The Schwalbe Nobby Nic is the ideal all-purpose tire and has been a long-time favorite among trail riders with a need for speed. Perfect for aggressive XC courses but also right at home on an Enduro course, the Schwalbe Nobby Nic features a widely-spaced tall knob pattern to provide plenty of grip while maintaining relatively low rolling resistance. Built around the lightweight and flexible Racing Ralph casing, the Schwalbe Nobby Nic features a more aggressive tread pattern for better traction on fast and loose terrain.With the new Addix Speed compound, Schwalbe’s Nobby Nic Tires deliver unprecedented performance in multiple areas.
- Addix Speed compound features a perfect combination of rolling speed, grip, durability, and damping
- Snakeskin offers lasting durability and protection
- Folding bead with tubeless capabilities
- Widely-spaced tall knob pattern provide plenty of grip and low rolling resistance
|SIZES||29” x 2.25”, 29″ x 2.35″|
|CONDITIONS||Hardpack, Loose, Mixed|
|INTENDED USE||Enduro, All Mountain|
|WEIGHT||29″ x 2.1″ Snakeskin TL Easy: 710g, 26″ Snakeskin TL Easy : 765g|
SCHWALBE ADDIX OVERVIEW
|ADDIX SPEED||The compound for XC race specialists. It catapults Schwalbe XC tires into a new performance dimension.|
|ADDIX SPEEDGRIP||The universal compound. It definitely has the widest range of use. Perfect for XC, AM and Trail: for the majority of EVO tires there’s a version with ADDIX Speedgrip! It replaces the previous PaceStar compound where a significant, though not the only difference, during extensive use is more mileage and a longer life.|
|ADDIX SOFT||The compound that bridges many disciplines. It’s just as at home in the enduro and downhill world as it is in the demanding discipline of all-mountain and trail riding. It also impresses when used in combination with other ADDIX tires – more speed: Soft on the front, Speedgrip on the back. Or more damping: Ultra Soft on the front, Soft on the back.|
|ADDIX ULTRA SOFT||The compound for hardcore use in enduro and downhill. Sensationally good damping has been further improved over the previous VertStar compound, while at the same time ADDIX Ultrasoft is suitable for all-weather use due to significantly improved low-temperature properties when it comes to grip and damping.|
|TIRE||XC RACE||XC / AM / TRAIL||ENDURO / DH||ENDURO / DH|
|Magic Mary DH||⚫|
|Magic Mary SG||⚫||⚫|
|Magic MaryTLE APEX*||⚫||⚫|
|Magic Mary TLE||⚫|
|Dirty Dan DH|
|Dirty Dan SG||⚫||⚫|
|Hans Dampf SG||⚫|
|Hans Dampf TLE||⚫||⚫|
|Rock Razor SG||⚫|
|Rock Razor TLE Apex*||⚫|
|Rock Razor TLE||⚫||⚫|
|Fat Albert Front TLE||⚫|
|Fat Albert Rear TLE||⚫|
|Nobby Nic TLE Apex*||⚫|
|Nobby Nic TLE||⚫|
|Rocket Ron TLE||⚫||⚫|
|Rocket Ron LS||⚫|
|Racing Ralph TLE||⚫||⚫|
|Racing Ralph LS||⚫|
|Thunder Burt TLE||⚫|
|Thunder Burt SL||⚫|
|Furious Fred LS||⚫|
|Dirty Dan CX||⚫|
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ERGONOVA HANDLEBAR REVIEW
The Ergonova Steath bar Price: was €249.49 €179.99
Stealth Shown Here
- Weight: 198g (42cm)
- Clamp: 31.8mm ∅
- Material: Carbon-fiber
- Drop: 123mm
- Reach: 77mm
- Finish: UD Team Matte Black
- Certification: CEN
- Color: Shot-peened Black with` white kick ass graphic
See 3T Ergonova review info from ChainReactionCycles.
ORBIS II CLINCHER
Their linear+ system optimizes build quality, while the blunt profile helps aerodynamic performance at typical angles to the wind. This 3T version is their entry-level Orbis II C35 clincher wheelset in the range for rim-brakes. While the 25mm wide alloy rims with welded joints support fat, race-weight clincher tires at lower inflation pressures, for more grip and comfort.
The Orbis II C35 Price: was €499.49 €220.00
Product Shown Above
- Material: Aluminum C35
- Rim Size: ETRTO 622 x 19C, (700c), 25mm wide, 32mm deep
- Orbis II Spec: Clincher, Al-alloy 6082, welded joint offset double angle drilling, black satin anodized
- Spokes: Straight pull, stainless steel, black finish, round tripple butted, Pillar TB, 18 front, 24 rear
- Hubs: Rim brake type, light alloy hub bodies, spindles and freehub body, adjustable bearings
- Nipples: Light alloy, inverted, spherical washer
- Weight: 1810g
See 3T Orbis II review info from ChainReactionCycles.
DISCUS CARBON WHEELSET REVIEW
Centerlock disc-brake hubs with 24 bladed spokes front and rear offer industry-standard fitment for quality disc-brake setups. The 3T linear+ system optimizes build quality and asymmetric rim drilling reduces difference in spoke tension between drive side and non-drive side.
The Discus hubs have a light-alloy oversize spindle with modular end-caps that can be easily swapped from quick-release to thru-axle as needed; rear width can run 135mm or 142mm to fit the latest CX and gravel-grinder thru-axle framesets. While the wide tire bed provides a really firm base to run the latest, race-weight fatter tires at lower pressures.
- Wider contact surface
- Less rolling resistance
- Reduced incidence of punctures
- Better handling control
- Rim size: ETRTO 622 x 18C, (28”/700c), 25mm wide, 32mm deep
- Spec: Clincher, offset double angle drilling
- Spokes: Straight pull, stainless black finish, double butted aero, Pillar 1425, 24F/24R
- Nipples: Light alloy, inverted, spherical washer
- Rear Hub Compatibility: 10/11s Shimano/SRAM type cassette (Campagnolo/SRAM XD compatible driver sold separate)
- Quick Release: Alloy lever and nut, steel rod
- Weight: 1.464 – 1.484kg (+/- 2%)
Linear+ Optimized Build
Linear+ system optimizes all-round build quality. Discus employ straight spokes that run directly from hub to nipple. Spoke ends locate perfectly square in the purpose-designed hubs; and at the nipple end, the holes are angled perfectly in line with the spoke.
Nipples are internal, so holes are no wider than needed to pass the spoke through. This benefits strength, appearance, and aerodynamics. Nipples are screwed on upside-down, bearing on the rim’s internal surface via a cup washer. This distributes the load evenly so spokes can safely be done up tighter.
Compared with traditional wheels built with J–bend spokes, linear+ have;
- Better load distribution
- Better spoke alignment
- Less drag
- Better durability
Spoke tensioning is more equal to either side, making a better-performing, more resilient setup with better lateral stiffness. Linear+ ensures that rim drillings are perfectly aligned to meet these demanding mechanical requirements.
Both the 58mm and 32mm rims have an asymmetric structure and double-angled spoke drillings, for a perfectly balanced setup. Additionally, the hubs have double-cross spokes on both sides. Opposite spokes on the same side are perpendicular to each another, so directly opposed. This equalizes spoke load under torque for better power transfer without spoke wind-up, a key benefit when braking is effected at the hub, as well as when accelerating.
