Elevate your cool with this off-the-bike eyewear The post New Product Discovery: The Swank Series from Tifosi Optics appeared first on Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
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Trek recently gave a total facelift to its the Fuel EX. Originally introduced in 2005, it is the brand’s staple trail bike, and remains the ideal vehicle for long days in the saddle out in the mountains. With this revision it sees updated geometry, with longer reach and a slackened head angle, making it it more in line with current trends. The key points of novelty are: the travel has now been increased to 140mm at the front by fitting a burlier Fox 36, while at the rear it remains at 130mm. The head angle is went from 67° to 66°, and the seat angle has been steepened from 74° to 75°. Correcting the geometry, the reach is now longer by 10 to 20mm, depending on the sizes. Now it is possible to fit tires up to 2.6″ (Bontrager XR4 Team Issue as stock). There is also more space for longer travel seat posts (100mm in size XS, SM, 150mm size M, and 170mm L and XL – models 9.8-9.9-). An internal compartment for storing multitool in the Specialized Swat style tube has also been introduced. To keep the contents tidy, a roll up bag from Bontrager, the Tool Roll, is supplied as standard. Also included is their bottle cage bolted to the door with a latch on the side for extraction. The rear shock still uses RE: Aktiv with Thru Shaft but it has been updated. Fox has customized the unit for Trek with a numbered ring for the Rebound, so you know exactly the position and don’t have to count the clicks. The carbon frames are now fully carbon, including the rear. The Mino Link is still present for high/steep & low/slack settings, and the Knock block on the steering tube limits the steering to avoid damage to the down tube. Cable routing is compatible for both mechanical and electronic drivetrains. The frames are only compatible with 1X drivetrains with a max chainring size of 34T. The women’s models are replaced by an expanded range of models and sizes. This is mainly because Trek realized that women don’t necessarily buy specific women’s models (sold as such), but choose mainly from other models based on value. Pricing Fuel EX 5 -2199eu Fuel EX 7 -2769eu Fuel EX 8 -3329eu Fuel EX 9.7 -4099eu Fuel EX 9.8 GX -5499eu Fuel EX 9.9 XO1 -7499eu Fuel EX 9.9 X01 AXS -9099eu The frames will also be customizable via ProjectOne Trek site
It’s easy for us to think that we own Whistler in the summer, especially during Crankworx. It’s our ultimate playground, and who would come to a playground if not to slide down the slide all day? Well, it turns out a lot of people do. Mixed in with the countless mud-spattered riders are families, businessfolk Read More The post “We’re not here for Crankworx.” appeared first on BIKE Magazine.
Jill Kintner's Queen of Hearts themed Norco Rampage is the latest out of paint wizard Tony Baumann's studio.( Photos: 10 )
If you are a regular to spin classes and indoor cycling you might have been wishing for an indoor-specific cycling shoe, particularly if you notice your feet getting very hot when the temperature’s turned up on a long, stationary bike ride. This also might never have occurred to you as being a problem but, either way, Shimano has the answer with its new Indoor Cycling (IC) footwear. Shimano S-Phyre RC9 review Best smart turbo trainers for indoor training Shimano’s IC5 and IC3 indoor cycling shoes are claimed to be designed for maximum ventilation while remaining practical and comfortable. This makes them just the ticket for spin classes and winter turbo trainer sessions. Each of the two new models has a distinct style and purpose. The 292g (claimed, per shoe) IC5 is closer to a typical cycling shoe styling and features an airy mesh upper with a reasonably flexible sole (“rated 5/12 for stiffness” according to Shimano). Meanwhile the 326g (claimed, per shoe) IC3 has a sports-shoe look and is constructed from “sections of breathable leather and mesh”, with the sole aimed squarely at comfort with its 2/12 stiffness rating. Flexible soles should make the IC3 (pictured) and IC5 indoor cycling shoes easier to walk in than most cycling shoes. Shimano In other words, these aren’t all-out performance shoes, but probably just right for less-frequent cyclists looking to benefit from clipping-in during an indoors workout. The shoes are aimed at female cyclists and spin class enthusiasts. Shimano Both models have been developed with female riders in mind, which is reflected in the size range of 36 to 44 (European sizing). They also both feature Boa closure dials to help quickly get in and out of the shoes. Finally, and quite importantly, they are made for SPD cleats and pedals (as opposed to SPD-SL, which are more commonly found on road shoes), which sit in a recess in the sole, because Shimano says SPD pedals are more likely to be found on spin bikes. If you are looking ahead to a long season of spin, it’s worth noting that Shimano isn’t the only brand making indoor-specific bike kit. Velocio and Madison both sell clothing designed to be light and extra-capable when it comes to dealing with sweat. Shimano IC5 indoor cycling shoes Shimano’s IC5 indoor cycling shoe. Shimano Sizes: 36–44 Colours: Black, White, Navy with Pink Price: £99.99 / €119.95 Shimano IC3 indoor cycling shoes Shimano’s IC3 indoor cycling shoe. Shimano Sizes: 36–44 Colours: Black, White, Green Price: €119.95