“A good DH rim must last at least 6 runs in World Cup!” says the Canyon Factory Team mechanic. Based on this statement, Mavic has redesigned the Deemax DH 2020 wheels with the demands of the World Cup DH circuit in mind. A new series of tests including more stringent impact tests to guarantee greater endurance and durability of the wheels. The rim is UST, therefore it has native tubeless compatibility, with an internal width of 28mm and a hooked profile for maximum grip at lower pressures and sustained speeds with large impacts. The shape is designed to minimize the risk of tire cuts. The profile has a triangular shape to increase strength and overall stiffness with an increased thickness in the intersection area between the shoulder and sidewall base.. 14 different prototypes were used in competition by the Canyon, Mondraker and Scott factory teams, before reaching the final production version of the new Deemax DH with which Brook Macdonald won the Rotorua Crankworx and with which Laurie Greenland finished third last weekend at Les Gets. The final model uses 28 double-thickness steel spokes with a J-hook for easier replacement and availability. They are laced 3 cross, for the best compromise between strength, rigidity, reactivity and absorption. Considering the prevalent use of 7-speed cassettes in DH, the hub was sized accordingly with the greatest possible distance between the flanges to improve torsional stiffness as well as vertical absorption. Mavic’s Instant Drive 360 freewheel has 40 points of engagement and a self-adjusting system for their QRM Auto bearings, both illustrated in the following video. Available in 27.5 and 29 inch Wheel set weight: 1,950 grams Price: € 799 Mavic has developed a product warranty program with a direct line between the customer and company. The product has been extended to a 3 years warranty. A crash replacement program is also offered with 40% discount on the repair when possible. Mavic
Rotorua, New Zealand, has never been short of talent. It’s literally and figuratively coming out of the woods. Whakarewarewa (Redwoods) Forest is the town’s main mountain bike park, with about 130 kilometres of trails, and some riders who live within a 10-minute pedal of it are arguably the best on the scene. Fifteen-year-old Blake Pittams is one of those riders.
Blake Pittams is the latest young ripper to come out of Rotorua.( Photos: 18 )
Maes has been stripped of his wins in Round 1 and 2 of the Enduro World Series.( Photos: 2, Comments: 8 )
Irish rider Greg Callaghan has journeyed from privateer to top contender of the Enduro World Series – an ever-growing discipline of Mountain Biking. From technical rock gardens to dusty singletrack, the MTB riders of the EWS are some of the most skilled athletes in the world! As the 2019 season begins, Greg finds himself on the starting line in Rotorua, New Zealand, 10,000km from home. Kicking off two-days of racing, icons of the sport like Sam Hill, Curtis Keene, Isabeau Courdurier, Miranda Miller and Martin Maes battle it out for the top spot!
Find out who's in the running and get your Fantasy team in order for the 100% Dual Slalom.( Photos: 2, Comments: 1 )
Raising a future mountain biker? If so, you need to check out the new shotgun kids MTB seat (riding shotgun – get it?) The shotgun seat is a front mounted child seat for kids 2 - 5 years, designed for the next generation of mountain bikers. The seat has been on sale in Australia and New Zealand for the past 12 months – although it’s only just become available to MTB parents in North America and Europe, just in time for summer. Not just another child seat. The shotgun seat is a bit different to the other front mounted child seats out there. First up, it has no harness, so rather than transporting your little person around like a piece of luggage, they’ll actually be engaged in riding with you – which is why they need to be at least 2 years old. Secondly, it’s quick release – so it’s easy to fit and remove with no clamps or adaptors left on your bike, and you can easily swap it between bikes too. Fostering a love of bikes with the shotgun seat The shotgun seat is fully adjustable to fit all MTB’s, and for those Moms and Dads riding a high-end carbon dream machine, the shotgun seat has moulded rubber frame protection, so it won’t scratch or damage your pride and joy. Shotgun seat fitted to Intense Primer If you’re looking for the full experience, there’s also a set of mini-handlebars for your little person to hold – which is ideal for making your little guy or gal part of the adventure. Otherwise they can hold onto the middle of your handlebars. Also available is a set of mini-handlebars. Let your kid ride shotgun The shotgun seat and handlebar accessory is now available in North America and Europe. MTB Moms and Dads can learn more or order online at Kids Ride Shotgun. The post Shotgun Kids MTB Seat appeared first on The Bike Dads.