Video: 6 MORE New MTB Products For 2021 - Pond Beaver 2021

Apr 18, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  


Six more MTB products! And this time Jason Lucas takes the handlebars and guides us through some more must-have items. From light-weight bars to even lighter pedals made from plastic, we've got more reasons for you to spend your hard earned cash!

Products:

RaceFace Next SL Handlebar
VHS 2.0 Slapper Tape
FSA KFX Crankset
Polar Bottle
Titanium MyTi clipless pedals







Pond Beaver 2021





74 Comments

  • 63 1
 If only someone could take pictures from the video and put them next to the links. All jokes aside, I want some of that tape.
  • 2 0
 out of stock everywhere...
£20 shipping on vhsmtb.com as well
  • 4 2
 mastic tape might be a great alternative!
  • 4 0
 @jackdwalker: Cyclorise is out UK distributor, large shipment incoming Smile
  • 1 0
 @VHS: Please get it into a distributer in the EU too, please! Don't want to have to pay extra tax on this Frown
  • 1 0
 @VHS: yes i pre-ordered it from them
  • 35 0
 I thought that I have read/heard about these 3d ti pedals already few times in past 2 weeks.
  • 5 0
 Several times at least
  • 3 0
 All that and still no information on the internals.
  • 2 0
 @nozes: GCN Video has shots of the internals:

youtu.be/HVTv6PzVWAg?t=292
  • 1 0
 @bigtuna00: Thanks!
2 bearings,fully serviceable, it's looking better!
  • 33 2
 $180 carbon bars
$32 chainstay rubber bumper thingy
$420 aluminum Pole-like cranks (breakage optional)
$16 another insulated water bottle, yay!
$394 those baby (shark) ti pedals
$???3D untested printed plastic pedals with too much grip
5:50 Gratuitous shot of dog who'd rather be playing than be held
  • 3 0
 Thank you
  • 3 0
 $420 sounds like a deal for the cranks! How much extra to pay for the breakage though?
  • 2 0
 Make that an $88 CAD chainstay rubber bumper thingy including shipping...which is by DHL (very fast reliable shipper I admit) which usually means an additional $25 CAD brokerage bone when it arrives. Just tried to preorder, but I'll pass.
  • 6 0
 Went straight to the dog and skipped everything else. Perfect.
  • 4 0
 @james182: Thats fair, we have how ever secured a CAD distributor. We know shipping is expensive but we are looking at moving away form direct sales very soon. hope you can get hold of one in the near future.
thanks Smile
  • 1 0
 @mikkyberg: An extra 3.35€, $4 USD or $111 CAD. (depending on current exchange rates, of course)
  • 1 0
 @VHS: Thanks! That's fantastic news.
  • 1 0
 The cranks are basically old Cannondale Hollowgrams
  • 1 0
 @VHS: Hope to see them back at ADU soon so I can restock mate!
  • 1 0
 @mudcycles: thanks Smile
  • 19 1
 This could have been an email Razz
  • 3 0
 Should be a flyer
  • 10 1
 They know how ruthless the PB comments section is but they post another video that could've been photos... *grabs the popcorn in preparation for amazing comments*
  • 3 0
 You guys were just talking about these cranks in the podcast! They look great. The looks of FSA parts have come a long way in recent years. Didn't Shimano XTR m950 have a similar hollow arm thing going, or was there something more proprietary going on with the 'hollow forged' cranks?
  • 1 0
 KFX cranks are the pole of cranks. Machined inn2 halves then glued together.
  • 5 0
 @juanny: Cannondale cranks too, though those have been around longer, and are more proven than Pole's frames.
  • 3 0
 @delta5: I’d be surprised if FSA hasn’t been producing the cranks for Cannondale all along.
  • 1 0
 Shimano SLX,XT, XTR and even some Deore cranks are made like this for decades.
  • 2 0
 @ReformedRoadie: I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain you're right and FSA did those Cannondale cranks.
  • 1 0
 Shimano's Hollow Forged crank arms, made in one piece, started at M950 XTR and Dura-Ace 7700, the technique is still used for XT and SLX and some road/gravel offerings as well. The last 2 generations of XTR have used a cold forged and bonded (2 piece) method for XC crank sets in M9000 series and all M9100/20/30. M9020 were hollow forged only.

Cannondale HollowGram cranksets started out as Magic Motorcycle cranks, designed by Alex Pong in the '90's, when Cannondale bought the technology manufacturing was done at their factory in the US, this has most likely changed now though.

