It's September and it's most definitely autumn now. The nights are very clearly drawing in meaning it's nearly prime time to get testing some lights. That's not all, as we've also got some D3O equipped shoes, lengthy knee guards, Sigma's new cycling computer, and an enduro-ready bike made especially for privateers. It's 5 cool things time.
Sigma Rox 4.0
We've managed to wrangle one of Sigma's new Rox 4.0 cycling computers. It comes with 30 different functions such as altitude profile, speed, distance and training time. Its 2.4" display is customisable and it comes sorted with an integrated air pressure sensor that uses barometric readings to determine inclines and descents. You'll even get smart notifications for phone calls and texts if you hook up your phone to it.
There's an awful lot it can do and there's way too much to outline properly here in 5 cool things so keep your eyes peeled for a full in depth review coming soon.
Ride Concepts Powerline shoes
The Ride Concepts Powerline shoes are designed especially for hard chargers who are after day-long comfort and comfort is something else that the brand has taken seriously here. You'll find a bunch of super useful features such as a D3O asymmetrical medial collar, a fully gusseted tongue to stop debris from sneaking its way in and D3O High Impact Zone Insole Technology to protect your soles during those big hits. Finally, there's Ride Concepts' Rubber Kinetics DST HIGH GRIP rubber outsole.
Knog PWR Rider Duo
Living perfectly up to its name, the Knog PWR Rider Duo is a duo of lights, at the front there's a main 450 lumen beam paired with a 12 lumen rear. Remove that rear light and the leftover unit can be used as a power bank. It comes with multiple brightness settings along with a number of flash settings for use on the road if that's your thing.
The front light shoots out an elliptical beam and can run for up to two hours and there are four LED indicators to tell you how much power you've got left. It also works with Knog's ModeMaker app which lets you tailor the light's power modes to your liking.
100% Teratech+ Knee Guards
The Teratech+ knee guards are built to offer protection in all of the right places. They're gets 100%'s SmartShock Impact Certified Protection but promises enough breathability and flexibility for long days in the saddle. They're pre-curved especially for the attack position and use a completely slip-on design with silicone elastic to avoid slipping.
Finally, the pads are fully ventilated at the rear to keep things nice and cool.
We've got quite the biggie to round off this week's 5 cool things. Our Ty is spending some time aboard the Privateer 161, a bike that's designed especially for racing enduro under your own steam. It comes with a bunch of features in order to make life easy, like the three bearings found at the main pivot and a one piece rocker that keeps alignment high, both while increasing bearing life and adding stiffness.
At the front, the bike gets 170mm of travel and as its namesake suggests, there's 161mm of squish at the rear. That's both handled by RockShox suspension while SRAM supplies the shifting and stopping. Then, the bike rolls on HUNT's Enduro Wide wheelset.
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