Come in for testing this week is Fidlocks brand new 800ml bottle, some mega bendy bars from Gusset along with some great looking pedals. Along with those is a pair of riding specs from Scott and a fancy hip pack from Fox. Here's what you can expect reviewed on Off-road.cc soon.
Gusset Beard Bar
Fresh from Gusset is the Beard Bar that the brand says is intended for XC, gravel, and urban riding. Making the bar reasonably light without sacrificing strength, it's built using 6061 T6 spiral butted tubing. The bar is 750mm wide and gets a whopping 40° of back sweep. Then it gets a 31.8mm clamp diameter and a 17mm rise.
Scott Pro Shield glasses
The Pro Shield glasses from Scott are designed especially for racers with special holes for ventilation without sacrificing protection from the wind. They're made with Scott's Fusion frame with the new cylindrical style. The lens is interchangeable and there's a no-slip nose piece. The techy goodness doesn't stop there as there's also a Wire Temples Fit System paired with no-slip temple ends.
Fox Hip Pack
The Hip Pack from Fox promises a minimalist solution to help riders store even more on their rides. It's designed to be worn under or over a jersey and offers two litres of divided carrying capacity. Either side of the pack is two pockets ideal for water bottles and the pack is built with a wicking fabric to help keep you dry.
Fidlock TWIST Bottle 800 + Bike Base
We've already reviewed the TWIST 450 bottle + bike base and really liked it. Though, that was before Fidlock announced the 800 version featuring a monstrous 800mm bottle. This model features a new belt-only technology that promises an even firmer grasp on the bottle thanks to a flexible but resistant belt that's screwed in place. Though, even with the new tech, the big bottle works with the existing Fidlock TWIST bases.
Gusset Slim Jim CNC pedals
Last but absolutely not least, Gusset's Slim Jim CNC pedals get a 6061 aluminium body that's cut with a low-profile concave design. Each side of the pedal gets 10 4.5mm pins and the pedals rotate around a CNC machined Cro-Mo axle with an LSL bushing and sealed bearing. Gusset claims that they weigh in at 400g.
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