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Fresh Produce: Refresh

Four products for a body and bike refresh

Muir Energy Pouches | $30 per 12 pack

Muir Energy again? Didn’t we just do this a couple weeks ago? Yes. But that was a jar, and these are single-serve pouches—a much more streamlined delivery method when trailside. You’ll also remember that Muir is not in reference to the Sierra Club, and Muir Energy isn’t anti-mountain biking. Now that we have that cleared up, let’s take a look at the pouches. Each is 30 grams, a sizable serving when it comes to fast fuel, and there are 11 different flavors to satiate particular tastes. Muir Energy is all about natural, healthy ingredients and the packs tell you if they are fast-burning fuel or slow-burning fuel, so you know which to eat when.

Pouches

Shimano Saint PD-M820 | $100

The Saint line is Shimano’s downhill line—although you’ll likely see the group on a fair number of enduro bikes as well. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that these pedals are big, burly and definitely not light. Lightweight pedals shouldn’t be of concern though if you are looking at Saint products. They have a large platform, four height-adjustable pins and, of course, interface with SPD cleats. If you’re looking for strength and grip the Saint’s might be your savior.

PD-M820

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Seven Points 1,200mg CBD Tincture | $120

CBD is extracted from industrial hemp, meaning it won’t get you high and it definitely won’t summon the ghost of Jerry Garcia to save you during a sting-operation gone bad. But it does have other beneficial effects that would catch the attention of even Thurgood Jenkins. And it is a tincture, so you can easily fine-tune your dose and it goes to work quickly. Squeeze five to ten drops under your tongue and if you’re like most of the growing number of CBD devotees, you could see benefits ranging from reduced stress to improved sleep, nausea relief and even quickened bone healing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It seems like everyday there is new research suggesting how CBD is healthy.

Tincture

Honey Stinger Cracker N’ Nut Butter Snack Bar | $26 per box

Honey Stinger is leading the charge of making energy bars more like cookies, and I fully support the movement, because cookies are delicious. The Cracker N’ Nut Butter bars aren’t round like most cookies, but they are a bit sweet, a bit savory, a bit flakey, a bit creamy and I would happily eat them as a snack off or on trail. Equal opportunity consumption. That’s saying something. There are three different flavors: almond butter with dark chocolate and sea salt, peanut butter with milk chocolate and sea salt or cashew butter with dark chocolate and sea salt. That last one was eaten before we made it into the photo studio.

Cracker N’ Nut Butter Bar

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