Originally published on Grams Light Bikes The Italian cycling shoe manufacturer Northwave has partnered with JV International (a consortium of Michelin tires and the Jihua Group apparel company) to create an innovative and technical sole for three of their new mountain biking shoes. The Northwave Dolomites Evo is a medium height All Mountain shoe that […]

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Schwalbe Procore Dual Chamber System

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by Brian Mullin on September 1, 2014

Originally published on Grams Light Bikes Schwalbe has partnered with the component company Syntace to produce and design the Procore Dual-Chambered mountain bike tire system. This system consists of an outer main chamber that utilizes lower pressure (14+ psi) combined with an inner one that’s closer to the rim seat, which would use much higher […]

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Sneak Peek – Absolute Black’s Black Diamond Hub

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In preparation for the Eurobike show, founder Marcin of Absolute Black gave us a sneak peek of their brand new Black Diamond hub. The gorgeous CNC machine hub has distinctive angular and faceted cuts in the middle of the shell and a nice polished Black finish. The most innovative aspect of this new product is […]

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Just In – OneOneUp Components Shimano RAD derailleur cage

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The RAD Cage from OneUp Components replaces the outer cage on the Shimano GS clutch rear derailleurs and is optimized for 11-42 and 11-40 10-speed wide-range cassette systems. The RAD (Radial Appositioned Derailleur) cage dramatically improves shifting performance, chain wrap and extends cassette life when used with an extended cassette setup. The gist of the […]

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Absolute Black Bash Guard for Small Chainrings

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The Absolute Black company has released a bash guard that is meant to protect 1×10 and 1×11 systems that use small 26-32T front chainrings. The bash guard replaces the upper chainring positions (104 BCD), and it offers effective solution to cover the teeth on the micro chainrings (64 BCD) that are being used on the […]

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NYNE Cruiser Bluetooth Speaker – Sponsors NYC Century Bike Tour

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The NYNE Cruiser features Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC for quick and easy wireless pairing with a smartphone that riders can then keep safely tucked away in a pocket or backpack. With up to 10 hours of playtime, the Cruiser can play while you ride to work, at work, and during your ride home all on […]

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Hydrapak Announces the Stash Collapsible Bottle

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Hydrapak Rolls Out Revolutionary Stash Collapsible Bottle Hydration Innovator Creates New Hydration Category with Revolutionary Design July 24, 2014 (Oakland, Calif.) – Hydrapak, a leading global producer of active-lifestyle and technologically advanced hydration solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of its innovative Stash™ Collapsible Bottle. Following its ISPO award-winning SoftFlask – released in fall […]

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Wahoo Fitness RPM Cadence Sensor Review

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The Wahoo Fitness RPM is a dual band cadence sensor that can pair with both Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ devices. It attaches to your crank arm with two mounting options, a stick-on and a silicone sleeve with zip ties. The $49.99 sensor is magnet-free and converses via Bluetooth to your iOS and Android mobile device, […]

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Just In – Panaracer FirePro Tire

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It’s been years since I have used the Panaracer Fire series of tires, but they bring back fond memories of some incredible traction monsters.  The new FirePro series updates the wildly popular, famous and perennial Fire tire. The new tire uses the same basic and excellent tread design, and they have now added a dual […]

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Skratch Labs Matcha Green Tea + Lemons Electrolyte Hydration Mix

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Skratch Labs has released a new flavor with their excellent Electrolyte Hydration Mix series. The Matcha Green Tea + Lemons has a refreshing taste, an electrolyte profile to optimize hydration and all the benefits of Matcha – a green tea ground and consumed whole rather than brewed – including just a little bit of natural […]

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OneUp Components Introduces The RAD Cage

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OneUp Components is launching a replacement part for the outer cage of the Shimano GS clutch rear derailleurs, which will increase performance with their 11-42 and 11-40 10-speed cassette systems. The RAD cage will dramatically improve shifting performance, chain wrap and extend cassette life when used with their extended cassette setup. The gist of their […]

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Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor – now with Dual Band Technology

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Wahoo Introduces RPM Cadence Sensor With Bluetooth & ANT+ Connectivity RPM now connects with nearly any device, fits on any bike, and does not require charging The Wahoo Fitness cadence sensor is now dual band and can be paired with both Bluetooth 4.0 and/or ANT+ compatible devices. The $49.99 sensor is wireless and magnet-free, and […]

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Just In – Halo Headband and TraxFactory Sweat Buster

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Halo Headbands Halo sent along their Protex Bandana, new Halo V and two Skull cap’s for a test and review.  All of the Halo products use their patented SweatBlock Seal which channels sweat back and away from the eyes and face. They use Dryline fabric on them, which absorbs sweat, wicks moisture and dries quickly. […]

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Schwalbe Procore – more details on their dual chamber system

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Schwalbe has been releasing small tidbits of information on their new Procore dual chamber system, and we are finally getting the first internal pictures of the chamber and additional details on it’s inner workings. Schwalbe has partnered with the component company Syntace to produce and design a Dual Chambered mountain bike tire system. This system […]

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Northwave Introduces the Matrix

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NORTHWAVE MATRIX “UNIQUE” SHOES TO RIDE AND WALK IN FULL COMFORT   The Northwave Matrix is a comfortable Freeride and All Mountain bike shoe, that is flexible for walking while still retaining enough stiffness for good power transfer while riding. It uses their X-Crossbow sole which has a double crossbow construction, and has shoe laces and […]

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GU Energy Labs Announces New Electrolyte Brew

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GU Energy Labs Announces New Electrolyte Brew New Flavors, Lighter Formulation From our good friends at GU Energy Labs comes a reformulated Electrolyte Brew product, and comes in the flavors of Lemon Tea, Watermelon, Tastefully Nude and Blueberry Pomegranate (love the name Tastefully Nude). The original Electrolyte Brew is tasty without being overly heavy, and […]

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