Gear Break: Campagnolo new Hyperon Ultra wheels, Caleb Ewan Breaks Out in Very Limited Edition Ekoï Glasses, Chapter 2 return of a classic, UDOG launches DISTANZA shoes for gravel, Fizik launch Vento Argo Adaptive 00 saddle and Shift Cycling Culture announces tour dates for film ‘Cracked Earth’.
Campagnolo New Hyperon Ultra Wheels
- More info at: campagnolo.com.
Caleb Ewan Breaks Out in Very Limited Edition Ekoï Glasses
- More info at: www.ekoi.com.
Chapter 2: Return of a Classic!
The Rim brake is not dead! We’ve had our ears to the ground, and we have been listening to the humming of “#savetherimbrake”.
We’re excited to announce the return of the RERE in both Rim and Disc formats for delivery in June 2023.
The RERE’s super Aero Profile and Racing credentials make it the model of choice for anybody looking for a racing chassis that is well-balanced, slippery through the air, fairly priced and also available in a Rim Brake version.
The RERE Rim (yes, really!) and Disc will be competitively priced at US$2,399 and US$2,499, respectively (refer to pricing below).
- The price excludes the C2 aluminium stem. These are available separately.
- The 0mm setback RERE seatpost is still available as an optional extra.
- All C2 MANA Bars will work with the RERE as an optional extra (external routing).
- RERE Moana Details
- Frameset Pricing From: USD 2,399 / EUR 2,499 / £2,199 / NZD 3,499 / *CAD 3,071
*Local taxes apply in Canada
- More info at: www.chapter2bikes.com
UDOG Launches DISTANZA Shoes for Gravel
DISTANZA is the first ever gravel off -road shoe that features an innovative rubber outsole which wraps over the toes for increased durability and protection.
DISTANZA gravel/off-road shoe incorporates an innovative, crag inspired outsole that wraps over the toe and around the heel for increased durability, protection and distinctive design.
This outsole, built around a carbon composite core, features a molded sticky rubber which winds over the toe and around the heel to create a rugged look. The super stiff carbon sole performs the best possible power transfer, while the innovative rubber molded construction is designed with large lugs that provide traction, protection and unparalleled walking comfort.
Like the UDOG road model Tensione, the DISTANZA gravel shoe incorporates the UDOG patented Tension Wrap System (TWS). The dynamic system is made of TPU laminated straps which wrap the insole from one side of the shoe to the other. This unique system hugs the metatarsal area of the foot from the instep to the bridge delivering an optimum fit and matchless ride-feeling throughout the entire pedal stroke. The hybrid lace-up closure structure provides 16 points of contact between foot and shoe upper, holding the foot for complete support while riding, hiking and walking. Distanza also features extra webbing eyestays to ensure greater comfort and closure possibilities.
Developed with comfort in mind, DISTANZA is shaped to offer a generous toe box and a deep heel cup. The shape of the shoe and the light upper provides a unique comfort whether on adventure, long days in the saddle, or bikepacking and travels. The hybrid lace-up closure system allows UDOG to use upper materials that are lighter and more comfortable when compared to a standard cycling shoe while minimizing stitching. The upper is made of innovative three-dimensional engineered mesh, producing a material that is not only light and comfortable but also durable and breathable.
This product was designed and tested by the team at UDOG in Veneto, Italy. This region’s vast diversity from the Adriatic coast to the rugged Dolomites, passes through cities and never-ending gravel riverbanks and has served as an inspiration for the designs. To create this unique shoe, the team rode the region’s favorite trails from coast to crag, through cities and countryside to connect with the environment and understand how it can inform brand gear and how to use it.
Key features of UDOG DISTANZA & DISTANZA CARBON
- Distanza Carbon: Full Carbon composite rubber outsole
- Distanza: Nylon Carbon Reinforced rubber outsole
- Distanza Carbon: 315gr in size 42
- Distanza: 330gr in size 42
Hybrid lace-up closure system
- Tension Wrap System – TWS
- Generous toe box & deep heel cup
- Pull tab on heel for easy on and off
- 11 sizes from 38 to 48 full sizes gender neutral
Pricing and availability
- Distanza Carbon: Cinder Black color – price is set at 250 euro – 220£ – 275USD
- Distanza: Ash Grey color – price is set at 180 euro – 160£ – 200USD
Available to purchase from today at www.udog.cc and at all exclusive UDOG retailers worldwide
- More info at: www.udog.cc
Fizik Launch Vento Argo Adaptive 00 Saddle
Argo 00 now available as a part of the Adaptive range, offering the most stiff and lightweight option to the versatile short-nosed range.
The Vento Argo Adaptive 00 saddle is the latest addition to fizik’s collection of short nose saddles, extending full carbon technology to fizik’s top-end racing saddle.
The 00 is the lightest option in the Argo range, with a lower profile 3D-printed padding combined with an incredibly stiff high-module, full-carbon shell and rails, all tuned for maximum power transfer, without compromising on comfort.
The Adaptive range utilises Carbon® Digital Light SynthesisTM 3D-printing technology. Seamlessly engineered zonal cushioning provides stability and balance at the back of the saddle and soft tissue support at the nose. The combination of high-module, full-carbon shell and rails offer maximum stiffness and significantly reduce overall saddle weight compared to the other saddles in the Vento range.
fizik have worked extensively with professional and amateur cyclists in the development and testing of the Vento Argo Adaptive 00 saddle. The Argo range is designed to span across multiple disciplines, while engineered to help riders find a better posture, and offer a more planted position for greater stability and improved weight distribution.
The shorter, drop-nose design provides superior support when adopting a powerful, aerodynamic pedalling position – ideal for riders looking to maximise their performance without compromising on comfort.
The RRP for Vento Argo Adaptive 00 is: €399, £399.99, $399.99. To find out more on the wider fizik product range visit fizik.com.
Size 140 mm
- Length: 265 mm
- Width: 140 mm
- Height at 75mm width: 43 mm
- Length from nose to 75mm width: 114 mm Weight: 175 g
- Rail: 9×7 mm
Size 150 mm
- Length: 265mm
- Width: 150 mm
- Height at 75mm width: 43 mm
- Length from nose to 75mm width: 114 mm Weight: 186g
- Rail: 9×7 mm
Shift Cycling Culture announces tour dates for film ‘Cracked Earth’
Cracked Earth | Shift Cycling Culture from Shift Cycling Culture on Vimeo.
Shift Cycling Culture, a foundation aiming to accelerate collective climate action in the global cycling industry and community, has launched a film about the impact of climate change on the places where cyclists love to ride. The film will be released with a Premiere Tour of screenings around the world throughout Spring 2023.
The 30-minute documentary, called Cracked Earth, captures the lives of cyclists worldwide, living in areas where climate change is no longer a future threat, but a daily reality. Cracked Earth highlights how the effects of climate change are interlinked, globally and locally – and why urgent action is needed.
Confirmed screenings with dates/locations: https://www.shiftcyclingculture.com/cracked-earth-screenings
Host a screening
Shift Cycling Culture encourages local cycling communities and companies cycling-related organizations to organize a screening of their own, as an opportunity to connect the global message of the film with local action. To request a screening, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- More info at: www.shiftcyclingculture.com.
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