In a sea of products from multiple nations, this red, white, and blue Corsair Toro certainly stood out. Initially spotted as a prototype under Jim “Hacksaw” Severt, the Toro dirt jump frame is officially being added to the line up of Corsair bikes. Billed as a 4x/DJ frame, the Toro is built to be as versatile as it is tough so you can race on the weekend and dirt jump in between. In addition to the Toro, Corsair had a few other new frames on display, including what could be a new 650b all mountain bike?
Check it out, plus some awesome new hubs and parts from Atomlab next…
Since Saris saw the Toro, not much looks to have changed. It still uses burly adjustable dropouts so you can run single speed or dial in your chainstay length, and it has an integrated seat post clamp. Different rear dropout plates will be available, including 142×12 which is a new development. The aluminum frame has a tapered head tube, ISCG-05 mounts, and a threaded BB.
A long time in the works, Corsair looks to have a new jack of all trades DH bike soon called the Imperium. The frame will be able to run 145, 178, or 212mm of rear travel simply by switching out the rear shock. Corsair claims the linkage offers the perfect anti-squat curve in any of the travel modes for a bike that will work across the entire mountain. Add that to the adjustable head angle and adjustable dropouts, and you have one seriously adaptable bike. We’re told the production version will have 150mm rear spacing along with an 83mm bottom bracket and should be available in June.
The Imperium was running Atomlab’s new DHR 35mm bar and 2 position stem combo, which uses a full face plate for added stiffness – you know, incase 35mm wasn’t enough.
There was also this “Imperium” frame on the wall, but a closer inspection revealed much different tubes and a shorter eye to eye. Corsair hinted towards possibly a 650b bike in the future but that’s all they would say.
Atomlab has been pumping out tough as hell components for years, and the latest crop looks no different. Using a different naming structure, Atomlab is introducing the new 102 hub line which has, you guessed it, 102 point of engagement. That means 3.5º of engagement with a multi tooth pawl. Using 5 cartridge bearings for durability, the hubs will be offered in nearly every hub standard. The 102 hubs will pair nicely with the DHR Sl welded rims. Offered in 26 and 27.5″ sizes, the rims use a 29.5mm external, and 25mm internal rim bed.
Atomlab has some super high end pedals, but even their budget pedals are looking good with the new Pimp 2. A loose ball pedal with replaceable pins, the cast aluminum platforms will be offered in 4 colors and weigh 375g per pair.
We also couldn’t help but notice this dropper post on one of the Corsair bikes. Branded Atomlab, the post uses an externally routed cable with a minimal remote. Atomlab says they have no current plans for production, but they definitely seem to be working on it.