SCOTT SOLDIER 2 KNEEPADS
Lightweight and sturdy
Lightweight pads have become a must for trail riders across the board. Scott Sports is offering its Soldier 2 pads as a lightweight but sturdy option for riders looking for a little extra protection. The Soldier 2 was designed for all-mountain and enduro riding and uses D30 impact technology. Scott uses mesh housing to keep the feel lightweight and increase airflow. The price is set at $70 for the pair, and they can be found at any Scott dealer. www.scott-sports.com
URBAN GEAR SURVIVALTOOL
Something small and practical
Multi-tools can make the difference in getting you out of an inconvenient jam. The Urban Gear SurvivalTool is a compact design with nine different functions. The SurvivalTool has a flathead screwdriver, bottle opener, 1-inch ruler, thread cutter, nail file and four wrench sizes built into a lightweight 4.3-ounce body. The tool is stainless steel and has a quick release clip so you can carry it on your keychain. The kit, including a water-resistant case, sells for $8, and can be found online at www.urbangeartools.com.
ODI HELIUM GRIPS
ODI makes some of the best grips on the trail, with a broad range of designs and patterns for just about every style of riding. The Helium series is its newest line of silicone grips aimed at cross-country riding. There are two versions currently available—the Vapor and the Element. The Vapor has a dimpled sur- face for better hand contact, while the Element has a smoother finish. www.odigrips.com.
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