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

It's here! The mega list of gear we've been riding in, writing about, and for the most part, LOVING!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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