It’s our final slice of Bike Place and we look at some new products from Kali, BOS and Santa Cruz.
The new BOS Idylle has been almost completely re-designed. Taking technology BOS have only so far used in Rally cars, the damper in this fork is designed to distinguish the difference between movement on the trail and the rider. From previous models, they have also massively increased the small bump sensitivity using their own unique internals.
Fitted with 275 wheels, this new fork does come with quite a hefty price tag though at £1750
BOS Idylle Air FCV Ø37 RRP £1750
Jungle, the UK importer for BOS, were also showcasing the DH air shock – the Void. Jungle have all spares in stock and offer in house servicing, so gone are the days of not being able to get your hands on spares for BOS products in the UK.
This is a race winning bike, Gee’s infact, from the 2014 World Championships race where he took the win.
And this is the production 2015 GT Fury World Cup, spot the difference, there aren’t many!
The GT Sanction seems to be a bit of a Marmite bike, but it’s proven to be fast. Pictured is the Pro frame set, looking fast even without wheels.
Flexible ‘unbreakable’ peak
£89.99 in three colour ways – Black, blue and white/black
EPS Cone technology as found in the Kali full face helmets
The Kali Maya helmet is a budget minded lid at just £89.99 but visually it looks far from it. The solid blue version pictured above was striking and the integrated POV/Light System allows you to fit a Camera or light without attaching a clip. The peak is also unbreakable and we really tried! Equipped with Kali’s Composite Fusion EPS Foam that better distributes impacts it acts as a ‘crumple zone’ for your head. For its price point it’s definitely not short of high end features.
Although this has no mountain bike useability we thought this Kali lid was quite cool. With a flip down visor it looks not dissimilar to a Time Trialing or Track Cycling helmet. Either that or it’s ready for the use in the new Star Wars flick.
These new bars from Santa Cruz look as corporate as you could imagine. These carbon bars go from XC all the way through to a 800mm wide DH bar. They should be available in the UK in around a months time, unfortunately we have no pricing just yet.
Purely for the ‘drool-factor’ we couldn’t resist a quick shot of the V10. It was certainly a focus point for the show. The Ferrari of the Mountain Bike World?