Tech Briefing: A New Component Brand, Wild Grips, An Inverted Suction Cup Bike Rack & More - August 2022

Aug 18, 2022
by Sarah Moore  

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.

Burgtec Limited Edition Blended Bartender Pro Greg Minnaar Signature Grip
£16.66 – £18.33

Burgtec has introduced three new colorways to celebrate Greg Minnaar's latest World Champs win. (Learn more.)

SCOR's Range of Kids Bikes
$899 - $949 USD

SCOR has added 20" and 24" kids bikes to its lineup. (Learn more.)
SCOR Kids Bike

Whyte Bikes e-160 e-MTB
£6,399 - £7,999

New for 2023 is a new re-profiled hydroformed downtube to accommodate a Bosch 750Wh battery, and a larger headtube to match big 38mm stanchion forks. (Learn more.)

Formula CURA X Brake
255,50 € - 261,00 €

Formula has shaved 34g per brake from the original Cura in this premium version, which uses a carbon lever and titanium hardware. (Learn more.)
Formula Cura X

Fovno Electric Inverted Suction-Cup Bike Rack
$295 USD

Installing Fovno's new rack is one way to stand out from the crowd. (Learn more.)

Velocio UNITY Jersey
$189 USD

The 2022 UNITY Jersey supports Ukrainian refugee efforts and humanitarian aid. (Learn more.)

Raaw Limited Edition Jibb & Madonna Öhlins Kits
From €3,995

Swedish suspension packages are now available for Raaw's aluminum frames. (Learn more.)

Feedback Sports Pro Mechanic HD Repair Stand
$495 USD

We're big fans of their lighter-duty Pro Elite stand, but happy to hear the HD version will support bikes up to 120lbs. Time for Super Monsters and Doublewides to make a comeback. (Learn more.)
Feedback Sports Pro Mechanic HD

Rocky Mountain MX Mount for Altitude and Altitude Powerplay
$136 USD

The new mount allows Rocky Mountain riders to convert their Altitude or Altitude Powerplay to a mixed-wheel setup while preserving the stock geometry. (Learn more.)

Introducing Three Rock Components

Products are designed and tested in Ireland and currently manufactured in Germany with plans to move production to Ireland in the future. (Learn more.)

Allied Cycle Works Carbon Mountain Bike
$7,625 - $12,115 USD

Made in Arkansas, the new BC40 blends XC race with downcountry abilities. (Learn more.)

Tailwind Nutrition Active Hydration Drink Mix
$21 USD

Active Hydration is a drink mix containing electrolytes, collagen, and vitamin C. (Learn more.)

Allebike Alpha Polestar Edition
Price on request

A hand-built mountain bike with unique design and components, co-engineered by the two Swedish premium brands, Polestar (premium electric vehicles) and Allebike (high end bikes). (Learn more.)

HKT Protect's Transition Bikes Specific Mudguard

The HKT Protect Transition Bikes Tellus Guard helps keeps mud, rocks, stones, loam and dust away from the chainstay area and linkage. (Learn more.)
Transition bikes loam shelf guard

DyedBro Kids Frame Protection Kits
€33.99 USD

Now you can get the same protection for your kids bike as your own. (Learn more.)

Kali Protectives Cascade Helmet
$260 USD

The Cascade integrates recycled material into its construction. (Learn more.)

Rizzo Enduro Bike

Only five of these bikes will be built every year. (Learn more.)
Ian Matteson 2022

Panzer's Tubeless Sealant for Inserts
€10.99 for 250ml / €16.99 for 500ml

Panzer worked with Pivot Factory Racing on the new sealant. (Learn more.)

VHS Anti-Chainslap Tape
$34.99 USD

VHS has added a variety of new colors to their tape lineup. (Learn more.)

DyedBro Reflective Camo Mudguard Decals

New Mudguard decals for Fox 36-38 STD and RockShox. (Learn more.)

OneUp Components V3 Remote
$45.00 USD / $55.00 CAD / £40.00 GBP / € 45.00 EU

The V3 Remote is a new lighter action remote with a replaceable thumb pad and integrated cable port. (Learn more.)
OneUp Components V3 Remote

North Shore Racks 2023 Lineup of Racks

The updated lineup now uses a new 3 stage finishing process for a more durable and longer lasting powder coat. (Learn more.)

Anamoly MTB Flat Pedal Shoe
$140 USD

Anamoly MTB have changed the tread pattern and to toe area on their upcoming line of shoes. (Learn more.)
Aloha with 2.0 Hero Rubber sole design

Momentum Cycle Tools & Bike Parts Bearing Press Kit
$19 - $68 CAD

There's a new option on the market for performing suspension bearing maintenance. (Learn more.)

