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MSD Announced as new Exclusive Canadian Distributor of Sidi Motorcycle Boots

Mountain Sports Distribution is extremely proud to announce a new distribution partnership with the world’s foremost motorcycle boot brand – Sidi. The motorcycle line of Sidi boots will be included in the Summer 2022 catalog and is available for order starting immediately.

About Sidi Boots

Sidi Motorcycle Racing Boots

Sidi is world-famous for their motorcycle racing boots, including the top-rated Rex and Mag-1 models.

Sidi Boots has a 60+ year history and tradition of building the industry’s more reputable motorcycle boots and cycling shoes. Sidi is headquartered in Italy, where their premium motorcycle boots and shoes are also designed, tested and manufactured. Small batch production and a relentless commitment to quality has earned Sidi a reputation for the best footwear in powersports.

According to Sidi, their success in the industry is largely due to innovation and tradition, comfort and design. Says the company “Thanks to the passion, professionalism and innovative insights of its founder Dino Signori, an entrepreneur for more than 50 years and a long-time cyclist, SIDI has over time become one of the leading companies in its sector.”

About the Partnership

Mountain Sports Distribution is excited and proud to announce an expansive and calculated increase in summer product offering for Summer, 2022. Known for a complete winter offering, it has been a goal of the company to translate this one-stop-shop offering to the summer market.

MSD will be carrying the full line of Sidi powersports boots, including the best-selling Crossfire 3, a full selection of street boots and integral replacement parts. Says MSD’s Owner and CEO Chuck Gorton, “Sidi’s first-class boot catalog really elevates MSD in the motorcycle market. Our sales team now has a full head-to-toe offering for motorcycle dealerships, punctuated by Sidi’s stellar reputation. We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring such a widely respected brand to our dealers.

Sidi Offroad Motorcycle Boots

Sidi’s offroad motorcycle boots are renowned in the mx world, especially the best-selling Crossfire 3 boot. MSD is excited to also bring the new X-Power boots (men’s and women’s models) to Canada.

Through this summer, Sidi and MSD have been working closely to develop a catalog for the Canadian market that includes top-sellers, new models and as much information as dealers and riders will need to order models for 2022. This partnership has been symbiotic as both parties are eager to see more riders have access to Sidi Boots.

Says Export Manager Alessandra Covre on the partnership, “We are confident that MSD will elevate the longstanding reputation and legacy of Sidi, and expand our already loyal retailer and consumer relationships with enhanced sales and broader reach capabilities throughout Canada. MSD is just as ambitious as Sidi, and we know that they will help us reach and exceed our objectives with distinction, integrity and merit.

 

What Dealers Can Expect

MSD will be stocking almost the entire line of Sidi Powersports Boots for Summer 2022.  This includes Offroad Boots, Racing Boots, Touring Boots and Women’s models.

Orders for Sidi can be placed for 2022 Delivery starting immediately via Sales Reps or by contacting orders@mountainsportsdistribution.com. Dealers are encouraged to make Sidi part of their Summer 2022 Booking and enjoy booking discounts and best possible selection.

 

Sidi Motorcycle Touring Boots

MSD will bring the full line of Touring Boots to Canada from the ultra-tech Adventure Gore, to the casual hybrid Duna Gore.

About Mountain Sports Distribution

Established in 2009, Mountain Sports Distribution is one of Canada’s leading powersports parts and accessories distributors. Located in Golden, British Columbia, a recreation mecca, MSD places a fundamental focus on being submersed in the powersports community. MSD distributes winter snowmobiling equipment and summer motorcycle equipment in Canada and USA. In 2020, Mountain Sports Distribution was named one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies and in 2019 was named to Canada’s Growth 500 list.

To learn more, visit www.mountainsportsdistribution.com

MSD USWE

MSD Partners with USWE Packs

Mountain Sports Distribution is extremely proud to announce that we are now the Canadian distributor of USWE hydration backpacks.

