Taipei d&i awards: Token Block provides a decrease cease for any higher headset, Jagwire brake pads w/ graphene, extra


Persevering with our digging by the 2021 Taipei Cycle d&i awards, listed here are a number of extra new merchandise value a glance (and apparently, an award).

First up is the Token Block headset which is an fascinating tackle the headset cease. Bodily stops in a headset can stop injury to your body or bike by retaining your handlebars from over-rotating. Usually, these stops are constructed into the headset higher. That may be an issue for bikes with particular headset uppers like these used for inner cable routing on aero street bikes.

The Token Block gives a repair by incorporating a headset cease into the decrease a part of the headset as a substitute. Whereas specifics aren’t given, it’s a part of a semi-integrated headset decrease that embody an alloy cup and crown race which might be “locked in place mechanically after set up.” Higher but, the whole lot might be simply eliminated with out injury to the steerer or headtube. The rotation restriction is seemingly customizable which means you may set how far you may flip the bars earlier than the cease engages.

Jagwire Professional Needle Driver Software & Elite Cooling Brake Pad

Jagwire Pro Needle Driver Tool & Elite Cooling Brake Pad

Jagwire all the time appears to have cool stuff in relation to brakes and brake instruments, and this 12 months is not any completely different. Their new Professional Needle Driver appears like it should present a greater method to drive unthreaded needle inserts or barbs, into the top of hydraulic brake hoses. The 2 method clamp is designed to work with each and 5.5mm brake hoses, with adjustable pressure for odd hoses. There’s additionally a Needle Starter Pin for initially setting the insert into the hose.

Jagwire Pro Needle Driver Tool & Elite Cooling Brake Pad Jagwire Pro Needle Driver Tool & Elite Cooling Brake Pad

Going residence with two awards, Jagwire was additionally acknowledged for his or her new Elite Cooling Disc Brake Pads. Constructed with a 3 piece building, the brake pads apparently use a graphene thermal switch plate to assist pull warmth from the semi-metallic brake pads to the aluminum cooling fins.

Categorised Powershift

Classified Powershift

This one comes as no shock. The Categorised Powershift system may be very fascinating, and has the potential so as to add one other dimension to street and gravel gearing. Should you haven’t checked out our earlier posts, the Powershift system primarily hides a entrance derailleur inside your rear hub. That provides you 2x vary, however with a 1x setup on the crank.


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