IMO the FSA KFX crankset is more equivalent to XTR in construction
  • 7 0
 Let's see a huck to flat by Jason with the MyTI pedals.
  • 23 0
 That’s gonna be a no from me, dawg.
  • 2 0
 @jasonlucas: How about the Brian park pedals?
  • 4 0
 @Michael20: @brianpark any incentives here?
  • 10 1
 @jasonlucas: I will buy you several gas station meat sticks.
  • 2 0
 I don't understand these MyTi pedals, won't the cleat and pedal just wear away at each other? They seem to scrape a lot and rely on friction getting in and out vs sliding out of the spring based spd pedal system. Somebody please correct me if I'm missing something.
  • 1 0
 Is not one capable of doing their own research? You don't need to wait for PB to tell you that water is wet Smile Wear is mentioned on the Kickstarter page:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/wendelin/titanum-pedals-clipless-3d-printed-aerospace-inspired

There are also some videos with the Element22 CEO that describe the hardening process (along with other details).
  • 1 0
 @bigtuna00: Thanks dude! I don't like that wording, "surface hardening moves the balance of wear towards the cleat". I would prefer nearly all the wear be directed at the cleat.
  • 5 0
 I just checked the pets of pond beaver and that puppy is not included. Care to expand on this animal?
  • 3 0
 Obviously a newly released version of this product line. Looks like a Heeler to me. Heelers are awesome!
  • 3 0
 I can vouch for the VHS tape. Awesome chain slap dampening. The only con, is the shipping cost. Wish it was readily available here in the states.
  • 2 0
 +1 been super happy with my VHS tape - was really surprised the difference that it made.
  • 2 0
 Distributor confirmed, will be available soon Smile
  • 2 0
 @VHS: where should we be watching for in the US? Ibis has the worst chainstay protection going, need to do something before the paint is gone.
  • 2 0
 @norcal101: GÚP will be the guys in charge of the US.
Thanks
  • 1 0
 You can get the camelbak podium dirt series water bottle. Seems similar to this one, for about the same price. Plus for the camelbak version, they sale spare lids and caps. You really need to take it apart after every ride to clean so you don't get mold growth.
  • 1 0
 Well the question is, is this bottle insulated on the cap or not? The podium is not. So your losing much where it should be insulated. Also how is this dirt shield better then other solutions. Look how good the solution for the newest fidlock is. I can oben the biggest bottle by also grabbing it. Never gets dirt in. Fits because of the twist in my frame. But is not insulated ofc. But still how is the system for this particular bottle better?
  • 4 0
 Those MyTi pedals look like some proper shin gougers.
  • 7 2
 No vids
  • 4 0
 Tightnum? Ti-Ta-Ni-Um.
Maybe it was just me, but that was disturbing.
  • 2 0
 No, the name of the company is Titanum. It's effing stupid, but it is what it is...

titanum.bike
  • 1 0
 @bigtuna00: oh.. yep, still stupid.
  • 1 0
 Wondering about how tough the 3d printed pedals are and what material they used. I've had a side project going on with recycling plastics for filament printing. Neat stuff.
  • 1 0
 There’s some pretty interesting tech out there these days for FFF printing; markforged comes to mind. Hard to tell from the video if they’re FFF or sintered nylon. Finding balance between strength and bulkiness compared to traditional injection molding will be interesting to see.
  • 3 0
 Also, holy crap @schofell84 small world. We rode together when I was at school. Let’s go tech
  • 1 0
 Titanium
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: sorry, Park's flat pedals
  • 3 0
 Jason is good at this stuff, good energy, well spoken, fun.
  • 2 0
 Your 35mm bar is too stiff? Try this 31.8.

Too wide you say? Here, use this hacksaw
  • 3 1
 Neat stuff, but what a cute puppy.
  • 1 0
 As a weight weenie, I'm excited to see how those pedals hold up. 100g for the pair!? And cost less than the Ti Eggbeaters
  • 1 0
 Interested in the RaceFace handlebar
  • 1 0
 @drdirtphd “and tech still sucks”
  • 1 0
 possibly available in 2024
  • 1 0
 Cranks available in long and too long lengths.
  • 1 0
 I’d buy one of those water bottles!
  • 1 1
 6’2” here and run 670mm bars on my top fuel, hahah 740 are “narrow” GTFO

31.2 next sl bars were 720mm
  • 1 0
 Yeah thats f*cking narrow. At 5'11" 760 is good
  • 2 1
 Where is Mike Levy?
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