Get ready for a season of Fontana DH racing fun. The Maxxis Minion DHF is a great downhill tire. Designed with ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering. Now available in size 27.5 x 2.3. Price is $78.
Introduced this year, the Race Face AEffect flat pedals are great for trail, all-mountain, freeride, and downhill riding. Nice and light, thanks to their thin platform, concave aluminum body, and reduced spindle length. You can even do maintenance on these pedals while they're still on the bike, thanks to a hidden grease access port. Comes in black, red, or blue. MSRP is $100.
The Spank Spike Flat Pedal gives you an ultra-thin, closed axle design pedal that doesn't compromise on strength. You've also got a massive platform, concave pin pattern for comfort with lots of grip, thanks to 20 adjustable pins per pedal.
Improved pedaling and cornering clearance, lowered center of gravity, reduced "pedal flip" effect, and improved pedaling efficiency as the rider's foot is brought closer to the center axis of the pedal. All good stuff!
We've got these in Race Red, Race Blue, or Ti Grey. MSRP is $110.
These have been a hot new seller, the new Maxxis HighRoller II 29x2.3 tires. This new High Roller has a more aggressive tread pattern, great for a wider variety of trail conditions.
EXOs run $79, and the tubeless ready 3C version is $59. We've got them at both shops.
New product for Hope Technology, the Hope Lock-On Handlebar Grips have some nice ergonomic features. The low profile clamps are offset so they stay out of the way. Plus, the clamp is fully integrated into the grip so the rubber runs the whole length of the grip...no more clamps to dig into your hand.
HT Components offers great looking, grippy, low profile flat pedals, and we keep a lot of their pedal lineup in stock. Here's a new one for us: the HT Kevin Aiello Signature KA01. Made for downhill, freeride, or all-mountain riding.
The Easton Lock-On Grip is carbon handlebar-friendly. The metal lock-on clamp attaches to a plastic sleeve, which then compresses onto the bars. So you don't have to worry about over tightening the grips, or scratching your carbon handlebars.
These grips come in 30mm or 33mm diameter widths, for more individual riding comfort. Another nice comfort feature: the rubber on the grip goes over the metal clamp-on, so your hand never has to touch any metal.
MSRP is $25.
We've got them, the new Chris King Press Fit bottom brackets. These bottom brackets are fully serviceable and come with either stainless steel or ceramic bearings. And of course, all of the Chris King products are 100% made in the USA.
They come in all 9 Chris King colors, but for now we just have them in stock in black.
We really like the changes to the new and improved RockShox PIKE RCT3 suspension forks.
Lighter weight for sure, and the new 'Charger' damper is a sealed but serviceable damper that employs an expanding bladder in order to compensate for shaft discplacement. The extruded bladder design is insanely durable, resists damping change during extended downhills and has virtually zero pressure offset for small bump sensitivity.
2014 RockShox Pike Details:
Here's what we've currently got in stock at the Tustin shop:
New goodies from Canadian Company North Shore Billet.
The new Guide Ring is made for XX1. Includes longer chainring bolts and spacer. MSRP is $40.
Are the days of multiple chainrings and often troublesome chain guides behind us? The new Race Face Single Ring Narrow Wide chainrings are lightweight enough for XC and singlespeed riding, but strong enough for DH riding and dirt jumpers.
Comes in your choice of red, green, blue, or black. MSRP is $45-$52, depending on the size.