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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Cycling News Selection 7/28/2016

How much should you spend on a trail mountain bike?



The trail bike will be the steed that most riders pick for their weekend spins. But as a day on the trails in surrey is very different to one in the highlands, it’s no surprise to hear that there is the biggest variety of them available to buyers. They also have the widest spread of prices available to suit all budgets. Read more...

How to make your own dropper post remote


Very few cable-operated dropper posts come with particularly ergonomic remote levers, and hardly any (apart from the KS Southpaw) will fit beneath the handlebar. This is because they’re designed to work on bikes with or without front shifters. If you’ve switched to a single-ring drivetrain, you won’t be needing that front shifter any more, so why not recycle it into a custom dropper post remote? Read more...

YT Industries Capra Al Comp 1 (2016) review


You won’t find hybrids, road bikes or fixies among YT’s model range. It’s a mountain bike brand to its very core, and the fact that it only makes downhill, enduro, trail riding and dirt jump bikes gives it a laser-sharp focus that few brands can rival. Read more...

Canyon Strive AL 6.0 Race (2016) review



Launched just last season, the Canyon Strive has all of the hallmarks of the perfect enduro race bike. Available in both carbon and alloy versions, the Strive’s lightweight frame construction, great sizing and innovative Shapeshifter technology — that lets you change the attitude and travel of the bike at the push of a button — promises to make the Canyon every bit as fast uphill as down. Read more... 

Review Lauf Carbonara Fatplus Fork


Lauf hails from Iceland, where I’m led to believe it gets somewhat chilly. Naturally, fat bikes have erupted all over the volcanic island, and the company has adopted its leaf-spring design from its mountain bike fork into a fat bike version. It’s not just wider; it’s completely redesigned with no shared components. Read more...

Review Manitou Magnum Fork


Plus-sized tires might be the next big thing in the mountain bike world, but for its latest product Mantiou reached back to its roots and revived a classic nameplate. Read more...

Redesigned, ridden & reviewed: cannondale’s new 2017 superx cyclocross bike


For as long as we’ve been running this website and magazine, we’ve seen a gradual evolution in cyclocross race bikes. Each year, in general, there’s been more carbon, a gradual lowering of bottom bracket heights and a shortening of chainstays, a re-introduction of disc brakes and, of course, new component groups, bottom bracket shells and axle configurations. Up front, besides adding disc brakes and thru axles, there hasn’t been much change on the 100+ bikes we’ve ridden over the years. For a 56cm bike, head tube angles have hovered around 72 degrees, fork rake at 45 to 47mm and axle-to-crown measurements around 395mm. Read more...

Reviewed: gevenalle audax brake levers and shifter mounts


We’ve reviewed the gevenalle shifters in the past and found much to like, and saw the latest from the portland company at nahbs 2016. They’re not for everyone, but if you are a rider who prioritizes reliability, simplicity and are on a budget than you should take a look. I tried out gevenalle’s most affordable option, the audax shifter mounts two weeks ago at the 2016 lost and found gravel race’s 60-mile route and came away with these impressions. Read more...

Source:
https://dirtmountainbike.com/
http://www.mbr.co.uk/
http://dirtragmag.com/
http://www.cxmagazine.com/

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