What's Cool In Road Cycling

Gear Break: Primal Alitios Pro, Repente ‘Brown’, ILE Pilot Bar Bag, ROLL Recovery Massage, SIDI DZero & Opinel Tour de France Folding Knives

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Gear Break: Primal: Alitios Pro – Best sellers, Repente: Corium, top quality materials and a classic style, new pilot bar bag from Inside Line Equipment, ROLL Recovery enters the percussion therapy arena with the Compact R1 – The lighter, quieter & travel-friendly percussion massage device, Sidi: Shot 2 DZero & MTB Tiger 2 SRS Dzero and Opinel commemorates Tour de France with limited-edition folding knives.

PRIMAL: Alitios Pro – Best Sellers


  • More info at: www.primalwear.com

  • Repente: Corium, Top Quality Materials and a Classic Style


    Corium is a superior quality handlebar tape inspired by the colour of leather (“corium” in Latin) and designed for cyclists who are after classic style equipment in natural colours for their bicycles.


    In combination with the Artax GLM saddle or Quasar in ‘brown’ versions, it adds a touch of style and originality, especially in set-ups in the typical shades of gravel cycling. The two sturdy expander plugs caps with outside resin finish and the adhesive fastening terminals at the upper end of the tapes are also perfectly colour-matched.

    Corium is the result of the combination of three types of material, selected for their special technical characteristics: the grip of water-based polyurethane combines with the strength of the microfibre and the high damping power of EVA.


    The surface layer of the tape is washable and abrasion resistant. The graphics of the package, made of recyclable cardboard, is inspired by the minimal, vintage style used by Repente to create this handlebar tape, designed for lovers of “cycling in style”.


    Corium is produced without the use of solvents and with non-allergenic materials.

  • Recommended price: 49 euro
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  • More info at: www.sellerepente.com

  • New Pilot Bar Bag from Inside Line Equipment


    Inside Line Equipment’s new Pilot Bar Bag features an adjustable harness system and simple, utilitarian design details.


    Inside Line Equipment releases a new Pilot Bar Bag, available now at ilequipment.com. ILE’s take on a burrito style handlebar bag features an adjustable harness system that allows for the bag to ride on top of cables, or sit under the handlebar on bikes with hidden cables. A water-resistant zipper and simple interior divider make for a no-nonsense way to get your small items from point A to point B on your next ride.


    The Pilot Bar Bag retails for $70 and is available in ILE’s signature water resistant, USA sourced fabrics: XPAC sailcloth, Waxed Canvas, and Cordura Nylon.


    Inside Line Equipment products are made from USA sourced materials, and designed with strength and simplicity in mind. Sewn with the best machines and skilled operators, ILE makes bags that last. Lifetime warranty on all materials and craftsmanship. Handmade in Berkeley, CA since 2012.

  • Website: ilequipment.com
  • Instagram: @ilequipment

  • ROLL Recovery Enters the Percussion Therapy Arena with the Compact R1
    The Lighter, Quieter & Travel-Friendly Percussion Massage Device


    ROLL Recovery, a leader in recovery and athletic performance and innovators of deep tissue massage therapy tools, announces today the launch of the new R1 Percussion Massage Device. Designed to prime the body pre-workout and accelerate recovery post-workout, the R1 boasts a compelling set of features at an accessible price of $129. With its small size compared to other percussive massage devices on the market, the R1 delivers a premium experience with its supremely quiet motor and long-lasting (7+ hours) battery wrapped in an attractive package. Built with the highest quality of materials and an unparalleled design, the R1 is a perfect complement to ROLL Recovery’s arsenal of exceptional recovery tools.

    “As we explored the percussion device market, we discovered the majority of percussion devices were loud, oversized and overpriced plastic bodies with pretty poor battery life,” said Jeremy Nelson, Founder and CEO of ROLL Recovery. “The goal behind designing the R1 was to create a product that is sleek and compact, powerful, exceptionally quiet and has a long battery life, with some pretty neat color options to add a little bling to our lives. We’re very happy with the outcome, as it compliments our current line-up of rolling and compression recovery products. The R1 is another helpful tool to add to an athlete’s recovery methods.”


    Tested and inspired by elite athletes, the R1 Percussion Massage Device uses the force of percussive therapy to improve performance and accelerate recovery. With four simple speeds ranging from 1800 RPM to 3200 RPM and interchangeable massage head attachments, the R1 is adjustable to your workout needs. The R1 can be used pre workout, for increased range of motion and flexibility, improving muscular strength and enhancing neuromuscular performance; or post workout, for facilitating blood flow, loosening stiff muscles, reducing localized muscle pain and preventing DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Additionally, with the right settings, the R1’s percussive therapy features are also helpful in calming the nervous system and can improve sleep quality and thus furthering tissue repair.


    The technical specifications of the R1 back its attractive design:

      ● Portable due to its lightweight and compact characteristics, making it a perfect fit for a gym bag and a travel companion.

        ○ Weight: 1.4 lbs (0.57kg)
        ○ Dimensions: 5.6″ x 3.6″ x 1.85″ (14.2cm x 9.1cm x 4.7cm).

