April 21, 2011
Another collection of bits and pieces we’ve found on our laps of the Sea Otter pits (you mean there’s racing here too? We didn’t see any… just the pits) and presented for your approval (or internet dislike)
MRP – Paul from MRP, who featured in our SRAM story with the new XO-badged G2 deraileur here models the ‘in-testing prototype’ G2 chain device with a carbon backplate, designed to be the lightest device that still offers a skidplate and upper and lower chain guides. MRP is also working on a chain device that’ll work securely with a 2×10 system… Watch this space.
Specialized ‘Black Lite’ Command Post. Designed at the request (so therefore a decree) of top racer Ned Overend, this version of the Command Post uppy downy post is aimed at XC riders and racers. It offers three positions: Normal, Cruiser (1in down) and Dropped, but only has 75mm of travel. This makes it a lot shorter in height and will therefore fit onto smaller frames where there isn’t that much post showing. The 1in Cruiser setting is great for nadgery trails where you still need to pedal, while the 3in drop is enough for many trail riders. It’ll come in 30.9 and 31.6 in June and Specialized reckons that it has spec of 10,000 dropper posts for the next year. It’s catching on…
Light and Motion showed us some new lights. First up we can see the Solite 150 which offers 150Lumen max (and 75/20Lumens) a USB charger and a versatile mount that lets it run as a torch, helmet mount or on a head strap.