Saturday, February 27, 2010

Brian Lopes on Edge for 2010

"For 2010 Brian will be sporting Edge Composites carbon AM series wheels with Chris King hubs, their carbon post and stem, as well as the new carbon Edge Sweep handlebar.
Asked about his move to the Ogden, Utah brand, Lopes said "I'm stoked to be working alongside and running Edge Composites products. I'm blown away on how good their products are and couldn't be happier to join forces with Edge Composites as a rider and a product development partner. I'm always looking to better myself and my rides, and Edge has definitely raised the bar with their wheels, bars, stems, and seat posts. My bikes were already amazing but have just gotten that much lighter, stiffer, and more responsive - all categories that can only make my job of going fast that much easier.” 


Moots Psychlo-X RSL @ NAHBS 2010


Mosaic Cycles The Zealot Steel Cross @ NAHBS 2010


"Steel cross frame is the perfect tool for crushing the cross circuit. Mash through the dirt, snow, sand or mud. The Zealot Steel loves to get dirty on the way to the finish line"


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Black Sheep Luna Vista Belt Drive

"Black Sheep Luna Vista Belt Drive w/Sliding chain stays
Black Sheep Faith Fork
I9/Stans wheels
Black Sheep One piece Stem Mountain Moustache Bar
Formula R-1 f/r
Chris King Head set
XTR Crank
Carbon Drive belt
Black Sheep Post
Troy Lee Selle Italia SLR Saddle"


Saracen Ariel


"Changes from the prototype we saw a few months back include the new 1.5”-1,1/8” tapered head tube and new CNC’d linkage which helps shed a bit of weight whilst helping stiffen things up at the same time.
Pictured is the range-topping Ariel 3 @ £2599srp with XT drivetrain, Race Face Evolve chainset, Deore M595 disc brakes, Syncros DS28 rims, Maxxis Larsen TT/High Roller tyres, Race Face Respond finishing kit and topped off with a Fi’z:k Gobi XM saddle.

Below the Ariel 3 will sit the (yes, you guessed it J) Ariel 2 @ £2099srp and the Ariel 1 at a wallet friendly £1599srp.

All bikes are suspended front and rear by Fox. With QR15 forks on the Ariel 2 and 3. The full range of Saracen bikes are landing at the beginning of April."


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fox Talas 180mm

 New Fox Talas 180mm

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Independent Fabrication Phil Wood 40th anniversary bike PWXL 00/40

"The 40th anniversary Phil Wood bike. We will be making 40 of these titanium frames for Phil Wood, actually 41 if you count this one, #00, for Peter who is THE MAN over at Phil Wood."


Opus Nelson 1


"Opus has clearly put the Nelson 1 together with the demands of high end freeriders in mind. Up front you'll find a 1.5" head tube that not only increases strength and stiffness but will also let you run any fork of your choice down the road, be that the 1.5" Totem that it comes equipped with or a standard 1.125" steerer, or even the latest crop of tapered steerer tubed forks. Opus's choice to use the larger headtube size also allows the rider to fine tune the bar height or even headtube angle by installing headsets with different stack heights.
Hydro-formed top and down tubes curve to provide great standover room as well as clearance for any fork knobs that may have come in contact with the underside of the frame otherwise. If you do barspins on your FR bike, or are planning to, there is nothing holding you back on the big Opus. Cable routing takes a clean route beneath the downtube, although riders who hang there bikes over the tailgate during shuttle runs my take issue with this choice. The rear end is tied together with a 12x135 mm Maxle system for both stiffness and quick removal.
Suspension on the Nelson is a Virtual Pivot Point affair with two short links joining the front and rear triangles. This system can be found throughout Opus's complete line of mountain bikes and is put to good use on the Nelson, the longest travel bike in their lineup. The Fox DHX 4.0 is not mounted to the front triangle, but instead floats between the upper and lower links. All pivots rotate on sealed bearings for durability."


Saracen Myst DH


“This one is the show sample (black one), with a premium build, but we are still looking at a raceable bike for around the £2k mark. We’ve got a medium (black frame) and large (white frame) that we will do shock testing on in March. The bike is the first sample and uses a conventional front section – We’re working on a front section with new tubes and these will be ready closer to the launch in July. At the moment the thinking is a mechanically formed tube–set as it allows us to better control the tube wall thicknesses than with a hydroformed tube. The weight of the bike in the picture was just over 38lbs. We’re serious about the future a wouldn’t rule out a Race Team for 2011.”


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Intense Tracer 29 Rev 3


"Been getting lots of request as to whats up with the Tracer 29 so here is the latest.
This one is getting close and I am really happy with the ride. The frame has been beefed up as well as the rear and now has our new G2 adjustable drop out that offers two CS length adjustments 17.7" & 18" and different axle options for all the popular combos.
pictured is new 142 with 12mm QR. Our friends @ I9 supplied the 142 spec wheelset.
Also we are going with the full 1.5 HT so it will be compatible with all steerer options and new crop of adjustable headset cups.Direct mount FD & new larger zirk fittings that thread in so they are easy to replace.
Travel is at 5.5 or 6" with the adjustable link.
With 140 fork HA is @ 69.5 in short G2 setting and flush HS.
All this is not final & some of the parts still need refinement."


