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.
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
Mountain bike legend, Steve Peat may have retired from racing Downhill World Cups in 2016 but he certainly hasn’t taken his foot off the gas when it comes to pushing the limits of the sport. Peaty has been working closely with a team of scientists and product developers over the past two years to develop a revolutionary tubeless tyre sealant that will not dry out or ‘ball up’ within the tyre unlike most tubeless sealants currently available on the market.
The non-hazardous, non-toxic and completely biodegradable formula has been tried and tested by Peaty and a motley crew of the world’s best Downhill and Enduro mountain bike racers on the UCI Downhill World Cup, British Downhill and the Enduro World Series circuits.The biodegradable ‘nano-platelets’ in Peaty’s Tubeless Sealant perform like platelets do in the blood and assist with the repair of larger holes and tears in the internal tyre. The ‘nano-platelets’ are completely biodegradable but look like blue glitter so if you do happen to blow a tyre off the rim, it looks spectacular!
Peaty’s Tubeless Sealant Workshop Bottle in Greg Minnaar’s corner.
Peaty’s Tubeless Sealant will soon be available in the refillable 120mrl ‘Trail Pouch’, which can be chucked in the bottom of your bag or toolbox until needed. One litre ‘workshop bottles’ will also be available too.
We have a saying at Giro—Science and Soul. We mention that phrase a lot because, throughout Giro’s history, we’ve placed equal value on both.
In our headquarters—what we call the Dome—we have more than 50 test fixtures, several 3D printers, and our own in-house wind tunnel. We even have a proprietary heat-sensing head form that we call the Therminator that is used to validate vent locations and test cooling power.
But the ride is equally important to any data report or CAD file: it’s how we cut loose, how we connect with our community, what we plan our time around. And pardon us if we get evangelical about the ride, but we believe it’s the ultimate opportunity for physics, aesthetics, and emotions to align into one beautiful experience.
Science is lifeless without soul. Here’s a look at some of the pieces we’re most proud of this season, as well as a reminder of why we’re in this business in the first place.
Spring 2017 Collection
Jerseys Roust Jersey—Loud, Proud, and Comfortable
The Men’s Roust Jersey features bold colors and graphics to match your go-big style out on the trail. The polyester fabrication has wicking properties to keep your skin dry and cool, and an interior lens wipe allows you to quickly clean your goggles or glasses. The loose, relaxed fit is stylish and comfortable, featuring elbow-length sleeves that are compatible with pads. When you’re boosting jumps and smashing rock gardens, this is your jersey.
Available in both men’s and women’s styles.
Xar Jersey—Classic Trail Style
When you want to let your riding do all the talking, reach for the Xar Jersey. Don’t be fooled by the classic, understated style; this jersey is serious business when it comes to performance. The Polartec Power Dry fabric offers dependable wicking properties, faster dry times and superior performance that doesn’t weaken with washings. The mesh ventilation panels keep you cool on the trail, and the interior lens wipe allows you to quickly clean your goggles or glasses so you can get back to focusing on the ride.
Available in both men’s and women’s styles.
Shorts Havoc Short—Built For Modern Enduro
The Havoc Shorts are built for the world of enduro, with details tailored for performance and durability. The 4-way stretch fabric moves with you for ultimate comfort whether climbing a long transfer or racing the clock down rugged descents.
Truant Short—True to Trail Riding
The Truant Shorts are true to trail riding, with roomy leg openings and a longer inseam that works seamlessly with kneepads. These shorts offer classic style and performance that are up to the demands of trail riding.
Arc Short—The Ultimate Lightweight Short
The Arc Short is your ultimate lightweight short for fun days in the dirt. The ripstop fabric is lightweight, durable, and comfortable, but the best thing about this fabric is that it’s virtually silent on the bike.
Available in both men’s and women’s styles.
