Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani and Sam Pilgrim Inspire TSG’s 2017 Apparel Line

Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani and Sam Pilgrim Inspire TSG’s 2017 Apparel Line

Gravity mountain bikers Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani and Sam Pilgrim have represented the world of TSG for many years and are the standard bearers of the new TSG apparel line S2017. They are its inspiration and driving force and have taken the TSG motto “designed by riders” to the next level!

TSG apparel 2017
TSG apparel 2017
Although very different in personality and style, Timo Pritzel, Amir Kabbani, and Sam Pilgrim make a solid team and together ride and trust TSG protection gear and clothing. TSG head designer Jonas Janssen has tailored the patterns, colours, and cuts of the new TSG apparel line S2017 to suit Sam’s positive vibes, Amir’s multifaceted skills, and Timo’s urban down-to-earthness, all of which leave distinctive marks on the three lines in the new clothing range.

TSG apparel 2017

TIMO PRITZEL TP1 LINE, PRO-LEVEL PERFORMANCE:

TSG apparel 2017

Timo Pritzel is one of the founders of gravity mountain biking in Germany, with his experience, self-confidence, and charisma capturing the imagination of consecutive generations of riders. Wild BMX races and his fast-moving urban surroundings have given the Berliner a sharp edge, while power yoga is his calming force: This yin and yang is represented in the TP1 line.

TP1 Jersey LS

The ventilated, quick drying fabric of his red and grey TP1 Jersey LS delivers pro-level performance and is designed to feel comfortable and look rad both on and off the trails.

TP1 Bike Shorts front

His black TP1 Bike Shorts are the perfect partner for muddy downhill runs and freeride adventures, thanks to the waterproof fabric and stretch panels in the back yoke and crotch, which provide a comfortable, performance driven fit for all-day downhill sessioning.

TSG Trail Glove TP1 Timo Pritzel from the summer 2017 line.

The TP1 line is the perfect union of style and functionality for fresh shredding!

AMIR KABBANI AK1 LINE, VERSATILITY IS KING:

Shooting with Amir for the summer 17 TSG bike apparel. He is wearing the AK1 line.
Amir Kabbani is the new skool rider in the German pro mountain bike scene, combining traditional values with new skool trickery.

An industrious builder of parks and obstacles, he embraces freeride, Enduro and slopestyle, is at home on all bikes and is one of the most multitalented riders in the world.

This versatility is the inspiration for his AK1 Line.

AK1 Jersey LS 3 4

The bold black and green AK1 3/4 Sleeved Jersey delivers supreme moisture-wicking, mesh panel breathability and stretch for ultimate riding comfort and regulated body temperature on warm days and intense climbs.

AK1 Bike Shorts front

The AK1 Bike Short is the number one short for charging trails and digging jumps. It is made from a tough, waterproof fabric for maximum durability and adaptability, while stretch panels in the back and crotch give total comfort. An elastic waist and ratchet closure offer secure hold and perfect freedom of movement.

AK1 Bike Shorts back
TSG Slim Glove AK1 Amir Kabbani from the summer 2017 line.

SAM PILGRIM SP1 LINE, URBAN STYLE WITH FUNCTIONAL DETAILS:

Shooting with Sam for the summer 17 TSG bike apparel. He is wearing the SP1 line.

New skool rider and FMB World Series Champion, Sam Pilgrim rides by the motto “always happy,” combining fun, mountain bike slopestyle, and BMX tricks to explore his limits. This is the inspiration for his SP1 Line, which blends street style with pro-level performance.

SP1 Jersey S S

The short-sleeved, grey and blue SP1 Jersey is made from a breathable, lightweight fabric for all-day comfort and protection, and features a perfect fit, 4-way stretch construction for complete freedom of movement.

SP1 Bike Shorts front

Sam’s black and yellow SP1 Bike Shorts also feature cutting-edge design and riding technology, with a 4-way stretch, quick-drying back yoke providing unrestricted movement, a hardwearing crotch for durability and zonal, laser-cut perforations for perfect breathability.

