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New product from Bontrager, Schwalbe, Blackburn and Ryders

Bontrager Line Pro Cockpit

Bontrager Line Pro Cockpit

Bontrager says that its new bars aren't any stiffer than a 31.8 bar, addressing the common complaint that the 35-mil diameter makes bars overly stiff. The advantage of the oversized clamp in this case, according to Bontrager, is increased strength and lower weight compared to the 31.8 alternative. In addition to the carbon Line Pro bar ($180) and polished aluminum stem ($100) shown here, there’s also an aluminum bar ($80), which goes with a lower-end aluminum stem ($40). The bars come with either 15 or 27.5 millimeters of rise in both 750- and 820-mil widths, while the stems are all 0-degree rise and come in 40-, 50-, 60-, 70- and 80-mil lengths. bontrager.com


Schwalbe Fat Albert Tires

Schwalbe Fat Albert

Schwalbe’s Fat Albert tires have received an overhaul. The tread on the front-specific tire appears to prioritize cornering traction, and the rear looks like it will offer lots of grip under power and braking. The new tires use Schwalbe’s TrailStar compound, and are intended for all-mountain riding on mixed soil. They’re available in 29 and 27.5 diameters at a 2.35 width. $93 / schwalbetires.com


Blackburn Grid 13

Blackburn Grid 13

Blackburn’s new Grid 13 multi-tool boasts, as its name suggests, 13 functions. It’s not meant as an all-in-one monster, but rather a relatively slim, lightweight option that can handle most trailside fixes. It has all the common Allen key sizes, and the smaller wrenches are L shaped, allowing better access to small bolts in hard-to-reach places. $20 / blackburndesign.com


Ryders Eyewear Seventh Glasses

Ryders Seventh

The flat-top frame on Ryders’ Seventh glasses gives off a casual look, but there’s no shortage of technology here. Fully adjustable, hydrophilic nose pads and temple tips keep the shades from wandering and allow for a customized fit, while the photochromic and anti-fog lenses shown here adjust to varying levels of light and resist fogging. $130 / ryderseyewear.com