Polygon Enter the eMTB Market With The Entiat

Polygon Enter the eMTB Market With The Entiat


PRESS RELEASE: Polygon Bikes

For over 25 years, Polygon Bikes has been driven by a vision and fueled by dedication to create bikes that spark the imagination of riders around the world. Polygon Bikes strives to offer high-quality bicycles with leading-edge technology that bring a unique experience to all who ride them.

Entiat-E is the 1st Polygon’s pedelec (pedal electric bicycle) trail mountain bike supported with an electric pedal-assist system component starting to operate through rider’s pedaling power. With the help of the attached system, riders don’t need to pedal as hard as riding a conventional bike but still possibly doing trail adventures and enjoying the same fun rides quicker and further.

Entiat-E is the perfect choice for riders looking for a more confidence-inspiring e-bike. Built around a lightweight aluminum frame adopting new boost standards with 120mm suspension fork travel, this bike is equipped with Shimano STEP E8020 drive unit offering powerful, quiet assist system and easy to read computer display controlling the internal battery, assist mode, current speed and ranges indicators. Entiat- E’s frame geometry has been adjusted to be suitable to a more aggressive riding style; top tubes have become longer and seat tubes have become shorter supporting riders in a more neutral position and allow them to attack even on the steepest trails. This black on black pedelec is provided with 27.5+ tire for greater improved traction and ready to be converted into tubeless, enhancing grip and comfort when running low pressures on rougher trails.

Entiat-E is capable to hit almost any terrain. Fully customisable power-assist settings for quicker and further adventures even to places riders couldn’t previously reach! Polygon’s first pedelec trail bike is available for USD 3599. Check the full information about Entiat-E at Polygon Bikes online

About Polygon :
For over 25 years, Polygon Bikes have been designing, building and engineering world class bicycles in partnership with engineers, industrial designers, creative thinkers and professional riders based in North America, Europe, and Asia. We are passionate about innovation and work hard each season to produce fresh and authentic designs with global relevance. We are one of the few global bike brands that own our manufacturing facilities allowing us to control all aspects of the manufacturing process from the craftsmanship of hand welding our frames right through to our industry-leading assembly and painting facilities. Those facilities also allow us to leverage significant cost efficiencies that most brands are not able to achieve. This results in our ability to offer an extensive range of high-quality bicycles you can depend on at some of the most competitive pricing available in the market. Polygon offers an extensive range of high-quality bikes with leading-edge technology to help you take your riding to the next level.


MENTIONS: @Polygonbikes

Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail

Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cosmic Black
Cosmic Black

PRESS RELEASE: Cotic Bikes

This week we launch the brand new SolarisMAX. This is our big wheel hardtail, using our premium Reynolds 853 based tubeset and compatible with 29er or 27.5 Plus wheels. For 2018 it features our Longshot geometry, and new colour schemes.

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Dark Metal
Dark Metal – Perfectly Matches the awesome Cane Creek HELM29 fork

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cotic Green Gloss
Classic Cotic Green Gloss with Orange Details

As with the rest of the range, the new SolarisMAX has adopted Longshot geometry. It followed on from the work on the recent Gen5 BFe and Soul bikes, as well as the 2018 FlareMAX and Rocket drop full suspension bikes. Here’s a bit more about the development ideas behind this new bike.

The SolarisMAX has been in the range for 6 years now. We weren’t quick to jump on the 29er bandwagon; I wanted to wait until forks and tyres began to sort themselves out so I could do a proper job of the frame. The bike has always been compatible with to up 120mm forks, but one of the questions we are most often asked over the last couple of years is about fitting longer forks to the SolarisMAX, or asking for a longer travel 29er hardtail. There is clearly a demand for slightly more fork capability, so I tweaked the structure of the new bike so it is now designed to run 120mm-140mm forks. With 140mm forks fitted this bike is so capable I just don’t see a separate long travel 29er hardtail being justified, so hopefully, this will be good news to those of you looking for a full speed hardtail trail slayer!

