The Colnago C60 Is Here!!
Officially launched this week at the Taipei Show, the all new Colnago C60. Replacing the C59 at the top of Colnago’s offerings, the C60 is 140g lighter than the C59 disc, and stiffer than the previous C59. Plus, the new C60 is available with or without disc brakes, uses a pressfit BB standard, oversized star-shaped carbon tubes and alloy dropouts. Which all contribute to the bikes stiffness. The Colnago C60 also utilizes internal cable routing and the option to run either mechanical or electronic groupsets. Available in three different styles: Classic, Italia, and Racing with each style having it’s own specific set of color choices. Finding one that suits your style should be a simple task. Continue reading →
The Cogly Bike Tool, Cleaning Your Cassette Just Got Easier.
The Cogly Bike Tool turns the dirty job of cleaning your cassette into a simple, cleaner (for the cleaner) process. Simple insert a rag into Cogly and tighten the wing nuts, place it between the gears and spin the crank, that’s it. The Cogly Bike Tool will remove any unwanted grit and grime, keeping your drivetrain cleaner and increasing the life of your components. Made of ABS plastic, Cogly is designed to be used with one hand, freeing up your other hand to rotate the crank while cleaning. Simple and effective, just the way all things should be.
Cogly is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. For more information, or to support the project, visit the Cogly Bike Tool page HERE. Kudos to the Gear Gear team, Cogly is a great product idea and one that should be very well received.
Introducing The 2014 Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Short, The All-Mountain, Jack-Of-All-Trade Short.
The Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Short has been designed for the all-mountain rider, one who needs his or her clothing to be tough. Good news, the Rucks Short is just that, tough. Starting out with a functional ride fit (which provides a bit more leg room), an assortment of pockets that includes a zippered cell phone pocket, rear pocket with air mesh, and an open pocket with a content security panel. Using a lightweight, 2-way stretch fabric the Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Short breathes extremely well too and the use of inner thigh zips provide even more ventilation when needed.
To ensure your Ruckus Shorts fit just right, you have have full waist and hip height adjustment thanks to micro waist adjusters. Plus, the use of high quality ribbed spandex stretches providing even more comfort. Premium removable chamois also included. The Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Short is perfect for descending those rocky drops or heading out for an epic all-day ride. Designed to be tough, and provide comfort no matter where you pedal. More information can be found at TroyLeeDesigns.com.
Low Weight, Low Price, Introducing The Xpedo Power Meter Pedals.
Xpedo Power Meter Pedals named Thrust E are the latest pedal-based power meter to hit the market. The user-friendly, low price pedals officially launch this week at the Taipe Cycle Show, but thanks to the web we’ve got a sneek peek for you. The Xpedo Power Meter Pedals measure power directly where it’s applied, at the pedal body. Un-like others like the Garmin Vector, which uses a multi-directional strain gauge on the spindle. The Thrust E’s sensor is built into the area under the cleat. Locating the sensor under the surface of the cleat allows the Xpedo Power Meter Pedals to measure left and right power outputs independently. Plus, the Thrust E has managed to pack the batteries and cadence sensors into the cleat, no more wireless transmitters or battery pods.
Pricing and availability is not yet known, so for more information on the Xpedo Power Meter Pedals, please visit Xpedo.com.
Dream Capture, Brett Rheeders Air and Alleys Is Amazing!
Got another cool video for you today. This time it’s Brett Rheeders Air and Alleys. The video features a collection of ramps placed throughout the urban landscape with Brett enjoying his dream ride. Our favorite is back flipping over the Tundra and the 360ing the roof. The entire video is shot using a Sony Action Cam. For more cool Action Cam videos visit the Action Cam Youtube page HERE.
Take Your Pre-Race Warm-Up To A New Level With The Sportscrafters Omnium Trainer.
