First Look Friday: Rocky Mountain Trailhead; Maxxis tyres; Cadence bar; Ryder sealant

First Look Friday is an introduction to the products that we are currently testing for review. This week we're previewing the Rocky Mountain Trailhead, Maxxis Minion DHR II and Aggressor tyres, Cadence CarboFuel slated chocolate caramel bar, and Ryder sealant.

Rocky Mountain Trailhead 940


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The Rocky Mountain Trailhead 940 is an aluminium hardtail designed around 29 inch wheels. The rich red 940 features a RockShox Recon fork, a Shimano Deore/ SLX mixed drivetrain, Shimano non-series hydraulic disc brakes, and WTB rims on Shimano hubs. Weighing in at just over 13kgs and currently retailing for R13,999, the Trailhead 940 is a worthy consideration for the budget conscious rider.

 

Specification list:

  • FrameROCKY MOUNTAIN 6061 SL SERIES CUSTOM HYDROFORMED ALLOY. THREADED BB. TAPERED ZEROSTACK HEADTUBE.
  • SizesXS - S - M - L - XL
  • ForkROCKSHOX RECON SILVER TK 29. 100MM (XS: 80MM). TURNKEY LOCKOUT / REBOUND
  • HeadsetFSA #57 INTERNAL: ZS44 | ZS56MM
  • StemROCKY MOUNTAIN L7 7° X 60-90MM
  • HandlebarROCKY MOUNTAIN ZERO9 FLAT 31.8MM X 720MM X 9° SWEEP
  • GripsROCKY MOUNTAIN XC KRATON
  • BrakesSHIMANO M446 HYDRAULIC DISC 160MM
  • ShiftersSHIMANO DEORE RAPID FIRE 10SPD
  • Front derailleurSHIMANO DEORE 31.8MM 10SPD
  • Rear derailleurSHIMANO SLX SHADOW 10SPD
  • CranksetSHIMANO M615 170-175MM 38/24T 2X10SPD
  • Bottom bracketSHIMANO SM-BB52 2 PIECE
  • CassetteSHIMANO HG50 11-36T 10SPD
  • ChainSHIMANO HG54 10SPD
  • HubsSHIMANO RM33 / CENTERLOCK / 32H
  • RimsWHEELTECH SX19 BY WTB RIMS
  • TyresSCHWALBE RAPID ROB 29" X 2.1"
  • SeatpostROCKY MOUNTAIN L2B 27.2MM X 400MM
  • SaddleWTB VOLT
  • Claimed weight13.3 KG
  • PriceR13,999

 

Maxxis Minion DHR II and Aggressor


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Maxxis Minion DHR II


Maxxis' updateded their Minion DHR to better cope with today's intense conditions and daunting terrain of trail riding and Enduro and downhill racing. Borrowing the same side knob design from the Minion DHF, the Minion DHR II has widened them for more support and unrivaled cornering capability. Where the DHF features channeled knobs for better traction, the DHR II’s ramped knobs were designed to improve acceleration and create a smooth transition when leaning the bike. The paddle-like knobs on the center tread dig in under hard braking and help keep the bike under control.

 

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The 3C Triple Compound Technology consists of a base layer and an outer layer. The outer layer uses two compounds that are specifically formulated to lower rolling resistance and optimize tread-wear and traction, for better performance and a longer life-span. This select model of the Minion DHR II is tubeless ready and features EXO protection which is an extremely cut-resistant, abrasion-resistant, densely woven fabric that’s added to the sidewalls to greatly reduce the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions, while remaining lightweight and flexible

 

Specification

  • Size: 27.5 x 2.30
  • TPI: 60
  • Bead: Foldable
  • Weight (claimed): 805g
  • Type: Clincher
  • Compound: 3C Maxx Terra
  • Wide trail (WT) casing is optimized for 35mm inner width rims
  • Conditions: Loose, Loose over hard, medium
  • Recommended retail price: R 795.00

Maxxis Aggressor


Not quite as aggressive as a true all-mountain/enduro tyre and not quite as lightweight or fast as a true cross-country tyre, the Aggressor is designed to deliver a little bit of the best of both worlds. Advanced knob shaping creates extra gripping edges, and reinforced side knobs offer enhanced stability when cornering at speed. This multi-disciplinary tyre excels on everything from loose fire road climbs to technical descents.

 

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Specifications

  • Size 27.5x2.30
  • Bead:Foldable
  • Weight (claimed): 885g
  • Compound: Dual
  • Protection: EXO sidewall
  • EXO 60 TPI option features cut and abrasion-resistant sidewalls through its densely woven fabric
  • Type: Tubeless ready
  • Conditions: Loose, Loose Over Hard, Medium
  • Recommended retail price: R795.00

Cadence Nutrition CarboFuel Energy Bar


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The salted chocolate caramel CarboFuel Energy Bar is the latest flavour from Cadence. The bars are supposed to be good tasting and easily chewable while racing or training while delivering maximum energy to endurance athletes. The bar is free of artificial flavourants, colourants and preservatives. Recommend retail price is R25.00 per 45g bar.

 

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Ryder Tubeless Tyre Sealant


Ryder have updated their sealant to a new fast sealing formula. It is claimed that this formula will solve some of the challenges with other sealants. It seals up to 5mm holes and easily cleans up with water

 

Features:

  • Ideal for tubeless conversion kits
  • Will not harden with CO2
  • Seals up to 5mm holes by forming a permanent plug
  • For effective puncture resistance in tyres
  • Cleans up with water
Recommend retail price: R110.00 for 250ml bottle.






9 Comments

rock, May 13 2016 01:27

can anyone advise what a comparatively sized bottle from Stan costs?

mtbride, May 13 2016 01:41

The biggest advantage seems to be that is does not turn into a ball from co2.

 

I see Stans 60ml sells for R60, the bigger the more you save obviously as Stans 950ml is R400.

Iwan Kemp, May 13 2016 02:10

I have sampled the bar and it is next level. You will be looking for reasons to go exercise just to enjoy one of those!

Hairy, May 13 2016 04:11

Liking the look of that Maxxis Combo!

Headshot, May 13 2016 04:25

Liking the look of that Maxxis Combo!

Wonder if you'll be able to buy the 26" versions here? My last two DHR2's cost around R550 each. Eish...

dirtypot, May 13 2016 04:32

I have sampled the bar and it is next level. You will be looking for reasons to go exercise just to enjoy one of those!

 

Better than the berry one, which is basically just a bar of sugar...?

Hairy, May 13 2016 04:41

Wonder if you'll be able to buy the 26" versions here? My last two DHR2's cost around R550 each. Eish...

lucky you have found any .....

This Way Out, May 19 2016 07:12

Thanks for the feature on the Rocky Mountain Trailhead

MTBeer, May 19 2016 07:59

I have sampled the bar and it is next level. You will be looking for reasons to go exercise just to enjoy one of those!

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R25 rand for a bar of sugar!!! Taking the piss to a new level.

 

How about just eating real food - much cheaper, much healthier.

 

or if you want some sugar, just eat a Bar One - +-R8.00