AbsoluteBLACK is a rider-developed company based out of the U.K. Their products are strong, lightweight, and extremely easy on the eyes. Made from anodized aluminum.
AbsoluteBLACK RaceFace Oval Cinch Traction chainrings are premium 1X RaceFace direct mount Oval chainrings designed for CINCH system that RaceFace uses to mount chainring directly to the crank. If you have 4 arm RF crank, look at 104bcd Oval ring. Compatible with RaceFace Cinch system cranks, Next SL, SIXC, Turbine, Atlas, and AEFFECT CINCH cranks. Fits Boost148 frames as well. 1x12 Eagle compatible.
Available in sizes 26T, 28T, 30T, 32T, and 34T. Colors of green, red, and black to complement any build. Our price is $74.95.
Why Oval Chainrings Work (from absoluteBLACK website):
Because a rider does not produce power evenly through a pedal stroke; they maximize the part of the stroke where power is produced and minimize resistance where it isn't. Oval rings make the spin cycle a lot smoother and are easier on legs while climbing. Believe it (or not), but a round chainring doesn't transfer torque to your rear wheel as smoothly as an Oval one. You will actually feel your stroke to be more "round" with an Oval shape than with a round chainring. With oval rings rear tire traction improves greatly on loose and slippery terrain. Smoother power delivery to your rear wheel means that you will be able to maintain better, constant cadence; get less stress on the joints (knees) and therefore be able to keep certain level of effort for longer.
Building on the lightest, most versatile production carbon crankset on the planet, the Race Face Next SL G4 couples Race Face CINCH compatibility with an elegant arm profile that seamlessly integrates the crank arm with the new Next Direct Mount composite chainring. G4 is lighter weight (430g – 32T Direct Mount) with improved lateral chainring stiffness; a critical advantage when the chain is under tension at extreme angles, like those resulting from a 1x system setup.
Available in 170mm and 175mm lengths - MSRP is $549.99.
The RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost may look the same on the outside, but the internals have been completely redesigned for even better performance, improved stiffness, and enhanced reliability. Now available in even more size and travel options, including a whopping 170mm travel length.
Pictured here is a 170mm travel, 480mm length, 30.9 diameter. Stock is available in our Tustin location.
The new DT Swiss 350 Boost Rear Hubs with XD Driver have an enhanced flange distance. This has significant advantages: a flatter spoke angle and improved symmetry allow building a stiffer and stronger wheel, always an advantage, but especially for larger diameter wheels in challenging terrain.
This tough and burly pedal is made from a nylon composite material that offers plenty of platform width and keeps the weight down. The Chester offers the same grip as traditional alloy pedals, with 8 replaceable steel pins per side and a slim, concave design. They have a 100% serviceable bearing and bushing system. Great pedal for a wide range of riders at a great pricepoint.
Here are some brand new and improved Schwalbe Nobby Nic tire models that we haven't had in the shop until now. Great for all mountain riding, more resistant to punctures, and tubeless setup is easier than ever.
The new HT Components T1 takes their downhill pedal design and adapted it to trail use with a lighter weight, slimmer pedal body. They've also made some improvements, like more ease with clipping in and out.
The new Brooks Cambium C15 saddles have no break in period (unlike the original leather models of Brooks saddles), they're naturally flexible thanks to the vulcanized rubber and cotton canvas. Waterproof too! Available in two widths and color choices:
Add some style to your drop bars! Brooks Microfibre Bar tape comes in Honey, Black and Brown. All colors are in stock at both our Live Oak and Tustin locations, MSRP is $30.
The new CrankBrothers Mallet E pedal has a lot of great design features for the rigors of enduro trail riding:
Weighing in at 419g per pair (according to CrankBrothers website) and available in electric blue. We've got two in stock! MSRP is $165.
It's the 2016 RockShox Lyrik RCT3 suspension fork, with lots of updates for 2016.
The Lyrik is available for wheel sizes 27.5″ or 29″. Pictured here is a 170mm travel fork for 27.5" wheels. Weighing in at 4.4 pounds on our shop scale. MSRP is $1030.
Industry Nine Torch Classic MTB hubs are the solution for any rider seeking a high engagement flanged hub with easy endcap compatibility, to build into a high-performance wheelset.
These are some of the first high end hubs we have in stock for the new boost 148 spacing. They fit the new Santa Cruz 5010 and Bronson, the Kona Honzo AL, the Pivot 429 Trail, and many other new bike models.
Convert your I9 Torch front hub to boost spacing. MSRP is $20.
Want a wheelset already built? Here's the I9 Enduro wheelset, 27.5" wheel size with 12x148 Boost spacing on the rear. Rims measure at 31.5mm outer/26mm inner width to provide more volume and support for tires, and have a tubeless ready profile. MSRP is $1210.