Inside we take you through some new offerings for 2015 from Bell, biknd, Scott Sports, ODI AG1 grips, and more.
We’ve posted some details on the new Bell Super 2R helmet earlier this year and you read all about it here. Their new Enduro helmet gives riders the opportunity to add some additional protection easily around the chin when the need arrises as well as implementing MIPS into the helmet.
For the downhillers the Full 9 remains a solid option with new colors for 2015. We’re big fans of this helmet and have covered a lot of the details on it before as well. The Transfer 9 is another viable Bell full face helmet as well that comes in at a lower price point.
The biknd jetpak bike case ($450) has seen some updates and is a nice option for those of you looking to transport your bike safely. The case is designed to work with all bikes, from big DH bikes to trail bikes and more. The case has inflatable pieces that give your bike an additional level of support when traveling. It folds up nicely as well.
The jetpak weighs 8kg and has a support beam that runs along the base that the bike mounts to. This helps ensure things don’t move around unexpectedly and helps your bike arrives safely.
QBP had a neat history display of Fat Bikes on display. You can see more shots in the gallery.
Scott Sports makes some great bikes and they’ve recently revamped a few items in their product range. The suspension across many models has been improved as well.
The Voltage got an overhaul this year and can meet a lot of riders needs. It can be setup in a myriad of ways to fit a wide range of riders and trails. The bike is available in three trim options 710 (pictured above), 720, and 730. Intended to shine in the bike parks the bike was designed with 27.5″ wheels but can also work with 26″ wheels just the same. The bike has numerous ways to adapt to different setups and geometry goals. It has adjustable dropouts, multiple suspension modes (190mm or 170mm of travel), and head angle to name a few of the adjustments available.
For downhill racing and riding the Gambler has been updated as well this year. It now works with 27.5″ wheels and is available in three trims (710, 720, 730) and a frameset. Scott offers 3 sizes in the Gambler range for 2015.
Similar to the Voltage, the Gambler is adjustable in numerous ways as well through the dropouts, chips in the shock eyelet, headset, and more.
The suspension may look complex at first glance but it is a linkage actuated single pivot.
If you’re looking for a quality trail or enduro bike Scott also has plenty of options there that are looking great for 2015 with 29″ wheels or 27.5″ in their Genius lineup. The 170mm Genius LT is also available and includes a twin lock suspension lever on the handlebar that helps you get to the top of the hill efficiently and descend with confidence. It’s amazing how easy these bikes are to pedal up the hill given their capability once you point them downhill.
The Genius 900 series mirrors the 700 series but utilizes 29″ wheels instead of 27.5. The suspension has been tweaked and improved for 2015 across the range.
There are a lot of additional photos of the Scott-Sports range in the gallery as well you should take a look at to see additional detailed shots of the Scott-Sports range. Learn more and see the geometry and sizing recommendations at www.scott-sports.com
Aaron Gwin showed us his bike a few weeks ago and it had his signature ODI grips on it.
ODI had a display showcasing Gwin’s signature grips as well. If you like thin grips this one might be up your alley as it has a goood feel to it with contours built into it. Traditionally ODI lock-on grips have had two locking clamps but this one utilizes only one which we’re a fan of.
The ODI AG1 grips use an angled rib pattern with slightly harder compounds designed to match the articulation points of your hands. Aluminum reinforced ends provide extra durability against grip blowout. Not to mention the signature Aaron Gwin grips come in a variety of awesome color combinations to choose from.