Wolf Tooth 'Espresso' Anodized Color Option

Espresso will join Wolf Tooth's existing accent color lineup for a wide selection of components. (Learn more.)

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  • 133 5
 If your Espresso looks like Wolf Tooths 'Espresso' anodized color it is not an Espresso
  • 109 8
 *North american espresso with 3/4 liter of milk and 5 pieces of sugar haha
  • 56 3
 "Sh*t brown" just doesn't have the same level of appeal I guess.
  • 28 5
 @Russmoore: If your shit looks like their anodized color, man please go see a doctor !
  • 35 0
 @Aksel31: haha, they do say you can't polish a turd, but I'm not sure on the rules for anodising :-D
  • 10 0
 Aaaah reminds me of Marzocchi 350 NCR fork, which I believe they rightfully called "mocha". And that finish was f ing stunning.
  • 5 0
 Italy must be the country faring the worst in terms of cultural appropiation...
  • 13 0
Perhaps if they'd called the colour: "WolfShit"?
  • 1 0
 @Aksel31: "Latte" lol
  • 3 1
 @Aksel31: Hey! Some of us like black coffee! (But, yes, I've watched a coworker make their iced coffee by filling 30% of their cup with creamer)
  • 2 0
 @Russmoore: Mythbusters did a great job polishing a turd....and the color was not far off
  • 1 0
no dude....thats coco espresso. What are you blind, imagine the marshmallows and yummy coco you goof.
  • 1 0
 @Russmoore: I've had success rolling them in glitter, does that count? Anodising would be far more durable finish though.
  • 2 1
 Why is everyone "sh*tting" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) all over Wolftooth? Their parts are dope, made in USA, and look good in person. I know... let's do more of an "Evil" colorway name:
- Truckstop Coffee
- Not So Espresso
- Wicked Wheat
  • 73 1
 Doesn't inverted suction mean that it blows?
  • 15 6
 It blows air into your brake lines, need to bleed them before every ride.
  • 16 0
 It certainly does suck
  • 7 0
 @Borealwoods: its sucking my will to live
  • 6 6
Much like the blow-ped content oozing past the e-bike filters
  • 6 4
 @anodyne22: My financial advise: collect rent from that E-Bike living in your head. Passive income is the best income! Big Grin
  • 1 1
 @Caddz: don't use your Shimano brakes while bike is attached to this rack - Shimano specifically said their brakes are not to be used upside down.
  • 2 7
flag ilovedust (Aug 18, 2022 at 9:39) (Below Threshold)
 Golden rule of modern mtbs. Never ever ever put them upside down for longer than it takes to put your wheels on!!
Especially if you have a piece of sh!t Reverb (any model especially new ones).
Enjoy rebleeding your brakes at the car park after using that rack.
  • 3 1
 As confusing as why it’s also not called a ‘suck job’
  • 1 0
 No that's perverted
  • 2 0
 @ilovedust: I always store my bike upside down with no brake issues on Shimano xtr Blank Stare
  • 2 0
 @sonuvagun: just don't use them while it's upside down
  • 1 0
 @J26z: noted
  • 24 6
 Money, money, money Must be funny In the rich man's world Money, money, money Always sunny In the rich man's world Aha All the things I could do If I had a little money It's a rich man's world It's a rich man's world
  • 9 3
 @mokydot: Do you take requests? If so, my request would be that you sing SOMEWHERE ELSE! lol
  • 19 0
 It's definitely more Oat Latte than Espresso
  • 4 3
 Starbucks oat-almond-pumpking crap, really
  • 17 0
 I'm scrolling through thinking 'Wow, stuff's getting more and more expensive!', then I see 'Price on request'... Ha Ha Ha!! World's gone mad.
  • 17 0
 Isnt a tech briefing like how to set your B tension correctly? This is more like bike rumor weekly digest.
  • 22 0
 "Tech Briefing" gets more clicks than "Giant List of Stuff You Can Buy", apparently.
  • 2 0
 @nilswalk: Giant List of Thing Babies You Can Buy. I mean, mudguard decals? Yeesh...
  • 16 1
 I doubt they’re gonna sell more than 5 of those bikes with that seat tube angle and standover anyways
  • 2 0
 Nailed that 90's high and level top tube profile.
  • 9 0
 I used to think that pinkbike edited their articles so I didn't have to read about premium auto brands collaborations to make shitty overpriced mountain bikes.
  • 4 0
 to be fair, this is the first of these auto/bike manufacturer collabs I've ever seen that actually looks like a proper mountain bike.
  • 5 0
 Let Three Rock Components mill the stem at Intend and the seat clamp at Tune?
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure that exact chain ring design minus some detailing is from Garbaruk too
  • 6 0
 Kornelius phoned: he wants his stem back.
  • 4 0
 Rizzo will have to work hard to find five suckers a year to spend large on a URT frame.
  • 5 0
 When did Osiris start making MTB shoes?
  • 7 0
 "When did Osiris start making MTB shoes?"

