iceBike* 2016: Randoms I

Feb 27, 2016
by Paul Aston  



Madison is a distribution giant in the UK that supplies bike shops nationwide with Shimano, Park Tool, Saracen, DT Swiss, as well as a huge range of other brands. Their tradeshow, iceBike*, heads into its fifth year of showcasing the products that they distribute, and 2016 is the first that the show opens its doors to the public. Unfortunately, due to a mass of interest, Saturday is fully booked, but tickets are still available for Sunday's show.


K-Edge


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K-Edge continue to machine every GPS, camera or phone mount you could ever need. A new hinged clamp is now featured across the entire range of handlebar mounts instead of slide-on fitting; this means no more messing with your grips and controls for installation. I started testing a K-Edge mount last year and broke the plastic insert/recess for my Garmin in a small crash on the second outing. Disappointed and forgotten, the mount has sat in my toolbox ever since. After today's visit, I was informed that they're designed to break to save your device and K-Edge will send one out free of charge in this case, I knew I should have sent them an email...


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This 1X Cross Single Guide looks smart and the mountain bike versions are popping out of the mill as we speak. At around 100 GBP they're certainly not cheap but we all know our budgeting skills bail out at the sight of machining, anodizing and laser etching.

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Garmin


Want to keep track of your rides, but don't want to look like your sat at an office desk with a giant bar mounted monitor glaring into your eyes? The compact Edge 20 and 25 will collect all of the basic data points you need for a 16548th Strava ranking around Cannock Chase and still connect with your sensors and monitors. Combine one of these with a K-Edge (see above) stem cap mount to keep things neat and compact.


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Lazer


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Lazer had a few new items on show, the first being a chinguard for the modular Revolution helmet. The Belgian brand say it's the only two piece helmet to meet the downhill safety standards.


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The second new product was these magnetic glasses, promising to solve problems like hotspots on your ears and the awkward shoving though the vents on the back of your helmet on a climb. The Magneto glasses have interchangeable arms between a conventional, over the ear type and shorter stubs with magnets. The opposing magnets can be clipped onto any helmet strap, and if you want to take them off they fit into magnetised recesses on the back of this Z1 road helmet. Similar recesses will be found on the 2017 Ultrax.

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Pearl Izumi


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Pearl Izumi have started to branch out from their road and XC heritage with a small range of, dare I say it, enduro/trail clothing and shoes for both sexes.

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Wheels Manufacturing Inc.


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Heading into their 28th year in business, Wheels Manufacturing Inc. from Colorado produce almost every mech hanger and bottom bracket size 'standard' in existence.

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Here's 263 patriotic mech hangers out of the 282 in Wheels' range.

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Mechanix


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Mechanix gloves winning the best display competition by a country-mile. Their range of gloves covers you for all of your tradesmans needs, plus for those in the know, certain models are great for riding in too

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Shimano


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Pauline Ferrand-Prevot is the current UCI cross country World Champion. Her 2016 Shimano Di2 equipped Liv Obsess is stunning.

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Shimano have a whole new range of shoes for 2016. The Vibram soled AM7 (below, right) could be a great option for flat-pedal riders looking for something other than 5:10s. More importantly, SPD compatible sandals are still in the product line.

