Improved KH Pulse Gloves for Spring 2011

Written by Kris Holm on April 30, 2011 categorized in Gear, News, • permalink

Upgraded KH Pulse gloves will be available in 1 - 6 weeks, depending on the country.Here are the improvements:

1) More comfortable wrist wrap. The semi-flexible splint has been reshaped to be more comfortable and less restrictive, while still keeping good support.
2) New colour - blue.
3) Updated fit. Sizes are larger by about one size (e.g. old large = new medium). Finger length is slightly longer.
4) Thread tensioning was checked to make sure it’s correct. This, plus the resizing, should eliminate some tearing at seams that occasionally occurred with the previous model.
5) The wrist opening has been ovalized, which makes them easier to get on and off.

Photos and features are here (scroll to the bottom).

Pulse gloves offer essential wrist support, abrasion protection and gel palm padding for all riding styles. Purpose built for unicycling, Pulse gloves are comfortable and breathable, and do not restrict wrist mobility or the ability to grab the saddle handle.

New KH Saddles & Updates for Spring 2011

Written by Kris Holm on April 27, 2011 categorized in Gear, News, • permalink

New KH saddle updates are coming soon. The major updates are:

1) New Fusion Slim saddle 2) New saddle front handle; and 3) Upgraded Fusion Street saddle

Here are details: 1) New saddle front handle: -No hole in the top, to avoid catching your fingers -More rounded grip, with a reshaped underside. This both improves comfort and also gives more room for your fingers when gripping the handle towards the side. -Slightly stiffer -Has the correct recycling logo (PP#5) for end-of-life disposal. -See the attached photo

2) New Fusion Slim Saddle -Very thin across the entire saddle profile -Center cutaway and stretch nylon top are easy to grip, even with sweaty hands. -Aimed at flatland riders and anyone else wanting a thin-as-possible saddle -Available in black with silver accent thread -See the attached photo

3) Improved Fusion Street Saddle -10 mm thinner in the back, to improve gripping from the side. I really like the new shape - for me it is optimal for distance riding with a touring handle, for trials, and for technical muni (for XC muni I still use the Freeride saddle). -It is as thin as the Fusion Slim in the front and back, but has about 10 mm more cushioning and a deeper cutaway through the middle. -Saddle cover top fabric is now durable stretch nylon (same as the Freeride). This fabric is secure to grip with sweaty hands, and it improves comfort by conforming to the centre cutaway. It also lets you curl your thumb around into the centre groove when holding the saddle on the side.

You should see the new gear at in the next 1-4 weeks, and elsewhere soon after that.