As part of this reviewing gig we’re sometimes asked to check out products we wouldn’t normally choose. This can be a bit of a drag to be honest, but every so often we’re pleasantly surprised to discover a quality product we would have otherwise overlooked. This was the case with the Netti Equaliser Shorts. Had I tried these shorts on in a store, I wouldn’t have chosen to spend my own precious cash on them. When I first slipped them on, something about the cut and fit of the shorts seemed odd, restrictive almost. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but that impression would have been enough for me to return them to the rack. I was soon to discover that the reason these shorts initially felt a little odd is that they aren’t designed for swanning around the bike shop checking your calves out in the full-length mirror. Unsurprisingly, I guess, they’re designed for riding in, and once on the bike they fit and perform a treat, providing comfort, support and freedom of movement. The marketing blurb includes quite a list of features, but to be honest all you really need to know is that they have a comfy built-in chamois, a fast-drying nylon outer, some pockets and some vents. Beyond that I suggest you try them out; just make sure you’re on a bike when you do. LEIF ROY
Industry Nine have just released an insane new range of hubs called Hydra, which have a mind blowing 690 points of engagement.
Mons Royale well known for their technical merino wear, have made a huge leap into the bike market with a solid range of merino gear. Find out more on their latest offering; the momentum short.
Goodyear has recently begun a foray into the cycling world, and we got a chance to test out their latest downhill offering; the Newton.
Smith makes a welcome return to the bike helmet world here in New Zealand with the all new Forefront 2, a stylish looking evolution of the original Forefront that put them on the map.
We take a look at Bike Yoke’s Revive seatpost with its cutting edge design and revive valve…check out what we think..
A nimble goat that likes to stretch it’s legs? The all new Instinct has been a staple in our garage for some time now, and it might be one of the better all rounders we have had the pleasure of riding.