On the flipside of that, the SolarisMAX has always had that other, more long distance side to its personality too, and we haven’t sacrificed this at all in the search for more speed. With 120mm forks it’s lovely and incisive through the singletrack, and with its big wheel, big tyre capability it’s still a real smoothie for big miles. For this generation we have added an extra set of bottle bosses to the down tube, so you can either carry two bottles, or the lower sets is right down by the cranks so you can run one bottle and a frame bag. The Longshot geometry is just a suited to long rides in the hills as it is to picking apart a technical descent. The space in the cockpit keeps you nice and comfy, and the slacker head angle to go with the short stem means it’s nicely stable for long-haul trucking.

With all this in mind, last summer I ordered myself a Longshot FlareMAX shaped hardtail. Roughly speaking it was same as the 2017 SolarisMAX from BB rearwards – same BB height, same chainstay length, same big clearance stays and Boost148 spacing – but with a new FlareMAX shape for the front triangle. Another change was the seat angle. Compared to the previous versions it’s now a little steeper to position your weight more central in the bike to go with the Longshot geometry. It’s not crazy steep – 74 deg with the rider on board on the 120mm fork. We have tried super steep seat angles and we just don’t get on with it. It’s a preference thing, and most of us run our saddle in the middle or towards of the rear of the rails on the new bikes anyway, so if you do want to be a little further forward I definitely see that as an option within the adjustment you have on the saddle rails.

I think the bike is an absolute blast to ride! Plenty of space to move, lively and fun, but so confidence inspiring at speed. The sharp steering you get from the short stem balances the slacker head angle, so it’s still completely ridiculous what you can get away with on this bike with big 29er or 27.5 Plus tyres installed. With a couple of small tweaks, what I was riding then is what you see now in production.

Here are some more detail images:

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cosmic Black

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Dark Metal

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cotic Green Gloss

As usual, we have brought in a handful of frames for sale right now, but most have been picked up by our subscribers who get first pick at new products. Once they go, we have orders open for delivery in mid-June when the next shipment arrives. You can read all about the new bike, the geometry, specifications and get into all the details on the product page.

Frames are £599 in the UK, approximately US$790 or approximately EUR715 and available now. All prices include shipping. We ship anywhere in the world from England.

Bikes start from £1799 in UK. Worldwide pricing can vary depending on how we ship the bike. Contact us for details.

Order your new SolarisMAX today: Click here

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cosmic Black

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Dark Metal

 

Cotic SolarisMAX 2018 - Cotic Green Gloss

I would love to know what you think about the new bike. I’ll be around in the comments for the next few days to answer any questions you might have.

Cheers,

Cy Turner
Founder and Director, Cotic Bikes
A Truly Independent Bike Company since 2003


MENTIONS: @cotic-bikes

New Renthal Fatbar and Fatbar Lite

New Renthal Fatbar and Fatbar Lite

PRESS RELEASE: Renthal

We are pleased to announce the following three new product groups;
– Updated Fatbar, in AluGold or Black Hard Anodised Finish
– Updated Fatbar Lite, in AluGold or Black Hard Anodised Finish
– Fatbar 35 and Fatbar Lite 35 in Black Hard Anodised Finish


Fatbar
This updated version of the Fatbar has undergone a full structural re-design. In keeping with the demand for wider, gravity oriented handlebars, we have increased the width to 800mm. Our proven high grade 7050 T6 aluminium, variable gauge, taper wall tubing is the key ingredient of the Fatbar. With careful and efficient use of material, we have massively reduced the weight to a trail-worthy 315g. At the same time, performance levels retain the same legendary DH strength and durability and match the flex characteristics of the original Fatbar.

The new Fatbar is available in our market-leading choice of rise options; 10, 20 30 and 40mm. And we have now added a colour option; either the iconic Renthal AluGold hard anodised or the all-new black hard anodised finish.

