Check Out - August 2015

Aug 17, 2015
by Paul Aston  
Header for Check Out

Check-Out is an article that gives you a glimpse at items under $200 that have crossed the desks here at Pinkbike that we've not had a chance to review yet, but feel that you may want to take a look at.

Magnolia DH Necklace

• Polished Stainless Steel
• Charm is 1.5 inches long
• Ships World Wide
• $20.00 CDN DH Necklace
From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesMagnolia BMX is a site dedicated to girls who ride BMX, but after falling in love with Downhill I decided to add a MTB / DH version of our popular BMX necklace. Rumored to improve overall rider steeze, and claimed to "look like a session".


• Brace Link
• Attachment system for XC/full face helmets and protective gear
• Tool compartment
• Rain cover
• Emergency plan
• Accommodates hydration systems up to 3l
• Price: $140 USD
EVOC Stage 12L Team pack
From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesCompact, technical daypack with excellent features and configuration - the number one option for those looking to travel light without sacrificing carrying comfort and back ventilation. Extra convenience comes with the freely moving BRACE LINK, which adapts to the wearer's individual shoulder width.

Hutchinson Convert'Air Tubeless Kit

• Allows tubeless conversion of non-tubeless wheels
• 26" and 29" kits
• Protect'Air Max Sealant included
• Unique system to trim excess sealing tape
• Tubeless valves included
• $65 USD
Hutchinson Convert air tubeless kit
From the Manufacturer:
bigquotes For any rim or wheel that deserves Tubeless compatibility. Simply stretch the strips over the rims, mount the tires and trim off the excess rim sealing strip that's protruding from the sides of the tire once the tire is mounted and sealed. Kit includes Protect'Air Max sealant (enough for both wheels) is included as well as two Tubeless valves. The strips seal the spoke holes as well as the beads of the rim.

REV’D Non-GMO Endurance Bars

• Made from wholesome, real ingredients with a boost of Maca superfood
• Eat before and during strenuous activity
• Soft-baked, moist & chewy, easy to consume
• Non-GMO, No Artificial Colors or Flavors, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Preservatives, No Corn Syrup, No Hydrogenated Oils
• MSPR: $2.49 USD/bar
• 20% OFF for Pinkbike readers, use code: PINKBIKEROCKS
REV D Snack Bar

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesREV'D bars put the ancient superfood nutrition of Maca root into a convenient, wholesome and nutritious bar for athletes. Best of all, REV'D is superfood that tastes super. Flavour and texture were our main concern to make the product easy and delicious to consume. Team REV'D MTB includes Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul and Tyler McCaul.

Dirt Flap Dropper Post Guard

• Black, White, Red and Blue Premium Dirt Flap colour options
• Colour options for hardware to match your ride
• Weight from : 45g
• Standard Dirt Flap fits most current droppers, 3 lengths available
• Premium Dirt Flap fits: Rock Shox Reverb and Reverb Stealth, Thompson Elite and Covert
• From £14 GBP (Standard Dirt Flap) ($22 USD approx)

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesThe Dirt Flap - Born and bred in Yorkshire, the world's first dropper seat post guard, designed to keep plother and other flying debris off your exposed shaft and seals. Yes, droppers have seals but we live in Yorkshire and it rains, and we have mud, proper gritty, wear you down mud. In the US where most dropper posts are designed they don't have the same wonderful weather as us, they are cursed with sunshine and that dehydrated mud stuff called dust. So the Dirt Flap was born. Designed and made here in North Yorkshire, CNC machined from engineering grade materials in small batches, designed to work, and to last.
Dirt Flap

Zefal Z Console Lite

• 2 in 1 Smartphone case holder.
• Double-locking system offers a secure hold on rough terrain.
• Rain-cover included.
• Adjustable mounting from Ø 20 to 45 mm
• Available for iPhone 4,5,6,6+ and Samsung Galaxy
• 360° rotating support for use in landscape or portrait mode..
• Weight: 54 g
• $32 USD
Zefal Z Console Lite

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesThe Z Console Lite is an easy mounted smartphone case holder. It is safely secured to the bike thanks to the Double-Lock-System. Look and record your data through the phone's apps. Available for the iPhone range and Samsung, the Z Console Lite is light and easy to use.

OneUp Components Traction Ring

• 12% ovality (32T is equal to a 30T-34T range)
• 115° clocking from crank arm puts the major axis in your power stroke
• Narrow Wide tooth profile eliminates chain drop with the perfect chain mesh fit.
• Perfect 49mm chainline for a quieter drivetrain, improved chainring wear and best no drop performance.
• Aggressive crud chamfers for awesome mud shedding performance and extended ring life.
• Reinforced wide tooth design provides maximum ring durability when run without a bash guard.
• Made from hard wearing 7075-T6 aluminum plate
• Weight: 49g (104mm BCD)
• Compatibility: 104mm BCD, 94mm Symmetrical, 96mm Symmetrical, SRAM Direct Mount, Race Face Cinch Direct Mount, XT M8000, and XTR M9000.
• Colours: Black
• $52 USD
OneUp traction Ring

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesOneUp your climbing performance. Our oval design delivers smoother, more consistent torque where your tire meets the trail. This means less spinning out on loose climbs, less stalling on crux moves and ultimately less time pushing your bike up hill. Climbing never gets easier, you just get faster. The next time you need to replace your narrow wide ring, go oval.

