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James Blackwell

James Blackwell

Art Editor, Mountain Biking UK Magazine

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    The Syncros DPS 32 rim is designed to take everything the average hucker, DHer or 4X racer could throw at it




    Small enough to stash in your pack, the Tryg Point jacket is a soft shell made from Schoeller 3XDRY nylon. It's waterproof, it dries remarkably quickly on the trail and it's impressively breathable, transferring heat and sweat away fast so it stayed on all ride, even when it got a bit warmer. The cut is slim and there's reflective detailing on the front and back for better visability during night riding.

    Strong confidence inspiring wheels



    Magura are best known for their excellent brakes and suspension but they also make wheels, like the lightweight Pro. The overall feeling is light but solid, and the attention to detail is evident in the DT XR 4.1D rim,

    The Shorty Deluxe Stem is available in black or silver



    Benchmark short downhill stem and it's just had a price drop from £110. It's CNC'd from quality aluminium, it has a four-bolt faceplate, a twin bolt clamp and it's as solid as they come.

    The Salsa is perfect for single speed set ups



    This middle chainring has no ramps or pins so it's ideal for single-speed set-ups, although it's also 5-9 speed compatible. It's CNC'd from 7075 T6 alloy and is super rigid to take the forces inflicted by single-speed use.

    The O grips will feel great on most rigs



    The new O grips feature a multi-directional soft waffle pattern set into a slightly harder outer rib in O shapes. This design offers a good mixture of comfort, traction and durability.

    The Stingers offer a lot of adjustment for wider feet



    The 661 Stingers are shoes designed for serious mountain bikers. The uppers are made from synthetic leather and there's mesh over the toes and around the sides to provide good airflow and help keep your feet cool in summer.




    The FR-200 is a freeride stem that's CNC machined from 7075 aluminium and designed to fit 1.5in steerer tubes, which are wider than the conventional 1 1/8in steerers.

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