by Dave Anderson
July 11, 2014
Another week nearly over and with the sound of a whole weekend’s worth of riding just around the corner it’s that time again…
Canyon Nerve AL 6.0
Described as a “full suspension tourer” on their website, we reckon the Nerve AL 6.0 is a lot of bike for the money for general razzing about on trails.
A Rockshox Reba and Fox Float CTD take care of suspension duties while a mix of Shimano XT, SLX and Deore take care of the 3×10 drivetrain.
American Classic Wide Lightning
32mm of width in a pair of 29er tubeless wheels for big mountain adventures.
From: Moore Large
Dave’s been waiting very patiently for a set of RS1’s to turn up to see how they handle a bit of Calderdale filth after riding them in the Moab desert. These are the 120mm travel version and will be seeing some trail riding duty as he’s convinced they’re more than just an XC fork.
Roam 50 with Predictive Steering hub
To go with the RS1 is a set of SRAM Roam 50 wheels with the front predictive steering hub built into them.
Price: £400 (front with predictive steering hub) / £445 rear.
SRAM X1 drivetrain
New arrival on the 1×11 block (see what we did there) is SRAM’s X1 drivetrain continuing the one by trickle down. You’re going to see this on a lot of 2015 bikes apparently. Full story here
Price: Price TBC
SRAM Guide RSC brakes
New stoppers from SRAM are the Guide RSC brakes, these are top of the new range with reach adjust, contact point and swinglink.
Price: £150 per end (excluding rotors)
SRAM Guide RS brakes
Next down are the Guide RS with reach adjust and swinglink.
Price: £115.00 per end (excluding rotors)
All From: Fishers Outdoor
Renthal Apex Stem
Need to tweak your cockpit? Renthal have a new range of stems that’ll cover most flavours of riding your bike. The Apex comes in 10mm lengths from 40-90mm. It’s a +/-6° rise and the wraparound faceplates offer 240° of clamping with two faceplate pieces to lower stress on the bars. CNCd and laser-etched in the UK at Renthal – see issue 89 for our ‘We work here’ feature on Renthal.
Deuter Speed Lite 10
Is Magenta the new Purple? It’s certainly on trend in the bike world this year. Here’s Deuter’s Speed Lite 10 for all your gear packing needs.
That’s it for this week, we’re off enduroing for the weekend. See you on the flipside, Monday nice and early yeah?