Not everyone is a trust fund kid, nor are we all likely to earn a generous Swiss wage or even be willing to splash all our savings on the latest must-have part for our bike. But no one is going to deny that we’d like to keep our bikes up-to-date and in tune with the latest technology – plus, it’ll be a bonus to avoid the perpetual fear of being laughed off the trails. Bikes, components, helmets and apparel – we’ve compiled the most wallet-friendly list of products worth splashing some hard-earned cash on.
Giro Chronicle helmet
Channeling many of the same design cues as the well-known Montaro helmet, the Chronicle sports a different cushioning design that has led to a drastic drop in price. With MIPS, the Chronicle retails at € 120, but can also be bought without MIPS for just € 100. Unlike the Montaro, the sides of the Chronicle drop down a bit lower; a feature that’ll please some riders. Essentially it’s a stylish lid for a fair price, so it’s definitely one to have on your radar.
For more information head to giro.com
661 EVO AM Patrol helmet
A staple of the 661 collection, the Recon has now met its match with the AM Patrol, seeing the brand create some healthy competition for their own long-running favourite. While the new EVO AM Patrol shares certain aesthetic genes with the well-known 661 EVO AM, the change in the foam has seen a subsequent drop in the new lid’s price, reputedly retailing around € 40 less than the EVO AM.
For more information head to sixsixone.com
Endura’s new 2017 range
Endura have refreshed their entire range for 2017. The ever-popular Humvee shorts have received an update with new panel designs and pocket layouts. The lightweight MT-R shorts now have a silicone back panel to help hold them up while shredding and the MT500 Singletrack line now features cool new colourways. Endura have always offered great prices and the new range is no different; cool products at great prices.
For more information head to endurasport.com