Tech Briefing is a feature for new stuff that we spot every month, but haven't gotten our hands on yet. An eclectic serving of tech, from revolutionary products to traditional novel gear, with some wacky stuff thrown in for good measure.
Chromag Minor Threat Full-Suspension Kid's Bike
Hold your horses grown-ups. Before you get too excited, this one is for the groms. (Learn more.)
Burgtec Bartender Pro Super Soft Greg Minnaar Signature Grip
The new compound was prototyped through the 2020 season and based on the pattern of the Bartender Pro as used by Greg, Nina Hoffman, Danny Hart and Angel Suarez. (Learn more.)
Dyedbro's Robert Rodriguez Redondo Artist Series Frame Protectors
39,99€ - 43,99€
Dyedbro teams up with the artist Roberto Rodriguez Redondo for some creative frame protectors.(Learn more.)
Norco's 3 New eMTBs - Batteries Sold Separately
The 130mm Fluid, the 150mm Sight, and the 170mm Range are all new for 2022. (Learn more.)
Signature Guerrilla Gravity 'Rally Like Barelli' Gnarvana
If only you could buy Yoann's skills on the bike along with the handpicked build. (Learn more.)
100% Launches the Aircraft2 Helmet
100% has released an updated version of its Aircraft full-face helmet. (Learn more.)
3 New Cascade Components Links
$206 - $366 USD
Another batch of freshly machined links has been released, this time for the Evil Offering, Ibis Ripmo, and Giant Reign. (Learn more.)
MET Helmets & Bluegrass to be Distributed by QBP in North America
Quality Bicycle Products is now the official distributor for MET Helmets in North America with availability expected in fall 2021. (Learn more.)
Propain Updated Rage CF Downhill Bike
From € 3,999
Now in its sixth generation, the new Rage has more travel, greater adjustability, and a lighter weight. (Learn more.)
Also, Guy is not a c*nt, so buy from him instead of Muc-Off.
10 yrs ago.
Times change. And seemingly. Muc off changed with them. Which, surely, is the right thing to do?
Also ignorance is not an excuse for bad decisions when you are an international level athlete. The blowback is a demonstration of that on it's own
What we see here is just a bunch of consumers stating their own individual choices. Nobody here is demanding others not to buy from Muck Off, nor their removal from social media etc
p.s.: is stupid and potentially dangerous to make toxic products smell like candy
@Dogl0rd: I disagree. Pierron recognised his mistake and apologised for it. Example made, lesson learned and thankfully no one's riding around on MTB's dressed like ghosts and racism has been defeated forever..
Muc-Off's actions were completely unnecessary and dispraportionate to the situation. If they're gonna try and shill their products by humiliating a rider who #1 IS NOT A RACIST, #2 has already atoned for his mistake and made an example for all to see, then all we're doing is calling Muc-Off on their hypocrisy and making an informed decision to send them a message that we the consumers, recognise and won't tolerate their bullshit. And the only way they will take any notice is if their sales are affected, because they sure as shit don't actually give a crap about anything else!
Not cancel culture.
It's their money to spend as they see fit.
Just as it is yours to do the same.
You are doing the same thing. Choosing to spend money based on your individual values / perception.
By partnering with the Commencal DH team, they made a commitment to support them and become part of the face of the racing program, and in turn they get the opportunity to market to consumers like us.
However they acting like their shit don't stink and expecting ohters to abide by standards that they themselves do not. They sell expensive, gimmicky cleaning products and apparel. they should stick to this instead of throwing stones in their glass house.
Not only that, but their real motivation for keel hauling Amaury (and the rest of the team) was to shill products.
I always use rain water and a soft brush to clean my bikes and it works perfectly so far.
Single use plastic is a joke. Reduce, reuse.
One research article doesn't make a scientific truth mind you but it surely shows that this isn't as easy as some make it out to be.
Every country is different but when I was a kid we were filling the single use bags so only taking what was necessary to pack up stuff. Pre recycling era this was about the right amount of bags for our household. Now it probably would be too much but in terms of carbon footprint it might still win over cotton options.
This is a similar topic to banning plastic bags for garment products. While it is great to brag about, it also means throwing away more products due to damage in over sea transportation. Recyclable plastic bags having a much lower impact than destroyed highly transformed products it doesn't always make sense to ban them from a carbon footprint perspective. This topic is so multi-factor it is near impossible to find out what's best unless you are researching in this field.
13.6 -14kg not exactly light for a kid's bike.
27.5+ is almost dead, long live 29?
27.5+ are just at lot of fun. Hope they it doesn't completely die.
No need to buy a v2 if this works as it’s almost the same frame. Reduce/reuse right?
I saw an mtbr thread about it but nobody with a v1 pulled the trigger yet.
Just get your shock retuned.