The latest products to hit Australian shores, get your first glimpse here as we give the rundown on the latest gear.
SRAM GX EAGLE GROUPSET
The GX Eagle is SRAM’s third 1x 12-speed offering, but most importantly is also its most affordable (at around half the cost of the X01 for example). A massive 10-50T rear cassette gives a 500 per cent gear range, while the aluminium crankset is compatible with all other levels of the Eagle drivetrain system. Other components, such as the derailleur and chain, are very similar to what is found on the X01, with the trickle-down effect continuing through to the aluminum trigger shifter. All-in-all, this groupset is bound to have XC, trail and enduro riders super excited.
RRP: $849.95 From: sram.com
DAKAR 3L HYDRATION PACK As well as an insulated cooler, to keep your liquid cold for 30 per cent longer, this pack has an expandable large front compartment and expandable storage pocket for your helmet or larger gear.
RRP: $189.95 FROM: lustyindustries.com FIVE TEN HELLCAT SPD
These clipless compatible shoes are designed for aggressive all-mountain and downhill riders and are lighter than ever before with a new, lower profile. The leather/synthetic mix upper offers excellent breathability, as well as durability.
RRP: $229.95 FROM: lustyindustries.com SHIMANO GRAVITY AND ALL-MOUNTAIN SHOES AND PEDALS
Shimano have gone all-out with the announcement of four new shoes, in combination with four new pedals! The flagship shoe is the AllMountain AM901, designed for downhill and enduro, while the stiffer AM701 removes the lace shield but adds an ankle gaiter to keep out debris. Two new gravity shoes – the top-level GR900 and GR700 – offer a simplified sole to keep weight down.
Shimano’s revised gravity pedals feature one SAINT-level SPD option (M820), flat pedal options at SAINT (M828) and DEORE XT (M8040) levels, and a non-series option (PD-500) - all designed to fit perfectly and offer optimum pedalling connection with Shimano’s gravity and all-mountain shoes. The new footwear should be available from September, with the pedals on sale from November.
RRP: tbc FROM: shimano.com.au
ENDURA HUMMVEE SHORT II
These shorts feature the durable MiniRipstop fabric with Durable Water Repellent Technology, making them great in wet weather. A seamless seat panel cuts out irritation and a clickfast detachable liner helps transport moisture rapidly to keep the skin dry.
RRP $119.95 FROM: advancetraders.com.au CRANK BROTHERS CANDY 1 PEDALS
These are Crank Brothers’ most versatile pedal, featuring four-sided entry for superior mud shedding. Weighing in at 282g per pair, the customizable float and release angle helps modify the fit and feel.
RRP: $88.95 FROM: lustyindustries.com