You gotta win: Do you want a custom set
of bars with your country’s flag on it? Then
you have to win a few races, like Renthal
rider Danny Hart in his impressive performances at the World Cup races and World
Colorado-inspired riding: Frame designer Steve Domahidy was showing off his latest
project at Viral Bikes. The Skeptic is a plus-size hardtail that uses a Pinion internal gearbox that has more gear range than even a standard 12-speed system. It also uses a
Gates Belt-Drive system that’s super quiet on the trails.
Fresh threads: We got a peak at the new Leatt gear
at Crankworx Whistler and were able to see the whole
lineup in Vegas. Along with their winter gear, Leatt has
two new helmets using their 360-degree Turbine technology for added protection in case of an impact. Keep
an eye out for a full review on these new helmets.
New and fresh: Pearl Izumi unveiled their new X-Project 1.0 carbon shoes. These shoes
use a full carbon fiber sole with a double BOA retention system on the tongue.
Seeing a lot of it: We have been seeing
quite a few bikes spec’d with the Maxxis
Forekaster. This tire was designed for
muddier conditions with ample space
between the knobs to keep mud from
clinging to the tire.