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Gear Break: Selle Italia, Endura, 100% Sagan, Fulcrum, Enduro & Vadolibero

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Gear Break: Selle Italia launches the new full Carbon SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle, engineered by Dallara and tested by Fabian Cancellara, Endura’s fall/winter GV500 collection, 100%® 2021 Peter Sagan Limited-Edition Collection in time for Paris-Roubaix, Fulcrum Rapid Red Carbon: Discover new horizons fast, Enduro Bearings new Maxhit™ Line; zero stack headset first product and Vadolibero Vertik – the new Gold edition.


Selle Italia Launches the New Full Carbon SLR Boost Tekno Superflow Saddle, Engineered by Dallara and Tested by Fabian Cancellara
Entirely made in Italy, full carbon and ultra-lightweight: the new SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle is the new entry to Selle Italia’s product range. It is engineered by Dallara, one of the leading companies specializing in the design, development and manufacture of high performance racing cars.

The contribution of the multiple race winner, Swiss champion Fabian Cancellara, was invaluable in the development of the new saddle.

To mark the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders, Selle Italia is launching a new saddle that boosts the Performance range for the racing world: the SLR Boost Tekno Superflow. The saddle, a high-end, full carbon product, is the ultimate expression of the concept of made in Italy, thanks to the partnership between the historic Veneto-based brand and Dallara, the leading company in the design and production of racing and road cars, a point of reference in the world of carbon component machining in the automotive and aerospace sectors. It is precisely this experience which lies behind the partnership with Selle Italia in the development of a high-end, ultra-lightweight saddle designed for high performance, confirmed by the “engineered by Dallara” imprinting.

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“I have always believed in the technological development of our products and we are now enjoying an excellent partnership with Dallara that has led to the creation of this new saddle,” says Giuseppe Bigolin, CEO of Selle Italia. “The SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle showcases the all-Italian drive towards the technological growth of cycling.”

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The multiple race winner, Swiss champion Fabian Cancellara, is the outstanding ambassador of the new SLR Boost Tekno Superflow saddle. He has put all of his experience into the development of the saddle.

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“It was a great pleasure to work with Selle Italia in developing this high-performance product,” says Fabian Cancellara. “As a former professional athlete, I know what professional riders need and I am very proud to have added my contribution to the process of creating this ultra-lightweight saddle, made entirely of carbon, the result of the research and drive by Selle Italia towards increasingly advanced solutions in the cycling sector”.

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A saddle that is a technological work of art, hand-crafted, with a Hi-Tech Carbon rail and Full Carbon cover, weighing about 95 grams for the S3 idmatch size and 96 grams for the L3 idmatch size. Featuring Superflow technology, i.e. with a large central cut designed to relieve pressure on the pelvic area.

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Technical data:

  • Size: S (130mm x 248mm) / L (145mm x 248mm)
  • Weight: S3 95 g / L3 96 g
  • Rail: Hi-Tech Carbon Rail
  • Cover: Full Carbon
  • Size idmatch: S3 / L3
  • Recommended retail price: $549.99/ € 449.00
  • For more information: www.selleitalia.it.

Endura’s Launches Fall/Winter GV500 Collection
Cold Weather Protection For Gravel

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The need for escape and adventure has never been more widespread than in this year of lockdown, and the gravel bike category has really benefited most from this. Autumn/ Winter ‘21 sees Endura’s small but perfectly formed gravel collection expand to cover the colder and wetter months of the year which don’t stop gravel riders from getting out of the comfort of the house.

New for Fall/Winter 2021: GV500 Waterproof Pieces

GV500 is designed for gravel adventure. Whether that be a local evening mixed surface social ride or a multi-day epic, a lightweight waterproof shelter is an essential part of a rider’s outfit. Carefully constructed using the proven ExoShell40™ fabric, offering monster breathability and a perfect balance of lightweight and durability the new GV500 waterproofs provide fantastic wet weather protection while being small enough to stash away when not in use.

