Acros is getting a lot of attention right now for their innovative and ultra-expensive hydraulic shifting system. However, they’ve been around a long time and they make all kinds of bike components with an emphasis on parts that have bearings, i.e., pedals, headsets, bottom brackets and hubs. Gregg Kato posted an article with a video of the Acros hydraulic shifting system. It looks really good and I’d love to see it become more affordable and available. But this post isn’t supposed to be about the shifter. It’s about the other stuff Acros makes.
I stopped by the Acros Interbike Outdoor Demo booth. Since Gregg had already covered the shifting system, I took a few photos of some of their other stuff. The most interesting new item was a headset called the Block Lock that has a built-in steering limit that keeps the handlebars from completely spinning around. It was designed to make it easier to service bikes. If you’ve ever had a bike on a stand and had the bars keep turning on you, you know why this is a good idea. It could also be good for cyclocross racers – making it less likely for them to get tangled in the wheel or whacked in the head with the handlebars when they pick up the bike for runups and barrier sections.
Wanna learn more about the BlockLock and other Acros components? Visit their Web site and check out Gregg’s Acros Hydraulic Shifting System video: