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Topeak Smartgauge D2X
This sleek, lightweight and compact digital tire pressure gauge works seamlessly with Presta and Schrader valves without changing internal head parts. The digital gauge provides accurate pressure readings up to 260psi / 18bar. The illuminated 360 degree rotating gauge is easy to read from any angle in daylight or darkness.
The Smartgauge D2X is compatible with bike, motorcycle, and car tires, forks and shocks and the Air Pressure Adjusting Mode continuously reads pressure when using the air release button to fine tune tire pressure.
• Accurate readings to 260psi / 18bar
• Rotating gauge
• Auto-on and auto-off functions
• Last reading alarm
• 56 grams
• $57.95 USD
Specialized Tactic Helmet
The future of rail fit, ventilation, and confidence. Featuring an unprecedented combination of fit and ventilation optimized for trail and enduro riding, the Tactic helmet delivers exceptional coverage and seamless integration with glassed or goggles.
The Tactic passes the Dutch e-bike Standard NTA8776 and features the incredible adjustability of the SBC Integrated Fit system, accommodating variations in head shape and occipital base. Combined with MIPS (Evolve) technology, this fully integrated system creates a comfortable fit while creating ventilation for optimal cooling.
• Passes Dutch e-bike Standard NTA8776
• Precision tune + MIPS
• SBC Integrated Fit system
• Fixed visor helps maintain a wide view
• Storage accommodates wide lens glasses and goggles
• $110 USD
The Tactic easily accommodates wide lens glasses and goggles with innovative sunglass storage to securely hold your glasses at a moment’s notice. The seamlessly integrated fixed visor helps maintain a wide view while directing huge amounts of air through the center channel for unreal ventilation.
Reverse Components Black One D-2 Stem
One stem, two handlebar diameters. The Black One D-2 is Reverse Component's flagship enduro/freeride stem and it allows you to run both 31.8mm and 35mm handlebars with one stem.
The specially designed shim allows the use of 31.8mm bars and when removed, it works as a 35mm stem. The shim provides a wide, smooth clamping area which is ideal for use with carbon bars.
The intelligent no-gap clamping design in the bottom ensures no pinch points, and equal clamping force for safety and stability. Because most loads and notching effects are always at the bottom of the handlebar. In addition, the smooth no-gap surface enlarges the lifetime of your handlebars.
• Length: 35 mm
• Clamping diameter: 31.8 mm & 35.0 mm
• Angle: 8°
• Stack height: 40 mm
• Clamping platform: 50 mm
• head tube: 1 1/8"
• Weight: 152g / 127g Ti Version
• Material: Aluminium 6061 T6
• $69.99 USD
The Black One D-2 is ideal for riders who have a few sets of 31.8mm/35mm bars with different rises and want to continue using them all, or who may want to upgrade to a 35mm bar in the future, without having to buy another stem. The stem is available in 35mm length (50mm coming in early ’22) in black matte finishes, along with with D-2 TI with gloss black or polished finished with Titanium bolt hardware.
Stans Flow MK4 Rim
The 30mm wide Flow MK4 rim is the newest addition to Stan's legendary Flow rim series. The asymmetric design allows for more balanced spoke tension to create an even stronger wheel. But unlike most asymmetric rims that don't work as well with tubeless tires, Flow MK4 rims inflate easily and create an airtight seal that's equally secure on both sides of the rim.
The 6069 aluminum rim’s welded joint and reinforced spoke holes are built to last. Stock graphics are super low-key, but nine other color kits are available to let you customize to match your bike. Available in 26”, 27.5” and 29”, the rims feature a 3-year warranty. Yes, 26". Not a typo.
• Asymmetric design
• Easy to set up tubeless
• 6069 aluminum rim
• Nine color kits to match your bike
• 26”, 27.5” and 29”
• $129 USD
Technomousse Red Poison Evo
TechnoMousse's Red Poison Evo is the new protection system designed for tubeless riding. The new section of the Evo system has more rounded sides that reduce considerably the lateral dimensions of the mousse and above all do not exert any pressure on the walls of the tyre. In this way the tyre – free from any contact with the sides of the mousse – can work better making the ride smoother and more precise when cornering. Like all TechnoMousse products, Red Poison Evo is 100% made in Italy using a special compound designed specifically for extreme riding.
The new reduced size section of Red Poison Evo translates into improved performance and protection, as demonstrated by the feedback of professional riders who were the first to try it out.
• Run-flat improved by 30%.
• Cornering precision improved by 30% with a feeling of a more linear ride similar to one without inserts, especially at the front.
• Very low pressures used (up to 0.7 BAR).
• Total rim protection.
• Fitting time reduced.
• $110 USD
Prologo Proxim W450 Performance Saddle
Proxim W450 Performance was developed thanks to Prologo's winning experience. Forget discomfort and pain while pedaling uphill and control the bike on the downhill. Proxim W450 is the enduro saddle you need: strong, light, comfortable. Developed thanks to the feedback of the best athletes.
The patented MSS technology divides the saddle into five independent zones, each with a different foam and density, to best adapt to the different areas of the body and positions of the rider, while the Grip coating ensures that you never lose your grip and control.
