Modular Rotor Hawk Crankset
The Hawk is a fully modular crankset from Rotor geared toward aggressive trail riding. As expected from Rotor, the new crankset has an oval shape to put the most chainring teeth at the point in the crank rotation where the most power is being applied. For most mountain bikers, the power sweetspot is around 3 to 4 o’clock, although the modular Rotor chainrings offer five positions for different rider preferences or needs.
According to Rotor, the modular system allows you ‘future proof’ your bike. If you swap the Hawk cranks to a new frame (which might have a new or different bottom bracket width) you’ll likely only need to purchase the appropriate axle. Riders looking to add some flair to their shred sled will appreciate the protective boots being offered in a variety of sassy colors. rotorbike.com
Those who live in Wisconsin know a thing or two about riding in cold weather, and with Manitou being based there they set out to raise the bar for all-weather fat bike suspension.
Shown here on the Foes Mutz, Manitou’s new Mastodon fork features 34-millimeter stanchions, has up to 150 millimeters of travel, and is said to keep its cool during extensive cold temperature testing (-15°C/0°F and colder). The Mastodon is offered in Comp ($649) and Pro ($849) versions, and accepts tires up to 5.15 inches wide for 26-inch wheels and 5.4 inches wide for the 27.5-inch variety. manitoumtb.com
Terrene is a relatively new player in the tire game, specializing in making durable tires for everything from gravel touring bikes to fat bikes. Their new plus-size McFly is tubeless ready and designed to roll fast yet still hook up well on hard-pack terrain. The McFly will be available in both 29×2.8 and 27.5×2.8-inch offerings. terrenetires.com
The Blacklabel line from Deity has been proven on the World Cup downhill circuit, and refined with elite rider feedback. The all-new Blacklabel downhill bar ($85) is available in 15, 25, and 35-millimeter rise options, and has been widened at the center bore area for increased strength and control.
The Blacklabel bar is the perfect match for Deity’s Intake direct mount stem ($110). It is available in both 31.8-millimeter and 35-millimeter clamp size options, available in seven colorways, and utilizes a 3-piece design for ease of installation overall stiffness. deitycomponents.com
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