Randoms: One More Lap Around North America's Best Bike Expo - Sea Otter 2017

Apr 24, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Is this not the best tool idea
Greatest tire lever ever? Bar Fly's tire lever is made from fiber reinforced thermoplastic, with an aluminum Co2 device incorporated into one end.



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Cedric Gracia's Santa Cruz is protected by its graphics. MAD Wraps makes the custom coatings for his bikes.



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Magura's Trail Sport brake system uses a four-piston M5 caliper up front and a two-piston M4 caliper out back. The Sport is a more affordable version, sans the blue pistons and bite point adjustment of its pricier sister. MSRP $275 a pair without rotors.

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Now, anyone can have Danny Macaskill replica brake levers. Magura now makes the multi-adjustable levers in black to fit any Magura brake, M6 and higher for $70 per side.



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Knog developed the PWR Range modular system for its new lights, The LED heads plug into a number of battery and mounting options, which reduces the cost of adding features.

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A look at the PWR 1000 lumen light head.
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PWR 1000 configured as a helmet light.



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MRP's new 1X CS chain guide fits 28 to 34 tooth chainrings and is made in two versions: ISCG 05 or top-mount. MSRP is $39.95 and black is the only color.

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MRP expands its Ramp Control cartridges to fit Fox 36 Float forks from 2015, through 2017. The upper element has dial that alters the progressiveness of the air spring curve. The aluminum plug (center) blocks the fork's automatic air spring transfer port, and the Schrader valve (right) replaces the bottom bolt and allows the negative spring to be custom tuned by the rider.

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MRP's bottom bolt looks like this (but, you are looking at an MRP fork).
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The MRP Ramp Control cartridge installed.

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100%'s Status helmets are refreshingly original looking.



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TRP's G-Spec Aaron Gwin signature brakes.
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Polished and finned



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K-Edge makes an alternative push-button shifting pod for Shimano Di2, The larger buttons eliminate the clicking noises and are plug and play.

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K-Edge is more well known for its CNC-machined aluminum GPS mounts.

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The underside can be had with an integrated GoPro/lighting mount.

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CNC machining in progress.
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K-Edge's most popular GPS mount for mountain bikes.



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Yakima has branched off into the car-top tent market.

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This is Joe, the man who founded Joe's Carbon Repair and Carbon Solutions - www.joescarbonrepair.com.
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Carbon Solutions can repair dented or damaged carbon frames and Paint? Well, they do the custom jobs for team Specialized.

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Bernard Ker's Reynolds DH wheels - 200 DH training runs and three races later, they are crack free, and nobody has touched a spoke.

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Macky Franklin with his Jamis Defcoon 1 (left), and Chris Boice with his Evil Wreckoning have been instrumental in the development of Vittoria's new Martello enduro tires.




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There seemed to be a carbon wheel company around ever corner at Sea Otter this year. Knight Composites uses an EPS foam mold to build their rims, as opposed to using an inflatable bladder to compress the carbon fiber and resin. This is said to make a more uniform structure, reducing the likelihood of wrinkles or different thicknesses in the rim. Their Enduro 27.5 wheels have a 30mm inner rim width, with prices starting at $2,199 USD.

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Project 321 is in the process of moving to from Fresno, California, to Bend, Oregon, where they will continue to make their hubs in house.

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This Evil was outfitted with the new Troy Lee Designs / Truvativ collab handlebar and fork sticker kit.


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Troy Lee Designs and Specialized have a long history of doing limited edition, custom paint jobs, and this this bright orange Demo 8 is the latest eye-catcher.

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Poc's new Octal X helmet is designed for cross-country, road, or gravel riders, with an extremely well ventilated design. The helmet is now equipped with a Recco reflector that can be used by search and rescue crews to find a missing rider in case of an emergency. MSRP: $260.

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Fouriers was full of colorful drivetrain and cockpit accessories, including this blue narrow wide chainring and uniquely textured lock-on grips.

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Prologo's X8 Scratch saddle uses a new version of the company's CPC surface, which consists of small polymer tubes strategically arranged in a way that's said to enhance grip and provide extra comfort.


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After exiting the motorcycle helmet business, Suomy redirected their focus into the road, and now the mountain bike world. The Italian brand's Scrambler helmet weighs only 280 grams and retails for $199 USD.

