Rich’s Picks Of The Shows, Part 2

Here’s part 2 of Rich’s favourite bits from Core Bike and The Bike Place Show.

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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.

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Hope Pro 4 Specs, also, who doesn’t want a transparent plastic hub?! The noise this thing made was epic!

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New Hope Pro 4/Tech SD (DH) wheel

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Hope Tech SD rim/wheel specs

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Hope 11 speed cassette all set up to test, it shifted impressively well

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Hope cassette info

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Hope cassette specs

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Hope Shimano XTR/XT fit chain rings that should Hopefully be available soon

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Hope pimped Santa Cruz Nomad, no one can dispute that Hope definitely know how to build an incredible bike!

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Suntour Durolux Enduro/DH fork and Auron Trail fork

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Durolux info, the RRP is wrong and is expected to be around £600

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Auron info, again the RRP is wrong and is expected to be around £600

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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!

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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

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Sam Reynolds’ Red Bull Rampage ‘Best Trick’ trophy and Fox Rampage helmet and body armour

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Fox limited edition Tracy Mosely and Gee Atherton 36’s and 40’s and more transparent bike bits!

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Evil’s new ‘The Wreckoning’ a 161mm 29″ wheeled monster!

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An ‘Evil’ line up

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Prototype eThirteen Tyre

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Well spaced nobs should clear mud well

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Large and siped side nobs should catch in corners well and are designed to deform slowly for much more predictable grip

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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

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SDG Fly Mtn Info

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The eye catching Alchemy Arktos

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Lets hope there’s no speed bumps on the way to this guys next road race…

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GT Zaskar old and new

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The brand new Orange Four looks like a great, fun british trail bike!

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Orange Four info

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Orange Four geometry

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New Burgtec clip DH pedals, you can swap out the screwed on plates for pins if you want

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Ratboy’s race bike, he always did like to stand out

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Last but not least, a thought from Niner bikes…

 

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