Skinwalls, anyone? Maxxis is increasing the number of tire options they offer with the retro sidewalls, including tubeless-ready, EXO casing versions of the Minion DHF, Ikon, and Ardent.
We took a look at Yeti's new SB5+ a few days ago, but the original SB5 has received an update as well. The standover clearance has increased, and the revised frame now has internal cable routing. The housing runs through tubes molded into the frame, and can be accessed through a port located on the downtube.
The SB5 Beti bike shares the same geometry as the standard SB5, but receives a lighter shock tune, and a women's specific saddle. The low top tube height allows the XS size to fit riders as small as 4'11".
We've seen a few different prototypes of Polygon's slopestyle bike over the last few seasons, and now the final version, dubbed the Trid ZZ is in production. The bike has 26" wheels, 100mm of travel, and a seven-speed SRAM GX drivetrain, complete with the shifter mounted to the downtube.
Mavic's new DeeMax Pro 27.5" wheelset uses an aluminum rim with a 28mm internal width up front paired with slightly narrower, 25mm internal width rim in the rear. Claimed weight is 1700 grams, with a retail price of 1000 Euro, a price that includes the tires.
A 2.5" Claw Pro XL tire is mounted to the front wheel of the DeeMax Pro wheels and uses Mavic's new Guard 2 casing for pinch flat protection.
EVOC's Enduro Shirt is designed to be used as a base layer, and features removable Sas-Tec shoulder pads, with a lighter foam padding over the chest. The shirt is designed to work with EVOC's protective backpacks, and has a mesh back panel for increased breathability.
Funn has a new line of modular chainguides on the way. The upper guide or lower bash can be run separately or together, depending on a rider's needs.
Birzman's M-Torque Ranger multi-tool has a button that pops up when a torque value of 5Nm is reached. The device is encased in two tire levers, and includes 3,4, and 5mm hex keys, a flat-head screwdriver, and a T25 bit.
The Giro Chronicle MIPS shares a similar look to the Montaro, but forgoes that helmet's integrated camera mount and goggle grippers to come in at a more affordable $100 USD pricepoint.
The Disciple MIPS is the successor to Giro's Cipher full face. MSRP: $220 USD.
Fouriers offer chainrings of nearly every possible size, including this oval, narrow-wide ring.
Ghost's PathRiot is ready to tackle some serious terrain with a 170mm Fox 36 up front and a coil DHX2 to handle its 150mm of rear travel.
Stages are getting ready to launch their Dash head unit. The GPS-enabled device displays the data generated by Stages' crankarm-mounted power meter, and works in conjunction with the company's cloud-based Link training program. MSRP: $399 USD.
Schwalbe had a number of 27.5 x 2.6" tires on display, including the Nobby Nic, and the Smart Sam and Rocket Ron shown above.
The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 records 4k/30fps video, and is able to recognize voice commands - no more fumbling around to try and find that tiny 'record' button. It's also chock full of sensors, including a barometer, accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass to record all the data you'd ever need from a ride. MSRP: $500.
Remember the golden rule: the number of bikes you need = n + 1, where n is the number of bikes you currently have.
Mavic's use of a narrower rim at the back is solely down to having less weight like their Crossmax XL enduro wheelset from a few years back.
Says to mate "Can you check its not still off?"
Just marketing wise they haven't done a decent job. People tend not to like new standards, and they're introducing 2.6" as a new standard. Instead they should have made the tyres 2.5" wide and add in the description they introduced this version for more grip and less rolling resistance, instead of calling it a new standard. Everybody hates new standards, and now people will dislike it purely because they call it a new standard.
U no longer a one of the bros! LOL
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@jordanneedsanewfork: they would have been able to get away with that if Plus bike wouldn't have needed a wider BB and a wider rear hub.
The little one hit a pretty good groove because it's so small but they really need to pack all of their technology into that size of a box for it to maintain.
Their standard stuff needs a huge update. I hate the way the buttons work. The garmin basically looks like the gopro but seems to have a lot more packed into it and easier to use. That's not good.
Their 360 stuff is a joke and pretty much everyone is beating them to the game including nikon.
I think they are still in position to do really really well but you're right... their next 2 products HAVE to be good. Otherwise the investors are gonna wonder wtf they put their money into.
So no, pov cam warfare is not really a football match to watch because another real scary thing is a dude buying different loads of sht often, to make sure he has the best thing.
And how noble is it to dismiss GoPro for being an absolutely dominant leader until GoPro3, with footage from Contour or Sony from 3 years ago was looking like GoPro1? Like those c*nts saying Fox lost the game after 35 Pike got onto the market with charger damper. It's just that Fox had charger style dampers in their forks since 2006.
So maybe other companies need a slap in the face for taking so long to get here isn't it?
All I said is that they need to step their game up... and they do. That's the life of business... especially when it comes to technology. If you're not progressing you're falling behind.
I believe I also said the little one (the session) hit a good groove. For the general masses it's exactly what they need. Easy to use and very small. Picture quality is very good for realistic every day usage. But I do think for that platform to continue they need to stuff a bit more into it. And I'm sure they will.
The 4 is getting an update... it's called the 5? I merely said some things need to change... and they are.
Their 360 stuff as it stands right now... is a joke. But but the most part that industry is still in the early days of consumer available tech. Other people are beating them to the punch but for now it feels like they're o.k. with that. As for it being a joke that it's for the masses. I think you're wrong. There's a reason it's being integrated into helmets right now and companies like Nikon are actually doing it. There's money in it.
And people film concerts with their phone all the damned time? Usually sounds like ass and looks like ass but they do it anyways just so they can say they were there. I prefer to just enjoy being there. But even I shot a little clip when I saw skynyrd.
I'm also not dismissing them. I'm pretty sure I said they're in a position to do really really well? How's that dismissing.
And you can slap the other companies all they want until they catch up and surpass. Doesn't matter who got their last it's who's their now.... to a point. I mean.. there's always Microsoft.
So not really sure what you're getting at by quoting me on this one. I personally prefer gopro to the similar products. I've used many of the others... including sony and countour and I found big faults in both of them. I have access to them and I choose gopro.
My point was that the industry is rapidly catching up and in some ways surpassing so they've got to step on the gas again... and I'm pretty sure they will be. Hence 2 new products coming.
Didn't know Scott offered theirs for so cheap now. Thanks for the info
Would be cool if it was a new version.
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