Nino’s world championship bike seen through a prison of jealous forks that only wish they were on the fastest bike.
Fix It Sticks: Fix It Sticks has
been a favorite multi-tool of ours
for years. They recently came
out with a new attachment that
adds the convenience of a chain
breaker without adding much
weight or taking up too much
Grip studs: These little thread-in studs provide
traction in harsh conditions, like snow and ice. They
thread into the knobs of the tires to provide bite and
traction on icy trails. They’re like a kit to convert your
standard tire into a bona fide snow tire.
Now Helmets: Now Helmets is new to
the bicycle world, but their designers are
no stranger to the protection world. Their
founder has many years of experience
designing for the likes of Harley Davidson,
Scott and Fox.
Exustar pedals: They may have a plastic exterior, but they have
proven themselves quite durable and consistent to our test riders.
Exustar does a nice job combining durability with value. They use
a Shimano SPD cleat, which works quite well.
Sidi Defender: Sidi’s new Defender shoe sports a larger profile than most other Sidi shoes with a beefed-up upper that’s
designed for the rigors of all-mountain and enduro riding. It also
has a three-position ratchet and a stiff and efficient sole.