The planning of adventure rides is at the forefront of our minds this week, especially so when these two bikes from Genesis and Trek rocked up. Summer kit wearing time is also on the horizon so we are checking out some of the women's range from Dakine.
This bike caused quite a stir on its launch so we were keen to get our hands on one as soon as possible! Check out the full first look of this fat tyred adventurer here.
Our Jon has already got this new Trek 1120 set up for his weekly shop....
This off-road tourer is built around the Trek Stache platform with the same dropped chainstay at the rear providing the room for the 29er+ tyres but this time with rigid carbon forks and backswept handlebars. It is 1x compatible only and comes complete with the racks you see here.
Osprey Synchro 20
We've used the Osprey Air Speed and Light Wire systems on other larger packs in the range and found they are good at keeping your back super cool when sweating away on the bike. It is also featured on this bike packing bag, the Synchro 20, so if you don't have or want racks like the above bike or are off for a big day in the saddle, this could be the answer!
Dakine women's kit
Dakine's new summer range looks great and at not too lofty prices either. We've got some of the more understated pieces in for test from the women's range (men's to follow) but if bright patterns are more your thing then check out the website from some funky designs. These are the Zella Bikeshorts and the Xena short sleeved jersey.
Ottolock Cinch Lock
Made from Kevlar and layered steep the Ottolock Cinch Lock looks idea for keeping your pride and joy safe from random thefts outside coffee shops, the Ottolock boasts that it's stonger than a cable lock, lighter too and can be coiled down to just 3 inches in diameter.
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