Randoms - Core Bike Show 2017

Jan 23, 2017
by Ross Bell  
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e*thirteen's latest chainguides, dropper post and wider rims

Aimed at aggressive trail riders and enduro racers, e*thirteen's TRSR (carbon), TRS+ (alloy) and TRS (steel backplate) Compact chain guides offer riders additional chain management and protection from rock and stump strikes.

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The top of the line TRSR Compact features a compression moulded carbon back plate and weighs 111g (claimed).

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Designed to deflect impacts away from your drivetrain, the lower bash guard will make a lot of sense to those of you who frequent natural trails littered with debris and tree stumps.
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The tool free top guide is designed to accommodate modern frame geometry and features a co-moulded rubber slider to help keep the noise down.

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e*thirteen's new Compact guides are available in ISCG 05 and adjustable between 28 and 38 tooth chainrings.

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e*thirteen's TRS cassettes are popping up everywhere, and for good reason...
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Available in 10 and 11-speed, compatible with both Shimano or SRAM XD and in ratios 9-42 (10-speed), 9-44 and 9-46T (11-speed).

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Yup, e*thirteen have a dropper post... The TRS+ is a cable actuated, fully serviceable (no cartridge) coil sprung, 3-stage (0mm - 80mm - 120mm - 150mm) 150mm travel dropper post.

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SRAM Matchmaker compatible, e*thirteen's TRS+ post lever is designed to seamlessly fit into your cockpit set-up. Spot the grip tape.
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The adjustable paddle and overall design of the lever assembly are intended to enhance the interface between rider and machine.

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e*thirteen's carbon fiber LG1R rim is now available in 27mm and 31mm widths.
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Unlike some manufacturers, e*thirteen employ a proprietary rim design and profile.

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Like to customize your ride? e*thirteen has you covered with their dizzying array of custom wheel decals.


Fox's new D30 Knee and Elbow Pads

The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted something unusual on the knees of Fox athletes last year with pinners Josh Bryceland and Conor Fearon sporting them at select World Cup events and Tyler McCaul at Rampage; Fox's hotly anticipated entry into the D30 joint protection game is finally here... The Launch Pro D30 knee and elbow pads will be available in March.

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D30 foam has revolutionized the protection market so it was only a matter of time until they teamed up with the pioneering design team at Fox to create something special.
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Packed with innovation including enhanced breathability, hypoallergenic neoprene construction and an anatomically engineered fit to boost pedal efficiency.

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The hardshell cap is designed to reduce snagging and can be removed and replaced if needed or starts to look worse for wear.


Renthal's 'Ultra Tacky' Push-On grips and Data Aquisition Apparatus

Push-on bicycle grips in 2017? While we're not likely to see a u-turn on lock-on grips anytime soon, some riders simply prefer the feel of old school push-on grips including two of the fastest riders in the world, namely Danny Hart and Laurie Greenland. There is, of course, a reason lock-on grips became a thing; push-on grips are a faff to fit and can, especially over time, come loose. To combat this, riders have employed various adhesives, even hairspray and moto-style wiring to keep them in place. Thankfully the engineers at Renthal have been playing with their chemistry set and have formulated a new adhesive to help get their new push-on grips in place and steadfast.

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Who runs push-on grips these days? Ever heard of Danny Hart and Laurie Greenland?
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We're big fans of Renthal's push-on grips and Ultra Tacky compound so expect more on these new grips soon...

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At the cutting edge of handlebar technology Renthal use data acquisition technology, similar to that used in the suspension industry, to monitor and record the forces experienced by the rider - these guys really don't mess around!

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Sensus Lite Grips

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When less really is more... We've already spent a few days on the new Sensus Lite grips and can safely say they feel awesome!
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The Lite's single clamp design, 'micro flange' and tighter rib design amount to a grip to try in 2017...


DVO's New Garnet Dropper Seatpost

DVO have been making waves since they first exploded onto the scene and it comes as no surprise that a dropper post would inevitably join their ever-growing portfolio. Rather unusually given the state of play, DVO will be offering their new Garnet post in both standard and stealth configurations. Why? Simply because they don't want to deny riders still enjoying older bikes that lack the necessary routing for a 'stealth' style dropper post, the chance to use theirs. Makes sense.

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Not one to be left out of the ever growing dropper post market, the DVO's cable actuated and air sprung Garnet dropper post comes in both 30.9 and 31.6mm sizes and 125 and 150mm travel configurations.

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The sprung lever pivots to prevent unwanted cable binding.
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No need to remove your saddle to check air pressure...


