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Roundup: Fresh gear from Bontrager, ABUS, Handup, and 7mesh

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In this roundup, we’re checking out everything from helmets to apparel and even new partnerships. For commuters, Bontrager has a fresh helmet with a new approach for protection. ABUS has signed legendary riders for helmet development. Handup released fall designs. And 7mesh is packing more during long rides.

Bontrager adds protective cells for commuters

Bontrager Charge WaveCel Commuter HelmetBontrager Charge WaveCel Helmet

Bontrager Charge WaveCel Commuter Helmet top and bottom
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The latest helmet from Bontrager is their e-bike approved Charge WaveCel. It features their new WaveCel technology that claims to be effective up to 48x greater when protecting the head compared to standard EPS foam helmets. Its harness system is easily adjusted with a Boa dial on the rear, while a Fidlock magnetic buckle makes it easy to secure. Inside, it has soft and washable pads, and on the back is a Blendr mount system for Bontrager lights. The $150 commuting helmet is available in sizes S-L (51-63cm) and 4 colors including black, blue, white/black, and yellow/black.

ABUS signs legendary riders Gracia & Schley

To further develop their helmet line, ABUS has signed Cedric Gracia and Richie Schley. The two MTB legends bring with them over 40 years of experience in BMX racing and of course slopestyle mountain biking. The input from Gracia and Schley will help ABUS continue to develop MTB helmets.

Handup changes colors for fall

Handup Fall 2019 gloves

Handup seems to do a good job of keeping their designs fresh. They’ve released 4 new eye-popping designs just in time for fall including Marsh Mallard, A-Loam-Ha, Psychedelic Zebra, and Switchback gloves (in that order). Each retails for $28 and are available in sizes XXS – XXL.

The 7mesh Anything System carries more gear

7mesh Anything System

7mesh Anything Panel
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The 7mesh Anything System may be the tech to check out if you need that extra bit of storage space. It’s a modular compartment system that’s built into their jerseys, bibs, and shorts. The Ashlu men’s & women’s jerseys ($200) have a rear Anything Panel to organize items in a large 70/30 split space, along with a standard 3 pocket area. The 2 large pockets also have full-length zippers on either side.

7mesh Anything System MK3 WK37mesh Glidepath Foundation shorts

Their MK3 and WK3 (men’s & women’s – $200) Cargo Bib shorts have leg pockets for quick access on the move, and rear pockets if you’re rocking a tee and need the space. Lastly, the Glidepath shorts ($140) and Foundation bib short liner ($150) are designed with mountain and gravel riders in mind. Each has front pockets for easy access while on the bike and phone pockets on the thigh.

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