Gear 2018 Pre­view

This past fall, cy­cling trade shows the world over were buzzing as com­pa­nies rolled out the red car­pet on lots of great new prod­ucts for 2016. Around the globe, from In­ter­bike in Las Ve­gas, Nev. to Euro­bike in Friedrichshafen, Ger­many and Ex­poBici in Padu

Pedal Magazine - - Contents - by Ben An­drew, Mike Sar­necki, Chris Red­den, Matt Surch and Paul Ne­witt

Felt Doc­trine

Felt The 27.5”-wheeled De­cree de­ploys Felt’s FAST sus­pen­sion plat­form in a trail-bike plat­form, mak­ing use of sag molded into the rear tri­an­gle. The De­cree’s FAST pro­gres­sive 140mm rear end pro­vides great pedal­ing and ex­cel­lent re­spon­sive­ness. Rid­ers can tweak the car­bon De­cree’s ride height by 10mm and ad­just head an­gle by one de­gree by swap­ping the ori­en­ta­tion of the bike’s ec­cen­tric ‘‘flip chips” lo­cated in the seat­stay pivot. It is avail­able in four car­bon mod­els and as a framekit.

For 2018, Felt re-launches its Edict 29’er built around Felt’s FAST rear-sus­pen­sion sys­tem, yield­ing a pro­gres­sive 100mm of travel. The Edict range uses Boost spac­ing front and rear, SRAM driv­e­trains, Rock­Shox forks and de­liv­ers a crowd-pleas­ing re­turn to threaded bot­tom brack­ets. It is avail­able in four car­bon mod­els and as a framekit.

Also for 2018, Felt’s new Doc­trine in its 29’er XC-race plat­form shaves 60g off its pre­de­ces­sor, while mix­ing 430mm chain­stays with longer top­tubes and short stems. SRAM sin­gle-chain­ring driv­e­trains cut across each model: NX-11 com­po­nents round out the Doc­trine 5, while its cut­ting-edge 12-speed Ea­gle group is found on the Doc­trine 1 and 3. Each model runs on 148mm-wide Boost rear hubs. Boost car­ries for­ward as well: 100mm-travel Rock­Shox forks run 110mm-wide 15mm thru axles on each model. Tube­less-ready rims on all mod­els en­able easy con­ver­sion to drop weight and in­crease per­for­mance, and clear­ance is amped up to a gen­er­ous 2.35 width.

BMC The Ago­nist is BMC’s new 110mm-travel full-sus­pen­sion marathon bike. The Ago­nist 01 sports a full-car­bon front and rear tri­an­gle, while the Ago­nist 02 has a car­bon front tri­an­gle and alu­minum rear tri­an­gle. The Ago­nist se­ries roll on 29” wheels and is based around BMC’s Ad­vanced Pivot Sys­tem (APS) sus­pen­sion de­sign that aims to cre­ate a light, stiff and com­pact rear-sus­pen­sion de­sign through the use of two short links that move con­cen­tri­cally.

The Speed­fox se­ries of full-sus­pen­sion trail bikes fea­tures BMC’s new Trail­sync tech­nol­ogy, which uses a sin­gle re­mote on the han­dle­bar to drop the seat­post while open­ing the rear sus­pen­sion. The Speed­fox also uses the APS sus­pen­sion de­sign and comes in four sizes, with the small size us­ing 27.5” wheels, medium com­ing with ei­ther 27.5” or 29” wheels, while the large and ex­tra-large roll on 29”.

The Trail­fox AMP is a brand-new En­duro-fo­cused e-as­sist moun­tain bike that fea­tures an e-MTB-spe­cific ge­om­e­try, APS sus­pen­sion with larger link­ages, a Shi­mano E-8000 drive unit, in­te­grated speed sen­sor and bat­tery.

On the road side of things, BMC has rolled out a new Team­ma­chine SLR01 Disc. This facelift has re­sulted in a new asym­met­ric tube de­sign, an in­te­grated cock­pit sys­tem, a di­rect frontal flat mount for the brake on the fork and a pro­pri­etary thru-axle de­sign.

Kona Kona has many new 2018 mod­els, in­clud­ing the Process 153 CR/ DL 27.5 and 153 CR/DL 29 rep­re­sent­ing its top-of-the-line En­duro of­fer­ings. Both fea­ture a Kona DH car­bon frame and 6061 alu­minum chain­stays, Rock­Shox Su­per Deluxe RCT Trun­nion shock, Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air 160mm fork, SRAM X01 Ea­gle 12-speed driv­e­train, WTB Asym i29 TCS wheels and tube­less-ready 3C Maxxis Min­ion tires. Seven more Process mod­els of­fer lower-cost com­po­nent pack­ages.

