2012 Sea Otter Classic Randomness – Wickwerks, BMC, Blackburn & Rubena
Wickwerks is offering new 42/28 2×10 chainrings. They also have some new 3×10 chainrings, and all of them will work with both 9-speed and 10-speed chains from any manufacturer.
Wickwerx rings are made in the USA, use continuous bridge ramps to speed upshifting and are raced by Katie M-Fin’ Compton.
Click through for lots more goodies and a ridiculously expensive single-speed belt drive commuter bike…
Rubena mountain bike tires are now available in the USA coming from the Czech Republic. They’re available in a few tread patterns with single and dual compound rubber. They’ve also got a range of commuter and urban tires, this pic is only a small sampling. We’ve been riding the ones in the background on a Titus 29er in on review and so far, so good.
Blackburn had two new commuter lights, the Scorch ($69.99, 140 lumen output) and Super Flea ($44.99, 105 lumen output). Both use Cree XP-G LED bulbs and are USB rechargeable.
The Flea USB + Solar Charger kit includes both a USB charger and this solar panel. It can charge their Flea light in about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight. Their rep said it’s probably not strong enough to charge an iPhone or iPad, but it could trickle charge most cycling computers (theirs, Garmin, etc.). $14.99.
How do you get Tour de France winner Cadel Evans to ride a belt drive commuter bike? You build up this insanely sick, blacked out, disc brake, Easton carbon fiber cockpitted BMC MassChallenge MC01. You don’t want to know the price, it’s a lot, but it’s very light and very awesome in person.
It’s also geared very steep because, well, it’s designed for Cadel. Want.