How about a floor pump that you charge with air and then release all at once to seat a tricky tubeless tire? Check out that, as well as Bontrager's new direct mount DH stem, 80mm wide Jackalope rim and 3.8'' wide Hodag tire inside.
Renthal debuted their prototype direct mount stem at this weekend's Leogang World Cup race, bolting it to the front of Sam Hill's Specialized Demo. Get a closer look at the trick, horizontally split stem inside.
You all know that ODI are the number one company for grips on your pride and joy. Their Ruffian and Mushroom grips should be inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame for sure. Now what about their Flight Control Bars and Direct Mount Stems, "What bars and stems?" I hear you cry. And as for Wingtips? Family show so we can't swear.
Hold tight, sit down and point your controls this way folks...
DMR has been Designing, Making and Riding tough components since 1995, so it’s safe to say that they know a thing or two about producing stylish parts for riders like myself who are hard on bikes. Inside you can check out my thoughts on the Swarm stem and the Alloy Wingbar, two sturdy offerings from DMR that allow riders to add some bling to their ride without breaking the bank.
Syncros has been working on some exciting new products for 2011, including a brand new and very unique stem that resembles nothing you may have seen before. If that wasn't enough, Syncros is also pushing boundaries in the handlebar market by debuting a 39" wide bar! Inside you can see all the photos and info, as well as listen to audio about the new products.
Canadian manufacturer Blackspire recently unveiled their latest goodies: the extra wide, 808 No-Rise bar and the impressively machined direct mount DAS Stem. Inside we take a closer look at these two Canadian made bits of bike bling.
Fresh from the milling machines down at Hope we recently had these two beautifully machined direct mount stem options drop through the letterbox here at Pinkbike towers. Having been able to try them out and put them to the test we thought it time to tell you what we think.
Crank Brothers had their new component range on display at this year's Sea Otter Classic. Included were new pedals, handlebars, stems, and an improved 4" drop Joplin telescoping post. Inside you'll find a video giving you the lowdown on their new lineup of parts!
As direct mount stems become the norm on DH bikes, the number to choose from seems to be getting bigger every week. Persist Components from the UK is throwing their hat into the ring with their beautiful Triumph stem. Shipped stock with gold titanium bolts, the Triumph looks to be simple, strong, and light.
We're big fans of products that work, and after testing the Havoc AM Wheels, we knew Easton had their stuff together. The Havoc DH stem is a basic OS stem that has simple features, and a clean design. It's strong, reliable, and comes with a sweet warranty to back it all up. Offered in 3 different lengths, and 1 rise, Easton has the basics covered for riders looking for a new stem.
If you rode mountain bikes in the early to mid 90's, then you probably remember the carbon shell hubs from a small company named Nuke Proof. Times have changed that small company and thankfully they are no longer making those exact hubs, but have spread their wings a bit to create a whole component line up. From bars to rigid forks to headsets to non-carbon hubs and everything in between.
Here we want to show you the bar and stem combo that we put onto a recent build up...
Truvativ Holzfeller Direct Mount Stems - it's about time! SRAM own RockShox and Truvativ and have done so for a few years now. Do they not play together in the play ground, did they have a fall out over a girl, dinner money or a bit of name calling?
Well finally the teachers banged their heads together and made them play nicely, now look at their work..
Point One Racing is not an unknown name in the industry. Started by 2 racers' need for race worthy parts that are not only strong, but extremely light. Recently we got our hands on the Split Second stem from Point One, which has a very unique design, and some interesting characteristics.
Read on for more information on the Split Second...
Straitline is known for having functional, and strong components, and the new SSC Stem is no different. CNC'd 100% in Canada, Straitline is keeping it local with this stem, and they are keeping it ridiculously light. Reach options, a low stack height, and an extremely light design makes the SSC stem a top contender this year.
Point-One Racing is owned, and operated by racing enthusiasts, so it seems logical for them to strive for weight savings, and strength. Recently we got a Split Second Direct Mount stem from Point-One, their entry for the RockShox standard direct mounting stem market.
Point-One Racing has hit the nail on the head with the production of the Split Second Direct Mount Stem. Here's a quick look at it.
If you have a Fox 40 on the front of your bike then you'll want to have a closer look at the Persist Optimus top crown and matching Prime integrated stem. And even if you don't have a 40 you'll still want to have a look at how a proper integrated setup is done.
Gravity has secured themselves a solid team of riders in the past 2 seasons to go hand in hand with their well made line up of components. Here is a look at the new Gravity Lite riser bar and Gravity Lite OS stem. While you are reading that, take a second and check out two of their team videos as well.
Technical details for each stem will follow, but first there are some details Ollie Thomas at FUNN wanted to share. FUNN’s design team developed RSX DIRECT stem for Iron Horse/Mad Catz team racer Sam Hill over the last winter to his specifications. He rode the first proto type all year and they will be available to the public in 2006. Sam also uses FUNN's Full On bars to complete his ultimate cockpit.