The Ultimate Recap of Pond Beaver 2021

Apr 23, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Pond Beaver 2021

We had a great time at the second edition of Pond Beaver, but we're hoping that it won't be too much longer until we can be back scouring trade show halls. In the meantime, here's a recap of all the cool new stuff that we were able to cover from the comfort and safety of our homes during our third virtual trade show.

If you missed any stories, a recap of all our Pond Beaver 2021 coverage is below.


Tech Videos



First Look: Race Face's New Next SL Bars Are Lighter & More Compliant
Granite Design Introduces a Computer Mount for the SWAT Conceal Carry System
Leyzne's New Chain Checker, Mini Pump, & Hidden Tools
Revel Expands US-Made Recyclable Wheel Range With the RW27
Zipp Updates 3Zero Moto Wheels With New Hub & Lower Price
Truvativ's New Handlebars, Stem, & Grips
First Look: The Compotech Cduro Integrates Its Carbon Tubes and Joints
Carbon Air Aims to Make Air Suspension More Like Coil
First Look: PNW Components' Suspension Dropper Post and Gravel Line
DT Swiss Updates 350 Hub & Launches Ratchet Upgrade System
Hunt Release New Trail and Enduro Wheelsets
Boone's Aluminum Cranks Look Like They're From a 1950's Sci-Fi Film
Bontrager Releases $350 Line Comp 30 Alloy Wheelset
Bright Racing Shocks' 1630g Inverted Fork Claims 'Better Precision Than a Traditional Fork'
First Look: Fox's 34 Fork Gets a Redesigned Crown & More
Specialized Introduces Tan-Walled Tires to Benefit Trails
RockShox Announces New $549 Domain Fork
The Vyper Chair Elevated Steel Max is Probably the Ultimate Shop Stool
First Look: Tsuga Gear's Pisgah Pad

Apparel, Packs, & Protection



Trek Session Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot


RAM bike and fork

Best for Last


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 Thats what she said.
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 Where is the “But wait there’s more” of the new Super Deluxe?
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 Imma just sittin' here waiting for the Ginsu knives..............
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 Really hope they don't call it super deluxe anymore, it sounds like an off-brand product with 3 superlatives just chained together. Super Deluxe Ultimate, seriously, did they think this sounds cool?
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 Pond Beaver is over already? I thought it was just getting started.
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 Should be called dry beaver
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 I came to this article for the dogs. Would read again.
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 Still waiting for a true competitor to the X2 shock from RS...
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 Does the Tortoise belong to mike kazimer, since he doesn't like dogs?
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 you forgot the child in the pet pictures
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 I just bought a pair after snapping a lever on an 8100 XT setup 6 months ago. Turns out the Shimano replacement levers are made of unobtainum and I didn't want to buy a whole new master cylinder for $75 to just get a $25 part. So I did the reasonable thing and spent $100 on a boutique part...

These levers are REALLY well made. The whole thing is machined and looks/feels like high quality stuff. The secret feature they have is that they can be moved backwards so they don't just snap off if you wreck (imagine pulling the blade away from the bars till it is perpendicular to the bars). Installation was straight forward, lining up the return spring is a little difficult, buy by no means hard. Overall, im very happy, and I'm hoping these will prevent another snapped lever in the future.

Oh, and they are orange which matches the bike. Pretty sure that mens I can shred much harder now.
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 @86cucv: those look pretty sweet! How does the lever shape feel compared to original shimano XT levers?
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 My friend loves them. He says I need them on my bike. They are a little flatter than the XT levers and don't hook as much.
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 @JDFF: The shape is very similar, maybe a little less of a hook on the ends with the Fly ones. I do wish they had the dimples that the XT ones come with, but that is a minor gripe and can be easily fixed with some skateboard tape.
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 is mt BROmo a real mountain?

BRO' Trailer (2012) [HD]
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 Slow year.
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 Everything looked like a session
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 Classic Pond Beaver
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