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Ever wondered what a $550 pair of mountain bike shoes looked like? Well, now you know. The Tiger is Sidi's lightest cross-country shoe, and is handmade in Italy. Unfortunately, considering the price, they don't lace themselves, or come with a guarantee that they'll make you ride any faster.

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Source's Hipster Hydration Belt holds a 1.5 liter bladder, and comes with a removable harness to help keep it from shifting around when it's packed to the gills with water, food, and tools.

Birzman s Uncage Side Draw bottle cage. It can be mounted for either left or right handed folks.
Birzman's Uncage Side Draw bottle cage. It can be mounted for either left or right handed folks.

The Uncage bottle cage can mount a C02 holster to the cage.
The Uncage bottle cage can mount a C02 holster to the cage.
How the C02 mounts to the cage.
How the C02 mounts to the cage.

Birzman s one-handed chain whip. For those that feel like using two hands to wrap the cassette with some extra chain is for suckers.
Birzman's one-handed chain whip. For those that feel like using two hands to wrap the cassette with some extra chain is for suckers.

Birzman have a new mini floor pump the Horizons Apogee. The pump comes in two options one with a gauge while the Horizon Apogee Light doesn t include the gauge.
Birzman have a new mini floor pump, the Horizons Apogee. The pump comes in two options, one with a gauge, while the Horizon Apogee Light doesn't include the gauge.
The gauge on the Horizon Apogee.
The gauge on the Horizon Apogee.

The Horizon Apogee and Horizon Apogee Light folded up ready to pack.
The Horizon Apogee and Horizon Apogee Light folded up, ready to pack.

Commencal s new Furious bike is a looker.
Commencal's new Furious bike is a looker.

Revolution have listened to the public and created a slightly cheaper option. Seen on the far left and far right the new grip is not adjustable but still features their super interesting take with the grips able to rotate a little on the bar.
Revolution have listened to the public and created a slightly cheaper option. Seen on the far left and far right, the new grip is not adjustable, but still features their super interesting take, with the grips able to rotate a little on the bar.

The system works with the rubber pieces picture allowing the internal notches of the grip to move within the space.
The system works with the rubber pieces picture, allowing the internal notches of the grip to move within the space.
The notches slide into the rubber sections. The black washer seen here is how the amount of movement is adjusted. With more washers meaning more movement.
The notches slide into the rubber sections. The black washer seen here is how the amount of movement is adjusted. With more washers meaning more movement.

Formula s CTS System. On the left are the Regular options and on the right are the latest options labelled Special .
Formula's Compression Tuning System (CTS). On the left are the "Regular" options and on the right are the latest options, labelled "Special".

The Regular Soft Regular Medium and Regular Firm valves have been available for some time and offer more progression from the damper as the fork moves through the stroke but to varying degrees.
The Regular Soft, Regular Medium, and Regular Firm valves have been available for some time and offer more progression from the damper as the fork moves through the stroke, but to varying degrees.
The new Special Firm and Special Soft valves which change how the damper effects the stroke. Each effect the last portion of the low-end and through the mid stroke they back off a little. The firm then ramps up again as it goes in the bottom end of the stroke while the soft remains fairly neutral from the mid-stroke on.
The new Special Firm and Special Soft valves which change how the damper effects the stroke. Each effect the last portion of the low-end and through the mid stroke they back off a little. The firm then ramps up again as it goes in the bottom end of the stroke, while the soft remains fairly neutral from the mid-stroke on.

That blue dial is where the CTS valve is placed into the fork.
That blue dial is where the CTS valve is placed into the fork.

Formula s 20mm Boost Linea 2 wheelset. The rim features an internal width of 27mm
Formula's 20mm Boost, Linea 2 wheelset. The rim features an internal width of 27mm
Formula Boost front hub.
Formula Boost front hub.

The Granite Design Hex Stand is a lightweight foldable stand that packs away small. It s constructed of alloy and is also height adjustable.
The Granite Design Hex Stand is a lightweight, foldable stand that packs away small. It's constructed of alloy and is also height adjustable.

The Hex stand in action.
The 720g Hex stand in action.

Funn have a new carbon handlebar out now that they re calling the lightest bar suitable for all-mountain riding on the market. Claimed weight is between 193 205g depending on the bar rise.
Funn have a new carbon handlebar out now, that they're calling the lightest bar suitable for all-mountain riding, on the market. Claimed weight is between 193 - 205g, depending on the bar rise.

