by Ben Haworth
January 25, 2010
Altura “Apex” baggy short. Stretch crotch and rear panels. Removable inner short with Progel pad. Leg vents. Side pockets. Rear waist adjusters. Just that little bit more rufty-tufty than their “Mayhem” short.
Altura “Semi Dry” 3/4 baggy shorts. Waterproof rear panels and taped seams. Non-waterproof at the front. Waterproof stretchy buttock-tops area. Articulated knees. Adjustable leg openings.
Altura “Flexx Stretch” baggy short. Stetchy as the name suggests. Hand pockets and zipped rear pocket. Available with or without a removable padded inner short.
A new “convertible” zip-off sleeve jersey. One zip per shoulder, sleeves come off together (joined together by across-the-shoulder yoke panel). Not available just yet but hopefully released in time for Summer.
Altura “Classic” short sleeve jersey. Retro styling. Modern material. Long front zip. 3 rear pockets. Only available in black…
…and here’s the mitt to match the retro jersey.
Altura “Quantum Tee” jersey. A ladies version of the men’s “Mayhem Tee”. Loose fit riding top. Available in brown/blue (pictured) or black.
Yes, it’s a folding bike. Unlike a lot of other diddy wheeled folders, the Dahon Ios XL sports 24in hoops and it’s not much bigger (when folded) than a 20in wheeler. It also had a couple of features that caught our eye…
A snap-over chain cover. We think this product should be available on its own as it’s ideal for fitting to singlespeed or hub-geared bikes with trouser-killing oily chains that get occasionally/frequently used for commuting on.
Dahon’s “Biologic Postpump” seatpost. It’s a track pump in a seat post. Cool in its own way.