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Week in Review: New bikes from Niner & Fuji, Merckx gravel bike review & lots more!

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This past week saw an all-new Niner AIR9 RDO, a review of the Kona Hei Hei 29er trail bike and Merckx Strasbourg 71 gravel road bike, plus a ton of new tools, lights, helmets and other gear for making the ride better. Plus, with a HUGE thanks to Cannondale for their extended hospitality following the Scalpel’s relaunch, we got to see plenty of fresh tech from the Garda Mountain Bike Festival in Italy. Recap all the best cycling tech news after the break, each link opening in a new tab for easy reading…

Mokumono Cycles wants to bring bike manufacturing back to the Netherlands

Fair Wheel Bikes customizes a super light Woom Carbonara 20” MTB for one lucky kid

Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

SOC16: Lazer Revolution sees ASTM Certification with removable chin bar, available soon

Review: Eddy Merckx Strasbourg 71 alloy gravel road bike

New Trickstuff Presswurst takes the grind out of shock bushing, axle removal

SOC16: Bell 360fly action cam integrated Super 2R, Star Wars helmets still available!

Bryton previews affordable Rider 330 & 530, two new GPS computers with route tracking

SOC16: Light & Motion updates Seca’s beam, replaces Stella & switches to GoPro mounting

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Skycov, Slovakia

Limited Edition Chris King 40th Anniversary Olive Crate kits now available plus accessories and wheelsets

Limited edition Giro DND gloves “Hold Fast” for Jim Brown

Share the commute for Global Bike to Work Day next week

SOC16: Novatec R3 carbon road wheels get wider w/ disc, rim, clincher & tubular options

Fizik & AG2R gives us a 360° look inside a Granfondo

Review: 2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail 29er mountain bike

Out of their Powerlogic Lab, rh+ Speed brings aero kit from bibs to helmet

SOC16: Fuji Jari packs in adventure features on new gravel road bike

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: San Pablo Ridge Trail – Richmond, California

Rapha dishes out premium women’s pro Canyon//SRAM replica kit

SOC16: Gear roundup – OneUp’s Wide Range Di2, Gamut and Fourier’s Shimano 1x rings, more

SOC16: Open Cycle One+ gets fatter and faster on the trail, still ultra lightweight

Framed Bikes hits the pavement with new carbon disc brake Rodez road bike

Found: Performance Bike Wheelhouse carbon clinchers made by Zipp

Polar launches special edition V800 GPS watches, including new performance upgrades

SOC16: Clothing/Gear roundup with Club Ride, Giro, POC, and Boa

Video: Dumb and Dumber morning chuckles (and shred session) with Ludo May

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Taupo, NZ

Bold Cycles Linkin Trail bumps up to 154mm travel, still hides shock inside frame

SOC16: Bulls grows e-bike range w/ Brose powered Sturmvogel E Evo

SOC16: Electronics round up – Niterider, BarFly and K-Edge mount up new lights and computers

Niner AIR9 RDO hardtail gets lighter, stiffer and more aggressive

Handsfree audio and rider-to-rider communication with Terrano X

Optimal traction on the fly with White Crow tire pressure adjusting hubs

SOC16: Michelin enlists Cam Zink for MTB tire development, Vee Tire gets super sticky DH rubber

DT Swiss expands premium Mon Chasseral road lineup to include RC38s

All-new Canyon Sender DH mountain bike launches incredibly well designed carbon down the trail

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Adding a little color to eTap

Pure Fix unveils three track racing Keirin setups

SOC16: Look adds more affordable 977 and 979 carbon hard tail XC MTBs

SOC16: RideFast Racing brings carbon wheels to an affordable level

Straighten up your perch with Morgaw Saddle Adjust app

Praxis x 4iiii power meter combo deal practically gives you the crankset for free

Praxis Works previews one more wheel with Aluminum AL24 XC/Trail Model

SOC16: Masi cyclocross bikes get racier, add carbon fiber models; plus concepts & steel tourers

Lock Roundup: Wearable Hiplok DX & DXC, Abus’ Brooklyn chain lock & a unique hitch rack from SCS

Suspension options for Bionicon Edison EVO with new GX builds

Review: Dean’s titanium Antero cross bike takes “custom” titanium to a whole new (price) level

Rotwild R.X2 carbon trail bike runs 27.5, 27.5+ and 29er with the same frame & fork

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Ogden Bike Park, Utah

Pioneer power meters now just $499 for single leg, adds Shimano 105 compatibility

Week’s Best Videos: Kelly’s riding lives on in McGazza Vs. the Volcano plus great adventures into the great beyond

New Onza Canis 27.5 x 2.85 puts a lightweight bite into Plus mountain bike tire segment

DT Swiss adds high volume R414 rear shock, sneaks in stealth “plug-in” thru axle

Acros adding wide carbon Race, Enduro mountain bike wheels

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yard dog
yard dog
7 years ago

great week for bikes.

7 years ago

You know guys, conceptually, I like the idea of the week in review. In reality, however, I never read it. There are so many links, I’m not going to spend time sorting through to figure what’s interesting. Filter these out to the 10 most clicked or most commented and I’ll check it out every week. My $.02.

7 years ago
Reply to  Matt


7 years ago

What Matt said

7 years ago

+1 for Matt’s opinion. If I wanted to get caught up and read last week’s posts, they’re all there with the “Older Posts” button. This weekly post of last week’s posts is just clutter.

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