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Thursday
Oct252018

Trust Introduces The Message Linkage Fork

Years in the making, the Message is the beginning of multi-link front suspension design from Trust Performance. The Message is a mind-blowing reset of what you think a front suspension should do; it’s something you feel the instant you start riding. If we tell you how good we think the Message is, you probably won’t believe us. For us, it’s simple. It’s a lack of chatter, more traction in corners, and predictable steering. It’s a level of small bump compliance that’s usually reserved for elite athletes with world-class, suspension-sponsored race support. It’s a stability under braking that’s usually only possible with jackhammer-hard compression settings.

By employing a trailing multi-link design, the Message allows the front of the bike to realize the benefits the rear has enjoyed for years — an easy actuation feel early in the stroke and progressive ramp through the mid-stroke. The result: ground-hugging traction, increased confidence when pushing through berms and more bottom-out resistance at the end of the travel to handle large impacts and botched landings. Additionally, our linkage design means that the axle path on the Message isn’t forced to travel in-line with the steering axis. Instead, it counteracts the natural steering angle change with a corresponding adjustment in offset. The Message maintains caster through the range of travel, giving you predictable handling in a wider variety of trail conditions.

Our in-house designed twin-tube, thru-shaft damper is securely housed inside a stiff carbon chassis. The chassis design provides unique stiffness and significantly isolates deflection to the linkage portion of the system, virtually eliminating stiction in the damper. A three-way mode adjust provides on-the-fly adjustments to control compression performance. The most notable difference about the Message is its ability to accept multiple 29” and 27.5” disc brake mountain bikes. Because the Message's contour travel and static structure is more versatile than telescopic travel, one product is suitable for a wider range of axle-to-crown lengths and travels. While the Message performs best on 29" and 27.5"+ designed for 110mm to 150mm of travel and 27.5” bikes designed for 130mm to 150mm of travel, you’ll find you can push the limits in either direction with surprising success.

Features

  • Trailing multi-link front suspension
  • 130mm contour travel
  • 1980 grams
  • Full carbon chassis, steerer tube and linkages
  • Three-way mode adjust - Firm, Mid, Open
  • Trust engineered twin-tube, thru-shaft damper
  • Fits both 29/27.5"+ (110-150mm) and 27.5" (130-150mm) bikes
  • Tire widths up to 29 x 2.6” (762 x 66mm) max or 27.5 x 2.8" (744 x 78mm) max
  • Easy setup with air pressure equal to rider weight
  • 535mm axle-to-crown
  • Fits existing mountain bikes with tapered head tube
  • Boost 15x110mm thru axle (or with torque caps)
  • Direct mount 180mm rotor (203mm max)
  • 250 hours between service intervals

Who Is Trust?

If you know us, you know that we’ve built our careers on making the ride better — in finding unconventional solutions to some of the industry’s biggest challenges. We’ve created new standards and set benchmarks for innovation. We’ve been doing things differently for a long time. But it’s never been about being different for different’s sake — it’s always been about generating an effect that improves the overall experience.

DAVE WEAGLE
Founder & Technical Director

He’s been described as a mad scientist, a trendsetter, and a whiffle ball champion; he is the suspension authority, Dave Weagle. His rear suspension designs have more than a few World Championship, World Cup, and EWS Stage wins to their name, which makes him arguably the most qualified bike suspension designer around. So when he emerged from his barn with a wild look in his eye, and a new invention that blew our minds when we rode it, the fuse was lit for Trust Performance to take flight.

Dave oversees Trust's advanced development.

JASON SCHIERS
Co-founder & President

There are composites engineers, there are carbon fiber technicians, and then there’s Jason Schiers. Part anarchist, part artist, Jason has developed a long list of firsts with carbon fiber. Before he set his sights on making the Message a reality, he founded ENVE Composites, which single-handedly proved that carbon fiber mountain bike rims were not only lighter but better.

Jason manages Trust's brand and communication.

HAP SELIGA
Co-founder & CEO

If anyone on earth can be correctly described as a force of nature, Hap Seliga most certainly fits the bill. Equal parts unshakably optimistic and eternally pragmatic, Hap is a ray of sunshine in human form. He co-founded Competitive Cyclist, growing it from a scrappy brick and mortar bike shop into the premier online bike retailer long before internet shopping hit the mainstream.

Hap oversees Trust's sales and operations.

Find out more about Trust at the link below.

TRUST 

Tuesday
Oct232018

Industry Nine Announces The A35 Stem

Taking name and shape from the A-axis in our five-axis machining centers, the A35 is an all-mountain stem demonstrating that every detail matters.

The A35 is machined, anodized and assembled entirely in our Asheville, NC facility and available in lengths of 32mm, 40mm, 50mm and 60mm. Add our expressive mix of 11 anodized colors, and you’ll discover the form and function to dial any ride.

Features

  • Includes six high strength 316 stainless steel custom M5 bolts

  • 180° Wrap

  • Solid 7075 Machined Aluminum*
    *100% Domestically Sourced

  • Eleven Anodized Color Choices and Color Combinations



    Single Color starting at $125

    Combo Color starting at $140

Sizes

Tuesday
Jun192018

Pivot Firebird 29" Announced

 

Enduro courses. World Cup Downhill courses. It’s hard to tell the difference between the two these days. Well, right up until the point when you have to grind your way to the top of the absolute hairball descent—that would be enduro. And that is also where the new Firebird 29 enters the picture—with its speed generating 29er wheels and a penchant for kicking ass.

