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This Week’s Best Posts! Triathlon superbikes, Watts packs it in, ENVE 29+ & LEGO helmet hair!

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‘Twas the week before Ironman Kona and all through the beach, not a slipstream was stirring, not a banana out of reach…all thanks to a collection of new triathlon superbikes from Cube, Cervelo and BMC. The Cervelo P5X debuted as perhaps the wildest design, giving even the Diamondback Andean a run for its money. We rolled down to the local bike shop to get a closer look and actual weights on this one, too.

The new BMC Timemachine stuck to a more traditional design, hiding some very slick features in plain sight. Things like multiple seatpost positions (not saddle positions…the actual post can mount in different places on the bike) and V-shaped elbow rest platforms present a versatile, interesting aerodynamic story. And the Cube Project Kona Aerium C:68 borrowed from F1 to keep it slippery with a massive fairing and extension integration on the front end.

Decidedly not aero is a design study from MOEF to see if kids would be more likely to wear a helmet if they thought it was cool. And what’s cooler than Legos? Or, actually, Playmobil.

ENVE increased the diameter of their wide 60 Forty carbon rims for 29+, giving bike packers a super strong, lightweight option for their backcountry adventures. Speaking of which, Watts had a helluva adventure with Blackburn, getting away from Interbike’s demo days for a bit to suffer as only he can, and tell about it in explicit (literally and figuratively) language as only he can.

And then we get all the new drivetrain parts…


SRAM just kinda threw out there that they’d be shipping the WiFLi version of eTap earlier than expected, and our grins got about as wide as the new gearing options.


And assuming you don’t wanna have to shift that eTap (or Di2 or EPS) on your own, ProShift will automate it for you. Based on biometrics, it’ll shift when the time is right to keep your effort or cadence where you like it.


If you just want a different way of shifting things for yourself, we’ve finally got our hands on a real live set of Box Component’s PushPush shifter and 11-speed rear derailleur. Could these guys give the big drivetrain makers a run for their (your) money? Check out our first impressions here.

…and here’s everything else we’ve posted this past week!

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Uluru, Australia

EB16: Rotwild debuts R.C1 FS & R.E1 FS alloy XC & Enduro rides

ENVE expands 60 Forty Plus range to include 29+

EB16: Polygon Siskiu D & Entiat TR hit the trail while Trid ZZ hits the jumps & more…

EB16: Manitou Jacks up a dropper post, Answer adds wider SL Carbon handlebars & better winter gloves

IB16: Ellsworth adds 140mm travel Rogue 40 to the line up

IB16: Blue revamps Triad tri bike, adds gravel & very affordable carbon road bikes, more

IB16: Rocky Mounts shows prototype Monorail Swing tray style hitch rack, jumps into lock business

EB16: Cratoni debuts aero C-Pro helmet, smart C-94 concept & Maxster details

IB16: Wheels Manufacturing reinvents the rear hub, pushes axle bearings to the limit

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Autumn In Berlin

EB16: Lightweight hauling with EVOC Hip Pack Race or new light Climate Control backpacks

Truth BMX crafts a carbon version of their Main Event frame

Felt TA FRD left side drive Olympic track bike now available to anyone with $26,000

IB16: Bombtrack Hook EXT brings big treads to gravel adventure, new Tempest Steel Disc Road & more!

IB16: Advocate Cycles loads up Seldom Seen plus bike packing, & Sand County touring bikes, both roll on new Terrene tires

EB16: Trail bikes by women for women with Ghost Dre AMR, Lanao & even e-MTB versions

IB16: Speedplay SYZR pedals find new feature for leg length discrepancies

IB16: Surly’s Krampus plus bike is now Boost – or not

TrainerRoad adds Android support, now works on virtually any device

Cervelo takes on Kona with all new P5X triathlon superbike

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Melkbosstrand, South Africa


EB16: Lapierre’s 70th anniversary limited edition Xelius SL & Overvolt AM, and more…

Cube Project Kona C:68 – the next to take on the Ironman Triathlon

EB16: Edco smoothes the track hub, special wheels for USA & bearing tech talk

Would your kids wear a LEGO hair bicycle helmet?

Oakley Radar Pace smart glasses put a coach in your ear rather than on display

Up close with new Cervelo P5X Tri Superbike, plus actual weight

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Kuantan, Malaysia

EB16: Lighter, more compact EVOC Photop packs get camera gear deep into the woods

The Sufferfest adds three new training videos, only for their app

Video: Pivot’s Eliot Jackson rides Whistler sideways, makes it look too damn easy

Race a replica of Italian Luca Braidot’s Olympia F1 29er from Rio Olympics

The Morrison, a convertible waterproof custom pannier/backpack from North St. Bags

Arsenal Cycling’s 4Sync lights dazzle drivers with an eye-catching pattern

IB16: Yakima rolls with DrTray hitch rack, new roof racks, Skyrise car top tents, Slim Shady Awning, more

Storck testing wheels-and-frame-as-one aerodynamic package with Edco collaboration

IB16: SPĒD Precision pinpoints their perfect carbon wheel for XC, Trail, DH, and CX

IB16: ProShift offers automatic shifting for Shimano, SRAM, and Campy electronic drivetrains

IB16: Lake Cycling upgrades most road, mountain bike shoes for 2017

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Singapore waterfront

EB16: Ghost Lector X & Lector Kid – hardtail XC racing for the young or dumb

Just in: The long awaited 11-speed Box One derailleur & PushPush Shifter

IB16: The (more) affordable Bont Riot gets upgraded, Vaypor adds kangaroo hide & gravel version

Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

LAST CHANCE! Win a Framed Minnesota 3.0 Fat Bike!

IB16: Voodoo Cycles prepares to recast their spell on the U.S. with new high end bike line

WiFLi is coming to SRAM Red eTap very soon, for both rim & disc brakes

IB16: LaMere Cycles launches the Dopamine – their own full suspension carbon fat/plus/plus fat bike

IB16: Park Tool wrenches together clever new tools & stands

Gear and Loading in Las Vegas – Interbikepacking with Blackburn Design

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Lake Tahoe, California

IB16: Kryptonite puts security on lock down with new true double deadbolt U-locks

Hit rocks back with Faster Than You’s Knucklehead bash guards

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