First ride on the Lapierre Overvolt FS900 Bosch-powered e-bike

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If you don’t think e-bikes are a real mover in the bicycle marketplace? Look no further than the entry of Bosch in the marketplace to prove that some big brands are willing to invest serious resources in the growing market. For 2015 it has paired up with a few key brands to bring e-bikes with Bosch motors and control units—already a huge hit in Europe—to U.S. dealerships. Look for bikes from Haibike, Felt, and Lapierre, including this Overvolt FS900.

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First look: New saddles from new brand Fabric

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Fabric is a spin-off brand from Charge Bikes, itself a part of the larger Cycling Sports Group which also operates Cannondale, GT, Schwinn and other brands. Charge had found huge success with its saddles, and when some sister brands like Cannondale began asking for a stock saddle for its bikes—the idea for a new parts and accessories brand was born.

The Fabric brand was formally introduced this week, with a line of three saddles, plus grips and handlebar tape. The line is not unique to Cycling Sports Group brands, however. In fact, you will see its products on a handful of brands’ bikes this fall and more in the future. They will be available through your local bike shop and online.

Get the details of the new lineup here.

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First look: New Niner cyclocross bike and 29+ teaser

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Niner continues to expand beyond its original mountain bike lineup with an all-new, full-carbon cyclocross bike dubbed the Blood, Sweat and Beers, or BSB9 for short. With a sub-1,000 gram frame, full carbon fork and a suite of top notch components, it’s a no-compromise race bike that can be used year round.

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We also got a peek at a new 29+ platform, the ROS9+, an adaptation of the popular ROS9 hardtail 29er.

Get the details of both bikes here.

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