2018 Orbea Loki 27+ H-LTD Bike

Orbea Loki 27+ H-LTD rider

 

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Spanish firm’s plus bikes get adapted for your local races too!

The Orbea Loki 27+ H-Ltd’s triple butted aluminum frame is capable of fitting both 29” and 27+” wheels. First of all the boost axle spacing on the front and rear is what allows the magic to happen as well as providing the Loki with stable and solid handling. While internal cable routing for the drive train and dropper posts, along with integrated rear brake mounts on seat stay keeps everything clean and tidy.

They also spec’d the Orbea Loki 27+ H-Ltd with a Fox 34 Float Factory fork with 130mm travel. It’s equipped with a SRAM GX Eagle groupset along with Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc brakes for reliable stopping power. The SUN RINGLE DUROC 27.5″ wheels are wrapped in Maxxis Rekon+ 2.80″ tires. Finally too round out the build are the Race Face Aeffect stem, Race Face Aeffect Dropper post and a 760mm wide Race Face Aeffect 35.

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FEATURES:

  • ICR – Internal Cable Routing
  • ISCG05 mounting tabs
  • PM Direct – Rear brake caliper can be mounted directly to the chain stay. Rigid, clean setup.
  • Dropper Routing – Internal (stealth) or external dropper seatpost cable routing.
  • Direct-mount front derailleur interface. Compatible with traditional, side-swing, new XTR or electronic shifting options. The mount is removable if you choose a 1X crankset.
SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME Orbea Loki Hydro 2018 Triple Butted 29/27.5plus design. Boost 12×148 ISCG 05
FORK Fox 34 Float Factory 130 FIT4 3-Pos-Adj QR15x110 Kashima.
REAR SHOCK
HEADSET FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated
SHIFTERS SRAM GX Eagle
FRONT DERAILLEUR
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle
CRANKSET SRAM X1-1400 Boost 32t
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM
PEDALS
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle 12-Speed
CASSETTE SRAM GX XG-1275 Eagle 10-50t 12-Speed
BRAKES Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc
WHEELSET SUN RINGLE DUROC TR40 TLR + MODUS SEALED BOOST HUBS
TIRES Maxxis Rekon+ 2.80″ 60 TPI Exo TLR
HANDLEBAR Race Face Aeffect 35 20mm Riser 760mm
STEM Race Face Aeffect 35mm interface
GRIPS
SEATPOST Race Face Aeffect Dropper 31.6×385/125mm
SEAT CLAMP Bolt-On Clamp Style
SADDLE Selle Italia XR Trail
INTENDED USE FUN, Trail
WEIGHT tbd

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Formigli 99 Carbon Hardtail MTB

2018 Formigli 99 Custom Carbon Hardtail with flat seat/chainstays



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Italian brand launch custom 99 MTB

Italian firm’s flagship road racers get adapted to now accommodate the dirt races too!

Like all of their frames, the new Formigli 99 mountain bike is available in full custom geometry. Along with full carbon, similar to Formigli’s fabulous top road bike models. Total construction being  all based in house in Italy, allows for the Formigli team to customize the bike by using tube-to-tube construction, which also gives them control over the torsional stiffness. While what separates the new 99 apart from most other hardtails is ‘it’s soft-tail like rear end’…

Renzo Formigli has been known to take some of his world famous road bike design to the upper levels of extreme. With compliant seatstays flatter than ever and also flattening the chainstays, the bike is made to soak up nasty big trail washboards extremely well. The tubes are wide enough to keep it laterally stiff, so the tail won’t wag as you whip through the trees.

2018 Formigli 99 Custom Carbon Hardtail with flat seat/chainstays

The frame is made of high modulus carbon. The rear end is spec’d as a 142 thru axle, but being custom, you could probably talk them into figuring out Boost spacing (hopefully).

2018 Formigli 99-1 Cyan Custom Carbon Hardtail with flat seat/chainstays

Four stock sizes and 14 colors w/paint schemes will be available, or go custom on any or all of that. Pricing will be request.

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2018 Pinarello Dogma F10 Disk



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Pinarello launch Dogma F10 Disk

Italian firm’s flagship race bike adapted to accommodate disc brakes

Pinarello have released a disc-equipped version of the Dogma F10 race bike used by Chris Froome.
Pinarello say the Dogma F10 Disk, which has been approved for racing by the UCI, ‘combines all the qualities and characteristics of a Dogma F10 with the strength and reliability of a disc brake system&#8217.

Pinarello have unveiled the Dogma F10 Disk

By and large, the frame retains the same design as the regular Dogma F10 ridden by Froome at the Tour de France and launched back in January, including the seatstay, concave downtube and double bottle position on the downtube.

However, the Onda fork has been redesigned to offer the additional stiffness required by disc brakes and to take a 12mm thru-axle, also present at the rear.

Pinarello have also adapted the fork flaps’ – the material placed behind the dropouts to improve airflow – in order to accommodate the direct mount disc brake standard. While that may marginally increase aerodynamic drag, Pinarello say the integration of disc brakes keeps ‘the fork crown and the rear stays perfectly clean’.
Pinarello say the bike has clearance for 25mm tyres and the frame features an Italian-threaded bottom bracket.

The frame and fork have been adapted to accommodate direct mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles
The frame will be available in 11 sizes (from 44cm to 62cm) and five colours: ‘Mars orange’, ‘black lava’, ‘black on black’, ‘red magma’ and ‘Team Sky’.

– Campagnolo launch disc brakes across six groupsets: first ride review.

Judging by the photos sent through by Pinarello to accompany the launch, the Dogma F10 Disk will be offered with all three leading disc brake groupsets: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170, Campagnolo Super Record H11 and SRAM Red eTap HRD.

Website: Pinarello



Kross Earth Carbon Prototype full suspension XC racer

Polish based Kross bikes has made some pretty major advances in their mountain bike line-up over the past few years, and it looks like that trend is continuing. A big part of that has been their investment in World Cup level XCO racing with the Kross Racing Team, that currently boasts riders Yolanda Neff & Maja Włoszczowska. We featured Maja’s Level B+ carbon race hardtail last summer before she rode it to a silver medal, and now it seems that Kross has a new 100mm full-suspension bike that the UCI leading women’s team will add to their quiver.

The new bike is still in a prototype stage, but after testing four different versions in aluminum, geometry is set & final tweaks are being made. We got a first look at the 3D printed prototype. And even more promising the carbon bike looks slated for production entirely in Europe while keeping the high value pricing Kross is known for…

Kross Earth 100mm carbon XC race mountain bike prototype

So the details on the bike are still pretty tentative. In reality, Kross’s product development team had planned to keep the prototype bike under wraps for a bit longer, but the company was just too excited to not let us share the news.

So the new Earth is an all-new full carbon 29er cross-country race bike, developed from the ground up by the same design team that build the fast& light Level B+.

From a suspension perspective the carbon Earth gets a single pivot design that relies on a bit of flex in the seatstays and uses a short (most likely machined alloy?) rocker link to drive a vertically oriented trunnion-mount metric shock, with a lock-out.

The bike will get Boost spacing and it actually will be compatible with either 1x or double chainring builds. Using a removable high mount for the front derailleur, the Earth can get a double setup of a single ring combined with a chainguide.

Out back the new Earth will use a flat mount rear brake on the chainstay, in a design that came directly from the pro team’s input. That setup can mean that they can run some really low-profile lightweight rear brake calipers with small 140mm rotors, or stick with a standard caliper & 160mm rotor with a simple adapter.

At the front the tapered headtube with carbon bearing seats will get a look familiar to it connection with the Level B+.

Besides the fact that the new bike is news (Kross said it’s not much of a secret that the team needed a carbon full-suspension race bike), even bigger is that Kross will build the carbon bike in their own factory in Poland. The new factory is currently under construction, with thoughts that it will be churning out the first manufacturing test framesets early this autumn, with real production of the carbon Earth to be the first bikes off the new carbon manufacturing line when it hits full steam at the start of 2018.

We’re interested to hear more about them producing premium carbon bikes in Europe, and Kross has promised to keep us updated with even more details as it develops.

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Rocky Mountain Altitude hits even higher, w/ Fox Live suspension

Rocky Mountain passed on the Sea Otter Classic this year, but that doesn’t meant they haven’t been working on something…like an all-new Rocky Mountain Altitude. Positioned as an aggressive trail/all mountain rig, the Altitude offers 150/160mm of travel but with a number of features that hint towards the future of the mountain bike.

For now we’ll have to deal with the blurred out images of the rear shock, but we’ve got a little inside intel to fill in the blanks…

Available in both Smoothwall Carbon or FORM Alloy framesets, the Altitude continues with their Ride9 geometry and suspension adjustment system, though it has been updated to make it lighter and sleeker. The suspension curve itself has been tweaked to touch all the bases – better small bump absorption, increased progressivity, and higher anti-squat for better pedaling.

Add to that a more modern geometry with a longer reach, slacker head tube angle at 65.6º in the neutral setting, lower BB, and short chainstays, and you should end up with a super fun bike no matter the terrain. The frame also includes a number of new features including an integrated “Spirit Guide” chain guide, a minimized ISCG05 mounting system that only uses the two lower bolt tabs, Boost spacing, tooled axles, internal routing, metric shock compatibility, and… Fox Live compatibility.

So, what’s Fox Live? Fox isn’t official saying, but they did hint at it while we visited them for the AX gravel suspension fork launch. The system is an electronic brain that automatically adjusts rear shock compression damping based on both terrain and rider input on the system. Using sensors on the frame, the fork’s arch and near the rear axle, it knows what’s going on and adjusts quicker than we can perceive. Or at least that’s the goal…it’s still in testing and development, and it’s likely to be much later in the year before they’re ready to talk details and show it off.

 

Both frames offer 150mm of travel coupled with 160mm of travel out of the fork, running 27.5″ ‘Wide Trail’ wheels and tires. Additional details include Di2 integration, and a PF92 bottom bracket.  The carbon version uses a new naming structure where the 790 MSL is now the Altitude Carbon 90. It’s also available in the Carbon 70 and 50, as well as a frameset.

The alloy version follows a similar naming convention with the Alloy 70, 50, and 30.  Frames are only available in the carbon option which includes the “to be announced” rear shock.

Features, as told by Rocky Mountain:

  • Increased anti-squat for better pedaling efficiency
  • 27.5” Wide Trail (aka 2.5″ tires) and 26+ compatible
  • Bearings at all pivots, including at lower shock mount (compatible with aftermarket shocks as well)
  • Blind pivots maximize heel clearance
  • Lighter, tooled rear axle
  • Improved cable management: large headtube ports, full shift housing, large downtube access port, and internal shift and brake housing within the front triangle
  • Future-proofed to be compatible with Di2, Fox Live, and a dropper post simultaneously
  • Seat-tube lengths have been adjusted to accommodate longer dropper posts at maximum insertion.
  • Chainstay and downtube protectors.
    • * Due to production delays, the initial shipment of 2018 Altitudes will not ship with downtube protectors. They will be delivered to the shop where you purchased your Altitude as soon as they’re available. 
  • Integrated “Spirit Guide” chainguide, with 2-bolt ISCG05
  • 1x only
  • Lower standover height
  • Significantly stiffer thanks to one-piece seatstay, new envelope, and updated layup (25% more lateral stiffness)
  • Modern parts compatibility (boost spacing, metric shock lengths, post-mount 180mm brakes, etc.)
  • All sizes fit a water bottle in front triangle, even with a reservoir shock
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Weight:
    • Frame & shock: 5.45lb (2470g), size Medium
    • Protectors, chainguide, & axle: 0.57lb (260g)
    • Altitude Carbon 90 & Carbon 70 complete: 28.4lb (12.88kg), size Medium
  • Select models and sizes available from May 15th. Regional availability may vary.

Pricing:

  • Altitude Carbon 90: $6999 USD, $8699 CAD
  • Altitude Carbon Frameset: $2749 USD, $3499 CAD
  • Altitude Carbon 70: $5299 USD, $6499 CAD
  • Altitude Carbon 50: $4099 USD, $4999 CAD
  • Altitude Alloy 70: $3999 USD, $4999 CAD
  • Altitude Alloy 50: $3199 USD, $3999 CAD
  • Altitude Alloy 30: $2899 USD, $3699 CAD

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Trek RE:aktiv Thru Shaft Shock MTB Suspension

After just explaining how an IFP works in our Suspension Tech series, Trek’s gone and done away with it altogether. Their new RE:aktiv shocks, co-developed with Penske and made for them by both Rockshox and Fox, use a through-shaft design to eliminate the need for a compressible overflow chamber.

Thru shocks are used in Formula One, short track sprint cars and other motorsports. Penske (and others) make through shocks for them, so the partnership with Trek wasn’t much of a stretch. The benefits are plentiful. For starters, there’s no internal floating piston pushing back on the system, so the shock more easily moves into its travel on small bumps. There’s also fewer moving parts and a much simpler flow path, so things can move more freely inside. Those features and more add up to a shock that should be much more responsive…

As the name suggests, the shaft runs all the way through the shock, so there’s got to be clearance on the tail end.
Why does a thru shaft eliminate the need for an IFP? In a regular shock, as the damping circuit moves through the oil, most of the oil is flowing through the circuit to the other side. But some of that space is taken up by the shaft, which takes up more volume as it’s pushed into its stroke. That extra volume as to go somewhere, so the IFP is pushed against its nitrogen charged chamber to make room. With a thru shaft design, the shaft is running all the way through the shock, so there’s no displacement from the shaft itself. There’s still some need for an expansion chamber as the fluid heats up and expands, but that’s another story (we’ve inquired as to how Trek is handling this, update as we get it).

The other big goal with removing the IFP was to reduce any lag in response. Stiction at the IFP piston means it might react more slowly than the air piston, which creates imbalances in oil pressure. And those pressure imbalances mean the shock isn’t responding as smoothly as it could (hysteresis). On the bike, their goal was to make it track the terrain better than ever and be ultra responsive to the smallest of inputs.

Both Fox and Rockshox will be making shocks for Trek with this design.


All photos c. Trek Bicycles/S.Lorence.
2018 Trek Remedy 9.8 and 9.8 Women’s

You’ll find the thru-shaft RE:aktiv shock on the 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9

 

…and Trek Slash 9.7 and 9.8. It’ll also be available on framesets for these bikes.

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Transition Throttle 27.5 & Vanquish 29 Carbon Hardtails

courtesy Transition
Transition bikes unveiled two new carbon hardtails for 2018 for all-around trail riding and the heart of mountain biking. No matter which size you prefer, Transition has you covered. For the best balance of rollover and snappy handling, the Throttle 27.5 could be the weapon of choice, or go for the Vanquish 29 if you’re a dye-hard wagon wheel fan. Either way, Transition says both share DNA from their GiddyUp full-suspension bikes to take on everything from technical trail rides to all-day adventures, but in lighter & more affordable hardtails…

The new carbon hardtail Throttle & Vanquish take the essence of Transition’s  Scout & Smuggler and recast them in a lighter, simpler setup that will get you up the climbs fast and down the technical descents with confidence. The bikes share almost all of the same characteristics (outside of wheelsize), but it’s the little details that define the Throttle as more of a playful bike for aggressive trails, and the Vanquish as more backcountry adventure bike.

