Tech Briefing: Premium LinkLube, Wireless Braking Analysis Tool, Wild Apparel & More - July 2021

Jul 9, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

Tech Briefing is a feature for new stuff that we spot every month, but haven't gotten our hands on yet. An eclectic serving of tech, from revolutionary products to traditional novel gear, with some wacky stuff thrown in for good measure.

Khyber Racks
$1600 - $2400 CAD

Taking its name from Khyber Pass in the Whistler backcountry, Khyber makes racks out of stainless steel and anodized aluminum. (Learn more.)
Khyber Racks

Cascade Components V4 Santa Cruz 5010 Linkages
$337 USD

Cascade's new link includes a travel-adjusting flip chip. (Learn more.)
Black link installed on bike

Mechanix Wear x 100% Glove Collection
$15-20 USD

Mechanix Wear & 100% team up for a new range of gloves designed for mechanics. (Learn more.)

Peaty’s Premium LinkLube All-Weather
60ml (RRP £9.99/€10.99) / 120ml (RRP £15.99/€17.99)

Peaty's new Premium LinkLube claims to last 30% longer than the standard LinkLube All-Weather. (Learn more.)

Forbidden Mixed Wheel Druid GX Ziggy Edition
$6599 USD | $8249 CAD | £5899 GBP | €7099 EUR

The Druid GX 'Ziggy Edition' is Forbidden's first out-of-the-box, ready-to-rip, mixed wheel size bike. (Learn more.)

TSG Max Fredriksson Signature 'MF1' Apparel Line

TSG was Max Fredriksson's first ever pro sponsor and now he has his own signature line with the brand for 2021. (Learn more.)
MF1 Line 2021

Abus Quin Smart Crash Detection Helmets

It's not always easy finding a riding buddy. (Learn more.)
ABUS QUIN Crash Detection Technologie

Ion 2021 Footwear Line

Five different models complete the Ion line with flat pedal and clipless options. (Learn more.)

RAAW Madonna V2.2 & Extended Warranty
Frame from 2,390 €

The young German brand now offers a longer warranty for first and second owners on all the frames they've ever sold. (Learn more.)
RAAW Madonna V2.2

Pit Viper MTB Apparel Line

"The High Speed Off Road collection is all about looking faster than your friends, and being faster than them too." (Learn more.)
photo JP Gendron

100% Altis All-Mountain Helmet
$100 USD

The helmet uses a Smartshock suspended rotational system, has 14 ventilation ports, and retails for $100. (Learn more.)

Stan's Introduces New MK4 and S2 Rims and Wheels
$129 - $595 USD

Stan's is now offering asymmetric aluminum wheels. (Learn more.)
Thomas Vanderham on Vancouver s North Shore BC

North Shore Billet Daemon Flat Pedal
$250 CAD

Yoann Barelli goes flat out, foot out with North Shore Billet's new pedals. (Learn more.)
North Shore Billet s new Daemon flat pedal. Photo A.J. Barlas

686 x Evil Bikes 'Blackout Collection'
$49.95 - $119.95 USD

Pants, shorts and jerseys in low-key, black. (Learn more.)

Shotgun ‘Shred Til Bed’ Activity Book
$24 USD

Featuring slope-style sticker comps, trail mazes and MTB dot-to-dots. (Learn more.)
Shred Til Bed Activity Pack Dot to Dot

BrakeAce Wireless Braking Analysis Tool
$892 USD

BrakeAce's device is designed to help riders get faster and smoother out on the trail. (Learn more.)


  • 40 2
 That Pit Viper stuff looks like an "Anal Cyst".
  • 1 0
  • 12 0
 We’ll consider that name for next year’s pattern
  • 7 0
 I always thought Pit Viper shades were a joke? People actually wear them seriously?
  • 5 0
 @warmerdamj: use the code “DISCOUNT420” if you want to try a pair
  • 1 0
 @warmerdamj: yeah, like a weed here in CO. but not sure how good they actually are. just see them everywhere.
  • 1 1
 Shouldering a bike is so hot right now! The pit viper really checks all the smarmy biker dude boxes. But he seems to be having fun carrying a bike up the Portal trail so good for him.
  • 31 0
 Article headline sucked me in with "wireless braking"... i was wildly disappointed.
  • 16 3
 Is anyone else sick of beginning to type "" only to be prompted with Pink's wikipedia page?
  • 3 0
 Every time!
  • 5 1
 Yes! I don't even know who pink is.
  • 2 1 is your friend. The only way you'll get prompted for Pink's wiki is if you constantly search for Pink's wiki.
  • 3 3
 @bikedrd: 2 in the pink 1 in the stink
  • 11 2
 Anyone else read 'analysis' as 'Anal Cyst'? Nope? Just me? Awks.
  • 14 0
 You should talk to your analyst and therapist about that.
  • 7 0
 @emarquar: Fair point. She already thinks I'm unhealthy, maybe I'll keep this one between me and Pinkbike.
  • 5 8
 @emarquar: analrapist
  • 3 0
 @pdxkid: Dunno why you're getting downvoted lol, that's definitely the reference I was going for...
  • 2 0
 Jorts lyfe! @pdxkid:
  • 8 0
 Looks real fast hiking that bike...
  • 6 0
 Real stoked out of 2,000 options they chose that photo
  • 4 1
 WHY WOULD YOU SPEND THAT MUCH MONEY ON MECHANIX GLOVES I JUST WEAR MECHANIX GLOVES just had to jump in there and pre-troll a glove article before the mechanix wearers do.
  • 4 0
 How many people wearing Mechanix gloves for riding and not for doing mechanicals. They should release another brand called Riderx.
  • 1 0
 Mechanix gloves are the best mtb gloves. $40 with d3o in the palms.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: Riderz because xyZ, haha.
  • 1 0
 @NRiyo3: RiderZ is a better name. They better kick us back some money if they use the name. Lol.
  • 1 0
 Is $20 more? The normal ones are $30 in Canada
  • 1 0
 Nvm im dumb
  • 4 0
 I don't know what's worse: a $1600 bike rack, or a $900 tool that tells you you're braking too much. lol
  • 1 0
 It’s like a duty free magazine “who would ever buy this stuff?”
  • 4 0
 That Brake Ace seems reasonably priced...
  • 3 0
 Yeah I was thinking I would get two for each bike.
  • 1 0
 Oh that price is for 2
  • 2 0
 You would be better served pedaling back up the trail and doing one more run than spending timing analyzing your braking after the fact. Still cool tech though.
  • 4 1
 Gotta pump the brakes on the $900 analysis tool
  • 1 0
 Mechanix Framer gloves are the best damn riding gloves not made for riding; they are made for hammer time.
  • 1 0
 "Wireless braking analysis tool"

hydraulic disc brakes are wireless, Duh!
  • 2 0
 Ion even care
  • 1 0
 That abus helmet looks like something out of Star Trek.
  • 1 0
 Link for Evil/686 is incorrect - sends to Yoann pedal page
  • 1 0
 I wouldn’t trust wireless brakes

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