Caleb: Yo, what’s up? Would you be cool to review that Easton Haven handlebar for this issue? Leif: You mean the Easton Havoc? Caleb: Oh, yeah. It would be dope if you could. Leif: How do you review a set of bars? Caleb: Huh... um... I have no idea, that’s why I figured it’s better if you do it. Leif: Great, thanks. Caleb: Why did you get them in the first place? Leif: Well, I had been running 710 mm wide bars for a while and wanted to try something a little wider. The Havocs are 750 mm wide. Caleb: Mint. Leif: Plus, I was keen to save a little weight if possible. Every gram counts, and the Havocs are one of only a few extra-wide bars available in carbon. Caleb: Word. What do they weigh in at? Leif: Only 235 grams. That’s almost 100 grams lighter than some aluminium bars of equivalent width. Caleb: Off the chain! Leif: What? Um, okay. Yeah, they seem pretty bulletproof too. They’re intended for downhill, so they should be sweet on all-mountain and trail bikes. Caleb: Are you happy with them? Leif: Yeah, they’re comfortable, look sweet, and I like the extra width—most of the time. I find I have to be a little mindful on some of the tighter tree-lined trails around Welly though. Trails like Rata Ridge. Caleb: They look the shiz! Leif: Yeah, there’s something about that carbon weave eh? Light, wide, strong and good-looking; they’ve got it goin’on! LEIF ROY
After a sneak peak a few weeks back at EWS Whistler we finally get to see the all new Kona Process. There are three frames, two sizes and seven models to choose from and they will be at your local Kona dealer very soon
We take the new Niner RLT 9 carbon gravel bike for a spin around beautiful Mackenzie Country, then home for a month to see how she goes..
An new initiative from Fox suspension hits NZ later this year - Fox Factory Tuning - which lets you upgrade the internals of your fork or shock to the latest and greatest while getting a service
Rumours of an all new carbon Kona Process seem to be true as spy photos of the prototypes emmerge from EWS Whistler
Specialized's E-bike the Levo just got a few upgrades - Carbon frame, new motor and more range making an already great bike into something special (pun intended)
Trek have launched a new proprietary suspension design as part of their partnership with Penske Racing Shocks called RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft check it out...