Never before seen tricks meet beautiful cinematography in Couderc’s latest Not many times in our lives have we earnestly sat back after watching a mountain biking edit and said out loud, without any sense of irony dripping from the words, “Well, that was art.” It happened after watching Paul Couderc’s ‘My War’ though. Sure, we might have said it quietly under our breath but we said it nonetheless. If you, reading this sentence now, see a more beautifully shot and creative bike thing this year, or next year for that matter, we’ll eat the nearest wheel. You May Also Like Urban Freeride Lives 3 | Watch Fabio Wibmer Go Full Send In France 10 Best Mountain Biking Edits of the Decade The post My War | Watch Paul Couderc Serve Up Creative World Firsts In Artistic Edit appeared first on Mpora.
e*thirteen just announced two new wheelsets, both of which see not only new rim dimensions, but also a completely updated hub design – and an interesting one at that. The two versions are named after their inner diameter with the IW24 weighing 1,350 grams and IW28 weighing 1,520 grams. e*thirteen was kind enough to send out a set of the latter, but we’re just now getting a chance to bolt them up to an appropriate bike aimed at light duty trail… Details SRAM XD Driver or Shimano Microspline 1520 grams claimed (1581 grams our scale, with valves & rim tape – 29″) 6º engagement DT Swiss Competition Race spokes Aluminum nipples with washers Lifetime warranty Intended use: Light duty trail $1778 USD/pair Some of the biggest news here is the all new hub design. e*thirteen joins the tool free hub world with their own unique approach. In lieu of dealing with cone wrenches, there are two knurled end caps. So to pull the hub apart, simply unscrew them with your hands, then pull the axle out and yank the freehub so you can access it for a rebuild. To put it back together, reverse the process – you don’t need to crank down to tighten the axle by the way…The knurled caps will just keep spinning and spinning – the tension is set internally. There are two rim profiles for IW24 and IW28 – as you might have guessed there is a 24mm and 28mm, but in addition, the latter is shallower and wider to support wider tires. The former is deeper and narrower for aerodynamics and an ultra light weight as it’s aimed at XC racing. The wheelsets also have 24 and 28 hole spoke counts respectively. No centerlock option. That’s OK, it’s useless anyway…After all, who wants to carry a 2 foot long bottom bracket tool with them on the trail in the event things loosen up. e*thirteen utilize a 3-cross lacing pattern at the spokes, and varying spoke thicknesses. In the case of the IW28 wheels that we’re testing, they use DT Swiss Competition Race 2.0 / 1.6 / 2.0 spokes. The more XC oriented IW24 uses DT Swiss Revolution 2.0 / 1.5 / 2.0 spokes. Both wheelsets use aluminum nipples and washers. As you might expect with e*thirteen wheels, you’ll also get their nifty high flow tubeless valves which, unlike most, can be tightened down nicely with an actual tool (a 4mm allen key). Last, but not least e*thirteen backs the wheels with a lifetime warranty. We’ll keep you posted on how they work out in the coming months. e * thirteen
Spurcycle has a lot of made in the U.S.A products that we have been digging. Inside we take a look at some of their items that work great as a gift for yourself or someone special. Video Overview Key Clip If you’re looking for a swanky gift for yourself or someone special this year the Spurcycle Key clip ($39) might fit the bill. Made in the U.S.A., this titanium clip comes in handy to secure keys or even ID badges to a belt buckle or anything you want to clip your keys onto. Like all good bike products, the Spurcycle Ti clip doubles as a bottle opener. The titanium clip is lightweight and Spurcycle says it only weighs 20g. Ours was even lighter at 19g. Spurcycle Bell The Spurcycle Bell ($49) is a beautiful U.S.A. bell composed of brass and stainless teel. It has a nice tone that can easily be heard from afar and has been working very well for us. A bell can be quite useful on the trail and the lever is easy to actuate and alert upcoming riders, walkers, or hikers that may or may not see you on the trail. Don’t be fooled by the cheap knock-off bells on Amazon if you’re after a loud high quality bell in our opinion. Our Spurcycle bell weighed in at a mere 41g as well. Spurcycle backs their products with service and warranty. If you ever have a problem with your bell or want it refreshed, they’re more than willing to step up. Our bicycle bells include a promise to be the best now and forever. That means we guarantee them for the life of ownership. Should you ever find your bell isn’t performing as expected or would like us to make it sparkle for you, just send it back to our shop for a complete factory overhaul. – Spurcycle Spurcycle also makes a variety of other products like their weatherproof foldable Dyneema fabric Multi Pouch, Ti tool, Hip Pack, and more. Check back daily throughout the month of December as we post more content in our 25 days of Sickness!
Last week was the first Friday I have missed in 3.5 years. I needed a day off. The internet will always be there, right? I wanted to offer a sincere “thank you” for supporting this project over the last 4 years. I never in my wildest dreams thought things would go this far. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by good people and privileged to ride my bike every day. So, Thanks! You guys are a big part of this. My only goal is to motivate people to go out and ride. If I can motivate just one person to go outside, I am successful. After you watch James send some jumps for your viewing pleasure, get out there and smash some laps with your friends!!!!! Cheers to the weekend.