New Prod­ucts

THE LAT­EST PROD­UCTS TO HIT AUS­TRALIAN SHORES, GET YOUR FIRST GLIMPSE HERE AS WE GIVE THE RUN­DOWN ON THE LAT­EST GEAR.

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1 SPANK 350 VIBROCORE RIMS

Spank’s Vibrocore rims have a low pro­file cross sec­tion and 30mm in­ter­nal wide rim – get­ting the right mix of lat­eral rigidty with ver­ti­cal com­pli­ance. This means a wheel built with these rims tracks bet­ter and has bet­ter com­fort at the bars. The Vibrocore in­ner also trans­mits way less vi­bra­tion to the rider for less fa­tigue and more con­trol. Linksports have just landed rims in black in both 27.5” and 29” sizes, and ex­pect the coloured op­tions by the end of the year! RRP: $139.95 linksports.com.au

2 IXS HACK YOUTH GUARDS

Thanks to iXS, find­ing quality pro­tec­tive gear for young rip­pers is no longer a prob­lem. The iXS Hack is a tough pad de­signed for hard­core groms aged 5 and up. With two re­ten­tion straps and good cov­er­age for the knee and el­bow it of­fers good pro­tec­tion with­out hin­der­ing flex­i­bil­ity. These are land­ing from November. RRP: $70 for el­bows, $80 for knees linksports.com.au

3 BZ OP­TICS PHO RANGE

BZ Op­tics haven’t re­leased eye­wear as a hom­mage to a Viet­namese soup, but in­stead it’s a pho­tochro­matic range that works across all light con­di­tions. Even bet­ter, BZ Op­tics PHO range can be fit­ted with bi­fo­cals. This is pretty handy when you need to switch from read­ing your GPS to then read­ing trail fea­tures way down the trail, all in mixed light con­di­tions. The frames are light and adapt­able to many face shapes – mak­ing these some truly ver­sa­tile eye­wear. RRP: $200 for bi­fo­cal, or $129 with­out bzop­tics.com

4 KINEKT ISO­LA­TION SEAT POST

In an age where the only kind of mov­ing seat­post is usu­ally a drop­per post, a sus­pen­sion seat­post still makes sense for ad­ven­ture bikes and gravel bikes. The new Kinekt 2.1 and 3.1 (al­loy and car­bon re­spec­tively) are sleek, have 12mm of set­back and are tune­able to a rider’s weight with 6 spring com­bi­na­tions. They come in 27.2mm, 30.9mm and 31.6mm with shims for other sizes. RRP: $315, or $499 for car­bon grav­i­tys­porthq.com.au

5 MAXXIS MIN­IONS WITH EXO+

The ever-pop­u­lar Maxxis Min­ion DHF and DHRII com­bi­na­tion are now avail­able with the all-new EXO+ pro­tec­tion. This new cas­ing is ideal for fast trail rid­ers and rid­ers look­ing for a more sup­ple en­duro tyre. The tyres have a SilkShield layer un­der­neath an EXO pro­tec­tion layer, and Maxxis claim a 27% in­crease in punc­ture pro­tec­tion un­der the tread, and a 51% in­crease for side­wall dura­bil­ity com­pared to a stan­dard EXO pro­tec­tion tyre. We’ve got a set ready to mount up and test for our next is­sue to see how it pans out on the trail. 2.4” and 2.5” tyres are in stock now, with 2.6-3.0” tyres ar­riv­ing in early November, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar Rekon. RRP: From $99.95 kwtim­ports.com.au

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