Check inside for some updates from Marzocchi and their new EPD dropper seat post, a 350 Plus fork, Renthal Integra 2 stems, and new products from Deity.
At Sea Otter this year Marzocchi had their new dropper seat post called the Espresso Push Dropper (EPD), on display for people to check out. The adjustable seat post currently offers 125mm of travel, and will be available in July. Sizes are 30.9/31.6.
The post has some nice clamps and seemed to hold the seat well in the quick parking lot test we did. The post was easy to actuate and wasn’t too fast or too slow. They will be including an adapter to add air as well to speed it up if you want a really fast post. Positioning wise, you can stop the EPD at any point in its travel. There is an external and internal model available.
The hydraulic post is actuated through a traditional cable for easy routing and reliability. The finish on the EPD matches up with Marzocchi’s Espresso coating as well so if you’re running Marzocchi parts it will look pretty clean. Pricing is still TBD but expect pricing to be in line with other quality adjustable seat posts.
Marzocchi also had a new 350 Plus line of forks for 2016. There are three models, 350 Plus R, 350 Plus CR, and 350 Plus NCR. These forks feature a 15x110mm axle to fit on 27 Plus bikes or 29ers like the Stache.
Renthal has been testing a new Integra stem with their team athletes for some time now. The new Integra 2 stem is available now.
45 and 50mm lengths
Available in a 0 or +10mm rise option.
The +10mm has some more machining to help reduce some of the additional material that was added
Deity has come a long way in a short time and they’ve been refining their products with rider feedback for some time now and it shows in their final product.
For 2015, Deity has launched a number of stellar video edits with their athletes that we’ve all enjoyed.
The recently announced Deity Bladerunner pedals were on display at Sea Otter in additon to a number of other new Deity products. Details on the Bladerunner pedals can be seen in the earlier post we did on these pedals.
The pedals are extruded and CNC macheined from Deity molds and 6061 T6 aluminum. The pedals use a concave pin design for improved grip and have a lot of weight savings areas to come in at a claimed weight of 370g. Color options are plentiful inclduing High Polished Black, Red, Green, Purple, White Powdercoat, and Blue Ano with laser logos. MSRP is $143.99 and is available now.
Tyler McCaul has been a Deity amabasador for some time now and he’s got a signature concave pedal that looks impressive.
Packaging on this pedal is like no other Deity pedal we’ve seen before and there’s a number of other features to it that will be annoucned soon including a titanium axle yielding a very light concave pedal. TMAC has been shredding on this pedal for some time and more details will be released soon on this pedal.
Moving into the handlebar territory, there’s been a demand for higher rise handlebars. With wheel sizes going up, headtubes shrinking, and tracks getting steeper it’s no surpise the rise in handlebars has been more desired.
The Blacklabel handlebar is available in a 25mm and a 38mm rise now and we’ve been pleased with this handlebar in the past. The bar is designed for Downhill, Enduro, and All Mountain riding with a 787mm width that can be cut down if desired. In addition to these two new rises, the bar is also available in a 15mm rise. 9 x 5, 31.8mm clamping, and a lifetime crash replacement plan. MSRP comes in at 95.99 The new higher rise options are going to be available in May.
Deity has made Direct Mount stems in the past but this year they’ve introduced a Micro DM stem this year. With many bikes adopting a longer wheelbase/front-center the desire for stems like this have rose. The stem is CNC machined from 7075 T73 aluminum and is available in a 30mm length.
The stem has a 10mm stack height and has hidden front crown bolts to get the desired length of the stem.
It fits the standard boxxer platform that every manufacturer is doing now. The graphics have a flip flop design. Speaking of the graphics they’ve got a high polished look that has a good amount of pop to it without being overbearing.
Colors: Polished Black/Red/White, Stealth Black/Grey, Red, Purple, Green, and Blue anodized
Claimed weight of 110g and an MSRP of 104.99 avaialbe in May
Lasty, the Deity Cavity stem follows the shorter stem trend with its 35mm option now. Machined form 6061 T6 aluminum, 31.8mm clamping, short 33mm stack height, rounded edges at all sides, corners, and angles. It features chamfered edges throughout the stem and quite a bit of machning as you can see.
150g claimed weight
MSRP of $99.99
Be sure to see more photos in the gallery below as well as more content throughout the Sea Otter Classic.