New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

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Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

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The Mk6 Stooge is out. Apologies if it's been mentioned already. There's a review at https://bikepacking.com/bikes/stooge-mk6-review/ Not sure if 4.8kg for frame and fork is heavy - my Solaris with carbon fibre fork is about 3kg - the review quotes a finished build at 14kg.
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Saw that and it does look nice. It's about a kg heavier than the Jones frameset which I'd put down to the extra bits of tube in the frameset and the three piece fork. Not a deal breaker and you could lop a chunk of weight off if you lost all the gears :grin:
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Zpacks Offset Solo Tent deets on bikepacking.com. Basically looks like a Dyneema version of the SMD Skyscape Trekker (ish)...
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The 3T Extrema Gravel Bike Aims to Be Bikepacking Ready. Tyre clearance for up to a 29 x 2.2”.
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Looks comfy ^
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My spine is weeping just looking at that saddle to bar drop.
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Yes but it's aero
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After a good few years on a fairly sedate gravel bike, and with a wide range of tyre widths and two wheel sizes experimented with, I've concluded that there is an optimal tyre width cut off for a gravel bike. I have my own number, bits it's basically when the tyre width is too much for the frame design and for the intended mix of terrain, and more importantly when the handlebars become a hindrance for making the most out of the tyre.

In other words 29x2.2 is flat bar MTB territory for me, and when the terrain requires a 2.2 then those bars and riding position are a bit hilarious. It's not so much under-biking as mis-biking.
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Alpkit launch a series of ebikes. It was under embargo until this morning but here's a few details.

El Camino: Explore More
Sonder's first electric gravel bike with a powerful rear hub motor.
Utilises the latest Kynamic BC250 system for a natural ride feel.
Weighing just 3kg more than the non-electric version, it features a 250kWh battery and 250W motor.


Sedona: Full Gas Gravel
An aggressive gravel race bike crafted from hydroformed titanium.
Blends road bike elegance with gravel bike stability.
Clean lines, neat welds, internal cable routing, and 45mm tyre clearance for a responsive ride.

Prima: Smarter. Sharper. Faster.
High-performance road bike with a 1.4kg 7046 Alloy frame for swift responsiveness.
Sleek aesthetics, internal cable routing, and modern aluminium grades for strength and lightness.
Designed for demanding environments, integrating high-grade aluminium with cutting-edge groupsets.
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^ 'El Camino' .. Very good.
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Stooge Dirt Tracker dropping tomorrow :cool:

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That Stooge looks really good, and good value too. I think he's going to need a second run of those!
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Not that new really, and I personally wouldn't want canti's, but this does look really nice...Cinelli Hobootleg
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Liking this from Rodeolabs, ok it’s not new but the custom finish is certainly eye catching. Looks neat too!

Why do singlespeed bikes look so damn good?!
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You have not seen my parts bin one
Best feature being 26er wheels in a 29 frame and ( suspension) forks*

* oddly same A-C as 26ners
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Broken Road ST, presumably to go up against the Mason Raw and Fairlight Holt.

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Boab wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:28 pm Broken Road ST, presumably to go up against the Mason Raw and Fairlight Holt.

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Couldn’t find this thread to post that!

It looks great in that setup but the standard stock pictures are terrible.

The out in the wild picture makes me want to buy it whilst the stock picture made me carry on scrolling.

Also available as frame only and a rigid fork is available as an accessory (all below a friendly cycle scheme £1k!) :-bd

Can also be singlespeed, hmmmm!
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I think this is intended as the budget version, so won't really be troubling the Mason or Fairlight. More like a Kona Unit. Think it'll do well but it'll be hefty with those dropouts and all the mounts, not that it'll matter too much... certainly looks good 👍
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Absolutely love my Ti one and the steel is very cheap ( about same price as frame alone) .
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Looks good and a good price, but 640 ETT in my size (Krampus is 625) hello wrist pain.... Sad really as they are likely just copying cotic, pipedream et al without thinking that actually, for a 4" forked bike that's too long.

Oh well, I'm not likely to need a new bike anytime soon so I'll shut up!
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At that price point and in 4130 it's perhaps more a longer, slacker Big Bro rather than Holt or Raw isn't it?
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My feeling is that it is a bit different to the Kona and most other new hardtails in that the seat angle is a more traditional 73 degrees. The Big Bro is similar but that has a shorter more Ogre like geo. Most other frames are much steeper now. I tend to prefer a slacker seat tube so this bike looks like it would work for me (but I do wonder if I should persevere with a steeper seat tube and the Pace RC529 kind of appeals to me to try this out).
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