NBD: Last Tarvo 2, Specialized Tero X, Crankbros Mallet Trail…

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… POC Omne Lite and Ultra helmets, Pole Voima ID, Bell Full-10 helmet, Cane Creek ILG2 shocks, and Focus Jam/Sam 2s.

Crankbrothers press release:

Crankbrothers Mallet Trail

Introducing Mallet Trail, the most versatile pedal in our clip-in range. Our new Mallet Trail pedal fills the missing piece in our clip-in range, sitting perfectly between our Candy and Mallet E pedals.

We’ve developed, tested, and fine-tuned our clip-in pedal line to offer an option for every rider. Full suspension or entirely rigid, flat or drop bar, just take control and define your own trail.

Equipped with a long spindle for stability and speed, two adjustable pins per side for added traction, and
our eggbeater system with 4-sided entry and superior mud shedding, the Mallet Trail is ready to join you on your next adventure.

  • Optimized platform size and surface for trail/gravel riding
  • Long spindle, 57mm q-factor for more shoe clearance and stability at speed
  • Integrated traction pad technology to customize and optimize the shoe/pedal interface
  • 2 adjustable pins per side for grip
  • Hex alloy endcap for durability
  • 4-sided entry / superior mud shedding customizable float & release angle
  • Premium bearings & double seal system
  • 5-year warranty


Specialized press release:

Tero X – You’re Going To Need A Bigger Map

Tero was born from innovation and legacy In our e-MTB category, challenge to bring more proactively to an off-road capable vehicle. The rider demand features that will allow them to carry cargo, use the bike as daily transportation, all while continuing to ride comfortable and confidently on a variety of terrain.

Where To?

Over the mountains, through the forest, across the desert, or simply down the lane, we can’t help but seek out adventure. The Turbo Tero X means one thing: you’re going to need a bigger map. With ride anywhere range, this full-suspension electric bike is our go-anywhere, over anything, with everything vehicle. Featuring our ground-breaking electric assist technology and enough storage space to pack in a few backcountry comforts, you’ll discover new adventures easier than ever. The only question left to ask is, Where to?

It’s You, Only Faster

Pedal beyond the map with the seamless performance of the Specialized Full Power 2.2 motor and the Turbo Operating System. What’s more, the MasterMind Display provides instant tunability right at your fingertips while keeping an eye on the built-in range estimator to ensure you’re hitting maximal range and ride time.

Shockingly Smooth

Expand your horizons — and your map. The pothole-eating, bump-smoothing, rock-flattening confidence, comfort, and control built into the Tero X tame the most rugged terrain. Thanks to ample front and rear suspension, a performance-minded upright riding position, world-renowned Ground Control tires, and the assurance of a dropper seatpost, mud-covered and slick terrain is easier to navigate than ever before.

Safe and Sound. Well, That Sounds Alarmingly Good to Us.

The Turbo System Lock allows bike owners to ride easily (and makes bike thieves miserable). The Mission Control app lets riders disable their bike’s motor while activating its motion sensor alarm. In addition, the app gives riders direct access to integrated range optimization tools, advanced tuning, on-ride diagnostics, and over-the-air updates. That means your bike only gets better and safer over time.

Everywhere, Anytime, All For Fun

Head out for the great wherever, whenever you want, in any condition, with everything you need. The Tero X is equipped with up to 1,000 lumens of headlight power, up to 22 lumens of rear light illumination, and an integrated rear rack that safely carries up to 20kg of adventure gear. Did we forget to mention the extra front rack for 10kg of additional on-bike storage? It sounds like any ride is a bright idea.


