Gear Break: Reynolds presents their gravel wheel collection, fi’zi:k introduce Vento Stabilita Carbon – Your most comfortable win yet, Alpitude Gardena Unica – Limited edition carbon-metal saddle, The MAAP Delta//League collection – Get race ready for high times with higher performance, the first cycling helmet with Alexa built-in is here – Meet the Sena R2X and adventure ready belts from Arcade.
Reynolds Presents their Gravel Wheel Collection
fi’zi:k Introduce Vento Stabilita Carbon – Your Most Comfortable Win Yet
The Ultimate Race Shoe featuring the latest Dynamic Arch Support 2.0.
fi’zi:k have announced the latest road shoe in their Performance racing series, the Vento Stabilita. Pushing pedals as well as boundaries of innovation, the Vento Stabilita comes fitted with some new exciting features, offering riders the whole package; a shoe that is stiff, lightweight, with unrivaled levels of support.
Leaving no stone unturned, the features of the Vento Stabilita have been the result of rigorous analysis and insight from professional cyclists, as well as industry experts from fizik’s Concepts Programme.
Fizik’s Vento Stabilita Carbon shoes use the latest version of its Dynamic Arch Support (2.0) system; a fully integrated feature engineered around creating the optimal conditions for efficient power transfer. This is achieved through providing increased support to the plantar fascia, enabling the medial arch to stiffen, thus creating a seamless power transfer from the soles to the pedals. The Dynamic Arch Support 2.0 system extends to the outsoles of the shoe through its individually adjustable Boa dial, which when tensioned, wraps around the plantar arch for customizable support.
The shoe features two separate Boa dial closures, enabling riders to fine-tune the fit around both the instep and forefoot; two areas in which the shape and volume can vary widely. With the new Li2 BOA® dials each possessing a smaller control-dial diameter and a more aerodynamic profile, it is clear neither comfort nor performance are compromised.
The upper part of the shoe has been fitted with a resilient polyurethane-laminated material combined over a comfortable mesh; the ultimate combination of materials for racing, providing ventilation and long-lasting support when it’s needed most.
The new outsole boasts a lightweight carbon fibre layup; with an index of 10, this outsole is the stiffest in the fizik range. Keeping you fresh in the toughest conditions, a wide vent inlet and deep internal channelling has been fitted to provide cooling airflow. In order to reduce knee compression and optimize pedalling efficiency, the cleat positioning has been set slightly further back compared to traditional settings, making it the perfect fit for riders who adopt aggressive, aerodynamic positions.
- PU laminated mesh upper
- 2x BOA Li2 B dials closure
- R1 outsole – full carbon unidirectional
- Stiffness index 10
- Weight: 227 g*
- Sizes: 36-48 (37 to 47 also in half sizes)
- The fizik Vento Stabilita is priced at £385 / $410 / €410. Find out more at fizik.com.
- Buy it at AMAZON here
Alpitude Gardena Unica – Limited Edition Carbon-Metal Saddle
We wanted to create something different and from here the Gardena Unica project was born.
Alpitude is happy to announce a limited edition of the full carbon Gardena saddle.
A few units will be produced, precisely only 60 pieces in total. Each handcrafted by Andrea Sega, founder of Alpitude Components and numbered. Gardena unica is produced using T1000G and T800S carbon from the well-known Toray company, in addition to these top-quality fibers, Alpitude has been “played” with the introduction of metal wires into carbon fibre.
These filaments, available in two colors Lava and Oceano, create a vibrant contrast with the black of the carbon fiber. The metal wires immersed in the carbon fiber return wonderful reflections under sunlight. We have chosen these fibers not only for their technical characteristics but also for their aesthetic performance, bright and clearly visible colors but at the same time not too much.
The rails have also been modified compared to the standard version with the introduction of spread tow fibers in line with the bottom shell of the saddle. Elasticity has been increased to further improve driving comfort.
The edges of the saddle have been increased by 60% to be able to have a more rounded profile, perfect for creating much less stress on the fabric of your shorts.
The last gem is the painting job. It is not the classic glossy varnish but hides a nanoceramic film technology, much more resistant than any classic varnish. Alpitude for Gardena Unica wants to use only the best materials currently available on the market.
The geometry has not been changed compared to the standard version, in fact Gardena Unica is only available in the 140 mm version, 245 mm long for a total weight of 76 grams. Indicative delivery date is scheduled for September 2022.
The list price to the public is 420 euros. It will also be available at some of our authorized dealers.
More info at: alpitude.cc
The MAAP Delta//League Collection – Get Race Ready for High Times with Higher Performance
MAAP’s new graphic collection is designed for peak performance for when the racing is hot. The Delta and League designs – executed on the brand’s Pro Air and Pro Hex Jerseys – harness high-tech sustainable fabrics and professional aero fits. Delta and League promise great-looking kit that riders and teams can rely on from hard training to big races.