SP1 Bike Shorts back
TSG Patrol Glove SP1 Sam Pilgrim from the summer 2017 line.

TSG BLACK EDITION, PROTECTION AND STYLING FOR DOWNHILL RUNS:

Timo in our Black Edition BE1 Line

TSG’s Black Edition Line combines mountain bike performance with all black street styling.

BE1 Jersey L S combining on-bike performance with street styling.

The long-sleeve BE1 Jersey is made from breathable, quick-dry, stretch fabric with vent panelling and a drop rear hem that can be worn with or without body protection. It also features an under-helmet hood to keep riders on their bikes when a chill sets in.

BE1 DH Pants front

The race-ready BE1 DH Pant is specifically designed for serious downhill descents, offering ultimate durability, long leg protection and strategically placed 4-way stretch mesh panels for superior movement when pedalling.

BE1 DH Pants front
TSG Hunter Glove BE Black Edition from the summer 2017 line.

TSG BIKE APPAREL, CLOTHES FOR ALL CONDITIONS:

The Bike Apparel line completes the functional TSG summer 2017 bike clothing collection and offers styles for all conditions. The 3/4 sleeve red John Jersey has loads of performance features including a relaxed fit, lightweight and quick-drying material, mesh armpits for odour and personal climate control, a ticket pocket and sunglass wipe.

John Jersey LS 3 4

The Drop Rain Jacket is an all-weather pass to the trails, made from lightweight, breathable 4-way stretch fabric that is both water resistant and ultra comfortable.

TSG Drop Jacket from the summer 2017 line. Your all-weather pass to the trails.

TSG APPAREL, STYLES FOR THE TIME AFTER:

TSG apparel 2017

TSG also makes clothes for chilling, partying and general off-bike fun.

TSG apparel 2017

The line provides stylish t-shirts, hoodies, caps, longsleeves, and socks.

Sam enjoying the view in our Heritage T-Shirt.

For further information please visit www.ridetsg.com

Photos Credits:

Timo Shots: Viktor Strasse
Amir Shots: Daniel Roos
Sam Shots: Simon Nieborak


MENTIONS: @rideTSG

Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option

Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option

Shimano 2017

Shimano’s latest press release reminds us that, as much as we would all like to own a ten thousand dollar trail bike, many avid riders, and some first-time mountain bikers will be hitting the trails this season aboard far more modest steeds. The new M6000-level Deore component ensemble is targeted at the entry-level enthusiasts and cash strapped shredders who would much prefer XTR, but have not yet purchased a winning lottery ticket.

Shimano 2017
Clutch-type rear derailleur in long and mid-cage options.
Highlights of the new group are a clutch type Shadow plus rear derailleur, a four-arm XTR style crank spider, Centerlock brake rotors and hubs, and while the Servo-Wave brake levers and ICE-compatible calipers are modeled very close to the ergonomically pleasant XT and XTR stoppers, you’ll have to pony up for the finned brake pads, because they are not standard fare.

Shimano 2017
Mid-length levers and servo-wave actuation.
Shimano 2017
The 6000 calipers accept XTR finned brake pads.
Shimano 2017
Choose a two or three-ring crankset with XTR styling.
Equally newsworthy was what was not included in the press release: No eleven speed for M6000, so it won’t be cross-compatible with its pricier siblings. The basic Deore will remain a ten-speed transmission, and there is no mention of a one-by (single chainring) option. Instead, M6000 customers can choose from a number of two and three-chainring cranksets (no surprise there) paired with a new wide-range 11 by 42-tooth cassette, or Shimano’s longstanding 11 by 32, 34, or 36-tooth cassettes. To assist OEM customers, Shimano will offer front changers with every possible cable and clamping arrangement.
Shimano 2017
Side-swing front mech for the entry level Deore group.
Shimano Deore M6000

Shimano 2017
SLX One-By and a Wide-Range Cassette

On the heels of the M6000 Deore ensemble, came the announcement that an SLX-level one-by drivetrain has finally been approved for production, and with an eleven–speed, 11 x 46-tooth, wide-range cassette – both of which will be released this Spring. The affordable one-by transmission, big-boy cassette and the concurrent release of XT-level wheelsets with Boost axle spacing reflect a large-scale adjustment in the Japanese parts maker’s range, presumably, to pull alongside SRAM in the OEM market and to ensure that those customers have the proper tools to outfit mid-priced performance mountain bikes with tip-to-toe Shimano componentry.

