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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Snow Day – Stockholm, Sweden

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Photo submitted by Anders Modin, “Last week, Stockholm was surprised by really heavy snowfall, and almost all traffic – buses, subway, taxis, cars – were knocked out for almost two days. As usual, the bike was the most reliable way of getting from A to B – on almost empty streets. So peaceful! I’m riding my Niner SIR9 with a Rohloff Speedhub 14.”

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Photo submitted by Anders Modin, “Last week, Stockholm was surprised by really heavy snowfall, and almost all traffic – buses, subway, taxis, cars – were knocked out for almost two days. As usual, the bike was the most reliable way of getting from A to B – on almost empty streets. So peaceful! I’m riding […]

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Found: FSA quick release saddle clamps make commuter bikes safer

FSA seatpost with quick release saddle clamp so you can take your bicycle seat with you

Once you find a saddle and seat position you like, woe be to the one who messes with it. FSA understands, and that’s why they made the QR seatposts. We first saw these as a prototype at Sea Otter 2014, after which there was apparently enough interest for them to put it into production. You set your saddle position like normal, using the bottom bolt to lock in their “Nano” adjust placement. The fore-aft position is set using a bolt on the bottom of the red part, which is fully contained when the clamp section is removed for safe keeping. A lever at the back acts like any other quick release lever – just flip it open and slide out the clamp and your saddle comes with you…

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Once you find a saddle and seat position you like, woe be to the one who messes with it. FSA understands, and that’s why they made the QR seatposts. We first saw these as a prototype at Sea Otter 2014, after which there was apparently enough interest for them to put it into production. You set […]

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Astana & FSA tease K-Force WE equipped Argon18 bikes from training camp

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We’ve seen with FSA sponsoring Pro Tour teams over the last couple years, that  it was tough to get their wheels, cranks, components, and limited road group offerings in the professional peloton when they couldn’t deliver a complete solution for a whole pro team for their entire season. That was really one of the biggest driving forces in the development of their new K-Force WE semi-wireless groupset introduced last summer. Now that they can provide a complete drivetrain offering for both road and TT, FSA has secured a solid position in the pro ranks where they can exhibit their bars, stems & seatposts, and Vision wheels all around their new K-Force WE road and Metron TT groups. With that settled, FSA is moving into 2017 as a big sponsor of Astana Cycling and is gearing up at the team training camp in Calpe where they are teasing images of the team’s FSA equipped bikes…

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We’ve seen with FSA sponsoring Pro Tour teams over the last couple years, that  it was tough to get their wheels, cranks, components, and limited road group offerings in the professional peloton when they couldn’t deliver a complete solution for a whole pro team for their entire season. That was really one of the biggest driving forces […]

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Redfrog leaps into women’s cycling wear with full featured merino kit

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all photos by Missy Davis, courtesy Redfrog

After a 5000 mile trip riding across the US a few years back, Redfrog Athletics founder Jaimee Erickson was inspired to create technical riding clothing for women that would make her as comfortable on as it was off the bike. The crop of women-specific cycling kit is improving, but there are lots of flowers & butterflies that just don’t appeal to all women. And as my own wife has complained, it is all to common to find a nice looking women’s jersey that leaves out some obvious feature, like rear pockets.

Erickson’s solution was to make it herself – she was a designer already anyway – and now a couple of years of design & development later and Redfrog is launching with a boost from a crowdfunding campaign that has already passed its early targets. The brand is kicking off with a line of women’s cycling clothing with four core pieces: three different jersey variants and a light jacket, all made of a mix of soft, functional merino wool and a blend of synthetic fibers to balance performance and fit. Take a closer look and get the full information on the pre-order below the fold…

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After a 5000 mile trip riding across the US a few years back, Redfrog Athletics founder Jaimee Erickson was inspired to create technical riding clothing for women that would make her as comfortable on as it was off the bike. The crop of women-specific cycling kit is improving, but there are lots of flowers & […]

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Mike Pryde starts over with Chapter2 road bikes, teases first model

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After many years with the NeilPryde BMW design group, which brought us the NeilPryde bicycles among other non-cycling endeavors, Mike Pryde has created his own brand of high performance road bikes.

Called Chapter2, the first bike will be an aero model with both disc and rim brake versions. It’s being designed in New Zealand, and the pic here shows slow speed wind tunnel testing at Auckland University. Code named CP-BO1, the bike won’t come out until July 2017, but we expect plenty of teasers leading up to the launch. Pryde says he’ll send us more info early in the new year, and you can get on their mailing list at Chapter2Bikes.com until then.



