If the riders in your life are anything like the ones in ours, they've already bought the latest gadgets & accessories they thought would make them faster on the trails.

So, with that in mind, we've worked with some of our partners to present a few gift ideas that any mountain biker would be happy to wake up to! If this page just happened to be left open on your loved one’s computer, we’re sure they would appreciate the hint.

Sponsored: this article is supported by Pinkbike's advertisers.





Lightweight Full Face Helmet

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Leatt DBX 4.0

With the rise of Enduro racing and super capable bikes, riders are much more likely to find themselves on DH grade trails on an average ride. Luckily, there are now numerous helmet options that are well suited for enduro racing or rowdy trail riding so that you aren't caught out on advanced trails without the helmet to match.

The DBX 4.0 is Leatt's DH-certified lightweight full face with their 360° Turbine Technology. The helmet has enough vents to keep you cool when climbing or sprinting, and while it’s decently lightweight, it wouldn’t look out of place in the bike park.

Details:
• Shell Material: polycarbonate
• Rotational impact protection: 360° Turbine Technology
• Buckle type: Fidlock magnetic closure
• Additional features: removable mouth vent, breakaway visor
• Maximized ventilation with 22 vents
• Colors: Forest (featured), Steel, Ink and Black
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• Weight: 852 grams (size M)
• MSRP: $230 USD


Learn more at leatt.com


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Riding Shoes


Bontrager Rally

Shoes are the workhorse of any rider’s kit. Used day in, day out with some serious abuse, any rider would appreciate a fresh pair to get them through the Winter. After all, there’s no worse feeling than squeezing back into your cold and wet shoes from yesterday’s ride…

Bontrager’s Rally clipless shoe is a great all-rounder for everything from trail rides to DH laps. Based on the brand's Flatline shoe, it was put to the test by Casey Brown and Trek Factory Racing's downhill and enduro riders throughout the 2019 season. The shoe has enough padding to be comfortable, but not so much that it adds a lot of additional weight and soaks up a lot of water on wet rides.

Details:
• Durable, synthetic leather upper
• Abrasion-resistant coating on the heel and toe caps for added durability
• A reinforced, durable toe box for improved protection
• Shock-absorbing EVA midsole
• Hook-and-loop straps provide a more secure fit that hugs your foot in place
• Compatible with 2-bolt SPD-style cleats
• Unconditional guarantee
• Colours: Black / Nautical Navy Trek Factory Racing / Olive Grey
• Sizes: Unisex EU 36 - EU 48
• 331g (size 42)
• $149.99 MSRP


Learn more at bontrager.com







Riding Kit

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NF

Staying comfortable on the trails in the winter requires quality gear. Gone are the days of heavy MX kit and every rider appreciates lightweight pants and breathable jerseys to keep them dry and warm.

Based in Vancouver, NF has been producing MTB kit for less than two years but have already been making waves. Their kit doesn’t come cheap, but everything is hand made on-site from quality fabrics and can even be tailored to your fit for a fee.

The Destroyer V2 pant is made from a lightweight and SUPER stretchy fabric, finished off with a DWR coating. The Destroyer features NFs ‘No Fly Zone’ waist which ditches any straps or ratchets and holds up the pants with an integrated elastic belt for a comfortable fit.

The Savage long-sleeve race jersey is lightweight, stretchy and finished off with an antimicrobial coating. The nice minimal design is perfect for anyone taking on an Enduro race.

Details:
Savage Jersey
• 92% polyester / 8% Spandex
• MaxDri Moisture management w/ MicroBlok anti-microbial finish
• Raglan sleeves
• 3D Contour fit™
• Handmade in Vancouver, BC
• MSRP: $93.21USD

Destroyer V2 Pant
• 90% Nylon / 10% Spandex
• Lightweight and Breathable Stretch Woven / DWR Coated fabric
• Unique No-Fly zone™
• Two top-loading zip pockets and one cargo pocket
• YKK No.3 Semi-locking reverse coil zips
• 3D Contour fit™ with room for knee pads, tapered ankles
• Handmade in Vancouver, BC
• MSRP: $163.86 USD

Learn more at ridenf.com/


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Bike Rack


Saris MTR 2 Bike

Is your loved one still struggling to get their muddy bike into the back of the car after every ride? A bike rack is one of those purchases that will make any mountain biker’s life easier. As an added bonus, with a 2-bike option, they might bring you along for the ride too.

