With what is looking like a sunny weekend ahead for us we are itching to get out of the office and onto the trails! It's been a week of cockpit components here at off road.cc with grips from Lizard Skins, pedals from crankbrothers and a saddle from SQ Lab that Rachael is hoping will solve all her saddle woes. Let us begin......
Crankbrothers Mallet 3 Pedals
The Mallet 3's are often overlooked in favour of their more 'enduro' brother the Mallet E's, which we reviewed here. The Mallet 3 pedals are substantially different to the E's and well worth a review. Whilst the clip mechanism, the number of pins and the materials used are the same for both pedals the platform is radically different for the 3's and they do away with the 'traction pad' technology of the Mallet E's. At a claimed weight of 499g for the pair of Mallet 3's they are heavier too but also £20 lighter on your wallet. We're looking forward to seeing if the money saving is worth it but also looking forward to reviewing the Mallet 3 pedals in their own right.
SQ Lab Ergowave 612 Active Saddle
Recommended by a female friend for ultimate saddle nirvana is the SQ Lab 612 Ergowave Active saddle. Our Staff Writer, Rachael is still on the hunt for saddle perfection having been to what feels like the four corners of the saddle world. When a friend told her to try the brand SQ Lab for a comfy perch she jumped straight to it. The saddle in for test is the 612 Ergowave Active, a saddle that is unisex and not discipline specific. The saddle is noticeably raised at the rear and is designed to offer optimal pressure distribution for the 'sensitive areas'. Rachael will be putting this to test on everything from mountain bikes, to gravel bikes to road bikes, the range of positions on offer there will no doubt test the saddle very well indeed. Whilst Rach, for obvious reasons, can only give us a female perspective you'll be pleased to know that Jack here in the office has an Ergowave on test too so he can let you know how his crown jewels fare.
Lizard Skins Danny MacAskill Lock-On Grips
New for 2017 these Danny Mac grips from Lizard Skins are designed and ridden by the uber talented man himself. These grips are of a wider diameter in key areas for impact absorption and vibration damping. We've got the single lock-on grips in a bright neon yellow, which will stand out well on the black test bike they are destined for - anybody for a wee day out?
Lizard Skins Monitor Gloves
Pairing up with the Danny MacAskill grips will be these Monitor gloves from Lizard Skins. These have a perforated, breathable palm with no excess padding and a stretchy upper. They are unfussy, with no added straps, fastenings, bells or whistles.
NiteRider Lumina 1100 Boost Light
The end of the month signals the beginning of the 'great light charge up' or at least it does in the households of the off road.cc office occupants anyway. Getting full charge is the NiteRider Lumina 1110 Boost, a 1100 lumen light that can be mounted either to the bars or on a helmet using a lid mount that can be bought separately. This little light packs between 1-18 hours of run time and has seven available settings including two flashers and a low light output at 70 lumens.
Check back soon for the reviews (or like our Facebook page to have them pop up in front of you) and look here, here and here for the past few weeks arrivals....