Garmin Enduro 2 Watch Improves Mapping, Pole Bicycles Opens New Factory, Bianchi Goes Electric

In Gear Watch this week, Garmin announces the latest Enduro smartwatch, Pole opens a new factory in Finland, Bianchi previews a full range of electric mountain bikes, and Enve begins shipping their inverted dropper post.

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Garmin Enduro 2 offers improved wrist-based navigation

The new Garmin Enduro 2 updates the popular adventure watch with pre-loaded trail maps, improved solar charging, a touchscreen interface, and even an LED flashlight. This premium build is constructed with a titanium bezel and rear case with a durable nylon band.

Pole opens new factory in Finland, seeks to expand US presence

Like many other bike brands, Pole has been dealing with production and supply chain issues over the past couple of years. The Finnish brand, known for CNC-machined, aluminum mountain bike frames, recently opened a new factory and shared the story on their website. Up next for the direct-to-consumer brand is improved US order fulfillment and logistics.

  • Price: Complete bikes starting at 3,829.11€.
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Bianchi announces new electric hardtail and full-suspension bikes

Italian bike brand Bianchi has been around since 1885, and now the company is going all in with the new e-Vertic line of electric bicycles. The e-Vertic FX-Type Pro is an enduro mountain bike with a carbon frame and 160mm of rear travel powered by a Bosch drive system. The brand also offers an aluminum, full-suspension eMTB with 140mm of rear travel, and electric hardtails.

  • Price: TBD.
  • Buy from Bianchi dealers.

Inverted Enve G-series dropper now available

The ground-breaking Enve G-series inverted dropper post for gravel bikes is now shipping. The post offers a scant 40mm of travel and is designed to fit 27.2, 30.9, and 31.6mm seat tube diameters. A minimalist, 35g remote lever is separately available for $65.

$800 off complete Alchemy Artos mountain bikes

Alchemy is extending an $800 discount on Arktos trail and enduro bikes in grey/light-grey and sand/burnt-orange colorways. Singletracks reviewed the Alchemy Arktos 120 trail bike earlier this year.