About USWE

USWE (pronounced you-swii) is a Swedish company devoted to making the best hydration packs for motorsports. The team behind USWE grew up riding off-road motorcycles on the Swedish countryside, searching for the adrenaline rush in deep mudholes and at big climbs. They found that besides being extremely uncomfortable, the packs they were using bounced around causing performance and comfort issue. Looking to solve the problem, in 2007 they bought an old Husqvarna sewing machine for a couple of bucks to start working on their own backpack prototype.

Fast forward to 2021 where USWE is a globally recognized brand with designs for athletes. The brand concentrates on “Bounce-Free Action Backpacks” using what they call “No Dancing Monkey” technology. The shapes are unique, the fit snug and the standards are high.

About Bounce-Free Action Backpacks

The team at USWE compares the swing of a traditional backpack (i.e. two straps and perhaps a waist and sternum strap) to a “dancing monkey” on your back that can swing around, causing an uncomfortable sensation to the user.

The solution presented itself in a 4-point suspension harness with stretchy chest straps that wrap under the arms and connect to the shoulder straps.  The result was a pack that was 100% bounce free, that allowed the wearer to freely move about and breathe easy.

What Dealers Can Expect

MSD will be stocking the Motosport line of USWE packs.  This includes Hydration Bladder Packs and Hip Packs, helmet accessories, camera harnesses, bite valves and more.

Orders for USWE can be placed for Q3 Delivery starting immediately via Sales Reps, Online Portal or by contacting orders@mountainsportsdistribution.com.

Delivery for USWE product will begin August 1, 2021.

USWE Packs

MSD Welcomes Highway 21 Helmets

Starting immediately, MSD’s brand arsenal now including Highway 21 Helmets. We’re proud to bring these incredibly stylish and aggressively priced street helmet to Canada and know that the helmets will find a spot on dealers’ shelves this summer.

About Highway 21

Located in Idaho, State Highway 21 is the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway, primarily a two-lane highway from Boise to Stanley. The Highway passes through historic Idaho City and the village of Lowman to the western edge of the Sawtooth Mountains, then along their northern boundary to Stanley. Granted, if you’re looking for a bike road trip, you can do no better than this stretch.

Highway 21 is inspired by this roadway and translates this muse into a collection of helmets, men’s, and women’s motorcycle wear. Taking pride in their leather craftmanship and commitment to brand, Highway 21 is a label that’s easy to get behind.

Product To Consider

For Summer 2021, MSD will be carrying the 9mm Helmet, which is a DOT-approved classic helmet design with premium materials and a washable, replaceable liner. With a retail price on $79.99, this helmet has the perfect entry level pricepoint.

Also available with be the .357 Half Helmet, which is perhaps the most classic design available in a street helmet. This timeless design is DOT-approved, has a removable washable liner and is available in a gloss or matte finish. $99.99 CAD.

New 509 Outerwear Line-Up Announced for Winter 21/22

For over a decade, the 509 name has been ubiquitous in the Snowmobile Helmet and Goggle world, with dealership shelves being stocked with the conspicuous black 509 boxes. However, over the past five years, 509’s foray into the outerwear world has meant their stylish name brand creeping into the outerwear floor of most dealerships.

Over the past five years the material and construction has developed to such a level that 509 outerwear is now seen on many professional riders and guiding organizations. From pro riders Cody McNolty and Brett Turcotte to guiding ops, the Stoke and Evolve line is getting strong reviews both for quality and style.

The newly released Winter 21/22 line of outerwear introduces two new key concepts that propel the outerwear to the next level. First – the introduction of women’s gear and second – the premiere usage of Sympatex fabrics.

Sympatex is a high-end waterproof and windproof material that rivals Gore-Tex for domination of the premium outerwear market. Known to be equal in quality to Gore-Tex, Sympatex trumpets their “environmentally friendly” commitment in the manufacturing of their fabric.

509 Ether Mono Suit

The 509 Ether Mono Suit is available in two colours and features premium Sympatex material.

509’s new Ether line will be the first piece from 509 to feature Sympatex –  a 45K/45K waterproof and breathable garment. With an extremely durable outer material that repels water as well as any fabric we’ve ever seen, the Ether is ideal for backcountry riding. The Ether is available in both a Mono Suit (MSRP $1049.99 CAD) and a Jacket/Bib kit (MSRP $589.99 CAD/ea).