Throttle 27.5

Transition infused the Throttle with a bit of the heart of a dirt jumper. Paired with a 140mm travel fork, up to 2.6″ tires, and a slack 66° head angle, it really wants to get thrown off every feature along the trail. It is still a carbon hardtail though, so you get efficient power transfer to take on the climbs as much as the downhills, and a light 1400g claimed weight making it a lot less to haul around than the latest crop of steel trail hardtails.

 

The Throttle keeps a low standover and four sizes S-XL size to fit a wide range of riders. The Boost-spaced bike sticks with a threaded bottom bracket, ISCG mounts, Transition’s universal replaceable derailleur hanger, a tapered fork, and front triangle internal routing, including for a stealth dropper post. Available as either a $1700 frameset or a $3700 complete build with SRAM GX1, the Throttle comes in Race Raw carbon or Hot Mustard yellow.

Vanquish 29

The Vanquish on the other hand gets paired with 120mm forks for a more all-day trail ride. Its 67.5° headtube still offers some slack & stable descending prowess, paired with the better rollover ad inertia of its larger wheels. Transition says this is as close to XC as they get, building a bike that still places ‘fun’ at the top of their priority list in frame design. Developed out of the full-suspension backcountry adventure Smuggler, the new Vanquish is said to be the fastest bike Transition has ever made.

The Vanquish essentially hits the same 1400g frameset target weight, swapping in slightly narrower 2.4″ max tires and the larger wheels together with slightly slimmed down tubing. The carbon hardtail shares the Boost spacing, threaded BB, and semi-internal routing of the smaller wheeled bike, but this time is only available in a three size M-XL range to comfortably balance standover and maintain consistent handling.

Pricing is also the same at $1700 for the frameset or $3700 for the GX complete bike, shown in Race Raw carbon or Habanero Orange.

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Cannondale SuperX Force SE w/ wider range 1x gearing

Cannondale took a big leap when they launched their Slate ‘New Road’ Bike. Not only did it have Road Plus wheels and tires, but it also brought suspension into the mix with the Lefty Oliver. It doesn’t look like the Slate is going anywhere any time soon, but for fans of bigger wheels and rigid bikes, Cannondale now has another option. Quietly released through Facebook and their website, you’re looking at the new SuperX SE – an evolved cross bike with bigger tires and wider range gearing to tackle whatever terrain comes next…

Based on the SuperX frameset, the SuperX SE uses a BallisTec carbon frame with a BB30 bottom bracket, and 142 x 12 / 100 x 12 thru axle front and rear. While it’s speced with a 1×11 SRAM Force wide range drivetrain, the frame does include a removeable front derailleur mount if needed. Cables are routed internally with guides you can customize for different personal set ups.

Using the same geometry as the SuperX cyclocross race bikes, this appears to be the same bike, just built with a different parts group with more versatile riding in mind. That includes WTB KOM i23 TCS rims running Riddler 700 x 37c tubeless tires for increased traction. The 1×11 drivetrain uses a SRAM 10-42 PG1130 cassette with a 40t SpideRing narrow wide chain ring. Available in 46, 51, 54, 56, 58, and 61cm frames.

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2018 Orbea Rallon Gets New Asymmetric Frame & 29 Wheels

With the all-new 2018 Rallon enduro bike, Spanish-based brand Orbea enters the 5th generation of its longstanding full suspension platform. Although, the new Rallon is a far cry from the original 26in bike, having grown through every wheel size available so far.

Back in 2014, Orbea changed the Rallon’s tone completely when it released one of the most progressive geometry mountain bikes of its time. That bike was at the slack/long/low level that many other brands are only just waking up to now. It also had nice tight chainstays, meaning it wasn’t a total pig to ride through narrow singletrack. Two years later, Orbea updated the Rallon by minor changes to its frame and suspension package, though the bike fundamentally retained a similar shape and its burly alloy-only construction.

Now currently two years later, Orbea’s ready to bring the latest Rallon out of the cage. Though as you can tell very quickly, this is one very different animal…
The new Orbea Rallon is the 5th generation of the Rallon name.
For a start, the Rallon is crafted from carbon fibre – not alloy like the previous models. Orbea is of course well versed with the plastic fantastic material, having played at the high end of the road racing market for a very long time now. Going to carbon fibre has allowed Orbea to produce some pretty radical shapes, including the single-sided top tube strut that passes by the offset shock.

The other big change to the Rallon is the move to bigger 29in wheels – the current in-vogue wheelsize for the enduro set, who are slowly being won over by the rolling and traction advantages of the larger diameter hoops.

Of course there’s a metric shit-tonne of extra stuff going on with the new Rallon, so lets dive in and get a decent look.

Carbon fibre frame, 29in wheels and 150mm of rear travel – the new Rallon is on-trend.

Orbea Rallon Features

  • Long travel full suspension enduro bike
  • 29in wheels
  • OMR full carbon fibre frame
  • 150mm rear travel
  • Asymmetric shock mount
  • 160mm travel fork w/51mm offset
  • Adjustable geometry chip
  • 65° – 65.5° head angle
  • 76° – 75.5° seat angle
  • 1x only
  • 73mm threaded bottom bracket shell
  • ISCG 05 chainguide tabs
  • Boost 148x12mm rear hub spacing
  • 435mm chainstay length
  • 31.6mm diameter seatpost
  • Internal gear cable, brake and dropper line routing
  • Clearance for water bottle inside mainframe
  • Available sizes: S/M, M/L, L/XL
  • RRP: £3899 – £6899

Unique single-sided frame opens up access to the rear shock.

For a start, that shock. Much like Specialized has done with the latest Demo platform, the Rallon chassis is one sided. With the top tube splitting in two at the upper shock mount, one side continues on to the seat tube, while the other wraps around the non-drive side of the shock to meet the rocker link pivot. It’s a radical look, and likely the main reason Orbea went with such a design, though admittedly it does provide much easier access to damping and spring controls on the shock.

The rear shock is offset by 12mm to the driveside.

And if you’re wondering, no your knees won’t bang about on the frame or shock. Orbea has actually offset the shock to the driveside by 12mm. So the top tube strut that runs past the shock doesn’t actually sit out that wide.

Depending on the model, the Rallon comes with either a Fox X2 coil shock, a Fox Float X2 air shock, or a Fox Float DPX2 shock.

Orbea has designed the Rallon to accommodate a small-sized water bottle inside the mainframe – win!

A four-bar suspension design controls the 150mm of rear wheel travel.

The back end of the Rallon uses a four-bar suspension design. There’s a main pivot that sits higher up from the bottom bracket compared to the previous Rallon frame, and a rear pivot that rotates concentrically around the rear axle – much like Trek’s ABP and Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot designs do.

Concentric rear pivot separates brake forces from rear suspension action.

Much like Trek’s ABP and Dave Weagle’s Split Pivot, the rear pivot on the Orbea Rallon is designed to decouple brake forces from the rear suspension for more traction, and smoother suspension whether you’re on the anchors or not. The result? Less skidding on loose descents when you’re trying to burn off speed.

The alloy rocker link mounts to the mainframe via a large hollow axle to keep things stiff.

Moving back up the bike, you’ll find a compact alloy rocker link that connects the upper seatstay to the lower eyelet of the rear shock by an alloy yoke. This yoke captures the rear shock eyelet to do away with a traditional DU bush, instead getting two cartridge bearings at the back of the yoke where it connects to the rocker link. The rocker link itself is made from forged alloy, and uses a hollow alloy axle, kind of like a BB30 crank axle, that locks the rocker link onto the frame. You can just make out the hollow silver axle in the above image.

The shock yoke rolls on cartridge bearings, rather than needing a DU bush in the bottom eyelet of the shock.

Also part of the alloy shock yoke is a small offset chip that connects the shock eyelet to the yoke. This offset chip has two positions, basically changing how far forward the shock eyelet sits. The result? Adjustable geometry.

The head angle can be set up at 65.5° in the ‘Low’ position, which delivers a 343mm bottom bracket height, or 28mm BB drop if you will. Think you’re a bit more gnarly than that? Then you can flip it around into the ‘Lower’ position to achieve an even slackerer 65° head angle, along with a 336mm bottom bracket height (35mm BB drop).

Thick rubber shield for the carbon downtube and bottom bracket shell.

Cabling runs internally through the frame, with only a small external run between the lower downtube and the chainstays.

Top-banger Rallon M-LTD edition gets the coil Fox X2 2-position rear shock.

2018 Orbea Rallon M-LTD Specifications

  • Frame // OMR Carbon Fibre, 150mm Travel
  • Fork // Fox 36 Float Factory Series HSC/LSC, 160mm Travel
  • Shock // Fox DHX2 Coil Factory Series 2-Position
  • Wheels // DT Swiss XMC-1200 Spline 30mm, Boost Front & Rear
  • Tires // Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in 3C EXO
  • Drivetrain // SRAM XX1 Eagle 1×12
  • Brakes // SRAM Guide RSC
  • Bars // Race Face Next 35, 800mm Width, 10mm Rise
  • Stem // Race Face Turbine R 35, 35mm Length
  • Seatpost // Race Face Turbine Dropper, 150mm Travel
  • RRP // £6899

Also featuring a Fox Factory Series suspension package, the Rallon M-Team elects for alloy hoops to bring the price down.

2018 Orbea Rallon M-Team Specifications

  • Frame // OMR Carbon Fibre, 150mm Travel
  • Fork // Fox 36 Float Factory Series HSC/LSC, 160mm Travel
  • Shock // Fox Float X2 Factory Series 2-Position
  • Wheels // DT Swiss E-1501 Spline 30mm, Boost Front & Rear
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in 3C EXO
  • Drivetrain // SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12
  • Brakes // SRAM Guide RSC
  • Bars // Race Face Next 35, 800mm Width, 10mm Rise
  • Stem // Race Face Turbine R 35, 35mm Length
  • Seatpost // Race Face Turbine Dropper, 150mm Travel
  • RRP // £5699

For the cheapest model, the Rallon M10 gets a Fox Float DPX2 rear shock and a SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain. Purchase online at JensonUSA.com

2018 Orbea Rallon M10 Specifications

  • Frame // OMR Carbon Fibre, 150mm Travel
  • Fork // Fox 36 Float Performance Series FIT4, 160mm Travel
  • Shock // Fox Float DPX2 Factory Series EVOL
  • Wheels // DT Swiss E-1900 Spline 30mm, Boost Front & Rear
  • Tyres // Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5in 3C EXO
  • Drivetrain // SRAM GX Eagle 1×12
  • Brakes // Shimano Deore XT M8000
  • Bars // Race Face Aeffect 35, 780mm Width, 20mm Rise
  • Stem // Race Face Aeffect R 35, 35mm Length
  • Seatpost // Race Face Aeffect Dropper, 125mm Travel
  • RRP // £3899

Enduro Rain MYO Colors.

On top of those three spec options, Orbea also offers the Rallon as part of its MYO customisation program, which allows customers to up-spec components such as the wheels, suspension, cockpit and brakes, while also offering the ability to have the bike spec’d with a chainguide or an oval chainring.

Get a look in at the new Rallon via the Orbea Bikes website, and keep your eyes on the website for an upcoming first ride review.

Nua Dual Titanium gets belt drive, Pinion gearbox, for pavement/ dirt use

Just unveiled at Sea Otter Europe, Nua Bikes is jumping into the world of Pinion gearboxes. Based in Barcelona Spain, Nua’s focus is reported to be versatile, while their beautifully crafted titanium frames feature all the modern technology tricks that provide a bicycle that will be highly enjoyed with less maintenance. Adding a Pinion gear box with a Gates belt drive certainly seems like it would fit in that category, and once you add in the 60mm tires, you have a bike that should be comfortable in a number of different environments…

 

 

Like the photos above the bikes with gearbox’s aren’t exactly taking over yet, although they are beginning to pop up more and more, especially these equipped with the Pinion drivetrain. When mated with a Gates belt, the result is definitely less maintenance intensive, although you will still need to do fewthings like periodically change the oil in the gear box. As is necessary for the build, the Dual frame is custom built to house the Pinion assembly while still offering clearance for the massive tires.

 

 

Nua claims the Dual was built to be the perfect mix of your around town bike during the week while then switching over to be your secret dirt road explorer on the weekend. The Nua frame, seat post, stem, and fork are all built out of titanium, while all the remaining parts were hand picked specifically for creating this amazing show bike.

Most of Nua’s bikes are in the full custom realm, so pricing and geometry all vary per build. But if you want to get your hands on one of these titanium beauties for yourself – or at least get more information, check out the Nua website below.

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2016 Fuji Altamira CX 1.5 Bike Review



ALTAMIRA CX 1.5

  • Sale Anyone? 47% off – $1457.00

 

Fuji’s 2016 Cyclocross Bike features a race proven design and has all the features to help you to take on the World’s toughest courses and win, with a lightweight carbon fibre Altamira frame features internal cable routing, ensuring control cables are kept clean and protected. When it’s time to jump off and clear an obstacle or run up a particularly steep climb, the Fui Altimira frame even has a specifically shaped top tube to make this more comfortable. The Altamira 1.5 is also equipped with powerful SRAM hydraulic disc brakes that will keep you in control on the descents no matter how bad the conditions get.

To see more CX Review info and more specs, check out the Chainreaction.com website, for detailed purchase info!
Another fabulous creation for your collection…

  • TECH SPECS

 

  • Rear Triangle: C10 ultra high-modulus carbon seatstays
  • Fork: Fuji FC-330 1.5 Cross carbon monocoque/12mm thru axle with flat-mount disc tabs, tapered steerer
  • Crankset: Oval Concepts 520, forged 6066 arms, 46/36T
  • Bottom Bracket: Oval Concepts, BB86 press-fit
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM Rival
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival, 11-Speed
  • Shifters/Brake Levers: SRAM Rival, Double Tap with hydraulic reservior, 11-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130, 11-28T, 11-Speed
  • Chain: KMC X11 with Missing Link, 11-Speed
  • Wheelset: Oval 327 disc clincher wheelset, 24/28h
  • Tyres: Challenge Grifo 700x32c, 60tpi, folding
  • Brakeset: SRAM Rival hydraulic disc for road, 160mm/140mm rotors
  • Headset: FSA, 1 1/8″ upper – 1 1/2″ lower, integrated
  • Handlebar: Oval Concepts 310, butted 6061 Aluminium, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Oval Concepts 313, 6061 3D-forged Aluminium, 31.8mm, +/- 7°
  • Bar Tape: Oval Concepts 300, padded suede
  • Saddle: Oval Concepts R500 with CrMo hollow rails
  • Seat post: Oval Concepts 905, carbon wrapped Aluminium, 31.6mm, double-bolt micro-adjust
  • Weight: 8.89kgs
  • Main Frame: Altamira C10 ultra high-modulus Carbon Fibre disc-only frame with shaped top tube for portaging, with post-mount disc tabs, oversized chainstays and carbon dropout w/ replaceable hanger

Ren Cycles Appia Titanium w/ Waypoint Gravel

Portland-based REN Cycles have released three new stock frame models, growing out from the original Waypoint offering. We first saw them through their custom, US-made builds under the Ti Cycles brand. With the REN brand, they add the option of moving production to Asia and sticking to stock geometry to keep cost dow, while still delivering great titanium options to the masses. Their new Appia is a rim brake road race frame, the Omen a new QR cyclocross/adventure bike, and the Ivan is their thru-axle-capable cross/adventure, even singlespeed option. Plus, all three come with a 5-year warranty. Hop past the break for more details on three new whips…

Appia

The Appia is a classic road race bike featuring double-butted main tubes and S-bend stays. Borrowing most of the geometry from their popular Ti Cycles Hyak, the Appia has a slightly sloping top tube and angles that are steep enough for racing but comfortable enough for long days in the saddle. Like all the REN frames, the new roady has a replaceable full titanium derailleur hanger and comes Di2 compatible. Plus, most will be happy to hear that it sticks with a regular BSA threaded bottom bracket. The Appia is available in seven stock sizes from 50cm-62cm. 50cm frames are designed around 650c wheels and a 44mm headtube, while 52cm+ use 700c wheels and tapered headtubes. Pricing starts at $2195/€1955 for frame, fork, and headset.

