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  • Nipple shufflers and new rubbers: products and prototypes spotted at Sea Otter
  • stwhannah
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    Sea Otter, the massive bike event in California that combines expo, racing, camping and a lot of bike love, gets underway on Thursday. We popped in to …

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    New Products and Prototypes, Spotted At Sea Otter

    nickc
    Full Member

    Never mind that beefy tyre nonsense. The hot ticket right now is light-ish, trail-ish 29er tyres that offer a really good combo of grip and low rolling resistance.

    err, y’know Olympic year and all that, nothing at all to do with any threads that I’ve recently started, nothing at all.

    Sea-Urchin
    Full Member

    Is it wrong that REALLY want those Marin bars on my enduro bike..!??

    keithb
    Full Member

    It’s like the 90s club roost bars all over again…

    And if you want it higher handlebar, fit a higher rise stem….  And how much extra space for stuff do these actually provide once you take away the area of the join?  Can’t be much, and unlikely to be more than just fitting a wider bar…b

    Grumpy grumpy.

    WildHunter2009
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    I’m quite keen on that XC dynamo wheelset.  If they do it in a 650 setup would look awfully nice on my Faran.

    gray
    Full Member

    Never mind that beefy tyre nonsense. The hot ticket right now is light-ish, trail-ish 29er tyres that offer a really good combo of grip and low rolling resistance.

    Have you seen that Bontrager have replaced the XR range? Now named after places, which one review claimed was easier to understand than the previous numbering. Uhuh…. Maybe if you’re familiar with all places I guess…

    jimthesaint
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    Peaty’s grips looked good until I saw the ends. Why do some grips have thin raised ends? They aren’t big enough to stop your hands coming off the grips but they are big enough to cause discomfort if your hands hang over the end a bit.

    barney
    Free Member

    And if you want it higher handlebar, fit a higher rise stem….  And how much extra space for stuff do these actually provide once you take away the area of the join?  Can’t be much, and unlikely to be more than just fitting a wider bar…

    If you’re running a short stem, then a higher-rise stem (if one is even available) ain’t going to raise things over much. It looks like there’ll be plenty of extra space for stuff, as even once you’ve taken the area of the join, you don’t have to account for the area the stem takes up. The bars look pretty interesting to me – and of course you don’t have to buy them if you don’t want to, Mr Grumpy Trousers.

    augustuswindsock
    Full Member

    Great to see Turner back!

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