Mountain bike equipment

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 May, 2012, 12:00am


Orange Five Pro

Hand-built in Britain, the Orange Five Pro (HK$16,000) is an ideal choice for trail riding. The frame's mix of monocoque construction and custom-butted 6061-T6 Reynolds tubing keeps weight down, with a new tapered headtube for extra stiffness. A single-pivot rear suspension system provides a ride that's finely balanced between sensitivity and efficiency, with the bearing system promoting responsiveness and reliability. This bike will handle anything and put a huge grin on your face.

Poc Trabec Helmet

The Trabec's (HK$1,800) construction is 'borrowed' from that of the human skull to give improved resistance and performance, and employs a reinforced core for additional protection, while the outer shell has been designed without seams in the most exposed areas. An aerodynamic channel system and 16 holes provide the ventilation. The Trabec is built to fit around your head rather than on top of it, as most bike helmets are.

Teva Links Mountain Bike Shoe

Designed by US freerider Jeff Lenosky, the Links (US$100 - online price) has the cool looks of a skate shoe, with features specifically tailored for mountain biking. These include a sole pattern that interfaces with the platform of a bike pedal for a better grip, aggressive tread designs at the toe and heel to stick to the dirt while you walk and a mixed rubber, leather and mesh upper for added durability. There's also extra padding throughout for additional comfort. This is a shoe you can wear all day on or off the bike.