It’s that time of year when a lot of us are still riding indoors on smart trainers. Chuck Peña tests the Elite Suito smart trainer and Elite Rizer inclinometer to make his indoor riding a little more realistic by changing the incline and allowing steering input.
Today's Readers' Rig is a real 'beaut' from down-under. Nic had a Baum Orbis frame hand-made in remembrance of his grandmother and then shod it with SRAM Etap and a pair of Schmolke wheels. Nic tells us all about it, along with some great photos.
Yet more exciting kit to keep you keen during these hours of 'lock down'. GORE are looking forward to summer with the mesh C7 jersey. Elite's JET water bottle for inside or out. INSCYD's power-performance decoder. Slime has an all-in-one tube repair kit. Train with Bardiani, powered by Selfloops and the new Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs book.
We have quite a selection to get you through your lockdown situations. Passoni bike for charity, Zwift with Movistar, three months free training from VeloPro, new gravel bike by ROSE, Hunt Wheels US website and in-country team and Detroit Bikes Factory Sale.
Gift Guide #6: Not much shopping time left till the big day and so here at PEZ we've put together our latest collection of Yuletide suggestions. From $15 to $10,000 you can chose goodies from Campagnolo, ZWIFT, Cipollini, Cycleops, Elite, Proviz, Shimano, KASK, fi'zi:k, Muc-Off, Liv Cycling, Spurcycle, Airlok and a book on 'Gravel Cycling'. Happy holidays!
Italian bike trainer manufacturer, Elite, announces a new addition to their interactive direct drive trainer line: the Direto. The Direto, expected to be available to consumers in September 2017, boasts a +/- 2.5% power accurate at a lower price point ($899), delivering one of the most accurate power meters at sub-$1000.