Product Launch Reviews and News

Review: Intense Tracer T275 Carbon

The Intense Tracer 275C is an impressive bike, utilizing carbon fiber front and rear triangles, which provide exceptional damping and stiffness. Toss it down through the gnar and chunder and it just effortlessly glides through stuff like it’s hardly there, creating a confidence inspiring experience.

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Specialized Fatboy

Fatbiking is about fun, adventure, determination, accomplishment, and a little bit of insanity. Specialized has rolled all of this up into a nice package that makes me actually want to go out in 12 degree temperatures to ride in the snow.

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Introducing the Crank Brothers iodine 29er Wheels

iodine 29er//new wheelsets from crankbrothers Laguna Beach, CA, August 6, 2012 – 29ers are no longer just for cross country. Trail and all mountain bikes are adopting the bigger wheels, and crankbrothers has the perfect wheel choice for these bikes. The requirements for a 29-inch all mountain bike are very different than for a 26-inch

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2013 Pivot Cycles Bike Lineup

For 2013 Pivot is excited to announce 2 new big additions to their line with the 429 Carbon and LES. These 2 new bikes as well as the rest of our 2013 line are highlighted below. 2013 Pivot Mach 429 Carbon Pivot has upped the ante once again by taking the proven performance of the

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2013 Orbea Occam Revealed

Mtbr Visits Orbea and Test Rides the New Occam 29 After 3 years of development, Orbea unveiled their Occam 29 full suspension bike. Orbea is located in Spain, in the heart of Basque country. We were privileged to be invited to their launch venue and enjoy the full Basque hospitality. It was quite evident that

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Intense Tracer 275 650b

Meet the Tracer 275 – The next BIG THING from Intense Cycles. First seen at the Sea Otter Classic back in April in prototype form, then teased with action shots just the other week, Intense Cycles finally shows us the World Wide Launch of the Tracer 275 today! This bike (and the Carbine 275 hop

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Surly Krampus

One of the hottest bikes at QBP’s SaddleDrive event is the new Krampus. A 29er fat bike with 3 inch tires. Complete bikes will be available around March with an MSRP of $1950. Adam from Surly gives us a close-up look at the all new Krampus in this video: The complete production bike will feature:

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Shimano Rokko Hydration Packs and New Eyewear

The Shimano Rokko Hydration Pack was designed by an engineer with years of experience (he used to used to work for another pack company.) The straps are made to sit differently from other packs. The Rider Fit Cross Harness forms an X shape in front of the chest. The pack is adjustable XXL to SM

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Stan’s Flow EX 650B Wheelset – First Look

The new Flow EX rims were created for All Mountain and light Freeride usage, and their additional strength and width should be good for the rigors of just about anything tossed at them. The design is a beefed-up version of its Flow brethren, and it has gotten 14% thicker sidewalls and 33% thicker spoke bed,

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2013 Salsa Cycles – El Mariachi limited ed, Colossal and Beargrease

QBP is the largest bicycle parts distributor in the US. Every year, they hold their SaddleDrive event to give bike shops a first look at the bikes, parts and gear that they stock with a focus on the brands that QBP owns like Salsa Cycles and Surly. Shown here are a few photos of 3

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Felt Compulsion – New 2013 All Mountain Trail Bike

One of the highlights, if not THE highlight of the 2013 Felt Bicycles Product Launch today was the all new model: The Compulsion. The LT1 and LT3 versions are the UHC carbon frames (main frame) and the LT50 model is aluminum. The Compulsion has 6″ of rear travel and utilizes Felt’s Equilink suspension design. Equally

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2013 Felt Edict Nine Series 29er

Mtbr and RoadBikeReview are covering the Felt 2013 Bike Line-up Announcement today in Irvine. The first bikes we got to take a look at were the Felt Edict Nine Series full suspension 29ers. Felt has developed an interesting rear suspension design that has helped create a very effective XC racing machine. Even if you aren’t

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Launch Components Launchpad Pedal

Launch Components a new British bike company based in Glasgow and run by two engineers passionate about bringing unique and bold design to the Mountain bike market. Launch Components aims to create high quality products that stand out from the crowd and consistently deliver the high performance required for extreme use. Launch components began its

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2013 Intense Tracer 275 and Carbine 275 – 650b Action Photos!

