Posts in the category Frostbike

Frostbike: Time Refines MX Trail Pedal Design

Time Pedals new MX (2)

Over the years, Time has gained a lot of followers for their pedals thanks to the buttery float and ATAC springs. Like all things solid competition from other pedal makers is keeping them on their toes and updating products like the new MX line of trail pedals. Much smaller than the X-Roc, but bigger than the standard ATAC, the MX continues to look like the perfect pedal for Time fans who want a little more platform under their shoes.

Actual weights after the jump.

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Frostbike: VP VX Series Pedals Shipping soon, Ripping Soon Under Ben Cruz and Marco Osborne

 

Frostbike: VP VX Series Pedals Shipping soon, Ripping Soon Under Ben Cruz and Marco Osborne

First spotted at Interbike last year, VP is poised to enter the clipless pedal market with a full line that goes from race to adventure. There were a lot of new clipless pedals on the Frostbike show floor, but the line from VP looks to be the most complete. Called the VX line, pedals will include the XC oriented VX, the VX Trail for obvious purposes, and the VX Adventure which offers an even larger platform. Pedals will be organized into the top tier Race models, the middle level VX line, and the entry level VXe.

Clip into the new models plus check out the killer clip VP put together of Ben and Marco shredding after the break.

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Frostbike: Whisky gets deeper with new 50mm Rim, Adds Seatposts to the Mix

0222_Frostbike: Whiskey gets deeper with new 50mm Rim, Adds Seatposts to the Mix

When Whisky Parts Co. isn’t working on cool thru axle carbon forks that companies like Foundry and All City can throw on the front of their bikes, they’re busy expanding their line of carbon components. Newest to the group are their 50mm No. 7 carbon rims and all new carbon seatposts.

Pour a 50mm deep glass of Whisky after the break…

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Frostbike: Orange Seal Goes Subzero, Offers New Cold Weather Sealant and Fat bike Tubeless Kits

Frostbike: Orange Seal Goes Subzero, Offers New Cold Weather Sealant and Fat bike Tubeless Kits

Yes, more fatbike (and cold weather) stuff. What do you expect from a trade show that was held in a city with feet, not inches, of snow on the ground? There has been a lot of experimentation going around with tubeless fatbikes, and why not? All of the benefits of tubeless are supersized on fatbike – much lower rolling resistance, no flats, and even more traction! While the benefits are clear, the methods are not. Much like the early days of mountain bike tubeless, fat bike tubeless is just starting to get sorted out. Orange Seal is one company leading the charge with their Fat Bike tubeless conversion kits, and their new Sub-Zero sealant. Many in colder climates have been mixing their Stan’s Sealant with antifreeze or other homebrew methods to keep the sealant working below freezing, but Orange Seal takes the guess work out of the equation with their new cold weather specific goo.

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Frostbike First Look: TRP’s New Spyke Mountain Dual Piston Mechanical Disc Brake

Frostbike First Look: TRP's New Spyke Mountain Mechanical Disc Brake

After TRP introduced their Spyre dual piston mechanical disc brake for road and cross bikes, an interesting thing happened – they started getting a lot of requests to make a mountain bike model. Even with a number of excellent hydraulic brakes on the market, apparently fatbike riders especially were looking for a mechanical brake that was better than the current options and not susceptible to cold like many hydraulic brakes can be. In spite of the bumpy roll out of the Spyre, the performance of the brake is impressive and now after the recall new models are shipping to satisfied consumers. Enter the new TRP Spyke, a mechanical dual piston mountain bike disc brake.  Currently still in the prototype phase, it shouldn’t be long before these hit the shelves.

Thanks to TRP we got our hands on a prototype set after the break!

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Frostbike: Foundry Adds Some Paint for 2015 Harrow, Plus Single Speed National Champ Bike

0222_Frostbike: Foundry Adds Some Paint for 2015 Harrow, Plus Single Speed National Champ Bike

When you win a national championship, sometimes you get a special bike to commemorate the occation. Such is the case with Tim Allen’s new Stars and Stripes Foundry Harrow cross bike which was given to Tim after winning the Single Speed national Championship on a stripped down Foundry Harrow.

While Tim gets his own painted bike, Foundry is adding some paint to their stock bikes for the coming year, see it after the break.

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Frostbike: More From Surly – New Karate Monkey Ops, Pugsley Builds, and Krampus Ops

Frostbike: More From Surly - New Karate Monkey Ops, Pugsley Builds, and Krampus Ops

The Ice Cream Truck may have been what everyone was talking about around Surly’s Intergalactic headquarters, but that wasn’t the only new thing they had up their sleeve. Maybe most notably was a big redesign of the beloved Karate Monkey. No, they didn’t make it 27.5″, don’t worry. Built with the same classic Monkey geometry, the new bike is equipped with a few new modern frame features and an awesome translucent metallic flake paint job.

More Karate plus new Pugs after the jump.

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Frostbike – Hands on with the 45NRTH Dillinger 5

First released on the Friday before the show, we wanted to stop by to check out the new 45NRTH Dillinger 5 studded fatbike tire for obvious reasons. While the tire is labeled the 5, David Gabrys says it will really measure more like a 4.5 or 4.7 but since the tread is more beefy and square, the tread will actually measure wider than the casing. Part of the reason for the sizing is that to produce the Dillinger 5, 45NRTH went to a segmented jig instead of a clamshell jig. Segmented jigs vent the rubber through the mold and result in a more consistent tread weight compared to a clamshell jig. According to David, the Dillinger 5 is a big as the jig would actually allow them to make a tire. The result is an aggressively treaded tire that is also studdable for traction in the worst situations.

Check out the actual weight after the break.

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Frostbike First Look – X Fusion Hides the Cable with the New Hilo SLS Stealth Dropper Post

X Fusion HILO SLS internal stealth dropper post (8)

Adding to the growing options for internally routed dropper posts, X-Fusion has thrown their hat into the ring with the all new HILO SLS. Basically the same post as their HILO SL but with the cable attached to the bottom of the post, the SLS will be popular as many new bikes are adding provisions for internally routed droppers.

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