GoPro’s Karma Drone Returns

GoPro’s Karma Drone Returns

Hollywood in a Backpack: The Ultimate Aerial, Hand-Held, Wearable Stabilization Solution for the GoPro Community.

GoPro, Inc. today announced the company’s drone and versatile stabilization solution, Karma, is now on sale at GoPro.com and select U.S. retailers. Initial shipments will be limited but production is expected to ramp quickly. Karma will be available in international markets in the Spring.

“Karma is the ultimate aerial, handheld and wearable stabilization solution for the GoPro community,” says GoPro Founder and CEO, Nick Woodman. “As the consumer drone market continues to grow, Karma delivers the most versatile solution at a very accessible price.”

GoPro Karma
GoPro Karma
GoPro Karma
Karma – Hollywood in a Backpack
Karma features a compact, fits-in-a-small-backpack design and includes an image-stabilization grip that can be handheld or worn. Karma makes it easy for anyone to capture amazingly smooth, stabilized video during almost any activity. The Karma system features a painless out-of-the-box experience unlike anything else in the market: The compact and foldable Karma drone, Karma controller and Karma Grip fit into an included backpack that’s so comfortable to wear during any activity, users will forget they have it on.A game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it fun, fast and easy to fly without the need for a separate phone or tablet to see what the drone sees. The 3-axis camera stabilizer can be removed from the Karma drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for capturing ultra-smooth handheld and body-mounted shots. Karma also features several preset flight patterns that make Hollywood-caliber aerial shots like dronie, orbit, reveal and cable cam easy to execute for even a beginner. New Karma functionalities will be available via software updates in the future.

GoPro Karma

Karma is available in the following bundles:
Karma without a GoPro camera for $799.99 MSRP
Karma bundled with HERO5 Black for $1099.99 MSRP
Flight Kit for Karma Grip owners available in April for $599.99 MSRP. (This is a flight solution for consumers who purchased Karma Grip as a stand-alone accessory).

GoPro voluntarily withdrew Karma in November 2016 after a small number of cases where batteries disconnected during flight, resulting in a loss of power. GoPro identified the issue as related to the latch mechanism which secured the drone’s battery. A redesigned battery latch has been incorporated into the updated Karma drone to solve the issue.
Separately available harnesses make Karma compatible with HERO5 Session and HERO4 Black and Silver cameras.

GoPro Karma

On Sale Now in Limited Quantities at GoPro.com and Select U.S. Retailers. For more information visit www.gopro.com/news/GoPro-Karma-Is-Back.

GoPro Join BikePark Wales as the Official Camera Partner

GoPro Join BikePark Wales as the Official Camera Partner

BikePark Wales is excited to announce that GoPro will be joining as the parks’ official camera partner. BikePark Wales and GoPro will be joining forces to offer free camera rental for customers, set up advice and to create top level content from the UK’s biggest bike park. We’re really excited to have GoPro come on board. Let’s be honest GoPro need no introduction! As the world’s most versatile and iconic camera, they are used and loved by so many of us.

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Our partnership will focus on developing awesome content. After all, “GoPro is all about capturing, sharing and reliving great experiences. This partnership is a perfect fit, not only for us and BikePark Wales – but above all for riders who get the opportunity to shred down the park’s amazing trails while testing our products and creating engaging photos and videos,” says Filip Good, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA at GoPro

We’ll be offering a free rental program for customers to come and try a GoPro for the day. Along with the free rental, there will be helpful setup tips displayed throughout the park to make sure your GoPro is perfectly set up to best capture your day. Our shop will also have all of the latest cameras and accessories in stock to make sure you have everything you need.

Welcome to the team GoPro and let the good times roll!


MENTIONS: @GoPro / @BikeParkWales

Kellys 2017 Collection Highlights

Kellys 2017 Collection Highlights

KELLYS 2017

KELLYS COMES INTO 2017 SEASON WITH EXTENDED COLLECTION OF BICYCLES, ACCESSORIES AND CLOTHING. BICYCLE RANGE WITH ABSOLUTELY NEW ROAD BIKE PLATFORM, 27.5+ TRAIL HARDTAILS AND ENDURO E-BIKE AMONG THEM, REVISED SPECS OF WELL KNOWN MODELS, NEW COLOURS, NEW MATERIALS AND NEW SMART IDEAS WERE CAREFULLY PREPARED TO MAKE THE UPCOMING SEASON UNIQUE FOR THE RIDERS.


NEW URC


Kellys URC 70 2017Absolutely new URC comes with new frame, specs and better performance.

