Fix It Sticks are some
of the coolest multi-tools on the market
today due to their easy of use, small size
and multi-functionality. These two sticks
come with eight commonly used bit sizes
and form a T-handle shape for added leverage. Fix It Sticks are lightweight, durable
and extremely easy to carry.
Renthal Traction lock-on grips—$30: Grips are
considered a wear-and-tear item and should be replaced as needed.
Renthal’s Traction grips come in a few options—from medium to ultra tacky—and have
aluminum locking collars on either side of the handlebars to prevent them from moving.
They’re available through any reputable bike shop, but also available directly through their
online shop at www.renthal.com.
Lezyne Twin Drive kit—$35: There is no doubt
that CO2 cartridges are the fastest way to inflate your flat
tires out on the trail. The Twin Drive kit from Lezyne is an
easy-to-carry kit that contains two 25-gram CO2 cartridges,
an inflator, two tire levers and room to store a patch kit. The
entire thing is held together with a Velcro strap and takes up
very little room in your riding pack.
Leatt DBX 2.0 X-Flow
gloves—$35: Leatt’s DBX 2.0
gloves are super lightweight and
provide a surprising amount of grip.
The palms are made from ultra-thin
NanoGrip that contains fibers 7. 5
times thinner than a human hair. The
gloves are also made with a super-stretchy material and an ergonomic
design for a comfortable fit.
Fox Kabolt 15-millimeter axle—$45: The
Kabolt is a super-lightweight axle from Fox that is designed
to save close to 40 grams over a traditional-style axle.
It eliminates the quick-release thru-axle on your current
fork and replaces it with this black or orange axle that is
installed with a 6-millimeter hex wrench. It’s available in
100- or 110-millimeter Boost spacing and can be used in
any application—from cross-country to aggressive trail/
Maxxis High Roller II—$60–
$80: A fresh set of tires can make your
bike feel brand new. Oftentimes riders wait
too long to change their tires, which can
result in poor performance and an
increased chance of washing out
on a trail. The Maxxis High Roller
II is a great tire for loose, loose-over-hard, medium or wet
conditions. They come in all
wheel sizes with a 2.3-inch
width, as well as a 27. 5+
size with a 2.8-inch
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