Yesterdays 1/2 day roundup: Check out our first impressions on the New Jamis Dragonslayer 27.5+ and Revelate Design bags.
After walking the floor yesterday, it was apparent that e-bikes are all the rage right now. Thankfully there’s still a good amount of folks that are doing things the old fashioned way. For instance, Restrap. What started out with pedal straps, blossomed into a company making high-quality rackless baggage. Nathan and company employ about 14 people in their West Yorkshire workshop and what they’re producing looks very nice. These pieces might not be what you’re looking for when racing the Tour Divide, but the craftsmanship and attention to detail is nice. I like their modular accessory pieces that simply attach via magnetic buckle. Their backpack has room for three of these pieces and they fit on their handlebar harness too. Pretty nifty! Komorebi had their Breadwinner rig, complete with all the dirt, grime, and abuse that makes me feel at home. The new Bindle from PDW seems to be a cool addition to their growing line of gear and accessories. I understand that this new seat post rack is still going through some development, but when done will fit a small dry bag easily. Lifeproof has a new case that has a battery pack included. I use my phone for navigation and find that the battery wears down quickly when I’m out in the sticks. My dyno is great, but having a little bit of a backup seems like a smart idea. This new case holds one complete battery charge. Overall there isn’t a whole lot at the show this year that’s blowing minds. What I am seeing however is attention to detail and some consistent innovation from the usual suspects. Thanks for hanging in there!