Shimano Deore M7000
Entry Level Trail Pedal

Shimano also added an SPD Trail pedal to its range that is reportedly priced to match the M6000 ensemble. The PDED500 pedal once again, puts one of Shimano’s most-wanted products into the hands of entry-level riders. Expect to see the 500-level pedals on demo fleets world wide. No price was available at the time of the press release.

Shimano 2017
Boost Wheelsets

Wheels have gradually become a staple product for Shimano and, while wide rims are still on the horizon, to keep in step, their wheel range is now available in Boost-width as well as standard-width axles. Two new 29” and 27.5” Deore XT wheelsets have wider axle options – a 110x15mm e-thru front- and a 148x12mm rear-axle spacing. Shimano says that the new wheelsets increase stiffness. Also new are rear thru axle hubs (AX-MT700 and AX-MT500) with smaller housings and lighter weights that feature greater clearance for frames and brake calipers.

Shimano Deore M8000
Shimano 2017

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Orange Bikes Launches Two New 29ers

Orange Bikes Launches Two New 29ers

Orange Stage 6
Orange Stage 5
Orange Bikes is expanding its iconic range with the launch of two radical new 29er models, both aimed at more experienced riders looking for racing-winning performance.

The Stage 5 and Stage 6 are the latest in Orange’s lineup of hand-built single-pivot bikes, designed around a 29” wheel but featuring more aggressive geometry for higher speeds on more challenging terrain. In their special ‘Launch’ editions, both bikes feature Boost spacing, internal routing and high-end parts from Fox, Hope, Race Face and Shimano XT.

The Stage 5 is billed as a seriously fast, versatile trail bike and offers 140mm front and 135mm rear travel, delivered through a frame that’s long, slack and low for superb stability and great handling. Meanwhile, the Stage 6 is a race-ready Enduro bike fit for the world’s toughest courses. Suspension travel here is 160/150mm, creating a bike that’s totally unfazed at very high speeds on the roughest, steepest and longest descents. Both bikes’ super-stiff pivots are positioned to complement the latest shock technology, providing controlled suspension performance coupled with excellent pedalling efficiency.

Orange Owner, Ashley Ball, explained, “We’ve been developing our Stage bikes for a while, and now we’re totally satisfied we’ve hit the geometry sweet-spot where faster-rolling 29” wheels don’t compromise performance on the most technical trails. These bikes redefine what 29ers can do, and they suit experienced riders who want flat-out speed wherever they ride, for leaving their mates behind, ruling Strava, or winning world enduros.”

 

Orange Stage 6

Orange Stage 6

• Handbuilt in Britain
• 5 year frame warranty
• 29″ tubeless wheelset
• Unique monocoque aluminium and custom formed tubing chassis
• Single pivot suspension for the utmost performance, efficiency and reliability
• Increased length toptube and wheelbase coupled to a shorter stem for high-speed stability
• 160mm Front/150mm rear travel
• Fox 36 Factory Kashima 160mm Boost Fork
• Fox Float X2 Factory Rear Shock
• Enduro race honed geometry
• Fox Transfer Factory Kashima 6in Dropper Seatpost
• Stage 6 Launch Edition: £5,500.00

Orange Stage 6 geo
Orange Stage 5

Orange Stage 5

• Handbuilt in Britain
• 5 year frame warranty
• 29″ tubeless wheelset
• Unique monocoque aluminium and custom formed tubing chassis
• Single pivot suspension for the utmost performance, efficiency and reliability
• Increased length toptube and wheelbase coupled to a shorter stem for high-speed stability
• 140mm Front/135mm rear travel
• Fox 36 Factory Kashima 140mm Boost Fork
• Fox Float X2 Factory Rear Shock
• Enduro race honed geometry
• Fox Transfer Factory Kashima 6in Dropper Seatpost
• Stage 5 Launch Edition: £5,500.00

Orange Stage 5 geo
Is Shimano SLX the Best Value Performance MTB Groupset?

