the latest cyclocross products
Spring showers are or will be upon most of us soon. If you’re out riding in wet, cool weather regulating your body temperature is a must, and that means having the right clothes.
Hunter Cycles had this 650b gravel bike at NAHBS and to say it drew a lot of attention is an understatement.
The Slate is a fun bike. It’s the bike you want when you’re not sure where your ride will take you. It’s quick on the road, and more than just capable on the trail.
Lov, which stands for “love our valley,” has been in producing bikes for three years. They manufacture titanium and steel frames in-house, and amongst their small collection of colorful examples at NAHBS was a steel cross bike.
Shinya Tanaka has built a small empire with his Sim Works brand in Japan. He has 20 employees, and brought 12 of them to the States to see NAHBS, San Francisco, California, and the company’s Portland, Oregon offices. And now the company exports its products into the States.
Ritchey Logic showed off great Heritage Paint schemes on a number of bikes at NAHBS and is now offering complete bikes as well as framesets.
NAHBS 2016 was full of new items. New innovations from Calfee Design, new wheel maker Knight Composites and new Centerlock hub offerings from Industry Nine, were among the eye-catching things we spotted.
As we walked the NAHBS floor it called to us. Sandwiched between a rowdy looking full suspension rig and a rotund fat bike sat Matter Cycles’ WolfBeard all-road bike.
Moots is celebrating 35 years of building bikes. Not content to rest on their laurels, Moots introduced some innovative gravel bike ideas at NAHBS 2016 and showed off some of their best-known models.
Dean came to this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show with a handful of bikes, but the four, bright letters on the down tube were long gone. And their new The Torreys caught our eye.
Rolf Prima Wheel Systems were at NAHBS showing off a new wheelset called the Hyalite for what they’ve dubbed “adventure road.”
No.22 of Johnstown, New York, won the 2015 award for “Best Cyclocross Bike” with its Broken Arrow model. Since then, the company has been hard at work bringing the new Drifter all-road/gravel bike to market.
SRAM brings its 1x shifting system and hydraulic brakes to the Apex groupset putting two sought after cyclocross and gravel technologies within more riders’ reach.
We’ve already seen a number of great builds and new products from a host of builders and manufacturers at NAHBS 2016. As we continue our look through our photo files and show notes, we found a number of other interesting bikes to share with you.
TRP Brakes was one of the companies stopping off at the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show to unveil revamped products as well as new offerings, including new Hylex, HY/RD features and a new thru axle fork.
Tom Ritchey and his Ritchey Logic company have been in the mountain bike (and cyclocross) pedal game for as long as anyone, other than Shimano …
There are a host of new products launched around NAHBS each year and the 2016 show is no different. Here we’re taking a look at some of the new tires on offer for the cyclocross, gravel and all-road crowd.
Chris McGovern, of McGovern Cycles, has built bikes for himself since 2011, building with steel, titanium and carbon as shown here on the carbon cross “Gold Country.”
The Lindarets x Wolf Tooth Tanpan is a cable pull amplifier that allows Shimano Mountain Rear Derailleurs to work with Shimano Road Shifters
Gevenalle has recently stepped up their game, now offering updated 11-speed GX (Gravel) shifters for use with Shimano MTB derailleurs and drop bar shifters, and new UX (Urban) shifters for those who ride Shimano’s Alfine 8-speed internal hub.
Designed to tackle anything you can throw at it—cyclocross, gravel and even adventurous bikepacking, the Grimes frame offers fittings for racks and fenders, and the Paragon Polydrops offer plenty of versatility in terms of axle and hub configuration.
The G-One is Schwalbe’s new “Tubeless Easy” gravel tire. Based on experience with the new tire on rims like those from DT Swiss, Next, Bontrager and Stan’s the G-One feels like it will be a reliable tubeless option.
Austrian company KTM is known as an off-road motorcycle brand, being deeply involved in the powersports racing scene. But they also make a full line of bikes, including a cyclocross bike.
Quality Bicycle Products is based in Bloomington, Minnesota, an area filled with gravel roads, and has been serving the gravel market really well, with its brands like Salsa, Foundry, Whisky, Surly and now Teravail, a new tire brand.
Next Wheels is one of the first to produce a wheel kit for the 12X135 thru-axle design of the SCS rear end on the 2016 Specialized disc brake/thru-axle bikes
It’s clearly a good idea to have a multitool, chain tool and quick-link when riding. Especially for solo adventures or backwoods cycling. Mineral Design has launched a Kickstarter for their new Mini Bar multitool and their Barstow Chain Tool.