Chromag Clutch Grip

• DH specific grip
• Waffle tread is specifically shaped to the fingers and oriented for traction in varied conditions.
• Diameter is narrow at 30mm with an extra wide format at 150mm overall.
• Features our special tacky compound based on 25a durometer.
• Weight: 100g /pair.
• Features our unique ‘Split-Teardrop’ end clamp which effectively covers the bar end while still utilizing a true pinch-clamp for the best purchase to the bar.
• Colours: Black with Black ends, Gray with Blue ends and Orange with Black ends for 2016.
• $35 USD
Chromag Clutch Grip

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesThe Clutch is our evolution of the half waffle concept. It is more ergonomic by shaping the grip more to the hand and even the actual fingers.

Deity Bladerunner Pedals

• The largest and thinnest Deity pedal to date
• 11mm profile at the exterior edges
• 103mm x 100mm footprint
• Concave pin profile
• Load distribution system to prevent bearing blowout
• Machined traction grooves
• Minimal material in key areas to shed weight and mud build up
• Available in High Polished Ano Red, Black, Blue, Purple, Green, Purple, and White powdercoat
• 370 grams (pair)
• $143.99 usd
Deity Bladerunner pedals

From the Manufacturer:
bigquotesThe first in a two part series of new pedals from Deity for 2015, the Bladerunner sees the rider owned company step away from their standard pedal offerings and bring an all new pedal to the market. The thinnest and largest pedal Deity has ever manufactured, the Bladerunners were developed with a focus on internal durability, making a thin pedal that would feel amazing under foot, reducing weight without undermining strength, and utilizing a functional larger footprint for added stability. Consensus industry wide is that these pedals feel amazing and we must admit...they are gorgeous as well!

MENTIONS: @Chromagbikes / @deityusa / @evocsports / @OneUpComponents


  • 120 1
 Did they really write "keep flying debris off your exposed shaft"?
  • 14 1
 ^That and my eye have always been my key areas of protection. LoL
  • 55 1
 I vigorously clean my shaft so frequently, it never has a chance to accumulate mud,dust, etc.
  • 19 9
 bsedola, you sound talented. Maybe you should offer that as a service. Could make a solid business case. You could call it Swallow shaft cleaning services, our large staff will fit your requirements and our prices wont make you choke. PB, Please don't ban me......
  • 10 1
 Engineering grade materials? That's a new one....
  • 4 0
 I just got this to go with my new Davinci Troy that is "longer and stiffer"
  • 5 0
 I put some rubber around my shaft to keep it clean. But in all seriousness I actually cut up a bit of old tube and slid it over the top of my dropper post, held up there with a zip tie so that I wouldn't have to clean it as often in the wet seasons. Seems to have worked decently.
  • 7 0
 jesusss that thing is ugly
  • 1 1
 As a fellow Yorkshireman I completely understand the need for such a product. However I'm not sure a solid guard is the best solution, maybe a lizard skin style cover would be better. Or something a bit more refined than the old inner tube idea mentioned above.
  • 2 0
 The creator must be pretty stoked to see it on Pinkbike either way!
  • 2 0
 It's designed to work! that's good news! finally! I can sleep at night now.
  • 70 1
 Is Rev'd coming out with a GMO version? I don't wanna get the Non-GMO version and listen to the bar talk about how much better GMO is than non-gmo and how it's gluten free and does crossfit.
  • 12 3
 everyone go home this guy won the internet.
  • 5 4
 actually im a vegan
  • 13 0
 Goddamn forgot the superfecta.. vegan, gluten free, non-gmo, crossfitter..
  • 8 1
 @dk861 but how do you bacon?
  • 3 0
 mmmmmm.... bacon
  • 10 7
 GMOs are literally saving the world. They are increasing yields per acre so dramatically that for the first time in history, less land is being farmed every year. They are making it possible to feed a hungry world. In Mexico, Pakistan, and India alone, the work of Norman Borlaug has saved, by some estimates, a billion lives by getting GMO crops to poor, 3rd world countries. They are safer than traditional crops. They are healthier than traditional crops. They have a lower environmental impact than traditional crops. Being anti-GMO is like being anti-vaccine. Attacking the adoption of these two technologies will result in the deaths of millions of people, mostly at-risk children. Being anti-GMO is literally, not figuratively, being pro-dead children.
  • 5 0
 @hamncheez Like I said I don't want to be involved with the non-gmo version.
  • 11 5
 Did you learn that from the marketing pitch of Monsanto? They have monopolized Africa, and their seeds do not work as they advertise here in 1st world countries. Them shits are evil. And they sure market to investors the right way.
  • 7 0