Is Shimano SLX the Best Value Performance MTB Groupset?


With the release of Shimano SLX M7000, the company’s latest value-focussed performance groupset, mountain bike riders have never had it so good.

As well as getting an updated look, each part of the new groupset has been given an overhaul. Take a closer look in the video above.

Browse the range at Chain Reaction Cycles

Shimano SLX M7000

 

Shimano SLX M7000

 

Shimano SLX M7000

 

Shimano SLX M7000

 

Shimano SLX M7000

 

Shimano SLX M7000
Stans Debuts S1 Affordable Wheel Range – Eurobike 2016

Stans Debuts S1 Affordable Wheel Range – Eurobike 2016

Stans S1 wheels 2016

Stans No Tubes may have forged tubeless tires into a reality for mountain bikers with its breakthrough sealant and tape systems, but wheel goods are now the highlight of its business. Stans’ quiet and persistant march towards perfecting the tubeless mountain bike wheel has gained the brand industry wide respect – and a busload of international victories in every mountain bike discipline. This week, Stans announced the culmination of a project which took over a year to bring to fruition: The S1 series wheels, which are made from 6061-alloy aluminum rims, extruded using the same durable profiles as its Crest and Arch designs. S1 rims are available in inner-widths, from XC/trail 28-millimeters, to Plus-width, 38-millimeters and are laced to Stans’ Neo rapid-engagement hubs. Spokes are still Sapim – just like their high-end wheels use – and all S1 wheelsets will retail for $455 USD. Stans’ press release is repeated below. – RC


Stan’s S1 Wheelsets

NoTubes is proud to introduce a new series of wheels designed to bring their patented tubeless technology to an even wider range of riders. Built for long life, low maintenance, and outstanding value, the new S1 series wheels feature 6061 series alloy rims and are available in six different widths suited to more types of riding. With an emphasis on value and durability, the new S1 alloy wheelsets join a mountain wheel lineup that currently includes Stan’s successful MK3 premium alloy wheels and innovative Valor and Bravo carbon series wheelsets. While MK3 wheelsets are built to balance strength, light weight, and stiffness, S1 wheelsets will focus on maximum strength and durability. The deeper profile and thicker walls of the new S1 rims result in a 50 to 70 gram weight increase over MK3 rims, but offer greater impact strength for an even wider range of use.

Stan s rim profiles
Stan’s low-flange rim profile stabilizes the tire laterally and lowers rolling resistance for all types of tubeless tires.
bigquotes The goal was to take everything we’ve done for tubeless technology, and put it into a truly bombproof and affordable wheel. – Chris Currie, Stans Creative Director
Construction and Features

Designed according to Stan’s WideRight rim and tire fit system, S1 series wheelsets will be available in six different rim models, with internal widths ranging from 23mm to 38mm. Combined with Stan’s low-profile, high-volume Bead Socket Technology rim design, these widths let the new S1 range accommodate tires from 2.0- to 3.5-inches. All S1 wheelsets will be built with 32 spokes, front and rear, Sapim’s proven Race spokes and Secure Lock brass nipples, and Stan’s faster engaging Neo hubs. Hubs will be available to fit most axle systems, including Boost. All models will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch rim sizes, and select models will also be available in 26-inch.

The new S1 series includes reinforced versions of the classic Crest, Arch, and Flow – names already familiar to fans of Stan’s tubeless rims. In addition to the new Crest S1, Arch S1, and Flow S1, three entirely new, wider wheelsets will be available. The Sentry S1, Baron S1, and Major S1 offer Stan’s patented Bead Socket Technology, bringing tubeless performance to the largest mountain and Plus tires.

