I’m sorry it’s late! I’ve had a bit of a busy week you see, CoreBike was on Tuesday. Photos on Wednesday for a bike test, and I ended up clanging my plums on the saddle pretty hard. After a visit to hospital to check everything, turns out it was just severe bruising, so everything’s good down there! And then to top it all off, I became an uncle at the end of the week!
Sorry it’s late, but here’s what you’ve been waiting for. It’s being split into a few parts because of the huge amount of stuff that could do with including! The light in some of the rooms was pretty dire, hence some of the dubious photos!
Part 2 coming this afternoon….
Fox have been doing these for a while apparently, but I’d never seen one before. Awesome idea. Keep your goggles clean, and in a super cool looking case with room for spare lenses and tearoffs too. Shame I don’t have 4 pairs of goggles really!
Chris Jackson shows us the Blackout jersey. Plain, simple, and understated. Nice.
Here’s Steve, looking super stoked to be holding the sleeve of this Camplosion MX jersey. It’s making a crossover into the MTB range for 2010. You won’t blend into the trees wearing one of these!
Fox’s range of shoes for 2010 is huge! If bright colours on your feet is what floats your boat, then some of these might be perfect.
The massive Lizard Skins grip range. Some new ones on the right, developed with Aaron Chase, apparently they had to be perfect, and a hugely expensive mould had to be binned when they weren’t quite right! Some of our favourite grips, the Peaty Lock-ons are also from the Lizard Skins stable. Definitely a grip for everyone here!
The Mojo HD. Lopes uses one for Downhill. 6.5″ travel. DW Link suspension. Carbon. And one of four worldwide at the moment…this one was flown in from Italy specially for the show. We’re all very interested in riding this bike…. Look out for a bike test in the mag later this year…..if we can get hold of one!
Pedro’s were displaying a huge amount of product. A massive range of lubes, an amazing chain tool, pumps, and a ‘Master toolkit’ in a Delta Force spec briefcase…Unfortunately, it was all in a rather dark corner of the room…..and Steve giving Kate (from Dirt London) some special eye drops got most of the attention….
The chain tool though looked brilliant, it’s called an evolver, simply because it will split/join any chain, from singlespeed right up to the 11 speed road chains. By using a rotating insert, the chain width is always perfect. Great innovation there.
Probably not something you were expecting to see from Dirt, but heres the new 120mm bike from Merida. They’ve developed a headtube with the stiffness of a “conehead” tapered setup, but with the lightweight advantage of the 1 1/8 size. The bike’s got 120mm of travel, it looks great, and the geometry feels good too…you may even see one in the magazine sometime….
Over and out from Corebike part 1. Expect more later today, including some awesome new stuff from Halo and TSG, the Renthal bars and stem, and the people from the company. Some amazing new bags being imported by Silverfish too.
It might be late, but keep it locked……