Bike season is upon us, and we've been testing lots of 2012 product. From our test trip in Arizona to endurance races across the southwest, we've been beating up on lots of gear. Here are a few of our favorite new mountain bike products hitting the market.
Crank Brothers Kronolog ($300) This new five-inch dropper post looks to be a huge step up in design and function over the company's previous offerings (as well as other models on the market). It's mechanically operated, not hydraulic, thus very simple and durable. The return rate is easily adjusted from the post's base with a shock pump, and it returns in two stages so it's not harsh or jarring. It has infinite adjustability (not just one or two set tiers like other models out there), and locks in the down position as well as the up. I've been quite impressed on the couple rides I've logged on it so far; stay tuned for a full review in a few months.