Marking the end of a 40-year partnership, Spalding sports is releasing its final run of NBA-endorsed Official Game basketballs. As the league’s official ball sponsor, the Spalding name made its mark in the game’s greatest moments over the last 4 decades. The final run of balls is available now—grab one before they bounce.
Utilizing the same premium materials and understated styling that makes their road cycling gear favored among purists, Rapha has taken its game off-road with the debut of the Performance Trailwear collection, a select line of mountain-bike specific t-shirts, jerseys, shorts, cargo bibs and more; all featuring detailed, tour-tested design.
The P-Sens inner tube from Tubolito is the world’s first to feature smart technology, namely an NFC chip that communicates with your smart phone to keep you informed about tire pressure in real-time with precise readings from inside your wheel. Available for mountain bikes, the tubes come in 27.5 & 29” sizes and the chip assembly only adds 10g of weight to your bike. Simply tap your phone against the tire & it sends an instant pressure reading notification to your phone.
As Spring weather starts to warm up, the Ventapak Backpack Spacer will get that hot sticky pack off your back & replace it with some nicely ventilated air-space. That way, you can arrive without embarrassing sweat spots or a slimy shirt. It’s a lightweight external frame that works with virtually any pack and attaches easily & quickly to promote maximum airflow & keep you cool. Detach it & it doubles as a travel pillow or backrest.
With the release of the Air Zoom Victory Tour 2, Nike’s most popular leather golf shoe reveals some sweet upgrades. In addition to its AirZoom unit, it features a full-length plate for stability and flexion control. The outsole is a blend of integrated traction & 7 removable spikes for customizable control. Available now.
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Created to celebrate his 2020 Master’s win at Augusta, TaylorMade is releasing the Dustin Johnson Spider Limited Commemorative Edition putter. It’s a replica of the club Johnson used to take the tournament title. It has 9 Gram adjustable weights in the heel and toe with no alignments and a short, slanted hosel. Only available in a right-handed model, it features TaylorMade’s cushy Counter Core SuperStroke GT 1.0 grip. The crown of the putter is matte black with commemorative branding on the sole. Comes packaged in a commemorative box.
It looks like a regular mountain bike but you don’t have to pedal unless you want to. Fun, right? Now in its 3rd generation, the latest Turbo Levo e-MTB from Specialized is even better. Equipped with a Turbo Full Power System 2.2 mid-mount motor, it delivers 565-W peak power. That’s good for speeds up to 20MPH. Component packages range from mild to pro-grade featuring RockShox & SRAM.
Designed for high-risk urban areas, the Litelok Core is a flexible, wearable, and lightweight bike lock. Super secure too, even rated strong enough for a motorcycle. Its strength its Boaflexicore, a layered, multi-material construction built to endure sustained attack. Let’s hope you don’t really need that! The Core is available in 2 different lengths, and 4 hi-vis colors.
Clip Garmin’s Approach G12 to your pocket or golf bag & this thin GPS range finder displays distances to the green at a glance on more than 42,000 courses worldwide. On top of robust course data, the G12 pairs with the brand’s Approach CT10 club trackers, for amazingly accurate shot tracking as well as with Garmin’s Golf App. Big Numbers Mode makes is easier to read & IPX7 rating insures all-weather performance. Battery life is 30 hours.
As the temps begin to warm & cycling season opens up, Specialized has the headgear. The S-Works Prevail II Vent helmet offers the ultimate in air-flow and lightweight performance. And that’s not hot air. They claim this design is, “the coolest helmet we’ve ever made.” By the removal of foam “bridges” from the center and sides , air is more effectively channeled—a 20% increase in efficiency that will keep you cooler over the long haul.
Billionaire & GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is pushing his PXG Golf brand ahead with unique technologies and purposeful design. The latest, is a complete club-set called the GEN4, featuring the brand’s proprietary XCOR & honeycomb elastomer inserts in the club faces for enhanced ball speed, distance, and forgiveness. The set includes the GEN4 driver, fairway, hybrid, GEN4 Irons, GEN3 milled wedges, putter, & even a golf bag.
Porsche is not shy about putting its logo on lots of things that aren’t cars. This time it’s a pair of full suspension e-bikes. One for roads, the Sport & another for off-road riding, called the Cross. Both bikes feature carbon fiber frames, premium components, and disc brakes with power coming from a Shimano mid-drive EP8 motor. Pedal-assist power carries riders at up to 18MPH.
Scandinavian adventure luggage maker Db is back with another innovation for those who travel with toys. Their new surfboard bags are the world’s first to offer a length-adjustable , compressible, rib-protected design. If you’re fed up with arriving at your surf destination only to discover dings and snapped off noses at baggage claim, Db has you covered. They took a decade of sports-gear luggage experience and applied it to surfing. These two bomber board bags are the result.
Drawing design cues & components from its high-end cyclocross category, the Diverge Expert Carbon from Specialized comes out of the gate as the brand’s fastest & most capable adventure-gravel bike. It features a super-light FACT 9r carbon frame & is driven by Shimano’s GRX Di2 1×11 gearing. It can be fitted with 700c or 650b wheels and frame clearance accommodates tires up to 47mm—so the fatties will fit. Available now but probably not for long given current demand.
For the latest in sports-focused wearables, Gatorade is an unexpected entry but their new Gx Sweat Patch delivers important bio-data that will help you stay properly hydrated & recover faster after workouts. Apply the patch before a workout and it absorbs your sweat, displaying your hydration level on a color-changing zone on the patch. Scan the Gx patch with the dedicated app and get detailed info on fluid loss and sodium levels. The patches are sold in pairs.
The new eGravel from Spain’s Crow bike brand is a versatile drop-bar gravel bike that offers pedal-assist electric power as well as the freedom of a normal human-powered ride. Driven by a Fauza Evation system that combines a lithium battery & motor integrated into the down tube, the power system is easily removed for a regular ride. The bike features carbon construction, disc brakes, and your choice of premium SRAM or Shimano drivetrain.
Designed by master club maker Bob Vokey, the new Titleist SM8 Slate Blue wedge looks fresh, with its PVD-like blue enamelized finish. The face of these wedges feature 100% spin milled grooves to deliver max spin while progressive CG improves distance and trajectory. The clubs are available now in a range of loft angles.
This helmet is smart. Not just because it’s got an integrated rear safety light that turns on automatically when you put on the helmet. There’s more! It’s actually powered by a technology called Powerfoyle, which converts any light source, indoors or outdoors, into clean electrical power. This means you will never have to plug in your helmet, the light, or even think about the light ever again. It’s on. The Omne Eternal also features BOA closure and a soft EPS liner. Black only.
With the launch of the Enduro sportwatch, Garmin is giving ultra-performance athletes all the tech, tools, and battery life they need to reach the finish line. Using Garmin’s Power Glass solar charging lens, it offers 70 continuous hours of GPS-connected battery-life. With a V02 Max sensor specifically for trail running, Climb Pro terrain data, & programmable Rest Station reminders, it is purpose-built for long distance runners, riders, and racers.
Inspired by the snowboard brand’s late founder Jake Burton Carpenter, his eponymous Mine77 collection just dropped a limited winter capsule that merges cutting edge technologies with timeless mountain style. Look for 3-layer Gore-Tex outerwear, functional layering, an aprés Moc boot, and some mighty fine touring hardgoods through collabs with Black Diamond & Drift Approach.