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Written by Wally Wallace Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:39
The 35mm revolution is here, & for the purpose of this blog post, it arrives in the form of the RaceFace Atlas 35 stem and Next 35 handlebar. Now, many people are asking why we need another new standard. They say "I thought 31.8 was supposed to be the last stop on the great handlebar diameter debate?" & "Is lighter weight with greater strength worth changing the universe as I've come to know it?". If you believed 31.8 was the end of innovation... well... no easy way to say this...you're incorrect. The quest for lighter and stronger marches on and will continue to do so. Sorry and you're welcome.
Written by Wally Wallace Wednesday, 05 February 2014 22:32
The Race Face Next SL Spiderless Fat Bike Crank is here and boy is it purdy. Billed as the lightest production crank on the market with the spiderless model weighing in at 495g without BB and a 30t ring, this crank is truly a sign of the times. Single ring set ups are fast becoming the norm on high end drivetrains, and for good reason. They're light, simple, and with the addition of wider range cassettes, narrow wide chainrings and clutch style rear derailleurs, drivetrains have plenty of range and virtually chaindrop proof.