Fresh Colors for POC

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From vibrant neon yellows to a glossy British racing green, those stylish Swedes have been busy with their Pantone palet.


MRP's new Oval Chainring and Compact Guides

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MRP's Wave Rings have been out for a while offering an interesting alternative to traditional narrow-wide configurations, and are now available in the increasingly popular (and perhaps controversial) oval style.

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Running a 30T ring but need some additional protection from below, MRP have you covered with their Micro XCg.
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The XCg V2 continues that theme and is available in two sizes to suit 32T and 36T chainrings, with the latter working with 34T too.

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For when cyclocross gets gnarly... Yup, MRP make chainguides for cross bikes now too, which is kinda rad.

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Looking for some extra support in your short travel RockShox Pikes? MRP now have Ramp Control Cartridge to suit and stay tuned as we have a review in the works...


Nukeproof Horizon Clipless Pedals

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If you haven't seen these yet, here they are and it has to be said, they look beastly in the flesh and every bit the serious clipless pedal we'd expect from a brand as entrenched in gravity riding and racing as Nukeproof. Top work fellas and stay tuned for a review on PB soon...


Taste the Rainbow with Odi's Elite Grip Range

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Odi's Elite grip range have won their fair share of fans since debuting back in late '15 but have until now only been available in black. That's fine, but sometimes it's great to inject some color into your ride... Now available in blue, red and green.


Halo Supa Drive

Halo's Supa Drive hubs sport a whopping 120 points of engagement, feature a fully adaptable and super stiff chromoly axle. Available in black, red and white, in either HG or SRAM XD freehub body with screw off end caps that allow the hub to adapt to any system with aftermarket boost adapters and boost versions to follow shortly.

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Utilising 3 wedged pawls with 12 micro teeth and a bigger surface area contact for wider range cassettes.
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Thanks to the wedged pawl system the harder you pedal the more it engages, preventing typical traditional single tip pawl failures.


A Fresh Look for Gusset Components

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UK brand, Gusset Components have had a brand makeover for 2017 alongside some fresh products including bars, stems and saddles.


Myles Rockwell's '93 Kamikaze Winning Yeti A.R.C.

It's not every day that you stumble across a bike like this... The very machine that Myles Rockwell used to win the NORBA national at Mammoth Mountain, California and the infamous Kamikaze downhill back in 1993, narrowly edging out the legendary Jason McRoy in the process. History doesn't get any more bad ass and you can read more about it here.

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Back in the day, Ringle was the brand to have, especially when it came to hubs.
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How things have changed... That's a 64T chainring although Myles actually raced with a 56T.

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A brake booster and cantilever brakes vs. the Kamikaze. You had to be insane!
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Can you imagine running 585mm bars and a 135mm stem at speeds exceeding 60mph?


SDG's 2017 Highlights

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When art and bikes collide. This unique saddle is Austrian shredder, Angie Hohenwarter's signature SDG saddle and features some amazing supplemented artwork by an artist called Andreas Preis, which is effectively burnt into the material so it doesn't fade. Pretty cool!

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Designed to help prevent unwanted tire buzzing on long travel bikes, the I-Fly 2.0 is the choice of...
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Aaron Gwin. This is a spare saddle from his 2016 Team USA world championships bike.

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Designed from the ground up for the needs of mini shredders, the team at SDG have worked hard on their first kid's saddle, which is aptly called the 'Performance JR'.

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The Duster P MTN is designed with rugged trails and all-day shredding in mind.
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Available with carbon rails (190g), titanium (240g) or chromoly (255g) and in four colors.




MENTIONS: @ethirteen-components @renthalcycling @foxheadeurope @oakley @Sensus @DVOSuspension @Nukeproofinternational @Ison-Distribution @yeticycles





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126 Comments

  • + 59
 Coil sprung, user serviceable dropper FINALLY!!!!
  • + 53
 Gravity Dropper has done coil sprung droppers for years.
  • + 19
 Yeah, because Gravity Dropper hasn't been doing just that for over 10 years now. Wink
  • + 1
 @hpiguy: so is it Gravity Dropper multimillionaire already? He should to...
  • + 1
 @rossbellphoto any info on the weight?
  • + 20
 @PauRexs: No, because everyone working for the brand is blind.
  • + 5
 as it has fixed positions can we take it that it has a pin arrangement to hold it in place rather than the 'gripping' arrangement that all the infinite adjust ones have that always lead to it sagging?
Definitely on my short list if true.
  • + 12
 @merinator: Yeah but GD is only available in up to 125mm of drop, and it doesn't have a stealth routing option. It was cool 10 years ago, but it's way outdated now.
  • + 2
 Reverb is user serviceable. Buy a rebuild kit, some basic tools (circlip pliers, vice soft jaws for various shaft sizes, etc), follow the step by step Sram vid and go for gold. 2-3 hrs. Dead easy.
  • + 4
 @seraph: and the gd looks like a sex toy
  • + 7
 @Ritgut: Dunno about where you come from but the parts list and time duration you just mentioned is about as far from "dead easy" as you can safely get.

