Our Interbike content continues today. Selections from FOX, Mavic, Commencal, BOS, Acre, Mission Workshop, and more can be seen inside.
FOX revamped the 36 series fork this year. It’s been updated quite a bit internally and has seen a lot of great success already this year. Watch the video below for some highlights and see more details on it here.
It dropped a half pound, works with 15 or 20mm wheels, features an updated damper, and has a new air spring to name a few highlights. The 36 is available in various models for all of the wheel sizes (26, 27.5, 29) with internally adjustable travel to fine tailor things even more.
The new Float air spring in the 36 also has an adjustable air volume spacer setup (blue in the picture below) to fine tune the progressiveness of the fork.
FOX had a see-through model of the 36 at the Outdoor demo for riders to take a look at while they took shelter from the sun waiting for a Raptor to take them to the top of the trails.
Learn more at www.ridefox.com
Mavic has had some great success with their footwear and clothing lineup. The Crossmax shoe is an enduro shoe that Jerome Clementz and Fabien Barel have helped develop. The Crossmax shoes have a lot of features to them including ample protection, comfort, and solid power transfer.
Their clothing lineup has expanded over the years and their Crossmax Enduro clothing is also available and is feature packed for riders. The Notch helmet matches up nicely as well with this kit.
Mavic has designed numerous tires recently and many riders have had good things to say about them. As Mavic’s main business isn’t tires, they used Hutchinson to make the tires after they created the necessary designs.
Mavic has a nice range of rims and wheel systems available in the mountain bike space. While a carbon option is currently missing they’ve got a nice spread of wheels and tires available to fit budgets from $500-$1000.
The Crossmax XL comes in at $1000 and has seen revisions to make it lighter and better overall. The rim machining has to be seen in person to truly appreciate what they’ve done here.
The Mavic axle system is easily adapted to fit your needs as well as X1 compatibility across all 3 wheel sizes. 48 points of engagement in the ITS-4 system, a 23mm internal width rim, and it’s UST/Tubeless ready.
Pair 26″: 1660 grams
Front 26″: 790 grams
Rear 26″: 870 grams
The Crossroc takes some queues from the more expensive Mavic wheels but comes in at half the price at $500. It uses a narrower 21mm wide rim and isn’t as light in comparison although its competitive.
Pair 26″: 1825 grams
Front 26″: 840 grams
Rear 26″: 985 grams
See more at www.mavic.com
Mission Workshop & Acre Supply
Mission Workshop offers not only some fine threads, but makes some great gear for toting gear as well. The icing on the cake is that their products are made in North America which is no small task nowadays.
American Made Bags
Mission Workshop bags are constructed with the most rugged assembly of industrial and technical materials in the United States of America. Domestic manufacturing allows us to make smaller, more controlled runs of every bag, ensuring that each bag is worthy of it’s lifetime warranty. Mission Workshop strives for a production level of goods that are unmatched in terms of durability, aesthetics and over all flawless construction.
WEATHERPROOF BAGS WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY – Waterproof, lightweight, and exceptionally durable, Acre trail packs are designed to go anywhere in all conditions.
The Acre Hauser backpack is available in 10L ($195) or 14L ($205). Hydration is easily added here as well. There are big pockets in each to store all of your necessary items with the main compartment areas offering one big area for easy use.
Tool storage is also import and and Acre has this covered as well. This is included with the Hauser hydration offerings or separately if you’re just looking for a neat tool pouch.
The Mission Workshop range of bags are also feature packed. The Fitzroy, Sanction, and others are quite popular.
In addition to bags, there are also numerous Acre / Mission clothing items. Each one is a bit unique and purpose built to work with cyclists. Many of the pieces could easily be worn in a typical day however just as easily.
The Orion Jacket is made in Vancouver, B.C.
The Orion is a fully-taped waterproof-breathable jacket designed for extreme wet conditions. Made with 96 g/m2 Polartec® NeoShell® fabric. This highly breathable, waterproof fabric is engineered to react to changes in body temperature and activity levels, allowing more moisture and heat to escape as the intensity level increases. As a result, the Orion is the perfect waterproof jacket for an exceptionally wide range of environments and temperatures.
The District Henley is made in California
The District Henley is constructed from 18.9 micron Merino wool with added core filament nylon for strength and durability. Features include custom aluminum buttons, side-zip stash pocket, and a relaxed cycling fit.
They also have a new jersey that brings a lot of breathability and comfort at a lower price point.
The Traverse is Acre’s $148 short offering. It features a wat repellent 4-way strech fabric and has a slit to work with kneepads. A wide belt is integrated into the shorts with a draw strap that pulls forward to snug up the fit.
We’ve got a lot more pictures in the gallery as well so take a look to see more detailed pictures.
Learn more about Mission Workshop and Acre by visiting their respective websites.
BOS had their new FCV 37 Idylle Rare on display. We’ve posted some details on this already so check it out if you want to learn more. With the introduction of the Frequency Control Valve version we’re expecting to see this technology trickle down into shorter travel forks as well. In addition to that, the FCV model allows BOS to offer the Rare Air and Idylle at a lower price point as well.
Commencal is going to be making a bigger push in the USA and is setting up an office in California. Max Commencal filled us in on some of the details and it sounds quite promising! Keep an eye on www.commencalusa.com.