Santa Cruz Palmdale gripsThe Santa Cruz Palmdale MTB grips combine a single lock-ring design with the staying power of dual lock-ring.

A taper-lock core uses an internal sleeve that narrows towards the last portion of the grip, which clamps onto the end of the bar to eliminate any twisting. There's a flared closed end for comfort and an intuitive feel for the bar end, a long grip length for plenty of room to reposition your hand position when needed, and a moto-knurl pattern for a great grip and feel in all riding conditions.

In colors to suit all color schemes, even glow in the dark! MSRP is $18 per pair.

Maxxis 27.5 EXO mountain bike TiresNeed BIG tires?

These new tires from Maxxis open up even more capability with plus bikes, with a more aggressive tread pattern so you won't lose traction in those loose corners. Made to tackle loose or muddy conditions for aggressive all-mountain riding.

Maxxis Minion DHR2 EXO - 27.5x2.8 (MSRP is $95 each)

Maxxis Minion DHF EXO - 27.5x2.8 (MSRP is $95 each)

Maxxis Highroller 2 EXO - 27.5x2.8 (MSRP is $95 each)

Maxxis Icon - 27.5x2.8 (MSRP is $130 each)

Maxxis Chronical 3.0 - (MSRP is $130 each)



Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000 11-Speed cassette at The Path Bike ShopAn 11-speed cassette at an affordable price.

The new Shimano Deore XT CS-M8000 11-Speed cassette is a great choice for riders looking for top-level quality at a more affordable price. Improved efficiency and smooth shifting. Installs on a standard freehub body (8, 9, 10, or 11-speed), so there's no XD driver hassle. Wide cassette ranges available in 11-40T, 11-42T, or 11-46T (shown here).

  • 11-speed cassette
  • Combination of aluminum and steel cogs
  • Three sizes: 11-40T, 11-42T, or 11-46T
  • Shimano or SRAM 1x11 drivetrain compatible
  • Rhythm step gear progression
  • MSRP is $97.99

IRD RQR2 Dropper SeatpostHere is a great budget-friendly adjustable seatpost option!

The IRD RQR2 Dropper Seatpost is a mechanical dropper post with bar mounted control.

  • 3 height settings: fully extended, fully dropped, and halfway
  • Hard anodized slider, angle adjustable 2-bolt clamp, and rubber boot included
  • No air cartridges or messy hydraulic fluid to deal with

Available here at The Path in 27.2, 445mm size only. MSRP is $129.99

SRAM X01 Eagle componentsThe Eagle X01 has landed!

The new SRAM Eagle has been a hot topic the past few weeks, and it's here.

SRAM X01 Eagle (prices are MSRP)

  • Cassette - $360
  • Rear Derailleur - $220
  • Shifter - $127
  • Cranks - $390
  • Chain - $60

Questions about compatibility and what you need to upgrade your bike's drivetrain? Give us a call or better yet, come on into either of our shop locations and we'll go through the details with you.

SRAM Eagle XX1 expected to arrive sometime in August!

Fox Transfer Infinite Adjust Seatpost at The Path Bike ShopGet infinite adjustability in this new seatpost from Fox Racing Shox.

The Fox Transfer Hydraulic, Infinite Adjust Seatpost is cable actuated with tool-free quick disconnect and is available with internal or external routing options. Comes in either 30.9 or 31.6 diameter sizes with either 4, 5 or 6 inch drop options. Low lever force and great modulation make it easy to regulate return speed and make small height adjustments. There are two remote options for handlebar mounting: either left side below bar (for 1x mounting) or L/R on bar (for 2x or 3x mounting).

Shown here is the Fox Transfer Factory top level seatpost, with Kashima coating.


  • Cable route options: Internal or external
  • Drop options: 4in (100 mm), 5in (125 mm), 6in (150 mm)
  • 30.9 or 31.6 diameter
  • Genuine Kashima Coat


SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 12-speed cassetteIs the mountain bike front derailleur really dead? You decide.

Designed for use with the SRAM XD™ driver body, the SRAM XG-1299 Eagle 12-speed, 10- to 50-tooth cassette offers an optimal 500-percent gear range at a considerably lighter weight than 2x systems. Extremely durable while still keeping the weight down. The all-new shifting features create a smoother, quieter system with enhanced inboard and outboard shift performance.

  • XD™ driver body compatible
  • 362 grams
  • 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36, 42, 50
  • MSRP is $420

AbsoluteBLACK RaceFace Oval Cinch Traction chainringRaceFace fans! A new option for your custom build.

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.

Race Face Next SL G4 cranksetIt's the next generation of the popular Race Face Next SL crankset.

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.


  • Hollow carbon crank arms for maximum weight savings
  • Refined crank arm design integrates seamlessly with the composite direct mount chainring
  • 30mm spline interface CNC’d from commercialized super alloy, 20% stronger than 7050 aluminum
  • Removable spider offers the ability to convert between existing chainring standards while remaining flexible to future developments

Available in 170mm and 175mm lengths - MSRP is $549.99.


RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost with 170mm travelThe Reverb seatpost gets even better.

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.

  • Weight: 560g (Weight based on 340mm post length, 30.9mm diameter, 100mm travel, MMX remote with shifter hardware and 1300 hose)
  • Lengths: 340mm, 390mm, 440mm, 480mm
  • Offset: Zero
  • Remote options: adjustable return speed at the handlebar, discrete or Match Maker X, left or right
  • Travel options: 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 170mm
  • Diameter options: 30.9, 31.6mm, 34.9mm
  • MSRP is $471

Pictured here is a 170mm travel, 480mm length, 30.9 diameter. Stock is available in our Tustin location.

DT Swiss 350 Boost rear hubNew technology from DT Swiss.

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.


  • IS (6-bolt) Disc mount
  • 12x148 mm TA Boost
  • MSRP is $279
  • 1 available at our Tustin location

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