2015 products from Cannondale, GT, Bell, Giro and much more.

Omnico recently hosted their annual Roadshow exhibition last week to show off the 2015 bikes and gear. We went along to see what you can expect from Cannondale, GT, Crankbrothers, Mongoose, Bell, Stages and Fabric this coming year.

Cannondale


Cannondale Scalpel

For 2015, there will be no aluminium Scalpels, only carbon framed variants will be available.

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The range topping Scalpel 29 Team (above) will retail for around R 115 000. For this you get a 10 kilogram bike featuring SRAM XX1, Enve wheelset, and of course a carbon Lefty fork (or should it be called a pole?).


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The Scalpel 29 2 9 (blue/ black), retailing at R 67 000, comes kitted with SRAM XO1, Stan's Arch Ex rims and claims to weigh around 11 kilograms.

The Scalpel 29 3 (black/ red) features a mixture of SRAM X9 and X7 in the drivetrain, a Stan's ZTR Rapid wheelset and stealthy black paint job. The Scalpel 29 3 will be selling in your LBS for around R 55 000.

Cannondale Rush

The Rush will be sold in the place of the aluminium Scalpel's, as Cannondale's more affordable dual suspension range.

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The Rush 29 1 (black) and Rush 29 2 (green).

The Rush 1 comes with Shimano XT/ SLX group set, ZTR Rapid wheelset and apparently weights in at 13.3 kilograms. Recommend retail price: R30 000.

The Rush 2 leaves the factory with a blend of SLX and Deore components, DC 3.0 wheelset and with a weight of 13.85 kilograms will set you back R23 500.

Cannondale Trigger

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The Trigger Carbon 2 is available in two wheel sizes 27.5 (pictured above) and 29er. Both similarly specced with Shimano XT groupsets and Mavic Crossroc wheels. The smaller wheel option is marginally cheaper at R75 000, while the 29er will go for R76 000.

And a Tandem...

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Mongoose Argus


A cheap and cheerful fat bike. Need I say more?


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Crankbrothers


Ominco recently became the South African distributor for Crankbrothers. They promise to continue the excellent after sales service that the brand is well-known for.

Crankbrothers Candy 3 pedals

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Cobalt 11 Wheelset


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Stages


Stages power meters, another brand added to the Omnico stable recently. They are taking this one very seriously to ensure the best experience, including a dedicated support person you can contact should things go wrong.


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Easton


Easton is no longer on Omnico's books but for now they will continuing to honour existing warranties and repairs.

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GT


GT Zaskar Carbon 9R LTD

Black is in this summer. At least GT seem to think so. Looking at this carbon beauty, we're not going to say they're wrong.


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GT Helion

Here we have an odd one. This bike isn't set for our shores but Omnico are testing the waters with these exhibition specimens.

Check out the marketing video, it explains the concept of this bike far better than I could:


So did that inspire you to ditch those racey XC bikes, South Africa?

Helion Carbon Team:


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Helion Carbon Pro:


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And the more affordable aluminum frame options, the Helion Elite (blue) and the Helium Comp (Grey):


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Fabric saddles


Fabric saddles is another new addition for Omnico. While we didn't get the chance to sit on one, for what it's worth, they did looked supremely comfortable.


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Bell Helmets


Stoker

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Super 2

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Super 2R

As the name suggests, this helmet is like the Super 2 but with a detachable chinbar. How #enduro is that? Jokes aside, we like it.

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Giro Helmets


Synthe

The Synthe is Giro's latest road helmet. Here's what they had to say about it: "the Synthe is the pinnacle of road helmet design, combining the performance gains of aero efficiency and light weight with great cooling power to enhance rider comfort and efficiency".


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Giro Phase


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And some more...


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24 Comments

Shebeen, Oct 10 2014 01:27

Crankbrothers

Ominco recently became the South African distributor for Crankbrothers. They promise to continue the excellent after sales service that the brand is well-known for.

 

 

didn't know that.interesting

Bizkit031, Oct 10 2014 01:37

And now they don't do Easton anymore so who is going to sell them now?

Nick, Oct 10 2014 01:50

According to the Easton website here (we haven't confirmed this), Hullabaloo are the South African distributors.

Ryanpmb, Oct 10 2014 01:51

And now they don't do Easton anymore so who is going to sell them now?

Hullabaloo

kingalton, Oct 10 2014 02:44

Hullabaloo

Problem is, neither of them, Hullabaloo or Omnico have all the required spares, I am stuck with a useless Easton rear wheel as neither of them can give me spares.. not great at all, pretty disappointing..

Chro Mo, Oct 10 2014 03:54

Maybe they can return an email on the odd occasion, then?

 

No?

 

Oh, well.....

Smiles, Oct 10 2014 06:30

That mongoose looks nice - keen to try out a fat bike (but is it a waste to have a fat bike in South Africa?) Anyone have one here?

Bizkit031, Oct 10 2014 07:00

That mongoose looks nice - keen to try out a fat bike (but is it a waste to have a fat bike in South Africa?) Anyone have one here?

Quite a few I have seen in Durbs.

Mongoose!, Oct 10 2014 07:42

I think that Mongoose will be heavy. Very heavy...

Ryanpmb, Oct 10 2014 08:14

That mongoose looks nice - keen to try out a fat bike (but is it a waste to have a fat bike in South Africa?) Anyone have one here?

I have one... it's a blast. Ridden it and Cedara, Cascades and Giba... heaps of fun. Check out the Fatbike thread.

Ryanpmb, Oct 10 2014 08:15

Quite a few I have seen in Durbs.

 

Where in Durbs? Giba? Holla?

 

The ones on the promenade don't count - those are cheap cruiser jobs...

Capricorn, Oct 10 2014 08:28

any idea of pricing on the Synthe?

Mongoose!, Oct 11 2014 07:08

I think that Mongoose will be heavy. Very heavy...


35 lbs = 15.8kg. Not that bad.

WeekendWarrior80, Oct 11 2014 08:04

I could be interested in some Crankbrothers pedals.

Bizkit031, Oct 11 2014 08:19

Where in Durbs? Giba? Holla?
 
The ones on the promenade don't count - those are cheap cruiser jobs...

Guy rode past me on one in Giba last weekend.

Ryanpmb, Oct 11 2014 08:40

Guy rode past me on one in Giba last weekend.

 

I know of a Spez and a 9ZERO7 down there...

gravelgrinder, Oct 11 2014 08:37

Check out the new Silverback fatbikes on their website!! 

Odinson, Oct 12 2014 04:46

Strange why they are hesitant to bring the GT Helion to SA. A short-travel DS XC bike is perfect for the type of riding that most South Africans do.

VicanZA, Oct 16 2014 03:52

I smell ripoff.....Dale, thats more than you pay for entry level cars.

Heel Drop, Oct 20 2014 10:16

I dont get fat bikes- is it hype or is there a market for them ?

TONY1968, Mar 29 2015 08:46

GT Helion arrive in SA by the end of April 2015

Joe Massapuss, Mar 29 2015 09:46

So are the bell super 2r's finally going to available officially in South Africa?

Spoke101, Mar 30 2015 01:28

So are the bell super 2r's finally going to available officially in South Africa?

No. They can only currently get from the US which would make them 1k more expensive than getting them from the EU.

ALLMTB, Mar 30 2015 06:47

So are the bell super 2r's finally going to available officially in South Africa?

Try here:

 

http://www.mxallianc...t/bell_super_2r