As the name suggests, Saris’ MTR 2-bike rack fits two bikes with the option of using Add On trays to haul a total of three or four bikes. Adjustable wheel holders accommodate tires up to 5 inches wide and keep your pride and joy anchored down. The rack can be tilted out of the way when not in use and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Details:
• Carries 2 bikes, up to 60 lbs, and can be customized with Add-On to transport up to four bikes.
• Unique wheel trays pivot and nest for easy loading and compact storage.
• Dual-arm holders are compatible with a wide range of tire sizes, and never touch the bike's frame.
• Tilts away for easy hatch access.
• Complete integrated security system locks the rack to the car and the bikes to the rack.
• Designed for 2” receivers only.
• MSRP: $799.99 USD


Learn more at saris.com







Handlebars


OneUp Carbon Bars

Enduro racers are constantly upgrading their race rig to be lighter and faster, so what better gift than some carbon handlebars?

This year OneUp Components entered the handlebar market with their own unique design. Their goal was to “make the best feeling bar possible, something which would let us ride harder for longer” and the result is their patent-pending oval-shaped carbon bar. OneUp claim it minimizes arm pump and vibration and maximize steering response due to its unique shape.


Details:
• 800mm Wide / 35mm Dia. / Sweep 8° Back 5° Up
• 20mm Rise (220g) 35mm Rise (225g)
• Max Stem Clamp Width: 65mm
• Max Control Torque: 5Nm
• Colour: Black. Decal kits: Available in Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Purple & White
• Free Shipping Worldwide
• MSRP: $138.00 USD


Learn more at oneupcomponents.com







Enduro Casing Tires

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Schwalbe Hans Damf Super Gravity

There’s no better time to receive fresh rubber than when the trails are wet. It’s easy to notice the extra grip that a new tire provides in greasy conditions.

Many Enduro bikes these days come with inadequate tires to deal with rough, tire-slicing tracks. The combination of Schwalbe’s Super Gravity side walls and soft Addix compound are designed for the toughest Enduro races and are regularly seen on the EWS circuit. The Hans Damf is Schwalbe’s do it all tire and literally translates to ‘Jack of All Trades’, perfect for Winter's changing conditions.

Details:
• Addix rubber compound options: Soft, medium (Speedgrip), and hard (Performance}
• New tread pattern, bi-directional
• Available in Apex, Snakeskin, and Supergravity casings
• Sizes: 29 x 2.35, 29 x 2.6, 27.5 x 2.35, 27.5 x 2.6, 27.5 x 2.8, 26 x 2.35
• MSRP: $82 USD


Learn more at schwalbetires.com


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Tire Insert

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Cush Core Pro

Over the last few years, tire inserts have become all the rage as riders look for more sidewall stability and reliable rim/tire protection.

Cush Core’s Pro level insert, used by pros like Loic Bruni, Richie Rude, and Martin Maes, is aimed at Enduro and DH riders and claims to give 35% more sidewall stability, a 3% reduction in rolling resistance and to reduce impact force from big hits by 50%. Cush Core’s Pro insert is the perfect gift for the Enduro rider in your life who pushes their tires and wheels hard.

Details:
• Includes 2 inserts and 2 valves
• Inner Rim Width: 22mm-35mm
• Tire Widths: 2.1″-2.6″
• Weight 250g (27.5”) 260g (29”)
• MSRP: $149 USD



Learn more at cushcore.com


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Enduro Pack

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USWE Patriot 15

Carrying spares and nutrition is crucial for an Enduro rider, but who wants to ride with a big pack bouncing around on your back?

All USWE bags use a 4 point harness system to keep the bag securely against your back and not, as the USWE put it, 'have a dancing monkey on your back'. The Patriot bag on show here features a removable CE-certified back protector with an optional GoPro mount harness available too.

Details:
• 15L Volume
• Integrated CE-certified SAS-TEC™ central back protector
• Hydration Compatible
• 4 Point Hardness System
• Available Optional GoPro Mount
• Weight: 735g
• MSRP: $129.99 USD



Learn more at uswe-sports.com


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Knee Pads


Dainese Enduro Knee

Knee pads are essential for any Enduro racer or rider, but squeezing into soggy pads from yesterday's ride is no fun…

Dainese have been around since the dawn of mountain biking and have learned a thing or two about knee pads. The Enduro Knee Guards are a hybrid of soft and hard-shell construction, hard ABS plates on the front of the pad are designed to deflect impacts and mated with Dainese's "Pro-Armor" and "Crash Absorb" side padding to give additional protection and coverage.