Shred is an en­try-level hard­tail fea­tur­ing a Kona 6061 alu­minum frame, XCM Coil Spring 120mm fork, Shi­mano Al­tus/De­ore nine-speed, Tek­tro Auriga brakes and dou­ble­wall 27.5/26 al­loy wheels.

Unit-X takes Kona’s Reynolds 520 butted chro­moly frame into the 27.5 cat­e­gory and, for the first time, fea­tures a SRAM NX 1x11 driv­e­train.

The Re­mote fea­tures a Bosch Per­for­mance Line CX mo­tor with 500W

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bat­tery and Pu­rion dis­play, Rock­Shox Re­con fork, 3” Maxxis Chron­i­cle tires and Old Man Moun­tain rack.

Splice-E of­fers a Bosch Per­for­mance Line elec­tric-as­sist mo­tor with 500W bat­tery and In­tu­via dis­play, Shi­mano driv­e­train and hy­draulic-disc brakes, built-in Busch & Müller head­light and tail­light sys­tem, fend­ers and a rear rack.

Dew-E also of­fers the same Bosch Per­for­mance Line elec­tric-as­sist mo­tor and comes stan­dard with full fend­ers, Busch & Müller front and rear lights and an Abus Plus bat­tery lock.

The Su­per Jake of­fers an all-new full-car­bon cy­clocross frame and fork with flat-mount disc brakes, thru-axles front and rear, Cle­ment Ushuaia wheelset, tube­less-ready and fen­der mounts, SRAM Force 1x driv­e­train with hy­draulic discs and Cle­ment tube­less-ready wheels and tires.

Ma­jor Jake fea­tures a sim­i­lar build to the Su­per Jake, but low­ers the price with Shi­mano 105.

Rove LTD heads the Rove Multi-Sur­face line-up with a Reynolds 853 frame, clear­ance for high-vol­ume 650b tires, Kona’s new full-car­bon thru-axle fork and WTB KOM i25 TCS wheels.

Dr. Dew is Kona’s flag­ship ur­ban bike that fea­tures an 11-speed SRAM driv­e­train, 650b wheels and tires, sen­si­ble fend­ers and a bell.

Big Dew drops the price down with the Shi­mano Alivio/Acera nine-speed driv­e­train and brakes, but pumps the tire vol­ume up with Sch­walbe Road Cruiser K-Guard 700x47c tires.

Li­nus The one-speed Road­ster Clas­sic and three-speed in­ter­nally geared Sport are daily driv­ers now avail­able in matte stone white. The Sport adds rear rack and fend­ers over the bare-bones Clas­sic.

The Li­nus Dutchi fea­tures up­right easy steer­ing, full-cov­er­age chain­guard, fend­ers, rear rack and in­ter­nal three-speed gear­ing. With 26” wheels in small and 700c in medium, it comes in new school-eraser pink.

Mer­ckx Mer­ckx adds the Sal­lanches 64 Gran Fondo rac­ing bike be­tween its per­for­mance and En­durance bikes. De­signed to have a shorter set­back and weight slightly for­ward, this ride of­fers sta­ble steer­ing and han­dling while keep­ing a fast feel. The car­bon frame comes in ei­ther me­chan­i­cal or disc-brake ver­sions. The disc uses flat brake mounts and 12mm thru-axles front and rear. Both ver­sions are avail­able with Shi­mano Ti­a­gra, 105, Ul­te­gra and Di2 builds.

Kuota Kuota’s K9000 Al­loy fea­tures a great price point with five sizes avail­able and a fit for al­most any rider. The al­loy frame and fork use cus­tom-shaped tubes to max­i­mize stiff­ness as well as aero­dy­nam­ics. The K Race wheelset fea­tures CST race tires, and the driv­e­train choices in­clude Shi­mano Ti­a­gra, 105 or Ul­te­gra. It comes in two colour op­tions.

The Kuota Kobalt Disc mono­coque car­bon frame also fea­tures an ex­cel­lent qual­ity ma­chine at a com­pet­i­tive price. This ride boasts a new build with a disc-brake sys­tem and a re­in­forced struc­ture able to with­stand the high stresses caused by ag­gres­sive stop­ping. The En­durance ge­om­e­try op­ti­mizes rider po­si­tion and de­liv­ers the level of com­fort needed for long hours in the sad­dle, as well as a more sta­ble crouch­ing pos­ture. It’s avail­able with Shi­mano groups that in­clude Ti­a­gra, 105, Ul­te­gra, Dura-Ace or Di2.

