The constant evolution of mountain bike technology over the past few years has been relentless. Mixed in with the breakneck progression comes fierce competition between the two powerhouses of component manufacturing; SRAM and Shimano. While Shimano was arguably a bit late to the 1x game when compared to SRAM’s early adoption of this technology, over the past few years they’ve proven they’re taking it seriously and have completely revamped one of their most beloved groups, Deore with trickle-down tech normally only found on the higher-priced tiers. I’ve been riding the entire M6100 kit for the past four months here in Santa Fe on my Mystic hardtail and I’m ready to talk about it, so let’s drop right in…
If you have one of Race Face’s Vault hubs on a wheelset and have been eyeing Shimano’s 12-speed system, then today is your day. Race Face announced Microspline cassette bodies for their Vault hubs. You can either buy the body for $95 or choose it as an option on your new hubs. See more at Race Face.
For $99, Race Face’s 3L Stash hip pack is designed to be a do-it-all trail pack, keeping weight off your back and around your hips where it will be more stable. This offers up plenty of space for riding necessities as well as a 1.5L water bladder. The stretch belt keeps the pack secure without causing discomfort and the entire pack is built using waterproof zippers. Check out more at Race Face.
Race Face introduces us to Jerad Fischer, Lindsey Runkel, and Dan Soller, three people who are the living proof of how you can keep shredding after a life-changing injury.
Today Race Face announced two budget products, that look like appealing options for those building out a MTB. The new Aeffect R cranks ($129.99) are made from 7075 aluminum and weigh only 632 grams, while the new Aeffect Dropper ($199.99) is cable actuated and weighs 540 grams. The dropper does not come with a lever, but Race Face sells a compatible one for $39.99. Both product weights very based on spec. These new products, along with Race Face’s entire lineup are available for order from your local dealer, so hop over to Race Face to see more specs.
Race Face makes exceptional pedals. From the high end Atlas, to the Chester, and now the affordable Ride Pedals. With a steel axle and nine different colors to choose from, the Ride ($34.99) is another option within Race Face’s stout lineup. They weigh 320g and have 18 molded traction pins (9 per side). See more at Race Face.
Race Face is looking to sponsor the new wave of creators in the MTB scene. Check out all the details at Race Face!
Follow Rupert if you can while tears through the mountains of BC on the new Next SL Carbon Wheelset.