We're in Las Vegas and I really can't think of anything better to do then post another
Dirrrrty Dirt Demo update for all you guys and girls to read. So here is more of Day 2. Please read it because I stayed up real late to finish it!A really large group of desert gypsies for day 2 of the Dirt Demo?
What do you do if you want a sick fork but don't have 2 grand for the latest and greatest? You check out RST
is what you do, you silly monkey! We'll have more pics and more info (which isn't hard because there's none right now) of the entire RST fork line, but for now click on this sick long travel single crown fork. What I do know is that it was pretty light and really, really smooth. It was like a "storm" of smoothness!
The other fork that I gave a push on was their big DH fork. The picture I took was terrible so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see it but she felt really nice on the test rack.
Wandering around can be really rewarding. I found this RockShox Vivid
mounted to the back of a Cove STD.
has quite a wheel line up for 2008 and they all use something called DSA. Instead of the spoke being run through the hub flange and out, DSA spokes have a small barrel on the hub end. The barrel nests into the hub and apparently everything ends up having less stress and the spoke has a straighter path to the rim. The Massif wheelset
is for you if you like to send it. The rim is a Spank unit, 33mm wide, and is attached to the hubs with 28 spokes. The hubs are convertible from QR front to 20mm and the rear is either 10 or 12mm.
Massif rear hub
DSA spoke head
. They look interesting and you should get less flats, but I just really wanted to say Tire Balls....
Its been out for a bit now but the new Turner DHR
sure looks sweet. I love the raw look of this frame, more companies should do this.
The VP platform pedals stand out from the crowd with their unique shape. It has got set screws that sit in reinforced holes, much better than the flat top standard pins found on some pedals. It also uses three bearings and is rebuildable by a blind, one handed monkey.
There is a bunch of new wheel sets from Sun
, this is only one of them. More to come....Maybe...
Got a big recumbent race coming up? Then you need these 20" Carbon clincher HED wheels. Just remember, no matter how much carbon you add, its still a recumbent
The Fizi:k Zea:K
seat has got some serious style. Big scuff guards and a reinforced shell makes this one bomber of a seat.
Kabush speed machine!
I didn't see the big Aussie but I managed to snap a pic of the back of his bike. Rennie with white Ultimates
on his little bike.
There is a new old player in the drive train game. Things are not final yet but the new Driven group
actually looks pretty sick. There are both road and mountain groups, one with the "X" designation and one called "Z". There will be a plethora of carbon in both the highend road and mountain gruppos, and even some ceramic bearings
in the derailleur pulleys. This is highend stuff meant to compete with the big guns.
Both groups include cranksets that will come in at around 700 grams including BB and the higher level road group will use a very light aluminum cassette (save it for race day!). I had a chance to drop on a trainer and shift some gears. It has a very positive and solid feel reminiscent of X.0., precise and solid.
MTB rear mech
Road rear mech
We didn't have enough dust to begin with so thankfully the wind picked up and this little twister nearly took out the Cannondale tent!