This will be the first in a monthly series highlighting some of the new products around the shop. Of course, this is but a sampling, and cannot compare with the splendor of aimlessly wandering around the store.
Arkel's shtick has always been a well made, Cordura bag that can be further fortified with a very functional rain cover. For most people this works exceedingly well (some even argue that it's superior to a waterproof bag). However, we've recently started carrying one of their two waterproof offerings, the Dolphin 32. It is the same top notch quality that you'd expect from Arkel, but designed around a dry bag. This offers improved protection and decreased fiddling versus its Cordura alternatives.
While this is not a new product to the shop, it did disappear for a while. Burley stopped making it for a couple years, and it was with great delight that we welcomed it back to the shop. The solid design makes other "trail a bike" offers look like Sunday afternoon-overzealous-dad-garage creations. That is to say, it's slick, and confidence inspiring for both parent and child. Rather than attaching sloppily via a series of shims, it bolts securely to the included rear rack.
While it still features Thule's great features this one includes mechanisms for both locking the bikes to the rack, and the rack to the car. Such a rack has been a customer request for a while now, so we're excited to have a solution next time someone is looking for a lockable truck rack.
This one was not new for June, but starting in June Garmin is offering a $30 rebate with the purchase of a new Garmin 200. That makes this handy little device almost laughably affordable. It's time to start taking down some Strava segments, no? Please ask for more information about the rebate in store. There are no requirements other than: buying a Garmin 200, saving the box, and being diligent enough to send the stuff back to Garmin. We have all of the appropriate paperwork at the shop.
Well, that's all for now. Those certainly aren't the only new products, but they are a few that have roused excitement with the staff.