GV500 WATERPROOF JACKET

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The GV500 Waterproof Jacket shares the DNA of the MTR Shell, a multi-award-winning Endura staff favorite. The jacket is pared down on features to keep bulk down, and as a result, the pack size is tiny and it’s incredibly lightweight. It does have a chest pocket, which it can pack into, replacing the need for a separate stuff sack. It also features a hood and a long drop tail for rain and spray protection.

  • 3-layer Exoshell40 fabric
  • PFC-free DWR finish
  • Waterproof 20000mm
  • Breathable 40000g/m2/24hrs
  • Sizes: XS-XXXL
  • Colors: Paprika, Olive, Black
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • More info at: us.endurasport.com

GV500 WATERPROOF TROUSER AND SHORT

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Also made from highly breathable, lightweight Exoshell40™ 3 layer waterproof fabric in a fully seam-sealed construction and treated with a PFC-free, non-toxic durable water repellent finish, the GV500 Waterproof trousers and shorts provide lightweight packable protection for the legs.

  • 3-layer Exoshell40 fabric
  • PFC-free DWR finish
  • Clickfast™ compatible
  • Trousers: ankle zip with internal gaiter
  • Waterproof 15000mm
  • Breathable 40000g/m2/24hrs
  • Sizes: XS-XXXL
  • Colors: Black
  • MSRP: $159.99 (trouser), $99.99 (short)
  • More info at: us.endurasport.com

GV500 INSULATED JACKET

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This new super light, packable insulator deploys PrimaLoft® gold insulation, sandwiched between incredibly light, yet durable windproof shells to offer warmth in cold evening or early morning starts. Easily stashed away in one of the hand pockets, this is the perfect companion for multi-day bikepacking missions. The jacket is minimal in design, yet offers superb warmth and protection, whether riding in freezing temperatures or just trying to light your stove on a remote hillside in the dark on a bike packing trip.

  • PrimaLoft® gold insulation
  • 80% recycled fabric
  • PFC-free DWR coat
  • 245g weight
  • Two-way front zip
  • Sizes: XS-XXXL
  • Colors: Paprika, Olive, Black
  • MSRP: $189.99
  • More info at: us.endurasport.com

100%® Launches 2021 Peter Sagan Limited-Edition Collection in Time for Paris-Roubaix
The Limited-Edition Collection features striking gold-flake design inspired by Sagan’s unique personality and vibrant racing style.

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100%®, the San Diego-based sports performance company, has announced the launch of the 2021 Peter Sagan Limited Edition Collection. Just in time for one of the most highly-anticipated Paris-Roubaix races and on the heels of Sagan’s victory in the Tour of Slovakia, Sagan will debut the one-of-a-kind look that will be available in the three premier sport performance styles: S3, S2, and Speedcraft. Each style comes equipped with the new HiPER® Gold-Mirror lens mounted in the custom black and gold frame featuring the iconic SAGAN logo.

“This collection was possible because of all the invested time 100% Co-Founders Marc and Ludo took with me personally. They allowed me to give them inspiration to create products that connect with my style,” said Peter Sagan“For me it has been a lot of fun and nice to work with the team at 100%. We trust each other and I know I will partner with them for a very long time.”

The 2021 Peter Sagan Limited Edition Collection is loaded with the most advanced technology and have been Sagan's eyewear of choice. The S3 blends form and function at the highest level. The superb peripheral field of view, great protection and an uncompromising fit makes the S3 a great choice for fast riding and racing. The cylindrical shield of the Speedcraft offers 360-degree visibility and protection in the most extreme racing conditions. The lower-profile S2 is the most versatile sports-performance eyewear on the market and is ideal for everyday performance across a wide range of sports.

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“We have equipped Sagan with unparalleled vision since 2017 and together, have celebrated
countless iconic moments,”
says 100% CEO Ludo Boinnard. “This year’s collection is an elevated look marked by a striking gold-flakes design. Again, Sagan has put his style on our most advanced sport performance sunglasses and his limited-edition collections have become synonymous with our brand.”

