It was nice to see big crowds and lots of expo booths back in Whistler at Crankworx 2022, and this article rounds up some of the more interesting items on display. Cascade Components had several recently updated bits at their booth, not to mention a prototype from Crestline Bikes that they’ve collaborated with the brand in developing. I also got a hands-on look at Lezyne’s latest portable pump, and got the scoop on Maxxis’ new bike park specific tires. Cascade Components:
Above we see the most recent iteration of Cascade Components ’ North Fork aftermarket SRAM Code brake calipers. These calipers have been available for a while, but the silver ones pictured here boast a recently updated design. A close look reveals the new caliper leaves more material around the outside of the pistons, along with some slight re-shaping. The calipers are machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum.
Cascade claims their calipers’ 16mm and 18mm pistons increase braking force by 20% over the stock versions. They also say they manage heat better and reduce brake fade on long descents. These calipers use SRAM’s Code brake pads (or compatible) and can be serviced with their Bleeding Edge bleed kit.
This is one of Cascade’s updated replacement links for the Forbidden Druid or Dreadnought. These links preserve the bike’s original kinematics, but this new version was re-shaped to allow more clearance for various shocks. The updated link can accept heavier coil springs (over 500lbs) where the previous model did not. On the Dreadnought this […]