We recently had the opportunity to
have a small batch of custom kits made
by the custom-kit kings over at Jakroo.
We started the process with the new
Ridgeline jersey and Rally shorts that
Jakroo recently launched. The Ridgeline
comes in short-, 3/4- and long-sleeve
options, while the Rally short comes in a
few different sizes but the same general
construction. Through the help of the
Jakroo website we submitted a couple
images of our logo and some details
about our history, and within a few days
Jakroo’s in-house design team had created the print that we ended up choosing.
We repeated the process for the Nova
jersey and Solar bib shorts. After we
approved the designs, the kits were at
our doorstep and ready to be worn. Keep
an eye out on the trail for these one-off
kits. You can build your own kit the same
way with no minimum order, meaning you
can literally have your own one-off kit.
The only limits are a two-week lead time
for them to queue up the design and your
MBA Gets Some Custom Threads
Pivot Redesigns LES Hardtail
A few tweaks
Pivot is not slowing down when it comes to revamping their line of
bikes for 2016. Between the announcement of the Mach 6 alloy and
the redesigned Mach 6 carbon, there have been plenty of new bikes
to show. Not to be forgotten on the cross-country side of things,
Pivot has made a few tweaks to their LES hardtail moving forward.
Aside from the new paint and graphics, the LES has moved to
Boost spacing and full internal cable routing that is Di2 ready. The
frame is using a new ultralight carbon layup and is designed to work
around 100-130mm travel forks with a “new-school” race geometry
that is unchanged from the previous LES. Pivot kept versatility in
mind, making the bike compatible with 1x and 2x drivetrains along
with 29 or 27. 5+ inch wheels. The LES uses the new Swinger II
dropout and will run geared or singlespeed.