      ● Long lasting Lithium ion battery (7+ hrs) with a 15-minute self-timing shutoff.
      ● 40 decibel silent operation.
      ● Aircraft grade Anodized Aluminum body.
      ● Premium USB-c charging system adds comfort and convenience on-the-go.
      ● 4 massage heads attachments, including: Soft Head, Dual Head, Spike and Flat Head.
      ● 4 speeds (1800 RPM, 2200 RPM, 2600 RPM, 3200 RPM).


    The R1 ($129 MSRP) is available now at rollrecovery.com and select specialty retailers in 4 unique colorways: Carbon Black, Ruby Red, Champagne Gold and Mint Green. Coming soon on REI.com and Amazon as well.

    For additional information about ROLL Recovery’s full collection of massage and recovery tools, please visit rollrecovery.com. To keep up with the latest news from ROLL Recovery, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and check out their blog.

    SIDI: Shot 2 DZero and MTB Tiger 2 SRS Dzero
    Sidi combines tradition and sustainability in these innovative shoes that represent the values of its founder while employing a special Bio Veg microfiber made from recycled materials.


    A unique design for a highly innovative product: the new Shot 2 DZero and MTB Tiger 2 SRS DZero are a tribute to its founder Dino Signori. In sixty years, with his tireless and charismatic personality, he has risen the company to the top of the sporting world by working with high-caliber athletes in both cycling and motorcycling.


    These new shoes tell of a reality deeply anchored in the territory where Sidi was born and where small-great excellences of Made in Italy footwear are still conceived, studied and produced. The design reflects the dynamic spirit of Dino Signori with his most famous exclamations in Venetian dialect-jokingly addressed to athletes and employees, which remain etched in the minds of those who hear them.


    The phrases are a summary of the company’s philosophy that has always valued its roots to develop innovative technologies, ranging from expressions of wonder to other ones that convey the firm desire to continue to develop its specialization in footwear.


    Thus, it is that the Sidi DZero, with a modern and lively style, summarizes moments from everyday life on an upper produced with the innovative Bio Veg material as it tells of Sidi’s commitment to preserving the environment and respecting it.


    Not just any upper, then, but a real gem produced with materials from processing industrial waste and an all-natural, biodegradable cornstarch coating. The insole is also made partly from cotton and partly from 95 percent recycled PU, while the packaging employs vegetable dyes and a paper – FSC certified – used for the packaging that wraps the shoes, the box and the new technical booklets.

    All 100 percent recyclable in a symbolic link between tradition and a sustainable future.


    The phrases on the upper:
    PORCA MATINA It expresses wonder. It is used in situations that call for a WOW at any time of the day.

    PROVA MO PROVA When Mr. Dino worked as an employee and had to consult with his boss on the performance of a job, the latter would tell him “prova mo prova”: he had to try himself to do it. He also adopted this system with his employees in Sidi. Its meaning then is that in order to succeed in doing something you have to try and try again.

    TE DEVI FAR QUEL CHE TE SI BON DE FAR Dino began as a craftsman and shoemaker – skills and knowledge that he honed over time and led him to create Sidi. He never wanted to diversify his production because producing footwear is what he specialized in. This has become a business philosophy.

    TE FIRMO NA CARTA CHE NO SE POL FAR It is a saying when he is convinced that something cannot be done and is willing to sign a paper to prove it.

    QUESTO ACIDO LATTICO SE MAGNA? It represents Dino’s strong personality and his playful way of doing things. Having been an amateur athlete, when it comes to “lactic acid” he says he has never suffered from it and jokingly asks if it is something edible.


  • More info at: www.sidi.com

  • Opinel Commemorates Tour de France with Limited-Edition Folding Knives


    To celebrate the 2022 Tour de France, the world’s preeminent road race, French heritage brand Opinel will be releasing two limited-edition No.08 Folding Knives on June 13.

    Both knives are made in France and designed in collaboration with Manivelle (Matthieu Lifschitz), passionate cyclist and art director for renowned French cycling publication, 200 Magazine. Each knife showcases unique and beautifully designed handle graphics that highlight classic motifs emblematic of the Tour.

    “Les Maillots” by Manivelle


    The “Les Maillots” edition pays tribute to the iconic jerseys worn by the leaders in each category during the race. The yellow (leader), green (best sprinter), and red polka dot (best climber) are displayed on the Hornbeam handle of the No.08 folding knife.

    “Landmarks” by Manivelle


    The “Landmarks” edition tells the story of the Tour de France through the iconic landmarks and symbols that encapsulate the tour; the Arc de Triomphe and Mont Ventoux, paired with graphics symbolizing the elements of water, rain, and mist on the knife’s Beechwood handle. A yellow leather lanyard pays tribute to the primary color of the Tour de France.

    A celebration of cycling and French culture, the Tour de France limited edition knives are fun collectors items, and make for a great daily carry for the cycling enthusiast in your life!


  • “Les Maillots” Tour de France Folding Knife: $55.00
  • “Landmarks” Tour de France Folding Knife: $29.00
  • Based in the French Alps, Opinel has been making pocket knives and kitchen tools in France since 1890
  • The brand launched its US subsidiary in 2016
  • To view the collection, visit www.opinel-usa.com

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