NEW PROD­UCTS

The lat­est prod­ucts to hit Aus­tralian shores, get your first glimpse here as we give the run­down on the lat­est gear.

Australian Mountain Bike - - Fast Track -

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

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