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News: REI to be exclusive retailer of Ghost in the U.S.

REI and Ghost, a German mountain-bike brand, are partnering to bring Ghost brand bicycles to the United States. Ghost’s 2015 line will be available exclusively through REI and REI.com starting in January 2015.

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Fresh: Syncros FRIC Stem

11.09.2011

Most freeride-worthy stems are as light as elephants and as svelte as bricks. And then there’s the new FRIC: a mere 123 grams of industrial-design sexiness. Though the sleek FRIC is weight-weenie light, Syncros claims its new stem is also big-hit tough, thanks to its forged construction and innovative clamp design.

Fresh: Crankbrothers Mallet 3

11.08.2011

Crankbrothers went back to the drawing board with its popular Mallet pedals. The top-tier Mallet 3 now sports a two-piece aluminum-polycarbonate platform, investment-cast steel wings, adjustable traction pins and both needle (inner) and cartridge (outer) bearings. The new pedal weighs in at 435 grams and is backed by a five-year warranty.

Fresh: Chain-L Lube

11.07.2011

Wet lubes, dry lubes…there seems to be a lubricant for every occasion.

Mission Workshop Fitzroy Pack

10.27.2011

There are several Bike staffers who own Mission Workshop packs, and each of us all have great things to say about them–they are durable, have a smart layouts and can fit a surprising amount of gear. This is why we are always excited to see the new products they come up with. Mission Workshop’s newest […]

Inspired Launches Danny MacAskill Signature Trials Bike

10.24.2011

Source: Inspired Bicycles Inspired Bicycles recently announced the launch of Danny MacAskill’s signature “Skye” 24-inch street bike. Named after the small Scottish island where MacAskill grew up, the Skye has been developed to meet the specific demands of today’s progressive street and trials riders. Continual testing and feedback from MacAskill, as well as Inspired’s prior […]

DT Swiss XMM 120 29er Fork

09.23.2011

DT Swiss XMM 120 29er – $1350 (w/ carbon crown/steerer) dtswiss.com New for 2012, the XMM 120 29er is DT Swiss’s go-to option for those seeking a highly adjustable, lighweight suspension package. The top-tier XMM 120 29er features a carbon crown and (tapered) steerer which are  paired with 32-millimeter stanchions that are housed in magnesium […]

Updated: A Look at Diamondback’s 29er Future

09.21.2011

Jon Kennedy, Diamondback’s marketing guru and mastermind behind the Dixon, runs through some of this new bike’s features. Diamondback’s view of the 29-inch-wheeled future–a bike tailor-made for aggressive descenders who want to take full advantage of the larger wheel size. Expect a production version of this bike as soon as 2013. You heard about this […]

Interbike: Vernon’s Top 10 Widgets and Trends

09.20.2011

By: Vernon Felton Interbike used to be the place where new and shocking products were unveiled to much surprise and acclaim. Mmmmm….not so much anymore. Sea Otter, Eurobike and dozens of Big Brand press launches have stolen much of the “new and improved” wind from Vegas’ sails. That said, there’s still some pretty cool (and […]

Cane Creek Double Barrel Air

09.19.2011

Cane Creek’s Double Barrel Air has created a bit of a stir, and is finally set to be released in January 2012, with a price comparable to its coil-equipped kin. While that may entail a bit of a premium when compared to others on the market, the Double Barrel provides accordingly. Between both low- and […]

Fresh Hydration Packs From Camelbak

09.19.2011

Charge LR The Charge LR pack features a lumbar design that slings the bladder around the rider’s waist. The Charge LR keeps 70 cool ounces on-tap. Originally designed with the adventure-racing, trail-running crowd in mind, the Charge has found favor within mountain biking circles as well thanks to its low center of gravity and lightweight […]

Interbike 2011: Friday Product Highlights

09.18.2011

By: Zach White Giro Feature MSRP $75 Available later this month Giro has borrowed some of their snow sports helmet design and put it into the new Feature, a $75 “all-mountain” helmet. Using an in-form fit system with a much larger contact point – almost exactly like their snow helmets – the helmet offers much […]

Interbike 2011: Thursday Product Highlights

09.16.2011

By: Zach White Mission Workshop Sanction pack MSRP $279 Available Now Sailboats are expensive. Mission Workshop’s new Sanction packs are expensive, too. But considering the entirely-US-made packs are manufactured from Dimension Polyant sail material to keep weight impressively minimal while maintaining bomber, lifetime warranty strength, the Sanction seems a bargain at twice the price. Well, […]

Easton Havoc And EA70 XCT Wheelsets

09.15.2011

The Havoc is Easton’s latest DH offering, and claims to be the lightest dedicated downhill wheelset currently on the market. At 1,870 grams, this is impressive, as the wheelset features an ultra-wide, 23-millimeter internal rim width and UST compatibility. The wheelset is designed around 150-millimeter dropout spacing, but adaptors are available for frames that utilize […]

Poc Spine VPD 2.0

09.15.2011

Poc’s Spine VPD 2.0 offers moto-rated protection, all in a soft-fitting package. Expect the Spine VPD 2.0 armor to become available in Spring 2012, and retail just around $300.

Moots MX Divide

09.15.2011

Here’s a quick look at the new MX Divide, a race oriented cross-country rig from Moots. Moots has been delivering expertly crafted titanium frames and components since 1981, and the experience shows—the Divide looks to be an eminently capable racer. The MX divide presents a dashing profile—one we wouldn’t mind gracing with our own. Moots […]

Yeti’s New SB95 29er Trail Bike

09.14.2011

Yeti turned quite a few heads with the introduction of the SB66 and their new Switch Technology linkage. Now, the SB95 is drawing attention, which takes the same linkage and applies it to a 29-inch platform. The pedal-friendly linkage, paired with a relatively slack geometry (68.5-degree head angle) should make for a formidable all-day mile-muncher. […]

Gear: Lezyne’s Newest Offerings

09.13.2011

We paid Lezyne a visit during the Interbike Outdoor Demo and they gladly hocked their ware for us. New for the cycling accessory company is a brand-new line of shop-grade tools as well as a new lighting range.  Also of note is an updated design for their thread-on chucks, as well as the introduction of […]

UPDATED: Sneak Peek: New Bikes From Yeti

08.30.2011

Update: A few more images found their way to our inbox… It looks like Yeti’s been busy this past year. In addition to launching the already-revealed alloy SB-66, which is based based around their all-new linkage design, it appears Yeti is also bringing a couple more new bikes (as well as the much-anticipated carbon version […]

Preview: GT Zaskar 100 9r Pro

08.10.2011

By: Ryan LaBar GT’s top-end Zaskar 100 9r Pro retials for $5,500. The 100-millimeter bike isn’t adorned with the lightest parts, but still comes in at a reasonable 27 pounds with pedals (size large). GT’s Marketing Manager, Chris Hopwood runs through some of the Zaskar 100 9r Pro’s new features: To better accommodate the characteristics […]

Tioga Launches ZEROaxle MT-ZERO Pedals

08.09.2011

Tioga recently unveiled its new ZEROaxle MT-ZERO pedal. Measuring just 7 millimeters thick at each end and 4 millimeters in the middle, the MT-ZERO can claim the title of world’s thinnest dual-concave off-road bicycle pedal. “The breakthrough is made possible by Tioga’s ZEROaxle bearing system,” said Kai Cheng, Tioga’s global marketing manager. “With conventional pedals, […]

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