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PowerTap releases G3 Rear Disc Hub

Lighter disc-equipped hub geared toward cyclocross or MTB use. Comes stock with a 160mm proprietary disc rotor.

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Pactimo launches Match Your Ride jersey and bibs

Pactimo is doing its best to keep customers looking good — and properly matched. The Colorado-based cycling apparel maker recently launched its new Match Your Ride line, which allows cyclists to pick a cycling jersey, bibs and cap to match the colors of their bike.

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News: Strava launches travel guides for 12 global cities

New Strava Local city guide platform provides data-driven, athlete-curated collections of the best run and ride routes, plus coffee shops, bike shops and more.

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Washington tops bicycle friendly state rankings again

The League of American Bicyclists has released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State ranking. For the eighth year in a row, Washington leads the nation. Alabama is 50th.

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Diamondback unveils redesigned Podium series road bike

New aero design developed with Optum Pro Cycling Team claims to have shed 100 grams of frame weight and improved wind cheating efficiency.

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POC unveils new Do Half Blade cycling sunglasses

Features include Improved vision and fit, replaceable Zeiss lenses, and adjustable nose piece.

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News: Spin cycle your clothes while spinning

Chinese students create a spin style fitness bike to wash clothing while you pedal. It even creates extra electricity that can be stored for later use.

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Trek issues voluntary quick release skewer recall

In a continued effort to ensure safer riding conditions for cyclists, Trek Bicycle is issuing a voluntary nationwide safety notice to riders, retailers, and the media relating to improper use of specific quick releases with disc brakes that has been discovered to result in a potential accident.

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Industry looks primed to embrace SRAM 1x for road

The list of companies who’ve committed to spec’ing bikes with SRAM’s expanded 1x drivetrain is long, but only time will tell what sort of bikes we’ll see with the new single chainring system.

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SRAM expands 1x drivetrain offerings to road bikes

Is SRAM trying to kill off the front derailleur on all bikes? They say no, but its new line of 1x products could change the way cyclists from all corners of the two-wheeled world shift gears.

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Strava, Competitive Cyclist unveil ‘You Ride, We Pay’

Incentive program let’s consumers earn store credit for riding bikes.

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Team Sky to ride soft-tail Pinarello at spring classics

New Pinarello Dogma K8-S has elastomer shock with 10mm of rear travel designed to smooth out the cobblestones.

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Shimano unveils flat mount road hydro disc brake caliper

Lower profile caliper is designed to improve aerodynamics. Also announced are a new 10-speed Tiagra road group and the budget-priced WH-RX010 road disc brake wheel set.

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News: Specialized launches S-Works S4 Selfie Stem

Posting photos from your ride now easier than ever before.

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Nuun and PeopleForBikes collaborate for good cause

Proceeds of co-branded product being earmarked to improve cycling opportunities and infrastructure across the United States.

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Etixx Quick-Step pro cycling team launches “winners” beer

The new brew, dubbed De Bie Vélo, is a blond triple with 8% alcohol.

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Rudy Project debuts new Rush bike helmet

Mid-tier priced lid has 21 vents, a removable visor, and is available in three colors.

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Specialized launches foundation to help kids

Early indications are that kids with attention issues who take part in cycling activities, may better prepare their brains for learning. These results have prompted the company to dive deeper.

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Stages Cycling unveils high-tech indoor trainer bikes

Stages Cycling has increased its product offerings, adding indoor trainer bikes to its already-popular line of crank-mounted power meters.

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Report: 34% of Americans biked at least once last year

In an effort to better understand and track bicycling in America, cycling advocacy organization PeopleForBikes recently commissioned the first comprehensive U.S. Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Report. The results are fascinating — and a little disheartening.

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Shimano adds entry-level 11-speed wheel to lineup

New hoops use cup-and-cone bearing system, weigh 2,024 grams, and retail for $400.

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Reynolds unveils all-terrain road disc brake wheelset

Wide-profile carbon fiber rims allow for wider tires and improved durability.

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L’Eroica vintage cycling event coming to California

L’Eroica’s unique premise is that participants may only use bicycles built before 1988; many riders use two-wheelers built prior to World War II.

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Specialized launches S Build semi-custom bike program

Responding to what it describes as an on-going request from dealers, Specialized has launched S Build, a semi-custom bike program that allows customers to create the bike of their dreams, as long as it fits within a number of parameters.

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First Look: Raleigh Misceo e-bike with Shimano STEPS drive system

A quick look at Raleigh’s new electric commuter bike that features a new mid-drive system from Shimano called STEPS.

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