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Revel Bikes new rippin’ dirt jumper
Revel Bikes has a new dirt jumper under their brand. The Tweedy — inspired by Revel rider Brady Tweedy — is made from Reynolds 853 steel and the geometry is influenced by Tweedy. The bike has a threaded bottom bracket, integrated headset, and keeps a raw appearance with a clean, ultra-durable clear coat to show off the frame welds.
- Price: $969 for the frame, complete with a Marzocchi fork and a TRP brake for $2,499.
- Available online from Revel.
Enve just released an inverted dropper post
The new Enve G Series Dropper Post offers 40mm of travel and is intended for gravel bikes. Since it’s Enve, it’s designed to be lightweight (395g, with an additional 40g of cuttable weight). While the post is only offered in a 27.2mm diameter, it ships with shims for 30.9mm and 31.6mm seat posts. The inverted design promises low maintenance, though should the need arise it’s also fully servicable.
- Price: $325
- Available soon from Enve.
Trickstuff has a new brake caliper
Trickstuff updated their 4-piston Direttissima and Piccoloa Carbon HD brakes, replacing the C41 brake caliper. The changes include a new shape for a more modern look and more convenient bleeding, and they use a new brake pad shape, which make them easier to swap. The new C42 uses the same shape pad as SRAM Guides, Ultimates, and other SRAM brake models. The new calipers weigh a claimed 107g.
- Price: 280€ per side
- Available from Trickstuff.
Pirelli revises the Scorpion M tread
Pirelli debuted their first mountain bike tires just three years ago in 2019, with the M tire tread designed to be an all-around tire for mixed conditions, although we found the tire to be best suited to cross country riding. Pirelli has revised the Scorpion tire with M tread completely, and designed it to be more aggressive and versatile.
The M tread is “designed for greater versatility, has been completely revamped and further extends its use thanks to a new knobs layout and a new profile, which is more aggressive but extremely versatile,” said Pirelli in a press release. “The higher, reinforced blocks are now designed to withstand the high mechanical loads typical of an aggressive riding style and higher performance bikes.” The Pirelli Scorpion tires are available in regular and eMTB versions, have new casing options, a revised compound, and should be available at the end of July. See the Pirelli site for more info.
2022 Pabst Blue Ribbon collection from Handup
- Price: $3-55.
- Available from Handup online.
Sagan’s super slick sunglasses
Road cyclist Peter Sagan isn’t known for his modesty, and if we’re being honest, neither is optics brand 100%. That’s probably what makes the rider’s new sunglasses so exciting. The 2022 100% Peter Sagan LE Tie-Dye sunglasses are more refined than the splattery pattern of a twisted T-shirt and feature a triple layer purple mirrored lens. The Sagan LE collection comes in S3, S2, and Speedcraft models for different shapes.
- Price: $245.50.
- Available from Wiggle.