Posts Tagged ‘carbon’

Whisky Parts Co. No. 7 Carbon Road Bar – Quick Look

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

In my search for a new bar for this next season, this is an option from Whisky Parts Co. caught my attention. The No.7 Carbon Road Bar is fully packed for Whisky’s first drop bar offering.

At $285, it falls into the same price range as Easton and Ritchey’s top offerings and comes in at $100 less than the lighter-weight yet more expensive 3T and Zipp bars. (more…)

Whisky Parts Co. – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Whisky Parts Co. has been working hard over the last year. They’re producing thru-axle carbon forks for road and cross as well as a new line of clothing. The forks are top tier performance driven products as you’ll see from some of the features mentioned in the video. The clothing is simple, well designed and very affordable. The highlight feature is that it’s simple designs and low key graphics make it very attractive for the riders who don’t want flash and loud color.


Niner Bikes @ Interbike 2012 (Video)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Scott from Niner bikes walk us through some of what they have going on for the 2013 model year. He briefly runs through some of the updates to the Jet 9 line, the Sir 9 and introduces the RIP 9 RDO.


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…)

Gus Hemingway, a Foundry Broadaxe and a New Trail

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Recently we paid a visit to Hillsdale, Michigan to present Gus Hemingway with his brand new Foundry Cycles Broadaxe. Joining us was Foundry sales rep and Michigan native, Jeff Buerman. We were presenting Gus with his new Foundry bike as part of the Foundry Cycles Tradesman program that they launched earlier this year. After a quick photo op and some on camera initial thoughts, we sent Gus out for a quick loop on the Hemingway Trail at Hayden Park otherwise referred to as “H2″ by the local riders. (more…)

Salsa Cycles 2013 Preview @ Saddle Drive ’12

Monday, August 6th, 2012

To say that all eyes were on Salsa at Saddle Drive 2013 would be accurate, but it verges on understatement. With a booth that lined up like a midnight blockbuster showing, Saddle Drive participants were hungry to hit the trails and throw around the likes of Beargrease, El Mariachi Ti, and the Colossal — a few of the newest and (let’s be honest) sexiest additions to the Salsa line. (more…)

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…)

Whisky Parts Co. 2013 Preview @ Saddle Drive ’12

Monday, August 6th, 2012

tf-img_1939 Showcased at the front of the Whisky booth during Saddle Drive was the new no. 9 fork. The no. 9 is Whisky’s innovative new disc carbon road/cross fork that uses a shortened version of Rock Shox’s 15mm Maxle system. The new thru axle design will help stiffen up the fork and give riders more confidence in descents and during out-of-the-saddle standing efforts. The Maxle will also help reduce the stress on the fork caused by disc brakes. Whisky forks are built in a three part layup that is purpose built to offer stiffness and structure near the thru-axle, compliance and absorption in the center of the blades and an extra solid crown design for durability and added stiffness.

Foundry Launch Party Recap

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

With the public introduction back in December, last night was our chance to celebrate Foundry Cycles. We were fortunate to be able to pull Jason (Foundry Brand Manager) and Rob (Foundry Sales Manager) away from the everyday routine for a night of talking about bikes over beer and nachos. It was a great opportunity for the local market to finally get to see the bikes up close and in person and meet just a few of the folks who have made it possible. In addition to the bikes, Whisky Parts Co. was kind enough to send along some new production handlebars, seat posts and forks for everyone to drool over. And Honey Stingers was gracious enough to send along waffles for the Jarod Toss.


Foundry Launch Party

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
WHAT: Foundry Cycles launch party
WHEN: Mon. Jan. 16th @ 6pm
WHERE: Tree Fort Bikes – 1866 Whittaker Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
WHO: Foundry Cycles’ own Jason and Rob as well as the Tree Fort Staff

Unfamiliar with Foundry Cycles? They’re a new brand based around the concept that a bike is a tool and should be used as such. Here’s a link to a Foundry write up we did back in September.

Come join us for the Foundry launch party on Monday January 16th @ 6pm. It’s our chance to introduce our new partnership with Foundry Cycles as their exclusive online retailer. There will be free food and drink, music, and good conversation. Foundry Cycles will have one of each of their upcoming models on hand for you to take a look at. (more…)