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Garmin Goes Solar With Edge 1040

by editors on June 8, 2022

Garmin’s big daddy, top-of-the-line cycling computer just got a solar update with the new Edge 1040 Solar.

Harnessing the power of the sun, the Edge 1040 Solar features a Power Glass™ solar charging lens, giving cyclists even more ride time between charges–up to 100 hours in battery saver mode –while multi-band GNSS technology provides more accurate GPS positioning in challenging ride environments, such as dense urban areas or under deep tree cover.

The Edge 1040 Solar is big and expensive. It retails for $749.99. This makes it a bike computer for people who really love big cycling computers. We’re still happy with our Edge 500 and a phone in our back pocket, but if you don’t mind the size and paying as much for a bike computer as you’d spend on an iPhone then the 1040 Solar might be right for you. For all the details click here, or follow the jump.

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Draplin Design Company + Smith Optics

by editors on June 1, 2022

Our favorite designer, the world famous teller of stories, layer downer of thick lines, and all-around epic human Aaron Draplin continues his partnership with Smith Optics with the addition of a cycling helmet collaboration. Same great Smith helmets, but with a head full of DDC flavor. Click the link to check out the collection.

[Link: Smith Optic]

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New Skratch Labrador Support Dogs

by editors on April 1, 2022

We’re not dog people, however, world renowned, dog-loving instagrammer Phil Gaimon tells us we should “consider broadening our horizons.” And what better way to do that than with the new Skratch Support Labradors.

Whether you can’t bag that PR, or are just trying to make it to the finish, our team of friendly labradors is here to support you no matter what.

Let Skratch take the “owning a dog problems” out of having a support dog. Sounds great to us.

[Link: Skratch Labs]

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Etnies Clipless MTB Shoe Not Super Ugly

by editors on February 25, 2022

Obviously, fashion has it’s place in cycling and things do occasionally need to look a certain way in spite of the functional aspects of the gear. We’ve mentioned before that most MTB shoes are uglier than dog vomit, but sometimes there is a shoe that looks like it was designed with more input than “make it look like a skate shoe, dude!” 

While the new etnies Camber CL MTB is certainly from the ‘sloppy skate shoe’ school of MTB footwear design, it features a bit of tech that makes it a nice option for the baggy shorts crew (who like riding clips) including:

  • Nylon clipless pedal shank optimized for pedaling efficiency and off bike walkability
  • Pro Foam 1 molded PU footbed
  • Exo-Shield upper, lightweight, breathable, and protection where it’s needed

The Camber costs $185.99 and is available on the etnies website. For all the official details click the link.

[Link: etnies]

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Garmin Brings LTE To Forerunner 945

by editors on June 2, 2021

With their new Forerunner 945 LTE Garmin brings text, messaging, tracking and emergency alerts to their watches without requiring a phone.

“We are excited to bring LTE connectivity to the Forerunner line with the introduction of the Forerunner 945 LTE,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “For years, athletes have been able to leave their phone at home and still receive performance metrics, listen to music and pay for purchases with their Forerunner. Now, they can also access safety and tracking features right from their watch, making it even easier to work out without a phone and without worry.”

This brings Garmin one step closer to the Apple Watch for phone-free exercise. We’ve said the Forerunner is one of the best bike computers you can own, now it’s that much better. For all the official details from Garmin, please follow the link.

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Atomik’s New ALGR Gravel Wheelsets

by editors on June 1, 2021

Atomik Carbon announced today (June 1, 2021) a new series of handbuilt aluminum wheelsets for gravel bikes called ALRG.

Starting at only $699.99 for a complete wheelset, the Atomik ALGR29 is the only handbuilt gravel wheel laced to American-made hubs at its price point. Designed to provide premium performance and unparalleled value for modern gravel riding, the ALGR is crafted from 6066-T6 aluminum for an optimal strength-to-weight ratio. The ALGR29 is engineered to offer a more vertically compliant ride, making it the rim of choice for gravel riders who prioritize comfort.

For the official word from Atomik, please follow the jump.

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Belgian Waffle Ride Debuts 2021 Eliel Kits

by editors on April 22, 2021

Monuments of Cycling has designed a new collection of Belgian Waffle Ride kits with Eliel. 

We’re very excited about this new BWR kit with it’s subtle nod to the Lion of Flanders. We think it perfectly fits the festive spirit of returning to racing on the new BWR course with the largest field of riders an event like this has ever seen! It’s our 10th Anniversary, too!

Hard to believe that it’s been a decade since that first Belgian Waffle Ride. Order window closes on the California kits on May 2, 2021 so click the link and order up.

[Link: Belgian Waffle Ride]

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Garmin Brings Power To MTB Pedals

by editors on March 28, 2021

For those of us who ride mountain bike pedals ALL THE TIME, the new Garmin Rally XC200 power meters solve a power problem we’ve had for a while: double-sided SPD power with left and right metrics. Here, look at all the specs that Garmin is so proud about:

Rally power meters have undergone rigorous testing to increase reliability. Featuring a superior design with sensors housed inside, these sleek pedals install like any pedal. And they’re quick to transfer between bikes. . . In addition to total power and cadence, Rally XC200 measures much more. These metrics help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, so you can work to improve. . . Measure power from your left leg versus power from your right leg to get a better look at how symmetrically you’re producing power. . . Track the amount of time you spend in each position, and gauge position effectiveness. . . From road to gravel to cyclocross and much more, keep riding year-round with a transferable spindle that can be installed in the Rally™ RS/Rally RK road pedal body kits (each sold separately).

The pedals are for sale (in limited quantity) on the Garmin site right now and will only set you back $1,199 at the most (or $699 for one side). The pedals come in Shimano SPD, Look KEO, and Shimano SPD SL flavors and the pedals (can be swapped on the spindles). They really have thought of everything. (Pedal tops sold separately.)

[Link: Garmin]

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POC’s New Solar Helmet & Light

by editors on February 16, 2021

The problem with most technology is that it needs to be charged. We haven’t jumped to DI2 because, well, we don’t need another bit of kit that needs to be plugged in to an outlet before we can ride. We forget to charge stuff all the time and even our friends who claim their electronic shifting systems rarely need to be charged have stumbled home locked in one gear more often than they like to admit.

POC, the Swedish helmet manufacturer has partnered with Exeger, another Swedish company to create a helmet with a light on the back that is charged by solar panels on the helmet. Yes, it’s lot of tech for a blinky light on the back, but the concept is more interesting than just a helmet. It’s a piece of technology that requires electricity, yet, never needs to be plugged in and that is pretty cool. Here’s how POC spins it.

POC is proud to introduce the Omne Eternal, the world’s first self-powered cycling helmet which integrates Powerfoyle, an innovative light-harvesting material, which can convert any light source, indoor or outdoor, into electrical power. . . To enhance a rider’s safety on the road, the Omne Eternal features an automatic and self-powered light, which never needs charging with a cable or activation from an on or off switch. Safety and light from clean, endless energy.

If having a light on your helmet that you don’t need to charge EVER is something you find interesting, the please, follow the jump for all the official details.

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HUF + Cult = BMX Cruiser Heaven

by editors on December 10, 2020

Looks pretty good, huh?

A collab 25 years in the making. Featuring a custom HUF Cruiser bike and apparel capsule with renowned BMX brand CULT.

If you want one, click the link. The bike is $600. They made some pretty nice shirts to go along with it and they cost $38. Check it. You’re welcome.

[Link: HUF]

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