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First Look: American Classic Re-Enters MTB with Sub-$50 Tire Lineup

After a successful 35 years in the industry and a three-year hiatus, American Classic returned to the bike world last fall with a new lineup of gravel and road offerings, and today announced its re-entry into mountain biking with a lineup costing between $45 and $50 USD. With four tread patterns and three constructions, the …

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Fovno Releases Electric Inverted Suction-Cup Bike Rack

PRESS RELEASE: Fovno Following last year’s release of the world’s first electric sucker bike rack (N-Power), Fovno is now releasing an all-new inverted design, the ES-H1B. The rack will be on display at this year’s Eurobike on July 13th (A23, Hall 9.1). This new design will retail for $295 USD. The inverted rack uses three …

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Shimano’s New XT Di2 Drivetrain Can Shift Automatically & While Coasting, But Only For eBikes

Shimano has announced two new Di2 electronic groupsets that can shift gear automatically based on rider speed and cadence, and can also shift (both manually and automatically) while the rider is coasting. The groupsets are e-bike specific and only work with new drive units which Shimano are also announcing today. To view this video please …

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Ask Pinkbike: Vertical Bike Racks, Decoding Chainlines, Brake Rotor Differences, & ‘De-Mulleting’

Over the last handful of years, egged on by the surge in recreational activities throughout the pandemic, more options for vertical bike racks have emerged. You’ve named three brands that all use different mounting solutions: the Lolo Racks where the bike is hung from the handlebars in reverse orientation, Velocirax which loads the front wheel …

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Qualifying Results from the Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2022

After a loose and dusty practice and Timed Training session on the refreshed Lenzerheide course riders were back between the tape to fight for the top qualifying spots ahead of tomorrow’s racing. World Cup overall leader Camille Balanche takes another top qualifying spot this year with a sizeable 4.6-second advantage over Myriam Nicole. The biggest …

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Stan’s NoTubes Sold to an Investment Company as Founders Retires

Stan’s NoTubes has been sold to an investment company after the founders Stan and Cindy Koziatek retire. Stan and Cindy Koziatek have owned and run the company for 21 years, but this week it has been announced that North Carolina-based investment company Zabel Companies LLC has bought the brand. The current president and CEO, Mike …

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Pinkbike Primer: World Cup DH Racing is Back for Round 4 in Lenzerheide

After a nearly month-long break, we’re back for the fourth round of the 2022 World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Find out everything you need to know for round four below. The Track We haven’t seen too many changes to the Lenzerheide course over the years, although we do sometimes get a new section thrown in. …

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