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Interbike 2016: New Enduro Bikes Parade

After we take a short tour to the Interbike 2016 with these two bikes - Alchemy Arktos and Patrol 672, now we have more bikes to see. Here at Interbike 2016, most companies show their latest bikes and some of them are upgraded version of their previous, but some are completely new. So, let's check them.

Norco is ready for 2017 with their most popular bikes - the Aurum, Range, and Sight. Except that they have got the latest parts, they also get new color scheme to make them more fresh. For their DH monster the Aurum, Norco offers both frame only option and also complete build. They also build the Aurum in carbon and aluminum. The Aurum price is about $2,699 to $7,299. The aluminum version will be priced at $2,899 to $3,399.

Their Range, comes in aluminum only and it will be priced around $2,599 to $3,799. This 160mm travel bike is also equipped with high end parts to support its performance. While the Sight, which is a trail bike, gets 140 mm travel and the highest version of the new Sight is about $3,799.

Fuji maybe is not a big player on mountain biking, but they are already updated their line up for 2017 season, the Auric and Rakan. The Auric now gets high parts such as Rockshox Lyrik and also carbon crank. The geometry is still same with the previous but they updated it with the new bars and stem, and new parts. The Auric will be priced at $4,749.

Fuji also build the new Rakan 29er and Rakan 27,5+ version. The 29 version Rakan will be priced around $4,949 and it will be equipped with Fox suspension and SRAM drivetrain. While the Rakan 27,5+ is cheaper than its 29er version. The 27,5+ Rakan will be priced about $2,499. It also equipped with Fox suspension and SRAM drivetrain.

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Interbike 2016: Alchemy Arktos and Patrol 672

Interbike 2016 just began after the Eurobike 2016. The Interbike 2016 event be held in Las Vegas. Some new bikes that has not shown in Eurobike 2016 appears here. So, let's start with these two new bikes - Alchemy Arktos and Patrol 672. This is not Transition Patrol, but only Patrol, yes Patrol, a brand new company that start to enter the mountain biking worldwide.

Alchemy Arktos is one of the most interesting enduro bike today, but it comes in a bit high price. The frame - front triangle is carbon and made in United States, while the rear triangle comes from Asia. One of the most interesting part of the bike is the suspension system, which is called Sine Suspension - a bit similar with Switch Infinity's Yeti. This 150 mm of rear travel bike comes in $3,799 with Fox Float X Shock.
Alchemy Arktos Details
• Intended use: trail / all-mountain
• Travel: 150mm
• 27.5" wheels
• Carbon frame
• 66.5° head angle
• 438mm chainstay length
• 12 x 148mm rear spacing
• Sizes S, M, L, XL
• Frame price w/ shock: $2,999 USD
• Made in Asia
So what's different with this Arktos? It is said that this Interbike 2016 Arktos is less expensive but what do you think? The frame will be available in yellow and blue color - they said yin-yang color.

This is not Transition Patrol, but only Patrol. Patrol is another Indonesian brand that trying to enter the world mountain bike. Their bikes are spread from cross country to downhill. But now we will see their all mountain/enduro bike, the Patrol 672. This is the update version of their previous 672 version.

Patrol 672 Details
• Intended use: all-mountain / enduro
• Rear wheel travel: 160mm
• Wheel size: 27.5''
• Aluminum frame
• Internal cable routing
• ISCG 05 chain guide tab

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Eurobike 2016: New Shoes Parade

As mountain biking sport starts to be one of stylish kind of sports, some apparel brands are using the Eurobike 2016 moment to show up their new products. Shimano, noted as one of the most productive company as they release various products, from bike components to bike apparels. The riders now have various choices for them to look more stylish.


Ion is releasing several new shoes, the Rascal and also The Raid Amp. The Ion Rascal is specially made for enduro riders. The Rascal is using velcro strap and has assymetric design. The Rascal is also available as clipless, so the riders can choose which one is suitable for them. Ion Rascal is priced at 140 Euro. 

Ion Raid Amp is a way cheaper than the Rascal, with 120 Euro and it's a flat shoes. It has rubber from Suplest, a Swiss company. 


Shimano AM Shoes is very popular shoes out there, but in this Eurobike 2016 event, they brings two new shoes to the event. The first is Shimano ME7, which is specially build for aggressive riders - from enduro to downhill. The new ME7 is usng Michellin rubber and Velcro cover. The Shimano ME7 is priced about $200. Another new shoes from Shimano is Shimano AM5, which is really brand new shoes. It comes with camo color scheme that make it looks awesome. 


Like Shimano, Mavic is also big company that build various goods on mountain biking sport. Their wheels are awesome, but their shoes also amazing. In this Eurobike 2016, Mavic releases two shoes, the Mavic DeeMax Pro, which retails about 189 Euro. With the same name as their popular downhill wheels, the shoes also gets same color patterns. While the DeeMax Elite (140 Euro) has colorful appearance and it's not as stiff as its Pro DeeMax. 
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