Zyro Open House: Report 1

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Minoura are trying to de-dullify their turbo trainers by painting them nice colours.
Minoura are trying to de-dullify their turbo trainers by painting them nice colours.
This dark thought was probably in a lot of riders' heads over the Winter grimness.
This dark thought was probably in a lot of riders' heads over the Winter grimness.
Prologo do a vast array of roadie saddles. It's easy to miss their MTB ones amidst the razor blades. Here's the Vertigo Max MTB saddle.
Prologo do a vast array of roadie saddles. It's easy to miss their MTB ones amidst the razor blades. Here's the Vertigo Max MTB saddle.
We like neat ideas whether they're explicitly related to mountain bikes or not. These quick-release axle pedals from MKS will be of interest to thief-paranoid commuters - as well people with limited bike storage space (it's always pedals jamming into spokes innit?)
We like neat ideas whether they're explicitly related to mountain bikes or not. These quick-release axle pedals from MKS will be of interest to thief-paranoid commuters - as well people with limited bike storage space (it's always pedals jamming into spokes innit?)
MKS DD Force flat pedal. Very long, not very wide. Quite slim. If you're after that sort of thing.
MKS DD Force flat pedal. Very long, not very wide. Quite slim. If you're after that sort of thing.
H.R. Giger-esque titanium bell with quickish-release bracket from MKS. It was surprisingly loud.
H.R. Giger-esque titanium bell with quickish-release bracket from MKS. It was surprisingly loud.
Zyro are selling hods of these shortie toe clips and straps due to the Fixie boom.
Zyro are selling hods of these shortie toe clips and straps due to the Fixie boom.
MKS' folding pedal. For easier stashing of commuters bikes as well as for use of folding bikes.
MKS' folding pedal. For easier stashing of commuters bikes as well as for use of folding bikes.
And here's the folding pedal in its folded state. See that button with "Press" written on it? Well... you get the idea.
And here's the folding pedal in its folded state. See that button with "PUSH" written on it? Well... you get the idea.
Zefal's anti-theft skewers. With the bike the right way up the levers cannot be opened...
Zefal's anti-theft skewers. With the bike the right way up the levers cannot be opened...
...but with the bike upside down the levers are free to open (there's a small ball bearing that moves in and out of the way that's doing the locking thang).
...but with the bike upside down the levers are free to open (there's a small ball bearing that moves in and out of the way that's doing the locking thang).
Everyone loves retro hefty track pumps. Here's the Zefal Husky.
Everyone loves retro hefty track pumps. Here's the Zefal Husky.
A Zefal minipump with foam grip exterior. Just that little bit nicer to use.
A Zefal minipump with foam grip exterior. Just that little bit nicer to use.
Zefal shock pump with lovely, very ergonomic grip and pivoting gauge and hose assembly.
Zefal shock pump with lovely, very ergonomic grip and pivoting gauge and hose assembly.
Camelbak's 2010 colour range gets the continued thumbs up from us.
Camelbak's 2010 colour range gets the continued thumbs up from us. This is the women's Aurora. It uses Camelbak's lighter weight material so it's a very supple and light pack (490g).
Camelbak HAWG Deluxe. 700g.
Camelbak HAWG Deluxe. 700g.
Camelbak Octane 24. General outdoorsy hydration pack. Lightweight 70D ripstop material. Air channel back panel. Air mesh shoulder straps. 454g (without reservoir).
Camelbak Octane 24. General outdoorsy hydration pack. Lightweight 70D ripstop material. Air channel back panel. Air mesh shoulder straps. 454g (without reservoir). Capacity: 27.2 litres.
Camelbak Octane 18X. Another outdoors pack. Capacity: 16.4 litres (zipped up) to 20.9 litres (expanded).
Camelbak Octane 18X. Another outdoors pack. Capacity: 16.4 litres (zipped up) to 20.9 litres (expanded).

Comments (14)

  1. Hmm… Zefal QR skewers.. Are they magnet proof???? ( to move the bearing )

  2. So every time you want to take the wheels out you have to turn your bike upside down and scratch cockpit items and the saddle. Not liking that idea.

  3. @ jd-bouy errr – isn’t that how most people change an inner tube? I think those QRs are a great idea. evil wheel thieving scrotes won’t figure it out and give up (the longer it takes to nick something the more likely they will give up)

  4. I really like those anti-tealeaf skewers. Price?

  5. In my experience most chavs don’t understand that QRs are meant to be folded over to lock them, they just grab hold of the lever and unscrew it……….

  6. reckon those QRs look good, but i wonder how freely the bearing will move after a winter of wet salty roads… would be a right bugger if it got jammed or corroded…

  7. camelbaks excluded some nice ideas for the fixie & commuter world…….
    …..which arnt so appropriate to the singletrack world??

    Remind me, what’s the website claaed again?

  8. Don’t be so insular and reactionary. It’s not like were NOT covering MTB stuff is it? 🙂

  9. I’m loving those anti-theft skewers.

  10. Nice MKS DD pedals,real world price?,when can us mere mortals get hold of them.

  11. The Zefal skewers aren’t great. At last year’s Zyro show the guy doing the demonstration asked one of the audience to try and open them, so the guy from a bike shop walked up and undid it by twisting it no problem.

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