This week saw the kick off of our new series, Ask A Stupid Question, where we get your questions answered, no matter how silly or technical or obscure they may be. So far, it’s a hit…we’ve got a serious list of questions to answer, leading us to go from a planned every-other-week schedule to weekly. The first subject? Bottom bracket standards, of course!

Mountain bikes saw several new entries from small and mid-sized brands, with launches from Intense, Bold, Kona, Last, and Turner. Keeping you warm while riding are plenty of threads recently reviewed by Zach and some custom options from Giordana. Speed demons will find plenty more pro bike checks from the street and TDU to ogle, along with the upgraded UFO chain from CeramicSpeed.

Last but certainly not least, Anna has kicked off her amazing Road to NAHBS preview interviews with three awesome stories of builders you definitely need to keep an eye on. All that and plenty more below…

Weekend Videos: Cross carnage, Sniper training & snowy downhills

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Turriff Cycling Club Sunday Ride

Giordana opens their own Italian factory, ups custom cycling kit game

BC Bike Race ventures into new territory with the non-competitive BC Bike Ride North tour

Hitting the trails with a 9-year old and his new Norco

Gaerne G.Chrono+ & G.Kobra+ bring tech within reach for men & women, on or off road

Smart Workouts with Xert & Baron Biosystems

Turner Flux back in Black, free Knight Carbon wheel upgrade extended

Last Clay forms into a playful aluminum trail bike

One Ride Review: The affordable Raleigh Roker Sport carbon gravel road bike

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

Bold is back with another Women’s Bike Camp limited edition Linkin Trail bike

Revamped Intense Tracer hits the trails with longer travel, slacker front end

TDU 2017 Tech: TJ Slagter’s Cannondale-Drapac SuperSix EVO

CeramicSpeed UFO roll out faster, lower friction chains that last 2x longer

DZR Minna Mist & Cadet shoes offer limited edition update for clipless street riding

Reynolds Cycling joins the race against cancer with NAHBS raffle to support the Huntsman Foundation

Pivot engineers a better cockpit with Phoenix Component System

Portland Design Works to donate 100% of sales to ACLU for a week

TDU 2017 Tech: Robert Gesink’s Lotto Jumbo Bianchi Oltre X4

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Portage Lake, Alaska

Clothing Roundup! Under Armour // The People’s Poncho // Thunderbolt Sportswear

Road to NAHBS 2017 Long Interview: James Bleakley of Black Sheep Bikes

Sealskinz goes 100% waterproof with cycling kit – shorts, tights, jacket & more

Chai and Catch Me takes off as new flavor for Picky Bars

Wozo x Ireland: Taking Kona’s newest fat bike on a microadventure across the Irish landscape

Pro Bike Check: Merckx EM 525 of Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 4: Pactimo warms up before, during, and after the ride

TDU 2017 Tech: Jasha Sütterlin’s Movistar Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Reno, Nevada

Markus Stöckl rides a stock Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro to 167.6 kph/104.1mph

TDU 2017 Tech: Mads Pedersen’s Trek-Segafredo Madone 9 Race Shop Limited

Review: Classified Nutrition eschews marketing for science, lets you customize the mix

Pro Bike Check: Olympic Triathlon medalist Henri Schoeman’s custom Swift Hypervox

Polar updates M600 with Android Wear 2.0, plus swimming metrics

Track rides directly to Strava now with Android Wear 2.0 devices

Road to NAHBS 2017: Chris McGovern of McGovern Cycles

The Robert Axle Project rids Focus bikes of R.A.T. axle for trainer and trailer compatibility, adds Surly Gnot Boost options

Volata adds flat bar Model 1c, smart rack, bag, and fenders, plus Velofix delivery

Velotooler retools with insurance coverage for mechanics & more

Exploring the Torino-Nice Rally with a Bombtrack Hook EXT

Road to NAHBS 2017: Vlad Dolinsky of Vlad Cycles

Catlike Forza 2.0 goes enduro with convertible trail helmet & BOA retention

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Truth BMX Products gives the aluminum Main Event a complete rebuild for 2017

Just In: Rollin’ on WTB Ranger TCS Tough 29+ tires

Review: Race Face Next SL G4 Cinch carbon crankset

Gwin’s secret protection against flats – Flat Tire Defender foam inserts

Ask a Stupid Question #1: What is BSA? How do I get a BSA crank in BB30 bottom bracket?

2017 Ridley gravel, road bikes get more discs, more adventurous & and more lighter

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