One Mountain Clothing is expanding their streetwear line and adding some base layers for this fall. Their website claims that they engineered new base layers to be moisture wicking and UV protective. UV protective sounds a bit funny, but itâ€™s not a bad idea if you want to ditch your jacket while building kickers or hiking a ridge in spring.
If you canâ€™t take a knee to get into your tele bindings, you probably donâ€™t have much of a place with freeheel planks on your feet to begin with. 22-Designs TeleBulldog ski binding is a good option for the dozen telemark instructors in the world who need to get in and out of their skis a lot. On the other hand, 22-Designs step-in makes the old Black Diamond Sky Hoy look like a hokey science fair project.
You could be one of those awkward people carrying around your seat and seatpost getting grease all over everyone in the McDonalds line, or you could get the Quick-Release Seat Lock. This thing replaces your seat collar so it needs to be sized to fit your bike, but it gets rid of all those cables and bolts which arenâ€™t very secure anyway. The other alternative is just leaving your seat at home anytime you ride into the city and stand up all the time.
Add a rope tow to your backyard for about $950 with help from the Canadian company Motorsport Engineering. This product is relatively new which makes their promotional video and photos obviously shot in the 1970s even more mysterious. You wonâ€™t have to deal with stopped lifts when people fall down, on the other hand you also wonâ€™t have anyone to stop the lift when your arm gets pulled into the pulley.
The North Face is making two battery-heated hydration packs that prevent liquid in their reservoir tube from freezing. A sensor in the tube tells the four AA batteries when to turn on to keep your drink just above freezing temperature. The batteries last about 20 hours at 15F. An alternative is to just mix water with about 50% alcohol which has a much lower freezing temperature and makes you feel warm when itâ€™s cold out.
Every few years some new developers become the first ones to make a two-wheel drive bike. This one comes to us from researchers in Japan who use a second chain that runs from the cassette up the frame to the head tube and then down to the front hub. This is what happens when people who arenâ€™t cyclists try to reinvent the bike. Even the Wright brothers didnâ€™t try to reinvent the bike, you know why? Because they were bike mechanics.
This might look like a bike for people who never learned to ride, but itâ€™s really a pedal driven vehicle made for riding in skateparks and streets. The Street Surferâ€™s four front wheels are on a linkage pivot that corrects itself for off-center landings and allows you to lay it over really far while turning. Unfortunately those tiny wheels probably donâ€™t soak up much impact on landing so it might be a little tough on your body. The tires are actually pneumatic, good luck finding 3×1 tubes.