MTB News Mix: Roval Components Expands Warranty, Maloja Clothing Moves into US, and All-season fizik Shoes

We take a look at new fall mountain bike gear, a nifty bottle cage from Syncros, and Roval Components' new warranty details.

MTB News Mix is a weekly update of all things mountain biking where we cover new products, pro race results, trail news, and more.

Roval Components add a lifetime warranty and  two-year, no-fault crash replacement for wheels

Fabio Wibmer heading into a hard landing. Photo: Harookz, courtesy of Roval.

Roval Components are integrating a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects as well as a two-year crash replacement policy.

The lifetime warranty says that Roval wheels are warrantied to the original buyer and owner for the duration they own the product. It covers materials and manufacturing when used in accordance with Roval’s guidelines. Roval will also provide warranty coverage for two years from the date of the original purchase to subsequent owners.

The new crash replacement policy says that if a product is damaged within the first two years of ownership, and it is not covered under warranty, Roval will repair or replace for free. This covers Roval products that come on stock bikes or are purchased aftermarket.

Roval Traverse “trail” wheels for mountain biking are available online in both alloy or carbon versions.

Kask Caipi helmets are made for anything from gravel to all-mountain

The Kask Caipi, a helmet made for any kind of off-road riding, is now available in Europe and America. The Caipi compliments two other off-road helmets for Kask, the Rex and Mojito X Peak, offering lightweight construction with 22 ventilation ports that are even built into the visor. Coverage is extended low on the back of the head for greater protection. The Caipi has a claimed weight of 250g on the size medium and sells for $165USD (£119) to $169.99USD (£129), depending on the finish.

Maloja opens first US apparel store in Stowe, Vt

Photo: Gerow.

Bike clothing brand Maloja is continuing to grow in North America and they will add their first physical presence here with a storefront in Stowe, VT.

“We chose to open our North American flagship store in Stowe because it is a mountain town with an active community of outdoor enthusiasts,” commented Landon Stirling, Maloja’s brand manager for North America. The store will feature clothing from their mountain and road bike collection, plus climbing climbing and skiing wear also. The storefront will open on Sept. 28.

Pearl iZUMi teams up with Woolmark Company for cold weather gear

Mountain bike and cycling wear brand Pearl iZUMi is pairing with the Woolmark Company to expand their line of cold and wet weather gear. Merino wool fits in with Pearl iZUMi’s sustainable initiatives as it is a natural, degradable, and renewable fiber. The Woolmark Company certifies the fiber for Pearl iZUMi’s apparel.

New pieces of clothing will include the PRO Merino Thermal Jersey, three base layers, and a vest, for both men and women. Pearl iZUMi will also have a cycling cap, a Merino hat, and Merino neck layer. See the Pearl iZUMi website for more info.

The fizik Terra X2 shoes are for all riding, all year long

Italian gear maker fizik has a few new shoes by the names of the Terra Ergolace X2, Terra Clima X2, and the Terra Artica X2 that are all-encompassing. Each transcends disciplines and seasons in different ways.

The Ergolace is a lace-up mountain bike shoe made for any kind of terrain, says fizik. It will sell for $119. The Clima X2 is a breathable, waterproof, and three-season, all-mountain shoe made for wet, muddy, or cold conditions and will sell for $250. The Artica X2 is waterproof, breathable, and insulated, made for riding all year long, but is especially made for old man winter. The Artica X2 sells for $300.

They all include a medium-stiff sole, a nylon-shanked outsole, a cushioned EVA midsole and Vibram grip for hike-a-bike traction.

The Syncros iS Tailor Cage packs it all

With the new Syncro iS Tailor Cage, on-bike storage gets a little easier. The integrated storage bottle cage went through a redesign and is 40g lighter now. The cage has been rotated 45-degrees, making for a more low-profile fit and clearing frame space.

The new multi-tool that comes with the cage has 19 bits and an integrated chain tool. The cage is compatible with a variety of mini-pumps, or can be used with a Co2 nozzle. Pricing for the Syncros iS Tailor Cage is not available at this time.

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