Also new to 509’s line-up for Winter 21/22 is the introduction of women’s gear. For the first time, women will have female-specific options in both the best-selling Allied (non-insulated) Mono Suit and the insulated Range Jacket/Bib Kit.

The Women’s Allied features identical construction the Winter 21/22 men’s version, but with the addition of a female-specific fit and the must-have “Crescent Drop Seat”, which is an easy-to-manage waterproof zip. It’s intelligently designed, and we think women are going to be impressed by this suit and its features! MSRP $759.99 CAD

For those riding trails, women can now choose the Range Insulated Jacket and Bib Kit, available in three colours, including W21/22’s soon-to-be-fav colour combo – teal and maroon.  Jackets feature clutch “zonal stretch” around the shoulders and waist for a super-comfortable fit and 509’s 5TECH 10k/10k construction.  Bib Pants also feature the new Crescent Drop Seat zipper. MSRP $429.99 CAD/ea.

With the addition of these products, 509’s lineup now includes multiple options for backcountry and trail, male and female, hardcore and recreational riders. As stylish as ever and with more talking-points than ever, these feature-rich products are going to look great on showroom floors and fly off the shelves.

Mountain Sports Distribution Ranks No. 351 of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,

September 25, 2020 Mountain Sports Distribution places No. 351 on The Globe and Mail’s second-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies   GOLDEN, BC Mountain Sports Distribution is pleased to announce it placed No. 351 on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on […]

MSD ANNOUNCES FLY RACING PARTNERSHIP

Mountain Sports Distribution is extremely excited to announce that effective immediately, we are now a Canadian distributor of FLY Racing. Sales Reps will commence working with accounts this August to work on orders for Spring, 2021.  Mountain Sports Distribution will be carrying both the FLY MX and FLY Street lines.

Says Bruce Parry,  Manager of International Operations at FLY Racing “Fly Racing, a global leader in motorsports apparel, is pleased to announce they have partnered with Mountain Sports Distribution to be a distributor in Canada.  MSD will start to deliver off-road and street products to dealers in the Spring of 2021.”

Says CEO & President of Mountain Sports Distribution Chuck Gorton, “We’re really excited to have Fly on board with MSD – it’s a brand that fits into our fold perfectly – awesome gear, a strong brand and a reputation for delivering great products and service. Fly Racing is the perfect brand to round out MSD’s brand offerings.” MSD Dealers will see this soon enough as the Summer 2021 catalogue will have the same breadth and range as the winter offerings.

About FLY Racing

FLY Racing recently celebrated its 20th year of production and is known as being one of the largest brands in power sports gear and apparel.  FLY prides itself on delivering the “highest quality gear at a price point everyone can afford.”

FLY gear is available in 40+ countries around the world and is known in the motocross, offroad, ATV, BMX, MTB, Street and Snowmobile markets. MSD will be carrying the Motocross and Street lines as part of our Summer 2021 catalog.

 


 

Mountain Sports Distribution will be making the full line of Street and Motocross gear available to all Canadian Retailers, including Racewear, Casual, Boots, Helmets, Goggles, Protection and more. For more information, please contact your dedicated Sales Rep or Customer Service Rep.

CUSTOMER SAFETY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19. Introducing SaniBoXX

When dealerships open their doors in earnest in the coming weeks, a key problem will face both customers and dealerships: trying on helmets.  Though to date, there aren’t any regulations regarding what dealerships must ensure to allow customers to safely try on helmets, Mountain Sports Distribution hopes to prepare dealerships to meet the highest of criteria.

MSD is proud to partner with SaniBoXX, a US-based company that has developed a helmet sanitization technology that will allow dealerships to fully sterilize helmets in between customers trying them on. These Ride Safe units are available in a single, four or twelve capacity and can be ordered immediately.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Ride Safe uses UV-C (UVGI) short wavelength UV light at 254nm, a system which is non-Ozone producing. The EPA has issued warnings about using ozone for viral decontamination of anything that is around an area where people could breathe in residual ozone, as it is known to cause respiratory problems.

