The MTB Hopper booth had two ramps set up out front and it was a popular attraction for the shreddy kids out there. The brand makes everything from small kickers to large, send-ready lips that are adjustable and relatively portable.
The top-level XT build on Trailcraft's Timber Carbon. The Timber Carbon is one of Trailcraft's 26" options and weighs in at just over 19 lbs at the lightest - much lighter than most kids' bikes, though any bike is heavy compared to a kid's body weight. The brand's stated goal is to create the lightest production 26" bike to make biking as manageable as possible for kids.
Trailcraft offers both full suspension and hardtail options, with builds ranging from entry-level to top-of-the-line. Each bike is built to order at the company's Colorado facility.
The enviable kids' bikes these days are definitely the coolest way to get to school.
TRP continues to push toward 2.3 mm rotors for everything except XC.
I know I already put this in another article, but come one, just look at it.
Not one, but two sets of magnetic pedals.
Lots of brands, like Diamondback, have full demo fleets available. Diamondback had its Release trail bike line at the event, along with some e-commuters, gravel bikes, and some of Redline's urban bikes.
Session is a Brazilian brand that makes, well, a bit of everything. The latest is some chain lube, but there are also carbon handlebars, tire inserts, aluminum and carbon wheels, and much more.
Those frame graphics...
I found a happy home for myself at the snack tent. Thanks, Enduro Bites.
Look up Ben Patrick, aka @kneesovertoesguy
Has literally been a life-changer for me.
My son loves the DH part but is not a fan of the uphill part (can´t blame him at 7 years of age) but he rather pedals up the hill or asks me for a tow than having to ride a e bike which is about the same as his body weight.
But I can see that kids e bikes can make sense for some.
been out for a few years.
Related: SkyPark isn't lift-served, you gotta pedal back up, but eBikes are allowed. That's where I typically see parents on eBikes towing kids.
I just don't think it was necessary for the majority of bikers and adds unsprung weight. The only other place I can even recall a vented rotor on a 2-wheel vehicle is on the rear wheel of a Repsol Honda MotoGP bike. Either way though, this is going to be a superior design to just making the rotor twice as thick.
To be fair, I'd happily run the hope vented rotors if they were cheaper. As it is, I'll buy some TRP's and be happy.
But yeah, my main issue is how bendy rotors are. If they aren't wobbly when they arrive, they will be after the first time you donk them on a rock or something. It's really bloody irritating. 2.3mm rotors are gonna bend waaaay less than 1.8mm rotors. Straight rotors provide much better stopping power than bent rotors, so basically 2.3mm rotors should make your brakes noticeably better, with the only downside being a very small weight increase.
That said halfway through the job I was heard to be shouting "f*ck it, I'm buying an Orange".
I'll see myself out.
Esp with all the nor cal c19 mandates; rampage and sedona so close too.
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