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This Week’s Best Posts: Mountain bike reviews, crazy suspension, limited steel & builder interviews!

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This week’s smorgasbord of builder-on-builder interviews led us right up to the Philly Bike Expo and gave us all a fun peek inside the minds of our nation’s top handmade frame builders.

Somewhere just outside the handmade crowd were a couple boutique mountain bike builds and a sweet limited edition True Temper steel road bike from Chris Chance. The mountain bikes come from Tantrum, which puts a unique twist on rear suspension, and Scurra reinvents the front, too, with their wild linkage driven fork and rear end (it’s that red bike up above, just in case you couldn’t guess). Almost as wild are Zipp’s new sawtooth aero wheels, which use nature as inspiration for an aggressive looking wheelset designed to cheat the wind in any direction. There’s even a video to help explain it.

Back to mountain bikes, we reviewed a few 2017 XC models from Norco, Cannondale and Kona, with more coming up next week. We also reviewed a few pieces of gear, and there’s the usual assortment of other new bikes, components and kit to poke through…

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Marsh Creek State Park, PA

Lucho Dillitos: all natural guava fuel of the Colombian greats

Campagnolo EPS V3 now sends ride gearing, shift data to Wahoo ELEMNT

One Ride Review: Norco Revolver full suspension XC race mountain bike

Road to PBE16 BoB Interview: Carl “Snarl” Schlemowitz of Vicious Cycles, questions by Alex Clauss

Pelago Stavanger is the latest to get the Brooks Dashing treatment

Scurra Hard Enduro to return with version 2.0 of their wild Trelever suspension?

ABUS turns wheel and seat post security on its side with new NutFix locks

HT launches D1 flat/clipless pedal, enhances pedal durability with new EVO+ bearing system, more

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

DCA Design’s helmet concept gives you a 360º view with heads-up display visor

Vanilla Workshop headed to east coast for fit tour (and parties)

Grava measures up w/ prototype Gauger alloy gravel ‘cross frame, carbon fork to “ride everything”

TwiCycle delivers two wheel drive and twice the workout?

45NRTH gusts into full winter riding apparel with Naughtvind jacket, pants, and bib system

VEAR Legs Jacket zips on and off in seconds to keep your legs warm & dry

Road to PBE16 BoB Interview: Chris Bishop of Bishop Bikes, interviewed by Carl Schlemowitz

Cycliq captures computers and cameras with new Duo bar mount

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Southwest Montana

Colnago starts selling bikes online, but only backstock, and only through dealers

VP gets rid of bearings for better performing pedals on a budget

Kickstarter Roundup: Super insulated bottles, coffee-infused jerseys, GoPro mounting gum & more!

Smoother Operator: Kona upgrades DH bike to 27.5″ wheels & all new frame

Road to PBE BoB Interview: Eric Estlund of Winter Cycles, Questions by Chris Bishop

Fox Float X2 gets official CPSC recall notice; units to be repaired & returned

Trek Farley fat bikes from 2014/15 recalled for free fork replacement

X-Shifter’s universal wireless shifting kit goes live

Slim Chance fades into Ltd. production with U.S. made True Temper steel road bikes

Fall into new gear with Twin Six / Santini / Seach and State / Capo

Fenix unfolds a drop bar e-Gravel Bike ready for anything

Tantrum Cycles goes live – First look & first ride of Outburst & Meltdown shape shifting mountain bikes

Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk’s Lapse raises the bar for MTB videos

Zipp heeds the call of the wild w/ new Biomimicry inspired 454 NSW Aero wheels

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Into the Lionhead, MT/ID

100Copies comes out of the trees with latest cycling print

WFS 2016: Selberbruzzler collective’s budding Podenco Cycles, from Balance to Handuro

Fyxation refreshes city bike lineup, adds carbon Crusher adventure bike & more

Review: Lensbaby Circular 180+ Lens for GoPro Cameras

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Review: The Kona Hei Hei DL Carbon 29 is positive proof of XC Evolution

One Ride Review: 2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si full suspension race mountain bike

Video: Zipp 454 NSW Inside Story

F3 Cycling gives you direct-to-stem out front cycling computer mounts

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