MAAP’s established Pro Air and Pro Hex Jerseys are both built with a Pro Fit, combining lightweight breathability and a race-oriented cut. The body panelling is contoured for a perfect body-hugging fit, the aero-optimized Hex-tech® sleeves are extra long, and the torso is a little shorter to ensure optimum comfort in aggressive, race-specific positions. All in all, these jerseys are made for high intensity racing when the heat is on.
Alongside the performance-driven Delta and League Jerseys, MAAP is also presenting a supporting range of casual t-shirts, a sticker pack, as well as on-bike accessories – bottles, socks and caps – to complete the collection and take advantage of the performance gains on the road. There’s also a long-sleeve jersey option for early starts or speedy descents.
MAAP Delta and League launches July 14 available on MAAP.cc and your local retailer.
Collection List –
Delta Pro Hex Jersey
Women’s Delta Pro Hex Jersey
League Pro Air Jersey
League Pro Air LS Jersey
Women’s League Pro Air Jersey
Women’s League Pro Air LS Jersey
League Sticker Pack
The First Cycling Helmet with Alexa Built-In is Here, Meet the Sena R2X
Sena Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce the R2X road cycling helmet with Amazon Alexa Built-in. The R2X is the first cycling helmet with Amazon’s intelligent cloud-based voice AI, Alexa Built-in. Sena is proud to align with Amazon in order to house Alexa Built-in into one of our smart communications cycling helmets. In addition to having Alexa Built-in, the R2X features Sena’s helmet-to-helmet Mesh Intercom™ communication platform that provides a safe and hands-free way to communicate with cycling partners while riding.
Speak Directly to Alexa Through the R2X
Speak to Alexa through the R2X to play your favorite music, hear the news, check the weather, even control your smart home devices, and more. Smart home devices that are set up with Alexa can be accessed through the R2X, whether you are looking to set your thermostat or even unlock the front door before you return from your ride, the R2X allows you to ask Alexa a multitude of things. Using Alexa with the R2X is simple and hands-free—just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly. In order to use Alexa with your R2X helmet, make sure to take your smartphone with the Amazon Alexa app installed along on your ride.
Sena Mesh Iintercom™ Communication
Hands free connection with other riders with the single touch of a button. Sena’s Mesh Intercom™ allows riders to communicate with any other Mesh user that’s within a half-mile range. Multi-channel Open Mesh offers 9 channels, letting users switch between groups on different frequencies. Sena’s Mesh platform offers flexibility by allowing riders to come in and out of range while keeping the rest of the group connected.
Integrated Speakers & Microphone
The Sena R2X smart helmet features seamlessly integrated speakers and microphone in order to tap into the helmet’s many audio features. The speakers are located just above riders’ ears in order to maintain rider awareness on the road. The microphone is located just above the rider’s forehead in order to clearly pick up voice communication for speaking to Alexa, using the integrated intercom system, or even taking phone calls.
Comfort & Safety
The R2X features a built-in taillight, improving rider visibility on the road. With three brightness settings, you can enhance clarity in different lighting situations. The R2X is also safety certified and built with a protective in-mold polycarbonate shell. The helmet, lined with removable and washable inner padding, features a smooth nylon chin strap, and a spin lock for superior protection and a secure fit.
THE SENA R2X IS NOW AVAILABLE
The R2X is available in sizes S-L with three color choices; Matte White, Matte Gray, and Matte Black. The R2X is intercom compatible with all Sena Mesh Intercom™ enabled Sena devices, including the R2 EVO, R1 EVO, R1 EVO CS, and M1 EVO.
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Adventure Ready Belts from Arcade
Belts should move as freely as you do
The original good times belt – trusted, and made to move. The Adventure series from Arcade is setting a new standard for function-first and purpose-built belts, the Adventure’s hallmark controlled stretch webbing holds firm while moving as free as you do. The innovative micro-adjustable buckle lets you dial in your exact fit, and is molded to withstand a lifetime of the toughest conditions. The whole package is designed to be lightweight, with no added bulk and pinching when you bend.
The perfect belt for every adventure—the Adventure stretches to match your moves and can handle years of abuse. It’s light, low-profile, micro-adjustable, pinch free and comes in a vast variety of colors and designs. All belts within the Adventure collection are also available in a Slim and Youth version.
- Custom Fit: Micro-adjust buckle lets you dial in an exact fit.
- Controlled Stretch: Performance webbing firmly stretches and moves with your body.
- Travel Friendly: Metal-free, durable buckle makes travel security easy.
- Machine Washable: Washer and dryer safe, leave your belts in your pants during wash and dry cycles.
- Long-lasting Materials: Arcade buckle is molded with high density plastic that is durable, yet lightweight, designed to endure the toughest outdoor adventures.
- MSRP: $29.99
- More info at: https://arcadebelts.eu
- BUY is at AMAZON here
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