In order to improve the field of view for athletes, many snow and motorcycle optic manufacturers have gone towards larger and larger goggles. The Zowa Visor Goggle has taken this evolution to it’s next logical step by pushing the top lip of the goggle onto the visor, to create a completely unrestricted field of view. READ MORE ->
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Atomik Carbon has been working on their new tubeless wheel line for over two years. We had a short test on them earlier this year, and had a closer look with them as well during their development. Now, ready for launch to the public, they are giving us the full specs, details and prices of the product line.
Atomik has created a line of rims that do more than just change width for the differing purposes of XC, Trail and AM. They all use a thicker sidewall with a proprietary material designed to absorb impacts, and a combination of Toray T700 and T800 fibers. How the rim is used though, will affect the final design…
Probably best known for their Split-Second stems, Point One racing has been cranking out some clever stems, pedals, and other machined bits for more than a few years now. It was announced today that Point One Racing has been acquired by Gamut USA who is also known for their beautifully machined parts.
As part of the deal, the lead designer and co-founder of Point One Jimmy Amaral will transition to his new role as product designer and engineer at Gamut. That means that there will be only Gamut product moving forward and we’re told that the company plans to improve on products like the Podium 2 pedal and re-release them in the future with the Gamut brand.
Spotted in prototype form this summer at the bike park, Richie Schley’s new 200mm gravity bike is not so much for downhill as it is for him to crush trails in Whistler.
They finished up testing this summer and, thanks to a killer response from riders after seeing it in prototype form and Schley himself, made the commitment to go into production. It’s designed with a low BB, low standover and a short rear end (440mm chain stays) so he could whip it in the air. Goal was to give it the bigger roll over capabilities of 27.5″ but keep it as nimble as a 26″ bike.
More details on this, plus the revised team 29er FS and hardtail bikes, the road bikes they train on and *gasp* e-bikes, below…
Alex Rims are a pretty good barometer of what is happening in the industry. The rims are often used as standard equipment on complete bikes so they seem to produce rims that are in demand at prices that help keep the cost of complete bikes low. If the addition of new models like the Blizzerk and MD50 suggest that fat bikes and 29+ have really hit the mainstream, what does that say about their new 36″ rim the MD25?
Tall folks rejoice! The new Corsair Revo enduro bike will only be coming in medium, large and XL sizes, and even those are generously proportioned to fit the bigger riders among us. Brand rep Lance Tueller said they saw a real hole in the market for bikes that fit taller riders so they went for it.
The frame itself is a shaped alloy frame built around 650B wheels and 160mm of travel. The suspension is a modified single pivot design using a linkage to help control the leverage ratio (about 2.5:1) and keep it all stiff. It also helps keep the center of gravity low for better handling. Drop in for more details and a look at sister brand Atomlab’s new components…
Dropper seatposts will change the way you ride, so most who already have them consider it to be one of the best upgrades you can do to your bike to improve your riding. Swiss company Yep Components agrees, and their new Uptimizer dropper seatpost is the only product they offer. There are two models, the HC with internal cable routing, and the ST with external cable routing.
In typical Swiss fashion, Yep Components uses components they say are the best around, such as Motorex fluids and Igus bushings. They’re CNC machined and assembled in Switzerland, and they use less air pressure than other dropper seatposts on the market, which they say allows for longer service life of the parts.
Leatt sold their first neck brace back in 2004 which at the time was a revolution in protection. Eventually, that brace made its way over into the U.S. and later crossed over into the world of mountain biking. That single product has changed the way many companies have looked at rider safety when it comes to neck injuries. Now, the same company founded by Dr. Chris Leatt is expanding their reach and introducing a complete new range of protectives.
Head injuries are something we hear a lot about these days – specifically, how to design a helmet that will prevent them. It turns out that the standard EPS foam helmet we’ve been using for years is great at absorbing impact, but not so good at preventing brain injuries from rotational impact. Going by the weight of buzz words alone it would seem that MIPS is the current heavyweight in preventing rotational brain injuries, but Leatt is offering what they consider a superior solution – 360º Turbines made from Armorgel.
Check out how the Turbines will keep your brain intact next…
For years DMR has been synonymous with dirt jumping. Since first coming on the scene in 1995, the company has been producing a number of well designed products that produced a loyal following for things like their V-series flat pedals. Already carrying a fairly large catalog of products, DMR is now aiming for Enduro with their new Alpine Division.
Built with the typical DMR flair, but designed to be light enough to reach the top step of the podium, the Alpine division is kicking off with 3 new products. The Zone wheels, Stage 1 saddle, and new Axe crankset will have you looking at DMR in a different light…