Randoms: SQlab, Fidlock, Maloja, Muc-Off & Urge - Across the Pond Beaver 2020

Sep 7, 2020
by Dan Roberts  
Across the Pond Beaver 2020


Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers

Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers & Rim Stix

Muc-Off has a couple of bits and pieces for use in the workshop. First up are their disc brake covers, designed to protect the discs during maintenance or transit. If you're a fan of aerosol lubricants and cleaners then there's sometimes a risk of covering your disc with them. Sold in pairs, the disc covers are made from neoprene and are rinsable. They're big enough to fit over all MTB and road rotors. The cover design is actually patented, and slips behind the disc and over the hub with the front cover attaching to the rear with a deep velcro seal that can be fitted around all the hoses, fork and frame parts. They come in at $29.99 and are available in shops or online at muc-off.com.

Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers
Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers


Next up are their Rim Stix. Packing more than just the ability to lever your tyres off the rim, the Rim Stix also have two valve core removers built in. The chunky levers have a good scoop at one end, to help with getting under the tire bead, a grippy section in the middle for reduced hand slips with those stubborn tire/rim combos and a spoke hook at the other end to hold the lever in place.

The Rim Stix come in at $4.99 and are available in shops or online at muc-off.com.

Muc-Off Rim Stix

Muc-Off Rim Stix
Muc-Off Rim Stix





SQlab Fabio Wibmer Signature Line

Famous for his creative and impressive riding, Fabio Wibmer has teamed up with SQlab for a signature series that not only adds a gold touch to the components but also some features inspired by his wild riding.

611 Ergowave Saddle
SQlab 611 Ergowave Saddle
SQlab 611 Ergowave Saddle

Touted to give good damping in rough terrain, the 611 Ergowave saddle uses a Kevlar cover to help out in the high wear areas and the rails are additionally reinforced for all those foot slipping stair gap landings.

It's available in four different sizes from 12cm to 15cm with the weight starting at 195g.


6OX Trial Saddle
SQlab 6OX Trial Saddle
SQlab 6OX Trial Saddle

Labeled as a trials saddle, it also doubles up duty for BMX riding and dirt jumping. SQlab flattened out the top surface to better help absorb impacts and protect your undercarriage and there's soft, larger area side edges for that same impact reason as well as helping out with leg gripping during tricks. The seat uses the Tripod System to connect to the seat post and comes in one size weighing 195g.


3OX Bars
The 3OX bars are reinforced to give stability when yanking hard or landing on the bars, especially in the pull direction according to SQlab for those pull to the moon and hope moments. Despite the ASTM Category 5 rating, the bars are also claimed to be comfortable in lower load situations.

The bars are available with a 31.8mm diameter clamp in an 800mm width with 25mm rise, 7° backsweep and 4° upsweep. Weight is 235g.
SQlab 3OX Bars


SQlab 7OX Grips
7OX Grips
The 7OX grips feature a textured surface akin to the famous ODI Ruffian with additional padded areas under the ball of the hand and outside of the palm.

There's a fibre-reinforced sleeve and a single in-board clamp. The grip is available in two sizes, S and M, that change the diameter and shape.


8OX Stem
The 8OX stem is designed to complement the 3OX mega pull bars. A large clamping surface spreads the loads and ups the stiffness. The bar clamp uses two separate pieces and all bolts use the same size hex key, which you'd be surprised how many stems frustratingly don't.

It's available in 31.8mm diameter clamp, to match the 3OX bars, and in a 35mm length. Weight is 138g.
SQlab 8OX Stem





Maloja Clothing

The brand name Maloja comes from the small sleepy Swiss town located in the Engadin valley. An old photo of a snowboarder, flying through the air on a powder-laden day with the sugar coated mountain tops, inspired the founders back in 2001 to go hunting for the mystical town while out skiing in the nearby town of St Moritz.

Fast forward to 2004 and the brand was founded on the memory of that day in the quiet mountains, with only a single old rope tow dragging them to the top of the fresh lines through the pine forests.

Now based in Rimsting, Germany, close to the Austrian border, the brand makes a whole manner of clothing for being active in the mountains or out and about on the streets.
Maloja KagayM MomosM


Maloja RaidakM
Maloja RaidakM

RaidakM Jacket
The RaidakM is a light all-round 3-layer jacket for moderate weather conditions. Made from their Stormshell fabric, which is 100% polyester, it has water resistancy with premium breathability and is fully windproof. There's an adjustable hood, a chest pocket with hidden zip, two hidden zip front pockets, velcro closures on the cuffs and an adjustable hem. It comes in sizes XS to XXL with regular style fit. It retails for €230 / $279 USD / $359 CAD.


