FrostBike 2013: Hands On with Schwalbe’s new Ultremo ZX Tubeless Road Tire

Road tubeless is a technology that has a lot of folks excited, yet the roll out has been a bit slower than expected. With Hutchinson more or less leading the way, for a while any other tires were simply rebranded Hutchinsons, however other companies seem to be closing the gap and bringing their own tires […]

FrostBike 2013: Hope’s New Threaded Press Fit Bottom Bracket

It might seem like an oxymoron, but the next big thing for your press fit BB might be some threads. While press fit BBs offer some benefits from a frame construction stand point like wider BB shells and no need to bond a threaded alloy insert into a carbon frame, under certain conditions the BBs […]

FrostBike 2013: Kind Shock Announces Aftermarket LEV Integra Dropper Post Sales

As more and more frame makers build internally routed dropper post compatibility into their bikes for 2013/2014, the need for compatible posts is obviously increasing. Seeing the demand for internally routed posts, Kind Shock has decided to offer their LEV Integra dropper post for sale to the aftermarket, rather than just offering it to OEMs. […]

FrostBike 2013: Kinetic Traxles Get Your 142×12 MTBs on the Trainer

Maybe you have a mountain bike with a 142×12 rear end that has a bulky lever that won’t fit in the trainer, or maybe you have something like a Foundry BroadAxe that just doesn’t have anything protruding at all? Whatever the reason, if you have a mountain bike with a thru axle rear end and […]

FrostBike 2013: Salsa’s Prototype 29er Divorce Machine Tandem MTB

Somewhere along the line, tandem bicycles picked up the nickname divorce machines – however, more often than not the couple that rides together stays together. In the case of Salsa’s Product manager Tim Krueger, he says the tandem is the only time he can get his wife to go mountain biking with him. This year […]

FrostBike 2013: First Look at the Actual 2014 Ridley X Night Disc

Sitting quietly in the back corner of the show, was Ridley’s all new X Night Disc carbon cross bike. You may remember at the time of the launch, we were the first to report that the new X Night would be going disc only for complete bikes in the US, though the press photos that […]

FrostBike 2013: Problem Solvers Gets SRAM and Shimano to Play Nicely, with new MisMatch Adapters

After SRAM introduced their Matchmaker clamps awhile ago, Shimano finally got on board with a similar brake-shift lever clamp integration set up with their I-Spec compatible shifters. The catch? If you wanted to minimize handlebar clutter, there weren’t a whole lot of options to mix and match. Fortunately, PS is adding another option to the […]

TRP Slate hydraulic disc brakes bring lighter option to trail bikes, plus Centerlock rotor details

TRP teased us with their new center lock disc brake rotor just before NAHBS, promising all the details once we arrived. To our surprise, they had another, bigger new product waiting along side it! The new Slate hydraulic disc brakes are designed as a much lighter brake than the Quadiem while offering equal braking power. […]

WTB Hits the Road w/ New Nano 40c Gravel Tire

WTB’s taken one of their longest standing XC mountain bike treads and morphed it into a gravel road bike tire. The new Nano 40c uses big volume and small knobs to provide both traction and comfort, all without slowing things down in a straight line thanks to the consistent center tread profile. From WTB: “The […]