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Tech Briefing: Oil Slick Pedals, Flat Pedals Shoes, A Dozen New Bikes, & More – July 2020

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Tech Briefing is a feature for the new stuff that we spot every month, but haven’t gotten our hands on yet. An eclectic serving of tech, from revolutionary products to novel traditional gear, with some wacky stuff thrown in for good measure.

NS Bikes Aluminum Define

€3999 – €5699

A more affordable aluminium version of the Define is now available. (Learn more.)

Apidura’s Expedition Downtube Pack

$67 / £52 / €59

Apidura’s Expedition Downtube Pack aims to solve the problem of limited water bottle storage by offering a small bag that can be securely strapped onto your frame. (Learn more.)

Trond Hansen’s Kidreel

399NOK or $40

The Norwegian freerider is back with a new product to help get kids up the hills. (Learn more.)

Orange Five and Stage

£5,300 ($6,600)

The two trail bikes get an Evo makeover. (Learn more.)

YT Shred Spec Aluminium Capra and Decoy


YT has reacted to the calls for high-performance aluminum bikes with coil shocks by releasing two new specs. (Learn more.)

Commencal 2021 Clash


The new Clash gets a significant geometry and suspension update for 2021. (Learn more.)

Pirelli Scorpion eMTB Tire


The brand’s first eMTB specific tire uses their SmartGRIP+ compound. (Learn more.)

Forbidden Bike Co. Druid Builds & 3 New Frame Colors

$4,599 USD / €4899 / £4399 (Frame: $3,099 USD / £2949)

Forbidden are now offering an XT and SLX complete build for their Druid bike along with new frame color options. (Learn more.)

Industry Nine Expanded Carbon Wheelset Lineup

$1,575 – $1,825 USD

Industry Nine announces four new value-oriented carbon wheelsets. (Learn more.)

Únic Custom Kit Range for Younger Riders

96.75 €

Groms can now design their own riding kit with Únic’s online editor. (Learn more.)

Specialized Mixed Wheel Size Demo


Mullet as standard and loads of adjustability on the latest Demo. (Learn more.)

Nukeproof Horizon and Neutron Wheelsets

From £120/ US $169/ Euro €134

Nukeproof are claiming improvements across performance, durability and serviceability. (Learn more.)

Revel Bikes Tire Levers From Recycled Carbon Rims

$15 USD per lever

Prototypes and scrap are chopped up, heated, compressed and reused as a handy tool. (Learn more.)

Canfield Crampon Mountain Limited Edition Oil Slick Pedals

$174.99 USD

Canfield releases a limited edition version of their flat pedal to match their 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Canfield Balance. (Learn more.)

Chromag Rift Knee Guard

$135 CAD

Chromag expands their apparel collection with the addition of the Rift knee guards. (Learn more.)

Magura Apparel Collection


Magura collaborates with clothing specialists Maloja for its new range of clothing. (Learn more.)

Revel Bikes Rascal & Rail


Two new colorways for the Revel Rascal and Rail. (Learn more.)

Burgtec Enduro MK3 Stem

£89.99 / $110 USD / $150 CAD / €99.00

According to Burgtec, their new stem was “tested with the world’s fastest jibbers and sendiest racers.” (Learn more.)

Únic Essential & Signature Range

€113 (outside EU), €138.99 (EU)

Únic launches more wallet-friendly essential range of customized clothing. (Learn more.)

Ride Concepts’ Vice Flat Pedal Shoes

$100 US / $150 CAD / €100 Europe / £89.95 UK

Ride Concepts unveil their new flat pedal offering that has been developed with Kyle Strait and their dirt jump, slopestyle and BMX athletes. (Learn more.)

Hayes XC Group

$139.99 – $899.99 USD

Hayes’ new lineup includes the return of the R7 fork and an XC-focused air shock. (Learn more.)

MRP “Ready to Shred” Package

Free for a limited time

The service, which includes a cut steerer, a brake adapter, a baseline set up and star nut and crown race fitting, would normally be a $40 upgrade but is free for a limited time. (Learn more.)

Garmin Edge 130 Plus and Edge 1030 Plus Computers

$199.99 – $249.99 USD & $599.99 USD – $699.99 USD

Garmin’s new computers can help you navigate trails, give in-depth training insights, tell you how smooth you are, and how much time you spend in the air. (Learn more.)

Cotic SolarisMAX Hardtail

£675 frame

Cotic update their SolarisMAX Hardtail with new features, colours and a steeper seat angle. (Learn more.)

Muc Off Sealant for Inner Tubes


Muc Off has released a new sealant product designed for use with inner tubes. (Learn more.)

Urge BP Deltar Full Face Helmet


A new budget friendly helmet from the eco-conscious French brand. (Learn more.)

MyBoo eMTB Range

€4,499 // £4,090 – €5,999 // £5,454

Ghanain-made, bamboo eMTBs launched. (Learn more.)

Revel Bikes Ranger Trail Bike

$4999 – $9999 (Frame $2,799 USD)

Revel Bikes unveils the new Ranger bike that combines XC efficiency with their CBF suspension platform. (Learn more.)

AbsoluteBlack Graphene Infused Chain Lube

$150 / £115 / €130 for 140ml

The lube comes with hugely impressive claims of efficiency and durability. (Learn more.)

Commencal 2021 Meta AM 29


2021 sees Commencal redesign its Meta AM 29 with changes to geometry and kinematics. (Learn more.)

Leatt Aaron Chase Signature Twenty/Twenty Shoe

$129.99 USD

A shoe for riding, digging and everything in between. (Learn more.)

Cascade Components Transition Sentinel and Patrol Linkage

$315 USD

Transition has stated that installing the link will not void your warranty. (Learn more.)

Guerrilla Gravity Limited Edition Trail Pistol Race SL

$7895 USD

Guerilla Gravity has put together a limited edition run of just 25 Trail Pistol Race SL models. (Learn more.)

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