UV-C Sterilization is not new – it has been used in water and air purification systems for years. More recently though, significant advances have seen whole room sterilization being done in hospitals with UV-C robots. According to SaniBoxx, China is now even using it to sterilize whole public transportation buses! Most of us are familiar with UV lights and know we get our suntans from the sun’s UV light. However, it is UV-C, a very powerful UV light that has been shown to inactivate 99.9% of germs, viruses, and pathogens. UV-C light with high dosing levels damages the RNA and DNA of viruses like COVID-19 thus stopping its ability to replicate.

Utilizing UV-C light, the SaniBoxx Ride Safe has been demonstrated to be effective against the SARS-CoV virus culture.  This research is based on the CDC’s guidance in favour of using UV-C for “Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators, against the SARS Cov2 virus that causes COVID-19”.

Ride Safe is a fully self-contained cabinet that houses 12, 4, or a single full-face helmet. Each helmet is treated internally by 3 GTL3 3W UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal) lamps and externally by an additional 10 UVGI GTL3 3W lamps. In total the unit has 318 W of 254nm UVGI Source. This lets the helmets reach dosing levels necessary in 8min.

The RS1 Single Unit is ideal for small and medium-sized dealerships.

The UVGI lamps are retracted into the helmet holder for ease of loading and unloading. Once the helmets are loaded the UVGI lamps are raised up internal to the helmet for optimum positioning of the internal UVGI source. The dosing cycle is controlled automatically by a programable timer.

The unit incorporates a UV Safe glass door with the safety interlock to prevent the lights from being active while the door is open. UV-C energy at this intensity is harmful to RNA and DNA, whether a virus or person, so we have incorporated this safety feature to ensure operator safety. Removable side and rear panels permit easy maintenance and cleaning of the unit. An upper fan system is incorporated, to circulate air through the system at all times, to help with helmet drying and deodorizing.

SaniBoxx’s UVGI lamps are rated at 3,000 hours. The effectiveness of these lamps is impacted by dirt in the system and degradation of the bulbs over time. To ensure that your customers know that your Ride Safe is effective SaniBoxx also provides medical-grade UV-C dosimeter cards that are used for efficacy confirmation of the system. This allows for monthly maintenance and re-certification of the system to be performed internally by your own personnel.

 

WHO IS SANIBOXX?

SaniBoxx is owned by Our company is DAMZ Inc.. DBA, Rush Auto Works (RAW), which has has been in business in Houston, TX for five years. As the COVID Pandemic emerged, Rush Auto Works felt a call to arms to produce products to assist in the fight against the disease by assisting the medical world.

The RS-4 is perfect for dealerships and rental operations. A 4-helmet capacity.

Says an owner of the company: “As an engineer, when we started to see the effects of this pandemic and its effect on the medical industry and our medical personnel, we started to have some rather extreme emotions.” As engineers, the group felt compelled to act. “(A)s an engineer… it is also our job to make sure that they have tools, technology, and equipment to do that job.”

“There were several groups around designing actuators for BVM’s to address the ventilator shortage. GM and FORD were asked then ordered by the POTUS to start building ventilators, with government backing I will add! So here we had the two largest automakers in our nation stepping in to do something! We, on the other hand, are perhaps the smallest automaker in the nation. No one was going to ask or order us to do anything and we certainly weren’t going to get funded to do it! But we knew we had to try… we had to do something… Anything to help!”

First, the company started with the process of sterilizing N95 Masks for reuse. They then realized that they could use this tech on their home turf of the moto-world when it became evident to them that industries that relied on helmet usage would be encountering crippling issues.  If race tracks and dealerships couldn’t allow patrons and customers to try on helmets, it would be impossible to provide helmet rentals or helmet sales. Thus, the Ride Safe from SaniBoxx.

 

IS SANIBOXX EFFECTIVE AGAINST COVID-19?

The CDC has issued its guidance and recommendations, Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators.

Within this, they state; “Because ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), vaporous hydrogen peroxide (VHP), and moist heat showed the most promise as potential methods to decontaminate FFRs, researchers, decontamination companies, healthcare systems, or individual hospitals should focus current efforts on these technologies.”

