by Matt Letch
June 2, 2009
If you like bike stuff (which we do) It’s been like pigs rolling in s**t the last couple of weeks here at the office and we thought we should share.
Ben being shirty as usual.This ones from Decade from our friends at Upgrade.
knee and shin combo from IXS In hot new beige and Black.
Padded knee protector and support also from IXS .
Really new from Niner is a complete rework of the Niner RIP 9. If you recall we tested its earlier incarnation and we kind of liked the bike but found it quite waggy fore and aft. Well, it looks like Niner thought that too. It’s now massively oversized, hydroformed everywhere, square section madness! (It also has a Intenseque kind of look going on) The head tube is also one of the new tapered affairs and before the STW massive start complaining about enforced upgrades you can still run a 1/8th steerer by using a reducer headset at the bottom. All in, it looked very nice and we’re looking forward to a spin.
Blur XC Carbon. Finally in the flesh, our sofa not really doing justice as a background for just how fab it looks up close. Light and lovely just waiting to be pounded round an XC course or a big day across the moors.
Blur LT in Carbon. You can’t believe how different the two look when there together side by side, it’s bigger riding, bigger days, bigger drops and bigger territory in general are evident in the extra carbon.
Fifteen G Cranks with their patented three sided crank arm attachment More info here.
Yeti ASR 7 Now without singlesided carbon swingarm craziness, but with big carbon link instead and looking purposeful in black.
And absolutely new the Evil Revolt. Dave Weagle’s DH design (Dave was was behind the DW link which was used to some sucess by a certain Sam Hill). One of the main things about this bike is its adjustability. Without changing leverage ratios to the shock (the shock is floating between the linkages) so you can slacken the headangle or drop the BB height make the bike longer, all without changing how the suspension work. Sim was seen seeing how much his liver was worth on Ebay after doing the suspension squelch test.
Hot linkage action.
Crutch specific Ltd editon 5 spot in yellow with “matching” brown SDG saddle, retro bathroom colours for the win.
Faux snake skin but genuine brown brown SDG saddles. Not as concave as they used to be which will be good or bad depending on how much you liked the old ones.
Lots of nice new Sock Guy socks so you can show your allegiance to cocktails, beer, skidding, singlespeed etc.