Funn TRON Stem, Jibe’s XC Bike, Mini Frame Bags to Fit Most Bikes, and new Honey Stinger Bars

Ritchey unveils their 50th anniversary Ultra mountain bike frame plus colorful bags, jerseys, Jibe's XC bike, and pedals for spring.

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Ritchey Ultra 50th Anniversary Edition Frame

The Ritchey 50th anniversary celebration is still going strong, and this week the iconic brand is rolling out a special edition of their Ultra mountain bike frame. This red, white, and blue painted steel hardtail is designed around a 120mm fork and works with either 29er or 27.5″ wheels.

  • Price: $1,199 (frame)
  • Buy from Ritchey dealers.
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Funn TRON Stem

The Funn TRON no rise stem is fully CNC’d and is designed for gravel, XC, and downcountry riding. It’s offered in discipline-appropriate 50, 60, 70, and 80mm lengths and features a 31.8mm diameter, no-gap clamp interface.

  • Price: $79
  • Buy from Funn dealers.

New colors for Orucase mini frame bags

Orucase just redesigned their mini frame bag, and it comes in six bright colors just in time for spring. The 12″ x 6″ x 2.25″ pack has 2.4L of storage and should fit most frames, even full suspension bikes. The pack is water resistant and comes with five velcro straps to keep it extra secure.

Flow Collective launches

Flow Collective is a new brand that’s leveraging online community and artist collaborations to create unique MTB apparel designs. The first collab features jerseys and socks designed by @hasie_and_the_robots.

  • Price: $56 for long sleeve jersey.
  • Buy from
Photo: Wolf Tooth.

4 new Wolf Tooth Waveform flat pedal colors

Wolf Tooth Waveform flat pedals are offered in two sizes — large and small — and now the brand is adding four new colors to choose from this spring, bringing the total number of colors to eight. The alloy pedals feature a concave shape and are bristling with 11 pins per side.

New Honey Stinger bars

Honey Stinger has some new pre-workout bar to round out it’s Prepare, Perform, Recover systems. The bars are 190 calories, with 6 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, and 23 grams of carbs. They’re available in original and chocolate chocolate chip.

Jibe Cycleworks debuts an affordable full-suspension XC bike

At the end of last year, we wrote about Jibe Cycleworks, a Utah-based brand with industry experience that set out to make more-affordable, quality MTBs made for high school athletes. Now, Jibe has their latest pony, the Fully, in either XC or DC (downcountry) builds with a full carbon frame.

The Fully uses a simple single-pivot suspension platform for a lighter bike and better durability and reliability and the bike incorporates flexy seat stays for compliance. The geo is “modern but moderate” and has a 68° HTA, 74° STA, and reach and wheelbase is on the shorter side. The bike comes in four sizes and two different colors.

  • Price: $3,500 – $6,700
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