NO, just NO. Monsanto is bad, GMOs are not.
  • 6 2
 “there is no scientific justification for special labeling of genetically modified foods.”-American Medical Association

“All criticisms against GMOs can be largely rejected on strictly scientific criteria.” -French Academy of Science

“The main conclusion to be drawn from the efforts of more than 130 research projects, covering a period of more than 25 years of research, and involving more than 500 independent research groups, is that biotechnology, and in particular GMOs, are no more risky than conventional plant breeding technologies.”-Eurpean Commission

the risk from GM foods “is in no way higher than in the consumption of food from conventionally grown plants. On the contrary, in some cases, food from GM plants appears to be superior in respect to health.”-Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

“no evidence of human health problems associated with the ingestion of (GM) crops or resulting food products have been identified.”-National Academy of Sciences
  • 5 1
 “If ever there was a clear-cut case for outrage, it is the concerted campaign by Greenpeace and other non-governmental organizations … against golden rice. … Introduced into commercial production over 17 years ago, GM crops have an exemplary safety record. And precisely because they benefit farmers, the environment, and consumers, GM crops have been adopted faster than any other agricultural advance in the history of humanity. … We, and the thousands of other scientists who have signed [a] statement of protest, stand together in staunch opposition to the violent destruction of required tests on valuable advances such as golden rice that have the potential to save millions of impoverished fellow humans from needless suffering and death.”-chairman emeritus of the National Academies of Science — along with two Nobel laureates, a National Medal of Science laureate and several other eminent scientists
  • 5 0
 everything is GM. this marketing shtick about anti gmo is ridiculous.
  • 5 0
 "Organics: Why feed thousands when you can feed hundreds?"
  • 8 0
 Im sorry but Im a level 8 vegan. I wont eat anything that casts a shaddow
  • 3 3
 Just a thought but are any of the above mentioned organisations independent of government or big business? I doubt it. They don't produce anything or create profit, so they have to be funded. Funding of these sort of groups can easily be increased, or more importantly, stopped. Get an independent study and you will not get such favourable views in my opinion. The world is a business Mr Beale. Do you know what happened to the original guy the US gov hired to find out if mobile phones were safe? That's right, after saying they weren't, he was replaced. With, surprise surprise, someone who would say they are.

Maybe rats with massive tumours, catalogues of other health issues and sterility in three generations, is just a lie. Or maybe there is a business imperative to hide such info and get the consumer behind gm. GM is all good as long as you don't mind being a lifetime customer of the pharmaceutical industry.
GM is colossal business my friend. If you think it's about saving lives, well. So after accepting it's huge business... Do you think you're being told the truth? I'll leave you with that thought.
  • 5 1
 @tobiusmaximum all the non-gmo propaganda is literally funding a documentary industry(there's your "big business" interest behind non-gmos), so keep watching those documentaries and feeding the hype... You can argue the ethics of companies like Monsanto, but it's hard to argue the science with no proof that GMOs are bad.
  • 5 0
 one time I had a one night stand with a girl that studied biotechnology we had a very fun night when she was about to leave in the morning I asked her her to marry me

she said thanks she really wanted to but needed to focus on her studies I was very sad but I realized I should get something out of the ocassion so with my eyes covered in tears I asked her

-hey are gmos good?

and she said as she was closing the door

-yeah they are awesome.

do you think a girl will lie on such a solemn ocassion???? @tobiusmaximum is that independant enough for you?
  • 1 1
A handful of documentaries Vs huge profits from multinational agrochemical conglomerates?
Are you kidding me?
Do you have any idea who can be bought and sold, who can be silenced, who can be promoted, who can be character assassinated, what data can be falsified etc, when you have the sorts of unethical profits Monsanto has? (Monsanto being your example)
Tell me again about the US gov passing a bill to protect poor old Monsanto. Or maybe about the parts of the TPP that allow corporations to sue governments that try to stop said corporations f*cking the people over.
After everything that's gone on, I am stunned that people trust these huge groups. It's quite staggering.
  • 2 0

---insert tinfoil hat joke here-- and remember jet fuel cant melt steel beams.
  • 1 0
 The joke is that people think the world is a big fluffy bunny where everyone loves you and wants you to be well. P.s. Not sure what you mean
  • 1 0
 Anyway, hereby promise to only debate/discuss bikes and fluffy things. Divide and conquer is bad enough without us adding to it.
  • 29 2
 Magnolia BMX is a site dedicated to girls who ride BMX, but after falling in love with Downhill I decided to add a MTB / DH version of our popular BMX necklace. Rumored to improve overall rider steeze, and claimed to "look like a session".

