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Westin’s HDX LED Grille for Jeep JK and JL
Westin Automotive debuted a new version of its HDX LED Grille for Jeep JL and JKs at the SEMA show. A form-fitted mesh grille, the HDX features a row of LED lights used for spot or flood lighting, with cutouts for stock headlights. Installation requires zero drilling and, for an added touch, a laser-cut Westin logo adorns the top. The grille’s housing is made of 16-gauge steel.

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Napier Outdoors Backroadz Truck Bed Tent
Napier Outdoors will offer an updated version of its Backroadz tent for pickup truck beds called the Series 19. The redesigned tent adds built-in storm flaps, gear pockets and lantern holders. The Backroadz Series 19 is available in more sizes to fit the larger beds in new trucks. It starts at $199.99, presenting a value alternative to rooftop tents that often cost thousands of dollars.

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Kanati Armor Hog ATX Tire
Greenball’s new Kanati Armor Hog ATX tire is the brand’s first to use a 12-ply-rated, all-steel body. This improves a truck’s capacity for large payloads and heavy-duty towing while adding stability and increasing durability. The Armor Hog ATX boosts traction for off-road driving, and its steel body reduces the risk of punctures. The Armor Hog ATX releases in March.

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Thule’s Evo Family of Rack Systems
Thule’s Evo family of roof racks won’t be fully available until 2021, but the brand unveiled the first wave at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Called the Evo Clamp (for vehicles with no rails) and Evo Raised Rail, the system lets users choose a variety of load bar options depending on what they’re hauling. Its design offers a large loading area no matter the accessory or cross bar.

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Coros Smart Helmets for Bikers
Sports technology company Coros unveiled three new smart cycling helmets that provide tech features including SOS emergency alerts when they detect crashes. The Safesound Road, Safesound Mountain (releasing in December) and Safesound Urban feature a built-in headphone, the company’s SafeSound Fit System, an integrated LED taillight and a handlebar-mounted smart remote that controls incoming calls.

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A.R.E. Accessories Tear Drop Camper Shells
Pickup owners often attach boxy camper shells to their truck beds for greater cargo capacity and security. The Q-Series, a concept shell from A.R.E. Accessories, adds a teardrop shape and black rear pillar to create a dynamic, “floating roof” appearance. The company is considering production of the shell aimed at young adventurers who prefer a sleek look with potential fuel economy savings.

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Muc-Off No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Tire Sealant
The llightweight tubeless sealant which seals holes and tears up to 6mm. A UV detection system reveals punctures while microfiber molecules fill up bigger holes and tears and a latex compound creates an instant seal. The No-Puncture Hassle formula works from 15psi-120psi and is biodegradable and non-corrosive. A 140 mL sealant kit retails for $12.99.

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Ducati’s MIG-RR Electric-Assist Mountain Bike
Ducati will offer its first electric-assisted mountain bike called the MIG-RR. The brand paired with Thok E-Bikes to construct an enduro style bike featuring an aluminum frame, new geometry and a 504-Wh battery. The Shimano Steps E8000 system provides for boosts of speed up to 15.5 mph and three levels of pedal assistance (Eco, Trail and Boost). The MIG-RR is available in January 2019.

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The SmartHalo Smart Bike Accessory
SmartHalo is a handlebar attachment touted to fit any standard bike and links with an app via Bluetooth. The accessory features satellite navigation, 100 dB alarm system, fitness tracking and an automatic front light. Varying colors light up the interface to signal navigation turns, SMS and call notifications, and serve as an alarm system when not in use. SmartHalo is available online for $150.

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Hexo Custom-Made 3D-Printed Helmets for Cyclists
Hexo engineered the world’s first 3D-printed helmet from Polyamide 11, a material made of hexagonal cells arranged into a honeycomb structure that’s most commonly used in the aerospace industry. Hexo claims it reduces impact 68% better than EPS foam helmets by spreading impacts over a larger area. A scanning app collects individual head measurements to generate a 30,000-point 3D mesh design.

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