Renthal Fatbar®
• Material: 7050 T6 Aluminium
• Weight: 315g
• Width: 800mm
• Colours: AluGold or Black
• Rises: 10, 20, 30, 40mm
• MSRP: $84.95 / £69.95

Fatbar Lite
The ever-popular Fatbar Lite has been given some structural tweaks to bring it bang up to date, with the increased width at 760mm. With efficient use of high grade 7050 T6, variable gauge, taper wall tubing aluminium, we have kept the same market-leading weight of 270g. The new Fatbar Lite achieves all of this whilst retaining the same high level of strength and durability and matching the flex characteristics of the original Fatbar Lite.

The new Fatbar Lite is available in our market-leading choice rise options; 10, 20 30 and 40mm. And we have now added a colour option; either the iconic Renthal AluGold hard anodised or the all-new black hard anodised finish.

Renthal Fatbar® Lite
• Material: 7050 T6 Aluminium
• Weight: 270g
• Width: 760mm
• Colours: AluGold or Black
• Rises: 10, 20, 30, 40mm
• MSRP: $84.95 / £69.95

Fatbar 35 and Fatbar Lite 35
Black Hard Anodised Option

To co-ordinate with the launch of the version 2 Fatbar and Fatbar Lite, we have now added a black hard anodised option to the Fatbar 35 and Fatbar Lite 35 range.

In addition to our iconic AluGold hard anodised finish, this new colour option offers the same super durable finish.

Check out all the new products over on our website.

Rockshox Releases Updated Budget-Friendly Forks

Rockshox Releases Updated Budget-Friendly Forks

PRESS RELEASE: SRAM / RockShox

There is a difference between “I could” and “I did.” At RockShox we are doers. Over 25 years ago, we forever changed mountain biking by introducing suspension. And since then, we kept doing, innovating and bringing the most exciting suspension products to mountain bikers of all disciplines. Because only ACTION moves us forward.

Action is Everything is more than our tagline, too—we keep pushing the envelope of innovation, up and down our product lineup, so that every RockShox product can keep up with the evolution of the sport. From 30 to Sektor, Pike DJ to Bluto, new technology, new chassis designs and fresh new looks are guaranteed to inspire mountain bikers to action.

ACTION IS EVERYTHING.

Rockshox Sektor RL

With aluminum uppers, outstanding stiffness-to-weight and DebonAir™, new Sektor offers more than ever before. Tire clearance and axle to crown measurements match Pike and Revelation. The chassis takes styling cues from BoXXer for integration with oversize frames. And new controls and graphics cement Sektor’s place among the RockShox greats and on today’s bikes.

Rockshox Sektor RL

FEATURES / BENEFITS
New DebonAir™ air spring is highly responsive and helps maintain traction in a wide range of conditions
Motion Control™ RL damper provides low speed compression adjustment to lockout
New BOOST™-specific chassis, light yet stiff
32mm aluminum Fast Black upper tubes
Can accept Bottomless Tokens for air spring tuning
OneLoc™ remote compatibility

MSRP: $429-499 | €479-549* | £429-499* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: MARCH 2018

Rockshox Reba RL

Reba has always signified RockShox quality and performance. Even more so now, with chassis options that allow Reba to be a frontrunner in any role, from XC to trail riding. With technologies developed on SID, Reba and Revelation, Reba is the one-stop solution to everyone looking for the unmistakable RockShox performance in a proven package.

Rockshox Reba RL

FEATURES / BENEFITS
Motion Control™ damping featuring low speed compression adjustment to lockout
OneLoc™ remote compatibility
Updated graphic package to complement the RockShox lineup

MSRP: $499-569 | €549-629* | £499-569* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: APRIL 2018

Rockshox Recon RL

The RockShox Recon sets a new benchmark for value-based performance. Recon represents a perfect partnership between 32mm Revelation’s crowns and lower legs, and bombproof RockShox new steel Fast Black upper tubes. Adopting this proven chassis allows for shorter upper tubes, which means Recon just went on a serious weight-loss program. With the addition of its now-standard Motion Control™ damper, the re-invented Recon is the new silver standard for fun.

