10/13/2017

Interbike 2017 Cool Bike Gear-Part 2


This year's Interbike wasn't what it was in past years, there were a lot of big players in the industry that were no-shows at this year's show, however that didn't discourage me from finding some cool new bike products.  This is the second installment of my recap of the cool Interbike 2017 finds that I came across during the convention and if you ride like I do, I think you'll find these products as useful as I see their potential.

TOGS Flex Model


I have been a big fan of TOGS since first seeing them at Interbike '15.  TOGS was kind enough to set me up with a pair of hinged carbon TOGS at that show and they have been standard equipment on my bike ever since.  TOGS stands for "Thumb Over Grip System" which gives a rider multiple hand positions without the use of bar ends.  I found them most useful during long gravel rides and for climbing to keep my hands and wrists from becoming fatigued or to give me a little better leverage without loss of control for braking and shifting.

New this Fall are the TOGS Flex Model.  This design incorporates a raised hood with a flexible rubber tip that has a some give to it and provides a little shock absorption compared to the original models.  The Flex model will be available soon in numerous colors at bike shops that are supplied by QBP or directly from TOGS for $22.50.  To learn more about TOGS, watch the video below from this year's Interbike.


Wren Fatbike Suspension Fork


I got a chance to meet Kevin Wren, the founder of Wren Sports at Interbike '17 and discuss the Wren Fatbike Suspension Fork and what makes it different from other fatbike suspension forks.  The first thing I noticed about this fork is the stanchions are on the bottom which which I was told are lighter making the fork react quicker out on the trail.  The seals also face downward to help keep grit and grime from getting into the fork.  It has keyes to "perfectly align the stanchions in the uppers and are designed to shear should you take a really big hit. This protects the channels and your fork from damage. The fork will still function and the keys are easily replaced." 

This fork also has a TwinAir System that can be easily adjusted and fine tuned with an air pump.  A single positive air chamber is located in one stanchion that has a floating piston with valves on the top and bottom which allows pressure to equalize on either side of the piston as you add or release air.  "More air in the top chamber will increase its volume relative to the bottom chamber and the fork will exhibit a more plush ride. If the bottom chamber volume is larger relative to the top, the fork will exhibit a stiffer, more progressive ride."

The Wren Fatbike Suspension Forks come with carbon bash guards in hub widths 135mm with 110mm or 150mm of travel for $899.99 (add $50 for 150mm travel) and 150mm with 110mm or 150mm of travel (add $50 for 150mm travel) also for $899.99 directly from Wren Sports.  For you Winter fatbikers, there is an available new Winter Damper that I was told is good down to -20 degrees F. that can easily be changed out from the stock one.  Contact Wren Sports for more information.

Lezyne Micro Floor Digital Drive XL


Being a fatbiker, the Lezyne Micro Floor Digital Drive XL caught my eye right away.  Its compact size is just under 12 inches tall and weighs a little over 12 oz.  This pump was designed for fat and plus bikes due to its high volume chamber.  It has an integrated 1.6 inch digital gauge on the flexible hose that is said to be highly accurate.  A stainless steel folding foot peg helps keep it stable during use.  It also has a patented air bleed system built in and is Presta/Schrader compatible.  Available from Lezyne, local bike shops and Amazon for $89.99.

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10/04/2017

Interbike 2017 Cool Bike Gear-Part 1


This year's Interbike wasn't what it was in past years, there were a lot of big players in the industry that were no-shows at this year's show, however that didn't discourage me from finding some cool new bike products.  This is the first installment of my recap of the cool Interbike 2017 finds that I came across during the convention and if you ride like I do, I think you'll find these products as useful as I see their potential.

Garmin Charge™ Power Pack


For those that have the new Garmin Edge 1030 there is an available Garmin Charge™ Power Pack that gives users an extra 24 hours of battery life.  It fits seamlessly with the new Garmin Edge 1030 mount and if you would like to use with an older Garmin model it can be done by using an additional USB charging cable.  Available from Garmin and numerous Garmin retailers for $129.99.

