BIKERUMOR.com 2009 SEA OTTER CLASSIC COVERAGE:Ã‚Â Kore had a lot of new goodies at their Sea Otter booth, including a prototype mold for their upcoming ultralight T-Rail seat. Ã‚Â It’ll use Kore’s proprietary T-Rail system that mounts exclusively to Kore seatposts. Ã‚Â To drop grams, it’s a special plastic composite, superlight foam and magnesium beam. Ã‚Â No specifics on price or availability date.
The Fixie uses a hollow Chromoly axle and is available with 120 (track) or 130 (road) spacing.
The Single Speed hub uses standard 6-bolt disc brake mounts and tightens on the bike with an Allen key nut.
Kore had lots of other new stuff, like stems, cyclocross brakes and a freakin’ 800mm handlebar…that’s 31.5″ wide! Ã‚Â Hit ‘more’ to see them all…
Seriously? Ã‚Â Motorcycles have smaller bars than this! Ã‚Â The 800mm Torsion Bar is intended for Downhill and agressive Freeride use.
Kore’s 119g (per wheel) Elite Carbon Ti ‘cross brakes aren’t brand new, but have a cool feature worth showing. Ã‚Â The cable that runs across is nothing more than recycled brake cable.
It uses the end of the brake cable that’s cut off and usually discarded for road bike applications. Ã‚Â The end sits in the adjustment barrel, and the other end simply gets a tip clamped on it. Ã‚Â Simple, easy (and likely free) to replace and saves resources.
Another feature their rep pointed out is the use of shorter brake pads. Ã‚Â This allows the brakes to open very wide, making wheel swaps quick and easy.
The very dusty stem above is new since Interbike, but since I took the pic and edited it down, here it is. Ã‚Â It’s being ridden by pro downhiller Bryn Atkinson.