Barfly has a new Race Mini out front mount that weighs in at just 32g, and they liked the idea of machining away extra material so much, they applied it to a lot more of their mounts, too. The Race Mini is $50 and is made for smaller computers, like the Wahoo Bolt. It comes as a 35mm bar mount, with a shim to fit 31.6 handlebars.
The bottom has holes to mount their new GoPro-style action camera/light mount. That part will run ya $25.
They also have new Race versions of their Spoon and Cervelo Mounts, where the extra machining saves 9g off the originals.
Kogel ceramic bearing pulleys get new tooth profiles
Kogel has revamped their pulleys, switching away from a narrow-wide tooth profile to focus on a streamlined appearance and smoother chain interactions. This also gives them a more uniform appearance across all pulleys in their lineup. The structure has been tweaked, too, with an “A” shaped cutout between pillars supporting the teeth. They say this makes them stiffer, which helps everything shift more precisely.
They’re also maximizing the tooth count for every derailleur, from a 12/12T combo for Campagnolo 12 speed and SRAM Etap to 12/14T for the latest generation of Shimano road derailleurs to 14/14T for Sram Eagle and XTR M9100. And, from the looks of things, they’ll have some for the TRP rear derailleur when it gets official. This prototype was on one of Gwin’s bikes but covered with tape. However, we spotted it out in the open elsewhere at Sea Otter, along with lots more prototypes! Check out all of Kogel’s options on their website and score the first gen pulleys for half off until they sell out.
For 2019, Aaron Gwin made some changes to his bike and tires, and this custom painted Intense was his XC rig. Paint was done to match the Handske Gloves, which is another brand owned by Kogel’s founder.
They have a new painters’ series where they collaborated with some of the best frame painters out there to match gloves to bikes. Check out the full collection on their website.
Praxis x 4iiii powermeter upgrade option
Praxis has had their carbon fiber Zayante crankset certified to use with the 4iiii Precision Power Meter, offering that as a $375 upgrade option. The strain gauge/transmitter unit goes on the left arm, giving you single-sided power on a very lightweight crankset. The cranks alone are just $325 and with your choice of 2x chainring combos (48/32, 50/34, 52/36, 53/39)…
…or their direct-mount 1x chainrings (38/40/42). The crankset is good for anything from road to gravel to cyclocross and runs on their 30mm alloy spindle. Claimed weight is just 625g for the 172.5 arms with a 50/34 combo. Check out all the options at PraxisCycles.com.