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Gear Break: Bikes, Wheels, Shoes, Masks and Free Battaglin Book!

Bargains and bikes: A mixed bag of goods in this weeks Gear Break: A free book from Officina Battaglin, new gravel bike from Look and wheels from Corima, Gold Sidi shoes now available, Henri Lloyd masks back in stock and ABUS releases the uGrip Bordo Big folding lock.

Officina Battaglin Free New Print Book to the First 500 Cyclists Who Claim It

Officina Battaglin, the company founded by the 1981 Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin and his son Alex, has launched a print book – and they will ship a copy for just the price of shipping to the first 500 cyclists who will claim it. The new “Here’s My Dream Bike” book showcases 45 custom Officina Battaglin builds, telling the stories behind their creation.

“We put together this book to give a unique insight into the process of building an Italian custom steel bike,” said Alex Battaglin. “It was supposed to be sold on our website for €15. But with so many cyclists and Battaglin fans forced indoors, we thought it would be nice to offer the book for free and ask to cover only the shipping costs.”

As a special bonus, Officina Battaglin is including also a print copy of the “Uomini d’Acciaio (Men of Steel)” magazine. With rare articles and photos documenting the 1981 Giro d’Italia, “Uomini d’Acciaio (Men of Steel)” is a limited-edition publication usually reserved for Officina Battaglin owners.

The offer was first promoted to Officina Battaglin’s mailing list, and the response was huge. “When we launched the book to our list, we were overwhelmed by requests from all over the world,” said Alex Battaglin. “In 7 days we shipped more than 400 books everywhere in the world. We had to print another batch to make sure we had enough of them!”

Even if the books are now back in stock, the offer will be limited to 500 more copies. Once they are gone, the price of the book including worldwide shipping will rise to €34.

To claim the free copy of the book, visit www.officinabattaglin.com/claim-your-free-copy-of-heres-my-dream -book//


Sidi Sixty Gold: The New Limited Edition Inspired by Egan Bernal
The special gold version of the Sixty shoe is now available to the public.
sidi gold

Don’t miss out on the all-new Sidi Sixty in a unique and flashy gold-colored version, which was initially intended exclusively for Egan Bernal, the 2019 winner of the 106th edition of the Tour de France.

This young Colombian talent made it to the Olympus of the greats at the tender age of twenty-two, becoming the first rider from his country in all of history to triumph on the Champs-Élysées in this prestigious French race. It was a golden year for the young prodigy from team Ineos, who stamped Sidi’s historic playbook with a fifteenth Tour victory. It’s a result that makes Dino Signori’s team immensely proud.

The limited edition Sixty will be available for purchase through all SIDI retailers starting in May 2020.

This shoe features a mix of iconic details and innovative solutions, like the Tecno-4 closure system. The ultra-light Vent Carbon sole was developed to optimize the transfer of pedal power and guarantee the highest resistance and antiperspirant qualities, even in the case of high temperatures. It is made with carbon fibers that give it the right measure of stiffness and controlled flexibility in the toe, alleviating stress to the arch tendon and promoting proper circulation during exertion.

The Sixty is light, performing, resistant and naturally comfortable. It is produced in cutting-edge, eco-friendly materials that assure high levels of aerodynamics and maximum performance.

• Learn more about the Sixty model HERE.

• Check prices on the shoes at Amazon here.


LOOK introduces the 765 Gravel RS Dirty Kanza Edition

The perfect bike to tackle to the Flint Hills
LOOK and Corima USA are excited to announce the release of the 765 Gravel RS Dirty Kanza Edition. The limited-edition offering will only be available in the United States and will be limited to eight bikes. The bike will be available to purchase through any LOOK and Corima dealer within US.

The challenges of Dirty Kanza are unique. The searing Midwest sun, endless rolling hills and the relentless chatter of flint rock and limestone roads punish riders from dawn to dusk. To give riders every advantage possible, LOOK has built a Limited Edition Dirty Kanza bike to tackle the challenge.


Key Features
At the heart of the build is the 765 Gravel RS frame that will feature the all new, expanded gearing, SRAM Force eTap AXS build kit. The bike will see chain ring gearing of 43×30 paired with a 10×36 cassette allowing riders to power through the flats and effortlessly spin up the relentless hills. The Dirty Kanza build will roll on the all new Corima G30.5 gravel wheels and Goodyear Connector tires. This combination will help take the edge off the punishing gravels roads. With the ability to mount up to four water bottles, the 765 Gravel RS frames gives riders a confident setup that will go the distance.

