This Tire Plug Tool Also Inflates, Plus Panniers for Your FS Bikepacking Rig

New Leatt gravel and XC gear, Rapha Gore-Tex pants, and an open-source mountain bike stem.

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].

Intend Grace OS stem

The Intend Grace OS is an update to the Grace stem, boasting improved compatibility with various bar bend shapes and sizes. The clamp gap has been cocked to 30° and the stem comes with a wood shim to help it slide into place more easily. The OS in the product name is a nod to open source, and the brand is asking buyers to share photos of the stem mounted to various bar models to help them improve future compatibility.

Available in 35mm and 50mm lengths, and 31.8mm and 35mm diameters.

  • Price: 149€
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Rapha releases Gore-Tex trail pants

Rapha has a new pair of Gore-Tex pants that look perfect for mountain biking in challenging conditions, but you’re going to want to sit down before checking out the price. The seams are fully taped for total protection against rain and mud, and Rapha says the pants are designed to fit over knee pads. Men’s and women’s styles and sizes are available.

  • Price: $325
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Dynaplug Air plugs tire, airs it up in one step

The Dynaplug Air combines a tubeless tire plug tool with a CO2 inflator that allows you to plug and inflate a tire in one step. Dynaplug says the Air incorporates a new cap that includes a valve core remover, presumably for cases where you need to inflate and re-seat your tire the old fashioned way. The kit also includes a flexible air hose for use with a tire valve.

New aeroe Spider pannier rack

We’re seeing more and more casual bikerpackers opting for rear racks like the aeroe Spider over waggy, dropper-unfriendly seat bags. Now aeroe has a new pannier option for the Spider. Buyers can get the full kit, or add the pannier receiver to an existing Spider rear rack.

Spider rear racks attach easily to the bike’s seat stays, and are designed to work with most full suspension frames. Singletracks has one with cradle attachments in for test so look for a review soon.

  • Price: $169 for the complete system or $90 for just the pannier attachment
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REMCO Tools releases hydraulic bike lift

REMCO Tools has released their Bike Lift System, a compact, hydraulic lift designed to lift bikes up to 100lb for maintenance tasks. The lift has a motorized column, a collapsed height of 33.75″ and extends to 59.75″. To top it off, there is a Feedback Sports head and clamp.

  • Price: $555
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Limited edition Crankbrothers Topo collection

Crankbrothers just released a limited-edition colorway for pedals, shoes, and even socks they’re calling the Topo collection.

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Mavic Deemax MIPS helmet

The 2024 Mavic Deemax half-shell helmet features a new three-position retention system for improved comfort and fit. It also has an unusual eyewear storage “tunnel” on the back of the helmet if you need a space to stash your sunnies. Available in three sizes and three colorways.

  • Price: $156
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Leatt 2024 gear

Leatt is well known for their protective full-face helmets and neck braces, and for 2024 the brand is extending their reach into the XC and gravel categories. The 2024 lineup includes helmets, jerseys, and shoes for gravel to DH, plus an updated 6.0 Carbon full-face helmet.

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Twisted Spoke has full line of CBD for riders

Twisted Spoke has two types of CBD capsules on the market; a CBD isolate and a full spectrum CBD. The full spectrum has trace amounts of THC and the isolate has no detectable THC. Both are said to offer relaxation and pain relief, which might come in handy after long endurance rides over the winter. Or if you want to get ahead of it, Twisted Spoke also offers a CBD chamois cream.

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