Dissent socks have been my sock of choice for a few years now. They are a MTB specific compression sock. They fit great look great and your feet never get those annoying hot spots in long events.
Italian produced Canadian designed quality.
The Helmet provides good air flow, and is lite for its size. The best thing is how it protects you in crashes. I have crashed several times with this helmet and has always taken the hard blow instead of my head.
I love Salomon gear for trail running because of it's attention to detail and wear ability for the sport. <br />
The S-lab clothing, shoe and accessory line takes personal input on design and function from top international Salomon athletes each year.<br />
The shoes are durable without adding unnecessary fabric or weight. (Shoes in this photo: Salomon Sense Pro Women's – Boss Blue / White / Silver)<br />
Salomon Hydration systems are the best I have tried. They provide ample places for fuel, phones, and other personal items, as well as sufficient water storage for distances ranging anywhere from 10km-Multiday Stage races.<br />
Photo Credit: Brian McCurdy
This is my Spark 900sl xc race bike. frame is scott's top carbon offerings in stealth black with glossy decals. If batman raced mountain bikes this is what he would ride. 100mm of fox travel front and rear with 3 stage compression damping thumb switch that use countless times every ride. 2015 will be my 3rd 900sl so I am very used to the compression switch. I use it countless rides to adapt to the terrain. It becomes an integral part of the way you ride the experience. I could not ride without it now. Single front ring 32 or 30 depending on the race terrain or distance/time. xtr brakes that are simply the best available and work like a dream. ,syncros carbon trimmings all over including the wheels. It climbs like a beast weighs 22.5lbs with a drop post, crank brothers egg beater pedals and 2.2 tubeless maxxis ikons that i use 100% of the time regardless of conditions. I may just adjust the pressure for conditions. It handles downhills exceptionally well as it's very stiff laterally and easy predictable to guide. I run a drop post 95% of the time and only take it off for long events 6-9hrs where the course is not too technical or i really want to make a weight saving. This picture was taken on stage 6 of the trans rockies new race format the singletrack 6. which was single track overload. If you like back to back insanely fun trail thats the place to be.
I put this helmet on and forget about it.<br />
Micro fit rotary adjustment that can be opened up to fit a headband or skull cap for colder days. and light at 230g for a med. Comes in a few colour options and i think it looks great. <br />
It's vents are large enough to keep the head cool.
I like this bag because it is nice and thin but yet fits all the things I need to have with me. It keeps the weight close to my body which is better for my back and posture. Lots of pockets. Good for hiking or venturing through the city running errands. Also comes with a rain guard which in Vancouver is a must!