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MENTIONS: @shimano






101 Comments

  • + 286
 SPD sandals finally! Something to wear with my fannypack lol
  • + 5
 amused me too
  • + 73
 been SPD sandals around for 20 years TBF
  • - 22
flag topsedit (Feb 27, 2016 at 3:47) (Below Threshold)
 haha 20years of idiocy.. thanks for the info tho poah
  • + 175
 They're called Clip-Flop's.
  • + 2
 So sasquatch can ride his fat bike on snow!
  • + 125
 Being that I'm a dad in my 40's, I'm going to buy those spd sandals, wear white tube socks, and race enduros with them. And with a Hawaiian shirt, with a fanny pack.
  • + 3
 Amd don't forget to wear some frilly underwear too
  • + 33
 Maybe some hot glue to put your toenail back on after its violently ripped off by your local descent
  • + 42
 To truly protect ones virginity
  • + 11
 MANDALS......do they come with white tube socks? If so I am in
  • + 8
 Make sure your kids and their friends are around while you do this.
  • + 6
 I took a pair of SPD sandals with me on a 100 day bike trip through out Asia in 2012. Awesome choice. Durable, comfortable and clipped in! When they finally broke, shimano warrantied them, unlike the 5.10 shoes I had that blew out the whole sole with 35 rides on them.
  • + 7
 You fashionistas are sooo deeep.
  • + 9
 I m waiting for the Eddie Masters signature Crocs
  • + 2
 I do have a pair of SPD sandals from waaaay back. Brought them out on a trail ride last year. I have to admit, I took it quite easy through the roughes rock gardens.
  • + 1
 A guy actually broke the world record for the biggest elevation gain in 24h wearing regular sandals (no cycling specific ones). He rode 21k m (69k foot) in height in just 24h. Google Christoph Furbach if you don't believe me Wink
  • + 1
 Flip flops grip flat pedals better than five tens!
  • + 1
 Or Elliot's slipper with stealth sole
  • + 1
 someone at shimano needs a punch in the throat.
  • + 1
 @jaame true guys ride with naked feet
  • + 61
 £100 for that incredibly simple k-edge upper guide is beyond ridiculous. You can try and claim it costs that much to produce all you like. You will be talking out of your arse. Hope are a relatively small, in house CNC facility, so their overheads shoud be high. They can produce a fully bled and functional brake system with actual moving parts and high tolerance seals etc for hardly any more money than this guide. The k-egde guide is about as simple as it is possible to be, I could make you something that works just as well out of some old ali sheet with a hacksaw and a drill. It'd be worth about a tenner max...
  • + 21
 An here's me thinking 80ish £ for a full guide with pully an bash is taking the piss!
I'm glad you beat me to comment cos I was aboot ready to type that they can go f*ck themselves
  • + 5
 10,000000% or more in full on correctness... I once cut up a race plate with my bro and bodged one for free that worked for about 6 months! That is pure billet bollocks!!!
  • + 7
 check out 77designz if you want good, light, simple guides for cheap
  • + 10
 You could buy a Dura Ace front derailleur and crank down the limit screws for less money!
  • + 3
 As a former CNC machinist I would say you are correct, they are printing money.
  • + 4
 Did they dig the ore up too?
  • + 1
 someone will buy it...
  • + 25
 That Mechanixs glove display is great. I've been using their products for years at work. Good product at a great price. Makes other gloves seem really overpriced and flimsy.
  • + 6
 The shimano am7 flats look interesting. Don't know why 5:10 got rid of the vanderham flat shoe. The flap across the laces is simple but wonderfully effective when riding in slop.
  • + 2
 I agree about the flap over the laces. They help keep my feet dry and also keep the poison ivy from jamming in the laces. My 5/10 Karvers have it and when I found out they were being discontinued I bought an extra pair.
  • + 2
 Agree, the laces flap is brilliant for British four seasons of wet but the vibram sole is too thin on my Shimano AM41s and the new AM7 soles don't look any thicker. Anyone got any experience of both?
  • + 2
 5.10 has a version of the Freerider with a lace flap that i would be riding ii if it wasn't for the hideous colorways. Flat pedal shoe friendly shoe covers would be great or even better, a shoe with a shoe cover system. I am hoping the OWN shoes are available soon as my freeriders are living on life support.
  • + 1
 I have the 5.10 ravens which were like $50 on discount. They have the flap and are almost waterproof.
  • + 1
 @woodpeckar I have had the AM41's for about 3 years and just replaced them with the AM7's The sole is the same. It just feels a bit different on the new ones as there isn't a defined hole for each of my pedal pins.
  • + 8
 Not sure about those magnetic glasses...
  • + 7
 They should be electromagnet with an app for your cell phone so you can use it for a remote to put your glasses on and off.
  • + 1
 And the function so that if your battery on your phone dies, or you leave it at home, you just can't use them at all.
  • + 1
 Won't the magnet mess with everyones microchip implant....?
  • + 8
 Mechanix rules!
  • + 3
 I would go through brand name cycling gloves one every couple months. I was at the parts store getting some stuff for my truck and decided to grab a pair of Mechanix $14.00 slip on thin gloves to try. I am on my second season with them...this includes racing, tree clearing, and everyday riding.
  • + 3
 Awesome until you absently rub your nose, or sweat from your brow, etc. And your expecting terry cloth and get that rough ass glove texture and a big ole seam in your eye! Smile