Waypoint

The Waypoint is REN’s new cyclocross & adventure bike hybrid. With fender mounts and threaded bosses on the stays and top-routed bottom-pull front derailleur compatibility, not to mention quick release dropouts front and back, REN clearly intend the Waypoint to be built as a more traditional touring or cyclocross bike, but with modern trimmings like disc brakes and a 44mm head tube. Available in five sizes ranging from 49 to 61cm and all using 700c wheels, pricing starts at $1895/€1690 for frame only, with frameset options from $2095/€1870.

Ivan

Perhaps the most versatile of the new frames is the Ivan, with disc brakes, rack mounts, sliding dropouts, and even belt drive compatibility. Along with the same 44mm headtube, BSA bottom bracket and 3al-2.5v oversize butted titanium found throughout the line, the Ivan aims to be a one-bike stable, from cyclocross racing to gravel touring.

Di2 ready, and compatible with front derailleurs, it can be built in nearly any combo you can dream up. Like the Omen, the Ivan also starts at $1895/€1690 for a frame.

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2017 Vitus Bikes Energie Pro Carbon Cyclo X Rival 1×11 Review

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ENERGIE CYCLO X

The 2017 Energie Pro redefines performance and raises the stakes as a  high-level cyclo-cross race bike. With massive mud clearance, low frame weight, internally routed cables, hydraulic disc brakes and SRAM’s Rival 1 CX groupset the Vitus Energie will ensure you maintain control in any race day situation.

Energie CX carbon

The Energie Pro is a high end full carbon Cyclo-cross race bike – designed specifically to meet the demands of all-out CX assaults. This high performance full carbon frame features increased stiffness and tyre clearance making this a phenomenal bike for back country roads and forest parks alike. When you take into consideration that numerous teams use Cyclo-cross bikes during the early season Classics races you can really appreciate the potential and diversity that this bike can offer.

The Vitus comes equipped with a race ready single ring set up built around the SRAM Rival 1 Hydro groupset that combines a wide ratio cassette with a single ring X-SYNC 40t chainring. Rival hydraulic disc brakes, a Tubeless-Ready WTB Frequency CX Team/Novatec wheelset and a Vitus finishing kit complete the package.

The Energie frameset features a High-Modulus T700 HM-UD Carbon construction for superior strength to weight. Full internal cable routing has been specifically designed to prevent ingress of mud and water and to increase comfort when shouldering the bike during racing.

The rear axle configuration is adaptable from 142mm x 12mm through axle to 135mm x QR via interchangeable dropouts which can be purchased separately.

A High-Modulus T700 HM-UD full carbon fork features a tapered carbon steerer and beefed-up fork blades to ensure precise tracking and steering with the ability to handle the rigors of competitive Cyclo-cross racing.

To see more Vitus Review info and more specs, check out the Chainreaction.com website, for detailed purchase info!
Another fabulous creation for your collection…

  • TECH SPECS

 
Frameset:

  • Frame: Vitus High-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon, disc brake specific, 12mm through axle (Shimano E-Thru standard)
  • Fork: Vitus High-modulus T700 HM-UD full carbon with tapered carbon steerer, disc brake specific, 15mm through axle

Groupset:

  • Chainset: SRAM Rival 1, X-SYNC 40t
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
  • Brake/Shift Levers: SRAM Rival 1 HRD 11 speed, hydraulic disc brake
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1, Long cage (accommodates 10t – 42t cassette)
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1170, 11-speed, 11t-32t
  • Chain: SRAM PCX1, 11-speed

Wheelset:

  • Rims: WTB Frequency CX Team i19 TCS, Disc Brake specific
  • Front Hub: Novatec XD612SB-15 Disc Brake, 15mm through axle
  • Rear Hub: Novatec XD612SB-X12 Disc Brake, 142mm x 12mm through axle
  • Spokes: Double butted stainless
  • Tyres: WTB Cross Wolf TCS, DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead, 700c x 32c

Components:

  • Front Brake: SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Handlebars: Energie Compact, 6061 Alloy, 128mm drop/ 77mm reach
  • Headset: Token A83M-15, 1.1/8” – 1.5”
  • Stem: 3D forged 6061-T6 aluminium, + / – 7 degree rise
  • Saddle: (same)
  • Seatpost: Energie 6061-T6 alloy, 15mm offset, 27.2mm x 350mm
  • Seatclamp: Energie bolt

Weight: 8.38kg/18.47lbs (size 54cm)

2018 Niner SIR 9 3-STAR Stan’s Complete



 

STEEL — Is — Real — NINER SIR 9 XT!

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$3,700.00

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The SIR 9 returns as an all trail dominator. Revised geometry turns the SIR 9 into a modern trail bike set to ride over or through anything that stands in the way. Ride it hard. Ride it fast. After all, it’s made from a truly time-tested material that’s been air hardened and heat treated. The efficient, yet compliant ride quality of the SIR 9 harkens back to a simpler time. A time without linkages and complicated shock settings. A time where all the energy you put into the pedals moves you forward.
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The Classic Reynolds 853 provides a supple, comfortable ride that will carry you through long days in the saddle. Boost spacing adds improved ride characteristics as well as versatility allowing you to build up your SIR 9 with either 29” wheels for maximum roll over, or 27.5” Plus if ultimate traction and stability are your preference. Adding to the SIR 9’s versatility is the ability to run either geared or single speed with Niner’s eccentric BB. The redesigned bottom bracket and chainstay junction improve ride quality while allowing greater tire clearance. A hidden plate inside the chainstay yoke stiffens and strengthens to improve power transfer. Eighteen mounting points for racks, fenders, bento box, water etc. along with integrated bag mounts means this SIR 9 is ready for the long haul.

Niner pairs the SIR 9 with Shimano’s smooth and precise M8000 11-speed drivetrain that provides a huge gear range to let you tackle steep climbs and speed through the straights and downhills. Shimano M8000 XT brakes deliver predictable power to get you stopped on a dime in any condition. Stan’s NoTubes wheels wrapped in Maxxis Ardent tires roll fast and smooth with confidence inspiring grip that will have you railing corners like a pro. Handling the suspension duties, is the Rock Shox Reba RL fork with Boost spacing, 120mm of travel, and external rebound and compression adjustment. Topping off the SIR 9 is a cockpit by Race Face, and KS Lev dropper post with internal routing.

The new SIR 9 begs the rider to push their limits and to have fun doing it.

Intended Use Trail
Frame Material Reynolds 4130 Cro-Mo
Rear Travel N/A
Fork Rock Shox Reba RL Solo Air, 15mm Maxle, matching Color
Fork Travel 120mm
Handlebar RACE FACE AEFFECT 760MM WIDE, 20MM RISE, 35MM CLAMP
Stem RACE FACE AEFFECT 35MM CLAMP
Grip NINER GRRRIPS L/O
Disc Brake SHIMANO M8000 ICE TECH PADS
Rotors 180/160MM RT86 ICE TECH ROTORS
Shifter Shimano M8000 11SP I-SPEC II Rear only
Front Mechanical none
Rear Mechanical SRAM’s X01 11-Speed
I Tabs are incorporated so you can utilize a Bash Guard Only
Cranks RACE FACE TURBINE 32T
Chain Ring 32 T
BB RACE FACE PF30
Chain Shimano
Cog Set Shimano M8000 11-46T
Wheel Set Stan’s NoTubes NEO/ZTR ARCH MK3,148 X 12MM REAR, 110X15MM FRONT
Tires MAXXIS ARDENT DC/EXO/TR 2.4 FRONT, 2.25 REAR
Seat Niner CR-MO, with matching Graphic
Seatpost Their own Carbon model Post, with matching Red Graphic
Seat Post Clamp Regular Version
Rear Dropouts 148mm x 12mm
H20 Bottle Cage Mounts 2
Color Grey Blue
Warranty 2 Years with the original owner
Sizes

Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large View Geometry

Weight

not available

Pricing $3699.00



 

 

 

 

Plane Frameworks Introduces Custom Carbon w/ new process

The Australian custom carbon bike maker Plane Frameworks have apparently made solid steps forward toward their process. They started with one-off machined EPS molds for each bike and their own in-house carbon pre-preg, Plane has something of a luxury of being able to fine tune each subsequent bike to continue to evolve the design and to create a bike truly unique to each customer. Their disc brake road bike is a good example of the process, now completely incorporating a number of refinements they have been in the works on several different bikes over the last couple of months…

The Plane Frameworks bike gets boxy tube profiling, plus a new set of flat mount disc brake dropouts that were produced completely in house for more space at the rear end.

It’s interesting to note here that Plane doesn’t work with off-the-shelf (out-of-the-refrigerator?) carbon pre-preg sheets like many carbon builders. Instead they feel more in control by starting with a range of raw fiber weaves, and then impregnating them all in-house with the same Kinetix R240 epoxy resin. Working with a more local resin distributor, they can maintain they same 40% resin content across all different moduli of carbon, end up with a resin that cures at the lower temperature tailored to their process, and yields a major improvement in resulting strength & material toughness.

Their bikes are crafted by heat-shrinking a first layer of carbon over the machined EPS mold to set its shape, before completing the total layup on top of the core.

 

The new Plane Frameworks also gets new chain and seatstay designs, a new seatpost clamp setup, and revised internal routing. Altogether the tube shape changes also led Plane to rework each junction to be less webbed, and to create a wider, stiffer bottom bracket with a dramatically reduced chainstay bridge/shelf.

At first glance the new bike retains the same look of the previous models, but it clearly has made a big step forward in the details.The result, a bike that is at one time stiffer, stronger, and lighter – down under 900g. Plus, Plane Frameworks says that the newly refined design allows them to build their unique one piece monocoque construction even easier into the full custom geometry that their clients are looking for.

PlaneFrameworks.com.au

Storck Rebel Nine G3 Platinum XTR Di2



 

Storck Rebel Nine G3 Carbon Platinum!

  • Complete XTR Bike Price: $5,948.00

 

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REBELlious nature2017

Another fabulous creation for ’17 is the super sweet Rebel Nine (HT), as they have combined quite a few years of frame experience in the field of detailed carbon engineering designed for racing, to bring rides like this, year after year to the top.

For key details on the carbon, itself, they constructed it from their CFR/UD composites, that come with a UD designation, meaning ‘uni-directional.’ The uni-directional fibers tend to stiffen up mountain bikes better, while still improving the vibration dampening characteristics. All while achieving a far lower weight.

A key note for the Rebel, is the way they have become so world famous for, by molding them in a monocoque fashion. This means it’s made of specific modulus fibers throughout the setup, or in other words, it utilizes one-piece style construction. This helped to eliminate any excess weight by using less composite and resin materials near all the tube junctures. The result, is a lightweight setup, hitting the scale at 1,150 grams, which is slightly heavier than their Seven model, at 1,090 grams, (or 1.09 kilos).

The specifics, include a massive, Press Fit style 92mm bottom bracket junction that will most notably transfer a ton of power efficiently through the rear triangle. All the while, the Rebel is actually one of the most thought-out rider-tuned setups you can throw a leg over. This is all due to a proportional tubing design, which works for every frame size to utilize key adapted dimensions, tube wall thicknesses, tube diameters, with additional tapering to reassure the ride quality exactly as it was intended to be regardless of what size it might be. To finish the details out, they constructed the Rebel for an electronic drive train that also has internal cable routing.

 

For the production setup you can expect a tapered head tube of 1 1/8th to 1 ½ inches, a new CFR bottom bracket shell, over sized chain stays, with compliant seat stays, and a direct mount front mechanical. Which all sums up to an incredible light weight single track steed. Speed and agility flow endlessly making it the ideal XC race bike, and long trail marathon, or whatever fun you choose to have with it. Because you might be forced to step it up here to ride this machine!

Rethinking:

With a vast array of understanding and knowledge in the world of high end Road Bike design and construction, the owner Markus Storck put forth a challenging design goal for the crew, they were to engineer a Mountain Bike with a lot of the same high quality characteristics on their road rides. Which is, strong and stiff and where it needs in the headset and bottom bracket areas, Carbon hand lay-up style to develop lateral stiffness with vertical compliance, with a high degree of vibration dampening along with cable routing that is very simple to maintain. Thus, the Rebel Nine was born!

  • Rock The Rebel All Day long!

 

Detailed SPEC Sheet below

  • G3 Frame Material is built out of Platinum CFR
  • The Rebel Nine utilizes the Trademark Super-size chain stays
  • For Both ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL SHIFT SYSTEMS
  • Integrated Headset is tapered from 1 1/2 “ at the bottom to – 1 1/8 at the top.
  • POSTMOUNT™ Disc Brakes
  • CFR Bottom Bracket Shell, and CFR Headset Bearing Seats
  • Thru Bolt Rear 142 X 12 MM /axle
  • Handy Replacement Rear derailleur hanger
  • Color Matte Black
  • Seat Post Collar is a stout 34.9mm diameter
  • 31.6mm size for the seat post to minimize flex.
  • The Nine frame alone weighs in around 1150 Grams on the scale.

 

 
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MSRP: Frame Price

 

 



Why Cycles Wayward Ti 29+ Hardtail

Why Cycles

First showing was at Sea Otter and it seemed to be a hit, while Why Cycles were taking the opportunity to give the crowds a sneak peek, as show goers got a chance to check out their latest creation for the trail. The new Wayward 29+ titanium is their answer to a supremely capable big tire bike allowing for you to be loaded up for what ever adventure you want to get into.

While it was reported Sea Otter was only the pre-launch of the bike, Why Cycles is now coming back with more details and the ordering opportunity that will get the Wayward into your hands in under a month…

Employing 3/2.5 titanium tubing with 6/4 titanium for the head tube, threaded bottom bracket shell, and machined bits built for their other models, one would assume the Wayward will have just as sweet a ride as their other rides are said to be.

Specifics for the frame include an integrated 42/52mm headset, 73mm BSA bottom bracket, 12 x 148mm Boost axle spacing with a sliding vertical dropout that’s belt drive compatible, three bottle cage mounts with a three pack on the inside of the downtube, rack and fender mounts, and 160mm post mount brakes.

 

The Wayward’s geometry for the production bike will use 440-455mm chainstays and a 70mm bottom bracket drop. Why Cycles reported this is to offer a more stable ride while keeping that ability to feel like you’re railing corners which becomes a harder to accomplish with tires this big. Coupled with a 68.3° head tube angle and 73.5° seat tube angle, the Wayward looks like an interesting addition to the world of 29+.

