The Velo Canteen is a vacuum-insulated, double-walled stainless steel container specifically designed to fit in a water bottle cage. It’s a bit pricey at US$45 and only holds about 400ml (13.5oz), but it’s still pretty neat. Fingers crossed that the company adds larger sizes in the future.
You didn’t really think we were all done with our coverage of the 2022 Sea Otter Classic, were you?
This set of covers includes a few new wheels and tires, a sleek new headlamp for road riding, inexpensive (but apparently pretty decent) sunglasses, a bike-specific tow rope for when you could literally use a lifeline rescue, new bike bags, and a whole bunch of other cool accessories.
We’re not done yet either! Stay tuned for more as we continue to dig into our photos and information from the weekend, and be sure to check out the rest of our coverage of the 2022 Sea Otter Classic.
You probably know Better for its extensive collection of fun and inexpensive sunglasses for running and casual wear, but the brand has now introduced its first wrap-around design for cycling and other sports.
Goodr’s new wraparound sunglasses feature polarized polycarbonate lenses, interchangeable nosepieces and grippy touchpoints for a secure fit. Best of all, they carry on Goodr’s reputation for low prices with a retail price of just $45 USD.
Goodr is essentially Cards Against Humanity in the form of a sunglasses company.
the Bike canteen is a vacuum-insulated, double-walled stainless steel container specially designed to fit in a water bottle cage. It’s a bit pricey at US$45 and only holds about 400ml (13.5oz), but it’s still pretty neat. Fingers crossed that the company adds larger sizes in the future.
Unlike plastic bottles that typically use double-walled construction and foam liners, vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottles are much better at retaining heat, ensuring your coffee starts hot and stays hot.
E-VOC has updated its growing line of bike bags for improved fits and a sleeker aesthetic.
Welded seams provide a cleaner exterior and potentially better reliability over time.
Boa closures promise a super snug fit for handlebar and seatpost bags.
The cutouts in the handlebar mount have been revised to provide more room for hoses and housings.
The Commute Pro Air from Evoc looks like a nice conventional urban backpack…
…but if on-board sensors detect the rider is about to touch the deck, the integrated air collar inflates in 200ms to provide additional head and upper torso protection.
The airbag provides impressive coverage.
The gas canister (sorry, it’s not pictured here) attaches to this case and is refillable, so it’s not a one-time deal.
The airbag is enclosed in a special compartment at the top and automatically bursts through a special zipper.
Two glow-in-the-dark straps on the back are also handy if you need to carry extra gear.
Boyd Cycling GVL 700 Gravel Wheelset offers excellent value for money, with a 25mm wide tubeless compatible aluminum rim, Pillar stainless steel spokes and good quality cartridge bearing hubs. The claimed weight is 1850g per set and the retail price is only US$425.
Boyd Cycling’s Skyuka hubs feature 10-degree pawl gearing and four pawls that engage the 36-tooth ring at the same time.
Boyd also showed off his new idea for track rear hubs, which feature a traditional double thread on one side, but a splined centerlock interface on the other. Boyd has custom track sprockets made in 14-19T, and that certainly makes a lot more sense than the old way of doing things.
Challenge goes big with a 45mm version of its Strada Bianca open tube-back treads. Challenge builds the Strada Bianca with a tubeless-ready 260 TPI polycotton carcass for a smooth ride and its PPS2 dual-layer puncture protection system.
Challenge’s new flagship Criterium RS tubeless-ready road tire is built with an ultra-flexible 350 TPI polycotton carcass, a new X5 rubber compound and a non-stretch Zylon bead that’s supposed to be compatible with hookless rims. Challenge will offer them in just 25 and 27mm at the moment, but a 30mm might come later. Claimed weight for the 700x27mm version is just 210g. The sale price is yet to be determined.
Challenge also debuted a new tread design on the Criterium RS, featuring a strong center and progressively smaller shoulder micro knobs.
Smith’s latest Jetstream TT helmet is supposed to be a little more aerodynamic than the brand’s outgoing model, while being much better ventilated.
