ASTERISK AC SYSTEM
Nerdy features: This is a system that uses magnets to keep your nostrils open for better airflow to
improve performance. The AC system is a two-part
system that works with magnets attached to the
inside of your goggles and also to the outside of
your nostrils to dilate them and allow better airflow.
Asterisk’s athletes swear by this system, claiming
that breathing through your nostrils rather than
your mouth makes it easier to achieve peak perfo-
DUCK FLAP MUD GUARD
Nerdy features: The Duck Flap mud guard has
been keeping the “Quap” off bikes worldwide.
It’s basically a piece of black plastic, but it’s cus-tom-formed to work with nearly any fork and is
essential for anyone who rides in wet conditions
regularly. The mini fender zip-ties to the underside
of the fork bridge, and keeps mud and grit from
spraying up and in front of the rider where it can
get in your face. It’s a huge step up from the homemade ones we’ve seen fashioned from anything
from old inner tubes to cut-up gallon-milk jugs.