Introducing the Exie for all. Sharing the same geometry and performance as the World Cup winning Exie USA, our newest offering is handbuilt in Vietnam. It’s everything we love about our US made offering (albeit ~250g heavier) in a wallet-friendly build. Prices start at $4,999 USD.
There are rumors floating around that we will see a refresh to the Epic HT this year, and perhaps the standard Epic next year. The rumors I heard are a diverge/supercaliber type suspension coming to the “hard tail” epic. This could be false as these rumors have been floating around for sometime now and I haven’t seen anything to support it other than just talk…
Regardless, I guessing we see a modest refresh with an increase to compliance to the Epic HT this year, and the standard Epic to be refreshed next year, expecting it to morph into something similar to what the Epic Evo is today. I’d guess they tripple-down on the Brain and expect them to come out with a 120mm brain equipped front shock that works a bit better than the current iteration (the rear brain is steller, the front not so much…).
Oh… Nice!! I had that Miami vice green with gold logos and gold spatter on my original order, it is such a nice color. I ended up changing to the Gloss Harlequin Green to Blue with Gold outline logos they recently came out with. Might be the first bike I bother with doing a ride wrap on.
More racing-related, but equipment (tire) sponsor-related. Interestingly, according to Jolanda Neff’s Instagram, it looks like Trek Factory Racing will be on Pirelli tires this season instead of Bontrager.
Pirelli has been a sponsor of the road team for a long time, but it is curious. It is interesting though that Trek sells Pirelli, Conti, Challenge, and Bontrager tires. I’m not sure what to make of this, but it’s likely that Pirelli showed up with lots of cash though.