Spotted on the Origin 8 Facebook page.
Shimano has never been known for its electronics – apart from the excellent Di2 shifting systems, today it announced it is joining the fray of action sports cameras with the CM-1000.
The new camera is the latest from Shimano’s new Lifestyle Gear Division, targeting fishing AND cycling customers. I guess fishermen love HD video as much as cyclists…
- f2.0 lens for low-light performance.
- 16MP image sensor for 1080HD video.
- 135 degree and 180 degree field of view.
- Auto rotation for different mounting possibilities.
- Unit weighs in at just 86 grams and measures 44 by 70 by 30mm, about the size of a deck of cards.
- Waterproof to 10 meters without a case.
- WiFi connectivity and iOS and Android apps.
- ANT+ and ANT connection to transmit data to other accessories.
Look for the CM-1000 to go on sale in May for $299.Tweet Print
Photos by Maurice Tierney and Shimano
In response to its rapid growth, Shimano American Corporation has expanded its Irvine, Calif., office building by some 48,000 square feet turning it into a massive 51,000 square foot distribution center. An entirely new, modern business center also opened directly across the street for Shimano’s marketing, R&D and inside sales staff.
A recent move by Shimano to go dealer direct with its products, which also includes Pearl Izumi and a host of fishing brands, not only means lower prices for the customer but a need to expand warehouse capability for shipping, receiving and storage. Even after a year the project is still being completed with a new fire sprinkler system being installed, new hi-tech conveyers being finalized and large storage spaces being prepared. Other changes to the former offices include a fishing rod and reel repair and warranty center for quick turnaround.
Shimano’s Marketing Manager Joe Lawwill, who raced professionally for over 10 years and won a Masters Downhill World Championship in 2002, showed us around the entrance to the new, highly modern Business Center. Visitors are treated to an action video loop on the main screen while a smaller interactive monitor showcases Shimano’s history in cycling.Tweet Print
If the name Asylum sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In its first go round, Asylum Cycles was building one of the first full-suspension 29er mountain bikes, peddled by Chris Currie and his shop Speedgoat Cycles.
In the past decade, both Asylum and Speedgoat have faded from the scene, but when Currie moved to Portland, it was an opportunity to resurrect his brand. The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of cyclocross and he knew his latest project would be a great fit.
Enter the Meuse, named for the mighty river that flows through the French Ardennes, on to Liege in Belgium and finally into the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. It’s a part of the world that lives and breathes cyclocross, just like its Pacific Northwest counterpart.Tweet Print
For more than a decade Jeff Jones has been producing his 45-degree sweep bars. In that time, they have always been a multi-piece affair with the grip area welded to the crossbar. After many iterations, including some sold under the Titec brand, Jones has a new one-piece bar, the Bend H-bar.
You do lose out on the multiple hand postions of the Loop bar, and it is available only in the 660mm width for now, no 710mm yet. Personally I find that alt-bars like this ride wider than a standard bend bar, so I’m happy on the 660s. Normally I feel weird on anything narrower than 720mm with standard bars.Tweet Print
On September 1, 2013, Greg Minnaar won his third World Championship title, on a stock Santa Cruz V10 downhill frame in front of his home crowd in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. To celebrate his back-to-back gold medals, Santa Cruz has created a limited edition Minnaar V10 replica of which only 25 will be made, with two having already been sold!
The bikes have a totally unique build, born from Greg’s collaboration with Syndicate race mechanics and team partners. From the aesthetics, such as one-off frame, wheel, fork, and saddle graphics, down to the specifics such as the 808mm wide Special Edition ENVE Minnaarbar and cut down Shimano 7-speed 11-19 cassette.
Equipped with stock Fox suspension and Shimano Saint groupset, the Minnaar V10 Replica is perfected with Chris King components, Burgtec stem, Gamut chain device and Maxxis Minion DHR II tires. Although Greg actually rides an XL, the replica will be available in four sizes, from small to XL.Tweet Print
The titanium maestros in Colorado, Moots Cycles, have updated the FrosTi fat bike accommodate the largest 4.8-inch tires now on the market. Available in four stock sizes, the FrosTi is welded in Steamboat Springs, like all Moots bikes, and uses a 44mm headtube and a 100mm bottom bracket. The 4-inch version (built around the 3.8-inch Surly tires) is 170mm spaced, while the 5-inch is 190mm.
While it’s built around a Salsa Enabler fork, it can also take a 120mm 29er fork for summer use, and the 5-inch version can fit 29×3.0 Surly Knard tires as well.Tweet Print
Crank Brothers’ iconic pedal design quickly became a hit, but its wheelset lineup has taken a little longer to spin up to speed. For 2014 the unique twin-paired spoke design remains but the rims have changed dramatically for the new, third-generation design. Still available in Cobalt (XC) and Iodine (all-mountain) versions, they will be hitting the trail at new price points too.Tweet Print