We've just had this Press Release through from Shinny at K-Nine. We visited K-Nine yesterday and there will be a web article up later today with some great news....

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K-9 Industries Ltd is proud to announce the launch of “K9 Engineered Components” range. As a product launch, K-9 will be introducing the much anticipated “ANGLED REDUCER CUP KIT” for specific Downhill and high performance bikes currently in the market. The “ARC” are designed to adjust the head-angle & increase the bike’s performance, handling & dynamic geometry.

The products launch date: Early April 2009

Each ARC is designed for each specific bike model; the design is based on the bike’s head tube length, head angle and dynamic geometry. The ARC is only available for bikes with 1.5” head tubes, and coverts the steerer from 1.5” to 1 1/8”. The Kit comes with integrated headset from a well-known & respectable bicycle component supplier in the box, so customers will require nothing in additional for installing (apart from a headset press). The product will comes with a comprehensive manual/instructions to provide accurate alignment during installation, however it is recommended to be fitted by K-9 authorised dealers or a respectable bicycle workshop.


Material: 6082-T6 Aluminium

Finish: High surface finish, Fine tolerances, Hard Anodised Grey

In the box: Set of Angled Reducer Cup, Integrated Headset (black), K9 Engineered Component decals, Manuals

The product will be sold to public directly by K-9, however any of resellers may stock and sell with permission of K-9. All orders are will be taken via web-site for public (re-launch in April 2009) and by phone for trade (lines are open from April 2009). The products are sold to resellers with minimal order of 10 units, and orders over 12 units will obtain ‘Point of Sale’ stand free of charge.

The expected initial product range will be offered for 2 specific bike models:

• Iron Horse Sunday

• Intense Socom

There are 3 specific models for the intended application:

• For 4.625” headtube length, ±2º adjustment (Intense Socom)

• For 5.000” headtube length, ±2º adjustment (Iron Horse Sunday)

• For 5.250” headtube length, ±2º adjustment (Intense Socom (large))

“I am very excited about the “Angled Reducer Cups Kit”, these kinds of products have been missing in this industry and we are extremely happy to finally be able to offer these types of solutions.” Luis Arraiz

K-9 is planning to enhance the product range to serve most of the DH & High Performance MTB’s on the market in the future and more products are to follow very soon. Keep yourself updated by visiting www.k9industries.com or register to mailing-list by e-mailing to {encode="info@k9industries.com" title="info@k9industries.com"} with the subject “mailing-list”, followed by subscribe or unsubscribe.

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