Trek Drops New Clipless Pedals and REI Rolls Out a Value-Oriented eMTB

New and updated mountain bikes and gear from Orbea, Trek, Transition, and REI.

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].

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Orbea Occam updates offers two distinct flavors

The latest Orbea Occam updates split the line into two. The Orbea Occam SL features 140mm of suspension travel front and rear, and is designed to be a true trail bike with lightweight builds (as low as 10.9kg/24lb) that are designed for fast and efficient riding. The 65.5° head tube angle promises a bike that’s fairly progressive and fun to ride without suffering on the climbs.

The Orbea Occam LT branch starts with 150mm of rear suspension travel, paired with a 160mm fork up front. Buyers can choose from builds that include a coil shock and flip-chip adjustable geo.

All of the bikes are UDH-compatible and are available in both carbon and alloy versions.

  • Price: $3,199 to $10,599
  • Buy from Orbea dealers.

Trek drops new clipless pedals

Trek has a whole load of new and updated gear for 2024, including their Kovee and Line SPD-compatible bike pedals. Featuring adjustable pedal release tension, a mud clearing design, and quality bearings, the updated Trek pedal offerings are definitely worth a look.

Buyers can choose from the Kovee line of XC pedals or the more trail and gravity-oriented Line pedals. Within each line there are Comp, Pro, and Elite versions at various price points.

Transition Repeater with SRAM Eagle Powertrain

And now there are two. Transition lifted the curtain on the latest Repeater e-enduro bike, the second mountain bike so far to adopt the new SRAM Eagle Powertrain drive system. The hard-hitting Transition Repeater features 170mm of suspension travel front and rear and comes with SRAM’s bigger, 720Wh battery to fuel self-shuttled gravity rides.

  • Price: $10,499-$11,999
  • Buy from Transition dealers.

REI introduces value-oriented electric mountain bike

The REI Co-op brand DRT e is a no-frills electric mountain bike aimed at the casual rider. The part spec is as basic as you like with an aluminum frame, RockShox Recon Silver fork, and a SRAM SX drivetrain. Still, it’s priced at $4,999 which likely isn’t an easy sell for most riders, even those who may be e-curious.

Muuvr App rewards moving

A new app has been released with cyclists, mountain bikers and more in mind, named Muuvr. Muuvr connects to different fitness tracking apps like Zwift and Apple Fitness and different bike computers and they’re encouraged to track their activities, but users also earn points to buy gear and services through Muuvr brand partners. Find Muuvr in your Android or Iphone app store.