Kuota’s new in­no­va­tive K-All­road gravel disc bike can ac­com­mo­date tires up to 35mm in size, and the seat­stays in the rear tri­an­gle have a flat­tened sec­tion to al­low for larger tires. It in­cludes a 142mm e-thru-axle with an ad­justable quick-re­lease, or a Torx key can also be used. The K-All­road also uses flat-mount disc-brake calipers. The frame fea­tures high-mod­u­lus car­bon fi­bre with a weight of 1,100g (medium). The bot­tom bracket is a stan­dard 386, and the head­set fits a ta­pered 1-1/8” to 1.5” head­tube. A unique fea­ture is that it can be used with flat han­dle­bars, and can mount fend­ers and tour­ing racks to trans­form the bike into a tour­ing bike. It comes with the choice of Shi­mano groups that in­clude 105, Ul­te­gra, Dura-Ace or Di2.

Devinci Devinci’s all-new Spar­tan En­duro bike fea­tures 27.5” wheels, Split-Pivot sus­pen­sion, 165mm of rear travel and 170mm of fork travel. The Spar­tan is avail­able in both car­bon and al­loy mod­els, with the car­bon frame­set claim­ing a 310g sav­ings over its pre­de­ces­sor. The Spar­tan also pro­vides 2.6” tire clear­ance, met­ric shock, and front and back boost spac­ing. Five car­bon mod­els and two al­loy mod­els are avail­able, all in sizes S, M, L and XL.

Devinci’s hy­brid and city bike lines have been re­vamped for 2018, now or­ga­nized into four cat­e­gories: E-Bike, Fit­ness, Ur­ban and Leisure. The new Cartier line com­prises Devinci’s Ur­ban of­fer­ings and fea­tures three mod­els with con­ven­tional driv­e­trains as well as an e-bike vari­a­tion called the E-Cartier. The HEX line fits into Devinci’s Fit­ness cat­e­gory and fea­tures six mod­els, all based around an alu­minum frame and full-car­bon fork. High­lights of the HEX line-up in­clude the HEX Ti­a­gra 10S and the HEX De­ore Gravel spec.

Trek Trek’s new Do­mane Gravel is its first gravel-spe­cific bike avail­able in alu­minum and car­bon mod­els at vary­ing price points. All mod­els fea­ture road-smooth­ing IsoSpeed, sta­ble En­durance Ge­om­e­try and wide tire clear­ance. The pack­age is com­pleted with gravel-spe­cific, tube­less-com­pat­i­ble 700x35c Sch­walbe G-One All­round tires. The Do­mane SLR 6 Gravel of­fers an OCLV car­bon frame and Shi­mano Ul­te­gra groupo. The Do­mane SL 5 uses an OCLV car­bon frame and a Shi­mano 105 group with hy­draulic-disc brakes. The Do­mane ALR 5 Gravel is equipped with an alu­minum frame and Shi­mano 105 group.

Spe­cial­ized The new Spe­cial­ized MTB Epic fea­tures a com­pletely re­designed, ul­tra-light­weight frame, con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing ge­om­e­try, a new Brain 2.0 that is com­pletely re­designed to sit closer to the rear axle for im­proved bump re­spon­sive­ness, a new lay­out and oil-flow path for more con­sis­tent damp­ing con­trol and bump per­for­mance.

The Chisel packs some se­ri­ous XC prow­ess into an alu­minum frame. Key fea­tures in­clude a stiff, light­weight al­loy frame and longer top­tube, short­ened head­tube and slack front end.

For e-bikes, the Turbo Levo FSR Car­bon em­bod­ies a trail bike with pedal-as­sisted power on climbs so you can ride more trails. Fea­tures

in­clude Spe­cial­ized trail ge­om­e­try, short chain­stays, low BB and trail-wor­thy tires.

The Turbo Kenevo of­fers up 180mm of trail-eat­ing travel with Öh­lins coil sus­pen­sion.

Both mod­els of­fer Spe­cial­ized’s in­te­grated Turbo 1.3 mo­tor, which is more ef­fi­cient than its pre­de­ces­sor, is in­cred­i­bly silent with smooth power de­liv­ery and pro­vides a 15% power boost.