Brilliant Reflective Strips


Brilliant Reflective Strips are a great way to give cyclists extra visibility to motorists and other cyclists in low light and night riding conditions.  They are made with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material tape that is highly reflective which come in stick-on (removable) and iron-on (permanent) packs.  The stick-on strips work great on helmets and bike frames while the iron-on strips are an option for cycling apparel to use bio-motion to be better seen.  Colors available are Red, Blue, Black and Purple.  Available from the Brilliant Reflective Strips website, Erik's Bike Shop and on Amazon.com for $14.95/pack.

Maxxis Moosetrak


New to the Maxxis lineup for fatbikers is the Moosetrak studded tire, their first studded fatbike tire.  It comes in a 60 & 120 tpi folding bead, tubeless-ready casing that has a dual winter rubber compound.  This is a 26" tire that is an extra wide 4.8".  It has 258 concave studs and a tread pattern that is designed to have a low rolling resistance in hard pack conditions.  Price has not been determined yet, but expect them to start showing up at your local bike shop this Fall.

RideAir


New from RideAir Innovations is the RideAir Portable Air Tank.  It is a compressed air capsule that fits in a standard water bottle cage for inflating flats or adjusting tire pressure on the fly.  RideAir is refillable using a compressor or gas station air pump.  It can even be used to seat tubeless tires.  It has an inflation gauge so you know how much air you have left in it and is Presta/Schrader compatible.  RideAir is available in a variety of colors with or without a cable lock to lock it to your frame.  RideAir retails for $59.99 or with a lock for $69.99.  Available from RideAir Innovations and Amazon.com.

9/19/2017

Interbike '17 Outdoor Demo Finds


The last time I visited the Interbike Outdoor Demo was in 2015 and this year had quite a bit fewer vendors to visit.  Despite the smaller size, I did come across some cool finds that I wanted to share with you.


Skratch Labs is my favorite hydration mix for my water bottles and hydration pack and I was pleased to find that they have added two new flavors as well as a new package design.  I got a chance to try both of these new flavors in their Exercise Hydration Mix line.  They include Hydration Drink Mix with Strawberries and Hydration Drink Mix with Passion Fruit.  The Strawberry mix is light in flavor and sweetness but the Passion Fruit flavor is the one I liked and could see myself sipping on during an all day gravel or mountain bike ride.  Both flavors are now available from your LBS or from Skratch Labs in 16 oz. resealable bags, single serving 20 packs and single serving.


The Henty Enduro Backpack immediately caught my attention as I walked past the booth at the Outdoor Demo.  I saw multiple possibilities for this pack for use during mountain biking, gravel riding and especially winter fatbike riding.  This pack sits on the lower back close to a rider's center of gravity.  It is made from a tough Cordura 500D nylon to be lightweight (550 gr.) and for strength.  It provides lumbar impact protection and the molded foam used in this area is designed to have improved air ventilation for those hot days.

Not only does this pack hold a hydration bladder up to 3L. (not included) but has a bunch of  pockets for things like tools, tubes, nutrition and any other gear you need to bring along for the ride.  I see this as being a great pack for the fatbike crowd during the winter.  It can be worn underneath a jacket to be insulated from the outside cold thus using your own body heat preventing the bladder and water line from freezing up.  Comes in colors Black for $110 and Camo for $130 available direct from Henty.



Minnesota brand Otso Cycles was at the Outdoor Demo with a couple of new Voytek builds to choose from for 2018.  Co-owner Dan Dittmer took some time to tell me about the new Voytek Expert and Voytek Ultimate (shown in the picture above) models available.  These new 2018 models get a cool new paint scheme and can be upgraded to include a carbon wheelset (Voytek Expert), Rockshox Bluto, Lauf Carbonara or Fox F34 Factory (27.5 only) fork.  The Otso Voytek Ultimate is their top of the line build with a Shimano XX1 Eagle drivetrain, HED No Big Deal carbon wheels, Magura MT8 hydraulic disc brakes, Race Face Next carbon crankset, Race Face Next carbon seatpost and a Race Face Next carbon riser handlebar.  List price for the Voytek Ultimate is $8,099 and the Voytek Expert $4,099.  Available in October from Otso Cycles and look for them soon at Penn Cycle stores in the Twin Cities.


