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Shimano entry-level alloy flat platform pedals - EF202 & EF205

Shimano spins out affordable SLX-level trail pedals & colorful, entry-level alloy flat pedals

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Shimano brings top-tier pedal tech down to more affordable prices again with new SLX-level clipless trail pedals and an all-new colorful move into high-quality...
Rapha Pro Team Powerweave Bib Shorts, pro-level woven lightweaight breathable structured road cycling shorts jacquard weave

Rapha Pro Team Powerweave Bibs bring structured weave, lighter weight & better wicking to...

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Earlier this year Rapha debuted their uniquely woven one-piece Powerweave road shoes (in a time of knit shoes), and now that same tech comes...
Get inspired by FREE “Here's My Dream Bike” book from Officina Battaglin custom Italian Steel road bikes coffee table book

Fuel your thirst for custom steel with free Battaglin “Here’s My Dream Bike” book

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While Officina Battaglin closed their doors to customer visits for the past few months, they were still working... compiling this "Here's My Dream Bike"...
LOOK 765 Gravel RS Dirty Kanza limited edition gravel bike

Look drops ultra-limited 765 Gravel RS Dirty Kanza Edition gravel bike w/ Corima wheels...

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Following up both on the recent wide-range Force AXS update and new carbon Corima Gravel G30.5 wheels out today, LOOK has launched a US-only...
2021 Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike, affordable aluminum alloy MTB hardtail

2021 Specialized Rockhopper reshapes affordable XC hardtail mountain bikes, from just $500

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Specialized calls this the best Rockhopper they've ever made, bringing singletrack-ready performance to the masses at affordable pricing and in wider-than-ever sizing for any...
Bike-made Art by 4x trials World Champ Kenny Belaey

Must See: Trials champ Kenny Belaey recreates his rainbow stripes in limited edition, bike-made...

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How does a multiple time Trials World Champ make art inspired by his collection of rainbow jerseys? For Kenny Belaey, he replaces a paintbrush...
Garmin's Varia rearview radar family expands its options for cyclists looking to improve ride safety by alerting them to cars approaching from behind. And now you don't need a Garmin GPS computer or dedicated Varia head unit - a  mobile phone can display the alerts as you ride over bluetooth. Plus, the core RTL515 radar sensor+taillight combination gets updated functionality, while the new radar-only sensor RVR315 delivers the same ride safety at a more affordable price without the integrated blinkie light. Garmin Varia App now brings radar alerts to mobile phones The whole idea of Garmin's Varia rearview radar is simple: alert cyclists of cars approaching quickly from behind via a display on your handlebar so you don't need to turn around. At first it may seem like technological overkill (you could get a bar end or helmet mirror, or just turn your head). But for cyclists who spend a lot of time out riding solo or training on the road, the simple Varia function and its added security is hard to argue with. But until now, on top of the price of the $200 that the Varia RTL510 cost, you had to buy a dedicated Varia display for another $100 is you didn't already have a Garmin Edge GPS head unit. Now, a new Varia App for iOS or Android means you can connect the Varia radar directly to your mobile phone to display alerts while riding. Color coded alerts signal proximity: green means all is clear, yellow is a car approaching, red Is a car approaching at high speed.  And third-party communication with mobile apps like Ride with GPS, means you get the ability to see the oncoming car alerts overtop or ride tracking maps. Garmin Varia RTL515 rearview radar & taillight combo The updated combo RTL515 looks essentially unchanged from the previous generation RTL510, packing the Varia rearview radar into a high visibility taillight. Inside though, there are a number of functional improvements - most notably new Bluetooth LE added to ANT+ to connect to more devices. Light output is the same, topping out at 65 lumens in daytime flash for up to 1mi/1600m visibility, 29 lumens in night flash, and 20 lumens on solid. Daytime flash run time increases an hour to 16h, while 6hr remains the same for night flash & solid modes. The new Varia combo also gets a new peloton mode to drop down to a low-intensity 8 lumen flash when you are riding in a group, so as to not blind other cyclists (for 8hrs). Radar runtime is as long as the light is running. The new tech fits into the same 71g 99x40x20mm tall casing, and the updated Varia RTL515 sells for the same $200 price as the previous generation. Garmin Varia RVR315 standalone rearview radar All new though, is the even more affordable Varia RVR315. Pared back to just the review radar tech itself, the sensor-only device gets the same BLE & ANT+ connectivity to transmit to the display of your choice on the handlebar. The radar-only RVR315 is a bit smaller & lighter at 51g and 72x40x20mm, but has a decreased battery life of just 7 hours, meaning it will require more frequent recharging. But at $150 (and without the need to buy a secondary display), the all-new Varia RVR315 is likely to open up rearview radar to more cyclists out riding & training amongst the cars. Both new Varia devices mount with Garmin 1/4 turn adapters and provide both visible, vibrate & audible alerts when paired with capable Garmin displays or a phone running the app, warning of approaching vehicles up to 140m/ 460' behind the rider. You can even setup you Varia to pair with both a head unit & phone to use the mobile device as a backup if the other runs out of power. Garmin.com

Garmin Varia rearview radar & new App add affordable road safety options, with or...

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Garmin's Varia rearview radar family expands its options for cyclists looking to improve ride safety by alerting them to cars approaching from behind. And...
Abus StormChaser affordable aero road helmet

Abus StormChaser helmet makes aero affordable, GameChanger TT time trials faster & more!

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Abus is scaling their road helmet line-up this spring and summer, expanding to more affordable aero with the StormChaser, to faster racing against the...
INGRID prototype 12-speed mountain bike rear derailleur, enduro trail all-mountain bike, Revel Rasal Flowrider Racing photo by Andre Maurer

Sneak Peek: Prototype INGRID 12sp MTB derailleur 3D prints & CNCs mechanical shifts on...

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Not only has Flowrider Racing's project trail bike given us a look at some Braking prototypes, it also reveals a prototype of INGRID's long-awaited,...

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