Maloja MomosM
Maloja MomosM

MomosM Pants
The MomosM are freeride pants made from their Stormshell fabric, which is 100% polyester. It has a double adjustable waistband with press button closure, a zip fly and belt loops. There are also thigh vents with zip closure, preshaped knees, adjustable velcro leg ends and a reflective print on one calf. It's water resistant with premium breathability and fully windproof and available in sizes XS to XL with a regular style fit. It retails for €190 / $199 USD / $279 CAD.


Maloja KagayM
Maloja KagayM

KagayM Jersey
The KagayM is a long sleeve freeride jersey made from their Thermopile fabric, which is 92% polyester and 8% spandex giving it four way stretch. It has a round neck cut, ribbed cuffs at the collar and sleeves, is quick drying and offers basic insulation. It's available in sizes XS to XL with a regular style fit. It retails for €100 / $129 USD / $149 CAD.





Fidlock Toolbox and Bike Base Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Fidlock Toolbox

Fidlock are a German based brand, probably best known in the biking world from their water bottles. Their twisting and magnetic fitment between the bottle and frame mount make getting the bottle on and off the bike easy, even in compact areas of the frame. A few brands, like YT, spec their bottles and attachment. They also have the same mechanism for use on helmet straps, like used on the Fox Speedframe Pro.

Outside of the bottle and buckle world they offer a lot of fixation, storage and protective solutions for almost every eventuality. One of those is their new toolbox, which uses the same base, screwed to the bottle cage rivets, as their bottle solution.

Fidlock Toolbox and Bike Base Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Fidlock Toolbox and Bike Base Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot
Fidlock Toolbox and Bike Base Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Designed to store tools, but big enough to hold a pair of sunglasses, the toolbox has a 550ml volume with a dividing flap inside with mesh pockets and elastic straps to segregate whatever you're carrying.

The box itself is a fairly hard shell with some waterproof capabilities that should fend off the rain showers, but won't work if you submerge it. Maybe best for road and gravel, where you might have more than one bottle cage mount available, the toolbox comes in at €38.98 and is available in shops or online at fidlock-bike.com.

Fidlock Toolbox and Bike Base Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot





Urge Lunar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Urge Lunar & Deltar Helmets

Urge has a couple of newer helmets, the Lunar and Deltar, for enduro racing and downhill use. The Lunar is a full face enduro race helmet that focuses on lightweight and breathability. The light weight is taken care of by the use of a slimmed down, recycled PET chin strap, non-adjustable visor and the in-mould construction, where the inner recycled EPS foam and outer plastic shell are married together when the foam is moulded, rather than the two stuck together afterwards. The breathability is dealt with by the 15 vents with generous venting around the chin guard. Padding is fixed with velcro, allowing it to be removed for washing. Weight for the L/XL size is 809g

It's available in S/M or L/XL sizes, retails for €169 and are available in shops or online at urgebike.com.

Urge Lunar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot
Urge Lunar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Urge Lunar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Urge Lunar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot
Urge Lunar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot


Urge Deltar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

The Deltar is aimed at downhill and BMX use with the idea that it won't break the bank and leave you enough money for a round of beers after a day's riding. Construction is with a polycarbonate outer with a recycled EPS foam inner. There's 9 vents and an adjustable visor fixed with an adjustable thumb screw underneath. Pads are removable either with velcro or snap in fixtures and an adult size L weighs in at 853g.

It's available in S, M or L adult sizes, youth M and L sizes, retails for €89 and are available in shops or online at urgebike.com.

