The 2016 Intense Spider 29C is the answer for a lightweight carbon 29er trail bike built for cross-country and flowy singletrack riding. Features include a rigid carbon monocoque chassis, replaceable rear dropout, internal cable routing, 130mm rear travel and a 5-year frame warranty.
For 2016, this model is offered in an all new graphic package and is available in two colors and three build options (Expert, Pro, and Factory). Shown here is the entry Expert build kit, we have sizes L and XL available. MSRP is $5899.
Spider 29C Expert Build Specs:
The Speed Tuned Carbon HD Wheelset was developed for all-mountain and enduro riding. The Carbon HD series rim is 33mm high with a 28mm outer width and 22mm inner width.
Built with Sta-Tru's Speed Tuned Super 6 series hubs, DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted Black Spokes and DT Swiss Silver Alloy Nipples. The Super 6 hub is a sealed cartridge bearing hub with 24 points of engagement (15 degrees) and a 3 pawl free hub system. Shimano & SRAM 8/9/10 speed compatible (Shimano XTR M9000 11-speed is the same width as their 10 speed cassette). The Super 6 comes with a optional SRAM XD 11-speed driver, which is sold separately.
MSRP is only $1259.99 for this sweet pair of 27.5" carbon wheels!
The 2016 Intense Tracer 275C is a 160mm travel bike with adjustable travel for trail and enduro riding. It's versatile trail geometry and lightweight frame give the bike both downhill performance and impressive climbing capability. Internal cable routing, ISCG-05 compatible, and a 5-year frame warranty. There are several build kits available, and the Tracer frame is offered either carbon or aluminum.
Shown here (in green) is the 2016 Intense Tracer 275C DVO Limited Edition with Pro Build Kit (available in sizes M & L) and the Tracer 275C with Expert Build Kit (in black) available in sizes M & L.
DVO Pro Build Spec Highlights:
Expert Build Spec Highlights:
The 2016 Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL has incredible climbing traction and rollover performance. Its geometry is aggressive and confident in corners and descents, great on any race course or cross country ride.
Vertex 970 Build Specs:
Pictured here is a size medium, weighing in at 24lbs. MSRP is $3399.
No excuses to get caught in the dark without a light! There's a NiteRider bike light for every riding need, from commuting to endurance races. And there's a light to fit every budget.
Troy Lee Designs always offers a wide variety of glove styles and colors, to suit every kind of riding you do.
TLD Ace Elite Gloves in black, yellow, orange, or cyan (pictured, top) - MSRP is $36
TLD Sprint Glove in cyan, red, black, or white (pictured, lower left) - MSRP is $34
TLD Pro Glove in black, navy, or orange (pictured, lower right) - MSRP is $32
Ride 100 Percent RideFit gloves offer a nice lightweight, high-performance glove. Special design features enhance airflow and breathability, with a hook and loop backing and TPR Wrist Closure System to ensure proper fit. The RideFit glove comes in sizes S-XL with a bunch of different color options. MSRP is $28.
Pro rider Geoff Kabush asked for a lighter, bolt-on axle that would allow for quick wheel changes during a race. Fox and the Racing Applications Development team answered his wish with the new Kabolt Thru Axle. Soon other FOX athletes (from enduro racers to slopestyle riders) were asking for it. FOX’s RAD program has been supplying racers with Kabolts for several years, now they are available for all riders.
XC, enduro, and slopestyle riders and racers can all benefit from these new lightweight axles. At 34.5g, the 15x100mm axle is 40g lighter than the 15QR for a 54% weight savings. Fits all Fox forks with 15QR axles.
A completely new VPP® link arrangement. The lower link tucks neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts. Meanwhile the box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top-tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result. Shock rate has been refined in the process too, delivering greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.
The CC-level carbon frame (shown on both these new models) is just as stiff and strong as Santa Cruz's C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less thanks to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places uses less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Here it is, the much anticipated 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson CC with X01 Build (pictured, upper right). This 150mm trail bike made a huge impact at its initial release, and Santa Cruz has taken this already fantastic bike and made it even better.
Besides the next generation VPP® suspension, geometry for the Bronson has evolved subtly:
Bronson CC X01 Build Kit Highlights:
Another much anticipated new arrival, the 2016 Santa Cruz 5010 CC with X01 build. 130mm of travel, a shorter chainstay length, and lower BB height creates a uniquely playful character with agile climbing ability on steep technical terrain. The new 5010 for 2016 now has a more aggressive 67-degree head tube angle, and a longer top tube so you can use a shorter stem for more precise handling and greater confidence on rapid descents.
5010 CC X01 Build Kit Highlights:
The ultra versatile Bell Super 2R is a full-face helmet with a chin bar that can be removed to create a half shell helmet. This ultra versatile helmet bridges the gap between a half shell helmet and a dedicated full face helmet, giving riders the option to have greater coverage but without needing to carry two separate helmets. Finally! A half shell helmet for climbs and trail riding, with a full face option for the DH portion of the ride.
The Bell Super 2R MIPS-Equipped MTB helmet (Bell's Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) takes it a step further, providing an extra layer of protection inside the helmet that rotates in order to potentially slow or reduce the amount of energy transferred to or from the head on impact. Shown here are two new colors: matte black/blue aggression and matte kryptonite. MSRP is $220.
NEW THIS YEAR!!! It's the Bell Super 2 MIPS-Equipped Joy Ride Women's Collection. Extended coverage for trail riding, added MIPS protection, and two great new colors: matte gunmetal shimmer and matte white/glacier blue sonic. MSRP is $155.
