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FrostBike 2013: Jagwire Keeps it Pro with New Pro Cable Cutter and Crimper

FrostBike 2013: Jagwire Keeps it Pro with New Pro Cable Cutter and Crimper

We like tools a lot here at Bikerumor, especially tools which help to make working on bikes as pro as possible – even if it’s something as simple as crimping a cable. Jagwire’s new Pro Cable Cutter and Crimper does just that in the pro manner you would expect. In addition to having a high quality cutting edge for snipping cables to the right length, the Cutter also features a little pocket in the center of the tool for a cable crimp. Place the crimp in the hole, insert the cable into the crimp, squeeze the handles, and the crimping head squeezes down from three sides at once leaving you with the perfectly crimped cable. The position and size of the tool makes us think it would be a lot easier to squeeze into tight spaces on a bike, especially since you no longer have to hold the crimp in place until you squeeze it. Added bonus – need to reuse that cable in a pinch? Use the hook built in to the inside of the tool to pull the old crimp off the cable leaving you with a cable end that you might be able to re-insert into the housing – if you’re lucky.

Want every reflective bit possible on your bike? Check out Jagwire’s reflective brake cable kit after the break.

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FrostBike 2013: Whisky’s Through Axle Disc Road and Cross Forks Weighed, Clothing Shipping

FrostBike 2013: Whiskey's Through Axle Disc Road and Cross Forks Weighed, Clothing Shipping FrostBike 2013: Whiskey's Through Axle Disc Road and Cross Forks Weighed, Clothing Shipping

The last time we saw the Whisky No. 9 forks, they were basically prototypes still undergoing testing. Having passed testing, the all thru axle line up is slated for production and will be showing up on bikes soon. All of the forks feature a custom RockShox Maxle lite for the No. 9 series which are all 15mm. The cross fork will be offered in a 397mm axle to crown with a 45mm rake in tapered steerer only, whereas the road fork is offered in two options, a 367mm axle to crown with a 49mm rake, and a 367mm axle to crown with a 43mm rake, both tapered only.

More details, actual weights, plus info a look at Whiskey’s clothing line next.

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FrostBike 2013: Look’s Morphable S-Track XC – AM Pedal on the Scales

FrostBike 2013: Look's Morphable S-Track XC - AM Pedal on the Scales

As the replacement for Look’s Quartz mountain bike pedal platform, the S-Track was introduced at Interbike last year to quite a few interested eyes. Look was on hand at FrostBike with the goods and didn’t have them bolted down so we took the chance to get them on our scales to see how they compare. One of the most interesting features of the S-Track is the removable All Mountain platform that is available in either composite or alloy – not that many people will switch back and forth, but if you wanted to, you could. That means that the cage is easily replaceable as well should you damage it in a crash. S-Tracks are offered in the Standard, Race, and Carbon models with the Standard pedal available now through QBP and the other two available soon.

Check out the weights after the break.

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FrostBike 2013: All City Gives us an Oooh YEAH, with the Macho Man Disc

FrostBike 2013: All City Gives us an Oooh YEAH, with the Macho Man Disc

Whether you’re snapping into a Slim Jim, or just your local cross race, All City’s aggressive cross geometry is now packaged into a geared disc version for whatever trails, roads, or cross races you get yourself into. Built from their 612 Select Cromoly steel with a mix of TIG and brazed pats, the Macho Man Disc is a simple, disc equipped durable bike – all at a very reasonable $1795 for the complete Shimano 105 equipped bike.

Jump into the ring with the Macho Man disc next.

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FrostBike 2013 Exclusive: Knog’s blinding new, er, Blinder Road lights

FrostBike 2013: Knog's blinding new, er, Blinder Road lights

No longer content just being seen, design-aware antipodean accessorizers Knog are teasing a new light for seeing with- just in time for Australian winter (I gotta give Marc credit for that opening line, well done). When it comes to commuting lights, there are generally two categories – to be seen lights, and to see with lights. First seen at FrostBike, Knog is graduating from the to be seen category into the to see with category with a blinding new Blinder Road light set. More than just a lot of lumens in a small package though, the Blinder Road set builds a bunch of smart features into a compact, USB rechargeable light set while managing to keep Knog’s fun sense of design.

Look directly into the light after the break.

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FrostBike 2013: 45NRTH Launches Flat Pedal Wölvhammer Winter Boots, Changes Up Escalator Tire

FrostBike 2013: 45NRTH Launches Flat Pedal Wölvhammer Winter Boots, Changes Up Escalator Tire

Less than a year ago, 45NRTH introduced their Wölvhammer SPD winter cycling boots, and they quickly went on to win a Eurobike Design award for innovative design and construction. While the SPD version could be used with flat pedals, 45NRTH received enough requests for a flat pedal specific version that they have gone ahead and launched that very thing. Not only is the sole of the shoe specifically designed for flat pedals, but the foam shank used for the Wölvhammer flat pedal is flexible for hiking and designed to work extremely well with 45NRTH’s Heiruspecs and Helva pedals.

Check out QBP’s video detailing the new Wölvhammer along with forth coming changes to the Escalator Studded tire after the jump!

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FrostBike 2013: Foundry’s 29+ and Stripped Down BroadAxes

FrostBike 2013: Foundry's 29+ and Stripped Down BroadAxes

Ok, so it’s not officially a 29+ BroadAxe, but it’s pretty close. Foundry was able to stuff the full Surly Knard 29×3 tire on a 50mm Rabbit Hole rim on the front, but they had to resort to a 29×2.4 Maxxis Ardent on a Rabbit hole rim on the rear. Considering the monster tires there was still a surprising amount of clearance and this didn’t seem to be one of those “don’t try this at home things.” Will 29+ become more than just a thing, or the next fatbike? We’re not sure but it looks like fun.

In addition to the fat BroadAxe, Foundry also had quite the interesting stripped down version of the bike, you can see it next.

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FrostBike 2013: Zoic Brings the Plaid Flannel for Fall 2013

FrostBike 2013: Zoic Brings the Plaid Flannel for Fall 2013

First the Answer Gentleman’s Collection, and now Zoic shows their plaid hand with their line up for Fall/Winter 2013. Hanging out in the main hallway this year at FrostBike, Zoic had quite a few new pieces on hand that will help keep you warm, dry, and stylish next Fall (it’s not even Spring yet!). The big news for Zoic seemed to be these casual looking pieces with hidden performance features like sleeve gussets and zippered pockets. Zoic is one of the companies along with Club Ride that think cycling clothing doesn’t have to look like cycling clothing.

There is more of that plus all new DWR treated pants and shorts next.

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FrostBike 2013: Hutchinson Goes Big with 28mm Road Tubeless Proto, 27.5 Tubeless Ready Hardskin, and Galactik Atom

FrostBike 2013: Hutchinson Goes Big with 28mm Road Tubeless Proto, 27.5 Tubeless Ready Hardskin, and Galactik Atom

Seeing as how most of you were commenting on the Schwalbe Tubeless Road post that there needs to be bigger road tubeless tires, Hutchinson’s display at FrostBike should make you happy. While currently still a prototype, Hutchinson is actively pursuing the first 28mm road tubeless tire. Named the Secteur 28, the new tire should be available by Sea Otter – so not that much longer! We weren’t able to get any weights or additional info, but at least we know it’s coming.

In addition to the Secteur 28, Hutchinson is also offering a new super light Road Tubeless tire as well as a range of mountain tires that are Tubeless Ready Hardskin equipped. See it all after the jump.

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