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Thursday
May192016

YT Expands Its Presence Globally

 

With YT going from strength to strength in Europe, North America and Australasia the bike manufacturer from Germany is getting a lot of attention from other parts of the world. The guys at YT have worked hard to bring the bikes to the furthest reaching countries and are selling now in every continent.

In just eight years YT Industries developed from a small German start-up into an international brand. In 2015, YT stepped into new markets by joining forces with partners in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Norway. Just one year later, sixteen new countries were being added to the list of international markets. “We won’t stop there and are constantly looking for new business partners worldwide who can live, breathe and ride YT.”, says Duncan McCann from YT’s International Sales team.

As the global demand for YT bikes continuously increased, the decision was made to establish a partner network which handles the distribution of the bikes to the most remote corners of the world. The new partners will operate from their local office, but the bikes will continue to be sold through YT’s website as it enables us to hold their outstanding price/performance ratio. To factor in the import costs and duties, the prices are in local currency.

CEO Markus Flossmann is proud of his team and the joint success:

“We want our motto, “Good Times “to be known all over the world because even after eight years of rapid development it is still what drives us every day and influences all of YT’s actions”.

The list of international partners is growing steadily and can be found on

 

https://www.yt-industries.com/en/yt-worldwide

Monday
May022016

Reynolds Announces New Premium Wheels

There's magic in the woods, in the rock gardens, on the singletrack. We know, because we ride, and we feel it, too. The thrill of carving epic Utah singletrack, the solitude
of high altitude meadows and ripping through the woods chasing daylight...it all feels good. The passion for the ride drives us to engineer and build the best wheels on the market.

The new 29 Trail wheels from Reynolds incorporate advanced wheel building principles to deliver the best overall wheel for fast singletrack riding. The 29 Enduro is Reynolds' offering for aggressive riders who prefer bigger wheels. And the new 27.5 Plus carbon wheels from Reynolds have already set the bar for this emerging category.

BLACKLABEL combines Reynolds' new asymmetric, hookless MR5 carbon fiber rims and Reynolds' new premium mountain hubs to set a new bar in mountain wheel performance.  The rims' perfect balance of width, depth, and fiber layup creates wheels that provide ultimate durability, riding comfort, and trail hugging traction live you've never before experienced.

29" ENDURO


The 29 Enduro is Reynolds’ offering for aggressive riders who prefer bigger wheels. Built with our asymmetric carbon rim, these wheels even out spoke tension for a more durable and predictable ride. The 28 mm wide, hookless rim channel provides excellent tire fit and provides additional air volume for superior ride quality and traction. Add the new Reynolds center lock premium hub with 3-degree engagement to make these the first choice in big wheel, big mountain performance.

Weight:
Tubeless Set: 1585g
MSRP:
$2500

27.5 Enduro

 

The Reynolds 27.5 Enduro combines the best modern design elements for hard-charging mountain bike wheels. The asymmetric carbon rim allows more even spoke tension for increased durability and ride quality, and the 28 mm hookless rim channel provides outstanding tire fit. The new Reynolds center lock hub provides ultra-quick, 3-degree engagement and delivers power when you need it most. 

Weight:
Tubeless Set: 1565g
MSRP:
$2500
Tuesday
Apr262016

Updated Santa Cruz Tallboy

The Tallboy cuts a whole new swath across the trail bike landscape.

As a 27+ bike it revels in the severe. In desert-dry conditions the wider tires float above the dust and find oases of grip where standard tires flounder. And when the monsoon comes, lower tire pressures pull the Tallboy through the slickest of root sections like a Defender on diff-lock.

In its 29-inch form, the Tallboy’s renowned rowdy streak comes to the fore. Happy at full gas, up or down hill, the speed and agility of the 29 configuration will have you bagging on e-bikes at every turn.

A 68 degree head angle and 110mm of VPP travel distills the original Tallboy’s playful character into something all the more mischievous. Longer reach and shorter chainstays fuel that personality, and bring the Tallboy bang up to date with the rest of the Santa Cruz range.

A flip chip on the upper link, combined with either a 130mm fork (for 27+) or 120mm fork (for 29-inch), ensures geometry remains consistent across a vast range of build kits and sizes, from S to XXL.

The versatile trail bike of choice for rapid riders like Greg Minnaar—the Tallboy is for those who don’t roll with the pack. 

This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as our C-level frames, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed us to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame. 

Build Kits

Features

  • 110mm VPP™ Suspension
  • 120mm fork for 29" kits/130mm fork for 27.5+ configurations
  • 148mm Rear Axle Spacing
  • 27.5 Plus-Compatible
  • Bottle cage mount
  • Flip-Chip on upper link to maintain geometry in 29” and 27.5+ configurations
  • Integrated Headset
  • Internal carbon tubes ensure precise and hassle-free routing of derailleur and seat post cables
  • Removable front derailleur mount for maximum drivetrain compatibility
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Threaded Bottom Bracket

Tech Info

Suspension System VPPTM
Front Derailleur Direct to Frame
Headset/Headtube Integrated (IS41/52)
Seat Post 31.6mm
Eye to Eye length 7.25in
Stroke 1.75in
Fork Compatibility 120mm, 130mm
BB Shell Standard
Max Tire Size 3.0"
Water Bottle Mounts One, inside main triangle

Geometry


 

Friday
Apr222016

2016 Cairns WC Round 2 Qualifying Results

2016 Cairns WC 2 Qualifying Results Men's

  1. Troy Brosnan
  2. Mik Hannah
  3. Aaron Gwin

2016 Cairns WC 2 Qualifying Results Women's

  1. Rachel Atherton
  2. Manon Carpenter
  3. Tracey Hannah

2016 Cairns WC 2 Qualifying Results Junior Men

  1. Matt Walker
  2. Harry Bush
  3. Remy Morton

Monday
Apr182016

2016 Sea Otter Classic DS Final Photos

Jill Kitner

Brook MacdonaldJared GravesMikey HadererMartin MaesCam ZinkMikey Haderer

Martin MaeseBrook Macdonald

Jill Kitner and Samantha KingshillJoseph ForestaBrook showing off for the crowd