Another week, another 5 cool things! This time around, we've got an elastic titanium bottle, some aggressive mixed conditions tyres along with some tyre inserts made in the Lake District. We've also got a blingy stem and some budget-friendly glasses. Take a look.
Fidlock TWIST x KEEGO bottle 600 + bike base
We've reviewed Fidlock's magnetic bottle in the past and we quite liked it and now the brand has stepped up its game and has teamed up with KEEGO. The collaboration has paired KEEGO's elastic titanium bottle with Fidlock's known magnetic bike base.
Yep, elastic titanium. The KEEGO bottle claims to be the first squeezable metal bottle, working to reduce plastic waste but also to offer a fresh taste that you'll rarely achieve when using a plastic bottle. This bottle is also said to be just as durable as a metal bottle while being squeezable, just like its plastic counterparts.
Goodr Wrap GS Look Ma, No Hands! glasses
Bringing a polarised lens to a very friendly price point is Goodr's WrapGS glasses. As the cycling-specific pair of specs in the brand's range, these come equipped with no-slip grips to keep them in place when the sweat breaks out, a removable nosepiece with two sizes in the box and an anti-fog treatment. The lens also comes with UV400 protection to help block harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Gusset S2 stem
The S2 stem from Gusset claims to be optimised for stiffness. It's faceplate uses a zero gap on the upper bolts which aids the cause and by leaving a gap at the lower bolts, bars are allowed to fit with equal torque across the faceplate.
This stem is designed with no rise and a short stack height and is aimed to be ideal for use with the S2 handlebar from Gusset.
Michelin Wild AM2 tyre
Michelin's Wild AM2 is designed especially for grip on mixed and soft terrain. In the hunt for maximum grip, this tyre sacrifices rolling efficiency with tall centre blocks that you may have seen on the DH34 tyre from the brand. The shoulder knobs here are inspired by those on the DH22 but have been adjusted to increase bite in soft conditions.
Rockstop Rim Protector
Rockstop's Rim Protector is designed to do exactly what it says on the tin. This tyre insert is made using a shock-absorbing rubber polymer to keep your tyre from burping and to protect your rim under heavy and sharp impacts. This is available for both 29" and 650b wheels with an extra 650b wide size for wider tyre and rim combinations.
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