Inside we take a look at products from Five Ten, Dainese, Abbey Tools, 6D, and BOS.
When it comes to protection, 6D is a company that doesn’t mess around. Their new mountain bike helmet lineup looks great and has been well received given the protection they offer.
6D Full Face ATB-1 Carbon Attack
The 6D ATB-1T Evo is their 3/4 enduro style helmet featuring their ODS technology.
The ATB-1T reduces angular acceleration energy transfer by means of the 3-dimensional displacement capability of ODS when subject to impacts. Low-threshold energy accelerations are also dramatically reduced providing a more forgiving helmet over a much broader range of energy demands.
BOS has had its ups and downs in the USA. They’ve decided to do a full reboot in the USA and they’re adding 3 USA Service centers, a USA distributer, and more in an effort to really succeed stateside.
The BOS Deville has been reworked from BOS this year and its looking like the Enduro fork market is going to be quite competitive this year given all the options (Ohlins, Cane Creek, RockShox, FOX, and SRSuntor, to name a few).
Watch the video below to learn more about the new Deville and more.
The Deville chassis gets updated 35mm stanchions as well as revamped internals, air system, boost compatible, and a tapered steerer tube. Deville fork models include 150, 160, or 170mm.
The Deville also features high/low speed compression adjustment through an updated Frequency Control Valve (FCV) system.
Negative air volume adjust is controlled via rods that are accessible via a 5mm allen bolt. You can see one of the rods below.
BOS has a number of other fine products to cover shocks and forks for downhill and Trail/Enduro bikes.
Check out www.bos-suspension.com towards the end of may for additional details.
Abbey Bike Tools
We love quality tools and the Abbey Bike Tools lineup oozes quality. The Bend, OR company has drawn the eye of many mechanics and tool aficionados for good reason.
Their titanium hammer is a well thought out hammer. Most cycling hammer applications don’t require a ton of force and this hammer is very very light (265g) and portable. There is a soft side (green) for dead-blow gentle hammering and a striking side for more traditional hammering.
If you’re a mechanic that travels, this hammer may be a good addition to your tool kit. Given that Abbey is from Bend, the hammer also doubles as a pipe as you can see below. MSRP is $180.
Abbey also has created plenty of other tools that are equally useful like these suspension top cap sockets.
Their round handle Crombie Tool cassette ring tool and Whip-It chain whip are comfortable on the hands and store cleanly together when not in use.
RockShox in collaboration with Abbey Bike Tools created a line of products to help those who enjoy or work on high-end suspension servicing. Below you can see the beauty. Du-Bushing tool ($30), seal press, 24 and 30mm socket square drive fork tools ($35), flangeless dust seal tool (32/35) ($75), a Reverb SVC wrench ($70), charger and charger 2 SVC wrenches ($70), and a Top cap tool ($50).
See more at Abbey Bike Tools
Five Ten is best known for their sticky rubber shoes. They’ve continued to evolve their product lineup and they had some shoes that were drawing a good bit of attention at Sea Otter that we snapped a few pictures of.
The new Freerider Pro is a updated version of their popular Freerider shoe. It has a low profile, light weight, sticky sole, and cleans easily with the new design. 5 color options are available and it will set you back $150.
Five Ten has a wide range of shoes available for 2017 for just about every rider, including kids. Do you have a kid who doesn’t like to tie their shoes? Check out their velcro options! There are plenty of SPD and flat pedal options to suit all genres across the Five Ten range.
Dainese has recently revamped their protection lineup and they’ve been well recieved. Their Trail Skins 2 pads were available to demo and fit quite well.
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