With the big day firmly out of the way, it's back to non-Christmassy service here and that's certainly the case with this week's five cool things, not that that's a bad thing at all! Fresh in for testing is some winter apparel from Scott, some anti-pong spray from Muc-Off, and sweet new clogs from Bontrager.
Syncros Sponge and Brush Kit
Often overlooked, the humble brush and sponge is an absolute must-have for anyone who needs the cleanest bike in the car park. Thankfully, Syncros has got us sorted with its Sponge and Brush Kit, coming with everything you need to get your bike as sparkly fresh as possible.
The kit includes a heavy-duty pencil brush for your drivetrain, a soft frame brush for general dirt deletion, and a small access brush to help you push crud away from those hard-to-reach areas. Completing the kit, there's also a sponge.
Bontrager Flatline shoes
Muc-Off Anti-Odor Spray
If you're someone who hates pongy shoes, Muc-Off's new Anti-Odor spray may just help you out. It's designed with SILVERPLUS silver ion tech and Muc-Off says that it's effective against odor caused by bacteria, so that's sweat. The brand says that it'll keep your garments fresh for up to 10 washes.
That's right, It's not just exclusive to shoes, as it'll be great for spritzing the stench out of pads, gloves, or any soft material, synthetic fibre, or textile that makes contact with your skin. Now it's to find out which of our testers can really put this to the test...
Scott Trail Storm apparel
£73 - £109
With winter quickly solidifying its grasp Scott has sent in some winter apparel. First off, we've got the excellently named Trail Storm L/SL Shirt in men's and women's fits. It's built using a DUROxpand 4-way stretch knit fabric combined with a DRYOxcell quick-dry knit fabric. That fabric is brushed for warmth and there's a longer back for better coverage against spray.
To go with the jersey, we've then got Scott's Trail Storm WP Men's Shorts that come with advanced weather protection, using a breathable but waterproof fabric.
Bontrager Rally shoes
Bringing this week's 5 cool things to a close is yet another offering from Bontrager and yes, it's another pair of shoes. This time they come in the form of the Rally Mountain Bike Shoes.
The shoes come with added support and protection from the toe to the heel and the brand's inForm Performance last, which offers a relaxed fit. It also gets an abrasion-resistant coating on the heel and toe caps for durability and there's a shock-absorbing EVA midsole.
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