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Cool new gear for your next mountain biking trek

While mountain biking historically has been billed as an adrenaline-fueled sport, it is gaining mass appeal. More and more people are realizing both the physical and mental health benefits of taking their bikes off-road to commune with nature and get a great workout. In fact, according to Bicycle Retailer, sales of front-suspension mountain bikes were up by more than 150 percent in 2020. But before you hit the trails, check out the latest gear to ensure every ride is a smooth one.


Ride smart with this second generation navigation system. This weatherproof four-inch computer serves as a GPS navigator, includes a powerful night-light, an anti-theft alarm system and a fitness and cycling metrics tracker to monitor your speed, distance, calories burned and more. It syncs with many of your favorite apps and keeps you connected with call and text notifications. Starts at $129

Apidura Expedition Frame Pack

Stash your stuff out on the trails in the lightweight and watertight Apidura Expedition Frame Pack. It fastens to the main triangle of your bike with Velcro straps, creating a lower center of gravity and enabling more natural bike handling than with other types of packs. The light-colored inside lining makes it easy to find all your belongings. A battery lead/hydration hose port makes charging devices or staying hydrated on the road simple. Starts at $118

Celtic Blu Tallboy Bluetooth Speaker

The sounds of nature can be relaxing but when you want to crush a workout with a bolder soundtrack, try the Celtic Blu Tallboy Bluetooth speaker. The Tallboy spreads audio in 360 degrees, playing music evenly from every angle. The 6000mAh battery can last all day without a recharge – up to 30 hours. It can be used on and off the bike; its cage can attach to almost all of your toys. Starts at $89.95

100% Hypercraft Sport Performance Sunglasses

Glare be gone with these sturdy and stylish shades. 100%’s sunglasses offer complete, full-spectrum UV protection, including UVA, UVB and UV400 wavelengths. They are scratch resistant and a special lens treatment means they repel water, dirt and oil. Rubber nose and temple grips help keep these glasses in place while you traverse any type of terrain. Clear lenses can be swapped in when you want eye protection on overcast days. Starts at $89.95

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