Taken together, these measures result in;
- Reduced dish
- Reduced L-R spoke-tension difference
- Greater lateral strength
- Optimal torque transfer
- Minimal spoke wind-up when braking and accelerating
Modular Hub Spindles
Discus hubs have a light-alloy, oversize spindle with modular end-caps. The modular end-caps allow you to easily change from quick-release to thru-axle, and back again. You can use your set on several bikes of different configurations:
- Front: QR 100 mm or TA 15 x 100 mm
- Rear: QR 135 mm; TA 135 x 12 mm; TA 142 x 12 mm
Advanced Carbon-Fibre Technology
Their mastery of design and manufacture means production of the most advanced rims in the business.
Discus rims are constructed with top-grade fiber, with proprietary resins custom-formulated for each product.
Manufacture involves high-accuracy lamination and high-pressure, low-temperature, long-cycle curing times. Production flow is traced from raw materials to finished product for end-to-end quality assurance.
As a result, C35 rims have;
- Exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
- Superb impact resistance
- Extended service life
Buy 3T Discus Team Stealth from Chain Reaction Cycles.
Treat yourself to an upgrade with this sweet LTD Seatpost & Stem Bundle from 3T. They created a combo for the connoisseur with this pairing of 3T’s Ionic 0 Ltd Carbon Seatpost and the Arx Edition Carbon Road Stem, all you have to do is choose the right sizes.
Use this START BUTTON to get after personalizing your 3T LTD Seatpost & Stem Bundle. It will provide the pricing details as well…Enjoy!
IONIC CARBON COMFORT
This new innovative design features key details like the sophisticated and robust, exclusive DiffLock saddle clamp. It’s all here due to the placement the seat clamp assembly in line with the seatpost for zero setback. Thankfully the creative bike-parts design crew with 3T thought this through and developed the new Ionic 25 to be a more compact style design. Thus solving those bike fit issues that corollate to not only your seatpost, but your stem handlebar as well.
If your like many athletes seeking outright speed favor this more forward position on the bike. The Ionic 25 is ideal as some frame designers are also specifying a slacker seat tube so riders can set their bike up with an inline post, which is lighter than a setback post. The splined alloy DiffLock coupling is a highly-accurate method of setting saddle angle needing only lightweight clamping by side-mounted bolts. It is especially useful for fine adjustment of saddle setback, which can be done without impacting saddle angle.
They have also fabricated the post out of carbon fiber with a shot-peened, black-anodized finish along with a kick ass graphic design to keep it lighter weight, with the super cool modern looking stripe.
Also for the diameter size options, they provide the two most popular sizes of 27.2mm which I feel is ideal because it helps with a little extra compliance for super bumpy areas out there. While the more versatile Ionic 0 gets a second diameter of 31.6mm as well, with the three lengths of, 280, 350, 420mm.
The Iconic Team Stealth Price: was €169.99 €165.99
Product Shown Above
- Material Carbon
- Straight Setback is 25mm
- Total Back Sweep 0°
- Length (350mm)
- Diameter Options are (27.2)
- Total Weight is 265g (27.2mm x 350mm)
|Color||ShotPeened Black with` kick ass stealth graphics|
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IONIC NO SETBACK!
This new innovative design features key details like the sophisticated and robust, exclusive DiffLock saddle clamp. It’s all here due to the placement the seat clamp assembly in line with the seatpost for zero setback. Thankfully the creative bike-parts design crew with 3T thought this through and developed the new Ionic 0 Inline Post to be a more compact style design. Thus solving those bike fit issues that corollate to not only your seatpost, but your stem handlebar as well.
So if your like many athletes seeking outright speed that favors this more forward position on the bike. The Ionic 0 with it’s splined alloy DiffLock coupling is a highly-accurate method of setting saddle angle needing only lightweight clamping by side-mounted bolts. It is especially useful for fine adjustment of saddle setback, which can be done without impacting saddle angle.
They have also fabricated the alloy with a shot-peened, black-anodized finish along with a kick ass white graphic design to keep it lighter weight, with the super cool modern looking white stripe.
Also for the Ionic diameter size options, they provide the two most popular sizes of 27.2mm which I feel is ideal because it helps with a little extra compliance for super bumpy areas out there. While the other diameter for the Ionic is 31.6mm, while both diameters come with three options for the lengths of, 280, 350, 420mm.
The Iconic Pro Price: was €94.99 €57.99
Product Shown Above
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- Rock The Ionic All Day long!
- Material Aluminum
- Straight no setback
- Ionic Lengths (280, 350, 420mm)
- Diameter Options are (27.2, 31.6mm)
- Total Weight is 230g (31.6mm x 280mm)
|3T Ionic Color||ShotPeened Black with` white kick ass graphics|
RRP €225.48 SAVE 32%
Treat yourself to an upgrade with this super stylish Stealth Edition Seatpost & Stem combo from 3T. They have created a sophisticated and robust combo with this pairing of 3T’s Ionic 0 Team Stealth Carbon Seatpost and the Arx II Team Stealth Alloy Road Stem, all you have to do is choose the right sizes.
Use the Start button at Chainreactioncycles.com to personalize your 3T Team Stealth Edition Seatpost & Stem Bundle.
Get above it all with the assistance of a carbon wheelset.
Are you possibly thinking about blasting your local trail network loop, or want a solid hammer fest up your most favored summertime logging roads? Well then don’t leave the Crankbrothers Cobalt 11 behind. The newest Cobalt allows for all of your choice upper level fitness you’ve worked super hard to build up, for when you bust up past the tree line into the alpine.
- The Cobalt mtb wheels include their 6061 alloy hub w/ stainless spokes.
Discounted Crankbrothers pricing while supplies last: 60 % Off, Regularly Priced at 1699.95
Sale from £739
Here’s a great view of the Cobalt’s side profile to display the highly functional hubs and more.
- Carbon Fiber
- UD Carbon fiber, matte finish
- rim width
- spoke material
- stainless steel
- spoke pins
- hollow 7075-t6 aluminum
- front hub material
- crankbrothers cobalt, 6061-t6
- front hub end caps
- boost: 15mm only | non-boost: 15mm (installed), 9mm (available separately)
- rear hub material
- rear hub end caps
- boost: 12x148mm only | non-boost: 12x142mm (installed), 10x135mm (sold seperately)
- 3-pawl, 21T, alloy
- xd driver
- xd driver compatible, available separately
- skewers not included, available separately
- weight : 29″
- weight : 27.5″
- 2 years
FAST IS FUN.
Wagon wheels have had their detractors from the beginning. “Too flexi,” “wander on climbs,” “don’t track right”—we’ve heard it all. But in the end, they’re just faster than their stunted counterparts, and when it comes to XC speed, fast is fun. Race Face’s Aeffect SL set embodies the speed-first ethos of twenty-niners in a hoop whose design balances width against weight, going a tad wider than traditional XC models without falling victim to the rim-width arms race currently gripping the enduro world.
That’s not to say the Affect rims are tiny, at 24mm, their internal width eclipses the standard external width of cross-country race model from just a few years ago. This Race Face setup will better accommodate slightly larger tires, allowing for higher air volume, lower PSI, increased traction, and an additional layer of cushion for sopping up trail chatter. Since they’re branded Aeffect, you can rest assured that they’re also tough as hell.
The 29in rims are laced to their own Trace hubs. The Trace model doesn’t quite have the lightning-strike engagement of the brand’s new Vault freehub, but that’s just indicative of their different recommended uses. Since it’s featured on an XC model, the Trace hub’s three pawls and 9.2-degree engagement are more than equal to the needs of endurance events and long periods spent at speed. The Vault’s faster engagement is nice if you’re muscling big-travel enduro sleds over stop-and-start rocky cruxes, but the Aeffect SL’s Trace hubs do the trick when low weight and high speed are the order of the day.
