Redesign of Niner JET9 RDO and RIP9 RDO geometry - climbing kept, descending enhanced, Boost added, and now in 27.5+ flavors!
I was looking for a weather resistant, durable, reflective, stylish bike commuter back pack to carry the tools I need to for a day at the office. The bag needed to have a dedicated laptop sleeve, hopefully an iPad sleeve, at least one water bottle sleeve, organizing pockets for pens, business cards, pens, cables and a jacket and pants. A pretty tall order and one that had yet to be met. Until I found The North Face Kaban Charged Laptop Backpack. This thing is a game changer. I will elaborate on why.
The Nite Ize Inova STS bike light keeps coming out on top of our available bike lights. It mounts directly to the handlebars or seatpost and looks like a headlamp - for your bike. The light itself is pretty impressive and puts out plenty of useful illumination (up to 140 lumens!!) Sean let his coworker borrow it for a night ride home and is having trouble getting it back from him, its that good!
Messenger bags - if you carry one, you're either a bike messenger or professional trying to appear urban or outdoorsy. We'll admit to falling squarely in the second camp. But, even for a non-messenger, they still come in very handy. With the right combination of features and design, they can cover the spread between everyday briefcase and commuter bag. The Hyperlite Mountain Gear messenger bag is available this week. It falls squarely into that sweet spot.
When Niner dropped off a shiny, white RLT 9 Steel at the Engearment compound, we were excited. This isn't our first time on a Niner and we knew they were capable of making some pretty awesome bikes. But we weren't sure how Niner's experience in the mountain bike world would translate over to gravel bikes. Once we swung a leg over the RLT9 Steel, however, our doubts disappeared in a pool of sweat.
Building a shoe that can effortlessly cross from commuting duty to office duty is a difficult task. You have polar opposite interests competing for inclusion. On the one hand, you need the shoes to be stiff to transfer energy to the cranks. On the other, you want shoes that provide all-day comfort and look stylish in an office setting. At Engearment, we toss another wrench in there by using standing desks. So, not only do shoes have to be comfortable enough to wear all day - you have to be able to stand in them all day, too. Enter the DZR Mechanic.