When last week was all about gravel gear, this week is mostly about premium clothing and exciting bikes! We've got gear from Gore, Aussie Grit Apparel, plus a long-term test bike from Cotic, sealant from Muc-Off and tyres from Michelin.
Rachael finally got to build up her long-term test bike. This bike has been a few months in the making but now its time to get it on the trails! Rachael's long-term test bike will be a 2018 Cotic Rocket, a 160mm enduro and all-mountain machine that's as long and as slack as she likes it! Read the full first look here.
There's a brightly coloured stash in from Gore Bike Wear and as ever, the ladies stuff is all....pink. Nevertheless, it looks like quality, lightweight gear from the masters of breathability.
C5 Trail Short Sleeved Jersey (£50) and C5 All Mountian shorts (£100)
R7 Shakedry Hooded Jacket (£280)
C5 Trail Long Sleeved jersey (£90)
C5 Women All Mountain Shorts (£100)
Aussie Grit Apparel Light Gilet
The new colours we alluded to in our last Aussie Grit reviews are in stock so the brand has sent us over a lightweight gilet in royal blue to test out. It made of pretty thin windproof material and looks like it will pack down well too.
Muc-Off No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant Kit
We told you about the newest product from the cleaning brand Muc-Off just last week and already it has landed in the office. Muc-Off makes some impressive claims for its new No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant Kit, telling us it has used “cutting-edge microfibre molecules” that are able to fill large holes in the tyre up to 6mm. It’s biodegradable, non-corrosive and easy to wash off with warm water and that it will last 6 months before it needs topping up!
Michelin Power Gravel Tyres
Power Gravel sounds like something you might find at high RPM in the back room of a sweaty gym studio. It's also the name for Michelin's gravel tyre, a 700 x 35c with their "Bead 2 Bead Protek" reinforced casing and "X Miles" compound with a thicker layer on the crown. A single tyre weighed in at 403g and it looks like this one is destined for long dry miles.
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