Barney and Rich popped over to CoreBike show near Silverstone. It’s a chance to say hello to loads of distributors, and to take a look at what’s new and exciting in the world of bikes for 2016. This year, quite a lot of stuff was embargoed until Eurobike, but there were still quite a few morsels for us to feast our eyes on.
Here we go!
Onza is back back back! Now owned by Moore Large, many people will remember the bar ends of yore; the tyres, the grips. In the late Nineties they became more of a trials brand, but now they’re back on the MTB scene, and they’ve moved into bikes as well as the stuff wot they used to do (stand back; I’m a professional)
This is the first of Onza’s two bikeofferings. They’ll be doing frames as well as bikes, and custom builds through a dealer program. We covered these puppies earlier in the year, but they’re getting ever closer to release – think ‘imminent’. You can get the bikes fully built up, with custom options, via a dealer, or you can get them as a frame only.
4130 chromoly, snakeskin welds, superlight tubes, tapered headtube. The Jackpot is a 27.5in ripper, designed for a 150mm fork; the Payout is a 29in machine running a 120 fork.
The 29er is a fine looking beast – good to see Pikes as an option, too. It keeps things old skool with a 27.2 on the seatpost side for comfy, so you’re limited in terms of droppers, although…
Frames will RRP at £375 including headset and rear axle. Complete bikes (with Revelations etc) will be £1850 for the Jackpot and £1600 for the Payout, and custom bikes will be – er – custom.
There are all the pedals, bars, stems and grips too, that we covered earlier in the year.
More info from Onza
Lots to see here from the good folks at Lepisma saccharina.
Mondraker first, I think:
Dune Carbon R
A beautiful carbon Star Wars Storntrooper-worthy Dune Carbon R. Seriously – this is an awesome paintjob. 160mm of YES PLEASE. £4,599 and it’s yours.We were invited by Thomas to gaze lovingly upon the smoothness of the inside of a Dune carbon frame. See the lack of burrs, or pointless extraneousness? See the precision of the layup to ensure not a single bit of carbon is wasted? It was all Thomas could do not to cry.
Aluminium Dunes have similarly cool paintjobs, and a slightly more pronounced top tube hump. The same forward geometry though. Price £3,999Vantage RR + – the Vantage RR we all know, but WIDERER. Looks a hoot with its Chronicle 3.0 tyres. Price £2,399.
The Panzer full Fatbike £1,999 made an appearance, as did..
The Mondraker Chrono
The Chrono – check out those graphics! Here’s a closeup:
Oh, we like that a lot. £1,999 for carbon, XT, RockShox, you know the score. Mondraker XC bikes don’t have the Forward Geometry of the bigger bikes in the range (yet)…
Yeti Beti SB5c
EVIL The Following
EVIL Uprising Race Build
More information from Silverfish
Eyes open for part 2 – coming to a mountain bike website of immense awesomeness soon…