The Firebird 29’s big wheels gobble up miles with ease, roll right over the gnar and add insane levels of traction to the mix. But this is no monster truck. The Firebird 29 is a lightweight machine that boasts a poppy, lively feel that long-travel 29ers have never possessed. Until now.

We obsessed over this bike’s geometry. After all, adding big wheels to a bike with this much travel is not always a recipe for awesome. History is littered with almost there long-travel 29ers. The Firebird 29, however, is a very different—and awesome—kind of beast. With its long front-center and short chainstay combination, the Firebird 29 possesses that nimble, snappy feel that tempts you to make bold line choices yet allows you to stay in complete control when you’re warping down trails at World Cup speeds.

The Firebird 29 has a lot to live up to. On one hand, it needs to withstand repeated pummelings at bike parks and on the toughest trails. It has to be bomb proof. On the other hand, it also needs to be incredibly light—this bike is meant to give you an edge on the climbs. Since a 29er wheelset inherently packs more grams than the same wheelset in a smaller, 27.5 diameter, we knew there couldn‘t be any fat on the Firebird 29 frame. So, we made it both bomb proof and lean. Thanks to our own hollow-core, high-compression carbon molding process and an exacting combination of composite materials and shapes, we are able to deliver an ultra-light frame that meets the same stringent testing requirements for strength and stiffness as our World Cup downhill bike. Firebird frames weigh in at a mere 7 pounds (3.2kg) while complete bikes tip the scales at sub-30 pounds(13.5kg).

The Firebird 29 features a long front center, short chainstays, a low center of gravity and a decidedly slack 65-degree head angle to deliver unmatched stability and handling. Plus, a new flip-chip adjustment system in its upper linkage offers quick and easy geometry fine tuning. Taking a page from the Phoenix DH Carbon’s progressive geometry, the Firebird combines some of the longest reach measurements in the sport, with short, 16.96” (431mm) chainstays. The Firebird’s long and low geometry gives you increased stability at high speeds and on steep technical challenges, while its short chainstays provide a maneuverable, dynamic ride that makes it easy to put the bike precisely where you want it.

Dave Weagle’s dw-link™ rear suspension enables us to build a bike that achieves the ultimate in both downhill and climbing performance. The dw-link’s anti-squat and variable wheel travel path traits yield both the square-edge bump absorption of a downhill bike and the crisp, pedaling efficiency of a shorter-travel trail bike. Fast and efficient—It’s a hell of a combination.

A top-notch frame design deserves top-tier suspension. That’s why the Firebird 29 comes equipped with Fox’s class-leading Float X2 and DPX2 shocks. Our top racers consistently choose the Fox Float X2 air shock for its incredible control, tuneability and plush, coil-like feel. Or to put a finer point on it—this shock gets the nod because it allows you to hit downhills faster with greater confidence. On top of that, the Float X2’s climb switch makes the Firebird an Enduro-style rider’s best choice for getting up and down the mountain. The DPX2 offers much of the same long-travel performance in a lighter package. To match the rear suspension, we equip all of our Firebird 29’s with the latest 44mm offset, 170mm Fox 36 FIT GRIP2 forks – the perfect choice for aggressive, balanced handling in technical terrain.

Pivot Firebird 29" Features

  • Bomber—yet ultra light—full carbon frame featuring leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot's proprietary molding technology
  • 162mm of supple-yet-efficient dw-link™ suspension
  • Equipped with burly, 44mm offset 170mm-travel Fox 36 FIT Grip2 Factory and Performance Series forks
  • Ultra-adjustable Fox Float X2 (metric) and DPX2 rear shock options
  • Long-and-low geometry for a confident, stable stance Short, 431mm (16.96”) chainstays make easy work of the tightest trails
  • Adjustable geometry with a flip-chip upper link mount and lower headset cup
  • Compatible with both 29 and 27.5+ wheelsizes without compromise thanks to the adjustable geometry
  • Fits tires up to 29x2.6” or 27.5x2.8” wide
  • 12 x 157mm Super Boost Plus rear spacing adds stiffness and control
  • Hassle-free, full-length, internal cable routing
  • Fits riders between 5'4" and 6'7"
  • 10-year warranty

 

Crushes Climbs, Slays Descents…And Rewrites the 29er Playbook
The Firebird 29’s big wheels gobble up miles with ease, roll right over the gnar and add insane levels of traction to the mix. But this is no monster truck. The Firebird 29 is a lightweight machine that boasts a poppy, lively feel that long-travel 29ers have never possessed. Until now.

 

2018 PIVOT FIREBIRD

Wednesday
Feb212018

Unno Burn Available Now

The waiting has been long, but finally we have the perfect frames that we dreamed of. The Unno Burn is available for purchase. Only 50 frames will be made in 2018 and you have now the opportunity to get one of those 50 numbered ones. Do not miss this unique opportunity and go to our brand new website to purchase it!

The frame features 27.5” wheels, 160mm rear travel with an Öhlins STX 22 Air custom tuned shock, threaded 73mm BB, ISCG05, Tapered Zero Stack headset, rear PM 160mm, boost rear spacing axle, 31.6mm seat tube diameter with stealth guiding, anti-scratch BASF glossy clearcoat with black tint, internal guided cables, rubber protection for all the exposed areas, 5 years of warranty, and comes in its own foam padded custom box.

As the frames are very limited in number, they will be handled on a first come, first served basis. To place an order please you just need navigate to our website and choose your preferred payment method.

Friday
Feb162018

UNNO Bikes Website Goes Live

Unno Bikes has made their website live. Head over there to lust over some drool worthy frames!

UNNO BIKES