Summer MTB Threads, Bits, and Bikes We’ve Tested So Far This Season

What a month! Catch up on the gear we’ve been riding in, writing about and in most cases, LOVING so far this summer. There are lots of new threads and a few bikes in for test.

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Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Bolt GPS Bike Computer

$279.95

The screens and menus are generally intuitive and require little effort for getting out the door and going for a ride. Read more.

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Wolf Tooth TekLite Roll-Top Bag

$49.95

This dropper friendly seat bag offers just the right amount of storage and is adaptable enough to move from bike to bike, keeping a flat repair kit always on hand. Read more.

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Mons Royale Virage Bike Shorts

$140.00

The Virage Bike Shorts are lightweight and high quality shorts that’ll keep you cool as a cucumber during those hotter riding days, thanks to the merino properties of the fabric. Read more.


Schwinn Axum DP

$499.00

The 2021 Schwinn Axum DP is an entry-level mountain bike with a dropper post, disc brakes, 29er wheels, and a 1-by drivetrain. Read more.

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Kitsbow Lory Merino Crew Top

$125.00

This merino long sleeve shirt is only available in a women’s cut and it’s another quality springtime or autumn choice. Read more.

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Smartwool Men’s Sport 150 Mountain Biking ¾ Sleeve

$80.00

Smartwool is well known for their premium athletic socks, and they have hit their first MTB jersey out of the bike park. The Merino Sport 150 3/4 features three-quarter length sleeves and has a loose, but not baggy fit. Read more.

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Ombraz Leggero Sunglasses

$140.00

Ombraz ditches the temples to make for more comfortable, armless, helmet-friendly sunglasses. Read more.

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Kask Defender Full Face Helmet

$500.00 | $374.96 sale

The Kask Defender full face mountain bike helmet is lightweight, well-vented, and a little pricey. Fortunately, it’s on sale right now. Read more.

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Lapierre CR 7.9 Spicy

€5,299

This Lapierre Spicy is a 29″ carbon bike that a lot of aspiring enduro racers might have their eye on. We’ll be testing the durable and well-priced CR7.9 build spec. Read more.

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack V2 30L

$289.95

Mountain bike photography is a hazardous occupation, especially for expensive cameras. The Peak Design Everyday Backpack comes highly recommended. Read more.

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Specialized Trail-Series Wind Jacket

$125.00

The Specialized Trail Wind Jacket is packable, keeps wind and mist at bay, and is surprisingly durable in a crash. Read more.


OneUp Components V2 Bash Guide

$79.50

The OneUp Bash Guide combines a chain guide and bash guard for an easy to install chain retention solution. Read more.

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Pearl iZUMi Summit button up

$75.00 | $56.25 sale

Made using recycled materials, Pearl Izumi’s Summit button up shirt is a casual and very lightweight option that breathes like the open grill of a truck. Read more.

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Velocio Ultralight Hooded Jacket

$219.00

The jacket is made from 50% recycled content, it’s super thin, breathable, and coughs up some good wet weather protection. Read more.


Norrona Flex 1 Shorts

$139.00 | $104.25 sale

The double-stitched seat seams and sturdy overall construction on the fjørå flex1 shorts house a pair of 20cm-long leg vents for added airflow, and three large pockets to keep the bag off your back. Read more.


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