Bikerumor https://bikerumor.com All the best cycling news, tech, rumors and reviews Mon, 04 Jul 2022 15:54:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7 https://bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/bikerumor-favicon-144-1-120x120.png Bikerumor https://bikerumor.com 32 32 190730048 Specialized joins forces with Denk Engineering to develop European Innovation Hub https://bikerumor.com/specialized-joins-forces-with-denk-engineering-to-develop-european-innovation-hub/ https://bikerumor.com/specialized-joins-forces-with-denk-engineering-to-develop-european-innovation-hub/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2022 15:54:01 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298640 Since 2014, Specialized has been the exclusive partner of Denk Engineering, a company that was once an independent design office dedicated solely to the cycling industry. Prior to the partnership with Specialized, Denk Engineering were responsible for some of the more interesting suspension systems we’ve seen in recent times; while founder Peter Denk was was

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Pirelli Cinturato Gravel RC gets Scorpion XC-inspired Tread + TechWALL Casing https://bikerumor.com/pirelli-cinturato-gravel-rc-gets-scorpion-xc-inspired-tread-techwall-casing/ https://bikerumor.com/pirelli-cinturato-gravel-rc-gets-scorpion-xc-inspired-tread-techwall-casing/#respond Mon, 04 Jul 2022 14:44:35 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298632 Pirelli has announced a new race-specific gravel tire named the Cinturato Gravel RC. Featuring a burlier tread pattern inspired by the Scorpion XC RC tires, the new Gravel RC is designed for speed in compact and straight sections, and maximum grip when cornering at the speeds seen in modern gravel racing. It switches to a

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Isabeau Courdurier’s Foot Perforated by Stick at EWS-E Valberg https://bikerumor.com/isabeau-courduriers-foot-perforated-by-stick-at-ews-e-valberg/ https://bikerumor.com/isabeau-courduriers-foot-perforated-by-stick-at-ews-e-valberg/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:46:49 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298621 EWS Pro Women 2022 Series Leader, Isabeau Courdurier, suffered a race-ending injury at the standalone EWS-E event in Valberg last weekend, a race in which she was leading by a significant margin. This is one of the most bizarre injuries we’ve ever seen; Isabeau did not crash, but in her words, her front wheel lifted

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Onza Aquila Downhill Tire Bites Back with 29″ x 2.5″ and Taller Knobs https://bikerumor.com/onza-aquila-2022/ https://bikerumor.com/onza-aquila-2022/#respond Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:00:33 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298345 The Onza Aquila, a Downhill Mountain Bike Tire originally dreamed up by none other than Aaron Gwin, has undergone a refresh; the same distinctive tread pattern gets taller knobs, softer rubber, and higher volume casings in the name of delivering more bite, better braking characteristics and improved grip. Updated Onza Aquila Intention: Downhill, All-Mountain and

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Phippsburg, Maine https://bikerumor.com/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-phippsburgh-maine/ https://bikerumor.com/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-phippsburgh-maine/#respond Mon, 04 Jul 2022 04:01:29 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298223 Photo submitted by Nico Toutenhoofd, “Patriotic rock near Phippsburg, Maine.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a description here.

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Podcast #060 – Inside the Pro Cycling Manager video game https://bikerumor.com/podcast-pro-cycling-manager-video-game/ https://bikerumor.com/podcast-pro-cycling-manager-video-game/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2022 21:41:34 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298584 I’m a bit of a video game fan, and obviously a cycling fan, and always a tech fan. So when all three are combined, I get really curious, and Pro Cycling Manager caught my eye. It’s been around for years, updated each year with that season’s teams and riders, plus a Tour de France edition

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Scope AEA TT Disc & R9.T algorithm designed aero wheels debut at Tour de France time trial, with DSM https://bikerumor.com/scope-aea-tt-disc-r9-t-algorithm-designed-aero-wheels-debut-at-tour-de-france-time-trial-with-dsm/ https://bikerumor.com/scope-aea-tt-disc-r9-t-algorithm-designed-aero-wheels-debut-at-tour-de-france-time-trial-with-dsm/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2022 20:03:34 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298539 Scope has a super-fast pairing of Algorithm Enhanced Aerodynamics time trial wheels with their new AEA Disc & R9.T, ready for today’s Tour de France départ. Developed in the wind tunnel and out on the road with DSM, this new wheel pairing promises a new benchmark in aerodynamic performance solo against the clock with modern

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Alchemy Bikes reimagines consumer-direct sales w/ DARE: Golden Package where beer is on the house! https://bikerumor.com/alchemy-bikes-reimagines-consumer-direct-sales-w-dare-golden-package-where-beer-is-on-the-house/ https://bikerumor.com/alchemy-bikes-reimagines-consumer-direct-sales-w-dare-golden-package-where-beer-is-on-the-house/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2022 17:30:10 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297582 For all of the benefits consumer-direct sales offer, there are still some drawbacks. Namely, not being able to see the bikes in person and relying on a virtual sales experience may leave riders hesitant to hit ‘buy’. Are you getting the right size? The right bike for your riding style? Will you be able to dial

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Cannondale Moterra Neo EQ 130mm eMTB switches up trail riding and commuting https://bikerumor.com/cannondale-moterra-neo-eq-150mm-emtb-switches-up-trail-riding-and-commuting/ https://bikerumor.com/cannondale-moterra-neo-eq-150mm-emtb-switches-up-trail-riding-and-commuting/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2022 16:40:52 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297496 Cannondale has released an urban-friendly version of its latest eMTB, introducing the Cannondale Moterra Neo EQ. It rocks the same aluminum frame as its mountain biking dedicated sibling, but with travel and geometry tuned to suit a less aggressive riding style. Key to the EQ’s differentiation from the Moterra Neo is its bonus features that

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Factory Tour: Wolf Tooth Components shows us around – we spy THREE prototypes! https://bikerumor.com/factory-tour-wolf-tooth-components-shows-us-around-we-spy-three-prototypes/ https://bikerumor.com/factory-tour-wolf-tooth-components-shows-us-around-we-spy-three-prototypes/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2022 16:36:33 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297777 Our Wolf Tooth Components factory tour may not involve drones flying through their facility, but we get a much closer look at how they machine their parts in-house, from chainrings to dropper levers to tools and more! And if you look closely, you’ll see a teaser of THREE new parts coming soon from the Minnesota-based

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Sidi Shot 2 DZero road shoes at le Tour with new eco-friendly DZero upper, plus MTB Tiger 2 too! https://bikerumor.com/sidi-shot-2-dzero-road-and-mtb-tiger-2-dzero-xc-eco-cycling-shoes/ https://bikerumor.com/sidi-shot-2-dzero-road-and-mtb-tiger-2-dzero-xc-eco-cycling-shoes/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2022 15:57:59 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298450 This summer Sidi has a new, more sustainable DZero version of their top Shot 2 road & MTB Tiger 2 SRS mountain bike shoes. Covered in typography of inspirational quotes & inside jokes from Sidi founder Dino Signori, the shoes get all of the best Sidi tech, wrapped up in a flashy new upper made

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How much would you need to train for the Tour de France? Strava data says 9k+ miles! https://bikerumor.com/strava-tour-de-france-training-data/ https://bikerumor.com/strava-tour-de-france-training-data/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2022 15:37:25 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298453 It’s too late to sign up to get picked for this year’s Tour de France, but if you want to qualify for next year’s peloton, you better start training. That’s because getting sufficiently ready will require the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest by bike 20 times, according to Strava. If that sounds like a big

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Review: Leatt AirFlex Women’s Body, Chest & Back Protection for MTB https://bikerumor.com/review-leatt-airflex-review-chest-protector-and-body-armor/ https://bikerumor.com/review-leatt-airflex-review-chest-protector-and-body-armor/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2022 15:06:14 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297869 Extreme Sports protection specialists, Leatt, offer no fewer than 12 upper body protection garments for mountain biking, with variations that protect the rider’s chest, back, shoulder and elbows, and numerous combinations of all of the above. Only two of those products have an option designed specifically to suit the contours of a (cis) female torso;

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Watch: Just how brutal is the Belgian Waffle Ride? https://bikerumor.com/video-monuments-of-gravel-belgian-waffle-ride/ https://bikerumor.com/video-monuments-of-gravel-belgian-waffle-ride/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:30:33 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297957 In this episode of Peloton's "Monuments of Gravel," Brian McCulloch takes us on an intensive, epic tour of the Belgian Waffle Ride.

