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… Unotre Mezzo, Salsa Fargo Ti, Veli Vasttech, new gravel tyres from Hutchinson. They’re all here in the this week’s compendium of Most Interesting New BIke Stuff Launched.
Enve press release:
- Lightweight and durable carbon construction
- Confidence inspiring handling and control
- Internal routing using ENVE’s IN-Route System and components
- Tuned geometry for 700c wheels and tires
- 1x or 2x drivetrain compatibility
- Threaded T47 bottom bracket
- ENVE Cargo Bay and Bags (in-frame storage)
- Dropper post compatibility
- Fender mounts
- On-frame storage/rack mounts
- Tire clearance for 700c x 50 mm
Hidden hoses and wires are the name of the game when it comes to the modern bicycle and the expectations of the rider.
ENVE’s IN-Route System is designed to hide hoses and wires from the wind, improving the bikes aero performance with a practical and user-friendly solution.
The MOG features a round 27.2mm seat tube allowing for use with ENVE’s carbon seatposts or the G Series Dropper Seatpost, ensuring your MOG is ready for whatever you intend to throw at it.
ENVE CARGO BAY SYSTEM
With the MOG debuts the Cargo Bay, a modular in-frame storage solution that can be configured to carry anything from flat repair and survival supplies to personal accoutrements.
Each MOG comes complete with 2 x Cargo Bags constructed of durable yet lightweight neoprene which serve to protect your stuff while preventing unwanted rattling in the downtube. The Cargo Bags may be run concurrently with one running up while the other runs down the downtube.
ANTI-RATTLE HOSE RETENTION
To further aid in hose/wire management and noise prevention, the MOG features a hose/wire/cable retention strap that secures the hoses to the inside wall of the downtube. This strap can be easily accessed by removing the Cargo Bay’s door.
SPEAKING OF TIRE CLEARANCE
The MOG has been designed with the versatility required to allow you to build your ultimate off-road drop bar machine.
Run 40’s to go fast, and maximize mud clearing capabilities. Run 50’s to maximize traction, volume, and fun.
40mm Tire – Wet/muddy, smooth, and fast gravel conditions 50mm Tire – Dry/loose, rocky, and technical gravel conditions
RRP is £5300 for the Chassis (frame, fork, stem, seatpost (standard) and headset.
Hope Tech press release:
New Pro 5 From Hope Tech
- Improved sealing to stop dirt ingress and to reduce drag
- New Labyrinth seal has zero drag for incredible freewheeling performance
- New Pawls/Springs design to increase longevity, load capacity & a reduction of drag.
- Increased engagement from 44 to 108 with a new offset 6 pawl freehub design
- Wire cut pawls from high strength steel for maximum strength.
- New step down axle design for a stiffer more durable freehub
- New hub body profile for increased stiffness without adding weight
- Ebike Specific hub designed for the demands of ebikes
- Fully serviceable and rebuildable with simple tools
- Available in 24, 28, 32 and 36 hole drillings
- Available with all modern freehub bodies
- End spacers can be easily swapped to suit different frame and axle standards
- 6 bolt or Centrelock disc fitting
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Hutchinson press release:
Hutchinson announces complete range of 50mm gravel tyres
- Touareg, Tundra and Overide tyres now available in 50mm versions
- Tried and tested performance and technology in a new larger size
- Designed to bring comfort to the forefront, with no compromise on versatility
Hutchinson, the French pioneers of cycling tubeless tyre technology, have today announced their complete range of gravel tyres are now available in 700 x 50mm versions for the first time.
Crafted in the pursuit of increased comfort and unparalleled versatility, the larger size is now available across Hutchinson’s entire gravel range – and well suited to the increasingly popular field of gravel e-biking. Whether reaching for the Tundra for slick, rocky, technical trails, calling on the ever-reliable Touareg workhorse, or rolling on tarmac and trail alike with the Overide – all bases are covered with this new offering. There’s even room for MTB-inspired mix and matching for dialled performance: Hutchinson champion the grippy Tundra front and all-rounder Touareg rear pairing, or a Touareg front and Overide rear combination for a surefooted front end and fast rolling speed at the rear.
This range opens up new riding opportunities for an extensive array of riders – from bikepackers to gravel adventurers – departing from pure race-ready performance to bolster comfort and encourage the kind of rugged exploration previously reserved solely for mountain bikes. Built for adventure and a reliably plush ride – regardless of terrain.
The addition of 700x50mm tyres rounds out Hutchinson’s gravel offering and cements their industry-leading position as one of the few tyre manufacturers providing this size across their entire gravel range. This new size also retains the same £49.95 RRP as equivalent smaller models.
The new size utilises the same bi-compound material as the highly favoured existing models, whilst a uniform scaling-up of the profile design retains all the same performance benefits as their smaller counterparts – resulting in reliable tread, grip, and durability, with Hardskin protection working to keep punctures at bay.