Each model is produced in very limited quantity and styles and will be available at 100percent.com and select cycling retailers around the world. For more information about all 100% styles, visit us online at 100%. #SeeMoreOfWhatMatters #Ride100Percent


Fulcrum Rapid Red Carbon: Discover New Horizons Fast

The Rapid Red family of wheels now boasts a set of wheels dedicated to those who want to discover new terrains and new trails, with a touch of extra speed. We have applied the technological knowhow from our top of the range wheels to develop the reactive, light and reliable Fulcrum Rapid Red Carbon, for gravel (and for whatever gravel means to you).

Lightness and reactivity are guaranteed by the S-Shape asymmetrical profile carbon rim. This technology improves the balance between the tension of the spokes, decreasing the difference in the dish angle between the spokes on both sides of the wheel. This difference is due to the presence of the disc on the front and the cassette on the rear, along with the chain pull. The optimized balance ensures long term performance levels. Moreover the unique shape of the rim profile increases stiffness by 2.5% compared to a traditional U-shaped profile.

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To achieve the maximum performance with tubeless tires, the Rapid Red Carbon feature a tubeless-specific non-drilled bridge: 2-Way Fit. This practical, reliable and weight saving solution lets you fit tubeless tires without rim tape. The non-drilled bridge has a C-Lux Finish, a mirror-like finish that makes it easier to install the tyreThe wheel assembly is completed with Fulcrum’s patented Mo-Mag technology, which uses a simple and ingenious solution to seat the nipple on the rim hole with a magnet.

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The rim has a 30 mm high profile with a mini-hook system that extends its compatibility with a wider range of pressures (the only limit is the one given by the tyre). This solution increases the choice of tires that you can use, seeing that not all tyre manufacturers are hookless compatible. Similarly to hookless technology the mini-hooks ensure lightness and stiffness as well ease of installation, which is further aided by the humpless design. This design ensures the perfect linearity of the rim/tyre bead support surface. Moreover Fulcrum’s dimensional precision guarantees greater safety against the tyre rolling off the rim at low pressures, thanks to the larger support surface available with the wider inner rim width of 25 mm.

And as you’ve come to expect from #fulcrumfast, we have also employed functional solutions that marry aesthetics and performance. At a glance you will immediately notice the new Direct Inmold Matt Finish (DIMF). Today, thanks to the refinement of the process and materials used, we can achieve a matt finish on the rim directly from the mould, similar to the polished finish that you could always find on Fulcrum’s products. A finish that has never required painting. The use of extremely high quality resins and unidirectional carbon fibres lets us mould the rim with extreme precision without requiring any cuts (nor holes for the nipples), with a consequent improvement in the structural strength of the rim.

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As far as the hubs are concerned, we have opted for a straight-pull setup to optimize weights and obtain the perfect radial assembly of the spokes. By creating the holes for the nipples directly in the mould and perfectly angled with the hub, thanks also to the S-Shape technology, we achieve the optimal alignment with the hub. Last but not least, the cup and cone bearings guarantee better smoothness and allow you to check for any play. Moreover the performance can be further enhanced with a replacement kit of ceramic coated bearings.

Not only fast, the new Rapid Red Carbon are also a reference point in terms of reliability. Fully aware of the stresses that a wheel undergoes for this type of use, we have tested the Rapid Red Carbon in all the typical conditions that you can come across with a gravel bike. This to ensure that they meet the quality standards that we have always maintained. Mud, dust and severe weather conditions won’t affect the wheels and will only remain part of the adventure.

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After rigorous tests in the lab and on our regular routes, the wheels were tested at the beginning of September in the Gorafe and Tabernas deserts at this year’s Badlands.

Of the 8 riders who took part in the unsupported ultracycling gravel event on Rapid Red Carbon wheels, testing them over the 746 km route and 16,216 m of climbing, Mattia De Marchi (Enough Team) won first place overall and Marion Dziwnik (Votec Team) was the first placed woman. The wheels passed with flying colors!

The Fulcrum Rapid Red Carbon are the perfect solution for demanding riders looking for a top of range product with “made in Europe” technology.

