“We like to solve problems. Whether it’s drag or pinch flats or anything else that slows a rider down, we like to figure out how to solve them so riders can go faster. To do that right, you can’t just go to China and pick those things out of a catalog. We had to really
As the swiss army knife of MTB’s, a good all-around trail bike has to do several things well. With their redesigned 2020 Process 134s, Kona has crafted a finely balanced bike that can capably conquer a wide range of terrain. Bikerumor got the invite to join Kona USA in Bellingham, Washington for their 2020 launch
What makes the ultimate XC hardtail? For years it seemed to be the combination of super light weight and razor sharp handling. But now that XC courses and mountain biking overall have evolved, those older hardtails are starting to feel a bit dated. Specialized knew the new Epic HT had to be light, but more
For a hardtail, there’s a lot going on with the new Specialized Epic HT. While weight will always be an important factor for the XC race set, it wasn’t the main priority for the new bike. Instead, Specialized wanted to make a bike that was more capable and more comfortable while still fully race capable.
Forget hops or birthday cake, we want coffee! And now GU has delivered, with a new Cold Brew Coffee flavor energy gel that bumps the caffeine per serving to 70mg. That’s about double a normal gel, and it’s part of the Roctane family, which means added amino acids. Each gel provides 1,425mg of BCAAs, taurine
EVOC gave us a little taste of their new bikepacking line at Sea Otter, but apparently the best was yet to come. The bag and luggage company has just introduced the newest additions to their on-bike series, and they attach in a pretty interesting way.Advertisements Where most other handlebar and saddle bags attach with velcro
Love bikes? Then PeopeForBikes is probably a nonprofit that’s worthy of your attention. With a goal of making bicycling better and safer for everyone, the organization has already done quite a bit for the cycling community. Now, if you’re looking for a way to support PeopleForBikes and potentially win a one-of-a-kind road bike, this is your
Orange Bikes set out to create a new trail-focused e-MTB package, and just announced the 27.5”-wheeled, 150mm-travel Charger. As part of their E.P.O. (Electric Powered Orange) series, it uses the high-torque Shimano STEPS E8000 system and 504Wh battery for long range and trail-tackling pedal assist.Advertisements 2020 Orange Charger trail e-MTB line-up The Charger starts off
As 2020 rapidly approaches, Patrol is gearing up with some new additions to their mountain bike lineup. Patrol may be lesser known in North America, but the small mountain bike focused brand has roots in one of the largest Indonesian bicycle manufacturers, United Bike. After spinning off from the larger entity, Patrol is now run
Outdoor Retailer, like all of the trade shows we attend, had plenty of snacks and samples to keep us fueled through the show. The big difference was, there was a lot more real food, too. As in, rehydrated camp food, from a surprising number of new and established players in the packaged meal category. And
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GT announced an expansion to their Force mountain line, with a new aluminum frame platform featuring 29″ wheels. Using 170mm front and 150mm rear suspension travel, GT aimed it as the perfect do-it-all bike that bridges the gap between all-mountain and DH. It sticks to their LTS suspension design with adjustable flip chip for tunability,
In this week’s gear roundup, we’re taking a look at some crazy limited edition wheels from SPENGLE, celebratory helmets from Kask, breathable workout tees by Kitsbow, and a derailleur hanger alignment tool from Unior.Advertisements SPENGLE reveals their insane wheel Collection Chromeo – Shiny Lava – Red hot Glitter – Sparkle power Iridescent – Color changing
The new carbon HB.130 might be getting all the attention recently, but Hope also had another new bit of carbon floating around at the launch. This one is still a prototype though, but you can see where it’s going – 35mm.Advertisements It’s no secret that Hope makes nearly everything themselves, now in aluminum and carbon fiber.
Hope Bikes have been a long time in the making, but now they’ve released their second HB, the HB.130. Built with shorter travel and bigger wheels than the original HB.160, Hope says that they learned a lot from building their first bike. To prove it, they invited us out to Ballater, Scotland to ride the Hb.130
Like most truly great products, the Hope Bike line was born from the brand’s desire to build a bike that they wanted to ride. For years and years it was always a dream of founders Ian Weatherill and the late Simon Sharp that they would one day ride bikes of their own, made in their
Patrol’s newest mountain bike, the 691 stood out from their human-powered line up. So it should make sense then that the new E-Six stood out for similar reasons, just with the addition of a motor. Essentially the same bike in e-bike form, the E-Six joins the E-Zero as two new electric options from Patrol in
Olympia has taken their World Cup level full-suspension cross country bike, and once again given it an overhaul to craft a more capable race bike. The new 2020 F1-X 29er is not only lighter & stiffer… it also gets a proper long, low & slack update to create a mountain bike well-suited for more technical