Interbike: Thomson – and Moots

We popped by the Thomson booth to see what the masters of machining had in store for us and were assaulted by the gleam of… colour! Amid the black and silver, there’s some colour going on at Thomson… Nothing too dramatic (or purple) but blue, red and yellow stem faces and top caps. Don’t worry, regular non-colours of black and silver are still available, though there was also an experimental nickel colour that looked nice.

Might not be your cup of tea, but it will be someone's

 

Matching top caps too

 

This stem had experimental shot peening for strengthening (which it didn't), a nickel colour anodising (which they're 50/50 about producing) and it holds a new handlebar prototype

This titanium flat bar is still a ways off production, but it has been testing out super strong and features a full oversized centre section that doesn’t slim or bend until near the controls and grips. It’ll be offered in 3, 6, 9, and 12° bends and it’s currently sitting at 730mm though that may change.

 

That cylinder has some Ti-etching on it and some other experimental finishes

Moots

We don’t see much of Moots in the UK, but there are still a fair number of them out here. This trail 29er caught our eye, with its swoopy tubes and carbon link. Looks interesting.

 

 

We like this stem – it was born out of an integrated light mount, but it has been used to mount GoPro cameras too as well.

And this cyclocross fork has ‘pad pockets’ to allow the brake pad to retract enough to remove your wheel easily. Neat and simple.

 

 

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