I can guess your birthday...
  • 1 0
 Laughing out loud at this one. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 @hellanal: you mean birth year
  • 4 0
 Transitions paint will definitely not hold up to a mud guard zip tie'd too it, it barely holds up to air.
  • 6 0
 Just an FYI that we supply each of those Tellus guards with enough clear frame protection tape to prevent damage!
  • 2 0
 The Madonna V2 has to be my favorite looking frame. Two happy scalene triangles sitting back-to-back. Steeper than thou seat tube and a headtube angle that means business. F***ing ace.
  • 2 0
 Lol I'm not sure who copied who, but Rockbros(who copied Seasucker) already has an electric suction cup rack for sale on amazon.
  • 1 0
 I laughed
  • 3 0
 For less than the price of the RAAW frameset you can get a new Capra AL with the same fork and shock lol
  • 3 0
 Finally you survived the gnar, and now youve thrown your back out reaching up and over your car with an upside down bike.
  • 1 1
 HKT Protect's Mudguard is cool, but only for Transition frames? Been using gorilla tape and electric tape to cover linkage areas and linkage bolts which works good, but good to have something more specific.
  • 7 1
 It's a good idea, but done really badly. That thing is gonna be noisy as shit, and scratch the hell out of your frame. I've been putting mudguards in front of my lower link for years cos it's a great idea. But I've never seen it done as badly as HKT have managed...
  • 1 1
 @gabriel-mission9: same here. Give it another 2 years then bike manufacturers will finally add integrated rear mudguards on their bikes. They won't do it yet because the cool kids aren't ready for it.
  • 1 0
 @gabriel-mission9: It is not that bad. Lol. Yeah, those are some possible issues. However, for the frame scratching, you can just put clear guard tape on before to protect the frame. Beats having a muddy, dirty, or sandy grinding suspension linkage.
  • 1 0
 @karatechris: Yeah, I thought about that too. I wanna see manufacturers design integrated frame protection too. Some fork companies already have done it with mud guards. Seems simple by just adding a couple of attachment points.
  • 1 0
 @karatechris: stumpy evo has a little mini mud flap to keep dirt out of the linkage in that area, not a full integrated mudguard but keeps the bike a little happier
  • 2 0
 Cheers Mate, the short story of why that is is pretty cool. We had a customer with a long background in design/engineering who created this product to protect his own bike. At first, we simply helped make his design come to life by manufacturing it in our facility. We then discovered a bunch of people wanted a solution for the same issue so we collectively decided to add it into the range. There's no doubt it would work on other bikes but we haven't had the chance to test them all! haha
  • 2 0
 @gabriel-mission9: We're always open to work with people who have great product ideas. Feel free to reach out to us if you have an idea on how to improve this/any of our products and we'll be all ears. Just an FYI, we supply each of those Tellus guards with enough clear frame protection tape to prevent damage and noise hasn't been an issue yet. We actually had about 8-10 different variations of this product (all made here in Sheffield, UK) before settling on this final design.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Damn straight! Each of those guards come with protection tape + cable ties. We can even make them 100% custom with your own design!
  • 1 0
 @HookitProducts: Great. Thanks for the info. Cheers.
  • 2 1
 I made one for my sentinel out of an old plastic manila folder and some Velcro. Looks way better than that gomey thing plus I got a little mudflap girl sticker on it. Wicked classy.
  • 3 0
 The fork on the Allied Cycle Works bike looks nice and stiff.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know a good shop to buy Burgtec in Canada? 55GBP for a pair of grips shipped from the UK isn't great.
  • 5 1
 Yup it's called *Chromag*
  • 3 0
 @BentonFraser: I didn't know Chromag made the Minnaar grips in "Mixed Playdough"! I'll hop right on that.
  • 1 0
 @BentonFraser: god damm Brent, don't be tellin daddy now
  • 2 0
 suction cups????? suction cups????????
  • 2 0
 Where did the bearing press comments go?
  • 1 0
 Wow, they sure did do a good job of carving those three components out of rocks.
  • 1 0
 A crowd-funded shoe is an Anomaly in today's market.
  • 1 0
 Well, at least you spelled the word right. I don't think I could buy from a brand name that's a misspelling.
  • 2 1
 These days there is a new bike brand every day.
  • 1 0
 Wait - so now we don't want loam on the loam shelf....?
  • 1 0
 hahaha some do, some don't...
  • 1 0
 you say those shelf/loaf words again like that...were gonna have problems
  • 2 2
 Minnaar signature grips - take my money!
  • 1 2
 Burgtec have done Minnaar grips for years. These are just new designs

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