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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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Tour de France Champ Coming To Colorado

Chris Froome, Peter Sagan, Jens Voigt, Christian Vande Velde and Tejay van Garderen will all be racing late August’s USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. See the complete roster list.

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Powers Teaching Cross Class in Colorado

Imagine taking a football throwing class taught by Tom Brady or learning the finer points of dunking a basketball courtesy of LeBron James. Well, for aspiring cyclocross aficionados, this exact opportunity exists.

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Leipheimer Shows Well At Downieville Classic

Carl Decker (Giant) once again proved his dominance of the Downieville Classic, but he had an early scare during Saturday’s cross-country race thanks to one Levi Leipheimer.

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Riding Through the Heart of the Alps — in 36 Hours

Think you have a tough week ahead of you? Well, it’s probably not as hard as what Brit Mike Cotty is taking on in just the first 36 hours of August 5 and 6. Starting early Monday morning in France, Cotty is attempting to ride non-stop through the heart of the French Alps from Evian Les Bains to Nice, a distance of 414 miles that includes a jaw-dropping 17 alpine passes.

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Severe Thunderstorm Flattens Velodrome

A severe thunderstorm, that had tornado sirens blaring in parts of Boulder County, flattened the still-under-construction Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie, Colorado.

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Blackburn Design Out There Website Goes Live

Designed with Blackburn’s spirit of adventure ethos as primary driver, the Out There program tells the story of two iconic cycling routes, the people who ride them, and the adventures they have along the way.

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Lapierre Debuts 2014 Cyclocross Bikes

France’s Lapierre announced its 2014 cyclocross bike collection for the North American market, which debuted recently at DealerCamp 2013. The two-model line-up includes the Cross Carbon and Cross Alloy.

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Cycling Tragedy Spawns Safety Initiative

A new initiative dubbed Three Feet for Pete is both honoring the memory of fallen teammate and hoping to educate drivers and cyclists about ways to make our streets safer for everyone.

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Cycling’s Concussion Dilemma

Tony Martin suffered a concussion in a crash during the first stage of the Tour de France. One day later, the German was back on his bicycle, lending credence to cycling’s reputation as a “hard man” sport. But there are those in the cycling world who would have preferred Martin quit the race in light of his head injury.

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Italy’s Wilier Triestina Launches Aero Road Bike

Add Wilier Triestina to the long list of bike makers offering some variation of an aero road bike. The Italian-based bike maker’s new Cento1 Air model traces much of its lineage to Wilier’s top-tier Twin Blade time trial machine, with its channeled fork design and Kamm-tail frame tube shapes.

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Recon Jet HUD Glasses Offer Fighter Jet Functionality

The company that introduced heads-up-display goggles for skiers and snowboarders is coming after the two-wheeled world. Vancouver-based Recon announced this week that it’s begun taking pre-orders for its Jet Pilot model sunglasses.

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Blackburn Rangers To Take On Iconic Cycling Routes

Blackburn “Out There” program will chronicle long-distance journeys on the Pacific Coast and Great Divide routes through riders’ eyes.

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Stages Cycling Issues Power Meter Firmware Update

Stages Cycling announced its latest firmware update this week, which addresses a Apple Bluetooth bug, eliminates data drops, improves cadence and power filters, eliminates cadence and power spikes off-road, and improves overall data handling.

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Bike Sharing Launches In New York City

New York City’s sometimes controversial bike share program made its long awaited debut Monday, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg dubbing the effort as the city’s first new public-transit option in 75 years. Already more than 9,000 people have signed up as annual members.

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Want To Improve Your City: Build A (Green) Bike Lane

Research done by various cycling advocacy groups reveals that green lane construction contributes to significant increases in bicycling. In Washington, D.C. bicycling increased by a whopping 200 percent after a green lane was installed on busy Pennsylvania.

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Bike To School Challenge Kick-Off Draws 1,183 Riders

On Monday, 1,183 students biked to five Northeast Ohio schools for the kick-off of Bike to School Challenge, a program that encourages students to bike to school for three weeks each May to help the environment, improve personal health, increase physical activity, win prizes and of course have fun.

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Pactimo Backing Davis Phinney Foundation

The Denver-based cycling and triathlon apparel maker is looking to help the foundation started by famed American pro cyclist Davis Phinney.

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