- A cross-country set for the modern era
- Rim sits wider than traditional XC hoops for increased tire volume
- Straight pull spokes eliminate the J-bend weak spot
- Includes additional five spare rear spokes
TECH SPECS / SIZING
|Tire Type:||tubeless ready, clincher|
|Brake Compatibility:||6-bolt disc|
|Hubs:||Race Face Trace|
|Front Axle:||15mm quick-release|
|Rear Axle:||12 x 142mm|
|Spokes:||double-butted straight pull|
|Spoke Nipple:||silver brass|
|Claimed Weight:||[complete] 1,790g|
|Recommended Race Face Use:||cross-country|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year after Aeffect purchase date.|
Men’s Flex Knee Pads
These Flex products are ideal because taking big risks calls for more protection, but with 7IDP that doesn’t mean added bulk and inconvenience. The 7IDP have adjustable straps to provide a custom fit that prevents slipping.
Constructed with Nylon Spandex, the 7iDP pads feature polygon perforated custom foam with a plastic cap. This lightweight and flexible setup also provide low-profile protection that’s accommodating the range of motion of your pedal stroke.
See the men’s Flex reviews, purchase info at Jensonusa.com …
Specs for “7IDP Flex Knee Gaurd”
- Flex employs a hard-wearing, durable Nylon Spandex material
- Double layer polygon perforated custom foam to increase air-flow and reduce weight
- Upper calf muscle adjustable strap
- Center adjustment strap provides even tension above calf music and around top of the pad
- One piece foam section covers front and sides of with a plastic cap
- Custom polygon neoprene
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Men’s Tactic Glove
Make no Tactic mistakes, as 7IDP are 100% confident in their protective wear, but that doesn’t mean they want you to constantly wreck. In fact for 7IDP to help keep you in control and traveling upright, 7IDP designed their new setup which is lightweight and resilient to keep your grip keen when the trail begs otherwise.
The 7IDP setup employs pre-curved chassis for comfort, and strategically placed silicone print on the fingertips for optimal tactility. While the Tactic microsuede thumb wipe panel is not only comfortable but extremely handy on cool weather days.
See the men’s Tactic reviews, purchase info at Jensonusa.com …
Specs for “7IDP Tactic Glove”
- Tactic perforated palm with debased logos and silicone grip on index finger and thumb.
- Pre-curved chassis for perfect fit.
- Perforated palm with debossed logos and silicone grip on index finger and thumb
- Pull on design with neoprene fitted cuff and ulna cutout for improved comfort
- Reinforced thumb joint panel
- Articulated knuckles for improved dexterity
|SIZE||Extra Small||Small||Medium||Large||X Large|
Castelli Senza 2 Cycling Jacket Review
Senza is all due to you’re loathe to abandon your Perfetto jersey as fall winds down. Similar to the Perfetto’s clean silhouette and incredible ability to shield you from inclement weather while preserving the same freedom of movement as your favorite warm-weather jerseys is enough to make us yearn for cool weather just so we can wear it again. We can’t stop winter’s imminent arrival, but we can deliver the news they created a winter cycling jacket modeled after the Perfetto to see you through the colder months. Sharing the same streamlined silhouette and weather resistance as the Senza, and the Men’s 2 Jacket comes with equipped with a warmer construction to take you comfortably through the cooler winter months.
The 2 main differences between the Senza and the Perfetto, as we mentioned, is in fabric construction. Gore Windstopper X-Fast fabric anchors the jacket, providing resistance to wind, snow, and rain while you’re out on the roads, as well as jacket-level warmth when the temperature drops.
We’d compare the Senza to a softshell, but that would suggest less freedom of movement than it actually has. Breathable Thermoflex panels at the sides give the Senza its stretchy, adaptable shape, ready to follow you as you change positions in the saddle.
Shown above the Senza will easily keep both wheel and road spray at bay by the longer Senza extended back hem, while reflective accents throughout the jacket help you stand out to motorists on dim winter days.
- Trade your Perfetto for the Senza in time for winter
- Water- and wind-resistant fabric ideal for cold weather
- Form-fitting silhouette closely contours the body
- Extended rear hem protects against wheel spray
- Three rear pockets provide space for ride fuel
- Reflective accents enhance visibility to motorists
- Item #Senz00D9
For Sale $228.96
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Castelli Espresso 4 Cycling Jacket Review
Espresso is key, as winter always arrives, thwarting our autumnal bliss with heavy grey clouds and temperatures that dip far too low for thermal jerseys alone. Around the office, this is the cue for most of us to take out the trainer and resign ourselves to a few months in the basement, but if you’re looking to gain a competitive Espresso edge for your spring season, while the Men’s 4 Jacket will help you do it, as now you can be braver than we are and stay outside.
4 stretch panels integrated throughout the body of the jacket keep it moving with you as you shift positions in the saddle, and zippered ventilation openings allow you to add airflow on interval days. Also cut in a jacket silhouette that’s kind for a season of rich holiday meals and hearty food, it was crafted for miles that won’t always feel pleasant. They focused on equipping you to handle frigid temps and mixed precipitation, constructing the jacket with Gore’s venerable Windstopper X-Fast fabric to provide wind and water resistance for hours at a time.
A host of other innovative touches on the Espresso serve to enhance comfort on the bike, especially during a season filled with long, low-intensity base mile efforts. Their CrossWrap wrist closures keep the Espresso arm cuffs lying flat as you grip the bars, while a double-layered collar seals out especially aggressive gusts. The Espresso zippered vents not only help you stay cool, but serve as extra space to stash ride fuel or cash for the coffee shop, and they work with the three rear and zippered chest pocket to provide you with ample storage space. Finally for the Espresso, is reflective piping along the jacket’s waist enhances your visibility to motorists during winter’s limited daylight hours.
- Build endurance through the winter cycling outside
- Slim fit more relaxed than their race kit for comfort
- Softshell construction blocks wind and rain for warmth
- Breathable fabric and vents prevent overheating
- Wealth of pockets allow for ample storage
- Item #ESPRESSO
For Sale $239.96
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Giordana Sosta Shell Winter Jacket Review
Sosta designers took inspiration from the Italian word for “pause” when creating its Men’s Sosta Winter Shell, thinking about the times we choose to ride for the sake of riding, rather than for strict splits and goal paces. That type of riding often happens more in the off-season, which is when we’re finished with training schedules and weekend races.
So the Giordana crew know all to well, the rain and wind that accompany the off-season, while exactly the conditions they developed the Sosta to handle. The Sosta’s three-layer polyester/spandex shell comes coated in a water-repellent DWR coating, which blocks rain and strong gusts. Although still allowing the Sosta to remain ample breathable as you warm up.
Underneath its efficient shell, the Sosta comes with a merino wool lining, responsible for both insulating and using its natural ability to regulate temperature to keep you dry throughout your ride. Whether you pair the Sosta with a baselayer or thermal jersey, it will consistently ferry moisture to its surface to evaporate so you don’t end up cold and clammy after a tough climb to a gusty summit. Reflective accents help you stand out on dim, late fall roads, and three rear pockets are complemented by a zippered individual pocket to hang onto ride snacks and a view-capturing smartphone. As this is a more relaxed shell, they tailored the Sosta to be an easy layering piece, without giving it a hint of sloppiness. Its slim fit matches an equally clean style we’re unsurprised, but still thrilled to see from the Italian firm.
Product Details: Sosta
- Enjoy the relaxed pace of the cycling off-season
- Slim Sosta fit easily accommodates layering
- 3-layer shell blocks wind and rain
- Merino wool lining insulates and regulates body temperature
- Reflective accents keep you visible on dim roads
- Assorted pockets safely store ride fuel and essentials
- Item #GIO005M
Giordana purchase with jacket review at Backcountry.com
Canari winter cycling review
Becomes a vest
■■■ ONE MODEL. WORKS ENTIRE SEASON! ..
