First Look Friday: Titan Sonic; Crankbrothers Highline; Momsen All-Rise; and Camelbak Kudu

First Look Friday is an introduction to the gear that we are currently testing for review. This week we've taken delivery of a Titan Sonic Pro dual suspension bike, Crankbrothers's Highline dropper seatpost, Momsen's new All-Rise carbon handlebar, and a Camelbak Kudu backpack.

Titan Sonic Pro


The recently announced Sonic is Titan's first production dual suspension bike, featuring 100 mm of travel front and rear.

 

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The Sonic Pro is the top of the range model with a RockShox Recon Silver fork and Monarch RL shock. The drivetrain is a mix of Shimano XT and SLX specification components. The rims are Stan's ZTR Rapid while the remainder of the build comes from Titan's own TRC range. The Sonic Pro is estimated to retail for R29,999.

 

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Titan Sonic Pro specifications


  • FrameXC/Marathon full alloy race frame with RDS
  • Speed22-Speed
  • Sizes17" / 19" / 21"
  • ForkRockShox Recon Silver Solo Air Poplock Remote Lockout
  • Rear ShockRockShox Monarch RL Air
  • BrakesShimano SLX M7000
  • CranksetShimano XT FC-M8000 36/26T
  • Front DerailleurShimano SLX FD-M7025
  • Rear DerailleurShimano XT RF-M8000
  • ShiftersShimano SLX SL-M7000
  • HandlebarTRC Directech Pro flat bar 720mm
  • StemTRC Directech Pro
  • HubsTRC Rotech
  • RimStan's ZTR Rapid 32H
  • SaddleTRC Trimtech
  • Seatpost31.6mm TRC Pro
  • TyresTitan H-5161 TR 29" x 2.10" 60TPI Tubeless Ready
  • Estimated Retail PriceR29,999.00

Crankbrothers Highline


The Crankbrothers Highline is a 125mm travel, cable actuated adjustable seatpost. It is available in 30.9 and 31.6 diameters with internal routing as the only option.

 

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The internal mechanism is an easy to replace hydraulic cartridge which is not serviceable but comes with a 3-year warranty. Crankbrothers have developed a quick-connect mechanism for easy installation of the cable to the base of the dropper post.

 


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The remote is the shifter-type with a spherical swivel clamp that promises great adjustability. It will fit below or above the handlebar and work on both the left or right side.

 

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Momsen All-Rise handlebar


The Momsen All-Rise carbon handlebar will suit riders looking for a touch of trail riding flair. The All-Rise is 760 mm wide with a 15 mm rise and 9-degree sweep. Momsen claim a weight of 200 grams which our scales confirmed. The All-Rise features a matte finish with the option of yellow, green, black, or turquoise graphics.

 

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The Momen All-Rise retails for R1,899 and is available from your local Momsen stockist and Momsen online store.

 


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Camelbak K.U.D.U. 12


Camelbak's KUDU 12 stores up to 12 litres of cargo and features an impact protector, which they claim will absorb 94% of impact in a crash.

 

The hydration bladder holds 3 litres of water leaving you with 9 litres of storage. Should the weather turn sour, the KUDU has an integrated rain cover.

 

The KUDU can carry both full face and half shell helmets for switching during rides. To help you keep things orderly, Camelbak have also thrown in a roll-up tool organiser.

 

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1 Comments

Rick Sanchez, Oct 23 2016 08:18

Damn that Titan is ugly. Sure they will sell rather well though :thumbup: