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]
Commencal Supreme V5
The Commencal Supreme DH bike is officially V5 so you know it’s dialed. While the brand remains committed to aluminum, they’re not afraid to experiment with suspension design, and the latest iteration features a high pivot and 6-bar configuration designed for racing at the highest levels. The Supreme DH V5 even features adjustable length chainstays for dialing in performance.
- Price: Starting at $5,700
- Buy from commencalusa.com
New colors and builds for Transition Sentinel
The Transition Sentinel all-mountain bike is now available in two new colors — Misty Green and Powder Black — plus buyers can choose from new carbon build options featuring SRAM GX and AXS drivetrains.
- Price: Carbon framesets from $3,699, GX builds from $5,299
- Buy from transitionbikes.com.
Crankbrothers Stamp Street Fabio shoe
Fabio Wibmer’s new signature shoe from Crankbrothers dropped this week. The Stamp Street features a grippy sole that’s flexible enough to walk around in all day and a style worthy of a major sneaker drop. These shoes also feature Match technology for the perfect fit with Crankbrothers Stamp flat pedals.
- Price: $129.99
- Buy from crankbrothers.com.
Abus AirDrop full face helmet
The new Abus AirDrop is the brand’s first full face helmet, and it looks like a good option for those seeking a well-vented helmet with wraparound protection. Safety features include MIPS, an optional QUIN crash sensor, integrated Collarbone Protection, and in-mold construction with an integrated structural cage. Weights start at 780g for size S/M and four colors are available.
- Price: $299
- Buy from Abus dealers.
New Aurora colorway from KMC
KMC is known for offering quality, aftermarket bike chains that stand out and the new Aurora colorway for X-Series 12spd chains is no exception. Now your entire chain can match that one oil-slick Powerlink!
- Price: $75
- Buy from Wiggle.
Mondraker Crafty Carbon XR LTD unlocks ‘Race’ mode
This limited edition Mondraker Crafty Carbon XR eMTB features the new Bosch Performance Line CX Race motor and includes an exclusive ‘Race’ assist mode above and beyond ‘Turbo’ that multiplies rider input up to 400%. The motor is also said to be 150g lighter than the ones used in the other Crafty models and the limited edition builds are available with a unique Transparent Amber frame finish.
- Pricing and availability are unknown.