Our bike fit staff is excited about these new ergonomic bike saddles from SQlab being in stock here at The Path.
The SQLlab saddles feature an extended nose which is approximately 25 mm longer than most traditional saddles. This longer saddle nose allows the rider to utilize the saddle better for increased control while steering the bike in technical situations and offers a better platform for climbing steep sections of trail. The saddle nose is also lowered, in order to help distribute bodyweight better.
The spine-friendly "active" movement of the 611 saddles provide increased lateral and rearward flexibility which supports more active riders with a better connection to the bike and decreased pressure on the spine and joints.
We have SQlab 611 active and 611 race models in both 140mm and 150mm widths, prices range from $119-$169.
The SRAM Guide family of brakes is a new design from the ground up, to create a combination of braking reliability and control. With their new SwingLink™ technology SRAM was able to tune how fast the pistons in the brake lever advance during certain times of the brake lever stroke. This results in less deadband (i.e., the time between when the brake lever is pulled and the brake engages) while maintaining a smooth modulation.
The new lever assembly has a piggyback reservoir to create better performance as well as better management over the brake fluid. The lever was also shortened for a more ergonomic shape for one-finger braking. They feature a lever reach adjust as well as pad-contact adjust.
The SRAM Guide RS (pictured, upper) MSRP is $149 per brake, without rotors.
The SRAM Guide RSC (pictured, lower) MSRP is $199 per brake, without rotors.
Super HOT new arrival, the DVO Emerald Inverted 26er Downhill suspension fork. This downhill fork is sure to please the eye of the beholder and everyone surrounding them!
DVO Suspension is new to the market of suspension but their offering is far from basic. They went straight for the high-end downhill suspension market, and they did it well. This fork is loaded with adjustments to suit any terrain you're riding on.
Starting with the top right leg, you will see the rebound knob sporting 38 clicks of adjustment. At the bottom of the right leg sits two knobs: one controlling high speed compression and the other for low speed. Moving to the top left leg, there is a cap for air pressure adjustments and also a knob that controls what's called OTT (or Off The Top). This knob allows the rider to externally tune the negative spring to increase or decrease plushness when needed.
This 26-inch version weighs in at exactly 3500 grams. MSRP is $2,239.
The 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. MSRP is $18 per pair.
These grips have a ultra narrow, knurled surface similar to the ODI Ruffian. A big difference: the AG-1 has replaced the traditional outer lockring and replaced it with an integrated plastic end cap, which is covered by the rubber portion of the grip. This extends the real estate for your hands by 1/4", without making an overall longer length grip. These grips come with one lock on clamp already in place, making installation super easy by just sliding on the grip on and tightening one hex head bolt. MSRP is $30 per pair.
The KMC X11SL DLC is KMC's premium option for the 11-speed drivetrain. It features their hollow-pin, open inner and outer plate design with a Diamond Like Coating (DLC) to help reduce wear dramatically. Light weight, durability, bushingless construction, and noise reduction will help to make your ride a little nicer. Weighs approximately 243 grams with 116 links.
MSRP is $136.
These are the new Torch Gravity wheelsets from Industry Nine. The rim features a 33.5mm outer width and a 28.5mm inner width. They come in all three wheel sizes (26", 27.5", and 29") and are available in just about every axle configuration you can think of.
We have two I9 Torch Gravity 27.5 wheelsets in stock: one is black on black, the other is a red hub, red spoke, and black rim wheelset. We also have one 29er set in stock in all black. MSRP is $1210.
New 2015 Fox 36 Float 160 FIT RC2 suspension fork, made for all mountain and trail riding. Shown here for 27.5" wheel size.
The ENVE M50 Fifty 29er carbon wheels were made specifically for high caliber cross country racing.
This wheelset replaces a previous model from ENVE; they're now lighter, wider, and smoother riding. The M50 Fifty has been tuned for greater vertical compliance, which reduces rider fatigue after long hours in the saddle, without sacrificing the fantastic lateral rigidity that ENVE is well known for.
MSRP is $2718.
The new Easton Haven 35 Carbon low rise handlebars are perfect for aggressive trail riders and enduro racers, thanks to the combination of carbon material, a 35-millimeter clamp diameter, and a more accessible 750-millimeter width. Because of the bulked up center section, the weight of the handlebar is lighter while making the bar wider and stronger. The ride quality is sweetened by the premium blend of ultra tough composite material that’s ride tuned for a balance of both stiffness and damping. Nine-degree sweep and five-degree upsweep put your hands in the perfect position for trail riding or racing.
Great colors over matte carbon finish to look good with your ride: green, red, blue, and black logo (black logo not shown in photo). MSRP is $149.
The improved Easton Haven 35 stem is lighter, stronger and stiffer than ever before. They come in a fantastic range of sizes, including a super-short 40mm option that's tough to find. We've got them in both 40mm and 50mm lengths. MSRP is $80.
The RockShox RS-1 fork has a brand new inverted carbon fiber chassis design that has never seen before, which integrates the fork's tapered steerer tube, crown and legs into a single carbon mainframe. The fork is only being produced in 29″ format, comes with SoloAir spring and three travel options (80/100/120mm).
Some new technologies to go with:
This new inverted fork is light enough for XC racing and stiff enough for trail riding. MSRP is $1865.
Compatible with the SRAM Predictive Steering hub - the SRAM XO IS-disc front hub. MSRP is $238.