Contemporary Tech: Pit Viper, Thomson, Nuclear Dawn, Rogue Panda & extra!


Sedona MTB Fest had a number of mountain bikes to journey, but in addition a ton of contemporary gear, parts, tires, baggage, and extra from manufacturers huge and small, together with Kenda and Continental. Plus a pair choices for refreshments, some somewhat extra production-ready than others.

Pit Viper was displaying off their new Brapstrap mountain bike goggles, which get moto goggle tech and all of the anticipated type…

pit viper mountain bike goggles

pit viper mountain bike goggles

Massive vents on high ought to maintain airflow excessive, and swappable lenses with tear-off tabs allow you to modify to gentle situations and maintain them clear within the mud. Search for clear lenses to come back inventory, with just a few darker ones accessible individually.

A dual-density foam ought to maintain them form-fitted to your face, and a foam-like ring on the within retains the lens solidly in place with no slipping or rattle. A hinged strap mount helps them match higher on full-face helmets. Goggles are $139.95 and substitute lenses are $20-$40 every.

pit viper mtb goggles and transition lens sunglasses

Their sun shades now include “extra”, which implies extra choices. Like photochromic lenses that mechanically darken and lighten relying on situations, and polarized choices. As a result of for those who’re sporting Pit Vipers, extra is barely higher. Test all of them out at

Rogue Panda Body Luggage

rogue panda bikepacking bags

Designed and made in Arizona, Rogue Panda does each customized and inventory body baggage for a wide range of mountain bike frames. This Revel exhibits simply how a lot of the wasted area inside and outdoors of that entrance triangle can be utilized to haul stuff.

rogue panda bikepacking bags with handlebar roll mount that won't scratch your headtube

Their newest invention is that this padded, sliding handlebar roll mount, which additionally will get a help beam to stabilize the load.

A padded cushion sits in opposition to the headtube, strapped into place so it received’t slide and transfer and rub the paint off your body. A strap runs throughout the entrance of it, then a strap that wraps round your roll loops underneath it, permitting the bag’s strap to slip between the pad and the body strap.

The result’s a system that stabilizes the bag significantly better than one thing that’s solely connected to the handlebar, but received’t scratch your paint. A help bar is offset out of your handlebar to create a bit more room between your bag and cockpit, too, which might let you run a wider bag.

Nuclear Dawn body baggage

nuclear sunrise stitchworks frame bags and bikepacking gear

One other US-made bikepacking and body bag model was displaying off colourful choices for carrying gear, however Nuclear Dawn took a unique method to supporting an oversize handlebar roll bag…

nuclear sunrise stitchworks handlebar roll bag support frame

nuclear sunrise stitchworks handlebar roll bag support frame

The Superfortress harness makes use of a wrap-around burrito roll to seize no matter it’s you’re rolling up, with straps to cinch it tight. However, to maintain it from bouncing round, it runs the straps by way of a tube that’s minimize to relaxation completely in your fork crown and the straps wrap round it to carry the whole lot tight.

As you cinch down your roll, it cinches the fork helps tight, too. Small pads area issues off your bar, too. The design retains the whole lot off your body. Retail is $75 for now.

Athletic Brewing Lite Beer

athletic brewing non-alcoholic lite beer

Drink break! If non-alcoholic beers are your factor, however you’re making an attempt to maintain energy in verify, however you additionally actually need to benefit from the candy, candy style of beer, then Athletic Brewing has simply the factor. Their new NA Lite Beer is brewed with natural grains and has simply 25 energy per 12oz can and 5 grams of carbs.

Outbound Lighting’s 3D printed flask

outbound lighting 3d printed flask for mountain bike steerer tube

This one could not make it to “manufacturing”, nevertheless it’s possible he’ll print extra for himself. Outbound Lighting’s rep (whose nickname is “Hazard”) 3D printed this flask to suit right into a steerer tube and relaxation on the One-Up EDC device insert’s high cap. Sadly, he wants to make use of a unique materials as this one swells a bit because it absorbs among the whiskey and will get caught in there.

Twisted Spoke CBD chamois cream & tinctures

twisted spoke CBD chamois cream and muscle rub

Twisted Spoke is leveling up the CBD sport for cyclists with a broad assortment of lotions, potions, and tinctures for the whole lot from pre-, throughout and post-ride…and even pre-sleep.

Above are the sports activities gel for earlier than using, chamois cream for throughout, and a restoration cream for after. Every one is made in Colorado from 100% Colorado hemp bought immediately from the farmer, which they are saying lets them supply the next high quality product at extra reasonably priced costs.

twisted spoke cod tinctures for relaxation and sleep

Their tinctures supply each full-spectrum and isolate choices, together with one for pets. There’s additionally a nighttime one with CBN, which some analysis has proven that will help you go to sleep or keep asleep…they usually advocate taking it an hour earlier than mattress, then adjusting that timing based mostly on how simple it’s so that you can get up within the morning (take it earlier for those who’re nonetheless feeling sleepy).

The isolates are advisable for individuals who don’t need any hint of THC in there, like for those who’re drug examined at work. Bottles vary from $49 to $89 and supply as much as 120 servings.

Thomson Ti Setback & Gravel Dropper Seatposts

bike thomson titanium setback seatpost and 27.2 dropper seatpost for gravel bikes

Thomson was displaying off some gravel-ready choices. Their new 16mm setback titanium seatpost will are available in a 27.2,m diameter solely and retail for $295. Not proven, a new-ish Masterpiece C (carbon, straight) seatpost will run you $275.

bike thomson titanium setback seatpost and 27.2 dropper seatpost for gravel bikes

For rowdier riders, there’s a brand new quick 60mm journey gravel Covert Dropper seatpost. It’s solely accessible in 27.2mm diameters, solely with stealth routing, and retails for $479.

bike thomson titanium setback seatpost and 27.2 dropper seatpost for gravel bikes

That worth features a new distant that makes use of a 31.8mm clamp to connect to your handlebar simply subsequent to your stem. They received’t assure that it’ll work with third-party distant levers that mount on the drops or supply different positioning, however the dropper releases by pulling cable, so…possibly?

Continental provides extra tan wall choices

continental tires new mtb tires for spring 2022

Continental wasn’t giving up a lot apart from to say there are a pair extra tan-wall tread and measurement choices coming quickly, notably for Race King. And that we should always anticipate extra new stuff in late Spring/early Summer season.

Kenda Karma & Booster Professional MTB tires

kenda booster pro 2.4 and karma 2 pro mountain bike tires

The Kenda Booster Professional (left), which is considered one of our favourite XC tires, is getting a 29×2.4 measurement, and we’re fairly enthusiastic about that added traction and buoyancy on such a quick tire. The Karma2 Professional (proper) inches nearer to being accessible, giving them a contemporary tackle considered one of their hottest XC/gentle path tires.

Take a look at extra protection on these and different new treads from their Eurobike sales space.

Cardinal Espresso

cardinal coffee mark gouge

When you ever see a tiny blue camper trailer with a protracted line off to the facet, it’s possible Cardinal Espresso. Former (occasional, nonetheless) biking journalist Mark Gouge and his spouse bought the trailer as an homage to his late mom (and, as a result of espresso), and ports it round to pick out occasions in and close to their Colorado residence. Price grabbing a cuppa for those who see them on the market!







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