Core Bike 2022 Final Randoms
As Core Bike wraps up for another year, we took one last trip down the maze of hallways to spot some more new tech at this year’s event.
Magura showed off its new CT brakes which are designed for what it calls “lightweight mountain biking” and feature an all new lever designed and engineered to be paired with a two or four piston caliper. The new designed lever ditches the flip-flop aspect of Magura’s normal mtb brakes and instead features dedicated left and right options. Each lever can be paired with the brand’s two-piston MT4 calipers or the four-piston MT5. The MT5 models cost around €170 and the MT4 option is €130.
Launched late last year, the Teravail Warwick is the brand’s latest trail tire designed around everything from general riding duties to enduro racing. The tire is said to prioritize maintaining speed with good levels of grip on loose, rocky and steep terrain.
Arundel was showing off their line of bottle cages, including a very fancy $80 carbon fiber option that weighs just 28 grams. For a more affordable price, there is a nylon-reinforced plastic version that costs $26 and weighs 48 grams.
The show hasn’t had any new products from Core this year, but its line of mountain bike lights recently received a few small updates with improved software and a new metallic gray color option. The software update should improve internal systems that automatically adjust light brightness based on how fast you’re riding.
Alongside his new high pivot enduro bike Hope also revealed that as an option for buyers, they can choose to adjust the color of their bars to Chameleon or Gloss Black options instead of the normal raw carbon. Hope said it will currently only be an option for people who buy the HB 916, but it could be launched to everyone in the future.
Effetto Mariposa presented its range of environmentally friendly products, including its olive-based tire sealant and the new range of Sunflower Seed Chain Lubricant and Pine Oil Degreaser.
While there isn’t much new with Ergon at this year’s show, the brand showcased its new fanny pack which features an exclusively developed ratchet mechanism to bring the bag closer to the body with just one hand, even while driving. The pack offers the possibility of installing a 1.5l water tank and has a storage space of 3l.
Topeak had some cool new products, including this Tubihead valve specifically designed to make inflating stubborn tubeless tires easier. Previously this was only available on select Topeak pumps, but now you can purchase an upgrade kit which should allow you to use the Tubihead on any Topeak pump. The kit sells for £31.99.
Next, Topeak introduced their new hand pump that lets you inflate your tires with a digital gauge, but with a twist of the bottom of the pump, it switches to high volume mode to add air to the forks and shocks. .xf
Finally, a useful product for eMTB owners is the Prepstand eUP Pro, this is a new work stand that includes an assist mode to help lift heavier eMTBs to a good working height. The stand uses a pressurized cartridge to help lift bikes weighing up to 35 kg / 77.1 lbs. The support comes at a very high cost with a hefty price tag of £799.99.
Released earlier this month, Ride Concepts showed off their completely revised line of shoes, including new Tallac and Flume shoes. The updated collection sees a few new additions and a few additions to existing models with D3O material in the top tier options and all shoes using Max Grip, High Grip or Clip Grip outsoles.
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The Hellion is now available for flats and clips for this year.
The Vice is now available as a Caroline Buchanan signature model.