Alto Cycling has some new wheels and rims, but the full collection won’t be shown until Wednesday inside the main halls of Interbike. But they did partner with HIA Velo’s Allied Cycle Works as an OEM partner, so look for their wheels as a build option there. As part of the deal, they had a few of Allied’s Alfa road bike on hand to demo the wheels, along with this as-yet-unseen disc brake gravel bike.
We’ll get the full technical details from Allied soon, so consider this a sneak peek. Flat mount brakes and stealth thru axles front and rear.
Tire clearance looks decent, particularly in the fork’s crown. It’s running a standard threaded bottom bracket, with very clean internal routing and a killer cable port just behind the headtube.
It’s finished off with a hidden seatpost wedge. More info soon.
MASI CXR CYCLOCROSS BIKES UPDATED, AVAILABLE
Launched at Sea Otter 2016, the Masi CXR is their carbon cyclocross bike, and it gets a few updates for the 2017/18 season. They’re running Praxis’ Zayante cranks, but have switched to that brand’s new direct mount chainring. It’s also now tubeless ready out of the box with Stan’s Grail S1 rims and Kenda Small Block 8 tires. They’re pretaped, just remove the tubes and add a valve stem and sealant.
The bike is designed specifically for racing ‘cross, but it’ll clear a 700×42 tire. Retail is $3,600, and it’s been available since August, which they say is the earliest they’ve ever had their cyclocross bikes ready and in stores. That blue bike in the background? That’s their “Camp Cup” Giramondo steel adventure bike that debuted at this year’s Sea Otter.
EVS GOES FROM MOTO TO MTB
EVS has been making body armor for street and dirt motos, but say some mountain bikers have been using it for DH. So, they’re testing the waters with a small table to see what the interest level is for MTB-specific gear.
MRP RAMP CONTROL NOW FOR X-FUSION
MRP was showing off the latest addition to their Ramp Control cartridge line. Designed for the X-Fusion 34mm forks, the ‘Type A’ cartridge will fit 100-160mm travel and work with the X-Fusion Sweep, Slant, and McQueen.
Like their other Ramp Control cartridges, the X-Fusion model will sell for $139.95. Find their full collection at MRPbike.com.