The bikes are rolling in!!! perhaps prematurely but while the temperature stays in the positives you at least get the sense that you’ll be riding soon. If you follow the well know bicycle ownership equation x+1, x being the amount of bikes you currently own then math tells me its time for a new whip!!
There are definitely some exciting new products coming out from Rocky Mountain, Intense Cycles and Norco this year. The introduction of the 27.5″ wheel into our lives and more carbon than you can poke an inanimate carbon rod at! New drivetrain standards ( the standard being that there is no more standard) and lighter stronger bits from companies like Raceface, Easton and Shimano. Its pretty exciting, heres a lil taste of whats to come. Bring on the summer!!!!!!!
The Altitudes are here!!! some anyway. Altitude 750 $3399.99
Altitude 750Msl. A step up from its aluminum brotha. Carbon front triangle and Reverb Dropper post.
The Altitude 790Msl. Top model
Intense Carbine 275. 6″ of travel @ 28 lbs
Our man Mikey’s new whip!! stoked to see you shred that this year
The Norco Range KillerB, the new 27.5″ all mountain edition to the family
Tuneable Fox suspension thanks to CTD
Still limited on tire choice but great to see one of the best has got on board. Schwalbe HANS DAMPF!!! (mandatory that you yell that)
RaceFace have the steery bits dealt with
Great looking in booger green
And a respectable weight for a 6″ travel bike MSRP $5995.00
The little brother of the range. Norco Sight KillerB
140mm of rear wheel travel helped along by Fox
Clutched XT derailleur, see ya later chain slap!
Nice to see carbon bars come stock on a bike. RaceFace SixC
You’ll see this on more and more trail bikes. 2x chainguide
MSRP $5600.Actual 2013 model will be banana yellow
Just on 30lbs
Ok these new Electra bikes are RAD!!!!!!
The Intense M9 race machine. Not new for 2013 but still looking sharp. If Darth Vader road a bike….?
Eastons new 35mm Bar/Stem combo. Stiffer and lighter…perfect!
RMB 999RSL. Weighed up with race tires and a carbon bar at 21.5 lbs!! that is light!
Our good friend carbon fiber
Full XX drivetrain helps keep that weight down
RMB 970RSL. For the Canmore racer ( ie. everyone)
Fox’s CTD lever mount. Climb Trail Descend at the flick of a switch
RMB 970 BC edition. I like this 29er
The talas fork allows adjustment from 90-120mm of travel slackening the head angle as well for a smooth downhill
No more sacking yourself (applies to women also, may use different terminology) RockShox reverb post comes stock
The Intense line up
Almost the full range of Rocky’s…Altitudes will be here soon!!