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KOM Stem Mount brings adjustable angles, quick-release lower mount https://bikerumor.com/kom-stem-mount-brings-adjustable-angles-quick-release-lower-mount/ https://bikerumor.com/kom-stem-mount-brings-adjustable-angles-quick-release-lower-mount/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:00:44 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297721 KOM Cycling’s new Stem Mount puts your GPS cycling computer straight in front of your stem, offering a nearly universal mounting plate and compatibility with Wahoo and Garmin out of the box. With the added bonus of being able to easily adjust the angle by 15º (5º up, 10º down) and mount your GoPro or

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Watch Brandon Semenuk bend reality in ‘Better Late’ https://bikerumor.com/video-brandon-semenuk-better-late/ https://bikerumor.com/video-brandon-semenuk-better-late/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:43:39 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298180 Multi-time Red Bull Rampage winner Brandon Semenuk is easily one of the greatest freeride specialists of all time. His latest edit, “Better Late,” showcases Semenuk’s gravity-defying skills as he buzzes up, around, and down mind-bendingly steep terrain. He says the video is a celebration of creative resilience and his team’s “commitment to never say never.”

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve, California https://bikerumor.com/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-el-corte-de-madera-creek-preserve-california/ https://bikerumor.com/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-el-corte-de-madera-creek-preserve-california/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:01:00 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298219 Photo submitted by Daryl Yee, “El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve is the home of giant California coastal redwood trees that make this park a special place.  Also known as ‘Skeggs’ for the nearby Skeggs Point, it has lots of vertical terrain for tough mountain biking workouts!” We always love seeing photos from where you are

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Pinarello Bolide F time trial bikes slips in ahead of the Tour de France TT https://bikerumor.com/pinarello-bolide-f-time-trial-bikes-slips-in-ahead-of-the-tour-de-france-tt/ https://bikerumor.com/pinarello-bolide-f-time-trial-bikes-slips-in-ahead-of-the-tour-de-france-tt/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2022 18:54:53 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298215 On the eve of the time trial Grand Départ of the 2022 Tour de France, Pinarello says the new Bolide F is their “fastest bike ever”. The slippery-looking, signature curvy Bolide F will be the TT bike of choice for the INEOS Grenadiers team this weekend, including World time trial champion Filippo Ganna and his

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When tire pressure matters, seek the Truth Gauge from SILCA Velo! https://bikerumor.com/silca-velo-truth-gauge-accurate-tire-pressure/ https://bikerumor.com/silca-velo-truth-gauge-accurate-tire-pressure/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:00:19 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298193 The secret is out! A long-time secret that is said to date back to Cancellara’s 2010 Paris-Roubaix victory and was built by Josh (from Silca Velo) himself, is now available to the masses. That’s right, the “Truth” which was a secret only known to the top, inner circle of the world tour mechanics is now

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Specialized updates S-Works helmet quiver; New Evade 3, Prevail 3 & TT5 make Tour de France debut! https://bikerumor.com/specialized-updates-s-works-helmet-quiver-new-evade-3-prevail-3-tt5-make-tour-de-france-debut/ https://bikerumor.com/specialized-updates-s-works-helmet-quiver-new-evade-3-prevail-3-tt5-make-tour-de-france-debut/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:56:02 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298227 Specialized teams are ready for Le Tour, and in every stage starting with the Time Trial, teams will dip into their new quiver of S-Works helmets. The new lineup features a helmet for every condition and discipline. Each model in the S-Works helmet line receives an airflow and aerodynamic update. Get ready to meet the

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All new Trek Madone SLR drops IsoSpeed for IsoFlow for lightest bike yet https://bikerumor.com/new-2023-trek-madone-slr-aero-road-bike/ https://bikerumor.com/new-2023-trek-madone-slr-aero-road-bike/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:00:27 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298228 At this point, if you’ve been paying attention you’ve probably already caught a glimpse of the new Madone SLR. Trek hasn’t exactly been hiding it from view, but now it’s official. To make the lightest Madone yet, Trek followed input from their top racers to redesign the IsoSpeed system to make the bike lighter –

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All-City rockets to planet flat bar with Space Horse MicroSHIFT Advent X build options https://bikerumor.com/all-citys-space-mircoshift-advent-x-build/ https://bikerumor.com/all-citys-space-mircoshift-advent-x-build/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:00:22 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297758 All-Citys Space Horse is rocketing to planet flat bar, rolling out an all-new twist on its classic do-it-all/light-touring frame. The All-City Space Horse MicroSHIFT Flatbar brings another dimension to the primarily drop-bar All-City lineup.   Though the frame is the same, the updated MicroSHIFT component groupset and cockpit take this versatile ride in a new