Moro Mmbop DH Frame


"The main targets in the design process were a low centre of gravity, lightweight and an agile and versatile handling performance. The shock is mounted parallel to the downtube, causes a very low centre of gravity. Also the shock is very well protected from rocks and mud. The kinematic of the linkage system has a progressive rate, so you will have enough reserves at the end of the travel at any time. The response of the shock is very sensitive. The short rear frame with a chain stay length of 430mm leads to a handling of the bike that makes you very fast around corners and invites you to use the track as a playground. But the frame has still enough smoothness at high speed because of the low bottom bracket and the low centre of gravity.

All bearings are sealed ball bearings and made of stainless steel. There are no threads in the main and rear frame except for the necessary threads in the bottom bracket and the ISCG-mountings. All parts can so easily be changed when damaged and it is not necessary to change one of the expensive parts of the frame.

Expected to be available in april of 2010"


Friday, February 19, 2010

Fox Racing Shox 2011


"Fox Racing Shox, the industry leader in the design and development of high-performance suspension, announced today its exclusive arrangement with the Miyaki Company of Japan to use its Kashima Coat for suspension components in the bicycle industry. Kashima Coat will make its consumer debut in Fox Racing Shox’s 2011 model year aftermarket mountain bike suspension fork product line"


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nuke Proof DH Prototype bike


"Nuke Proof DH bike weight 37lb 11oz (with pedals)"

Independent Fabrication NAHBS Bike Preview

 "Independent Fabrication will bring 5 bikes to NAHBS this year, a couple of which are finished.
This bike is a super sturdy and ultra lightweight singlespeed. This is a Corvid frame sets with horizontal dropouts and a Gates Carbon Belt Drive."



Friday, February 12, 2010

Identiti Full-suspension Frame Prototype


"The new frame has been designed as an all-mountain frame – keen to ride through all the rough stuff yet nimble enough to climb technical ascents that all trail centres are challenging the riders with now.
It has 140mm of rear wheel travel (5.5in in old money), which we feel is almost optimum for UK trail riding, with a 67-degree head angle and 72.5-degree seat angle – great for all-day riding."
So, why are the company bringing out a full-suspension model? "Identiti are well known for being a hardcore hardtail frame manufacturer since day one," said Campbell-Jenner. "We feel that now is the right time to provide a comfortable suspension frame that you can ride to the trails, at the trails and home from the trails."


Arestic Pedals


Axle size : 9/16″
Weight : 440g (1Peir)"


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Intese DH Bike Prototype for Team

"New prototype team frame arrived... Matti and Ruaridh have been testing out in America - it now goes to Chris Kovarik, Matt Simmonds & Claire Buchar so final tweaks can be made before our Team tip to Italy in March. So far it looks like Jeff Steber at Intense has got all the details right on the new frame that we had asked for! Check out the website"


Chromag new saddles and stem

"Chromag Lynx DT and boXXer direct mount stem"

"All new Chromag Semenuk Overture saddle"


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cedric Gracia on Santa Cruz V10

"Now it's the right time ! I know a lot of people have been waiting for this news letter for a long time! I have the pleasure and the honor to introduce my new bike sponsor!

The CG Racing Brigade is going to be pimped on Santa Cruz bikes. Thanks to Santa Cruz to trust in me and the Brigade for the future; I am happy and proud to ride the V10.
I know I am going to have all the keys in my hand to do a killer job. See you guys at the next event with my new bikes and other partners to celebrate some good moments with the Brigade. Special thanks to all the fans who support me by e-mails and on Facebook! As I say, The Brigade is coming!

"Santa Cruz Bicycles is very excited to be the frame supplier for Cedric Gracia's Racing Brigade. There are few riders who are competitive in multiple disciplines these days, especially one's that have a great attitude and personality such as Cedric. We look forward to helping Cedric achieve his goals".
-Rob Roskopp"


2010 Intense SSII

New Intense Slope Style II in work red


2010 Manitou Dorado Pro

"The fork is handmade at Manitou's factory in Winconsin, is based on the World Cup standard MRD Dorado Carbon with the same internals including TPC+ damping but uses 7050 alloy 36mm stanchions rather than carbon making it slightly more affordable".
"2010 updates include an improved two-chamber large volume low-pressure air spring to make setting up an easier process. Air spring pressure, which is self-regulating, can now be adjusted more easily as the valve gets relocated from the bottom of the fork leg to the top.
Weight is 6.55lbs (2.97kg) and as well as standard 26in guise is also available in a 29in version."


Santa Cruz Syndicate go Carbon (Pics)

"During testing last fall in Northern California, Peaty, Roskopp and Minnaar Check out the Edge Carbon Wheels that eventually made their way to the 2010 Syndicate Team Bikes"


2011 Rocky Mountain Flow Prototype



Tuesday, February 09, 2010

YT Tues Downhill

2.099€ complete bike with Boxxer Team, Vivid 5.1, Avid Elixir, X.9.


2010 SRAM Double Tap 10 Flat Bar Road Shifters

"DoubleTap® technology makes the leap to performance flat-bar bikes with the new SRAM Flat-Bar Road Shifter. Smooth multi-gear upshifts and indexed single-gear downshifts are lightning-fast and a carbon-fiber clamp helps keep the lever's weight to a minimum. It features an adjustable lever for easy customization, as well as a dial gear indicator for quick reference."

New Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon??



New Nuke Proof Components