S-Works 6 XC Shoes
A feathery 650 gram weight with cleats and spikes puts these Specialized shoes firmly in the “pinner XC slipper” category. They feature a mega-stiff carbon outsole, and two Boa dials handle closure duties. A Velcro strap keeps things snug over the toebox.
Cateye Volt 1600
The Volt 1600 produces 1600 lumens via two ultra-bright LEDs. It boasts a runtime of somewhere between 2 and 100 hours depending on mode, and Cateye says it puts out a wide beam for use on the trail or road. Look for a review coming soon.
Garmin Fenix 3
Garmin’s Fenix 3 is a multisport watch with navigation and tracking GPS functionality that makes it perfectly suitable as a wearable bike computer–if you’re into that kind of thing. Its display is customizable with various watch faces, data fields and apps, and is shielded by a high-strength sapphire lens that won’t easily scratch or crack.
WTB Deva Saddle
WTB’s Deva saddle has returned. This women’s specific seat features a short nose for easy offs, and is offered with a variety of rail materials and gel padding levels.
MSRP: $130 (for Team model pictured here)
Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gel Gloves
The Cyclone is a shoulder-season glove for cool-weather riding. It offers lightweight wind and water protection with a softshell back and a windproof fleece wiping zone on the thumb. The synthetic leather palm features gel padding and the glove secures with a hook-and-loop closure.