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Interbike 2014 gear videos, part 6

Titanium bolts, carbon masts, Vibram rubber, interchangeable cogs… It was all present at Interbike 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s our last gear-video roundup from the annual event. Enjoy!

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2×10 Chainguides: Truvativ’s X-Guide and MRP’s 2x

08.03.2011

SRAM and MRP have worked together to create solutions for riders that run 2×10 systems and want a bashguard and/or some extra chain security. What the companies came up with is the Truvativ X-Guide and the MRP 2x (pronounced: Two-By) chainguide systems. While they look more or less identical, these two guides do have a […]

Diamondback Unveils its New Line of Full-suspension 29ers

07.27.2011

Words and Photos by: Brice Minnigh Diamondback has officially thrown its hat into the full-suspension 29er ring, unveiling the production version of its new 29-inch Sortie to a conference room full of inquisitive Raleigh/Diamondback dealers. Though Diamondback was among the first companies to produce a 29-inch mountain bike—the Overdrive, a hardtail 29er that is one […]

New Components from Straitline

07.23.2011

Straitline Components showed us some of its new and prototype products at Crankworx. The first thing Straitline showed us was its new All Mountain Products (AMP) flat pedal, which is claimed to weigh in at just 330 grams. The front outside edge has been machined at an angle to minimize pedal impacts with the ground. […]

Preview: Easton Havoc UST 150

07.23.2011

At a media event during Crankworx, Easton took a group of editors to ride its new DH wheelset on the burly trails of Squamish, BC. We were all excited about the rumor of getting to see and ride the carbon downhill wheels that Easton has been working on, however Easton said that these were not […]

POC Launches VPD 2.0 Pads and Trabec Race Mips Helmet

07.22.2011

By: Ryan LaBar There aren’t many more appropriate places to launch new body armor and helmets than at Crankworx. It looks like the Swedish company, POC, has been hard at work. The Trabec Race Mips sees the ground-breaking Mips technology in a cross-country lid. The Mips system allows for part of the helmet to rotate […]

Preview: Norco’s new Aurum, Revolver and Sight bikes.

07.20.2011

Norco’s new 200-millimeter Aurum DH Race bike. Price range (USD): $3,400 to $7,350. Headtube angle: 63.5 degrees, BB-height about 13.75 inches. The Aurum is available in three sizes, which each use a different bottom bracket forging that has the suspension pivot in a slightly different spot to increase the chainstay length slightly from the small […]

Trek World 2012

07.18.2011

By: Vernon Felton Big changes are afoot at Trek. I’m sitting in the Munich airport, typing this report on a battered PowerBook. My legs are thoroughly roached from two long days of hammering next year’s Treks and I am, in a word, impressed. For 2012, Trek’s key trail and all-mountain models, the Fuel EX and […]

Scott Spark 29 – Details and First Impressions

07.16.2011

By: Ryan LaBar The new Scott Spark 29 Elite. The bike we had here has some upgrades to the components over the production version, but the frame will be the same. The 29er model offers adjustable travel from 100 millimeters to ~70 millimeters to fully locked out. Perhaps the most notable feature for the new […]

Commencal Launches Meta AM

06.30.2011

In the footsteps of the Supreme DH’s redesign, Commencal has launched its new all-mountain bike–the Meta AM. Taking both aesthetics and linkage-design cues from the new Supreme DH V3, Commencal claims the Meta AM has increased rigidity, a lower bottom bracket and improved pedaling reactivity and efficiency over the previous Meta frames. Commencal’s marketing campaign […]

First Impressions: 2012 Shimano Deore XT

06.23.2011

By: Kevin Rouse Last week the folks at Shimano took the time to herd a group of journalists around Lake Tahoe and let us get our hands on the 2012 Deore XT M780 groupset for the first time. While first impressions aren’t everything, we can definitely say we were quite pleased. In fact, nearly all […]

