Interbike Randoms: SDG ODI Collaboration, and Tioga Pedals and Tires

We’re a big fan of collaborations here at Bikerumor, especially when it involves two rad companies like ODI and SDG. The two have become household names in the world of grips and saddles/seatposts respectively, and have now teamed up for a color matched grip and saddle combo. The grips are the typical ODI lock on style, which are a little more plush than their recent TLD collaboration, while the saddles are the all new SDG Dusters. Each colorway has a matching grip, though surely you can mix and match as you please.

Check out the other colors, along with some goods from Tioga after the break!

 

The Tioga MT-Zero has been getting a lot of press due to it’s crazy thin design, which is enables by the inboard bearing. In person the pedals seem fairly stout, but still surprisingly thin in profile. We took the opportunity to get them on the scale to see if they stack up against the competition.

At 246 grams per pedal for a combined weight of 492g, there are lighter pedals on the market, but you can’t forget that the MT-Zero’s body is made of steel! So long as the MT-Zero bearing assembly holds up, these could be a great pedal.

 

Also from Tioga, you’ve seen the Psycho Genius trail tire, well now check out the Psycho Genius Venture DH/FR tire. Utilizing the same shape shifting tread technology as the original Psycho genius, a few tweaks to the design has yielded a competent DH tire.

The Venture also incorporates a raised texture to the sidewall to increase abrasion resistance in order to create the most sturdy tire at the lowest weight. Claimed weight for a folding 26×2.5 is a ridiculously low 830g. Not quite sure that is 100% accurate, but that’s what they had on display. The Venture will feature Trident Triple-Layer Compound with Magnum+ Reinforced Casing, and will be offered in a 26×2.35, 26×2.5, and a 29×2.35 for lovers of the big wheels.

Comments

ted - 09/20/11 - 9:18pm

Those saddles had two rails. No one rides those anymore. Will they come in the unirail version

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