Details:
• ABS molded protection
• Slip-on, with upper elastic velcro strap and fixed elastic calf strap
• Colors: Black
• Sizes: S-XL
• Weight: 18.34 oz (claimed)
• MSRP: $129.99 USD


Learn more at dainese.com





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137 Comments

  • 196 11
 ANNIVERSARY SALE - Save 20% off everything at www.oneupcomponents.com for the next week with the discount code ONEUP2019.

WORK LESS RIDE MORE
  • 15 3
 New dropper and bars ordered!! thanks guys!!! ho ho ho and stuff
  • 7 2
 thanks guys. dropper is ordered!
  • 23 3
 Hands-down the best support of any company I've ever talked to. These guys support their riders and products. Everything I've owned has been awesome.
  • 5 3
 If I order through my local bike shop can they apply a discount or do I have to order through the site?
  • 2 2
 Shoot! Just got my new OneUp carbon bars... duh, should have waited for black friday.
  • 5 2
 My V1 post has worked flawlessly for 1.5 years. Completely flawlessly. Best post I have ever owned hands down. And 20% of ridiculously low price to begin with. RAD.
  • 2 1
 @Wormfarmer: My local shop match's website always I think. Gotta say, the bars and grips are kick ass.
  • 2 1
 8° backsweep?! Who use this?
  • 3 1
 @oneupcomponents I wish I had waited a couple of days before I pulled the trigger on my new dropper. Well to be fair I'm glad I didn't. It's rad as fk.
  • 1 0
 Awesome! I just got a new bar and a second EDC tool for the backup bike! No more swapping the tool back and forth! Thanks!
  • 1 0
 thanks for the discount code, new dropper ordered
  • 1 0
 Went to order a new dropper for my wife for Christmas and they are sold out Frown
  • 1 0
 @oneupcomponents, what’s the warranty on your bars as far as crash replacement etc?
  • 2 1
 I can't find the work less ride more code for my boss?
  • 1 0
 Thanks OneUp! I love your stuff! And I really hope you guys will make a switch chainring for the new DM shimano 12sp cranks.
  • 61 3
 no fanny pack = no enduro
  • 12 4
 No pack no fanny = downcountry
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: think you'll find you need a fanny for downcountry lol
  • 2 2
 @mtb-scotland: what about saddle bag?
  • 2 1
 It's almost the year 2020. Our Yeti's hold a water bottle (in the triangle!!), we run tire inserts so we don't flat like ever, and OneUp is supplying us with the raddest tools on the planet that stow away in your steerer tube. Packs are so 2019.
  • 1 0
 You guys just need to wear knee pads.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: not that kind of fanny.
  • 36 1
 $800 rack, 2 inch receiver specific, carries up to 60lbs so both your bikes better be sub 30lbs?
  • 12 1
 If it's like a 1Up, which it appears to be a more expensive clone of, it's 60lbs. per bike.
  • 9 2
 @cofo11: From the Oneup rack website " Total carrying capacity of up to 225 lbs (75 lbs per bike spot) due to added support bar under tray:

From the Saris website (under the 2 bike extension): "Hauls bikes up to 60 lb if used as first two trays closest to vehicle; or up to 35 lb if used as third or fourth tray"

Either way seems ambiguous for a rack made of mostly plastic that costs more than 2x as much.
  • 5 1
 Yikes. Cheap, yet expensive rip-off of the 1Up rack. I think Saris is relying on brand recognition and many people largely not knowing the name 1Up.
  • 5 0
 Yep, they rip off 1up's design, make it with cheaper materials (add plastic bits), and then jack the price up by a few hundred dollars. Laaaaaaaaame.
  • 13 1
 My buddy has one of these racks. They feel amazing cheep compared to the 1up (Or Thule/Yak). Tons of play/looseness. Lots of flexy and cheap feeling plastic parts.....and he's had issues with multiple parts already.

Interestingly enough, both Saris and 1Up are US made, yet the 1up retails for ~30% less.