Unless, of course, you were being sarcastic...then I say...yeah.
  • + 0
 @hpiguy: yeah cos I want an ugly outdated crap pipe on my bike......
  • + 6
 My Bike Yoke Revive dropper is pretty much the smartest thing I own. You can bleed the lock out circuit in couple of seconds with no disassembly at all.
  • + 2
 @kanioni: Whythankyou! Glad you like it!
  • + 4
 @merinator: Sadly GD has not evolved lately...
  • + 0
 #mechdropperfinally !!!
  • + 5
 @Ritgut: I'd rather work an extra three hours at my job and buy a new post..
  • + 2
 Id like to see the weight difference
  • + 7
 @Gregorysmithj1: there is a dental attitude!
  • + 1
 Never had to service my doss and almost a year on the transfer! I guess logically a seal kit+special tools 50+60 in personal time or sell oem reverb 200 then buy fox 300, about even without the wasted time.
  • + 1
 @kanioni: Hi, Are you happy with the Revive? Does the bleed work?
  • + 1
 @AyJayDoubleyou: Nah, expanding collet system like the Spec. Command Post. Pretty robust, but not quite like a pin.
  • + 3
 @Raffe: I've only done one long ride with it, but very happy so far. It takes very little force to push down and it seems to work well in cold too. Also no play at all. My Revive was a bit spongy after shipping and the reset valve worked beautifully. One push down with the valve open and it was solid. Nothing negative to report yet so pretty stoked!
  • + 1
 @kanioni: Ok, great to know and thank you for replying Smile
  • + 1
 @AlexS1: yes, they had it all in hands.
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: Remove the boot and it looks like pretty much any other dropper out there.
  • + 31
 "Renthal use data acquisition"

My carbon fatbar lite snapped after 3months Frown

Although they sent me a box of goodies to smooth things over. I'm easily bought so all is forgiven Smile
  • + 7
 Did they cover your dental bills? Usually, a snapped bar = dirt sandwich
  • + 21
 So, they send you sandpaper? (Don't bother giving me props, I already know is a good joke.)
  • + 9
 I had a crash at Winter Park with my carbon fatbar lite and I literally snapped the bar into three pieces as I was ejected 'through' the handle bars.

Was a decent crash but I did not expect that. It literally felt like it had turned into balsa wood.

i.imgur.com/GUw3m2X.jpg
  • + 1
 Holy shit, glad I'm using the aluminium version..... Never knew those things snapped in half.. That's crazy.
  • + 2
 @DutchmanPhotos: Every bar can snap in half. Even your aluminium one can snap. Crazy how a couple of people break theirs (with no info other than their word and some pictures) and that makes you worried about the carbon ones and glad to be on aluminium.
  • + 1
 I got another carbon bar. Just not one by Renthal and I have had no problems.
  • - 1
 @mgolder: sorry, meant to give a positive prop and hit the wrong arrow.
  • + 2
 German BIKE Magazine did a review of carbon and aluminum bars a year ago where they put them in a testing machine to see when they would break.

Can't remember the exact figures but Enve and Syntace carbon bars did well over 200.000 bendings (3 pieces each) and Renthal carbon broke around 30.000 average...Easton and Spank alloy bars were stronger than the Rethal carbon ones
  • + 2
 @AntiGrav87: My point is, until you can recreate the exact same crash, circumstances, usage beforehand etc etc, then you will never truly know whether a different bar will survive it or not.

You may say you have had bigger crashes since, but that isn't the same thing as the exact same crash is it.
  • + 0
 @mgolder: First off my bar did not snap in half. It snapped into 3 pieces at the end of the upsweep, if you so much as bothered to click my pic. It was a new bar, on a new bike, that had ~100 miles on mellow local trails and maybe an hour at the park before it snapped. No crashes before that and it was setup by a professional using torque wrenches to not compromise the carbon in anyway. With what happened to me, and reading what Bombscarebaird had to say about Renthal bars I decided to share my short experience with them.