RST s Rogue fork is their all-mountain offering. It has externally adjustable low-speed compression and rebound damping and is an open bath system. It s adjustable between 120 and 160mm of travel is a Boost 15x110 fork and has an MSRP of 635 USD
RST's Rogue fork is their all-mountain offering. It has externally adjustable low-speed compression and rebound damping, and is an open bath system. It's adjustable between 120 and 160mm of travel is a Boost (15x110) fork and has an MSRP of $635 USD

An example of RST s open bath damper.
An example of RST's open bath damper.
Upside down fork anyone
Upside down fork anyone?

RST s Stitch fork is what they label their freeride fork. It s air sprung travel is internally adjustable from 160mm to 170mm or 180mm it s available in 26 or 27.5 and weighs a claimed 5.2lbs. It also includes vent ports on the back of the legs and has an MSRP is 635 USD
RST's Stitch fork is what they label their freeride fork. It's air sprung, travel is internally adjustable from 160mm, to 170mm or 180mm, it's available in 26" or 27.5" and weighs a claimed 5.2lbs. It also includes vent ports on the back of the legs and has an MSRP is $635 USD

RST s Killah DH fork. Coil sprung though they plan on having an air spring assembly available that can slide right in in the future 36mm stanchions 200mm travel 26 or 27.5 and a claimed weight of 7.5lbs. It has low-speed compression rebound and an MSRP of 895 USD
RST's Killah DH fork. Coil sprung (though they plan on having an air spring assembly available that can slide right in, in the future), 36mm stanchions, 200mm travel, 26" or 27.5" and a claimed weight of 7.5lbs. It has low-speed compression, rebound and an MSRP of $895 USD

RST have a new dropper post in the works. The top of the post is clean with not screw on collar to be found. It s an air sprung hydraulic adjustment system. It ll be available in 30.9 and 31.6 diameters and currently they have a 100 and 125mm option available. There is a 150mm option on the way too. Stealth and internal routing are also available and it will retail for a targeted price of 290 USD
RST have a new dropper post in the works. The top of the post is clean, with no screw on collar to be found. It's an air sprung, hydraulic adjustment system. It'll be available in 30.9 and 31.6 diameters and currently they have a 100 and 125mm option available. There is a 150mm option on the way too. Stealth and internal routing are also available and it will retail for a targeted price of $290 USD

The lever on the Elev8 looks legit. The cable also mounts at the lever with the head going into the bottom of the post making setup a little more simple.
The lever on the Elev8 looks legit. The cable also mounts at the lever, with the head going into the bottom of the post, making setup a little more simple.
RST s Elev8 dropper post internals.
RST's Elev8 dropper post internals.

Sea Otter 2017 Random-a-Palooza
Sea Otter 2017 Random-a-Palooza
Aaron Gwin worked with Onza to develop the new Aquila tire. Onza expects to release a 27.5x2.4 wire-bead version in June and a folding-bead tire in the same size later in the season. Two rubber compounds are available: a particularly tacky VISCO GRP40 ($84) and a harder, but more wear-resistant, RC2 45a version that sells for $79.

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Feedback Sports' $250 Team Edition tool kit packs a surprising amount of tools in a tidy package stand.


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CamelBak is conducting a hydration pack recycling initiative in select bike shops. Old, funky bladders are turned into things like patio furniture.

Sea Otter 2017 Random-a-Palooza
By June, Kuat will be selling The Pivot - an add-on extension for their hitch-mount racks that lets you swing one of their racks clear of cargo doors, hatchbacks and tailgates. The Pivot is retrofittable to many 2-inch hitch racks and will sell for $298.
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RockyMounts' new $550 BackStage rack is also aimed at the van-life set and will be ready by June (their first production run just landed, but they sold out of it already). RockyMounts latest rack is fatbike compatible and carries two bikes.

Sea Otter 2017 Random-a-Palooza
The T1 pedal is more trail-bike oriented than the X1 and X2 pedals that Aaron Gwin helped design, but due to popular demand, HT is offering a Gwin-i-fied version of the T1 that lets people know that American flags are as fit to be emblazoned upon bike components as they are on, say, sleeveless T-shirts, baseball caps and bumper stickers.


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What do you have to do to get the Otter finger? Still trying to figure out how we ran afoul of man in a furry costume.

