Five cool things continue in lockdown with a new drop of knee pads from Leatt and Bliss, plus another helmet from Giro to add to our big test of trail and enduro lids. We also have CushCore's interestingly shaped bead dropper on test and a pair of bibs with the ultimate of storage options. Dig in..
CushCore Bead Dropper
Despite having looks that ignited a game of innuendo bingo over on our Facebook page, the CushCore bead dropper is in fact a robust tyre lever designed to help you get the brands tyres inserts on to and off of your rims. It then doubles up a normal tyre level for all other tool box tyre lever type duties. If you want to know more or see a video of it in action, head here to our news piece.
Leatt 3DF 6.0 knee pad
Following on from the shoes we had on test recently, the 3DF 6.0 knee pads are a fairly robust pair of pads. The have two layers designed to move over one another to help articulation, pedalling movements and to prevent rubbing. There looks to be plenty of protection at the front and sides, with the knee pads also available in black if you arent' keen on rocking this blue. They come in two sizes, Small/Medium or Large/XL, its the former of the two we have here. Both priced at £87.
We'll have more Leatt riding gear on the way next week.....
Bliss ARG Vertical Extended knee pads
The Bliss ARG Vertical Extended knee pads aren't our first foray into Bliss gear, we've reviewed and loved the ARG Minimalist knee pads before too. These ones we have here are designed to offer great pedalling mobility and good protection too with a 3D shaped knee and stretchy sleeve. At £95, they don't come cheap though....
Giro Chronicle MIPS
A price bracket down the Gir Chronicle MIPS looks to offer similar protection to its big brother the Montaro. It's no secret that we are big fans of the Giro Montaro and Montara, our Rach thinks she's on her third one over the years! With deep rear coverage, Roc-Loc cradle, a MIPS liner and adjustable visor the Chronicle looks like the real deal for all sorts of trail and all-mountain riding at £110.
Specialized women's liner bib shorts with SWAT
These chamois bib shorts might have a rather hefty name but the important part is the mention of SWAT. These bibs have the most storage of any bibs out there and we've seen a few designs including the Covert bibshorts from Morvelo. These women's SWAT shorts get three pockets at rear, plus a roomy slot on each thigh. These are also of a design that is supposed to make it easier for us ladies to pee (i.e. we don't have to get full undressed)! It was too hard to photo these SWAT bibs so check the video below for a demo....
The video version of this edition of '5 cool things' will drop later this week so for a more in-depth look at this gear, follow us and keep an eye out for it on Instagram.
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