Rockshox Recon RL

FEATURES / BENEFITS
Motion Control™ damping featuring low speed compression adjustment to lockout
New Fast Black finish for steel upper tubes
New compression knob and air cap
New cable-remote spool compatible with OneLoc™ remote
Updated graphic package to complement the entire RockShox lineup

MSRP: $249-319 | €279-349* | £249-319* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: MARCH 2018

Rockshox Judy Gold

Who says entry-level bikes can’t get all the latest features and performance? Judy is built around a brand new chassis, designed with the same philosophy of the award winning Pike for the demands of modern mountain biking: stiff, yet very light. BOOST™ means also room for Plus tires, up to 2.8″ in both the 27.5″ and 29″ models, while Torque Caps compatibility adds additional stiffness and control to the fork/wheel ensemble. Judy Gold also sports a Motion Control™ RL damper, compatible with OneLoc™ remote and Fast Black upper tubes for an unmistakable RockShox look and performance.

Rockshox Judy Gold

FEATURES / BENEFITS
Motion Control™ damping featuring low speed compression adjustment to lockout
Fast Black aluminum upper tubes
OneLoc™ remote compatibility
BOOST™-specific chassis, light yet stiff
New compression knob and air top cap
Updated graphic package to complement the entire RockShox lineup

MSRP: $379-449 | €419-499* | £379-449* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: MARCH 2018

Rockshox Judy Silver

Who says entry-level bikes can’t get all the latest features and performance? Judy is built around a bold chassis designed with the same philosophy of the award-winning Pike for the demands of modern mountain biking: stiff, yet very light. BOOST™ allows extra room for Plus tires, up to 2.8″ in both the 27.5″ and 29″ models, while Torque Cap compatibility adds additional stiffness and control to the fork/wheel combo. Judy Silver features a new Fast Black finish for steel upper tubes and RockShox’s proven TK damper.

Rockshox Judy Silver

FEATURES / BENEFITS
TurnKey™ lockout compatible with PopLoc™ remote
BOOST™-specific chassis, light yet stiff
New Fast Black steel upper tubes
New compression knob and air cap
Updated graphic package to complement the entire RockShox lineup

MSRP: $299-329 | €329-369* | £299-329* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: MARCH 2018

Rockshox 30 Gold

Light (actually, very light)? Check. Easy to set up? Check. RockShox ride quality? Check. Too good to be true? Not if you are referring to the RockShox 30 Gold, featuring Motion Control™ damping.

Rockshox 30 Gold

FEATURES / BENEFITS
Motion Control™ damping featuring low speed compression adjustment to lockout
Fast Black aluminum upper tubes
New compression knob and air cap
New cable-remote spool compatible with OneLoc™ remote
Updated graphic package to complement the entire RockShox lineup

MSRP: $349-439 | €389-489* | £349-439* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: MARCH 2018

Rockshox 30 Silver

A day of slicing through sweet ribbons of singletrack on a bike sporting our 30 Silver will leave you smiling – all the way to the bank. Lightweight and packed full of legendary RockShox technology, the 30 Silver is sure to strengthen the level of your riding without breaking your wallet in the process.

Rockshox 30 Silver

FEATURES / BENEFITS
TurnKey™ lockout compatible with PopLoc™ remote
External rebound adjustment
Updated compression knob and air top cap
Updated graphic package to complement the entire RockShox lineup

MSRP: $169-209 | €189-229* | £169-209* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: MARCH 2018

Rockshox PIKE DJ

Just like a DJ spins sweet tunes, Pike DJ spins… off jumps and drops. Jumps are getting bigger, tricks are becoming crazier, and the slope style and dirt-jumping crowd needs a fork that facilitates the progression. Enter Pike DJ: little brother to the award winning Pike; a stout 35mm chassis, light enough to boost higher and stiff enough to shred berms. The custom tuned Charger™ damper and specific Solo Air™ system provides for heaps of bottom-out progression to help butter the landing. Everything you love in Pike, but cleared for the biggest take offs.

