Components Reviews and News


Spy shots of updated FOX Live Valve

It’s no secret that FOX is working on an electronic suspension system, but new spy shots reveal it’s getting much closer to production.

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TOGS adds carbon model to line-up

TOGS brings simple addition to the traditional perpendicular MTB handlebar setup that may well transfer to happier legs on your next climb.

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Shimano XT Di2

The long-awaited trickle down of Di2 to the XT level is now here. Configurability with a smartphone is now available too with Bluetooth connectivity.

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DVO teases new Garnet dropper post

Boutique suspension manufacturer DVO teases a new hybrid hydraulic and cable actuated Dropper post.

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New suspension products from the Sea Otter pits

Here’s all the new suspension stuff we discovered on our whirlwind tour of the Sea Otter Pits last week.

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New Race Face Next SL G4 Cranks get even lighter

Race Face just released the newest version of its Next SL cranks and you won’t believe how much lighter they are.

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Praxis Works introduces carbon wheels and cranks

Santa Cruz, California-based Praxis has gotten into the wheel game, launching the new C32 carbon wheelset for trail and all mountain use.

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Save the front derailleurs, 8 ways to repurpose old components

Now that SRAM has declared the front derailleur is dead, here are eight clever ways to keep them from being sent to the dump.

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Bontrager Drop Line stem, bars, pedals and dropper post

Bontrager’s new Drop Line dropper post is easily serviceable, claimed to perform well in extreme temperatures (for all your fat biking needs), and is infinitely adjustable.

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FOX Float X2 review

A FOX Float X2 has been suspending and damping the rear of our Specialized Enduro for the past few months – check the full review to see how it went.

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OneUp expands chain guide range with two new offerings

Building on the success of its existing drivetrain specific product line, OneUp has launched two new chain guides.

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New RockShox Deluxe and Super Deluxe Shocks

Last week RockShox and several other prominent brands announced their commitment to new metric sizing. Head past the break to get a first glimpse at what that means for the future.

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DT Swiss fork and shock revisions coming soon

Next generation fork will allow air volume adjustment, while new shock’s rebound and compression circuits will be separated from each other.

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SRAM launches Eagle 1×12 drivetrain with 10-50t cassette

Chicago-based component maker unveils SRAM Eagle, a 1×12 drivetrain system that boasts a 500% gear range thanks to a 10-50t cassette.

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TRUVATIV introduces Descendant series cranks, bars, stems and seat posts

New gravity oriented component line emphasizes durability and affordability. Check out the Descendant bars, stems, seat posts and cranks.

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OneUp goes wider with new 10-50t 11-speed 1x system

Meet the new OneUp Components Shark 10-50t set-up, an 11-speed 1x system with a whopping 500% gear range.

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RockShox Reverb and Reverb Stealth revamped for 2016

RockShox has given its popular Reverb and Reverb Stealth dropper posts makeovers for 2016, reengineering the internals, adding additional bushing overlap, and offering new travel options.

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Shimano 11-46 cassette, new chainrings, affordable brakes

Shimano is set to deliver a new ultra wide 11-46 11-speed cassette this summer, as well as new brakes, quick links and more.

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Wheelbuilder.com ENVE and Derby wheels review

With their wealth of expertise building wheels at the highest level of competition, Wheelbuilder.com is able to build the lightest and strongest wheels to fit the rider’s budget and specific demands.

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SRAM rolls out redesigned Roam 60 carbon wheels

Originally debuted in 2013, SRAM’s top tier carbon fiber mountain bike wheelset has received a host of major upgrades for 2016. Same goes for the 900 series hubs.

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Mavic parent company Amer Sports buys ENVE

Amer Sports, the parent of several winter and outdoor sports companies (including Mavic) purchased Enve Composites for $50 million in an all cash transaction.

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Industry Nine expands fat bike range, adds center lock hubs

New BigRig 760 fat bike wheels pair I9 hubs and alloy spokes with HED’s BAD alloy rim. Also launching are new centerlock versions of Torch Classic mountain bike hubs.

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SRAM NX drivetrain most affordable 1x groupset yet

SRAM’s original 1x drivetrain was revolutionary, but it cost more than an entry level mountain bike. Their latest offering claims to offer similar levels of performance but at only a fraction of the cost.

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First Look: e*thirteen 9-44t TRS+ cassette

1×11 drivetains are all the rage but if the range is not quite enough for you, this new offering from e*thirteen with a 9-44 tooth range may be the ticket.

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Rapidé adapter converts SRAM 10-speed to 11

A $12 component promises to convert your existing 10-speed drivetrain to 11-speed with minimal fuss. Find out how it works.

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