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.
Hero5 ($399) – The Newest member of the Hero family.
– Voice Control:Enjoy hands-free control of your GoPro using simple voice commands.
– 2-Inch Touch Display: Preview and play back your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro.
– Rugged + Waterproof: Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.
– Simple One-Button Control: A single press of the shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically.
– Wear it. ?Mount it. Love it.™: Capture life in a whole new way with 30+ GoPro mounts and accessories, including Karma™, 3-Way™, Remo and more.
– Access + share from anywhere: With a GoPro Plus subscription, HERO5 Black can automatically upload photos and videos directly to the cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on the go.
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Karma Drone ($799 and you attach your GoPro to it) – Capture amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.
– More than a drone: Capture amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.
– Ultra Compact: Karma goes with you. It folds into its own lightweight, compact case that’s comfortable to wear during any activity.
– Easy to Fly: Never flown a drone before? New pilots will fly with confidence while seasoned pros will enjoy Karma’s performance.
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Joyride will complete Ryan’s first season in MTB Slopestyle. The dual-sport Haro Bikes athlete notes that this particular event was his ultimate goal for the year in MTB.
“I’m beyond excited about accomplishing my goal of qualifying into Joyride this year. I’ve worked hard to get used to riding MTB and getting comfortable doing the tricks that I know I can do,” stated Nyquist. “I’m still not one-hundred percent where I want to be, but I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made, and I’m excited to see where I can take my riding in the Slopestyle scene.”
While Ryan will compete at this event in his first year as an MTB rider, the road to qualification for Joyride is no easy feat. Many athletes that were presumed to compete—like BMX rider Drew Bezanson—were unsuccessful.
Ryan participated in select MTB events in 2015 when his interest was piqued by both the similarities and differences between dirt jumping and BMX. He began competing officially in both sports in April of 2016 and experienced near-immediate success—placing 2nd in his first event at “AT’s Showdown”, 6th at Swatch Rocket Air, and 2nd at FISE Montpellier. Nyquist will continue to compete in both BMX and MTB in 2017.
“Every event, I’ve had to step outside my comfort zone a little bit to ride the course the way I want to ride, and while that’s a bit scary at times, it’s constantly helping me grow into a better rider, and to appreciate what all the amazing athletes I’m riding with have accomplished over the years” said Ryan. “MTB Slopestyle is truly an incredible sport, and I’m so happy that I’m able to be a part of the biggest event they have.”
A household name in both BMX dirt and park, Ryan Nyquist started riding at the age of three and competed in his first BMX freestyle competition when he was 16. Competing in his first X Games at the age of 18, Nyquist has been a BMX legend ever since. By 2003, he had won every major dirt competition – X Games, Gravity Games, Vans Triple Crown, and the King of Dirt. This year marks Ryan’s 20th year with Haro BMX and his first with Haro MTB. He will compete at Joyride on August 21st riding his Haro MTB Steel Reserve 1.3.
Haro Bikes has been world renowned as a leader in the BMX market for more than 35 years. Haro entered the mountain bike market in 1986 and has begun to make a significant name for itself in the industry—often employing disruptive tactics to do so. Haro MTB maintains that mountain biking should be done for the sport, rather than for the status, and aims to offer products that allow its consumers to do so without overspending.
The Nukeproof Horizon pedal is arguably the best flat pedal on the market – developed in conjunction with the world’s most famous flat pedal rider, Sam Hill, it recently received 10/10 from MBR magazine.
We (Chain Reaction Cycles) spoke to the guys at Nukeproof to see what it takes to make a pedal fit for a downhill legend.
Initial step: Design brief
The key requirements for the design (form and function) are set out and drawn from previous model testing, customer feedback and Team Chain Reaction PayPal riders Sam Hill, Mike Jones, Joe Smith and Elliott Heap.
The initial sketch
Nukeproof’s creative designer sketches his vision of what the new pedal should look like, with input from the Nukeproof design team.
Next, the paper-and-pen drawing is handed to Nukeproof’s Design Engineer who works his magic and translates the sketch into reality, using Solidworks to create a production part drawing meeting the initial brief.
Once agreed, the Solidworks version of the Horizon pedal is brought to life on Nukeproof’s own 3D printer. The 3D printed version of the pedal is fitted with all the parts of the final version, including the axle and pins.
Once the team are happy with the 3D printed version, an alloy forging of the pedal is produced, which becomes the unfinished ‘blank’ of the production pedal.
The raw forged alloy is then machined to production specification, finished in black ano with a polished face and black height adjustable pins.
SRAM have announced the details of their new NX drivetrain, which lowers the cost of upgrading to a 1×11 setup to previously unprecedented levels. The complete group – chain, cassette, cranks, shifter and derailleur – retails for $310 USD. To put that into perspective, the cassette alone from SRAM’s highest end XX1 group goes for $416.
One of the noteworthy features of the new group is the 11-42 tooth cassette. Rather than requiring that riders use an XD driver, the cassette will fit on a standard freehub body. It’s not exactly light, weighing in at a claimed 538 grams, but the $79 retail price will likely make those extra grams easier to overlook. The rest of the group shares a similar look to SRAM’s higher end drivetrains, but less expensive materials and construction techniques have been used in order to keep the price down.
The bottom line? Expect to see 1×11 drivetrains popping up on more bikes than ever, and for front derailleurs to become increasingly rare. Read on for the details of the new group as provided by SRAM.