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Sea Otter 2017 Random-a-Palooza
Lezyne may have gotten their start with a few multi-tools, but at this point they’ve become a legitimate hi-tech company. Think that’s hyperbole? Consider the MicroGPS Watch. The $140 watch also mounts to your handlebar and offers turn-by-turn GPS navigation, a crazy range of ride data (power, heart rate, cadence, etc.), wirelessly syncs with your smartphone (in case you want to know if people are trying to ring you during your ride or tell you they liked your Facebook photo of a doughnut).You can also use the watch to help document your attempts to destroy your friends latest Strava KOM. I’m just scraping the surface of what this thing can do. Impressive.

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"Qloom's Avalon Enduro Shorts sell for $139.95 and are made of a four-way stretch Cordura fabric with a DWR finish. In other words, they're light and stretchy, but also durable and water resistant. The short features zippered thigh pockets, leg vents, an adjustable rear stretch panel and a Velcro-adjustable waistband. Qloom also offers a women's version, the Umina.

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Nipple happens at Sea Otter. You know, like at Mardi Gras. Except with bikes. And dudes. But otherwise, just like Mardi Gras.

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Irwin's Kova AM 275 Boost carbon wheels sells for $1,650 and sports an internal rim width of 30 millimeters. The hub are a six-pawl, three-degree engagement affair that roll on Enduro bearings. The whole thing is strung together via 32 Sapim D-light, J-bend spokes. The Kova AM's tip the scales at a reported 1,780 grams.

Sea Otter Day 2
Sea Otter Day 2
If you've used a tray-style rack, you've probably encountered that moment when you realize your buddy's 800-mm riser bars are probably going to Etch-a-Sketch the hell out of your frame, at which point it's time to grumble and get out the wrenches...unless you are using Yakima's $579 Dr. Tray Rack. A quick flip of two levers allows you to easily tweak the spacing between bikes, no tools or grumbling required.

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E-skateboards are a thing.



139 Comments

  • + 154
 Am I the only one who thinks most of these custom paint jobs are ugly?
  • + 19
 Yeah. Some of them looked like they were trying too hard.
  • + 38
 TLD custom paint jobs on bikes don't really catch my attention, but I would say they do much better jobs on helmets for their riders.
  • + 41
 Not sure why they are wasting so much time, cause once you go black...
  • + 4
 They're not great all the time, but I always enjoy seeing them on one-off bikes. Make as many unique bikes as you want, but that shouldn't necessarily translate to the production line.
  • - 3
 Looks like Troy Lee designs everything above.
  • + 5
 @aoneal: You go deaf.
  • + 9
 Black is soo common though. Everyones got a black bike now, its nice to be different and not a sheep
  • + 0
 @T1mb0: 99% of all bikes are not black. Therfore, just 1% of all bikes are black and beautiful. Big Grin
  • + 3
 @T1mb0: Black sheep are different
  • + 11
 Troy lee tries too hard. Here is the best orange pain job ever made
m.pinkbike.com/photo/12157138
  • + 3
 Onza did a pretty good job of repainting the DHR 2. Even added a few sipes to try to make it look different. Could use that scratch saddle right now, my boys are itching.
  • + 0
 @aoneal: I believe it's because TLD are a paint shop, that's what they do!
  • + 5
 @aoneal: That's like wearing all black clothes. There's nothing wrong about it but it doesn't require any skill or creativity, it's too simple.
Do you people still remember Tippie's custom painted Rocky Mountain?

www.pinkbike.com/news/Tippies-Custom-Painthouse-2014-Rocky-Mountain-Flatline.html

