The main change for the Mavic line-up is the new Crossmax SLR. It looks very similar to the Ksyrium ES which is the comapany’s top-end road wheelset. Carbon hubs, 24 spokes and 1,520g complete weight. There were some other new wheelsets and changes to its rim range, more details soon…
Race Face had so much new stuff that we didn’t manage to snap it all. It’s got a new Ride entry level crankset, available in either triple ot double/bash guard. They both get the X-Type outboard bearing design – the triple weighs 970g. The new Atlas stem is from the company’s all-mountain range, and joins the existing cranks and bars. The new stem is machined from 6061-T6 aluminium, with a four bolt front clamp, and only available in 31.8mm. At a cheaper price the EvolveAM stem offers the same range of sizes, only in a less upmarket material and finish. The heavy-duty Diabolus DH stem gets an update, with the interlocking U-shaped bar faceplate design meant to eliminate unwanted stress on the handlebar.
BMC is better known for their road bikes, but they also have an impressive MTB range. Here’s the VPS-System Superstroke. BMC was coming in to the UK with the now-defunct Raw Experience – hopefully someone else will pick up the brand soon.
A crazy carbon susser from a company also better known for its road bikes, but hey, it could work…
We’ve already seen most of SRAM’s new stuff, but we spotted this new crank from the Truvativ, the Noir.
Rock Shox’s homage to their racing success. Some might say Rock Shox have hit the bullseye with their new forks…
The HiFi is Fisher’s new 110mm full-suss bike. A simple single pivot drives a linkage actuated shock, with carbon seatstays to save weight. Frame weight is just over 5lbs. The biggest news is the geometry changes, now called Genesis2. Fisher wanted the bikes to be more agile in the slower twisty stuff, so they’ve figured the only way to achieve this without upsetting the already desirable ride was a fork with a greater offset. Most forks are about 39mm but they worked with Manitou to design a fork with a 49mm offset. (What’s fork offset? Draw a line down through the headtube and fork, and measure the distance from this line to the axle).
Finally, a slew of randomly interesting stuff that was kicking around. New lighter pedals from Ritchey, a range of white and black stems from Syncros, a crazy looking saddle and some interesting carbon discs and chainrings…
Wilier are bringing their great looking decals and paintjobs – which has already made them popular on the road scene – to a range of MTBs. We like.