The owner of Saris was heavily touting Trumps tariffs on Chinese goods citing inability to be competitive....yet it seems 1Up is doing just that with a best in class rack with no plastic crap. We need more consumer goods like the 1up rack....stuff that lasts a lifetime and doesn't need to get replaced every few years due to failing plastic crap.
  • 3 0
 I have this rack. There’s hardly any plastic. Super easy to use. It’s been rock solid for the past 4 months. The rotating trays seemed like a gimmick until I had to load some heavy stuff into the back of my vehicle while the rack was on. That feature really makes it easy to truly leave it on 100% of the time.
  • 2 0
 sheesh, i thought my OneUp rack was expensive (which this looks like a copy of). Not sure why anyone would buy the Saris over the OneUp....
  • 2 0
 @garrettstories: What made you buy the Saris over the 1up for 200 more dollars?
  • 1 0
 i love my MTR!! been using it since the start of summer and it hasnt left my hitch once. holds my 2 bikes on long road trips really well, at speeds of 80mph+. easy on/off loading, integrated locks, and the trays swing out so i can get into my trunk super easy. very very nice build quality too, not your run-of-the-mill saris rack like everyone thinks...
  • 1 2
 @jayacheess: the plastic is on the ratchet covers... everything else is aluminum and steel. i love my MTR. solid as a rock. whereas my buddy's 1UP ratchets are all smoothed flat and the rack flops around like a limp dick when its loaded up with bikes
  • 3 0
 @TylerG96: His 2 inch hitch version loaded up with two bikes flaps around? Having a hard time believing that. They're built like a tank - burlier than the Saris, from what I can tell. I've never seen anyone's rack, including my own, 'flopping around'. Also, the ratchet bar teeth last for years by all accounts, and can be replaced by a 9 dollar part.

Are you sure you're not a plant from Saris' marketing department?
  • 1 1
 @jayacheess: nope, if only i was. his had bikes come of his rack before, even though its properly locked down. dont get me wrong i like 1UP and their racks are sweet but all of the racks ive seen (not brand new) have had worn teeth and very wobbly when on the road.
  • 2 0
 I work for a dealer of Thule and saris, I still recommend the 1up because they are the best and I don’t want our customers to get screwed over. I’ve had the same 1up rack in my car for 5 straight years and it work as good as new!
  • 2 1
 @jayacheess: i dont believe that dude either. how the hell would the teeth get worn down? and if they somehow did, why would you not just buy a cheap replacement? suonds like bullsh to me.
  • 1 0
 @sooner518: they wear down with a lot of use. hes replaced it multiple times before. if i had video i would share however we live in different states..
  • 2 0
 @TylerG96: the teeth don’t even matter. I have a first generation 1UP and the sliding bars were actually smooth. Years of trouble free retention.
  • 1 0
 @TylerG96: Multiple times? Dude, you're not being truthful, here.
  • 1 0
 I've owned a 1UP since 2010 so I skipped past the rack without looking. Who looks at racks when you own the best. But after reading the comments I went back and looked. Ripping off someones design and charging more, not something you see every day. Guess they're counting on their marketing skills to win out because it would be hard to beat the quality of the 1UP.
  • 1 0
 @jayacheess: Agreed. Mine gets a fair amount of use and I’ve had it for 5 years with no signs of wear on the retention mechanism. I did have some idiot sit on one of the arms while parked at work and it bent the blue flip thing that holds the tray arms in the T shape but other than that, I have zero mechanical problems.
  • 1 0
 @tooladdict: Very odd indeed. They’re counting on their brand recognition more than anything. I had a Saris Bones rack for 3 bikes. Hated it for the two years I owned it and was glad I finally had a new bike 5 years ago to justify getting a proper rack. I’m sure some of their products are good but based on my experience and their prolific use of plastic, it’s a hard pass from me. To be fair, I’ve used and not liked the other two big name tray mount racks too. Too much plastic and flimsy feel.
  • 2 0
 @TylerG96: videos can be shared across state lines. I know the internet is crazy huh.
  • 8 1
 Love what you guys are doing. My shorts are the best piece of riding gear I've ever owned.
  • 10 1
 NF Definitely deserves to be up here. Price is seen in the quality and durability of the goods. Not to mention born and built in the True North Strong and Free
  • 10 1
 NF is the real deal! Really impressed with the quality and fit - they're going to be making some big waves!
  • 2 1
 @Tmackstab: thanks! great to hear that.
  • 1 1
 @steflund: Thanks buddy Smile
  • 1 0
 @ryann: thanks so much!
  • 3 0
 @ennefdesign-nf: I thought you were going to try and stay out of the comments? Lol
  • 1 0
 @Tmackstab: couldn't do it
  • 5 1
 NF pants are the best out there. If you don't have them buy them
  • 3 0
 We used to call that small pocket found at the waist of your trousers the condom pocket...you know for storing a sweet or one coin soon to be forgotten. A more practical solution was to keep it one your wallet. Mines still there Frown
  • 2 1
 Their gear is sick. And the customer service is top notch. I’ve been riding with the shorts, pants and merino shirt for the last season. Love it all.
  • 1 0
 @dubod22: you should change it every 10 years or so
  • 4 1
 Highly recommend the USWE bag for enduro racing. If you need a pack that pack stays put and never bugs you or bumps your helmet when riding steep technical trails. no other full backpack has ever come close.
  • 4 0
 USWE needs retail in Canada. Their Canadian distributor doesn't have any vendors. I've wanted one of their packs for a long time.
  • 1 0
 You mean they need to open a CWE site and make a corresponding Canuck 15 pack.
  • 1 0
 I have a buddy who said he bought their backpack at a snowmobile store and that is their main distributor in Canada. Apparently their popular in the sledding world. Might be able to find them at those types of places.
  • 1 0
 NRG Enterprises in Nelson, BC is a distributor for them if you have a local bike shop that deals with them or can get in contact. I work at a shop in town here and thats who we go through...I've always hated riding with a pack and the USWE harness system works flawless. Love them!
  • 1 0
 I ordered my uswe pack direct - is an amazing pack.
  • 1 0
 We have some nice ones in our More Bikes Kitsilano location in Vancouver.
  • 4 3
 CushCore does exactly what it claims. But it's more difficult to remove than install. Check the NukeProof ARD. They are a third the cost (and less through Chain Reaction) and work as well without the install/removal headache.