One of the best (custom or not) paint jobs I've ever seen.
  • + 4
 is it just me that thinks most of TLD stuff is ugly? :/
  • + 2
 @PeterT: Depends; most of their stuff looks like something designed during an LSD trip, but they do have a few nice pieces. I own one TLD jersey and I would be able to choose more if I needed to.
  • + 2
 I think that demo 8 looks rad. Good Job. Its easy to paint everything black.
  • + 74
 E-skateboards, those front teeth just won't chip themselves.
  • + 11
 And tailbones don't just break on their own!
  • + 65
 @LuvAZ: Actually, now I think about it, devices like E-skateboards explain how dentists can all afford those $10k bikes.
  • + 17
 @Fix-the-Spade: We should investigate who's actually designing these teeth removal systems.
  • - 7
flag lee-vps-savage (Apr 25, 2017 at 4:23) (Below Threshold)
 Her front bumpers seem ample enough to protect her...
  • + 1
 I still want one...
  • + 41
 RST forks are looking good, they have made some great products it looks like. I really wish there was a system where you could test forks before you buy them. So many cool options and price points that need to be evaluated before purchase. I was blown away at the performance of my Suntour Durolux comparing it to my Fox 36. They were both 2010 models I believe and despite the huge price difference, very comparable forks! But, I soon noticed people wouldn't believed first hand reviews, there is a very moral bias towards the popular bigger names! My 2014 Durolux is still feeling smooth and riding strong! Also happy to hear about a recycling system for bladders, we need more this for everything!
  • + 2
 Wtf 895$ For RST killah, i will choose marzocchi 380cr at Crc for 700$
  • + 8
 Ok cool, you may do so! I have a 350 CR, its working great!
  • + 3
 You are comparing 2010? Seriously?
  • + 5
 Both the 2010 Fox 36 and the 2010 Durolux once both set up properly had a very similar ride and feel!
Yes, Im very serious!

This was my first durolux ride, you have seen it buddy!
www.pinkbike.com/video/195246
  • + 1
 @nikoniko: I like that video. Keep riding and filming my man!
  • + 1
 My mates elastomer RSTs in the early 90s lasted longer than my coil RS judy's. They always had decent forks for the price point and didn't seize every wet ride.
  • + 2
 RST had good times and bad times in their life, I'm not sure what part is going on right now Big Grin
  • + 1
 Damn I wanna see a proper freeride/enduro fork shootout with Fox, RS, RST, X-Fusion, Suntour, Marzocchi, Manitou, MRP, Öhlins etc.! You know, how close to a 36 can that RST feel?
  • + 1
 RST can do that price point, because they have been making the big names forks for a long time! I'm excited that they're finally doing a high end line and intend to go that route on my next fork purchase. On my radar right now are X-Fusion, RST, and SR Suntour, they're the "cheaper options" but I feel like its because they're more realistic about the actual price point vs the big brands who are just making you pay for the name.
  • + 1
 @bikermaniac101: Very good! That makes a lot of sense to me too!
  • + 32
 FUCK BOOST 20MM! DON'T SUPPORT IT, DON'T BUY IT!
  • - 1
 Cant be helped when every new bike comes with it.....
  • + 26
 "Bernard Kerr's Reynolds DH wheels - 200 DH training runs and three races later, they are crack free, and nobody has touched a spoke."

