SOC14: MRP Decapitator Bottle Opener, Prototype Handlebar & Fork Updates
With MRP just a few weeks away from shipping it’s new suspension forks, the big news at this year’s Sea Otter was their all new Decapitator. Designed for 2x deserters, the bottle cap slayer covers the unsightly front derailleur direct mount found on many modern full suspension. If you’re on a 1x drivetrain and tired of your bike looking unfinished, this made in America FD cover will set you back $29.99.
The company is also producing a blank plate for the 21 and under club, which retails for $19.99.
In the works is also a new carbon handlebar that they first show cased at Eurobike last year, which should be available this summer. You like wide bars? These are slated to be 830mm wide! They’ll also be using the new 35mm standard, have a 25mm rise, and a fairly standard 9º/5º sweep/rise.
The graphics pictured above have not been finalized, and the company will be adding textured friction paint to the clamp area, as well as guidelines for trimming the bar down.
There is also a stem in the works, but they’re in the processes of redesigning it.
The new Stage and Loop forks are also slated to ship soon. Both are targeted towards the trail/all mountain/enduro crowd, but the Loop is built around 32mm stanchions, while the Stage sports 34 stanchions. We’ve covered the forks in great detail before, but one thing to note is that is the Stage will be available in upto a 170mm option for 27.5″ bikes and 150mm for 29ers”! There aren’t alot of options in that travel range on the market right now for 27.5″ and 29″ bikes , so this is exciting news for those interested in longer travel options.