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New Manitou, Answer, Hayes and Sun-Ringle Components

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Just a little pre-Sea Otter preview from the folks at Hayes

Absolute+ is a new, TPC-based technology featuring independently adjustable high- and low-speed circuits. It will appear in model-year 2010 Manitou forks including R7, Minute, and Drake. It’s also retrofitable into all non-MRD Manitou forks from model year 2007 forward. A lightweight MRD version of the Absolute+ damper will be introduced later this year. MILO (Manitou Integrated Lock-Out) is a slick new lockout lever designed for forks equipped with the Absolute+ damper. It has a super-low actuation force and works with every known brake/shifter combination.
A complete overhaul of the Manitou website is underway, and will launch in the coming weeks. In addition to comprehensive product information, the new site will serve as a hub for numerous social media channels, including a blog, videos, and links to our Twitter feed and Facebook page.

The Hayes Disc Brakes logo will return to all of our mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes in 2009. The new look evokes the image of the original, iconic Hayes Mag. (image above)

Hit “more” to see what’s coming from Answer and SUNRinglé…

The Answer brand has been sitting patiently in the corner for a few years. No longer! We will introduce the following this year:

  • XC and DH grips
  • Aluminum and carbon fiber ProTaper handlebars in widths ranging from 660mm to 780mm
  • A direct-mount DH stem
  • Low-profile platform pedals
  • Gloves for XC, trail, and DH

SUNringlé will introduce new versions of its Jumping Flea and Dirty Flea front hubs for forks with 15mm axles. The 199g Jumping Flea is intended for trail and all-mountain bikes, while the 173g Dirty Flea is aimed at lightweight XC applications.

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