One thumb of torque: Birzman’s prototype torque wrench takes simplistic torquing
to the next level. Small enough to bring on your rides, their new multi-tool delivers 5
Newton meters of torque by placing your thumb over the button and pushing on the
tool until it clicks.
BEST IN SHOW PRODUCTS
Going big: Kappius brought their new 46-millimeter-wide carbon cross-country rim
to the show. These rims drastically increase the tire imprint on the trail, increasing
traction. Kappius was able to do this with a hooked rim, only adding a little weight to
Quick and easy: The Tifosi Escalate S.F.
looked versatile with three different lens
options and easy installation. Tifosi vented
the lenses to ensure maximum airflow and
keep them from fogging up.
For the ladies: We got to check out some
new ladies’ jerseys from Endura. The
Singletrack tee (left) and Singletrack jersey
(right) are lightweight, affordable tops for
cross-country and trail riding.
It’ll blend in: Troy Lee Designs always has
fresh schemes to show us. The limited-edi-tion camo A1 helmet didn’t disappoint.
Along with the Desert Camo, Troy Lee will
be offering a Midnight Camo option.
Manitou took it big
with their re-introduction of
the Magnum fork, which is now
aimed straight at the 27. 5+ and 29+
rider market. The new fork is specifically
tuned to handle the extra forces encountered
when running a big, fat tire. The fork is already available on many new bikes as original equipment, and is also
available aftermarket for anyone looking to upgrade.