The Systems Power
Lift bike stand uses an
18-volt lithium battery to
power a worm-drive gear
that raises and lowers
as much as 440 pounds.
The battery is rechargeable and hidden inside
a pyramid-style plastic
shell. Three struts lift the
rubber-covered work surface via foot-operated up-and-down buttons that are large
enough to activate with your boots on. No need to lift your
VERDICT: General Electric’s old slogan, “Better Living
Through Electricity,” couldn’t be more true than when
applied to putting a bike on a stand.
DIGITS: $359.95—(800) 831-9043 or
MOTOOL SLACKER DIGITAL SAG
The MXA wrecking crew uses the Slacker digital sag
scale religiously to check the free sag and race sag on our
fleet of test bikes. We go so far as to drill small pilot holes
in the rear fender of each bike to hook the retractable
cable to. The Slacker takes the guesswork out of checking
sag on both the shocks and forks and has a new setting
that remembers where the zero setting was so you can
check sag without having to put the bike on a stand.
VERDICT: You can buy a lot of tape measures for $119,
but we found the Slacker Digital sag scale to be easy to
use, accurate and fun to play with.
DIGITS: $119.00— www.motool.co or (800) 741-7702.
SCOTT PROSPECT GOGGLE
A rock or roost from a rear tire is a threat to every racer.
Scott has found a solution to give racers peace of mind.
Scott calls it the Lens Lock System. This system locks the
lens in place with pins in four spots that go through the
lens. Additionally, the Prospect has two pivoting outrig-
gers to create a leverage point that produces a tighter seal
around the rider’s face.
VERDICT: This is a very good goggle. The no-sweat
face foam does its job. The pivoting outriggers fit in any
eye port, and the 1mm-thick lens provides durability.
DIGITS: $89.99— www.scottusa.com. ;
USED IT, ABUSED IT, MISUSED IT & LOVED IT
R&D KTM 450SXF GENIUS
Instead of a butterfly valve, the R&D throttle body uses
an elliptical barrel that rotates inside the throttle body’s
venturi. The elliptical barrel rotates completely out of the
way at full throttle, and, because of its smooth shape,
the air flows over it with less disturbance. By eliminating
the turbulence-producing butterfly valve, the R&D Genius
throttle body delivers better starting, improved throttle
response and increased power from low to mid.
VERDICT: This is a serious racing product that
improves throttle response and power. The price for this
level of sophistication is high.
DIGITS: $1499.00— www.r1dean.com or