Posts in the category Prototype

DVO Teases Soon to be Released Diamond Enduro Fork

DVO Diamond 27.5 ForkHot of the success of the recently launched Emerald downhill fork, DVO will soon be launching their new Diamond platform. Using many of the technologies developed for their top tier dual crown fork, this trail fork eschews the current trend of simplifying tuning options. Instead, it introduces an unprecedented amount of  user serviceability and customization.

So drop past the break to learn what all the knobs do!


Sneak Peek: Magura’s New 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake

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Lurking behind the curtain at the back of their booth, Magura had a special new brake that isn’t quite ready to be released. The 4 piston monster looks like it will be an answer for those looking for gobs of power mated to a light weight design. The brakes won’t officially be released until later this year, but we have a bit more information after the break…


Adding Sealant Made Easy, with new InjectaLever Tire Lever Syringe

Injecta Lever

Tubeless is awesome. Finding out your sealant has dried up causing a flat is not awesome. When the sealant dries up you have two options, pull the tire partly off the rim and dump the sealant in, or remove the valve core and squirt it in through there. Curt and Colin Shelman think they have a better way – with a tire lever. Well, a tire lever that has been merged with a syringe to create an easy, no mess sealant solution. The Injectalever works without removing the valve core or tire from the rim, which should keep your valves free and clear. Still in the design phase, the duo has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for the finished product.


Taipei: Corsair Toro DJ, Imperium DH Get Official, Plus New Hubs, Pedals, Rims, and more from Atomlab

Corsair Atomlab 650b DH dirt jump rims hubs pedals (2)

In a sea of products from multiple nations, this red, white, and blue Corsair Toro certainly stood out. Initially spotted as a prototype under Jim “Hacksaw” Severt, the Toro dirt jump frame is officially being added to the line up of Corsair bikes. Billed as a 4x/DJ frame, the Toro is built to be as versatile as it is tough so you can race on the weekend and dirt jump in between. In addition to the Toro, Corsair had a few other new frames on display, including what could be a new 650b all mountain bike?

Check it out, plus some awesome new hubs and parts from Atomlab next…


Spy Shot! Suntour Adds Carbon Crown & Steerer to Axon Werx


Hiding in the depths of Suntour’s demo fleet at the 2014 Southeast Bike Expo under a layer of fine Georgia red dust, there appeared a marbly sheen from the top of one of their forks. Adding to their already beautifully done carbon lowers on their Axon Werx fork, the new carbon crown and steerer will reduce weight by an approximate whopping 170 grams.

According to Suntour’s website, that would put the 29″ version at around a scant 1420 grams!  We first saw it way back at Eurobike 2012, but this was the first time it’s been out in public and rideable. Word is it’ll become the real deal later this year.


Taipei Show: SR Suntour Springs forward with New and Updated Forks, Prototype Carbon Crank, and a new E-Bike Kit

SR Suntour Forks Crank suspension seatpost (4)

While most of the fork news out of SR Suntour at the show came in the form of small improvements to reduce weight, there were a few new forks in the mix as well. All new to the line up is the new Aion, which is more of a budget version of the Auron as it is built with a cast crown instead of the Auron’s hollow crown, and a steel Q-loc instead of aluminum. The Aion will be available in a number of travel and wheel sizes like the Auron, which will now available in a 29er version in addition to the 27.5″ forks offered for its introduction. Billed as an Enduro fork, the Auron received good marks from Saris in testing, which should only get better with new models.

In addition to fork improvements, SR Suntour had some other developments like a prototype carbon crank and and e-bike system…


Berlin Finds: Veloheld Fat.Iron Fatbike Prototype from Berliner FahrradSchau


Veloheld, maker of the Icon.X that we tested at the beginning of the year, has been prototyping a new steel fatbike, called the Fat.Iron. It will likely only be produced in a limited run (possibly this autumn in time for the next season of snow?), as it is more of a fun project for them than a more practical bike like the rest of their line.

Some frame details and pics after the jump…


Sneak Peek: New Reynolds Assault Tubular Disc, Plus 2015 Attack & 46 Aero Disc Brake Road Wheels


Reynolds has been on a steady march toward a complete line of disc brake road wheels, starting with the Assault SLG clincher disc and their alloy Stratus Pro models.

Now, the Assault SLG Disc tubular follows the standard rim-brake set announced at Eurobike. This is still a 2014 model, look for it in late May/early June.  If you wanna see what’s coming for next year, roll on…


Berlin Finds: 8bar’s new Kronprinz road from Berliner FahrradSchau


8bar, whose video we featured a month ago from their adventurous fixed gear ride across the alps, has a new road bike frameset coming this summer, their first geared option. The Kronprinz was first shown this weekend at the show in Berlin. Read on for pricing, more details from 8bar, and how the bike got its name.