Veli product information:
Future Innovation Today
Veli advanced full suspension mountain bike. The first production bicycle to use the Vasttech suspension system for its ultimately light weight, unmatched bump absorption & ride qualities, and superb pedaling efficiency. Each frame is hand made using the highest quality materials and our own proprietary carbon layup process developed in-house which we regard as the best in the business. Fabrication is completed in one process with no joins in the frame. We showcase this construction quality with a clear surface finish. Our suspension hardware gives new meaning to the term “oversize pivot point” and our shock leverage ratio and kinematics are the best in its category. Veli is the most optimized full suspension bicycle available today with a ride quality second to none.
Unotre press release:
UNOTRE Mezzo: a bicycle to desire until you earn it
UNOTRE introduces Mezzo, the bicycle designed to be intensely desired before being purchased (and then actually used).
Mezzo, already visible in preview for a selection of brand followers for a few days, will be officially available for purchase on the unotre.com website for €2,770 plus taxes.
Frame handmade in Italy using Dedacciai Zero tubing
Frame handmade in Italy, with TIG welding technique derived from aeronautics. Butted microalloyed steel tubes made in Italy by Dedacciai. Thicker in the most stressed areas for maximum resistance, thinner in the less stressed areas to be lighter
Salsa Cycles press release:
It’s back: Fargo Titanium
THE BEST BIKEPACKING CANVAS
Our Fargo Titanium frameset is back with a new look.
What’s so special about this frameset? The legendary ride quality of titanium tubing, the versatility of split-able Alternator v1.5 dropouts, and Fargo’s ample cargo capacity come together to create a bikepacking platform that rides as well as it looks.
Hang all your favorite parts on it and start planning a getaway with your “forever bike.”
Fargo Ti framesets are available now from your local Salsa retailer.
SATURN 11 Superlight Limited
As a boutique brand, Nicolai has been better known for supplying high-quality frames to customers who then create their own exclusive custom builds. For some years now, however, the German manufacturer from Lower Saxony has been moving its focus towards complete bikes. The online configurator can be used to choose from a number of predefined build kits or go fully custom. With the Saturn 11 SL, for the first time Nicolai presents a limited edition model with a no-holds-barred build kit.
The current Saturn 11 was presented at the 2022 Eurobike show and instantly bagged some top reviews: an agile aluminum full suspension bike with short travel and slack geometry, boasting on- trail qualities that span the arc of down-country to trail bike while undercutting the 25lbs / 11.3kg mark.
But, apparently that was not enough for the Northern German metalheads: pushing the Saturn 11 SL to the limit, they have now snook under the 22lbs / 9.97kg mark. It goes without saying that this required a deep rummage into the chest of exclusive custom components, resulting in a rare jewel and configuration that has never been seen before on a production model.
On the Saturn 11 SL, the all-new ultra-light Intend Samurai XC upside-down fork with 120mm travel is deployed for the first time: like the Saturn frame, this fork is 100% designed and manufactured in Germany. At the rear, a DT Swiss R232 ONE is found providing calmness, traction, comfort and 105mm of travel. Another highlight of this bike is the wheelset from Pi Rope, also manufactured in Germany, its spokes are made from Vectran textile fibers and is exclusively presented on the Saturn
The latest generation of NonPlus hubs combined with Bike Ahead‘s „Two Six“ rims drop this wheelset to an incredible weight of 32oz / 907g. With such class-leading structural components, it is obvious that a SRAM AXS drive of the highest XX1 category manages gear selection and drive. Continuing at this extreme level, the Saturn 11 SL is a real chart-topper: Magura MT8 brakes with Oak Components Levers and 180mm Storm SL.2 discs, an extra-wide Intend Grace Trail stem, a carbon flatbar and seatpost from Bike Ahead topped with an SQlab 612R carbon saddle to include a few more gems and drops a few more grams. The following build kit list reveals the complete treasure trove.
The frame’s wide bearing supports and load-optimized milled components provide the Saturn excpetionally high stiffness at the rear for a direct power transfer and an efficient ride. The kinematics of the responsive Horst-Link rear triangle was designed to match the progressive characteristics of small-volume air shocks. A significant anti-squat characteristic ensures that the bike climbs efficiently and accelerates without any power loss. The geometry is inspired by Nicolai‘s Geolution benchmark, which can be brought down to the formula: long, slack, fast. The relatively long front triangle with 455mm reach in size M and a 74.5° seat angle allow for a sporty and centralised riding position for efficient pedaling and confident bike control. A slack 67.6° head tube angle provides a smooth ride, easy flow, and naturally includes a safety margin for fast descents and technical trails.
Nicolai emphasizes that the Saturn 11 SL is not just about hitting a specific weight target, but that function, reliability, and performance continue to be top priorities. „Lightweight is something many can do,“ says CEO and founder Karl Nicolai. „But for us it was all about this bike delivering its performance to the trails when the going gets rough, being really fun to ride and having really tough qualities.“
The Saturn 11 SL is limited to 99 bikes.
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