Here’s part 2 of Rich’s favourite bits from Core Bike and The Bike Place Show.
Hope Pro 4 Hubs, simple and reliable. The new 7 speed DH hub comes with bigger and wider spaced flanges, the cassette body is the same as normal though, the drive side flange over laps so you can run a 7 speed adapter kit or sram X01 7 speed on an xD driver.
Hope Pro 4 Specs, also, who doesn’t want a transparent plastic hub?! The noise this thing made was epic!
New Hope Pro 4/Tech SD (DH) wheel
Hope Tech SD rim/wheel specs
Hope 11 speed cassette all set up to test, it shifted impressively well
Hope cassette info
Hope cassette specs
Hope Shimano XTR/XT fit chain rings that should Hopefully be available soon
Hope pimped Santa Cruz Nomad, no one can dispute that Hope definitely know how to build an incredible bike!
Suntour Durolux Enduro/DH fork and Auron Trail fork
Durolux info, the RRP is wrong and is expected to be around £600
Auron info, again the RRP is wrong and is expected to be around £600
The Forme Lathkill could be a great entry level trail/enduro bike at £2500 with Pikes, Reverb, 1X11 XT (on production models) and Shimano brakes its a steal!
Sue Me clothing have some awesome tee designs and they’re incredibly comfy! Made from bamboo and cotton they’re super soft and sweat wicking so perfect for riding or casual wear
Sam Reynolds’ Red Bull Rampage ‘Best Trick’ trophy and Fox Rampage helmet and body armour
Fox limited edition Tracy Mosely and Gee Atherton 36’s and 40’s and more transparent bike bits!
Evil’s new ‘The Wreckoning’ a 161mm 29″ wheeled monster!
An ‘Evil’ line up
Prototype eThirteen Tyre
Well spaced nobs should clear mud well
Large and siped side nobs should catch in corners well and are designed to deform slowly for much more predictable grip
The new Fly Mtn saddle from SDG, a similar shape to their Circuit saddle but thicker padding, a less flat profile and a wider nose
SDG Fly Mtn Info
The eye catching Alchemy Arktos
Lets hope there’s no speed bumps on the way to this guys next road race…
GT Zaskar old and new
The brand new Orange Four looks like a great, fun british trail bike!
Orange Four info
Orange Four geometry
New Burgtec clip DH pedals, you can swap out the screwed on plates for pins if you want
Ratboy’s race bike, he always did like to stand out
Last but not least, a thought from Niner bikes…