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TDU 2017 Tech: Richie Porte’s BMC Team Machine SLR01

BMC Racing is a UCI WorldTour professional racing team, sponsored by Swiss-based bicycle manufacturer, BMC. The team is co-owned by Andy Riis, owner of BMC bicycles, and Jim Ochowicz, founder of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team.

BMC became active in the professional peloton in 2001 with the now-defunct Phonak Cycling Team. The original iteration of the Team Machine bike was in aluminum – nowadays there is not a single aluminum frame to be seen among the WorldTour teams – carbon fiber dominates. Richie Porte has been with BMC Racing since 2016, and is the favorite for overall honors at the 2017 Tour Down Under.

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BMC Racing is a UCI WorldTour professional racing team, sponsored by Swiss-based bicycle manufacturer, BMC. The team is co-owned by Andy Riis, owner of BMC bicycles, and Jim Ochowicz, founder of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team. BMC became active in the professional peloton in 2001 with the now-defunct Phonak Cycling Team. The original iteration of the […]

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Bikerumor Exclusive: Kogel Bearings seeks testers for new SRAM Eagle ceramic derailleur pulleys

Vogel Bearings SRAM Eagle derailleur pulleys with ceramic bearings

Kogel Bearings SRAM Eagle derailleur pulleys with ceramic bearings

Kogel Bearings is expanding their range of ceramic bearing derailleur pulleys to mountain bikes with the upcoming SRAM Eagle models. The wheels are made of aluminum, rolling on Grade 3 ABEC 5 hybrid ceramic bearings with steel races, same as what’s used in their bottom brackets, plus their off road seals to keep gunk out. The upper wheel has 12 teeth and the lower has 14.

They’re not available yet, but Kogel’s giving Bikerumor readers the chance to test them as part of their final testing phase. They have ten pre-production samples and want real rider feedback before pulling the trigger on a larger delivery. Interested?

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Kogel Bearings is expanding their range of ceramic bearing derailleur pulleys to mountain bikes with the upcoming SRAM Eagle models. The wheels are made of aluminum, rolling on Grade 3 ABEC 5 hybrid ceramic bearings with steel races, same as what’s used in their bottom brackets, plus their off road seals to keep gunk out. The […]

Posted in Industry News, Mountain Bike8 Comments

Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 2: Pearl Izumi’s awesome thermal jerseys, MTB pants, more

The photo above sort of sums up our winter to date. We’ve had a few days with true wintry conditions, but for the most part it’s been warmer than average and increasingly rainy. However, it has been cold enough at points to test out some cold weather gear, and while there was no snow for our Global Fat Bike Day ride, it was chilly enough to don the new Pearl Izumi Launch Thermal jersey and some ridiculous shades, because, why not?

The jersey is just one of a number of new pieces from Pearl Izumi, which show some big improvements…

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The photo above sort of sums up our winter to date. We’ve had a few days with true wintry conditions, but for the most part it’s been warmer than average and increasingly rainy. However, it has been cold enough at points to test out some cold weather gear, and while there was no snow for […]

Posted in Clothes-Gear, Clothing-Gear-Tools, Feature, Mountain Bike, Reviews, Road Bike5 Comments

Must Watch: Bas Keep’s death defying wall rides

“When you wear hi-viz jackets, people just don’t really even, look at you.” Words to live by if you need to blend in to do some, uh, filming. Everywhere you look in the city, you’ll see them – walls. Most of the time they go by relatively unnoticed, unless you have the ability to see lines where others don’t. Sebastian ‘Bas’ Keep is a madman on a BMX bike, and in his latest project (which actually went down in 2015) he searches out some of the most insane wall rides imaginable with the help of his friends, some massive ramps, and some hi-viz jackets…

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“When you wear hi-viz jackets, people just don’t really even, look at you.” Words to live by if you need to blend in to do some, uh, filming. Everywhere you look in the city, you’ll see them – walls. Most of the time they go by relatively unnoticed, unless you have the ability to see lines […]

