Review: The New Easton 35 Cockpit: Haven 35 Carbon Low Rise Bar, Haven 35 Stem, and Grips

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First of all, why 35? To paraphrase a friend of mine who is a mechanic, the biking industry is unique in that innovation makes its own predecessors obsolete. Like me, the first question that many readers may ask is, “why bother changing the diameter of a handlebar that has worked so well for so many years? …

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Kore OCD 7050 35mm Riser Bar and Repute Stem Review

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Having ridden and reviewed Kore products in the past, I was stoked to test the OCD 7050 T6 triple butted aluminum riser bar and Repute stem. Specs This version of the OCD is 800mm wide and features a 7 degree back sweep and a 35 degree up sweep. The bar bore is stepped up to …

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Spank Spike 777 Evo Bar and Spike Race Stem Review

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At Interbike last year we wrote a bit about some exciting new gear from Spank. Well not too long ago Spank sent over a couple items for review! The new Spank Spike 777 Evo bar and Spike Race stem both showed up on my doorstep, so needless to say I tossed them on my DH …

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Twenty6 Gear for 2012: Pedals, Stems, and More

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Who is Twenty6? I met with owner Tyler Jarosz at Interbikeand, judging by our conversation, he is highly passionate about riding and his products definitely reflect that. The company is based in Bozeman, Montana, surrounded by some of the best biking in the country which clearly influences Twenty6 designs. From pedals to brake levers, everything …

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