Cannondale Launches New-and-Improved Scalpel XC Race Bike


The Scalpel is Cannondale’s no-holds-barred cross country race bike, designed to excel on the world cup XC circuit. Here’s some of Cannondale’s marketing spiel about the new Scalpel: The Scalpel-Si is developed by utilizing the brand’s System Integration approach to design, where key components like cranks, fork, and frame are all developed together. The Scalpel-Si’s …

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Shimano Announces Ebike Drivetrain/Motor Built for Mountain Biking


Shimano has just announced the release of a mountain bike-specific ebike drivetrain/motor, dubbed STePS MTB, which is slotted into their lineup at the XT level. While Shimano had previously offered ebike drivetrains for commuting, touring, and other applications. this is their first foray into the world of electric mountain bikes. Until now, Bosch was the …

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New Wheels, Chainguides, and Cranks from Praxis Works

Nice, understated graphics

Santa Cruz, California-based Praxis Works got their start making bottom brackets, but over the past few years their component line has exploded. They’re now producing cassettes, chainrings, cranks, and as we found out at Sea Otter, they’ve added wheels and chainguides to the mix. Wheels Praxis was showing two brand-new wheelsets, one carbon (C32) and …

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Fezzari Updates Timp Peak and Hidden Peak

Full carbon frame, top flight suspension, SRAM Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Reynolds carbon wheels, all for $5,800

If you want the absolute best bang for your buck in a new mountain bike, it’s hard to beat the offerings from Fezzari. The Utah-based consumer direct brand has bikes to fit every price point from $550 hardtails to XTR Di2-equipped trail bikes at $8,000. Timp Peak The Timp Peak is Fezzari’s long-legged trail bike …

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Hope’s Homemade HB.211 Carbon Bike


A common question at trade shows is, “What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen?” Often it’s hard to come up with an answer. Not because I haven’t seen anything cool, but rather because I’ve seen so much moderately cool shit that it all runs together into one big blur. That wasn’t to be the case this year, …

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News: Niner Opening Factory Storefront

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Niner is set to open a factory storefront at their headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado, reports. According to the article, Niner will begin selling their bikes and other merchandise directly to consumers, and will allow Niner to double down on their customer service. In addition, they will have a fleet of demo bikes available …

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