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NAHBS 2017: Oddity Cycles gears up with super divide bike, Paul Price commissioned Ghostship

When I sat down with Burnsey, the builder behind Oddity Cycles and shopmate to the famous Corbin “Rough Diamond” Brady, to talk about his action-packed booth at NAHBS, I first asked him what he was most excited about. “I’m really excited about the purple adventure bike.”  That’s right, our favorite cantankerous one-speed hero was gaga over a geared bike he built for himself – and it’s easy to see why.

Runners up for most exciting includes a 24in fat bike, to follow his 20in fat bike last year, and a titanium 29+ bike made for one of his cycling heroes… no big deal…

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When I sat down with Burnsey, the builder behind Oddity Cycles and shopmate to the famous Corbin “Rough Diamond” Brady, to talk about his action-packed booth at NAHBS, I first asked him what he was most excited about. “I’m really excited about the purple adventure bike.”  That’s right, our favorite cantankerous one-speed hero was gaga […]

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The Build Cycle Podcast #008 – Breck Epic’s Mike McCormack

Ever thought about putting on a bike race? Or a consumer expo? Or any other type of event?  Mike McCormack, founder of the Breck Epic, the Vail Outlier and his own PR firm has a few words for you. Actually, more than a few…he’s a talker, and our conversation meanders to and fro, but it’s filled with hard won lessons and deep thoughts about what it takes to make a successful event. This is a killer episode!

Want more? Check out the show notes, photos and other good stuff from this episode at The Build Cycle!



Ever thought about putting on a bike race? Or a consumer expo? Or any other type of event?  Mike McCormack, founder of the Breck Epic, the Vail Outlier and his own PR firm has a few words for you. Actually, more than a few…he’s a talker, and our conversation meanders to and fro, but it’s […]

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TPE17: Clever commuter, mountain bike pedals from Xpedo & Wellgo

The new Xpedo Ambix is a flip-flop clipless-or-flat mountain bike pedal that lets you snap into it on one side, or sty loose on the flats on the other. But not too loose, thanks to 10 replaceable pins threaded into the 6061 alloy body. They come in five colors, get micro-adjustable tension and sealed cartridge bearings.

These aren’t an entirely new concept…for that, there’s the commuter options from Wellgo…

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The new Xpedo Ambix is a flip-flop clipless-or-flat mountain bike pedal that lets you snap into it on one side, or sty loose on the flats on the other. But not too loose, thanks to 10 replaceable pins threaded into the 6061 alloy body. They come in five colors, get micro-adjustable tension and sealed cartridge […]

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BFS2017: Made to order bags from Tim Tas & Rek, before bikepacking was cool; plus custom Lester Cycles

Tim Tas & Rek makes custom randonneur and porteur bags in the Netherlands. If you haven’t seen those French names for bike touring styles in a while, it is probably because the explosion of rack-less bikepacking bags have somewhat eclipsed the original all-road tourists. That was in part, due both to an attempt to shed weight, as much as it was just to fit bags on bikes without proper rack braze-ons. In any case, bikepacking wouldn’t be where it is today without randonneur, and there is still a lot to be said for a completely custom, made-to-order set of touring bags tailored not just to your bike, but to what kind of adventures you have in mind. To mount their bags on your bike Tim Tas crafts their own reasonably priced tubular stainless steel racks and worked with friend & frame builder Lester Cycles for this customer’s touring bike to showcase the complete bag setup…

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Tim Tas & Rek makes custom randonneur and porteur bags in the Netherlands. If you haven’t seen those French names for bike touring styles in a while, it is probably because the explosion of rack-less bikepacking bags have somewhat eclipsed the original all-road tourists. That was in part, due both to an attempt to shed […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: South Table Mountain – Golden, CO

bikerumor pic of the day South Table Mountain in Golden, CO

bikerumor pic of the day South Table Mountain in Golden, CO

Photo submitted by Geoff, “I took this picture on South Table Mountain in Golden, CO, where the parks service had just finished a prescribed burn because of our unusually dry winter.”

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 Geoff, “I took this picture on South Table Mountain in Golden, CO, where the parks service had just finished a prescribed burn because of our unusually dry winter.” 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 […]

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Commencal gets Furious with all new DH platform

Commencal was looking to shake things up a bit in their gravity fueled line-up, so they developed an all-new bike that simplifies their suspension design to bring proper DH race capabilities into a more affordable package. At the same time, while only a few riders dedicate their time exclusively to racing downhill, the new Furious is just as happy to bang through the gate as it is to spend its time playing in the Freeride park. The new aluminum bike opts for a 200mm travel, high-pivot faux-bar design built off the technology of Commencal’s World Cup proven Supreme DH line and popular Meta AM enduro bikes

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Commencal was looking to shake things up a bit in their gravity fueled line-up, so they developed an all-new bike that simplifies their suspension design to bring proper DH race capabilities into a more affordable package. At the same time, while only a few riders dedicate their time exclusively to racing downhill, the new Furious […]

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NAHBS 2017: Enduro rolls their own headsets, Ultra-Torque Bottom Brackets for T47, BB92, more



White Industries wasn’t the only company introducing a line of headsets at NAHBS this year. Known for their huge array of bearings and bearing related tools, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Enduro was showing a bunch of headset prototypes at the show. Perhaps more important than headsets though, Enduro was also showing a full run of Campagnolo Ultra-Torque bottom brackets for a few hard to find standards…

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 White Industries wasn’t the only company introducing a line of headsets at NAHBS this year. Known for their huge array of bearings and bearing related tools, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Enduro was showing a bunch of headset prototypes at the show. Perhaps more important than headsets though, Enduro was also […]

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Fizik lowers the price for off-road performance w/ carbon reinforced M4B mountain Bike shoes

We saw Fi’zi:k’s shiny new M3B mountain bike shoes when they were introduced beside some new shorts last fall. The new top-of-the-line off-road shoes get a completely revised single Boa dial layout of the reinforced synthetic Microtex & leather upper for improved fit and durability, plus a full carbon sole. Then, just over the weekend Fizik introduced another new version – the M4B – that takes the best of the new design and fit and pairs it with a different sole to bring the price down a good bit. And while we get behind the idea of ultimate stiffness in a road shoe or for proper XC racing, for the most part recreational mountain bikers could benefit from a tiny bit of flex in their trail shoes, so these new carbon reinforced kicks look like they could be just the ticket to hit your local singletrack…

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We saw Fi’zi:k’s shiny new M3B mountain bike shoes when they were introduced beside some new shorts last fall. The new top-of-the-line off-road shoes get a completely revised single Boa dial layout of the reinforced synthetic Microtex & leather upper for improved fit and durability, plus a full carbon sole. Then, just over the weekend Fizik introduced […]

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Faster still: Eric Barone hits 141 mph for a new Mountain Bike World Speed Record

It’s well known that Eric Barone has a penchant for speed. About this time two years ago, we were writing about how he had just broken his own record in the French Alps with a speed of 223.30 km/h, or 138.75 mph. Apparently, without others to compete with, Eric is perfectly happy pushing the limits to break his own record again and again. The ‘Red Baron’ narrowly beat his own record with an incredible run of 227.720 Km/h or 141.498 mph – though instability at high speed almost made everything go horribly wrong…

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It’s well known that Eric Barone has a penchant for speed. About this time two years ago, we were writing about how he had just broken his own record in the French Alps with a speed of 223.30 km/h, or 138.75 mph. Apparently, without others to compete with, Eric is perfectly happy pushing the limits to […]

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