Tech Briefing: Anniversary Edition Tools, Inexpensive Bikes, 3D Printed Components & More - December 2019

Dec 10, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

Tech Briefing is a feature for the new stuff that we spot every month, but haven't gotten our hands on yet. An eclectic serving of tech, from revolutionary products to novel traditional gear, with some wacky stuff thrown in for good measure.

Unior Tools Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Tool Set

To celebrate their 100th anniversary, Unior Tools released a limited edition set of tools. (Learn more.)

Revelate Designs Announce Joey & Hopper Frame Bags
$57 - $79 USD

Made-for-suspension-bike frame packs for your next adventure. (Learn more.)
Joey and Hopper frame bags

Whyte Bikes 2020 USA Line-Up
$1,099 - $7,499 USD

Fresh models from Whyte. (Learn more.)
S-120 Carbon Works

D3O Limb Protector Range – D3O Ghost
Various prices

D3O Ghost is a new range of lightweight flexible limb protectors for motorcycle and mountain bike. (Learn more.)

Leatt 2020 DBX Mountain Bike Jacket Line
Various prices

Good times in bad weather. (Learn more.)

Paul Component Engineering Limited Edition Blue Anodized Components
Various prices

Paul really blue it here. (Learn more.)

Gamux 3D-Printed Components
Various prices

Gamux takes advantage of additive manufacturing to form a whole new range of products. (Learn more.)
Product examples

Race Face Turbine R 35 Stem in 9 Colours
$99.99 USD

You can now draw extra attention to your Race Face Turbine R 35 stem with nine different bright colours. (Learn more.)

Sendhit Stanchion Scratch Repair Kit

The kit contains all the accessories and a manual to repair a scratched stanchion at home. (Learn more.)

Troy Lee Designs x Oakley Goggle Collection
$70 - $220 USD

TLD frequently partners with companies on creative projects, and this one is as bright as you'd expect. (Learn more.)

Paul Component Engineering 30th Anniversary Box Set
$1,989 USD

A unique project to celebrate 30 years of making components. (Learn more.)

O'Neal Bike/Hike Traverse Shoe
€ 89.99

The Traverse Flat and Traverse SPD target riders who want a versatile shoe that they can both ride and hike in. (Learn more.)

WeThePeople BMX-Inspired 27.5" Klunker
$949 USD / 999.99 GBP / € 999.95

BMX brand WeThePeople have come up with their own take on the classic Klunker mountain bike with their new 27.5" cruiser bike called the Avenger. (Learn more.)

Canfield Bikes 2020 Nimble 9 Hardtail
$1,899.99 USD

The Nimble 9 enters its fifth generation with a number of tweaks. (Learn more.)
2020 2021 Hardtail Check Out

Muc-Off Expanded Tubeless Range
£7.99 - €45

Muc-Off expands their offerings with a variety of new tubeless products. (Learn more.)

Cotic 2020 FlareMAX
£2,749 - £3,999 / £1,499 (frame)

The FlareMAX, Cotic's full suspension 29er trail bike, is updated for 2020 with new geometry, more travel, revised kinematics and new colours. (Learn more.)
FlareMAX 2020

Rocky Mountain Powerplay
$6,699 USD - $8,599 USD

Rocky Mountain's Instinct Powerplay is now available in carbon. (Learn more.)

Paul Component Engineering Duplex Brake Lever
$152 USD

Paul is bringing back the classic Duplex Brake Lever. (Learn more.)

Muc-Off's Bike-Specific Pressure Washer Now Available in USA
$174.99 USD

Muc-Off announces the US launch of the world’s first bike-specific pressure washer, designed from the ground up specifically for two-wheel fanatics. (Learn more.)

Cascade Components Santa Cruz Megatower LT Linkage
$249 USD

Cascade Components' new link makes it possible to make your Megatower even more mega. (Learn more.)
Megatower LT silver

