It’s been a busy week in the world of bikes. First and foremost it is Red Bull Rampage week and with that comes all the excitement of the big day which you can watch live on Friday Oct. 25th on Red Bull TV. Outside of the cliffs of Virgin, Utah, there has been a bunch of new products popping up so without further delay here is the Weekly Dirt.
POC and MIPS have teamed up to help keep our melons a bit safer. POC, which has built an international reputation on safety, innovation, and design, and MIPS, the Swedish safety technology company partnering with many helmet brands with its world-leading Brain Protection System, are announcing a deeper partnership. The new collaboration will see POC implement MIPS systems in many of its helmets starting with a new POCito Crane which will be released in late summer 2020. In addition, the new partnership will consider new, enhanced rotational protection systems, which will be developed specifically for a number of POC performance helmets to be released in 2021.
Safety notice: Surly 8-Pack and 24-Pack Racks
In other safety news, it seems that Surly is having some issues with its 8 and 12 pack racks. On September 20th Surly notified retailers about a safety issue with Surly 8-Pack and 24-Pack front racks, and our Pack Rat bicycles equipped with a front rack. Surly received reports of the racks loosening, contacting the front wheel and causing accidents. We also made this information available on the Surly website. If you have one of these racks please visit Surly for more information.
Pivot LES Fat
Fat bike season is already here in some parts of the North, and the LES Fat is back with a stunning new Midnight Blue color. Riding fat bikes in a winter wonderland is a cycling experience like no other, and nothing will take your further or faster than the LES Fat. A new build kit features Shimano’s incredible 12-speed drivetrain, with the option of either a rigid carbon or color-matched Manitou Mastodon suspension fork. The LES Fat is the ultimate four-season, do anything, go-anywhere bike. To learn more about build options and new features visit Pivot online or stop by your local Pivot dealer.
Blackburn Pro Plugger and Bigswitch Ratchet Set
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