Posted in BMX, Video21 Comments

Whisky No. 7 RD+ fork provides option for straight steerer, rim brake, 650b Road Plus

Whisky’s new fork was the focal point of the newest All-City Mr. Pink, but it’s also available as a stand alone fork. Why does that matter? Well, in terms of what the No.7 RD+ offers, there isn’t a lot out there that fits the bill. Between the massive tire clearance and the complete lack of disc brake mounts, this fork is in stark contrast to the current trends. Which means it might just be the perfect fork for builders out there who just haven’t been able to find what they were looking for…

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Whisky’s new fork was the focal point of the newest All-City Mr. Pink, but it’s also available as a stand alone fork. Why does that matter? Well, in terms of what the No.7 RD+ offers, there isn’t a lot out there that fits the bill. Between the massive tire clearance and the complete lack of disc […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: White Mesa Trails, New Mexico

bikerumor pic of the day Mountain biking From the highest point of White Mesa Trails, New Mexico

bikerumor pic of the day Mountain biking From the highest point of White Mesa Trails, New Mexico

Photo submitted by Roger Stukey, “From the highest point of White Mesa Trails, New Mexico.”

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 Roger Stukey, “From the highest point of White Mesa Trails, New Mexico.” 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.

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Browse, Compare, and buy Kona bikes with new Ride Online Program

You can buy just about anything online these days, so naturally bikes are next. Many companies have already made the transition to online sales of some sort, though how they go about it varies from one to another. Kona announced today that they would be throwing their hat into the online sales ring with the Kona Ride Online USA and Ride Online Canada. Consumers can purchase the bikes online but then will have to head to the Kona dealer of their choice to pick it up…

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You can buy just about anything online these days, so naturally bikes are next. Many companies have already made the transition to online sales of some sort, though how they go about it varies from one to another. Kona announced today that they would be throwing their hat into the online sales ring with the […]

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Shimano closes the gap on premium road clothing with S-Phyre Cycling Apparel

Following the launch of the S-Phyre line of premium footwear, yesterday at the Tour Down Under Shimano announced that the line would be expanding to clothing. Following the same concept of using the best materials and construction to create clothing with “numerically proven results,” the S-Phyre clothing lineup will initially include a skinsuit, jersey and bib short combo, gloves, and socks. Looking for performance gains wherever possible, the skinsuit, bib short, and jersey are the only Shimano clothing pieces made in Japan and draw on their knowledge gained from Bikefitting.com to create anatomically designed clothing that both cheats the wind and remains comfortable while on the bike…

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Following the launch of the S-Phyre line of premium footwear, yesterday at the Tour Down Under Shimano announced that the line would be expanding to clothing. Following the same concept of using the best materials and construction to create clothing with “numerically proven results,” the S-Phyre clothing lineup will initially include a skinsuit, jersey and […]

Posted in Clothing-Gear-Tools11 Comments

Pro Bike Check: Cycle-Smart Adam Myerson’s geared-and-single Kind Human Kudu

Cycle-Smart’s Adam Myerson snagged the 45+ Elite Masters Men’s win with his fully geared Kind Human Kudu, then stripped the cassette, zip tied the shifter lever to the brake lever, and put in a respectable performance in the Singlespeed category, too. It was only his fourth ever singlespeed race.

Myerson joined the Kind Human team a couple years ago and put out a Cross Camp with the launch of the Kudu. He’s still racing that bike, holding on to the cantilevers while most of his peers have moved onto disc brakes. Why? “Because I’m used to them and they’re lighter. I also run the brakes moto style, a holdover from the 80s when a lot of racers would put the rear brake on the left so they could brake while dismounting.”

Those aren’t the only things that make his bike unique…

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Cycle-Smart’s Adam Myerson snagged the 45+ Elite Masters Men’s win with his fully geared Kind Human Kudu, then stripped the cassette, zip tied the shifter lever to the brake lever, and put in a respectable performance in the Singlespeed category, too. It was only his fourth ever singlespeed race. Myerson joined the Kind Human team […]

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