January MTB Product Reviews: Industry Nine & Shimano Wheels, Bikes from Deviate & Moots, Training Tools, and More

Bikes from Deviate, Moots; Wheels from Shimano and Industry Nine; Gravel product from ENVE and Hutchinson, plus training tools, pumps, and more.

This January the Singletracks team reviewed unique mountain bikes from Deviate Cycles and Moots; inexpensive alloy wheels from Shimano and Industry Nine; an MRP suspension fork; and a 9Point8 dropper post. Plus, we tested gravel products from ENVE and Hutchinson, training tools, pumps and more. Catch up on all the gear reviews and news here.


Shimano XT WH-M8120 29in Boost Wheel


Shimano may not offer the flashiest, bleeding-edge wheelsets, but what they do have is solidly dependable and surprisingly affordable. Read more.

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MRP Raven 29 Boost Fork


At $800, MRP puts the Raven in competition with other sub-$1000 forks like the Marzocchi Bomber Z1 ($700) or the Cane Creek Helm ($900). Read more.

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Thule Helium Platform 2-Bike Hitch Rack


Matt has been using the Helium, putting it through real-world conditions including adverse weather, rough roads, and with bikes that are on the chunky side, and has yet to experience any problems with it. Read more.

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Leatt 3.0 Flat Women’s MTB Shoes


These women’s shoes are packed with clever features, and are very comfortable. Men’s shoe also available at Backcountry. Read more.

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Hope Tech 3 E4 Brakes


The Hope Tech 3 V4 brakes offer the broadest range of modulation we have experienced to date and the simplest bleed process of any DOT fluid system that we’ve come across. Read more.

Buy from Hope Tech

Bontrager TLR Flash Charger Floor Pump


No electric assistance is necessary to seat tubeless mountain bike tires with this powerful floor pump. Read more.

Buy from Trek Bicycle

Deviate Highlander Trail Bike

$3,000.00 Frame Only

A high single pivot and an idler pulley on a 140mm 29er? Deviate Cycles does things a little differently. Read more.

Buy from Deviate Cycles

Addaday BioZoom Edge


The Biozoom Edge is a bluetooth-enabled and cordless percussion massager that includes five different attachments and a charger. The bluetooth connectivity plugs into the Addaday app to give personalized programs. Read more.

Buy from Addaday

Coros Apex Pro


For all-around training, this watch has what it takes. You can track your heart rate and time in the gym as well as on the trail, or during any one of the sports in an ever-growing library. Read more.

Buy from Amazon

Industry Nine Hydra Enduro 305 V3 27.5in Boost Wheelset


These are some of the best and strongest alloy wheels on the market with high-engagement hubs that can make the difference between cleaning a technical section and not. Read more.

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9point8 Fall Line R


If you want a dropper post for that “lightest” bike build, the 9Point8 Fall Line R is likely the one for the job. Read more.

Buy from 9Point8

Hutchinson Touareg Gravel Tire


The tires offer grip on hardpack and slightly loose over hardpack well enough to inspire the confidence to carry speed down somewhat technical singletrack. Read more.

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Hydro Flask Down Shift 5L Hydration Pack


Like the hydration packs and the bottles they are famous for, the Hydro Flask reservoir compartment is also insulated, for double the cold water magic. Available for purchase in March 2021. Read more.

Buy from Hydro Flask

Moots Womble

$3,749.00 Frame Only

The Womble is the most aggressive mountain bike in the Moots lineup, with a 140mm fork. Read more.

Buy from Moots

Enve Mountain Fork


The Mountain Fork can help make two bikes out of one, with little time between conversions, and might just refresh your perspective of the trails you know too well. Read more.

Buy from ENVE

Abus Brooklyn Bicycle Chain Lock

$99.99 | $78.20 sale

The Brooklyn is the German brand’s heavy-duty bike lock, rated 12/15, offering “urban level security,” and a lock that Abus says is light enough to wear around the waist.

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Topeak Shock ‘N Roll Hand Pump


The 300 PSI (20.7 BAR) pump is designed to inflate shocks, forks, and tires alike with a simple twist of the main shaft to shift between functions. Read more.

Buy from Amazon

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