26
Aug
2014

POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

8/26/2014 : sicklines

2015 is fast approaching and a lot of new gear is being shown as we speak. Learn about the new POC VPD Air pads inside along with some highlight from Norco, Cane Creek, and Alpinestars.


POC

If you’re familiar with POC you know they make some stellar protection products and they’ve got a variety of new things in store for 2015 that will put a smile on many of your faces.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

Protection is important and many riders love POC’s knee and elbow protection items. POC has created a new knee and elbow guard for 2015 that is slimmer and designed to work well for XC/ Enduro / Trail riders. They feature a single strap closure and some silicon grip as well to keep them in place. The pads are low profile too so they can easily fit under jeans for those dirt jumpers or slopestyle riders.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

The new VPD Air pads are easy to throw in your pack to ensure you have protection on your ride. The VPD Air protection items cover a little bit less area but definitely in the key areas.

Pricing is going to be $75 for the elbow and $85 for the knee pads.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

The MIPS system has been well received by riders and POC is carrying this system over to their Crane helmet as an option for 2015 at $170.

Cane Creek

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

Cane Creek was at Crankworx showcasing their fine range of products like their new Inline shock. If you haven’t read about it yet, be sure to check our article on it and other Cane Creek products.

Many riders stopped by to chat with them and enter in a drawing for a shock of their choosing.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

Learn more at www.canecreek.com

Norco

Norco always has a good showing at Crankworx and this year was no different. They have refreshed their lineup for 2015 and their Range is looking quite tasty. Jill Kintner and Pete showed us some of their highlights and things are looking good at Norco for 2015.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

The 2015 Norco Range Carbon is a beautiful bike and has a smart build spec across the lineup for the intended Enduro / Trail rider. It features 650b/27.5″ wheels and has 160mm of travel. It’s available in a few trim options to suit your budget as well.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/all-mountain-enduro

The 2015 Threshold has a lot of neat features for those of you into cross bikes. In addition to looking good, the Threshold also packs a variety of features from the ground-up that you typically haven’t see on a cross bike like a mtb-style 142x12mm thru-axle in the rear end and 15mm up front.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

You can learn more about the Threshold development and its highlights at http://www.norco.com/15threshold/

Alpinestars

Alpinestars is well known in motorsports and their cycling products are also quite nice. They make a full range of protective items as well as offering some stylish clothing. The Paragon is one of their newer pad offerings available in knee and elbow options. Intended for riders looking for a comfortable lightweight elbow guard that fits closely without the bulk while still offering some nice protection without significant constriction.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

PARAGON ELBOW GUARDS KEY FEATURES:

  • Extremely lightweight, durable and flexible guard constructed from breathable stretch mesh for comfortable, close fit.
  • Highly convenient and time-saving slip-on design with elasticated cuffs and silicone printing to prevent slippage and
    help keep protector securely positioned.
  • Pre-shaped, ergonomic design for optimized performance in various riding positions.
  • Strategically positioned fabric reinforcements for abrasion resistance and added durability.
  • CE-certified protector offers targeted coverage and protection in key areas.
  • Protector pads are perforated and secured in mesh pocket for excellent breathability and core cooling.
  • Protector pads are contoured to offer compressive, anatomical fit.
  • Flat inward-facing seams for improved comfort and ‘second skin’ feel and fit.

PARAGON KNEE GUARD KEY FEATURES:

  • Extremely lightweight, durable and flexible guard constructed from breathable stretch mesh for comfortable, close fit.
  • Highly convenient and time-saving slip-on design with elasticated cuffs and silicone printing to prevent slippage and
    help keep protector securely positioned while pedaling.
  • Pre-shaped, ergonomic design for optimized performance with various riding positions.
  • Strategically positioned fabric reinforcements for abrasion resistance and added durability.
  • CE certified protector offers targeted coverage and protection in key areas.
  • Protector pads are perforated and secured in mesh pocket for excellent breathability and core cooling.
  • Protector pads are contoured to offer compressive, anatomical fit.
  • Flat inward-facing seams for improved comfort and ‘second skin’ feel and fit.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

We’ve been using a few of their pads like the Moab Knee Shin and Alps knee guard for some time now and enjoy them quite a bit.

, POC VPD Air Pads // Norco Range and Threshold // Cane Creek Inline // Alpinestars Paragon

If you’re in the market for a neck brace, Alpinestars recently updated their Bionic Neck Support

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Learn more at www.alpinestars.com


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