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Scott Spark 700 Ultimate Di2 makes everything electronic, then wires your money away

2015 Scott Spark Ultimate Di2 full suspension mountain bike with electronic fork and shock lockout and derailleurs shifting

The Scott Spark frame has carried over virtually unchanged since its launch in 2012, save for the switch from 26″ to 27.5″ wheels (and the 29er stays, too, of course). What has changed are the parts adorning it, and there’s been no shortage of testing and tweaking under the pros to get to this top of the line, spare no expense Ultimate Di2 model for 2015.

The main goal was to integrate two electronic systems, running both the Fox iCTD suspension and the XTR Di2 off a single battery, creating a race optimized full suspension bike. It’s built off the existing Spark 120mm travel platform, but adds new electronic suspension controls and a proprietary new eNude rear shock developed with Fox.

Controlling it all are three switches up front, the two standard Shimano XTR Di2 shifters, and the electronic evolution of Scott’s TwinLoc rotary lever that simultaneously switches through three modes. It’s built by Shimano with a custom actuator attached to the fork and Fox-made switch specific to this shock and fork pairing…

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Kask adds “Asian Fit” Mojito XL road bike helmets for larger heads

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After testing different fits for months throughout several Asian countries, Kask has developed a larger size option for its popular Mojito road bike helmet.

Called the Mojito XL, it bumps the max head size it’ll fit to 64cm, up from 62cm for the size large. It’s also the shape that gets tweaked, too, and they say it serves a need in the Asian market. Of course, anyone that has an oversized noggin can appreciate another option, particularly a top level lid.

The standard Mojito features will carry over, including hypoallergenic eco-leather chinstrap, full in-molded polycarbonate shell that wraps around the bottom of the helmet, anti-bacterial/microbial Sanitized pads, and vertically adjustable cranium cradle with gel padding.

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Schwalbe ProCore dual chamber tubeless system now shipping, works w/ most mountain bike tire & rims

Schwalbe ProCore dual chamber tubeless converstion system for mountain bike tires

Introduced at Eurobike last year, we had all the technical specs, actual weights and details of the Schwalbe ProCore dual chamber tubeless system covered in detail. All that was needed was for it to start shipping, and today the wait is over.

Built around a tire within a tire concept, the ProCore setup places a thin, lightweight secondary “tire” inside your main mountain bike tire, allowing for a lower pressure where the rubber hits the trail and a higher pressure tube inside to protect against big hits. A clever valve stem and air guide let you inflate both with a single hole in the rim.

The parts will be sold as a complete kit and as individual parts. Ready to get pumped up…twice?

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SOC15: Polygon brings enduro-ready Collossus N9 to USA, plus new 27.5 race hardtail & Bend CX bike

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Polygon is still establishing their brand here in the states, but that hasn’t stopped them from developing a model built specifically for launch in the U.S. market.

The new Collossus N9 bumps things up from the Collossus T8 with more travel, slacker angles and a more capable fork and rear shock. The T8 has 140mm travel, but the new N9 gets 160mm and a one-degree slacker head angle, meaning it’s built for more speed on the downhills. Yes, that all translates to enduro…

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SOC15: Random Roundup with TRP, Beyond Coastal, Birzman, Wahoo Fitness, and More

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Whether indicative of Sea Otter’s growth as a launch pad for new products, or a positive health report of the industry as a whole, it seems like everyone had something to show in Monterey. Even those who didn’t have a big product launch had at least something to show. For TRP that meant their new Hylex Di2 Adapter kit which was shown in retail packaging for the first time.

First Spotted on Ben Berden’s cross bike, and then shown at NAHBS in prototype form, TRP’s Hylex Di2 Adapter kit will have you running electronic shifting with hydraulic brakes for the price of a pair of Climber’s Shifters plus the cost of the kit…

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Beat the Heat With Adidas’ Ultralight Adizero Road Jersey and Bibshorts

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Summer is here, but not quite in full swing yet. While we’re all adapting to warmer temperatures, there’s still a ways to go before those stifling mid-July heat waves when you want to burn off some mileage but can barely be outdoors without sweating up a storm. When the mercury rises, road riders might want to check out Adidas’ Adizero jersey and Evasus bibshorts.

Bikerumor had a chance to check out the Adizero Evasus shorts at Eurobike last winter, which took home an award for their extremely lightweight design. With both coming in sub-100g, these may be the world’s lightest cycling jersey and bibshorts. Check out more photos and info after the break…
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Ion’s Tectonic Fit Pads Get You up to Speed and Bring You Down Safely

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Photo by Ale DiLullo

They say to follow your passions, and that’s exactly what brought Ion into the cycling realm. Since 2004 Ion has been producing wetsuits and accessories for watersports, but since the company founder also happens to love riding bikes, they decided to take their experience in making wetsuits fit comfortably into MTB protection in 2013.

Ion’s new top of the line K Cap and K Cap Select pads are designed for maximum protection when you’re riding at maximum speed. Their design elements allow for full mobility and excellent protection so you can get up to speed, and stay safe when you suddenly go from full-tilt to full-stop…
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SOC15: Evoc Teases Stage Hydration Packs, Shows Bike Travel Bag Pro

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Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time for loading up your hydration pack and suffering with a sweaty back in the hot sun. OR, you could check out the new Stage Line of hydration packs from EVOC. Officially launching at Eurobike, we got a first look at what look to be some very well thought out packs…

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SOC15: Wilier brings 903 TRB mountain bike stateside, updates Cento Uno aero seatpost

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Admittedly, it’s a little weird seeing Wilier emblazoned on the top tube of a full suspension mountain bike, but the 903 TRB does look the part. The news here isn’t that the Wilier 903 TRB exists -it was introduced at Eurobike- but that it will be coming to the U.S.

To be sold initially through Competitivie Cyclist in June, Wilier mountain bikes have been around for a few years in Europe. We’re not sure how the Wilier name will fare in the world of mountain bikes, but the bike itself looks like a winner…

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