- Bike XC/ Trail or Road
- Durable WindShear fabric
This Canari Razor Convertible Jacket is perfect when you can’t decide what to wear on a chilly day, as all you need. With zip off Razor sleeves, this bike setup has the ability adapts to a convertible vest and presto , as the Razor sleeves easily stow away in your rear pocket.
They allow for you to keep on bike riding into the sunset, as this Convertible comfort is at a Razor premium. Thankfully though when riding during the fall season and those chilly mornings turn into afternoon sun, just remove the Razor’s sleeves, stow them in the back pocket.
The jacket’s super handy two-way front zipper makes it easier to throw the Razor on and take off. While the Razor is also thankfully made with durable Razor WindShear fabric, so that you will be safely tucked away from the tougher elements like wind and water.
Canari made it so now you don’t have any excuses, it’s time to get out on your bike more, regardless what cycling season it is, or how cold the weather might feel…
Canari Razor Convertible Jacket purchase info and for sale review at Jensonusa.com…
- Canari fleece lined inner collar
- WindShear wind and water resistant fabric
- While on your bike you get zip off sleeves, now the jacket’s a vest that’s much more breathable
- Razor 2-way front zipper
- Razor rear zip 9-inch back pocket
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Birzman E-Version Bicycle Mini Multi-Tool
Birzman was only after the key essentials here with 20 primary tools. The Chrome Vanadium Birzman bits are forged and CNC machined for strength, toughness and a long E-Version life span. These E-Version setups are assembled and smartly arranged in a lightweight aluminum body.
This version has a sweet black color, with a simple phillips/ flathead screwdrivers, which completes the Birzman design.
BIRZMAN FUNCTION FEATURES
One torx T25.
Allen hex sizes consist of 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm to keep it complete.
Chain Rivet Extractor.
3.2mm, 4.3mm, and 4.4mm Mavic spoke wrenches
Birzman Forged and CNC-machined Chrome-Vanadium bits for longevity.
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Inferno 27 29er
The Sun Intense 29er wheelset brings no shortage of killer performance with modern thru-axles and wide internal rim width at a price-conscious price point. The Sun Inferno rim is an affordable trail/all-mountain rim with a wider 22.3mm inner width. The Inferno 27 rim is built to be durable enough for relentless trails, yet light enough to prevent it from anchoring you down. The Sun Rims are paired with a sturdy, reliable Intense branded hubset. They are 6 bolt disc compatible and the 12×142 rear axle and 15mm front thru axle ensure that you’re up to date with the latest in mountain bike technology.
- Inferno Rims
- Inferno w/Intense Hubset
- Rim Width External/Internal: 27mm /22.3mm
- 6 Bolt Disc Rotor Compatible
- 10-Speed Shimano Freehub
- Rear Hub Axle: 12x142mm Thru Axle
- Front Hub Axle: 15mm Thru Axle
- Spokes: 32h
- Inferno Sold As Wheelset
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Epic Shoes for adventure…
Price $174 discounted 43% to $99
The Sidi setup, as always comes with their incredibly durable materials, a mesh top, and perfectly balanced Sidi sole stiffness make for a no brainer choice when looking for a new set of mountain kicks. The Sidi Epic carries on one of the reputations they have been known for and has that certain “like a glove” fit along with their tradition of quality.
The Epic’s reinforced heel cups ensure your feet stay in the optimal pedaling position for churning the cranks while the stretch resistant material ensures a long lasting fit for miles to come. Good ol’ fashioned shoelace and velcro closures are dependable and make the Epic setup truly bullet proof.
- Epic Politex suede effect upper material is rip, laceration, stretch, and fade resistant, and totally “green”.
- Epic lace and velcro straps closure are both secure and adjustable for a customizable Sidi fit.
- Sidi outdoor rubber high performance sole is perfect for variable trail conditions.
- Pull-tab on the heel for fast transitions.
- Reinforced heel cup keeps the foot in the optimal position.
- Purchase the Sidi Epic Mountain Bike Shoes at Jenson.com, with product review and more…
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€47.49 save 22%
The Funkier MTB Camba Rider Baggy Shorts with Liner SS16 are well suited to trail riding, water resistant fabric, multiple pockets with Velcro/zipped and protective flaps. The MTB shorts have also been strengthened with reinforced stitching to stand up to the rigours of mountain bike riding in baggies.
- Water resistant MTB fabric
- Elastic back waist & lacing for adjustment
- Camba multiple size and shaped pockets
- Velcro, zip & Camba protective flap pockets
- Air openings (mesh)
- Velcro strap to adjust leg fitting
- Elastic rib panel on the back for comfort
- MTB Camba Reinforced stitches
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Force Short Sleeve
€33.99 sale 11%
The men’s Funkier Force Short Sleeve Jersey SS16 for summer is treated with QUICK DRY Active Protection offering maximum wear comfort for all activities. Through the special Force fabric structure of the material, body generated moisture and vapor from inside the garment is allowed to quickly escape outward.
Force garments with this protection, provide the highest Jersey level of wear comfort for all types of activities.
- 100% polyester mesh
- Shorter Quick Dry active protection
- UPF 50 provides protection from UVR
- 3 rear pockets (including 1 water resistant short pocket for your smartphone/media player)
- Sublimation print
- Full length reflective zipper
- Force raglan shorter style to keep you cooler
- 5 net fabric panels for full ventilation
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Funkier 17 Panel Active Bib Shorts
Anatomic shape for maximum comfort.
- Lycra fabric technology
- 8 sublimation print panels
- 2 net panels
- Antibacterial double layer
- Moisture transference
- Anatomic shape
- High density foam
- Materials: 80% Polyamide, 20% Spandex
- Weight: 240g
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Offering activity riders support and comfort while wicking away perspiration, the Funkier Force 10 Panel Active Shorts AW16 have an antibacterial fabric chamois to warn off saddle sores and the soft silicon grippers stop the legs from riding up. While the Force not only has Cycling Clothing specific lycra fabric, but with ten total panels it’s not only easy to move in but extremely comfortable to wear.
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Divisionism Jersey gets it done…
De Marchi sure as hell knows how to craft a garment that mixes classic Italian style with the kind of substantial construction that will see us through countless training rides. While we can’t hope to ever look quite as urbane as Coppi in his mid-century heyday, sans helmet and sipping an espresso in the saddle, De Marchi’s Divisionism gives us hope that we can come close to that division.
Elegant polka dots and well-placed stripes in classic cycling hues anchor the Divisionism on the platform of stretchy, soft polyester. De Marchi frequently chooses one sumptuous fabric to use throughout a piece rather than crafting each panel out of a different proprietary material, and it trusts this proven construction with the Divisionism. The summer-weight polyester adeptly draws moisture away from your skin as you sweat on sunny days, and a full-length zipper gives you the option to shed extra heat on tough climbs. Clean, subtle cuffs hold the Divisionism sleeve hems in place, while three rear pockets at the back give you space to subtly stash a few CO2 tubes and cash for a Coppi-inspired espresso at the end of your favorite loop.
Sale 25% — $74.00 regular price $99.99
De Marchi review, purchase info, sizing and more..
