To lighten the mood in these crazy times, here are a couple of our favorite April 1st product announcements, including the revolutionary Hub Volume Adjust Knob from I9, and Bikemonger’s new lineup of ultralight waterproof bags…

Happy April 1st everybody. Here are a couple of my favorite “product announcements” I’ve stumbled across so far today. If you have others to share, leave them in the comments below…

Industry Nine Hydra Frequency Adjust Ratchet Technology

Our friend Tommy Penick made this new video showing off Industry Nine’s latest innovation: the Hydra Frequency Adjust Ratchet Technology. “Whether looking to ride in silence or want to make your presence known on the trail, our all-new adjustable Hydra drive mechanism is Bluetooth connected for on-demand tuning.” Settings range from “silent but deadly” (0.5 db), to “blackout inducing” (150 db). “Just be careful, cranking the Frequency Adjust Ratchet to 11 is not suitable for all riders.”

Bikemonger Lightweight Equipment

And, our buddy Charlie the Bikemonger, the UK’s finest purveyor of equipment for bikepacking, fatbiking, cycle touring, and singlespeeding just announced his all-new lineup of Bikemonger Lightweight Equipment. The 100% waterproof collection includes the £107 Gilet Noir (Keeps off the unpredictable April weather), a pair of Handlebar Bags for £105 (Convenient modular luggage system), a £107 Hydration System, a £32 Saddle Cover, £64 Waterproof Overshoes, and the Lightweight Waterproof Panniers (Perfect for carrying Easter eggs) for £270.00. Find more information on this collection over at

  • Bikemonger Lightweight Equipment
  • Bikemonger Lightweight Equipment
  • Bikemonger Lightweight Equipment

If you’ve found other April fools goodies, leave ’em in the comments below…



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