INDUSTRY NEWS

News Roundup - Week of February 28th

Date Feb 28, 2023
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Cane Creek Introduces the Next Generation of Air and Coil IL

Cane Creek is proud to introduce the next generation of Air IL and Coil IL shocks. Packing class-leading performance in a smaller and stronger package, the Air and Coil IL give riders complete control over their damping with twin-tube technology and an extremely wide range of 4-way external adjustability. Cane Creek’s Air and Coil IL shocks are the absolute best upgrade for any rider’s mountain bike. These shocks were designed and tested for improved suspension performance, increased reliability and seamless compatibility with more trail bikes. The new Cane Creek Air IL and Coil IL shocks are ready to take on anything a rider’s next all-day epic or quick rip has in store.

Born in Pisgah – Cane Creek Cycling Components was the first cycling company to provide twin-tube technology to mountain bikes. Now with nearly 20 years of shock innovation under Cane Creek’s belt, both the new air and coil IL shocks feature unmatched on-trail feel, incredible control and the widest range of 4-way damping adjustability on the market.

Coil or Air - Getting dialed in is easier than ever with the integrated tool nested in the climb switch (CS lever). Cane Creek has increased the maximum PSI for Air IL to 350 PSI. The new Coil IL is equipped with a new Preload Adjustment with detents for more precise spring rate tuning.

Cane Creek has upgraded the Air and Coil IL with thicker inner damper tubes for increased strength and slimmer valve bodies and air cans for additional clearance on tight frames. Cane Creek hand assembles and individually dyno tests all suspension products in Western North Carolina to ensure quality control, performance and a rider benefit that is unmatched.

If riders are looking to take control of their ride, riders can purchase the all new Air IL and Coil IL online directly from www.canecreek.com or with their local dealer or distributor. Air IL and Coil IL will be available starting Tuesday, February 28th for $629.99 for Air IL shocks and $579.99 for Coil IL shocks.

Weight:

Air +/- 385g
Coil +/- 280g (w/o spring)

Damping:

Twin-tube independent compression and rebound in two high-speed and two low-speed damping circuits

Adjustments:

  • High Speed Compression
  • Low Speed Compression
  • High speed Rebound
  • Low Speed Rebound

Dimensions:

50.5mm Valve Body, 51mm Air Spring

Damper Oil:

Motorex 4wt

Climb Switch

3mm Integrated tool

Two Position: Descend / Climb

Available Configurations:

Standard: 190x40, 190x42.5, 190x45, 210x50, 210x52.5, 210x55

Trunnion: 165x40, 165x42.5, 165x45,185x50, 185x185x52.5, 185x55

Manufacturing:

Hand Assembled in Fletcher, NC

BCBR

Win an Entry, Bike and Kit for the 2023 BC Bike Race

Submit a video (under 3 mins) of how you would train for the ultimate singletrack experience. Be creative, make us laugh, make us cry, blow our minds to win! A shortlist of videos will be posted on our Youtube channel and voters will choose the winner. The video with the most likes on Youtube wins! It's that simple.

Video Submissions Open - Feb 15th - March 15th

Voting - March 16-22nd

Winner announced March 24th

More BCBR NEWS:

The legendary BC Bike Race Basecamp will be back in 2023, and we couldn’t be more excited. Back to the coast, back to our July time slot and back to a full roster of 650 racers - it's going to be amazing.

The basecamp experience always been a big part of the race and something we’ve become known for. Every alumni can tell you stories about basecamp, and we all missed it the last 2 years. So we're bringing it back, bigger and better than ever before.

Our racers have the option to stay in basecamp or off site if they prefer to be on their own program.

Optional upgrades are available for tent accommodation on basecamp, transportation during race week and meal plans for those wanting the easiest race week experience. You ride your bike and leave the rest to us. Staying in basecamp creates the full race week experience with your fellow racers coming from 27 differerent countries this summer. Will you be among them?

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REEB Cycles Launches STEEZL, a 155mm Steel Enduro Race Bike

REEB Cycles continues to push the boundaries of engineering design with the new 155mm Enduro Race Bike, STEEZL., Using innovative SLM 3D printed components and proven Colorado fabrication skills this bike can pedal all day and destroy technical descents.

Highlights:

  • REEB proprietary 4130 Chromoly tubing/3D printed 316L stainless steel/7005 Aluminum
  • 155mm rear travel, 205x62.5 mm Trunnion, Coil or Air
  • 160-170mm fork
  • 29/29 or 29/27.5 via flip chip
  • Clearance for up to 29″ x 2.5″ tire
  • 148x12mm rear spacing (SRAM UDH)
  • 44mm headtube - ZS44 Top/EC44 Bottom headset
  • 73mm threaded BB shell w/ISCG tabs
  • 31.6mm ø seat post, internal dropper cable routing
  • Max dropper length: S-180mm / M-210mm / L thru XXL-240mm

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The STEEZL’s steel front triangle evolved from the technology and experience gained creating the acclaimed 120mm SST travel trail bike, and is paired with the battle tested aluminum rear end of the SQWEEB and BREWser. The result is an enduro race bike worthy of replacing the discontinued SQWEEB. The 2023 STEEZL is stiffer, stronger, prettier, and dripping with that handmade REEB flavor everyday production bikes simply don’t deliver.

The 2023 STEEZL platform is an all-new 3D printed BB cluster paired with a custom 4130 chromoly tubeset spec’d to give extraordinary confidence and control at the limit. The aluminum Horst-link rear end is the strongest and lightest REEB has ever made, featuring beautifully CNC’d rockers and the polygonal CRT rocker interface to keep everything pointed in the right direction through the rough stuff. Updated kinematics improve pedaling performance at sag, reduce kickback deep in the travel, and hone in on a perfect leverage curve to keep things smooth, controlled, and consistent pedaling up a fireroad, sending your favorite jump line, or blasting into a scree field at race speed.

Effective immediately, the STEEZL replaces the discontinued SQWEEB and is available for preorder via www.reebcycles.com.  Initial orders will begin delivery in April 2023.  

MSRP - Frame/Shock starting $3,795, Frame/Shock/Fork/Headset/Stem (Chassis) starting $4,995, Complete Bikes starting $6,695.

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