Interbike 2009 – Answer DH/AM/FR Bars, Stems, Pedals and Gloves
INTERBIKE 2009 – Answer had a number of new bits for your cockpit, ranging from Downhill and Freeride worthy all to way to some slim XC gloves.
Above are the new Pro Taper 780 DH handlebars. Ã‚Â Coming in at 780mm wide and 335g, they use Answer’s patented ProTaper technology to create a strong, durable bar from 7050 series aluminum alloy. Ã‚Â It’s offered in two rises, 12.7mm and 25.4mm, and three colors: black, gold and red.
More specs on these after the jump, along with pics and deets on their new:
- AM handlebars
- freeride pedals
- DH stems
- DH and XC gloves
The ProTaper bars use tapered wall thickness throughout, with the thickest part being at the stem clamp. Ã‚Â They taper thinner until just past the top bend, then are straight gauge to the end of the bar.
The Answer ProTaper 720 AM is designed for all-mountain trail riding use and is available in two taller rises, 25.4mm and 50.8mm. Ã‚Â Rest of the specs on the sheet below:
Answer’s new Rove FR pedals have a slightly concave platform to keep your foot planted in the center and replaceable hex head studs. Ã‚Â They’re also available in Black (not shown). Ã‚Â Full specs:
We first saw these direct mount stems as a prototype back at Sea Otter, and since they’ve spawned a Dirt Jump steerer tube clamp model as well. Ã‚Â They’re machined from 7075 alloy and use stainless steel bolts. Ã‚Â Weight is 150g (direct mount). Ã‚Â Full specs:
Oh, and did you notice? Ã‚Â All those gold, red and black parts match each other, and they match the lock rings on the new grips (not shown), too. Ã‚Â So you can color coordinate your bike’s components. Ã‚Â Sadly, no ano purple options.
Answer’s got two new gloves. Ã‚Â This pair (above and directly below) is the Fall Line XC glove. Ã‚Â The top is a two-way stretch nylon that’s pretty air feeling for good breathability, and Answer claims it’s resistant to stretching out.
The palm has a silicone logo graphic for a non-slip grip and it’s curved to fit better.
The Fall Line DH is virtually the same save for neoprene knuckle pads to offer a little crash protection.
Both the XC and DH gloves will be available in Small thru XXL sizes.