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]
The new Serial 1 SWITCH/MTN e-bike is powered by Harley Davidson
The latest e-bike from Harley Davidson spinoff Serial 1, the SWITCH/MTN, is a hardtail designed for slightly rougher trails than the brand’s first off-road bike, the BASH/MTN introduced last month. With a 120mm SR Suntour fork this hardtail is clearly geared toward XC and light trail riding. The kickstand seems an odd choice, but then again Harley motorcycles have ’em, and those are considered cool so…
- Price: $4,499
- Availability TBD.
Evoc Gear Backpack 90L is a huge multi-sport adventure bag
Evoc’s new 90 liter gear backpack is the ultimate storage/travel bag for any adventure. The 90L gear backpack weighs 3.74 lbs (1.7kg) empty and boasts two ergonomic shoulder straps, extra wide hip wings, and a chest buckle.
Based on the size and multitude of compartments, it seems this bag is geared toward ski gear, but it functions well for mountain bike gear as well, especially if you’re planning a multi-day trip. There are two main large compartments for boots, helmets and clothing, as well as smaller front and side zippered pockets with attachments for smaller equipment like tools, food, keys, Garmins, sunglasses, and much more.
Smartwool Ultralite jersey keeps cool, smell-free
Smartwool is expanding their bike line with some new products. The Merino Sport Ultralite MTB 3/4 sleeve tee is made to be breathable, cool, and lightweight with blended Merino and Tencel natural fabric. We tried the heavier version of the 3/4 jersey last year and found it to be just as good as advertised: breathable with classic styling.
- Price: $70
- Available from Smartwool.
Roll Recovery R1 Might be a Perfect Post-Ride Tool to Pack
Legs to0 heavy to drive home after a big ride? Roll Recovery has a new percussion device that’s small in size and in price. The R1 Percussion Device has a compact size with a powerful motor and promises over seven hours of battery life. The R1 has 40W of power, four settings, and four different attachment heads for targeting different fascia and muscles.
- Price: $129
- Available from Roll Recovery.