Wore mechanix's gloves playing paintball and got that sandpaper surprise! Smile
  • + 1
 I spent way too much money on a set of TLD Ace's and they lasted 3 rides before a seam busted open. Might be trying Mechanix next. I wonder if enough of us ask for it if they would make a MTB specific version?
  • + 3
 Well looky at this, with a fleece wipe and everything:

www.mechanix.com/automotive/specialty-vent
  • - 3
 @Albe23 At 28 bucks you can buy all kinds of mountain bike gloves. So what's the point?

Well it does "say" there is a micro fleece sweat wipe. But it sure isn't very apparent? Is it supposed to be the tiny area between the hook and loop closure and the extra thick leather between thumb and index finger? Cause if your thinking you can wipe your face in that tiny recessed area without getting raked by the raised closure or the seam from the edge of the leather than I'd say your mistaken? My first guess was that it's a miss print, or they don't have the right glove pictured? Cause if that's the sweat wipe it looks non functional? Smile

At least this pair of gloves doesn't look like it has the "sandpaper surprise" texture of the regular Mechanix gloves...? They look awesome, I'll give you that...?
  • + 1
 @stiingya Well street price is $20-25 on Amazon and yeah you could get all sorts of gloves that will break down at $28 like my Ace's did. These also don't use the same palm or thumb as there standard gloves if you look at the Hero Card PDF on the page. If you look at that you'll notice that the area is larger than it appears, although not huge. I don't believe they use the same fabric either. They are definitely more light weight gloves. Anyway, I just ordered a set from Amazon and they'll be here Wednesday. I'll post up again and let you guys know how they are.
  • + 1
 haha they actually advertise for biking now? was riding those as my biking gloves before I even properly got into biking. just stole em from my fathers garage probably 14 years ago or so...
  • + 1
 Durable gloves made to stand up to a lot more stress then biking can deliver. I think its great that they get into the bike industry and start giving these chumps a run for their money. Its crazy to see an average pair of gloves made by a bike company go from 50-100$. Also i could really care less about section dedicated to snot and sweat made of nice material. People are getting soft.
  • - 1
 @messmyth "average pair of gloves made by a bike company go from 50-100$"? Cool story bro...
  • + 1
 Well Amazon said they will arrive today...should have something up by this evening.
  • + 1
 So I got them in today. They are pretty sweet. They are very light weight and seem more like moto/mtb gloves than they do actual mechanics gloves. The palm is the same material as the originals but is completely perforated. It's also just one layer with no reinforcements. The upper is a smooth mesh that breathes decently and is one piece, so no seams around the knuckles. The fleece wipe, while not large, has more than enough area for it's intended purpose. Additionally the glove is nowhere near as rough as their standard gloves and didn't cause any 'sandpaper' feeling to my nose. The only gripes so far are that the Velcro pieces are a bit stiff and the upper could be a bit more stretchy. However, only time will tell how they will hold up and perform on the trails.
  • + 2
 It's funny they display the SH-M200b in its limited 25yrs edition (which is the blue colour)
They are limited to few hundred in Europe and almost sold out. And the price is more like 189€. Don't know about the current Exchange rate to GBP, but diffrence can't be that much.
  • + 5
 Pretty sure that's that cock russell brand perusing hubs.god help us.
  • + 2
 I meant bb's
  • + 3
 It would be enough for me to consider selling my bike if it were. Utter bell-end.
  • + 2
 Or possibly the author of the article...
  • + 1
 Oh well
  • + 5
 Must be Pearl Izumi has some former Troy Lee employees
  • + 4
 No...They're just smoking pot
  • + 7
 Looks like the troy lee fan club had downvoted you both! I have to say most troy lee designs are gaudy as all hell.
  • + 1
 Was scrolling down the page, went past the first picture of the Pearl Izumi stand and had to do a bit of a double take since it appears there is a large grey cock and balls crudely drawn on the wall in the background. Turns out it's some sort of chamois insert mockup or something on the wall.
  • + 4
 I'd be SHOCKED if Shimano sells more than like 4 of those ugly ass sandal things
  • + 1
 ^^^
  • + 2
 I've heard they are pretty decent for bike touring in warmer climates
  • + 1
 The people who ride Tandems love these sandals. I am not joking- a tandem rally = huge number of sandal equipped riders.
  • + 1
 Shimano has been selling hundreds of pairs of those to touring guys for years. I have seen people give genuine advice on recumbent and touring forums that for cold weather riding the best thing to do is have wool socks, sandals and overshoes.
  • + 2
 I guess at least it would hide the socks and sandals.
  • + 4
 Would love to try some mechanix wear gloves, looks like they offer great grip
  • + 2
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  • + 3
 my best pair of gloves that lasted forever were kobalt gloves from lowes.only $12.
  • + 1
 My best were a set of Race Face with a kevlar palm. They wore through 3 sets of grips and 1 set of road hoods in 3 years before the finger seams popped. Next most durable are Thor MX gloves. I can usually get a full season between riding, building trail and working on the car.
  • + 1
 "The compact Edge 20 and 25 will collect all of the basic data points you need for a 16548th Strava ranking around Cannock Chase"

