New in this week is a fresh bike from Specialized, 2021 gear from Leatt and some lightweight women's backpacks from Osprey. We've already taken a first look at the new Stumpjumper trail bike and are now looking forward to getting out and about on it, review coming soon......
2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert
The brand new 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper has recently been launched, retaining its classic Stumpjumper looks. The new carbon bike gets a redesigned suspension layout with flex stays and the whole range gets refreshed and up to date geometry. This bike retails at £4,750 and it is the second cheapest bike in the range with the new flex stays, alongside the Comp at £3,500. The cheaper alloy bikes (Comp Alloy) get the old horse link and prices start at £1,899.
We've got a full first look in the video below, or hit the link here for more words and photos about this bike and the Comp Alloy version.
Osprey Kitsuma 3
On the hunt for similar packs after we found we really liked small Camelbak Chase Vest, we noticed the Osprey Kitsuma 3. This is a 3L pack with a 2.5L water bladder so a tad larger than the chase vest, but will that make it even more useful as we head into winter and want to take more layers and snacks with us? This is the women's fit version but there is also a men's one called the Katari.
Osprey Salida 8
Falling firmly into the small -size pack range, the Osprey Salida 8 holds, yep you guessed it 8L of gear alongside a 2.5L bladder. This one looks like it's for light and fast adventures close to home. We rate the women's Raven pack so will be looking forward to seeing how this slightly smaller pack fares. There's a men's version too, that one is called the Siskin 8.
Topeak Mini PT30 multitool
PT30 stand for 30 tools or functions, this mini tool packs a lot in, measuring just 7.4 x 4 x 1.9 cm. There's all the fallen key's you'll need including an 8mm for pedals, plus a 10mm socket, 3 Tork wrenches, spoke tools, Phillips heads, a tyre reamer and a plug insertion tool. It doesn't stop there, the tool also has a knife, a serrated saw, a disc spacer tool and a chain breaker.
Leatt Pant MTB 4.0
These Leatt rising pants are new for 2021. Made from light, stretch vented material they also get a 500D laminated seat panel which is tougher and more durable than the other more flexible parts of the trousers.
Leatt MTB 4.0 Ultraweld jersey
Also new for the 2021 season and matching the above trouser is the 4.0 jersey. This is a light and cool race jersey with a tailored fit. Might be good for anyone looking to race downhill and be aero efficient! Aside from that, it looks to be a good all-round enduro jersey with welded seams and silicone along the hem to stop it riding up in the muck of winter.
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