A Sneaky Stash Tool and a Mount Anywhere Bike Work Stand: 2022 Sea Otter Gear Sightings
Our California team made it to Sea Otter this season to see what’s new. Check out what they found below.
Altangle Hangar Connect
This super-portable workstation has a 3.7″ jaw opening and a proprietary jaw/clamp design that is compatible with a wide range of seatposts. What’s clever about it is that it can be securely clamped onto many support structures, including round, rectangular, and in some cases even flat “countertop”-like surfaces. We were shown how easily it clips onto a tent pole and van ladder. Whether you’re working on your bike or just want to display it, this compact workstation gets your bike rolling like a pro outside the home.
Altangle A2 tire lever head
The A2 is a clever way of combining and minimizing tire levers and CO2 cartridges. The 1.5 inch long lever weighs only 12g and can be attached to CO2 cartridges through the threaded brass insert. The nylon material it is made of is safe for carbon and aluminum rims.
A portable, compact bike maintenance station, the Hangar offers a solution for those looking for a hassle-free way to conveniently position their bike for bike maintenance. It can be used in most doors up to 39.5″ span. The hangar measures 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 19.5″ and weighs 7.7 pounds and can accommodate most bikes weighing up to 50 pounds.
Fox 32 Taper Cast fork
The new Fox32 Taper Cast fork offers gravel-tuned suspension for those who want to get more out of their gravel bikes. This brand new fork weighs 1226 g. The fork also features Fox’s lightweight Kabolt thru-axle and a longer steerer tube to allow greater customization on gravel frames, with the option of a FIT4 or GRIP damper, 50mm or 60mm of travel and available in Performance, Performance Elite and factory builds .
Fox Transfer SL
Fox says additional sizes of the Transfer SL dropper post are now available. 50mm/70mm/75mm/100mm with a new drop bar lever.
Sheep Lube is an environmentally friendly, petroleum-free chain lubricant. This lubricant is made from a proprietary blend of sustainable sheep’s wool and vegetable oil. It is biodegradable and bio-based.
The Wolf Tooth Axle Handle Multi-Tool is a compact and lightweight tool that covers 10 essential tool functions in one. It fits the end of Wolf Tooth rear axles, but is also compatible with other rear axles that have an o-ring on the inside. It is intended to sit on the bike as a minimalist multi-tool while riding. This comes with 4 different hex bits and they are all double ended. It uses the same bits as the 8-bit system and the in-case system. One side is a 5mm hex end that is stepped down to 6mm closer to the handle that fits into the end of an axle. The other side of the handle has a 4mm opening for double ended hex bits, which are stored in the handle by a magnet system.
Wolf Tooth 6-bit hex wrench multi-tool
The 6-bit hex key multi-tool has 11 functions for everyday bike repairs and comes with an optional keychain option. These six hex bits are stored in the handles, which swing out easily for access. Wolf Tooth says: “The 11 functions include: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm hex; #3.5 flathead and #2 Phillips screwdriver; and T10 and T25 Torx compatible bits, and the bits are ED coated and corrosion resistant.”
Sneak Peak: Updated GateKeeper Truck Tailgate Bike Pad
We took a quick look at the updated Yakima GateKeeper Truck Tailgate Bike Pad. With the current version, the Velcro closure system can wear out over time, so it has been upgraded to a G-hook style loop closure that promises a longer lifespan.