Enduro’s new flangeless fork seals form the wiper and seal into one piece, and they removed the lipped flange on the outside edge so that it’ll sit deeper into the fork and stay put. The black wiper is a firmer than stock urethane to hold up better and keep more crud out, giving you the option to use a lube-soaked foam ring in its cavity or not. The lower blue-ish section is infused with a special friction reducing polymer to keep everything sliding ultra smooth without letting oil escape the fork’s internals.They’ll be available for 32mm and 34mm stanchion forks from Fox and Rockshox, with 36 and 40 coming soon, along with 35mm for Rockshox. Retail is $30. Incremental gains being the pros’ secret no more, Enduro is taking their seal technology and applying it to others’ parts to reduce friction in areas beyond the bearings. DT Swiss hubs are literally everywhere, so that was a good place to start. Enduro’s rep says the stock seal between the freehub body and hub body can feel a little tight once it’s all pressed together and installed in the bike. So, they made one with a silicone gasket that’s much slicker. Works on DT 180/240/350 hubs, standard and XD freehubs. $10, available by end of year.Their new Shimano BB tool fits the latest versions of both Ultegra/105 and Dura-Ace with different sizes on either side. For $80, it gives you a much more secure hold of the BB shell.EnduroBearings.com
Croatian national airline Croatia Airlines and Indian national airline Air India (Both companies are members of the Star Alliance) have concluded commercial (code share) agreement on the use of flights with common designations of both carriers.According to this basic agreement, the international designation of Air India (AI) is published on Croatia Airlines flights from Frankfurt to Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split vv, from London to Zagreb and Split vv, from Vienna to Zagreb and Split vv, from Rome to Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split vv, and from Paris to Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split vv Based on reciprocity, Croatia Airlines (OU) flight numbers are published on Air India flights from Frankfurt, London, Vienna, Rome and Paris to New Delhi vv, and from London to Mumbai vvThe cooperation starts on April 1, 2017 on Croatia Airlines flights from Frankfurt, Paris and Rome to Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split, and from London and Vienna to Zagreb and Split. By introducing common code share (OU / AI) Croatia Airlines and Air India become the first and only airlines from their countries to provide air transport services between Croatia and India. “We are extremely pleased to have signed a very high level commercial agreement with Air India, which expands the existing cooperation in passenger transport. As part of this agreement, Croatia Airlines, as a European regional airline, gets the opportunity to position itself more strongly in the large and fast-growing Indian market. I believe that travelers from Croatia and India will recognize the value of our joint product and use an even better choice of travel” said Krešimir Kučko, President of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines.This partnership will further expand the network and improve the connectivity of flights of both airlines, and offers passengers exciting travel opportunities and an even greater choice of flights between Croatia and India. In addition, passengers will wait less for connecting flights, and they will be offered a more pleasant travel experience, a greater choice of flights and more competitive prices in the markets of Croatia and India, where Croatia Airlines and Air India are the leading airlines. “Air India is honored that Croatia Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, is a partner in the joint designation agreement. This partnership will give Air India access to destinations in Croatia and we look forward to expanding our relationship with Croatia Airlines in the future. The partnership will also contribute to the further development of trade, tourism and cultural ties between India and Croatia ”Concluded Seema Srivastava, Air India’s Executive Director for Strategy and Planning.