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This Week’s Best Posts! Polygon’s universal suspension, Manitou testing, 2018 Rockshox Pike, disc brake shields & more!

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This week was big on mountain bike products and tech! First, we kicked things off with an in depth look at Manitou’s suspension testing in the mountains of North Carolina. While there, we put the the Cane Creek Helm through its paces and got it dialed for long term testing. Then, Rockshox bounced forward with an all-new Pike, which led to updates and new versions of the RS-1, Lyrik and more!

But the biggest news in suspension was the wild new Polygon Square1 design. With a massive 180mm of travel, it climbs like a goat, requires no lockout or compression controls, and will descend like a DH bike. Sound too good to be true? We were there, and it absolutely delivers. Read our report and see the future of full suspension.

Road wasn’t totally left alone. There were new bikes from Bianchi, Tºred and others, including new tubular carbon wheels from Hunt Cycling. Check out those and all the other headlines from this week below…

Woohoo! The Simpsons & State Bicycle Co. collaborate on limited edition bikes, accessories and more!

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Houston, Texas

Hunt Wheels announce new carbon tubular wheelset options

Must Watch: RIDE YOUR F#%KING BIKE! is an amazing full length tribute to Steve Smith

Hands On: Cane Creek’s all new Helm suspension fork

Bianchi Oltre XR3 puts Countervail vibration damping into more attainable aero road bike

Terrene Tires launch new Honali tubeless touring tire

Db Equipment The Trail packs up mountain bikes in new hybrid soft/hardshell travel bag

TPE17: New components from Funn, Jeff Jones, FSA Vision & Hollywood Racks

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Starr Pass in Tucson, AZ

100Copies splashes color with Light The Night print

Pro Bike Check: Canyon//SRAM Aeroad CF SLX of French champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

Hayes / Manitou Test Sessions: Using high tech data acquisition to develop next level product


Shimano previews cool/cold weather clothing with S-Phyre for racing & Explorer for adventure riding

Exclusive First Look! Mike Pryde’s upcoming Chapter2 Tere aero road bike

Fix It Sticks add 15mm wrench option for SS and fixed riders

Elite pours grams off your bike with lightweight Fly water bottle, Vico carbon cage

TPE17: Vee Tire Co. adds big, sticky Flow Snap plus mountain bike tires & more

A new era of kinematics? NAILD R3ACT-2Play suspension makes the Polygon Square One ride like nothing else

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Denali, Alaska

Commencal adds Power to the Meta, for their complete look at e-MTBs

New Polar M460 GPS cycling computer improves powermeter pairing, tactile functions & more

Wanna race Ted King at Sea Otter Classic? On an e-Mountain Bike?

TPE17: Veloci Cycle’s beautiful, small batch steel gravel & touring bikes

TPE17 Roundup: Sweet prototype metal road, gravel and kids bikes (plus a few real ones)

BikeParkPro updates Bike Park specific app with Park Pro Leaderboards, Competitions, and new Pro Pass deals

Average Joe builds epic jump line and gets the pros to come shred with him

First Impressions: Shimano Explorer RT4 mountain pedal, road touring shoes

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Exclusive Tune Project Disc Sheath preview – road disc rotor covers from the lightweight specialists

Podia expands with more color & light protection in new summer clothing line-up

2018 RockShox Pike gets mo’ better with new Charger 2 damper & DebonAir spring

RockShox Revelation is reborn as a budget Pike, Lyrik and RS-1 get remote options and Charger 2, plus Yari updates

The Build Cycle Podcast #011 – Chasing Epic’s Steve Mokan

iSSi offers new All Purpose pedals with a Flash

Ditch the bottle cage with a magnetic Restrap Mag Bottle

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Stoke Charity – Hampshire, UK

Tred Aracnide A02A OOL is an ultra premium 5.9kg steel road bike, plus scandium Manaia track

Boa Technology reels in increased range, updates branding

Hands On: roll: Bicycle Company’s simple, affordable, and semi-custom adventure bike

Revolution Suspension Grips debut new, more affordable options

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Ditch the minivan for a Riese & Muller Load full-suspension, dual battery e-cargo bike

AASQ#6: 27.5″ bikes for short riders, riser stems vs. bars, and the future of the bicycle?

TPE17 Roundup: Mountain bikes, cruisers, low riders & a mighty morphin’ balance bike

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