Check out: An air compressor, body covert protection, Giant’s cycling computer, and mullet links to seat tubeless tires

Here at Pinkbike comes a lot of gear on our desks. check out Here’s a timely roundup of what our tech editors have accomplished. Sometimes it’s products we’ve been testing for a long time, sometimes it’s things we’re stuck on but haven’t had time to review thoroughly. And, sometimes it’s crazy crap someone sent us unwanted and we’re laughing.

Viair TLC Pro Air Compressor


• Tubeless tire seating capacity – holds 150 PSI charge
• Weight: 5.4 kg / 11.8 lb
• $449.95 USD

• 30 feet coiled hose, 8 feet lead
• Includes Presta (x2), shredder, pressure gauge, and blowgun attachment

big quotes Have you ever been stuck at a campsite or trailhead, frustrated with a tubeless tire that just won’t inflate? Viair has a huge fleet of compressors to suit all kinds of work environments, but the TLC series bike is unique because it can hold a charge of 150 PSI to blast that tire to the rim. Sure, there are pumps out there that can be charged, but if you’re changing tires frequently you might find it worthwhile to splash out on the mechanical advantage of this compressor. Whether you’re taking out a road-tripping vehicle or investing in a race trailer, the TLC Pro can be the ticket to stubborn tires.

This unit is powered by a 12-volt battery and comes with two wiring harnesses; One for portable use and the other for a more permanent hard-mount option, which draws 30 amps. A nifty carrying bag stores a 30-foot coiled hose, 8-foot SAE battery clamp wire, and all attachments neatly, such as an inflation trigger with a built-in pressure gauge, shredder, and Presta chuck, as well as a blow gun. Underneath the compressor, the baseplate uses a sand tray to dramatically reduce vibration and the front includes a threaded air filter to quickly change between the two parts.

Once the air filter is connected, the TLC Pro receives a waterproof rating of IP54, making it suitable for outdoor use, protecting it from limited dust ingress and water spray from any angle. It’s also capable of inflating 37″ vehicle tires. Reducing the pressure of such large boots adds more traction on unpaved, washboard-like roads, but so much more comfort on long, off-road trips This allows the TLC Pro compressor to do double duty for an overlanding (cringe) mountain biker.

Fox Baseframe Pro SS Chest Guard


• Flexible and removable D3O padding on the chest, back and shoulders
• Size: S-XXL
• $199.95 USD

• Extremely breathable fabric also holds padding in place
• EN1621-1 Level 1 Back and Shoulder Certification

big quotes I once worked at a bike shop near a film studio and stunt actors would often come looking for body protection that was both low-profile and had enough protection to protect them from injury in a controlled fall. Fox Racing’s Baseframe series is a collection of stealthy bodyguards covering the hips and torso, specially developed for mountain biking and motocross. This short-sleeve version is a choice piece of kit for enduro racing where staying agile and managing your core temperature is important. There are no bulky straps, buckles, or Velcro to hold onto your jersey—just slip it on like a T-shirt.

Siddha D3O dissipates energy from impact in three key areas: the sternum, spine and shoulders. They actually soften a bit with an increase in body temperature to become even more flexible. Each bit of padding is removable to extend the life of the D3O material during the washing machine cycle, or simply customize the protection you’re looking for. The Baseframe Pro SS sells for just under $200 and the D3O Viper Spine Protector meets EN1621-1 Level 1 certification.

Giant M200 Cycling Computer


• IP57 dust and waterproof rating
• Two sizes: M200 (), L200
• $279.95, 329.95 USD

• GPS, Accelerometer, Barometer, Thermometer
• Connections: BLE, ANT+, WiFi

big quotes Giant might not be the first brand you’re thinking of entering the cycling computer world, but they’ve partnered with Stage Cycling and pack a lot into their Dash M200/L200 units . We could go on for days talking about what these two little devices can record and how customizable you can make your personal settings. By downloading the Stage Cycling app, you can play with even more settings, connect to third party apps, create and upload courses, workouts, and of course, power meters, heart rate monitors, and smart phones. Can sync lights.

As for basic specifications, the smaller M200 unit gets a waterproof rating of IP57, weighs 76 grams, and measures 81x51x22mm. The battery can last up to eleven hours during regular use of maps and sensors and uses a standard USB Mirco-B port, which is covered by a rubber plug. A standard length, aluminum Garmin-style locking mount is included, which is perfect for mountain bikes and fits 31.8 or 35mm bars.

The Stage uses Everbright technology that quickly adjusts to ambient light conditions, although it is not a touch screen. To me, physically feeling the buttons while riding makes more sense and allows you to keep your eyes on the trail or road as much as possible. The main page is divided into four categories: a “Start Ride” selection, “Files”, “Connections”, and then “Settings”. Shifting through all of the display pages is fairly intuitive, but basically the app is used for any pre- or post-ride information gathering, while interacting with the Dash unit keeps track of what’s happening on the ride. More about reading.

Although cycling computers are typically viewed as a training tool for measuring and tracking output, the map function is a great way to stay on track with trailforks and similar uploaded GPX file routes. -Up display comes in handy. Tracking location and displaying text message notifications is when I’ve found the Dash M200 to be most useful on non-competitive rides.

William’s Racing Products MX Specialized Enduro Yoke


• Accommodates 27.5″ rear wheel for 2020 Specialized Enduro
• Almost identical geometry to the stock configuration
• $295 AUD

• Maintains the stock’s progress curve
• Enduro 6802 LLU Max Black Oxide Full Complement Sealed Bearing

big quotes Just outside Melbourne, Mike Williams, who created WRP, has all kinds of components in his shop, from mullet links to impressively innovative concepts such as his mechanical engineering final project, centerhub, One of the products that first put the WRP on the map may be their shock yoke that adapted the 2020-current Specialized Enduro to accommodate a 27.5″ rear wheel.

By carefully changing the measurement of the shock yoke, Mike was able to keep the leverage curve roughly the same while using the low-BB setting. It bumps up the starting and ending rates a bit, which means you may have to play around with your current spring rate a bit at times, but the yoke will bring an entirely different ride to what was otherwise limited to dual 29″ wheels. .

There are also a surprisingly large number of other bikes for which WRP has successfully built mullet conversion kits, including the Commencal Meta AM29 and Norco range. By fitting a longer shock 225 x 72.5mm to the range and using a mullet yoke, you can also get 205mm of travel.

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