One thing I noticed in the e-bike class was camouflage fatbikes geared towards hunters.  These bikes included a camouflage paint scheme, racks or rack mounts to carry gear and have top speeds of 20 mph.  The Surface604 Boar Camo Fat Bike (pictured above) is budget friendly with a 750W (peaks at 1000W) rear hub motor and a torque sensing pedal assist with a throttle (range 35 miles), Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes, a SRAM X5 10 speed drivetrain with a 11-36T cassette and Kenda Juggernaut Sport (26x4.5) tires.  Comes in sizes S/M 17.5" & M/L 19.0" for $2199.

9/15/2017

2018 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule

The 2018 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events with links to more information and some with online registration.  Earlier is better when planning which events you are going to participate in as some have a cap on the number of participants or registration deadlines. Use this event listing to save the day for the ones you want to participate in.

This post is a work in progress, so bookmark it and check back often for new event listings.  If you are an event organizer and would like to have your event listed in this post, send me an email (or visit my contact page) with the information and available links.

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January

3rd Annual Cuyuna Fat Bike Weekend-January 5, 2018
True North Basecamp
Crosby, MN

Norpine Fat Bike Classic-January 6, 2018
Lutsen Resort
Lutsen, MN
24, 16 miles
200 racer cap

Framed Bikes Pre-Loppet-January 7, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

Frosted Fatty-January 20, 2018
Spirit Mountain
Duluth, MN

Get Phat With Pat-Race #1-January 20, 2017
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN

Faturday-Lake Rebecca-January 27, 2018
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Rockford, MN

Get Phat With Pat-Race #2-January 27, 2017
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN 

Arrowhead 135-January 29-31, 2018
International Falls, MN
135 miles

February

45NRTH Whiteout-February 2-3, 2018
Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet-February 4, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
35k

Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
21k
Ham Lake City Park
Ham Lake, MN

Penn Cycle Fatbike Frozen 40-February 10, 2018
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN 
40, 20 miles
200 rider cap 
Facebook Event Page 

Fat Bike Vasaloppet-February 11, 2018
Lake Mora
Mora, MN
38k Race, 10k Tour
10K Tour Online Registration

Faturday-Elm Creek-February 24, 2017
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN

March

Pledge Opening Day-30DOB2018-March 1, 2018
Worldwide

TCBC Swap Meet-March 31, 2018
Hopkins VFW Post #425
Hopkins, MN
Facebook Event Page

2018 Kickoff Ride & Afterparty-March 31, 2018
Minnesota State Capitol
St. Paul, MN

April

30 Days of Biking-April 1-30, 2018
Worldwide

Falls Duathlon-April 28, 2018
Hanna's Bend Park
Cannon Falls, MN
2 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run

May

Superior Service Center
Apple Valley, MN

Alexander 380-May 18-19, 2018
Spring Valley, MN
380 miles

Duluth/Elk River, MN
Approx. 150 miles

Almanzo 100/Royal 162-May 19, 2018
Spring Valley, MN
162, 100 miles
Big Marine Park Reserve
Marine On St. Croix, MN

June

Tour de Pepin-June 2, 2018
Lake City, MN
100, 72, 50, 32 miles
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Tour of Lakes-June 2, 2018
Crosslake Community Center
Crosslake, MN
65-70, 35-40 miles

Bike MS: C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride-June 8-10, 2018
Duluth to Twin Cities, MN
150 miles
Registration

Hillfest-June 9, 2018
Ptacek's IGA
Prescott, WI
100, 60, 35 miles

Liberty Triathlon-June 9, 2018
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Rockford, MN
Olympic Course: 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Long Course: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
Registration

Trinona Triathlon-June 9-10, 2018
Lake Winona
Winona, MN
International Course: .93 mile swim, 24.85 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Sprint Course: .25 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Registration