On the road, the all-new Tar­mac takes lessons learned from Spe­cial­ized’s part­ner­ship with McLaren Ap­plied Tech­nolo­gies and ap­plies them to a struc­tural anal­y­sis sim­u­la­tion that pro­vides a ply-by-ply anal­y­sis of each frame’s layup sched­ule along­side its real-time wind-tun­nel test­ing. The weight is down to 733g for a 56cm frame, thanks to ul­tra­light paint that adds only 10g to the S-Works Tar­mac Ul­tra­light (lim­ited to 500 bikes).

The 2018 Allez fea­tures a re­designed E5 al­loy frame that al­lowed for ag­gres­sive butting pro­files to save weight and im­prove ride qual­ity, as well as a 450g weight re­duc­tion. It also fea­tures a ta­pered head­tube, dropped seat­stays, in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing and large ca­ble stops for eas­ier main­te­nance.

The Diverge is a drop-bar bike that is equally at home on as­phalt or gravel. The car­bon-fi­bre frame ac­com­mo­dates up to 700x42mm and 650bx47mm tires, but weighs in at a feath­ery 880g (S-Works). The frame also fea­tures Plug + Play fen­der mounts, three bot­tle mounts, com­pat­i­bil­ity for both SWAT and drop­per posts and uses the flat-mount disc stan­dard. This year’s Diverge is now of­fered in a men’s and women’s ver­sion.

The Crux is now Rider-First Engi­neered and is more than 400g lighter and fea­tures a 20mm lower col­lar for more seat­post de­flec­tion and in­creased rear-end com­pli­ance. It also fea­tures 12x142mm rear-axle spac­ing and 160mm ro­tors for swap­ping wheels.

Opus Opus in­tro­duces the Hori­zon, a high-per­form­ing car­bon Ad­ven­ture model with Pro­gres­sive Ge­om­e­try siz­ing that pro­vides up to 8cm of stack ad­just­ment.

Both Hori­zon mod­els fea­ture FSA’s Omega Ad­ven­ture crank, shod with 32/48 chain­rings. Paired with 11-28 cas­settes, this gear­ing de­liv­ers a wide range of choices.

The Hori­zon’s 33mm Vit­to­ria Ter­reno Dry tube­less tires are great per­form­ers for smooth gravel and dry cy­clocross cour­ses. With clear­ance for 42mm tires, the Hori­zon will also ac­cept 650b/27.5 mod­els.

For ur­ban use, the new Grid E-Cruiser uses Vit­to­ria’s elec­tric-as­sist mo­tor housed in the rear hub. The Grid har­nesses re­gen­er­a­tive brak­ing to ex­pand the bike’s 38km range at as­sisted speeds up to 32kph.

The Opus Pronghorn en­ables off-road ac­cess and is pow­ered by Shi­mano’s new E-8000 STEPS sys­tem, which pro­vides 250W as­sist. It also fea­tures an e-bike-spe­cific Sun­tour fork with 130mm of travel and lock­out for sus­pen­sion, Vit­to­ria 27.5/3” tires and a mix of Shi­mano SLX and M615 com­po­nents. A KS Lev drop­per post rounds out the pack­age.

The new Mullard MTB plat­form runs on the amped-up 27.5+ for­mat, blend­ing clas­sic alu­minum hard­tail Meta 20 6061 frames with wide rims shod with 3” tires. Re­laxed ge­om­e­try lends the Mullard the abil­ity to take on any sur­face, and 1X driv­e­trains pro­vide am­ple gear­ing.

Fi­nally, Opus de­liv­ers the at­trac­tive Ram­bler for young rid­ers with its stan­dard full fend­ers and front rack. Broad gear­ing and disc brakes sup­port all-ter­rain and all-con­di­tions rid­ing.

Scott Scott launches the Contessa Ge­nius specif­i­cally de­signed for women MTB rid­ers. The full-sus­pen­sion ride has the same long, slack ge­om­e­try and Horst-link rear-sus­pen­sion de­sign as the men’s ver­sion, and comes with Scott’s Twin­loc sus­pen­sion-lock­out sys­tem. It can run 29” and 27.5+” wheels us­ing a flip chip.

The women’s-spe­cific fea­tures in­clude smaller-di­am­e­ter grips with softer foam, a women’s-spe­cific Syn­cros sad­dle, a slightly shorter stem, nar­rower 740mm bars and a smaller 30T front chain­ring. It comes in car­bon or alu­minum frames.