  • Tero X 4.0 – £3,999
  • Tero X 5.0 – £4,999
  • Tero X 6.0 – £5,999


LAST press release:


The new TARVO is still the lightest enduro frame in the world and offers even more features in the current state of evolution. Riding fun and performance while maintaining a minimal weight remain the focus of our development. The kinematics are progressive, like every LAST, and the design is reduced to the max. In addition to modified layups, the rear triangle has been completely redesigned. By swapping the rocker arm, the new TARVO can be converted into our all mountain CINTO, but also into the trail bike ASCO as well as the down country bike CELOS. The fact that this concept works is shown by numerous outstanding test results of the individual models. The TARVO is handmade in Germany in a limited edition of 100 pieces per year.


The new TARVO allows for the first time to use forks up to 180 mm travel. This allows racers and bike park riders to step up the capabilities of the bike. Due to its balanced ratio of reach to chainstay length, the TARVO is lively and playful. The flat head angle generates a lot of control and the bike can be steered precisely and directly. Chainstay length and seat angle are op- timized for each frame size. The effective seat angle is always given in relation to the assumed seat height. We take into ac- count that the rider will also sit higher with increasing frame size. The short seat tubes and the very good retractability of the seat post allow every rider to choose between several sizes – de- pending on their preference for a longer or shorter bike. To give a starting point for size selection, we name the sizes according to typical rider sizes in centimeters: 165, 175, 185 and 195.


POC press release:

POC unveil the Omne Lite and Omne Ultra


POC is proud to release two brand new helmets; the Omne Lite, a new lightweight, performance driven helmet where low weight and comfort are a rider’s main focus, and the Omne Ultra, a helmet designed for adventure and exploration, a versatile and creative companion developed to protect a rider’s escape beyond paved roads.

Both helmets have a wealth of innovation and line up seamlessly alongside renowned classics in the current Omne family: the Omne Air; Omne Resistance; POCito Omne; and the Omne Eternal. Both add to the Omne helmet platform, which was developed for enhanced safety, supreme versatility and with the aim to unleash a cyclist’s potential.

Oscar Huss, Chief Product Officer, POC said “We set out to inspire and protect all cyclists with the Omne family which have been designed to be complete multi-discipline helmets, with advanced performance and the optimal blend of function and form. And we are proud to release two brand-new versions, Omne Lite and Omne Ultra, which bring new perspectives and options to the ever growing Omne family.”


The Omne Ultra is something different. Designed to provide enhanced personalization and inspiration for those extended adventures on your bike. The Omne Ultra embodies the spirit of cycling, to make your own decisions, finding your own path and creating an individual perspective. Based on the Omne Air platform, the helmet features versatile attachment points, straps and velcro so riders could add a rain cover, an ID patch or even store small items before or after a ride. Created as an integral tool for the ride as well as enhanced protection, there are no limits to how you could improvise with it.


  • EPS Liner – a lightweight EPS liner gives optimized protection.
  • PC Shell – enhances the structural integrity of the helmet.
  • Adjustable 360° fit – adjustment system makes it easy to find a secure, comfortable fit.
  • Slim profile – developed with a slim profile.
  • Attachment points – a number of external attachment points to provide the possibility for individualization and improve off-bike functionality.
  • Searchable – a RECCO® reflector helps rescue services easily and quickly locate you if something goes wrong.
  • Mips Integra – seamlessly and almost invisibly integrates rotational impact protection into the helmet.
  • Price:200 EUR, 249 CHF, 2000 SEK, 180 GBP, 200 USD


Mondraker press release:



Mondraker’s history is full of milestones. Moments in which we’ve managed to reinterpret some of mountain biking’s game rules. It’s a game about which we’ve learned so much that we decided to invent a new one: The DUSTY, the first gravel bike in the history of Mondraker.

An all-new platform which inherits the same DNA we imprint on all our mountain bikes: speed, capability and character, with an incomparable design.

With gravel bike specific geometry and the philosophy that sets Mondraker apart from the rest, the DUSTY comes with that extra bit of fun that a motor brings to the mix so you can take your DUSTY down trails where logic tells you that you really shouldn’t.

That’s why we’ve got the Mahle X20 system, complete with its internal 350Wh battery. It’s the lightest and most sophisticated system in its class, and the integration is so on point it’ll be difficult for you to tell it’s electric.