- Divisionism makes summer-weight training in a streamlined silhouette
- Stretchy, soft polyester wicks moisture quickly and efficiently
- Full-length zipper for heat dumps on hot days
msrp: $185 – For Sale Priced $166 at 10% off
M5 Uomo Boa Review
The Fizik M5 carries over the same high performance professional level as its Fizik M3 Boa older brother, except it strategically applies the best materials in all the right places for a fraction of the M3 cost. For instance the M5 upper is equipped with a combination of their Microtex Nylon Mesh material and anti-scratch leather, for high comfort and durability. Comfort is further optimized by the Cycling Insole which also reduces weight. The Nylon Carbon reinforced outsole also keeps weight minimal while providing a stiff platform for superior power transfer and acceleration. The M5, features their BIP1 closure system which employs a durable lace and a retention dial. The dial system offers more points of engagement that allow an overall more precise retention and fit. Need we mention the M5 is handmade in Italy?
- Materials: : Microtex/Nylon Mesh/Anti-Scratch Leather
- Outsole: Carbon Reinforced Nylon
- Insole: Cycling Insole
- Closure style Boa
- Available Size: 40-47 and 48
- M5 Weight: 360 g. ( size 43)
Performance Bike is no stranger to collaborations..
price: $1698 save 10% weight: 1575 grams
They partnered with Zipp for a custom, handbuilt carbon clincher wheelset that’s made at Zipp’s Indiana HQ.
The Performance Bike Wheelhouse 45 uses a 45mm deep carbon clincher rim made by Zipp using most of their tech, including braking surface, high temp resins and aero rim profiles. It’s very similar in shape to the Firecrest 303, but without the exact Firecrest profile and without the dimpled surface. Those are laced to DT Swiss 350 straight pull hubs using Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes and come with Zipp skewers. Retail is $1,899 (on sale as of this post for $1,399). Pics and more below.
The wheels come with Zipp’s Tangente Pro brake pads, plus rim tape and Zipp valve extenders.
Claimed weight is 1,575g. Check ’em out with review here.
Diadora put a Plus on the trail..
SRP $150 – sale 58% off $64
The crew built the 2015 X Trivex MTB to get down and dirty on the trails, it also boasts a wealth of features that will keep you going either on or off your ride. The X Trivex also features a Suprell-Tech upper as seen on many Diadora road shoes, which gives the X Trivex a supple and moulded feel around the foot.
The X Trivex is held in place by a 4-point closure system while the anti stretch fabric keeps it feeling fresh and comfortable ride after ride. While the reinforced sole produces fantastic power transfer and the X Trivex rubber lugs give added traction when dismounting in tougher muddy conditions.
- Upper: Diadora Trivex Suprell-Tech, with Morpho Cage MTB
- Sole: Sport MTB CR composite reinforced sole
- Heel Cup: X Trivex Inside Ergonomic Heel Support
- Arch support: EVA, anti stretch fabric
- Closure: X Trivex 4 Point Closure, Dual Ring Closure, FIT Adjust
- Morpho AM Cage: The new Diadora construction of Morpho AM Cage upper, made from anti stretch Air Mesh and Supreltech microfibre ensures perfect closure and increases foot stability during thrust. Air Mesh fabric improves transpiration and comfort, guaranteeing top performance
- V-Fit Adjust: The V-Fit Adjust Closure allows you to adjust the X Trivex fit of your feet. The position can be regulated by moving the Velcro strap
- Four Point Plus Closure: A functional and precise closure system: the X Trivex buckle has an aluminium chassis and a large release button. 4 different adjustment positions offer outstanding performance and comfort for all kinds of feet. Both the Diadora ratchet and the buckle can be replaced.
Buy Diadora X Trivex Plus shoes, and review from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Store.
The Float – No Mountain Too High.
$850 – Sale 21% $670
The 2016 Fox 32 Float 120 Factory 29 series is witin Fox’s lightest fork offering and is designed for those who want to dominate the XC circuit. 2014 World Champions Julien Absalom and Catherine Pendrel continue to choose these Fox forks for their racing endeavors. The Float’s low weight and lockout allow for very efficient climbing and the new Fit4 Factory damper handles and adapts to the floating trail conditions. Settings give the Float user the options of an Open, Medium, or Firm platform along with 22 clicks of low speed compression adjustment. The Float Air spring has been updated to be lighter and given the ability to react with more sensitivity, giving the rider a superior ride and outstanding control. Just like the Float rear shocks, this fork has a positive and negative spring that equalize automatically and can be fine-tuned with volume spacers for that ultimate, dialed-in feel.
See more info on the Fox 32 Float 120 Factory reviews, pricing, for sale info and more at Jensonusa.com
|DAMPER||Factory FIT4 3-POS LEVER W/ADJ|
|FOX KASHIMA COAT||YES|
|AXLE OPTIONS||BOOST 15 X 110 MM|
|STEERER /Leg Diameter||1.5 TAPER, 32 mm|
|AXLE TO CROWN LENGTH||510.8 MM|
|BRAKE COMPATIBILITY||160 PM|
|MAX ROTOR SIZE||203 MM|
|MAX TIRE SIZE||2.3|
|INTENDED USE||XC to be Float fast.|
|WEIGHT||4.0 LBS / 1814G (Float complete w/AXLE)|
CLASSICALLY DE MARCHI COOL.
price: $111.00 save 20%
Known for classy Italian style and impeccable quality, the Men’s De Marchi Corsa continues that tradition with muted yet modern flair. Made from a soft multifilament fabric chosen for its airy composition and low weight, the Corsa breathes more efficiently than most nylon/Lycra blends and rapidly transfers moisture away from your skin. In addition to its lightweight and thermo-regulating properties, the Corsa fabric also stretches to wrap and support your upper body and arm muscles while in the cycling position.
The Corsa’s anatomical fit was made possible using their Contour Corsa Fit design as a means to stabilize it while in the cycling position. This is accomplished using pre-shaped fabric panels that closely follow the body while in motion.
The Corsa is finished with a full-length front zipper for extra ventilation control, three rear-panel pockets to tote along ride necessities, and reflective elements to increase visibility to other road users in low-light conditions.
De Marchi Corsa Evo Jersey pricing reviews, and more..
VERSATILE DE MARCHI WOOL.
price: $119 save 20%
Brisk early morning rides often call for a bit more fabric, as the De Marchi Men’s Sportwool Jersey is that ideal weight. Made from a soft, comfortable blend of Sportwool, Merino, and nylon microfiber, this top cuts a classic profile as a standalone or layered under a vest or jacket on chillier days.
The Sportwool sits on the more accommodating end of their Contour Fit design spectrum, so it accommodates heavier base layers and body types that don’t adhere to the emaciated climber standard. This is accomplished using pre-shaped Sportwool fabric panels that closely follow the body while in motion without fitting like a painted-on race top. To put the fit in brand-specific perspective, the Sportwool tends to fit about one size larger than their slimmer Leggera line.
The Sportwool is finished with a full-length front zipper for extra ventilation control, three open rear-panel pockets, an additional zippered pocket, and reflective elements to increase visibility to other road users in low-light conditions.
De Marchi Sportwool Jersey pricing reviews, and more..
De Marchi Classic Men’s Style
price: $132 save 25%
In 1972, the Dutchman Kuiper shocked the world by winning the gold medal in the Munich summer games. Always one to embrace tradition, created the De Marchi 1972 Men’s Cycling Jersey to honor Kuiper’s win and bring a little bit of vintage style back with typical Italian class.
Fittingly, the 1972 embraced wool and its former place as the de facto fabric of cycling for the construction, using a blend of fine-gauge merino wool and synthetic fibers rather than the purely synthetic fabrics we depend upon now. Allowing the 1972 to be lightweight and efficient at managing body temperature, merino easily demonstrates that it still holds ample value today, even in the face of newer, cheaper replacements. Merino is also naturally resistant to odors on the 1972, so you’ll smell fresh as a Dutch tulip — or at least not offensive — when you stop for a jenever and a stroopwafel post-ride.