Cuyuna Off-Road Triathlon-June 10, 2018
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Crosby, MN
2 mile paddle, 8.5 mile mountain bike, 3 mile trail run

Bike Bemidji: Loop the Lake Festival-June 16, 2018
Sanford Event Center
Bemidji, MN
17 miles

Lutsen 99'er-June 23, 2018
Lutsen Mountains
Lutsen, MN
99, 69, 39, 19 miles
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Lake Waconia Triathlon-June 24, 2018
Lake Waconia Regional Park
Waconia, MN
1/2 mile swim, 20 mile bike, 4 mile run
Registration

July

Tour D'Amico-July 4, 2018
D'Amico & Sons
Golden Valley, MN
62.2, 45, 29 miles

Lifetime Tri-Minneapolis-July 14, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
International Course: .93 mile swim, 24.5 mile bike, 6.2 mile run
Sprint Course: .47 mile swim, 14.8 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Super Sprint Course: .25 mile swim, 3.83 mile bike, 2.41 mile run

Log House Landing
Scandia, MN
3.8 mile paddle, 5.5 mile run, 11 mile bike

Habitat 500 Bike Ride-July 15-21, 2018
Central Minnesota
500 miles

Heart of the Lakes Triathlon-July 15, 2018
Pleasant Lake City Park
Annandale, MN
Short Course: 1/4 mile swim, 9 mile bike, 2.5 mile run
Long Course: 1/2 mile swim, 21 mile bike, 5.3 mile run

UCare Tri-Loppet-July 22, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
7k paddle, 5k trail run, 13k mountain bike

Memorial Park Stadium
Montgomery, MN
50, 33, 13 miles

August

Waseca Sprint Triathlon-August 4, 2018
Clear Lake Park
Waseca, MN
Super Sprint Course: 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 2 mile run
Sprint Course: 1/3 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 4.4 mile run

North Mankato Triathlon-August 12, 2018
Hiniker Pond Park
North Mankato, MN
1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run

Tour de Pines-August 18, 2018
Itasca State Park
Grand Rapids, MN
75, 50, 25 miles

September


October


November


December

Global Fat-Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Worldwide


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9/08/2017

Winter '17-'18 MN Fatbike Events


Fatbikes are more popular than ever and Minnesota has become famous for an ever increasing number of races and events.  This Winter is bound to bring on more events than ever for the fat tire enthusiast.  Start planning your calendar and check back often as this list will continue to grow. 


This season's calendar will include all types of  Winter fatbike events from festivals and races to demos and group rides.  Below is a list in chronological order.  Race and event organizers, if you would like your event listed, please send me an e-mail (or visit my contact page).  I will continue to update and add events to this post as they become available.

The "Pie Burner" Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride-November 25, 2017
Palmers Tavern
Hibbing, MN
Facebook Page 

Faturday-Global Fat Bike Day-Minnesota River Bottoms-December 2, 2017
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN

Global Fat-Bike Day-December 2, 2017
Worldwide

Winter Bike Expo-December 2-3, 2017
Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN
Facebook Event Page

Superfat Crit-December 2, 2017
Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN

Global Fat Bike Day 2017-December 3, 2017
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
Brooklyn Park, MN

Solstice Chase-December 16, 2017
Great Lakes Fatbike Series
Woolly Trails
St. Croix Falls, WI
30k, 15k
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page
Online Registration
 


3rd Annual Cuyuna Fat Bike Weekend-January 5, 2018
True North Basecamp
Crosby, MN

Norpine Fat Bike Classic-January 6, 2018
Great Lakes Fatbike Series
Lutsen Resort
Lutsen, MN
24, 16 miles
200 racer cap
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration 

Framed Bikes Pre-Loppet-January 7, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

Frosted Fatty-January 20, 2018
Spirit Mountain
Duluth, MN

Get Phat With Pat-Race #1-January 20, 2017
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN

Faturday-Lake Rebecca-January 27, 2018
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Rockford, MN

