Gnarly Bikes DH Concept by Erik Habermann

2019 is here and we are getting closer back to the future… every year while riding our simple or “not so simple” mountain bikes. These bikes have evolved so much since their birth and the progression continues till date with more and more innovative standards and more. However there are not even handful of individuals who think way ahead and innovate radical concepts which you may ride in coming years. Meet Erik Habermann. A product designer and a mountain biker from Berlin. Erik studied product design in Potsdam and then…

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Make the fog disappear with AIRFLAPS

Airflaps make the fog disappear and relieve the pressure exerted by the mask on the face. The constraints related to the use of a helmet and a mask in MTB are more present than motorcycle: intense efforts causing excess heat and perspiration, but lower speeds reducing the potential for ventilation in the mask. At the same time, the development of ATV-AE requires helmets that are closer and closer to those used on motorcycles. All these elements persuade us that AirFlaps has a great place to carve itself in the world of…

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Danny MacAskill battles his “enduro-self”

Danny MacAskill and Crankbrothers put their heads together in 2018 to develop a new design for the new Stamp 7 MacAskill Edition, but it was the fans, who voted on social media and made the final decision on which of the three design options would be produced. Danny’s new signature pedal comes in a slick black and white design with a minimal profile (11-13mm), which minimizes weight and rock strikes whether you are going for a casual trail ride or shredding the gnarliest freeride lines.  Just like Danny’s alter…

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Novatec MTB Hubs

By: Vineet Sharma | Also featured in Issue #9 Novatec hubs may not be very well known, but they have been out there for a long time since 1989 delivering quality hubs and wheels to well known companies all over the world. Every product in Novatec Brand is all made in Taiwan. We decided to test the Novatec D041SB and D042SB-SA mountain bike hubs. These anodized red babies include a Cr-Mo axis and 7075 aluminum cassette body and sealed bearings. Front hub weighs around 216 Gms and rear apprx 414 Gms. The rear…

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FSA Comet

FSA Comet – Crankset By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014 FSA has offered many not too heavy on pockets components including this FSA Comet crankset intended for all mountain/trail use. The older version was designed with 3 chainring bolts, which had limitations in terms of using FSA chain ring only.  This revised design is now available with 4 Cr-Mo steel chainring bolts which offer strength, and durability. The forged AL6061 alloy arms are similar and strong too. The FSA comet we have put on test…

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Rock Shox Argyle RCT

Rock Shox Argyle RCT By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 If you fancy Dirt Jumping or Slope Stlye riding and want a light fork that can take whatever you throw at it, then Rock Shox Argyle RCT is a perfect weapon for you. We tested the new 2012 Rock Shox Argyle RCT and were totally impressed by its performance. The Argyle RCT is packed with Motion Control, Solo Air and Maxle lite options and is top of the line Argyle series. Jumping is all about control. The more control you have, the higher…

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