Yuba launches limited edition PeopleForBikes cargo bike

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  PeopleForBikes and Yuba Bicycles have partnered to launch a limited edition Boda Boda cargo bike to raise money for bicycling infrastructure. The 50 Boda Bodas will feature PeopleForBikes colors and branding

Aldi launching stupidly cheap mountain bike gear

Aldi is to launch its first range of mountain bike gear on 12 April – including Garmin Edge 200 GPS units for only £70.

Aldi’s legendarily low-priced sports gear always sells out fast and once it’s gone it’s gone. The company’s new mountain bike range is sure to fly from the stores’ aisle dividing containers with frightening rapidity, so here’s what to look out for at your local store.

It might not have all the latest navigation features, but the Garmin Edge 200 is still one of the best – and best value – GPS bike computers out there. The RRP is £110, but Aldi will be selling it for the bargain price of £70. Check out our Garmin Edge 200 review here.

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Aldi’s three-layer ripstop Mountain Bike Waterproof Jacket (£25) includes reflective piping and a concealed two-way YKK zipped rear pocket that allows the jacket to be packed into itself.

Windproof and waterproof, Aldi’s Mountain Bike Convertible Trousers (£20) zip off at the knee if things warm up. There’s an ultra-cheap jersey for £13 too.

The company is also offering Shimano SPD-compatible Mountain Bike Shoes for £20, which are described as “a robust and reliable shoe for a day in the saddle†and have a PU / mesh lining and textile insole.

  • Garmin Edge 200 – £69.99
  • Bicycle Repair Stand – £25
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Waterproof Jacket – £24.99
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Convertible Trousers – £19.99
  • Mountain Bike Backpack – £19.99
  • Mountain Bike Shoes – £19.99
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Jersey – £12.99
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Base Layer – £9.99
  • Mountain Bike Gloves – £6.99
  • Foot Pump – £5.49
  • Gel Saddle Cover – £3.99
  • Muc-Off – £3.99
  • Mountain Bike Neckwarmer – £2.99
  • Mountain Bike Socks – £2.99

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Aldi launching stupidly cheap mountain bike gear

Aldi is to launch its first range of mountain bike gear on 12 April – including Garmin Edge 200 GPS units for only £70.

Aldi’s legendarily low-priced sports gear always sells out fast and once it’s gone it’s gone. The company’s new mountain bike range is sure to fly from the stores’ aisle dividing containers with frightening rapidity, so here’s what to look out for at your local store.

It might not have all the latest navigation features, but the Garmin Edge 200 is still one of the best – and best value – GPS bike computers out there. The RRP is £110, but Aldi will be selling it for the bargain price of £70. Check out our Garmin Edge 200 review here.

ADVERTISEMENT
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Aldi’s three-layer ripstop Mountain Bike Waterproof Jacket (£25) includes reflective piping and a concealed two-way YKK zipped rear pocket that allows the jacket to be packed into itself.

Windproof and waterproof, Aldi’s Mountain Bike Convertible Trousers (£20) zip off at the knee if things warm up. There’s an ultra-cheap jersey for £13 too.

The company is also offering Shimano SPD-compatible Mountain Bike Shoes for £20, which are described as “a robust and reliable shoe for a day in the saddle†and have a PU / mesh lining and textile insole.

  • Garmin Edge 200 – £69.99
  • Bicycle Repair Stand – £25
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Waterproof Jacket – £24.99
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Convertible Trousers – £19.99
  • Mountain Bike Backpack – £19.99
  • Mountain Bike Shoes – £19.99
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Jersey – £12.99
  • Men’s and Ladies’ Mountain Bike Base Layer – £9.99
  • Mountain Bike Gloves – £6.99
  • Foot Pump – £5.49
  • Gel Saddle Cover – £3.99
  • Muc-Off – £3.99
  • Mountain Bike Neckwarmer – £2.99
  • Mountain Bike Socks – £2.99

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Wiggle plans to move distribution center 150 miles

WOLVERHAMPTON, U.K. (BRAIN) — E-commerce vendor Wiggle is moving its distribution base 150 miles, from Portsmouth to Wolverhampton, U.K., in the West Midlands region. The company said the move has been two years in planning and will cost several million pounds (The British pound is worth about $1.50).

Specialized funds biking research, programs for kids

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (BRAIN) — Specialized has formed a nonprofit arm to fund research and programs that show cycling’s positive effect on children suffering from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. Last year, Specialized sponsored research and pilot programs at middle schools across the U.S.