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  • 53 4
 How much money did Paul Components pay for 3 spots in this briefing?
  • 27 5
 Also they must be on some crazy drugs over there to charge 2 grand for mechanical brakes.
  • 6 4
 More than they spent on the actual product.
  • 3 4
 Charging $150 for a brake lever, I'm sure they could afford it
  • 37 3
 Nothing. They just submitted 3 press releases on stuff that might not have been worthy individual posts but we thought someone would be interested in them.
  • 4 5
Just because it can be made...doesn't mean it should be.
  • 10 6
Note to self. It takes three Paul Components press releases to equal one worthy press release.
  • 18 2
 @vjunior21: make another note not to complain about something that couldn't affect you less. Mountain biking does not have to be snobby sport fyi.
  • 1 7
flag vjunior21 (Dec 10, 2019 at 21:28) (Below Threshold)
Note 1: Not a complaint as much as an observation or revision of brianpark's statement.
Note 2: It did affect me as I read Paul Components press releases that weren't worth the time.
Note 3: But it is.
  • 16 3
 If you hate on Paul’s, are you even a real biker? If you can’t appreciate craftsmanship, why ride on trails made by craftsman?
  • 7 2
 Not hating on Paul Components here, but CNC machines are still doing the work. And $1900 for that box is crazy
  • 7 3
 Oh God... yet another person needing to express overappreciation for regular stuff (aka snobism) There are no medals for liking Paul Components, Burgtec, Thomson, Nuke Proof or Brand X. Sorry Superstar Components stem works just as well as Paul Components stem. It’s not a bloody shock or full suspension frame.
  • 1 4
 @WAKIdesigns: not over appreciation. Just regular appreciation for quality made stuff. Do I have any on my bike? No. Do I appreciate the time and effort they put into their stuff, yes. I have Hayes brakes because they work better than sram and Shimano....maybe, just maybe, it’s because they actually cared a little bit more about what they put their name on. Like I said, I appreciate it because I’m a bike rider and craftsman. You probably sit at desk. We are worlds apart. Smile
  • 10 2
 @Shibby187: "Just regular appreciation for quality made stuff" - "I have Hayes brakes because they work better than sram and Shimano" - you have schizophrenia mate.
  • 9 0
 It's probably worth mentioning that the Canfield Nimble 9 includes a DVO Diamond fork for $1899.
  • 4 0
 Thanks, the price looked too high for a bare frame.
  • 2 0
 @justwan-naride: frame, headset and seat clamp is currently $699.99.
  • 6 0
 Talking about tools .. this one‘s great haha
  • 1 0
 They miss the silk oil edition!
  • 5 0
 That D3O picture makes me hungry.
  • 2 0
 All I see is waffle!
  • 3 0
 Sorry WeThePeople. For that money I'd go Polygon Siskiu. Redline sells a 27.5 rigid "bmx" bike for 349.
  • 1 0
 The Redline RL 275 is pretty slick, but it retails for $700. Volume bikes makes a 26" multi-speed bike with an old school look called the Sledgehammer that is kinda cool if you're into that ratrod look.
  • 1 0
 Verde also makes a rigid 26” for $579
  • 1 0
 Finally, the long awaited Revelate Designs Frame Bag will convert any bike frame that can carry a water bottle to a non water bottle compliant frame. Brought to you by parent company Camelback
  • 1 0
 Since we’re talking about boutique made-in-CA bike components, can we give Hadley Hubs some love? I’ve got Hadley hubs on three bikes. They are possibly the fastest hubs out there.
  • 2 0
 I imagine it will be rad but 1900 bucks for a hardtail frame ? Ouch. Was a lot cheaper when it was the brothers and not brother.
  • 2 0
 Price includes a DVO fork.
  • 1 0
 @LRod1018: cool, that makes lots more sense.
  • 1 0
 Frame only is currently $699.99. Includes headset and seat clamp.

The price above includes DVO Diamond Fork.
  • 2 0
 The Leatt jacket line is impressive. Moto shops are selling the 5.0 as a light weight trail jacket.
  • 4 5
 Very cool to see long time North American design-build craft made bike gear making the PB main page. Paul Component's deserves this cred. Don't stop. Would be great to see White Industries get some press too. Their XMR hub premium high end endubro worthy. Elegant, super smooth rolling, easy to service, not overpriced, Nor Cal - lots of win.
  • 2 0
 Some really cool gear there, including the Klunker, but £1000 for a bike that will never be used!!
  • 1 0
 FYI: The price listed in the article for a Nimble 9 includes a DVO Diamond fork.

Frame only is currently $699.99 and includes a headset and seat clamp.
  • 4 2
 I want to see balance sheets for Paul components. Things aint adding up
  • 7 0
 I think a lot of people buy their stuff, just not in the crowd that hangs around PB... think San Fran/Austin/Boulder/Portland people with custom commuter bikes and touring rigs and whatnot. When I was a wrench I worked on several CDT and touring bikes for guys and gals that were passing through, and I saw lots more Paul/White Ind type of stuff on those rigs than I have anywhere else
  • 2 1
 @trialsracer: White Industries hubs are the beez neez.
  • 2 0
 @trialsracer: yeah plus any of the NAHBS type enthusiasts. I bet its total labor-of-love work at the Pauls, Phils, White Ind places but they have got to be some of the deepest bike enthusiasts around. Otherwise they woulda sold to SRAM years ago.
  • 2 0
 @trialsracer: Also see a lot of Paul's components in the BMX racing.
  • 2 0
 Some of those TrOakley’s look decent.
  • 1 0
 3 d printed Sealed gear box drive coming soon!
I can take pre orders now ?

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