Winter is not over and done with yet, this week the cool stuff contains a toasty hoodie from Broken Riders, a new mudguard from Rapid Racer Products and a retro gravel bike from Marin Bikes.
Marin Four Corners
The Marin Four Corners is all things to all people, an adventure, gravel, road and commuter bike. It's made of steel, it's got new size specific geometry and a massive amount of room on the frame for all your bikepacking gear. We knew we had to get one in for test after seeing Veronique Sandler and Nikki Whiles razz their's round the trails of Malaga, it was delivered yesterday and we aren't disappointed! Check out our first look here.
Rapid Racer Products ProGuard
You'll probably know Rapid Racer Products for their other mudguard, the Enduroguard, but they have just released another guard to take on bigger rivals offering more coverage. Look familiar? Yeah, we thought so too...... The ProGuard is a polypropylene guard built to be strong and durable. There are two size options available, Standard and Max Protection, the former measuring 49cm (front to rear over the top of the guard) and the latter measuring 58cm. Both sizes are designed for 26” 27.5” and 29” wheels, up to a 3” tyre, all forks including Boost forks (except reverse arch) and any travel.
Broken Riders Hand Drawn Hoodie
Rachael first met the guys at Broken Riders when she was, indeed, broken. Four years on and the four-year-old bamboo tee is still going strong. This week we were sent a cosy (60% organic combed cotton and 40% polyester) hoodie, it's super soft and feels like great quality. Better still it's FairWear certified, the clothing comes from factories that are all part of this organisation which works with brands, factories, trade unions and governments to verify and improve workplace conditions in the production countries of Asia, Europe and Africa. There are men's and women's versions available in burgundy, black and grey.
The Broken Riders team also sent over this mug - this one might be used to warn the roadies in our office!
Camelbak Chase Vest
We took a look at this pack at Eurobike 2018 as we thought there would be a fair few gravel riders that might appreciate the low profile vest and the extra water it can store. The minimalist Chase pack takes inspiration from trail runners, but there are loads of clever tweaks that make it looks ideal for gravel riding and racing.
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