The RS-12 is the largest unit and designed for professional organizations, large-scale rental outlets and large dealerships.

Further, it is stated in the CDC document; Heimbuch et al. tested the performance of 1 J/cm2 of UVGI against Influenza A (H1N1), Avian influenza A virus (H5N1), Influenza A (H7N9) A/Anhui/1/2013, Influenza A (H7N9) A/Shanghai/1/2013, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV and reported virus inactivation from 99.9% to greater than 99.999% [11] UVGI is harmful.

The CDC is recommending UVGI dosing of N95 FFRs at a dosing level in excess of 1J/cm2 on all surfaces of the FFR. SaniBoxx’s testing has demonstrated we exceed that level. Additional testing is currently being done on SaniBoXX to optimize our dosing and cycle duration.

 

SANIBOXX IN CANADA

Mountain Sports Distribution is the exclusive distributor of SaniBoxx in the powersports industry in Canada. We are proud to sell all three Ride Safe models, including the single, 4 and 12-model of Ride Safe. Shipping is included in all prices. Please contact MSD regarding pricing or to purchase.

 

CONTACT MSD FOR PRICING & ORDERING

 

 

INTRODUCING BAROCOOK

Welcome BaroCook to the MSD Product Offerings!

We are pumped on this new, innovative flameless meal-heating tool and know that it’s perfect for snowmobilers, backcountry travelers, field workers, campers, and more. Imagine being able to heat up your meal (like to HOT) without lighting a fire or using any tool other than the container your meal, some liquid, and one of BaroCook’s Heating Packs.

Picture this – you are working in the field on a cold fall day (at the patch, tree planting, in the fields, etc.) or you are on a day of snowmobiling on a -20° day. Now imagine being able to take your Tupperware of last night’s chili, add some water and a package of BaroCook Activator and wait 2 minutes. No electricity, no pots, no fire, no nothing – just a hot lunch ready to go. Because it’s ultra-portable you can pack and cook your food in the same container.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?!

This patented system consists of two separate containers – the outer a BPA-free plastic and the inner a food-grade polished stainless steel. A water-activated heating pad goes in-between them. The heating pad reacts to the liquid to produce heat at just over 93°C (200°F). This heat level lasts for about 25 minutes but remains hot for another 20 minutes after that.  The flameless heat (which produces no carbon monoxide) heats your meal.

 

BaroCook Extra-Large (1200ml) Food Container

WHAT ARE THE BAROCOOK HEATING PADS MADE OF?

Packs are made of quicklime, which is a combination of 18 different minerals and sands. The steam it produces is simply hydrogen and oxygen gas. They are non-toxic & eco-friendly, odorless, and water-insoluble. The remaining quicklime powder is ecologically friendly. The byproduct is a powder, less toxic than salt, sand, or mud.

MSD will be carrying three sizes of BaroCook Container – each comes with one (single use) heating pad. Choose from the Medium 850ml (28oz) Food Container, the Extra-Large 1200ml (40oz) Food Container or 400ml (13oz) Mug. MSD will also have 10-packs for the 20g and 50g Heating Pads available.  We recommend the 50g packs for the Food Containers and 20g packs for Mugs.

 

CAD Retail Pricing

BaroCook Mug

  • Extra-Large Food Container (Reusable) – $44.99
  • Medium Food Container (Reusable) – $37.99
  • Mug (Reusable) – $29.99
  • 10-Pack of 20g Heating Pads (Single-Use) – $19.99
  • 10-Pack of 50g Heating Pads (Single-Use) – $29.99

 

BaroCook Orders will be shipping mid-July, 2020.  Pre-Orders are now available via the MSD Dealer Portal.

 

F.A.Q.

 

Q: Are the heating packs harmful?

No. Each BaroCook heating pack consists of 18 natural materials and are environmentally friendly.

Q: How do I cook with my BaroCook Cookware?

  • Activate the white pack by adding water or any liquid onto the heating pack
  • Pour food or water into the stainless bowl and lock the lid
  • After the temperature of your food or water reaches the desired heat, remove bowl.*
  • Enjoy your hot soup, coffee, food, etc. minutes later.
  • *Cooking time differs according to quantity and food type.

