plans for some world travel, hitting many a Enduro race, plus a bunch of mountain bike camps that she’ll be guiding. But until the snows clear in the Rockies and […]

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K-Edge gives you the pro look w/ new number plate holders, plus GoPro top cap mount

K-Edge Pro Number Holder

For just $19.99, you, too, can own the item that K-Edge says has been one of their most requested products after supplying it to pro teams for the past few years. That includes Team SKY, Bora, Quick Step, GreenEdge, Lotto Soudal, Cofidis, and more. It mounts behind the rear brake caliper on bikes that put them in the usual spot. It includes all mounting hardware to attach it to your bike and the number plate to it.

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For just $19.99, you, too, can own the item that K-Edge says has been one of their most requested products after supplying it to pro teams for the past few years. That includes Team SKY, Bora, Quick Step, GreenEdge, Lotto Soudal, Cofidis, and more. It mounts behind the rear brake caliper on bikes that put […]

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Actual weights for Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 mechanical

2017 Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 actual weights for the cranks

The all-new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 might be delivering a little too late for the pros to race it at Tour Down Under, but we found a set of production mechanical parts to throw on the scale while at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. The cranks shown have 172.5mm arms and a 52/36 chainring setup to come in at 629g. Roll on down for the rest of the group…

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The all-new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 might be delivering a little too late for the pros to race it at Tour Down Under, but we found a set of production mechanical parts to throw on the scale while at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. The cranks shown have 172.5mm arms and a 52/36 chainring setup to […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Photo from Andrew Cho GoFundMe page

We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck and limbs while having dinner with friends, he went home where eventually the ruptured blood vessel constricted his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the neck down. Apparently, he’s starting to make some improvements, but still has a very long road ahead of him. To help offset the cost of medical treatment, loss of work, and other financial burdens, a GoFundMe page has been set up with a goal of raising $75k to start (keep in mind the GoFundMe is in CAD). If you’ve met Andrew, you know that he’s one of the nicest guys and while he’s keeping a positive attitude through all this, he could certainly use our help.

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We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck […]

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Behind the scenes with Chris Akrigg on his latest ‘As it Lies’

screen grab courtesy of Chris Akrigg

It’s been a few weeks since we last saw Chris Akrigg heading into the woods to ride a bunch of really technical trails in his latest video riding for Mongoose. This time he really focused on seeking out natural features and those surprisingly technical sections to ride, without having to resort to building stunts. It was more about filming what he normally gets out and rides.

But with that comes some complications. Akrigg narrates a behind-the-scenes look at As it Lies wearing his arm in a sling recovering from shoulder surgery to repair some damage he earned out on the trails. He says that most of the shots were really a first look at riding features, but there were a few bits that just didn’t work out. “There’s always one that gets away.” And here it was a big rock outcrop that teased him with rideability until it started to get the better of him…

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It’s been a few weeks since we last saw Chris Akrigg heading into the woods to ride a bunch of really technical trails in his latest video riding for Mongoose. This time he really focused on seeking out natural features and those surprisingly technical sections to ride, without having to resort to building stunts. It was […]

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TDU 2017 Tech: Geraint Thomas’ Team Sky Pinarello Dogma F10

Geraint Thomas is a Welsh born pro, racing for Team Sky since 2010. Prior to that, he was aboard Barloworld, a team of South African origin. He’s enjoyed considerable success on both road & track, including Olympic gold in the team pursuit in 2008 & 2012, and is the reigning Commonwealth Games road racing champ. His most notable professional victory was at last year’s Paris-Nice, where he took the overall win.

Team Sky has been on Pinarello brand since their inception in 2010, and is greatly involved in the testing and development of new models, also working closely with Shimano hence the first race bike we’ve seen fitted with bits of the new Dura-Ace Di2 R9170 groupset. This new Pinarello F10 evolves from the F8 model, but retains the F8’s flatback tube profiles. A fresh downtube design, inherited from the Pinarello Bolide TT bike, is designed to shield water bottles from the wind. Click on through for more…

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Geraint Thomas is a Welsh born pro, racing for Team Sky since 2010. Prior to that, he was aboard Barloworld, a team of South African origin. He’s enjoyed considerable success on both road & track, including Olympic gold in the team pursuit in 2008 & 2012, and is the reigning Commonwealth Games road racing champ. His most notable professional […]

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TDU 2017 Tech: Peter Sagan’s Disc Brake Specialized Venge & Gold Wheels!

Peter Sagan needs little introduction – two time and current World Champion, even a Junior Mountain Bike World Champion back in 2008. Along with these and many other wins and accomplishments, Peter is a rider with serious skills and charisma on and off the bike. To kick off 2017, Peter returns to Adelaide, South Australia and the Tour Down Under, the race where he made his Pro Tour debut with Liquigas way back in 2010. Disc brakes are being re-introduced into the World Tour this year, and many teams are experimenting with the technology. Peter Sagan has a disc brake Venge at his disposal, which he has used during training in Adelaide, and may or may not see action when the race starts? It gets the same custom deeply shiny paint job we saw on his rim brake a couple of weeks back.

Click on through for more about the bike…

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Peter Sagan needs little introduction – two time and current World Champion, even a Junior Mountain Bike World Champion back in 2008. Along with these and many other wins and accomplishments, Peter is a rider with serious skills and charisma on and off the bike. To kick off 2017, Peter returns to Adelaide, South Australia and […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Stellenbosch, South Africa

bikerumor pic of the day Stellenbosch, South Africa

bikerumor pic of the day Stellenbosch, South Africa

Photo submitted by Brantley Stephens, “A panorama shot from the trails at Stellenbosch Mountain in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It’s part of the Eden/Paradyskloof trail system, an awesome, well groomed playground in the middle of South Africa’s wine country!”

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 Brantley Stephens, “A panorama shot from the trails at Stellenbosch Mountain in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It’s part of the Eden/Paradyskloof trail system, an awesome, well groomed playground in the middle of South Africa’s wine country!” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our […]

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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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