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Fulcrum Speed 360 spins up lightweight, lenticular disc tubeless disc brake time trial wheel https://bikerumor.com/fulcrum-speed-360-db-tt-disc-wheel/ https://bikerumor.com/fulcrum-speed-360-db-tt-disc-wheel/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:00:30 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297961 Fulcrum wheels add a new Speed 360 disc brake disc on the eve of the individual time trial on Friday for the Grand Départ of the 2022 Tour de France. Sharing 2-Way Fit tubeless & patented lenticular disc construction tech with their Campagnolo parent, the new Fulcrum disc opens up the lightweight modern wheel to

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Review: Five Ten Sleuth DLX Canvas MTB Shoes Flex for Grip https://bikerumor.com/fiveten-sleuth-dlx-canvas-review/ https://bikerumor.com/fiveten-sleuth-dlx-canvas-review/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:00:12 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297838 Since getting the Five Ten Sleuth DLX Canvas shoes in for testing, I’ve received a number of comments from my riding buddies including, “Did you forget you riding shoes today?”, and “why are you wearing your pub shoes for riding?”. It’s undeniable; they do look supremely casual. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t perform on

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Parcours Alta 700c gravel wheelset gets wider, hookless IMPACT+ rim! https://bikerumor.com/updated-700c-parcours-alta-gravel-wheelset/ https://bikerumor.com/updated-700c-parcours-alta-gravel-wheelset/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:00:07 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298164 Wide, hookless carbon rims may have already been a part of Parcours’ lineup, but now you’ll be able to find it in 700c as well as 650b. Parcours has just launched a brand new version of its 700c carbon Alta gravel wheelset which also includes a new IMPACT+ carbon technology to protect against impacts. The

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Moose, Wyoming https://bikerumor.com/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-moose-wyoming/ https://bikerumor.com/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-moose-wyoming/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2022 04:01:32 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=297882 Photo submitted by Tom LeRoy, “I started and ended at Dornan’s in Moose, Wyoming, so I could enjoy a celebratory beer on their roof deck with great views of the Tetons. It was 100 miles of road and 60 gravel—a long and beautiful day in the saddle!” We always love seeing photos from where you are

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TERN Bikes launches the NBD low-step e-bike that’s big in features, small in size! https://bikerumor.com/tern-bikes-nbd-ultra-low-step-e-bike/ https://bikerumor.com/tern-bikes-nbd-ultra-low-step-e-bike/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:00:44 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298071 Today the urban mobility specialist, Tern Bicycles, released their new NBD. The NBD has an ultra-low step-through frame that offers a lower center of gravity that was designed to bring that New Bike Day joy to a wider range of bike riders. Tern has been releasing some great bikes as of late–back at the beginning

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Shimano FREEZA Disc Brake Rotors get even better for quieter road & gravel riding https://bikerumor.com/shimano-dura-ace-ultegra-ice-tech-freeza-disc-brake-rotors/ https://bikerumor.com/shimano-dura-ace-ultegra-ice-tech-freeza-disc-brake-rotors/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2022 16:32:48 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298126 Already known for their excellent disc brake technology, Shimano’s rotors are about to get even better. In conjunction with the launch of the new 105 group, Shimano is introducing two new rotors meant for road and gravel use that promise quieter, more consistent performance. While the new rotors were launched at the same time as

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Shimano C32 & C46 also adds affordable tubeless carbon 105-level road wheels, too! https://bikerumor.com/shimano-rs710-c32-c46-tubeless-carbon-wheels/ https://bikerumor.com/shimano-rs710-c32-c46-tubeless-carbon-wheels/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2022 16:29:49 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298122 On top of bringing electronic shifting to more riders with affordable 105 Di2, Shimano is also trickling down carbon road wheel tech to more accessible levels with new C32 & C46 wheelsets. They aren’t explicitly branded as 105, but two new R7100-level carbon wheelsets combine modern wide hooked tubeless rim profiles with thousand-dollar prices to

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Finally, Shimano 105 Di2 affordable road groupset shifts electronic at 56% less than Dura-Ace! https://bikerumor.com/shimano-105-di2/ https://bikerumor.com/shimano-105-di2/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2022 16:01:07 +0000 https://bikerumor.com/?p=298017 Shimano 105 goes electronic with a Di2 overhaul that brings the same lightning-fast semi-wireless shifting, 12-speed drivetrain, and upgraded disc brakes as Dura-Ace Di2, but now at a price level less than half of the top-tier R9200 group. It’s even almost 1/3 cheaper than Ultegra Di2, with a scant few hundred extra grams penalty to

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