Parts Reviews and News


Hutchinson Debuts New Road Tubeless Tire Options – Galactik and Intensive 28

Hutchinson, leader of road tubeless tires, will be adding two new tire options to their lineup later this year. In addition to the Atom, Fusion 3, and Intensive, Hutchinson will be adding a tire at the both ends of their current offerings. First is the Intensive 28, a tire that was originally developed for use […]

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SRAM’s Chain Catcher Now Available Aftermarket

SRAM today announced the availability of their new Chain Catcher as an aftermarket part. Initially an integrated part of SRAM’s RED-2012 YAW front derailleur, a kit available starting next month will bring the effective Chain Spotter to RED, Force, Rival, and Apex front braze on front derailleurs. The chain spotter is an integrated solution assuring […]

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USE R1 Aero Bar

Steve from Ibex Sports, the North American distrubutor for Ultimate Sports Engineering products shows us the new line from USE. Including the new for 2012 R1 Handlebar, to be used for Triathlons and TTs. Ibex Sports claims the R1 is the most aero bar on the market and claimed weight is just 550 grams. Claimed […]

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Praxis Works Shows off New Chainring sets and Bolt Kit

Praxis Works the young upstart known for their relatively affordable forged chain rings that work with Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo drivetrains debuted two new exciting products at this years Sea Otter Classic. Praxis will be shipping a new cold forged semi-compact chainring set in a 52×36 combination as early as this summer. The new chainring […]

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TRP Hywire Road Disc Brake System

Debuting first at the Taipei Cycle Show last month, TRP’s new Hywire fully hydraulic road disc brake system was on display at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Hywire had been in development even before TRP debuted their hybrid Parabox system at last year’s Otter. The new fully hydraulic system adds integrated Di2 shifting and […]

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ROTOR’s Crank family welcomes a new addition!

ROTOR will add and new mid-range variant to the 3D crank family at Sea Otter; the new 3DF crank. The 3DF offers some of the technological features of the 3D+ at a price point closer to the 3D cranks. It’s 30mm UBB (universal bottom bracket) axle makes it lighter than the 3D crank and compatible […]

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Ritchey Road Logic

Tom Ritchey stops by to talk 40 years of building bikes. Starting out as a 15 year old who just wanted to build a bike on a whim, he started professionally building road bikes for years before venturing into the new category of mountain bikes in 1979. This year, Ritchey will be launching a new […]

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Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review

Featured User Review: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-7900 STI Dual Control Shifters Review by Sammy Garcia Price: $399.00 at Blue Sky Cycling Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3, Reynolds Thirty Two carbon tubular wheelset, Vittoria Corsa EVO SC, Easton EC90 compact crankset, 7900 Shifters (now), 7800 RD, […]

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Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review

Featured User Review: SRAM Red Crankset Review by Dogpilot Price: $299.00 at Carbon Connection Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Colnago CX-1 Evo all SRAM Red, SRAM S-27 wheels Litespeed Titanium All SRAM Red Mavic Aksium wheels Favorite Ride: Colnago CX-1 EVO Summary: The SRAM Red compact crankset came […]

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Featured User: Speedplay Zero Stainless Road Pedals

Featured User: Speedplay Zero Stainless Road Pedals by mfioretti Price: $180.00 at Trek Store West, Madison Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: Colnago CLX 2.0 w/ Campagnolo Chorus/Athena mix, Campagnolo Khamsin wheels, Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp, 3T bars and stem, Fizik Arione. Favorite Ride: Southwest Wisconsin Summary: I decided to […]

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Closeup Images of New SRAM Red Groupset Start to Surface

SRAM is not set to announce their latest groupset until next year, but that hasn’t stopped images and rumors from swirling around the web. Though quiet thus far on details, SRAM has sent us these closeups and one liners to whet our appetite. These images are giving us a glimpse at what’s to come… Shift […]

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Look Keo Blade Carbon Pedals Pro Review

Look Keo Blade Carbon Pedals Pro Review – By Twain Mein MSRP: $399.95 Weight: 190 grams (claimed), 187 grams (actual) Larger surface area Innovative “leaf spring” retention system Look revolutionized cycling in 1984 with the creation of the clipless pedal. It is incredible to think that Fignon and Hinault and all of their predecessors used […]

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