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Praxis Adds Mountain 1x Single Chainring & Campagnolo UltraTorque BB30 Bottom Bracket Conversion

first_imgThere are a plethora of single chainring options available today, and now Praxis Works throws their hat in the ring. Or, rather, ring in the hat?Praxis’ sales and marketing director Adam Haverstock said they wanted to bring a wide/narrow option to round out their mountain bike line and help it grow to reach the same breadth of offerings as their road lineup. Dealers were asking for it, and they thought they could bring their ownThe tooth profile is unique and has some special features to enhance chain retention, though they’re being a bit tight lipped on exact details. The pictures do show that the wide sections are pretty wide, and the teeth are fairly tall. All of that is designed to extend the longevity of the ring, particularly the time before wear would diminish the chain retaining qualities. Even so, they recommend use with a clutch-equipped rear derailleur. For rougher terrain or competition, they say a chain guide would provide a bit extra security.The chainring itself is not cold forged like their higher end rings for now, but price point is only $50 to $55. They’re stamped and machined from a 4.5mm thick 7075-T6 alloy plate. They’re built for a 104 BCD size with 32, 34, 36 and 38 tooth counts. More pics, plus the new Campy BB system, below… PRAXIS CAMPAGNOLO ULTRATORQUE BB30 CONVERSION BOTTOM BRACKETTheir expanding collet, threaded bottom bracket designed to allow 24mm spindles to run on PFBB30 frames is now (finally) available for Campagnolo UltraTorque cranksets. Instead of building in the bearings, they designed it to let Campy’s stock bearings slide into the cups. The challenge and delay in bringing it to market was getting that inside bore exactly perfect. Haverstock said anytime you’re trying to build something around someone else’s bearings, it’s always trickier, but he knew Campy fans would want to run the Campy bearings.The bottom bracket itself comes in two halves that slide in from either side of the frame then thread together. The expanding collet design prevents over tightening and damaging the frame, and it puts the bearings in perfect alignment so there’s no creaking or drag.It works on BB30, PFBB30 and Specialized OSBB. It ships with the Delrin spacer (shown in top photo next to BB) to space the diameter out from 42mm to 46mm. Without it, the BB fits directly into BB30 frames. With it, it fits PFBB30 frames. Besides fitment, it also helps insulate the alloy BB from carbon frames, which reduces any potential creaking. Retail is $85.Next up? SRAM GXP conversion BB.PraxisCycles.comlast_img read more

3×3 basketball presents Olympics hope

first_imgJamaica Basketball Association president, Paulton Gordon, and national coordinator for 3×3 basketball, Deon Williams, both believe Jamaica’s chances of qualifying for Olympics 3×3 basketball are greater than in the conventional format of the game.Jamaica recently became an official member of the FIBA 3×3 community, and both Gordon and Williams contend that the country has great potential in 3×3 basketball, which recently became an Olympic sport. They noted that the association has already started putting plans together to help grow the game here.Gordon argued that 3×3 basketball at the Olympics gives smaller nations a bigger chance of qualifying for the global games, as it requires less resources to prepare than that of a full basketball squad.“FIBA has been wanting to place more emphasis on 3×3 basketball and suggests some of the smaller countries, as well as those established (nations), expand and establish the game. So smaller nations now have a better chance of qualifying (Olympics) because this takes less resources,” Gordon said.The association intends to go on a promotion drive for the sport, and they are looking to get competitions going in schools and communities to help establish the game locally.“Business House already has an established thing (competition), so in the next two years, we hope 3×3 will be a part of the school system. If we can get ISSA involved, it will not be a direct cost to us. We just need to partner with some private-sector companies for the community side,” Gordon shared. DEVELOPING A PLAN “We want to establish it and make it grow, but it’s going to take more coordination and more tournaments. So we are developing a template, which Deon (Williams) is working on, and then soon we can look at how we can put things in place to have a competitive (national) team,” he continued.“But it is going to take time and we can’t do a lot until the society opens up again. But we are going to do it incrementally and it will grow as it is a shorter and more exciting edition,” Gordon added.Jamaica became an official 3×3 basketball nation due to Williams’ recent appointment. As a result, local 3×3 competitions will now be highlighted on FIBA platforms and Jamaica and its participating players will gain points from locally staged events.This, Williams said, will be important to Jamaica in regard to being eligible to enter international competitions.“Qualification is a points-based systems similar to golf and tennis that is driven by events, but unlike football and basketball, that is league driven.“But it is another opportunity for Jamaica to have another team at the Olympics, as 3×3 may be easier for us to qualify, because you are not going into a competition with other teams like 5v5. So it is easier to reach the Olympics,” Williams commented. [email protected]last_img read more

Under the weather

first_imgCARDINIA WATERS BOWLS FICKLE weather played a part in the mid-week pennant results for the Cardinia Waters bowlers. The Division…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img