Abbey Bike Tools raises the bar of top-end tools by bringing a new, ultra-light carbon titanium hammer to the show. Gevenalle takes it to eleven with shifters and derailleurs (with guest star, Squid Bikes). Last but not least, Cadence serves fresh cuts to keep you looking fly off and on the bike…
The base level Titanium Hammer, which features a full titanium body, is misunderstood by the masses while being a daily necessity of the best bike mechanics. In an effort to take the Titanium Hammer to the next level, Jason Quade added a bonded carbon handle. This model will only be lightening the tool pouches of a lucky few, however, as it was a limited show-only release.
A jovial Jason was also stoked to show off his Modular Bearing Press.
The press features a long threaded portion to give users greater capability in the size of jobs possible. It has a magnetically captured split nut on the opposing end to save you turns and time when working on smaller projects.
Any new track specific tool is exciting- so it was awesome to see this special track chain whip, featuring an extra long, round handle so you can install those highly torqued cogs in comfort. Track fans rejoice!
Also new for the show is a special PAUL Components-equipped Abbey Wash Buddy to help you clean your rig in style.
Speaking of PAUL: the proudly Made in the USA component manufacturer showed off an ultraviolet-anodized Boxcar stem. The Boxcar is online and ready to ship (but only in black, silver, and polished styles).
There were, of course special color editions of other components, namely this smart blue Klamper brake caliper.
The enthusiasm in the Gevenalle booth was as tangible as its luxurious table covering…
Gevenalle showed off a new Shimano 11-speed compatible Burd Rear Derailleur. Made specially by Microshift the derailleur features a higher spring tension to keep your drivetrain on track on bumpy ‘cross courses.
Here, Adam Clement models Gevenalle’s new Dyna-Sys derailleur-compatible shifter.
For those looking for a more throw-back look, Gevenalle has introduced these attractive AUDAX friction shifters.
Show goers could see Gevenalle in action on a banana-themed Squid Bike chilling in the back of the booth.
Cadence debuted the Dauber Coaches Jacket. While less technical than those in its performance line, the jacket features a state-of-the-art drawstring waist and sleeve branding.
Among the new cycling hat style themes shown was this special Dustin Klein-illustrated cap for SILCA.
Speaking of SILCA: though the show floor was dripping in painted-to-match Pocket Impero frame pumps, it didn’t stop the pump brand from bringing a few show-stopper Super Pista Ultimates.
This pump was custom painted for Don Walker by Corby Concepts out of Indianapolis, IN.