All Bell helmets are safety certified, with additional features like breakaway screws and camera mount, adjustable visor, and overbrow ventilation.
The DVO Diamond Enduro fork packs all the performance of a DH fork into a 140 - 160mm trail fork. With 35mm stanchions, an industry first compression bladder cartridge, dynamic tunability, and the off the top adjustable negative spring make this the ultimate trail and enduro race fork.
Experience the diamond and forever elevate your expectations of what a trail bike is capable of.
Shown here is the DVO Diamond Enduro fork for 27.5" wheel size, in black or green. MSRP is $999.
We didn't think it was possible...improve the already great Kona Honzo 29er hardtail??? The longtime favorite Kona Honzo AL is still around, but here are some intriguing new takes on the classic.
The 2016 Kona Honzo AL/DL is a brand new model offered this year. Kona has taken the aggressive and progressive geometry of its cromoly cousin (the Honzo AL) and smashes singletrack with a cherry-picked parts package on a perfectly crafted alloy frame.
Kona compares this bike as a "Process 111 without the rear travel". They've added an increased reach to match the sizing used on the Kona Process bikes, and a press fit 92 BB and 12x148 axle for maximum tire clearance. MSRP is $2199.
As they say, steel is real...and Kona always knows how to keep it real. Do your own custom build with the 2016 Kona Honzo SL steel hardtail frame with SRAM maxle. This is another model that Kona compared to the Process line. It's got an increased reach to match the sizing on the Process bikes, a slack 68-degree head tube angle, low bottom bracket and short chainstays, plus a super-low top tube for great standover. MSRP is $525.
The MSW XLA-40 Air Cartridge is an extra-large inflation canister. This 40-gram air canister is the equivalent in volume to two standard 20-gram cartridges with half the weight, plus you'll save some valuable pack space.
Fits 3/8" threaded inflators with 5mm depth from pin to edge of threading.
There's a color to match every bike color scheme you've got going on.
Loaded AmX 35 Carbon Flat Handlebars are strong, stiff, and lightweight...an extra wide 840mm and 9 degree backsweep. And of course, all carbon goodness. MSRP is $169.99.
Loaded AmX 35 Trail Stem has an oversized 63mm wide face plate (typical stems have a face plate width of less than 38mm) to accommodate today's 800mm or wider bars! MSRP is $79.99
Loaded X-lite QR Binder Clamps is a sleek minimalistic seatpost clamp that only adds a mere 24 grams to your overall bike weight. MSRP is $39.99.
Loaded X-lite Chainring Bolts give that extra bit of bling at an affordable price, they're compatible with Dual and Triple mountain bike cranksets.. MSRP is $19.99 for a set of 4.
Hard to believe that the popular SPD pedal system has been around since 1990! To celebrate the SPD 25th Anniversary, Shimano has unveiled a special, limited-edition blue pedal to commemorate the event.
The new blue Shimano PD-M990 XC pedal (top photo, MSRP is $149.99) and Shimano PD-M995 Trail pedal (lower photo, MSRP is $154.99) correspond with Shimano's top-grade XTR mountain bike group. These pedals offer improved foot stability with a wider pedal platform, and a thinner axle provides increased mud shedding.
These are in extremely limited quantities, so get yours soon before they're gone!
The 2016 Giant XTC Advanced SL 27.5 1 is race ready; this bike offers razor-sharp handling, fast acceleration, and minimal weight. The medium here weighed in at 22.5 lbs on our scale!
The Surly Dirt Wizard 29er version features an aggressive tread focused on traction and control in loose and varied terrain, with beveled leading edge dual row knobs in the center and well-spaced, siped edge knobs to dig into loose corners. MSRP is $90.
This massive 29er tire is in the same vein as a Maxxis High Roller or Minion. It dwarfs the Nobby Nic by comparison, as can be seen in the photo.
The Surly Dirt Wizard also comes in a 26+ size version...not currently in stock.
The 2016 Pivot Mach 429 Trail (XTR/XT Pro 1x build kit pictured) gets a few changes from the standard Mach 429: this Trail version gets a slacker head angle, more travel, and Boost spacing front and rear. The bike's 116mm of rear suspension travel is still handled by a dw-link design, but the upper link has been redesigned with Pivot’s new mid-travel trail linkage design in a more compact, lighter package, made specifically for trail riding.
Rear end stiffness has been increased, and the 12x148 and 15x110 spacing allows riders to run either 27.5+ wheels or beefed up 29ers if they want without any issues either way. A 120 or 130mm fork is suggested; the 130mm length fork puts the head angle at 67.5°
Photos clockwise, starting from the top left:
2016 Giant Contact dropper post
Giant Pinner DH platform pedals
The Azonic Shoo-In Pedal is a great low profile flat pedal for BMX, mountain, or commuter rides. A sturdy Cr-Mo spindle carries a fiber reinforced nylon body, resulting in a platform that is stiff and able to take a beating. Molded grip pins provide grip and the Shoo-In is available in four color variations that make complimenting the personality of your ride a breeze.
The SRAM Gx XG-1150 FULL PIN Cassette uses eleven lightweight, stamped steel cogs held together with 123 high-strength stainless steel pins. The result: a cassette that’s extremely light, durable and equipped with SRAM’s super wide 10-42 gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. The open design, similar to SRAM X-DOME™ cassette, aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life.