I had a full schedule of meetings going into the second day of North America’s largest bike show. Once there, I took time to learn about some of the latest offerings from the bike industry’s top manufacturers. Here’s a sampling of the newest products hitting shelves in 2013. (…)
Osprey has unveiled a boatload of improvements to its existing hydration reservoir. However, it will thankfully keep the vertically-mounted rigid, handle-like plastic strip that must make grabbing and refilling the bladder unbelievably simple. (I don’t own one, so I’m speculating here.) As observed today, the strip also helps the bladder to maintain its shape when empty. A three-quarter turn cap, faster flow tube and tasteless BPA- and PVC-free film will grace the newly-designed reservoir. A magnetic bite valve that connects to the sternum strap is included as well.