Awaited new URC finally has come with absolutely innovative carbon frame and up-to-date specs available with disc or rim brakes option. The previous URC is a very successful road racing bike, valued for its lightness, precise handling and top performance in peloton. While designing new platform Kellys R&D engineers set the bar much higher to make new URC even lighter, stiffer and faster. To achieve this, they implemented Power Core Design which is based on combining material characteristics with specific shape to create strong and uniform structure while maintaining low weight. With the top grade high-modulus carbon fibres from Boeing supplier, extensive mechanical simulations and researches, Kellys engineers came up with stress-optimized shape of the frame using the same blend of carbon fibres for the whole frame, to keep the structure homogeneous, without any insertions of different fibres or materials used by other brands. One of the most advanced and time-consuming shape optimization in bicycle industry allows engineers to prevent any impurities or irregularities across the frame material, which could cause strength decrease and weight issues.

Kellys URC 90 2017

Power Core Design gives the new URC frame one of the best weight to stiffness ratio.

The Power Core represents the extended structure from head tube, through down tube and bottom bracket to chainstays and rear dropouts. Thanks to high lateral and torsional stiffness, the Core is responsible for precise handling, high speed stability and ultra-efficient power transfer, and it is lightweight. With 890g (rim brake) and 930g (disc brake) the frame of new URC is one of the lightest on the market, providing top-of-the-line weight to stiffness ratio.

Kellys URC 70 2016
Kellys URC 70 2016

Thanks to extended wheelbase and revised geometry, the new URC gained better high-speed/descending stability without sacrificing any of its predecessor’s agility and reactivity.

For best compatibility with top road equipment, the new URC uses the latest standards as full Di2 ready internal cable routing, press-fit BB, rigid thru axles with brake callipers flat mount (disc brakes), front and rear derailleur (with safe hanger) direct mount, rear rim brake calliper mounted under bottom bracket.

Kellys URC 90 2017
Kellys URC 90 2017

The new URC comes in four specs with distinctive paintings, Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, Mavic Ksylium Elite wheelset and Ritchey WCS carbon cockpit on the top.


New URC features:
– iCAD RC carbon composite with Power Core high efficiency design,
– high modulus Toray T700 / M40JB carbon fibre composite,
– monocoque / tube to tube handcrafted,
– fully Shimano Di2 ready,
– frame-protecting rear derailleur hanger,
– flat mount disc brake callipers & thru axles (disc brake type),
– full internal cable routing with aero optimisation,
– tapered head tube & press-fit bottom bracket.

KELLYS 2017Rim brake version is equipped with Di2 drivetrain along with direct mounted brakes.


MOBSTER 27.5+


Kellys Mobster 70 27.5

MOBSTER is introducing Kellys into new 27.5+ segment.

In 2017 season Kellys comes into the 27.5+ bicycles segment. The new Kellys MOBSTER is an all-round mountain scrambler with trail-optimized geometry and equipment. Thanks to wide 38-milimeter rims with 2.80” Schwalbe Nooby Nic Performance tyres our new 27.5+ hardtail is almost unstoppable and able to roll over almost any obstacle on its way. In addition to excellent grip, high volume tyres provide greater comfort and increase off-road abilities to absolutely new level. New MOBSTER allows you to shred the most difficult trails with ease and smoothness that cannot be beaten by any narrow-wheeled MTB.

Kellys Mobster 70 27.5

With trail-optimized geometry new MOBSTER is an all-round mountain scrambler.

New MOBSTER’s triple-butted aluminium alloy frame with Boost thru axles is lightweight and stiff, providing efficient power transfer and precise handling. Thanks to the shortened rear and extended front triangle, spacious cockpit with the slopped top tube, the MOBSTER is nimble and confident even on the steepest descents. New frame also utilizes up-to-date standards as direct mounted derailleurs and rear brake calliper, tapered head tube and semi-internal cable routing.

Kellys Mobster 70 27.5
Kellys Mobster 70 27.5

For 2017 season Kellys introduces two specs of new 27.5+ bike. MOBSTER 70 with 1×11 Shimano SLX drivetrain equipped with chain guide and Rock Shox Revelation with 130mm of travel is addressed to advanced trail enthusiasts, while MOBSTER 30 with 2×10 Deore/SLX drivetrain and 120 mm Rock Shox Recon offers great all-round capabilities for better touring experience. Both models are set with effective Shimano brake system with 180mm or 160mm rotors, which make MOBSTER ready to stop in every situation.


MOBSTER 27.5+ features:
– absolutely new way of mountain cycling with great off-road capabilities, ease and comfort,
– easy rolling, high volume 2.8” tyres,
– efficient and reliable 1×11 or 2×10 drivetrain,
– lightweight and stiff frame with progressive geometry,
– effective Shimano brake system.


THRILL 27.5+ E-ENDURO


Kellys Thrill e-enduro

The THRILL is an fully equipped e-enduro with 27.5+ wheels.