so much win
  • 8 3
 U know u gta a cool chick if she's rockn that necklace. .she'll know ur cool when u gift her 1
  • 13 7
 Pearl necklaces are always better.
  • 17 0
 but seriously it does look like a session
  • 2 0
 @jddownhill you are right lol
  • 21 1
 lol $2.50 "endurance bar"
just eat a bowl of freaking oatmeal, costs 10 cents.
  • 8 1
 try puttin' that oatmeal in your Kamelbak
  • 7 0
 Like a muesli bar?
  • 1 0
 cold oatmeal with wild blueberries and maple syrup in small baggies make for a good squirt while riding
  • 1 0
 Yeah well oatmeal in my digestive tract is unwise. Can you say purgative! I look for low fibre stuff.
  • 17 1
 thanks guys but I'm really looking for some quality products in the under $30 price range..... got any?
  • 24 0
 3 titanium bolts
  • 6 0
 6 spare tubes
  • 4 0
 some chinese carbon mtb parts from ali express?
  • 4 0
 you could find a mickey mouse backpack at Zellers for 10 bucks and it could fit a water bottle
  • 3 1
 3 titanium bolts, 6 spare tubes, some Chinese carbon parts and a CO2 cartridge in a pine treeeee . . . I'll get my coat.
  • 3 0
 Very pleased with my Deity Bladerunners. These are my first pair of flats, and paired with 5.10 freeriders it feels like my foot is glued to the pedals. I've also bashed hard on a few rocks and they still spin perfectly.
  • 5 0
 Thanks for the props, support, and glad you are loving them!
  • 1 0
 @deityusa Can you make them mountable with a pedal wrench? Installing and removing with a metric key sucks.
  • 1 0
 @schnelle46 The Bladerunner pedals have both options actually. You can use a standard 15mm pedal wrench or also a hex key if you are on the trail...
  • 7 2
 26" & 29" options but no 650b, WTF?
  • 3 0
 The box in the picture has 26"-27.5" on it tho Frown
  • 11 9
 haha f you 650b
  • 4 0
 I almost couldn't see the phone with how well it fits on those handlebars.........
  • 2 0
 Chroma get clutch grips are the best!! Ridden them all season and won't be switching to anything else. Super comfy , after a few rides they're super tacky, even riding gloveless. Definitely would recommend them!
  • 4 0
 dirt flap is a byproduct of brainless dropper design.....
  • 1 0
 Usually this is where you correct said design flaw
  • 2 0
 Is it me or that hutchinson kit is just an over-expensive ghetto tubeless you can make with a pair of 20'' tubes for a tenth of the cost?
  • 2 0
 yep , I think they just relabeled some Gorilla tape and threw in a few valves for your hard earned $60 bucks
  • 3 0
 1.) EVOC bags are so So SO overpriced, it just doesn't worth it!

2.) Those grips are super cool
  • 2 0
 Congrats Hutchinson, you have marketed ghetto tubeless to the masses.... A 20" tube and stan's works just as well and only costs $10.
  • 3 2
 Does the dirt flap retract when you lower the post or does it just fold up? Or do you have to keep the dropper at full height?
  • 1 0
 I'm pumped on that iPhone case. Typically I just put my phone in camera mode and duct tape it where losers put goggles, but that case isn't a worse idea I guess.
  • 2 0
 So these new oval rings are like those ROTOR makes right not like the old shimano knee destroyers?
  • 2 0
 I just use an old chain stay protector to wrap around the dropper post. its a much cheaper and nicer option.
  • 2 0
 Yo Chromag what's up with the Halloween colours......I am looking for GREEN
  • 2 0
 Those cromag grips look tight!
  • 3 1
 I'm looking for oval rotors to add some extra flair to my skids
  • 1 0
 I'm running an absoluteBlack oval chain ring just now. It definitely works, it's not hype.
  • 1 0
 Is there a partnership between YT and Deity?
  • 1 0
 Dirt flap dropper post guard... seriously, SERIOUSLY?

  • 22 21
 Looks like a session
  • 11 1
 I know right chainrings really remind me of sessions.
  • 21 5
 Pinkbike community is getting real tired of this crap...
  • 6 7
 looks like a session...yawn, you sound like a bell end
  • 18 3
 I say keep up the session comments just to spite those claiming the joke is old.
  • 7 0
 The one time it DOES look like a Session (the charm)
  • 1 3
 The article beat you to it, go home
  • 2 3
 Did OneUp just bring back biopace? Cant wait for 26+ to be the latest and greatest... HoodeyHooWhatItDO!?
  • 3 0
 opposite formation of biopace. Not the first ones.

Post a Comment

Copyright © 2000 - 2019. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.032731
Mobile Version of Website