We don’t know much beyond what we can see in this promo video, but we’ll get the full scoop this weekend at Sea Otter. Expect more travel than the 150mm Force and an appearance by the new Fox 36 fork. Wheels? Expect nothing else than 27.5, and we’re likely to see a 27.5 Fury model this weekend as well. Stay tuned!Tweet Print
After weeks of teasing, RockShox today announced details of its inverted RS-1 cross-country race fork and a line of Rise XX carbon tubular wheels to accompany it to the podium.Tweet Print
Fox is celebrating its 40th year of suspension technology, and for 2015 it has made changes large and small to each model in its lineup, highlighted by new 36 enduro forks.
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File this in the “we didn’t see that coming” folder. We received word today that Ibis Cycles would launch a new line of carbon fiber wheels to compliment its line of carbon mountain and cyclocross bikes.Tweet Print
Rand McNally certainly knows how to make maps, but when it comes to using them in the outdoors, why let the tech companies take over? The Foris is a handheld GPS unit designed for general purpose outdoor use by hikers, cyclists, geocachers and others.Tweet Print
The 2014 World Cup downhill season starts in two weeks just where it left off at the World Championships in 2013 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Will 2014 be the season 27.5 wheels sweep the circuit? Will Steve Smith and Gee Atherton continue their dominating battle for the overall title? Will rising stars like Richie Rude and Loic Bruni usher in a new generation? Can anyone challenge Rachel Atherton’s dominance? I can’t wait to find out. Get caught up with the 2013 season here.Tweet Print
Breezer Bikes surprised us all last year with the introduction of the Repack, a 160mm, 27.5 trail/enduro bike aimed right at the heart of the full suspension market. Now it’s following up with a 29er version, with 120mm of travel and the same unique M-Link suspension system.
Back in February I was lucky enough to shake off the Pennsylvania snow and head west to Fairfax, California, (the “birthplace” of mountain biking”) to join none other than Joe Breeze for a special presentation.
There I got a sneak peek and a first ride on the Supercell, which continues the Breezer tradition of naming bikes after weather events. Joe Breeze himself was kind enough to give us a tour of the trails surrounding Mt. Tamalpais, and a tour of the new bike.Tweet Print
Guerrilla Gravity is a small, consumer-direct brand that launched last year with its made-in-Colorado GG/DH downhill bike. Now it’s taking pre-orders for its next machine, the Megatrail.
While the Megatrail looks to be a fully capable bike in standard mode, a 30-second shock mount swap turns it into a much more dynamic descender. The standard mode features 150mm of travel and a 66.5 degree head tube angle while the Gravity mode bumps it to 160mm of travel and a 65.5 degree head tube angle. The bottom bracket also drops to 12.7 inches, which matches Guerrilla Gravity’s GG/DH downhill bike and is meant to feel like a mini-DH bike. The suspension was developed in partnership with Cane Creek to perfectly match the Double Barrel Air CS air shock.Tweet Print
Cannondale unveiled its new 2015 OverMountain line this week, and while we couldn’t be there (for reasons explained below), we still got the scoop on the new 27.5 Jekyll and Trigger bikes. Both models make use of Cannondale‘s new Lefty SuperMax fork and travel-adjust Fox DYAD pull shocks.Tweet Print
While much of the internet speculation as of late centered on SRAM‘s upcoming RS-1 inverted fork (more on that later), the brand unveiled it’s new line of completely redesigned brakes today, dubbed Guide.
There are three new models, a new four-piston caliper and new rotors, as well as a host of new design elements. Most notable is Swinglink, a cam inside the lever body that adjusts the power on tap – eliminating that on/off feeling. The Piggyback reservoir offers a super-simple way to manage brake fluid (DOT) and allows for a single lever body to be mounted on either side, simplifying production and the life of every mechanic who has worked a demo day.Tweet Print