Involved with the Evolve: Tony Ellsworth has made the best-looking bike of his career with the 2013 Evolve Carbon. The 4-inch-travel
29er uses Ellsworth’s ICT four-bar linkage rear suspension and an easy-to-clear standover height. This was not a demo bike, darn it.
Rainy-day kit: We certainly didn’t need an SKS fender ensemble
at the Dirt Demo, but we would guess it is getting close to that
time of year for you to be looking for a little skunk-tail protection.
This threesome is (from bottom) a downtube fender, a front
fender and a rear fender. Now if they could just keep the rain
from falling on the rest of your body…
Leigh’s pick: Leigh Donovan (the retired gravity racer who now
works for Interbike) dragged us over to check out this cool little
product. The Left Field Design’s No-Drip Chain Luber takes your
favorite lubricant and applies it to the chain with their applicator.
Don’t expect to see it at your bike shop just yet. The company is
looking for funding at IndieGoGo.com to get the product into production. This is the first time we’ve seen a product presented like
this to mountain bikers. We’ll watch to see the support they receive.
Leigh says she’d buy one for everyone on her Christmas list.
Most wanted: The Scott Genius 27.5-inch-wheeled bike has
already surpassed the number of 29ers on order by American
Scott dealers. Unreal. That didn’t happen to 26ers when 29ers
were first intro’ed. There is a revolution going on here. The rear
suspension’s rocker link is close to hidden on the seat tube. A
stunning bike that will shake things up in 2013.