I also run both original and new version Huck Norris in other wheels with much success, but they weight as much as the NukeProof and cost 50% more than the ARD (still half the CushCore).

BTW - I gave away my Cushies to another hard rider who was having tire and rim problems. They work for him, and the price was right for him too.
  • 3 0
 @Geochemistry Does the NukeProof ARD slide in the tire like the Huck Norris does while braking?
  • 20 4
 They take 30 seconds to remove, and a few minutes to install, assuming you have intelligence greater than the average primate.
  • 2 0
 @mtbiker2859: It’s a design feature. Keeps your sealant mixed up.
  • 2 0
 ARD works really well I've had mine in the rear tire for a couple months now. Stupid easy install didn't even take the tire off. I don't even notice it back until I slam into a square rock really hard. No more rim fingers!
  • 3 0
 @mtbiker2859: I haven't experienced that on my 2.4" and 2.6" Kenda tires, but I definitely have that problem with the Hucks in a 2.6 tire. I kinda like the sound effect, but really only hear it when the bike is on the repair stand.
  • 1 0
 There's also the Cushcore XC. Awesome insert, MUCH easier to take on and off.
  • 2 1
 J'ai les arm depuis 1 ans et je vais les changer pour des crushcore car les arm ne sont pas serré sur la roue et à chaque bosse il frappe la jante et font beaucoup de bruit. Ne pas acheter sans bouchon pour les oreilles..
  • 2 0
 Les ARD
  • 1 1
 Do you have to use their valve stems or can you use your own? CushCore needs to offer something other than green.
  • 2 0
 @dbendixen: nukeproof supply the valves in with the ARD, they have a T shape so the rim strip doesn't block the air
  • 3 0
 @dbendixen: You can use different valves but always something that has the holes inside the tire at the side of the valve stem, not at the far end as that's where the insert is. Cushcore valves work, Pepi should work, Muc-Off, Barbieri... CushCore and Muc-Off are aluminium and more expensive than the steel valves mentioned. I'm actually using a Pepi valve instead of the ProCore valve. So I'm using a regular tube inside the blue ProCore "tire" and a Pepi valve (with the air guide over it) to inflate outer chamber. No more ProCore tubes for me.
  • 3 0
 @dbendixen: Amazon has some near identical lengths in a wider range of colors for 10 bucks cheaper. Just search for cushcore stems and they’ll pop up.
  • 1 0
 @Abacall: Mine were the XC. Getting them on isn't bad. Getting them off is difficult. The tire's bead it hard to grip and lift. It's easier to cut the tire off, which I did once. I also damaged a bead on a tire trying to get it off. I reinstalled the tire without noticing the bead damage (broken spoke on the rear of course) and the tire blew apart with 35 psi air. That was a load mess. I'm still cleaning up TruckerCo sealant.
  • 1 0
 @dbendixen: The Amazon cores are a great deal. NukeProof also has similar cores, and CushCore does have other colors, but cost more.
  • 2 0
 @mtbiker2859: One of mine stretched out over time and started sliding. I just trimmed it down and zip tied it back together creating a tighter fit. That said, I run cush core now and I can say they are definitely not the same thing. The ARD doesn't have that much material pressing against the sidewall so you don't get that crazy cornering stability that cush core gives you. And the damping is much more obvious with CC.
  • 2 0
 @dbendixen: Cushcore have several colors to choose from. I have red right now.
  • 2 0
 @dbendixen: they do
  • 1 0
 @skycripp: I put rimpact in my back wheel for a rocky race. And they were great for running low pressures and not trashing the rim. But I busted a spoke, which holed the rim type last weekend. I could not get the tyre off at the trail head. Had to go home!! Took me half an hour with leather gardening gloves and thinking I ought to be wearing safety goggles as I thought I was going to get broken tyre lever in the eye. Think my Deemax Elite rims are a really tight fit anyway, and the trail boss is hard enough to fit without the insert. So it's probably tyre and rim specific as to whether it's just a bit of swearing or nearly impossible...
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: This has got nothing to do with Rimpact. It's just your tyre bead/rim combination. Next time try using something long and flat like an extra large tyre lever and hold it flat against the wall of the tyre near the rim. Then grip the tyre on one side with your thumbs on the rim and the other side with your fingers pressing down on the lever. Push down on the lever whilst pulling back to break the bead.
  • 1 0
