Gear Deals: Brakes, Bikes and Rain gear
What can make you faster by slowing you down? A good set of brakes! Nothing beats the feeling of confidence, bombing downhill and knowing your brakes are dialed – like an extension of your mind. It’s a feeling most riders know but after many trips on the lifts and power washes brakes can lose its snappiness, and even a good bleed can’t get them back. Well, this week we have brakes from Shimano, Magura and more. Plus, if you’re looking to social distance outside – we have rain gear that will keep the April shows to a dull roar and keep you dry while you can some exercise. Keep positive and keep healthy – onward to the savings!
MAGURA MT TRAIL SL BRAKESET
Going fast is wonderful, but it won’t mean much if you can’t come to a quick and complete stop. Acceleration and deceleration are two sides to the same coin that are equally important. Not all brakes are created equally, with some being lighter and feature greater stopping power. The Magura MT Trail SL Brakeset provides excellent braking performance with its 4 front pistons for maximum brake power and 2 rear pistons for perfect modulation. Not only do these brakes provide excellent braking and modulation, but they also only weigh 230g per brake.
Shimano XTR Trail Brake
To provide highly adjustable, high-powered braking performance with no compromise, Shimano designed the XTR Trail M9020 hydraulic disc brakes. The integration of Servo-Wave brake-boosting technology into an XTR M9020 Trail brake generates gobs of lightweight stopping power (125 percent of the previous XTR benchmark, to be exact) that can be precisely rolled on and off with single-finger effort-giving you a better grip on the bar and ultimately better control of your ride.
FOUNDATION 748 BIKE TOOL KIT
The Foundation 748 Bike Tool Kit features a versatile arrangement of tools, ranging from basic maintenance tools to more complex tools that every advanced mechanic should own. Whether you’re a self-supported racer, or simply like an organized garage, the Foundation 748 Bike Tool Kit features a durable toolbox that allows convenient storage and easy traveling. Never find yourself without the right tool to keep you pedaling!
BIKE HAND CONE WRENCH TOOL SET
Some tools are absolutely necessary to complete certain jobs, and the cone wrench is one of those tools. To put it simply, no other tool can take its place. The Bike Hand Cone Wrench Tool Set features a profile thin enough to be used on narrow flats and close clearances, whilst the heat-treated shop grade steel construction prevents flex and provides the right amount of leverage to loosen even the most stubborn locknuts. The dipped handles offer optimal grip and comfort, ensuring you don’t wreck your hands before the ride. The Bike Hand Cone Wrench Tool Set includes seven (13-19mm) of the most commonly used cone wrenches.
SAVE 43 % MSRP $34.99
FOUNDATION BIKE CHAIN CLEANING KIT
Wrench it yourself with Foundation Bike Tools! From pedal wrenches to repair stands, Foundation Bike Tools offers a collection of quality tools that are essential to keeping your bike in top shape and ready for adventure. Foundation Bike Tools is here to give you an extra set of hands for basic fixes, maintenance, repairs, and installations. The home mechanic’s new best friend!
SAVE 50 % MSRP $39.99
FOUNDATION BIKE CHAIN WHIP TOOL
This scary-looking device we know as the Foundation Bike Chain Whip Tool is one of the three tools required for removing a cassette. With the Foundation Bike Chain Whip Tool in your garage, you’ll no longer need the assistance of your local bike shop to remove your cassette for replacement and/or cleaning. The heat-treated shop grade steel reduces flex, while the long handle with an ergonomic grip provides plenty of leverage and keeps the handle from digging into your hand.
SAVE 61 % MSRP $18.00
MARIN WOLF RIDGE PRO BIKE 2019
When you first look at the Marin Wolf Ridge, you’ll notice it bares no resemblance to any bike from the past. The most noticeable feature is the large swing arm that connects the rear wheel to the rest of the frame. That large swingarm is part of the Naild R3ACT system. Naild is a 2-play suspension technology that features a sliding bar design. It provides amazing small bump sensitivity and a proper platform for climbing. The rear shock on the Wolf Ridge doesn’t even come with a climb switch because the pedaling platform is so good.
SAVE 48 % MSRP $8,599.99
KONA HEI HEI TRAIL CR/DL BIKE 2018
The Kona Race Light Carbon is lightweight but strong as all get out. You will never feel like you need to tiptoe around while you’re riding the Hei Hei CR/DL. The Kona Fuse suspension platform with the Rock Shox Deluxe rear shock provides efficient pedaling while remaining plush through the chatter, and then really starts to shine as the bumps get bigger. The 140mm Rock Shox Pike upfront will smooth out the roots, and gobble up gnarly rock gardens. The boost rear end provides additional clearance for tires, more precision and removes unwanted flexing. The Descendant crankset combined with the GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain will keep the pedals turning and reward the rider with smooth accurate shifts. 27.5 wheels are big enough to supply that roll over anything feeling while remaining nimble through tight switchbacks and technical sections. Keeping it all under control is SRAM’s Guide R brakes.
SAVE 43 % MSRP $5,999.00
JAMIS DRAGONSLAYER PRO 26+ BIKE 2018
If you’re the type of person that enjoys going around Tamriel slaying dragons, frost trolls, and giants, then you might want to get a fun mountain bike to take you there. The Jamis Dragonslayer Pro 26+ Bike is built for a fun time out on the trails. Wider tires provide extra traction and cushion. It has a Reynolds 520 steel frame that is double-butted that provides both strength and weight savings resulting in a smooth-riding frame. The frame is Boost compatible and has internal dropper post routing. With 120mm of travel, you’ll have a perfect trail tackling machine. The Pro model of the Dragonslayer comes with a Shimano SLX 1×11 drivetrain that includes an SLX shifter, rear derailleur, and crankset. With the SLX drivetrain, you’ll get a cassette that has an excellent 11-46-tooth gear range that makes hills feel flat and rough terrain feel easier. The Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes provide exceptional stopping power so you can descend with confidence. The WTB Scraper i40 tubeless rims are paired with WTB Ranger 26 x 3.0″ tubeless tires. Once set up tubeless, you can drop the tire pressure down for a smoother ride, better traction, and fewer flats. Fox brings the suspension with the Rhythm 34 Float fork that has 120mm of travel and KS brings the dropper post with the eTen Integra that makes it easy to lift and lower your saddle without having to dismount your bike.
SAVE 56 % MSRP $2,499.00
NINER RLT 9 STEEL 2-STAR BIKE 2020
The road less traveled is being ridden more thanks to gravel bikes. The gravel bike category continues to grow in popularity and many new bikes are coming out that make gravel riding a blast. The 2-Star version of the RLT Steel comes with a 2×10 Shimano GRX drivetrain. This provides riders with a cassette that has an 11-34-tooth gear range that works well with climbing and riding in rougher terrain. Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes provide confidence-inspiring stopping power. The Niner CX Alloy wheels are paired with Schwable G-One 700x40c tires. With the Niner Carbon Seatpost, you’ll have a slightly smoother ride compared to an alloy seatpost.
KONA HEI HEI SUPREME BIKE 2018
With the Kona Hei Hei, You get all the speed and climbing prowess you would expect from a XC bike, but when it’s time to point this bike downhill, you’ll realize it’ so much more. The Kona Race Light Carbon is lightweight but strong as all get out. You will never feel like you need to tiptoe around while you’re riding the Hei Hei. The Kona Fuse suspension platform with RockShox Monarch XX rear shock provides efficient pedaling while remaining plush through the chatter, and then really starts to shine as the bumps get bigger. The 120mm RockShox RS-1 upfront will smooth out the roots, and gobble up gnarly rock gardens. With the wide range of gearing that SRAM XX1 Eagle provides, you’ll find yourself enjoying the benefits a 1x drivetrain more than ever. 29” wheels are big enough to supply that roll over anything feeling while remaining nimble through tight switchbacks and technical sections. Keeping it all under control is the SRAM Guide RSC brakes.
SAVE 50 % MSRP $7,999.00
MAXXIS CHRONICLE 29X3.0″ TIRE
The Maxxis Chronicle 29+ 29X3.0 is an adventure-oriented, plus-sized tire that is ready to basically roll over everything and anything that comes its way (sort of like a steam roller of mountain bikes tires). It comes in 60 and 120 TPI options. The Chronicle is a versatile tire, able to take on many types of terrains and uses from trail rides to over-night bike-packing adventures. The tread design provides maximum grip on the varying terrain and the 3.0-inch casing provides a comfortable ride for those endless hours on the saddle.
WTB VENTURE TIRE
When you’re riding offroad, the type of tires you use on your bike have a significant impact on your performance and ride quality. The WTB Venture 700C Tire delivers optimal performance across the widest range of conditions. It is designed with elevated centerline ridges that provide excellent climbing traction and two rows of outer knobs that provide confident cornering capabilities. This tire will be the tire of choice when you’re out riding the gravel or going on an adventure.
SALSA ANYTHING CAGE WITH STRAPS
Whether you are touring, bikepacking, or just out exploring, the Anything Cage adds new capabilities to your bicycle. Carry lightweight roundish objects such as insulated Nalgene bottle holders, Thermoses, Gatorade jugs, small dry bags, and ultralight sleeping pads and shelters. Mounts to water bottle cage mounts via Salsa’s three-bolt pattern.
The Anything Cage is designed to work perfectly with the Salsa Anything Bag.
MARIN FOUR CORNERS ELITE
Adventure riding isn’t all about speed, it’s all about comfort and relaxing long-distance riding. The Marin Four Corners Elite Bike is built for the adventure rider that is looking to ride off the beaten path. The Four Corners Elite comes with a SRAM Apex 1×11-speed drivetrain which includes a SRAM Apex 1×11 shifter and rear derailleur. The FSA Gossamer Pro crankset has a 38-tooth chainring and the e*Thirteen TRS 11-speed cassette has a 9-44-tooth gear range which makes this bike perfect for riding in rough and mixed terrain. The WTB KOM i25 rims and WTB Resolute tires are both tubeless compatible. If you’re looking to take a ride to trails unknown, or looking to leave your vehicle behind for the day while you ride to work, then you’ll love the Marin Four Corners Elite.
Red Shift ShockStop Stem
Gravel racing can be brutal. High-frequency vibrations can wear riders down. This is why some frame manufacturers have started adding suspension systems to their gravel rigs. Red Shift’s ShockStop stem is a great way to add comfort without investing in a new bike. The ShockStop pivots on elastomers that can be tuned to rider weight. It offers up to 20mm travel — just enough to keep you fresh and focused.
Price: $127 – $149.99
7mesh Industries Guardian Jacket
7mesh Industries knows that some riders are down to get out in almost any conditions, so the Guardian Jacket is here to make it more comfortable. This waterproof, breathable jacket features 3-layer Gore-Tex Active that seals out water while allowing vapor to escape—keeping precipitation from dampening your spirits as you crank out the miles. The 20-denier nylon construction withstands hard rides and abrasive trails so you can focus on riding your best. A helmet-compatible hood has three adjustment points to help you find the perfect fit, while the drop-tail hem and elastic cuffs ensure coverage even in your most aggressive stance. The front closure and torso pockets feature watertight zippers which seal out rain to keep you and your gear dry throughout your ride.
Gore Wear C3 Gore Thermium Hooded Jacket
Built to keep you warm on colder rides without having to resort to a heavy amount of layers, the C3 Gore Thermium Hooded Jacket from Gore Wear is a highly durable jacket. Constructed from GORE Thermium technology, it will keep you impressively warm with its insulating, lightweight fabric that also happens to be windproof, water-resistant, and breathable. Further adding to the insulating duties is its PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Active so those windy, overcast, and chilly days don’t stand a chance of keeping you off of the road or trail. And if things turn especially nasty, a hood with an integrated headband offers an ideal fit under the helmet and adds additional warmth. The adjustable cuffs and hood along with the waist’s hem serve as an effective barrier against the elements while the wave shape sleeves offer an ergonomic fit that pairs well with winter gloves. Upfront, the jacket features a full-zip with an under the flap to further keep out the elements and a zipper garage to keep it from rubbing and irritating your neck. Two front pockets with concealed zippers keep essentials close at hand and each zipper on this jacket gets pull tags for easy use with full finger gloves. Lastly, the reflective logo and print keep you a little more visible in low-light conditions.
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Cycling Jacket – Women’s
Showers Pass bestselling Elite 2.1 cycling jacket uses Elite 3-Layer ripstop fabrics, body-mapped to maximize breathability and waterproof/windproof protection. When temperatures rise, Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket rises to the occasion with 6 venting options to keep you cool (2 core vents, 2 cuff vents, front zipper, and back vent). 3M Reflective trim keeps you visible from all angles. A large back pocket and chest pocket with audio port provide plenty of storage space for keys, flat repair kit, and energy bars. Long sleeves provide full wrist coverage and accommodate reach while on the bicycle. This jacket was designed with long-distance randonneurs and roadies in mind but has become a favorite training jacket of professional cyclists such as the Katusha Pro Russian Cycling team, everyday commuters, Kayakers, and Cross-country Skiers.
Pearl Izumi Quest Amfib Jacket – Women’s
When the cold wind starts blowing, one option is to hunker down inside with copious amounts of hot chocolate and marathon the latest show on your list, but that won’t serve you well when the spring miles hit. A better option is to don the Quest Amfib Jacket and take to the tarmac, burying yourself in the cozy warmth of the three-layer softshell while you keep toasty on the ride, braving sleet, cold gusts, and hail. It’s built with a little more room than most of Pearl’s road-ready lineup, offering the space you need to toss on a base layer and thermal jersey underneath when the temperatures plummet while keeping mobility a priority. Pearl employs its SELECT 3-Layer AmFIB softshell fabric on the Quest, offering protection against wind and water, while soft fibers inside wick away perspiration to keep you dry on the ride. The jacket is finished off with a zippered back pocket for stashing cards and keys, and reflective elements to help you stay seen in low lighting conditions.