Thesis is not quite a year in on shipping their OB1 road/all-road/gravel bike, but they’re already looking at upgrades. First up is this new Slate Gray color option, and they’re also packaging bikes with two wheelsets so you can switch quickly. The Omni Edition ships with both 700c (with WTB 30mm Exposure road tires) and 650B (with WTB 47mm Byway tires) wheels, both rolling on DT350 hubs. Price for the complete bike with a 1x SRAM drivetrain is $4,797 with both wheels.
What’s really new is these carbon cranks with integrated power meter spindle. Thesis already offers their own hollow-forged alloy crankset and machined chainrings, but this gives riders a chance to add carbon arms and a power meter for a small upcharge. Final pricing and availability is TBD, but if that system looks familiar, it’s because they say the electronics are coming from the same supplier that Easton and Race Face use. Check them out at Thesis.bike.
Post Carry prototype frame bags
Post Carry launched last year, too, and the two brands are separate but friendly, sharing a booth at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. We reviewed Post Carry’s mini bike bag, using it for two international trips to save any oversize baggage fees, and it worked flawlessly.
This year, they were showing off these custom one-off frame bags. For now, they’re more of a design study, but we got the sense they were there to gauge demand. The front triangle frame bag had clever hidden water bottle slots. Practical? Maybe, but they say some riders want to keep the traditional bottle positions on the bike, but still want a full triangle bag, so these zippered compartments accomplish all that.
The saddle bag hit a lot of good design points with a clamshell opening design that would make it easy to stuff and access things at the bottom without having to pull everything out. Small side pockets and bungie straps add more storage.
The handlebar roll was also quite practical with a top flap that has it’s own zippered compartment. Flip it up to reveal the main zipper opening, which you could leave partially open thanks to dual zips, letting you simply flip the cover back (it secures with Velcro), grab something quickly, then keep riding. Because we all know tugging sideways on zippers while riding is a bad idea. Even the side flaps tuck down to keep out of the wind, but come up to allow a wider opening. It’s a really well-thought-out collection that we’d love to see go forward. Like it? Let them know at Postcarry.co.