Race Face Turbine Stem

For those looking for an ultra short 35 mm standard stem, Race Face have you covered. Available in 40 / 50 /60 and 70 mm as well as this ultrashort 32 mm pictured, the 7075 aluminium stem is a no-nonsense workhorse that looks simply gorgeous. The 35 mm standard is growing in popularity and is allowing brands to build wider bars. Expect some super wide 820 mm bars from Race Face very soon. The Turbine stem costs £89.95.

For more information head to raceface.com


Hope HB 2.11

Is it coming? It is coming! When? Who knows? the Hope HB 2.11 superbike is an enigma, that always seems just out of reach, a bike that keeps on being dangled like a carrot on a string to the media. As yet untested by anyone outside of Hope we still don’t know anything about how it rides. Hope have recently been advertising for more carbon engineers, so maybe we are on the brink of a release.

For more information head to hopetech.com


Halo Supa Drive Hub

The popularity of wide range cassettes has brought new, and massive, loads onto our freehubs, increasing wear and exposing weaknesses. Instead of weedy single teeth, the latest Halo Supa Drive features 3 huge pawls with 12 micro teeth on each face, boasting a 120 point engagement and a 3-degree pickup which is faster than a fat kid chasing an ice cream truck. The wedged pawl design actually bites harder the more aggressively you pedal, so there should be no slippage. Priced at £139.99, the hub will be rolled throughout the Halo range. If you are packing more horses than a stable, this will be the hub for you.

For more information head to halowheels.com


Sensus Lite

Sometimes less is more, and nowhere is this more evident than with the new Cam Zink owned Sensus Lite grips. With a neat single clamp design, tighter and shorter ribs than some to minimise squirm and compact 123 mm length they feel amazing in the hand. The £29.99 grips are available in Gum / Black / Orange with integrated plastic end caps.

For more information head to thesensus.com