The coolest kit is still finding its way into the office, ready to keep our team of thorough testers busy for the next couple of months. This week, we've got plenty of anodized goodies along with some lightweight slide-on grips, shoes, and a top tube bag. Dive in.
Ergon GXR grips
Ergon's GXR grip claims to do what every cross country racer wants, that being shock absorption, grip, and light on the scales. These slide-on grips are constructed using AirCell-Rubber that's made using a unique manufacturing process, says Ergon. There are no clamps or cores found here, all in the pursuit of an 80g claimed weight.
Granite Design Stash RT
Granite Design has spent just over a year redesigning the well-reviewed Stash multitool. The last iteration was a humble multitool that was stored in your fork's steerer and this fresh model is more of the same but it's been refined and the brand reckons, it's been improved.
Now, the Stash RT is built around a ratchet tool and features nine different bits. It's also spring-loaded and has a retaining cap, so it should be much more secure. We liked the original Stash, so we're very excited to see how this new model stacks up.
Peaty's Holeshot Tubeless Puncture Plugger Kit
2022 peaty's holeshot repair kit 5ct.jpg, by Liam Mercer
A couple of weeks ago Peaty's bolstered its range with a small collection of tubeless tyre repair tools and this tubeless repair kit is a little different from what we're used to seeing. The Tubeless Puncture Plugger Kit uses a single-sided fork which is said to make the insertion of the worm, slug, or whatever you call it, into the tyre without making the puncture any larger. Its little case becomes a handle too and already we're hearing good things.
dom monkii TT Bag
This top tube bag offers up 1.5L of storage capacity and easy detachability, perfect for those quick cafe stops. It's mounted to your bike using only two attachment points but what's special is that this bag can be mounted using dom's monkii clips. Its mounting platform can be used for more than just the bag too, being able to carry a water bottle and the brand's wedge tool bag.
Five Ten Sleuth DLX shoes
The Sleuth DLX is another product built using fabrics that are made with plastic that's been scooped out of the ocean. These do-it-all (apart from clip into SPD pedals) shoes rock Five Ten's famed Stealth Phantom Dotty outsole but the brand says that they're comfy enough for walking around in on a daily basis. There's a canvas upper and a traditional lace-up closure.
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