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]
New 27.2mm OneUp Dropper Post and Drop Bar Remote
OneUp added gravel-friendly sizes to their V2 dropper post lineup with a new 27.2mm diameter and either 90mm or 120mm of travel (both are adjustable by 10mm). There’s also a new 31.8mm remote lever clamp to fit curly bars with the same grippy thumb pad as the original.
- Price: $199.50 for the dropper post (does not include remote)
- Buy from oneupcomponents.com.
Juice Lubes tubeless valves
These premium tubeless tire valves feature a specially designed air inlet on the inner rim side to work with tubeless tire inserts, and also feature a valve core remover tool in the valve cap itself. Two lengths – 48mm and 65mm — are available to fit most rims and the valve comes with a couple different rubber grommets to fit various rim channel shapes.
- Price: $29.99 (pair)
- Buy from juicelubes.us.
Backcountry duffle bag
The weather-resistant Backcountry All Around 40L duffle recently proved its worth on a rainy weekend of camping and bikes. The bag can be carried as a standard duffle, or as a backpack using the removable shoulder straps. Our favorite feature: the spacious end pocket that keeps stinky and wet gear like shoes separate from the main compartment.
- Price: $119
- Buy from Backcountry.
New Wind, Thermal, Ventilation fabric from 7Mesh
7Mesh is stoked on the new WTV fabric which they’re using in select jerseys and vests this fall. According to the brand, “The two-part construction of WTV provides a high-density stretch woven outer face that acts as a wind regulator, backed by loft insulation with brushed yarns to capture warm air. In use, the trapped warmer air sits at higher pressure than the cooler air on the outside. This differential helps balance the system by pushing some of the warm air and moisture out.”
- Price: Jerseys priced at $200.
- Buy from 7mesh.com.
Coros Vertix 2 watch in for test
We’re currently testing the Coros Vertix 2, a fully featured outdoor adventure watch that includes maps, navigation, and much more. The battery life has proven excellent so far and the interface is intuitive enough that we (mostly) skipped the manual. Look for a full review in a few weeks.