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ENVE SES 3.4 wheels, Road Seatpost, and Road Disc Fork


February has been a busy month for composite component maker ENVE. The Utah-based crafters of all things carbon unveiled a new road wheel, seatpost, and fork.

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Trek Émonda SLR available with Contador custom paint


Trek has unveiled a custom paint scheme that honors the achievements of Trek-Segafredo rider Alberto Contador, one of the few pro cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours. Check out this beautiful bike.

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Kenda to sponsor Sho-Air TWENTY20 team


Kenda has announced it will sponsor the Sho Air TWENTY20 women’s pro cycling team in 2017, providing a full spectrum of tires for training and racing, including the new Valkyrie Pro.

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Canyon Ultimate CF EVO weighs less than 11 pounds


The ultra-light road bike realm has a new entrant. Meet the Canyon Ultimate CF EVO road racer, which has a claimed frame weight of 665g, a wispy 270g carbon fork, and two very high-end builds that can peg total bike weight under 11 pounds.

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It’s official: Canyon is coming to America in 2017


It’s never been a question of if. It was always just a matter of when German direct-to-consumer bike seller Canyon arrived on U.S. shores. That question has finally been answered, as this week the bike making giant with a vast product line announced it would be open for business on this side of the Atlantic in Q3 of 2017.

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60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling


The sport of cycling is notorious for its culture of cheating — made most famous by the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong and his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Now there’s a surprising new twist — riders enhancing the bike’s performance. One man claims some professional racers are hiding motors in their bike frames.

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Trek CXC Cup gets cyclocross World Cup status for 2017


Trek will host a UCI World Cup cyclocross race on its home course in Waterloo, Wisconsin, September 24, 2017. The Trek CXC Cup, set to become the inaugural World Cup Waterloo, will feature a full weekend of events, including amateur and professional racing.

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Have secret motors been used to cheat in pro cycling?


The Hungarian designer of a secret bike motor tells 60 Minutes he thinks the motors have been used to cheat in pro cycling as far back as 1998.

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Velo Saddles Rooster saddle unveiled


One of the world’s largest manufacturer of saddles is celebrating its Taiwanese heritage by producing a limited edition model for the Chinese New Year.

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Shimano S-PHYRE cycling apparel launched


Shimano has expanded its S-PHYRE concept with the addition of performance road cycling apparel. First introducing the S-PHYRE concept with performance footwear in 2016, the new high-performance product line now also includes a racing skin suit, short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, gloves, and socks.

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Turner launches limited edition Cyclosys colorway


Want to stand out from the crowd? Then take a look at this gorgeous new limited edition CX rig from Turner Bikes.

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Niner unveils carbon RLT 9 RDO gravel bike


After more than two years in development, Niner has created a carbon-framed performance bike for the quickly growing gravel grinding community.

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SCOTT takes on larger role with ORICA WorldTour team


Swiss bike maker SCOTT has stepped in as co-title sponsor of the ORICA WorldTour team that’s now known as ORICA-SCOTT. With Australia’s Tour Down Under starting January 14, ORICA-SCOTT racers will ride with the new RC team bike designs the very first time, the SCOTT Foil RC and Addict RC.

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SpeedX launches the new Unicorn of road bikes


They may not exist in the wild, but now there is a unicorn coming to a bike shop near you. Start-up bike maker SpeedX this week unveiled the Unicorn bike, which brings the performance and training benefits of its SpeedX power meter to the bike via a slick piece of integration. Click through to find out more.

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Strava data reveals 2016 cycling trends in the U.S.


In 2016, Strava’s community of athletes shared 9.6 activities every second on the social network (up from 5.3 activities per second in 2015) and generated 60,400 years worth of cumulative activity time.

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VOORMI doubles down on commitment to local economies


In a move that’s both a sign of the times for tradeshows and perhaps an indication of a growing movement toward more local manufacturing, outdoor apparel maker VOORMI has announced a significant expansion of on-site manufacturing capabilities at the company’s hometown headquarters in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

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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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Would you wear a recyclable $5 helmet?


Bike share programs are an excellent way to explore new cities, but they don’t include a helmet rental. This new cardboard design seeks to change that.

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New Microshift Thumbies from Paul Components


Miss thumb shifters? Convert your old bar end shifters using Paul Component’s new MicroShift Thumbies.

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New True Temper Slim Chance from Fat Chance


Always dreamed of owning a Slim Chance road bike? Don’t miss out on your last chance. To celebrate that bike’s 25th anniversary, Chris Chance is releasing a special limited edition batch. These new frames will share the same geometry as the original models and are built using True Temper OX platinum tubing.

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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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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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