When you think of Sun Mountain, your thoughts are probably drawn to their range of golf bags. However, the company has been making apparel and trolleys for years and they have a new trolley ready for the 2014 season.
The Speed Cart V1 Sport trolley combines many of the features of past Speed Cart models along with a range of new colours, graphics, braking system, wheel and new E-Z latch System.
When it comes to trolleys, most golfers are interested in three things: weight/size, performance and how it is folded/stored. Sun Mountain have addressed each of those aspects in the new V1 Sport.
The E-Z Latch System allows the trolley to be folded and unfolded easier and faster as well as providing the golfer with an adjustable handle height. We spoke to Sun Mountain to find out more about the new design:
"The Speed Cart folds and unfolds from pivot points at the handle and front wheel. Originally one had to twist a knob until these pivot points were sufficiently tightened and loosened. On the Speed Cart V1 Sport that twisting knob has been replaced by the E-Z Latch that can simply be opened and closed in one motion to tighten or loosen."
Available in seven modern colour schemes, the Speed Cart V1 weighs less than 8kg (17 lbs) and features Sun Mountain's "maintenance-free synthetic wheels". The solid foam tires benefit from a new pin-brake system that takes over from the older caliper brakes. The pin system makes it easier for golfers to stop the trolley anywhere on the course and lock the wheels in place.
Unlike many trolleys, the Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1 doesn't have any complicated straps or cords that can get tangled or come loose. An adjustable bracket holds your bag in place alongside a number of subtle features including an umbrella mount, scorecard holder, drinks holder, accessories tray and even a mesh tray Sun Mountain designed to hold your headcover whilst you tee off or putt.
Several optional accessories are available such as a seat, cover, and hand mitts.