We’ve posted up another update from Sea Otter including new stems from Spank along with their new Oozy Pedals. We also take a look at the Biknd Jetcase that has some neat features to securely transporting you bike and more.
There’s even more pictures in the gallery at the bottom so be sure to look at those for additional photos from Sea Otter. Spank always has new and exciting things at events to see. This year was no exception. They’ve created some new stems that will be available mid-summer that are sure to please some riders.
The new direct mount stems are lightweight and include a 5mm spacer in each package to give riders more adjustability out of the box.
The Spike 50/55 is as the name suggests, a 50 and 55mm length direct mount stem. The stem bolts up to just about every downhill crown out there and will be $75.
The stem is going to be 130g (claimed) and has a 28-32mm rise depending on if you use the spacers or not.
The Spike 25/30 stem also includes a 5mm spacer to give the stem a 22-27mm rise out of the box. The stem has a claimed weight of 125g and features a 25 or 30mm reach. The front stem bolts tuck in underneath the bars cleanly.
The Oozy pedals will also be available this summer and see some weight savings over their popular Spike pedal. Weighing in at 360g (claimed) they’re quite a bit lighter than the Spike (440g).
The internal parts are transferable across the Spike so spare parts can be used across both pedals. A Ti axle option is also available to make these already light pedals even lighter. They’ve machined it quite a bit and removed material that you see in the Spike pedal on the right.
Biknd had a custom Devinci Global Racing bike case on display that Steve Smith will be using.
While the Devinci Global Racing branded edition isn’t available they do make one that is identical in function for the public called the JetPack that we took notice of as well. It can fit a full sized downhill bike in it as well (XL) and they’ve tested a lot of large bikes like the GT in it as well.
The Jetpack has similar pieces in comparison to other bike boxes but has a lot of neat features as well. MSRP is $450 and weighs 8kg (17.62lb). The case opens on both sides as well and compacts quite nicely.
The Jetpack sets itself apart a little bit from the other cases as they utilize a pretty neat system of airbags and an aluminum brace across the base that keeps things planted and rigid. They include adapters to fit all the variations axle and fork configurations.
There are inflatable air bags and wheel spacers that give the bike cushioned protection during transportation.
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