Check Out - August

Aug 3, 2017
by Paul Aston  
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Check-Out is an article that gives you a glimpse at items under $300 that have crossed the desks here at Pinkbike that we've not had a chance to review yet, but we feel that you may want to take a look at.




All Mountain Style Flow 3/4 Jerseys

All Mountain Style Flow 3 4 Jersey Ape
All Mountain Style Flow 3 4 Jersey Jungle Camo



• Recommended use: Trail, All Mountain, Enduro.
• 3/4 sleeve. Standard fit.
• Fast moisture drying 100% polyester.
• Dropped tail to cover your back while on riding position.
• Internal goggle wipe.
• Sizes: M, L, XL
• Manufactured with love in Barcelona
• Price: €60 EUR
www.allmountainstyle.com


All Mountain Style Flow 3 4 Jersey Flow

bigquotesWe design, make (locally) and sell benchmark products driven by innovation, design and high quality for passionate mountain bikers. 







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Shred 2018 Short Stack Helmet

• Recommended use: Trail/Enduro.
• Dial in fit.
• Moisture-wicking liner treated with Aegis Microbe Shield
• Construction: In-Mold with integrated Slytech NoShock inserts
• Certifications: EN1078/CPSC
• Sizes: M, L, XL
• Weight: 370 grams (Size XS/M)
• Sizes (XS/M & M+/XL
• Price: $150 USD
www.shredoptics.com

bigquotesShred's 2018 Short Stack trail/enduro helmet will be available in early August of 2017 and features a patent-pending, 360-degree flotation system which helps reduce rotational accelerations to the head during impact.








Lezyne Micro GPS Watch

• Accurate data recording system combines GPS satellites with an accelerometer
• Simultaneous ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart connectivity
• Multiple real-time features when paired with the Lezyne Ally app
• Stores up to 150 hours of ride data
• Micro USB rechargeable.
• Extremely weather resistant
• Includes Handlebar Mount Adapter
• Price: $139.99 USD
www.lezyne.com


Check Out July

bigquotesThe multi-mode Micro GPS Watch is equipped with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ connectivity, which can simultaneously pair with power meters, heart rate monitors, speed/cadence sensors and iOS or Android handhelds. When synced with our free Lezyne Ally app, the unit provides navigation, live tracking, Strava Live Segments and phone notifications (text message, emails, and phone calls).







Check Out July
G-Form Elite Knee Guards

• Body-mapped, impact-absorbing RPT pads protect from impact
• Moisture-wicking, UPF 50+ compression fabric keeps wearer dry and comfortable
• Top and bottom silicone gripper bands to ensure pads stay in place
• Technical mesh back panel for breathability and moisture-wicking
• CE certified for motorcyclist/bicyclist limb protector
• Price: $99.99 USD
www.g-form.com

bigquotesFor elite-level protection on rugged trails and fast tracks, our Elite Knee Guards are CE 1621 Level 1 certified, the highest standard for motorcycle armor. 







POC Resistance Pro DH Short

• DH MTB shorts with pre-shaped fit
• Pre bent with longer knee length for use with knee pads
• Hip/side panels made from extremely low friction and durable ceramic coated Super Fabric
• Fully lined with a combination of mesh and velcro resistant fabrics
• Constructed with durable, stretch nylon fabric which has good water repellency
• Strategically placed inseams to enhance riding comfort and eliminate chafing
• Side pockets with zipper
• Size: XS–XXL
• Price: €160 EUR
www.pocsports.com


Ion Seek Amp Jersey

bigquotesThe Resistance Pro DH shorts have been constructed with a range of technologies and fabrics to provide the best possible comfort and protection when riding downhill. The shorts feature ceramic coated Super Fabric® which combines high durability, abrasion resistance and low friction and a pre-shaped fit for optimal ride comfort and use with knee pads. The shorts are reinforced at the rear, have integrated stretch and water repellency. The inclusion of strategically placed mesh and velcro resistant fabric ensures that the shorts are perfectly placed to manage the demands of downhill mountain biking.







POC Resistance Enduro Mid Shorts

Ion Seek Amp Jersey

• 100% polyester
• Ticket Port: Small pocket for your lift ticket
• Colors: Dark Night/Grey Melange
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
• Price: €90
www.ion-products.com

bigquotesSportive and functional long sleeve with a great, classic cotton hand feel. Made of DriRelease, which looks like regular cotton, but dries four times faster. Additional Sanitized treated back panel and underarm jacquard mesh inserts for maximum ventilation and long lasting freshness. Bike specific cut: longer back section and sleeves. In hem integrated glasses wipe called Clear_Optics. Reflective_Details for additional safety on evening rides. Hidden, but very useful features, like a lift ticket pocket and glasses cleaning fabric. 