Yes, we’re a mountain bike brand, but now we’re a gravel brand too.

The new Mondraker DUSTY. The gravel bike according to Mondraker.


Pole press release:

NEW Voima ID Model

New Voima updates

Our Voima e-mtb has seen some updates and is now called Voima ID – Integrated Design. We dropped 300g off the frame and made lots of tweaks, refinements, and new options.

⚡ Updated swing arm
⚡ Refined charging port
⚡ Slimmer headtube
⚡ Same seat clamp as Vikkelä
⚡ Bash guard and slider interface now closed
⚡ Improved motor heat management
⚡ Bosch Race Motor option
⚡ Bosch integrated System Controller
⚡ Bosch Wireless Mini Remote


Bell press release:


The successor to the Full-9 offers the latest in innovation and technology to downhill riders

Today Bell announced the launch of its Full-10 Spherical helmet, which has raised the bar for full-face fit, protection, and style. Designed in collaboration with Bell’s deep roster of professional DH, slopestyle and BMX athletes, the Full-10 offers unmatched performance and industry-leading features such as Spherical TechnologyTM powered by Mips®, and an unrivaled ventilation and sweat management system.

Improving on the venerable Full-9 meant leaning into the Bell’s testing Dome and bringing the latest developments in full face helmet protection forward. The Full-10 Spherical is a completely re-designed helmet that shares its DNA and design language with the groundbreaking Moto-10 Spherical off-road motorcycle helmet. With Bell’s proprietary Spherical TechnologyTM powered by Mips®, which redirects impact forces away from the brain, Full-10 was designed with the most progressive riders in mind. Ventilation and rider comfort are other rider-first features that take the Full- 10 Spherical a step further than the rest of the industry.

Riders are kept cool by the newly designed Thermal Exchange Airflow System (or T.E.A.S. for short) featuring 16 air intake vents and 5 huge heat outflow ports. The system draws cool air across the head, while expelling heat, to provide ample ventilation and superior sweat management.

“The Full-10 is the premier helmet for serious downhill riders,” said SJ Owen, Marketing Director at Bell. “An aggressive design and the latest in protection technology makes the Full-10 Spherical our most advanced full-face bicycle helmet ever created. With the help of our brightest engineers and best athletes, Bell has once again raised the bar in mountain bike helmet protection. We continue to carry on Roy Richter’s legacy as an innovator and boundary breaker with this new helmet.”

Available in four colorways, the Full-10 Spherical features a lightweight unidirectional carbon shell with an unmistakable carbon weave pattern. Weighing in at just 1000 grams (for size MD), the Full-10 is packed with other tech features such as an integrated breakaway camera mount, Ionic+TM antimicrobial comfort padding, MagnefusionTM removable cheek pads, a Panoramic Goggle Port and a titanium D-ring buckle.

The Full-10 is CPSC certified and was engineered to set the bar for full-face downhill helmets. It also boasts ASTM DH and BMX certification as well as complying with the new NTA e-bike certification.

Available online and at Bell authorized retailers globally in sizes XS through XXL , the Full-10 Spherical will retail for $650 this Spring.


Cane Creek press release:

Cane Creek ILG2

Cane Creek is proud to introduce the new Air IL and Coil IL shocks packing class leading performance in a smaller and stronger package. IL shocks feature class leading externally adjustable DB Twin Tube technology for the widest range of 4-way damping adjustability on the market. Both AIR IL and Coil IL now feature a thicker inner damper tube for increased strength and a 17mm reduction in overall width on the valve body to increase fitment possibilities on tight frames. AIR IL features a 6mm reduction in the outer diameter of the Air spring to further increase the likelihood of fitment while increasing the max psi pressure up to 350psi (Up from 300psi). Coil IL features added detents on the preload collar allow more precise preload tuning. Hand-assembled and individually dyno-tested in our Western North Carolina facility, IL shocks continue to provide a level of quality, performance and rider benefit that is unmatched.


