One mount to rule them all
Giro has been putting mounts on its helmets for a
couple of years but is now offering an accessory mount
with a soft base to contour to various surfaces. The
accessory mount uses several heavy-duty rubber bands
and can be mounted on bars, downtubes and pretty
much any other round surface on the bike. The mount
uses a GoPro-style attachment and is compatible with
some lights. For $20 you can get some more use out of
your action camera.
Get a little faster, feel a little better
Oval chainrings have been common in road biking for years,
but the technology is slowly creeping into the mountain bike
scene. The narrow-wide Traction chainring has a 12-percent
oval to it that gives riders a little more leverage on the trail.
While this version is a direct-mount Cinch for Race Face
cranks, OneUp offers the Traction in a few other BCD
options. For $70, you could set a new personal record.
Cage-less bottle and holder
We saw this interesting bottle out in Utah last
summer and were intrigued by the cage-less
design. Thanks to the help of some little wedges,
the Fabric bottle sits where a normal cage would
be. These are slowly becoming available in the
U.S. and look like a pretty sweet deal, especially
for those with smaller frames. Fabric.cc will have
all the details, as will your local bike shop.