We've had some super cool kit in through the doors this week, there's been the F535 One fork from DT Swiss and a budget cross country bike from Rose. We've also got another good looking pack from Camelbak in the form of the Toro 14 Protector and bikepacking gear from BBB.
DT Swiss F535 One fork
We have just taken delivery of the brand new trail fork from DT Swiss. With it's innovative combination of coil and air spring tech and the Plushport floating piston design to control compression damping, we are very excited to fit these and see how they fare against the other big players in the suspension world. The full first look, video and more photos are here.
BBB Front Fellow and Seat Sidekick bags
These two bikepacking bags from BBB are ready for use on either a mountain, road or gravel bike. The Front Fellow is a 10L capacity handlebar bag with a harness and detachable dry bag. The Seat Sidekick is also a 10L pack, mounting like any seat pack to saddle rails and seat post. The inner bag also detachable from the harness, leaving you able to keep the harness permanently on the bike during the trip.
Camelbak Toro Protector 14
This Camelbak pack features a back protector, a 3L bladder, integrated tool organisation and plenty of straps to either affix items to the pack or to winch the pack down neatly, all with nearly twice as much storage as it 8L little brother.
Rose Count Solo 2
This looks like a total bargain, this XC steed is just £866 (conversion from Euro's) and looks fully specced to hit the trails or the cross country race course if that's your bag. We took a full first look at the bike here.
We've taken a look a the mega expensive S-Works Diverge and we are testing the women's Comp version. The latest Diverge in for test is the men's E5 Sport which at £1,000 is the second cheapest Diverge you can buy. This one comes with Shimano Sora and Tektro Mira mechanical disc brakes. What it doesn't come with, however, is Spesh's 'Future Shock' the head tube mounted shock unit to soften front end blows and dull the gravel vibrations, to get that you need to by the E5 Comp and above.
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