Product Discoveries

ASTUTE MUD LITE SADDLE

So enduro and so Euro

The Astute Mud Lite is a lightweight saddle out of Italy that’s designed specifically for enduro riding and racing. The Mud Lite has a nylon carbon shell and carbon fiber rails with a microfiber cover. Astute uses a rounded shape and tri-density memory foam for a comfortable fit. Retail price is $290, and it is available in six colors. www.astuteitalia.com

OSPREY TRAILKIT BACKPACK

It fits a lot of stuff

Osprey makes some high-quality backpacks and hydration packs. The TrailKit was designed to be a high-performance pack for mountain bikers and other cyclists to transport all of their gear. The TrailKit is a 40-liter pack that has room for shoes, helmet and clothing, depending on the rider’s needs. The frame uses a stowaway, contoured harness and yoke to comfortably carry it. The main compartment is weather-resistant. Retail is set at $120. www.osprey.com

PEARL IZUMI VERSA BARRIER JACKET

Casual to trail riding

Versatile riding gear that translates to casual use is an added value many riders are looking for. The Versa Barrier jacket is an all-around piece of c lothing that is lightweight and breathable enough for riding but can be worn casually as well. The Versa uses a fabric with DWR that is wind- and water- resistant but still has a soft, comfortable feel. There are hand mitts buried in the sleeves in case it’s extra cold outside. The Versa retails for $140 and comes in two color options. www.pearlizumi.com 


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