Lightweight XC wheels, a lightweight road bike, a lightweight trail bike, and lightweight e-bikes… there’s a trend this week. But they’re (mostly) also quite capable items, which is good that we’re not sacrificing durability for weight. I also found a few cool gadgets and accessories. Here’s the best new stuff this week:
- Zipp 1ZERO XC wheels
- Orbea Occam SL/LT
- Esker Hayduke LVS
- OM’s 660g SL road frame
- Titici Dynamica Allroad
- Lemond Prolog Allroad
- Panaracer Duro TLR
- Bookman bike light
- Dispatch Bag & Wallet
- Trek Kovee Pedals
Zipp 1ZERO HITOP XC wheels are light, yet compliant
Zipp’s original 3ZERO MOTO wheels introduced a single-wall rim with torsional “ankle” flex, helping them conform to the terrain amazingly well on long-travel bikes. The new Zipp 1ZERO HITOP rims use a shallow 21.2mm deep rim with a proprietary carbon layup/material to provide good radial compliance, in a much lighter design for XC.
While they lack the ability to “twist” like the 3ZERO rims, they do have broad, rounded bead walls to help prevent pinch flats. Interior width is 30mm, external is 37.7mm.
The SW model ($1,950) gets lighter hubs, spokes, and (yep) graphics to hit 1325g, including the TyreWiz 2.0 tire pressure monitors (10g each). The S model ($1,450) doesn’t include TyreWiz and has lower-tier spokes and hub, and basic decals, to hit 1,495g.
They’re designed for XC to trail bikes with up to 130mm travel. Rider + Bike weight limit is 130kg (286lbs), and they recommend a max 55Nm torque when used on e-bikes. (video here)
Orbea Occam trail bikes go SL or LT on the same frame
The new Orbea Occam is a switch hitter trail bike with a lightweight frame. The 140/140mm travel SL builds are as light as 10.85kg (23.9lbs) with air springs and a carbon shock yoke. The LT models bump travel to 160/150mm (F/R) with a coil shock for more aggressive riders, and adds a quick-flip shock mount to adjust geometry in ~15 seconds.
The straight seat tube and low standover fit up to 230mm dropper posts. The asymmetric design’s strut keeps the frame stiff, with a downtube storage compartment hiding behind it, and the lower rocker pivot pulls out to reveal tool storage. Fully guided internal stealth routing keep it clean and easy to service. Carbon and alloy models available. (video here)
Esker Hayduke LVS titanium bikepacking rig
What started out as a personal project for their founder has become the Esker Hayduke LVS, a long-tail version of their titanium hardtail. Chainstays are stretched to 600mm, making room for additional frame bags and a longer rack. The extended wheelbase also makes it way more stable when loaded, and more comfortable.
It fits 29×2.8 tires, 120mm forks, and has 26 attachment points and their replaceable UDH Portage dropout. Frame is $2,950, bikes from $4,950. A custom MOLLE Rackwald (get it?) rear rack available separately.
Officine Mattio SL road bike gets ultralight, 660g frame
Officine Mattio’s new Super Leggera (SL) flagship road bike has a claimed 660g frame weight (size M, unpainted). That’s thanks to hi-mod carbon and a special resin, but also new tube profiles. The top tube is flatter and slopes more, the downtube is oval-ish, and seatstays are very thin.
The fork is 10mm taller to make room for 700×40 tire clearance, so the headtube is shorter. Combined, all of the changes give it a more compact, snappy feel. Framesets from €6,300, bikes from €10,240.
Titici Dynamica Allroad flat bar e-bike
By using the lightweight (3.2kg, all in) Mahle X20 hub motor system with 320Wh battery hidden in the downtube, the Titici Dynamica A is able to look and ride like a normal bike, but assist up to 25km/h for up to 200km.
It can also use normal drivetrains, with a Shimano GRX 2×11 group turning Fulcrum carbon wheels with 700×45 Pirelli tires. The carbon frame uses their thin, flat top tube to reduce vibrations, and hides all cables inside from the stem back.
Lemond Prolog AR drop bar e-bike
Also lightweight, all-road capable, and using GRX with a Mahle hub motor system is the 28lb Lemond Allroad Prolog. It’s the Mahle M1, though, which pumps out 250 watts & 40Nm with an integrated 250Wh battery. It clears bigger tires, coming with Panaracer 700×43 gravel tires, and has a full carbon frame. MSRP $5,995. And yes, it’s from the Greg Lemond.
Panaracer Agilest Duro TLR all-road tire
Panaracer’s Agilest road tire lineup is amazing, with grippy-yet-durable rubber. The latest Duro TLR gives their all-conditions tire a tubeless-ready option that rolls 15% better and has 20% more grip than the non-TLR version.
Under the tread is their ProTite puncture protection belt, with an air-tight layer under that for extremely good tubeless air retention. It’s available in 25/28/30/32mm widths in black and tan walls, MSRP is $89.99. Weights are good, too, from 240g to 330g.
Bookman Volume 800 bike light
Bookman’s new Volume 800 bike light comes with the usual strap-on-the-top-of-the-handlebar mount. But what makes it unique is it’s ability to also discreetly mount to your outfront computer mount, or under it with GoPro-style mounts.
It also has a unique dial to switch between 10 different modes, making it much quicker and easier to pick a setting. It has 800 lumens, a replaceable/rechargeable 3200mAh battery & weighs 130g. MSRP $107.
Dispatch Bar Bag & Ride Wallet
Dispatch is known for custom stem caps, and now they’ve added a handlebar bag and ride wallet. The Orbit Handlebar Bag ($45) weather-resistant coated D600 fabric with YKK zips & bungie pull tab. External bungee wrap stashes a jacket, and side zip pocket keeps essentials secure but quick to access.
The Go-Ride Wallet ($25) uses the same materials and has interior organization for cash/cards, keys, mini tool, CO2, and your phone.
Trek Kovee clipless pedals
The new Trek Kovee Pro clipless pedals are SPD compatible, have a carbon/composite body, and weigh 336g. That’s about 20-ish grams more than XTR, but they’re $30 less at $149.99, and they have a slightly larger platform for more support…which *cough* looks very much like Look X-Track pedals, but without the sheath over the axle (same weight & price, too). The Kovee Elite switch to an alloy body for 390g and $109.99 MSRP.
Don’t look down. (The thumbnail does NOT do this video justice, just watch it.)
- Arris Composites is working on carbon fiber spokes
- Wolf Tooth adds 0mm offset chainrings for XX SL T-Type cranks
- Here are a few ideas for riding in the National Parks
- The Bespoked Bike Show has relocated to Dresden, Germany
- Fezzari’s Signal Peak XC bike has updated colors & spec
- Get 25% off Wolf Tooth’s limited edition titanium bottle cages
- Get 15% off Mission Workshop Gradient glove w/code GRD15
I’m at a bike launch this week, so kinda thankful that there wasn’t as much new stuff as I’m literally hitting publish and rolling out for a 50 mile ride. We did almost 80 yesterday, and it was rad. I just can’t tell you what we’re riding yet…
If I’m being honest, I also saved a few smaller things for next week, so stay tuned.
Have a great weekend!
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