That's impressive. MSRP $2700. I guess you get what you pay for in this case.
  • + 13
 procore or some other rim protection system...
  • + 6
 I know he's a pro who gets through a ton of wheels and rides harder than any of us could dream of, but when you pay $3k for wheels surely you'd expect them to last that long? Like, you should have them for a few years trouble free, not a few races
  • + 21
 I don't trust Aaron Gwin brakes. He doesn't even use them!
  • + 5
 I know! He got eigth in dh and he dropped a chain right before the pedally part
  • + 14
 All those pictures and the only thing I scroll back up for is an RST fork.
  • + 10
 Seeing that RST inverted makes me miss my old Shiver SC! Some things should never be sold.
  • + 3
 @aoneal: i got two of those Sc Shivers lying around. They were always going to be a classic
  • + 14
 Wait did RST just use the f word?? as in freeride..
  • + 11
 Interested in the ramp control for a 36 but $180usd seems a bit steep.
  • + 11
 Needle bearings in the RST dropper? You have my attention.
  • + 10
 PINKBIKE!!! What is up with the ROTEC in the Hex Stand and Funn bar picture? We need info on that thing!!
  • + 8
 I have not liked any Troy lee designs in awhile. All seems very dated. And the quality of clothing is horrible, and it's all Asian sizing or something now. I'll be looking at alpinestar or 100%.
  • + 38
 Going by your username, wouldn't "Asian" sizing be perfect??
  • + 10
 Yep, TLD looks tacky to me. Flames, dragons and stuff
  • + 2
 fly racing has quality material and sizing
  • + 6
 Give us a FULL review of the RST Killah DH fork!!! I'm keen to find out just how good a fork you can get for so little $'s...
  • - 7
flag ratedgg13 (Apr 24, 2017 at 18:48) (Below Threshold)
 I'm a little concerned that it's using only 36mm stanchions... but hey, could work
  • + 13
 @ratedgg13: ever hear of a Boxxer?
  • + 3
 @ratedgg13: well boxxers have only got 35mm stanchions and they seem to work fine, they just look a bit wimpy on certain bikes
  • + 4
 @ratedgg13: X fusion and DVO use 36mm
  • + 2
 @justincs @dimetera413 @JonnyPollock Thanks for the correction - for some reason I thought the boxxer was on a 38mm. I guess 36 makes sense, though I've always thought that the boxxer looked like it could be bigger for more fore/aft stiffness.
  • + 1
 Well I'm just curious as to how good such a cheap fork can be. Happy with my Boxxers, just curious...
  • + 1
 @ratedgg13: do you even ride bikes lol
  • + 1
 @mhoshal: I only ride trail/am not dh so I don't know much about dh bikes or parts like that. Sorry for not knowing?
  • + 1
 @ratedgg13: so you've never heard of the fox "36"?
  • + 1
 @mhoshal: Yes, but I assumed that because the Fox "40" is for DH, that other DH forks would use more than 36. I figured the 36 topped out at "enduro" use and that you'd want thicker stanchions for things like DH/freeride.
  • + 1
 @ratedgg13: I hear ya man I was just teasing lol shit I remember my first pair of boxxers were only 32mm and they actually weren't to bad of a fork first back in the day.
  • + 8
 Shouldn't an Octal helmet with a recco reflector be called a rectal?
  • + 6
 Fox 36 MRP is a game changer, tunable negative spring. Don't have to repeat that.
  • + 1
 I am riding 180mm version of Float 36 set to 160mm. Just recently I discovered that the transfer shaft not the spacers in the bottom are defining the forks travel. So I removed all the spacers and I left the negative chamber as big as it is supposed to be for 180mm and left the transfer shaft for 160mm. I love the fact that I can do this tuning. I bought the 180mm version just by accident because it was cheaper and set it right away from 170mm to 160mm.

Now with the MRP thingy I will be able to tweak it even more. The only thing I really don't understand how it is done that e.g. when the pressure in negative air chamber will be more than in positive how this will not try to equalize itself by reducing the fork travel? I mean the natural state of the fork is that both chambers will try to equalize the pressure between them by moving the fork up or down.
  • + 1
 @goroncy: I guess you are to assume that increased pressure/reduced travel will be taken up by sag. Off the bike it may make the fork look smaller.
  • + 2
 The Revolution grips are sick. Glad they are coming out with a more reasonable option. Still pricier than a regular grip but they work. My hands like them a lot. I expect them to not ware out as fast as regular grips too because they remove the friction between your hands and the grips.
  • + 2
 I have never gotten those "scorpion tail" bike stands. They sit too low to actually work on the bike and would also block your hand from turning the crank around to adjust shifting. Just get a folding full-size Park or Feedback stand and you'll be much happier.
  • + 5
 I have a scorpion stand, but its just for display in the pits at races
  • + 5
 It's more for when you're back at the pit or in your garage and need storage so your bike isn't laying on the ground or on the side of your car. Also if you need to just give something a quick tighten. It's similar to the small Moto stands
  • + 2
 I had one and it was nice when the bike was just sitting in the garage.
  • + 2
 Love my Scorpion stands. Have only used my regular bike stand a couple of times in the last couple of years.
  • + 6
 I hear those Sidis make ur spandex bulge bigger
  • + 4
 Lots of cool stuff at this year's show that I'd be all over if I actually needed any of it
  • + 2
 For $140 I can have brakes levers that have the adjustment that should have been designed in the brake in the first place? And it is still mounted to a plastic master cylinder. Pass.
  • + 4
 Welp I guess no push coil fork yet Frown
  • + 3
 I hope those 26'' for life are gonna buy those RST forks!! Stop crying and BUY IT while you can! Big Grin
  • + 1
 The custom paint on bikes is is really lame. They're already complex why make them look even more complex with all that graphic shit. I prefer one color with great anodized components any day.
  • + 2
 That bike stand though. For anyone looking to save space in the van by packing a fold up bike stand, just leave it at home and lie your bike on the floor.
  • + 4
 Or hang your bike by it's seat on any tree branch
  • + 3
 @speed10: organic vegan bike stand
  • + 1
 @speed10: or find a log or tree stump and rest the pedal against it
  • + 2
 @alexhyland: is the log enduro-socific tho?
  • + 2
 @alexhyland: is the log enduro specific tho?
  • + 3
 Heads up RST... last time someone riffed his material ....(action Bronson) ghostface had some serious beef
  • + 2
 If all the CTS article had done is shown a picture of the how the external damping adjustment looked, instead of explaining it badly, I would have been sold.
  • + 4
 E skateboards? No thank you.
  • + 2
 I'll get excited when they finally make a hover board.
  • + 1
 @MrGouda: now we're flowin
  • + 3
 REV Grips kick ass. Buy some!!! The customer service is top notch too.
  • + 2
 An example of RST's open bath damper. - its not open bath - its open cartridge
  • + 2
 when did RST become a respectable fork? i always associated them with Walmart bikes and crap like that.
  • + 2
 Not even gonna mention that rotec? seems a lot more interesting than the rest of this.
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 Rotec, what a blast from the past! Apparently they are alive in Renton, WA.