Get Phat With Pat-Race #2-January 27, 2017
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN 

Arrowhead 135-January 29-31, 2018
International Falls, MN
135 miles
Registration


45NRTH Whiteout-February 2-3, 2018
Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet-February 4, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
35k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Penn Cycle Puoli Fat Tire Loppet-February 4, 2018
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
21k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration 

Ham Lake SnowBowl Fat Tire Race-February 10, 2018
Ham Lake City Park
Ham Lake, MN


Penn Cycle Fatbike Frozen 40-February 10, 2018
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN 
40, 20 miles
200 rider cap 
Facebook Event Page 
Registration

Fat Bike Vasaloppet-February 11, 2018
Lake Mora
Mora, MN
38k Race, 10k Tour
Registration Form
38K Race Online Registration
10K Tour Online Registration

Faturday-Elm Creek-February 24, 2017
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN


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9/01/2017

2017 MN Cyclocross Events

Image Credit: Gal Alon

Cyclocross racing season has begun with the Wednesday Night CX series to get riders prepped for the upcoming Fall race calendar.  Details for some of the races in this post are still being worked out as their status with USA Cycling may still be pending or in the permit process.  Below is a list in chronological order.  Race and event organizers, if you would like your cyclocross event listed, please send me an e-mail (or visit my contact page).  I will continue to update information and add events to this post as it becomes available.

Wednesday Night CX-Race 1 (Fulton/All-City Cycles)-August 23, 2017
Valley Park
Hopkins, MN
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page

All City Championships Bandit Cross-August 24, 2017
Kenilworth Trail Cedar Lake
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday Night CX-Race 2 (The Fix Studio)-August 30, 2017
Environmental Nature Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
Facebook Page 

Wednesday Night CX-Race 3 (Now Bikes/Synergy)-September 6, 2017
Valley Park
Hopkins, MN
Facebook Page 

LGR/Tonka CX Ride-September 9, 2017
Tonka Cycle & Ski
Minnetonka, MN 

Week 3 of 3: The #CXrimage-September 10, 2017
Sibley Field
Minneapolis, MN 

Wednesday Night CX-Race 4 (Tonka Cycle/MCT)-September 13, 2017
Valley Park
Hopkins, MN
Facebook Page 

Wednesday Night CX-Race 5 (Maple Grove Cycling)-September 20, 2017
Enviromental Nature Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
Facebook Page

All-City Intercontinental Cyclocross Championships!-September 23, 2017
Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area
Burnsville, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration 

Wednesday Night CX-Race 6 (Taco Cat Racing and The Alt)-September 27, 2017
Enviromental Nature Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page

RevoX-September 30, 2017
Clearwater, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Image Credit: Gal Alon

Wednesday Night CX-Race 7 (Angry Catfish)-October 4, 2017
Enviromental Nature Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
Facebook Page

Freewheel CX-October 8, 2017
Lake Rebecca Singletrack
Rockford, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration 

Green Acres Premium Cyclocross-October 14-15, 2017
Green Acres Recreational Area
Lake Elmo, MN
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration 

LGR CX p/b Tonka Cycle & Ski-October 21-22, 2017
Jackson Meadow
Marine on St. Croix, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Karma Cross-October 28-29, 2017
Hansen Park
New Brighton, MN
Online Registration

Fulton Star Cross-November 4-5, 2017
Lions Valley Place Park
Crystal, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration  

Croix Cross-November 11, 2017
Hudson Grandview Park
Hudson, WI 

Theo Wirth Cyclocross Classic-November 12, 2017
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
Online Registration

Minnesota State Championship CX-November 18-19, 2017
Bassett Creek Park
Crystal, MN
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Cross Fer Tots-November 26, 2017
Cambridge, MN

For more updates on USA Cycling cyclocross events in Minnesota visit the USA Cycling events search page.

8/20/2017

Trek Launches New Plus and Gravel Bikes for 2018

Coming soon or available now at a Trek Dealer near you are the following five bike models that will have you riding singletrack, gravel or doing some bikepacking.  These are completely new bikes that will take you on some awesome riding adventures.