• Patented MSS technology
• Grip coating
• Tirox (light-alloy steel) rail
• Rear handle and reflective graphics
• Ergonomic channel
• 145mm, 233 grams / 155mm, 249 grams
• $125 USD
The rail in Tirox (light-alloy steel) offers excellent resistance to shocks as well as lightness. It is also available with a width of 155 mm for those looking for more comfort and sitting area.
With a striking and radical style, wide cylindrical lens and perfect venting, Fury is made for speed! Lightweight and designed to fit under any helmet, it offers top-quality grip. Sharp lines go perfectly with the latest trends in cycling and heighten the tech credentials and performance of these frames. Available with Spectron polycarbonate lenses for perfect clarity of vision and protection.
The Julbo Fury sunglasses have a wide lens surface for maximum field of vision, highly vented sunglasses structure allowing full circulation of air to
• Panoramic View
• Full Venting
• Air Link Temple System
• Grip Tech Temples
• Nose Grip
• $129.95 USD
prevent fogging, elastomer shock absorber insert at the end of the temple for improved comfort and lightness, exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn't stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort, and flexible, shock-absorbing grip insert on the bridge.
Abus MoDrop Helmet
The Abus MoDrop impresses with its high-quality features, the best possible protection, low weight and appealing design options. A weekend trip with the family, a bike holiday in South Tyrol, crossing the Alps or shredding some trails with your best bike buddies: with the new ABUS MoDrop helmet you are well prepared for any mountain bike adventure.
Abus offers the MoDrop in eight modern design options, fitting a wide variety of tastes. Furthermore the MoDrop is available with the ABUS QUIN system, a crash detection technology or with MIPS. Thanks to a lot of innovative features just like the new TriVider to adjust the chinstrap perfectly, the Ponytail Outlet or the Zoom-Ace fitting system, the ABUS MoDrop with its 310 grams (size S) is a real lightweight and the ideal companion for long tours on your bike.
• Certifications: DIN EN 1078
• Sizes: S (51 - 55 cm), M (54 - 58 cm), L (57 - 61 cm)
• Weight: 310 g (S), 330 g (M), 360 g (L) (+5 g for QUIN models, + 30 g for MIPS models)
• Seven colours: iced mint, pine green, velvet black, concrete grey, midnight blue, dusky camel, polar white
• Three colours – MIPS models: concrete grey, velvet black, metallic copper
• Two colours – QUIN models: velvet black, polar white
• $99.99 USD
Deity Slimfit Grips
The Deity Grip line has expanded with the addition of a 4th model, the Slimfit!
The thinnest grip in the Deity line, it joins acclaimed models like the Supracush, Knuckleduster, and Lockjaw with the goal to be thin but at the same time, incredibly comfortable.
Featuring their TRC+ compound that is plush, sticky, and gives the Slimfit a soft plush touch, the Slimfit rounds out the comprehensive line to deliver an option for any size of hand. Best yet, they are only $23.99.
• 30.5mm outer diameter
• 133.75mm length
• Micro diamond pattern for a classic feel
• Seamless transition to the end of the grip
• TRC+ compound for a soft touch, sticky feel, and durable wear
• Tapered inner core and single clamp design
• Forward facing hardware to avoid hitting your thumbs
• Available in 12 colors
• $23.99 USD
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A clever person would probably be anticipating the initial vacuum that will be created and be developing an alternative.
Will be interesting to see, IMHO Steve is underestimating just how much "business" gets done on marketplace.
Perhaps they will keep it free to browse, but require you have a "+" account to post ads.
So much money is exchanged on that part of the site it seems like only good business sense to, literally, capitalize on it.
I guess we'll see.
I might cry
Guaranteed 99% of the time haha.
Outside+Epic-Extreme-Downcountry-yeah boy edition. Great deals on 90mm cranks, and 400mm bars, overalls, and clipless crocs.
“Sponsored ad content masquerading as shopping listicles!”
“Perfect. Right after that, we’ll send an email starting the paywall!”
Where did you go Dirt?
The thing about Pinkbike now, and it's particularly apparent when you listen to the podcast, is the 'us' and 'them' culture.
The way PB speaks about and treats its patrons is with contempt.
PBers are the heart, soul and foundation of your business.
The forum is treated as a joke and there's a serious superiority complex apprarent particularly from Park.
Reminds me of sports teams getting bought out and treating their loyal fans like shit.
If you don't see this happening then yeah, most likely the early adopter rate will be honored as promised.
Dec 1 : outside + subscription ?
That said, at home I usually just trust the manometer on my pump (Joe Blow Dualie) which up to 2bar has a manometer with a resolution of 1/20th of a bar (and up to 5bar on the other manometer with a 1/10th of a bar resolution).
Some dude before the Interwebz
The old $50 yr subscription was reasonable.
Guess they are trying to get some of the money back they spent on pinkbike…
"It is a portmanteau of list and t*sticle, because they are usually b*llocks."
Which I'll admit did make me chuckle. But, you know, if it drives engagement, makes PB some ad revenue and keeps the paywall away I'm all for it. After all, we've had some great content with all the recent field test stuff.
Sponsored guide? Would be more interested in reviewers/editors picks from experience