TPE16: Since bigger is (sometimes) better, Atomlab up-sizes stem, carbon handlebar and wheels

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000 Taipei 2016 P1100049

Atomlab came to Taipei with some big items to show following the ever-growing (literally) wheel trends of going both wider and bigger. Now offering complete wheelsets, check out their new Plus and Race wheels with their unique rim design, and also get a peek at a new larger carbon bar & requisite stem to help stay in more control…

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Atomlab came to Taipei with some big items to show following the ever-growing (literally) wheel trends of going both wider and bigger. Now offering complete wheelsets, check out their new Plus and Race wheels with their unique rim design, and also get a peek at a new larger carbon bar & requisite stem to help stay in more control…

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TPE16: Chosen’s crazy quick engaging & silent hubs plus Shutter Precision now in new electrifying sizes

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Hubs P1100365

Chosen had some pretty shiny things in their booth this year, and as good-looking as they are, the real beauty is hidden inside. Their new super fast engaging hubs come in plenty of varieties, and the new silent hub all but eliminates friction. Also in other hub news, Shutter Precision expands their popular dynamo hub sizes to fit more of your adventuring needs…

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Chosen had some pretty shiny things in their booth this year, and as good-looking as they are, the real beauty is hidden inside. Their new super fast engaging hubs come in plenty of varieties, and the new silent hub all but eliminates friction. Also in other hub news, Shutter Precision expands their popular dynamo hub sizes […]

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TPE16: Maxxis digs in with High Roller II, Minion plus sizes, 27.5 x 3.8″ Minion fat bike tires, More

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By the time Interbike rolls around, Maxxis will have opened the gates to a bunch of new oversized tires. Maxxis has been slowly introducing new sizes of their popular tires, and now the High Roller II and Minion series are the latest to get the treatment. As plus size bikes gain in popularity, the need for aggressive tires becomes more real and as we’ve seen from a number of manufacturers – if they’re not here yet, the plus wave is still building…

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By the time Interbike rolls around, Maxxis will have opened the gates to a bunch of new oversized tires. Maxxis has been slowly introducing new sizes of their popular tires, and now the High Roller II and Minion series are the latest to get the treatment. As plus size bikes gain in popularity, the need […]

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TPE16: Jones adds wide carbon 29+ rim, 150mm dynamo compatible fork, more

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Jeff Jones has always been on a quest to find the perfect bike. The one that can do it all. A big believer in 29+, the latest products to earn the Jones seal of approval help take advantage of the biggest 29″ tires available. But to make the most out of 3.25″ wide tires from brands like Duro, you need a wide rim as a starting point. Enter Jones’ new C-Rim which is 56mm of burly carbon. Jeff is almost always excited about any of his products, and the C-Rim is no different. Claiming it is 40% stronger than the previous strongest rim the manufacturer produced, Jeff made sure that the rim was built extra thick at 3.5mm at the sidewall so it could withstand wheelies into a curb at full speed while running 10-15 psi. Stating that he could not break this rim, the C-Rim may be the answer for those worried about carbon’s durability…

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Jeff Jones has always been on a quest to find the perfect bike. The one that can do it all. A big believer in 29+, the latest products to earn the Jones seal of approval help take advantage of the biggest 29″ tires available. But to make the most out of 3.25″ wide tires from […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Sweet bikes from Oddity, Appleman & Demon Frameworks

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Oddity Cycles’ collection featured big tires all around this year, from “plus” (aka baby fat) to real fat, including a 20″ fat bike for the builder’s kid.

They also had this new front end. Called the Squidfork for its resemblance to a squid’s tentacles coming down and grabbing the wheel, it’s made of titanium and claims to weigh less than Niner carbon fork. They also say it handles vibration better than a standard fork because of the multiple, thinner tubes. And it gives a little over bumps without diving during braking.

Lastly, it uses a standard tapered steerer, making installation easier than their truss forks that clamp onto a steerer tube above and below the headtube.