The truly electrifying novelty in Kellys 2017 bicycle range is the THRILL, an enduro 27.5+ e-bike with plush suspension, powerful and lightweight Shimano Steps E8000 drive unit along with all the features modern enduro bicycle needs. Thanks to boosted thru axles, wide and grippy 2.80” tyres, Rock Shox suspension component with 150mm spaced Pike RC fork, virtual pivot rear end and Shimano XT drivetrain, the THRILL provides full enduro capabilities with absolutely new uphill experience.

Kellys Thrill e-enduro
Kellys Thrill e-enduro

The THRILL’s drivetrain provides top weight-to-power ratio with compact size and durability. Thanks to unique MTB-optimized design of Steps E8000 unit, the up-to-date geometry of the enduro bike stays untouched. In contrast to other drive units, the THRILL’s Q factor remained unchanged, providing cornering clearance and trail performance of the non-electrified bikes. Steps E8000 unit stays as low as possible to keep low centre of gravity for better handling and agility during cornering. Thanks to water and shock resistance, the power source of THRILL with 500Wh battery is long-lasting, robust and ready to take the most difficult mountain challenges.
To make the rider feel the real enduro THRILL, Kellys engineers’ main goal was to create the geometry and performance of the top enduro level with additional uphill capabilities. Wide and spacious cockpit, easy-rolling 2.80” tyres, efficient Shimano XT brakes and dropper seatpost make the THRILL sterling enduro unbeatable on the uphill. The THRILL is the real joy machine, able to hit the hardest and steepest trails without sweating while going to the top of them.


THRILL features:
– Shimano Steps E8000 durable, lightweight and powerful drivetrain,
– Shimano XT derailleur and brakes for top in-mountain performance,
– non-electrified enduro bikes geometry for the best enduro experience,
– plush suspension based on the Rock Shox components for best comfort and handling,
– full enduro equipment with dropper post and wide cockpit,
– easy rolling and grippy 2.80” Schwalbe Nooby Nic tyres.

Kellys Thrill e-enduro

BACKPACKS


Kellys Lane backapck

New LANE and FETCH mountain backpacks were created to fulfil every mountain biker’s needs in terms of design, capacity, carrying systems, materials and durability. Full of smart pockets to carry everything mountain bikers need: helmet (even full face), protection pads, tools, goggles/glasses, water bladder (up to 3 litres) and many, many more. Thanks to 3D foam padded back panel and shoulder straps, even fully loaded LANE is easy to wear providing excellent ventilation and support to keep rider dry and comfy during all-day riding. Made of ripstop 210D nylon fabric with hydrophobic PU coating and integrated rain cover, LANE is extremely durable, weatherproof and always ready to go.

KELLYS 2017

LANE backpack is able to carry everything mountain biker needs.


GLOVES


KELLYS 2017

For 2017 season Kellys introduces new line of gloves with comfort-oriented cut, quality materials, fashionable design and colours. HYPNO, RELIC and FLOW are airy, lightweight and ergonomically shaped with gel padding in high-pressure zones. New gloves are made of advanced synthetic materials providing ripping resistance and high thermal comfort. Clarino is one of them. It is fully washable and retains its softness when wet, unlike natural leather. Kellys designers also used the AX Suede, the polyester material designed especially for gloves. Thanks to high strength, durability and great wet adhesion abilities this material gives our new gloves the best performance possible and provides the riders full control of the bicycle. Cycling gloves are not only about comfort, but also about safety and protection: the reinforced panels and heavy duty seams make them always ready to protect rider’s hands.

KELLYS 2017

Ergonomic cut gives new Kellys gloves absolutely new level of comfort.


MENTIONS: @KellysBicycles

GoPro – Hero5 and Karma Drone

GoPro – Hero5 and Karma Drone


Hero5 ($399) – The Newest member of the Hero family.

GoPro Hero 5

– Voice Control:Enjoy hands-free control of your GoPro using simple voice commands.
– 2-Inch Touch Display: Preview and play back your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro.
– Rugged + Waterproof: Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.
– Simple One-Button Control: A single press of the shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically.
– Wear it. ?Mount it. Love it.™: Capture life in a whole new way with 30+ GoPro mounts and accessories, including Karma™, 3-Way™, Remo and more.
– Access + share from anywhere: With a GoPro Plus subscription, HERO5 Black can automatically upload photos and videos directly to the cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on the go.
– And more…Pick up yours today.


Karma Drone ($799 and you attach your GoPro to it) – Capture amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.

