BikeRadar recently had a snoop around Trek’s open warehouse event in Milton Keynes, England where we were shown the latest and greatest from its in-house brand Bontrager.
As well as an array of new helmets, shoes and lights for 2017, Bontrager has also got its hands on a long-lost mould for the ever-popular, and Grand Tour winning, bat cage bottle holder.
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Quantum MIPS helmet
New from Bontrager is the £79.99 Quantum MIPS, its designers say it’s an all-purpose, value-packed lid with the added protection of MIPS technology. It sure is a good price-point for a MIPS. US and Australian pricing unavailable.
Green, black, blue, yellow and grey versions are available. Should you be unlucky enough to damage the lid in your first year of ownership then Trek will replace it free of charge, too!
Lithos MIPS helmet
We really rate Bontrager’s current Lithos trail helmet, so we were pleased to see a 2017 version with MIPS is now available. Several colours are available and it retails for £129.99 / US$174.99 / AU$N/A.
The Bat Cage returns
A long-standing favourite for those who take on the cobbles, including many professionals, Trek’s original Bat Cage is still regarded by many as one of the best designs out there. However, getting hold of one in recent years has become increasingly difficult after someone misplaced the design’s mould.
Amazingly, the original was found when clearing out a warehouse recently, and so the US$15/ £10.99 (AUS RRP TBC) Bat Cage lives on! Check out the retro logo!
Yep, it’s the bit that (almost) looks similar to alligator skin. No vents at the toebox mean that UK riders won’t have to get the duct tape out in winter, too.
Drop Line dropper
Line Pro flat pedal
A grippy and durable flat pedal for trail and park use, that’s what Bontrager says about the new Line Pro. The platform looks on the smaller side of large and its pins are replaceable. Pricing seems fair but not cheap at £89.99 / US$N/A / AU£N/A.