  • MSRP: £689.99 (Air) £599.99 (Coil)
  • WEIGHT: +/- 385g* (Air – 210) varies by size +/- 280g (Coil – 210) *without spring, varies by size
  • DAMPING: Twin-tube independent compression and rebound in two high-speed and two low-speed damping circuits
  • ADJUSTMENTS: High speed compression & rebound Low speed compression & rebound Climb Switch
  • DIMENSIONS: 50.5mm valve body, 51mm air spring
  • MANUFACTURING: Hand assembled in Fletcher, NC


Focus press release:

JAM² 6. series, JAM² 8. series & FOCUS SAM² 6. series

JAM2 6. series & 8. series


When optimising the F.O.L.D. (FOCUS Optimised Linkage Design) of our JAM2, it was extremely important to create a reactive kinematics and suspension for full control – whether it’s a technical or flow trail, no matter if you go up or down.

Wide and tacky 29” tires improve traction on every surface, while strong and reliable brakes provide even more fun. Thanks to great brake modulation, you can reduce your speed precisely and with high confidence.


Thanks to its balanced geometry, the JAM2 is agile but stable on every trail.

All key dimensions are evaluated carefully to match the bike’s purpose and ensure fun on all trails.

By turning the headset cups, you can easily adjust your e-MTB’s head angle according to your riding preferences. The low stand-over height improves bike handling in technical terrain. On top, the short seat tube provides the possibility to choose a larger frame size if you prefer riding longer bikes.


Our JAM2 6. series features a nicely integrated USB-C port at the e-MTB’s top tube. It allows you to power your light or charge your smartphone and GPS.

As these full-suspension bikes feature a battery with up to 750 Wh, there is always enough energy from your e-drive that you can use for your electrical devices. This way, you can also extend your rides into the night.


The carbon frame with alloy chainstays makes the JAM2 8. series light and nimble. It is designed with a clear frame silhouette. To accomplish a low stand-over height as well as easy and agile bike handling, we semi-integrated the shock into the top tube. This provides generous space for moving and keeps your knees away from all edges, knobs, or levers. Still, all parts to adjust your shock settings are easy to reach.

If you prefer an even cleaner cockpit, you can easily remove the Kiox display. All e-drive information such as battery status or riding mode is also shown on the integrated Bosch system controller at the top tube. You can switch your riding modes via the compact and wireless remote on your handlebar.

FOCUS SAM2 6. series


Thanks to the long wheelbase and slack head angle, the FOCUS SAM2 rides super stable even at high speed in roughest terrain. Yet, the geometry doesn’t hold you back on uphills as the steep and frame-size specific seat angle places your body right in the centre of your bike. This position helps you climbing even steepest hills.

Compared to its predecessors, the seat tube got shorter while the bike frame provides more insertion depth for the seat post. This way, you can choose a bike size according to your riding preferences. If you favour a larger frame to have a longer bike for more stability, you can easily size up your FOCUS SAM2.


The kinematics of our FOCUS SAM2 is made for the roughest rides: smashing through rock gardens, hitting jumps, and sending gaps at full speed. Our FOCUS Optimised Linkage Design (F.O.L.D.) kinematics is the core component of this bike and optimised for its purpose. It allows the integrated coil shock to work best. The FOCUS SAM2 offers enough support to push hard or send it while providing enough bottom-out resistance to absorb hits when it gets rowdy.

The spring rate of this e-MTB differs depending on your bike size, resulting in a perfectly balanced bike.


The battery can be charged via the integrated charging port at the bike’s seat tube. Alternatively, you can also remove the battery easily and fast, there is no need for any tools. Just unlock the buckle and open the cover to slide out the battery.

