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NEWS: SRAM Announces Direct Mount Chainrings

SRAM has announced the release of direct-mount, spiderless chainrings. While their current model X9, X0, X1, X01, and XX1 cranks have been capable of accepting direct-mount rings since their inception (dating back to 2010 for X9 and X0), SRAM has been relatively slow to produce the accompanying rings.

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12 Days of Christmas: SRAM X1

12.16.2014

If you're lucky enough to be able to spend a grand on a gift for someone special in your life, there's almost no better way to spend it than on a SRAM single ring drivetrain.

Photo Gallery II: 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

10.13.2014

Photo Gallery II: The Bike test crew has assembled in Bend, Oregon, for the 2015 Bible of Bike Tests. For two weeks, a dedicated crew of nine testers puts next year’s most promising bikes through the paces on the expansive trail systems of Central Oregon.

Photo Gallery I: 2015 Bible of Bike Tests

10.10.2014

Photo Gallery I: The Bike test crew has assembled in Bend, Oregon, for the 2015 Bible of Bike Tests. For the next two weeks, a dedicated crew of nine testers will put next year’s most promising bikes through the paces on the expansive trail systems of Central Oregon.

Preview: Race Face Atlas Pedal

10.08.2014

Race Face's Atlas pedals are wide, light, grippy and, by all appearances, pretty damn robust. Here are some first impressions of a very promising pedal.

Review: MRP AMg chainguide

10.02.2014

MRP's AMg chain guide offers a twofer to anyone opting to go the 1X route: the upper guide keeps your chain from going AWOL on rocky descents and the integrated taco–style skid takes the brunt of your mis-timed encounters with things large and immovable.

AbsoluteBlack launches spiderless 32T oval chainring

09.25.2014

There is a lot of hubbub in the cycling world right now in regards to drivetrains. Shimano has their Di2 system, SRAM came out with the XX1 and a couple independent companies are producing oval chainrings.

Reviewed: Race Face SixC Cinch Cranks

08.13.2014

Today Race Face announces the release of a completely redesigned SixC crank, using similar construction techniques as the Next SL, but with a bit more material for more aggressive all-mountain and downhill race applications.

Bottom Bracket Racket: Chris King’s answer to press-fit woes

07.27.2014

If I had to name the source of the most considerable frustration during my time as a mechanic it would easily be press-fit bottom brackets. Even a skilled mechanic armed with expensive measuring tools, bearing presses and sleeve-retaining compounds, is not guaranteed a good interface.

Chris King offers new updates, including the one-by XD driveshell for all wheelsets

06.16.2014

Following the release of the one-by XD driveshell upgrade option for the ISO and ISO DH hubs, now offers the same upgrade for all mountain wheelsets.

Review: Oneup Components’ Wallet-Friendly One-by Hack

06.03.2014

Oneup Components' offers a 42-tooth cog as a cheap one-by hack alternative to SRAM's XX1

News: Shimano Announces XTR Di2

05.30.2014

After years of living a mundane spandex-clad existence hammering out road miles, Di2 is finally ready for some real fun. That's right, XTR Di2 is here, or almost here. Shimano says it'll be available this fall, and it's designed to work with the recently announced XTR 9000 11-speed group.

SRAM Announces More Affordable Version of XX1 Drivetrain

05.02.2014

From SRAM X1 comes the integrated drivetrain engineered in Germany for every rider and every trail. The simple, smart and synchronized design delivers confidence in the face of any terrain—from cross-country racing to all-mountain adventure.

2014 Sea Otter Classic: That’s a Wrap Product Gallery

04.14.2014

We take one more walk around the pits at Laguna Seca to highlight this year's most promising gear.

Sea Otter Classic: Product Gallery

04.11.2014

With its hundreds of booths spread around the Laguna Seca Raceway outside Monterey, California, the Sea Otter Classic is a constant blur of bike bling, and the unofficial start to the North American race season.

Reviewed: Groupsets

04.02.2014

No matter how excited we get about the next best widget, in the end it doesn’t really matter what we are riding, just that we are. A massive amount of work goes into creating this gear guide, but do we actually need any of this stuff? No. I’m looking at all the white space on the page below my blinking cursor, wondering what to write, because none of it matters. In fact, you should stop reading this immediately and…run to your shop and demand they put this group on your bike right away.

2014 Bible of Bike Tests: “The Slate Reels”

03.20.2014

2014 Bible of Bike Tests: "The Slate Reels". Who thought marking timecodes could be so funny?

German Gearbox Makes An NAHBS Splash On Reeb Mountain Bike

03.16.2014

Reeb is one of the first American companies to incorporate the German-built Pinion gearbox on one of its bikes. The 18-speed gearbox is mounted to a specially modified Reebdonkadonk rigid fatbike frame. The Gates belt drive propels 29-inch wheels mounted with 3-inch-wide Surly Knard tires.

2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

03.15.2014

Highlights From The North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

Tested: Spank Spike Pedals

03.13.2014

Pancake thin, but strong like bull--Spank has created a burly but lightweight flat pedal that has withstood the test of time.

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