 @Jabber127: My crush core streched out and it was a bear to put back. I definitely like the cornering that cushcore offers and that's some of why it's so hard to put in. Thanks!
  • 1 0
 @mtbiker2859: That's what I like about ProCore. It is only stiff when inflated. I just don't like their funky presta valve, but luckily there is a workaround.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: I liked procore but it was a hassle to maintain I thought.
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 @Rucker10: Was I supposed to maintain it? That may explain how I messed up a couple of tubes with those gunked up valves. But ever since I drilled a second valve hole, used a regular tube and a Pepi valve for the outer chamber all has been good. No hassle at all. I like that when you inflate the tube, the outer chamber is sealed instantly. You can then inflate the outer chamber with a mini pump which is probably not something that is easily done with regular tubeless.
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: That's fair, I accept that. DH Casings + Cushcore are a bitch to mess with.
  • 1 0
 @Malky79: I'm not saying rimpact is any better or worse than the likes of cushcore. Any insert would have made it a pig, as it limits the amount of slack you can create when the bead and tyre are a tight fit. Which mine seem to be. At least that makes them easy to pump up and unlikely to burp...
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 @mountainsofsussex: I agree that it can be harder to fit and remove tyres when using inserts, but in my experience the Rimpact ones can be fitted in seconds using fingers alone, whereas the impression I get (I haven't used them) is that Cushcore are more of a pig to fit. The X Tools long plastic tyre lever (or anything similar), used in the way I described, should allow you to break the bead on any set up easily though.
  • 1 0
 @Malky79: thanks for the tip. I'll look those levers up, as it's only a matter of time before the little Park ones go pop...
  • 6 1
 Hans Dampf for wet trails and winter riding. Haha good one
  • 1 0
 Yup. Not in the alps for sure.... ICE SPIKER?!
  • 1 0
 Did they redesign the Dampf’s at some point? Those tires may be all-rounders, but I wouldn't call them good all-rounders.
  • 4 0
 All I want for Christmas is more companies to make blaze orange riding gear.
  • 1 0
 This USWE pack is awesome! Best pack I've ever used. For long climbs I just click the center button to loosen it around my chest and then click it closed for the downhill. Super comfortable and stable --- I forget I'm wearing it, even on jump lines ... not something I can say about other packs I've tried.
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flag codypup (Nov 22, 2019 at 15:27) (Below Threshold)
 Packs should always be modeled by old guys, as nothing outs you as a Dad, as much as wearing a pack.
  • 1 0
 Has anyone used one of the smaller USWE packs for running? I could use another bike pack, but it's a double bonus if I could use it for longer trail runs where I need to carry water/a layer/etc.. I was thinking the 9L. Anyone have it? Would it be too big for a jog?
  • 4 0
 I was hoping for an old Top Gear style suggestion list with all the useless, awful, and/or overpriced crap out there
  • 1 0
 The 1-bike version of the MTR looks pretty awesome since I usually only have one bike to carry to the trailhead and I meet my riding buddies there. It would shorten my car by quite a bit to get rid of the extra tray. The price, though... what is Saris thinking?
  • 1 0
 Just got me some magic mary's 2.60 (Evo, Soft addix, apex, snakeskin) and a nobby nic 2.35 (performance, addix) and i gotta say Damn it feels so good in southern Cali, near simi valley. They are amazing and confidence inspiring, it rained a couple days ago and they grip like a motherf'er. I'm sold on schwalbe quality. And the price for cush core is ridiculous, 149 for foam rings...
  • 2 2
 These new helmets with huge open air vents scream helmet bee. like the idea of more ventilation but i hate the idea of bees and wasps getting more access to my head. I mean is losing a few grams on mesh or screen really worth increasing the likelihood a sting on the face/ head.
  • 3 0
 You never wear half shells huh
  • 2 1
 @colincolin: For dirt jumping or @ work, but its dirt jumping helmet so holes are not huge. And downhill / aggressive riding in a half shell is a recipe for having your jaw ripped off, so most of the time i tough it out and wear my full face even when i pedal up.
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 @stormpeakmenace:
Not saying that that's a bad idea
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 Not sure how popular ’NF’ branded gear is going to be in the UK.