Stans Neo rapid engagement hubsets 2016
Stans’ Neo rapid-engagement hubsets support almost every axle type and width, as well as Shimano HG and SRAM XD freehub styles.
Crest S1

• Use: Aggressive Cross Country and Trail
• Internal Rim Width: 23mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.0″ to 2.25″
• Hubs: Stan’s Neo 32hole front/rear
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26″ – (1,649g), 27.5″ – (1,731g), and 29″ – (1,813g)
• MSRP: $455 USD

Stans S1 wheelsets - Crest 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Crest 2017
Arch S1

• Use: Trail and Enduro
• Internal Rim Width: 26mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.25″ to 2.5″
• Hubs: Front/rear Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 27.5″ – (1,882g) and 29″ – (1,974g)
• MSRP: $455 USD

Stans S1 wheelsets - Arch 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Arch 2017
Flow S1

• Use: Aggressive Trail, All Mountain, Enduro, and Downhill
• Internal Rim Width: 29mm
• Optimal Tires Size: 2.35″ to 2.8″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 27.5″ – (2,034g), and 29″ – (2,134g)
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Flow 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Flow 2017
Sentry S1 Wheelset

• Use: Plus Tire Performance and Adventure
• Internal Rim Width: 32mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.5″ to 3.0″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26inch – (1,972g), 27.5″ – (2,034g), and 29″ – (2,134g)
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Sentry 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Sentry 2017
Baron S1 Wheelset

• Use: Plus Tire Performance, Adventure, and Trail
• Internal Rim Width: 35mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 2.8″ to 3.2″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26inch – (1,998g), 27.5″ – (2,060g), and 29″ – (2,162g)
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Baron 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Baron 2017
Major S1 Wheelset

• Use: Plus Tire Adventure and Trail
• Internal Rim Width: 38mm
• Optimal Tire Size: 3.0″ to 3.5″
• Hubs: Front/rear – Stan’s Neo 32hole
• Spokes/Nipples: Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
• Wheel Sizes and Weights: 26inch – (2,030g), 27.5″ – (2,094g), and 29″ – (2,198g).
• MSRP: $455 US

Stans S1 wheelsets - Major 2017
Stans S1 wheelsets - Major 2017

Price and Availability

All S1 series wheelsets have an MSRP of $455. Complete wheelsets will be offered by distributors and available via independent bicycle dealers in early spring of 2017. For more information, visit Stans No Tubes.

Introducing of Otso Cycles

Introducing of Otso Cycles

Introducing Otso™ Cycles. A new bicycle company from the engineers and innovators at Wolf Tooth Components™.

Otso™ Cycles – Company Genesis
There are so many bike companies already – why start another one? The short answer is because we wanted bikes that did not exist. Most people would just keep dreaming and hoping somebody would make their ideal bike someday but if you are the slightly crazy mechanical engineers and innovators from Wolf Tooth, you start a new bike company and spend every free minute making those bikes a reality.

It sounded easy when we were first brainstorming over a couple of beers but we quickly learned that it takes a ton of work to do it right. We had to become experts in many topics including carbon molding, stainless steel tube welding, investment casting, and ISO fatigue testing to name a few. Along the way, we developed a new patent-pending adjustable dropout system and carbon frame design.

The results of our efforts are two groundbreaking new bikes: a narrow q-factor fat-capable bike that feels like a nimble trail bike and is equally fun to ride in snow and dirt; and a drop-bar bike that transcends all the usual labels and is a joy to ride everywhere from gravel to CX to your favorite urban singletrack.

Otso is focused on bringing new and innovative ideas to the bike industry and so far we’re pretty damn proud of the results. All of our test riders are amazed by these bikes, and you will be too from the very first ride to the last mile of an epic race. Enjoy the adventure!

www.Otsocyles.com

Otso Voytek

 

Otso Warakin

Now more details on the bikes:

Voytek™ — The ultimate hardtail mountain bike for plus and fat tires
Voytek is a carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike designed around the exclusive Otso Plus-Fat™ concept. It is a 27.5+ or 29+ trail bike that can also accommodate up to 26×4.6” tires. With the narrowest Q-factor of any production fat-capable bike, it feels like a mountain bike, not a fat bike and opens up a whole new dimension in summer or winter riding. Also featuring our patent pending Tuning Chip™ rear dropout system, the chainstay length can be adjusted from a fun and nimble 430 mm to a fast and stable 450 mm. Voytek blurs the line between plus and fat and it will change your perception of what’s possible in this class of bike.

