We brought you a load of product news from the UK’s Core Bike Show at the start of the month – see the related articles on the right. Here’s a round-up of some of the other mountain bike kit that caught our eye.
THE are producing a limited edition version of their popular The One full-face helmet to help raise funds for paralysed BMX star Stephen Murray.
The design features the logo of Murray’s clothing brand, Stay Strong, which was set up to give him a creative outlet and generate some income for his family, plus a blue band, like the charity bracelet worn by his supporters.
Lezyne are best known for their tools and pumps, but they also have a range of four hydration packs, ranging in price from the £39.99 Firebreak to the £94.99 Great Divide.
The Adroit bag pictured here costs £79.99, including a 3l bladder, and includes a removable spine plate, straps for leg/arm armour, a removable waist belt with pockets, a ‘media pocket’ for mp3 players and plenty of internal organisation. They’re available in the UK through Upgrade.
As well as their new full-suspension frame, Identiti were showing off their Persona ‘fixed gear freestyle’ frame, which should be available from next month. A fixie, in a mountain bike round-up? Well, this is no lightweight road machine.
The company’s aim was to produce “a strong but not excessively heavy frame that can handle today’s progressive riding”. It displays a clear BMX and mountain bike influence, and is made from double-butted TAF chromoly.
Features include a sloping top tube, down tube box gusset and Taper-Lock CNC-machined dropouts. Identiti say: “We’ve tweaked the classic fixie frame geometry to provide a little more space up front for bar spins, etc.”
The frame will cost around £275 including headset and seatclamp. It’ll come with a sticker sheet in a choice of three colours – Matte Black, Metallic Orange or Chrome Plate – and in three sizes. Claimed weight is 2.305kg (5.1lb). The Persona will also be available as a complete bike, including Identiti FFX fork and Halo wheels.