Following on from Road products last week, here are some great options for those who like their tyres fat and their shorts baggy.
Top products for Spring 2023 to boost mountain bike riding motivation, maybe even increase enjoyment or comfort. These products will help get you in the right frame of mind to tackle the trails and all that Spring 2023 can through your way.
100% Brisker Cold Weather Gloves
100% started out in the very cool world of North American Motocross Racing in the early 1980’s. Since then the brand have broadened their outlook to cover mountain biking, BMX and even a little Gravel and Road too. Brisker gloves are not bulky, they are a low profile glove, engineered to keep you going fast in cooler weather. The offer the perfect amount of insulation to block out damp, cool weather while maintaining exceptional dexterity and control of your bike. The Brisker comes in a waterproof, youth and womens versions too. See the full 100% range here.
Endura SingleTrack Waterproof Jacket
The SingleTrack collection is where fashion and function meet in the Endura range, with neither compromised! The latest waterproof jacket boasts fresh colours and a subtle emboss print in a new, contemporary yet timeless panel design. The Exoshell20 fabric continues to offer class leading performance while the rich feature list ensures the Singletrack jacket delivers for on and off bike adventures, no matter what the weather. See the full Endura range here.
Crono CD1 Flat Shoes
If you ride flat shoes, the Crono CD1 shoes are a great option. While Crono might not be the most well known brand, they have been making shoes for around 50 years, producing footwear for some of the biggest names in the world, including Sidi and Fizik. The CD1 were fully tested by Merlin’s own, in-house shredding artiste, Rob.
“I’ve been testing the CD1 flat pedal shoes, the most comfortable mtb shoe I’ve ever had. Really supportive and easily adjustable with the single boa adjuster, the large toe bumper is also a life saver when you’re flying into a rocky sections. The feel on the pedals is unmatched and super-grippy compared to my previous fiveten shoes. these shoes are great on and off the bike.”
See the full Crono range here.
Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tubeless 26″
Does the thought of 26″ tyres bring a happy tear to your eye? Maybe remembering your 1990s Alipinestars or even Merlin Malt you foolishly sold and regretted ever since? Well thanks to Panaracer you can put the finishing touches to your classic MTB build or just replace some perished old rubber. The classic 2.1 inch wide Fire XC Pro is also tubeless. So you can mix your fondness for classic 26er riding with your love of injecting sealant goo – a dream scenario for many. There’s also a non tubeless wired version too. See the full Panaracer range here.
Merlin Malt 725 Steel
The Merlin Malt 725 MTB is back better than ever! Our new Malt has completely been redesigned to suit todays riding styles, with 29er wheel fitment and a 67 degree head angle this do-it-all versatile hardtail is a trail centre destroyer, single track ripper and all-round adventure bike. The geometry is best suited for a 120mm travel fork but will happily take up to a 140mm if you wish to tackle more challenging trails. The Malt 725 Steel is also available frame only for those who enjoy the building process.
Troy Lee Designs Skyline Air Long Sleeve Jersey
Skyline Air is the go-to mountain bike kit for warmer weather. The Skyline Air Jersey takes the standard Skyline jersey as its foundation but introduces a tight mesh construction for incredible airflow to keep you cool without sacrificing opacity. A revised neckline improves comfort. See the full Troy Lee Designs range here.
Schwalbe Magic Mary TLE Addix Soft SuperGravity Folding Tyre – 27.5″
The ultimate gravity tyre. Undisputedly the favourite among Schwalbe Downhill and Enduro athletes. Perfect all-round characteristics for almost all tracks and conditions. The sophisticated intermediate profile is combined with the best compounds and construction. See the full Schwalbe Mountain Bike range here.
Endura MT500 Spray Shorts
Updated version of the iconic Endura spray baggy innovative and hard wearing hybrid that combines the best bits of a waterproof and stretch MTB short. Whilst only the seat panel of the short is waterproof, a DWR treatment has been applied throughout to help water bead and not soak into the shorts. As with all of Endura’s DWR treated garments, an environmentally friendly PFC free DWR has been used. See the full Endura range here.