Urge Deltar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot
Urge Deltar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Urge Deltar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot

Urge Deltar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot
Urge Deltar Helmet Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot









73 Comments

  • 105 5
 The Fidlock toolbox, for when all your buddies ride E-Bikes and you want to fit in.
  • 34 3
 Finally a use for those mounting bolts under the down tube. Fill with Fidlock lead bars™ for a genuine E experience.
  • 8 0
 The Fidlock goggle box #soenduro
  • 74 32
 You can also fit the lube and dildos in the toolbox (this is what E-Bikers do at the top of climbs with all that saved time)
  • 17 61
flag platnum (Sep 7, 2020 at 11:15) (Below Threshold)
 @HVrider: can’t you save that kind of bullshit for the e-mtb comments? It’s getting pretty old.
  • 27 4
 @platnum: is he commenting about Ebikers dildoing each other often? Lmao
  • 27 5
 @platnum: Spoken like a true E-Biker
  • 15 26
flag Riwajc (Sep 7, 2020 at 21:07) (Below Threshold)
 @HVrider: why does it matter to you if other people ride E bikes. Stop being a judging dick
  • 4 15
flag vinay (Sep 8, 2020 at 1:47) (Below Threshold)
 @HVrider: Are you jealous? If the dudes are "too tough to e-bike" and the ladies want to have some fun in the time they saved now that they've got pedal assist, let them have it. I see no issue.
  • 1 0
 @platnum: No it doesn't!

However those things can get pretty slippery..
  • 1 1
 @nvranka: I’m 6 years old and don’t no what dildoing is ?
  • 2 0
 @Matt115lamb: erase the term from your memory. Ignorance is bliss my friend
  • 1 0
 @Joel-DH: Too late I’ve googled it lol
  • 56 1
 much-off disc covers....or you can use a good old fashion shower cap from any hotel bathroom..
  • 11 0
 Oooh, that's a great idea thanks!
  • 5 0
 Sheer Genius, how have I never heard of this before?

Mind blown!
  • 2 2
 I have a pack of alcohol wipes in the truck to clean off rotors before and after the car ride...
  • 1 3
 @Staktup: that's a terrible idea, do you bed your brakes in after every drive?
  • 5 0
 @butters1996: No, I've only done it only long drives where road contamination risk is higher. Did it going to the bike park and home a few times and had no issues bedding them in on long descents and no squealing afterwards either.
  • 3 0
 @butters1996: Ehhhh what? Wiping off the rotors is not the same as replacing the pads and certainly doesn't remove the bedded friction material.
  • 3 0
 Also great for covering the tops of wellies when storing them in the garage, and for putting on the soles of your shoes when packing them in a suitcase Always get the shower caps from hotel rooms.
  • 2 0
 @Staktup: I haven't washed my bike in well, ever?

I wipe off the chain before lubing and I wipe off dirt and such when I swapping parts.

Are you an orthodontist?
  • 1 0
 @nurseben: No... are you an anti-dentite?
  • 29 0
 I can't believe nobody has commented on the fact that Maloja HQ is in a place called Rimsting...
  • 19 0
 10 days of amoxicillin will cure that right up
  • 3 0
 ???? I came to comment that
  • 2 2
 @dirtrider121: what do those question marks mean in emoji?
  • 4 0
 There's a prison in Rimsting where Paul Aston is serving a life sentence.
  • 2 0
 My Aussie buddy says Rimsting is the result of too much spicy food.
  • 1 0
 Maloja Clothing = road sweeper chic
  • 18 0
 I don't get it? I can attach tools to my bike without using a strap? Everything i know has been ruined..... what next? Being able to fit a liquid container to it?
  • 5 0
 Fitting a liquid container to a bike without a strap !!!! Mind blown. Am in.
  • 19 3
 If you search the internet, you would be surprised what what people strap on and why.
  • 1 0
 @DabaZei: What about a liquid container inside your frame?
  • 1 0
 fill the liquid container with beer and you will be fine. Don't let PB news ruin everything you know
  • 15 0
 Those muc off levers just look like the Pedros I've been using for years. Name a better tyre lever. I'll wait.
  • 4 0
 pedros milk lever!
  • 2 1
 For shop use, Crank Brothers Speedier Tire Lever. Actually sized for hands and the "install" hook is clutch.
  • 3 1
 I agreed with you until I used these. You don't need cushcore up use it. But it'll throw a DD casing on in no time.
www.performancebike.com/cush-core-bead-dropper-tire-lever-80001-cushcore/p1217697
  • 3 0
 The Cush Core bead dropper is the best lever I’ve ever used.
  • 6 0
 @sandiegotrent: $20 for a butt plug. is that good value? asking for a friend
  • 1 0
 I use specialized ones, 2 bucks each and can fit every tyre without breaking
  • 1 0
 The Pedro's lever is great but for carrying in a pack I prefer the Park levers for their size and the fact that they snap together.
  • 2 0
 Michelin levers. Best ever. Period.