Thanks for insinuating I am a liar or incompetent at understanding how bars work. You really contributed.
  • + 1
 @Bombscarebaird and @AntiGrav87 - The 35mm diameter bar? I'd like to know for sure. Thanks.
  • + 27
 I cant wait for Yeti to bring out a triple chainring bike. Imagine the range you will have. A gear for the steepest of uphills plus a gear for the fastest of fireroads all while not needing to cross stretch the chain at radical angles. This could be a game changer
  • + 15
 And now imagine if someone developed 20mm wide rims. light enough for climbs but sturdy enough for the downhills.
  • + 19
 @fercho25: you're on to something. And you could make the wheels a smaller diameter to make them more agile.
  • + 3
 I waiting for someone to make some vertical bar extensions. They'd be great for climbing sketchy hills!
  • + 3
 Should make an elastomer sprung fork too. Lighter than springs and more progressive than air, sounds like the ideal solution. What could go wrong?
  • + 1
 And of course trade that flat bar for a drop bar
  • + 1
 I knew I was holding on to my Mongoose Amp B1 for something.... now I can take it out and be cutting edge thanks to you guys starting the revolution again...
  • + 1
 Seriously though, 64t!? I remember putting gt wings 44t on my bmx back in the 90s but , let's just say we have come along way. Major props to the forefathers of MTB
  • + 20
 The removable hard shell cap on the fox pads...isn't there a decent chance of it just ripping off in a crash?
  • + 8
 That's where they will make most of the money.
  • + 8
 @dv8416: it's a knee pad for a knee pad. I would personally prefer 1 more.
  • + 6
 No. If they use proper Velcro, there´s no chance this thing is coming off. Or did the velcro closure on your pads ever open without you pulling it at an angle?
Only if something catches the cap at the outer corners this might happen. But then you´ll probably be happy if it rips off instead of it twisting your leg/knee.
  • + 8
 The knee sliders on my motorcycle leathers are held on with Velcro. They get dragged along the ground at 200km/h and they don't fall off.
  • + 2
 @riderseventy7: That sounds painful.
  • + 1
 @riderseventy7: but sliders are designed to "slide", they're made of slippery stuff...
  • + 2
 @ad15: "slippery stuff" ....i giggled. thank you.
  • + 20
 And the slow crawl to riding season begins
  • + 5
 The weekend will be here in no time! Wink
  • + 10
 @vikb: it's Monday
  • + 2
 @vikb: I usually ride Wednesdays... so that will be here soon.
  • + 38
 Riding season starts with Sea Otter and only if Brian Lopes can see his shadow
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns: Get your Lopesworth.
  • + 3
 @endlessblockades: let's take the subject Ellswhere
  • + 17
 Is that Steven Tyler presenting the DVO dropper?!
  • + 0
 no, it's antonio fiorre
  • + 12
 I hope E13 have improved their chain guides, because the current clasp mechanism they use now sucks balls.
  • + 4
 They better be good for that price
  • + 2
 +1 for that
  • + 1
 No Sh!t, I've gone through 2 already. I emailed E13 and told them to please go back to the old design, because the new one isn't durable at all.
  • + 8
 Exactly, that piece is so easy to lose I lost mine after a few weeks of riding. Luckily, that piece is so easy to lose these are literally lying around on the trails, so you can get a spare one anywhere.
  • + 10
 how the heck are you meant to change gear on that vintage yeti?! no way that front mech could move the chain on to the smaller rings.
  • + 7
 When you're doing 60mph down the Kamakazi run I'm thinking the granny ring would be the last gear you'd be thinking of selecting.
  • + 8
 Imagine the chain slack when you're in the granny ring!
  • + 3
 The granny gear was there just to catch the chain if it came off the big ring.
  • + 11
 Back then, front derailleurs were used as chainguides with their adjustment screws tightened down to lock it in place.

The advent of real chain guides didnt come around until 96/97 when DH really started taking off.
  • + 1
 You don't, it's only there to keep the chain on.
  • + 8
 Wait till 2018 and the 64T chainring from '93 will shift from front to rear.
  • + 6
 @DVOSuspension that air valve location is perfect. no more removing the saddle from the dropper, or the dropper from the bike. great job going over the details!
  • + 7
 Oh Yeah!... Its that time again! I love this stuff!!
  • + 4
 "That's a 64T chainring although Myles actually raced with a 56T"... pussey
  • + 15
 Times change, people still want 64t but in the rear. Your move Shimano, release the Albatros
  • + 4
 "Who runs push-on grips these days? Ever heard of Danny Hart and Laurie Greenland?"

