Our Favorite Mountain Bike Gear of the Summer

Singletracks staff has been testing gear all summer long and we've come up with a list of our favorite gear just for you!

Singletracks staff has been testing gear all summer long and we’ve come up with a list of our favorite gear just for you!

Insta360 One R Action Camera


The Insta360 One R delivers quality dynamic range, color, and stability for a game-changing POV camera experience on the bike.

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Specialized Ground Control Tire


This tire provides a nice amount of grip while still rolling fast. The thinner sidewalls also offer an impressive amount of puncture protection. Read more.

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Topeak Versamount Bottle Cage Mounts


I was bummed that my bike only came with one set of bottle cage mounts, until I found the Topeak Versa Mounts. Unlike other solutions I’ve seen, these don’t slip, they’re easy to install, and best of all, they are cheap. -Jeff Read more.

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Shimano XT Brakes


People have opinions about the latest Shimano XT brakes. My take? They’re great! I love the power for one-finger braking and the easy setup right out of the box. -Jeff Read more.

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Bollé Trackdown MIPS Helmet


Perfectly functional, stylish, breathable, and affordable. Read more.

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Ergon SMC Core Bike Saddle


This is a badass saddle that’s actually GOOD for your ass. On a hardtail it damps trail chatter and feels like a cushy running shoe for your butt. Read more.

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OneUp Components EDC V2 Multi-Tool


Installing the OneUp EDC Threadless Carrier is a cinch, and it’s great having an easily accessible multi-tool at the ready. Not only that, the tool doesn’t suck, and can be used to make most trailside repairs. Read more.

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Gloworm XSV Lightset 3600 Lumens


These lights deliver features I didn’t know I needed or even wanted. They’re bright, customizable, and easy to use. Read more.

Buy from Jenson USA

Hydro Flask 5L Down Shift Hydration Hip Pack


This hip pack works great for for 2-3 hour rides and is big enough to hold all the gear plus a rain jacket. Read more.

Buy from Hydro Flask

Bollé Lightshifter Sunglasses


These glasses will NEVER slide down your nose… and they look great too.

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Rapha Lightweight Trail Jacket


This piece is about as packable as can be, with proper rain repellent qualities that will keep you a little warmer. Read more.

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Tasco Fantom Ultra Lite Gloves


The perfect gloves to protect your hands from the sun and provide the grip you need to rip. Read more.

Buy from Tasco

7mesh Women’s Foundation Brief Liners


This is by far the most lightweight, minimalist chamois around. It’s perfect for when temps soar or when you don’t want to look like you’re wearing a diaper under your shorts.

Buy from 7Mesh

ION Traze VENT Women’s Short

$129.95 | $103.96 sale

The simple, ultra-soft lightweight material, coupled with superior venting and a nice aesthetic, make these shorts a top pick. Read more.

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Tailwind Endurance Fuel


Tailwind offers great tasting flavors and it’s easy to mix in a bottle to keep you energized on long rides.

Buy from Tailwind Nutrition

Hunt Enduro Wide Wheels


The Enduro Wide wheels are tougher than most, at an affordable price. The system is well thought out, and holds its shape with the best of them. Read more.

Buy from Hunt

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