A Hardcore Hardtail with an Electronic Gearbox plus New Canyon Flat Pedals

The Priority 600HXT hardtail features the new Pinion Smart.Shift electronic gearbox drivetrain plus new flat pedals from Canyon and an updated Nemo bikepacking tent.

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The Priority Bicycles 600HXT hardtail features Pinion Smart.Shift

The Priority 600HXT “hardcore hardtail” claims to be the first mountain bike to feature the new Pinion Smart.Shift gearbox drivetrain with electronic shifting. With a 65° head tube angle and 140mm of front travel, the 600HXT adds a low-maintenance Gates belt drive to the Smart.Shift system for a 600% gear range. Priority is currently taking pre-orders for the bike which they say will ship in January, 2024.

  • Price: $3,999
  • Buy from prioritybicycles.com

New Canyon flat pedals

Direct-to-consumer brand Canyon just launched their first set of premium flat pedals in two sizes and with a concave, bowl-like shape for maximum grip. The Canyon Performance MTB Flat Pedals feature an aluminum alloy body and structural steel bearings with ten replaceable pins on each side. The pedals are said to be serviceable, and the brand plans to launch a composite version in the future.

  • Price: €99.95
  • Buy from canyon.com

Updated Nemo Dragonfly Osmo bikepacking tent

The Nemo Dragonfly Osmo bikepacking tent has been updated for 2024 with a tougher fabric and longer-lasting waterproofing for overnight adventures. The one-person version weighs as little as 2lb, 6oz packed and a bike-specific stuff sack you can mount right to your handlebars.

  • Price: $429
  • Buy from Nemo.
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New OneUp Aluminum Handlebar and Direct Mount Stem

The latest OneUp aluminum handlebar features a patented oval shape that’s said to reduce hand fatigue. The 800mm-wide bar is available in a 20mm or 35mm rise with a 35mm clamping diameter.

  • Price: $89.50
  • Buy from oneupcomponents.com

The new OneUp direct mount stem is 45mm long with 0mm of rise, though optional spacers can give it 5mm or 10mm of rise. The 35mm diameter aluminum stem is designed specifically for DH racing with a generous 60mm of bar clamp width for added strength.

  • Price: $99.50
  • Buy from oneupcomponents.com

Hunt updates XC Wide wheelset

Hunt Wheels released a redesigned set of alloy XC Wide wheels with front- and rear-specific profiles. The front rim has a 28mm internal width and the rear is 26mm. The rims are constructed from 6069-T6 alloy and are hooked up to a Hunt RapidEngage 6-pawl hub with 5° engagement. The wheels weigh a competitive claimed weight of 1,693g.

Keep it cold with this insulated Kavu pack

Kavu’s new Daytrip hip pack has enough room for your daily carry items, but that’s not as exciting as carrying a couple of cold ones on the next ride. The Daytrip is fully insulated with a roll top main compartment and it also has velcro handlebar mounts.

  • Price: $60
  • Available: kavu.com