Check inside for an update on RideSFO , Tepui Tents, Shimano XTR M9000 11speed carbon fiber cassette, Eligo’s electrolyte hydration adapter, and the new Santa Cruz Nomad in 27.5″ trim.
Ride SFO is a sweet place to get bike gear and every year they bring tons of products for riders to take a look at. Their hats and clothing are quite popular. See more at ridesfo.com
Tepui tents has a lot of neat tent designs and had this one in front of the RideSFO booth for people to check out. They make a wide variety of models to fit on top of vehicles or on a bad ass trailer like this one. It folds up much like a book when not in use.
Shimano revealed to the public their all new XTR M9000 components during Sea Otter. Featuring 11 speeds this new version of XTR brings numerous updates to the gruppo. Available in a 1×11, 2×11, or 3×11 system XTR has a lot of options and features many riders will dig.
Joe had the new 11 speed cassette (11t-40t) in hand and we snapped a few pictures of the M9000 XTR cassette which is a carbon-spider mixed with titanium masterpiece. If you missed out on the XTR M9000 details be sure to read up on some of the content we’ve posted already.
You can also see more about M9000 on their new microsite, ridextr.com
Continental has been hand making tires in their German facility for quite some time and they’ve got some new options for 2014 in the Protection Apex series of tires.
They’ll be available in all 3 wheel sizes (26, 27.5, 29)
Trail King 2.4
They’ve been working on the sidewall compound to tune that as well as utilizing their sticky Black Chili compound.
These tires will be available towards the end of Summer 2014. Additional photos of the tires can be viewed in the gallery as well.
If you use a hydration pack and have ever wanted to be able to mix electrolytes with your water on the fly, Eligo (latin for I Choose) now has a solution for you.
There are two bite points in the mouth piece that let dictate if water or water+electrolyte comes out.
Visit their website to learn more.
The new carbon fiber Santa Cruz Nomad is a beautiful bike to say the least. Available in a variety of trim packages and colors the VPP equipped Nomad is a refined bike to say the least. It is configurable to a 27.1lb bike on their bike builder as well. This bike is designed to work with a 1X drivetrain only.
2014 Santa Cruz Nomad in Aqua Magenta
Geometry numbers look great as well and they’ve moved towards a longer reach/wheelbase that we’ve always been a fan of. Hopefully we see similar trends carry across their trail / enduro lineup. The Nomad frameset comes in at $2999.99
Stealth Black Nomad
The Nomad looks to be a quiver killer of sorts for many riders as this is a bike that promises to deliver on the way up and the way down in a big way. The complete bikes are well spec’d with ENVE M 70 thirty carbon rims and SRAM XX1 at the top end. Additional pictures of the new Nomad and more can be viewed in the gallery below.
See more details at santacruzbicycles.com
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