Kona Co-Founders Buy Brand Back!

May 20, 2024 10:24am by rob
And now for some good news: after months of uncertainty for the fabled brand, the two Kona co-founders announced today that they have bought their brand back! Read the press release and the letter to the industry at Bicycle Retailer!

Shop Kona on BikeList!

New SRAM Red AXS Groupset

May 15, 2024 11:16am by rob
SRAM officially unveiled their new Red AXS groupset today, which they claim is the "lightest electronic group you can get, 153 grams lighter than the previous generation." The most obvious change is the brake levers, due to repositioning of the hydraulic brake master cylinder. According to Cycling Weekly, "The reason for the old shape, in part, was because the master cylinder sat vertically in the top of the lever hood. This has been moved down within the body of the shifter, making a massive difference to both comfort and ergonomics. It also enables the brake lever to pivot closer to the top of the shifter."

Is this new SRAM group better than Dura Ace? What are your thoughts?

More at SRAM and Cycling Weekly

Don't Use Oven Cleaner on Bike Parts

May 10, 2024 1:50pm by rob
This Redditor found out the hard way!

Zwift Price Increase

May 7, 2024 12:05pm by rob
Zwift announced a big price increase this morning--going from $14.99 per month to $19.99 per month.

While this is the first price increase since 2017, the timing seems a bit strange. Many Zwifters already pause their subscriptions for the summer months, and this sudden announcement will only help remind folks to pause and then perhaps start shopping for a new service in the fall.

I used to pause for six - eight months per year, but these days I find I use it at least twice per week all year round, mostly cause I like road riding but not with cars (my outside days are all either gravel or mtb). So is it worth about $2 per workout to me? I'd say yes. But from the slew of negative comments on Reddit it seems like this move may hurt Zwift. It does seem a bit greedy, especially since there has been so little product development of late.

Colorado Cyclist is Closing Down

April 29, 2024 1:32pm by rob
The bike industry carnage continues. This time it’s Colorado Cyclist. Back in 2022 it was acquired by private equity and merged with Planet Cyclery. And now, just two years later–and after 45 years of being in business–they are being shut down.

Colorado Cyclist was my favorite mail order catalog back in the 90s and early 00s. I loved drooling over the Merckx and Litespeed bikes built with Campy and Dura Ace. And they had some great wheel builders--I have at least two or three sets in my basement. Sad to see them go.

Check their website now for deals before they are gone for good. Via Bicycle Retailer

Kona on the Brink!

April 24, 2024 1:01pm by rob
Legendary brand Kona got snapped up by private equity in 2022, and now after a great deal of mismanagement (who could have predicted this?), their future is in doubt. Owner Kent Outdoors is apparently now offering Kona for sale.

There has been an outpouring of love for Kona over the last few days–from BikePacking to Stevel Knievel to BikeMag.

Will someone come to Kona’s rescue? We hope so!

Sea Otter Classic 2024 Top Ten

April 22, 2024 10:43am by rob
No, I didn’t go to Sea Otter this year. But here are ten bikes, products and news tidbits that caught my eye while scanning the coverage this weekend.

Ritchey Montebello
Ritchey made a big splash with a new randonneur bike! Via BikeRadar

Silver Dropper from PNW Components
Say yes to silver bike parts! Via The Radavist

Atherton S170
These have been out for a few months but this is my first time seeing one. Pretty cool. Via Ministry Cycles

Haro gravel bike?
Seems a bit odd for a BMX brand, but ok. Via Velo

Kona is up for sale
Kona employees were seen setting up the their booth and then tearing it back down and retreating from the show. Latest at Road.cc

Mavic is back
With these Cosmic carbon gravel wheels and a host of other new products Via The Radavist

Parlee is also back
With a new Ouray all-road/endurance road bike. Via Escape Collective

Redshift Top Shelf Bar
Why not just get a different stem? Via Escape Collective

Gary Fisher is still cool
See what he was riding at the show when he talks to Ben Delaney

Sierra Nevada Sea Roamer
My favorite part of the show each year is just seeing what Paul and Sierra Nevada come up with. This year’s bike did not disappoint. Via The Radavist

Cybertruck BMX Stems?

April 18, 2024 11:11am by rob
Spotted on Facebook this week. Whether you hate or love the Cybertruck, they are pretty hilarious. For sale soon on Al's Rapid Transit

New Cane Creek Invert Gravel Fork

April 15, 2024 2:55pm by rob
Today Cane Creek officially announced their new Invert gravel fork. They are calling it the "World’s First Gravel Fork." Not sure about that, but ok. Still, I don't hate it.

IMO it does look better than the other gravel-oriented forks that have proceeded it, in part because of the inverted design, which is more or less standard on motorcycles.

The new fork features a "carbon fiber crown & steerer bonded to aluminum upper tubes" to help keep down weight, and it comes in two flavors:

Invert CS (Climb Switch, 40mm, 1113g): $1,199.99
Invert SL (No Climb Switch, 30mm, 990g): $1,099.99

What are your thoughts?

Learn more at Cane Creek and check out the video below.

Black Hole Trail

April 8, 2024 10:47am by rob
Would you ride down an abandoned mine shaft? The Black Hole Trail is a 6 mile underground trail down through the abandoned tunnels of an old lead and link mine in the Slovenian town of Mezica. Not a lot of head room! Watch the video!

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