cpc.farnell.com/michelin/801291/michelin-tyre-lever-set/dp/CP08028

Often copied (ie by Continental) but never bettered. Who needs levers with hooks, the Michelin is so good you only need 1.
  • 13 0
 Is it wrong that I love the Urge Lunar looks?
  • 5 0
 Nope, it's beautiful... But is it wrong that I hate the Urge Delta looks?
  • 3 0
 @landscapeben: UUUUUUURGE
  • 1 0
 yes it is. that or Bell ..... TLD fanatic , 100 % , or maybe FOX ..... nah please dont like other brands Smile )))
  • 1 2
 @landscapeben: I like the Deltar. Compared to the Lunar, it appears like the Deltar is less likely to catch onto something in case of a tumble (introducing less rotational impacts) and it will keep the goggle strap in place a little better. I know this is about performance rather than looks, but doesn't it go for you too that if a product looks more fun or more comfortable to use, you perceive it as looking better? I think bikes with low top tubes look better because they feel like they give you more room to move around. That Philip Stark citrus juicer the true "designurs" love? Just looking at it, the screeching sound of those long legs vibrating as it scratches over your kitchen table, it sends shivers down my spine without even having tried it. I have that with those angular helmets too. Then again I understand that people like to breathe and the Lunar appears to allow for that.So I get the appeal.
  • 1 0
 Gotta be the first Urge helmet I actually like the looks of, maybe because it's reminiscent of a TLD Stage...
  • 14 2
 Those mucoff disc covers are offensive to my eyeballs.
  • 8 1
 Subtle branding on the helmet. Maloja pants look sweet as does the price tag. Pricy. I really hope riders who endorse a certain product from their sponsors actually get involved in the conception of the product or, do they just stick their name on what's shoved under their nose. Generally curious.
  • 1 0
 I would love some of those trousers but really, £200 takes the piss.
  • 10 0
 That Urge Lunar is the most normal looking helmet Urge has ever made! Looks good
  • 4 0
 I tried using a Fidlock saddle bag on my trail bike recently. Went on one ride and sent it straight back after. The thing rattled around like crazy. It would also move along the saddle rails enough to start engaging the button that let you remove the bag from the magnet. The bag eventually fell off. Luckily I used an emergency tether to secure it if it did fall, otherwise I'd have ridden off without the bag.
  • 4 0
 The tool bag. I'm still on the "keep weight off your bike" school of thought. Just me. Unless you are on tour or your riding style is more sedate. But I think there are lots of people who will buy it. Just not me.
  • 6 1
 Do people enjoy dressing like clowns?
  • 2 0
 Do you ever go outside?
  • 3 0
 It’s too hot here to ever really ride in pants but those pants look pretty good.
  • 4 1
 Urge out here with the explicit goal of never making a good looking product
  • 2 1
 Urgly
  • 3 0
 You might as well fit your tools in a bottle, which actually is waterproof and easy to clean - genius Big Grin
  • 2 1
 Somehow I don't think this product is aimed at mountainbikers. Most on here seem to be more than happy to use the bottle mount for an actual bottle. You usually don't need a container this large for your carry-on toolkit. And the same goes for the room you have available inside a bottle (or a bottle shaped tool container, which are available). There are more nifty sollutions available already. This may be more a product for people doing trekking etc and, when they stop for a chill in a nice (or not so nice) little village, want to quickly remove the container with valuables like phone, wallet, keys, sunglass etc.
  • 3 2
 I would not trust a fidlock anything. I've seen more of those dumb bottles on the trails this year than normal bottles in ten years.
  • 3 0
 I wonder how many people try to run them in normal cages....
  • 1 0
 @JoshMatta: But the guy at the store said they were better...
  • 3 0
 I have a soft spot for Maloja kit. Just wish I could afford it.
  • 1 0
 Not gonna lie I never knew what the other side of the pedros or these muc off tirelevers were for. Always used it to push my pistons back in during a bleed haha
  • 1 0
 The Urge Lunar is also available in different colorways from Alpina as Alpina Roca: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3zcIxsM99g
  • 3 0
 narf
  • 4 4
 I feel like tools and stuff would rattle around inside and I for one would find that very annoying.
  • 1 0
 Just add more tools, tubes, rainjackets etc until it is silent again. Can't say from the outside, but some containers have little loops to slide tools, pencils, crayons etc under to keep them in place when traveling. This may indeed be a good product for a different audience.
  • 1 0
 The freeride pants look nice but 100% polyester and no cordura?

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