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SOC15: Industry Nine expands Boost 148 and 15×110 hub options

Industry Nine Boost 148 rear and Boost 110 front hubs

Perhaps the first company outside of SRAM to have a production Boost 148 hub available when they introduced it at Eurobike 2014, Industry Nine has rounded out the collection with more spoke drillings, front 15×110 and the choice between their standard version and classic hubshells for use with regular spokes.

I9′s Jacob McGahey says it only adds 6g to the rear and 8g up front, but it yields a massive 30% stiffness increase to a front wheel and 15% in the rear. He added that you’d need 40+ spokes on a traditional wheel to get those same gains!

They’re now available in both 28 and 32 hole drillings. More pics and other news below…


SOC15: Hutchinson could take cyclocross tires wider for gravel, plus changes to road tires coming

Hutchinson Piranha cyclocross tires could go wide for gravel road bikes

According to some of the folks at Hutchinson, the Piranha 2 cyclocross tire is fairly popular here in the States, but HQ in France (home country of the brand) might want to discontinue it. However, not only is the U.S. team lobbying to keep availability but to get the pattern expanded to 40mm widths for gravel road bikes. The tread pattern certainly looks well suited to that use.


TPE15: Vee Tire Co grows Apache road tire to 28mm, blows up w/ monstrous 5.05″ fat biker


The all-conditions Vee Tire Co. Apache road bike tire will soon be available in a wider 28mm size, joining the original 23 and 25 introduced at Eurobike last year. It’ll be available with and without their Synthesis sidewall, a premium offering that blends better rubber compounds to both improve durability and feel and drop a few grams.

But that mere 3mm growth pales in comparison to the gargantuan jump from a 4.8 to 5.05 for their Snowshoe 2XL fat bike tire. It simply has to be seen to believed…


Rotwild and AMG Collaborate Once Again with 2015 GT S AMG Hardtail 29er

2015 Rotwild GT S AMG mountain bike
If you’re familiar with Germany’s Rotwild Bikes, this special edition model won’t come as a big surprise. Mercedes-Benz’ performance brand AMG sponsors Rotwild’s race team and they’ve released two collaboration bikes before. The R.X45 AMG all-mountain bike in 2013 and the AMG team model RS2 road bike Bikerumor checked out at last year’s Eurobike.

For 2015, Rotwild has taken the same inspiration into off road territory with the GT S AMG special edition 29er, which draws its design cues from the new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. If you’re thinking bikes and cars are kind of an apples-and-oranges comparison, let’s just say they meet on priorities of exclusivity, high performance, lightweight design, and of course aesthetics…


TPE15: Blktec adds one-piece carbon clincher wheels & aero road bar-stem, new MTB bar-stem combo


Blktec debuted at Eurobike last year with some unique bolt-on handlebar/stem units, and they’re back with more of those this year. But, for this new aero road bar, they eschewed the bolts and adjustability altogether to save weight and improve aerodynamics.

This one’s still a prototype, final weights are TBD. By using a one-piece design, there’s no need to round off the center section, letting them cut drag by keeping the airfoil shape all the way across. And it’s made for Di2, with a clever port underneath for the junction box…


TPE15: Woodman adds lightweight road, mountain disc brake hubs & more nifty components


Woodman has revised his hubs and added two new disc brake models, one for road and one for mountain bikes. Both use a Centerlock rotor mount.

Both also get a new external preload adjustment that allows you to adjust it while the wheel is in the frame. That way, it accounts for the pressure the skewers or thru axles are putting on the hub and keep the wheels spinning freely without any bearing play.

The road disc hubs are shown above. Detail pics of the rest, plus new headsets and more, below…


Berliner Fahrradschau 2015: An Eclectic Mix of Cycling and Lifestyle Products


Another year of Berlin’s consumer Bike Show kicked off this weekend highlighting a lot of the urban and lifestyle segments of the bike industry that sometimes get glossed over with new derailleur and suspension tech. That means a lot of classic city bikes, many e-bike applications, internally geared hubs, and belt drives, plus more cargo bikes than you can shake a stick at. Over the next week or two we’ll try to roundup a bunch of things that we spotted that stood out from the crowd and the free flowing Henrick’s Gin and Tonics and German beers.

Read on for a modern take on a classic, city bikes and great finishes, some custom bags, and an e-bike to sneak on some group rides…


TPE15: Edco machines wide range mountain bike cassette & narrow range junior cassette, plus new wheels

EDCO narrow range junior road race cassette

Edco has been machining their Monoblock cassettes from a single piece of hardened chromoly steel for a while, but the designs have been limited to standard road gearing ranges. Now, two new options push the gear selection in either direction, from a very narrow range model to a two-piece wide range mountain bike cassette.

The new narrow range Monoblock cassettes for junior racers, shown above left, are because the youngsters can’t run anything smaller than a 14-tooth cog per UCI rules. So, they make a 14-25 and 14-27 cassette, both with 11 speeds, that gives young racers tighter gaps between gears without having to restrict derailleur movement to keep them off the smaller cogs. Expect them to be about $200 USD. Like the others, it’s machined out of solid chromoly steel. Also like the others, it’s an 11-speed unit that’ll fit on a 10-speed freehub body, making it easy to put an older set of wheels to good use. Weight is about 200g.

Shift past the break for more details, plus a look at prototype carbon rims and more…


TPE15: Atomlab’s SL handlebars drop weight, new rings & cogs, and more


Atomlab’s SL alloy handlebars switch from 6000-series to 7000-series alloy, dropping the weight to about 260g and becoming more fitting of the SL moniker. They have a 25mm rise, 4° upsweep and 9° back sweep. Width is 760mm. There’s also a new 195g Carbon SL (red), which will only be a 31.8 with 15mm rise, 6° upsweep and 9° back sweep.

They’ve added a new 31.8 bar alongside the original 35mm clamp size, and the stems get reducers if you wanna run the thinner bar.

Check out pedals, hubs, cogs and gears below…