Gear Watch: Inverted Forks, a Lighter Scale, and Canfield’s Super Enduro Bike

This week's Gear Watch includes a new inverted XC fork from Intend, the revised Scott Scale, a 203mm travel enduro bike and more.

Gear Watch Wednesday is a weekly update on the latest mountain bike gear releases and products that Singletracks has received for test. Have gear news to share, or products you’d like us to check out? Email [email protected].

New inverted XC/trail fork from Intend BC

The new Intend BC Samurai TR fork looks ready to carve up the singletrack. The inverted fork is assembled in Germany and is the first Samurai fork to use the brand’s own damper, which is also used in their DH fork. The Samurai TR fork offers up to 130mm of travel and is designed to be lightweight.

  • Price: 1,799
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Scott Scale RC is even lighter than before

Scott just updated the Scale RC cross-country race bike with the latest frame design technology. In addition to focusing on layup, Scott uses varying blends of carbon fibers with different properties throughout the frame to optimize strength and ride feel rather than using the same fibers throughout. The bike is said to be made from just three separate pieces, which minimizes junctions and potential weak points.

Scott cut frame weight in a number of ways: hollow dropouts, a simplified brake mount, and polymer bottle cage inserts. As a result, the lightest, HM-SLK frame weighs just 847g, which is 32g lighter than the 2022 version.

  • Price: $13,999 complete with HM-SLK frame
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Louis Garneau premium kids bikes

The Louis Garneau brand is primarily known for cycling wearables like helmets, shoes, and clothing, though the company recently introduced high-end kids bikes for toddler through elementary school riders. Why kids’ bikes? According to the brand, Garneau himself feels “the bicycle is more than a way of transportation, it is a way of expressing ourselves, but above all of exploring”

  • Price: $199-499
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Canfield ONE.2 Super Enduro

The Canfield ONE.2 is a new “super enduro” bike that’s essentially a DH bike you can pedal. While the frame features 203mm of rear travel, the travel can be reduced to 190mm, and the 76° seat tube angle promises to be pedal friendly. Builds come with a 190mm RockShox ZEB and 12-speed drivetrain for those unafraid of earning turns.

  • Price: $5,499 complete
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2023 Leatt Gravity MTB collection

Last week Leatt announced their 3.0 gravity products for 2023, including updated pants, jerseys, helmets, and shoes. The brand says the latest gear features technical and eco-friendly material that’s designed to protect but also feel comfortable on the trail.

  • Price: varies
  • Available from Leatt retailers.

Muc-off Disco Bar Ends

Bar ends are typically an afterthought, though they serve an important purpose. These new Muc-off Disco Bar Ends won’t save weight but they do look good and should last longer than the cheap rubber stoppers most of us are running.

Jamis Renegade steel gravel bike in for test

This winter Jeff will be ripping the local gravel roads and singletrack trails on the Jamis Renegade S2. A mountain biker’s gravel bike, the Renegade S2 has routing for a dropper post, a Redshift ShockStop Suspension Stem, a 12-speed Shimano drivetrain, and 700Cx40C tires. Look for the full review before the spring thaw.

  • Price: $2,499
  • Buy from Jamis dealers.