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New DH Parts from Interbike – Forks, Wheelsets, Stems, and more!

BIKE Mag’s David Peacock has gone through the DH Bikes, as well as the kits and helmets, and says “finally we’re getting around to some of the cool parts hanging about the show floor.”

After the jump, you’ll find photos and some info on the new Enve and Gravity carbon bars, the RockShox Vivid Air, White Bro’s DH fork the Groove, and much more.

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News: RockShox Shows Off 27.5 (650B) Forks – SID and Reba 27.5 forks on display at Eurobike

650B is coming whether you’re ready for it or not. Of course, in the past few months it suddenly became known as 27.5-inch or just 27.5″, which is sort of annoying, but actually makes more intuitive sense than the old ‘650B’ nomenclature.

There’ll be more 27.5 bikes in 2013 than ever before. The Euros are jumping on the bigger-wheel bandwagon and since every proud citizen of the EU carries a digital scale with them wherever they go, they are loving the idea that 27.5 offers better rollover than 26er wheels with fewer grams than 29ers.

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Santa Cruz Testing Through-axle on Blur XC

Santa Cruz Bicycles have historically frowned upon through-axles on their VPP-equipped frames, saying in-house testing proved them unnecessary on the fully enclosed rear triangles. Marketing pressure being what it is, though, it seems Santa Cruz are changing their tale.

Bike Radar spotted a prototype 142x12mm through-axle on a Santa Cruz Blur XC frame during the recent FOX launch and when asked, Santa Cruz PR man Mike Ferrentino wouldn’t deny its existence but didn’t deny the tide was coming, either.

According to Ferrentino, through-axles still aren’t needed but even a company as popular as Santa Cruz can’t resist the pressure alone. We can likely expect to see the new rear ends gradually phased into the lineup as current inventory is exhausted.

The new santa cruz thru-axle rear ends look to use a dt swiss rws skewer system: the new santa cruz thru-axle rear ends look to use a dt swiss rws skewer system

The new Santa Cruz through-axle rear ends look to use a DT Swiss RWS skewer system

(Via BikeRadar.com.)