Gloves Remedy X2—For the Roughest Conditions
The Remedy™ X2 is designed for the demands of aggressive riding, now featuring enhanced full hand protection and added breathability. Flexible, durable, protective, and cool, the Remedy X2 gloves can take a beating to make sure you don’t.
Rivet II—Less Can be More
The Rivet II is the latest version of our minimal full-finger glove for riders who want the ultimate in ventilation, control, and bar feel. The supple, micro vented Pittards Leather Palm is matched with a super breathable stretch mesh upper that offers an exceptional fit so that the glove practically disappears when you put it on.
DND—The Standard for Down and Dirty Riding
The DND™ (Down And Dirty) is all about the essentials—fit, durability and control. It’s affordable, long-lasting, breathable, and comfortable, making the DND the favorite among dirt jumpers and trail riders alike.
It’s early. The fog was so thick overnight that a layer of moist dirt sticks to your tires as they roll. We’re close to town, but the beautifully complete veil of silent grey means we’re in our own world. We missed coffee this morning, but dropping into a river of loose baby heads jolts bodies into gear quicker than a shot of dark espresso. These are some of the last few days of green edged trails for a while, and this vibrant, dripping morning feels like a final gift from spring before dust and brown settle in to stay for a while.
Big trees, perfect dirt, chasing and racing. Lap after lap, trying to lay it over lower on that jump towards the bottom and making sure the dude behind doesn’t sneak ahead on that last big switchback with the inside line. It’s exhausting riding this hard all day, but it’s even harder to stop when we’re all laughing so hard on the way down and the heckling is just getting better every trip back to the top. What a rad day.
Dry, brown, overcast, but perfect for pedaling. Temperatures in the mid-60’s, a calm ocean lapping at the beach below, and tires seemingly jumping along the hardpack below as cranks turn steadily up the hill. Riding out here usually means interaction with a cross-section of county trail users (bells strongly encouraged), but today a certain stillness seems to hang about the trails. Maybe it’s the grey sky or the rhythmic winding of the perfectly graded trail, but our minds begin to space out as we let our bodies naturally carry us up the hill. Turn back down the trail and it maintains its’ heavenly flow, but minds no longer wander. Tires drift through patches of sand as speed carries the bike off the main climbing line, and hands slap through a thousand blades of grass that conceal the trail ahead and force you to dive with trusting blindness into the turn ahead. Then we emerge back at the beach, take a deep breath, and the waves dictate a quiet rhythm once again.
There’s a long snake in the grass, but this one is more playground than poison. A hand-carved bobsled run through the fading green, with plenty of chances for tires to take a break from their relationship with dirt. Riding high up on the ridge here means complete exposure to whatever the weather wants to throw at you. Some days crosswinds are funneled down the grey valley and turn wheels into sails whenever bikes leave the ground, giving those laps a wild unpredictability. Other days, this is the spot on the edge of the valley that is treated to the final kiss of clear, golden light as the day fades to purple. On those evenings you feel like you can see a hundred miles to the east and west, and you can’t help but pop higher off the lips and lay it over a little harder into every well-placed berm.
There are a hundred different types of beautiful days up here. Today it’s the bright and clear kind, when the grass seems to float and shimmer like a giant golden blanket hung out to dry. We’re about as high as you can get within 70 miles, but descend for two miles and we’d be in the Pacific Ocean. That means the mountain drops off precipitously to the water below, which might have something to do with the endless variety of unique and stunning conditions on top of the ridge. The trail dropping off in front of us isn’t inherently technical, but the combination of the eye-catching vistas and the pronounced gradient of the singletrack keeps us on our toes. We pop wheelies when the ridgelines flatten out a bit and slide through steep chicanes, but pretty quickly are distracted by the light. It’s a pure gold kind of evening, one of those rides that always helps define just why we ride.
Hollywood in a Backpack: The Ultimate Aerial, Hand-Held, Wearable Stabilization Solution for the GoPro Community.
