Its that time of year again, just got back from the annual pilgrimage to Vegas for the industry shin digs (IXS protection optional) product launches and general one upmanship results.
Top of our list was the launch of some new and exciting Grammo products.
First: The dates for the Carbon 29er launched at Sea Otter, these frames will be with us very shortly, so get you Santa list ready.
Second: And completely out of the blue and all new steel 29er based on the geometry of the carbon frame. Featuring a common retro look with its carbon cousin, the new steel frame stands out from the crowd.
Third: Another new frame from the boys from down under, this time the much anticipated Grammo CX carbon cross frame.
Seen here at Cyclocross Magazine
Fourthly: (is that even a word?) The Orange folks were there with cool looking RAW demo bikes. New for 2011 were modifications to the Alpine and Five featuring Taper head tube, and 30.9mm seat tubes. New frames included the R8, the Reynolds 853 tubed hardtail and the new Crush aluminum XC hardtail.
Fifth: Coming our way very soon, we were super impressed with the new IXS line of body armor and helmets. Distributed from Switzerland these are some of the best designed and manufactured safety products we have seen in a long time.
More details to follow soon, but check them out IXS Sports Division
For the skinny on the latest and greatest….. you know the drill