Expect to see an increasing number of the Bontrager Velocis MIPS lids on the heads of committed South African marathon and stage racers over the coming months… Although developed primarily for road cycling, in conjunction with the Trek Segafredo ProTour team, the cutting-edge tech of the Velocis will appeal to performance-driven mountain bikers that want a combination of comfort, ventilation, firm fit, light weight, aerodynamics and of course optimal head protection.
The Velocis is packed with features and weighs in at a slim 266g (large). It also has a bold, sleek look and shape. The features include:

  • MIPS
  • Boa closure system
  • Internal, recessed channels
  • 5 fit pads
  • Sunglass ports
  • LockDown adjustable helmet strap management
  • Removable NeoVisor
  • Protective bag
  • Crash Replacement Guarantee


The Velocis also comes with Bontrager’s crash replacement guarantee, which provides you with a free replacement helmet (of the same model) if you crash it in the first year you own the helmet.

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Five other hot items in the Bontrager bouquet sure to excite South African mountain bikers this summer include:



After-market dropper posts have increased in availability remarkably over the past 18 months. But functionality and reliability have been inconsistent. These are two areas where the Bontrager Drop Line post offers rider reassurance. Available for 31.6mm clamps and in 100mm, 125mm and 150mm drop distances. – Bontrager Drop Line Dropper Post



It’s hard not to get excited by the Bontrager XXX shoes. They bring beautiful design to your feet and offer exceptional comfort, stiffness and adjustability (not one but two Boa dials!). And they’re light (317g per shoe – Size 42). At R5899, they’re not going to fit everyone’s budget, but they’re competitively priced for a top-of-the range, premium MTB race shoe.



There’s something pleasing about having a clean handlebar in front of you. Not easy though when you need to fit a headlight, your GPS and your POV action camera and, at times, your trail membership or race board… Bontrager’s Blendr mount offers a single mount that integrates with the Bontrager Blendr stem to deliver a cleaner, more organised ‘dashboard’ area.



Contact point comfort is critical for mountain bikers, especially when long rides are regular commitments. Bontrager inForm Biodynamic Insoles have been scientifically engineered to offer comfort by evenly distributing pressure without compromising pedalling energy transfer. They cater for three different types of arch height, covering the foot dynamics of most mountain bikers.




For many, the saddle is a couch, where comfort is essential, but for highly conditioned racers, the saddle is merely a perch. Manufactured in the USA, the XXX Carbon Saddle weighs just 68 grams. That’s lighter than a peanut butter sandwich! While most lightweight saddles sacrifice comfort, the XXX Carbon Saddle has been designed in conjunction with Bontrager’s inForm Biodynamic system to deliver as much comfort as possible. Light weight of course comes at a price. But for many, R6499 is worth it when a podium place or a Strava KOM is at stake…



Of course, Bontrager also offers a wide range of saddles to suit every rider on any budget. Check them out here: Bontrager South Africa, Saddles 

For any enquiries or to locate retail outlets in South Africa, check out Bontrager South Africa, Dealers.