Fresh Produce

Product picks from Troy Lee Designs, SRAM, Topeak and RockShox

 

Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS

Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS

TLD’s popular A1 helmet is now offered with MIPS, which promises to reduce rotational forces in the event of a crash. Inside is a single-piece, removable pad liner made of a plush anti-microbial, moisture-wicking material. The helmet shown above gets Troy Lee’s fancy Vertigo paint scheme, which tacks on an extra $25. $190/$215 as shown / troyleedesigns.com

 

RockShox Reverb

RockShox Reverb 170mm

The Reverb isn’t a new name, but the RockShox has completely overhauled the internals on its hydraulic dropper. Wider bushing spacing and a double-lip IFP (internal floating piston) from SKF promise improved stiffness and durability–hopefully eliminating the dreaded squish that commonly develops on the current Reverb. Most exciting is the addition of a 170-mil-drop option. $471 / sram.com

 

SRAM Roam 60 Wheels

SRAM Roam 60 Wheels

SRAM made a bit of a late arrival to the wide-rim pool party, but it’s hoping that these Roam 60 hoops–with their 30-mil internal width–will make a splash. They’ve got all the right specs, with a hookless, tubeless-ready carbon rim and even a customizable sticker pack if the stealthy graphics don’t shout “I JUST BOUGHT NEW WHEELS” quite loudly enough. $900 – $1229 / sram.com

 

Topeak Alien III

Topeak Alien III

The Alien III isn’t new, but it remains one of the most complete multi-tools available. The Alien is packed with 25 tools, including a full selection of Allen keys, 8, 9 and 10-mil box wrenches, a chain tool, tire levers, a stainless steel knife and more. The tool splits into two halves, making it easier to work with. It weighs in at about 9.5 ounces. $70 / topeak.com