The all-new Scott Ad­dict Disc was re­designed from the ground up for 2018. There are two ver­sions of the Ad­dict, with the Ad­dict Disc us­ing an En­durance-frame ge­om­e­try, while the RC Disc frames use a proven race ge­om­e­try.

All frames use HMF or MF car­bon. The Ad­dict Disc is de­signed with longer days in mind and new ge­om­e­try that is less fo­cused on rac­ing and more on En­durance. The ad­di­tion of disc brakes makes for qual­ity stop­ping power in all con­di­tions.

There are three ver­sions of each type of Ad­dict with vary­ing lev­els of Shi­mano com­po­nents and fea­tur­ing Syn­cros car­bon and al­loy parts and wheels. The non-RC ver­sion also has wider tires and larger cas­settes for gravel or gran fondo rid­ing.

Norco

The all-new Search XR uses Norco’s Ad­ven­ture ge­om­e­try and a Power Chas­sis de­sign that is found on the com­pany’s rac­ing bi­cy­cles. ARC En­durance bridge­less seat­stays and curved, oval­ized chain­stays

aim to in­crease ver­ti­cal com­pli­ance and help tem­per road vi­bra­tions. A re­mov­able chain­stay bridge and threaded in­serts al­low fend­ers and ac­ces­sories to be mounted, and all mod­els have am­ple tire clear­ance, with up to 700x45c gravel or 27.5x2.1” moun­tain tires.

The new Fluid FS+ 2 Women’s bike is a full-sus­pen­sion trail bike with 2.8” tires tar­geted at novice rid­ers look­ing to progress and feel more com­fort­able on the trails.

The Thresh­old C is all-new for 2018, with up­dated ge­om­e­try and a re­designed frame with Norco’s ARC Race tech­nol­ogy to re­duce rider fa­tigue. It fea­tures in­creased tire clear­ance, low-pro­file fen­der mounts, im­proved in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing and a seat-clamp cover.

The VLT se­ries presents al­loy frame e-bikes equipped with a Bosch drive unit, hy­draulic-disc brakes with 180mm ro­tors, a kick­stand and mounts for fend­ers, racks and other ac­ces­sories.

The Scene is a hy­brid bike spec’d with 650b wheels and large-vol­ume tires as well as disc brakes. The Scene 1 and 3 fea­ture 1x gear­ing, while the Scene 2 has a 24-speed driv­e­train.

Rocky Moun­tain

For 2018, Rocky’s Al­ti­tude has been re­designed with an all-new frame to in­crease stiff­ness, im­prove pedal­ing ef­fi­ciency and small-bump sen­si­tiv­ity. This ag­gres­sive trail bike fea­tures 27.5” wheels and has 160mm front and 150mm rear travel. Dde­signed for 1x gear­ing use only the frame is avail­able in car­bon and al­loy. All mod­els use the Ride9 ad­justable ge­om­e­try and sus­pen­sion rate.

The In­stinct is a sta­ble yet ag­gres­sive and ver­sa­tile trail bike with 29” wheels. An all-new frame for 2018 pushes the rear travel to 140mm while in­creas­ing stiff­ness and match­ing the front travel, which is also 140mm. Ride9 ge­om­e­try and sus­pen­sion-rate ad­justa­bil­ity are avail­able on all mod­els and come solely in 1x gear­ing.

The 27.5+”-wheeled Pipe­line is de­signed for trail use and boasts 140mm of travel front and rear. It is 29”-wheel-com­pat­i­ble as well and is avail­able in both car­bon and al­loy mod­els.

Ar­gon 18

The Ar­gon 18 Gal­lium Pro car­bon frame has a new light­weight car­bon layup that brings the weight in at 794g. The fork also has a new car­bon-fi­bre layup to save weight while main­tain­ing stiff­ness.

Three dif­fer­ent head­tube heights are avail­able with the 3D sys­tem without sac­ri­fic­ing rigid­ity. The bot­tom bracket uses the BB86 stan­dard for bet­ter stiff­ness and power trans­fer. It comes with Shi­mano Dura-Ace, DA Di2 or Ul­te­gra Di2 groupsets and FSA parts and Vi­sion wheels.

The new Kryp­ton CS fea­tures En­durance ge­om­e­try on the car­bon frame as well as an En­durance-spe­cific fork that of­fers bal­ance be­tween vi­bra­tion ab­sorp­tion and con­trol. Aero­dy­nam­ics are also ad­dressed with smooth-shaped tubes and cleanly routed ca­bles. The bike uses flat-mount hy­draulic-disc brakes and 12mm thru axles with Vi­sion wheels. It comes with ei­ther Shi­mano Ul­te­gra or 105 groups.

The Kryp­ton GF, ideal for gran fon­dos, fea­tures a car­bon frame that is de­signed with En­durance ge­om­e­try and an En­durance-spe­cific fork for com­fort and con­trol. Its 3D dif­fer­ent-sized cap sys­tem al­lows you to in­crease the height of the steer­ing tube without us­ing spac­ers. The parts are FSA, with ei­ther Shi­mano Ul­te­gra or Ul­te­gra Di2 groups.

In­tense

The In­tense 2018 Car­bine Ex­pert fea­tures 160mm of travel in the front and 155mm in the rear, with shorter chain­stays for nim­ble han­dling. It comes with a SRAM GX Ea­gle groupset and Shi­mano XT M8000 hy­draulics to keep things un­der con­trol.

The In­tense 2018 Primer Foun­da­tion of­fers a light­weight car­bon frame along with in­no­va­tive i-BOX Pivot sys­tem and a Rock­shox Rev­e­la­tion RC sus­pen­sion, com­bined with 29’er wheels. It fea­tures SRAM 1x11 com­po­nents, Shi­mano M500 hy­draulic-disc brakes and a Race Face Aef­fect seat­post.

The In­tense 2018 Spi­der Pro fea­tures a light­weight mono­coque uni­di­rec­tional car­bon SL frame and comes equipped with SRAM Ea­gle GX and X01 com­po­nents, SRAM Guide RS brakes, a Fox Trans­fer drop­per seat­post and tube­less-ready DT Swiss wheels for any rid­ing ad­ven­ture.

Marin

Marin Bikes and Naild teamed up on Wolf Ridge for a true all-moun­tain car­bon bike that’s built around the 160mm-travel Naild R3ACT 2 Play sus­pen­sion sys­tem. Us­ing bio­met­ric fit data based on body-pro­por­tion sta­tis­tics, Marin of­fers four bike sizes of the Wolf Ridge and three mod­els – Pro, 9 and 8. Full in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing through the front and rear tri­an­gle of­fers the clean­est look pos­si­ble.

Avail­able in three mod­els, the B-17 com­bines Marin’s 120mm Mul­tiTrac rear-sus­pen­sion sys­tem with 27.5+ tires for an all-con­di­tions trail bike. The B-17 has a Se­ries 3 6061-butted and hy­dro-formed alu­minum frame and the large-vol­ume tires al­low for ex­tra-low tire pres­sure. Boost front spac­ing is paired with a 148x12mm Boost rear thru-axle.

Marin’s Cortina AX is built with the as­pir­ing cy­clocross or gravel racer in mind and fea­tures a light­weight Se­ries 4 CX 6061 alu­minum-al­loy frame and Naild NavIt car­bon fork, chain­stay disc-brake mount, rac­eready ge­om­e­try and Naild 12.3.9 lock­ing quick-re­lease thru-axles front and rear. Also great for com­mut­ing, the Cortina is avail­able in two mod­els, the AX1 and AX2.

Garneau

The new e-M2 is Garneau’s new elec­tric hy­brid bike. The e-M2 joins the M2 hy­brid bike from the Que­bec man­u­fac­turer, and aims to pro­vide ex­ten­sive re­li­a­bil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity for users. The e-M2 fea­tures the Shi­mano STEPS City E6000 drive sys­tem.

Col­nago

The new V2-r is the top-of-the-line car­bon-fi­bre mono­coque frame from Col­nago. De­signed to en­sure light­ness, rigid­ity and aero­dy­nam­ics, the re­sult is a high-qual­ity bi­cy­cle ca­pa­ble of han­dling all ter­rain. It is based on the V1-r, but it boasts some de­tails that dra­mat­i­cally im­prove its per­for­mance. The weight re­mains un­changed from the V1-r at 835g for the medium-sized frame. The lat­eral rigid­ity of the bot­tom bracket has in­creased by 13%, and by 4% at the head­tube – mak­ing the V2-r even more rigid and bril­liant dur­ing ac­cel­er­a­tion. From an aes­thetic point of view, the in­te­grated seat clamp is a fea­ture that gives the frame cleaner lines, and the top­tube/head­tube junc­tion has also been re­designed.

Kuota K-All­road

Devinci Spar­tan

Opus Hori­zon

Spe­cial­ized Tar­mac

Scott Contessa Ge­nius

Marin Wool­ridge

In­tense Spi­der Pro

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