Below you’ll find 7 of the finest MTB related products and bling to feast your eyes over! Continue on reading or head over to issue #021 to check out the original article.
Birzman Studio Tool Box
If you’re one of those riders who spends a hell of a long time rummaging through your shed/garage/man cave/your wife’s handbag [delete as appropriate] while you hunt for the right tool, then you’re definitely in need of the Birzman Studio Tool Box. This practical hard-wearing toolbox has room for all the essentials and is handily divided into compartments. From your allen keys, to a chain whip, right through to a nylon mallet, it’s all here. The quality of the individual tools is consistently high, so long-term fun is a guarantee. Unfortunately, the only problem that the Studio Tool Box can’t solve is the misfortune of being born with two left hands.
Price: € 349
You can find more information on the birzman.com
Hope Vision R4+
The Hope Vision R4+ is your own private floodlight for the trail. With its four new LEDs, it is 33% more powerful than its predecessor, making it more than capable of illuminating every centimeter of the trail. It offers six different light settings, with a battery life of around two hours and twenty-five minutes on the brightest mode. Thanks to its bayonet mount, it is secured within seconds and can be used on your helmet or on the bars thanks to the various mounting units supplied in the pack. It can also double as a headlamp while skiing or even running. If you’re looking for a high quality, powerful, and versatile light for a decent price, then the Hope Vision R4+ is the one for you.
Price: € 325
You can find more information on the hopetech.com
Lezyne Digital Over Drive
Tire pressure is crucial to how a bike rides, but many pumps seem to leave the right set-up to chance. Not so with the Lezyne Digital Over Drive! Kitted out with a digital manometer, it shows the exact pressure in a clearly readable manner. Made from aluminum, the pump has a huge volume and an optimized airflow (which also makes it easier to inflate tubeless tires). Thanks to the long hose, you can connect it with ease and release any superfluous air with the newly designed valve head. The wooden grips don’t just look stylish but are also comfy to use and render the pump a real object of design.
Price: € 109.95
You can find more information on the lezyne.com
MFT Core Disc
We all have good intentions – particularly around New Year – so while the MFT Core Disc won’t help you stop smoking, it is a serious must-have if you want to get fit in 2016. By altering the position of the bars, you can up the ante on your workout to challenge your core and coordination. The MFT Core Disc is also not just a one-trick tool, as it gives you eleven different exercises. It’s easy to store and handily portable, so there are no excuses.
Price: € 179
You can find more information on the core-disc.com
How much technology can be crammed into your cranks? The Portuguese manufacturer Miranda is proof that there’s virtually no limit! Their latest cranks, futuristically named Infinium, have done away with the current trend of narrow/wide technology, and instead they created a chainring with extra long teeth (which should result in better chain routing and a reduction in friction). To further minimize wear and tear, the titanium alloy chainring also has a layer of carbon. If you’re into aerospace technology on your bike, then don’t miss out on these cranks.
Price: € 395.50
You can find more information on the mirandabikeparts.com
Muc-Off Bike Care Essentials Kit
Winter is all about riding in filthy, muddy conditions, rounded off with a cleaning session once you’re back at home. But so that second part doesn’t take an age, Muc-Off developed the Bike Care Essentials Kit. Once you’ve removed the worst bits of mud with water, the Nano Tech Bike Cleaner and its sponge will make sure that the rest comes away with ease. The Bike Spray, much more than just an afterthought, will leave your bike looking shiny new. Water and dirt simply peel away from the bike, and it’s the perfect foundation for chain grease. This kit will see your bike in a new light, which is exactly what we all need during these dark days.
Price: € 29.99
You can find more information on the muc-off.com
Trail Boss Tools
Now that the season is drawing to a close, it’s surely time to show your trails some TLC, after all, they’ve done for you. Or why not make some new ones ready for next spring? The best spots are often deep in the woods, only reachable on foot or by bike. So you don’t have to lug the pick axe, spades, and whatever else you might need through the woods, Trail Boss have developed a practical and multifunctional system. The Trail Boss packable trail tool concept consists of a three-part, super-stable fiberglass handle to which you can add various heads to give you different tools. Simple, really. It’s super compact as well, and can be transported in separate pieces in your backpack. Then just configure it the way you want and get digging.
Price: at $ 380
You can find more information on the trailbossusa.com
Words: Christoph Bayer Photos: Manufacturers
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