Brilliant.
  • + 1
 The Mechanix booth doing it right. Not a XC lady or guy but that liv is pretty purrty. Put the AM7 lace flap on the AM5 and I would be super sad i just order some AM45's.
  • + 0
 Why is there not a gear hanger standard?
OH YE same reason that other bike standards keep changing, it is not about what the consumer wants, it is about that the manufacturers can get away with !
  • + 4
 Looking at that photo it is mad to think that a set mech hanger "standard" hasn't been adopted. I can only think of the Syntace system that a couple of brands use.
  • - 1
 The same reason why there isn't one standard for headsets, bottom brackets, hubs etc etc.
  • + 1
 But there is far closer to being standards for bottom brackets, hubs and headsets. They're aren't 300 bottom bracket standards.
  • + 0
 "They're aren't 300 bottom bracket standards" How can you say that that is a standard?
  • + 1
 Shimano has been making SPD Sandals for about 25 years, you know back in the days some of you carried around cardboard to lay in the street and breakdance.
  • + 1
 pis moé lcave jpensait jverait des bikes monté pour rider sua glaçe.....
  • + 1
 Removable chin guard? Why would I want to remove the one thing that is going to keep my teeth in my head if I face plant?
  • + 7
 So you can pedal uphill without feeling like your head is inside a kiln.
  • - 1
 I live in Arizona and never ride without a full face. Grow a pair.
  • - 1
 Or lose your teeth. It's your choice.
  • + 3
 Now we can have the best of both worlds. That's what progress is.
  • + 2
 We love Wheels Manufacturing! Keep up the great work folks!
  • + 1
 PFP Not only crushes women's XC but she's nasty on a cross bike too. An incredible athlete.
  • + 1
 I want spd sandals said nobody ever!
  • + 2
 But socks and sandals... Mmmmmmmm
  • + 2
 would be great for touring
  • + 1
 ryrtrdghtrdhthfdg My little one really wanted to leave a comment, S
  • + 1
 That Liv Obsess is losing air
  • + 0
 why so many different mech hangers? who do i congratulate? f*cking dicks
  • + 1
 sd66 ftw
  • - 1
 patriotic, lol do you remember freedom?
  • - 1
 Lazer helmet reminds me of optimus prime.
  • + 3
 No it's mega man!

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