Officine Mattio (Mattio Workshop) is the largest Italian brand that you’ve never heard of, located in what I think is the most under-appreciated region in Italy for incredible cycling, Piemonte. Here’s the latest OM1, from the company pushing to keep cycling manufacturing INSIDE Italy.
Tech N Spec
Lot's of new kit: Pirelli P ZERO™ Race tubeless road tyre, Campagnolo new cycling caps online, 100%® Speedcraft XS for smaller faces, fizik redesigned Tempo Overcurve R4 for wider feet, Lazer new Volante time trial helmet and a special bibs and saddle deal from Scicon.
The Primal Zebra Evo 2.0 kit is about as stylish as they come - but backed up with a lot more tech than just just flashy looks. Top line materials, properly cut and sewn for fit and function, an Italian made E6 Carbon seat pad in the bibs - plus a price that won't break your bank equals high value from the US brand.
Big and varied - That's today's Gear Break: SMP prostate saddles work, Revelate Designs and Wolf Tooth release ToolCash, Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires with cream sidewall, LEPAPE Granfondo Marmotte Alps with Kinomap, Le Coq Sportif/Tour de France fanwear and GNC launch the Race Pass.
It doesn't come more varied than this: Ready to race with Limar Air Pro helmets, Primal Omni jersey and shorts, win a classic LOOK KG 396 frame, Lezyne new CNC Tubeless Drive, free Wahoo TICKR with The Sufferfest annual subscription, Sidi new Sixty Ltd.
The current trend in cycling sunglasses is oversized... as in BIG. Indeed, many of the new offerings look more like ski goggles. This may work for the likes of Peter Sagan and Mathieu van der Poel, but it's not necessarily flattering on everyone.
We have made another selection of what's new and exciting on the market: Customize your mask with Primal, Zipp’s Vuka Bull base bar, Rapha and Geoff McFetridge collection, Shimano SPD sandals, Scicon NASA collection and Award for Continental tires made from dandelion rubber.