Cedric Gracia's Santa Cruz is protected by its graphics. MAD Wraps makes the custom coatings for his bikes.
Magura's Trail Sport brake system uses a four-piston M5 caliper up front and a two-piston M4 caliper out back. The Sport is a more affordable version, sans the blue pistons and bite point adjustment of its pricier sister. MSRP $275 a pair without rotors.
K-Edge makes an alternative push-button shifting pod for Shimano Di2, The larger buttons eliminate the clicking noises and are plug and play.
This Evil was outfitted with the new Troy Lee Designs / Truvativ collab handlebar and fork sticker kit.
Poc's new Octal X helmet is designed for cross-country, road, or gravel riders, with an extremely well ventilated design. The helmet is now equipped with a Recco reflector that can be used by search and rescue crews to find a missing rider in case of an emergency. MSRP: $260.
Fouriers was full of colorful drivetrain and cockpit accessories, including this blue narrow wide chainring and uniquely textured lock-on grips.
Prologo's X8 Scratch saddle uses a new version of the company's CPC surface, which consists of small polymer tubes strategically arranged in a way that's said to enhance grip and provide extra comfort.
Source's Hipster Hydration Belt holds a 1.5 liter bladder, and comes with a removable harness to help keep it from shifting around when it's packed to the gills with water, food, and tools.
Aaron Gwin worked with Onza to develop the new Aquila tire. Onza expects to release a 27.5x2.4 wire-bead version in June and a folding-bead tire in the same size later in the season. Two rubber compounds are available: a particularly tacky VISCO GRP40 ($84) and a harder, but more wear-resistant, RC2 45a version that sells for $79.
Lezyne may have gotten their start with a few multi-tools, but at this point they’ve become a legitimate hi-tech company. Think that’s hyperbole? Consider the MicroGPS Watch. The $140 watch also mounts to your handlebar and offers turn-by-turn GPS navigation, a crazy range of ride data (power, heart rate, cadence, etc.), wirelessly syncs with your smartphone (in case you want to know if people are trying to ring you during your ride or tell you they liked your Facebook photo of a doughnut).You can also use the watch to help document your attempts to destroy your friends latest Strava KOM. I’m just scraping the surface of what this thing can do. Impressive.
If you've used a tray-style rack, you've probably encountered that moment when you realize your buddy's 800-mm riser bars are probably going to Etch-a-Sketch the hell out of your frame, at which point it's time to grumble and get out the wrenches...unless you are using Yakima's $579 Dr. Tray Rack. A quick flip of two levers allows you to easily tweak the spacing between bikes, no tools or grumbling required.