One of the things Cobb Cycling is known for are their alloy cranks specializing in shorter lengths. Now they have a carbon version, which comes in at a claimed 690g with chainrings. Look for the lighter, stiffer hollow carbon construction to come in 145mm, 155mm, 160mm and 165mm lengths. Retail will be $699 versus the alloy’s $319. It only comes with a GXP spindle, so they’ve also partnered with BBinfinite to offer package deals with that brand’s bottom brackets so you’ll get a creak-free fit regardless of frame type.
Cobb’s also known for their triathlon specific saddles, using a narrow shape with long, cutout noses. Now, they’ve got a new full road saddle line, top ended by this 120g Carbon One.
Measurements are 151mm wide x 275mm, and retail will be $350.
Not shown, the One Fifty One adds 4mm of padding to this same shell-and-rail combo and comes in at 180g with a retail of $330. Yes, that’s less than the one with no padding, and they say that’s because it takes more work to do the cosmetic finishing on the top carbon layer for the bare model. It’ll also availalbe in a ‘Merica cover.
the San Remo had the same shape with chromoly rails and a more flexible nylon shell.
The Tenace $200 265g could work for road and Tri, male and female. They say it’s been popular for gravel bikes. All models have a central cutout. Not shown, there’ll also be an officially licensed Ironman branded version of their Fifty Five saddle.
Completely unrelated, they had this semi-working prototype of a new indoor trainer. The front houses a motor unit to lift the fork to simulate inclines.
The rear has an electronic resistance unit with two rollers, aligned to keep your rear wheel in contact regardless of how the front end is moving. There’s no timeline for production, still a work in progress, but it was shown working with their own training app. Presumably, they’ll build in compatibility for other popular training programs, too.