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New Apparel & Accessories from Oakley, Leatt, Lazer & More - Eurobike 2023

Jun 23, 2023 at 2:11
by Christie Fitzpatrick  
It's really, really hot in Frankfurt, but we're powering through to bring you the latest gear on display at Eurobike 2023.




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Evoc's new patent pending bike backpack with an integrated airbag was on display. Targeted at the future-oriented segment of bike travel in urban areas, the Airbag Integrated Rescue System (A.I.R.) protects the neck, shoulder and chest in a crash and works in combination with the integrated back protector.

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Rad reflective gear from Belgian company Gofluo, who will also be debuting cycling bags in the coming months.

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While reflective wear is typically neon yellow with reflective strip that makes you look like a highway flagger or a traffic cone, Gofluo have created their designs so that the entire torso and arms are reflective, making you more visible as a human, not object.
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*or dog.

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New for 2024, the Ergon GDH grips are designed with maximum protection and minimum fatigue in mind.
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Developed with athletes Vali Höll, Troy Brosnan and Luca Shaw, they offer multi-level damping on top, large pronounced finger grip zone on the bottom and intuitive positioning to give a locked-in feeling

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IXS showcased their new mountain bike bib pants for women - I'm excited to see how these hold up in the mud.

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Coming in 2024, here's a peek at Oakley's unreleased bike shoes. We don't know much about these yet but they look pretty sharp.

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We spotted a new helmet from Leatt, their unreleased 6.0 DH helmet which will be showcased to media at Crankworx Whistler next month.

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Building on the designs before it, it uses the same shell design as the 4.0, with a lighter construction and more 'moto' feel.
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It's set to hit the shelves in November of this year.

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Also from Leatt was the debut of their new 5.0 pro and 5.0 HydraDri shoes - the first of which uses 'Moz' - a BOA alternative that comes with a lifetime warranty.
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Sizing will start from a US 6.

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I was pretty excited to see these 'Lululemon style' waistband women's MTB shorts on display from Leatt (don't worry, they're also available in black).

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The new Lazer Chase Kinetic Core collection was on display in all six colorways, the second of their full face helmets to be given a five-star rating by Virginia Tech.

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Abus are introducing their new Hidrop mid range helmet in fall of this year, designed with jaw comfort in mind and are available with or without MIPS.

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I found a bunch of cool new stuff at the Muc-Off booth, including this new pump.

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Muc-Off have redesigned their external airtag holder, a secure way to install an AirTag tracker to your frame using the bottle cage mounting hole. The new 2.0 version is designed to eliminate rattle and provide a more secure fit than its predecessor.
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Not yet released, Muc-Off debuted their D30 riding gloves.

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Not new, but I didn't know Muc-Off also do chamois cream. Go figure.

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Also, this cargo bike made out of sheet metal was really cool.


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  • 29 3
 All those new full face helmets and not one has a visor that lets you adjust the angle *facepalm*
Did any of these get tested or is everyone just brainlessly copying the 2018 Fox designs?
  • 15 21
flag Aem221 FL (Jun 23, 2023 at 11:09) (Below Threshold)
 Ive never once needed to adjust my visor angle on a MTB or motorcycle, just tilt your head a bit if the sun is in your eyes. There is one disadvantage to this design as it makes it much harder to spot the Joeys in the bike park by looking for the guys with the visor all the way down.
  • 17 2
 @Aem221: Alternatively, instead of constantly having to tilt your head down you could just have an adjustable visor. You know, the entire point of having said adjustability?
  • 8 11
 Everyone uses tinted goggles though. I feel like a visor on a full face is kind of redundant. It just looks cool.
  • 7 3
 @nickfranko: I dont ever remember a time ive really had sun in my eyes while looking downhill on a trail, if I did i sure wouldnt be stopping to adjust my visor.
  • 4 0
 @HardtailHerold: I never use tinted goggles, and like to be able to raise the visor to have the goggles on the helmet off my face, and ability to lower it slightly when the sun's beaming me in the eyes.
  • 6 0
 @Aem221: I take it you have never ridden Dirt Merchant in the evening.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, I have a Giro Insurgent FF, it is super comfortable, but the visor, OMG, it is "adjustable" in such a way that in the lower setting it does not block sun (I cannot see the visor) and in the high setting it still does not hold goggles well. I cannot imagine a more useless implementation of a visor ...
  • 3 0
 @Aem221: We could also just undo the bolt to adjust our saddle height...
  • 3 0
 @Aem221: I guess I'm a "Joey" because I lower mine when climbing to keep the sun out of my eyes and push my visor up when going down hill to see farther up the trail all the time.
  • 15 0
 Is the "show comment" function broken for anybody else on the Below Threshold comments? Or just me?
  • 6 0
 @barp: Thanks for commenting on this, I tried earlier on another thread earlier, same thing happened. I just thought it was me! Hands up anyone else? maybe it's Levy working his black magic?!
  • 1 0
 @noapathy: This is the content we are all looking for.

Well done.
  • 1 0
 @Aem221: I like my bikes very long, in turn my body position is very stretched out meaning my upper body is mor horizontal than vertical.
With said 2018 fox helmets I could not ride without looking at the underside of the visor on downhills rather than at the trail ahead since my neck has limitations when it comes to bending.
Every riders position on bike is different, depending on bike body type so a little adjustability can take care of that with no disadvantage other than making it harder for the designers to achieve the contemporary integrated look we got used too today.