The 1972, as their known to do, also adds thoughtful touches to set it apart from the rest of the retro pack. These include three slim rear pockets and the flag-inspired pattern at the sleeves, collar, and torso to let everyone know that your cycling affections lie with the land of windmills and Gouda.
2016 Reynolds Carbon Wheelset
The Reynolds Enduro 29 offering is for aggressive riders who prefer bigger wheels. Built with their Enduro asymmetric carbon rim, these wheels even out spoke tension for a more durable and predictable ride. The 28 mm wide, hookless Enduro rim channel provides excellent tire fit and provides additional air volume for superior ride quality and traction. Add the new Enduro center lock premium hub with 3-degree engagement to make these the first choice in big wheel, big mountain performance.
Reynolds Enduro 29 reviews, and more..
- Tubeless Set: 1585g
- External: 34.00 mm , Internal: 28.00 mm
- 28 front / 28 rear
- Enduro Hub by Industry Nine
- Center Lock Rotor
$2500, now for sale $1999.00
*excludes Enduro sales tax
Price $2340 Save 10%
Reynolds Blacklabel Wheelset
Their new 27.5 center lock hubs come with ‘Boost’ spacing to match bike specs and allow better spoke angles for unbeatable durability, while the 3-degree engagement provides 27.5 category-leading quickness.
Weight: Tubeless Set: 1625g
*excludes sales tax
Weight: 27.5 Tubeless Set: 1625g
Width: External: 45.00 mm , Internal: 40.00 mm
Rim Depth: 24.00 mm
Spokes: 28 front / 28 rear
Compatibility: Center Lock Rotor
Hub: Hub by Industry Nine
Diameter Size: 27.5 inch
$48 save 58%
This stylish Novara Tangletown pullover provides weather-resistant protection for rainy bike commutes, that keeps you covered and comfortable from start to finish.
- Tangltown water-resistant polyester sheds light precipitation
- Pullover style with hood delivers full coverage; partial zip opening allows Tangletown ventilation
- Hood and hem can be tightened with internal adjustable drawcords
- Tangletown reflective elements enhance visibility
- 1 zip chest pocket; 1 zip rear pocket
- bluesign®-certified fabric
* Intermediate Novara markdowns may have been taken.
|Best use||Bike commuting, Urban cycling, & touring|
|Lining fabric||Polyester laminate|
Artemis Carbon Clincher Wheelset
price: $1999.00 save 45%
Colnago is with question a world-renowned brand in high-end racing bikes, while the Colnago crew of engineers also produce high quality components with long-lasting class & progressive thinking, steeped in over 60 years of Italian heritage. Allowing for the Colnago Artemis 30 set to be all things amazing!
The Artemis stand on the shoulders of past craftsmanship but continuing to break new boundaries is why they remain worthy of being in any race and/or daily coffee shop ride. Though their Carbon wheelset would be right at home parked out front of your favorite cappuccino hut, it is definitely designed more for the former.
The Artemis 30 sets are as versatile as they are beautiful, able to take on any type of terrain in any weather conditions. The aerodynamic profile allows wind cheating advantages where they are most needed, and thanks to their svelte 1,500 gram weight, they’re also talented with ascending skyward roads with panache and poise. In other words, the Artemis 30 are primed and ready for race day.
- Carbon rim sheds valuable grams and increases stiffness for an improved power transfer
- Artemis 30mm rim depth is perfect for all around racing-performance. The perfect middle ground between agressive crit use and featherweight climbers.
- Straight pull spokes and hubs allow better spoke tension for a stronger, stiffer build
- Includes: Skewers, brake pads, cassette spacer.
- Available for purchase at Jensonusa.com
|Spoke Drilling||20h – front, 24h – rear|
|Intended Use||Road Sport|
|Weight||Artemis complete set without skewers, 1,500g|
Cosmic CXR 60 Tubular Wheelset
price: $1401 save 46% /weight: 1590g (pair)
The integrated Mavic Wheel-Tire System featured on the Mavic Cosmic Wheelset cheats the wind, saving time and watts in all conditions. It’s time to go Cosmic while the 2015 model lasts!
- Freehub: Shimano (10 or 11 speed)
- Size: 700c
- Material: Cosmic 100% Woven 3K Carbon fiber
- Hole Count: Front: 16, Cosmic Rear: 20
- Axle: QR for the 60
- Bearings: Cosmic djustable sealed cartridge bearings
- Weight (each): Front: 710g, Rear: 880g
- Max Weight Supported (including bike): 120kg
- CX01 Mavic CX01 Technology delivers an integrated Wheelset-Tire System that smoothes airflow around the tire and improves laminar airflow at every possible angle. It enables CXR wheels to deliver the lowest aerodynamic drag ever measured on a road System.
- GRIPLINK: A front tire, whether a clincher or a tubular, must fully liberate the Cosmic’s ability to hold the ground and control the bike. Therefore, GripLink tires are optimised for front use, by offering a superior grip and extra puncture protection.
- POWERLINK: A rear tire, whether a clincher or a tubular, must fully liberate the wheelset’s ability to transfer power and generate speed. Therefore, PowerLink tires are optimised for rear use, by minimising the rolling resistance.
- FTS-L (Force Transfer System Light): Cosmic reinforcement of key transmission components: the contact area between the pawl and the hub body is reinforced by 2 stainless steel inserts, which allows the use of a 100% aluminium hub body.
- QRM+: Cosmic employs their most demanding level cartridge bearings, that are double sealed with C3 internal clearance, and topped with a micro-adjustability system.
Buy Mavic from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
Ksyrium Elite Road Shoes
price: $60/ £19.82 sale 80% -/- weight 280g
THE COMBINATION OF MAVIC COMFORT, FOOTHOLD AND ENERGY TRANSFER
The Mavic Ksyrium is their best-selling model for the simple reason that it combines all day comfort with incredible power transfer, and that Ksyrium versatility will keep 90% of riders happy on 90% of their rides. The Ksyrium Endofit™ tongue, which is a unique feature of this 2015 range, surrounds your foot and holds the tongue in place, giving you what they call The Glove Effect. And the soles of your feet are perfectly supported by Ksyrium’s Ergo Fit 3D Ortholite inner soles.
Outside, the Ksyrium Ergo ratchet system locks the foot in place allowing you Elite style with 2mm adjustment increments, so you can get the fit just right. While the carbon composite Ksyrium Shoes outersole gives you great power through the pedals.
- Upper material: Ksyrium synthetic leather with mesh material for ventilation
Sole: Energy Carbon Comp Elite: extra light, stiff and thin outsole (6.0mm) made of glass fibre/nylon composite for increased stiffness
- Low construction height (7.5mm) provides pedal proximity
- Anti-slip Ksyrium trim on front and back
- Compatible with LOOK-, SPD-SL-, Speedplay-, Keo- and Time Impact road pedals
- Closure: 2 comfort Velcro straps + 2 position Ergo Lite ratchet for a precise adjustment
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Diamond 29 Fork
price: $593 save 40% -/- weight 2100g ()
The super fun DVO packs all the high punch of a DH model, but giving you a reasonable 130-160mm travel for trail bike manners. The team of Diamond engineers also upted the ante with bigger 35mm stanchion tubes. The DVO Diamond also features the Industries First Compresssion Bladder Cartridge, along with DYNAMIC TUNABILITY. Also featured is a TOP ADJUSTABLE NEGATIVE SPRING, to make the Diamond the ULTIMATE TRAIL setup out there.