Voytek™ Key Features
? Designed in Minneapolis, Minnesota by a team of engineers with extensive mountain bike and fat bike riding and racing experience. It’s like riding your favorite hardtail trail bike but with the added capability of fat tires.
? Narrow Q-factor crank arms — the narrowest pedal stance of any production fat bike by a wide margin. Uses the 83mm bottom bracket standard (implemented as PF107) to provide an actual Q-factor as narrow as 183 mm. The result is the pedals are spaced only about 10 mm wider than a normal mountain bike whereas other fat bikes are typically 30-50 mm wider. The wide Q-factor of all other fat bikes adversely affects both pedalling efficiency and bike handling. A narrow Q-factor fat tire capable design provides benefits in biomechanics.
? A narrow Q-factor reduces knee and hip strain while allowing proper/normal cycling muscle recruitment. Simply put, this means more efficient pedaling and painless/seamless transitions between fat biking and mountain biking.
? Narrow Q-factor also improve bike handling making the Voytek handle like any other top of the line hardtail. Weight shifting, which is how riders generate much of their steering, causes a torque about the center of the bike based on where the rider’s foot pushes down. With a narrow Q-factor this torque is not only familiar but is also smaller with the foot being closer to the center of the bike. With a wide q-factor, this torque is much larger and creates an unwelcome and abrupt turning transition feel that all wide Q-factor fat bikes have.
? Accomplishing this narrow Q-factor has not been done before on a production bike because it requires a custom offset chainring (not easy to do unless you make your own chainrings), a commitment to 1x drivetrains (Voytek is designed exclusively for 1x drivetrains), and some creative engineering with the chainstay design (we can be very creative).
? Tuning Chip™ system developed by Wolf Tooth Components provides 20 mm of chainstay length adjustment and subtle changes to the bottom bracket drop and head tube angle. Choose a shorter-higher-steeper the 430 mm position, the shortest chainstays available on any production fat bike, for a fun and nimble ride. Or choose a longer-lower-slacker 450 mm position for more stable handling in deep snow and sand. as well as making subtle changes to bottom bracket drop and head tube angle. A middle position chip is also available. Swapping between the positions is very simple and can be done in about 2 minutes.
? Tuning Chip™ system is the lightest, most compact and best looking adjustable dropout on the market. This patent-pending design uses two interchangeable chips to select one of three possible axle locations. There is no possibility of axle misalignment and it is very secure for a creak-free ride.
? Plus-Fat™ design delivers great handling as a 27.5 plus or 29 plus trail bike in the dirt and as a fat bike in the snow and sand (or dirt). Our bike’s geometry is simply more fun to ride than other fat bikes.
? Modern geometry — longer top tube, short chainstays and slightly slacker head tube angle. Simply put, shorter rear center and longer front center for more speed and more fun.
? Proportional sizing — all important dimensions are changed for each frame size. We put the extra time and money to do it right. It is becoming commonplace to take shortcuts and share carbon lugs between sizes (e.g. L and XL having the same head tube length) leaving the smallest and tallest riders with a poor fitting bike.
? Accommodates internally routed dropper post.
? Possible wheel/tire sizes include: 26×4.0” up to 26×4.6”, 27.5×2.6 up to 27.5×4.0, 29×2.2 up to 29×3.0. Notes on tire clearance:
? 26×4.0” tires will fit on any rim up to 100 mm width but 26×4.6” tires fit only on narrower rims such as our Lithic Rhyolite with 64 mm internal width. May fit wider rims, but user is responsible for verifying adequate clearance on all non-factory builds (too many factors with tire manufacturing, wheel trueness and dish, rims, and tire pressure).
? 177x12mm rear hub spacing, 150x15mm front rigid fork or Bluto hub spacing, and 110×15 with a Plus specific fork.
? EPS molded carbon fiber provides smooth interior walls and optimized carbon compaction.
? 100% carbon fiber frame. No aluminum inserts or structural fiberglass. Light weight, high strength, Otso™ quality.
? Single speed capable with optional dropouts.
? Available for pre-sale now at otsocycles.com. Medium and large bikes ship starting mid-September. Small and XL frames ship in October.
? Color options: matte black/gray/white and gloss metallic-platinum/blue/white.
? Build options:
? Frankset (crankset included with frameset since 83mm BB cranksets are not yet widely available) – $2299 – includes frame, custom carbon fork, Race Face Cinch Aeffect crankset, Wolf Tooth CAMO™ chainring, headset, and seatpost collar. An upgrade to Next SL crankset is available.
? Fat bike complete – $3899 – Shimano XT build, DT Swiss 350 hubs, and our Lithic Rhyolite rims that we developed for the perfect combination of width, weight, and durability.
? Plus bike complete (27.5+ or 29+) – $4199 with RockShox Reba fork or $4599 with Fox F34 Factory fork – Shimano XT build, DT Swiss 350 hubs, and Race Face Aeffect 40mm internal width rims.
? All bikes can be customized with upgrades and add-ons from companies including Industry Nine, Thomson, Wolf Tooth, Enve, SRAM, Whisky, Schwalbe, and Shimano.
? Complete build spec, frame geometry, and other details are available at otsocycles.com.