But you probably prefer cars with seats that are not adjustable too hoping the manufacturer got just right for you…
  • 21 0
 If you are putting an Air Tag on your bike don't you want it hidden so the thief doesn't know it is there?
  • 2 0
 Air tags basically tell the thief it's there anyway. They seem great for if you lose something but not really if something is stolen.
  • 8 0
 @warmerdamj: Has anyone ever actually recovered a stolen bike due to an Airtag? I recently discovered an Airtag hidden in my car. The Airtag notified my phone it was there and then I triggered the Airtag to make a beeping sound so I could easily find it. Any bike thief can do the same.

Even if the thief doesn't find the Airtag, what are you going to do? Go find the thief and confront them? Where I live the police aren't going to do shit if you tell them about it.
  • 3 0
 @WalrusRider: exactly, it tells you it's there so people can't use them to stalk other people and to assist in locating things that are lost. Not sure why there are so many efforts by companies to create ways to put them on bikes as anti theft as that's just not what they are for.
  • 6 0
 @WalrusRider: I removed the speaker on mine via Youtube video. On my ebike, it is hidden inside the frame and you need a T10 torx to access it. Hopefully, it notifies the thief and they drop the bike because it is unlikely they carry a T10 to take it out. It may help recover if you notice the bike missing immediately.
  • 2 0
 @WalrusRider: radio told me some days ago a serial bike thief was caught thanks to an air tag. Probably not the most professional guy.
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 @WalrusRider: Yes, stolen bikes have been recovered with Airtags. It's not a guaranteed solution, but it can work if you move quickly (before the thief can detect/find/remove it). From what I've heard the hard part is getting the police involved, if you're going that route; and confronting someone on your own brings its own risks. etc.
  • 1 1
 @warmerdamj: You can disable the internal beeper on the AirTag. Also, it only works to notify iPhones.
  • 1 0
 @koyota93: that’s actually a neat tactic
  • 1 0
 @koyota93: and Apple doesn’t « inactivate » your AirTag as it senses that the speaker is disconnected?
  • 1 5
flag FuzzyL FL (Jun 23, 2023 at 11:57) (Below Threshold)
 Why hide the air tag? It‘s for finding your bike when you don‘t know in front of which bar you left it.

A thief would be told by his phone that it‘s there, and if that doesn‘t work it will start beeping…
  • 1 0
 @Obiwankenoob: I physically pried open the airtag with a razor blade and removed the physical speaker. Works great and the signal still transmits through my aluminum frame.
  • 1 0
 @WalrusRider: You answered your own question. In some areas the police won't bother so its either nut up or shut up.
  • 1 0
 Maybe just having it is a deterrent to a would-be thief?
  • 1 0
 I put mine in the frame storage. These "holders" are ridiculous. Just another excuse to spend $$ on anodized shit that, in this case, literally spells out "Look right, remove this, and you will have an easier time stealing my bike." WTF bike industry [and consumers]??!!
  • 12 0
 I thought that dude was wearing a big ass backpack.
  • 2 0
 thought the same!!! hahaha
  • 1 0
 Prince Harry and the backpack of boom
  • 12 1
 Came here for the dog, left disappointed
  • 5 0
 To make bolted together sheet metal as strong in all the ways that matter with bikes would imply a pretty stiff weight penalty. Given how sorted the process of mass-producing bike frames from hydroformed tubing is these days, that seems like an odd hill to die on. Maybe it seems like a good idea if you have a serious Ikea fetish and think that bikes should be shipped in flatpacks?
  • 9 0
 Swap the bolts for a tig welder and it's what orange have been doing for years
  • 8 0
 Huck to flat the cargo bike with the beers
  • 4 1
 I’m a pretty big Oakley nerd but god damn their recent branding has been horrific. The bland white Oakley text looks like they’re an insurance company.
  • 2 0
 I would agree that a lot of new Oakley offerings are pretty poor in the last year or two but that font has been used as long as I can remember hasn't it?
  • 5 0
 dam someone paid for the sheets addition on solidworks
  • 3 0
 And the two engineers in the thread get a good laugh.
  • 2 0
 @bushbush:
Yes I did
  • 3 0
 *Base Flange
*Insert Bend
*Flatten
  • 2 0
 The chamois cream reminds me of I showed my wife Muc-Off’s dry lube and told her it was for the bedroom.

Just having a bottle of Muc-Off anything inside the house is sure to raise suspicions.
  • 2 0
 will there be any more info on the evoc bag or other models? i haven't found much online and no real reviews these last couple months.
  • 3 0
 Muc-Off chamois cream should be recalled Muc-On
  • 1 0
 Thank God someone finally made spectator wingtips for cycling. I've been trying for ages to find something that matches my full-face fedora.
  • 1 0
 Are you talking about the lettering on the display base? They've used that typeface for decades.
  • 3 1
 Is that a new Orange E-Bike?
  • 2 0
 THEY FINALLY DID IT. I BIKE MADE FROM AN ACTUAL FILING CABINET!
  • 2 1
 All we want to really know is when the new Boxxer is comming really
  • 1 1
 If those Oakley shoes are anything like their sunglass lenses then I won’t touch them.
  • 1 1
 Last bike look like an Orange.







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