"Our passion for bicycles constantly pushes us to develop new and innovative products. New ideas, a holistic approach combined with a fresh design and the implementation of the newest materials and production technologies allow us to manufacture super light, yet highly functional components with maximum safety and a modern design in mind.
Due to our inhouse test lab we are able to develop products which enter the market at a fully mature stage and are tested with the current state of the art testing protocols. With these advantages we can guarantee fair prices and an uncomplicated dealer and customer service." - NEWMEN Components
At EightyOneSpices we are excited to be offering Newmen Components. Newmen Components have developed some of the most advanced modern products on the market. Below are some key items worth highlighting.
The Engineers at NEWMEN delved deep into their bag of tricks to create wheels that are amazingly light yet incredibly strong.
A completely rounded, optimised rim profile
A flared design with optimised flange length and sidewall thickness
Above-average flange strength
A spoke bed designed to work perfectly with our MG Washers
High-strength, special heat-treated aluminium alloy
The completely rounded, optimised rim profile has allowed NEWMEN to reduce the thickness of the sidewalls whilst the flared flanges keep the bed area down to an absolute minimum.
A narrower bed means less material. Less material means less weight.
But they didn't stop there! The cross section and wall thicknesses for each rim width was also optimised.
The clever design reduces the risk of rocks denting the outside of the rim and helps to prevent the rim profile from deforming under excessive loads or when riding over potholes, etc.
The flared flanges are stronger than competitor's products and are what make the NEWMEN rims extremely ding-resistant in relation to their respective weight.
Who's idea was it? Flared flanges have been used in motocross and enduro for many years.
The newest NEWMEN hub generation. The development goal was a freewheel that was as quiet as possible with improved reliability in the usual NEWMEN quality. The result is a completely new development with a large dimensioned Fade freewheel system now using three pawls instead of the previous two ratchets. The large diameter of the Fade freewheel reduces the forces that occur during freewheeling and the newly designed tooth profile ensures significantly reduced freewheel noise. The three pawls are very short and wide, which ensures a large and therefore gentle power transmission. As with the previous hubs, the new FADE hubs also have more material at the neuralgic points and therefore more safety than hubs from other manufacturers. NEWMEN are so convinced of the new Fade hub generation that all Fade hubs are approved for E-MTB use without exception.
STEM - with a 2-bolt clamp
According to NEWMEN, the only real revolution to take place in stem design over the last 15 years. The goal was to build the lightest 3D-forged oversize stem on the market that was both incredibly stiff and stronger than average. There is no compromise on design and especially size.
SEATPOST - does flex equal comfort?
Flex is the word on everyone's lips. The more, the better… so they say. But that simply is not the case according to NEWMEN. Why else do vehicles with spring suspension also need dampers? Without damping, a component with too much flex is a curse rather than a blessing. Undamped deflection causes oscillation and turns what was meant to be a pro into a definite con. A seat post that flexes too much will literally kick the rider out of the saddle when riding over obstacles. NEWMEN's appeal to the bike testers: please take this into consideration and don't focus solely on the maximum flex values achieved in the test lab! That's why NEWMEN don't build maximum flex into their components; but rather find the perfect and right level of flex for optimum comfort.
Featuring an innovative geometry for an improved wrist position and reduced fatigue, the newly engineered handlebars have an increased upsweep compared to average existing handlebars. This grants an improved wrist- and hand position without resorting to excessive backsweep.
Compared to handlebars with increased backsweep (12° or more), this allows riding in attack-position, while placing your wrists at an optimal angle and still maintaining the increased comfort during more neutral positioning on the bike.
NEWMEN only offer handlebars with 31.8mm diameter as they believe that increasing the diameter to 35mm makes for a less comfortable handlebar with either worse impact resistance or increased weight compared to 31.8mm.
The NEWMEN handlebar series is available at 3 different price points. Whether you chose a budget friendly aluminum option or a high end carbon option, all handlebars have identical geometry and comfortable feel on the trail. Of course they come without any weight or usage restrictions, which our handlebars and stems are known for.
The newest NEWMEN handlebar innovation is a world-first: the VARIGRIP. It offers a threaded bar-end allowing you to reversibly adjust the handlebar width to suit your needs without having to resort to a hack saw.