Otso Voytek

 

Otso Voytek

 

Otso Voytek

 

Otso Voytek

 

Otso Voytek

 

The Tuning Chip exploded view

Warakin™ — A versatile drop-bar bike for any road and any weather
Even mountain bikers need to get from A to B or keep the legs fresh when the weather closes trails. Our Warakin™ bike can take on many different forms to suite your off trail needs. It can be a fierce CX competitor or a relaxed gravel adventure bike and everything in between. A beautiful and durable stainless steel frame combined with our patent-pending Tuning Chip™ system makes for the ultimate all road bike. Legendary stainless steel ride quality with modern features like carbon fiber fork, disc brakes and through axles combine for the perfect ride on any surface.

Warakin™ Key Features
? Patent pending Tuning Chip™ system developed by Wolf Tooth Components provides 20 mm of chainstay length adjustment and subtle changes to the bottom bracket drop and head tube angle. Choose a shorter-higher-steeper 420mm position for a fun and nimble cyclocross feel or a longer-lower-slacker 440mm position for fast and stable touring or gravel grinding handling. A middle position chip is also available. Swapping between the two positions is very simple and can be done in about 2 minutes.
? Through-axle 15×100 fork and 12×142 rear.
? Frame and fork accommodate up to 700×42 tires.
? TIG welded custom butted austenitic stainless steel tubing provides the supple yet lively ride quality of a chrome-moly frame with the beauty and corrosion resistance of titanium. This beautiful frame will last a lifetime, even in harsh environments.
? Brushed finish with bead-blasted logos create a classic look that will keep this frame looking great after a lifetime of miles..
? Carbon fiber fork with tapered steerer (1 ?” – 1 ½” ) for great ride quality and low weight.
? Numerous braze-ons to accommodate 3 water bottles, fenders, racks, frame bags, etc.
? Six sizes available to provide the right fit for any rider (49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60).
? Full length cable housing for flawless shifting in even the worst conditions.
? Disc brakes with 160 mm rotors front and rear. All stock builds use post post mount brakes but fork and frame are flat mount capable.
? Single speed capable with optional dropouts.
? Available for pre-sale now at otsocycles.com. Bikes and framesets shipping in late December or January.
? Build options:
? Frameset – $1799 – includes carbon fork, headset, and seatpost collar.
? Complete 105 build bike – $3199 – with Shimano mechanical disc brakes, Lithic hubs, and FSA cockpit.
? Complete Ultegra build bike – $4399 – with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss hubs and Thomson cockpit.
? All bikes can be customized with upgrades and add-ons from companies including Industry Nine, Wolf Tooth, Enve, and Schwalbe.
? Complete build spec, frame geometry, and other details are available at otsocycles.com.

Otso Warakin

 

Otso Warakin

 

Otso Warakin

 


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