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Voters support bike riding, approve $4.7 billion in funding


Not matter your feelings about the outcome of the recent elections, there was some definitively positive news for cyclists. According to two-wheeled advocacy organization PeopleForBikes, voters came out in force to support bike riding.

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New Moots Routt RSL ready for adventure


Incorporating technology such as a 3D printed titanium dropout featuring a flat mount disc brake mount, a 142×12 thru-axle, as well as Moots’ RSL internally butted tube set is designed to ensure a lightweight, stiff, and durable frame.

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Strava brings Beacon safety feature to Garmin devices


Beacon allows Strava users to share their real-time location with select safety contacts, offering peace of mind for them as well as their friends and family. That feature is now available to athletes using select Garmin devices.

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Can you guess these WorldTour rider impersonations?


Peter Sagan’s riding style is unmistakable, but can you guess the other nine riders depicted in this video?

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Video: Cross Crusade at Heron Lakes


Here’s the latest in the River City Cycles Cross Crusade film series, this time coming at you from the Portland International Raceway on the Heron Lakes Course.

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Snēk Cycling introduces new winter caps


Winter cycling season is almost upon us, and that means you’re going to need some warmth-trapping head wear. These two new caps might be the answer.

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Zipp launches ‘game changing’ 454 NSW carbon clincher


Zipp is trying to reinvent the wheel — literally. This week the Indianapolis-based wheel maker that’s owned by SRAM launched its new NSW 454 carbon clincher wheels that are a radical departure from traditional wheel shapes.

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5 Ways To Keep You And Your Bike Safe


Don’t become grill meat. Instead stay safe on the bike and off it with these quick tips.

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Video: Halloween Cross Oregon style


The Cross Crusade cyclocross series began in Portland back in 1993. Over the years it’s hosted events across the region, including popular courses in Bend, Oregon. The Halloween double-race weekend in Bend is now a tradition with intense racing on Saturday, and a just-as-intense-but-costumed-to-the-max racing on Sunday.

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Why Cycles R+ adventure bike first ride review


This bike represents the coalescence of current bike industry trends: 1x set-up, fat tires, new wheel size. But how did it ride?

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5 Essential Winter Training Skills


Cycling through the winter throws up many challenges. Here are five skills you need when the weather gets nasty.

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How to install tubeless cyclocross tires


For racing cyclocross nothing beats the supple feel of tubular tires. But for many amateur riders the hassle of gluing tires — and then being locked into one tread choice — isn’t worth the small performance gains. Enter tubeless set-ups.

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Cross Crusade Video: Hero dirt — and mud soup


The worst storm in 50 years was predicted for the weekend and it put everyone on edge in the days leading up to the races.

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World Road Champs: 10 pictures tell the story


The 2016 UCI World Road Championships wrapped up Sunday in Doha, Qatar, with Slovakian Peter Sagan pulling off a momentous second straight win. That triumph punctuated a big week for bike maker Specialized, which scored nine podium placings, including six golds.

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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Video: Cyclocross in all its muddy, Oregon goodness


Want to know what cyclocross should look like? Check out this video pulled together by the crew at Portland’s River City Cycles from the season opening races at Cross Crusade Alpenrose Dairy. It’s ’cross racing in all its muddy, Oregon goodness.

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How much off-season rest do you need?


The cycling season is drawing to a close, days are getting shorter, and there are less events to enter. If you’re a pro this is the time of year to take some time off. But what if you’re not a member of Team Sky?

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Just in time for Ironman, ENVE unveils SES 7.8 aero wheels


Dubbed its fastest and most advanced wheelset, the 7.8’s front wheel is 72mm deep, 29mm wide external.

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BMC launches revamped Timemachine TT bike


With the Ironman World Championships set for this weekend in Hawaii, BMC has launched a new version of its Timemachine time trial bike that is tailor-made for triathletes.

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Best new smart bike tech from Interbike 2016


From wireless electronic shifting drivetrains, to smart helmets, to head units that seamlessly interface with our phones, the way we ride our bikes is more and more influenced by gizmos and gadgets.

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Another round of weird and wacky from Interbike


One of the best things about Interbike is all the off-the-wall product you encounter in the halls of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Press play and then decide if you see the next big thing or… not so much.

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More of the best new tools from Interbike 2016


Trade show season is done and we’ve gotten a look at loads of cool new tools. Here is part 2 of our expansive photo gallery for the home mechanic.

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Best new tools and more from Interbike 2016


Between Eurobike and Interbike, we’ve seen a number of cool new products aimed at mechanics. If you like getting your hands dirty, you’ll love this mega gallery.

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Best bikes from Interbike 2016


There are literally thousands of bikes on display each year at Interbike. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play favorites. Watch this video to see the top choices from the crew at the Global Cycling Network.

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Interbike 2016: Weird, wacky, and wonderful


We scoured the floor of Interbike for the latest and greatest. Along the way, we saw some interesting things.

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5 Essential Workshop Tools For Cyclists


Snap poll. If you could only have five tools to keep your bikes running smoothly, what would they be? Here’s one answer.

