We kick off the new year with some rater tasty kit including the brand new Bell Super Air R convertible helmet, a cosy Giro jacket, a new tubeless puncture repair kit, Tifosi glasses plus Evoc bike packing gear ready for your mountain bike or a graveller. For the first time in 2020 - dig in.....
Bell Super Air R MIPS helmet
Not just a different Super 3R, the new Super Air R MIPS has been designed from the ground up. The brands says this has superior ventilation, its lighter, and has Flex-Spherical MIPS tech alongside a 2-click removable chin bar that is completely different from other lids in the lineup. It appears intended for aggressive trail riding, this hybrid helmet has a distinct 'full face' or downhill look about it, yet still coming in at a very respectable claimed 640g for a medium size.
Giro Ambient jacket
Staying warm in winter is one of our main concerns at this time of year, despite the shortest day passing us by there is still plenty of time to test cold weather gear. This softshell from Giro is the latest piece in for test, its a stretchy windproof that is also said to be waterproof with a 10,000mm waterproof rating.
Evoc bikepacking gear
EVOC has launched its brand new range of on-bike packs for 2020, here is the news we gave you on the release last year. The brand has teamed up with Boa to develop new and innovative ways of fitting the bags to mountain and gravel bike frames.
There is a handlebar bad, a seat pack, a top tube pack and a frame pack too. All packs are designed to be water and abrasion-resistant and to fit a variety of frames, both MTB and gravel. They all come in either carbon grey or 'loam' colourways and are available to buy now.
- Evoc Multi Frame pack 0.7L - £34.99 1L - £39.99
- Evoc Top Tube pack 0.5L - £29.99
- Evoc Seat Pack Boa 1L - £79.99 2L - £99.99 3L - £119.99
- Evoc Seat Bag Tour 0.7L - £24.99 1L - £24.99
- Evoc Handlebar Bag Boa 5L - £119.99
Effetto Mariposa Tappabuco
A neat tyre plug system stored in the end of your handlebars, the Tappabuco works as an end plug for both road/gravel and mountain bikes as well as being able to be inserted into the space at the bottom brack/crank arm. At just £12 it seems a good deal to us considering you can restock the plugs pretty cheaply once you've used them.
Effetto Mariposa Espresso Strap Lungo
Not coffee and sadly not somewhere to store coffee but the Espresso Strap Lungo will store a small wallet and emergency inner tube and probably a host of other stuff too, fitted to your frame.
Tifosi Optics Crit Crystal Fototech glasses
These are light and fast (claimed!) glasses with Fototech lenses which are photochromatic, changing the light transmission in response to the environment. The glasses can alter between 27% and 76% which is pretty cool, especially at the sub £80 price tag.
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