This week sees a bumper arrival of new kit to review and rate for your pleasure.
For those of you who can’t wait until the reviews come out in the magazine or go up online, here’s another in our new series of pre-emptive peeks into recent test product arrivals.
We’ve had a big delivery from 100% this week!
100% Speedcraft SL Sport sunglasses
Channel your inner Wyn Masters or even Macho Man Randy Savage with the 100% Speedcraft SL shades. The larger lens shape is designed to give greater protection whilst an anti-reflective coating on the inside prevents side glare.
100% Airmatic Honor Jersey
Previously known for its motorcross helmets and clothing, 100% has leapt into the MTB game with apparel that hints at its MX roots. The Honor jersey sits in the Airmatic all-mountain range. We can’t help but be reminded of a certain bike brand beginning with ‘Y’ in this colour scheme.
100% Airmatic Honor Shorts
This is the matching shorts for the Honor jersey. Complete with removable, padded liner short. The Honor is made from a quick drying, lightweight polyester/elastane 4-way stretch material.
100% Celium Solid Jersey
The more premium Celium range incorporate even more features than the Airmatic for not much more money. Flatlock stitching and lazer cut venting keep comfort at the fore.
100% Celium Solid Shorts
The standout feature of the Solid short is the shock cord adjustable waist closure, giving the short a slim profile. The Solid is sold with a fully padded liner short for all day comfort on the trails.
100% Airmatic and Ridecamp Gloves
Price: £19.99 (each)
Proper gloves for a bargain price! The Airmatic feature knuckle armour and a double layered, padded palm whilst the Ridecamp is more minimalist with a single layer Clarino palm and mesh backing.
B’Twin 500 Hydration Pack
Suitable for rides of up to a couple of hours, the slimline 500 has a one litre bladder and three litres of storage space spread over three pockets. The shoulder straps use a parachute style Velcro chest attachment to maintain stability.
B’Twin 900 Floor Pump
Rated up to 145psi and available in several colours to match your bike or garage paint scheme. The 900 has a rubber handle and dual head for both types of valve.
Mavic Crossride Belt
Hip packs are so in right now. Mavic’s take on the venerable bumbag fits a standard bottle via an angled and funneled pocket for simple location. Four pockets enable the carrying of essentials. If you already own Mavic’s Crossride shorts then the Crossride Belt is designed to connect seamlessly.
Specialized Henge Comp Saddle
The trail and all-mountain saddle found on Specialized’s popular Enduro range of bikes. The Comp uses cro-mo rails for strength and plenty of butt friendly padding. The Henge also features SWAT compatibility to attach accessories such as the Mountain Bandit we featured a couple of weeks back.
Specialized Airtool MTB Pump
Alloy construction and handy frame clip make forgetting a pump a thing of the past. The Airtool has a large barrel design specifically for inflating high volume MTB tyres.
Specialized Sport MTB Shoes
The stealthy, all black Sport MTB is Specialized’s entry level shoe for clipping in. Body Geometry sole and footbeds should make it comfortable for pedalling and three long Velcro straps should keep the shoes in place.