The bike is also outfitted with LOOK X-Track Race Carbon pedals which are perfectly suited for the rigors of gravel riding and provide increased support and comfort needed to tackle 200 miles of Kansas gravel. The X-Track pedals have a surface area that is nearly double those of competitors SPD pedals and this increase in surface contact area results in greater stability for the foot and a more secure feeling while pedalling.

Dirty Kanza Entry
The new owners will have a chance to pedal their way to glory and test themselves against the Flint Hills of Kansas. Each bike will come with the opportunity to win an entry into the year’s Dirty Kanza event. The eight purchasers will be entered into a drawing, after completing the new bike registration at www.lookcycle.com. The two winners will be chosen on July 6th.


Bikes will begin shipping in early June and will be available on a first come first serve basis in the sizes below:
• 2 available in either x-small, small or a combination of both
• 3 size medium
• 3 available in either large or x-large, or a combination of both
• Price 765 Gravel RS – Dirty Kanza Edition – $8000 MAP
• More info at: www.lookcycle.com.


Back in Stock – Henri Lloyd Face Coverings

Henri Lloyd will donate 20% of the profits from the sale of their washable non-medical face coverings to frontline charities.





• More info at HenriLloyd.com

• Shop for other Face Masks here.


CORIMA Introduces the Gravel 30.5 Wheelset and a New US Website

The G30.5 is a New Benchmark in Carbon Design
CORIMA is proud to announce its first foray into the gravel market with the launch of the G30.5 wheelset. The French manufacturer has utilised their expertise and knowledge of carbon composite design to develop the G30.5 setting a new benchmark for gravel wheel performance.


Key Features
The G30.5 wheels weigh in at just 1,535g for the set. Corima is known for creating lightweight wheels while maintaining a balance with durability and ride quality. The tubeless ready rims are laced to DT Swiss 240 Centerlock hubs with stainless steel spokes for ultra-smooth, reliable performance.

The G30.5 wheels feature CORIMA’S patented ‘Torsion Box’ technology. The technology has been perfected in their range of rim and disk brake road wheelsets. All CORIMA wheels are built around an internal foam structure with a horizontal carbon fiber bar to increase rigidity and strength. This allows for a more direct power transfer to the ground, while also minimizing vibrations for a smoother ride and damping road noise.


Made in France
CORIMA’s is recognized globally for their expertise and innovation in carbon composite design and renowned high-performance wheels. CORIMA hand builds their wheels in Loriol sur Drôme, France. Each wheel is individually moulded using prepreg carbon fibers, which are also handmade. Their in-house production process encompasses all steps in the development and manufacturing process from design, to final assembly.

Pierre Jean Martin, CORIMA CEO said: “With the G30.5, we have utilised our unrivalled knowledge and expertise in carbon manufacture to tailor the product to excel in the diverse gravel world. For example, our unique carbon-resin blend optimises ride smoothness and reliability off-road, while utilising Torsion Box technology for maximum performance without compromising either. Since 1988, when we entered the world of cycling with our aero disc wheel, CORIMA’s heritage and track record in cycling demonstrates our ability to consistently innovate and create products that lead their category. G30.5 is the latest example of this drive and ambition.”

● Price: G30.5: 1,535g (715/820g) – $2,200 MAP

• Shop for other Corima wheels on Amazon here


New website gives more access to riders
Along with the new G30.5 wheels, CORIMA is excited to announce the rollout of a new website for the US market. The focus of the new site is to provide riders and dealers greater access to the brand.

As Corima’s portfolio of wheels continues to expand, so has the interest among riders in all areas of the country. With this increased interest throughout the US the need to eliminate barriers between retailers, riders and the brand became imperative.

The new tool gives retailers instant access to real time inventory and the ability to order at the click of button. Riders will experience a new dynamic dealer locator to find and support local retailers and, in the event that there isn’t a retailer near them they’ll have the ability to order wheels, parts and accessories online as well.

The new US site will be coming online this week providing retailers and riders, enhanced user experience and will feature the all new G30.5 wheels for the first time: www.corima-usa.com.


ABUS Releases uGrip Bordo Big 5700 Folding Lock
ABUS has been producing folding locks for 15 years, and when released in 2014 the Bordo 5700 won Red Dot design award, quickly becoming one of ABUS’ most popular folding locks.


ABUS has now expanded the award-winning line with the Bordo Big 5700. The 5700 Big is 100cm in length and features the Convenient Transport Mode (CTM)™, not found on any other folding lock. This feature is the ultimate in convenience, holding the lock closed during transport without locking it. This lets you use the key only half the time This lock is high-security and good value, perfect for a rider on the go.

● 100cm in length
● 5mm Steel links
● Level 7 security
● Made in Germany
● MSRP: $79.99
● More info at: abus.echoscomm.com.

• Buy Abus Locks at Amazon here.


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