Kona’s New Entourage and Operator

05.03.2011

Behold the Kona Entrourage–baby brother to the Operator (see bottom of page). No need to take the cranks or chain guide off to tighten up the main pivot. It can be easily tightened from the non-drive side of the bike. The Entourage has short-for-its-class 16.3-inch chainstays. The back end of the Entrouage sports a 150-millimeter […]

Preview: Race Face’s 2011 Turbine Stem, Cranks, Bars

02.08.2011

Source: Race Face Race Face recently launched its 2011 Turbine line of components. Cranks: It appears that Race Face had Shimano’s XT cranks directly in its sights whilst designing the Turbine cranks. Race Face claims that its Turbines have stronger pedal threads and a better warranty than XTs. The cranks are available in a near […]

Preview: Fox’s Stealth Bomber Glove

02.01.2011

Fox’s new Stealth Bomber gloves look like they should be gripping the bars of a jet-black Ducati, but look as if they offer some serious breathability for a leather glove. They are made of 70% leather and have a nice soft snot wipe on the thumb. The outer palms have a rubbery slide guard to […]

Morewood’s Split Pivot and Eccentric-Pivot Bikes

01.26.2011

Words: Ryan LaBar Photos: Joseph Espiritu Over the past weekend at the second race in Fontana’s Winter Series Bike got a peak at some new stuff coming out of Morewood’s South African HQ. The Izimu has a neat feature packed into its single pivot suspension. The pivot is actually eccentric, allowing riders to adjust the […]

Anorexic Squirrel Sportswear

01.21.2011

Words: Ryan LaBar Photos: Anthony Smith Anorexic Squirrel Sportswear, a new mountain bike and obscure sports apparel company, has released its first products into the world. Shown here is Bike mag’s own Squirrel sporting Anorexic Squirrel’s performance “sick’n’soft” cotton Sea Sick Blue Classick Tee. The shirt will all but ensure better berm wailing and higher […]

Teva Steps into Mountain Biking

01.21.2011

Source: Teva Shoes Teva footwear is investing heavily in the mountain bike world to promote its new MTB specific shoes–the Links and the Pinner. Teva has announced that it will be sponsoring the Kokanee Crankworx mountain bike festival this year. The company will be the presenting sponsor of the Best Trick Contest, a peer-judged, best […]

Previewed: Trek Develops Carbon Remedy; Fine Tunes Trail and Race bikes

07.20.2009

/// Carbon is the Remedy /// Trek’s lightweight all-mountain bike, the Remedy, is about to get a whole lot lighter. The company, famous for its OCLV carbon mountain and road bikes, is bringing that carbon expertise to the 150-millimeter-travel Remedy. The company, last weekend in Altaussee, Austria, unveiled two carbon Remedy models, the 9.9 and […]

Preview: Fulcrum Goes Deep With New Wheel Lineup

07.17.2009

“Where’s Gilberto? Has anyone seen Simoni,” asks one of the marketing representatives of Fulcrum wheels to the crowd of 30 or 40 riders gathered around the Canazei Bike Park tram station, near Val Gardena Italy. He is referring to legendary road racer Gilberto Simoni, who is somewhere on the mountain, dressed in full knee and […]

Previewed: Marin’s 2010 Mountain Bikes

07.07.2009

After an almost a year-long delay, Marin bikes launched its new 4-inch bike, the Alchemist. “We wanted to be sure we got things right the first time,” said Marin’s marketing manager Mark Vanek. “We needed the bike to pass European testing standards, which are tougher than the U.S. standards.” The Alchemist is Marin’s stab at […]

Preview: 2010 Troy Lee D2 Carbon Shaun Palmer Replica

06.01.2009

In an early release of its 2010 product line, Troy Lee recently unveiled the D2 Carbon Palmer, the latest installment in an arsenal of replica of helmets to pay tribute to some of the greatest legends in racing. Palmer helped Troy Lee develop the D2 helmet for downhill mountain biking almost a decade ago, when […]

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