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  1. General Discussion
    The widest-range Rotor 1x13 cassette has a 10-52t spread and a total range of 520%. While SRAM and Shimano were busy developing their 12-speed groups, Rotor opted to leapfrog its competitors by launching a wide-range 13-speed drivetrain. The Rotor 1x13 transmission is hydraulically controlled...
  2. Misc Components
    What is it Rotor KAPIC cranks are the Spanish cycling component maker's lightest and stiffest MTB cranks. The KAPIC name is homage to South Africa's Cape Epic MTB stage race, one of the most prestigious marathon stage races in the world. The Rotor KAPIC cranks were designed to mirror the...
  3. Misc Components
    The New Year is here and we've already gotten sneak peeks at some very cool new bikes and gear, which we'll be able to start telling you about soon on Mtbr. But before diving into the what's coming, we wanted to take a look back at some of the bikes and gear from 2018 that we felt were among the...
  4. General Discussion
    On the heels of Shimano's release of a 12-speed mountain bike drivetrain to compete with SRAM's popular Eagle line, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group. And yes, you read that right, Rotor 13-speed is here. Top line highlights...
  5. Misc Components
    The Rotor product line continues to grow on both the road and MTB side. While best known for their oval chainrings for mountain and road, Spain's Rotor Bike Components has an ever-expanding product range that includes everything from a complete road drivetrain to some very sexy looking MTB...
  6. General Discussion
    Rotor Bike Components is increasing its focus on freeride and downhill mountain biking by adding Remy Metailler to their athlete roster. Metailler will be focusing on select events like Rampage and Urban Downhills, along with his bike park edits, which are the stuff of every downhiller's dreams...
  7. General Discussion
    Rotor has long been a bastion for alternative ideas. They made their name selling oval chainrings to an industry that's forever revolved around round. And now the Spanish company is taking aim at the hub market. Their new RVOLVER technology utilizes radial pawls in the freehub body that engage...
  8. General Discussion
    To make a statement about its Q-Ring compatibility with components from other brands, Rotor Bike Components has rolled out the first video in a series on compatibility with its QX1 chainrings for mountain bikes. Have a look. It's kinda cute. Proprietary bolt circle diameters, chainline...
  9. Misc Components
    Cyclists are inherently gadget geeks, fully capable of boring friends while arguing the finer points of minor bicycle componentry. To help them explore new topics of gadget geek'dome, here are 10 great gifts that even James Bond would love to find under the tree. Dynaplug Micro Pro Tubeless...
  10. Misc Components
    Rotor highlights the new INpower which integrates an impressive power meter inside the crank axle for waterproof performance and cleaner data transmission. Video: New Rotor QX2 XTR Chainring, INpower Rex and Rex 3.1 Cranks T.J. Trotter introduces Rotor's new INpower Rex Cranks and explains...
  11. Misc Components
    Q-Ring for BCD 96 spider (click to enlarge). New mounting options for Q-Rings You're not forced to change your cranks if you would like to convert to the oval Rotor Q-Rings. Now you can find more possibilities for QX1 (that's how Rotor calls one-by) in combination with BCD 104 (34T or 36T) and...
  12. Misc Components
    Battery replacement is simple. Just one AA battery and you're good to go (click to enlarge). The company best known for its ovalized chainrings is making a continued push into the power meter market. This week, Spain-based Rotor Bike Components launched INpower, an axle-based power measuring...
  13. Misc Components
    Rotor's Rex crankset collection for mountain biking, QX1 rings and Spiders for SRAM and Specialized, as well as the new for 2015 QXC1 for cyclocross are highlighted. Video: Rex MTB cranks, QX1 rings and QXC1 Spider Arthur Espos from Rotor shows us the Rex cranksets and QX1 rings for mountain...
  14. Misc Components
    Rotor has successfully brought back the oval chainring with proven science and results. This Spanish company has continued to innovate with incredibly light and stiff cranks mated with their oval rings. For us, the oval rings relieve stress on the knees and hips and increase output, while...
  15. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Rotor Bike Components Research Specialist Christie O'Hara steps into the Mtbr booth to showcase the Rex mountain bike line. Rotor's entire mountain bike line has been redesigned for 2014 with new graphics and shapes, with the goal of lightening up the line and enhancing durability. On deck are...
  16. General Discussion
    Rotor is a company from Spain that manufacturers very high end components. They've been making waves with with their 3D+ crank system and Q-Rings and they sent us a set of of their 2x10 crank to try out. I've been using the 2x10 crank for about a month and it has been a revelation. First off...
  17. 27.5
    (a few non-builder highlights from NAHBS 2012 - White Brothers, Pacenti, WTB, Rolf Prima, Club Ride Apparel, VP Components, Rotor, Thomson) The focus of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is definitely on the builders themselves, but several parts and accessory companies were on hand...
  18. General Discussion
    RotorNews Extra - 16.Mar.2009 - [Advertising] XC World Champion Christoph Sauser and Specialized Factory MTB Team to Ride ROTOR Q-Rings ROTOR Bike Components has become the official chainring sponsor of the Specialized Factory MTB Team for 2009. Led by current Marathon World...
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