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IBIS - New Look and New Bike Improvements

September 30th, 2022 12:00am

Looks like 2023 has a lot of NEW instore for riders from IBIS bikes.  For starters, the company has rebranded themselves with complete new Graphics and word treatment.

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Wolf Tooth Launches Lock on MTB Grips

September 21st, 2022 12:00am

You may have not heard of Wolf Tooth Components before even though we have covered some of their other products on the site, so let me re-acquaint you with this great little company out of Minnesota. Yes AMERICAN designed, engineered and manufactured!

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New World Order film - HERE

May 28th, 2021 12:00am

YT Industries sure goes all out for this film by New World Order  Return of The GOAT II.

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Wolf Components New Tool is Slick

November 17th, 2020 12:01am

Unless you are "in-the-know", Wolf Tooth Coponents is not one of the more commonly thrown about brands. But for those of you who are, you know Wold Tooth make some good stuff.

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Wahoo Releases Function Rich Training Watch

ELEMNT RIVAL Watch Brings Wahoo’s Proven, Powerfully Simple Platform to Triathlon and Running for the First TimeWahoo’s first watch gives multi-sport athletes an eye-catching, innovative device to capture all their workout data with unprecedented ease  ATLANTA, November 17, 2020 -- Wahoo’s ELEMNT RIVAL GPS multi-sport watch, unveiled today, offers triathletes and runners the user-centric design and functionality for which Wahoo products have always been known and prized.

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Wahoo Upgrades KICKR Indoor Trainor

August 11th, 2020 12:00am

Wahoo Launches Its Most Accurate KICKR YetFifth-generation smart training improves accuracy, ease of use, and ride feelWahoo, the leader in workout apps and connected fitness devices, is excited to reveal the newest KICKR smart trainer. The fifth-generation KICKRimproves on the legendary realistic ride feel that Wahoo riders prize, and also offers riders a wide range of improvements to elevate every ride.

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New Giro MTB Helmet for $260??

June 25th, 2020 12:00am

When it comes to your safety on two wheels, Never ever sell yourself short and buy a poor quality helmet. I can't emphasise this point enough.

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Major release video on Kenda's new

There sure is a whole lot of buzz going around about the NEW Kenda Pinner gravity tire. After over a year in development and tested with feedback from Aaron Gwin, Brian Lopes, Kyle Strait and a host of top pros, the first two sizes (with more come) are hitting the magaziness, websites and streets.

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Yoshimura brings fresh ideas to the bike market with their first offering

It was only a matter of time until someone finally caught on to the obvious fact that mountain biking and motocross worlds have a serious cross over amount of athletes. Each requiring their own distinct skill sets and equipment with the exception that both are built on two wheeled fun, speed and fitness.

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Buy These Socks and 100% goes to Australia Wildfire cause

Okay I got this message that Defeet is making some cools socks to do their part for the Australian Wildlife during these insane fires. They are Giving 100% of the proceeds to the Australian Wildlife fund to help all the animals being displaced etc. 

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New Sidi Defender 20 - The modern trail shoe from an Icon

WOW is what I think of every time I look at the new - Sidi Defender MTB trail shoe. It has all the technical goodies one can throw at an all-round mtb shoe plus the Sidi quality and style that we have come to expect from a true shoe company that has been around for so long.

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Sub $40 holiday gift ideas - get done early!

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Riders in your life.. Three items under $40 that you can give again and again.

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NEW Sidi Dominator MTB Shoes

October 9th, 2019 12:00am

Our friends over at Ciclista-America have just dropped the new Dominator 10 Sidi mountain bike shoe on us. And they look good. 

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SeatyGo - Finally a great idea solving the issue of seat theft

We have all seen them outside work, the bus or train stop or school, commuter bikes with missing bike seats or severly worn and ripped bike saddles. That's because bike seats are reasonably easy to steal and can be really expensive, 

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Boyd Cycling - Extraordinary wheel builder returns to its bike builder roots

Boyd Cycling and T-Lab 10th Anniversary project road bike will roll like a champ and be an eye catcher in the group rideBoyd Cycling, makers of some of the finest USA manufacured wheels, is celebrating its 10-year milestone by producing a limited edition titanium bicycle. Earlier this year Boyd Cycling teamed up with Montreal- based titanium frame builders T-Lab to create two fantasy Boyd builds:

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Spurcycle Multi-Tool Treasure

July 11th, 2019 12:00am

  When form and function collide you have a winning combination.

