Gear Watch: 2 New Products for Secure Bike Transport plus Bigger Flat Pedals

Gear Watch Wednesday is a weekly update on the latest mountain bike gear releases and products that Singletracks has received for test. Have gear news to share, or products you’d like us to check out? Email jeff@singletracks.com.

Race Face Aeffect R pedals have 25% larger platform

There’s a new version of the Race Face Aeffect flat pedal that’s 25% larger than the original. The Race Face Aeffect R pedals feature a forged aluminum body and a cromoly axle, and are offered in six colors.

Prime updates specs for Thunderflash enduro bike

Photo: Bartek_Wolinski @wolisphoto

Prime is rolling out updates specs for their Thunderbolt enduro bike including Öhlins suspension bits and Industry Nine wheels.

  • Price: €3,199 (frame). Builds priced starting at €9 999.
  • Availability: Thunderflash C, S, R and RS models will ship starting in July 2022 while the RSX will be delivered in Q2 2023. 

Pakmule combines hitch rack and cargo carrier

The Pakmule Bike Rack kit features a hitch-mounted Pakmule cargo carrier and three fork mounts for hauling bikes along with your gear. The system is meant to be modular so you can configure the basic carrier for other activities and trips as well.

  • Price: $1,255 ($945 for just the carrier without the bike mounts)
  • Available from Pakmule.

Hiplok Ride Shield keeps eyes off bikes stowed in your vehicle

Bicycle security company Hiplok has a new piece of gear that helps keep unwanted eyes off of your bike before or after the ride. If you’re someone who puts the bike inside of your car, rather than on a rack, the Hiplok Ride Shield keeps grease off the vehicle’s interior and also shields the contents of the vehicle from onlookers with a plain black water-repellent nylon cover. This won’t help if someone decides to break into your vehicle regardless, but it might make it a less tempting proposition.

Troy Lee Designs launches 2022 gear

Troy Lee Designs recently launched their 2022 mountain bike collection which includes bold colors and fresh designs on clothing, helmets, and protection.