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Today in Gear: August 24, 2015

An all-new enduro bike, Square’s Venmo-killer, an end-of-summer saison and more

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An all-new enduro bike, Square’s Venmo-killer, an end-of-summer saison and more.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Gear


Jamis Defcon 27.5

New Jersey-based Jamis Bicycles have launched an all-new enduro machine called the Defcon. Utilizing an MP4 suspension system, the bike is designed to pedal efficiently and attack all of the rowdy trail that you can throw at it. The Defcon 1 features a 6061 air-formed aluminum frame that is kitted-out with all of the top parts. 160mm of travel in the front and rear are provided by a Fox 36 Kashima Coat fork and Fox Float X Evol respectively. It also comes standard with an anodized blue stem and handlebar combo that matches the wheels. Not only will you be ripping down your favorite trail, but you’ll look great doing it, too.

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Square Cash

Yet another salvo in the war against wallets, Square Cash takes the Venmo’s monetary-exchange-as-social-media approach one step further with browser-accessible user profiles (or “CashTags”), to whose owners you can pay back IOU’s, pay rent, pay for goods, and on and on.

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Askov Finlayson x Frost River Bags

To commemorate the opening of their Minneapolis flagship store, Askov Finlayson is selling new colorways of fellow Minnesotan brand Frost River’s roll-top, boot and lunch bags.

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Upslope Brewing Blood Orange Saison

Boulder Colorado’s Upslope Brewing is releasing a new Blood Orange Saison in the favorite vessel of the craft beer enthusiast and outdoor adventurer alike: the 12-ounce can.

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TaylorMade Golf myRoundPro

TaylorMade have announced their new standalone analytics platform designed to help you golf better. Maybe not like a tour pro, but better.

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Corked Backpack

Corked are set to release a new line of backpacks. The bags have cork zipper pulls, accents, a padded cork bottom and more.

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