A titanium crankset, steel downcountry bike, and the first Onza gravel tire

The newest mountain bike products and news from EXT, Starling, Fox Racing, Velocio, Onza, Fizik, 5DEV, and Knolly.

Gear Watch Wednesday is a weekly update on the latest mountain bike gear releases and products that Singletracks has received for test. Have gear news to share, or products you’d like us to check out? Email [email protected].

Knolly Bikes Warden 170 MX

The Knolly Warden 170 MX refreshes the popular enduro bike with more “freeride focused geometry,” according to the BC-based brand. Previously available with matched 27.5″ wheels or mixed wheels, the Warden 170 MX is now only available in a mixed-wheel configuration and adds 2mm of rear suspension travel to match the front and make it an even 170mm. The 6066 aluminum alloy frame features Super Boost rear spacing and is UDH-compatible.

  • Price: Builds from $5,199
  • Buy from knollybikes.com
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5DEV titanium gravel and XC cranks

Fans of the Cane Creek eeWings titanium crankset have a new set of cranks to drool over from 5DEV. With an adaptable Q-factor, the crankset can be used for road, gravel, and XC mountain bikes and is available in 165mm, 170mm, and 175mm crank arm lengths.

  • Price: $1,199.99
  • Buy from 5dev.com

Fizik custom 3D-printed saddles

Fizik has a new system for creating customized bike saddles. Riders sit on a special saddle outfitted with sensors mounted to a stationary bike to map their individual pressure points. Fizik then takes that data and uses 3D printing technology to produce a saddle that’s designed specifically for your butt and riding style. There are a handful of butt-mapping locations around the US at the moment, and the brand is actively recruiting dealers for the program.

  • Price: $499
  • Buy from retailers listed on fizik.com
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Onza Grava gravel tire

Onza just launched their first gravel tire, the Onza Grava. The brand says the tire is designed for hard-packed gravel, and it’ll be available in just one size — 700x42c — initially. Buyers can choose from black, tanwall, and white versions with weights ranging from 503g-519g.

  • Price: $69.90 – $74.90
  • Buy from Onza dealers

Downcountry Starling Murmur is now available

The Starling Mini Murmur was first teased back in December, and now the short-travel, steel mountain bike is available for purchase. The Mini Murmur features 120mm of suspension travel front and rear and a 66.2° head tube angle. The frame, built with Reynolds 853 tubing, is available in five sizes — medium through extra, extra large — and has UDH-compatible dropouts.

  • Price: £2,150 (frame only, no shock); £7,650 complete.
  • Buy from starlingcycles.com
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Fox Purevue goggles

Fox Purevue goggles are designed specifically for half-shell helmets with a highly breathable and lightweight design. Singletracks received a sample ahead of this week’s launch, and we found the goggles offer good visibility at a 100g weight. Two sets of nose pieces ensure a better fit for more faces, though we found the Purevues play nicer with some helmets than with others.

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Velocio Renewed program

Velocio Renewed is a new program that allows buyers to trade in used Velocio gear that’s then cleaned and re-sold online. The program aims to reduce waste by giving gently used garments a new life. All items are inspected and cleaned before being cleared for resale.

EXT Arma and Storia V4 shocks

EXT Arma and Storia shocks are going V4 with internal updates that are said to make the shocks both lighter and stronger. Both feature “a position sensitive rebound hydraulic top out system, frequency dependent damping, an externally adjustable HBC and a steel DLC coated damper shaft.” The Storia and Arma weigh 401g and 389g respectively (without spring).

  • Price: 1,099€ (spring sold separately)
  • Buy from EXT retailers