Check Out - July

Jul 10, 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.


• A book about a film
• 172 pages of the finest printed matter
• Edited by James McKnight
• Design by Jon Gregory
• Available Worldwide
• Price: £15 GBP + P+P

Deathgrip Book

bigquotesThe Deathgrip Book documents the 12+ months of shredding and filming that went into the making of Clay Porter and Brendan Fairclough’s landmark movie project. From the dust-storm berm destroying in South Africa to dank woodland steeze in California, lush Madeira to moonscape Utah, and with a stop off at home in the UK, get down with Deathgrip's outrageously stylish crew and over 172 pages of the finest printed matter. Field notes from the movie’s cast and crew give unrestricted access to the world of Deathgrip, while epic galleries from a number of the sport’s best photographers give alternative angles on the movie’s standout moments. 

DHaRCO Men's Gravity Jersey Party Shirt

• Light, strong performance quick dry fabric.
• Moisture wicking construction, transfers sweat and heat away from the body.
• Recycled polyester.
• Mesh side panels to promote airflow.
• Zip pocket for essentials.
• Relaxed gravity cut for ease of movement.
• Cuffed sleeves to keep it in place.
• Italian ink sublimated graphics.
• Price: $79.95 USD
Sea Otter 2017

bigquotesWe believe amazing fabric, a great fit and common sense technical features makes for great bike clothing. We use simple, functional lines and allow MTB clothing to be influenced by street/surf wear. So you feel more like you are wearing normal clothes, yet highly technical. We don’t believe in marketing gimmick features. We focus on comfort and what we really want as riders.

Maxima Chain Pro Lube

• Ultra-clean formula
• Promotes smooth shifting
• Quiets chain
• Reduces wear
• Long lasting
• Easy application
• Price: $9.95 USD (4 oz)

bigquotesChain Pro is an ultra-clean formula bike chain lube designed for use in dry conditions. Surface active chemistry promotes smooth shifting under load, quiets chain noise and significantly improves life of driveline. Fast penetration and setup promotes a clean, trouble-free operating environment in dry, dusty conditions. Waterproof. Ideal for everyday use.

Rideguard PF1 Front Mudguard

• Easy to install, includes 4 zip ties plus fitting instructions.
• Includes the RideGuard SagSetter to help set your suspension correctly.
• Fits the major suspension fork manufacturers, including Fox and RockShox.
• Maximum protection from tire spray and flying debris.
• Weight: 31g
• Made from recyclable 0.8mm thick polypropylene.
• Designed and made in Bristol, UK.
• Price: £8.99
Ride Guard fenders

bigquotesBikes have been in our blood since we were all kids, we’ve carried this love of two wheels through many bike industry jobs, designing for some of the worlds best loved brands. We’ve brought all this experience back home and combined our passion for bikes, design and local manufacturing to create RideGuard mudguards.

Ion Raid_Amp Flat shoes

• Upper: 100% Synthetic Leather
• Rubber: 100% Secret
• SupTraction_Rubber Soul FL
• Inner ankle pad
• Weight: 840 grams (pair EU43)
• Sizes: EU37- EU47
• Price: $129.95 USD / €119,95 EUR
Ion Raid Amp Flat shoes

bigquotesThe approach for the Raid Amp was to design a sportive flat pedal shoe providing a very direct, precise and uncompromising character on the pedal. Priorities – apart from the grip on flat pedals – were set for the right mixture of stiffness in the longitudinal axis and flexibility across the lateral axis, to provide power transmission without any compromises when pedaling/standing on the pedals and a certain flex to prevent the foot from tilting on the pedal for effective steering impulses. Thus, the upper sees just minimalistic padding to not cushion those movements too much – and to dry quickly if your ride did not see bone dry trails all the way.

