Slack Randoms: Spokeless e-Bikes, XC Carnage & Faked Bike Flips?
“Spokes are so final 12 months,” says Beno Applied sciences because it launches its new Reevo ebike. The bike is geared toward commuters and concrete cyclists and was apparently the results of 4 years of R+D and prototyping. Its hubless wheels are presently patent pending so particulars are skinny on the bottom, however they’re claimed to be constructed round a robust, light-weight core with “triple sealed know-how.”
On high of driving the bike, the edges even have built-in headlights and brake lights and can be utilized for storage due to a customized bag from Reevo. After all, there’s one massive disadvantage to this design… rim brakes solely.
Reevo boasts of a number of different options on the bike together with an ‘invisible’ kickstand that sits flush with the body, a fingerprint lock on the handlebars and a detachable battery. Extra data, here.
“Do a Kickflip!”
That is pretend, proper? Certainly?
XC Slip ‘n’ Slide Carnage
It wasn’t simply Zermatt that ended up being washed out final weekend, the Zanzenbergrennen cross nation race in Dornbirn, Austria was additionally hit by a deluge of rain. The open, grassy turns rapidly turned unrideable and carnage ensued. It proved an excessive amount of for some riders who opted to stroll or slide down on their bums, even Jolanda Neff was pressured to desert as she was unable to grip the handlebars after a crash.
It reminded us of the best XC carnage video of all time, this footage shot by Metal Metropolis Media on the UK BUCS race in 2011.
James Could’s Bike Upkeep Suggestions
In a transfer that no one noticed coming, it seems James Could from High Gear is definitely a giant biking fan. This is a hilarious and surprisingly in-depth tutorial on adjusting rim brakes from the Drive Tribe YouTube channel. He is come a great distance from his efforts attempting to promote biking whereas working for the BBC:
51 Clips in 51 Days for 50 Yr Outdated Chris Moeller
Proof that you just’re by no means too outdated to ship it.
Mathieu Van Der Poel’s Thermonuclear Assault in Tirreno Adriatico
Mathieu Van Der Poel could not have been capable of show himself in opposition to the easiest in biking on the Tour de France this 12 months however he nonetheless confirmed some nice type within the Italian race that additionally came about lately, the Tirreno Adriatico. Van Der Poel wasn’t capable of go for the race general however took this highly effective win on Stage 7 the place he blasted previous Matteo Fabbro nearby of the road. Sadly, it appears like Van Der Poel will not be racing any mountain biking this 12 months but when this clip is something to go by he’ll be again robust for his Olympics problem subsequent 12 months.
Chainslap information has my quantity
Biking got here tenth out of 12 with simply 70 matches however a minimum of it wasn’t as unhealthy as cricket that solely managed 49. On the opposite finish of the size, rugby was the most well-liked with 208 matches, soccer second with 195 and golf was third with 168. Additional analysis indicated that placing your favorite sports activities crew in your bio is a giant flip off, so perhaps preserve your love for Commencal Vallnord below wraps for now.