Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

Why we called this product – Eighty8?

You may be confused at the first time, but the explanation is simple. From the beginning of Shovel story, we are trying to produce high-end and lightweight products at the same time. First Eighty8 was also lightweight chain guide with only 88 grams of weight. The official name comes from that time, but the main difference today is that Eighty8 is only 70 grams, because we improved Eighty8 up to the highest level of chain guides.

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

There are many questions, how Shovel can produce products with that quality level and ultra lightweight at the same time? The answer is not simple, but we will try to explain the production process, design, materials and the philosophy of Shovel. Optimal design, and high-end materials, such as aluminium 7075-T651, Ti (Grade V) bolts, weight, tough plastics make this Eighty8 chain guide one of the best and most reliable products on the market.

With aluminum and titanium, important parts of finish product are top guide and taco. Taco and top guide are made of durable-polyamid plastics. The top guide is specially designed to be tough, but also lightweight and small in proportions, and absorbs all kind of abuse from chain exceptionally well.

Materials

Shovel Eighty8 chain guide made from just best and finest materials, like all others Shovel components. Backplate is made from indestructible Aluminum 7075-T651, with 4mm thickness.

Titanium Grade 5 bolts are used for connections between backplate, taco, top guide and mount process and they are playing a big role in whole Shovel story. Titanium bolts are corrosion resistant, participate in quality and philosophy of light-weight products at the end.

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

 

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

Production process

Each step of the production process is made in-house.

Shovel CNC manufacturing is based on our personal programming skills in CAD Solidworks. The preliminary process, from purchasing materials, design, software programming, CNC manufacturing and almost the whole product treatment is happening in Shovel Components factory. When a CNC system is activated, the desired cuts are programmed into the software and dictated to corresponding tools and machinery, which carry out the dimensional tasks as specified. In Shovel factory, we push our machines to finish the hardest of tasks, to make all of our products look and feel perfect, straight from the machine.

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

The last stage of the production process is anodizing. Anodizing is nothing less important process. The main point of Shovel Components anodizing process is the highest quality of aluminum surface, strong thickness and durable color, and this is only possible with hard anodizing,(type II). Customers satisfaction is always on top of our priorities as Shovel Components are made by riders, for riders, and there must not be compromises. That’s the reason why you can find so many product colors in our shop: black, red, blue, green and titanium.

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide

Eighty8 chain guides are the result of smart and efficient design, and as such, from weight, materials, mounting time, toughness, this is the best enduro chain guide on the market.

Why to choose Eighty8 ?

We hope that you convinced yourself that we are talking about a high-end product with excellent performance at the sane price, which makes it the BEST enduro chain guide on the market.

At the end of this review, we want to repeat the benefits and reasons why to choose Shovel Eighty8 chain guide.

– Complete in-house production
– Made of high-end materials: Aluminum 7075-T651, titanium and tough plastics
– Reverse C design
– Easy mount system
– Available in several colors
– Light-weight product with 70 grams
– Compatible with oval chainrings
– Sliding top guide
– Designed to shred

Thank you for your time and keep on shredding!

Shovel Eighty8 Chain Guide
Truvativ Announces New Descendant 35mm Handlebars, Stem

Truvativ Announces New Descendant 35mm Handlebars, Stem

Truvativ have long been proponents of the 31.8mm clamping diameter for their handlebars, but the times are changing, and after releasing a 35mm carbon DH bar earlier this year they’ve now announced even more 35mm diameter handlebars and a stem to go with them. But don’t worry, those 31.8mm options aren’t going anywhere — the new sizes are additions, not replacements, at least for the time being. Keep on scrolling for images, prices, and specs of the new products, which will be available in January 2018.

Truvativ
Truvativ
Truvativ
Truvativ
Truvativ
Truvativ
Race Face Introduces Carbon Wheel Guarantee

Race Face Introduces Carbon Wheel Guarantee

There’s a wealth of carbon wheels currently on the market, which means that it often comes down to the little details when deciding what to buy. For that reason, we’re seeing more companies offering impressive guarantees and warranties that make it a little easier to justify ponying up for a set of fancy carbon hoops.

Race Face are no exception, and they recently announced a two year guarantee for their carbon wheels that covers damage of any kind, including moments of user error, like backing over your wheel as you drive away from the trails. Read on for more details from Race Face, as well as a visual representation of exactly what that guarantee covers.

It’s clear that people love to abuse their bikes. And coming up on 25 years of building industry leading bicycle components, we’ve seen just about every story of JRA imaginable. From botched gaps to bikes on roof racks meeting garage entrances, the tragic stories of components lost before their time get shared amongst riders like folklore. And while these can be fun for wrenches filling in some #bikeshopbingo, we want to ensure our customers are getting the full lifetime of their product, especially when it comes to an investment in ride quality like Next R carbon wheels.

Race Face
Race Face
Race Face believes that our carbon wheels are top of their class; they are so durable we are offering the following 2 year, no fault, guarantee to the original retail purchaser with proof of purchase. At the discretion of Race Face we will, within 2 years of your original purchase, repair or replace your carbon wheel regardless of how the damage occurred or what the damage is. This guarantee covers your complete carbon wheel, including the rim, spokes, and hub with bearings to ensure you have a fully functioning, ride-ready wheel.
Race Face

You won’t. But if you do, we’ll cover it.

Find our guarantee and all the legalese that goes with it at www.raceface.com/guarantee

Manitou Mattoc – We Are Family

Manitou Mattoc – We Are Family

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

SRAM Introduces New Roam 60 Carbon Wheels

SRAM Introduces New Roam 60 Carbon Wheels

Press Release

SRAM Roam 60
SRAM Roam 60
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.

SRAM Roam 60
SRAM Roam 60

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
www.sram.com

Win a Pike DJ from RockShox – Crankworx Fantasy

Win a Pike DJ from RockShox – Crankworx Fantasy

Crankworx Innsbruck
Adrien Loron Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rockshox Crankworx Whistler 2016. Photo Sean StDenis

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

Win a Pike DJ from RockShox - Crankworx Fantasy

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.

Win a Pike DJ from RockShox - Crankworx Fantasy

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

Win a Pike DJ from RockShox - Crankworx Fantasy

 


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