Huck Norris DH

• Intended use: DH and Enduro racing.
• Protects the tires against pinch flats
• Allows to run the tire flat temporarily.
• Designed by scientists, tested by professionals
• Weight : 140g 29"
• Sizes: 29" with cut marks for 26" and 27.5" / 23-33mm internal rim width
• Made in Finland
• Price: $45 USD / €42,90 EUR
Huck Norris DH

bigquotesThe Huck Norris is the lightest and the easiest tire insert that helps you to fight the punctures and rim dents. It is developed for riders who want to ride fast without worries about difficult installation or modification processes. Huck Norris is distributed widely across the world.

NS Bikes Hold Fast Grips

• Material: soft / medium compound
• One clamp design
• Width: 148mm
• Diameter: 31mm
• Integrated hard plastic reinforced barends
• Weight: 103grams
• Price: €29.90
NS Bikes Hold Fast Grips

bigquotesWe used the "nature inspired" honeycomb pattern as it's naturally stable in every direction, which means that it doesn't twist or tear and gives plenty of grip - with or without gloves. Apart from the strength, the honeycomb guarantees very good damping properties and light weight. We intentionally used as a small amount of plastic base and "flat" rubber in order to let the hexagons do their work and support your hands firmly on the grips. 

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  • 229 6
 Waiting for an Intense to show up on the $300 checkout.
  • 7 2
 now available at MEC with E-13 hubs
  • 9 2
 What do you mean by this? Should I be staying away from Intense...
  • 13 24
flag Lastpikd (Jul 10, 2017 at 18:35) (Below Threshold)
 ive seen a few broken intense frames from local riders where I live. Enough to make me feel that it's a trend!
  • 27 1
 @beastieb0y: Joke being that there is a sale on Intense bikes every single month. Ain't nothing wrong with the bikes.
  • 6 1
 @WaterBear: I think they are killer bikes with a few swap outs could be a bike 4 life....that said they have had issues like any dealer over the years. I'm also much happier seeing Intense rather than Ghost lines at MEC here in T-dot
  • 2 1
 @beastieb0y: No, but you should be waiting for the sales or else you are going to pay WAY TOO MUCH for one.
  • 1 1
 @madmon: A very skilled friend of mine rides an Intense Tracer and launches that thing off the biggest jumps he can find. I don't know all the issues Intense may have had but I know that bike should be missing a few front teeth so to say but isn't.
  • 1 1
 Kudos, was about to post the (almost) exact comment...
  • 1 0
 @WaterBear: I broke the upper link on my 2013 Spider...but after 3500 kms on it that's fine. I initially was thinking that something was happening with the company.
  • 1 1
 @WaterBear: not a fan of E-13 wheels/hubs...that is all. Intense bikes are solid.
  • 59 2
 $300 lol I remember this section being about items under $100
  • 5 0
 every thing other than the Ions are under $100, but biking is expensive, everyone here knows that!
  • 5 0
 Yeah but there are only so many presta valve caps out there.
  • 1 0
 @TheRaven: I need my dice valve caps man.
  • 27 10
 that the most girlie men's jersey I've ever seen
  • 29 1
 I'd buy one, but only after being assured that it comes with the inflatable flamingo...
  • 18 0
 Yup, and i want it
  • 9 8
 You better be fast as hell if you rock that....only to get away fast enough to not hear the people laughing.
  • 8 0
 Most shredders here ride in hawaiian shirts (too hot for flannels!) the industry is just trying to catch up!
  • 17 0
 Id rock the f#ck out of that jersey!
  • 30 0
 The insecurity is plapable around here.
  • 10 0
 They also have other more normal colours for the self concious. This particular jersey is for the Vanzac style / hawaiian shirt wearing party rider, I can't wait for the new 3/4 trail version =D
  • 12 0
 Sounds like you aren't man enough to not let a color define you.
  • 8 1
 The spelling around here is incorrigible @sean9002:
  • 1 0
 Should get a fender guard with kitty cats to match.
  • 2 0
 @powderturns: and Unicorns. Preferably UniKittyCorns
  • 1 0
