September MTB Product Reviews: Liv, Ohlins, Sombrio, Thule and More

Did you miss any of our mountain bike reviews this month? We reviewed bikes from Liv, Fezzari, and NS Bikes. Plus, the new Rocky Mountain Altitude and Banshee Titan are in for test. September was full of gear reviews – we checked out hip packs, shoes, dropper posts, tires, saddles and whole lot more.

PNW Components Ranier Gen 3 Dropper Post

$179.00

Matt compares two adjustable travel dropper posts. This quick & quiet dropper is available in two sizes, 30.9 and 31.6, with travel options to fit more bikes. Read more.

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POC VPD System Lite Knee Pad

$129.95

These pads are light, breathable, and have a confidence-inspiring-level of protection. Read more.

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Bontrager Rapid Pack

$59.99

Carry one water bottle plus the essentials under or over your jersey with this new waist pack. Read more.

Buy from Trek Bicycle


2021 Rocky Mountain Altitude

Starting at $3,500.00

The redesigned Altitude combines the Altitude and Instinct BC models into one platform with 160/170mm of travel. Read more.

Buy from Rocky Mountain Bikes


Ride Concepts Vice Shoes

$100.00

We like the skateboard style and flat pedal function esp for quick sessions and practicing jumps. Men’s, women’s and kid’s styles available. Read more.

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Ohlins RFX36 M.2 Coil Fork

$1,250.00

A highly tuneable fork and easily serviceable at home. Read more.

Buy from Worldwide Cyclery


POLAR Grit X GPS Watch

$429.95

The Grit X will do all of the things that any other multisport watch can do and more, plus it has an impressive 40-hour battery life in training mode. Read more.

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Kenda Pinner Pro 29

$84.95

A mountain bike tire approved by both Gwin and Gerow. Read more.

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Liv Intrigue Advanced Pro 29

Starting at $4,500

We test Liv’s first all-carbon bike in the trail category, complete with flip-chip adjustable frame geometry, high-end components and women-specific suspension tune. Read more.

Buy from Liv


Sombrio Silhouette Riding Shirt

$99.95

It’s time to break out the flannels, this one from Sombrio is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Read more.

Buy from Backcountry.com


SDG Components Bel-Air V3 Lux-Alloy Saddle

$89.99

One of four saddles tested designed for progressive mountain bike geometries with a shorter overall length. Read more.

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Thule Rail Hip Pack 2L

$59.95

This new pack has just the right amount of space for small to medium rides and reasonably priced under $60. Read more.

Buy from Amazon


Machines for Freedom Pebble Print Jersey

$178.00

Comfortable like a second skin and “Happiness Guaranteed” Read more.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


NS Bikes Define AL Race 160

$6,626.00

Gerow has a little fun on this mixed-wheel bike. Read more.

Buy from NS Bikes


e*thirteen components Vario Dropper Seatpost

$239.00 | $203.15 sale

This reliable dropper can be adjusted in 5-30mm travel increments and has a 5-year warranty. Read more.

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Sombrio Summit Short

$109.95

A durable short that will last season after season. Read more.

Buy from Competitive Cyclist


Sombrio Sender Bike Shoes

$89.99

Offers protection, grippy soles and simple style. Both men’s and women’s styles available.

Buy from Moosejaw



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