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News: Levi’s Gran Fondo helps repair Sonoma County roads

Now matter how you feel about Levi Leipheimer or his professional past, it’s hard not to be impressed by the event that bears his name. Since its 2009 inception, it’s raised a boatload of money for charity. And now it’s even helping maintain area roads.

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Announced: Shimano unveils new WH-RX830 road disc wheel

Shimano unveiled its WH-RX830 carbon wheelset that not only features disc brake capability, but is tubeless compatible as well. The new wheels on a Shimano’s proven 17mm wide tubeless carbon laminate rims, along with Ultegra level hubs with a CenterLock rotor mount that are both 10 and 11 speed compatible.

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Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center

Fresh Product – Paul Component’s stem cap Camera Mount puts GoPro front-and-center.

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Greg LeMond exhibition opens at Rapha Cycle Club NYC

High-end cycling apparel maker Rapha celebrates US bike racing pioneer and three-time Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond in a special exhibition at their Rapha Cycle Club NYC retail store.

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2014 Amgen Tour of California routes announced

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage route has just been released. Check the info here to see how close it will come to your town.

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Giro introduces new road apparel for women, expands men’s offerings

Giro adds women’s styles to its New Road baggies-for-the-pavement-style cycling apparel line.

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Spotted: New Shimano compact multi-sport camera

The new CM-1000 Sport Camera is the first product from Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Division. Claimed weight is 86 grams including battery and lens cover — and it’s waterproof up to 10 meters straight out of the box, no external case necessary.

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Spotted: Shimano Di2 Wireless Data Management System

Further expanding the capabilities of its Di2 electronic shifting systems, Shimano is rolling out a new Di2 wireless unit featuring the new Shimano D-Fly data management system. This new component wirelessly connects riders to their Di2 data through a cycling computer and displays current gear and battery life.

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Accessory Maker Takes the Road Less Travelled with ‘Blackburn Ranger’ Ambassador Program

With no rain in sight for the foreseeable future, 2014 just might be the perfect year to ride the Pacific Coast, and the folks at Blackburn want to help.

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Stages Cycling Partners With Sky Pro Cycling Team

The team that’s won the last two Tours de France will be running Stages power meters in 2014.

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POC and Garmin-Sharp Partner Up

POC and Garmin-Sharp have inked a three-year partnership that will see the Swedish company provide helmets and eyewear to the World Tour team.

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Toolmaker Paul Morningstar Found Dead in Booby-Trapped California Home

‏Morningstar, whose tools like the Freehub Buddy–a tool for injecting grease in freehub bodies–and the Rim ‘Rench–a tool for straightening bent rim beads, enjoy a cult-like following of professional and home mechanics alike.

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Stages Power Meter Updates iOS App and Firmware

Stages Cycling’s first update to the iOS StagesPower App along with a new version of firmware is now available for new and existing Stages Power meters. Stages says this is the most significant revision since the release of the Stages Power meter early this year.

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SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall: Stop Use Immediately

What started as a partial recall of select model numbers of SRAM’s hydraulic road disc and rim brakes is now a full recall of all road hydraulic brakes. Citing failures of the master cylinder seals and an ensuing loss of braking power, SRAM is calling back about 19,000 brakes systems.

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Spotted: Limited Edition Schwinn Paramount Road Frame

America’s oldest bike brand celebrates the Paramount’s 75th anniversary with a fully customizable made-in-USA steel frame.

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Triathlon Star Challenges Lance Armstrong To Showdown

Ironman champion Chris McCormack proposes non-sanctioned, one-on-one multi-sport showdown against defrocked Tour de France star

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Feature: Former Trek Exec Seeking New Ride as Wisconsin Governor

Touting job growth, economic development, and a spirit of pragmatic cooperation, former Trek Bicycle Corporation executive Mary Burke officially threw her helmet in the ring for the 2014 Wisconsin governor’s race.

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VeloVie Launches Sub-$2,000 Alloy Road Bike

For the first time in its history, VeloVie is offering a non-carbon road bike. This Tempe, Arizona-based bike maker claims the new Vecteur 100 is a great touring bike. The new steed utilizes hydro formed 7005 aluminum tubing with gusseted top and down tubes for increased stiffness, and paired it with a carbon bladed fork.

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The New Niner RLT 9 Gravel Grinder

Niner has joined the drop bar fray with the RLT 9 (Road Less Traveled). The first Niner for both 700 and 29″ wheels, the RLT 9 is how Niner sees its staff and customers going from the office to the backcountry and back.

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Interbike 2013: Stages Launches New Power Meter Models

Colorado-based power meter maker Stages Cycling has launched three new Stages Power models at interbike, a Shimano Ultegra 6800 option, and FSA MegaExo and BB30 models.

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Sneak Peek: Boardman’s New Superlight Sportive Bike

Following its early summer launch into the U.S. market, U.K.-based bike maker Boardman is set to unveil a new super-light sportive frame platform. Here’s a sneak peek.

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2013 USA Pro Challenge Route Features Extreme Elevation

The USA Pro Challenge kicks off today in Aspen, Colorado, with a 66-mile circuit race. From there the route gets progressively harder, as it takes riders on a challenging journey through the Rocky Mountains. Here’s a look at all the stages.

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Sneak Peek: Wittson Cycles Handmade Ti Bikes

European frame builder Vidmantas “Vitas” Zukauskas is mostly known for his cooperation with Colnago and building frames such as Monotitan, Ovaltitan, Ovalmaster, Master BiTitan, CT1. His frames are now available in the US under the brand Wittson

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New Jersey Is Ode To Lumberjacks and Maple Syrup

Apparel maker Sugoi has partnered with Cannondale Pro Cycling team rider Ted King to produce King’s first signature custom jersey, the “King of the Road.”

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Garmin Releases $1,700 Vector Power Meter Pedals

The highly anticipated — but much delayed — Vector power meter pedal is finally ready for its prime time debut. Vector works by measuring the normal deflection in the pedal spindle as you pedal throughout your entire pedal stroke

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