Our FOCUS JAM2 and SAM2 feature a perfect stiffness-to-weight ratio because the slide-out battery only requires a minimal cut-out in the down tube. Compared to its predecessors, the bike frame became way lighter and compensates the extra weight of additional battery capacity. Still, it doesn’t compromise on stability at high speed and rough descents.


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  • NBD: Last Tarvo 2, Specialized Tero X, Crankbros Mallet Trail…
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    Tero was born from innovation and legacy In our e-MTB category, challenge to bring more proactively to an off-road capable vehicle. The rider demand features that will allow them to carry cargo, use the bike as daily transportation, all while continuing to ride comfortable and confidently on a variety of terrain.

    Spesh’s proof-readers have really earned their money there, eh?

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    I really hope that pole is the best riding bike in the world by such a long margin that its difficult to believe its a bike because looking at it, it’s sort of difficult to belive its a bike. Dear lord that is ugly.

    The tarvo though, that’s a pretty bike, though the limited run I guess is only to do with the rocker or is it limited to 100 frames across 4 models?

    I’m very interested in the mallet pedals too, I’ve been using mallet DH since they came out as I knackered my foot some years ago and a platform really helps prevent my it getting very hurty when riding clips. The DH really are big chunky things though and a noticeably smaller platform might be the sweet spot for me – candy’s are just a bit too small. Fine for short rides but not more than an hour or two.

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    If the Tero X comes with a fishing rod, I’m in!

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    Specialized designers shout out to Geoff Apps..

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    The specialized’s marketing word buffet can be summarised with…

    Its a full sus e bike with a couple of racks… that is pretty handy init!

    I like it.

    Bet you never see one ridden by someone without a right hearty beard.

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    Its a full sus e bike with a couple of racks… that is pretty handy init!

    I like it.

    Bet you never see one ridden by someone without a right hearty beard.

    I saw this in my LBS the other week and couldn’t quite decide if its a brilliant idea or a terrible one. I’m certain nowhere in between the two though. Maybe my beard isn’t hearty enough.

    Riese and muller ex display full sus bike with a rack

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    Pedal beyond the map

    As long as the map has a plug on it somewhere.

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    The tarvo though, that’s a pretty bike, though the limited run I guess is only to do with the rocker or is it limited to 100 frames across 4 models?

    All carbon Lasts have this limit (and are all equally as gorgeous). Hand laid in germany, so they cant just rent more factory time like the made in the far east frame companies.

    Given the price of them, I’m not sure if this limit is actually resulting in them turning away customers.

    They will be my second phone call after winning the euromillions, but I’m unlikely to have one otherwise.

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    Pedal beyond the map

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    All carbon Lasts have this limit (and are all equally as gorgeous)

    Sorry, what I’m getting at is of they sell 99 tarvo, so they only have 1 cinto, asco or celos to sell since they’re the same bike barring rocker?

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    I really hope that pole is the best riding bike in the world by such a long margin that its difficult to believe its a bike because looking at it, it’s sort of difficult to belive its a bike. Dear lord that is ugly.

    A contender for ugliest bike of the year already!

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    The Last Tarvos are such good looking things. The Pole bikes make my eyes hurt, even more than a Haibike does.

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    You’re Going To Need A Bigger Map

    As long as the map also has details of places you can camp/sleep and charge at the same time.

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    As long as the map also has details of places you can camp/sleep and charge at the same time.

    You mean a B&B right?

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    Sorry, what I’m getting at is of they sell 99 tarvo, so they only have 1 cinto, asco or celos to sell since they’re the same bike barring rocker?

    Ah that I’m unsure of. so really, the question is can they make 100 bikes a year, or 400?
    I think I knew the original Tarvo/cinto and asco/celos shared frames, changed only by shock stroke and fork.

    Surprised that the new tarvo can be converted into the 120 travel celos, but looking at the geometry for the Celos you do see some quirks that indicate it may be the same frame mould, even if the bigger bikes get more strength.

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    Look at what’s being asked for something like the Transition frames and suddenly, the Last doesn’t seem quite so expensive.

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