New Trek Hardtail for Groms and a Steel XC Bike that’s Ready to Explore

The latest mountain bike gear from Trek, 5Dev, Commencal, Wolf Tooth, and Scarab.

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].


Trek Wahoo 24

The new Trek Wahoo 24 Trail bike is designed to give younger riders a solid entry-level spec at a reasonable price. With an alloy frame and lightweight carbon fork the bike weighs 23.6lb and is sized for rider 51-59″ tall. A 9-speed 1X drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, and dropper post compatability round out the spec.


5DEV titanium cranks

5DEV is expanding its line of titanium MTB cranks, offering lengths from 155-172.5mm and spindles to fit everything from trail bikes to fat bikes. The crank arms are CNC machined from a solid block of titanium and weigh about 560g with the spindle.

  • Price: $1,500
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Commencal MAXMAX Power

The Commencal MAXMAX Power (formerly Meta Power HT) is described as a “fun, do-it-all electric hard tail mountain bike” that the brand says is great for riding both downhill and downtown. The aluminum bike features 27.5+ wheels and tires and a 504Wh battery paired with a Shimano E7000 motor.

  • Price:  $3,700 (on sale for $3,500)
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Scarab Darien

The MADE hand built bicycle show wrapped up this past weekend, and a number of unique and innovative mountain bikes were on display, including the Scarab Darien. The Darien is a steel, XC hardtail designed and built in Colombia for challenging long distance rides.

Look for Singletracks frame builder coverage from the MADE show coming soon.

  • Price: Builds starting at $3,600
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Wolf Tooth Morse cargo cage

The Wolf Tooth Morse cargo cage is designed to fit big bottles, a fat tool roll, or a compact sleep system to your bike. With tons of mount holes on the center and sides of the cage there are plenty of options for mounting to your frame or fork.

  • Price: $51.95 w/ two straps. $39.95 for the cage only.
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