New Product Discoveries
SAFE-TEC THOR HELMET
Jam out on the trail
Safe-Tec is a small helmet company based in Southern California offering new helmets for road and mountain bikers. The Thor is its dedicated mountain bike helmet that integrates speakers into the shell so you can take a phone or listen to music on your ride without the use of headphones. The Thor uses Bluetooth to pair with your phone or device and has a micro-USB charging port in the shell. Safe-Tec offers the Thor in three
different sizes and uses PC+EPS in the shell with an adjustable headlock and Fidlock enclosure. The
Thor retails for $130 and is available online at www.safetechelmets.com.
MAXXIS ASSEGAI TIRE
Greg Minnaar’s new signature tread Although 29er downhill bikes have become popular, there haven’t been many tire and wheel choices available for them. For 2018, Maxxis released its newest Assegai 27.5/29er tire designed with input from Greg Minnaar for those big-wheeled DH rippers. The Assegai uses Maxxis’ 3C Maxx Grip compound with a 60-tpi casing. The tread has a versatile design to work in dry and wet conditions. This wide-tread tire is optimized to work with 30–35mm rims and is tubeless-ready with a dual-ply downhill casing. Retail price on this tire is $90. www.maxxis.com
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