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