Commencal says that they have been working on this one for well over a year, and it’s hard to believe that photos aren’t plastered on the interweb, considering that the prototype, with its HPP high-pivot swingarm and anti-chain-growth roller guide has been on the trails since the Meta AM V4.2 and Supreme DH V4.2 were released. Commencal’s HPP rear suspension has already proven itself on the World Cup DH circuit, and now, the bomb-hole eating high-pivot configuration has been adapted to create a 180-millimeter-travel chassis that is much more gravity capable than the Andorran brand’s Meta V4 range. Commencal posts the $3,699 USD Supreme SX as an enduro machine in their “official” white paper, but then goes on a rant about how it was actually made to go as big as possible at the bike park, or sail down your local zone’s most extreme lines. Oh, and apparently, it’s a decent climber too. Check out the official press release below. – RC
The first prototypes with a high pivot point (HPP) were developed on an enduro platform with 160mm of travel. There are numerous advantages to such a system such as optimized wheel path, reduced kickback, and anti-squat for better pedaling.
Let’s start with wheel path. When the bike is not moving it’s difficult to differentiate how the HPP will affect the suspension but in action, it’s a different story. The rear wheel moves backward and what better tool is there to absorb hits?
This rearward axle path extends the chainstay length, bringing more stability and grip. It’s simple and effective. To counter the influence of the chain, there is an idler positioned near the main pivot, which eliminates harmful kickback. The suspension is then not affected by the chain at all.
We’re always fired up to see kids bikes that we wish we had when we were kids. It’s no secret that if we’d had bikes like this we’d have won several World Cups already. Guaranteed. Read on to see what Propain had to say about their new 24″-26″ convertible kids bike.
The Propain Yuma is a full-featured mountain bike for everything from enduro to downhill, and optimized for small, light riders.
For the 2018 model, we worked with the Propain Gravity Kids team to completely overhaul the frame and launch it with a new suspension concept. The option to install both 24″ and 26″ wheels has been retained, giving kids many years of fun with the bike.
Until now, the Yuma was a smaller version of its big brother, Tyee, but now it is a completely distinct bike. A single pivot rear triangle, in combination with the latest generation of shocks by Rock Shox with Trunnion Mount (side mounting point), provides a sensitive, high-progression response.
The new frame concept is especially suited for children’s bikes, as the comparatively simple construction and fewer frame bearings leads to a significantly lighter frame weight. The total weight of the Yuma is just 12.3 kg (27.1 lb).
The frame geometry has also been completely reworked. Due to a lower frame height compared to its predecessor, the jump from the 20″ Frechdax to the new Yuma is no longer as significant, and kids find the transition a lot easier. The Yuma is recommended for heights of approximately 1.30 m and upwards. Test rider and Propain Gravity Kids team member Johann Schumacher (aged 9, 1.29 m) felt immediately comfortable and was able to handle the bike right from the start.
We don’t make any compromises on specs, and offer even young riders a complete package. The chassis has 140 mm front and rear suspension travel, using the Manitou Minute suspension fork and the Rock Shox Deluxe RT shock.
The Yuma is equipped with the Sram GX groupset with 1×11 gears. This wide bandwidth means that even longer rides are no problem. The bike uses the reliable Formula Cura 2 piston brake. For components such as handlebars, stem, saddle, and wheels, we rely on our own brand, FirstRide, which specializes in lightweight and functional parts for children’s bikes.
The Yuma costs EUR 1,799 in the configuration above and can be ordered now from the Propain online shop
. The price of the 26″ kit, available separately, is EUR 249 (wheelset incl. dropouts).
Thank you to all that purchased a pair of the Steve Smith legacy socks during our last round of sales. The outpour of love for Stevie was apparent, which lead to us being sold out of product in only two days. We have received an abundance of emails requesting we bring in more inventory, so today we’re happy to announce the pre-order of the all new Steve Smith Chainsaw Sock.
For this round, we’ve opted to run a pre-order so everyone has a chance to get a pair, however, the pre-sale will only be available for the next week to allow for delivery as quick as possible.
We’re also opening the pre-order to bulk orders for events and retail so we’re able to further the donation potential and reach. All inquiries please email [email protected]
Important Note: We are a Canadian Company, so please bare with us on international shipments. To keep shipping rates low, we ship all packages via Canada Post Small Packet Air, which does not include tracking outside of Canada. Since we donate all the profits from each sale, we’re also donating our time by fulfilling hundreds of orders—we have absolutely no issues doing this whatsoever, it just takes time, so we appreciate your patience.
Pre-order your socks below:
Manitou Mattoc – We Are Family
We’ve taken DNA from our reliable, ultra-tuneable, award winning all-mountain/enduro fork, and cross-bred it for different riding styles and performance levels. The result is a big Mattoc family.
Travel now ranges from 80mm to 160mm, allowing you to pick the Mattoc that fits your riding style best.
From 27.5” to boost 29”, from mud guard to onboard Infinite Rate Tune (IRT), from low friction seals to optional stealth graphic decals, we do it all!
Manitou Machete – Trail surfing with no compromises
Machete cuts an ideal balance of lightweight performance and simple reliability for trail and XC riders.
Benefiting from durable, simple adjustments, superior material choices, and a stiff and lightweight reverse arch design, the new Machete brings joy to your weekend rides.
Check out more details at manitoumtb.com
The evolution of high-performance 29” wheel bikes is undeniable. From XC to DH, these bikes have proven to be incredibly capable, not to mention a ton of fun. Making great 29” wheels requires a purpose-built approach, because bigger without a purpose is not necessarily better. Developing a proper wheel for these bikes means understanding that this new wheel needs to capitalize on the quick-rolling properties they bring to the table, while still making them light, efficient, responsive and, above all, playful.
To accomplish this we’ve increased the spoke count, changed the lacing pattern, and engineered a new hub-shell design. The sum of these changes gives you a laterally stiff wheel that can smash berms and sprint out of corners, a torsionally stiff wheel that feels more responsive and accelerates faster, and a wheel that gives you the right amount of radial stiffness for best traction. And an added byproduct of the new ROAM 60 29 design is that tests show it to be really tough, too.
Faster. Tougher. Playful. More is better.
Roam 60 Details
Spoke count: 28
Spoke pattern: 4 cross
Spoke type: straight pull
Rim: Carbon clincher, hookless, tubeless-ready, asymmetrical profile
Finish: Unidirectional carbon fiber / matte clear coat / bake-on labels / decal pack included
Internal rim width: 30mm
Hubs: Double Time, four pawl,sealed cartridge bearings, 6-bolt disc
Front axle compatibility: QR, 15x100mm—regular or torque caps, Boost: 15x110mm—regular or torque caps
Rear axle compatibility: QR, 12x142mm Boost: 12x148mm
Weight:Front: 835g, Rear: 955g, Pair: 1,790g
Price (front/rear): $900/$1000 USD
Play the next round of Crankworx Fantasy, at fantasy.crankworx.com, by selecting who you think will top the scoreboard for the Raiffeisen Club Pumptrack Challenge presented by RockShox.
Our second day of Crankworx Fantasy action is rolling out from Innsbruck, and we’ve got a Pike DJ from RockShox to give away to the lucky winner of the Pumptrack Daily League! Get your team together in the next 24 hours, and this sweet prize could be yours. Details below.
Pike DJ: Charge higher
Jumps are getting bigger, tricks are evolving further, and the slopestyle and dirt jumping crowd needs a fork that facilitates this progression. Enter Pike DJ: little brother to the award winning Pike, with the stout 35mm chassis, it is light enough to boost higher and stiff enough to shred berms harder, available in 100 and 140mm travel versions. The custom tuned Charger damper stands up on jump faces and the specific Solo Air system provides heaps of bottom-out progression to help butter the landings. Everything you love in Pike, but cleared for the biggest take offs.
Follow along with all the action as we go LIVE to the world for our first broadcast event of Crankworx Innsbruck.
Raiffeisen Club Pumptrack Challenge presented by RockShox
Friday, June 23, 8–10p.m. CEST
Friday, June 23, 11–1p.m. PST
Saturday, June 24, 6–8a.m. NZST