Mark was invited out to Morzine see the 2010 range of Lapierre bikes. 2010 sees a mixture of simple colour changes and some substantial geometry changes across the more XC oriented bikes.
Would you believe it, the Lefty has made it to 10, and is still a fork surrounded by controversy. People just can’t get past that single fork leg despite your car having four of them. Unless you drive a Robin Reliant, of course, but then you’re probably quite open to a little strangeness anyway.
Cannondale introduces the Flash for 2010. The first carbon frame to receive a stiffness rating of over 100, while winning the feather-weight title at 950 grams.
We missed this year’s Specialized press launch, so here are some selected pages from the Media Guide that came with it.
Ahh, what the hell. Here’s the whole Media-Only press pack for you to leaf through yourself. You now know as much about 2010 Specialized as we do.
Dave A reports back from the SRAM XX launch in Italy having taken the test bikes around a blistering hot Tuscan landscape. There are US prices in here too – prepare to wince a little when you see them.
Last post before I pop off for dinner, here’s the XX shifter. Designed from the ground up just like the rest of the groupset but influenced by what Sram have learnt from previous projects such as the road groupsets and XO
Here’s a taster of the new XX forks, more tech information later..
Here’s the XX Sid world cups with reworked lowers, steerer and crown.
All forks feature the new X loc lockout lever.
Dave gives us some super-closeups of the new SRAM XX rear cassette. It’s a madness of intricate machining – which it should be for over $300…
Dave Anderson reports from the SRAM XX launch in Italy… Ten speed, two chainrings and Centrelock? Whatever next?