GoPro KARMA Drone
GoPro Karma Drone
GoPro Karma Drone

– More than a drone: Capture amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.
– Ultra Compact: Karma goes with you. It folds into its own lightweight, compact case that’s comfortable to wear during any activity.
– Easy to Fly: Never flown a drone before? New pilots will fly with confidence while seasoned pros will enjoy Karma’s performance.
– Take your friends for a ride: The GoPro Passenger™ App lets friends view your flight and control your GoPro while you fly. Available 10/23.
– And more…Pick up yours today.

Learn more at www.gopro.com / @GoPro


MENTIONS: @GoPro

Ryan Nyquist: Road to Red Bull Joyride

Ryan Nyquist: Road to Red Bull Joyride

Images for Ryan Nyquist Road to Red Bull Joyride blog

Joyride will complete Ryan’s first season in MTB Slopestyle. The dual-sport Haro Bikes athlete notes that this particular event was his ultimate goal for the year in MTB.

I’m beyond excited about accomplishing my goal of qualifying into Joyride this year. I’ve worked hard to get used to riding MTB and getting comfortable doing the tricks that I know I can do,” stated Nyquist. “I’m still not one-hundred percent where I want to be, but I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made, and I’m excited to see where I can take my riding in the Slopestyle scene.

 

While Ryan will compete at this event in his first year as an MTB rider, the road to qualification for Joyride is no easy feat. Many athletes that were presumed to compete—like BMX rider Drew Bezanson—were unsuccessful.

Ryan participated in select MTB events in 2015 when his interest was piqued by both the similarities and differences between dirt jumping and BMX. He began competing officially in both sports in April of 2016 and experienced near-immediate success—placing 2nd in his first event at “AT’s Showdown”, 6th at Swatch Rocket Air, and 2nd at FISE Montpellier. Nyquist will continue to compete in both BMX and MTB in 2017.

Images for Ryan Nyquist Road to Red Bull Joyride blog

Every event, I’ve had to step outside my comfort zone a little bit to ride the course the way I want to ride, and while that’s a bit scary at times, it’s constantly helping me grow into a better rider, and to appreciate what all the amazing athletes I’m riding with have accomplished over the years” said Ryan. “MTB Slopestyle is truly an incredible sport, and I’m so happy that I’m able to be a part of the biggest event they have.

A household name in both BMX dirt and park, Ryan Nyquist started riding at the age of three and competed in his first BMX freestyle competition when he was 16. Competing in his first X Games at the age of 18, Nyquist has been a BMX legend ever since. By 2003, he had won every major dirt competition – X Games, Gravity Games, Vans Triple Crown, and the King of Dirt. This year marks Ryan’s 20th year with Haro BMX and his first with Haro MTB. He will compete at Joyride on August 21st riding his Haro MTB Steel Reserve 1.3.

Haro Bikes has been world renowned as a leader in the BMX market for more than 35 years. Haro entered the mountain bike market in 1986 and has begun to make a significant name for itself in the industry—often employing disruptive tactics to do so. Haro MTB maintains that mountain biking should be done for the sport, rather than for the status, and aims to offer products that allow its consumers to do so without overspending.


MENTIONS: @Haro-MTB / @officialcrankworx

The Making of a Nukeproof Horizon Flat Pedal – Video

The Making of a Nukeproof Horizon Flat Pedal – Video

The Nukeproof Horizon pedal is arguably the best flat pedal on the market – developed in conjunction with the world’s most famous flat pedal rider, Sam Hill, it recently received 10/10 from MBR magazine.

Nukeproof Horizon pedal

We (Chain Reaction Cycles) spoke to the guys at Nukeproof to see what it takes to make a pedal fit for a downhill legend.

Initial step: Design brief
The key requirements for the design (form and function) are set out and drawn from previous model testing, customer feedback and Team Chain Reaction PayPal riders Sam Hill, Mike Jones, Joe Smith and Elliott Heap.

The initial sketch

Nukeproof Horizon pedal

Nukeproof’s creative designer sketches his vision of what the new pedal should look like, with input from the Nukeproof design team.

Computer modelling
Next, the paper-and-pen drawing is handed to Nukeproof’s Design Engineer who works his magic and translates the sketch into reality, using Solidworks to create a production part drawing meeting the initial brief.

3D printing

Nukeproof Horizon pedal

Once agreed, the Solidworks version of the Horizon pedal is brought to life on Nukeproof’s own 3D printer. The 3D printed version of the pedal is fitted with all the parts of the final version, including the axle and pins.

Forging

Nukeproof Horizon flat pedal

Once the team are happy with the 3D printed version, an alloy forging of the pedal is produced, which becomes the unfinished ‘blank’ of the production pedal.

CNC machining

Nukeproof Horizon pedal

The raw forged alloy is then machined to production specification, finished in black ano with a polished face and black height adjustable pins.

Nukeproof Horizon pedal

MENTIONS: @ChainReactionCycles / @Nukeproof-Bicycles