Light and Motion
The new Solite 150 serves as a helmet-mounted light, as a "miner light" with the provided headstrap or as a flashlight (head unit clips onto battery pack). Runs for 3 hours at 150 lumens (full power) or 6 hours at medium power or 40 hours at flashlight power. Available in May for $180. www.bikelights.com
The Metron from Osprey is a street-styled backpack with top-loading flap design. Spiffy features include a padded laptop sleeve, integrated rain cover, phone case on one shoulder strap and a key/wallet pouch on the other. Comes in two sizes, for $140/160.
The Fatback snow bike that we reviewed recently in Dirt Rag magazine now comes in steel. We spotted Greg, the man behind Fatback, cruising around on this nicely appointed steely that weighs in at 28 lbs. as photographed. Price for this "handmade in the USA" frame has yet to be determined. Contact fatbackbikes.com for more information.
Bontrager’s just released their Lithos helmet, a lightweight (310g) trail helmet with adjustable/removable visor. Available in S/M/L for $130 msrp. www.bontrager.com