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This week finished strong with Tyler’s holiday wish list, our first Friday Yard Sale video (where we recap the week’s tech and product news, quickly and over a beer), and wild rim brake test from Alto Cycling and Spark Wheelworks where they melted brake tracks. The rest of the week was solid, too, with wish lists from Zach, Anna and Cory, too, and more.
We saw wide new mountain bike carbon rims from Reynolds and Whisky, offering mountain bikers a more affordable option (Reynolds) and a wider option for plus and mid-fat bikes (Whisky). Speaking of wheels, we also answered the question “Should you buy custom built wheels?” in our weekly AASQ series, and Pacenti launched an entirely new wheel lineup to go with their revamped website.
For reviews, we brought back the suspension stem with our ShockStop review. Don’t worry, it’s good, and a far cry from the abominations of the past. And if you like toys even when you’re off the bike, check our review of the Traxxas Slash R/C truck, it’s good fun!
One last thing worth calling out: Jamis has downsized their Renegade gravel adventure road bike to fit kids, which means it’s not just mountain bikes that are getting the pro-quality treatment for youth. Exciting times to be a kid! Now, here’s all the posts from this past week…
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Bronte Creek Provincial Park – Oakvillle, Ontario
Mason goes hi-def with updated Definition2 alloy road bike
Pirelli road bike tires add direct-to-consumer channel on top of retail
Holiday Gift Ideas for Cyclists – Anna’s picks for 2017
Ottolock V2 updates more durable, lightweight combination cafe bike lock – updated pricing
Arundel Shameless Plugs hides a mini-tool in your road bike handlebar
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Snow Ride
Castelli, Showers Pass & Sportful – lightweight protection from the elements
Danny MacAskill’s cool, casual style inspires Endura’s One Clan Collection
2018 Jamis Renegade downsizes with 650b wheels for small adventure riders
Feel the force on your next ride w/ official Star Wars cycling apparel by BIORACER
Intense Cycles goes Rider Direct with new hybrid sales model
Carbondale, Colorado is the answer for Why Cycle’s new headquarters
Off The Bike Review: Traxxas 1/16 Slash 4×4 remote control truck is a steal
JensonUSA Holiday Gift Guide… for the Roadie
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: ‘Tis The Snow Bike Season!
AMS slaps on some All Mountain Style to protect chainstays & deflect mud
OPEN and Yeti team up for Yeti-inspired Turquoise U.P. gravel bike
Ritchey Heritage Paint Program dries up in 2017, KITE WCS Dropper Post now in stock
roll: bicycle company steps thru to new frames, new colors, & CR:1 Cafe Racer Edition
Rapha stitches up cozy special edition, luxury Wool Softshell jacket
Review: The BINOREAL Radius F1 simplifies lighting with the touch of a button
Holiday Gift Ideas for Cyclists – Cory’s Wish List 2017
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area, New Jersey
Coros Wearables’ OMNI hybrid smart helmet molds tech into new lid
Rapha encourages us to fight holiday excess with 8th annual Festive 500
IMBA mountain bikers advocate for collaborative Wilderness perspective
Seven XX upgrade takes their titanium disc brake frames to the next level
Video Roundup: Not Far From Home II, BMX in the Silverdome, and new Trail Boss episodes
Review: Redshift Sports’ ShockStop suspension stem defies bumps & expectations
Just In: Whisky Parts Co. No. 9 80w 27.5″ carbon fat bike wheels
Vorsprung Suspension adds custom Tractive tuning to RockShox Monarch Plus RC3
JensonUSA Holiday Gift Guide… for the Mountain Biker
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: South Coast Ridge Road, California
Fizik polishes up limited edition Open White R3 road bike saddles
Kinetic offers a chance to try virtual training & win with rebranded Rouvy
Gaerne G.Winter ready for cold roads & trails with Gore-Tex cycling shoes
LID helmets unfold with compact, eco-friendly design
Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends
AASQ #21: Should I get custom wheels built?
Wade Simmons’ Rocky Mountain PipeDream kicks it old school to the origins of freeride
Holiday Gift Ideas for Cyclists – Tyler’s picks for 2017
The Bikerumor Friday Yard Sale, Ep #001 – Suspension stems, selling direct, etc.
Alto Cycling & Spark melt carbon clinchers w/ multi-brand rim brake test