Another week, another haul of sweet new kit to put through the paces of product testing (or riding bikes as we like to call it)…
NS Bikes Snabb E1
With a colour scheme that’s got everyone in the office talking about global hypercolour t shirts, and reminiscing about glowsticks and Vicks VapoRub, the NS Bikes Snabb has landed at the office. We only saw it last week at Core Bike but clearly Martin from Hotlines saw the want in our eyes and got one sent up sharpish.
As well as being long and slack the Snabb is a pretty sorted package straight outta the box with a winning combo of Rockshox Monarch RT3 Debonair and Pike taking care of suspension duties. Drivetrain is an enduro friendly and on trend 1 x 10 SRAM X9 with a 42t expander cog to help winch up steep transitions.
It’s one of those bikes that looks ready to rail. If you don’t like the paintjob it’s available as a frame only option in stealthy black too.
Scott Trail MTN 90 Insulator Jacket
Is it because he’s been living without heating for two weeks or for plans of big mountain adventure? We’re not sure but Dave’s been keen to pack a bit of primaloft in his life. The Trail MTN 90 Insulator is a very packable but warm jacket that’s well worth the space it’ll take up in your pack when heading out on winter mountain forays.
From: Scott Sports
Giro Jacket Shoes
Another pair of shoes for the flat pedal shoe test. Giro’s Jackets are a subtle combo with a skate inspired style and design.
Putting the rugged into waterproof boots. Giro’s Alpinenduro is a firm favourite of our Chipps.
Both From: Zyro
Kali Maya Helmet
Deep cover helmet for the enduro protection generation. We covered the Maya when it was launched and are looking forward to testing it out.
Hope Spiderless Retainer Ring
A 30t narrow wide ready for strapping onto Hope’s shiny shiny new cranks.
From: Hope Technology
More flat shoe goodness – this time from Shimano. Vibram sole, stiff shank, and velcro-closed laces protection.
Shimano Professional Disc Brake Bleed Kit
everything you need to get that perfect bleed every time with pro workshop kit.
All From: Madison
Muc Off Marin Dirty Box
Everything you need to keep your Marin in tip top condition, though we reckon it’ll work with other brands too hey?
That’s it for this week, we’re heading off up high to make the most of the frozen #calderfornia tundra trails before the thaw sets in…