After rumours and recent spy photos of a carbon Intense M16 surfaced on the net, it was only a matter of time until the cat was officially out of the bag. Thankfully the 2015 Eurobike trade show delivered, and the latest DH bike from Intense Cycles looks set to be another popular gravity machine, much like its iconic predecessors.
Giro wrote the rule book when it comes to designing and manufacturing all-mountain helmets, being one of the first brands to realise the specific needs of modern trail riding. Packed with the latest technology and features, the Montaro helmet is aimed at riders looking to explore the back country and shred what ever they find along the way. With the increased rear protection that Giro pioneered over five years ago with their Xen helmet, the Montaro offers even more security against concussions and head trauma thanks to the Mips protection system.
2016 Devinci Troy Preview | 2015 Eurobike
Devinci’s short travel shredder sees a big overhaul for 2016, delivering a host of refinements including a longer front centre to improve handling on technical terrain while short chainstays maintain the playful pedigree of its predecessor. The addition of a short stem and wide bar combo will only help to accentuate the Troy’s capabilities on challenging terrain and reinforce the original Troy’s popularity with DH riders who were looking for a good time on their trail rides. Another update to the Troy sees improved kinematics thanks to a revised DW Link, delivering increased progressivity over its predecessor and further improving the handling characteristics of this versatile bike. For more on this awesome new machine, check out the video with David above and expect to see more on this new bike on Epic TV soon…
2016 Alpinestars Paragon Protective Vest Preview | 2015 Eurobike
Iconic Italian apparel manufacturer Alpinestars, continues to innovate new product for the MTB market, with a whole host of new and exciting updates to their 2016 collection. The Paragon Protective Shirt epitomizes this innovation, blending the specific needs of riders pushing the limits of all-mountain and enduro racing into a single product. Combining a lightweight protective shirt, a back protector with hydration pack attached and storage solutions for your trail-side necessities, the Paragon Shirt could be just the ticket for riders and racers looking to reduce their load.
The new mallet E from crankbrothers combines the increased platform size of the popular mallet DH model, within a smaller, lighter pedal making it perfect for all-mountain adventures and enduro racing. Available in two colours (black and electric blue), with six adjustable pins on either side, residing within a concave, ribbed and chamfered body to help improve grip when unclipped and reduce the effects of rock strikes, the mallet E looks set to be a popular pedal in 2016.