Rockshox Pike DJ

FEATURES / BENEFITS
Charger™ Damper with specific Dirt Jumping/Slopestyle tune (extra-firm compression)
Specific Solo Air™ top cap for extra bottom out progression (tunable with Bottomless Tokens)
Updated graphic package to complement the RockShox lineup

MSRP: $849 | €939* | £839* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: APRIL 2018

Rockshox Bluto RCT3

You’ve probably observed more and more riders are on bikes that look “different” on your trails. Bikes that have wheels and tires of gigantic proportion – and we’re not talking about 29ers here. The thing is, even though fat bikes were created to float on top of snow, they’re just too damn fun not to ride on dirt. So how do you amplify your fat bike adventures even further? With a supercharged, ultra-efficient, first-of-its-kind fat suspension fork called Bluto. We started with the features you’ve come to love from RockShox: Fast Black aluminum upper tubes, stout 15mm Maxle™, remote or crown adjustable damping, tapered steer tube, and the infinitely tunable Solo Air™ spring. Then, the chassis got the fat treatment by re-engineering it to meet the unique needs of fat tires and wheels. Everything from crown, to arch, to axle has been optimized to tackle the increased torsional loads of its wide stance. With more traction and control than ever before, you’ll never be happier you went fat.

Rockshox Bluto RCT3
FEATURES / BENEFITS
Motion Control™ damping featuring 3-position compression adjustment (open/pedal/lock)
Updated graphic package to complement the RockShox lineup

MSRP: $689 | €769* | £689* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: APRIL 2018

Rockshox Bluto RL

You’ve probably observed more and more riders are on bikes that look “different” on your trails. Bikes that have wheels and tires of gigantic proportion – and we’re not talking about 29ers here. The thing is, even though fat bikes were created to float on top of snow, they’re just too damn fun not to ride on dirt. So how do you amplify your fat bike adventures even further? With a supercharged, ultra-efficient, first-of-its-kind fat suspension fork called Bluto. We started with the features you’ve come to love from RockShox: Fast Black aluminum upper tubes, stout 15mm Maxle™, remote or crown adjustable damping, tapered steer tube, and the infinitely tunable Solo Air™ spring. Then, the chassis got the fat treatment by re-engineering it to meet the unique needs of fat tires and wheels. Everything from crown, to arch, to axle has been optimized to tackle the increased torsional loads of its wide stance. With more traction and control than ever before, you’ll never be happier you went fat.

Rockshox Bluto RL

FEATURES / BENEFITS
Motion Control™ damping featuring low speed compression adjustment to lockout
OneLoc™ remote compatibility
Updated graphic package to complement the RockShox lineup

MSRP: $719 | €799* | £719* (*Includes VAT)
RETAIL: APRIL 2018


MENTIONS: @SramMedia

Limited Numbers of Intense’s M29 FRO Now Available

Limited Numbers of Intense’s M29 FRO Now Available

Intense M29 FRO
PRESS RELEASE: Intense Cycles

bigquotes Racing, we believe, is our true north. It’s where our company was born and our brand was built. By using the world’s best riders under the fiercest conditions, we are able to develop world-class products.Jeff Steber, CEO/Creative Director

Last year at Fort William, we unveiled and raced our P3 (Prototype #3) M29. After many months of testing, adjusting, and planning this would be the first real-world test on the main stage. Jack Moir piloted the P3 M29 to a 2nd place finish, his best finish in a World Cup.

