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Friday
Apr012016

E Thirteen Introduces The TRS Tires & Wheels

Our new TRS tire and wheel combo; the best wheel system out there for perfect fit, more control, and more fun.

E Thirteen brought Cory down to ride once again in SLO. They filmed this video to promote their new tires and wheels....

 

Our tread pattern features an agressive tread design with a structural, angled base on the side knobs to control roll under high speed cornering. Sipes are positioned to provide confident transitions from straight lines to cornering and confident braking traction. Ramped, shorter center knobs keep TRS tires rolling surprisingly fast for an aggressive tire.

We wanted a tire that bridged the gap between too light XC/Trail tires and a too heavy full DH casing tires. TRS tires feature a reinforced sidewall that creates a more stable contact patch than an XC tire by preventing folding under compression, but in a sub 1000g tire. Cornering confidence and durability at an acceptable weight.

Have you put a tubeless tire on with a regular floor pump before? We have. One of our main goals in developing a tire was to perfect tubeless fit. Our bead is tubeless compatible, works with hooked and hookless beads and will fit perfectly with TRS rims.

 

TRS Race Tires Specs

  • Actual weight: 902 grams
  • Actual tire widths (23mm inner rim width):
    • Casing: 2.23
    • Tread: 2.32
  • Sticky Triple compound
  • Tubeless Ready casing
  • Reinforced sidewall
  • ETRTO: 584
  • Large side knobs
  • Multi-angled siping
  • Hooked & hookless rim compatible
  • Optimized for 24-31mm internal width rims
  • Made in Taiwan
  • e*thirteen part # TR1TRA-100
Friday
Apr012016

DT Announces New Spline One Wheels

Whatever you’re riding, the new generation SPLINE ONE offers the right wheelset for every kind of use. Resulting in more traction, more comfort and greater efficiency, on any trail, for any rider. The new generation SPLINE ONE takes it one step further. It is the perfect wheel for every biker, featuring the most advanced technologies and the highest level of quality for each application. The new generation SPLINE ONE set a new benchmark for alloy MTB wheels.

In spring 2013 the SPLINE® ONE wheels revolutionized the world of alloy MTB wheels. But a lot has happened in the last three years. The world of mountain biking has grown much more diverse. More standards have popped up, the field of applications has diversified and even the rider expectations have increased. The simple combination of light and durable is no longer enough. Today’s keywords are: Plus sizes, wider tires, wider rims and new hub standards. DT Swiss is prepared for this new era. Ready with the new SPLINE® ONE wheels!

The new generation SPLINE® ONE takes it one step further. It is the perfect wheel for every biker, featuring the most advanced technologies and the highest level of quality for each application. These SPLINE® ONE wheels set new benchmarks for alloy MTB wheels.

XR 1501 SPLINE ONE

The new 22.5 mm wide Cross Country specific XR 1501 SPLINE® ONE comes with all the advancements of a modern Cross Country rim, only at 2.5 mm more width – providing more air volume for the same size tire which creates more traction and comfort. The asymmetric rim further improves spoke angles, making the wheel even stiffer, more precise handling and more responsive.

XM 1501 SPLINE ONE

In addition to the current 22.5 mm inner width All Mountain rim, we offer the new XM 1501 SPLINE® ONE model in a number of additional widths: 25 mm, 30 mm, 35 mm and even a  40 mm. The XM 1501 SPLINE® ONE is the perfect combination of light weight, multiple rim widths and reliability.  With a total of five rim widths to choose from for only one category of wheels we now offer the perfect solution for each individual riding style and bike, be it standard sized tires or the wider yet „Plus-Size“ tires.

DT SPLINE ONE

Friday
Apr012016

Focus Big Bird 36"?

After three years of intensive development, FOCUS have finally lifted the veil of secrecy and revealed the latest stage of mountain biking's evolution. Alongside the FOCUS XC Team and Florian Vogel, this super-sized bike has come out of development and onto the market. Bike developers and pros stand united: this racing machine marks a milestone in mountain biking history. The Cloppenburg-based brand have once again redefined comfort, speed and grip.

THE ALL NEW FOCUS BIG BIRD – ENLARGING YOUR GAME


A WHOLE NEW ERA OF MOUNTAINBIKING

Elegant, dynamic, mind-blowingly quick – the new groundbreakingly innovative FOCUS BIG BIRD swoops onto the trails with outstanding riding characteristics. Ultra advanced technology is at the root of its exorbitant kick, and the 36" wheels deliver the maximum grip and comfort with minimal rolling resistance. The FLAMINGO 36 Doublebarrier ER forks strike the perfect balance between rigidity and unforeseen steering precision.

Otherworldly technology

The state-of-the-art U.L.A. material has been developed alongside a world-leading space travel institute to render it not only extremely light but also ultra robust thanks to the pioneering molecular qualities of the surface, individually customised for every single bike thanks to high-tech nanotechnology. This allows FOCUS to guarantee a 100% dirt-free ride, with a frame that’s unaffected in even the filthiest weather conditions. Applying bionics from the FOCUS development team’s research in the animal kingdom, this nature-inspired technology is the catalyst for a brand new approach to World Cup-dominating race machines.

Hand in hand with the world’s best

The striking FOCUS BIG BIRD has been developed alongside the legendary Florian Vogel and the well-known FOCUS XC Team.

Perfection in the details

Hand-laced in the light of the full moon, the wheels are ready to tackle any terrain, with the front SPERM WHALE glued to the ground while the rear CHEETAH generates masses of traction. Low and wide, the cockpit with the super integrated Turtleclamp stem takes the BIG BIRD to never-before-seen levels of aerodynamics, while guaranteeing the utmost precision in handling.

Das FOCUS BIG BIRD – ENLARGING YOUR GAME!

SPECS FOCUS BIG BIRD

Frame: FOCUS BIG BIRD, 0711 U.L.A. RHYNO tubeshape

Fork: FOCUS FLAMINGO 36 Doublebarrier ER 

Brakes: SRAM XX1

Derailleur: SRAM XX1

Shifter: SRAM XX1

Chain: SRAM XX1

Cog: SRAM XX1

Rims: FOCUS 36 CATERPILLAR EL

Spokes: FOCUS 36 MILLIPEDE Attack 1.8/2.3/1.9

Hubs: FOCUS HIPPO front/ FOCUS HOPPI rear

Tires: FOCUS 36 SPERM WHALE 36x2,5 Double Ply 50a front / 

FOCUS 36 CHEETAH 36x2,5 Triplecore EVO

Tubes: FOCUS 36 BLOWFISH

Seatpost: Concept CPX

Saddle: Fizik

Headset: Acros 36

Handlebar: FOCUS THE FALCON aerotuck lowbar

Stem: FOCUS TURTLECLAMP SI

Grips: Concept

 

Price: 4999,00€

Thursday
Mar312016

Suspension Manufacturers Introduce Metric Shock Sizing

Thursday
Mar312016

Introducing The Pivot Reynolds Enduro Team

PHOENIX, AZ – For release March 31, 2016 – Pivot Cycles is happy to announce the formation of the Pivot/Reynolds Enduro Team. The team is comprised of three riders – Adam Snyder (Durango, CO), Mason Bond (Grass Valley, CA) and Brice Shirbach (Brookhaven, PA).  Adam is a winner of the Eastern Enduro Triple Crown overall championship and is a top five athlete in the North American Enduro Tour overall rankings. Mason is the team’s young gun, with the style and speed needed to make an impression on the podium and in team edits. Brice brings years of XC and Enduro racing to the table and is a well known contributor to Pinkbike and Dirt Rag Magazine, and was recently involved in a Teton Gravity Research project. His successful East Bound and Down series will continue in 2016, as will 2 new video series.

“We love supporting up and coming riders at Pivot. Adam, Mason and Brice all shred and we are excited to be working withthem as they make the jump from NAET to EWS enduro racing.” said Pivot Cycles CEO Chris Cocalis.  “Our athlete programs are essential to product development and we look forward to the crew’s contributions to the future of Pivot bikes.”

The Pivot/Reynolds Enduro Team will be competing at both Enduro World Series and North American Enduro Tour events, as well as the Dirty Sanchez, Big Mountain Enduro and North American Crankworx races. In between events, the team will be traveling across the United States, producing three different video series: “Down Time”, a three part series focused on the stoke a rider finds on his hometown trails, “When in Rome” a series documenting the shredding and atmosphere found off of the track at NAET and other North American events, and finally, in partnership with Pinkbike, rider Brice Shirbach will be producing a new video series in conjunction with his popular East Bound and Down editorial column called "Local Flavors", the first of which has just been published, featuring the riding in Ocala, Florida. Ocala, Florida is quickly becoming a destination for riders from around the USA. The local trail system is currently experiencing a renaissance courtesy of builder Ray Petro (of the famous Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike parks) and the Santos MTB Festival and the "Local Flavors" edit is an sensory oriented edit showcasing the best singletrack Ocala has to offer.

BIKES AND WHEELS

The Pivot Reynolds Enduro team will be riding Pivot Mach 6 Carbon and Mach 429 Trail models. The versatile Mach 6 Carbon is Pivot’s dedicated enduro bike with 155mm of dw-link™ suspension – perfect for the big, technical courses of the Enduro World Series. They will also ride the Mach 429 Trail, with its innovative mid-travel dw-link™ design, which will be the perfect choice on the varied courses of the NAET and other classic North American venues.

Co-title sponsor Reynolds Cycling will be taking care of the team’s wheel needs. “Taking stock of what really matters to those

who live to push the limits on a mountain bike, ride-quality and durability, we are supplying the team with wheels from our new Black Label line-up to complement their chosen bikes.  They will race predominantly on our new Black Label 27.5 Enduro and 29 Enduro which feature a 28mm wide, hookless and asymmetric rim laced to our Reynolds straight pull, center lock hub by Industry Nine.  Wider is better, if you engineer the build to match the desired outcome.  With evenly tensioned uniform lengths of bladed spokes these guys will enjoy a ride quality second to none with proven durability to charge with confidence” said Reynolds Cycling CFO Mike Dufner.

The sponsorship is the brand’s first foray into the enduro race scene following the success of their latest line of Black Label mountain carbon wheels.

“Enduro style riding, making use of a multitude of terrain and features, is what inspired the design of our new Black Label products.  Having proven the durability under the saddles of Bernard Kerr and the Pivot DH team we were looking for riders who could ride the wheels everywhere from rock gardens and berms to technical climbs and step-ups. We are excited about watching this team push the limits from their backyards to the slopes of Andes and having proven themselves on the bike and behind the camera gives us the full package of what we look for in sponsored athletes.  These guys represent who most mountain bikers are and want to be!”