You can see Koroyd’s strategic applications in the side vents of the Smith Optics Jetstream TT.
Exhaust vents and open tail promise good ventilation.
The Jetstream TT also includes a visor that attaches with magnets.
These magnets are surprisingly strong!
The dividers create more space around the ears for more comfort, and they are somewhat adjustable, at least forward and backward.
Tannus featured the gravel version of its Armor foam tire insert. What sets this one apart, however, is that it’s designed to be used with an inner tube, not tubeless.
Need to give your child (or slower partner) a boost? the TowWhee is an elastic tow strap that easily deploys when someone needs a helping hand.
The new attachment system can simply be hooked around a rod, or you can also use the carabiner if needed.
Outbound Lighting has quickly become a darling of the mountain bike world for its solid brightness, compact form factors and great beams, and the company is now looking to do the same on the road with the new Detour model.
The Outbound Lighting Detour uses two LEDs, each with separate reflectors: one for long-distance punch and the other for wide-angle illumination. The patterns seem to be skillfully blended together for a seamless end result.
Outbound Lighting incorporates several steady-state modes into the Detour, as well as a few flashing modes.
The cooling fins are made of a heat-conductive plastic material that is lightweight and will not chip or corrode.
Amber markers provide some side visibility.
Outbound’s new GoPro-compatible mount should make it easier to install the new Detour on modern road and gravel bikes. It will also work for Outbound’s existing mountain bike lights, which should really open up some mounting options.
Outbound Lighting makes good use of its 3D printer, mostly for things like production fixtures and other things to help with the manufacturing process, but also to fix issues like this adhesive GoPro mount designed to cover a center vent on the helmet .
panaracer has completely revamped its road tire family with new rubber compounds, new puncture protection and updated casing constructions, all under a new Agilest moniker.
Panaracer has several Agilest models, including those specifically designed for tubeless, those intended for more durability, and more. There’s even a new hose.
The tube-style Panaracer Agilest Light lives up to its name with a claimed weight of just 170g for the 25mm size.
Panaracer is still one of the biggest names in gravel tires. The GravelKing SS+ is particularly well-suited to mixed terrain, with a fast-rolling center tread, finely patterned transition zone and strong shoulder for confident cornering.
Abus’ new combination cable lock is conveniently located, sandwiched between a bottle cage and your frame (or without the bottle cage, of course). It’s obviously pretty insecure, but it looks like it could be particularly handy for children’s bikes.
Abus’ latest series of helmets feature the company’s Quin Sensor, which detects an accident and automatically alerts designated contacts or emergency services depending on how you’ve programmed the associated companion app.
bar pillar announced its Prime Direct 1 direct mount months ago, but the company is still struggling to get products in sizable quantities given ongoing supply chain issues.
The new Bar Fly Prime Direct 1 mount is much beefier than the stock version, with a stronger cast aluminum body, oversized hardware and a brass sled nut. While the original had a pretty limited load capacity, the new one can now accept additional accessories like cameras and lights.
Do you have a 3T Apto stem and are looking to clean your cockpit? Bar Fly also has support for those.
Rudy product manufactures these “bioplastic” sunglasses frames from castor beans.
Derby is widely credited with starting the wide rim movement in mountain bikes, and founder Ray Scruggs is still at it with a full line of mountain, gravel and road rims, all of which have earned solid reputations for durability .
Redshift SportsThe Kitchen Sink handlebar lives up to its name in terms of versatility and hand positions, and now the brand is adding a dedicated bar bag that fits snugly up front. Do you have any suggestions for a name? Redshift hasn’t chosen any yet.
The bag is small, but the trapezoidal shape feels square enough, and the bottom is expandable if you need more room. There’s also a zipped pocket in the lid, as well as a magnetic closure so you can leave it unzipped for quicker access to your snacks.
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How the hell did downhillers run on these things back then??? The geometry, the brakes, the wheels and tires, the suspension: it all just reinforces the fact that the downhills are cut from a different cloth.