Intense M29 FRO
This year we will launch the M29 to market. We will release a very limited batch of FRO (For Racing Only) models in early Summer. This limited batch of 15 M29 FROs will be exact replicas of the Intense Factory Racing team bikes. Each bike will be hand-assembled at our Headquarters in Temecula, CA by Factory Racing Tech Chappy Fiene.

Intense M29 FRO
Intense M29 FRO
Intense M29 FRO
Intense M29 FRO
Full spec and pricing will be available April 17th.

For more information on the M29 please visit: http://intenseforlife.com/m29


MENTIONS: @intensecyclesusa

Race Face Releases Cinch Power Meter

Race Face Releases Cinch Power Meter

Canada Cup XC Champ Evan Guthrie isn’t your typical spandex and salads weight weenie cross country racer. He races in baggies, can send it harder than most, has finished on the podium at BC Enduro Series events and hit top step on the Downtime at Singletrack6. Offered a spot on the Canadian National Team to race XC World Championships this year, he turned that down to go race the EWS Finale instead. With limited time on his “big” bike he went top 10 in a stage against the best dedicated EWS pros in the world in Italy. Nobody talked about it, but it was definitely more fun than doing six laps of a fifteen minute Worlds course down under.

Regardless of if you’re doing specific intervals or pacing yourself over an epic ride or enduro day, having accurate and instant power data is useful and valuable information. Evan eagerly signed on as one of the Cinch Power Meter testers and has been counting watts all year from the Sea Otter Short Track to the Italian singletrack. His data files helped Race Face refine our algorithms to speed up and improve accuracy and well as optimize the data for mountain bike applications. Big impacts and sudden changes in traction aren’t common in road and a road power meter plugged into a mountain bike often contains power spikes and other inaccurate data. The Race Face Cinch Power Meter is made for mountain biking, of all types, just like Evan. Spandex and salad not required.

“cross training”
Guthrie’s RF Next equipped Pivot LES rocking a Team Edition FOX 32 is his go-to choice for training rips.
not so secret training.
The Cinch Power Meter helps athletes track the ride: efforts on the climbs and recovery on the send.
The Cinch system allows for a power meter crankset to be swapped between bike builds with an 8mm Allen key and adjustment of the preload collar. But if Evan is changing riding styles, the power meter spindle can be easily swapped from his Next SL crank arms into Next R crank arms and back with a crank puller tool that is included in the box with the Cinch Power Meter

Enduro may be getting more technical, but the climbs can still make or break a race run.
Guthrie’s Pivot Firebird is loaded with Next R carbon wheels, cranks, and cockpit, steering a FOX 36.
Pedal churning with the Cinch Power Meter puts the information at your fingertips on Bluetooth and ANT head unit.
The Race Face Cinch Power Meter is shipping now to dealers near you!
The Cinch Power Meter gives you the tool to train for the Enduro and XC glory you truly deserve. Protected in your BB Shell, the Cinch Power Meter not only gives you the advantage you need to gauge your training and push your boundaries, but it does it with the compatibility and performance you have come to expect from Cinch. Thanks to the adaptable spindle, you can pick your poison from NEXT SL G4 to our Turbine R cranks, and with our Cinch App and both ANT+™ and Bluetooth®, you can hook it up to your favorite head unit and be on your way to the wattage cottage in no time.

• Power Accuracy +/- 2%.
• Cadence & pedal efficiency data.
• Dual Bluetooth low energy technology / ANT+ for head unit compatibility.
• Battery life over 400h & USB rechargeable.
• Utilizing CINCH for 1x or 2x configurations.
• Cinch Power Meter App for iPhone or Android.
• 134mm Spindle swaps onto 30mm Race Face Cinch capable Next SL G4, Next G3, Next R, Turbine.

Cinch Power Meter Spindle MSRP: $599.99 USD
Next SL G4 Crankarms MSRP: $479.99 USD
Next R Crankarms MSRP: $479.99 USD

Riding: Evan Guthrie
Photos: Niall Pinder
Videography: Connor Macleod for Race Face