The SportCrafters Omnium Trainer is the only bike trainer on the planet that we know of that folds up small enough to fit in a carry-on bag, plus it doesn’t wear out race tires like most rear-locking trainers. Take your pre-race warm-up to a new level with enough resistance for high-intensity intervals thanks to a progressive resistance unit inside the Omnium’s drums. Folded, this high-quality trainer can be placed in your backpack for the commute across town.
The Omni Trainer is designed for pre-race warm up and travel. Pros have known for years that a specific warm-up progression is key to a great race and trainers allow a very precise and controlled warm up. The Sportscrafters Omnium Trainer has plenty of resistance thanks to the patented ARC technology that delivers real world resistance in a resistance mechanism cleverly hidden inside the drum. This trainer travels like no other and folds up to meet TSA regulations for carry-on size luggage and because the Omnium is a fork mount, there are no chain alignment issues from removing the rear wheel of skewer.
For more information on the Sportscrafters Omnium Trainer visit Sportcrafters.com.
Urban Downhill Coverage from the Redbull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo 2014.
If you’ve never seen coverage from the Redbull Valparaíso Cerro Abajo take a few minutes to watch this cool video. It just goes to show you that all you need is a steep street, some fencing, a few stairs, and some creativity to create one killer downhill course. Want to see the winning run from Filip Polcster Polc, just click HERE to see him kill the course aboard his EVIL machine.
Thanks to the crew at Nyce Producciones for putting together such a great video.
Meet Argus, BioLogic Adjustable Bike Lights.
The BioLogic Adjustable Bike Lights named Argus can be angled to put light where you want it — where it’ll be seen. The lights come as a matched pair of bright red and white LED lights that easily turn on and off with a single push button. Clicking the lens toggles the light between flashing, steady and off, affording easy no-view operation. A flexible rubber mounting strap allows easy mounting on handlebars, seat posts, helmets, and bags. Argus lights feature an aluminum body with weatherproof seals for use in all types of weather. Flanges in the sides allow for visibility to side-coming traffic.
The Biologic Adjustable Lights retail for $19.95/pair and will be available in March. You can purchase a pair for yourself from PremiumBikegear.com or any Biologic retailer this spring. For more information, please visit ThinkBiologic.com.
Carbon Fabric, Minimalist Design, The Carbon Seatsleev.
The Carbon Seatsleev is a minimalist saddle bag of sorts made of carbon bands and a velcro type fabric. Available in two sizes, the small Seatsleev can carry one tube, a CO2 cartridge, tire levers and a multitool, while the large Seatsleev will accommodate two road tubes or one 29er tube, two CO2 cartridges with inflator, tire levers, patch kit and valve extender.
The Carbon Seatsleev fabric is extremely strong and durable making it perfect for road cycling and especially mountain biking in all weather conditions. It’s super easy to use too, just load it up with all the required goodies and mount it as you would any other saddle bag and your set. Pricing is as follows, $40.00 for the large and $35.00 for the small size. You can pick one up today at Speedsleev.com. While you browsing the site be sure and check out all the other Speedsleev products.
Introducing The Otocycles Otor A Retro Style Electric Bike.
The Otocycles Otor is a Spanish built, retro style e-bike that’s both sporty and cool. The Otor weighs about 50pds and has a range of 24-40 miles making it the perfect choice for cruising around town or the countryside. The Otocycles Otor utilizes a 250 watt brushless rear hub motor with a 15 amp controller and an LCD screen that provides vitals. Options for a 500 or 750 watt are available at additional cost. The Otor’s stretched frame is built from steel and includes a retro style tank, thick whitewall tires, a front headlamp and leather grips and saddle from Brooks. The Otocycles Otor utilizes pedal assist and a grip throttle, plus 160mm disc brakes help to slow the beast.
Want to personalize your Otor? No problem, customers can choose the finish color of the frame and tank, the type of tire, choose from three Brooks saddles, and two different grips. If you would like information on the Otocycles Otor or you’re ready to order one for yourself visit Otocycles.com