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Shimano shook off their typically reserved demeanor to boast that they pretty much owned this year’s Tour de France. With every stage won on Dura-Ace, they wanted to flaunt it a little, so what the heck, here ya go. Congrats!

Also on the road, Pinarello continued their steady roll out, this week showing the Dogma F10X Light top-tier race bike and the Dogma K10S Disk endurance bike with electronically controlled rear suspension. Yes, you read that right. Meanwhile, Simplon took aerodynamics and integration to the altar, Focus offered up some colorful paint schemes, Raleigh put together a Nelson Vails tribute, and Stevens reworked their flagship cyclocross race bike.

Our Kenda factory tour took you inside their Taiwanese headquarters to show how they produce 15,000 bicycle tires per day and 50,000 inner tubes per day. Be sure to watch the video of how a mountain bike tire is laid up by hand before heading to the heat mold!

Lastly, check out a wild concept adventure bike called the Nxxt Ultra. It’s not real, but it’s really cool, with very interesting ideas that’ll likely make it to production in some form. All the rest of our weekly coverage is below, neatly organized by topic for your viewing pleasure…

SPECIAL FEATURES

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 dominates at the Tour de France

Kenda Tire Factory Tour: Part 1 – How they make bicycle tires

Kenda Tire Factory Tour: Part 2 – How they make inner tubes

The Build Cycle Podcast #021 – Wolfpack Ninja Tour’s Noah Kaufman

Ask a Stupid Question – Ask Park Tool anything, Part Four

ROAD, CYCLOCROSS & GRAVEL

Only in Dreams: Check out the Nxxt Ultra adventure bike concept

Pinarello Dogma F10X Light finishes the race w/ new 760g top-tier road bike

Paul Camp 2017 Builder Highlight – Robert Ives’ Blue Collar Bicycles 650B gravel grinder

Raleigh spins out three urban bikes as tribute to ’84 Olympic track medalist Nelson Vails

Paul Camp 2017 Builder Highlight – Rick Hunter’s Hunter Cycles MTB Gravel Bike

Quarq adds DZero power meter compatibility to Dura-Ace rings & S-Works cranks

Paul Camp 2017 Builder Highlight – Burnsey shows Oddity Cycles’ modern ti clunker

2018 Simplon Pride aero disc brake road bike slips in with fully integrated cockpit

Focus Freestyle splashes color on & off the bike

Stevens Super Prestige completely reshaped for cyclocross race season

Pinarello adds to Dogma with new K10S Disk featuring eDSS 2.0 suspension

Paul Camp 2017 Builder Highlight – Falconer Cycles’ drop bar mountain bike

MOUNTAIN BIKE

Video: Get In The Van! Ride Vancouver Island’s best trails with Jeff Kendall-Weed

Nicolai Saturn 11 alloy mountain bike pairs XC travel frame with trail ready geometry

Suspension Tech: Bob Fox weighs in on cavitation

12th Annual Red Bull Rampage rages into Virgin, UT, in October

Aaron Gwin signature edition Onza Aquila DH mountain bike tire finally on sale

TECH, CLOTHING & GEAR

Off The Bike: Pack it way out with Osprey, relax with Grand Trunk

Sweet Protection Falconer & Falconer Aero helmets cover roadie heads now too

Northwave Ghost XC mountain bike shoes getting Extreme Xframe tech

Chris Froome & Team Sky wear light, airy new Kask Valegro helmet to Tour win

Rudy Project teases quick change, closed lens cycling sunglasses & Trek partnership

Bike gear roundup: New releases from BikeTube // 4iiii Innovations // Flectr

Endura brings their custom clothing program to the USA

PICS OF THE DAY

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Bal Harbour, Florida

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Costa del Sol, Spain

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Black Forest, Germany

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Lipa, Philippines

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: North Hero, Vermont

INDUSTRY NEWS & MISCELLANY

Bianchi x Scuderia Ferrari partnership born to produce high end road, mountain and e-bikes

Video: Team Sunweb shows how to win 2 Tour de France jerseys

Strava adds phone insurance; USA Cycling offers flat repair & rides home

Honey Stinger bulks up w/ multi-serving energy gel bottles

Your cell phone could soon prevent cars from hitting you

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Choose the blue box for better bike shipping from Bikeflights

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