Gear Break: La Passione Wind, Lezyne Torque, Detroit Sale, Fizik Decos Shoes, New Colnago C68 & Michael Blann Roubaix
Gear Break: Wind Collection by La Passione – Insulated thanks to the new active protection technology, Lezyne: Pocket Torque Drive, $50 savings for subscribers – Detroit Bikes spring sale continues, fi’zi:k releases its nexus of comfort and performance – Introducing the Decos, Colnago presents its new C68, an icon of perfection and Michael Blann – Postcards from a foreign field.
Wind Collection by La Passione, Insulated Thanks to the New Active Protection Technology
Two effective and essential products to face even the most unpredictable situations.
If it is true that every cyclist knows that this sport is full of unpredictable situations, La Passione is certain to have the right products to support them as they face the most stimulating challenges, whatever the weather may throw at them.
So light and breathable, the Wind Gilet is an effective windbreaker that takes up very little space. It’s ideal for carrying around, and a must-have for long descents in any season. It is made of ripstop mono fabric, a material characterized by a flat surface that blocks the passage of air without creating volume, thus drastically reducing bulk. The profiles are flat and elastic to maximize ergonomics, logos and reflective inserts accompany the wearer during low light hours, and a handy reverse spiral zip makes it even more practical to wear.
In short, a must-have product to keep in your pocket in particularly changeable weather conditions or to slip on before tackling a long mountain descent.
Made from the same fabric as the waistcoat, the Wind Jacket is a perfect protective shield for the chest and arms. The use of super-light material reduces bulk to a minimum, making it a practical ally to have with you at all times. This garment has excellent breathability thanks also to a special opening under the armpit which promotes ventilation. Fit and ergonomics are guaranteed by the flat profiles and double elastic cuffs in Lycra that make it even more practical and quick to put on.
Comfortable to wear over a jersey, thanks to the particularly ergonomic fit, these two new arrivals in the Wind line, available for both men and women, are therefore ideal for tackling any situation – from sudden wind to long descents on mountain bends – with maximum protection and minimum bulk.
- More info at: https://lapassione.cc/
Lezyne: Pocket Torque Drive
The Pocket Torque Drive is an innovative, beautifully crafted torque wrench with classic Lezyne styling and superior functionality. It’s a pre-calibrated torsion ratchet tool constructed from durable, lightweight machined aluminum.
With the handle removed the wrench packs up neatly into a compact, molded EVA case and comes equipped with six hardened steel bits, including 2.5, 3, 4, 5 MM hex bits and T20, T25 Torx bits. A custom Composite Matrix key is included to help easily adjust the wrench’s torque setting. It’s adjustable between 2 – 6 Nm in 0.5 Nm increments and features a magnetic bit holder.
This is the ultimate portable bicycle torque wrench for professional level shop use or on-the-fly adjustments.
$50 SAVINGS for Subscribers – Detroit Bikes SPRING SALE Continues!
fizik Releases its Nexus of Comfort and Performance – Introducing the Decos
An Instant Classic – The Nexus of Performance & Comfort.
Whether following epic, big-mountain roads to riding gran fondos and beyond, today, fi’zi:k announces Tempo Decos, a high-performance road shoe designed to go the distance. With its minimalist upper, combined with a stiff carbon sole, the Decos bring top-tier performance for a pure road riding experience.
At its zenith, the Decos epitomize fi’zi:k’s famed minimalist design. The super supple upper, made from laminated material, combined with a comfortable mesh results in a light, supportive and vented shoe. The asymmetrical closure provides a clean, hotspot-free and uncompromising ergonomic fit, requiring only a single Li2 BOA dial. The latest Li2 BOA has a smaller diameter, a reduced stack height and is bi-directional, offering incremental micro-adjustability and providing the rider with a fast, effortless and precise fit.
Utilizing the fi’zi:k R2 carbon sole that delivers low weight and a stiffness index rating of 10, the outsole is the most responsive in the range. The Decos feature a wide vented inlet and deep internal channelling to provide a cooling airflow, aiding in temperature regulation. The sole also features a modern and more aggressive rearward-positioned cleat track compared to traditional settings, providing optimized pedaling efficiency.
Colnago Presents its New C68, An Icon of Perfection
It is the iconic model that best represents the brand’s DNA and the concept of ‘handmade in Italy’. Along with the bike, a new business model also comes to life: from traditional B2B to Omnichannel. The C68 Road can be purchased directly from the Colnago website and app and, thanks to the blockchain technology, it’s possible to maintain and guarantee its value over time.