For pricing the frame starts at $2,250, which includes the headset, Thomson seat collar and a rear Maxle. While you can add a Rock Shox Pike RCT3 100mm Boost fork to make it a frameset, which bumps it to $2,849. While complete bikes are available in SRAM X01 Eagle for $5,499 or XX1 Eagle for $6,599, both with Rock Shox Pike forks. The DVO Sapphire shown is available as an upgrade for another $100. According to Why Cycles, pre-orders should ship mid-June.

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Niner BSB 9 RDO cyclocross race bike

2017 Niner BSB 9 RDO carbon cyclocross fork

If you are thinking about ‘cross season already, Niner’s BSB 9 RDO carbon cyclocross race bike has a few updates in store for this coming fall. They’re simple, mainly just the switch to flat mount brakes, two new colors and a single, but highly effective complete bike build that employs Sram’s Rival 1 drivetrain.

Available in the Yin and Yang Black/White (shown below) or the louder Green/Blue (shown above) so your friends can see you easier ‘to heckle on the race course’. While the complete bike will retail for $3,800 with Stan’s Grail wheels and a Niner alloy cockpit. A frameset, which includes their carbon RDO flat mount cyclocross fork, is $2,300.

Niner BSB 9 RDO cyclocross race_matte black

Niner reported they’re only available in limited quantities, so if you’re interested, check out JensonUSA who’s a Niner dealer to get one on order before they are gone. As stated with several internet reviews out their on the web the BSB 9 RDO is indeed a “race day weapon” as they put it, with the added benefit of their 29er mountain bike DNA to make handling really good in the rough stuff.

2017 Niner BSB 9 RDO carbon cyclocross race bike updated with flat mount brakes

Niner bike purchase details w/JensonUSA.com

Niner BSB 9 Carbon Matte Black

CX — Is — Here — NINER BSB 9 Frame!

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Need a true cyclocross weapon? Look no further than the BSB 9. The cyclocross designers have applied technology from their mountain bike racing line and shared it with the BSB 9 to create a lightweight carbon cyclocross frame that rewards the rider with incredible power transfer and stiffness as well as updated technology like flat mount disc brakes and Di2 routing. Responsive handling is achieved through a steep headtube angle as well as all around perfect race geometry. Thoughtful touches like built in flat areas on the inner triangle aid in off the bike shouldering efforts, and internal cable routing that doesn’t get in the way. The designers pair the cyclocross-specific BSB 9 with their award winning carbon cyclocross fork, which provides the off-road ride quality riders want as well as updated technology including flat mount disc brakes that make installation and adjustment a breeze.

The BSB 9 was developed to be literally punished. So, don’t worry, as it can not only withstand rigors of the trail, as well as the rigors of cross, and tested to ISO mountain bike standards. Niner backs this by offering the C5 five year warranty, it is their commitment to you.
New RDO

Cables Internal Routed
Frame Material Carbon cyclocross, tapered head tube, 12 x 142mm thru axle rear
Fork Niner Carbon Disc, 100 x 15mm thru-axle, matching Color
Disc Brake Style Flat Post Mount
BB 68mm, PF30
Front Derailleur Detail 34.9 high mount, bottom pull
Seatpost Diameter 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp Regular Version
Rear Dropouts 148mm x 12mm
H20 Bottle Cage Mounts 2
Color Matte Grey, or Green Blue/Cyan
Warranty 2 Years with the original owner
Sizes 50cm, 53cm, 56cm, 59cm, and 62cm View Geometry Details
Weight

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Genesis Caribou 2017 Mountain Bike



Genesis Caribou 2017 Mountain Bike

$1,429.99
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Option selected: Green

Price: $1,429.99

Product Details

Not tied-down to specific single-season use, and much, much more than a just a bike for the snow, the trail-orientated geometry and fat tyres lend themselves well to year-round use, excelling equally as well in typical UK riding conditions like mud, bog, wet roots and loose rock as with the white stuff. Roll over (and up) just about anything, find grip and traction in places where previously you’d find none. Load it up and head out for an adventure where no other bike dare tread. About as much fun as you can have on a two wheels.

Check out Mountain Bike specs below…

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Frame
Genesis Mjolnir Seamless Double-Butted Chromoly w/44-34mm Tapered Headtube
Fork
Alu 100mm Sus-corrected w/ 1-1/8″ Steerer
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore FD-M617
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore RD-M615
Number of Gears
20
Shifters
Shimano Deore SL-M610
Chain set
Samox TAF29-231AA, 36/22T
Bottom Bracket
Samox BB-EB2401, 100mm
Cassette
Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36T
Chain
KMC X10
Pedals
Supplied
Brakeset
Shimano BR-M395 w/ SM-RT56 180/160mm Rotors
Brake Levers
Shimano BL-M425
Handlebars
Genesis Flattop, 740mm x 9
Stem
Genesis Trail, 55mm x 0
Headset
FSA NO.21/12B/44 (?44-34mm)
Grips
Genesis Silicon, 130mm
Rims
FATlab 80mm Tubeless-Ready, 32H
Front Hub
KT Sealed Cartridge 6-Bolt 150x15mm
Rear Hub
KT Sealed Cartridge 6-Bolt 170x9mm
Front Tyre
CST BFT 26×4.0″, 60TPI
Rear Tyre
CST BFT 26×4.0″, 60TPI
Saddle
Genesis MTB
Weight
16.56 kg (Medium)

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2017 Ridley X Night SL 10 Disc Force 1 CX



 

X-Night SL 10 Disc

  • Podium Time Anyone?

 

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A staple in the European and American cyclocross scenes, Ridley bikes have been a common sight atop world championship podiums for over a decade. So once again the Ridley X Night brings that winning tradition to your doorstep with top-tier design and components built to compete at even the highest levels of the sport.

Ridley equipped this build with Sram’s venerable Force 1 drivetrain and powerful Force 1 hydraulic disc brakes for precise gear changes and confident stopping power. It’s 42t chainring pairs with an 11-28t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, Ridley also employs 4ZA’s Cirrus Pro T30 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs roll wrapped in a set of versatile Clement MXP Tubular tires for solid traction across a wide variety of course conditions.

The X-Knight SL material comes from a mix of 30T and 24T high modulus carbon fiber. This is similar to that found in its cobble-stone conquering Fenix frameset, so it sops up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transfers every watt into forward motion for a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look, with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike up a steep wall of limestone stairs. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance accommodates rubber for tackling everything from snowy Northeast mud to dry West Coast dirt and challenge for the win.

At the front, the X Knight with its Oryx carbon fiber fork, which helps to reduce stress out on the course. It boasts a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride even when navigating tight, twisty elevation changes and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant disc during frantic mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike’s front end.

Another fabulous creation

  • Rock The 10 For 1hour!

 

Detailed SPEC Sheet below

  • Frame Material: 30T-24T high-modulus carbon fiber
  • Fork: Oryx Disc 12mmTHRU-AXLE
  • Warranty: 5 years for the frame
  • Handlebar: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon.
  • Crankset: 42 t SRAM Force CX1
  • Cassette: 11 – 28 t SRAM PG-1170
  • Brakes: SRAM Force 1 Hydraulic
  • Seatpost: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon 27.2 x 350mm, Saddle: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
  • Color Matte Grey/Black/Orange
  • Rear Derailleur: Sram Force CX1 11-speed
  • Tires: Clement MXP Tubular, 700 c x 33 mm
  • Wheelset: 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30.

 

 
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2017 Ridley X Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra



X-Night SL 10 Disc

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You’ve caught the cyclocross bug and are all in on the racing game, but not quite ready to limit your bike’s utility off the course by dropping a heap of cash on a one-by drivetrain. Enter the 2017 Ridley X-Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike, which pairs Ridley’s storied ‘cross race pedigree with Shimano’s much-loved Ultegra double drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes. Add in a set of DT Swiss wheels wrapped in Clement’s versatile (and now Tubeless-ready) MXP tires, and this is a bike that’s set to scream off the line while maintaining the versatility to go beyond the tape to handle your gravel and multi-surface aspirations.

Ridley fashions the X-Knight SL from a mix of 30 and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber. It’s a similar blend to that found in its cobble-conquering Fenix, so you can rest assured it’s capable of sopping-up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transferring every watt into forward motion. It’s a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance gives it the versatility to tackle everything from sloppy mud to dry grass.

At the front, Ridley outfits the X-Knight SL with its Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork. It features a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant discs during frantic, mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike’s front end.

  • A cyclocross race bike with gearing for all-terrain adventures
  • Pairing classic ‘cross geometry with high-grade carbon
  • Double chainring provides a wide range of gears
  • Internal cable routing maintains clean lines
  • Tubeless tires let you lower the pressure
  • Stainless steel inserts increase fork lifespan

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork:
Oryx Disc 12TA, carbon steerer
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Shifters:
Shimano ST-R685
Derailleurs:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cranks:
46 / 36 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
PF30
Cassette:
11 – 28 t Shimano 105 5800
Chain:
KMC X11
Brakeset:
Shimano BR-RS805/BR-RS785 Hydraulic
Rotors:
[front] 60 mm, [rear] 140 mm
Handlebar:
4ZA Cirrus E.2
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
Seatpost:
4ZA Cirrus Carbon 27.2 x 350mm
Wheelset:
DT Swiss R23 Spline DB
Front Axle:
12TA
Tires:
Clement MXP Tubeless Ready, 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals:
not included
Warranty:
5 years on frame

£n-a

 

MSRP: X Night — Sale $2,939.30 $4,199.00 30% Off

 

 



Ridley X-Ride Force 1 Cyclocross Bike

 

X-Ride Force 1

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Carbon

Ridley

Description

If you spent last autumn clanging cowbells and cheering on your friends, and this year you’re jumping into the fray with Ridley’s Cyclocross Bike. Aluminum frame builds at this price point usually come outfitted with more entry level components, but the Ridley X-Ride goes big outfitted with SRAM’s 1by drivetrain and hydraulic brakes, which can be found gracing the machines of many a pro on the international circuit. Adding in DT Swiss wheels and Clement’s renowned MXP tires, this X-Ride arrives ready to tackle all the twisting grass fields, loose sandpits, and leaf-shrouded single track the local promoter can throw your way.

Ridley fashions the setup from triple butted 7005-T6 alloy with seat-stays carefully shaped to mop up energy-zapping vibrations out on the course. The Belgian Ridley brand also incorporates internal cable routing along the frame for crisp, clean lines that eliminate annoying cable pinches when grabbing the top tube to navigate a set of barriers or shouldering the bike for a long slog through the sand. Race-driven Ridley geometry paired with wide tire clearance means this bike is roaring to go fast, with ample clearance for mud-caked tires if the clouds roll in and you find yourself navigating a sloppy mess.

The X-Ride comes outfitted with an Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork for a plush setup and a stiff, responsive front end. This fork features a barely perceptible asymmetry that counters the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking to reduce flex and promote a long fork life. You’ll find stainless steel inserts in the X-Ride dropouts that protect the aluminum from damage, and a scuff plate affixed to the inner left fork leg to fend off mistakes during hurried wheel changes and prevent gouging or scratching.

 

  • !TECH

 

The Force Component List is shown below, along w/ X-Ride purchasing details..

Frame Material: 7005 aluminum
Fork: 4ZA Oryx X-Ride Disc
Fork Material: carbon fiber
Headset: FSA tapered
Shifter/Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 1
Front Derailleur: n/a:
Crankset: 42 t SRAM Force 1
Bottom Bracket: 68mm BSA threaded
Cassette: 11 – 32 t SRAM
Brakes: SRAM post-mount hydraulic disc
Rotors: 160 / 160 mm SRAM Centerline
Handlebar: 4ZA Stratos
Stem: 4ZA Stratos
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos
Seatpost: 4ZA Stratos
Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline DB
Front Axle: 15mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: 135mm quick-release
Tires: Clement MXP
Tire Size: 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals: not included
Recommended Use: cyclocross, gravel
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years on frame
Actual Weight: Belgian X-Ride, 54cm: 9130g
 

Cotic Solaris Max Steel Hardtail 2017

 




 

The UK companies fastest hardtail just got faster, the Cotic is confidence inspiring, agile and fun, with a planted feel at high speeds on the rocks, and carve-it-up traction in the corners. New for the legendary Solaris Max hardtail handling is translated into a Boost width platform with 148mm rear spacing for stiffer, more responsive wheels, thru axle security, and massive tire clearance for up to 27.5 x 3.0″ tires. Add to the stunning new Cotic color options and internal ‘Stealth’ dropper seatpost routing and you have all the hardtail you will ever need.

The new Cotic Solaris 27.5+ mtb sports Metallic Champagne powder coating for the frames for 2017, along with two other options of Gloss Black w/Aqua, or Gloss Black w/Orange great details.

 

Solaris specs

  • Adaptable head tube was designed with the 44mm standard diameter with an external bottom cup so that it’s compatible for tapered steer tubes, and lower stem stack heights to compensate for the taller front end due to bigger wheel sizing.
  • A 31.6mm diameter seat post is also compatible for a dropper version, the frame accepts external remote or internal “Stealth” routing. It also uses hose clips for the external remote under the top tube, or p-clip bosses for a down tube run for the ‘stealth’ internal option.
  • Bigger diameter Reynolds 853 thin wall steel, uses air hardening technology along with a gusset less DZB down tube and a new signature Oval form top tube.
  • Cotic’s signature series 4130 chromoly wishbone stay rear end, and S-bend chain stays that don’t use a bridge, and Hexten gussets as well to improve overall fatigue life on the hardtail frame.
  • Well accommodated for big mtb tires – plenty of clearance for 3.0″ WTB Trail Boss.
  • Geometry ranges with different fork setups, the minimum is 100mm travel up to 120mm for the longest setup. It also works great with 470 mm rigid forks as well.
  • The 27.5+ geometry numbers capitalize on a longer top tube, with shorter 60-90mm recommended stem length to maintain excellent weight distribution and great trail handling qualities.
  • They discontinued the past years 16″ frame size, as back in 2013 Cotic unveiled the model with the sizes 16″, 17.5″, 19″ and 20.5″. They were focused on making sure all the sizes were still compact as possible to make them huck worthy.
  • Claimed Weight for the Cotic Solaris 19″ size is – 4.9 pounds

 

 


Ridley X-Night 40 Disc Rival 1 2017

 

X-Night 40

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Carbon

Ridley

Description

If you want a bike prepared for it all like the Ridley X-Night that comes with a blend of technology and classic design to tackle the snow, sleet, rain, or random hot and sunny days of a given ‘cross season. While this 2017 X-Night build comes with SRAM’s workhorse one-by drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes for an affordable package that doesn’t skimp on the race-worthy functionality. A 42t chainring pairs with an 11-32t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, a set of DT Swiss R24 Spline DB tubeless-ready wheels come wrapped with Clement’s versatile MXP tires.

The bike is made from Ridley’s 24t high-modulus carbon fiber that seamlessly transfers power into forward motion while soaking up jarring vibrations. Internal cable routing gets the cables out of the way on the Ridley for easy shouldering on run-ups and un-rideable muddy sections. Ridley’s key ingredient though is the race-specific European cyclocross geometry that’s paired with wide tire clearance to create a frame that can handle everything from dusty, hardpacked SoCal dirt to the rain soaked courses of the upper East Coast.

