Updated Specialized & Canyon mountain bikes lead us in, but the random assortment of new accessories, components, and workshop goodies are the real highlight this week!
- Specialized Kenevo SL 2
- Canyon Lux Trail
- Prevelo 16″ DJ bike
- Remco electric lift repair stand
- K-Edge 35mm mount
- Cane Creek 70mm eeSilk
- Ass Savers Win Wing 2
- Aeroe Spider Pannier Rack
- Northwave Veloce Extreme
Specialized Kenevo SL 2 enduro eMTB gets boosted
Now with the Turbo SL 1.2 motor, the 2nd gen Specialized Kenevo SL eMTB has 33% more power (320 watts), 43% more torque (50Nm), and quiet, long-range performance from a 320Wh battery. They say that’s good for up to 5 hours of riding, bumped to 7.5 by adding the external battery pack.
It keeps the full monocoque FACT 11 carbon fiber frame, 29er wheels, and six-way adjustable geo affecting head angle and BB height, just like their Enduro. The six-bar FSR suspension with parallel-ish rockers connected by a link drives the rear shock through 170mm of wheel travel. So, basically just a motor upgrade, which is welcome indeed.
Want one? US customers will have to wait until 2024, but some international markets have them hitting stores soon. In the meantime, the 1st gen model is heavily discounted!
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Canyon Lux Trail gives their XC bike longer legs
With 115mm travel and 120mm forks, the Canyon Lux Trail gives their XC race bike a bit more travel for downcountry fun. Wireless shifting and stealth rear brake routing give it a clean look, and it fits two bottles inside the front triangle, even on XS frame sizes. Three models from $3,799 to $5,799.
Prevelo Bravo adds 16″ dirt jump bike
Also available in 20″ and 24″, the new Prevelo Bravo 16″ is a proper dirt jump bike for smaller riders. Perfect for pump tracks, it has a tunable air suspension fork, Novatec hubs, WTB rims, and a rear Tektro disc brake for $999 (larger frame/wheel sizes are a bit more).
Remco Tools electric Bike Lift System repair stand
If you’re tired of lifting heavy e-bikes into your repair stand, the new Remco Bike Lift System will bring the clamp down to seatpost level so you can clamp it on the ground, then lift the bike for you.
It lifts up to 100lbs and has a 26″ height range, lifting bikes from 33.75″ up to 59.75″, with custom presets and push-button operation. It works their clamp, or you can swap in a Park Tools or Feedback Sports clamp. From $555 to $645.
K-Edge Max computer mount for 35mm handlebars
Got a handlebar with a 35mm center clamp section and need a solid out-front computer mount for it? The new K-Edge Max 35mm gives their Max mount a complete overhaul, with a stronger design and extra long beam to keep your screen where you can see it (and fit the largest cycling computers, even with bulkier MTB stems).
The upper mount is leaner, like their road mounts, for a barely-there look. The K-EDGE 35mm MAX XL is $59.99 (48g), and the Combo set with GoPro/Light mount underneath is $74.99 (61g).
Cane Creek eeSilk suspension stem gets shorter 70mm length
Most suspension stems start at 80-90mm because they have to fit the suspension-y bits inside. The Cane Creek eeSilk now has a shorter 70mm version to fit shorter riders and the growing number of bikes with long reach and short stems. MSRP $199, or $229 with the Climb Switch lockout.
Ass Savers Win Wing 2 fender
The updated Ass Savers Win Wing 2 universal fender gets a stronger, reinforced wishbone support and now include clear frame protector stickers to go under the rubber mounts and straps. The mount and support now come in a darker, stealthier black, too.
Two sizes, Road (64g, fits 35mm tires) and Gravel (72g, fits 60mm tires). MSRP €26-28, available in Stealth Black plus lots of colorful patterns, too.
Aeroe Spider Pannier Rack fits any bike
Prefer a rear rack to a fender? The new Aeroe Spider Pannier Rack is a universal fit that straps to any chainstays, even on full suspension bikes (assuming it won’t smash into your dropped saddle…so, maybe no enduro bikes).
It uses the same mounts as their regular rack, and fits the same aero side loading dry bags they’re known for, but the top has rails to fit any standard pannier bag, too. MSRP $169.
Northwave Veloce Extreme road bike shoes
Developed with input from hour record holder and Olympic champion Filipo Ganna, the new Northwave Veloce Extreme “have 4% more power” and are 100% designed and made in Italy.
Its standout feature is an extended lower heel and taller upper heel cup, which provides 9% more stability, reducing internal ankle roll so that more power is transferred to the pedals, plus a 15% reduction in perceived effort. A dual-dial closure with under-wrapped upper secures the foot without hot spots. MSRP €399.99 (~$440), weight is 295g (size 42).
- Cycling Ceramic has limited edition purple ano oversize pulleys
- The Pivot Mach 6 is now available with mixed wheel sizes
- Aventon’s current e-bike lineup is now UL-Certified
- Headwind Cycling Race called off because it was too windy
- Women Led Wednesday deals start on Nov 22nd
- Here are patent drawings for a new SRAM Red brake lever
- UCI’s 2024 e-sports finals will be on MyWhoosh, onsite in Abu Dhabi
- Yakima has cargo boxes, racks & rooftop tents 20% off!
- BikeTiresDirect’s mega Black Friday Sale
- Plus get 25% off Maxxis Tires at BikeTiresDirect thru 11/30
- Quadlock phone cases & mounts are all 30% off
- Fezzari’s Black Friday Sale has MTBs up to 30% off
- Take 30% off select Velocio styles w/code BFCM2023
- JensonUSA’s Black Friday Sale should keep you occupied
- BikesOnline has BF deals on Marin, Polygon, components & more
- Kogel has Black Friday blowouts on ceramic der. pulleys
- Alchemy has every model of bike on sale for Black Friday
- Get up to $600 off Aventon e-bikes + $100 in accessories
Got this one out a bit late today because I’ve been out mountain biking and exploring new trails all week…and I make no apologies for it. Sometimes we just need to blow off work and responsibility and get outside.
The real trick, these days, is truly disconnecting. One easy way to do that is head somewhere without cell service, which has been much of my last 10 days. I’ve still got a few more days of it before returning to my normal routine (and playing some serious catch-up!), so I’m milking as much out of it as possible.
So, I’ll leave it at that, and leave you with a reminder to enter our Great Gravel Giveaway for your shot at one of 12 big prizes! Hurry, the contest closes on the 15th, so do it now!
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