Sea Otter has been and gone, and off the back of it we're seeing a few new releases landing in the office. Those come from PNW Components, Apidura, Stolen Goat and we've got a few more that we're not allowed to talk about just yet. Get a cuppa, here's what we've got.
Apidura Backcountry Hip Pack
The new Backcountry Hip Pack from Apidura is designed to be a lightweight hip pack for mountain biking and bikepacking. Claiming that it's ideal whether you want to drop the backpack or add carrying capacity to your rides, it's constructed from a lightweight and breathable mesh with a waterproof ripstop fabric. The pack comes built with one main compartment with internal organisation matched with a couple of exterior waist pockets.
PNW Range Composite pedals
This week, PNW Components launched the Range Composite pedals, bringing the Loam pedals to an even more budget-friendly price. These guys get a similar shape to their alloy counterparts and house the same amount of steel pins but use bushings inboard, rather than cartridge bearings. Of course, the pedals are built around a glass-fibre reinforced composite body.
GT Agressor Expert
There's something about sub £600 bikes that give us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, and that rings absolutely true with the GT Agressor in its top-level Expert build. This wallet-friendly hardtail benefits from an SR Suntour XCM30 fork handling 80mm of travel, along with 29" wheels from WTB as well as the Ranger Comp tyres. Shifting is provided by a Shimano Tourney drivetrain, and yes, it's 3x9. Oh, and let's not forget the Tektro M275 hydraulic brakes.
Kali Laguna glove
Also come in with the raft of kit from Kali Protectives are the Laguna gloves. These get a pretty simple build featuring silicone prints at the fingertips, rubber straps with hook and loop closures, and a four-way stretch spandex upper. The Laguna gloves claim to be touch screen compatible too.
Stolen Goat MTB22 range
£25 - £90
Last week Stolen Goat put its 10 years of experience into a whole new range of mountain bike clothing dubbed the MTB22 collection. The collection features long and short sleeve jerseys, shorts, and a handful of accessories in both men's and women's fits. Here, we've got Stolen Goat's Voltage Grey MTB LS jersey that's built from polyester and gets SPF 30 protection. Then, the MTB shorts are made from a four-way stretch fabric, and get two zipped pockets and an adjustable hook and loop waistband. Finally, the gloves come with a stretchy upper with a padded palm.
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