Off to Vegas

We're off to Vegas for the Interbike trade show and to experience the Outdoor Demo, see tons of bikes and enjoy the one and only Las Vegas. I'm especially curious about the 650B offerings since I've really been enjoying this wheel size on my mountain bike for this past year. Expect to see new 650B products from WTB, Kenda, Schwalbe, Kenda and more....even though some of these companies told me last year they weren't interested!

When we get back from the show, it's 110% effort on the NC DUALLY suspension bike project. All of the 'cross bikes have been assembled for this season and it's time to finalize the dually! Prototypes will be built this fall and then the real testing begins. Here's a preview of the design features:

  • Full 7005 aluminum construction front/rear triangles
  • Low standover height
  • Frames are mitered, welded, aligned and heat-treated under one roof
  • 26" and 650B wheel size compatibility
  • Zero chain growth for efficient pedaling
  • 150mm true rear wheel travel
  • Rear axle path travels upward/rearward for superior traction
  • Maxle 12mm thru-axle compatible swingarm
  • Intelligent cable routing
  • Sub-30lb complete bike


Gate Slammers Galore

Here are pics of a recent Gate Slammer frame built for Gilles in Switzerland. This is his THIRD Gate Slammer frame in three years and is ultra sick. Final weight 19.6lbs as shown with carbon everywhere...yum.