Ergon SM3 Saddles

Ergon SM3

Ergon, makers of (arguably) the world’s most comfortable flat-bar handgrips, is introducing their first-ever line of saddles in 2012. The SM3 series is being marketed for mountain biking, but some of the saddles look promising for all-around utility and commuting use.

Ergon SM3 → [2.9mb PDF]

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2012 Civia Twin City

Civia Twin City

Civia is introducing a new city bike this week at Interbike. The Twin City will be offered in either a step-through or diamond frame with either a single-speed hub or 7-speed internal gear hub. Standard features include upright bars, integrated rear rack, chain guard, and kickstand. Fenders are optional for an additional $45. Retail will be $795 for the 7-speed and $495 for the single-speed.


2012 Novara Gotham

Novara Gotham

The Gotham from REI’s 2012 Novara line-up looks like a nice, low-maintenance, all-weather commuter. Features include a NuVinci N360 hub, Gates CenterTrack belt drive, dynamo hub, Basta lights, disc brakes, alloy fenders, and a rear rack. Retail will be $1299.

Giro Reverb

Giro Reverb

Giro has a new retro-style helmet coming out later this year. It’s similar to the popular Nutcase and other skate-type helmets, but with more vents, a detachable visor, and Giro’s “Auto-loc” adjustment system. It looks like a nice alternative for those who prefer retro styling but want more cooling vents than are typically spec’d on this type of helmet.


Belt Drive Bikes at Eurobike

IF Design

It looks like a number of new belt drive bikes were debuted at Eurobike this week, with around 40 brands showing belted bikes. The Gates blog has the details.

Gates Carbon Drive Systems Blog

Eurobike Award Winners at iF Design

IF Design

Details about the 2011 Eurobike award winners are posted on the iF Design website.

iF Design
Eurobike Award

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