More goodness from last week’s Core Bike 2016 trade show – in this instalment, some cool stuff from Transition, Dainese and FSA…
We were rather taken with some of the smaller offerings on the Transition stand – principally this cute Transition Double jump bike – 100mm of travel, singlespeed and resolutely 26in wheels. Handy for the local jump spot, or slopestyle, or whatever you fancy, really.
And going *even smaller*, this is the Ripcord, a full-on 24in wheeled full-suss bling machine for miniature shredders. It’ll set you (or them, natch) back £1499.95.
Re-jigged Trail Skins knee pads – more fitted, more comfy, but with the same levels of breathability and protection (we liked the previous ones rather a lot), in natty blue. Dainese are going great guns with clothing too…
We particularly liked the Atmo smatrwatch jacket, which has……a touchscreen compatible window on the sleeve to put your smartphone underneath (duh). It’ll set you back £199.99
Gravity were showing this imminent dropper – no firm details yet apart from the drop (125mm), but it’s likely to come in around the £200 mark, which should make it very competitive indeed. Colour us intrigued.
More details on all of the above from WindWave
Vee tyres were showing some interesting looking chubby rubber – rhe Crown up front…
…and the Bulldozer out back.
There are several flavours available – trail wheels in 29 and 27.5 with a 25mm internal width, enduro with a 28mm internal in 27.5 and 29, and chubber 27.5 plus wheels with a 40mm internal width. They’ll cost £1799.They’ve increased their relationship with Industry9, so they’re using their (rather pretty) hubs too.
More details from Upgrade