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This week was a big ol’ mix of random stuff, including new bits and pieces for training, bike setup and more. Starting with the new What’s My FTP app for Garmin, which makes figuring your function threshold power very easy, to a new saddle fit kit from Abbey Tool, to the (thankfully) updated ENVE SES Aero Handlebar. And plenty more.
For bikes, there’s a new BH G7 Pro road bike and Speedvagen Team Issue Cyclocross Bike worth a look. And Specialized not only launched their new Turbo Levo Carbon FSR, but we also took a three-part look at their concept bike museum! check out Fast Bikes, Fun Bikes and Moto Bikes to see where their designs may be headed in the future!
Our weekly Suspension Tech series rounded up answers from the people behind Manitou, Rockshox and DVO to explain cavitation and why it’s bad for your suspension…and how they design their forks and shocks to prevent it.
We’ve even added a bit of newness to this weekend recap – click past the break and you’ll see that everything’s been categorized for quicker reading!
Arkonik adds bike rack option, gives us an excuse to post Land Rover Defender photos
Specialized Concept Museum Tour, Part 1 – Fast Bikes: Full suspension gravel, TT death machines & more
Specialized Concept Museum Tour, Part 2 – Fun Bikes: Cruisers, hot rods & party bicycles
Specialized Concept Museum Tour, Part 3 – Moto Bikes: Cafe racers, dirt bikes & more!
The Build Cycle Podcast #20 – Earth Trek’s Chris Warner
Bikerumor Exclusive! Win one of three custom K-Edge Tour de France Race Mounts! (UPDATE: CONTEST ENDED, SORRY!)
Ask a Stupid Question – Ask Park Tool anything, Part Three
Suspension Tech: What is cavitation? Why is it bad for suspension performance?
ROAD, GRAVEL & CYCLOCROSS
BH G7 Pro rim brake aero road bike, plus endurance Quartz Disc & alloy Gravel X
Mongoose Guide Adventure bike highlights 2018 line, along with new kids’ bikes, fat bikes, and more
Pinarello unveils UCI approved Dogma F10 Disk road bike
Speedvagen Team Issue Cyclocross Bike makes Vanilla’s favorite more accessible
Review: Open U.P.P.E.R. climbs to the upper echelon of gravel bikes
All-City Cycles teases new Cosmic Stallion gravel bike?
ENVE reintroduces SES Aero Road Bar with new cable routing, adds titanium QR skewers
Pinarello Dogma K10 road bike blends race performance & endurance geometry
2018 Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Carbon e-MTB cats up w/ more power, less weight
Brandon Semenuk is back for another Raw 100
2018 Mavic Deemax DH, Pro enduro mountain bike wheels get wider, lighter & smoother
PUSH ACS-3 Advanced Coil System combines best of coil & air springs for Fox 36 forks, more
Speedplay SYZR Lift pedals level out leg length discrepancies
Ibis and Blackburn cook up custom fit Pork Chop frame bags for Ridley & HD4
TECH, CLOTHING & GEAR
What’s My FTP? app from Baron Biosystems takes guess work out of training with power
Staying comfortable in the elements with Pactimo’s new Ascent, Stratos, and Divide pieces
Clothing Roundup: New MTB gear from Chromag and Sweet Protection
Topeak Panobike+ App adds Trip Planner function for riding and exploring new routes
Wicks sticks it to sweaty brows, keeps it from stinging your eyes
Abbey Bike Tools offers Saddle Fit Kit, knocks guesswork off its perch
PICS OF THE DAY
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: A Ride In The Redwoods
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Buffalo Creek, Colorado
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Bear Mountain – Mission BC, Canada
INDUSTRY NEWS & MISCELLANY
Levi’s Gran Fondo offers free entry to riders under 24, courtesy of Specialized
Speedvagen continues global fit tour with first European stint in Amsterdam, London, & Girona
Oregon Timber Trail opens with 640 miles of singletrack, campsites & ghost towns
Garmin acquires aero specialist Alphamantis Technologies, Updates Specialized Turbo data fields