Technical briefing: titanium hardtails, composite pedals, light grips, etc. – June 2022

Technical briefing is a feature for what’s new that we spot every month, but haven’t gotten our hands on yet. An eclectic serving of tech, from groundbreaking products to traditional new gear, with a few wacky stuff thrown in for good measure.

Ergon GXR Grips

€19.95 / $24.95USD

These German-made, lightweight mountain bike grips are the brand’s first sliding grips. (Learn more.)

Crust Bikes FTW Dirt Rider


An exclusive collection of small dirt bikes designed by Crust and built by the legendary Frank the Welder. (Learn more.)

Crankbrothers Pump For Peace Limited Edition Shoe Collection

$139.99 – $159.99 USD

20% of proceeds from this shoe will be donated to support their mission to build pump tracks in underserved communities around the world. (Learn more.)

Reserve Tubeless Tire & Rim Tape Sealant

$9.99 – $24.99 USD

Tubeless products designed to complement Reserve’s carbon wheels. (Learn more.)

RAD Apparel Collection 2022

$30 – $55 USD

All jerseys are made with 100% Repreve recycled polyester. (Learn more.)

Esker Cycles Titanium range

Frames: $2,300 USD / Complete from $4,400 USD

2 new models from the Montana brand. (Learn more.)

Gorewear’s expanded Trail collection


Gore has expanded its collection of trails. (Learn more.)

Tectonic Components Altar Pedal Made in USA


With a large platform, light weight and unique pull pin system, we’re going to have to get a set of these to test as soon as possible. (Learn more.)

DyedBro Blue Lightning Total Protection Kit


Limited to only 20 kits. (Learn more.)

Devinci E-Troy and E-Spartan

E-Troy: $7,599 / E-Spartan $7,799

The new E-Troy and E-Spartan will begin shipping to Devinci dealers in late June. (Learn more.)

Goodyear Newton tires

€59.40 / £53.90 – €71.50 / £64.90

Goodyear has launched two new tread patterns with the Newton MTF and Newton MTR. (Learn more.)

Dakine Thrillium Gravity Collection

$70 – $170 USD

New discussions from Vanderham, Aggy, Carson Storch, Vinny T and Hannah Bergemann. (Learn more.)

Sixpack composite pedals made in Germany


Sixpack adds the Millenium CF and Kamikaze PA composite pedals to its range. (Learn more.)

Modern replica of Stevie Smith’s 2013 Devinci race bike

A legendary build for the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation. (Learn more.)

Pit Viper High Speed ​​Off Road II Clothing


New discussion threads and new edition of the IFHT. (Learn more.)

Dakine Carson Storch Signature Series Thrillium Jersey & Glove

US$50 + US$90

Carson says he was influenced by some of the early retro motorcycle jerseys for this project. (Learn more.)

NF DP4 Team Pants

$239 CAD $189 USD

New and improved pockets, a side-loading lumbar pocket, a new unisex 10-size fit system, and more. (Learn more.)

Wiley C. Thompson