Trek 1120
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The Trek 1120 is my favorite new offering in the plus bike category.  It is basically a 29+ bikepacking/touring bike based on the Trek Stache.  This new model starts off with an Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with internal derailleur & dropper post routing, G2 geometry, Stranglehold dropouts, 1120 Adventure HCM Carbon fork and  proprietary bikepacking front and rear rack.  The Shimano SLX M7000 11 speed (11-46T) drivetrain provides the "go anywhere" platform that this bike was designed for.  Comes with SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brakes, SUNringlĂ© Duroc 50 SL 28-hole TLR Wheels with Boost 110 (front) & Boost 148 (rear) hubs, Bontrager Chupacabra (29x3 Tubeless) tires and a Bontrager Drop Line 125 dropper post (15.5: Drop Line 100).  Comes in color Matte Solid Charcoal.  MSRP is $2499.99.  Limited availability now with new shipments arriving in late October 2017.

Roscoe 8
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New to the trek plus bike lineup for 2018 is the Trek Roscoe.  This 27.5+ bike comes in two models the Roscoe 8 and Roscoe 7 featured below.  This bike starts off with an Alpha Gold Aluminum frame with internal derailleur & dropper post routing, a 120 mm travel RockShox Judy Silver TK suspension fork, Shimano M315 hydraulic disc brakes, SRAM NX 11 speed drivetrain and SUNringlĂ© Duroc 40 SL 28-hole tubeless-ready wheels with Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance (27.5x2.80 Tubeless) tires.  Boost141 hub spacing, trail geometry, an E2 tapered head tube and Bontrager dropper post round out this model.  Comes in color Roarange.  This model also comes in a Women's Specific Design in color Matte Dnister Black.  MSRP is $1259.99.  Pre-order now from your local Trek Dealer and expect delivery in early October 2017.


Roscoe 7
Image Credit: Trek

The Roscoe 7 is also a 27.5+ bike that starts off with an Alpha Gold Aluminum frame with internal derailleur & dropper post routing, a 120 mm travel RockShox Judy Silver TK suspension fork (13.5: 100mm travel), Tektro M285 hydraulic disc brakes, a Shimano Deore M6000 10 speed drivetrain and SUNringlĂ© Duroc 40 SL 28-hole tubeless-ready wheels with Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance (27.5x2.80 Tubeless) tires.  Boost141 hub spacing, trail geometry and an E2 tapered head tube just like the Roscoe 8 complete this model.  Comes in color Matte Trek Black.  This model also comes in a Women's Specific Design in color Matte Anthracite.  MSRP is $1069.99.  Pre-order now from your local Trek Dealer and expect delivery in early September 2017. Women's Specific Design models are available now.

Domane SL 5 Gravel
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The first of two new gravel bikes from Trek for 2018 is the Domane SL 5 Gravel.  This bike features a 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame (DuoTrap S compatible), front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers to smooth out rough roads, a Domane carbon disc fork, Shimano RS805 flat mount hydraulic disc brakes and a Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain. Schwalbe G-One Allround tires (700x35c Tubeless), tubeless-ready wheels, hidden fender mounts, internal cable routing and a Ride Tuned seatmast finish off this build.  Comes in color Matte Shady Grey.  MSRP is $2499.99.  Pre-order now from your local Trek Dealer and expect delivery in late October 2017.

Domane ALR 5 Gravel
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The other "Smooth Advantage" Domane gravel bike is the Domane ALR 5 Gravel.  This bike features a 200 Series Alpha Aluminum frame, rear IsoSpeed decoupler for a smooth ride, a Domane carbon disc fork, TEKTRO Spyre flat mount mechanical disc brakes and a Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain.  Hidden fender mounts, DuoTrap S compatibility, tubeless-ready wheels and Schwalbe G-One Allround tires (700x35c Tubeless) complete this build.  Comes in color Solid Charcoal.  MSRP is $1889.99.  Pre-order now from your local Trek Dealer and expect delivery in late October 2017.
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