New Products From Leatt, WTB, EVOC, & SRM - Eurobike 2019

Sep 6, 2019 at 14:50
by Daniel Sapp  
Leatt


Leatt had new goggles and a couple new helmets on display. The lenses are cross-compatible between all the different models - one version has a larger frame shape that works well with a full-face helmet, and then the others are more ideal for trail shells.

Leatt's $69 DBX 1.0.

The helmet has Leatt's Turbine technology which is said to dissipate rotational impact forces.

This lightweight dirt jump lid also has the Turbine technology, and will retail for $49 USD.



WTB


WTB had their new tire, the Verdict Wet, on display, which is a longer spiked version of the Verdict which we recently reviewed.

The spikes are extra-long and look as if they will do well digging into soft terrain and in the wet.

WTB are also using their Fit Right system to measure for saddle size that doesn't involve making a mold of your sit bones or asking an employee at your local bike shop employee to help you measure your butt. They've determined that your sit bone with directly correlates to the width of your wrist. You measure your wrist and using an app, plug in the numbers and answer a few questions. The app gives you a number of saddles that would be a good fit for you.

WTB's saddles have a microfiber cover, minimized branding, and no more race car stripes. There's also a new naming convention to simplify things and the saddles are "Narrow, Medium, and Wide." They all have black rails and graphics.


EVOC


EVOC's new bike-packing bags for 2020 look sleek, functional, and easy to use. The bags feature a BOA system that help them mount to the seatpost or handlebar securely and the material they're made of creates a waterproof bag when you roll the end up. The packs are made to handle well in aggressive riding conditions and are available in Carbon Grey or Loam.

The handlebar bag is available in Medium or Large sizes and has rolltop closures on both ends.


The seat pack is waterproof and abrasion-resistant. It can be mounted to normal, dropper, or aerodynamic seatposts and comes in three sizes.



SRM


Power meter company SRM gave us a look at their X Power MTB power meter pedals at Eurobike. The pedals are still in a prototype stage but they will be available in the first half of 2020.

The pedals utilize an SPD cleat and power can be read no matter which side of the pedal you're clipped into. They operate on ANT+ and Bluetooth.

Unsurprisingly, the pedals likely won't be inexpensive but they are serviceable and rebuildable.




