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Black Line Sprinting [BLS] is a luggage and accessory manufacturer based out of Cape Town, South Africa. They’re taking their experience in the Velodrome bag market internationally with 2 new offerings including the VeloRacing and Exclusive VeloRacing bags.

BLS VeloRacing

The VeloRacing bag organizes your helmet, shoes, kit, bottles, tools and more inside its 56L area. Also included are 2 water-resistant bags for soiled items. The $185 pack is built with water-resistant fabrics and materials padded by protective foam inserts. It has a number of zippers around its body for easy access to its various compartments. Plus, carrying is easy with removable shoulder straps or its built-in handles.

BLS Exclusive VeloRacing
photos c. BLS

Their Exclusive VeloRacing bag also accommodates your helmet, shoes, kit, bottles, tools and everything else in addition to offering 2 water-resistant bags. The $325 bag takes it up a notch with better materials an attention to details. It also fits up to 56L throughout its various compartments, each being accessible through zippers around its body.

Stash your gear up top

Green Guru Gear Stasher
photo c. Green Guru Gear

Green Guru Gear is the maker of everything from panniers to frame bags and more. They’re known for their practices in upcycling materials such as awnings, billboard signs, climbing rope, and inner tubes. Recently, they’ve launched the Stasher (yet to be named) top tube bag (the brand Stashers owns the trademark for the word, so Green Guru Gear will be changing the name). This colorful gas tank style bag uses Velcro straps to secure around the top tube and steer tube. One zipper spans the top of the bag and opens to reveal a 1.75L internal space. Like their other products, the $30 bag is built with upcycled nylon sourced from industrial tents and awnings.

Ride Out on trails comfortably

Ride Out Technologies is known for their comfortable seats and illuminating grips. They launched the Challenger after seeing space in the mountain bike market for a more comfort-focused seat. It supports the rider with shock absorbing carbon infused crossbow plates and dense padding. Design-wise, the $80 seat has a slim tail end for maneuverability and a center channel to reduce pressure. Plus, its integrated bag clip makes it easy to install and remove their saddle bags.

Revelate Designs a new color feedbag

Revelate Designs Feedbag
photo c. Revelate Designs

Revelate Designs released a crisp new color for their Mountain feedbag. Now, those with electric blue bikes can have a matching feedbag to go along. You only need one hand to open and close its main pouch. Accessing the 3 external pockets are also easy to get to. The $50 bag is built with an outer fabric, a foam frame, and liner. Weighs in at 3.7oz and stores up to 1L.

Do Work – Ornot

Ornot Work Jersey
photo c. Ornot

Fresh off the line is the Ornot Work jersey. Its American made mesh fabric offers optimal breathability for those riding gravel or payment. It has relatively short set-in sleeves, 3 rear pockets, and a locking full front zipper. Its torso and back panels are an open mesh fabric. The $120 jersey comes in 3 colors [black, ice, olive] and sizes XS-XXL.

Revos adds a boost to your everyday bike

Revos is a new brand that aims to disrupt the bike & e-bike markets. The device converts any push bike into one with an electric assist device. There is no throttle or input modes. It works by detecting your current output and provides power when needed. So those hills become a little less daunting for the average rider. It consists of a battery, motor, and pedal assist sensor. The motor mounts on the seat tube and adds up to 250W of power directly to the tire via a dyno. It’ll push riders up to 15.5mph for about 25 miles in wet and dry conditions. Also, there are 2 battery options including a 100Wh and 209Wh battery. The Revos is available on Kickstarter starting at the £350 ($470) pledge.

Banditio steals the outdoors back from bugs

Guarden Bandito
photo c. Guarden

Pest control company Guarden recently launched the Bandito. It’s a wearable device that can clip onto packs or wrap around a wrist. The device puts out 2 replants including a high-frequency sound and a non-toxic all natural scent. Its refillable cartridge contains citronella, peppermint and lemongrass oil. The battery lasts about 500hrs and the scent about 2 weeks. They’re currently available on Indiegogo with a starting price of $35. Also, 1% sales revenue is donated to Malaria No More.

Year-round event training with Sufferfest

Sufferfest Training
photo c. Sufferfest

Get ready for 67 new training plans from Sufferfest that work in tandem with digital provider TrainingPeaks. The new plans are designed for every athlete – novice to expert – and highlight structured workouts, technique training, and outdoor rides. Ultimately, these plans are designed to prepare riders for events such as triathlons, centuries, gran fondos and more.

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