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Tifosi Optics - Serious Glasses at an Unbeatable Price

Tifosi's NEW Aethon sunglasses - serious performance at an unbeatable priceEveryone likes good performance in their eye wear, but not everyone wants to pay $150 or more for sunglasses. Especially when they seem to have a magical way of getting lost, broken or just go missing...Well the new Tifosi Aethon sunglasses have solved the problem.

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6D Helmet - When safety matters

May 14th, 2019 12:00am


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ZIPP 3ZERO Moto wheels for your MTB

New Moto Inspired MTB Wheels by ZIPP Look Amazing!   How does one improve on the wheel?

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New WaveCel Technology in Helmets Makes Huge Safety Improvements

Wavecel Helmet technology claims to reduce concussion chances by 48% in Bike crashesIf you are like us, getting tired of all the performance improvement using acronym technologies then you will love this story. Trek has licensed a new helmet protection system called Wavecel that was developed and manufactured in Portland Oregon and they claim it delivers up to a 48x greater chance of reducing concussions.

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2 New Books for Your Christmas List

November 28th, 2018 12:00am

Two Cycling Books for your Christmas ListOkay many of you know I am an avid reader but I have not yet read these two new books but didn't want you to miss out on a great Christmas idea for your self or riding buddy. I did receive Peter Sagans book, but I have so many books going on that I will not finish the full report by the holidays and therefore can not give you my full review.

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The Best Value MTB wheels on the Market?

September 27th, 2018 12:00am

FSA Grid MTB Wheels – The Best Value Wheels on the Market?

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American Pro - The True Story...Book Review

American Pro - The True Story of Bike Racing in America - Book ReviewAnyone who enjoys the sport of cycling or who rides a bike with an intent to race – even at the entry level will relate to and enjoy American Pro.

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Computer Aided Suspension Arrives on Pivot

Intelligent suspension has been around for several years on race cars and even high end road cars, then motorcycles and now it has reached the bicycle industry. Pivot has (not so coincidentally just before interbike) annouced that their flag ship Mach 5.5 will be rolling out with the New Fox Live Valve technology suspension. 

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Review - Bolle' Gets Serious About New Enduro Helmet - The Trackdown

Bolle' Gets Serious About NEW Trackdown Enduro HelmetIt seems that over the last 5-6 years every company has decided to make everything and that makes me nervous.

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Bont Cycling Shoes Review - Style and Performance from Down Under

It’s been about 12 years since I saw Bont Cycling shoes come on to the cycling scene. This little Australian company went straight after the then booming Tri-Athlete market with their first offerings (the company now offers shoes specifically for all cycling disciplines.)Each year I would see them at the various shows and events, still hanging around not knowing much about them until this past year their PR team reached out to me for a meeting at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Ibis Adjustable Width MTB Bars

July 17th, 2018 12:00am


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Lezyne GPS Computer is the Real Deal

Color screens and data for days is key to the new Lexyne GPS cycling computer. I'ts not often we need to look for a new computer.

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Pivot's New Firebird 29er Gets Re-invented

Its not secret that Pivot is one of the hottest brands in the bike industry. Every year they seem to come out with a newer and better weapons.

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NEW ZIPP Wheels - Carbon, Rim Brake, Tubless and bad ass???

THE NEXT EVOLUTION... Those are pretty big words coming from one of the top wheel makers in the world.

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NEW - Pivot 429er Trail Bike

May 24th, 2018 12:00am

As a long time Pivot rider since the beginning we have loved the brand, the DW link suspension and all the bits and pieces that Chris Cocalis hangs on his bikes, but our pocket book can't keep up with all new variations that the Tempe Arizona builder keeps coming up with so we'll just have to share the new goodness the company produces via our our web site.  

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New MTB Film looks Amazing - Watch the trailor

Gamble - A new MTB Film(Above Photo by Rich Baybutt)WOW, not often do we get so pumped on a movie just by watching  the trailor.

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FOES MIXER Trail - One Step Ahead of the Competition?

Are the Foes Mixer bikes one step ahead of the competition? And would any one else admit it?

