Archive for September 24th, 2012

Küat Rüfee – Interbike 2012

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Küat Rüfee

Küat has gained a lot of momentum over the last two years with their widely popular NV rack. In fact, in 2011 it was given a “Gear of the Year” award from Men’s Journal. Next up is the Rüfee. Right out of the box, this rack can do just about all of it. It’s adaptable for 9, 15 or 20mm forks, features special security bolts to keep it on your car, disc compatible and has a built in lock. Oh, and they are currently working with Salsa Cycles to carry fat bikes. I don’t think you could ask for anything else from a roof rack. (more…)

Niner Bikes – Interbike 2012

Monday, September 24th, 2012
2013 Niner RIP RDO

Niner introduced the newest member of the family, the RIP RDO Carbon at Interbike last week. Overall, they managed to shave about a pound off the alloy version while retaining all the same stiffness. It took the Niner folks right around 2 years to develop this frame and it shows. They simply didn’t take the RIP and make it carbon. They’ve gone through and designed the pivot axles and bearings systems to optimize it’s strength and durability. But worry not, it’s still the same geometry, ride characteristics and 120mm of travel as the RIP alloy frame. (more…)