 My mate has that DHaRCo jersey and it's actually really good. But I'll stick to TLD rags, even if their new tops are more like Lululemon than Moto
  • 15 0
 I should add that Maxima stuff often smells really really good. ... Don't be fooled by the smell though, it tastes like shit.
  • 7 0
 Oooh, funky looking cheap mudguards made locally! I'll pop an order in soon. Coudn't get the link to work though, but google saved me.
  • 1 0 should do the trick ..
  • 5 1
 Kind of want, kind rate + shipping from the UK + various problems(not Rockshox or fox fork) + paying for a shaped piece of plastic + not the original Marsh Guard = kind of don't
  • 2 0
 My friend got one a couple months ago, nice to see some color but they are noticeably thinner, and flex easier, than something like a Marshguard. Feels kinda cheap in comparison.
  • 1 0
 yeah, the geo orange one looks cool. no manitou compatibility, though, afaict
  • 3 0
 I don't quite get the appeal of purchasing a mudguard when you can so easily make one for cheap. I found a plastic covered binder in the trash at work (that was good for three mudguards) and some zip ties, found a template online and whipped some up. The cost? Zero dollars and zero cents. Then I put some Backcountry goat stickers on 'em. And they look pretty good if I do say so myself.
  • 2 0
 @Kramz: you should post "krafting with Kramz" cut up a plastic milk jug, zip tie it on. Save time waiting for an over seas order plus it will be lighter!
  • 1 0
 I've been running a ride guard all year, I thought the thinner material might be a problem but it's taken the abuse better than the thicker guards i've used before. Nothing scientific mind!
  • 8 1
 That shirt is cool. Yeah girlie and then the one wearing it hucks that double you never even try and shuts troy lee clowns like me macho mouths
  • 2 0
 The RideGuards are made from 0.8mm pp rather than 1.1mm . This gives the guard more flexibility around the fork legs . It's sits closer to the seals for increased protection . The thickness isn't a cost issue it's a design choice . Cheers ..
  • 5 1
 The only thing Huck Norris is going to kick the shit out of is YOUR WALLET!!
  • 1 0
 ya, when you realize that CushCore exists then you want that next. What will be after that one wonders...
  • 4 0
 If only Gwin had heard about the deals......
  • 1 0
 I await the huck norris comments.... on another note those ns grips would give you the worst trail buzz on the outer part of the hands surely?
  • 2 0
 Extra wide grips to go with wide handlebars. Yeah, cause that's why we all got wider bars...
  • 4 1
 Those are uglyass shoes damn...
  • 3 1
 DEATHGRIP Book: A book about a film ... that is going to be 172 pages of tail whips.
  • 1 0
 Got me a new sticker bomb guard before I even read the rest of the article. And its made 60km up the road. Nice
  • 2 0
 Huck Norris......Fancy foam cutout for $45 USD? Am I missing something?
  • 10 0
 Enduro Tax
  • 2 0
 Maxima = good oilz!
  • 1 0
 Anyone try those ion shoes?
  • 4 0
 I did: well looking, good protection but not grippy like five ten
  • 1 0
 @jannoski: thanks for the 5/10 comparison. They do look good
  • 1 0
 Look virtually the same as the specialized 2fo. Which on my opinion is better than 5.10 from the sole up. You just can't beat the grip of that stealth rubber though.
  • 1 0
 i got them.still in the process of trying to break them in.soles are super stiff.They are good if youre looking for a shoe that's not super bulky.Soles are not as grippy as 510 like jannoski said.
  • 1 0
 If that Huck Norris is so great, why didn't Aaron Gwin use them?
  • 4 0
 he's too busy promoting his own shitty tire insert.
  • 2 0
 unfortunately it didn't do too well for him in Lenzerheide
  • 3 2
 Wouldn't have stopped a cut sidewall anyway eh?
  • 1 0
 Just ordered a funky rideguard for my stumpy. Turn up the steeze!
  • 5 6
 Five ten shucks. The sole fall out easily and the "super ruber" practically destroys it self after few weeks. Check my pics.
  • 2 1
 Seriously? I had Impact Lows for 5 or 6 years, and I bought a new pair just because I wanted the High ones.

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