Want to support Road 2 Recovery and win one of these Fox 40 DH forks with a custom painted-to-match Traxxas 1/10th Ford Raptor R/C trucks? They’re up for auction, with bids starting at just $0.99, and all proceeds to toward helping get injured athletes back on a bike and on, naturally, the road to recovery. The forks are straight off team riders’ bikes, and you can check out how they had them set up and get more details on bidding right here. Five sets will be auctioned off, one each week, starting this past week. (Just interested in the truck? Check out our Traxxas Slash review!)
Infinit Nutrition cuts cals & sugar
Offering a lower calorie, lower sugar option for staying hydrated, the new Infinit Hydrate sports drink mix adds Beta-Alanine to help reduce perceived fatigue, and can have caffeine added up request. The new formula comes in Strawberry Lemonade flavor and retails for $38.99 for a 30-serving bag.
52 Speaker shares your Garmin mount
Want music on your ride without blocking ambient noise? 52 speaker uses a standard Garmin-style computer mount to quickly attach to your handlebar or stem and give you easy volume control even with full finger gloves. Don’t want to give up that out-front mount for your GPS cycling computer? No problem, just order up the K-Edge stem cap mount (or use the included strap mount). It’s water/dust resistant, has a built-in FM tuner for listening to local radio, and pairs with your phone to play your own music, use navigation, or take a call. Grab one from their already fully funded Kickstarter campaign for as little as $59, which is 14% off final retail price.
Yuba adds Bench Seats, Monkey Bars for kids
Yuba’s Bamboo Box Bench Seat accessory creates a safe area on the Supermarche cargo bike for children to sit. A 3-point harness secures young riders to the bike while padded back and booty cushions add comfort. Installing the bamboo shelf seems simple enough with all of the needed hardware provided. The $150 accessory also includes a 2-year warranty and extra harness.
The Adjustable Monkey Bar system is built to keep kids safe on the rear rack seat. Its snap button joints make it quick to adjust and easy to install/remove. This $200 component works with a majority of Yuba’s rear rack systems and seat accessories.
Rapha on the big screen
Rapha Media has partnered with Thereabouts to create the Outskirts series. The movie trilogy follows Angus and Lachlan Morton – and special guests – on three of their rides as they explore communities and cultures around the world. The first of the films will tell their store as they ride the length of Route 66. Curiosity is said to kick off the first film as the group began the ride during political turmoil. To their surprise, they notice soon after starting their ride how connected and welcoming the communities are along the route.
Adidas launches new active sunglasses
Adidas Eyewear launched 2 new styles including the Tempest and Pacry. Both get SPX snap-proof frames, adjustable nose pads, polycarbonate lenses and hydrophilic grips on contact points. Plus, they’re both prescription lens compatible. The round lenses of the Pacyr sets it apart from the cat eye shaped Tempest.
Gregory Endo, Avos hydration packs move with you
Both the Endo and Avos from Gregory are built around the easy organization of tools, parts and extras towards the base of the pack. This keeps the load towards the rider’s center of gravity. Each pack has back panels featuring Gregory’s moisture-wicking EVAP technology and adjustable Shift RS system. Plus, a 3L bladder is included with a bite nozzle. The $130 Endo has a capacity of 15L while the $120 women specific Avon holds 10L.
Chrome packs up robust commuter bags
Chrome designed their MXD lineup to 1. be functional and 2. be tough. Their 5L Notch ($90) and 8L Segment ($110) are their rugged shoulder bags that feature 2 exterior pockets and a large full-zip main compartment. For more space, the Fathom backpack ($120) has 13L of space with 2 tall outer pockets and a large internal section sized for a 13″ laptop. Lastly, their Pace ($130) offers both tote and sling functionality holding 18L between its 2 pockets and main pouch.