The New R8 has been fully redesigned. Every component part, hardware, material, and functionality has been improved. The original R8 launched October 2012 and the new R8 launched February 2018.
ORIGINAL R8 (LEFT) & NEW R8 (RIGHT)
OVERALL SIZE INCREASED 15%
Stronger, stiffer frame while keeping the same weight.
TWO NEW COLORS
Alpine White & Carbon Black.
NEW SPRING DESIGN
The torsion spring was replaced with a more durable and stronger linear extension spring.
NEW ROLLER INSERT DESIGN
Customizable, stronger & more durable.
NEW R8-INSERT DESIGN
Now featuring an interchangeable roller insert to customize the feel of your New R8. The New R8-INSERTS can only be used with the New R8. Want it softer or deeper? Coming soon will be the SuperPlush and SuperDeep.
BALL BEARINGS IN EVERY PIVOT POINT
Smooth operation & durability.
NEW ERGONOMIC GRIPPY HANDLE
The new size and shape of the handle has been significantly improved and features a grippy and comfortable surface.
STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE
New SS hardware has been incorporated for added strength and durability.