Posts Tagged ‘29″’

Wolf Tooth Components – First Stock, First Impressions

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Wolf Tooth Components is based in the cycling mecca of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are hardcore cyclists who race, ride and repeat. Like most mountain bikers, they’re always looking for a competitive advantage over other riders, constantly searching for new improvements to their bikes. The crew at Wolf Tooth comes from design and engineering backgrounds, and they pride themselves on delivering high quality products that are designed and made by local Minnesota manufacturers. It’s their quest for a perfect product and my desire for drivetrain simplification that led us to cross paths.

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Surly Krampus – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Don’t worry, it’s not another wheel standard, it’s more of a wheel optimization for a particular type of mindset. The Surly Krampus introduces “29+” to the discussion. It’s still a 29″ wheel but uses a wider rim and 3″ tire, while still using standard 73mm BB shell, 135mm spaced rear end and other standard mountain bike parts. The purpose, to kill all terrain in it’s way. No, really, it’s for slaying the knurliest terrain you can find. Don’t believe me, watch the video and let Surly tell you themselves.

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Stan’s No Tubes – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Here’s a look and a few words from the folks at Stan’s No Tubes. It’s good to hear that they’ll be supporting all wheel sizes across their entire product line. 26″, 29″ and the rapidly gaining 650b. It’s reassuring to know you can get the same wheel and performance no matter what size you run.
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Foundry Cycles 2013 Preview @ Saddle Drive ’12

Monday, August 6th, 2012

tf-img_2053 Foundry is gearing up for the coming year with several new offerings: there’s the Thresher, a gravel racer; the Riveter, a race-ready road bike; and the Harrow, Foundry’s dedicated cross bike. While each of the tools in its shed are designed to perform under unique conditions, Foundry bikes pulse with a strikingly similar blood: they are a tool that is meant to let the rider do the talking. The bikes are about top level performance cloaked in an understated aesthetic that are to be pushed to the limit. (more…)

Surly Bikes 2013 Preview @ Saddle Drive ’12

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Surly, purveyor of the WTF bicycle, has done it again. Since releasing the market’s first complete, ready-to-ride fat bike in 1998, Surly has now taken a step back, introducing a new platform that the brand calls 29+.

tf-img_2034 Meet the Krampus. Carving its own path somewhere between fat bike and mountain bike worlds, the Krampus rolls on 50mm rims called Rabbit Holes, spreading out the 29x3”, tight-tread tires Surly has dubbed Knards. The frame was designed to max out tire clearance on the front and rear while working within mountain bike standards; the Krampus frame has a 73mm bottom bracket and 100/135mm hub spacing. (more…)

Park Tools – Interbike 2011

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Park ASW-7 Every year Park Tool seems to release tools that solve problems that not only help out the people at your local shop service your bike quickly and efficiently but also help you make repairs at home that would not be simple or some times possible without these tools.

Some of the tools such as the new AWS-7 which takes the popular park AWS-1 3-way wrench and removes the seldom used 3mm hex wrench and adds the T-25 torx bit perfect for disc rotors and some chainrings. Other tools include the updated CC-3.2 chain wear tool and the SW-5 hex shaped spoke wrench for DT Swiss Tri -Con wheels. (more…)