Founded in 1979, Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) is an exclusive distributor of premium cycling products that consumers have consistently chosen and elevated into Canada’s leading brands. Their distribution channels create access and opportunity for these brands to reach retailers nationwide. OGC is headquartered in a LEED-certified office and warehouse complex in Montreal, where it also assembles Opus bicycles. Below, OGC and ML offer a preview of the latest cycling gear (road, gravel, mountain) for 2023.
Bell Falcon XR LED MIPS Helmet
With the new Falcon XR LED, Bell has taken many of the features of the popular XR Spherical—ample venting, Fidlock magnetic buckle, Float Fit comfort—and fashioned a helmet that is reasonably priced and laser-focused on safety. This versatile lid boasts a slim profile plus Mips Evolve technology for pro-grade impact protection. Notably, Bell has integrated a removable Blackburn Grid rear light into the helmet’s large rear vent. This 30-lumen LED includes four modes (including Eco which lasts up to 15 hours).
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Blackburn Grid Handlebar Bag
Attached easily and securely right at your fingertips, the Grid Handlebar Bag gives you easy access to every-ride essentials like phone, wallet, gloves and snacks—or performance/repair essentials like an extra tube, tool, lever or compact inflation. A handy split mesh pocket allows you to separate small items. The Grid is over-spec’d with tough materials and complete with reflective technology for all types of rides.
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CamelBak M.U.L.E. 5 Waist Pack
Break free of excess baggage and ride free with the new M.U.L.E. 5. The compact design is perfect for your ride kit and its versatility lets you exchange the (included) water reservoir for two Podium bottles (sold separately) if and when you need to carry more stuff in the main compartment. Whether you’re out for a quick post-work spin or a rugged singletrack mish, the Air Support Back Panel is cushy and comfy, with maximum breathability so you can ride cooler and longer.
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DT Swiss GRC 1400 Spline 42 Wheelset
The rise of gravel riding has opened up countless routes in our backyards. On a gravel bike, the wheels need to be ready for rough-and-tumble riding on mixed surfaces. Enter the GRC 1400 SPLINE 42—by far the most advanced gravel wheelset out there. Custom-designed for wide, tubeless gravel tires, this wheelset delivers unmatched aerodynamic efficiency, traction and durability. (The advantage of going tubeless is you can ride with lower tire pressure, providing better grip and comfort on uneven surfaces.)
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Fasthouse Crossline 2.0 Short
A minimalist bike short, suited for anything from racing to trail riding, the Crossline 2.0 features slanted front pockets with locking zippers and elastic/velcro side adjusters. The material blend (88% polyester, 7% Polyamide, 5% Spandex) is ideal for every kind of warm-weather riding and will never slow you down. The standard fit means these aren’t too tight and the Spandex content allows them to move with you. If you want a chamois, pair with the Trail Liner.
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Giro Aries Helmet
With a sleek form and insane weight (just 270 grams in size medium), the new Aries feels like it isn’t there—while delivering peerless comfort and cooling. And Spherical Technology (Giro’s ball-and-socket design powered by Mips) adds protection by redirecting energy away from the brain in certain impacts. Progressive Layering with dual densities of EPS foam adds even more impact-energy management. Wind Tunnel vents are maximized by the AURA II Reinforcement Arch, while a plush DryCore brow pad manages sweat and combines with internal channeling to elevate comfort.
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Vittoria Corsa N.EXT Road Bike Tire
The Corsa N.EXT is a major development for Vittoria: A new tire that combines unmatched race-tier performance with the durability of a nylon casing that uses a unique silica and Graphene compound for improved grip, wear-life and roll efficiency. In short, road-riders can clock more miles and focus on speed and performance, and worry less about punctures. To increase puncture protection, the central section of the Corsa N.EXT casing features three layers of nylon as well as an additional puncture protection belt.
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