See Red With New Answer Red Mist Collection, Plus Super Short AME Stem, Enduro Glove, and More

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Forget Enduro blue, Hayes is going red. Known for some creative finishes, Answer Components is doubling down on the most visible fork on the market with a complement of red from the pedals to the grips. Sure to be gracing the bikes of big names like Aaron Chase, Eric Porter, and more, the bright red parts will certainly stand out in a field of 80’s inspired neon colors.

Even if it’s not red, Hayes had a few other new products to show after the break…

Hayes Red Mist collection AME stem Stein Grip Enduro Glove (2)

Hayes Red Mist collection AME stem Stein Grip Enduro Glove (5) Hayes Red Mist collection AME stem Stein Grip Enduro Glove (6)

If you’re feeling the Red Mist, crimson components will be available in the Protaper SL handlebars, AME stem, Rove R2 pedals, Enduro gloves, and Stein grips. Of course the Manitou Mattoc will continue to be offered in matte red to round out the package.

First shown at Eurobike, the new Answer AME (All Mountain Enduro) stem uses a fully 3D forged body that is a first in the industry shorter than 40mm. According to Hayes, the tooling to create a 3D forged stem that short is not common in the industry, but the result is a lighter, stronger stem that is also more cost effective to produce. The AME stem goes all the way down to a 31mm which is as short as you can possibly go without the steerer tube hitting the handle bar. Other sizes include a 40, 50, 60, 70, and 80mm option all with 31.8mm handlebar clamps.

Coming in at 96g for the 31mm stem, the stems are all 0 degree rise and have a 51mm wide clamping surface with 3D forged clamps and stainless steel fasteners. Look for these to be available around Sea Otter.

Hayes Red Mist collection AME stem Stein Grip Enduro Glove (7)

Hayes Red Mist collection AME stem Stein Grip Enduro Glove (8)

OK, Hayes didn’t completely abandon Enduro blue. The new Enduro glove will be offered in the synonymous hue along with black, red, and white. Each glove builds off of previous Answer gloves to create a thicker glove that is perfect for, well, Enduro. Built with knuckle slits, smart phone compatible finger tips, and double stitching, the Enduro gloves will retail for $35.99 and will be a perfect compliment to the new Stein grips.

Hayes Red Mist collection AME stem Stein Grip Enduro Glove (1)

Hayes Red Mist collection AME stem Stein Grip Enduro Glove (10)

Completing the package will be the new Rove R2 pedals which are a completely new extrusion from the original Roves. The reason being that Answer wanted to keep the shape of the pedals, but decrease the weight which was only possible through a new build from the ground up.

Rove R2 pedals ship with standard and the sharper Shark Tooth pins for a customizable hold. Using a 6061 aluminum body, the pedals come in at 427g per pair and sell for $115 in black, blue, red ano, wet red, and white.

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Ol' Shel'
Ol' Shel'
7 years ago

Turn your stem backward for negative reach. Reap major cred with the DH crowd.

Mike D
7 years ago

On the right bike, I’d be allll over that red bar/red stem/red grips setup! And Manitou, if you’re listening, PLEASE RELEASE A MATTOC FOR 29rs!! 140mm preferably. Please and thank you.

colorblind
colorblind
7 years ago

I would be all over these bars and stems if only they had more decals on them. The Chinese domestic market is probably all over these. Now if I could only find my old red Judy and matching Kore stem.

Great job on innovation HBG!

Mattbyke
Mattbyke
7 years ago

Does any one realize that the term red mist is a sniper term that describes a human head as the round vaperorizes it. It’s actually a terrible name choice. The term is also used in the shooting of wood chucks and prairie dogs with high velocity rounds. The animal is turned to red mist. This is a bad marketing dept choice.

ThisGuy
ThisGuy
7 years ago

Mattbyke, (deleted). I spent 6 years in the Marines and never once heard the term ‘red mist.’ Not only do you not know what you’re talking about, you’re taking this from a book/move (Jarhead), and quoting it incorrectly. The term is “pink mist.”

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Slow Joe Crow
Slow Joe Crow
7 years ago

@Mattbyke, “red mist” usually refers to the state of total commitment driven by anger or competitiveness as in “when x Nascar driver passed y Nascar driver the red mist mist came down and y punt x into the wall”, or I dropped into the DH course the red mist came down and I rode like a maniac until I target fixated and hit a tree.

JasonK
JasonK
7 years ago

Wow, Mattbyke. I’m tempted to say you’re going off half-cocked, but that’s just too easy.

ThisGuy and Slow Joe Crow have it right:

“Pink mist” is the aftermath of a .338 Lapua to the head, while “red mist” is what Lance experienced when David Walsh wrote things that turned out to be true.

I don’t mean to be flippant about gun violence, but histrionics like yours invite an eye-rolling dismissal.

Mattbyke
Mattbyke
7 years ago

I actually have a long history of shooting. And many friends from the military and law enforcement . I learned from a young age what a head shot is. Pink / red . It’s just splitting hairs. Dependent on your region , the name carries the same meaning .

Mattbyke
Mattbyke
7 years ago

Don’t be so quick to judge “This Guy”.
No need to think that Your being attacked. (deleted)

Tony
Tony
7 years ago

Mattbyke, (deleted)
Maybe a little over reaction to something that is just a name, I think there is a drink called the “Red Mist”, there is a comicbook superhero called “Red Mist”, etc……

Smokestack
Smokestack
7 years ago

@Mattbyke, if you’re gonna get all touchy-feely over this I can only imagine the horror (and the many calls to your local and state representatives) when Rocky Mountain named a bike Slayer.