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The new Rapid Red Carbon model is already available or can be ordered from all Fulcrum dealers.

Prices:
€1.536,00 (HG11), €1.544,00 (XDR), €1.540,00 (N3W)
£1399,99 (HG11), £1399,99 (XDR), £1399,99 (N3W)
$1.975,00 (HG11), $1.985,00 (XDR), $1.980,00 (N3W)

More info at: www.fulcrumwheels.com


Enduro Bearings Launches New Maxhit™ Line; Zero Stack Headset First Product
Industry leader introduces patent-pending technology for road, gravel and mountain bikes in which ‘the bearing is the component’

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Enduro Bearings, has long been renowned for solving problems associated with bicycle bearing performance and durability, and with the imminent launch of their new Maxhit™ headsets they’ve done it again. With the ever-changing design of rigid and suspension bicycle frames, traditional components can be fraught with issues of alignment, excess wear and tear, poor fits and more. Maxhit headsets address these issues head on.

Many mountain bikes and some gravel bikes include Zero Stack ’bearing in cup’ headsets that endure heavy loads and intense forces which can lead to costly, premature headset replacement. Maxhit headset design addresses these concerns by eliminating the aluminum bearing cups and transforming the outer bearing race into the headtube interface. This patent-pending, 100% stainless steel innovation frees-up space for considerably larger balls nested in much deeper bearing race grooves to dramatically improve performance and durability.

Maxhit bearing balls have 8-times the mass and a much larger bearing-race contact area to withstand double the load forces. Indeed, initial testing shows exponential improvements in the latter. Enduro is so confident in the technology, Maxhit components include a lifetime guarantee – including against corrosion – unheard of in an industry where most bearing suppliers only cover manufacturing defects for life.

“We are always exploring ways to improve bicycle bearings in support of our OEM clients, shop mechanics and riders,” says Matt Harvey, President and Founder of Enduro Bearings. “When we identify a performance or dependability issue, we look to solve it, and that’s exactly what Maxhit does for headsets.”

The benefits begin even before a Maxhit-equipped bike is ridden, via simplified installation that eliminates finicky steer tube adjustment. Preload can be “very light” to “very tight” and still turn freely. For reasons like this, partners such as PIVOT Cycles have spec’d Enduro products on their complete bikes for decades.

“We’ve partnered with Enduro for many years and look forward to testing this promising headset design. Their products are the best, and we expect Maxhit components to perform exceedingly well,” says Chris Cocalis, President and CEO of Pivot Cycles.

Harvey adds, “It is important for us to work together with bike manufacturers on bearing solutions that improve the mechanics of the bike, and therefore the rider experience, while eliminating dependability concerns. We think Maxhit components are a game changer, not only for headsets but elsewhere on a bike as well.”

  • Maxhit headsets will be available to consumers in January, with a $119 MSRP.
  • For more information on Enduro Bearings’ products, please visit their website: www.endurobearings.com.

  • VERTIK – the new Gold edition

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    Pure luxury blends with Italian design to celebrate the beauty of the bike: a sophisticated matte gold hue turns VERTIK, the unique bike rack that doubles as a floor lamp, into a glamorous statement. Glamorous and yet subtle, rich and yet sophisticated: the new Gold edition makes the VERTIK even more unique. It’s a stylish finish that stands out in the most luxurious environments.

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    The mineral gold hue adds to the swivelling dome-shaped base, that fits all kinds of wheels, a special warm glow, mirrored by the spheric hood. They are exquisite details that enhance the eye-catching impact of this innovative piece of design.

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    As a final touch, also the aluminum shell of the lamp’s stem, shaped as Vadolibero iconic logo, turns gold. While the plexiglass half casts a dimmable neutral light thanks to the LED string nestled in the shell. The leather fork strap is made of precious nabuk leather.

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    100% MADE IN ITALY

    All creations by Vadolibero are rigorously designed and made in Italy, by a premium supply chain in the heart of the interior design district, with refined materials and skilled craftsmanship.

  • More info at: vadolibero.com.

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