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The Schratz monstercross bike covers gravel, cyclocross, trails & fits absolutely everyone

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The new Fitwell Schratz takes their five sizes and three fits philosophy and marries that with a bike made to fit just about any terrain you throw at it. The result? A bike that works for just about anything and anyone.

Depending on frame size, it’s ready for 27.5″ or 29er wheels with up to 2.0″ mountain bike tires (or 700×35 up to 700×50). The frame comes in three versions, with geometry for racers, enthusiasts and casual riders. Those go from aggressively low position to a very upright one, and it’s actually done with different frames, not just cockpit parts. Throw in suspension corrected geometry for a 100mm fork and this ambitious project might be as close to the elusive one bike quiver we’ve been dreaming of. Oh, and you can grab a frame for as little as $155 during their Kickstarter launch…

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The new Fitwell Schratz takes their five sizes and three fits philosophy and marries that with a bike made to fit just about any terrain you throw at it. The result? A bike that works for just about anything and anyone. Depending on frame size, it’s ready for 27.5″ or 29er wheels with up to […]

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Bikerumor Holiday Gift Ideas: Michael’s Wish list

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I gave up on all the toys and games from the fat man when I learned the awful truth (last year*)… For a few years it seems like all the excitement Christmas once offered has turned into an annual day to restock on socks, boxers, and clementines. This year all of my friends and family better be reading this list to see what’s hot on my mind, from big-ticket to stocking stuffers…

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I gave up on all the toys and games from the fat man when I learned the awful truth (last year*)… For a few years it seems like all the excitement Christmas once offered has turned into an annual day to restock on socks, boxers, and clementines. This year all of my friends and family better […]

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Review: Suplest Edge3 Pro road shoes

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I’ve always been a bit reluctant to wear white cycling shoes (see photo above as to why), but I finally gave in and said “why not?!” for a pair of reflective road slippers from Swiss outfit Suplest. I figured road riding was my most reasonable shot at keeping white looking good, and even though I’ve ended up giving these my worst through rain, mud & sand, they still shine once I wipe them down, even if they are showing some wear.

We first saw the revamped Edge3 shoes in person at Eurobike last year and got a chance to dive into the details of how they had been updated. After having ridden off-road in the stiff uppers of the previous generation of mountain bike shoes, I was looking forward to spending time in these more supple road kicks. See how they stood up to my rather abusive road riding below the fold…

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I’ve always been a bit reluctant to wear white cycling shoes (see photo above as to why), but I finally gave in and said “why not?!” for a pair of reflective road slippers from Swiss outfit Suplest. I figured road riding was my most reasonable shot at keeping white looking good, and even though I’ve […]

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Bell Helmets kicks MIPS into Overdrive for $100

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First it was the high end Zephyr at Eurobike, then the mid-level Stratus at Interbike. Now, rounding out their line of new MIPS-equipped road bike helmets is the $100 Overdrive. The Overdrive model has been in their line for a couple years, but now you’ve got a MIPS option to reduce the likelihood of rotational impact injuries. Details, colors and more below…

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First it was the high end Zephyr at Eurobike, then the mid-level Stratus at Interbike. Now, rounding out their line of new MIPS-equipped road bike helmets is the $100 Overdrive. The Overdrive model has been in their line for a couple years, but now you’ve got a MIPS option to reduce the likelihood of rotational […]

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First Impressions: e*thirteen TRSr 9-46t wide range Cassette

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More range, less weight, and fewer dollars – that’s unattainable when it comes to wide range cassettes, right? With their new TRSr cassette, e*thirteen is hoping to turn that notion on its head.  Aiming straight for the new mega cog king in the form of SRAM Eagle, e*thirteen looks to have a solid contender on their hands with their newest cassette.

An evolution of their TRSr cassette construction, the steel and aluminum cassette offers an impressive range with 9-46t gearing, and an equally impressive weight and price…

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More range, less weight, and fewer dollars – that’s unattainable when it comes to wide range cassettes, right? With their new TRSr cassette, e*thirteen is hoping to turn that notion on its head.  Aiming straight for the new mega cog king in the form of SRAM Eagle, e*thirteen looks to have a solid contender on […]

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Review: RedWhite The Bib & head-to-head with The Race

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We’ve talked about RedWhite earlier this year with our review of their newest & thinner The Race bib shorts, but we wanted to take a closer look at how they actually compared over the long-term to the ultra endurance The Bib on which the company was built. We’ve worn both shorts through all types of on & off-road riding since the start of summer and through to when they ultimately had to get covered over by insulated tights. They’ve been through amateur road races, fast-paced road riding, lazy summer rides in the forests, all-day long base miles, and a touch of cyclocross. Generally both shorts have been quite similar and have treated us well, but come past the break and we’ll get into the details of both versions, their specs, and what sets their performance apart…

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We’ve talked about RedWhite earlier this year with our review of their newest & thinner The Race bib shorts, but we wanted to take a closer look at how they actually compared over the long-term to the ultra endurance The Bib on which the company was built. We’ve worn both shorts through all types of […]

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Tijuca’s Forest – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

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Photo submitted by Rodrigo Golivio Pereira, “This spot is called ‘Fairy’s Lake’ and is located inside the Tijuca’s Forest National Park. The ride was up the Mountains, climbing through part of the 2016 olympic games course.”

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 brief description here.



Photo submitted by Rodrigo Golivio Pereira, “This spot is called ‘Fairy’s Lake’ and is located inside the Tijuca’s Forest National Park. The ride was up the Mountains, climbing through part of the 2016 olympic games course.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the […]

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JensonUSA Holiday Gift Guide… for the Mountain Biker

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Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Mountain Biker? Ideas for your own wishlist? Or just wanna stuff your own stocking with a good deal? Since our Bikerumor Editor’s wish lists are focused on products we’ve tested and recommend, we turned to our friends at JensonUSA to provide a gift guide full of popular items and killer deals for every budget, from under $10 up to $100 and more. Even better? Use code “BIKERUMOR” and get another 10% off qualifying items through end of December…

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Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Mountain Biker? Ideas for your own wishlist? Or just wanna stuff your own stocking with a good deal? Since our Bikerumor Editor’s wish lists are focused on products we’ve tested and recommend, we turned to our friends at JensonUSA to provide a gift guide full of popular items […]

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Almost time to be Braver Than The Elements & tackle the Festive 500 with Rapha

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It’s cold where we are in Central Europe, and we’ve sill got a couple more weeks of losing daylight everyday. This time of year it can be harder and harder to stay motivated to ride, so we relish in the fact that other like-minded cyclists are out and using peer pressure to keep everyone riding. While some of our local riding buddies have effectively thrown in the towel for regular outside rides a few of the dedicated group are sticking it out. And it is sometimes even social media campaigns like Rapha’s Braver Than The Elements and Festive 500 that keep us pedaling circles. Braver Than The Elements aims to build on the midsummer success of the Women’s 100 to get those hardcore women out and on the bike on Dec 18. The Festive 500 on the other hand is the latest edition of the Strava-fueled challenge to end 2016 with a band and burn off all of those Christmas cookies and glasses of egg nog in time to start the New Year fresh. If you are ready to stick it out and put in some winter saddle time, spin past the break for details on how to join in, and find others doing the same thing…

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It’s cold where we are in Central Europe, and we’ve sill got a couple more weeks of losing daylight everyday. This time of year it can be harder and harder to stay motivated to ride, so we relish in the fact that other like-minded cyclists are out and using peer pressure to keep everyone riding. […]

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