Domahidy Designs offers third model, a carbon road frame

DENVER (BRAIN) — Domahidy Designs announced its third bike model Monday, a carbon road bike with the simple moniker of “Carbon Road Bike.” “Through Domahidy Consulting and with a factory that I have a very close relationship with, I was able to work on this project for a European brand, and negotiated the opportunity to use the molds for Domahidy Designs,” said Steve Domahidy. The model is the first carbon bike in Domahidy’s line. “This bike is the culmination of all I’ve learned to date, from designing the carbon bikes for Niner and the Factor Vis Vires project,” he said

UCI decision on road-disc use in the pro peloton to be made soon

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Manufacturers and suppliers are eagerly awaiting a soon to be announced decision by the UCI that could sanction the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton. At a meeting of the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry’s Bicycle Committee at the Nangang Convention Center during last week’s Taipei Cycle Show, Jeroen Snijders Blok, chairman of  the committee, said a decision is pending. “It will be less than a month, but more than a day,” said Blok, who is also chief operating officer for the Accell Group

Taipei Cycle Show: Maxxis the standout in new tyre bonanza

This year’s Taipei Cycle Show was the launching pad for several tyre brands with lots of new tyres of all shapes and sizes on display. Maxxis had the biggest debut, with more than a dozen completely new or refreshed models for 2016. BikeRadar also spotted new tyres from Onza, Vittoria, Vee Tire, and Michelin, too. Here’s a rundown of some of the fresh designs you’ll see on stores shelves soon.

One of the highlights of the mountain bike side is the Maxxis Minion SS, which uses the same shoulder tread as the stalwart Minion DHF and DHR but a much lower-profile and more tightly packed center tread. The half-height tread is expected to still work reasonably well on harder surfaces, though, and should be a good match for anyone that likes to slide the rear end around through corners.

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The Minion SS looks like it will be a fantastic rear tyre

Maxxis will offer the Minion SS in a 2.3in width and in 29, 27.5, and 26in (yes, a new 26in tyre!) diameters. A 27.5×2.5in-wide version will also be available with a reinforced casing and softer rubber compound for downhill applications. Target weight is 750g for the 27.5×2.3in size and 800g for the 29er.

The new Maxxis Griffin is aimed at gravity riders who primarily spend time on groomed terrain. The full-height knobs are heavily ramped for extra speed on hardpack but with an open tread pattern and extra-sticky MaxxGrip rubber for traction. Given that the Griffin is likely to see quite heavy abuse, Maxxis will build it with its full DH-specific, two-ply casing and will offer it in 26×2.4in and 27.5×2.4in sizes.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Scott Spark 700 Ultimate Di2 – video

Looking for a no-compromise ride? Enter the £8,500 / US$12,500 / $AU13,000 Scott Spark Ultimate Di2, the most expensive mountain bike Scott currently offers and one that showcases integrated electronic shifting and suspension adjustment.

As the flagship bike of Scott’s 650b-wheeled Spark 700 series, the 10.4kg (22.93lbs) Ultimate Di2 is a build with, as its name suggests, very little in the way of concession to low pricing.

Dan Roberts from Scott talks MBUK’s Rob Weaver through the technical highlights of the new Spark 700 Ultimate Di2

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Despite the Spark having 22 gears and remotely adjustable suspension at the front and rear you will not find a single cable on this bike – well, not cables in the traditional sense anyway. Instead, the Scott is wrapped in a network of wires, each of which reports to the Shimano XTR Di2 transmission and that’s because Scott has chosen to combine the Di2 components with Fox’s iCTD (intelligent climb trail descend) technology.

Designed to plug and play with Di2, the Fox iCTD system features actuators at both suspension units, these provide simultaneous and rapid adjustment to both the fork and shock. Just like Fox’s regular CTD components there are three settings – climb, trail and descend, flicking between each is achieved via a handlebar mounted rotating collar switch.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

New tyre round-up from the Taipei Cycle Show

This year’s Taipei Cycle Show was the launching pad for several tyre brands with lots of new tyres of all shapes and sizes on display. Maxxis had the biggest debut, with more than a dozen completely new or refreshed models for 2016. BikeRadar also spotted new tyres from Onza, Vittoria, Vee Tire, and Michelin, too. Here’s a rundown of some of the fresh designs you’ll see on stores shelves soon.

One of the highlights of the mountain bike side is the Maxxis Minion SS, which uses the same shoulder tread as the stalwart Minion DHF and DHR but a much lower-profile and more tightly packed center tread. The half-height tread is expected to still work reasonably well on harder surfaces, though, and should be a good match for anyone that likes to slide the rear end around through corners.

ADVERTISEMENT
advertisement

The Minion SS looks like it will be a fantastic rear tyre

Maxxis will offer the Minion SS in a 2.3in width and in 29, 27.5, and 26in (yes, a new 26in tyre!) diameters. A 27.5×2.5in-wide version will also be available with a reinforced casing and softer rubber compound for downhill applications. Target weight is 750g for the 27.5×2.3in size and 800g for the 29er.

The new Maxxis Griffin is aimed at gravity riders who primarily spend time on groomed terrain. The full-height knobs are heavily ramped for extra speed on hardpack but with an open tread pattern and extra-sticky MaxxGrip rubber for traction. Given that the Griffin is likely to see quite heavy abuse, Maxxis will build it with its full DH-specific, two-ply casing and will offer it in 26×2.4in and 27.5×2.4in sizes.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com