Q: How long will a heating pack keep food warm?

It depends on the quantity and size of the heating packs as well as food type. When you cook roughly 17oz of food with the basic rectangular stove using a 50g heating pack, the temperature of food reaches a maximum of 95°C (203°F). For about an hour it is kept between 65°C and 70°C (150° and 160°F).

Q: What is the expiration date of my stove, mug or pouch?

The units themselves are designed for years of service, but the heating elements have a shelf life of three years minimum when completely sealed.

Q: Will my stove get deformed?

The maximum temperature of heating packs is 203 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, the contact surface of heating packs can cause deformation of the bottom of containers if used too long or improperly.

Q: Can I heat MREs with BaroCook Cookware?

By placing the MRE main meal, still in its foil pouch, inside the stainless steel container and adding water to cover the main meal pouch, you can warm the meal and use the heated water from the stainless steel pan to make coffee or tea, with no mess to clean up afterwards.

Q: Can I use dehydrated foods with BaroCook Cookware?

Just pour the contents of the dehydrated meal with enough water into the stainless-steel pan. Activate the heating packs and your meal will be hot and ready to eat within minutes after heating begins. Cooking time differs according to quantity and food type.

Q: Can I use snow to activate the heat packs?

Absolutely! Just hold a handful of snow in the palm of your hand and allow it to begin to melt and drip onto the heat pack to activate it. Then place the rest of the snow on the heat pack and it will fully activate and melt the rest of the snow.

Q: Can I drink the water that boils the heating packs?

The water used to activate the heat pack will boil, but you should not drink it. There are two layers – the polymer bottom pan contains the heat pack and activation water and then the stainless-steel pan goes over it. You can heat water in the stainless-steel pan, and use the water from the stainless-steel pan to make coffee, tea, etc. The water in the stainless-steel pan will be hot enough to make drinks, but it will not boil.

Q: Is BaroCook eco-friendly?

When cooking, the only vapor emitted is water vapor. Used eco-friendly heat packs can be safely disposed in the trash.

Q: How do I dispose of the used heat packs?

Used heat packs can be safely disposed in the trash. Unactivated heat packs should not be disposed of in the trash, as liquids encountering the heat pack could activate the heat pack.

Q: What is the operating temperature of BaroCook Cookware?

Under ideal conditions (68 degrees Fahrenheit), the stove will reach temperatures up to 208 degrees Fahrenheit to quickly heat your food. BaroCook Cookware can cook and keep your food hot for up to an hour. Because of the included neoprene sleeve, you can safely cook in your tent without worrying about damaging your tent or camping gear from the heat.

Q: What are the heat packs composed of?

The active ingredients in the heat packs are natural minerals: calcium hydroxide and sodium bicarbonate.

Q: Is BaroCook Dishwasher Friendly?

Why yes. Every part of the BaroCook flameless cooking system is approved for the dishwasher, top tray. Everything from the lid (including seal), stainless steel inner container and plastic outer container can safely be placed in the dishwasher.

 

 

 

BaroCook Medium (805ml) Food Container

BaroCook Medium (805ml) Food Container

20/21 BUYERS GUIDES RELEASED

Mountain Sports Distribution has released their 20/21 Buyers Guides for the 2020-2021 Booking Season, which wraps up on March 6, 2020.  Inside the Buyers Guides are sales histories for Eastern and Western Canada, including key buying trends for each region.

“It’s important for MSD Dealers to understand what mix of products to buy. Often, it can be a stab in the dark for things like 509 Goggles – with so many models of goggles, it’s important for us to be able to advise our dealers on what percentage of the hundreds of goggles they order should be Ignite or Kingpin or a new model that wasn’t available in 19/20,” says President Chuck Gorton. “We hope that by presenting these sales figures from last season that we can help set dealers up for sales success in 19/20.”

Copies of the Buyers Guides are included in weekly emails to dealers, but can also be downloaded here:

As a reminder, booking for 20/21 are due on March 6, 2020.