Marin Pine Mountain: The Pine Mountain
is a new plus-sized hardtail that’s ready to
tackle the trails with modern trail geometry
and big fat Schwalbe tires to handle the
“suspension” details. The SRAM GX rear
derailleur is matched to an 11-42t cassette
for a 380-percent range, 1x10 drivetrain
capable of climbing steep hills and ripping
descents. It only took them 30 years of trail
riding to create the Pine Mountain.
Rotwild R.E1 FS: The R.E1 FS is an
enduro bike with 160 millimeters of travel. The bike sports a modern geometry
with a slack head angle, relatively steep
74-degree seat angle and long front center.
The MSH I headset allows the head tube
angle to be adjusted, and the Multiple
Dropout Inlay 3 (MDI) inserts allow the rider
to adjust chainstay length.
Classic Marin: Marin County is where
mountain biking was born. The Marin guys
were on hand with these very cool retro
bikes that were there soon after the sport
was invented. The sport has changed quite
a bit since the early days.
Rider’s choice: The Sender also features six different head-tube configurations—from 62
degrees to a (not-so) steep 64 degrees. The chainstays can also be dialed to be tight and
short or long and stable to meet the needs of the trail.
Gold medal weapon: Nino Schurter’s
Olympic gold-medal-winning Scott Spark,
complete with Brazilian dust, was on display. This is arguably the fastest bike in the
world right now.
The formula: Canyon’s theory is that
a high level of anti-squat, which is the
suspension force that resists pedal bob
and makes a bike efficient, also results
in excessive pedal kickback. Canyon
designed the Sender to strike a balance
between these two attributes. They also
designed in a system with anti-rise, which
resists the brake jack that many dual-sus-pension bikes suffer from. In theory this
bike’s suspension should work the same,
whether you’re on the pedals, on the
brakes or simply coasting.
When developing the
Canyon wanted to
blend a mix of pedaling efficiency and
supple travel that
would be completely
independent of the
drivetrain and braking
forces. What they
came up with is the
new Sender, a bike
with a new take on
their existing design.