Interesting bike: www.wearerotec.com/revert-5-0
  • + 3
 Does no one think that lever and co2 integration is cool?? Way cool
  • + 1
 I've been thinking about getting those TRP brakes if Magura don't warranty the calipers of my MT5's. Wonder how they are in modulation.
  • + 0
 considering it is mineral fluid, the modulation is like SRAM Guide RSC Ultimate. I can imagine if TRP levers match with Saint Calipers.
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 Reduce bar rise to save weight?

...interesting
  • + 1
 A guy passed me on an E-skate board last week, I was driving in town so he must have been hitting 40km to pass me out
  • + 1
 Anybody stupid enough to set foot on an "E-Skateboard" deserves wheel bite. In the rain. Posers.
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 Lol, Newsflash! Thrill seeking mountain biker suggests he would actually refuse a go on an electric skateboard, not even for the hell of it or just to see what it's like, just to prove he's even more of a moron than he clearly didn't realise he was in the first place....?
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flag xprswy (Apr 25, 2017 at 18:32) (Below Threshold)
 @deadmeat25: oh I wasn't suggesting. They can clearly and very literally get f*cked.
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 Longboards are for people who can't do tricks on a skateboard. E-longboards/e-skateboards mean you just gave up on life.
  • + 0
 Yes yes yes yes.
  • + 1
 Specialized is going to sue 100% for their Status helmet! They have a history of aggressive trademarks protection.
  • + 1
 I'll get that chainguide from MRP if my next bike doesn't already have one for sure,even if it's $40 and should be $20
  • + 2
 The repair on that carbon frame looks horrific!!
  • + 1
 Take note, when eSK8 boarding, one must whistle like it's no thang
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 That lil stand looks killer...assuming the bike can be peddled while mounted to it.
  • + 2
 I thought the same, then looking closely I realised its just a stand.
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 @lankylard: so its not a work stand? Im out
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 winner this year , Santa Cruz
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 Rad coatings logo looks awfully similiar to that of Laguna Rads.
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 What is the benefit on having moving grips?
  • + 3
 Less hand fatigue! Ride longer.
  • + 1
 RST's "Stitch" by Sawn Mendes ^.^
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 Sorry but scorpion have the best stands
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 When will that MRP guide be available?
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 We have it available now! Check out our website: mrpbike.com
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 @mtnallen: Thanks - will search google in the UK unless you post overseas?
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 @graeme187: We do! However you may want to get in touch with our distributor there- ISON Distribution.
www.ison-distribution.com/all/default.php

If you browse that site you can find local shop and save yourself on shipping.
  • + 0
 Where's is all the E-Skateboard hate? I guess all the braindead f*cktards missed it or think it's different in some way...
  • + 1
 I'd rather be a brain dead f*cktard than the coolest guy ever on an e-skateboard.
  • + 2
 Hello rst...looking good
  • + 1
 "Arron gwin worked with onza", ha that would be right!
  • + 0
 Sweet more scumbag wheel manufacturers that wanna rape us with no lube!!!
  • - 1
 A spelling mistake?

s/a carbon wheel company around ever corner/a carbon wheel company around every corner/
  • + 1
 bravo magura
  • + 0
 Go back to 26 inch wheels.
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