Gearing up for winter, we get ready to test lights from Exposure and Blackburn. Also this week, we take a look a the new rim protection system from Nukeproof and a Canadian cleaning and lube brand WPL.
The Nukeproof mountain bike range is growing and it’s not just the bikes that are under development. Engineers at the brands HQ have also been working on a rim protection system, it's called ARD (Advance Rim Defence), it’ll protect your rims from damage and allow you to run lower pressures, all for just £49.99 and just a 135g weight penalty. We have a full first look at the product here.
Specialized Chisel Comp X1
This is an alloy 29er XC racer for just £1,400, coming equipped with 1 x 11speed in a mix of Shimano and Sunrace gear, a RockShox Judy Gold fork and Shimano MT-501 brakes. It looks like a solid start to any budding XC racers career - we wonder what our Jon has in mind for it?!
It's nearly time for the clocks to go back so it defintly time to get some night riding in. We'll be turning night into day with this range of Exposure lights. Up for test we have the updated Six Pack MK6, the Maxx-D MK11, Axis MK6 and a Diablo MK10.
WPL Cleaner and lube
WPL cleaner is newly available to buy from TF Tuned, we've got a little sample in for test including the Bio Bike Wash which is 100% biodegradable, a dry and a wet chain lube and also some 'Forkboost Lube' designed to clean and lubricate bike suspension seals. Interestingly WPL say the concentration of Emulsifites in the lube has been fine tuned to resist puddle and rainwater but to activate under high pressure water from a hose so all you have to do is spray your chain with water after your ride, and the accumulated dirt and grime will disappear.
Blackburn Dayblazer 65 rear light
More lights are on the cards this week, this Dayblazer from Blackburn looks cool as it will attach quickly to anything from a seat post to a backpack to a rack or seat stays. It pumps out 65 lumens and has 270 degrees of visibility with a nice, easy to reach button on the front. It's USB rechargeable and a £28 it doesn't seem too badly priced either.
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