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Bamboobee BIY Bicycle Kit

Bamboobee produces their own complete bamboo and aluminum bicycles, and using what they’ve learned is ready to introduce a Build It Yourself bamboo bicycle kit. Each kit will ship with a single use jig, a complete set of bamboo tubes, stainless dropouts, an aluminum headtube and bottom bracket shell, and all of the hemp twine and wire you need to complete the project. The amazing part is that the planned crowdfunding price is just $170 for a single kit, making it a tempting purchase no matter how many project bikes are already in the garage.

Cinelli Hobo GEO

The Cinelli Hobo GEO is the latest in the Hobo line of adventure bikes, taking it further offroad with mountain bike touring sensibilities. The double butted Columbus steel frame has 650B wheels, mounts for racks and fenders, up to five bottle mounts for the long haul, and even a spoke-holder for carrying a few spares. Available complete as shown (minus the bags) with a touring friendly 39/26, 2x10 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc calipers and Ergon grips for $1950. The 650B wheels are going to be hard to find a spare tire on the road—better stuff an extra in the seatbag.

Paul Comp Klamper Mechanical Road/Cyclocross Disc Brake Calipers

After a full two years of development Paul Component Engineering is releasing the Klamper, a short-pull road or cyclocross mechanical disc brake. A remarkable piece of machining, the action is smooth, the large adjuster knobs a welcome sight, and the Avid-compatible pads a good call for future availability. The made in California calipers will be available in silver or black ano for about $240 per wheel, with adapters available for IS mount. Even with the asking price these are going to be everywhere on boutique builds this coming year.

Blackburn Outpost Bikepacking Handlebar Roll

Blackburn has introduced a line of bikepacking gear for those looking to shed the panniers when they get out of town. The $75 Outpost HB Roll features a quick release bracket for 25.4 or 31.8 mm bars coupled with around-the-bar straps to keep the load in place, with a weatherproof, but not true submersible drybag, included. There are light mounts and places to lash other accessories or bags, with a total listed limit of 8 lbs. Carry even more with the matching expandable seat bag and top tube bags.