By David Peacock
We’ve gone through the DH Bikes, as well as the kits and helmets, and now we’re getting around to some of the other cool parts we found hanging about the show floor at Interbike. Below you’ll find photos and some info on the new Enve and Gravity carbon bars, the RockShox Vivid Air, White Brothers’ DH fork, the Groove, and much more.
Shimano’s new Zee components are being marketed as the price-point gravity rider’s dream, the derailleur is ready to rock a 28T ring, and is a 10 speed only rig. This derailleur had already been put through the dust and rock at the Dirt Demo, coming out no worse for wear.
The SR Suntour Rux fork has been under James Doerfling and Garett Beuhler (See Where the Trail Ends to get an idea of their antics) for a year or so, and the brand is getting ready to launch the DH fork. 38mm stanchions, high- and low-speed compression adjust, rebound control and magnesium lowers make this an interesting new product.
The new MRP guide is built for convenience and ease of installation. They’ve got a reputation for making some of the best guides and supporting great teams, and the only tool required to get this guide operational is a 4mm allen key.
The Havoc Carbon DH bar (top) is Easton’s lightest downhill offering, and is also marketed as the “strongest ever”. 750-millimeters-wide might not be enough for some, but 235 grams is impressive to say the least. ***CORRECTION: The pictured bars are the Havoc 35 Carbon bars, which are 800mm wide and weigh 220g. The standard Havoc bars will also be available in the coming season.
This one probably should have been in the apparel post, but we missed it, so here it is. 100% has been designing and testing some new gear to better serve the needs of DH riders, and the results look good.