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This Week’s Best Posts! New Ultegra R8000, SRAM GX Eagle & more!

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This week saw the launch of two major new groups. For road, the all-new Shimano Ultegra R8000 takes all of the new tech, functionality and design of Dura-Ace and offers it at a better price. But the trickle down award definitely goes to SRAM GX Eagle, giving mountain bikers a complete 1×12 drivetrain group for less than half of X01’s cost…or just more than $500! We covered the GX tech here, posted actual weights and first impressions here, and rounded up several new bikes already spec’d with it here.

While all that was coming out, we reviewed a number of products, including Schwalbe X-One Allround cyclocross tires and the Paradigm Cycleworks bash guard. We also got a look at the pro quality but affordable road and mountain bike shoes from FLR (and the story on that custom paint job that you could totally do yourself!).

A couple years ago, we published the Suspension Setup Series. You liked it. But suspension continues to evolve, and there’s simply so much going on that we’ve launched new weekly series called Suspension Tech that’ll pick one small thing each week and dive deep. For the first one, we show you how to adjust your air volume to take full advantage of your air sprung fork.

There was quite a bit more interesting stuff this week, some of it a bit weird. Check out all the headlines below…

Weekend Movie: TEN, by BC Bike Race, follows racers & crew along the journey

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: East Burke, Vermont

REN cycles adds titanium options for each Road, Gravel & Cross

Robot Bike is back 3D printing new R130 29er trail mountain bike

DeFeet Adds Waterproof Jacket and DeTour Vest to Crowd Funded Bespoke Line

Nua Dual blends belt drive, Pinion gearbox, and titanium pavement & dirt versatility

Mat Stephens takes Dirty Kanza 200 overall win with Panaracer GravelKing equipped 3T Exploro

Shimano taps Athertons for new Saint SPD, XT flat pedals & updated AM, GR shoes to match

The Vanilla Workshop decks out the OG in silver for new OG Classic Road Bike

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Rome, Italy

The Build Cycle Podcast #016 – Pure Cycles’ co-founder Michael Fishman

Stages Dash GPS head unit & Link training set to power workouts on the bike

Video: Jordie Lunn makes his own lines again in Rough AF 2

Review: The Aster backpack is a bright idea but it doesn’t shine performance-wise

The Wetsleeve: Put your hydration, on your forearm?

K-Edge adapter for Niterider lights now available

The Smog Free Bicycle concept: cleaning city air while we ride

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: On the road to Icamole, México

BMC turns it up in Europe with new 150mm Trailfox Amp carbon eMTB

Catlike Yelmo mountain bike helmet fully integrated, certified GoPro mount

Suspension Tech: How does air volume affect your suspension fork’s ride quality?

Shimano Ultegra R8000 picks up mechanical, Di2 & disc brake Dura-Ace tech

OneUp Components gets a grip on two new flat pedal models

Hands On: Modern chain protection with the Paradigm Cycle Works Bash Guide

SR Suntour NA launches free Demo To Your Door Program, try a fork on your home trails

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Sart Tilman, Belgium

FLR Cycling’s affordable performance road & mountain bike shoes

DripDrop ORS puts medical grade oral hydration into bottles everywhere

SRAM GX Eagle leaves the nest, spreads 1×12 gearing to all mountain bikes

First Rides & Actual Weights – SRAM GX Eagle mountain bike group

SRAM GX Eagle opens door to more affordable bikes from Marin, Santa Cruz, Ibis, more…

Fidlock cageless water bottle mount twists out with a new design

Gazelle Arroyo lands Dutch e-bike commuter in the States

Review: Schwalbe X-One Allround cyclocross tires

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Lake Pepin, Wisconsin

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Tour de SRAM USA to benefit World Bicycle Relief

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Roundup: Fresh goods from Bern, Big Agnes, Tasco MTB, Timber & more!

Icon Explore is an insanely awesome electric mountain trike for challenged athletes

AASQ #10: Which causes more trainer tire wear – plastic or aluminum rollers?

Off The Bike: New gear from Columbia, Skinners & Broo

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yard dog
yard dog
6 years ago

Great week for bikes.

6 years ago

Stoked they finally renamed Ultregra.

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