Assist: Abbey Bike Instruments announce Tenth-anniversary software kits

Ping: New Device Day

Procrastinating to the final, I drag my cursor throughout and click on the e-mail notification.

Ah, it’s from Abbey Bike Instruments; the model is celebrating its tenth anniversary. All the time wished a few of these instruments, removed from my space of experience or ardour, although.

Heck, these are some shiny restricted version instruments, and woah, take a look at that price ticket! Anyway, I’ve sufficient to be procrastinating round for the time being, that is one for our resident software nerd, Dave Ro…. Oh yeah, crap! I assume that is one for me.

The place do I even begin? Okay, assume, Ronan, assume! It’s similar to with another piece: begin with ‘what’s it?’

Nicely, that’s easy. Abbey has simply introduced two restricted version software kits to rejoice the model’s tenth anniversary. A two-piece Crombie and Whip combo, or a three-piece Crombie, Whip and HAG combo.

Nicely, that feels like a Scottish Sunday deal with. What does that imply?

The HAG is Abbey’s derailleur Hanger Alignment Information (I knew that one), and the Crombie is a “game-changing” cassette lockring software. Now understanding these two, there’s no prizes for guessing that the Whip is a series whip software, once more for cassette removing.

Every single day’s a college day. What’s totally different concerning the anniversary kits?

The instruments get some fancy “celebratory finishes” and are delivered in a customized engraved commemorative walnut field. Past simply wanting dam good, the anniversary instruments additionally get the 6/4 titanium, 7075 aluminium, precision CNC machining therapy, saving 344 grams in comparison with their customary counterparts with delicate hand welds for that additional little bit of specialness.

What’s going to fortunate prospects/Abbey mega-fans get?

The HAG will get dressed up essentially the most with machined flutes and logos as a substitute of the usual laser engraving. In the meantime, each the titanium Crombie cassette lockring and chain whip instruments get a satin bead blast end.

The rest price noting?

The entire instruments are in-built Abbey’s workshop in Bend, Oregon, whereas the walnut containers are produced in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Proper, questions.

Yep, truthful sufficient. Questions like: why does the walnut field have a micrometer etched on the casing and an identical t-shirt, but there isn’t any micrometer in both equipment? Presumably, the micrometer acts to reveal the precision with which Abbey instruments are manufactured.

The tenth-anniversary kits product web page on states the instruments are “not advisable to be used on uncared for bikes.” Is that this an insider software nerds joke, or is there a real cause why these instruments shouldn’t be used on a sub-immaculate bike?

The reply to each questions is: I don’t know. However I’ll ask Dave Abbey (Instruments, not Mickey).

Okay, Ronan, nailed it. Deliver it dwelling sturdy with the fundamentals: value and availability.

The tenth-anniversary kits can be found for pre-order now, with simply 100 of the three-piece and 50 of the two-piece kits accessible. As is the case with any restricted version, weight-weenie, or anniversary providing, the kits don’t come low cost. The Crombie and Whip two-piece is priced at US$300, whereas the three-piece set prices US$650. Abbey hopes to start out transport the kits between December 12-Fifteenth, hopefully in time to land below the Christmas tree.

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