Product Launch Reviews and News

Santa Cruz Blur TR Carbon

The Blur TRc fits between the Blur XC and the Blur LT models. With 5″ of rear travel, the TRc strikes a solid balance between both. An entirely new addition to the Santa Cruz family, the Blur TRc defines what Santa Cruz Bicycles think a trail bike should be. Crafted from carbon fiber, featuring our

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Introducing the Santa Cruz Highball Carbon 29er hardtail

It’s hard to believe, but the new Highball is the first true cross country/trail hardtail bike to come from Santa Cruz Bicycles. Sure they’ve had the Chameleon for years, but it’s not the bike you’d choose for an XC race or a long day of climbing. The fact that their first XC hardtail is a

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Santa Cruz Tallboy Aluminum

The Tallboy Al is the new aluminum version of the highly rated original Tallboy which is made out of carbon fiber. Producing an aluminum version not only brings the price down, but also provides more options when adding to your stable of bikes. Tallboys have become mighty popular bikes in the relatively short time since

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GoPro LCD BacPac for HD HERO camera

GoPro­® Launches the LCD BacPac™ Detachable LCD Screen for 1080p HD HERO® Camera The first of several removable expansion modules for industry leading HD HERO camera. February 1, 2011 – Half Moon Bay, Calif. – GoPro, the world’s leading wearable and gear mountable camera company, today announced the availability of the LCD BacPac, a detachable

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Niner Announces New Carbon Flat Top 9 Handlebars

Nine Also Announces C5 Warranty Program For Carbon Fiber Products Niner is stoked to offer new carbon handlebars. Bars are carbon-­‐tuned for increased ride quality/comfort, with the same sweep and width as our original Flat Top 9 alloy handlebars. The bars also feature a new ± 5mm rise/drop, via an offset bulge in the bar’s

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2011 Turbine Bars

Turbine BarS Product Hi-Lights • 7 color options for a customized ride • Light enough for XC but strong enough for AM Product Overview Race Face is proud to announce the newest additions to our handlebar line, the Turbine riser and flat bars. Available in more colors than a box of Crayolas (black, red, blue,

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Contour unlocks Bluetooth chip in ContourGPS

Contour Turns Your Mobile Phone into a Live Viewfinder for its ContourGPS Camera 01.05.2011– (Seattle, Wash.) – Contour, a market leader in hands-free video cameras, is announcing a new feature for its award winning ContourGPS model: Bluetooth. Already the first hands-free video camera to capture speed and location in real-time, Contour is unveiling a built-in

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Norco 2011 Range – All Mountain 6" travel bike

By far, the most popular bike at the 2011 Norco Product Launch is their all new “Range”. The Range is replacing the LT 6 series. It is a 6″ travel all mountain bike that can even handle light freeriding. In this video, Engineering Manager PJ Hunton explains the details of the Range: Highlights: -160mm of

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Norco 2011 Shinobi – All Mountain 29er

Norco is launching several new bikes at their 2011 Product Launch. One of the most highly anticipated models is the Shinobi 29er. This bike was shown in prototype form at Sea Otter and is shown here in final production form. In this video, chief Norco engineer PJ Hunton shows us the highlights of the Shinobi:

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Sneak Peak – Canfield Nimble 9 29er

Canfield isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to 29ers or cross country bikes. Bikes for chucking off red cliffs, maybe – but 29ers? They’ve been talking about it for a while and those who had heard the rumors have been waiting. But this will be a surprise to most mountain bikers.

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Norco 2010 Product Launch

Norco 2010 Products We just spent the last couple of days up in Vancouver B.C. riding, photographing, and getting time on the 2010 Norco products. On the whole it appears that over the past year Norco has sat down, put their heads together, pulled in new team mates, engineers, and has busted out with a

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Specialized 2010 Global Press Launch

I am up at Snowbird Ski and Summer resort for the 2010 Specialized Global Press Launch mountain bike presentation. Yesterday I saw the new Stumpjumper, the new Epic 29er, the new Safire and era women’s bikes, and the new 27 pound S-Works Enduro. I also got to ride the carbon S-Works Stumpjumper and the Epic

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Fox Racing Shox 2010 Product Launch

“I understand that bicycling, motorcycle riding, other motorized vehicle operation and competitive sports and activities, whether on or off road, involves danger and the RISK of INJURY to any and all parts of my body including possible DEATH.” These words were used in the general liability release I read while sipping coffee with my fellow

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