It’s the end of yet another week – and that means it’s time for the latest edition of our Friday Five-a-side. As per usual, we’re rounding up of the most interesting bits and pieces of road cycling and mountain biking gear that have recently landed on the BikeRadar doorstep.
New mountain bike gear
Scorpion Bike Stands
Scorpion’s unique bike stands can be used for storage, cleaning or general maintenance. These patent-pending bike stands are available for road, mountain and BMX and work with Shimano, SRAM and any other crankset with a hollow spindle. There’s also a travel version that folds flat for easy transport.
US$69-$89 / UK TBA / AU TBA
Bontrager Jackalope TLR fat bike wheelset and Hodag tyre
Fat bike tyres weigh enough without having to resort to running tubes. Thankfully, tubeless options for fat bikes are on the rise. Bontrager’s Jackalope TLR wheelset brings proven tubeless-ready technology to the fat bike market.
The Jackalope TLR wheelset is available in several configurations to fit most fat bikes currently on the market. The front wheel is available in a 135mm quick-release spacing as well as the increasingly popular 150mm width with a 15mm thru-axle. The rear wheel comes in 170mm quick-release as well as 177x12mm thru axle versions. The rims have an internal width of 75mm. The weight for the complete wheelset shown here is 2,882g.
US$999 / UK TBA / AU TBA
Speaking of tubeless technology for fat bikes, Bontrager has just released its first fat bike tyre, complete with a tubeless-ready bead. The Hodag is a 26×3.8in tyre with an aggressive tread pattern. The zig-zag siping on the knobs is intended to further enhance grip.
Weight for this burly tyre is 1,244g.
US $149 / UK TBA / AU TBA
Smith Pivlock Overdrive
The pivlock Overdrive is the slightly less techy member of Smith’s Pivlock family of sunglasses. Unlike other Pivlock shades, such as the Pivlock V2 Max, the Overdrive features a full frame to protect the lenses (and the wearer) from impacts.
Shared features with the rest of the Pivlock line include a three-position adjustable nose piece to fine-tune fit and three pairs of interchangeable lenses suitable for a broad range of conditions.
US$199 / UK TBA / AU TBA