5 cool things from NS Bikes, Box Components, WOKit, Northwave and Gorilla Cage
We've got a top of the budget enduro bike in for test this week from NS Bikes, plus a different drivetrain option in the form of kit from Box Components to put through a long term test and lots more....
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Box Components, Box One Drivetrain
Not a name you hear often but probably one you do know of, Box Components have sent over a selection of drivetrain parts for testing. A mix of Box One and Box Two kit, Rachael has put the gear onto her longterm Cotic Rocket, weighing it before taking a first look here.
- Box One mech, shifter, chain and cassette - £355
WOKit 2.0 Carabiner multitool
The WOKit 2.0 is a toolkit built into a carabiner, complete with ratchet, extension bar and tool bits, knife, flint stick, pedal spanner, chain tool, spoke key and neat carry pouch. This one is bike packing specific but there are other versions of the modular kit available.
DOM Gorilla Cage and Clip
The Gorilla cage is the solution for riders without bottle bosses on their fork legs. The detachable cage mounts to fork legs via the Gorilla Clip, it can then be used to hold the waterproof dry bag with a tent or other lightweight goods inside. On removal, just the slimline 'gorilla clip' stays on the fork leg, it looks like a very neat solution.
- Gorilla Clip - £18.95
- Gorilla Cage - £29.95
- Gorilla Cage Drybag - £18.95
Northwave Outcross 2 Plus MTB shoes
For mountain biking or gravel riding, the Northwave Outcross 2 Plus shoes offer a chunky, grippy 'Explorer Sole' that Northwave say is stiff enough for cycling but also great for walking. There is a water-resistant outer with laser cut holes for breathability and the addition of the closure dial makes these a tad pricier than the otherwise similar Outcross shoes.
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