53 Comments

  • 40 0
 Who else just sat on their wrist to see if it’s as wide as your sit bones?
  • 60 1
 Just how did they discover the correlation between a fist, i mean wrist, and the ass???
  • 20 0
 If the wrist don't fit you must acquit.
  • 19 0
 I think that's called a "stranger"
  • 14 0
 @h82crash: Too old for most of Pinkbike.
  • 3 0
 @Ron-C: Isn't that the Caligula fit factor?
  • 6 0
 Jeas, I red that too quickly. Red that the shop employee measures with his wrist/fist and I thought, wow, people pay good money for that kind of thing, but here you additionally get a saddle. Score!
  • 2 0
 @Ron-C: You can find a key-word in the text: "Plug in".
  • 1 0
 @nouseforaname: the FX mini series was a recent big hit, though.
  • 3 1
 Correlate doesn't mean equate dude.
  • 4 0
 Not surprisingly, my girlfriend’s saddle is exactly double-wrist width.
  • 1 0
 @Ron-C: a sorry wrong arrow
  • 3 0
 No doctor honest, I was just trying to buy a new bike seat when I lost my ring
  • 32 0
 My bag can have a boa but my 5 tens can’t?
  • 53 0
 So store your stuff in a shoe and wear bags on your feet, obviously.
  • 9 1
 Kind of a pointless sit bone measurement system they've devised... just ran through it and it tells me my sit bones are 144mm wide (151mm according to other measures actually) and a 131-155mm range of width; looking at the Volt saddles their widths are 135mm, 142mm, and 150mm so all three saddles are within the range they've estimated and their guesstimate puts me right between medium and wide. I actually ride a wide Volt and I'm happy with it but the wrist bone measurement seems terribly imprecise.
  • 4 6
 Yeah my wrist -> sir bone conversion is off by 2cm. This system is as bad as their bogus saddles that have no ergonomic basis for their designs.
  • 8 0
 @stonant: yeh but they're hella comfy
  • 1 10
flag stonant (Sep 6, 2019 at 20:29) (Below Threshold)
 @mnorris122: I’ve only tried two of their saddles and they both sucked but I’m not a twinky cyclist so that may be part of the problem
  • 5 1
 We're going to measure you for a new wrist watch, but here's your wrong saddle width just in case. Saddles are for butts. Measure your butts.
  • 2 1
 @stonant: that's interesting because I can only use web saddles, maybe cause it's all personal preference
  • 8 3
 What about people who ride flats and do not give a watt about power? #watttwats
  • 17 0
 SRM doesn't make any, but I've heard rival company SHMNO might have one in the works
  • 2 3
 @matt-15: Just get 4iiii crankarm powermeters
  • 1 3
 @matt-15: Don't mix up between SRM and SRAM
  • 3 0
 Are those the first ever pedal-based mtb power meter? I remember looking for some a few months back and not being able to find any pedal power meter.
  • 4 0
 For mtb, yes.
  • 11 0
 Think good and hard and ask yourself why pedal & power meter companies have not been rushing out to put sensitive, $$$ electronics into the component most likely to smash into rocks on a regular basis.
  • 2 1
 @Veloscente: Also pedal based power meters were unprecise compared to crank based ones.
  • 3 0
 How about when the sides of the pedal wear down from the sole of the shoe, and the cleats get wobbly from side-to-side? I've worn out several sets of pedals just like these SPD XC looking pedals. It's bad enough having to replace $180 pedals every year or so. At $400, not so interested. Re-buildable you say, which parts and for how much before I just bought a new set anyway????
  • 3 0
 Anyone else been on a new Verdict? Loved it the first three rides (20 miles combined ) now the side knobs look like a maxxis after a month or two of riding Frown
  • 2 0
 I just got the verdict as well and I would agree. It looks like the side knobs are wearing pretty quickly. Not sure I like it as much as a minion either, has a weird cornering behavior I find. But the judge as a rear is great.
  • 1 0
 I did around 8 hrs @ Bormio bike park and the side knobs where falling off, combined with the week old Judge on the rear it made for a fairly terrifying combination.....back on minions now
  • 1 0
 I have a verdict (regular version) and ive found teh side knobs are just not suppported well, so they are squirmy and almost sketchy when on edge on hardpack or smooth rock. However, in deep loose dust and scree they are superb, probably also great in loam...
  • 2 1
 I can see myself getting mtb power meter pedals for my fatbike for riding in snow (when you live att 65°35′4″N you do a lot of fatbike riding in the snow). But for my non-fatbikes that have to contend with rock strikes? I wouldn't trust them to hold up.
  • 2 0
 Wtb need to get those verdicts in local bike stores everywhere!
  • 2 0
 Hell ya please before the snow comes.
  • 2 2
 I'm going to miss the gloriously ugly WTB saddles. Now they're just stealthily ugly.
  • 6 6
 Whatdya know WTF came out with another 1200g trail tire
  • 1 0
 I don’t think the Verdict/ Verdict wet claims to be marketed towards more the DH/ Enduro crowd...

“ Uncompromising grip over rolling resistance”
  • 1 0
 That should read I think the verdict IS marketed towards enduro / DH.

My one complaint is why not release the verdict wet in the summer? Why release one then the other.. release both and offer consumers better variety for their needs and climate.

I’m happy with my WTB tires Smile
  • 2 0
 Too close to Specialized Butcher tires that are under 1000 grams. Hard to get excited when they're all looking the same these days.
  • 1 3
 Would love to like wtb products..but after trying a couple saddles and different tire setups..I've come to the conclusion that there products suck..
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