New Product Discoveries

KLYMIT V ULTRALITE SL PAD

To make bikepacking comfortable

Bikepacking can be one of themost challenging adventures that riders take on, pushing you far outside
of your comfort zone. The Klymit V Ultralite SL is a lightweight inflatable sleeping pad that comes in a very reasonable 11.9-ounces. The Ultralite uses a 20D ripstop polyester fabric and is 20”x72”x2.5”. This pad uses a V-Chamber that makes for a more ergonomic shape when sleeping. Retail price is set at $100. www.klymit.com

BONTRAGER SE4 TEAM ISSUE 29X2.6 TIRES

The plus-size alternative

Plus-size tires had their moment of fame, but 2.6 inches has quickly become the new plus-size, finding the balance between speed and traction. We are fans of Bontrager’s 2.4 SE4 tire, and Bontrager now offers it in a 2.6 version for 27.5-inchers and 29ers. This tire was designed for enduro racing, but is tough enough for more rugged days on the trail. The SE4 is tubeless-ready and retails for $85 online or at your local Trek dealer. www.trekbikes.com

WOLF TOOTH COMPONENTS PACK TOOLS

The most practical bits

Wolf Tooth Components makes some of the most relevant products on the trail, including its Master Link combo pliers, which are part of its Pack Tools series. This lightweight 7075-T6 aluminum tool works as a quick-link tool, plier jaws and tire lever. Between the two levers there is room for two sets of master links that are 10- to 12-speed compatible. The end of one lever has a three-way valve-core remover. This bit is made in the USA and retails for $30. www.wolftoothcomponents.com


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