New life for Oury: Lizard Skins has purchased the iconic Oury
grip brand. For those worried they would never again be able to
use their comfy grips, you can now rest easy. They are alive and
well, and now come with lock-on collars.
Shimano XC 5: The new shoe from Shimano is designed as a
multi-surface one that features a profile and fit that would be at
home on trails as much as it would on gravel-grinder rides. They
partnered with Michelin to come up with a high-traction sole and
designed it with a lace-up outer.
6D’s new ATB-1 Carbon Attack: It’s now
only $400, making it one of the arguably
safest helmets on the market within reach
for downhillers everywhere. The helmet
sports the same exclusive ODS bumper
technology as their previous models and is
designed to prevent injury from both high-and low-speed impacts.
Going to a good cause: Geoff Kabush
accepts a generous donation from Lizard
Skins to help with building trails on the
North Shore. Thanks to Brian Fruit and the
rest of the Lizard Skins team for being part
of the solution.
Award winner: The ODS system has been
an Interbike award winner in the past for
their innovative protection system that
helps protect against both high- and low-speed impacts. This cutaway shows the
multi-layer shell that makes it possible.
Patrol bikes: One of the few mountain bike brands on display was Patrol. They had their
new 672 enduro bike, which features 27.5-inch wheels, 160 millimeters of travel and a
Box One DH: Box Components is in the
DH market with a new seven-speed
downhill drivetrain. It also comes with a
new and updated lever design that’s more
ergonomic and should improve shifting.