2020 is almost over! Looking back at this year I can say I am definitely grateful for my family as well as my bikes for keeping me sane. I decided I would base my list on some new items I picked up this year as well as some old favorites I’ve been using for thousands of miles. I hope everyone has a safe enjoyable holiday season!
1Up USA Super Duty. From $599.
It is clear we’re fans of made in the USA parts so it should come as no surprise we love the racks from 1up USA. Made in Wisconsin these racks are some of the lightest, fastest mounting, and most secure on the market. If you’re putting the best on your bike why not use the best to transport it.
Wolf Tooth Pack alignment tool. From $99.95.
With bikes now coming with 12 and 13 speed cassettes having a properly aligned hanger is essential but what happens if you’re on an epic ride and you bend your hanger? Enter this neat little tool from Wolf Tooth. Before this you had to hope you could bend things back in place well enough to ride it home but this will get you dialed in and able to use all of your gears again.
Orange Seal Endurance. From $10.99.Orange Seal has been my go-to tire sealant for years. In my opinion it works well and has helped me avoid flatting out on both mountain bike and cyclocross races. As an added bonus the company supports a lot of cycling events around the country including several local to us.
ESI RCT Bartape. $34.99.
This weeks wheel build of the week features another great pair of Boost MTB wheels built around the Whisky parts No 9 36W carbon rim. The Whisky rims are a modern carbon all-mountain / trail rim featuring a 30mm internal width designed to run tires in the 2.3 to 2.6 range. That makes these rims a great value for money alternative to other more expensive rims from IBIS, Santa Cruz or Zipp.