Privateer Previews Next-Gen Bikes Plus Canyon gets Custom-Tuned RockShox Gravel Fork

This week's mountain bike gear news from Privateer, Komoot, Garmin, RockShox, Canyon, and Crow.

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].

Get Komoot map navigation on your Garmin device

Komoot is bringing their easy to read and follow navigation interface to Garmin devices, even ones that don’t have built-in navigation. Using the Komoot Connect IQ app, Komoot Premium subscribers can load Komoot Tours and navigate roads and trails.

  • Price: $59.99 / year for Komoot Premium
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Canyon adds custom tuned RockShox Rudy Ultimate XPLR suspension fork

Canyon and RockShox worked together to create a custom-tuned Rudy Ultimate XPLR suspension fork specifically for the Grizl gravel bike. The Rudy Ultimate XPLR features 30mm stanchions, a SoloAir air spring, and a lockout plus rebound adjustment. All told, the fork weighs under 1,300g.

New Crow Gravital models come with wireless shifting AXS

Crow Bicycles just announced two new versions of their electric gravel bike, the Crow Gravital with SRAM Rival AXS 1×12 wireless shifting. The Gravital UL 2 AXS bike features a carbon frame while the Gravital SL 1 AXS uses an aluminum frame. Both are powered by the Fazua Ride 50 Trail motor drive system.

  • Price: $4,533 for the SL 1 AXS, $5,288 for the UL 2 AXS.
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Privateer Bikes talks next-gen details

Privateer, the UK brand behind the 141 and 161 trail and enduro bikes made for easy maintenance and hard riders released some details on their next bikes. They’re calling the incoming 2024 models the Gen 2 platform, and they’ll have size-specific chainstays, steep seat angles, flip-chips for adjustable chainstays and mixed-wheel applications and a full-insertion seatpost.

The suspension will also maximize off-the-top sensitivity, mid-stroke support, stability under braking and pedaling support.

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