5 cool things from Cycling UK, Blackburn, SKS, Altura and Ride Concepts
Fridays are always the best day of the week. It's the one day before a weekend but more importantly, it's 5 cool things day. In for tested at Off-road HQ is Altura's new off-road range of clothing, new clogs from Ride Concepts, and prepping our testers for the winter, we've got a mudguard and light made especially for riding and camping. Take a glance.
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SKS Mudrocker Front
The Mudrocker from SKS is made from an impact-resistant plastic and of course, is designed to keep mud away from your face. It comes with all of the gubbins to mount to 2021 Fox, RockShox and Öhlins forks in the box, and it can be strapped to the fork legs for extra stability. There's even a couple a strips of foam to stop the guard from rubbing against your fork.
Topeak Smartgauge D2X
Topeak's new Smartgauge D2X looks to be one of the sleekest pressure gauges on the market, working seamlessly with both Presta and Schrader valves without the need to change internal parts. It's claimed to provide accurate pressure readings up to 260psi and it comes with a 360° rotating head.
The brand also says that it can work with a range of tyres, be it bike's, motorbike's, cars and even air suspensions. It can also continuously read the pressure as you release air using the built-in air release button.
Altura Off-road clothing range
£50 - £140
Altura has come back to the off-road market with the new Adventure range. Sent in for testing are the fresh Esker Trail jersey, Esker shorts and waterproof jacket along with the Ridge waterproof jacket.
The new range is designed to explore when the road ends and has been designed with the needs of the brand's riders and work out solutions for every condition. Throughout the range, you'll find techy fabrics from industry-leading suppliers to withstand all of the elements.
Blackburn Outpost Bike + Camp light
The Outpost is made especially for bike packers to see and be seen whilst providing all-important illumination when setting up camp for the evening. A neat little feature comes in the form of a silicone lampshade that sites over the light source that softens the light when you're needing some ambience. When you're on the bike, or getting things done it'll blast out 400 lumens.
It's rechargeable using a micro USB with a claimed two-hour recharge time and offers a maximum of eight hours of burn time when used at 40 lumens.
Cycling UK West Kernow Way guide
Earlier this September the West Kernow Way was officially launched and open to bikers across the country. We've got a piece on the route you can see here.
Alongside the launch of the new route, Cycling UK has produced a very handy guide for those new to the area. Not only will the guide show you the way but it'll also offer an in-depth look at the local history, practical advice, and suggested itineraries to help you plan properly. There's also a handful of diversions should you want to explore a little further.
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