We recently got some exclusive action photos and info about the BRAND new 27.5 (aka 650b) bikes coming from Intense Cycles. The Official World Wide launch will be at Bike DealerCamp (from the good folks at Lifeboat Events.) Mtbr.com will be there to cover the new bikes, but we received these photos from Mr. Intense

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Introducing @cme Flat Free Wheelsets

No-Flat Tire Systems Mounted to Pre-Built 26″ and 700c Wheels for Instant Flat Free Upgrades Fullerton, CA (CFEpr+) July 2, 2012 - @cme is a new brand created by bicycle industry veteran Steve Boehmke, to expand the bicycle market by eliminating flat tires from the average cyclists’ life. @cme is pre-mounting Hutchinson’s Serenity no-flat tires to

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SRAM’s new 1×11 Drivetrain in Detailed Photos and Video!

SRAM (innovators of the 2×10 drivetrain) are back at it again. This time, they are making things even simpler with a 1×11 setup called “XX1″. It is a single chainring in front, paired with an 11 speed cassette in the rear. The rear cassette features an ultra-small 10 tooth cog and an ultra high 42

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JVC Unveils Adixxion Camcorder

New JVC Adixxion Camcorder Ready for Action GC-XA1 action cam is water/shock/dust/freeze-proof A new “action camera” announced today by JVC offers unmatched versatility right out of the box, with standard features that have JVC’s new GC-XA1 ADIXXION camcorder ready to capture the fun in most any situation. Quick Facts JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion action cam –

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K-EDGE Computer Mount for GARMIN Edge

K-EDGE Computer Mount for Garmin K-EDGE announced the release of their latest cycling upgrade product, a professional grade Garmin Computer Mount. This new beefy all aluminum mount, which is meant for the newer Garmin Edge GPS bike computers, was first spotted at the recent Tour de Suisse, and will also be used during the Olympics

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DT Swiss 2013 Product Overview

X 313 Carbon Cross All new rear-shock for Marathon racing and Trail riding! 3-modes, remote operated for Tarmac riding and sprinting – fully locked out Trail riding and climbing – drive mode Descending or rough terrain – open mode All shocks feature the ABS-Air Spring System, externally adjustable rebound. X 313 Cross All new rear-shock

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New Niner S.I.R. 9 and IMBA Limited Edition Auction

At a time when carbon super bikes (including our own flagship models) dominate the stage, why would Niner shine a spotlight on the S.I.R. 9? Perhaps it’s better to ask “just what is it about steel bikes?” Why, when we get on a steel frame, are we instantly transported back to that first bike we

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Schwalbe MTB 2013

For the 2013 product year, they’ll have the complete model range in 29er sizes, and 650B will get the Hans Dampf, Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, Rapid Rob and Rocket Ron (shown above in that order). All the tires get a new font look, and Schwalbe also is changing their information on the tire, so it’s

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Teva Announces Fall 2012 Bike Collection

Introduction by Francis Cebedo: Teva is in its second year in the mountain bike arena and we’re happy to see that not only are they here to stay, but they have ‘doubled-down’ on their cycling shoe efforts. Product Manager Chris Hillyer said their customers wanted more styles and more colors, black in particular. So they

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Product Announcement: DZR Shoe’s Task Collection

Introducing DZR’s new Task Collection offering 8 different styles and colors. With added stability, traction and power transfer the Task Collection is DZR’s progression into a performance bases SPD shoe. Whether you take your aggressive riding to the dirt trails, polo courts, or speeding up your ride through the streets; the Task Collection recognizes your

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Tifosi Podium Revolutionary Frameless Interchangeable Eyewear

Introducing the Podium. Revolutionary Frameless Interchangeable Eyewear From Tifosi. Watkinsville, GA (May 18, 2012) Introducing the Podium, a revolutionary frameless eyewear system by Tifosi Optics, Inc. The Podium, in stores June 2012, allows an unobstructed line of vision for the wearer, a great advantage for triathlon, cycling, golf, and other active sports. The Podium features

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2012 Magura – MT Brakes and TS Forks

Once again, Magura USA (aka) hosted a superb press camp in spectacular Sedona Arizona in late-May this year. The invited editors and writers got to test out the Magura Direct products that they distribute, which includes Magura (brakes and forks), uvex (helmets and sunglasses) and Vaude (packs and apparel), and they also were joined by

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