Components Reviews and News


X-Fusion Interbike 2015

X-Fusion releases new production version of the 160mm travel inverted Revel, introduces new Roughcut HLR damper throughout the line, and launches new air can.

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FOX Interbike 2015

FOX rolls out new negative air spring throughout fork line for improved performance and major weight savings, and launches series of successful new shocks.

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Interbike 2015: Sticky grips and new stems from Renthal

Taking technology developed from their moto business, Renthal has developed a new grip that continuously produces a sticky compound to help improve adherence.

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ENVE Interbike 2015

ENVE is introducing a new high volume rim specifically designed to take advantage of the new generation of high volume tires.

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DT Swiss rolls out new wheels, rims, hubs and forks

New carbon XMC and XRC 1200 Spline wheels come in variety of builds. OPM O.D.L. Race fork is stiffer and lighter.

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Video: OneUp Chainguide

Narrow/Wide chainrings retain the chain well but not all the time. The OneUp Chainguide adds extra security for chain retention and it extends the useable life of the chainring as well.

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Video: 2016 FOX Float DPS EVOL shock

For 2016, FOX revamped its Float rear shock with two damping pistons called DPS for better performance. They also added an extra negative spring can called EVOL to make the suspension curve flatter.

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Eurobike 2015: Manitou McCleod King Can shock tuning

Having announced their biggest fork news already at the Sea Otter Classic, Manitou still has some news. With the King Can you can now tune your standard McCleod rear shock and get a premium performance upgrade.

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Eurobike 2015: Crankbrothers pedals and new dropper post

Crankbrothers showed us the new internal components for all pedal types. Beside that: revamped Candy 7 & 11 pedals, new Double Shot, Mallet E enduro and Stamp Small/Large pedals; the new High Line dropper post is looking great!

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Eurobike 2015: Answer grips, new super short stems and enduro gloves

Grips get tackier, stems get shorter, gloves offer more protection and while wearing them, you can even keep fiddling with your smartphone!

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Eurobike 2015: Hope unveils cassette, lights, seatpost and more

British bike parts maker’s portfolio expands in multiple exciting directions, including an eye-catching series of orange anodized components.

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Eurobike 2015: New mounting options for Rotor Q-Rings

Three optimum chainring positions mean you can still fine tune the angle of the oval chainring.

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New PRO components for DH and cross country riders

Shimano’s component arm PRO was busy at Eurobike, showing off a host of new gear for both downhill and cross country racers and riders. Click through to read all about it.

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Magura Vyron wireless dropper post

Magura delivered the first bombshell product of Eurobike by introducing a product that everyone has been clamoring for, a wireless dropper post. They aim to deliver the post by November 2015 for a price of $460.

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First Look: Easton Haven and Race Face Turbine dropper post

Easton and Race Face enter the dropper post market with a clean, well-conceived post with proven internals. But with a high price, is it enough to shake up the market?

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News: RedMonkey Klampz lock on silicone grips now available

California company manufactures locally and donates to cycling charities and American Veterans. Check out the variety of colors and affordable price.

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Tech Talk: The importance of stack and reach

Understand what they refer to, and see why they can be the best way to tinker with geometry on your current bike.

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Tech Talk: How frame geometry affects a bike’s handling

Bicycle geometry affects more than just fit. It drastically changes what kind of terrain a bike will excel on and how is handles that terrain. Here’s a primer to help you better understand these differences.

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Sneak Peek: Praxis Works wide range 11-40 10-speed MTB cassette

There is a market for 1×10 drivetrain systems but riders often run out of low gears. So they slap on aftermarket 42 tooth cogs, but there is some compromise in shifting. Praxis aims to solve that with their 11-40 10-speed cog.

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Review: WTB Volt Carbon saddle

Top-of-the-line WTB saddle features carbon rails and provides comfort and durability.

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Lindarets ReMount improves dropper post lever position

Novel device allows riders to keep hands on bars when moving saddle up and down. But it doesn’t work well with all lever designs.

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Sea Otter: SQlab’s Signature Series Hans Rey saddles and grips

The SQlab 611 Active Ti saddle and 711 MX grip provide the basis for these special edition saddles and grips that provide comfort and control.

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Sea Otter: Crankbrothers launching custom color program

For an extra $25, consumers will soon be able to design personalized Crankbrothers Eggbeater and Candy pedals.

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Sea Otter: MRP shows new AMG chainguide, Wave chainring

Colorado company doing everything in its power to assure your chain stays where it’s supposed to be, even when the trail is at its rowdiest.

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Sea Otter: Pacenti PDent makes sub-30mm stems possible

Simple solution to longstanding barrier could allow for stems as short as 12mm, which in turn could alter bike frame design.

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