Posts in the category Prototype

New Prototype Deity BladeRunner Flat Pedal

Deity Prototype BladeRunner Pedal

Spotted over on the Deity Facebook & Instagram feeds, the new Bladerunner pedal. If it’s anything like it’s siblings, they’ll spin on Deity’s ultra reliable DU bushing and double micro sealed bearing system.  The pedal also appears to have cnc’d ridges for increased traction and a concave platform, below is what they had to say about the new product:

“The Deity Bladerunner pedal…a 2015 Sneak Peek. The largest platform size we have designed and may just be the grippiest Deity pedal to date. Well, except for the T-Mac pedals we are working on right now. So much is in store for the coming years!”

Check out their full product range at Deity Bike Co.

Spy Shot: New Specialized Carbon 650B Demo

2015 Carbon Specialized 650B DemoOver the past year many photos of a prototype Specialized downhill bike have been leaked on news sites and forums. The company line about these images has been “we’re always testing new platforms,” but this image of a new production bike was leaked by dealers earlier tonight and clearly indicates that something all new is on the horizon.

From our sources, we’re told that Troy Brosnan and Aaron Gwin (who are sitting in 1st and 2nd place respectively in the Overall WC standings) will be riding these bikes at the Mont Saint Anne World Cup Race this coming weekend, and to expect an official launch later this year at Crankworx.

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Prototype Yeti SB6c & Ibis Bike Top Podium at Colorado Enduro World Series Race

Prototype Yeti SB6C Jared Graved Action

Photo Credit: Yeti Facebook

After announcing the brand new Switch Inifinity suspension platform last week, Yeti’s Jared Graves and Richie Rude went first and second this past weekend at the Enduro World Series race held  in Colorado.

While the young American Richie rode a production version of the SB5c to several stage wins, Jared Graves was riding a longer travel prototype which appears to be very close to final production. READ MORE ->

Another Teaser of Van Dessel’s New Disc Brake Road Bike, Now w/ Shimano Flat Mount Caliper Standard!

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After seeing Koga’s fork teaser, Van Dessel threw this rendering our way of their upcoming carbon Motivus Maximus disc brake road bike.

Founder Edwin Bull says “we’re using this on the road frame – just nice and clean. For the disc road fork we’re doing standard 140mm post mount for now. I just felt the (new flat mount) standard was a bit too (new) and Shimano didn’t have much details and seemed to still be working those out when we were opening the molds, so didn’t want to commit to tooling on what was essentially still a work in progress.”

This and the other new carbon bikes we showed here are scheduled to ship from the factory on July 23, actual real world photos to follow. For now, this rendering shows how an adapter works with the flat mount to accommodate traditional brake calipers. And yep, I called flat mount a “standard”.

Bos MTB Teases New Idylle FCV 37 Downhill Fork

BOS DH Stanchion Size

BOS MTB is the biggest name in suspension you’ve probably never heard of here in the States. The company has a storied history in both mountain bike, motorcycle, and rally car racing, and their Idylle DH Fork is about to get a major refresh.

Today the sent over a little teaser video about some of the new updates, but we won’t know the true story for at least another week. Head past the break for the rundown of what we know and video… READ MORE ->

Spotted: Prototype Ritte Road Bike

Ritte Vlaanderen 2015 road bike prototype (10)

At first, this two tone blue creation looks like many of the other bikes bearing the Ritte name. On further inspection, the lack of a seat mast and the squared tubing and short head tube point to something new out of the Ritte camp. As it turns out, this is the prototype for a new bike that Ritte has been working on with plans for a 2015 launch. Our guess is that this will be the new Vlaanderen, though time will tell. Details are slim, but on for some close ups, and a few words from Ritte…

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Spotted: Prototype 27.5″ CrankBrothers DH Wheels

Prototype CrankBrothers 27.5 DH WHeels

While 27.5″ wheels have become the defacto new standard for trail, enduro, and even XC in some circles, they have yet to fully sweep the DH circuit. But now that dozens of manufacturers are testing the wheelsize on the World Cup Circuit, wheel and tire manufacturers are beginning to take notice.

These prototype Crankbrother wheels were built specifically for Richie Schley to test on his prototype Rotwild DH Bike. There are currently no plans to put them into production, but that may change depending on market demands.

Head past the break to hear Richie run through all the details! READ MORE ->

Richie Schley’s New Prototype DEER DH Rotwild Gravity Bike

2014_ROTWILD_Gravity_Prototyp_4Designed in conjunction with legendary freerider Richie Schley, Rotwild has built  a new prototype 27.5″ DH bike that does not look far off from production. Featuring 200mm of travel and weighing a claimed 15.5 KG (without pedals) as pictured, the geometry carefully balances stability and playfulness.

According to Richie, who just finished his first round of intensive testing:

“My first impression of the new 27.5 DH bike was very positive. The bike was very stable, yet i could quietly throw it around like any other DH bike I have had in the past. I think the bigger wheels provide better traction, so it seems to translate to going faster. The low bottom bracket height makes for awesome cornering. “

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Prototype Colnago Road Bike with Matching Art Wheels Now For Sale – Only $110,000

Colnago Prototype 110,000 Road BikeWe feature wonderfully expensive bicycles on BikeRumor everyday. Some like the new 10 lb Trek Emonda are technological wonders, others like this 24k gold fatbike border on the ridiculous, but none of those bikes have anything on this prototype Colnago Road Bike.

Listed as a “FUTURA 2000 Colnago PROTOTYPE road bike (57cm) with ORIGINAL Artwork wheel-set!!”, the bike is described as a one of kind masterpiece by famed American graffiti artist Lenny McGurr.

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