(Hopefully not very).
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 u might have to let some of us in on the joke.
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 We sell stuff to folks in the UK. Is there something about “NF” that doesn’t mesh well in UK? We also have an option to buy gear “plain” which would be unbranded. We appreciate the feedback.
Travis - NF
PS: We used to be called “Needs Factory” but we’re forced to abbreviate over a trademark dispute.
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 Oh wow! Just looked it up. Hopefully we can maybe start to change the definition to something a little more positive over there! We just love to ride, and make gear we love to ride in. That’s about it!
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 LMAO at that 800 two bike rack
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 For a Saris that's a bit crazy. For that kind of dough you can get the 1up and it's a superior rack. Think I would rather have the Kuat than the Saris.
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 It'll be available for half price right before they discontinue it.

Saris is a weird one. They make light and strong stuff but come out with some random pricey stuff where it looks like they let the engineers go wild.


E.g. I have a t-bones (had 2). It's a hitch Mount bones style rack that doubles as a stand, comes with a backpack (to it into your condo/office/workshare) so you can plop it on the base and use it as bike storage. The hitch anti-sway was great and it had 3 matching locks (hitch receiver, rack to receiver and bike cable lock). Interesting concept but I don't think their target user existed. I got mine for less than 50% of retail and wonder if anyone paid retail.

Anyhow, they discontinued them and replaced them with a cheap two pole hitch Mount (think cheap Yakima for hardtails) with no stand, no backpack and definitely not 3 matching locks.
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 So seriously, is 1up okay with saris copying their design?
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 Nice photography, congrats to whoever.
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 Nice colour coordination between Leatt and Bontrager!
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 @Pinkbike: that's Hans Dampf, not "Hans Damf". Thanks.
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 scrolling through the comments for better suggestions with links :thumbsup:
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 Where's the Fruit Cake ?
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 It’s the door stop
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 I thought Enduro was electric taping did and everything else to your bike.
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 You forgot the six packs!!!!!!!!
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 They sure did !!! That was a good
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 I thought Casey Brown didn’t wear shoes...
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 No that's Nina Hoffman
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 Everyone knows you can’t enduro without knee pads
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 CushCore is by far the best suspension upgrade I've ever done on my bikes!
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 Any gift ideas for the regular MT. BIKERS?
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 Huh, I didn't know April fools was coming so early this year.
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 All I want for Christmas is Race Pajamas!
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 as an "enduro rider", the gift i want most is a hidden motor for long, boring climbs.
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 Look, garbage.

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