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Velogicfit launches new version of its 3D Motion fit system

CAMBRIDGE, New Zealand (BRAIN) — New Zealand-based bike fitting company Velogicfit has launched a new 3D Motion bike fitting system for bike retailer use. The company said the new version of its system is easier to use and allows customers to see the effect of position changes in real time.

Grypmat tool mat exceeds Kickstarter goal, begins pre-sales

TOLEDO, Ohio (BRAIN) — Grypshon Industries wrapped up a very successful Kickstarter campaign Friday for its grippy tool tray, the Grypmat. The company received pledges of $113,433, far exceeding the $10,000 goal for the campaign. The Grypmat is made of a sticky, flexible material that holds tools and adheres to work surfaces

Wyn Masters’ rounds up his favourite Wheelie Wednesdays from 2016

Wyn Masters, downhill and enduro rider for GT Factory Racing, is living the dream one wheelie at a time. With close to 100,000 followers on Instagram, the Kiwi rider and racer has built quite the social media juggernaut. 

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  • Chris Akrigg gets rad and retro
  • How to manual a mountain bike
  • Learn how to wheelie

Here’s his video compilation of his best Wheelie Wednesdays from 2016.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Five exciting cross-country race bikes for 2017

Enduro and trail bikes may have stolen the spotlight in recent years, but make no mistake, cross-country racing is alive and well.

  • The top 5 mountain bike trends for 2017
  • Five of the most interesting gravel and adventure road bikes for 2017

Cross-country courses are getting faster as well as more technical. To meet these demands, the latest XC race bikes are longer and slacker than their predecessors.

Many of these new models blur the line between cross-country and trail with more suspension travel, stiffer suspension forks and dropper seatposts.

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Another trend we’re glad to see is an emphasis on designing full suspension frames with the ability to hold two water bottles inside the main triangle — a feature that endurance racers are sure to appreciate.

Watch the video for the complete run-down of five of the most promising cross-country race bikes for 2017.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

BikeRadar’s most anticipated MTB products for 2017

BikeRadar staff quickly become used to seeing, handling and testing the latest kit and so — in the nicest way possible — become somewhat desensitised to the hype that surrounds a lot of new products.

  • BikeRadar’s most anticipated road bike products for 2017
  • The weird and wonderful from Eurobike 2016

On the other hand, some products do have the ability to break through the shell of even the most jaded journalists and those are what you’ll find in this video.

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Watch as numerous BikeRadar staff talk their way through the cream of the crop on the mountain bike side from this year’s Eurobike show. From wireless dropper posts to suspension forks and a couple of complete bikes, these are the bits that we can’t wait to have a play with.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

How to replace the gear cables on your road bike

Gear cables are a consumable part of the drivetrain of your road bike and in order to keep shifting as efficient as possible, they should be routinely replaced.

  • 10 reasons why your shifting sucks
  • 5 ways to make your old bike feel new

As dirt and grime finds its way into your cables, your shifting will become less responsive. It’s easily fixed by replacing your cables and it’s best to do this at the first sign of trouble as you may get away with just replacing your inner cables.

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Follow our video guide below for a step-by-step guide to replacing the gear cables on your road bike. Similarly, if you’re looking to replace the gear cables on your mountain bike then we’ve got a separate video guide.

Unsure what’s causing your drivetrain woes? Check out our guide on how to adjust the gears on your bike.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

How training your muscle memory can improve your mountain biking

Do you find that you’re stumbling as soon as the trails get a bit more technical? This technique from Matt Legg-Bagg at Pedal Progression will train your body to get into good habits, and it’s these habits that should make all the difference for your next session.

  • Sessioning the trail – practice makes perfect
  • Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding
  • Best cheap mountain bike upgrades

The idea is simple: you visit a trail section that you’re familiar with and find comfortable to ride. You session this section, but this time get used to over-exaggerating the position and techniques involved. 

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For example, when cornering, accentuate from your regular position on the bike. It may look a bit silly at first, but this will train your muscle memory, and so when you next fire yourself into a technical section the right technique will feel almost second nature. 

Watch the video below to find out more.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

5 bike handling problems caused by bad suspension set-up (and how to fix them)

Your bike’s suspension set-up can be directly responsible for some rather unpleasant handling characteristics. A lot of riders simply do not realise that most of these problems can be dialed out with little more than a bit of know-how.

  • Which is faster: hardtail or full-suspension?
  • 6 top suspension maintenance tips
  • How to adjust the rebound and compression settings on your mountain bike

In this video, BikeRadar’s Technical Editor Jon Woodhouse explores the five most common bike-handling issues that can be a direct result of your bike’s suspension set-up.

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Among other topics, Jon covers the pitfalls of incorrect sag and rebound adjustment, along with the importance of spring curves and a trick to maintain traction on loose ground.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

5 bike handling problems caused by bad suspension set-up (and how to fix them)

Your bike’s suspension set-up can be directly responsible for some rather unpleasant handling characteristics. A lot of riders simply do not realise that most of these problems can be dialed out with little more than a bit of know-how.

  • Which is faster: hardtail or full-suspension?
  • 6 top suspension maintenance tips
  • How to adjust the rebound and compression settings on your mountain bike

In this video, BikeRadar’s Technical Editor Jon Woodhouse explores the five most common bike-handling issues that can be a direct result of your bike’s suspension set-up.

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Among other topics, Jon covers the pitfalls of incorrect sag and rebound adjustment, along with the importance of spring curves and a trick to maintain traction on loose ground.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com

Riding the world’s longest production mountain bike

It’s been a few months now since we introduced Finnish firm Pole’s Evolink 140 to you as the longest bike you’ve never heard of. 

Here we have a 140/150mm 29er trail bike with what we believe to be the longest wheelbase of any production mountain bike currently available, at 51.7in (1312mm). 

Partly responsible for that huge wheelbase figure is the Pole’s super-slack 64.5 degree head angle. That and its 29in wheels and high offset fork add up to a bike that quite literally pushes things further than any before it.

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We left the bike in the capable hands of BikeRadar tester Seb Stott, who’s put the Pole through its paces over the last few months and, in typical Seb style, has concluded his findings in the video above. 

Tune in to hear Seb talk everything from the Pole’s terrain quashing suspension system to the effects of that extreme geometry and why, amongst riding style changes, Seb eventually turned to putting a longer stem on this bike.

You can read more at BikeRadar.com