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Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 1: Bontrager gets visible with Halo, adds S1 and S2 Softshell Kits

Every year, when colder weather rolls around it seems that there is a continual battle between riding outside and training indoors. As trainer technology continues to improve, fall and winter clothing also gets better making it easier than ever to get outside. Cold weather clothing isn’t just about staying warm though – you don’t have to look very far to find a too-close-for-comfort moment out on the road, so staying visible is as important as ever.

Along with a new winter clothing system designated as S1/S2, Bontrager is diving into visibility with their Halo initiative. Instead of just focusing on high visibility or reflective hits, the Halo products blend the two based on studies of how the eye of drivers see and react to both. The goal is to provide total visibility either day or night as well as providing needed warmth at the S1 level…

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Every year, when colder weather rolls around it seems that there is a continual battle between riding outside and training indoors. As trainer technology continues to improve, fall and winter clothing also gets better making it easier than ever to get outside. Cold weather clothing isn’t just about staying warm though – you don’t have to […]

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Prototype Vittoria cyclocross tires raced at CX Nationals

prototype vittoria cyclocross tires for 2017

Spotted under Robert Marion and Adam Myers were three prototype cyclocross tires from Vittoria. Marion mentioned them in his bike check video, then led us in for a closer look where we received additional intel from reliable sources who shall remain unnamed.

The tires are drastically different than Vittoria’s current offerings, and the technical specs won’t come until their official launch (planned for Sea Otter in April), but we did learn that they’ll be offered in both clincher tubeless (31/33/40 mm widths) and tubular (31/33 mm widths). The tread patterns will include the all conditions shown above, plus a mud version and a file tread, each with very interesting designs…

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Spotted under Robert Marion and Adam Myers were three prototype cyclocross tires from Vittoria. Marion mentioned them in his bike check video, then led us in for a closer look where we received additional intel from reliable sources who shall remain unnamed. The tires are drastically different than Vittoria’s current offerings, and the technical specs […]

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Lattis’ Ellipse smart lock runs on the sun and warns your folks when you crash

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Ellipse smart lock, on bars

You’ve gotta love modern times – there are now ‘smart city’ companies out there working specifically to develop technologies that will make urban living easier and more efficient than ever before. San-Francisco’s Lattis is one of these companies, and they’ve come up with a clever new smart lock for bike commuters and bike-share programs.

The Ellipse Smart Bike Lock was recently introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This U-lock uses Bluetooth technology to enable locking/unlocking from your phone, real-time theft and crash alerts, and the ability to set up keyless bike sharing within your trusted circle of friends. The Ellipse also features a solar panel which produces more power than you might expect…
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You’ve gotta love modern times – there are now ‘smart city’ companies out there working specifically to develop technologies that will make urban living easier and more efficient than ever before. San-Francisco’s Lattis is one of these companies, and they’ve come up with a clever new smart lock for bike commuters and bike-share programs. The […]

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Video proof that fat biking can be a shocking good time

The next time you’re out on a ride, you may want to think twice about hopping that fence. Or at least make sure it’s not electric and live. In this case the fence was “only a little bit live” but that didn’t stop this trio of cyclists from having a hell of a time getting the bike untangled from its shocking captivity. Eventually, Mike, Paul, and Al manage to get the bike free, but not without a lot of laughing, and a few choice words…

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The next time you’re out on a ride, you may want to think twice about hopping that fence. Or at least make sure it’s not electric and live. In this case the fence was “only a little bit live” but that didn’t stop this trio of cyclists from having a hell of a time getting […]

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Found: Bike Trainer Tape offers stick on protection for pricey treads?

It’s peak trainer season for most of us, and if your bike is mounted up your tires are at risk. Stationary trainers put a lot of wear and tear very quickly into your rear tire because the drum has to be forced tightly into the tire to prevent slipping, and you’re riding in the same spot of the tire the entire time. For most of us, that leaves three options – just deal with accelerated wear to your tires and replace them at the start of the season, mount up one of your old tires to a spare wheel, or go full out with a dedicated trainer wheel and trainer tire which are said to offer better grip on the drum.

