Bell Super Helmet, Park Tool Premium Rescue Tool Mtb 3.2, Park Tool Premium Rescue
BELL SUPER HELMET
The Super Helmet is designed for bridging the gap between a mountain bike helmet and a cross-country helmet.
Typically if you are involved in a bit of both, this helmet is ideal as a one-stop safety helmet. It comes complete with goggle guides, mounting points for your GoPro camera and a long visor. The internal padding makes it comfortable, even with a beanie underneath.
Pros: Visor length is good and fits well with goggles.
Cons: Size specific, so requires fitting. The GoPro mount is held on with velcro.
Verdict: Good value for a versatile helmet that is lightweight.
PARK TOOL PREMIUM RESCUE TOOL MTB 3.2
A frequent question I get asked is what's the most important thing to take on trails when going off-road? The simple answer is a multi-tool. If you have any accidents, and need to straighten your handlebars or break a gear, then you can repair things on the move. This Park Tool has everything you need with tyre levers, a chain breaker tool, hex tools, spoke wrenches and even a bottle opener. It's also small enough to pack into a saddlebag.
Pros: Covered by Park Tool's lifetime warranty.
Cons: It's a touch on the heavy side.
SHIMANO DX CLIPLESS PEDALS (M647)
In order to have full control of your mountain bike, whether it be going up or down a single track, you need to be clipped into your pedals. The DX pedals offer a large area to navigate your foot onto the cleated pedal. The hardened pedal spindle and metal hardware make this a fairly bomb-proof set of pedals. The plastic mounting is also versatile enough to take bumps and scrapes. Adjustable springs allow you to set your own tension for clipping in or out.