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Fulcrum Racing Zero Goes Carbon with new 30mm Tubular or Clincher Rim

Fulcrum’s flagship wheel is getting an upgrade. What can you do to improve a wheel that is already loved by so many? The obvious answer is carbon. …

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Top Of The 401 Trail

Photo submitted by Paul Rahn, “Top of the 401 Trail in Crested Butte with an afternoon rain storm rolling in.”<p>We always love to see your photos and …

Trek Road and Pavement 2015: Spec, Prices, and Details for What’s New

With Trek World US all wrapped up, we have a pretty good idea of what’s in store for 2015. Like many manufacturers, well will see bigger tires, more …

Commencal Launches the New Meta AM V4, New Suspension Design Offers Lighter, Lively Ride

Introduced back in 2005, the Meta has been a fixture in Commencal’s line as “enduro” cut its teeth. Now in its fourth iteration, the Meta AM sees one …

ENVE Rigid Carbon Mountain Forks Now Shipping, Thru Axle, Adjustable Geometry, and Mini Fender Come Standard

You won’t just find ENVE carbon forks on the skinny tire bikes anymore, their all new carbon Mountain fork is now shipping. With the cat out of the …

Wolf Tooth Components Introduces New Asymmetric Tooth Design, Plus New Line of High End Tools!

If you’re planning on ditching the front derailleur soon, you are not alone. Seemingly overnight, the concept of a 1x drivetrain exploded in …

EB14: Crank Brothers Adds Entry Level Cobalt 1 Wheels, Clever Y-Tools & More

The new Crank Brothers Cobalt 1 wheels bring their paired spoke design to a much lower price point.<p>They have a 21mm inside rim width using the same …

Thomson Covert Dropper Seatposts Now Shipping, New Stem Sizes Pop Up, Too

Thomson’s been teasing and testing their Covert stealth dropper posts for some time, but like with the original, they’ve used those days/weeks/months …

Issi Trail Pedals Nearly Ready for a Spin

As one of the newest brands to QBP’s ever growing product line, iSSi pedals have been designed to provide options over the standard SPD. Introduced …

Ghost Testing All-New 650B North Shore Downhill Mountain Bike

Ghost Bikes is testing a prototype next generation North Shore downhill bike at the UCI World Cup race in Meribél, France, by pro team rider Johannes …

New Raceface SIXC Cranks Get Official

Although Santa Cruz has been quietly shipping the redesigned SIXC cranks on the new Santa Cruz Nomad for over a month, Raceface only officially …

Get Your Kid Some Sick Kick Bikes From Muna and Yuba (UPDATED)

As cycling innovations go, the kick/scoot/balance bike will probably have the biggest impact when it comes to getting more people to ride. Embraced …

Shimano Goes Enduro w/ New Trail Shoes & Hydration Packs

Jumping on a bandwagon a bit quicker than normal, Shimano has just added three new enduro shoes and a similarly enabled pack to their gear line.<p>The …

Kettle Cycles Redesigns SiCCC Carbon Fiber Brake Rotors, Adds Colors & New Metallic Pads

Since our first experience with Kettle Cycles’ SiCCC (Silicon Carbide Carbon Ceramic) brake rotors, founder Aaron Stephens has been very, very busy. …

Mad Max Meets Rat Rod Culture at McFly Customs

Fixed gear, steel frame, no brakes. There are only so many ways to build a track bike. Yet inventive fabricators always seem to find ways of pushing …

Photo Gallery – More 2015 Specialized Mountain Bikes & One More Road Tire

If you thought our first round up of 2015 bikes from Specialized was lacking in gravity oriented models, your wait is over. We’ve also found more …

Northwave Teases Michelin Collaboration, Wild Grip’r Shoes Stepping Out?

We just received an invite to see a “revolutionary project by Northwave in collaboration with Michelin” to debut at<p>InterbikeEurobike. At first, the …

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Bee’s Bikes

Photos submitted by Stewart Harris of Bee’s Bikes – Handmade wooden bicycles made in Idaho.<p>We always love to see your photos and would like to show …

Danny MacAskill…. At the Playboy Mansion?

We debated posting this for obvious reasons. There is some incredible riding involved, and we have no doubt that Danny enjoyed himself during the …

Rockshox RS-1 Inverted XC Suspension Fork – First Impressions & Actual Weights

If you want to turn the mountain bike suspension world upside down, just create a fork that flips convention on its head, uses proprietary parts and …

Bike Check: Greg LeMond’s Mavic Equipped 1989 TVT Carbon

It seems fitting that right after getting to see Greg LeMond’s TVT Carbon race bike at the Mavic 125th Anniversary presentation, that ESPN would air …

Suplest Introduces S8+ Road, XC Shoes & New All-Mountain X.1 Trail Shoe

Adding to their already extensive line of Swiss-designed cycling shoes, the new Suplest S8+ is the creme of their crop. Available in road and …

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Chicot State Park, Louisiana

Photo submitted by Adam Rouillier, “The swamps of Chicot State Park in Louisiana. Great views of the swamp along the 22 mile trail are beautiful. It …

All-New Bionicon Edison EVO Enduro Mountain Bike Adjusts Suspension, Angles & Wheel Size

Bionicon isn’t a household name here in the States (though they do have distribution here), but they’ve developed some pretty interesting technology …

First Look: New Carbon Devinci Spartan Enduro Bike- Plus Actual Weight

Built long, slack and low, the Spartan is an everyday trail weapon bringing 160mm of split pivot powered travel to the battle. The 27.5″ version of …

First Look: Meet The New Asymmetric & Concentric Specialized Demo Carbon

Between a paradigm shift in mountain bike wheel sizes, and a gradual evolution in geometry, the landscape of the modern downhill bike is dramatically …

Review: Recon’s 120g Cassette is Light, But Maybe Not Right

This past spring, I installed the alloy Recon 11-28 cassette despite it’s warnings that weight savings come at the expense of durability. But at just …

Speedplay Zero Pavé Finally Clipping into Bikes Near You

The Speedplay Zero Pavé may have taken its time to get to retailers’ shelves, but the classics inspired pedal is finally here. Originally spotted on …

First Look: All New Five Ten Kestrel Clipless Shoes, Women’s Models, and New Lifestyle Kicks

After four years of development and being written off by many consumers as vapor ware, the long awaited Kestrel clipless shoes from Five Ten are …

First Look! New 27.5″ Lauf Carbon Leaf Spring Fork Pounces Into Action

Just one year after introducing the Lauf TR29 carbon suspension fork, the Icelandic team has shrunk the design to create the 650B-ready Lauf TR275 …