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Glukos Energy - How it helps

September 8th, 2017 1:11pm

Glukos Energy - Pure Food for Pure PerformanceProduct Review for the Endurance AthleteWe know that food is a very personal choice. What tastes good to one might not taste good to another.

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New Lemond Book - Yellow Jersey Racer - Covers Entire Career

America’s Only Recognized Tour de France Winner, Greg LeMond, Celebrated in New Book Devoted to His Entire Career  Before I pass you on to the corporate PR announce about this book (below)  let me say, don’t let the headline turn you off.

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Ogio 9600 Tanker Review

July 26th, 2017 1:44pm

The Ogio 9600 Tanker Gear Bag Review  Traveling around this fine bicycle world looking for the perfect line, hitting the biggest booter or even climbing the highest mountain takes a bit of planning.

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Douchebags and Team Sky - a winning combination

Team Sky selects DouchebagsIts not often I get to write a headline like that so I enjoyed taking this opportunity to entertain and enlighten you all.  

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New Swedish Camo bags for YOUR Adventure

NEW designer CAMO Adventure Luggage by Douchebag - For the Traveling ShredderRecently we wrote a quick blurb about Douchebags, the travel bag company that made some pretty killer bike shipping bags for Team SKY  that allows you to take your uber expensive bike with you on a plane and have it arrive unscathed. Well, they just announced another bag design by professional snow boarder Jon Olsson.

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Phil Gaimons NEW book will make you laugh.

Okay, so you like cycling - not just road bikes but bikes in general. You’ve watched the Tour de France and maybe went hard core and watched The Tour of California...and like most people you have a lot of questions about the sport.

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From couch to a Pro Roadie on $10 a day - Great Read

I love to read and am thrilled when I can find a book about cycling that is more than some ghost written super ego driven memoir bogging on about how they over came their greatness to become great. So when I found this book, the title alone was more interesting than most.

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G-Form releases NEW Elite Level protection

G-FORM EXPANDS BIKE PRODUCT LINEUP WITH ALL- NEW ELITE PROTECTION  More coverage, better impact absorption and the same great flexible fit that G-Form is known for.

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Yellow Jersey Racer - Perfect gift for Dad or Roadie

Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer celebrates LeMond’s entire legendary career through huge photographs and revealing interviews with LeMond, his teammates, and his rivals.

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E-MTB Test - Ride What is it really like?

EBike - First Impressions From A Core Rider  Can’t say I saw this coming, but when I knew I was headed to the Sea Otter classic without a bike but with an invitation to ride an E-bike, I thought, what the heck.

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Worlds 1st internal Gearbox FAT bike

FAT bikes are popping up all over and with their ability to ride any terrain, they are probably a blast to ride. Since I havent ridden one yet for a test, I will simply pass on the positive feedback we get from those early adopters.

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Another Reason to Love Reynolds Wheels

Reynolds offers Lifetime limited Warranty on new Wheels   

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Royal Racing Rolls out VICTORY Kit

Royal Racing, a leader in Gravity Wear for the past 15 years or so... Has unleashed its new years lineup and it looks amazing.

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Reynolds Carbon All Mountain Wheel Review

The move back to all mountain riding and the enduro race scene is a welcome sight and has seemed to inspire a resurgence in the mountain biking world. The new format has also created a new category of product opportunities of which wheels will play a key role. 

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A Genius Piece of Race Day Gear on Kickstarter

New product makes any bike racer or campers life easier. It is not often we find a truly unique product that is so simple and useful (and has not been done before) that it can be declared Genius.

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$1000 Road shoes - Coming To a Store Near You

MAVIC to Release $1000 Shoes this SummerJust in time for the family budget,  Mavic announced it will release their ultimate Road/Tri shoe late this summer.  Appropriately named, the "Comete", it promises to carry speed and at a mere $1000 price point.

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Kewl Rain Jacket by Showers Pass

March 7th, 2017 9:51am

SHOWERS PASS UNVEILS MAPREFLECT CYCLING JACKETThe Atlas Jacket Delivers Fashion with SafetyNow we don't normally turn our heads when we see another rain jacket press release, but this one by Showers Pass caught our eye...Its called the Atlas because of the MAP reference and not becaus of Charles...  

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