Author Archives: "Vernon Felton"
The Sweep is X-Fusion’s new, dedicated 27.5-inch (650b) compatible fork. The fork features 34-millimeter stanchions and a 46-millimeter offset, which X-Fusion contends gives the fork smooth and precise handling traits.
SID and Revelation forks get new damping tweaks. RockShox introduces handlebar remote that simultaneously locks out fork and rear shock. Pike returns to the dirt world and glowers menacingly at the Fox 34. Interesting times at RockShox.
Fifty years ago two friends borrowed some money and bought a little bike shop. Over the years, they also began making tools to help make their job of repairing bikes a bit easier. Those tools were so good that the bike shop eventually became Park Tool. This video chronicles that journey.
Avid debuted two new disc brake models at Sea Otter: the Elixir 9 and 7 Trail. Both feature a powerful 4-piston caliper and not a whole lot of grams. The basic idea: lots of stopping power, good modulation, not a lot of weight….at a price most of us can afford.
Video by Scott Smith and Dan Barham The action was fast and furious in the pro Dual Slalom race at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. Would Kyle Strait successfully defend his comeback 2012 victory? In the end, the race coughed up some surprises and, on the whole, brilliant racing. Check out this video.
In this second installment of 2013′s :30-Second Warning, we poked our microphone at RaceFace Rob Bohncke, learned more about Schwalbe’s latest tire offerings and Mavic’s new Notch Helmet, and discovered what Marzocchi has been working on lately.
Carbon bikes may not be news in and of themselves, but when a brand like Turner unrolls the carpet on a composite frame, people tend to take notice. David Turner has been crafting frames out of aluminum for years now. Carbon is a whole new venture for the man and the brand. And yet…for a freshman effort, the new Turner Czar is noteworthy.
In the first installment of 2013′s 30-Second Warning, we got the skinny on Diamondback’s Mason Full Suspension 29er, Hyper’s new Cam Zink-signature slope style model, E13′s novel PressFit bottom bracket solution and an odd man’s rambling assertion that his fatbike would destroy all other competitors in each and every event at this year’s Sea Otter.