The X-Night’s fork boasts a few little details to increase durability and just make life easier. The Oryx carbon fiber fork utilizes a 12mm thru-axle for a solid ride, with a barely perceptible asymmetry to counter the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking. Stainless steel inserts at the dropouts protect the carbon from damage, and a scuff plate on the inner left fork legs protects the surface during hurried wheel changes in the pit. Less X-Night C40 wear and tear leads to a longer fork lifespan, so you can look forward to many seasons of fun on this bike.
 

  • !DETAILED TECH

 

The 40 Component List shown below, along w/ X-Night purchasing details..

A one-by race machine…
Pairs classic ‘cross geometry with stiff, responsive carbon…

Internal cable routing maintains clean lines…

Sale — $2,225.30, 30% Off of $3,179.00

Frame Material: 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork: Oryx X-Night 12MM Thru-Axle Disc
Fork Material: legs carbon fiber, steerer carbon fiber
Headset: 1-1/8 – 1-1/2 in FSA
Shifter/Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1 /medium cage
Front Derailleur: n/a:
Crankset: 42t SRAM Rival 1
Bottom Bracket: PF30
Cassette: 11 – 32 t SRAM PG1130
Chain: KMC X11
Brakeset: SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic

Rotors: [front] 160 mm, [rear] 140 mm
Handlebar: 4ZA Stratos
Stem: 4ZA Stratos
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos Dynamic Comfort
Seatpost: 4ZA Stratos, 27.2x350mm
Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline DB
Front Axle: 12mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: 135mm quick-release
Tires: Clement MXP, folding
Tire Size: 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals: not included
Recommended Use: cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years on X-Night frame



Pells Roar Disc Ultegra Road Bike

 

 

Roar Ultegra Carbon Disc Bike

 


 

Roar comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells Roar utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

 

Pells Roar Ultegra build

 
For your unique Roar, the frame is offered with plenty of high performance right where it’s needed most. All to mate perfectly with the Ultegra drivetrain from Shimano, while the frame has inner cable routing. This top model rolls with a Mavic’s Ksyrium wheelset with axle sizes being a rear 12×142 mm and front 10×100 mm. These wheels were made directly for great aerodynamics and tires up to 30 mm can be used. Main design layout is set and one color available (matte black/red).
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for the road, as this model is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum provides a bit of flexibility in a vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while sizable stiffness for putting the power down is a guaranteed.

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, thus allowing for the Pells Shimano Ultegra BB/crankset to mount way easier.



SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame Material:
Carbon
Color:
Matte w/Red graphic
Fork:
Full Carbon, 12 x 100mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″
Type of fork:
Rigid
Crankset:
Roar Shimano 50×34 Ultegra
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra
Speed:
2×11
Shifters:
Roar Shimano Ultegra
Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-28
Tires :
Vittoria Rubino Pro 700×28
Handlebar:
Roar OV Compact 420/440 mm
Stem:
R77 OV
Brake Style:
Rim
Brakes:
Shimano BR-RS785 Disc
Seatpost:
CR4
Wheels:
Roar Mavic Ksyirium Disc
Saddle:
Shark 136
BarTape:
Pells Omotávka Korek
Sizes:
47 / 50 / 53 / 56 / 58 / 61cm
Weight:
8.3 kg for Roar Bike complete

 

Canyon Orbiter Urban Concept E-Bike w/ magnetic suspension & stealth eMTB drive

all images courtesy & copyright of Daniel Frintz
We’ve seen plenty of interesting (and at times way out there) concept bikes from Canyon, and the latest from their young designer Daniel Frintz is no different. In what looks like the latest evolution of their MRSC magnetic suspension idea they released back in 2014, the new Orbiter concept bike takes the magnets and electronically controlled suspension off-road and throws in an e-bike drive system for good measure. Details are pretty limited on what is clearly only a concept bike for now and not a functional prototype, but Canyon devotes a good bit of engineering time to turning these ideas into rideable bikes, so we’ll be keeping our eyes open as the concept develops. Get a closer look and check out some details after the break….

Calling the Orbiter a concept e-bike is selling it short, as the unique magnetic suspension design is its most eye-catching element. This concept goes beyond the electronic tech that controlled Canyon’s Projekt MRSC full-suspension road prototype, which worked by electronically changing the resistance of a fluid inside a pivot bearing to allow Canyon to effectively be able to open or lock-out suspension movement based on on-board sensor inputs and a built-in electronic suspension controller, rebounding back with a paired leaf spring.

Frintz’s concept on the other hand essentially puts an electric motor around each pivot and uses magnetic resistance to change the freedom of the pivot to move, and can capture input energy like a generator and return it as a motor to effectively rebound the suspension, all controlled by sensors detecting and responding to impact forces.

Looking at the suspension movement itself (or apparent lack thereof), the design appears like it must use a single pivot arrangement with a flexible link (labeled Carbon Flex) between the chainstay and seatstays being the only opportunity for movement at the rear wheel, possibly augmented by the ability of the chainstay to extend down & backwards.

 

The concept crankset would deliver power to the wheels in a fly-by-wire method, generating power at the cranks and distributing it as needed to either or both wheels.

The unclear rear suspension design is no reason to discount the eMTB propulsion though, as it looks to place smaller than normal electric drive motors in both the front & rear hubs. That would be an interesting solution delivering a better weight balance and perhaps less of an impact to the overall feel of the bike, combined with the ability to optimize the distribution of power to either wheel on-the-fly. Our reluctance would probably be that the times when we have most seen problems in maintain traction on an eMTB have been on steep, loose ascents where we would actually want the e-assist but would have great difficulty getting weight over the front wheel to maintain grip.

The concept bike also gets an integrated display that would likely control the entire system, including what we’re told is some for of traction control. It is the most obvious point where we see that this bike is far from functional, but with Canyon’s previous foray into turning integrated electronics into reality, that’s probably something they wouldn’t have any trouble solving when the time comes.

Frintz seems to have targeted this bike as an urban gravity bike – something like a pedal version of a Supermotard, with a set of fat Schwalbe tires made for fast rolling & grip on the hardpack and a saddle & bar position that wouldn’t look out-of-place on a DH bike. We’re not sure what to make of that as the rear suspension layout doesn’t scream long travel (without more visible pivots) nor does the inverted fork that looks like it would have at max around 160mm of travel.

It’s not quite a E-Bike you can buy online from Canyon just yet, or even a concept that their team of DH riders are likely to be out testing, so for now we’ll have to stick with conventional oil, air & spring based suspension setups from Canyon.

Canyon.com



2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V4.0

2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V4.0 _sand_xx1

2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V4.0 _sand_xx1

NOMAD CC EAGLE XX1

It appears Santa Cruz wanted to prove freeride is still very much alive, as they’ve created a new Nomad, one that’s bigger, badder, and more gravity oriented than ever before. By having 170mm of travel, a 64.6-degree head angle (in the low setting) and a new rear suspension layout inspired by the Santa Cruz V10, this is about as close as you can get to a pedal-able downhill bike.

Given the success of the previous Nomad, Santa Cruz could have taken the easy road and just tweaked the geometry a little bit and slapped on a new paint job, but they made the conscious decision to push version 4.0 into new territory.

Santa Cruz 2018 Nomad Details

• Intended use: shredding the gnar
• Wheel size: 27.5″
• Rear wheel travel: 170mm
• 64.6º or 65º head angle
• Carbon frame, C or CC options
• Metric shock sizing
• Boost hub spacing
• MSRP: $4,499 – $9,399 USD ($8,399 as shown)
• Weight: 30lb / 13.6kg (size large)
• Available: June 15
www.santacruzbicycles.com

After all, the 150mm Bronson has the all-mountain side of things pretty well covered, and don’t forget that the 29”-wheeled Hightower and its upcoming longer travel sibling — in short, something needed to be done to make sure the Nomad didn’t get lost in the crowd.

Prices start at $4,499 USD for the Nomad C R, which comes with a 170mm RockShox Yari up front, SRAM Guide R brakes, and a SRAM NX 11-speed drivetrain. At the other end of the scale shown above is the $9,399 USD Nomad CC XX1 Reserve, which gets Santa Cruz’s highest end carbon wheels, an XX1 Eagle drivetrain, Code RSC brakes, and a RockShox Lyric RCT3 fork.

The bike pictured below is the $8,399 Nomad CC X01 Reserve; highlights include a 12-speed SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, Code RSC brakes, Reserve carbon wheels with DT Swiss 350 hubs, and a Lyrik RCT3 fork.

Santa Cruz 2018 Nomad CC_sand_X01
Frame Design

The rear suspension layout is the most immediately apparent difference between the new Nomad and its predecessor, with the shock situated low in the frame where it passes through a split in the seat tube. As you’d expect, it’s still a VPP design, with two large counter-rotating links that control the 170mm of travel.

Even with that split seat tube design, Santa Cruz still managed to internally route the dropper post housing (it runs through a tube molded inside the non-drive-side of the frame), and to fit dropper posts with appropriate amounts of travel – 150mm on a size medium, and 170mm on the large and extra-large sizes. In addition to a downtube protector near the bottom bracket, there’s also a guard to help prevent frame damage from shuttling. While a tiny bolt-on fender helps keep mud away from the shock.

The Nomad is designed to play well with both coil and air-sprung shocks; riders can choose from a RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT, or a Super Deluxe Air RCT. There’s a small integrated fender bolted onto the frame to help keep some of the mud and grit that this bike will undoubtedly be subjected to at bay. Other frame niceties include a guard on the underside of the down tube to prevent the frame scuffs and dings that all-too-often accompany a day of shuttling, and there’s even enough room to carry a full-size water bottle inside the front triangle.

The Nomad is debuting with a full carbon frame, but there is an alloy model on the way that should be available in the fall at a more budget friendly pricepoint.

santa cruz nomad 4 geometry

The previous generation Nomad was a trail-smashing beast in its own right, which meant that there wasn’t any need to go too wild when it came time to revise the geometry numbers, although the reach has been lengthened by 22mm — a size large now measures 460mm. A few millimeters were trimmed off the chainstay length, which is now 430mm, and thanks to a flip chip on the lower link the bike’s head angle can be set at either 64.6º with a 339mm BB height, or 65º with a 344mm BB height.

Santa Cruz Nomad 4 C XE
Reserve Wheels

Along with the new bike, Santa Cruz is also launching their own line of carbon wheels, called “Reserve.” Rather than re-labeling an existing rim profile, Santa Cruz set out to develop their own unique design, drawing on their in-house expertise and carbon testing facilities.

The result is a rim shape that has a slight protrusion above each spoke hole, external reinforcement that’s intended to help keep spokes from pulling through the rim, one of the modes of failure that Santa Cruz found with other carbon wheels. The rim and spoke holes are asymmetric in order to even out the spoke tension between the drive and non-driveside as much as possible, and they’re laced up with 28 spokes using a 3-cross pattern. There will be two 27.5” internal rim widths available — 27 and 30mm, and the 29” wheels will be available with an internal width of 25, 27, or 30mm.

The Reserve wheels will add $1,200 USD to the MSRP of a complete bike, and they’ll also be available as aftermarket items this fall. Laced up with Industry Nine hubs, a complete wheelset will retail for $1,899 USD, or $1,599 with DT Swiss 350 hubs.

Just like Santa Cruz’s frames and bearings, the Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty. When a damaged wheel is received at Santa Cruz’s California facility, they promise a 24-hour turnaround, an impressively quick time frame that should help keep the amount of time off the bike to a minimum.

MMR Rakish 29 SL 00 Eagle XX1

RAKISH 29 SL 00

An incredibly lightweight and extremely efficient frame, in whose manufacture have been used fibers of high module M40J of the prestigious brand Toray. In the innovative manufacturing process of this painting, latex bladders were used during the lamination and curing phases, which allow greater precision when positioning the different carbon layers and better finishes of the painting, both in the External and internal of the tubes, improving the overall behavior of the structure.

The new 2017 Rakish SL could not lack the BOOST technology, thanks to which it has improved the rigidity and manageability of the assembly, while facilitating the inclusion of shorter pods for greater reactivity. Another novelty included for the hardtail is the pin with integrated thread for the rear axle, with an obvious aesthetic and functional improvement, which also allows to save a few, but always welcome, grams. A bit more slack steering angle, the rectangular section of the struts and the optimization in the integration of the battery for electronic groups, complete a set of the highest technology.

 

 

€ 5.599

Components

  • Frame: MMR Rakish SL 29 – Light and Stiff Carbon Distribution. CC Superlite Frame, Racing Design for Stiffness, Boost, TA 12mm, Press Fit, 1.5 HeadTube, Internal Cable Routing, e + compatible
  • Fork: Rock Shox RS1 100mm. SoloAir. Crown and steerer tube made of carbon. Hydraulic Lock XLoc Sprint. TA 15mm
  • Headset: Ritchey Pro – Integrated tapered
  • Rear Mechanical: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 12sp
  • Right Shifter: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 12sp
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate, Centerline 180/160 Discs
  • Cranks: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold Boost – 32
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 10-50 12v
  • Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XRC-1200 SPLINE 29 “RS1 / Boost – 15 / 12mm
  • Tires: Hutchinson Black Mamba Tubeless Ready 29×2.0″
  • Stem: Ritchey WCS C-220 BB Black 31.8
  • Handlebar: Ritchey WCS BB Black 720
  • Seat post: Ritchey WCS 00 BB Black 30.9×400
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR X-Cross
  • Pedals: N-A
  • Grips: Ritchey Superlogic

Geometry

TWENTYNINER RACING GEOMETRY

S M L XL
TO 1085 1102 1117 1131
B 562 576 590 608
C 575 595 615 634
D 95 105 115 125
AND 337 390 444 484
F 381 432 483 533
G 435 435 435 435
H 51 51 51 51
I 60 60 60 60
J 70th 70th 70.5 71st
K 74.2 ° 74.2 ° 74.2 ° 74.1º
R 407 421 438 456
S 605 615 627 635



Intense Spider 275C Factory Build

Intense Spider 275C Factory red
Intense Spider 275C Factory Build_white

 

THE INTENSE SPIDER 275C IS A LIGHTWEIGHT TRAIL BIKE THAT CAN DO IT ALL AGGRESSIVELY, STATES THE WORLD’S MTB PRESS

When the Intense 650b carbon was launched recently, the US brand was so convinced of the new bike’s merits that not only had the world’s cycling press been given the new machine in advance, but would publish full reviews on day one.

It was a ballsy move that spoke of the Californian company’s utter confidence in the Spider, and one that determined incredible results, with top websites extolling the virtues of this versatile new ride.

Intense Factory redThis bikes optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create the intension of a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal precision. Its development continues on the war path for creating a model for the mountain biker who wants and seeks to get the most out of their trail riding entertainment!

This Intense build option is marked down at 30% off retail.

