Kali Releases All New Full Face Helmet – Shiva 2.0

Kali Releases All New Full Face Helmet – Shiva 2.0

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If you’re going to crash, you want to do it in a Kali. If DH, Enduro or Moto dirt is in your future, the completely reimagined Shiva 2.0 full face helmet will be perfect for all of your shredding and yard sale commitments.

Kali Protectives is proud to release the Shiva 2.0 and Shiva 2.0 Carbon. Designed for riders who demand exceptional performance and uncompromising comfort, the Shiva 2.0 incorporates Kali’s industry leading impact technologies: LDL and Nano Fusion, into a hand lay-up, 1050g* DOT certified helmet.

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LDL – LOW DENSITY LAYER
Kali’s multi-G impact technology is called LDL. This proprietary impact management system is a low-density layer of viscoelastic cushions placed throughout the interior of the helmet. With the perfect durometer, LDL provides a soft yet resilient layer of protection next to your head as well as a great fit. LDL reduces rotational and oblique impact forces by more than 25%. LDL also significantly reduces low-G and high-G linear impacts.
The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0
Here’s Nicoli’s 30ft crash back in 2015 at Red Bull Rampage. Luckily, he was wearing a prototype Shiva 2.0 Carbon fitted with our LDL system. That infamous crash was precisely recreated in a concussion research lab to measure the impact forces he experienced.

The gray area on the chart below shows twice as many potential G forces that Rogatkin would have been subject to without LDL in his helmet. A 50% reduction in impact forces is a significant advantage when you’re launching yourself, and LDL leads the way by combining both rotational and direct impact force dissipation technologies.

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NANO FUSION
Kali’s Composite Fusion 3 in-molding technology allowed us to make the first Shiva an incredible 30% smaller and lighter than the average DOT MX helmet without any loss in protection. With Nano Fusion, we fuse acrylic self-healing foam and carbon nanotubes, a material called Casidion, into the EPS foam liner and helmet shell in critical contact areas to reduce impact forces while saving weight. Molded into opposing geometric cones in the Shiva 2.0, Nano Fusion dissipates energy more efficiently and in a smaller volume than any other impact technology. In a crash, impact energy is instantly equalized throughout the Nano Fusion material.

CASIDION
? Improved protection by reducing thickness – Helmets using Casidion are lighter with impact reducing properties during normal use, at speed, and in falls.
? Multi-impact – The viscoelastic properties of Casidion guarantee optimum helmet performance even in prolonged rolling with up to 7 impacts per second.
? Energy dispersion – The Casidion energy driver system provides 40% impact reduction. Impact energy is absorbed and diverted away from the head.
? Temperature resistant – Casidion guarantees maximum protection even in extreme temperatures ranging from -70°C to + 70°C.
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SHELL DESIGN
Can safe be stylish? We think so. A sphere is the absolute safest shape you can make a helmet. As soon as you add edges to the helmet shell design, catch points develop and the risk of rotational impact increases. The Shiva 2.0 has a round profile for a reason – it is simply a safer design. We use proven I-beam construction for the chin bar to create a higher section modulus in this critical area. Compared to traditional arc-shaped full face chin bars, an I-beam design is lighter and stronger.
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Every aspect of the new Shiva 2.0 has been meticulously engineered for maximum safety and performance. Our Composite Fusion in-molding technology fuses the shell and foam liner providing better impact energy management and increased dynamic range. Our helmets are smaller, lighter and stronger. You can read more about our helmet shells here.
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At Kali, the future of helmet development is always beyond the benchmarks we have already set. With over a decade of producing the world’s most advanced helmets, Kali adds yet another engineering milestone with the release of the Shiva 2.0 and Shiva 2.0 Carbon. Available at your LBS.

FEATURES

? Two shell sizes – Kali developed new molds to better accommodate a complete size range.
? New Pad System – Thicker pads made of new anti-microbial moisture wicking materials means the Shiva 2.0 is cooler, dryer, and more comfortable. Pads and liner are machine washable for easy cleaning.
? Pop-Lock Visor – A breakaway visor system that separates on impact eliminating visor catch points and reducing rotational impact forces.
? Accessory Mounts – The Shiva 2.0 mounts allows riders to quickly and safely attach lights or POV cameras.

SPECS AND PRICING

Shiva 2.0 Carbon
? Weight – 1050g / 37 oz (size medium)
? Color – Gloss Carbon
? Certifications – DOT, ASTM F1952, ASTM 2032, ASTM F2040, CPSC, EN 1078
? Sizes – XS, S, M, L, XL
? MSRP – $550 USD
Shiva 2.0
? Weight – 1190g / 42 oz (size medium)
? Color – Matte Black/Lime, Black/Red/White
? Certifications – DOT, ASTM F1952, ASTM 2032, ASTM F2040, CPSC, EN 1078
? Sizes – XS, S, M, L, XL
? MSRP – $350 USD
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*Shiva 2.0 Carbon, size medium
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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:

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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

MENTIONS: @shimano

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

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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.