Below you’ll find 7 of the finest MTB related products and bling to feast your eyes over! Continue on reading or head over to issue #041 to check out the original article.
COMMENCAL CLASH Ski
It’s hard to find trails to ride when the temperatures drop to negative numbers and the ground is covered in a blanket of snow. However, before you turn to vomit-inducing turbo sessions, you should check out what COMMENCAL have cooked up to keep your stoke high this winter! The CLASH Ski is a freestyle back-country ski that, like COMMENCAL’s mountain bikes, is sold direct to the consumer. Gone are the days of waiting until the end of season sales – COMMENCAL are promising a high-quality set of skis for a bargain price! With a capable and progressive shape, the CLASH skis look set to match their two-wheeled counterpart! Keep the freeride spirit alive this winter and get sendy!
Price: € 349
SCOTT Trail Storm Jersey and Short
Looking for some technical winter gear that looks the part? The SCOTT Trail Storm Jersey and Shorts combo may just fit the bill! The jersey is made from a brushed fabric that should keep you toasty when it gets chilly outside and features a drop-tail design for better coverage when riding. Mesh inserts on both sides are designed to prevent overheating and the integrated lens wipe will be a godsend when your glasses inevitably get covered in crap. The matching Trail Storm Alpha shorts will keep you looking pro whilst feeling snug in the cold. The shorts feature a waterproof seat (a winter essential!) and are made from Polartec Alpha and DWR fabrics that SCOTT claim make these shorts both breathable AND windproof! Ventilation zippers on the side and a zipped phone pocket round off the list of features. Who better to trust when looking for cold-weather gear than the snowsports giant that is SCOTT Sports…
Price: Jersey/Shorts € 79.95 /€ 119.95
Fox Defend Fire Alpha Vest
€ 120 for a vest?!? Yes, you read that right. The Fox Defend Fire Alpha Vest makes up part of the brand’s new All-Weather Apparel System. The vest is made with Polartec Alpha insulation which, according to Fox, offers adaptable breathability and eliminates the need to shed or add layers as the riding conditions change. Added Cordura fabric increases durability and functional pockets ensure you can take your essentials with you on every ride. The aesthetics of the Defend Fire Alpha Vest are top-notch, as we have come to expect from the latest Fox kit, and its features look promising. We can see this vest becoming a winter-favourite for the fashion-conscious rider, despite its hefty price tag.
Price: € 120
Lupine Piko R
Winter is the time for night riding, and helmet-mounted torches are essential. However, they can either make or break a night ride. There’s no point cheaping out and buying a dodgy “eBay special” only for it to cut out half-way down the gnarliest trail around, plunging you into darkness and certain death. Charging cheap electrics in your kitchen overnight also isn’t ideal, unless you like waking up to the high-pitched wails of your fire alarm… Luckily, the German lighting-system wizards at Lupine have you covered! The Lupine Piko R is an extremely small and light helmet-mounted torch that punches way above its weight class with a massive 1900 lumen output. With advanced features like a Bluetooth on/off switch, app tunability and CNC’ed alloy body this little feat of engineering is a must-have for the keen night rider!
Price: € 374
Syncros TAILOR IS 2.0HV Bottle Cage
Storing your tools somewhere on your bike is currently in high fashion and there are now numerous contraptions that let you stash multitools, inflation devices and more on or in your frame. However, while integrated storage is trendy and clean looking, it can also be a pain to set up and often requires threading fork steerers or cashing out on special stems. Enter the SYNCROS Tailor iS 2.0HV bottle cage! This neat little side-loading cage not only holds your water but also features a securely integrated high-volume MTB pump, as well as a compact multi-tool with 19 functions including a chain tool, tubeless valve tool, spoke keys and all the usual hex tools. With a claimed weight of around 289g, this clever system is a great way of ensuring you never have to leave home without your trail essentials!
Price: € 64.90
Crud Products XL Fender
Let’s face the facts: if you don’t ride with a mudguard during the winter months you’re pretty much a psychopath. Either that or you live in the Sahara… Anyway, no-one likes catching a face full of icy mud that sprays off your front wheel when the trails are wet. Do yourself a favour and get yourself one of these! The Mr Crud XL FENDER is the OG of the mudguard market and brings high performance as well as a steezy moto-aesthetic. Its deformable nose promises never to get clogged up with mud and its extended rear coverage will tame even the deepest of puddles. The XL FENDER attaches in seconds using o-rings and fits all suspension forks. Now, if you have any doubts left just remember this: if it’s good enough for Danny Hart, it’s good enough for you!
Price: € 35.00
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