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Crank Brothers Acid Pedals
£70 4.5

After spotting a gap in the range between the ultra minimal Eggbeater cross-country pedal and the Mallet downhill pedal, Crank Brothers have come up with the Acid - an all-mountain clipless pedal with caged support that's available in two versions.

Helly Hansen Strive Jacket

Helly Hansen Strive Jacket
£180 3.5

The Strive is Helly Hansen's latest lightweight summer jacket. Its general sports cut means it's fairly snug and it feels good worn over T-shirts (many summer waterproofs feel quite 'sticky' in use).


High5 SuperCarb 4:1 Energy Source
£26.97 4.5

Energy drink giants High5 have launched their newest weapon in the fight against fatigue: SuperCarbs. It's reported to deliver up to 40 per cent more carbs to the working muscles than rival drinks.


DMR Transition Tyre
£19.95 4.5

Street and skatepark riding has finally become fully acceptable for MTBs, and DMR make several products for this purpose.The Transition tyre is great for those who have been using the Moto tyre for street or skatepark use and have suffered pinch flats.

On One Smoothie Regular Aheadset

On-One Smoothie Regular Aheadset
£35 4.5

As you'd expect from any bearing system related to a shed in deepest, darkest Yorkshire, this new aheadset is a true grit lover's dream. The bottom race features a top spec mechanical labyrinth seal that should still be going strong.

Bikehut Carbon Race Saddle

Bikehut Carbon Race Saddle
£39.99 4.5

You'd be daft to ignore the Halfords Bikehut brand because this long, lean saddle ticks all the cross-country racer boxes. The seat is narrow and its design of thin padding over a flexible shell makes it as comfortable as most other race saddles out there.

Selle Italia Flite

Selle Italia Flite
£59.99 4

Selle Italia's Flite was revolutionary over a decade ago and it still cuts it today. This minimalist seat is one of the few iconic saddles - the long, slim, rounded top shape with flexible hull and titanium rails creates a comfortable perch.

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