Cool Components You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

CushCore is a new company out of Bend, Oregon. They developed a system that uses foam inserts on the inside of the tire carcass to not only offer protection to the rim at lower pressures, but also prevent the tire sidewalls from squirming when running the softer pressure.
CushCore is a new company out of Bend, Oregon. They developed a system that uses foam inserts on the inside of the tire carcass to not only offer protection to the rim at lower pressures, but also prevent the tire sidewalls from squirming when running the softer pressure.

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Owner and founder of CushCore was on-hand to show us how to handle the install. He also mentioned that the top two racers in the Enduro class were running this system, and loving it. We can’t wait to get it on our local trails for a full test. Stay tuned.
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Sunstar made their name developing braking technology for the motorcycle workd, and are now applying that to the bike world. their new two-piece rotor is a true floating rotor that allows the outer portion to move slightly to help with proper caliper alignment. Their rotor design also features several ridges that shave pad material from the pads, ensuring that you’ll always have fresh pad material hitting the rotors for maximum stopping power.

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The outer portion of the rotor is held to the “spider” with these fasteners, which allow for a tiny bit of movement when the brake is activated.
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Spank’s new Oozy bar comes with a Vibracore center that damps vibration and and helps keep arm pump at bay. It also comes in several new anodized colors that are shot-peened to improve durability.
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Spank’s Spoon pedals come in three different sizes to accommodate different shoe sizes. It’s about time somebody addressed this issue for the flat pedal enthusiasts.
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Chris Chance is back in a big way. His brand, Fat Chance, launched a new plus-sized hardtail that stopped us in our tracks.

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To get the clearance they wanted, they had to use a uniquely machined chainstay yoke. This allowed them to have the clearance, and also keep the chainstays relatively short.
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KS launched a new group of bars to add to their line of awesome dropper seatposts. The new Ether bars are available in carbon and aluminum in 720mm and 780mm versions.
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Azonic’s new Switchback pedal is aimed directly at the enduro market with a clip-in system combined with a sizable platform.
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OneUp’s new pedals offer a super-thin profile and ten pins per side. They also come with a very easy to rebuild bearing that you can take apart with a cassette lockring tool.

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Praxis has a new version of their Lyft crank called the HD. It’s built with a stiffer and burlier carbon layup that’s not only more durable, but stiffer for the guys who can put down serious watts coming out of corners on the enduro track.
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Rev Grips makes a grip that has suspension. You read that right… they help absorb vibrations with a grip sleeve that floats above the bar and it held in place with machined collars. They’re now available in multiple diameters and several anodized collar options.
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Speedplay’s SYZR pedal features Micro-Adjustable Float Technology. By designing an adjustable pivot mechanism directly into the cleat, Syzr pedals are the only off-road pedal system to provide a user-customizable, 10-degree range of float. Cleat set-up is easier too since there is no need to re-position the cleat to make angular adjustments.
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This was the cool micro-find of the day. Hiplok came out with a reusable and lockable zip tie system that can not only prevent convenience bike thefts, but could also be used for a ton of other things.

http://www.speedplay.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.syzr f

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