After many years with the NeilPryde BMW design group, which brought us the NeilPryde bicycles among other non-cycling endeavors, Mike Pryde has created his own brand of high performance road bikes. Called Chapter2, the first bike will be an aero model with both disc and rim brake versions. It’s being designed in New Zealand, and […]

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Charity rides go digital: Ride On Zwiftathon to benefit World Bicycle Relief

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Want to ride a charity event without ever leaving your house? You can do just that this coming Saturday, December 3rd which marks the second annual 24 hour Zwiftathon. It’s just like normal Zwift riding, only this time you’ll be riding with one of the largest virtual cycling communities at one time including pros like Jens Voight, Matt Hayman, Andy Hampsten, Lauren ten Dam, and more. In fact, there’s actually a WBR Ride with Andy Hampsten & Team 7-Eleven during the Zwiftathon at 11 am EST.

Set over the course of 24 hours, the goal for the entire community is to reach 250,000 miles (402.3K km). If that happens, Trek will donate $45,000 to World Bicycle Relief. Further fundraising will be met through individuals who register and set up their own fundraising page. Those who participate in the fundraising for the event will be entered to win various prizes and the top fundraiser will ride home on a real life Trek Project One Madone with SRAM eTap and Zipp wheels plus a CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive trainer to make those Zwift sessions even more fun.

At the end of the day all of the donations go straight to World Bicycle Relief so you can feel good about your fundraising and your miles on the trainer. Head over to World Bicycle Relief to register (which is free). Don’t have Zwift? If you download the free 14 day trial now, you should be good for the Zwiftathon.

 



Want to ride a charity event without ever leaving your house? You can do just that this coming Saturday, December 3rd which marks the second annual 24 hour Zwiftathon. It’s just like normal Zwift riding, only this time you’ll be riding with one of the largest virtual cycling communities at one time including pros like […]

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Video: Blackburn Rangers take on Wyoming’s Great Basin

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Ferocious head winds, limited water, and desert roads. Sounds like a terrible place to ride a bike, right? Maybe. It turns out, that with proper planning and the right gear, riding through Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin through the Red Desert can be an unforgettable ride. Especially, if you have a friend to share the adventure. In the latest video from the Blackburn Ranger program, Katie Hawkins and Laura Brigham set out to tackle the Great Divide route. And while the duo successfully completed their journey, the latest episode of Out There focuses on their ride through the Great Basin of Wyoming…

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Ferocious head winds, limited water, and desert roads. Sounds like a terrible place to ride a bike, right? Maybe. It turns out, that with proper planning and the right gear, riding through Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin through the Red Desert can be an unforgettable ride. Especially, if you have a friend to share the adventure. […]

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Tour lesser known European mountain roads with Podia Roadventures in 2017

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We first met the man behind Podia a couple of years ago after he moved to Kraków, Poland and started blogging about cycling around Central & Eastern Europe, not far from our Prague office. In fact, I think I first ran into Max in Prague while he was doing some road riding adventure with the folks from Czech bike builder Festka. Well, Podia grew from a blog about riding culture to an online shop for nicely designed cycling kit, and now they’ve expanded once more.

Earlier this year Podia organized their first Roadventure travel trip for cyclists coming from all over Europe to experience the lesser traveled roads of the Tatra mountains on the Polish/Slovak border. That trip apparently was run as a feeler to test the response to an alternative option for fully-supported road touring, and the response was great. So, Podia is coming back in the first half of 2017 with two extended-weekend-long trips to the roads of the Tatras. I’ve spent a good bit of time in those mountains myself, and think they are one of the hidden treasure of Europe. Pricing for the small group trips seems reasonable and their adventure guide itineraries look interesting, so hop past the break and get the full details, plus a video preview…

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We first met the man behind Podia a couple of years ago after he moved to Kraków, Poland and started blogging about cycling around Central & Eastern Europe, not far from our Prague office. In fact, I think I first ran into Max in Prague while he was doing some road riding adventure with the folks from Czech […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Michigan Cyclocross State Championships

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Photo submitted by Scott Gustafson, “This is my son Judah on the flyover at the MI state cyclocross championships on 11/19. It had just started snowing and was bitter cold. He took 3 state titles that day!”

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 Scott Gustafson, “This is my son Judah on the flyover at the MI state cyclocross championships on 11/19. It had just started snowing and was bitter cold. He took 3 state titles that day!” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our […]

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