Companies revealed some of their latest products to the Bike crew on the second day of the Sea Otter Classic. Here are some of the things that caught our eye.
Photos by Ryan Palmer and Dylan H. Brown.
Utilizing Contego EPS molded foam, the newest helmet from SixSixOne, the Evo AM provides exceptional comfort without compromising protection. The new helmet comes in two models, one with Mips technology and one without. Mips, a multi-directional impact protection system, absorbs energy during an oblique fall.
Also included on the new SixSixOne Evo AM helmet is the Fidlock snap buckle, which “can be opened with ease by sliding laterally using just two fingers.”
The Indonesian based Polygon Bikes owns and operates its factories in Southeast Asia. They’re showing two brand new models at Sea Otter Classic 2014 that will be available online in May. The Collosus N9 boasts 160 mm of travel, with 27.5″ wheels and will be available in two build kits or frame only. $5800 as pictured.
The kinematics of the Collosus is designed to offer pedaling support by taking a slightly rearward axle path through the first two-thirds of the stroke.
New to the U.S. market, Birzman is offering a wide array of tools, pumps and repair kits. From top: The Salut shock pump is a shop quality tool with a special Airlock valve, ensuring no air loss when removed; The Zacoo Macht offers the same quality construction as the Salut, but can easily fit in a hydration pack; The Velocity MTB hand pump features rugged aluminum construction, presta/schrader adaptability and a 90 psi max.
For $230, the Travel Tool Box includes 20 pieces, enough to work on most modern bikes.
Embracing its heritage as one of Rocky Mountain’s oldest, adventure bikes, this new 27.5 Plus Sherpa concept bike takes aim at a new era of exploration. Custom paint job done by Stacy Glaser at Painthouse Customs.
Today’s traveler must alway remain wired. Supernova’s ThePlug III is a USB charger powered by a dynamo hub.
Diamondback’s new Mission 27.5 features a redesigned Knucklebox suspension platform, offering 160 mm of travel and a head angle of 66.5 degrees, placing it squarely in the ever-popular “enduro” category. Offered in three models, ranging from $2800 to $6500.
They’ve been on pavement, now they’re on dirt, whether you like it or not. Lapierre has jumped on the growing electric mountain bike scene with the Overvolt FS 900. The Bosch battery lasts two to three hours, equating to 20 to 60 miles.
The Bosch lithium-ion battery has a two-year warranty and automatically shuts off if it reaches 60 degrees Celsius.