Super wide gear range — a perfect fit for any ride
Optimized gear steps across entire range
Compatible with non-XD driver body
Fully compatible with all SRAM 1x drivetrains
The SRAM NX crankset provides high performance at the right price. Featuring the SRAM engineered X-SYNC chainring, the NX crankset is engineered for complete chain control. Each tooth’s thickness is CNC machined to work seamlessly with the chain’s inner and outer links. Personalize your gearing with seven available chainrings (28t, 30t, 32t, 34t, 36t, 38t, 40t).
• 6000 series aluminum arms
• Fully compatible with all SRAM 1x™ drivetrains
• Most affordable fully featured 1x crank in the industry
• BB compatibility: BB30/PF30-68/73mm, GXP 100mm/ PF GXP 121mm, GXP PF GXP 68/ 73mm
• Weight: 680-780g
Designed from a long line of dependable, lightweight chains that are built for toughness, the recommended chain for NX, PC-1110. Designed with SRAM’s trusted XX1 geometry, the PC-1110 features solid pin construction, 11-speed PowerLock® and smooth, efficient shifting that you can count on every time out. Weight: 232-273g. MSRP: $14 | €14 | £11
11-Speed X-Actuation Trigger Shifter
SRAM NX trigger shifter with X-Actuation technology gives you sharp, dependable shifting. Built for precise and swift shifting across our wide range 11-speed cassette, the NX trigger shifter brings industry changing technology to everyone. Fully compatible with all SRAM 1x™ drivetrains. Weight: 142 grams. MSRP: $27 | €28 | £22
11-Speed X-Actuation Grip Shift
SRAM NX Grip Shift with X-Actuation technology gives you sharp, dependable shifting. Built for precise and swift shifting across our wide range 11-speed cassette, the NX Grip Shift brings industry changing technology to everyone. MSRP: $33 | €35 | £26
• SRAM 1x X-Actuation for precise and dependable 11-speed performance
• Speed Metal shift indexing
• Rolling Thunder ball bearing technology
• Jaws lock-on grip technology
• Most affordable fully featured 1x grip shifter in the industry
NX 1×11 X-Horizon Rear Derailleur
The SRAM NX X-Horizon rear derailleur provides the same smooth, reliable shifting action as XX1—from the larger upper pulley offset to the 12-tooth X-Sync pulley wheels.
By eliminating unwanted chain movement, X-Horizon shifts faster, puts an end to ghost shifting and reduces shift force and chain slap. And with Cage Lock technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever. Weight: 322 grams. MSRP: $74 | €76 | £58
“When we launched Stages Cycling in 2012, we brought this goal of being the ‘power meter for every rider’, including mountain bikers. We see supporting events like the Trans BC as supporting this founding goal,” said Matt Pacocha, Stages Cycling’s marketing manager. “Enduro is a great highlight of how Stages can help racers perform better on both fronts, from helping them pace and conserve on the climbs, to training their power output for sprints during the special stages.”
Photo Credit // Stages Cycling
The Trans BC powered by Stages Cycling will showcase the best singletrack of loam, forest, roots, and alpine in British Columbia over the course of six days and approximately 30 timed special stages. This sold out event indicates the rise in popularity of enduro racing, and specifically this format of racing “blind” in the backcountry.
“Riders from around the world are gravitating towards this style of riding and racing, as it’s a way to explore the world and new trails with everything organized for them. All they have to do is book their plane ticket. Most don’t even treat it as a race but merely to challenge themselves, explore outside their comfort zone, and beat their mates,” said Megan Rose, founder and race director of the Trans BC.
Photo Credit // Stages Cycling
Stages Cycling’s commitment to the enduro discipline of racing has spawned over the past few years by working with pro riders and teams who understand how training power could make their performance better, as well as supporting the TrailAddiction’s Enduro2 race in France last year.
“Some of our most passionate ‘Stages” rides have been mountain bike pros who have never had a good power solution for their mountain bikes before Stages Power— riders like Tracy Moseley and Jared Graves. They get it, they want it, now it’s more about letting more mountain bike racers, from XC to DH, know how it can help them too,” Pacocha said.
Photo Credit // Matt Delorme/Trek Bicycles
For participants who like to train and race with power, be on the watch for friendly “power” competitions within the Trans BC race where you can test your mettle against some of the top pros.
Volunteer positions are still available for the event, July 4-9, 2016. All meals, transportation and accommodations will be provided. Depending on your role, most volunteers will be out on course and race some of the event. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.transbcenduro.com. You can also find Trans BC on Facebook for the latest details.
Photo Credit // BC Enduro Series
ABOUT MEGAN ROSE — Megan has been riding and racing bikes all over the world for 13 years and organizing bike events for the past six years. She splits her time between British Columbia, Canada and New Zealand, running the BC Enduro Series and the new Trans BC for 2016, and running the Trans NZ race. Over the past two years Megan has personally races in over 24 enduro races, timed over 58 days worth of enduro races, and personally organized 22 enduro races. Megan and her team look forward to bringing you the best of the best from all of these perspectives.
ABOUT STAGES CYCLING — Stages Cycling LLC, based in Boulder, CO, launched the Stages Power meter at Interbike in September 2012. The new Stages Power meter immediately made waves for the power measurement category in all disciplines of cycling, including enduro, where the sport’s top pros collect and trust its data for training and racing. Since the brand has expanded into the commercial and home fitness category with the SC3 commercial indoor cycling bike, with groundbreaking features including: CarbonGlyde featuring Gates CarbonDrive, SprintShift, FitLoc, RoadBar and, of course, the Stages Power meter. More information at stagescycling.com