Now name some non-team riders...
  • + 1
 Why bother? Surely the top two in the world (technically anyway) are good enough to warrant mention. Or is it better if Joe Bloggs from Randomville is mentioned as using them?
  • + 4
 @mgolder: yeah Joe's cool...he's like the rest of us who ride.
  • + 1
 I do. lock-ons are to big for my tiny hands.
  • + 3
 huh nothing really new or cutting edge , just a bunch of similar products others debuted 2 yrs ago now and others are trying make bank off of .
  • + 2
 That's how the bike industry works, and every now and then someone adds 5 or 10 mm to an axle or half an inch to a tyre, purely to be awkward and guilts everyone into buying it
  • + 2
 Hey, someone made an attractive gravity dropper clone- i think that's pretty savvy!
  • + 5
 Ethirteen - everything Crank Brothers wished it could be and more.
  • + 1
 @ollyforster Maybe it's simpler than I'm thinking, but what is meant by, "Unlike some manufacturers, e*thirteen employ a proprietary rim design and profile." ?

Any word on how loud/quiet the Halo Supadrives are?

And and big thanks for the time travel piece - Kamikazee always blew my mind!
  • + 1
 They design and manufacture their own rims @WoodenCrow whereas many others do not, relying instead on third-party vendors and some stickers.
  • + 1
 Geez DVO, no 27.2, oh well two potential sales lost. By the way if you figure out how to engineer a 27.2, maybe for a small fee, GD or KS can help ypu out. Hey guys not everyone has or can afford an "UPDATED" bike.
  • + 1
 They're working on one @tonylapy but it's not ready and they didn't have the info to share just yet.
  • + 1
 already running the Halo Supa Drive hubs, so far they've hold up fine. I you want any freehub buzz it means little or no grease. still disappointed it won't take a 11s road cassette for my gravelgrinder
  • + 1
 You think will run ok on my 9 speed bmx bike?
  • + 1
 Are they're nice and quiet? I'm always looking for high engagement quiet hubs. (seriously)
Thanks
  • + 4
 Go home your drunk. No one wants your £100 chain guides
  • + 0
 I thought they cost over 200£ on CRC
  • + 10
 "you're".

Seriously - how do you not know this?
  • + 2
 @KeithReeder: "yeeehah" you ignorant.
  • + 4
 pretty much, my £20 superstar one is still going strong after 3 years.
  • + 1
 @ashyjay: same here
  • + 3
 @KeithReeder: I never said I was sober
  • + 1
 Can you imagine running 585mm bars and a 135mm stem at speeds exceeding 60mph?

For a roadie that's super stable. 30mm stem is suicidal...
  • + 2
 Angie Hohenwarter is hooot, but rather austrian than German... Mountain Germany is not a real thing.
  • + 1
 Well spotted and duly edited. Thanks for heads up @Muckal
  • + 1
 Everything MRP makes I like a lot, but don't love. It's always just on the tip of my tongue in terms of buying, but I don't for one reason or other.
  • + 1
 The ramp control cartridge seems awesome.
  • + 0
 Same stuff from different companies...what's new?
Oh yeah I can check the air pressure in my dropper seat while going down hill without taking my seat off
the bike industry is really pushing forward
  • + 1
 Anyone have any idea when they are releasing the 125mm version of the Dropper post?
  • + 1
 Fox, wheres the new full face duro/dh helmet? Holding out for sea otter eh...
  • + 1
 We weren't allowed to take photos but we did see it... You'll see it soon enough @jrocksdh!
  • + 1
 FINALLY. A matching seat to my assortment of wolf t-shirt kits for riding. Sure to make all the ladies howl.
  • + 2
 I like the triple-chainring with front der. on the yeti.
  • + 1
 Pedals on backwards on the Yeti? Or is that what they're supposed to look like?
  • + 1
 Those renthal extra tacky grips last as long in minutes as they do in [delete as appropriate $£€¥)
  • + 2
 Need a video of the buzz from the halo hub!
  • + 2
 Is the E13 lever compatible with other droppers?
  • - 1
 Don't waste your money on MRP's Wave ring. Started dropping chain after 300 miles of use and was shoot after about 500 miles.
  • + 1
 Omg much lovely bike components..
  • + 1
 Same trailer, different park.
  • + 1
 That British Racing Green helmet is something else.
  • + 1
 Are black renthal bars avaialble?
  • + 1
 I'm buying the Bike Yoke Revive post. Beauty eh.
  • + 1
 IRC fro tyres (Myles Yeti) were great back in the day.
  • + 0
 Stay tuned for the review of the pedals we reviewed earlier this week
  • + 2
 Where @Mtbkid21? You mean the press release? Testing has only just begun here at PB as the pedals have only just become available to the press...

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