GoPro, Inc. today announced the company’s drone and versatile stabilization solution, Karma, is now on sale at GoPro.com and select U.S. retailers. Initial shipments will be limited but production is expected to ramp quickly. Karma will be available in international markets in the Spring.
“Karma is the ultimate aerial, handheld and wearable stabilization solution for the GoPro community,” says GoPro Founder and CEO, Nick Woodman. “As the consumer drone market continues to grow, Karma delivers the most versatile solution at a very accessible price.”
Karma – Hollywood in a Backpack
Karma features a compact, fits-in-a-small-backpack design and includes an image-stabilization grip that can be handheld or worn. Karma makes it easy for anyone to capture amazingly smooth, stabilized video during almost any activity. The Karma system features a painless out-of-the-box experience unlike anything else in the market: The compact and foldable Karma drone, Karma controller and Karma Grip fit into an included backpack that’s so comfortable to wear during any activity, users will forget they have it on.A game-style controller features an integrated touch display, making it fun, fast and easy to fly without the need for a separate phone or tablet to see what the drone sees. The 3-axis camera stabilizer can be removed from the Karma drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for capturing ultra-smooth handheld and body-mounted shots. Karma also features several preset flight patterns that make Hollywood-caliber aerial shots like dronie, orbit, reveal and cable cam easy to execute for even a beginner. New Karma functionalities will be available via software updates in the future.
Karma is available in the following bundles:
Karma without a GoPro camera for $799.99 MSRP
Karma bundled with HERO5 Black for $1099.99 MSRP
Flight Kit for Karma Grip owners available in April for $599.99 MSRP. (This is a flight solution for consumers who purchased Karma Grip as a stand-alone accessory).
GoPro voluntarily withdrew Karma in November 2016 after a small number of cases where batteries disconnected during flight, resulting in a loss of power. GoPro identified the issue as related to the latch mechanism which secured the drone’s battery. A redesigned battery latch has been incorporated into the updated Karma drone to solve the issue.
Separately available harnesses make Karma compatible with HERO5 Session and HERO4 Black and Silver cameras.
BikePark Wales is excited to announce that GoPro will be joining as the parks’ official camera partner. BikePark Wales and GoPro will be joining forces to offer free camera rental for customers, set up advice and to create top level content from the UK’s biggest bike park. We’re really excited to have GoPro come on board. Let’s be honest GoPro need no introduction! As the world’s most versatile and iconic camera, they are used and loved by so many of us.
Our partnership will focus on developing awesome content. After all, “GoPro is all about capturing, sharing and reliving great experiences. This partnership is a perfect fit, not only for us and BikePark Wales – but above all for riders who get the opportunity to shred down the park’s amazing trails while testing our products and creating engaging photos and videos,” says Filip Good, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA at GoPro
We’ll be offering a free rental program for customers to come and try a GoPro for the day. Along with the free rental, there will be helpful setup tips displayed throughout the park to make sure your GoPro is perfectly set up to best capture your day. Our shop will also have all of the latest cameras and accessories in stock to make sure you have everything you need.
Welcome to the team GoPro and let the good times roll!
KELLYS COMES INTO 2017 SEASON WITH EXTENDED COLLECTION OF BICYCLES, ACCESSORIES AND CLOTHING. BICYCLE RANGE WITH ABSOLUTELY NEW ROAD BIKE PLATFORM, 27.5+ TRAIL HARDTAILS AND ENDURO E-BIKE AMONG THEM, REVISED SPECS OF WELL KNOWN MODELS, NEW COLOURS, NEW MATERIALS AND NEW SMART IDEAS WERE CAREFULLY PREPARED TO MAKE THE UPCOMING SEASON UNIQUE FOR THE RIDERS.
Absolutely new URC comes with new frame, specs and better performance.