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Cervélo set to launch S3 Disc road bike


Free from the constraints of rim brakes, Cervélo’s new S3 Disc has been engineered to be stiffer and more aerodynamic than its rim-brake counterpart.

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Wahoo updates KICKR smart trainer


Riding indoors will never be as good as being outside. But if you must suffer through trainer sessions, Wahoo’s recently revised KICKR smart trainer is not a bad way to go.

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Woman sets world speed record on bicycle at 147 mph


California cyclist Denise Mueller set a women’s world speed record Saturday at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, hitting 147 miles per hour while pedaling a highly specialized bike behind a pace car.

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5 Ways To Make Your (Current) Road Bike Faster


How fast you go on your bike mainly comes down to fitness. But there are also ways to get faster that don’t require more intervals or expensive component upgrades.

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Peter Sagan VIP Charity Ride in California


The Peter Sagan VIP Charity Ride is coming to Westlake Village, California, November 18-20. One of the greatest talents on two-wheels, one of the most likable personalities in the pro peloton, and the man who is more stylish than anyone in “green” is coming to SoCal for an intimate weekend of cycling, dining, and good times.

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Coros introduces LINX smart cycling helmet


Coros Wearables has launched the LINX, a smart cycling helmet that uses bone conduction technology in lieu of ear buds to let riders safely listen to their music, receive calls, communicate with other bikers and more with full awareness of cars and their immediate surroundings.

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Atomik Carbon expands road line with disc brake models


After making its paved debut with three tubeless-ready carbon clincher wheels with the Aero-U profile, Atomik Carbon now have 38mm and 50mm disc models available.

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How do power meters work?


These handy devices provide real time measurement of the work you are doing on the bike, and they’re exceptionally useful training tools and a great way to pace yourself during long sustained efforts. But how do they actually work?

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SRAM Red eTap HRD drivetrain debuts at Eurobike


Among the biggest announcements at last week’s Eurobike trade show was SRAM’s unveiling of a disc brake version of its Red eTap wireless electronic drivetrain.

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Garneau DreamFactory delivers trifecta of customization


Canadian company earns recognition for its DreamFactory Trilogy Concept, which allows consumers to customize bikes, apparel, and helmet.

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ENVE introduces Smart ENVE System 4.5 AR Disc


New carbon disc wheels are aerodynamically claimed to be optimized for use with wider tires.

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Silca SpeedBalance magnet offsets valve stem weight


Along with taking on the roll of a wheel magnet, the SpeedBalance utilizes four tungsten slugs that allow for custom wheel balancing of up to 10 grams to offset valve stem weight.

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Pivot updates do-it-all Vault dropbar bike


Whether you plan to throw down in gravel events, the local crit series, or at the next cyclocross race, Pivot says its newly updated Vault do-it-all dropbar bike is a great choice.

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Top 5 unwritten rules of professional cycling


In professional cycling there are the rules, and then there are the unwritten rules. We all know that you are not supposed to take EPO or put a motor in your bottom bracket. But it’s also bad form to attack through a feed zone or hold onto a “sticky” bottle for too long.

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Otso Cycles debuts CX-gravel steed, plus-fat hardtail


The crew from Wolf Tooth Components are getting into the bike building business, today launching Otso Cycles. The initial product line will include two bikes.

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How To: Inflate a bicycle tire


Pumping up the tires on your bike is a pretty basic skill. But like any skill, you need someone to show you how to do it the first time. So if you don’t know, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place.

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Smith adds ChromaPop tech to interchangeable eyewear


The proprietary ChromaPop lenses are claimed to filter light at two specific wavelengths to eliminate color confusion to the brain while providing sharper, easier, and faster visual perception.

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6 best ways to greet a fellow cyclist


Whether overtaking or passing in a different direction, there’s no reason not to acknowledge other cyclists. But what’s the best way to say, hi? The gang from the Global Cycling Network offers these suggestions.

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Video: Team Sky meets mini Team Sky


Sometimes sports can get a little too serious. When that happens it’s often best to see things through the eye’s of a child. We promise this video of Team Sky riders meeting their mini clones will have you cracking up.

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Tour de France Retrospective: The year of the running man


Winner of his third Tour de France, Chris Froome wore the Yellow Jersey in controlling the competition beginning at the Bagnères-de-Luchon stage just until the Champs-Elysées. But the Briton had to deal with a host of new challengers and challenges. Here is a look back at the 2016 Tour de France.

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New Showers Pass Cloudcover waterproof bags


Oregon’s Showers Pass has unveiled a new line of Cloudcover Waterproof Bags designed to withstand the elements and provide unique functionality for year round cyclists.

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WTB expands road bike tire category with the new Exposure


New endurance/gravel tire from WTB comes in 700×30 and 700×34 sizes and is designed to strike a balance between fast pavement riding and all terrain capability.

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The Hot Roman Day When Doping Became Bad, a chapter from Spitting in the Soup


Spitting in the Soup explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. The book unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture.

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Scicon and World Champion Peter Sagan introduce new signature series bike travel bag


New collaboration debuts the The Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA bike bag with Peter Sagan insignia. Crafted not only for World Champions but for the traveling cycling enthusiast as well.

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