RaceFace Unveils New Seatpost Design

Aug 8, 2005
by Tyler Maine  
Innovative Seatpost Head Maximizes Adjustability While Minimizing Weight

Raising the bar yet again, RaceFace’s 2006 XC seatpost line features a ground-breaking new head design, minimizing weight and maximizing adjustability, while still maintaining the quality and durability RaceFace is famous for. The revolutionary design is available on RaceFace’s Next, Evolve and Deus seatposts.The new design distributes loads more efficiently than traditional seatpost heads, and offers unprecedented adjustability, with infinite tilt adjustment completely independent from fore/aft adjustment.

Forged and machined from 6061 Aluminum, the head is extremely strong and fatigue resistant, and a side clamping rail system distributes loads to the clamp, rather than the bolt, virtually eliminating the possibility of broken bolts. The New Head will accommodate 7mm and 8mm rails while providing 35mm of rail support.

Next XC Post

The Next XC post is manufactured using RaceFace’s proven Next Carbon Technology, offering outstanding fatigue and impact strength in an extremely lightweight (215g) XC package.

The Deus XC post is manufactured from 7050 heat treated aluminum, for an optimal strength to weight ratio. Race Face’s triple butting process maintains strength in critical areas while reducing overall weight (235g), and the aluminum is also anodized and shot peened for increased fatigue life.

The Evolve XC seatpost features 3D forged 2014 Aluminum oval tubing, which maximizes strength to weight ratio and provides consistently high strength throughout the tube.The lightweight aluminum (265g) is also anodized and shot peened for increased fatigue life.

Race Face Launches Rider Inspired, Engineered 2006 Apparel Collection

-For Mountain Bikers, Lookin’ Good Has Never Been So Easy –

Combining knowledge from mountain bike all-stars and world class designers, Race Face’s 2006 Apparel Collection features the performance mountain bikers need without sacrificing any of the style they want. Merging the talents of Race Face’s award winning design team with input from freeride phenoms, like Race Face team members Wade Simmons and Darren Berrecloth, has resulted in Race Face’s best line of armor and clothing to date.

This year’s showstopper is the new Rally DH Jacket, Race Face’s first foray into the world of full-body protection. The result of years of research and development, and countless hours of consultation with the Race Face Freeride Team and component engineers, this armored jacket is designed to protect the skeleton, soft tissue and internal organs from abrasion and impact injuries common in freeride and downhill mountain biking. Featuring a unique articulated chest panel, to ensure a good fit across a broad range of anatomies, and patent pending spine protection, which does not allow the spine to bend backwards while still featuring superior comfort, this jacket is worthy of being stamped with the Race Face name.

As well as the introduction of the Rally DH Jacket, the entirety of Race Face’s armor line receives a facelift for ’06. Designed with the aid of freeride legend Wade Simmons, the Rally DH Armor leg and arm pads feature improved aesthetics, thicker foam padding and a new back panel for increased protection, and a new strapping system, shared with the Rally FR Armor, for better fit and function. Along with the Darren Berrecloth inspired Urban Knee Pad, this year’s Race Face armor is all you need to stay in one piece while grabbing big air.

Race Face’s line of gloves also sees new additions and improvements for 2006. The new DH Glove is built to withstand the rigors of gravity riding, featuring compression molded armor on the top of the hand, a broad wrist cuff and a Kevlar skid pad on the palm, all of which boost rider comfort while increasing crash protection. For 2006, the Impact Glove, designed specifically for DH/Freeride pursuits, continues to provide an extreme level of protection with embossed carbon hard-shell knuckle armor a broad wrist cuff and synthetic leather palm. The high-end technical Garda Glove uses high loft air mesh and a perforated synthetic leather palm to provide protection while guaranteeing total freedom of movement and unsurpassed breathability, and the Flow II Glove remains an ultra lightweight glove designed to excel on fast and smooth singletrack.

Race Face’s Below The Belt Line has been completely revised for 2006, with almost every garment refined to improve rider comfort. The Indy, Session and DH Shorts and Pants have been redesigned to offer improved performance and style, and the Cortina and VO2 shorts now feature new Italian chamois for better fit and function. The new Rally Short and Pant are burlier versions of the time-tested Indy line, built from heavyweight coated 500D and 1000D Cordura fabrics for increased durability.

For 2006, the Wicking Layer sticks with what works; Race Face’s Coolplus II 160 gram fabric, seamless shoulders and graphics sure to turn heads at dirt parks everywhere. And, as always, Race Face’s casual wear turns any freeride hero into a style icon.

About Race Face Performance Products:

Based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Race Face Performance Products designs and manufactures leading-edge performance cycling components and clothing. Race Face products are

distributed in more than 30 countries. The company sponsors a number of professional teams and riders and is the creator of the Ultimate Freeride Challenge on-line freeride competition. For more information, visit the new www.RaceFace.com.

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