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This final week of the year we had a number of roundups to show off the miscellany we saw around the tradeshows this year, including some interesting gear, sweet road and gravel bikes, ridiculously awesome kids bikes, and a collection of interesting urban-ish bicycles for all manner of adventure and commuting.
We also put out a few bike reviews, including the Eleven fat bike and Raleigh RXC cyclocross bike. Plus a review of Endura’s newer hydration back protection packs.
Sir Bradley Wiggins decided to end more than the year by announcing his retirement. And many brands were sending off 2016 with some shredding to inspire the new year…or just be goofy and wish us all the happiest of holidays…all in a killer video roundup. We even put together our own “best of” list with our 10 most popular posts of the year! See all the rest of the week’s headlines below, each one opens in a new tab…
Happy Holidays from Bikerumor!
One Ride Review: ELEVEN’s fat bike gets race car inspired, reverse enduro design…and it works
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Upper Highland Lake at DAR State Park – Goshen, Mass
Clothing Roundup: Dan Craven’s Namibia Team jersey plus cold weather duds from Rapha and Twin Six
Video: Chris Akrigg rides it As It Lies
Found: Dirt Bicycle Components is hand building carbon fat bike wheels out of Austin
Swedish design & fabric tech to fill cycling’s fashion Void
Scope out a new bike (or job) for 2017 at 8bar’s new Berlin showroom
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Boxing Day Ride
Gear Roundup: Custom body armor, workstands, cool locks, lights & best bicycle bell ever
Review: Raleigh’s RXC Cyclocross bike is race ready out of the box
Road & Gravel Bike Roundup: Simplon, Hilite, CKT x Virenque, and that darn string bike
Moving On: Year end videos for 2016 from Peaty, Specialized, Commencal, Scott, and more
Sir Bradley Wiggins announces his retirement via Facebook
Review: Endura MT500 enduro backpack
TRed CrossBeast CX Factory Team is off to the races in either steel & ti (or gravel)
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross, MI
Speedsleev Ranger puts a new spin on the saddle bag
2016’s Top Ten: Short travel XC bikes rule, Year of the Eagle, Rumors, and Full suspension fat
Token cinches down Thread Fit bottom brackets to solve your Press Fit woes
Jeff Lenosky rides Rattlin’ Run for last Trail Boss of 2016
Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends
Theft resistant thru axles from The Robert Axle Project and Hexlox may just save your wheels
Amazing Kids Bikes Roundup: Carbon & titanium scoot bikes, full suspension MTB & small parts
Roundup: Unique (and a bit crazy) bikes from Velotraum, Urwahn, TBK Wood, Schindelhauer & more!
Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Fish Creek Provincial Park – Calgary Canada