Schwalbe Magic Mary

Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Addix


• Intended use: DH/enduro
• New 2.6" Casing
• New Addix compounds

Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Addix


• New Apex puncture proof casing
• Price: $87.99 USD / €78.99
www.schwalbe.com

bigquotesThe Magic Mary is back and bigger than ever. The favourite among downhill and enduro experts. The perfect choice for virtually any track. Intermediate tread: maximum braking traction and corner grip even on extremely muddy terrain thanks to strong shoulder studs and the aggressive, open tread design. Super Gravity version now with Addix Soft (orange) or Addix Ultra Soft (purple). Puncture-proof (with Apex) with extreme lateral stability for a dynamic ride.



71 Comments

  • + 113
 Can someone please explain to me why mtb shorts cost almost $200? How did we get here? Is it the material? Why did my wife leave me? Is gold sown into the waistband? I just don't get it.
  • + 21
 The high price is to distract you from realizing that there is no pad in it.
  • + 8
 Ceramic Coated Super Fabric, DUH
  • + 17
 @scottay2hottay These shorts WILL STOP bullets!! Not sticks, not rocks, not bike parts.....but they have been engineered to stop bullets. Whats that you say?? You don't need your biking shorts to stop bullets....I DON'T CARE, IF I HEAR ANOTHER PEEP OUT OF YOU I'M GOING TO SHOOT YOU IN THE BALLS THROUGH YOUR NON-POC NON-BULLETPROOF shorts. Then you'll see why you need bullet proof shorts.
  • + 40
 lol this is why I wear jeans and a kirkland signature t shirt from costco. the t shirt is because im actually sponsored by kirkland signature.
  • + 5
 @anchoricex: the dream
  • + 7
 The feature list on those shorts seriously sounds like an April fool's joke. How do you "pre bend" fabric?
  • + 10
 Can someone explain me why someone uses word "technology" in relation to shorts? Cut the bullcrap POC. I wear almost exclusively your products, love them, but this is PURE(R) Bollocks
  • + 38
 For that price the zippers better be Kashima coated.
  • + 1
 @anchoricex: lol same
  • + 2
 MTB is the new 80's fitness, and companies are trying to capitalize.
  • + 1
 I got the resistance Jersey at half off. And while I would never pay full price for the shorts, the ceramic coating is pretty cool. Over cooked a table top to hard right. high sided and slid up as over the been and about 6 get into the woods. Shorts (fox) were ripped but the ceramic coating on the jersey really did just slide and still looks brand new.
  • + 1
 ceramic coated SUPER FABRIC hahaha
  • + 9
 Subtle "why did my wife leave me" just made my day
  • + 1
 @snowwcold55: holy shit I didn't even catch that the first time through
  • + 2
 It's 100% unobtanium. As for your wife, I don't get that either.
  • + 5
 It's to pay the yearly salaries of the 25 marketing execs that each contributed half a line of bullshit features
  • + 1
 If you don't have a wife you'll avoid a lot of trials, and tribulations. My mom is a hard enough crowbox.
  • + 1
 Cost of living is very high in Sweden, so margin is.
Even if the material etc... are better than other, cost is marginally higher in vietnam/cambodia wherever these shorts are made.
  • + 3
 Because people will pay it.
  • + 1
 Ceramic material stops cuts/abrasion when you crash.
  • + 1
 Those three letters are expensive to put on cheaply made goods
  • + 1
 @scottay2hottay your wife left you for me, she says Hi btw.
  • + 2
 @SeanC1: I saw you together on the pics from insta. Wonderful time on Bahamas, you with glass of Scotch and a drop of pinacolada in the corner of her mouth....





