A New High Pivot Mixed Wheel Bike plus More Accurate Ride Timing Data

This week's mountain bike product news from BYB, Deviate Cycles, Fox Racing and Feedback Sports.

Gear Watch Wednesday is a weekly update on the latest mountain bike gear releases and products that Singletracks has received for test. Have gear news to share, or products you’d like us to check out? Email [email protected].

BYB Chrono promises highly accurate race timing

The new BYB Chrono is a multi-part lap timing system for race timing or training purposes. The system is made up of a GPS sensor combined with a wheel-based speed sensor and an external trigger that can be used individually or as a set for maximum accuracy. A companion app stitches all the data together.

  • Price: 299€ (Chrono) and 149€ (trigger)
  • Buy from bybtech.it
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Fox Union flat BOA mountain bike shoe

There’s a new version of the Fox Union mountain bike shoe that’s designed for flat pedals with two BOA dials for an extra secure fit. Fox Racing has been making moves in the MTB footwear market lately, officially completing its acquisition of Ride Concepts earlier this year.

  • Price: $225.95
  • Buy from foxracing.com

Deviate Claymore MX

The Deviate Claymore MX is the brand’s first mixed wheel bike, delivering 165mm of rear wheel travel with a high-pivot design. Rather than simply swap the linkage on the existing Claymore 29, Deviate went with an all-new rear triangle to optimize ride feel and performance.

  • Price: $3,200 (frame)
  • Reserve at deviatecycles.com
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New Feedback Sports bike tools

There’s a trio of new Feedback Sports tools, all in plier form. The adjustable wrench, mini diagonal cutters, and mini needle nose pliers aren’t necessarily bike specific but they do appear to be high quality tools.

Wolftooth singlespeed spacer kit

The new alloy Wolftooth spacer kit with stainless steel lockring lets you run a single cog on your 10- or 11-speed HG freehub body. There are also new cog colors to choose from, including orange and gold (shown).

  • Price: $44.95 for the spacer kit plus lockring, $54.95 for a singlespeed cog
  • Buy from Wolftooth

Specialized recently released the S-Works Phenom with Mirror saddle with a concave shape, 3D-printed contruction and a carbon body. The Phenom saddle shape is long and flat and can be used for both on- and off-road riding.

Skratch Labs Everyday Drink Mix makes it easy to hydrate

Skratch Labs, known for their endurance hydration drink mixes has a new everyday formula to compete with the many options on the market now. Skratch says the mix meets two important hydration needs for athletes: The ability customize electrolyte intake or combine with other hydration mixes, and a need for an unsweetened hydration mix for those who don’t want the additional calories or sweeteners. Each serving has 400mg of sodium, 100mg of potassium, 50mg of calcium, 50mg of magnesium and 1-2g of carbs.

  • Price: $1.65-$27.95
  • Buy from Skratchlabs.com, Amazon and select retailers