Issue #030

Hype This! 5 new Items of MTB Bling

Below you’ll find 5 of the finest MTB related products and bling to feast your eyes over! Continue on reading or head over to issue #030 to check out the original article.


The moon is estimated to weigh 74 million million million tonnes, but we are confident that if you could figure out how to attach a powerful MAGURA MT-series brake somehow, it would be stopped in it’s tracks. If, like us, you love the eye-popping power of the MAGURA MT series of brakes, but felt a little underwhelmed by the standard two-finger levers, MAGURA are about to make your day. The new aluminium HC3 lever is compatible with the MT Trail, MT8, MT7 and MT6 brakes and features a fully adjustable pull ratio and is optimized for powerful one-finger braking.

Price: € 67.90

Endura MT500 Plus Overshoes

Flats are back, now that Sam Hill has claimed victory in the EWS without clipping in we foresee eBay being flooded with clipless pedals and a revolution of ‘Once you go flat, you never go back’ enthusiasm. However, there is one problem with flat shoes, the weatherproofing sucks. And with some brands taking a full calendar year to dry out, this can become an issue through the wet season. Scottish based Endura know a thing or two about hard winters, and have designed these inexpensive MT500 Plus overshoes that slip over the shoe, keeping your kicks fresh without messing up contact between your shoe and pedal. Yes, the styling screams ‘scuba diver’ but functionally, we think they are inspired.

Price: € 49.99
Sizes: S-M, M-L, L-XL

POC Coron Helmet

Amazingly, around 1,836,000 meatballs are eaten daily in Swedish superbrand Ikea’s 313 stores worldwide. The Swedes take safety seriously too, the three-point seat belt in your car was invented in Sweden and is claimed to have saved over 1 million lives. So when Swedish brand POC tell us their latest 1.15 kg Coron helmet is made from M-FORGE, a new type of advanced fibre material that outperforms previously known shell materials in terms of multi-impact performance, durability and low weight, we feel we should give them the benefit of the doubt.

Price: € 500
Sizes: XS–S, M–L, XL–XXL

Hiplok Z-Lok

We all know the only way to stop a hardened bike thief is to use a thick, heavy lock that can withstand a direct hit from a rogue North Korean warhead, but such a lock is no use if you are not carrying it. For those times when you want quick protection from light-fingered opportunists and can still see your bike, at the cafe, on the bike rack or on a Tinder date the new Hiplok Z-Lok is a fast and dirty solution. The reusable lockable zip tie will not stop a bolt-cropper, but will provide a hurdle to the amateur thief looking for an easy snatch-and-go victim. Light, affordable and easy to stash.

Price: € 17.90


Do you know that weight for weight, a chimp is 6 times stronger than a man, but an average airline baggage handler is 6 times stronger than a chimp, and is capable of hurling a 32 kg holdall over 600 m into the air. The innovative ZIPPELIN travel bag won’t stop such heavy-handed treatment, but it is perhaps the coolest design you will see this year. Made from recycled truck tarps, the super tough 85 L roller bag uses inflatable inner tubes to form a frame tough enough to challenge even the most demented airport abuse, then when it comes to storage, simply deflate the bag and roll up into a neat, small roll. It’s pure genius.

Price: tba
Volume: 85 L


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Words: Photos: diverse Translation: Cathrin Rieger