MTB News Mix: Hop-Flavored Gu, Silca Hirobel Frame Clamp, and a New Lazer Trail Helmet

Hop-flavored Gu, a new trail helmet from Lazer, and a gentler way to do maintenance from Silca.

Gu Hoppy Trails

Ever just want the taste of beer before the ride is over? Gu has got it covered. The new Hoppy Trails flavor is the latest in their bitter flavor collection, following the Chai flavor released last year.

“Perfecting the Hoppy Trails flavor was part art and part science,” says Magda Boulet, VP of Research, Innovation and Development at GU Energy Labs. “We are always looking for the next flavor to add to our roster, and this new addition perfectly balances a fruity citrus aroma and the delicate bitterness of hops. The combination of these different flavor profiles creates a unique tasting experience for your next run, ride, or adventure.” 

The Hoppy Trails flavor is said to have a mild citrus and hoppy profile, and does not contain alcohol or caffeine. Each packet is 100 calories. Pricing starts at $36 for a 24-pack, or go for the six-pack which comes with a Klean Kanteen steel pint glass. For more info visit the Gu page for Hoppy Trails. 

Lazer Coyote trail helmet

Shimano-owned brand Lazer released a new helmet that is simple and without gimmick. The Coyote trail helmet has a Turnfit dial for a good fit, which will easily adopt a rear-facing LED safety light, 21 vents, and increased rear coverage. The Coyote helmet also has EPS impact protection, comes in sizes small, medium, and large, and is priced at €80, or about $90USD. Lazer will offer both a MIPS and non-MIPS version. Helmets will be available in April. For more info, visit the Lazer website.

Silca Hirobel frame clamp

Don’t clamp down too hard on carbon tubes when your bike is in the repair stand, says Silca. Instead, this frame clamp works to gently squeeze mountain bike frame tubes so the integrity of the frame is still intact. Silca recently acquired Hirobel Cycling Solutions and moved production of Hirobel products to Silca’s home in Indianapolis. Hirobel’s primary product is the frame clamp. The clamp is paint-friendly, adaptable to all frame designs, and costs $185USD. For more information, visit the Silca site.