Lots more to see below the surface…

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Oddity Cycles’ collection featured big tires all around this year, from “plus” (aka baby fat) to real fat, including a 20″ fat bike for the builder’s kid. They also had this new front end. Called the Squidfork for its resemblance to a squid’s tentacles coming down and grabbing the wheel, it’s made of titanium and […]

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TPE16: Lezyne Adds Tubeless, Fat Bike options with new Pressure Over Drive and Micro Floor Drive XL

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With all of the plus tires, fat bike tires, and bigger tubeless tires going around, it may be time to upgrade your pump soon as well. Typically designed for high pressure or high volume, the latest crop of tires push high volume to the extreme. Adding to the few fat bike hand pump concepts we’ve seen recently, Lezyne unveiled their new Micro Floor Drive XL in Taipei. Sized to fill fat bike tires with ease yet still fit in your hydration pack or frame bag, the pump is also joined by the new Pressure Over Drive which should be handy for seating tubeless tires…

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With all of the plus tires, fat bike tires, and bigger tubeless tires going around, it may be time to upgrade your pump soon as well. Typically designed for high pressure or high volume, the latest crop of tires push high volume to the extreme. Adding to the few fat bike hand pump concepts we’ve seen […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Sycip shows ultralight steel road & barbecue bikes, Strong makes a comeback (and a fat bike)

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Sycip had a little something for everyone, including the fringes, with his collection of show bikes. Starting with the biggest one, the Barbecue Bike is really just a STEPS driven adventure e-mountain bike, but the accessories show a fun way of using it. Like most of his bikes, it’s a steel frame, and the racks and support stand are all made in house, too.

Click through for the details, plus his Road Light Special, a unique fixie and more, plus Carl Strong’s new bikes…

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Sycip had a little something for everyone, including the fringes, with his collection of show bikes. Starting with the biggest one, the Barbecue Bike is really just a STEPS driven adventure e-mountain bike, but the accessories show a fun way of using it. Like most of his bikes, it’s a steel frame, and the racks and […]

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NAHBS 2016 – Black Sheep’s Deathsplosion ti fork, most expensive fenders & some cool bikes

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black-sheep-adventure-fat-bike-nahsb201601

Since Black Sheep’s bikes are pretty much all one-off custom creations to suit the customers’ needs, they often defy categorization. Or, at least, span too many to be easily defined.

One of the latest is their Adventure Fat Bike, which has a new rear end that, as they put it, has 25mm of “catastrophic” travel in case the tire bottoms out. So, yes, if that balloon on the back hits something so hard that you’re landing on rim, there’s a bit of give in the frame to help prevent damage.

Take a look at the rest of the bike, a matching “catastrophe” fork and some of the best head badges ever…

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Since Black Sheep’s bikes are pretty much all one-off custom creations to suit the customers’ needs, they often defy categorization. Or, at least, span too many to be easily defined. One of the latest is their Adventure Fat Bike, which has a new rear end that, as they put it, has 25mm of “catastrophic” travel in […]

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TPE16: X-Fusion McQueen Plus gets official, Revel X Inverted fork, Rough Cut RCP dampers shipping soon

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It may have made its debut to the world of NAHBS, but X-Fusion officially took the wraps off the new McQueen in Taipei. Adding to the growing number of suspension forks that fall into the 27.5 plus/29″ category, the McQueen builds on their 34mm chassis. Along with McQueen, X-Fusion is adding a new version of their Rough Cut bladder damper, and the Revel X is one step closer to delivery… Continue reading “TPE16: X-Fusion McQueen Plus gets official, Revel X Inverted fork, Rough Cut RCP dampers shipping soon”



It may have made its debut to the world of NAHBS, but X-Fusion officially took the wraps off the new McQueen in Taipei. Adding to the growing number of suspension forks that fall into the 27.5 plus/29″ category, the McQueen builds on their 34mm chassis. Along with McQueen, X-Fusion is adding a new version of […]

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