It’s Price is $6409.00 USD, while their are several additional build kit options shown at the links below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from Sram to build it out with either the Factory XX1 shown here, or the Pro X01, the Foundation NX model, along with Shimano Expert XT …Enjoy!Intense_sizing_geometry

Featured Video

Spec Details
Frame:
Intense High Modulus SL Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Matte w/White or Matte w/Red graphic
Suspension:
Fork — Fox Factory 34 Float 130mm, 3 Pos Lever w/ Open Mode Adj , SHOCK — Factory Float, 3-Pos Lever w/ Open Mode Adj, SV EVOL.
Cranks:
RACEFACE Next SL, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Sram XX1 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifter:
Sram XX1
Cassette:
Sram Eagle 10-50t, 12sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear

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Grips:
Intension Dual Density Lock-on
Handlebar:
Renthal FatBar Carbon 20mm – 760mm
Stem:
Renthal Apex: 50mm
Brakes:
Shimano XTR M9000, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm x 420 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of trave
Wheels:
DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline 275 BOOST, Tubeless Ready Rims, w/ 28 Hole DT Swiss 240 hub with pawl drive system, silk matt black ; 100 x15mm Front Hub; 148×12 BOOST Rear Hub XD Driver, centerlock
Saddle:
Fabric Scoop Radius Pro

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Weight:
n-a kg for setup

intense spider review

Intense Spider 275C Expert Build Review

Intense Spider 275C_silver_review
Intense Spider 275C_silver_review

 

2017 Intense Spider 275C Expert Build Review

When you combine the rigid, lightweight properties of fiber with modern agile geometry bikes like the Spider deliver a trail bike that’s incredibly fun, nimble, and light on the track. Specifically developed by the Intense gurus for trail riding and racing the middle wheel size is perfect for the Spider. See more of the fabulous details below..

 
 
Spider Carbon_matte black

This bikes optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create the intension of a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal skill. This concept of development creates a completely optimized 275c mtb that has a ton of torsional stiffness on the entire front triangle for it to stay on track when the going gets rough and tumble. So the mountain biker gets the most out of it!

In addition to this Intense option review for sale 30% off

It’s Priced at $4009.00 USD, while their are several additional build kit options shown at the link below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from Sram to build it out with either Factory XX1, or the Pro X01, the Foundation NX model, along with Shimano XT shown here…Enjoy!

Spider Features

SPECS

Frame:
Intense High Modulus Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Silver Expert Build or Matte w/Gold graphic
Suspension:
Fork — RockShox Pike RC, 140mm travel, 15QR Thru Axle, 100x15mm, SHOCK — RockShox Monarch RC3 Debonair.
Cranks:
RACEFACE Turbine, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Shimano XT 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifter:
Shimano XT
Front derailleur:
none
Cassette:
Shimano 11-42t, 11sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear
Handlebar:
Stem:
Thomson Elite X4: 50mm
Brakes:
Shimano XT M8000, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
Kindshock LEV Integra, 31.6mm x 385 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel
Wheels:
DT Swiss M 1900 Spline BOOST, Tubeless Ready Rims, w/ 28 Hole DT Swiss Spline hub with pawl drive system, silk matt black ; 100 x15mm Front Hub; 148×12 BOOST Rear Hub Shimano Driver, centerlock
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Race
Grips:
Intense Dual Density Lock-on
Weight:
n-a kg for setup

intense pro 275c
 

2017 Intense Spider 275C Foundation Build

 

Intense Spider Foundation Build

When you combine the rigid, lightweight properties of carbon fiber with modern agile geometry bikes like the Spider deliver a trail bike that’s incredibly fun, nimble, and light on the track. Specifically developed by the Intense gurus for trail riding and racing the middle 275C wheel size is perfect for the Spider. See more of the fabulous details below..

 
 

The optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal skill. This concept of development creates a completely optimized 275C mtb that has a ton of torsional stiffness on the entire front triangle for it to stay on track when the going gets rough and tumble. So the mountain biker gets the most out of it!

In addition to this Intense option for sale 30% off

It’s Priced at $3200.00 USD, while their are several additional kit options shown at the link below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from SRAM with either XX1, or X01,, NX along with Shimano XT…Enjoy!
Spider Features

SPECS

Frame:
Intense High Modulus SL Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Matte Foundation Build w/Gold graphic
Fork:
RockShox Pike RC, 140mm, 3 Pos Lever w/ custom Foundation Build colors.
Crankset:
RACE FACE Aeffect, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Sram GX 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifters:
Sram NX
Front derailleur:
none
Cassette:
Sram NX 10-42t, 11sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear
Handlebar:
Stem:
Elite: 50mm
Brakes:
Shimano M506, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
Kindshock LEV Integra, 31.6mm x 385 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel
Wheels:
Sun Helix TR25 Rims 275, Tubeless Ready Rims, w/ 32 Hole Intense Tuned, 100 x15mm Front Hub; 148×12 BOOST Rear Hub Shimano Driver, 6-Bolt Hubs.
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Sport
Grips:
Lock-on
Weight:
n-a kg for setup

intense pro 275c
 

2017 Intense Spider 275C Pro Build

intense pro 275c
Intense Spider 275C Pro Build_2017_Red

 

SPIDER 275C PRO BUILD

When you combine the rigid, lightweight elements of carbon fiber with modern agile geometry bikes like the Intense deliver a trail bike that’s incredibly fun, nimble, and light on the track. Specifically developed to do it all, the Intense Spider gurus wanted a trail riding and racing machine and found the middle 275 wheel size is perfect for this 2017 bike. See more of the fabulous details below..
2017 intense spider wheel

The optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal skill. This concept of development creates a completely optimized 275c mtb that has a ton of torsional stiffness on the entire front triangle for it to stay on track when the going gets rough and tumble. So the mountain biker gets the most out of it!

In addition to this Intense option for sale 30% off.

It’s Priced at $4200.00 USD, while their are several additional kit options shown at the link below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from SRAM with either XX1, or X01,, NX along with Shimano XT…Enjoy!
Spider Features

SPECS

Frame:
Intense High Modulus Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Matte Pro Build w/Red graphic
Fork:
Fox Performance 34 FLOAT, 130mm, 3 Pos Lever w/ Open Mode Adj.
Crankset:
RACE FACE NEXT, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Sram X01 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifters:
Sram X01
Front derailleur:
none
Cassette:
Sram XG-1175 10-42t, 11sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear
Handlebar:
Stem:
Thomson X4: 50mm
Brakes:
Sram Guide RS, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
Kindshock LEV Integra, 31.6mm x 385 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel
Wheels:
DT Swiss M 1700 Spline, Tubeless Ready
Saddle:
Fabric Scoop Radius
Grips:
Lock-on
Weight:
n-a kg for setup

Intense Spider Carbon elite_bike

Trek Session 29 DH 9.9 w/ new 27.5 RSL models released

2018 Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 RSL

2018 Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 RSL

SESSION RACE SHOP LIMITED (RSL)

 

You had to know it was on the horizon not only with Trek, but all the other mountain bike manufactures as well. All the articles recently hinting at new 29″ DH forks and teams testing the bigger wheels in big races were a dead giveaway. Although it’s been many years in the making, Trek has been playing with long travel wagon wheels. While the frames proved that the geometry numbers were compatible with the wheel size, they said that the “complementing parts just weren’t there yet.”  Add a few more prototypes into the mix and before you know it, you arrive at the all new Session 29 – a carbon DH frame that is very similar to the new Trek Session 27.5 Carbon, with the exception of a slight difference in wheel size…

Trek Session prototype 29All photos c. Trek

Back in the GF days, the big wheel experiment never made it to the public, though the project proved what was possible. Then it was a 180mm travel frame with a 64.5° head tube angle and 440mm chainstay – numbers that would probably still do pretty well today. After the Gary Fisher brand was phased out, they got a hold of the long travel 29 project and started making Session prototypes.

It seems that with the introduction of more DH worthy parts, that Trek is finally ready to release it to the world – though only as a frameset. While complete bikes will be available in 27.5″, the 29″ Session will only be sold as a frame, Float Factory X2 rear shock, and the matching Fox 40 FIT RC2 fork for $4,999. Feature wise, the frame is the same of the 27.5″ version with a few exceptions like geometry and 190mm of travel front and rear to accommodate the bigger wheels.

One of the biggest changes to both wheel size frames comes in the form of the revised suspension design. No longer relying on the Full Floater concept to gain additional tuning from the rear shock, the frame has been designed around the Fox Float X2 air shock with a fixed lower shock mount. They claims the improved tune of the X2 allowed them to find the performance they were looking for without the Full Floater mount which in turn made for a stiffer frame. The bike still runs an ABP (Active Braking Pivot) rear end with a 157 x 12mm thru axle for both sizes for suppleness under braking. Rear suspension has also been tuned to provide a more lively ride through progressive valving in the shock, a lower leverage ratio, and longer shock stroke. Not a fan of air shocks? The setup can still run a Metric coil shock as well.

Session 9.9 headset

Trek Session Mino link

A high degree of adjustability has been built into the frame with their Mino Link and an adjustable headset system. Through the Mino Link, the head tube angle can be adjusted by 1/2°, and the bottom bracket height varies by 7mm. To add further adjustability, the frame ships with flat headset cups as well as two fixed angle cups as well. The standard 56/49mm cups are offset by 1° allowing for 1° of headset adjustment in either direction for a total range of 62.1-64.4°.

Trek Session DH 29 wc racer

Additional improvements have been made to increase the frame’s stiffness as well as tune the geometry to be more aggressive – this is a race bike after all. Featuring a 20mm longer reach, 10mm lower bottom bracket and 63° stock head tube angle, the bike is all about aggressive World Cup level riding, though park rats should still be able to find their happy spot by going down a size. Or, there’s always the aluminum Session which hasn’t changed like the carbon Session.

As you’d expect, the Session OCLV Carbon frames include details like Carbon Armor for the downtube, chainstays, and seatstays, ControlFreak internal cable routing, and integrated fork bumpers – all of which are the same for both Session wheel sizes offered. They have reported that ultimately the bigger wheeled Session will be for riders looking for every advantage when it comes to speed as well as those who are ok being early adopters. Otherwise, the 27.5″ Session will still be the go to for the remaining 90% of the market.

The Session 27.5″ Carbon will be available as both a frameset (no fork for the 27.5″ version) for $3,999, or as a complete Session 9.9 27.5 RSL for $7,999. Expect availability on both this fall.

TrekBikes.com

 

2017 Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp X1 Bike Review

 

New Edition TURQ LIME MEGA 650b

 
Back for 2017 – the same Nukeproof Cycles crew are still leading the mountain biking revolution with their models built for the big mountain lines. It’s been reported the infamous 1999 event, that fires off from the tippy top of Pic Blanc (3300m) above the beautiful village of Alpe D’Huez has become synonymous with All-Mountain riding and the highest level of true Mountain Biking. So in an attempt to build the perfect bike for this exact style, the first generation was born. Now in its 3rd evolution, the new Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp is podium proven.

Lightweight Aluminum Frame

Mega 275 blends a super-sick lightweight aluminum frame with a hard-hitting mentality to offer a balance of aggressive descending capabilities with an efficient pedal platform to dominate the trails. While the 275 has also tasted plenty of success with numerous national and international wins to its name.

Quality Parts

Their evolution continues with the introduction of the most aggressive spec’d 27.5 ever. They have embraced the latest products available, replicating the bike that Sam Hill took to the EWS podium. The new Mega has evolved into the perfect All-Mountain and Enduro steed!

 

Mega 275 Comp Specs:

  • Travel: 160mm
  • Frame Material: Custom hydroformed T6 6061 Aluminium
  • Forks: Rockshox Pike RC, Solo Air, 160mm, Diffusion Black, Maxle Stealth
  • Shock: Rockshox Monarch, RL, 216x63mm, HVI, ML, Black
  • Headset: (in-house) 44-56IITS
  • Handlebars: (in-house) Warhead Riser; 760mm wide, 25mm rise, Black/Grey
  • Stem: (in-house) Zero, 31.8mm, 50mm, Black/Grey
  • Grips: (in-house) Element Dual lock-on.
  • Chainset: Sram Descendant 170mm, Direct Mount 32t X-Sync Ring, Black
  • Chain: Sram PC1110 11spd
  • Cassette: Sram PG1130, 11-42
  • Shifters: SRAM GX 11spd, Black
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1 11spd, Black
  • Chain Device: MRP 1x V3, ISCG 05, 26-38t, Black
  • Brakes: Sram Guide R, Black
  • Rotors: Sram Centreline 180mm
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, Lime
  • Seatpost: Brand-X Ascend, 125mm, Trigger, Black
  • Tyre Front: WTB Vigilante, 2.35″ High Grip
  • Tyre Rear: WTB Trail Boss, 2.25″
  • Wheels: RF Aeffect 25, Shimano Freehub

Buy and view Nukeproof Bike Review from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Cycling Store.

2017 Pells RR6 Dura Ace Disc Road Bike

 

 

RR6 Carbon DISC Bike

 


 

RR6 comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells RR6 utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

For your unique RR6, the frame is offered with possibility of individual color adjustment. All to mate perfectly with the Dura Ace drivetrain from Shimano, while the frame has inner cable routing. This top model rolls with their RC56 carbon disc wheelset with axle sizes being a rear 12×142 mm and front 10×100 mm. These wheels were made directly for great aerodynamics and tires up to 30 mm can be used. Main design layout is set and one color available (matte black/blue).
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for the road, as this model is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. Therefore, they offer the best service including individual painting. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum affords flexibility in vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while size stiffness is guaranteed.

RR_disc

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, thus allowing for the Pells Shimano Dura Ace BB/crankset to mount quite a bit easier.

SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame Material:
Carbon
Color:
Matte w/Turquoise graphic
Fork:
Full Carbon, 12 x 10mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″
Type of fork:
Rigid
Crankset:
RR6 Shimano 50×34 Dura Ace
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Dura Ace
Speed:
2×11
Shifters:
RR6 Shimano Dura Ace
Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-28
Tires :
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX
Handlebar:
RR6 OV 420/440 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV
Brake Style:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano BR-R9120 / BR-R9170
Seatpost:
CR4
Wheels:
RR6 RC56 Full Carbon 12×10 / 12×142
Saddle:
Shark 136
BarTape:
Pells Omotávka Korek
Sizes:
47 / 50 / 53 / 56 / 59cm
Weight:
7.6 kg for RR6 Bike complete

 

Pells Roar Dura Ace Road Bike

 

 

Roar DURA ACE Carbon Bike

 


 

Roar comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells Roar utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seatpost 27.2 mm.

For your unique Roar, the frame is offered with plenty of high performance right where it’s needed most. All to mate perfectly with the Dura Ace drivetrain from Shimano, while the frame has inner cable routing. This top model rolls with a Mavic’s Cosmic Carbone wheelset with axle sizes being a rear 12×142 mm and front 10×100 mm. These wheels were made directly for great aerodynamics and tires up to 30 mm can be used. Main design layout is set and one color available (matte black/red).
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for the road, as this model is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum provides a bit of flexibility in a vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while sizable stiffness for putting the power down is a guaranteed.

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, thus allowing for the Pells Shimano Dura Ace BB/crankset to mount way easier.

SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame Material:
Carbon
Color:
Matte w/Red graphic
Fork:
Full Carbon, 12 x 100mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″
Type of fork:
Rigid
Crankset:
Roar Shimano 50×34 Dura Ace
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Dura Ace
Speed:
2×11
Shifters:
Roar Shimano Dura Ace
Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-28
Tires :
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX
Handlebar:
Roar OV Compact 420/440 mm
Stem:
R77 OV
Brake Style:
Rim
Brakes:
Shimano D.A.
Seatpost:
CR4
Wheels:
Roar Mavic Cosmic Carbone nebo
Saddle:
Shark 136
BarTape:
Pells Omotávka Korek
Sizes:
47 / 50 / 53 / 56 / 58 / 61cm
Weight:
6.5 kg for Roar Bike complete

 

2017 Pells Roax Ultegra Cyclocross Bike

Pells Roax Ultegra CX bike

Pells Roax Ultegra CX bike

 

 

Roax Ultegra Carbon CX Bike

 

2017 Pells Roax tapered_headtube
 

Roax comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells Roax utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

2017 Pells Roax CX bike

For your unique Roax, the frame is offered with possibility of individual color adjustment. All to mate perfectly with the Ultegra drivetrain from Shimano. Each frame set is painted by hand in the Czech Republic. Main design layout is set and two color versions are possible (black/red and black/blue). They offer individual changes of colors and design. Philosophy is following: offer this very special frameset with racing settings and your own design.
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for cyclocross, as this CX is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. Therefore, they offer the best service including individual painting. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum affords flexibility in vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while size stiffness is guaranteed.

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, allowing for the Pells Shimano Ultegra BB/crankset to mount quite a bit easier.

SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame material:
carbon
Color:
Matte Turquoise
Fork:
Full Carbon, 15 mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″

 

Type of fork:
Rigid

 

Crankset:
Roax Shimano 50×34 Ultegra
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra
Speed:
2×11

 

Shifters:
Roax Shimano Ultegra ST-RS685

 

Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-32
Tires :
Vittoria Cross XG Pro 700×31

 

Handlebar:
RR6 OV 420/440 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV

 

Type of brakes:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano BR-RS785

 

Seatpost:
XR2
Wheels:
Roax Mavic Ksyrium Disc

 

Saddle:
Shark 136
Grips:
Pells Omotávka Korek

 

Sizes:
48 / 51 / 54 / 57 / 60cm
Weight:
8.5 for Roax Bike complete

 

KTM Macina Tour 10 P5 EBike

2017 KTM Macina Tour 10 P5
2017 KTM Macina Tour 10 P5

 

 

 

Macina Tour – Bosch CX51 Motor

 

The e-bike popularity is starting to explode and KTM’s full range of eMTB models come with quite a few exciting characteristics. The 2017 KTM Macina 10 P5 features a sweet component list that includes Shimano’s XT M786 10 Speed drivetrain and Shimano Deore M396 hydraulic brakes, this model only mounts components of great value on a frame designed to be able to control the thrust of the new Bosch Performance CX engine. The Macina also employs a trusty Suntour NCX-D fork to absorb all the bumpy cobble style terrain, while the Tour’s Ambrosia dis wheels fitted with Schwalbe Energizer plus tires, while the reliable KTM Kappa Crank finishes the build nicely

The new P5 has the latest evolution of Bosch engines, the Performance CX. The Performance CX engine for the KTM processes data at two thousand messages per second to ensure efficiency at the highest levels. Thanks to this combination the Macina engine is very fluid in the delivery of up to 75 nm of torque. The dashboard Intuvia, is outfitted as standard with handlebar control, allows you to view the most important information. The power is entrusted to the Bosch lithium-ion 250Wh battery that recharges in just 3.5 hours.

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina Trekking Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom Suntour NCX-D LO
Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7000 SGS-shadow plus
Grips: Ergon GP1 S SD OEM
Shifters: Shimano Deore T610-10
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M786 GS-shadow plus
Cassette: Shimano Deore HG50-10 11/36
Cranks: (KTM in-house) Karm-Set ISIS
Wheels: Ambrosio Track Disc / Deore M615 Hubs – 700c
Tires: Schwalbe Energizer plus – 700c
Stem: Line Satori UP OS 31.8 versatil-bar
Handlebar: Line HB KT-2/620 Trekking
Brakes: Shimano Deore M396 – 180/160mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Royal 5234 LookIn
Seatpost: Suntour SP12-NCX 30.9 suspension

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h performance line CX

Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 23.3kg

See the Macina Tour testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



KTM Macina Kapoho LT 272 Bosch 27.5+ E-MTB

KTM Macina Kapoho LT 272 Bosch_black-matt_white
KTM Macina Kapoho LT 272 Bosch_black-matt_white

 

 

 

Macina Kapoho – Bosch CX51 Motor

 

The e-bike popularity is taking off and KTM’s full-suspension eMTB models hit the trail with excellent characteristics. The 2017 KTM Macina LT 272 features a sweet component list that includes Shimano’s XT M8000 11 Speed drivetrain and Shimano Deore XT M8000 hydraulic brakes, this model only mounts components of great value on a frame designed to be able to control the thrust of the new Bosch Performance CX engine. The Macina also employs a trusty Fox Float 34 fork and Fox Float X3 rear shock absorbs all the difficult terrain, while the Kapoho’s 27.5+ wheels with Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-Easy Snakeskin Apex tires fitted to a KTM Line tubeless wheel are huge benefit to your factor of fun!

The new LT has the latest evolution of Bosch engines, the Performance CX. The Performance CX engine for the KTM processes data at two thousand messages per second to ensure efficiency at the highest levels. Thanks to this combination the Macina engine is very fluid in the delivery of up to 75 nm of torque. The dashboard Intuvia, is outfitted as standard with handlebar control, allows you to view the most important information. The power is entrusted to the Bosch lithium-ion 250Wh battery that recharges in just 3.5 hours.

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina boost Alloy – for Bosch Akku semi-integrated
Fork: Macina custom Fox Perform 34 Float 150 3pos adj LT boost 160
Rear Shock: Fox Perform float X 3 Pos Lever LV-
Group-set: Shimano XT M8000 1 X 11
Right Shifter: Shimano XT Trigger
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 11/46
Cranks: (KTM in-house) Kappa Crankarm-Set ISIS
Wheels: (in-house) Line 27.5+ Tubeless DT Swiss 350- Boost
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic – 2.8
Stem: (in-house) Team KT-6
Handlebar: Team HB-RB12L riser – 760mm
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Napal
Seatpost: Kindshock LEV-DX Dropper Post 100mm – 30.9

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h performance line CX

Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 23.2kg

See the 2017 Macina Kapoho LT testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



KTM Macina Race 293 E-MTB


Macina Race MTB E-Bike – Bosch Performance CX Motor

For this KTM model they built a lightweight hardtail E-bike with a new frame geometry with KTM’s semi-integrated Bosch drive. The 2017 KTM Macina Race is equipped with Bosch’s most powerful PerformanceLine CX engine, with a continuous maximum torque, even at high speeds For powerful driving. A 500Wh battery provides the necessary energy!

New broader boost hubs on the 293 provide a wider spoke angle for greater stiffness of the wheels and thus for better handling of the KTM bike. The 3 settings of the Macina’s RockShox Reba suspension fork with 100mm spring travel are comfortably adjusted via the remote lever on the handlebars.

The KTM is suitable for both off-road trekking and for routes that are more challenging than the usual paths open to a broad audience.

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina 650B BOOST, Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom Fox Rhythm 34 Float 120 adj., T, BOOST
Rear Shock: none
Group-set: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Right Shifter: Shimano SLX M7000 with display
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000 – 11/46
Cranks: (KTM in-house) Kappa Crankarms
Wheels: (in-house) Boost Line CC 29″ Shimano Deore- boost
Tires: Schwalbe Smart Sam Performance – 29 X 2.25″
Stem: (in-house)Team KT-6
Handlebar: (in-house) Team HB-RB12L riser – 760mm
Brakes: Shimano M615 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Italia SL X Cross Flow
Seatpost: (in-house) Team SP-619K – 30.9mm

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h Performance Line CX
Eco 50%
Tour 120%
Sport 210%
Turbo 300%
Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 20.9kg

See the 2017 Macina Fogo 272 testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



Intense Recluse Limited Edition DVO

Intense Recluse LTD DVO
Intense Recluse LTD DVO

 

Recluse DVO Limited Edition

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen a limited edition bike from Intense built around that lovely  green suspension, but they are back again with the new Recluse all mountain trail bike. Introduced last summer the Intense Recluse gets a shorter 140mm of fixed rear wheel travel paired with 150mm up front for a nimble all mountain feel over the newest iteration of the Tracer’s longer 165mm of enduro shredding legs. The bike of course goes with a Diamond fork & Topaz shock for suspension – plus an Eagle 1×12 drivetrain and some matching finishing touches along the way. While the last limited run had just 250 bikes made, this one goes even more exclusive down to only 100. So if you think you need one, you better get on the line with a dealer now…

recluse renthal dvo handlebar

The Recluse starts of with a stock unidirectional hi-mod carbon SL monocoque frame & matching UD carbon rear triangle, with 140mm of Intense’s iBox pivot suspension. Starting off with the SL ti frame hardware, it also gets special green anodized main pivot hardware to match the suspension. The new build was inspired by the successful collaboration with the suspension gurus for the Tracer DVO back in 2015, and pairs the elite tunable performance of this shorter travel 27.5″ trail bike.

recluse limited edition fabric saddle

The Recluse gets a Boost-space Diamond 27.5 air fork with 150mm of travel, paired to a Topaz T3 Air shock to deliver the Recluse’s 140mm of rear wheel travel. Each one in the 100 bike series gets individually numbered, and includes a matching certificate of authenticity.

Interestingly the bike is a step up from the bike build that was originally touted as the Recluse Limited Edition at launch back last August that stuck with Fox suspension and an XX1 build, but seems to have been superseded by the new bike for the new 2018 model year.



Besides the matching suspension and frame hardware, this edition gets a green color-matched set of Intense Recon Trail Carbon 27.5″ wheels, matching green Fabric Scoop Radius Elite saddle, and their green Dual Lock-on grips.

Intense Recluse DVO

Rounding out the build, the ride employs Sram’s X01 Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, a RockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm dropper post, and Magura MT Trail 180mm for the braking department.

Cambria bicycle has a few Recluse’s in stock and priced for $7,999, see the link below for more review info as well .

Intense purchase at Cambriabike.com

2017 Diamondback Mason Pro 27.5 Plus

Diamondback Mason Pro 27.5 Plus



 Diamondback Mason Pro 27.5 Plus

 

 

MASON TO FUN!

 

One of several 2017 Diamondback mountain bikes to catch our astute attention this year is the upcoming ride from the Northwest crowd of designers, the Diamondback Mason. It appears mountain bikes are getting more and more diverse by the minute with their frame and suspension engineering developments. We are just beginning to see creative ideas to push the envelope of traditional design with big wheel bikes and the Mason Pro 27.5 Plus ride shown above will be one of a handful of long travel hardtails for the upcoming summer.

The head engineers at Diamondback felt strongly that they needed a bigger wheel offering that was a bit more capable of handling all of what their local terrain is about, which means it more often than not can be aggressive while at the same time mucky and wet. Which is ultimately where this Diamondback All Mountain hardtail bike actually derived from.

The newest DB ride based out of the Northwest region, also features an All Mountain 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum frame, in which they supplemented with an additional hydro-formed top tube, along with a formed and butted down tube, to make sure it’s not only stout, but shaves grams off of where it’s not needed. It also uses a tapered head tube, a direct mount front derailleur mount, ISCG tabs and a 148x12mm Boost Spec Dropouts, w/ Replaceable Hanger.

To say the least, this Mason rig is low slung and slack — developed for the modern day shredder out there who needs plenty of efficiency on the uphill pedal sections, but also has the freedom to charge it hard down off the other side with what ever aggressiveness is needed to roll it out at the bottom and do it all over again, lap after lap. The Mason is a departure from the norm with a really slack 66.5° head angle and 16.77 inch chain-stays. They were able to get a lower center of gravity on the bike as well. Making for a purposeful bike both riding up as well as ripping down fast and furious.

The Mason is definitely less cross country style than most of the hardtail models available, having a long-travel Fox 130mm fork to not only soak up any rough element but to make for an easier go at popping the front end up. The Pro all-mountain bike will retail for $2,800 USD for total bike. (but discounted below, while supplies last)
All-mountain Plus Frame
The 6061-T6 DB alloy frame, is available with a Red finish w/sweet graphics design and four total sizes: small 15.5″, medium 17″, large 19″, x-large 21″.

db mason 27.5 plus fork

Component Specs

The Mason ride was developed to be priced right. First item up is the Fox 34 Float Performance 130mm fork to serve well to the AM crowd up front. The second item is the Race Face Aeffect 11 speed cranks that are matched with a single 30t ring combined with a bash guard. Those were then combined with Sram’s new X1 rear derailleur with the matching X1 trigger shifter, while the 11-speed 10-42t cassette, gives you a hardtail to do it all. They have thrown in some DB Blanchard 38R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h rims that are built up with sealed-cartridge-bearing hubs to make for a super strong, but yet light enough weight wheelset to climb with ease. The Shimano Deore M615 disc brakes employ 180mm rotors to provide more than enough power to stop in a hurry. They also specified a KS LEV Integra dropper post that comes with a bar remote, with Race Face’s Ãeffect, 760mm Wide bar and stem to complete the bike build out.

Pricing for the Mason hardtail, plus additional review is discounted now from,
$2,800.00

$2,420.00

Diamondback.com…

db mason red plus review

 

KTM Macina Fogo 272 MTB Bosch E-Bike

2017 KTM Macina Fogo 272 MTB Bosch

2017 KTM Macina Fogo 272 MTB Bosch

Macina Fogo MTB E-Bike – Bosch Performance CX Motor

A small revolution is caused with this superb KTM model, versatile and hyper reactive as the KTM crew integrated the new Bosch Performance Line CX engine! The 2017 KTM Macina 272 bicycle offers an excellent price to quality ratio. The Macina is thankfully equipped with the new Bosch CX engine, you will face the most extreme slopes with ease. The proven and reliable motor from Bosch has 250Wh and can reach speeds of up to 25km/h!

The 271 rear suspension provides you plenty of travel at 125mm, which provides comfort and safety in technical passages. Its lighter weight rear hardtail design pair the Macina with the subtle bump absorption of the Fox Rhythm 34 float 120 fork to formulate a chassis worth building on. This KTM E-Bike is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina 650B BOOST, Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom Fox Rhythm 34 Float 120 adj., T, BOOST
Rear Shock: none
Group-set: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Right Shifter: Shimano XT M8000 with display
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000 – 11/46
Cranks: (in-house) Kappa Crankarms
Wheels: Ryde Edge 35 Boost
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic – 2.35
Stem: (in-house)Team KT-6
Handlebar: (in-house) Team HB-RB12L rizer – 760mm
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Italia Nepal OE
Seatpost: (in-house) Comp Dropper Post 100/30.9

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h Performance Line CX

Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 21.4kg

See the 2017 Macina Fogo 272 testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



BH REBEL LYNX 5.5 27.5 PLUS

BH Lynx 5.5 Rebel 27.5 Plus
BH Lynx Rebel 5.5 27.5 Plus

 

 

REBEL LYNX 5.5

 

The 2017 BH Lynx full suspension setup will be the perfect fit for your initiation into the super fun world of BH’s electric powered mountain bikes. With humans having such huge-impressive networks of fun-single-track spread across the globe, the Lynx will be the ideal 27.5er not only on stone riddled forest trails that were challenging on your regular pedal powered mountain bike, but the Lynx’s e-bike power will open up the hardest trails you can blow your mind on.

The Lynx allows you to easily control the bike because the larger-sized wheel reduces the angle of contact on the ground. You will overcome the unevenness which enables you gain speed much faster than ever before.