EXPERIENCE THE DIAMOND AND FOREVER ELEVATE YOUR EXPECATIONS OF WHAT A TRAIL BIKE IS CAPABLE OF. To see more Diamond Review info and more, check out the Jensonusa.com website, for purchase info as well!
130-160mm DVO adjustable travel via internal fork spacers. Video and Text instructions available
Diamond Forged CNC Hollow: 27.5 = 44mm Offset / 29″ = 51mm”
160=572mm / 150mm=562mm / 140mm=552mm
160mm=555mm / 150mm=545mm / 140mm=535mm
35mm Tapered Alloy
27.5” and 29” options available
15mm Quick Release
Magnesium, Diamond Disc Only
Diamond Black, or Green
Pike RCT3 29+ Boost 160 Fork
Before now RockShox’s flagship enduro model topped out at either 27.5″+ or regular wagon wheels. But now Rockshox have added another 2016 option for those looking for even bigger rubber. The new Rockshox Pike will be available in the top of the line model shown here, and also in the Pike RC and even their more affordable Yari RC. That means all three Pike models levels come in both 27+ and the combined 29-plus versions. Check out details and availability below.
While the Pike’s have been available with standard 100mm spacing for 26″ & 27.5″ wheels, these new versions are now Boost only with 110mm spacing, all with 15mm Maxle thru-axles. The new bigger 29+ gets bigger flexibility than the smaller wheeled forks and can be set for 120/130/140/150/160mm travel.
The Yari offers the look, 35mm uppers, and proven tech of the Pike, just with less adjustability and standard alloy lowers to keep the price down. And now it adds the same Boost option for fat tire trail riders.
Availability for the Pike & Yari is essentially said to be within the next month, as they are making their way now through distribution channels. Pricing for the premier RCT3 should be $1110/1160€, with no more details yet on the Yari at the moment.
price: $115 men’s CoolZero model save 20%
Santini’s making an effort to protect the environment, as few sports bring us as close to the ecological environment as cycling. Every ride, every pedal stroke, every climb, descent, and rolling road feature the natural world as a backdrop. For many of us, the chance to experience our ecological community from the saddle is why we ride. With Santini’s Zero Impact manufacturing philosophy behind its Men’s CoolZero, Santini’s making an effort to protect what we enjoy so passionately while ensuring that your passage through it is as fast and comfortable as possible, and cool as well.
The Santini synthetic materials on the Jersey incorporate recycled polymers that are harvested and repurposed with an low-energy production process. While they claim that 80% of the polyester used is recycled, though we can’t necessarily verify the chemical composition, we can testify in support of the CoolZero’s race-worthy fit.
The CoolZero long sleeves and extended rear hem maintain clean lines from your elbows to your waist, and the elastic hem and non-slip cuffs lie flat while maintaining that unbroken plane. The back of the CoolZero features a lightweight, perforated mesh that allows for cool breathability and a high degree of body-hugging stretch.
To see more CoolZero Review info and more, check out the Backcountry.com website, for purchase info as well!
The Shift Flat Pedal Shoes w/ Sockguy
DZR has great style that goes unnoticed, with great DZR durability as well. Now that spring is here it’s time to update your foot wear. Especially those tapped out Vans you should have shifted to the garbage last spring. Check out DZR’s Shift setup as well as a limited road shoe from Suplest.
Shift’s have the flat look with a simple style and a lot of fine details. They stiffened the Shift midsole up for better power transfer while pedaling and have a sole that is designed with a lower Shift mid section for better pedal placement. Using a 12oz canvas, the $79 Shift are durable and sport a chain-link eyelet and a reflective heel cup.
And beyond DZR, what are new shoes without some fresh socks to complement them? Sockguy has several new conservative and wacky styles in the collection to match your needs.
Suplest announced they are releasing a very limited number of Seabase edition. With the assistance of sponsored rider and brand ambassador, Patrick Seabase, Suplest is offering only 100 of these clean & simple high performing treads in white to a lucky few. Keep an eye on their site for updates on when these become available.
Sockguy never disappoints with fresh and fun styles each year. Whether you love hotdogs, Evil Knievel, or just the good ol’ US of A, Sockguy has several new styles available in several lengths, materials and styles.
VC II Shorts
CHCB set out to see if it’s possible to combine high-end cycling performance and everyday stylish design into great looking clothing? At 29erCafe, we think so. Which is why we like the CHCB setup. They are formerly known as the folks at Performance, who have created this line of CHCB bike clothing. So back to the design of the CHCB VC, which gets a polyester material that’s designed to meet the demands of a new generation of cyclists.
Which for this super fun VC that has a flattering semi-form fit and looks fabulous on or off your bike. Perfect for getting together with your friends, heading out for all day touring, to just commuting across town, or on your mountain bike the VC will help you ride, feel, and look your best.
With a slimmer cut (but still plenty relaxed), the VC helps optimize your performance on the trail by minimizing wind drag, while still giving you the style and functionality to blaze to your favorite coffee stop. The polyester/spandex stretch fabric is built up tough for lasting performance, helps wick away moisture and dries superfast. They feature soft Lycra gussets for easy movement, a side zippered pocket for easy access, 2 front hand pockets, and a rear pocket with a reflective flap to help you stay visible and keep your wallet in place.
For those really long days, the VC II’s are designed to fit over your favorite padded Lycra pair, so you can get the benefits of a chamois pad for comfort, with the style and versatility of a regular baggy setup.
One color shown above, VC carbon-matt (+).
- The II is updated with new colors for a fresh and stylish look.
- Soft Lycra fabric on gusset and side of waist for increased comfort, mobility and a better fit.
- Polyester/spandex stretch woven shell is durable, flexible and quick-drying.
- Secure zip fly and button closure.
- Flat waist design with belt loops for a custom fit.
- CHCB rubberized logo placed on front.
- Reflective flap on back pocket adds visibility
- 2 hand pockets, make the shorts handy for everyday use.
- Back pocket with reflective flap.
- Zippered side pocket.
Patagonia Dirt Craft Jacket
This stretchy, lightweight Men’s soft shell breathes just enough to avoid overheating on cool-to-cold-weather runs or bike rides. Patagonia details: DWR (durable water repellent) finish, three secure zipper pockets, Hook-and-loop adjustment at cuffs.
Over hardpack trails and serrated ridgelines, springtime’s ever changing moods can’t keep you from grinning. The new Dirt Craft setup deflects those fussy, seasonal squalls while remaining light, tough, stretchy and breathable. The jacket’s 95% nylon/5% spandex ripstop soft shell fabric also provides wind resistance and sheds light moisture with its DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Zippers close the two hand pockets and the concealed chest pocket, while Hook-and-loop tabs adjust the cuffs. With a single-pull hem and a drop tail for added coverage when cycling.
- Lightweight and stretchy nylon/spandex ripstop breathes to regulate temperature and has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to resist light weather.
- Vision zippers with cord pulls
- Secure zippered chest pocket hidden underneath.
- Secure zippered hand pockets
- Velcro® tabs for cuff adjustment
- Single-pull hem adjustment
- Drop tail for protection on bike
- 4.2-oz 95% nylon (60% recycled)/5% spandex stretch ripstop soft shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Fabric is bluesign® approved.
- 257 g (9.1 oz)
James Woven Button Up Short Sleeve Jersey
CHCB set out to see if it’s possible to combine high-end cycling performance and everyday stylish design into great looking clothing? At 29erCafe, we think so. Which is why we like the CHCB setup. They are formerly known as the folks at Performance, who have created this line of CHCB bike clothing. So back to the design of the CHCB James, which gets a polyester/spandex stretch material that’s designed to meet the demands of a new generation of road riders.
