First Look: Ryder Innovation - Slyder, Slug Plug and Nutcracker

In late 2018, we had a look at the Ryder Slug Plug, a compact plug tool within a safe storage capsule. This year Ryder announced more products from the Ryder Innovation stable which extend on the range of compact, convenient, and safe storage solutions for on bike tools and accessories.

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Ryder Slyder Storage System


The Ryder Slyder is a plastic base which can be fitted pretty much anywhere you might mount a bottle cage. This base is smartly designed to accommodate slide-on sleeves which can house two 16g or two 25g CO2 canisters or a combination of either with a Slug Plug.

 

The plastic sleeves not only provide easily accessible on-bike storage for ready-to-use CO2 canisters, but also protect your fingers from the inevitable freeze during use.

 

The sleeve slides onto the base plate easily, but lock into place securely once loaded with a canister or Slug Plug. For on bike storage that lets you unload pockets and replace those fiddly old metal canister holders, the Ryder Slyder is a no-brainer.

 

It is worth noting that the design might not fit all frame tube shapes (e.g. flat, wide tubes) and may require a spacer or alternative placement.

 

Price: R120

 

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Ryder Nut cracker


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The Nut Cracker is the sort of tool you think you'll never need, until you do. On the one end there is a tubeless rim nut remover which can accommodate a range of diameters. If you have ever battled a tight lock nut on the trail side to pop in a tube, you'll know this little guy will come in handy. The inner section of the "jaws" is a valve core tool to remove or tighten a core.

 

Additionally, within the plastic body of the tool, a spare core is housed. Again, if you've been stuck in the middle of nowhere with a blocked/broken/lost valve core, this might just be a life saver (or at least a day saver).

 

On the reverse end of the tool is a disc pad spreader. What it does lack is the sort of safe capsule stowage as we see on the Slug Plug.

 

Price: R100

 

Ryder Slug Plug


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We're no stranger to the Slug Plug and even as a stand-alone tool we found it to be an incredibly neat solution to a problem mountain bikers have worked around for far too long. It is super compact and provides safe storage for an essential, but pointy tool. The ability to pre-load a "slug", keep it clean and avoid it drying out is great for quick fixes on the trail or race route.

 

With the Slyder system, the Slug Plug becomes even more accessible and can be stashed alongside the CO2 canister you'll likely need in a tyre emergency.

 

Price: R80

 

Within the Ryder Innovation line-up and Slyder eco-system, we're seeing some thoughtful, innovative, and well-priced products in a space that doesn't often get much attention. We're keen to see what else the Ryder Innovation stable has up their sleeves.

 




4 Comments

Riaan H, Jul 26 2019 11:09

Both our packs already contain a Slug Plug and they worked wonderfully on the odd occasions we have used them. Just bought the Nutcracker tool yesterday and expect similar great things from it.

 

Didn't see the Slider in our shop yet but will definitely replace our metal C02 holders with that as mine has a tendency to rattle against the frame if I bumper it when strapping the bikes to the rack.

 

Well done Ryder!

danger dassie, Jul 26 2019 11:14

Works well, I have the slider on one of my bikes. 
Nutcracker is ok, although I'd rather the pad spacer be alloy.

Flattaps, Jul 26 2019 02:09

Absolute rubbish! Impulsive buy on my side, saw them on the counter at my local bikes shop and it looked like a good idea. The thing broke before I could even used it. I would rather go with something like Lezyne / Blackburn or anything ells than Ryder. 

 

On the packaging it said lifetime warranty.... Not sure what that is based on? Maybe a Mosquito`s or something... Tried getting it replaced but got given the runaround so I just left it, as it`s more of hassle to argue over a R100 item. 

Admin, Jul 29 2019 08:54

Absolute rubbish! Impulsive buy on my side, saw them on the counter at my local bikes shop and it looked like a good idea. The thing broke before I could even used it. I would rather go with something like Lezyne / Blackburn or anything ells than Ryder. 

 

On the packaging it said lifetime warranty.... Not sure what that is based on? Maybe a Mosquito`s or something... Tried getting it replaced but got given the runaround so I just left it, as it`s more of hassle to argue over a R100 item. 

What broke on yours? And was it the Slyder/Slug Plug/Nut cracker?