Awaited new URC finally has come with absolutely innovative carbon frame and up-to-date specs available with disc or rim brakes option. The previous URC is a very successful road racing bike, valued for its lightness, precise handling and top performance in peloton. While designing new platform Kellys R&D engineers set the bar much higher to make new URC even lighter, stiffer and faster. To achieve this, they implemented Power Core Design which is based on combining material characteristics with specific shape to create strong and uniform structure while maintaining low weight. With the top grade high-modulus carbon fibres from Boeing supplier, extensive mechanical simulations and researches, Kellys engineers came up with stress-optimized shape of the frame using the same blend of carbon fibres for the whole frame, to keep the structure homogeneous, without any insertions of different fibres or materials used by other brands. One of the most advanced and time-consuming shape optimization in bicycle industry allows engineers to prevent any impurities or irregularities across the frame material, which could cause strength decrease and weight issues.
Power Core Design gives the new URC frame one of the best weight to stiffness ratio.
The Power Core represents the extended structure from head tube, through down tube and bottom bracket to chainstays and rear dropouts. Thanks to high lateral and torsional stiffness, the Core is responsible for precise handling, high speed stability and ultra-efficient power transfer, and it is lightweight. With 890g (rim brake) and 930g (disc brake) the frame of new URC is one of the lightest on the market, providing top-of-the-line weight to stiffness ratio.
Thanks to extended wheelbase and revised geometry, the new URC gained better high-speed/descending stability without sacrificing any of its predecessor’s agility and reactivity.
For best compatibility with top road equipment, the new URC uses the latest standards as full Di2 ready internal cable routing, press-fit BB, rigid thru axles with brake callipers flat mount (disc brakes), front and rear derailleur (with safe hanger) direct mount, rear rim brake calliper mounted under bottom bracket.
The new URC comes in four specs with distinctive paintings, Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, Mavic Ksylium Elite wheelset and Ritchey WCS carbon cockpit on the top.
New URC features:
– iCAD RC carbon composite with Power Core high efficiency design,
– high modulus Toray T700 / M40JB carbon fibre composite,
– monocoque / tube to tube handcrafted,
– fully Shimano Di2 ready,
– frame-protecting rear derailleur hanger,
– flat mount disc brake callipers & thru axles (disc brake type),
– full internal cable routing with aero optimisation,
– tapered head tube & press-fit bottom bracket.
Rim brake version is equipped with Di2 drivetrain along with direct mounted brakes.
MOBSTER is introducing Kellys into new 27.5+ segment.
In 2017 season Kellys comes into the 27.5+ bicycles segment. The new Kellys MOBSTER is an all-round mountain scrambler with trail-optimized geometry and equipment. Thanks to wide 38-milimeter rims with 2.80” Schwalbe Nooby Nic Performance tyres our new 27.5+ hardtail is almost unstoppable and able to roll over almost any obstacle on its way. In addition to excellent grip, high volume tyres provide greater comfort and increase off-road abilities to absolutely new level. New MOBSTER allows you to shred the most difficult trails with ease and smoothness that cannot be beaten by any narrow-wheeled MTB.
With trail-optimized geometry new MOBSTER is an all-round mountain scrambler.
New MOBSTER’s triple-butted aluminium alloy frame with Boost thru axles is lightweight and stiff, providing efficient power transfer and precise handling. Thanks to the shortened rear and extended front triangle, spacious cockpit with the slopped top tube, the MOBSTER is nimble and confident even on the steepest descents. New frame also utilizes up-to-date standards as direct mounted derailleurs and rear brake calliper, tapered head tube and semi-internal cable routing.
For 2017 season Kellys introduces two specs of new 27.5+ bike. MOBSTER 70 with 1×11 Shimano SLX drivetrain equipped with chain guide and Rock Shox Revelation with 130mm of travel is addressed to advanced trail enthusiasts, while MOBSTER 30 with 2×10 Deore/SLX drivetrain and 120 mm Rock Shox Recon offers great all-round capabilities for better touring experience. Both models are set with effective Shimano brake system with 180mm or 160mm rotors, which make MOBSTER ready to stop in every situation.
