New Product Discoveries
James Bond would use this
A good lock can make all the difference between your bike getting stolen or riding it home from the coffee shop. TappLock is a new smart lock that uses fingerprint recognition to open. The TappLock has the ability to store up to 500 fingerprints and has an app to manage the users. For added strength, TappLock was designed with a Zamak 3 zinc alloy metal body and has a 7mm reinforced stainless steel shackle. It takes just under one second for the lock to recognize a fingerprint and open. Retail price on this lock is $100 with three different color options. tapplock.com
WOLF TOOTH COMPONENTS PACK WRENCH AND INSERTS KIT
Pack them just in case
The minds over at Wolf Tooth Components are always designing and producing clever and relevant components. This kit is lightweight and minimal enough to be stored in a hydration or frame bag for epic adventures. Wolf Tooth includes an aluminum hex and bottom wrench with nickel-plated steel fittings. The fittings include an 8mm Allen, 16mm Allen and Cinch/ISIS spline tools. Retail price on this kit is $90, and it is made in Wolf Tooth’s Minnesota facility. www.wolftoothcomponents.com
DAKINE HOT LAPS STEALTH
For those who want to hide their fanny pack
Fanny packs have become a popular way for mountain bikers to carry all of their essential items during shorter rides. Dakine’s new Hot Laps Stealth is made specially for riders who want to pack light without leaving themselves stranded out on the trails. The Hot Laps Stealth features a breathable mesh back panel with a Polygiene anti-microbial treatment. The pack has a fleece-lined pocket inside that is perfectly sized for holding a cell phone, and the pack has ample room for tools, tire levers tubes and CO2. The Hot Laps Stealth can be purchased at Dakine and retails for $35.
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