Gear Watch: New RockShox Damper, a Bigger Battery for the Canyon Spectral: ON

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]

Rockshox rolls out new Charger 3 damper to Pike, Lyrik, ZEB forks

RockShox dropped a raft of new product updates last week and the tldr; there’s a new fork damper, the Charger 3, which features independent high and low speed damping controls. Shocks get a similar upgrade to damping controls with the RCT2 and an optional hydraulic bottom-out.

  • Price: Starting at $1,000+ for the updated forks.
  • Available soon.

Canyon Spectral:ON gets a big battery boost

Photo: Canyon.

The Canyon Spectral:ON just received some major updates, starting with a larger battery: 900Wh on most sizes, compared to 630Wh previously. The geo has been updated as well with a slacker, 65.5° head tube angle and a steeper 76.5° seat tube angle. This time around buyers can choose from CF and CFR carbon frames; the latter is lighter weight… and pricier too.

Donate to the SBTS and Enter to Win a Klunker

State Bicycle Company and Dynaplug are collaborating to raffle a Meerkat Klunker to support the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship trail organization in the Sierra Nevadas. For a $5 donation, participants can win the bike that’s decorated in Velocity rims, and pieces from Thomson and Paul Components. Check out the auction here.

New EVOC hydration pack for racing

Photo: ©EVOC / Martin Jacobsen

The EVOC Hydro Pro comes with a 1.5L hydration reservoir and is designed to be lightweight and stable enough for racing. It also looks to be pretty well vented for staying cool this summer. Available in two sizes offering either 1.5L or 3L of storage capacity.