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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 its sleek, sculptural lines, and ultra-lightweight construction—just 20 pounds—it is clear at once that the limited Akhal Shadow is not your standard cycle. Handcrafted in England, the design is inspired by the rare purebreed Akhal-Teke horse, considered among the world’s finest. Made from solid billet aluminum, the bike features a full Shimano DuraAce module and super-smooth belt drive.
The 850W Swiss-made Stromer ST5 e-bike is among the world’s first to be equipped with an ABS braking system. Developed with Italy’s Blubrake, this advanced braking system features an integrated electronics module in the bike’s top tube, an actuator connected to the front disc brake, & a wheel speed sensor. Sensing the front wheel locking up, the system intervenes, managing front brake pressure to prevent a lockup. Aside from safer stopping power: the ST5 delivers a top speed of 28 MPH & a range of 112 miles.
The Grizzly from Ariel Rider is a moped/dirt-bike style electric bike with a smart design—it features dual motors & dual brakes. Powered by front and rear Samsung 750W (1500 watt peak) motors with upgraded metal gears, it’s officially an AWD ride. Dual 52V battery packs out-perform the standard 48V packs found on most e-bikes. On & off-road, it delivers 75-mile range on throttle-only operation and speeds up to 30MPH. You can also pedal the bike if you think that’s necessary.
The Serial 1 e-bike brand is a white-label offshoot of Harley-Davidson; an innovation lab named to honor Harley’s oldest known motorcycle, the Serial Number One. For the brand’s spring 2021 launch lineup, they will offer four bikes of varying designs—all powered by 250W mid-mounted Brose S-Mag motors offering powerful pedal assist and impressive speeds. From 20-28MPH and with swappable Li-ion batteries that deliver ranges from 35-115 miles.
Designed for flawless function and low-key good looks, the Faro helmet from UNIT 1 boasts a clean modern design with smart safety tech to match. It features MIPS technology in the helmet’s shell—which improves impact absorption in a rotational impact. It’s also equipped with powerful front and rear LED lights plus flashing turn signals triggered by a simple handlebar remote. Linked with the Faro app, it offers fall detection & SOS signaling. A funded Kickstarter.
This is the bike helmet that can speak for you when you can’t. POC’s Ventral Air SPIN NFC features an NFC Medical ID chip that lets you store your medical profile in the helmet. In an accident, first responders will be able to read your vital information and make the best decisions for your treatment. Designed for both road and adventure rides, it offers the brand’s renowned aerodynamic performance, and a shape that minimizes drag.
3D printed in industrial-grade carbon fiber, the Superstrata Bike is a lightweight unibody bike that is custom-sized precisely for your height. Designed for street and light off-road use, it is available with or without pedal-assist power, Shimano components, and 5 integrated lights for safety after dark.
The Unlimited E-Bike Conversion Kit is the simplest, lightest e-bike conversion system in the world; turning your existing bike into a powerful electrified one in just minutes. The kit consists of just 3 parts: A replacement front wheel with an internal 250W or 750W motor, a bottle cage-mount screw-on battery, and a strap-on wireless sensor. Battery & motor options offer ranges from 22-50 miles & pedal-assist speeds from 16-22MPH. Fits most bikes.
The foldable, space-saving design of the HIMO Z20 e-bike offers dual-mode riding, allowing you to switch instantly between your own human power and variable levels of pedal-assist up to full e-power with up to 60 miles of range and speeds up to 15mph. It has dual disk brakes, a 6-speed Shimano drivetrain and a 250W rechargeable battery integrated into the frame. A funded Indiegogo.
British motorsport heritage doesn’t quite jump out at you with this Triumph but the brand’s debut e-bike is definitely a performer. For commuting, fitness & fun, the forthcoming aluminum-frame Triumph Trekker is designed for everyday riding but features premium components from Shimano and RockShox, as well as its high-performing Shimano e-drive. An integrated 504Wh battery powers the drivetrain through all 10-speeds and delivers a range north of 90-miles on a full charge.