Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dealer Camp New Products Report 3-SRAM, Pivot, BH, Fuji

The buzz around SRAM as a responsible partner in growing the bicycle industry was very strong at the Dealer Camp.  You and your kids will probably appreciate SRAM's efforts at supporting cycling without knowing it. What you will know about is what's new from SRAM, like this SID 29er:

 New rotors, with consistent, even, standard sizing (140, 160, 180, 200mm) including the pinner 140 XX:
Air bubble in your SRAM brake after hanging it? New master cylinder porting eliminates the trapping of that bubble (found on all Elixer models):

I've been slow to check out Pivot, mostly because Pivot has been slow to build the kind of bikes I like to ride.  Not anymore:
This tight little dirt jumper frame retails for $500:
The Mach 5.7 Carbon has been the most popular mountain model in the Intermountain west. I rode it and it was delightful in a typically DW fashion:
BH, Pivot's road sister, has specialized in carbon for years. Bottom bracket shells are getting enormous. "BB386";750 grams/56cm:

It was a bit disappointing to go by the ASI family of brands tent and find no SEs or Breezers, but I really liked this Fuji bike.  Good colors, spec, pricing and a Horst link:

There were several Asian hydraulic brake models that I had not seen.  This one looked cool:

Tektro Auriga Pros, I think:

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