Apparently, there’s now a fourth option which involves tape. Yes, Bike Trainer Tape is an adhesive protective layer that is meant to be applied directly to your tire with claims of keeping those pricey tires in good shape…

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It’s peak trainer season for most of us, and if your bike is mounted up your tires are at risk. Stationary trainers put a lot of wear and tear very quickly into your rear tire because the drum has to be forced tightly into the tire to prevent slipping, and you’re riding in the same […]

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Pinarello responds & refutes infringement claims from Velocite

Right after the recent introduction of the new aero Pinarello Dogma F10, we saw an open letter by Victor Major of Velocite claiming that the new design infringed on his patented Intellectual Property. The topic at issue was the concave trailing section to the downtube with a water bottle tucked into it. But with a response today from Cicli Pinarello, unsurprisingly it seems that not everything in that open letter was as cut and dry as it seems. According to Pinarello they did in fact respond to what seems to have been a vague initial communication after the release of their new Bolide, and were waiting to hear back from Velocite. That never happened, so they only now seem to have found out what the concern was in the first place. Pinarello’s response wants to clear up the issue and move forward. Read on for more and the full response after the break…

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Right after the recent introduction of the new aero Pinarello Dogma F10, we saw an open letter by Victor Major of Velocite claiming that the new design infringed on his patented Intellectual Property. The topic at issue was the concave trailing section to the downtube with a water bottle tucked into it. But with a response today from Cicli Pinarello, […]

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Get a Praxis + 4iiii power meter crank for just $500

As power meter technology continues to expand and come down in price, more riders are able to take advantage of training with power. We first got wind of the limited edition Zayante + Power crankset that Praxis Works was producing last spring. Available only in the US & Canada, the pair up between Praxis & 4iiii makes for a simple clean installation and is still one of the most affordable ways to get a power meter on your road bike. Apparently the cooperation has been fruitful, as Praxis had been completely sold out for a while. But with another road season looming and time to get in those winter training base miles, the  Zayante + Power cranks are available once again…

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As power meter technology continues to expand and come down in price, more riders are able to take advantage of training with power. We first got wind of the limited edition Zayante + Power crankset that Praxis Works was producing last spring. Available only in the US & Canada, the pair up between Praxis & […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Florida Everglades

bikerumor pic of the day vultures bike ride in the florida everglades

Photo submitted by Ross Lukoff, “Here’s a pic I took of Scary Gary Mendenhall while doing a gravel ride for my birthday in the Florida Everglades, outside of Miami. There were about 200 turkey vultures blocking the trail cause they were picking on a dead python. The winter rides are so rough in sunny South Florida.”

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 Ross Lukoff, “Here’s a pic I took of Scary Gary Mendenhall while doing a gravel ride for my birthday in the Florida Everglades, outside of Miami. There were about 200 turkey vultures blocking the trail cause they were picking on a dead python. The winter rides are so rough in sunny South […]

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Canfield Brothers EPO mountain bike gets a shot in the arm, now comes in XL

We built up the EPO earlier this year as a “World’s Funnest Bike” project and loved it, but it’s already getting some fine tuning to give it stealth dropper routing and a new gloss black finish. Oh, and a new XL size option.

All of that’s paired with its already very short 16.3″ (414mm) chainstays, slack head angle (66.8º with a 140mm fork) and ISCG05 tabs to make it about as close to a “downhill” hardtail as you’re likely to find. Which was the point when the bike debuted in 2015, to offer a freeride style hardtail mountain bike that could descend as well as it could climb. And save weight over the alloy Yelli Screamy – the EPO’s frame comes in at a claimed 1,450g. More pics below…

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We built up the EPO earlier this year as a “World’s Funnest Bike” project and loved it, but it’s already getting some fine tuning to give it stealth dropper routing and a new gloss black finish. Oh, and a new XL size option. All of that’s paired with its already very short 16.3″ (414mm) chainstays, […]

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