It’s a Cinch: Backdropped by the new Race Face trailer, marketing coordinator Rob Bohncke displays Race Face’s SixC cranks. Saving
weight and increasing stiffness with a completely hollow carbon design, the cranks feature the Cinch spline interface and a removable
spider to allow compatibility with both single- and double-ring setups. Its tried-and-true older brother, the Turbine, provides all the same
features on an aluminum 7050 alloy platform.
Magnets and MIPS: We always welcome a company
adopting the latest technology to keep our noggins intact.
SixSixOne’s EVO AM helmet now comes in a MIPS model,
utilizing the low-friction layer to allow rotational give upon
impact. We threw the lid on and were able to secure the
magnetic Fidlock buckle with a flick of our head, leaving our
hands down at our sides. Not too shabby.
Meant for each other: The Specialized 2FO (clipless or flat) shoes and
Boomslang pedals integrate with each other like two peas in a pod. With
thermo-bonded seams and plenty of air mesh, Specialized claims they
not only shed dirt easily but also dry out overnight after a solid rinse.
Only 10mm thick at their center, the Boomslang pedals each have 22
pins (with four extra integrated into the body) that have a unique undercut design to provide extra grip on the SlipNot sole of the 2FO shoes.
For the whole family: Norco is introducing a new model, the Fluid, to its
2015 lineup, and they certainly aren’t leaving any wheel sizes out. From
left to right, the 4. 3 (24-inch), 6. 3 (26-inch), 7. 3 ( 27.5-inch) and 9. 3 (29-
inch) models are affordably priced between $1485 and $1600. We would
have thrown a ridiculous number of newspapers to have the 24-inch
Fluid 4. 3 as a kid!