The latest products to hit Australian shores, get your first glimpse here as we give the rundown on the latest gear.
GROUND EFFECT GEAR
Ground Effect are an AMB office favourite, and the new Hydroslides and Neopolitan combination looks like that will continue. While the Neopolitan sees a new colour for the popular ¾ sleeve trail top, the Hyrdoslides are all-new. These shorts combine a high strength front with a waterproof back, over the knee length and sealed seams these should be a go-to for any rides in suboptimal conditions!
RRP: $119 Neopolitan, $165 Hydroslides groundeffect.co.nz
Whether you’re out before dawn, busting night rides or just crawling home after a post-work trail session, being seen when getting to and from the trails is important. Brilliant Reflective use a 3M Scotchlite Reflective material that can be ironed on or stuck on clothing or equipment, including colour matched options so you barely see it in the daytime. This is well-priced peace of mind!
RRP: $19.95 swiftsports.com.au LAZER HELMETS
Lazer have found a new home with Shimano, and while we’ve loved their lightweight Z1, the Blade (top) is a good value XC helmet while the Roller (bottom) has a visor and some extended coverage, suiting trail riding. We hear Lazer are expanding their range with some more trail and enduro helmets to come. Based on the quality of what’s on the market we’re keen to see what pops up.
RRP: Blade $149 / $169 MIPS Roller $109 / $129 MIPS shimano.com.au
AMPLIFI SALVO POLYMER KNEE GUARDS
Comfort, low weight and protection? Yes, all three are possible in a knee guard with the Amplifi Salvo. With 5 different materials used for formfitting function, the soft cell protection withstands repeated hits and has a CE certification. These should be spot on for Australian conditions, and all-day comfort.
RRP: $129.95 mtbsport.com.au DIRTSURFER CUSTOM GUARDS
From the minds of Frameskin comes a stylised options on a timeless design. Thanks to Dirtsurfer the humble fork mounted mudguard is available in over 45 designs, with more to come. Match them to your paint scheme, your mood, your heroes or your inner villain. You could even get a custom run for your team or club. They’re 50/50 recycled and new material, and fit anything from 26” through to 29+, still weighing just 28g.
RRP: $25.00 dirtsurfer.com.au