Last week we were marvelling at some of the Marin riders gravel bike skills and publishing a review on one of the best looking bikes we've seen to date. Whilst all that is happening new kit from The Mudhugger, Shimano, Vaude and One-Up Components has been dropping through the door.
You'll probably know of Mudhugger as the guys behind the super effective mudguards, the Mudhugger Shorty and the Mudhugger Front Race. Now they are delving into the production of mountain bike specific glasses in conjunction with glasses company Rad8. So, if any mud does sneak past your trusty mudguard it'll be stopped before penetrating your eyes by these photochromic lenses.
Shimano GR7W women's shoes
The GR7W's are a versatile women's trail shoe for flat pedal enduro riders. With a slim grey design and a stretch mesh ankle collar, they look surprisingly similar to another pair of shoes we currently have on test - can you guess what? These use a Michelin sole to stick to the pedals and look pretty snazzy we reckon.
A bike that many oversized adults have ridden, this Canyon Offspring AL 16 kid's bike has had more interest than most! Check out our full fist look here and don't be too jealous of the youngest member of the off-road team....
Vaude Women's Spray Shorts II
To round of our season of waterproof testing, we've got these women's shorts in from Vaude. Lightweight and minimalist, they pack down super small and even come with their own 'stuff sack' so you can keep these in your pack for an emergency.
OneUp Components EDC Tool System
We've been pretty excited about this one, the OneUp EDC Tool system promises to be a nifty little gadget for those who like to carry all their gear on the bike - have they thought of everything? You'll need to buy the tool itself, a tap kit and a top cap configuration to get it all inserted.
OneUp Components Aluminium Pedals
Secondly, from OneUp we're going to test their alloy pedals, which have a large (115 x 105mm platform) with 10 steel pins per side. OneUp says they have a slightly convex profile to help the pedal conform to the natural arch of the foot. Shapewise they look very similar to the Specialized Boomslang Pedals we tested recently.
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