BH Lynx 5.5

 

For a contrast this 27.5 Lynx model allows for you to obtain maneuverability on descents, while still rolls amazingly fast, a bit more rigidity and it will allow you to be more aggressive. To sum it up, these frames provide countless possibilities for enjoyment on the trail.

Also the 5.5 geometry and design on the BH full suspension gives it a longer angle, offering increased performance and greater comfort during the ride. Which offers a great responsiveness and the shorter distance between the axles and the rider’s center of gravity provides increased stability.

TECH SPECS

  • Frame: Lynx 6061 Aluminum
  • Fork: – FOX 34 FLOAT Rhythm 140mm 15QR, Shock – FOX FLOAT DPS Performance
  • Stem: – Emotion Lite
  • Headset: – Tapered
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 11s
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Cranks: – FSA 36T
  • Cassete: – Shimano Deore SLX 11sp (11-42T)
  • Chain: – KMC X10
  • Brakes: – Shimano SLX 180mm/160mm
  • Wheelset: – Alloy Double Wall
  • Tires: – Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 PLUS 3″
  • Saddle: – Emotion Cross
  • Motor: – 250W
  • Seatpost: Alloy 31.6
  • Handlebar: – Emotion MTB Alloy Riser
  • Grips: Lynx (in-house)
  • System /Display: – Yamaha PW-X
  • Distance: – Up to 105 Km.

Lynx bike testing review

 

BH Xenion Lite 27.5 Electric Hardtail

BH Xenion Lite 27.5 Electric Hardtail MTB

BH Xenion Lite 27.5 Electric Hardtail MTB

Xenion Lite Hardtail E-Bike

Bosch performance system

The exciting BH Xenion will be great for those looking for new sports challenges and for dynamic riding due to the BH modus to build bicycles that are fun. Maximum precision is combined with the Xenions power with that of the cyclist and generating assistance to overcome any terrain and any type of speed. It’s silent, highly efficient motor located at the center of the 27.5er Xenion frame provides a low gravity centre and good stability.

 
BH Xenion bosch Lite
Battery

Xenion has an autonomy of up to 120 km* (500Wh battery) or up to 95km* (400Wh battery).

The Bosch-range batteries have a service life of 100% until 500 complete charge cycles (>30.000 km). After 500 complete charge cycles, they may have a maximum decline of 20%.

 

Performance CX and performance engines

The most powerful, light and rule-breaking range from Bosch, the central engines Performance CX and Performance. They provide a torque of up to 70Nm (Performance CX) and 60Nm (Performance) with no resistance whatsoever in the zero-assist mode.

 

 

 

3 sensors: Torque, rhythm and speed

The torque and cadence sensors for the Bosch range on the 27.5 Xenion, are 100% integrated in the engine unit, give maximum accuracy and enable the system to provide a highly reactive, powerful assistance, with no jerking.

 

Detachable compact LCD display

The detachable LITE INTUVIA LCD display used by BH has multiple functions:

Autonomy information, battery capacity, time, speed, total or route distance.

 

To finalize the spec list, there is a full list located below.

TECH SPECS

  • Frame – Xenion Alloy 6061 w/ internal cable routing
  • Fork – SR Suntour XCT HLO
  • Stem – Emotion Light
  • Headset – Tapered with adaptor
  • Shift levers – Shimano Altus
  • Rear derailleur – Shimano Acera 8sp
  • Crank set – 18T
  • Cassette – Sram PG820 8sp (11-32T)
  • Chain – KMC Z51
  • Front brake – Shimano M355 180mm
  • Rear brake – Shimano M355 160mm
  • Wheelset – Alloy Double Wall
  • Tires – Rubena Ocelot 2,10″
  • Hubs – Shimano
  • Spokes – Stainless Steel
  • Saddle – Emotion Cross
  • Seat clamp – Quick Release
  • Seatpost – Alloy 31,6
  • Handlebar – Emotion MTB Alloy Riser
  • Grips – Perform
  • Pedals – Alloy
  • Chainstay protector
  • System – Bosch Performance
  • otor – 250W
  • Autonomy – Up to 85 Km
  • Display – Intuvia



E-Motor

Motor: Xenion Performance CX

Motor Performance CX

-Eco:1:0,5

-Standard: 1:1,2

-Sport: 1:1,9

– Boost: 1:3

 

Motor Performance

-Eco:1:0,5

-Standard: 1:1,2

-Sport: 1:1,9

– Boost: 1:2,75

USB charging port.
Sport 210%
Tour 120%
Eco 50%
Max Speed: 25Km/h

Motor: Xenion 250w
Battery: 400Wh
Weight: 21.8kg

See the Xenion e-bike testing review, for sale purchase price info, sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…

 

KTM Macina Lycan 271 E-MTB

KTM Macina Lycan 271 E-MTB 2017_8S_ES1

KTM Macina Lycan 271 E-MTB 2017_8S_ES1

Macina Lycan MTB E-Bike – Bosch CX51 Motor

A small revolution is caused with this superb KTM model, versatile and hyper reactive as the KTM crew integrated the new Bosch Performance Line CX engine! The KTM Macina 271 bicycle offers an excellent price to quality ratio. The Macina is thankfully equipped with the new Bosch CX51 engine, you will face the most extreme slopes with ease. The proven and reliable motor from Bosch has 250Wh and can reach speeds of up to 25km/h!

Macina black_orange_Lycan
The 271 rear suspension provides you plenty of travel at 125mm, which provides comfort and safety in technical passages. Its light weight 125mm rear suspension design pair the Macina with the subtle bump absorption of the Rock Shox Pike RC 130 fork to formulate a chassis worth building on. This KTM E-Bike is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina 27.5″ BOOST, Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom RockShox Pike RC, 130-SA-T-BOOST
Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch RL-C2 – 125mm
Group-set: Sram EX1 – 8 Speed
Right Shifter: Sram SL EX1 Trigger
Rear Derailleur: Sram EX1 – 8 Speed
Cassette: Sram XG899 11/48
Cranks: Sram EX1 Crankarm
Wheels: DT Swiss E512-27.5 – DT 350 Boost Hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic – 2.35
Stem: Ritchey WCS Trail
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Trail
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Fizik Gobi M7
Seatpost: Kindshock LEV-DX Dropper Post 100mm – 30.9

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h performance line CX
Support Level:
Turbo 300%
Sport 210%
Tour 120%
Eco 50%
Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 22.3kg

See the 2017 Macina Lycan 271 testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



Trek Super Commuter+ 8S speeds up the ride to work

2017 Trek Super Commuter 8S

 

Trek Super Commuter+ 8S spring 2017

Super Commuter

The team of 2017 Trek Super 8S designers want to make sure there’s no reason to hit the snooze button when your morning ride to work feels like a dream with the Trek electric bicycle. Makes life Super fun getting where you need to go exactly where you want to be in superstar style.

E-bikes continue to grow in popularity, and there is no mistaking their practicality for the commute to work or running errands by bike. Along with better technologies, these e-bikes are also starting to look better too. A good example is their new commuter with Super power which combines decent looks (for an e-bike of course) with a boost of speed and improved usability.

2017 Trek Super e-bike Commuter Bosch 8S power_pack

Like many others, they looked to Bosch to supply the electric oomph, pairing a 500Wh PowerPack battery with the 350W Performance Speed motor, and a Purion display showing battery level, range, speed & more. The bike’s motor can get you up to 28mph (45km/h) and its battery is even protected by a special downtube armor plate. Integrated fenders are a sensible touch, with the rear fender even building in integrated pannier support to haul your bags on the way to the office…

Trek E-bike disc brake


The 8S alloy frame with its integrated downtube battery gets paired with a thru-axle carbon fork while Trek selected Shimano’s SLX rear derailleur to manage the 1×11 drivetrain and wide 11-42 cassette. Deore hydraulic brakes keep you from getting too rowdy as you zip around town. Predictably, Bontrager components finish out the stem, bars, saddle & seatpost. Formula wheels with double walled rims and sealed bearings pair with fat 2.4″ Schwalbe Super Moto-X 650b tires for durable rolling stock with ample grip to lay down the pedal assist.

The Super is available only in red, comes in four sizes (45, 50, 55 & 60cm), and retails for a cool $5000. Only available through your local dealer, this one will add a little Get Up N’ Go to your otherwise steady commute.

Super Commuter

SUPER RAD RED(color)

 

2018 Breezer Squall Expert LE Hardtail

Breezer Squall Expert LE 2018 Right Fit

Squall Right■Fit

 

 

$999.00

SIZING INFO HERE

For Sale 28% Off of $1,500.00

 

 

 

■■■ Pair the D’Fusion Right Fit frame with mountain worthy components, and go home after riding with a huge grin!


Joe Breeze has been a true diehard for mtn-bikers as a leader for innovation for nearly forty years, while just a few years back the Squall was a perfect example of amazing value, paired with Breezer’s great design. So fast forward a few years with innovation and you get the 2018 Breezer Squall Expert, which still employs their D’Fusion tubing, including a unique D-shape profile on the top and down tubes near the head tube intersection and at the top tube-seat tube intersection. This helped reduced the stress that travels though those key joints, which keeps the Squall lively and reduces the risk of frame fatigue. In the rear triangle, D’Fusion tubing adds rigidity to the chainstays through a wider cross-section, while positioning the broad area outboard, to reduce chain suck. This eliminates the need for heavy gussets and keeps the Squall weight light and responsive.

Breezer Squall Expert LE Bike testing

So the big ?-mark for making it easier to size the wheel diameter, it’s now a simple decision and depends on what frame size you ride. It’s called the Right Fit concept, and what it does is match up the geometry of the frame with the wheel size that really enhances the performance of the bike. They found that for average to smaller size riders, a 27.5″ wheel really is the best way to go, since there are fewer compromises in fit–giving a bike that handles better, rides better, and feels better on the trail. For taller riders, it comes with 29er wheels that better match the way larger bikes handle. It’s an innovative solution that makes buying a mountain bike simple and takes some of your painstaking guesswork out of finding the right bike.
right fit bike sizes

Up front, the Squall utilizes RockShox’s 30 Silver 100mm fork with remote lockout to help smooth out the ride and soak up bumps and big hits. Shifting duties fall to a Shimano Deore/XT 2×10-speed drivetrain that gives you 20 gears to work with out on the trail. Stopping is handled by Shimano’s super reliable M395 hydraulic disc brakes. The Squall finishes with WTB SX/Shimano wheels, paired with Nineline Comp tires tires and Oval’s 300 saddle mated with the Oval 310 handlebar with matching Oval Concept grips, so you have a bike that’s ready to take you to the top. Enjoy the view from your Squall hardtail.

 

  • A sweet ride from the oldest mountain biking company started in the US

Sale Discounted — 27% off $899, now $649

Squall purchase and review info at Performancebicycle.com

 

Build Specs:

  • Frame: Breezer D’Fusion 6061 Expert Aluminum
  • Front Suspension: RockShox 30 Silver 100 mm Fork
  • Wheels: WTB SX rim laced to Shimano M4050 Centerlock disc hubs
  • Tires: WTB NineLine Comp 2.25″ tires (size XS-M: 27.5″; size ML-XL: 29er)
  • Front Mech: Shimano Deore
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore, 2×10 – speed
  • Rear Mech: Shimano XT, 10 speed
  • Crank: Shimano Deore, 38x24T
  • Cassette: Shimano 10-speed, 11-36T
  • Saddle: Oval 300, with custom graphics.
  • Seatpost: Oval 300, 27.2mm, zero offset
  • Grips: Oval Concepts
  • Headset: FSA, 1-1/8″ integrated
  • Brakeset: Shimano M395 Hydraulic Disc
  • Handlebar: Squall Oval 310 alloy


 

 



 

 

Merida Big Trail 600 650B Review

2017 Merida Big Trail 600 650b review
2017 Merida Big Trail 600 650b review

 

 

BIG.TRAIL 600

 

CONCEPT TECH SPECS

COLOR shiny blue (blue/grey)
FRAME SIZES
15″
17″
19″
21″
FRAME Merida Big Trail
FORK RST 600 FIRST 27.5+ 130 boost
DERAILLEUR REAR Sram NX 11
SHIFTERS Sram NX 11
BRAKE LEVER Tektro Gemini
BRAKES Tektro Gemini hydraulic 180
CRANKS Sram NX XSYNC 28 STEEL
CHAINGUARD MRP 1X TR upper
CHAIN KMC X11-1
HUBS FoBearing disc 15 boost / FoBearing disc boost
RIM MERIDA Expert TP
CASSETTE Sram PG-1130 11-42
TIRES Maxxis Rekon 27.5+ 2.8 fold
SPOKES Black stainless
HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA Expert TR 35
HANDLEBAR MERIDA EXPERT 35 760
HEADSET Conoid S-bearing neck
SEAT POST MERIDA EXPERT Dropper 30.9
SADDLE MERIDA Sport
WEIGHT 13.85 kg

 

 

12-148 THRU-AXLE ‘Boost’
In particular on both 29er and 650b wheels, Merida figured out if paired with a thru-axle the attributes to increase stiffness, make the huge benefits so desirable. Due to the widening of the hub spacing by 6mm, the spoke angles become flatter resulting in a stiffer and stronger wheel. Besides that, the wider hubs and cranks with wider bottom brackets push the chain line further outwards and enable extra short chain stays for a more agile geometry.

 

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
The best of two worlds: externally shaped head tube with increased diameter at the bottom and weight saving smaller diameter at the top. ‘X-Taper Headtubes’ always come with tapered forks or correct adapters fitted. Result: superb stiffness and precise steering even in the toughest conditions without increasing the weight of the frame unnecessarily.

 

SMART ENTRY
Internal cable routing perfected: Up to this point, the routing of cables inside frame tubes often had the unwanted side effect that they were able to move and produce noise. Our ‘Smart Entry’ allows the cables to be clamped under tension, resulting in rattle free cables even when it is getting rough. All cable inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with any kind of set up; Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake and gear cable housings etc.

 

DOWN TUBE EXIT
Due to a large cable exit in the Big Trail downtube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.

 

INTERNAL CABLE
Elaborately shaped frame designs with special inlets and outlets for internally routed brake and/or shifter cables. “Clean” in a double sense: The bike looks uncluttered while the cables are protected effectively from moisture and dirt.

 

SMOOTH-WELDING
Besides top functionality, the frames also have to offer a convincing visual appearance. The second welding process during Smooth Welding evens the connecting welding seam – an elaborate concept for a brilliant look without compromises to stability.

 

LOCK-OUT
The suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked directly by moving a lever. This provides an optimum setup e. g. for rides on bumpy surfaces or for powerful sprints – not only during steeper uphill passages!

 

PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM
MERIDA’s premium alloy represents extremely durable and light aluminium of high-end quality. Triple-butted wall thicknesses result not only in exciting frame designs: First of all, they offer an optimum Stiffness-to-Weight (STW) ratio.

 

HFS – HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM
The mechanical TFS process works from the outside to the inside. In contrast, the complex Hydroforming concept shapes the frame by pushing hot oil under hydraulic high pressure from the inside to the outside. Material: Prolite 66 aluminium.

 

POST-MOUNT DISC
The friction-free alignment of the brake caliper is considerably eased by direct mounting of the post-mount caliper at the rear dropout. Adaptable to different brake disc sizes thanks to the utilization of differently dimensioned adapters.