Pronghorn debuts in the UK, while Campagnolo introduces the 11-speed Athena group...

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Fisher Outdoor
01727 798345

The 2010 Revelation has undergone several changes in the past year and will now carry an increased 150mm travel, as well as an all-new chassis. The new lower legs feature ‘Power Bulges’ that add stiffness and improve the bushing’s durability. The popular 20mm Maxle Lite thru axle option provides a rigid support for an already tough fork. The Ario rear shock, first introduced in 2005, has also undergone a revamp, gaining a redesigned chassis and entirely new internals. Half-inch hard anodized three-piece captured mounting hardware feature, as seen on the Monarch and Vivid shocks.

Kid Cool
0208 459 9970

The latest KidCool and Xcool children’s bike designs have landed with Gelert. These range from
12-inch wooden balance bikes for toddlers learning to roll and then a variety of sizes, including 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20-inch bikes, to cover kids as they grow and learn to pedal. All designs are available in both boys and girls versions and are in stock now. The 20-inch BMX available for boys retails at £99.99.

The wooden balance bikes are cut from a sustainable wood source and feature an adjustable saddle height, EVA wheels and tyres, as well as a variety of colours to suit all kids. Retail price is £49.99.

Chicken Cyclekit
01525 381347

One of Nalini’s first garments available in the UK is the Argentine jersey. The ultra light item is built from high-tech moisture transporting polyester fibre ‘Mantodry’. A short zipper features, while the wearer has three pockets in which to hold on-the-road snacks.

Also from Nalini and made in Italy, the Corniola bib short is one of the higher value items in the range. The garment carries Nalini’s own proven PTN-NAT chamois, white mesh braces to keep you cool, and extremely lightweight lycra fabric blend.

Chicken Cyclekit has good stocks at present and welcomes enquiries from interested dealers.

0871 231 9966

Danish brand Pronghorn has just debuted in the UK and is now seeking dealers.

The products are aimed at performance cyclists and designed by one of the world’s top bike designers. The brand’s frames are built from lightweight custom-drawn aluminium and anodized for strength. A carbon XC race frame, the PR6 SW, is also available and carries a few of Pronghorn’s own patented technologies, including Latex hosing molding as opposed to plastic. This results in a smoother finish, lowering stress and making the frame feel incredibly rigid, even for carbon.

Campagnolo Athena 11-speed
Jim Walker
08707 528777

Campagnolo has added another 11-speed groupset to its catalogue, the Athena.

The 11-speed rear derailleur has an aluminium outer plate and lightened rollers coated with rubber designed to dampen vibrations. As a result of Ultra Shift ‘parrallelogram geometry’, the unit is stiff and has high shift accuracy. Moving on to the front derailleur, a Z-shape internal arm provides a better leverage and greater rigidity, thus providing a firm shift on demand. The steel cage used is also surface treated to prevent rust taking hold.

Athena’s Ergopower Ultra Shift carbon control levers has perhaps the longest set of upgrades to boast. The lever reach has been shortened too for enhanced comfort, particularly for those with smaller hands. The 11-speed cassette is precision engineered, with teeth designed around the Chorus chain shape. Its aluminium body has received a nickel-chrome treatment making for longer life and lower wear.

The Ultra-Torque crankset is available in both a carbon build and standard aluminium. Both are of similar design and offer high stiffness for efficient transmission. UltraShift chainrings have an asymmetric tooth profile on the inner chainrings, offering slick shifting. An Ultra Torque bottom bracket features on both. Prices are still to be confirmed, but delivery should start this month.

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