MOBSTER 27.5+ features:
– absolutely new way of mountain cycling with great off-road capabilities, ease and comfort,
– easy rolling, high volume 2.8” tyres,
– efficient and reliable 1×11 or 2×10 drivetrain,
– lightweight and stiff frame with progressive geometry,
– effective Shimano brake system.
THRILL 27.5+ E-ENDURO
The THRILL is an fully equipped e-enduro with 27.5+ wheels.
The truly electrifying novelty in Kellys 2017 bicycle range is the THRILL, an enduro 27.5+ e-bike with plush suspension, powerful and lightweight Shimano Steps E8000 drive unit along with all the features modern enduro bicycle needs. Thanks to boosted thru axles, wide and grippy 2.80” tyres, Rock Shox suspension component with 150mm spaced Pike RC fork, virtual pivot rear end and Shimano XT drivetrain, the THRILL provides full enduro capabilities with absolutely new uphill experience.
The THRILL’s drivetrain provides top weight-to-power ratio with compact size and durability. Thanks to unique MTB-optimized design of Steps E8000 unit, the up-to-date geometry of the enduro bike stays untouched. In contrast to other drive units, the THRILL’s Q factor remained unchanged, providing cornering clearance and trail performance of the non-electrified bikes. Steps E8000 unit stays as low as possible to keep low centre of gravity for better handling and agility during cornering. Thanks to water and shock resistance, the power source of THRILL with 500Wh battery is long-lasting, robust and ready to take the most difficult mountain challenges.
To make the rider feel the real enduro THRILL, Kellys engineers’ main goal was to create the geometry and performance of the top enduro level with additional uphill capabilities. Wide and spacious cockpit, easy-rolling 2.80” tyres, efficient Shimano XT brakes and dropper seatpost make the THRILL sterling enduro unbeatable on the uphill. The THRILL is the real joy machine, able to hit the hardest and steepest trails without sweating while going to the top of them.
– Shimano Steps E8000 durable, lightweight and powerful drivetrain,
– Shimano XT derailleur and brakes for top in-mountain performance,
– non-electrified enduro bikes geometry for the best enduro experience,
– plush suspension based on the Rock Shox components for best comfort and handling,
– full enduro equipment with dropper post and wide cockpit,
– easy rolling and grippy 2.80” Schwalbe Nooby Nic tyres.
New LANE and FETCH mountain backpacks were created to fulfil every mountain biker’s needs in terms of design, capacity, carrying systems, materials and durability. Full of smart pockets to carry everything mountain bikers need: helmet (even full face), protection pads, tools, goggles/glasses, water bladder (up to 3 litres) and many, many more. Thanks to 3D foam padded back panel and shoulder straps, even fully loaded LANE is easy to wear providing excellent ventilation and support to keep rider dry and comfy during all-day riding. Made of ripstop 210D nylon fabric with hydrophobic PU coating and integrated rain cover, LANE is extremely durable, weatherproof and always ready to go.
LANE backpack is able to carry everything mountain biker needs.
For 2017 season Kellys introduces new line of gloves with comfort-oriented cut, quality materials, fashionable design and colours. HYPNO, RELIC and FLOW are airy, lightweight and ergonomically shaped with gel padding in high-pressure zones. New gloves are made of advanced synthetic materials providing ripping resistance and high thermal comfort. Clarino is one of them. It is fully washable and retains its softness when wet, unlike natural leather. Kellys designers also used the AX Suede, the polyester material designed especially for gloves. Thanks to high strength, durability and great wet adhesion abilities this material gives our new gloves the best performance possible and provides the riders full control of the bicycle. Cycling gloves are not only about comfort, but also about safety and protection: the reinforced panels and heavy duty seams make them always ready to protect rider’s hands.
Ergonomic cut gives new Kellys gloves absolutely new level of comfort.