Which for this super fun James garment, they are those who want all the technical advantages of traditional road setup, but with a design and fit that allows you to get off the bike and look and feel good. From all day road rides, to touring, to just commuting across town, the James will help you ride, feel, and look your best.
With a slimmer cut than a technical T (but still plenty relaxed), the James helps optimize your performance on the road by minimizing wind drag, while still giving you the style and functionality of a regular shirt. The polyester/spandex stretch fabric is built up tough for lasting performance, helps wick away moisture and dries superfast. The also features a back pocket with reflective tab, for easy storage for essentials like phone, wallet or tools, and the reflective tab can be untucked from the pocket for enhanced visibility at night, and easily stowed away when not in use.
One color shown above, CHCB black-matt (white+).
- James polyester/spandex stretch woven fabric is durable, flexible and quick-drying
- Mesh side panels for breathability and venting
- Semi-form fit minimizes wind drag while remaining comfortable
- Full-length button closure for a casual look
- Wide, relaxed hemline for style
- Jersey chest pocket
- Reflective tab on back pocket (can be tucked away when not in use)
- Button back pocket with flap
Shamal clinchers have ruled the pre-built wheel market for for what seems like ions ago, being the first wheels with all components from one manufacturer, and they’d been some of the first to incorporate several unique solutions like different front and ream rim heights, ceramic bearings, oversized aluminium bladed spokes, and more. But while the recent tubular versions had a solid wide rim bed that worked well with wider modern tires, the clincher versions had remained narrow. Now that has changed with the new Campagnolo Shamal Ultra’s that bring the wheels in line with riders wanting a wider tire profile.
The new Shamal Ultra C17 remain unchanged in most ways versus the previous generation. They keep the same radial 16 spoke front, and G3 21 spoke rear, and carry over the same oversized alloy flange & carbon bodied hubs as the Shamal tubulars that we reviewed last year. They also keep the same style of machined rim that trims weight between spokes while reinforcing the spoke connection. The new wheels do get an upgrade in the micro-adjustable bearing preload lockring that trickles down from the Bora wheel line.
But the big update comes in the move to the C17 standard for a 17mm internal width. Much like the new Mavic carbon clinchers we just saw, Campy thinks that C17 offers the best balance of providing a stable platform for the recent crop of 25-28mm tires. In fact testing them back to back, Campagnolo says that with the same tires the new wheels are even more aero in either tire width than their predecessors.
The new Shamal Ultra C17s will be available this spring as either a clincher-only, or a tubeless compatible 2-Way Fit wheelset. The clincher version has a claimed weight of 1435g for the pair, while 2-Way Fit takes them up to 1515g.
Merrell All Out Charge Trail Running Shoes
was $119.00 now $58.00
From key reviews there’s nothing really gimmicky about the All Out Charge – it’s not MAX cushion, or a barefoot shoe, it just shows up ready to work. This Merrell model is perfect for everyday training that can tackle most jobs you can throw it’s way. One could be comfortable wearing this shoe up to about 50K, though possibly longer as well.
With 5mm lugs and a varying “Select-Grip” tread pattern, the All Out Charge provided impressive traction in most running conditions. Given the season, I was able to run the shoe in snow and mud – in addition to the usual rocky trails – and they performed very well. We even spent a few miles on the the treadmill and the ride was smooth and firm there as well.
The Toe Box on the All Out Charge is well rounded and fairly generous. It’s not the widest out there, but the piggys were comfortable and didn’t want for space up front. It locks the heel in solid, giving a comfortable, snug fit everywhere else, also preventing your foot from sliding around inside the shoe.
Also here’s the Purchase Info for the Men’s setup at Backcountry.com setup.
- Merrill HyperWrap 360 Degrees Fit System
- Mesh upper
- All Out Charge closure is lacing.
- M-Select Fresh odor control
- Removable footbed
- UniFly midsole
- M-Select Grip shoe sole
Patagonia Stretch Terre Planing Shorts
was $79.00 now $50.00
Designed by Patagonia to look like something a grownup would wear, but built for getting wet. The new hybrid Stretch Terre blend walk-short styling with boardshort performance. They are made from light, durable and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester, they feature 50+ UPF sun protection, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 2-way mechanical stretch that offers unrestricted freedom of movement.
The Stretch Terre also employ belt loops and classic flat-front chino styling to make them more street legal than traditional surf trunks, as the flat-lying rubber button fly and closure provide comfort in any situation. The two front slash pockets and two rear pockets have self-draining mesh pocket bags, while the right rear pocket is buttoned, having an internal key loop and is Surf Dry Bag-compatible. The outseam is 19″. Also here’s the Purchase Info for the Men’s Patagonia setup.
- Made from a durable, Patagonia quick-drying recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch and 50+ UPF sun protectionb.
- Classic Planing flat-front, is chino styling with flat-lying rubber button fly and closure, and belt loops.
- Front slash pockets with mesh pocket bags; back drop-in pockets with mesh pocket bags; buttoned pocket on right rear with internal key loop; compatible with the Surf Dry Bag
- 19″ outseam.
- Patagonia 2.8-oz 100% recycled polyester with 2-way mechanical stretch, a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection.
- Patagonia claimed weight is 141 g (5 oz).
- Shorts Made in Vietnam.
Patagonia Men’s Utility Duck Pants
was $89.00 now $62.00
In the category of workwear, products need to be not only burly, but also comfy, as the Utility Duck’s employ 100% organic cotton garment-washed canvas that has a broken-in feel. They have a Patagonia regular fit that provides excellent freedom of movement and are cut to sit on the waist with a regular rise.
The Utillity Duck also features full seat and thigh accommodate athletic bodies and larger frames. Built-in front and back knee articulation and a gusseted crotch provide full range of motion. A curved waistband follows the natural shape of your hips and provides a contoured fit to keep them hitched where you want them when you’re moving about. To keep you organized in the Utility Duck there are two front handwarmer pockets, two rear pockets, a front coin pocket, a phone/utility pocket, and a tool loop on the left thigh.
Also here’s the Purchase Info for the Men’s Patagonia garment.
// Utillity Duck Technology
- Comfortable, multifunctional workwear-inspired pants made of durable midweight 100% organic cotton garment washed canvas.
- Curved waistband follows the natural shape of the hips and provides a contoured fit to help keep pants in place during movement; metal button closure with zip fly.
- Two front handwarmer pockets; two rear rounded pockets; right-front coin pocket; right-front on-seam cell phone/utility drop-in pocket; utility tool loop on left thigh.
- Front and back knee articulation and gusseted crotch allow for full range of motion.
- Available in three inseam lengths: 30″, 32″ and 34″
- 8-oz 100% organic cotton garment-washed canvas.
- 502 g (17.7 oz)
- Made in Sri Lanka.
WTB Bronson 29×2.2 Race Tire
$58.00 10%off $
The Bronson features widely spaced tread to take charge in a broad range of conditions from dry hardpack to mud. The WTB’s ramped center knobs roll effortlessly while square-edged side blocks dig in loose conditions.
While the Bronson is finished with an open tread design to make quick work of muck as low rotational weights keep you rolling faster.
Conquer all the seasons ahead and conditions, the WTB tire purchase info can be had at Jensonusa.com.
USAGE: XC/ Racing / Trail
CONDITIONS: Dry to Wet / Hardpack to Loam
|Wheel Size||Level||Bronson Weight||Compound||Casing||Bead|
|2.2||TCS Light (fast rolling)||786g||Dual DNA||Lightweight||TCS|