Check these out: We spotted some cool
new goggle designs at the Scott booth
during Crankworx. Our favorite was the
Canadian-themed goggle with a plaid strap
and woodgrain inlays.
Stop like Gwin for less: TRP worked with
downhill World Cup champion Aaron Gwin
to develop a set of brakes he could use
racing around the world. Although you can
buy those same brakes directly from TRP,
the price may keep some riders away.
TRP’s Quadiem brakes use different
materials than Gwin’s G-Spec brakes,
but offer the same performance and sell
for $100 less per set.
A new Spartan: Devinci officially launched their all-new Spartan at Crankworx, which
features 165 millimeters of travel out back, 170 millimeters up front, a new more
aggressive geometry and even managed to save weight over last year’s model. The
Spartan has a starting price of $3370 for the lowest-end aluminum model and works
its way up to $8200 for Devinci’s top-level carbon Spartan.
Big protection for little riders: Dainese
is well known in the motorcycle world for
being a top-notch protection company
making gear for some of the fastest
Superbike racers in the world. They are
also present in the downhill mountain bike
scene; however, their new Scarabeo line of
protection is designed specifically for youth
riders. The Scarabeo safety jacket sells for
$160 and the Safety shorts are $75.
Young shredders: Dainese’s new
Scarabeo lineup is designed for riders ages
6 to 12. Their new knee guards feature
everything adults would want out of a pair
of knee pads, but come in a kid-friendly fit.
Where did they go? Spy has been in the
goggle business for more years than we
care to count. Their most recent addition
to their lineup comes in a few cool designs,
such as these camouflage ones that just
might make you disappear in the forest.
This is different: Structure is a new bike company looking to revolutionize the bicycle
suspension world. They claim their design prevents “fork dive,” keeping the head tube
angle true throughout the bike’s travel. With so many great forks on the market, they
may have a hard time competing, but, hey, we won’t knock it till we’ve tried it.