Hot new road products from the Sea Otter Classic

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New bars and ‘cross gearing from SRAM, new saddles from Velo and Ergon, and some styling new shades from POC are just some of the new and cool gear spotted at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

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First Look: Shimano 105 11-speed group

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Trickle-down shiftonomics hits Shimano’s 105 group with new 5800-series 11-speed group.

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First Look: Shimano launches hydraulic road, cross brakes for non-electric group

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Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road and cross disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers.

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First Look: Xpedo 5.3 ‘cross-specific SPD-compatible pedal

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This updated version will retail for $60 with three bearings—no bushings here—makes it look like one of the better bargains in SPD-compatible pedals.

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TRP Brakes unveils improved Spyre mechanical disc brake, new Spyke fat bike brake, and a gravel favorite

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What has changed with the Spyre dual piston mechanical disc brake since the voluntary recall in December? Find out here.

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First Look: iSSi pedals offers colorful, spindle length alternatives to Shimano SPD clipless pedals

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iSSi is QBP’s new pedal brand, and they’re providing a compelling, colorful alternative to Shimano SPD pedals, but they’re not Shimano SPD cleat compatible.

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Vision Metron 55 wheels, Metron 4D handlebar, stem and seatpost

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Check out the new high-end line of Metron carbon wheels from Vision that are available now. Also highlighted here are the Vision Metron 4D carbon handlebar, carbon stem and carbon seatpost.

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Reynolds Cycling New Cryo Blue Power Pads

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In this video, Paul Lew from Reynolds Cycling shows us their all new for 2014 Cryo Blue Power pads that feature increased braking performance.

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Review: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Mechanical Groupset

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Top Shimano mechanical group delivers with supreme ergonomics, top braking and shifting performance.

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Review: Silcone Tidds – Bottle Cage Bolt Replacements for True Weight Weenies

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They’re prefect for the weight weenie who thinks he has everything. The two plugs can save five to eight grams and can hopefully seal off your frame from moisture, and provide a smoother, lower profile than bolt heads offer.

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Ergon Gets Cyclocross-Specific with SRX3 Saddle and CF3 Seatpost

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Ergon, the German grip manufacturer turned accessory giant, has introduced a cyclocross-specific saddle, due to hit stores in February.

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Review: Look S-Track MTB / Cyclocross Pedals – A Stable, Mud-proof Option

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Back in 1984, Look popularized the step-in “clipless” pedal, using its long-gained knowledge from dominance in the ski industry, and the cycling world has not been the same since.

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Interbike 2013: Ritchey Shows New Wheels, Bars, Saddle System

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Comfort, reliability and ease of maintenance are the hallmarks of three new offerings from the famed California-based component maker.

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Interbike 2013: New Setback Suspension Seatpost From Ergon

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A year after winning a Eurobike design award for its innovative suspension seatpost, Ergon has expanded the line to include a 25mm setback version.

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Dura-Ace 9000: Mechanical, Evolved

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For Shimano Fans Who Can’t or Don’t Want to Make the Leap to Electronic Shifting, Dura-Ace 9000 Brings Choicest New Features to Primo Mechanical Group.

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Mavic Unveils New Shoes, Pedals, Tubular Wheel

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In its continuing push to offer a complete suite of top-end cycling gear, Mavic rolled out a new pedal line and a refined pair of race ready road shoes during the Eurobike trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Hutchinson Sector 28 and Fusion 3 Road Tubeless Tires

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Check out two new tires from Hutchinson. The Sector 28 is a 28mm road tubeless tire that is made for the gravel grinder type rider. The popular Fusion tires are now available in a wider 25mm width and will come in both tubeless and tubed versions.

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Shimano Launches Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes

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The hydraulic road disc brake system war is officially on. Just a few months after rival component maker SRAM came to market with its Red 22 hydro disc brake offering, Japanese giant Shimano has jumped into the game — as long as you are also running electronic shifting.

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Freewheeling: The Road Disc Revolution Is Now

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After taking a test ride SRAM hydraulic disc equipped roadster, features editor Jason Sumner is convinced it’s time to ditch rim brakes and start ripping singletrack on our road bikes. (Well, not really. But he did enjoy the ride.)

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New Ultegra 6800: 11 Speeds, Lighter, More Ergo

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Let the Dura-Ace 9000 trickle down begin. Shimano has unveiled its new 11-speed Ultegra 6800, which is 35 grams lighter than the previous version, and requires 35 percent less shifting effort. Cost? Less than half of a Dura-Ace group.

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Kappius Looking To Kickstart Hub Production

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Innovative hub maker Kappius Components has launched an updated version of its unique road and mountain hubs. Now they’re seeking financial backing to begin manufacturing. Find out how you can help.

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Sea Otter Tech Round-Up: Lake, Michelin, Focus, Smith

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To the casual observer the Sea Otter Classic is about riding bikes, but savvy consumers know all to well that this springtime celebration of all things cycling has also become ground zero for new product launches. Here’s a look at just a few of the items that caught our eye. Lots more coming soon.

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Review: Praxis Works Forged Chain Rings

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At virtually half the price of a single ring from Shimano, Praxis Work’s Chainrings pack quite the performance and value.

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Review: Superlight All-Carbon Zero Gravity Gravitas SL Brakeset

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From Ted Ciamillo, who pioneered the aftermarket for bike brakes, comes his lightest, all-carbon offering the Zero Gravity Gravitas SL Brakeset.

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Review: 2012 SRAM Red Groupset

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The lightest & quietest mechanical groupset available today SRAM Red makes a strong argument to ditch any thoughts you had of going electronic.

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