You can always count on SKS to have a few new products to show, and Interbike was no different. A few of them like the revised Air Checker we’ve already seen, but others like the Airstep foot pump are all new.
Built with a cast aluminum body, the Airstep is made in Germany in the same facility that manufactures cast aluminum intake manifolds for Mercedes Benz. The pump expands to allow you to use your foot to pump instead of your arms, and it features a long hose that coils up and stores around the gauge. Capable of reaching pressures up to 102psi, the pump includes a presta or schrader head and sells for $79.99.
We saw this earlier in the year, but the Air Checker is getting an upgrade. Thanks to a new chip, the guage is more accurate at low pressures, and it will give you real time pressure, even as you’re letting out air with the bleeder valve. This will replace the previous version for $32.99.
SKS had these Compit & Compit/E mounts for smartphones which offer a secure hold and a front and center mount. More importantly, there’s a universal adapter so you can put anything on the mount, as long as it has a flat surface for you to mount the adapter. There’s also a potential that down the road, an updated version of this mount could allow you to wirelessly charge your phone while riding your e-bike around town.
Adding to their massive fender collection, SKS now offers the Edge AL full aluminum fenders which will fit 700 x 42mm tires for the 45mm version, or 700 x 50mm tires for the 56mm version. Weights are listed at 542g or 568g, and prices at $55.99 or $59.99.
The Bluemel 75U is a similarly styled fender, but made from plastic. The fenders will work for 27.5 or 29″ wheels with a max tire width of 65mm. Weight is listed at 800g, and they’re $74.99.
Finally, SKS has a number of new bags including some interesting pieces like the Traveler Click 800 which is a saddle bag that unzips from the side for easy access.