I'm so not proud of myself for writing this...
  • + 55
 What no intense bikes!?
  • + 7
 Don't worry, the Intense deals will no doubt be in the August deals post, which usually comes out around the same time as these Check Out articles.
  • + 0
 Yeah usually the bike deals come in-tens or more.
  • - 1
 Intense are on discount even in MEC now
  • + 1
 "items under $300"
  • + 11
 @Chris-Brown23: i know dude its a joke
  • + 0
 Read carefully it says what's "hot" for under 300, idk if intense qualifies.
  • + 3
 @gbeaks33: I'm personally wishing for the deep discount on the bullet proof shorts that @zepper was talking about
  • + 1
 @andydhteam: ah sorry, I don't get the joke
  • + 1
 Nah. They all shattered in the box on the way to the warehouse.
  • + 2
 @stereo87: Is there anything wrong with Intense bikes? I looked at the MEC sale recently and they seem like a pretty good price for a carbon bike.
  • + 2
 @rezrov: no they're great bikes, just pinkbike users like to make fun of them because they're usually very expensive and now that they're available at mec and other big retailers they're discounted at local shops to clear inventory for other brands. They're always listed as discounted in the monthly deals post.
  • + 30
 Those shirt pics....

Photographer"Just stand naturally"

Model "Is this good?" ( Stands like an ape)

Photographer "..that will do"
  • + 8
 I've got a +4" ape index, that is naturally!
  • + 3
 Otherwise known as a known as ILS (imaginary lat syndrome) or knuckle dragger.
  • + 2
 @paulaston: Do people call you 'Buckets' ?

"Do you want your face in the image?"
"Nah, just my chin, people love chins"
  • + 2
 The way he's standing makes him look fat and skinny at the same time.
  • + 13
 MTB clothing prices are like being sent to a Federal "Pound Me in the Ass" Prison. Go ahead..I dare you to pick up the soap.
  • + 2
 This comment needs more flare. ^^
  • + 11
 Can we get some sweet shorts for like 50-75 bucks, and a sweet jersey for like 40? That seems reasonable to me for this stuff, not 160 and 70 bucks. Maybe I'm just crazy.
  • + 13
 $160 shorts? Yikes!
  • + 12
 I am Intensely disappointed at these selections.
  • + 3
 Why is it that TLD is the only company that make a DH short with Velcro for foam hip pads? I hate to look like a TLD doll (like 90% of the other riders at any given bike park) but they make the only short that is capable of that. I did get some fully padded AStars shorts so I can use them with any of my shorts, but they are warmer, and all I really want is the hip pads from my moto pants. It's not that difficult.
  • + 1
 My One Industries shorts have that. I'm sure plenty of manufacturers do it if you look around
  • + 2
 My leatt shorts do....btw they were only $70
  • + 1
 @timsim07: @DHaddict82 :They never list it in the specs. Did they come with hip pads too?
  • + 1
 Dude, yes. I've had at least 2 real good impacts on my hips at the park.
  • + 6
 All Mountain Style shirts? Serously?
  • + 5
 Not much of a deal here...
  • + 1
 Why is it that they make 3/4 sleeves for bicycling before they make a 3/4 right leg pant that doesn't get caught in your chain or greasy. Or even a pair of pants with a gear/chain protected lower right leg?
  • + 2
 If you cant pair that lezyne computer/watch to Strava... Then no good. What's the use for all that data? It's like you never even rode!
  • + 1
 New magic Mary looks lush. Time to replace the shitty maxxis exo dhr2. Can't stand 5 flats in one weekend on rocky terrain. Not going to work for me
  • + 1
 Forget exo casing if you don't have tire inserts. But even with them, on the rear exo pretty much useless.
  • + 1
 POC, 160euros? I now have a reason to chuckle to myself at the riders who sport these, says the old man who wears second hand clothing....

160 euros, he he he he.
  • + 3
 How do my breasts look if I stand like this?
  • + 1
 Went to REI four years ago and bought two pair of Novara baggies and still working fine. POC is just a name and if you want that on your shorts fine, not me.
  • + 4
 Meh...
  • + 3
 3/4 the sleeves, 3/4 the fun
  • + 5
 True, but it's still 50% more fun then a t-shirt.
  • + 2
 Crc has nuke proof sls springs for 75 bones
  • + 2
 Check out is the pinkbike equivalent of R/Mildlyinteresting
  • + 1
 PB needs to up the limit.. they have to feature a "3/4 Jersey" cause you can't get the whole one for under 300 these days..
  • + 1
 I just got my Lezyne last week. Its cheap, and does the job well, but the menu system and displays suck.
  • + 1
 "puncture proof" is a strong claim by Schwalbe...
  • - 2
 For f*cks sake the magic mary is a pure-bred DH tire. It's sad Schwalbe is making it a part of the bullshit "enduro" marketing scheme.
  • + 1
 Hello.... enduro actually is DH and MM is the perfect tool bro, no BS.

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