Colnago is pleased to announce the new C68. Thanks to its unmistakable style, this bike reinterprets the Colnago spirit in a contemporary key. The new model C (top of the range of Colnago products) is entirely handmade in Italy. The launch of the C68 also introduces a new business model, from traditional B2B to Omnichannel, with the possibility of purchasing it from the B2C platform, in an initial phase, in some European countries and the United Arab Emirates directly from the Colnago website and app.
The key to the project is freedom of choice: the consumer is given the possibility to truly create their own unique and exclusive C68. There are a host of technical innovations, starting with the introduction of the platform concept, the same philosophy on road bikes – presented today – allroad and gravel bikes, planned for autumn and winter 2022. Among many others, the use of blockchain technology on a production bike – a world first – and a brand new 3D configurator with built-in augmented reality to provide a semi-real experience to the consumer.
Nicola Rosin, Colnago CEO, said: “The model C has always been the icon of Colnago. C68, combining craftsmanship, tradition and technological innovation offers to the market an exclusive bicycle and it’s a great source of pride for me and for the company: C like Colnago, carbon, Cambiago, class.”
Colnago C68 Road: Exclusivity in the details
The model C is the “classic” Colnago, handmade in Italy according to tradition and intended for those who love bicycles with a unique and exclusive design. However, the C68 represents a technological and constructive revolution compared to the previous C models, maintaining the DNA and the concept of the frame assembled in parts. The C68 is made with a modular structure that is at the centre of the project and guarantees its excellence. The number of parts that make up the frame is the same as the previous C series even if, from an aesthetic point of view, the line could be more similar to that of a monocoque frame. The choice was dictated by the search for a modern look being at the same time always desirable for the traditional Colnago customers, thus expanding the range of purchasing possibilities. The C68 Road will also be available in a limited number version with titanium parts 3D printed in Italy, intended for an even more exclusive and technologically oriented public, with the possibility of “tailor-made” construction in addition to the seven standard sizes available.
New integrated handlebar CC.01 and other technical innovations A new integrated handlebar, called Colnago CC.01, will also be available with the C68 Road. Integrated handlebars are usually built using multiple pieces of carbon glued together, both on the drop and stem. Instead, the Colnago CC.01 is made in a single piece completely monocoque, an advantageous choice both for weight saving and for increasing rigidity. This technical choice was developed in the construction phase through a particular combination of molds that allows for four different handlebar width options (370, 390, 410 and 430 mm upper centre-to-centre) along with seven different stem lengths (80, 90 , 100, 110, 120, 130 and 140 mm). 16 different combinations will be available to the market. Other innovations include the new Pressfit T47 bottom bracket standard and the new CeramicSpeed SLT (Solid Lubrication Technology) headset, guaranteed for life.
The Colnago blockchain system: why and how
An NFC tag is installed on the C68 Road, inextricably linked to the frame, which allows access to the information present in the digital passport of the bicycle, whose data is saved in the MyLime® blockchain via the Colnago app for iOS / Android smartphones. The basis of this project is the idea of maintaining and guaranteeing the value of the C68 over time, safeguarding the information relating to the bicycle to which the blockchain data is associated in an unequivocal and unalterable way. The technology makes it possible to dispense with the paper certificate of authenticity and make it digital, through the use of the only technology capable of making the data inviolable (neither modifiable nor rewritable) and guaranteeing the passage of information on the bicycle between subsequent owners through a specific anti-counterfeiting process. The further objective is to always offer Colnago customers new services with high added value, which will be developed and presented progressively.
The information contained in the blockchain:
● Authenticity of the bicycle.
● Proof of ownership of the bicycle.
● Certification of the technical specifications of the bicycle as per original purchase.
● Unique multimedia contents of the manufacturing phases of the purchased bicycle (starting from the second half of 2022).
● 3D NFT (Non Fungible Token) file of the purchased bicycle, associated with the blockchain wallet, with the same fundamental characteristics of the bicycle (model, color, description and components). There will therefore be a 1: 1 association between the physical asset and its NFT, available only and exclusively for bikes designed on the Colnago app / website. NFT will not be available for stock colors purchased without going through the design process (Colnago Studio).
● Certificate of participation in selected and exclusive official events in which the bicycle will take part (starting from the second half of 2022).
The digital partners
Digital development has been key to the overall C68 project. To achieve these results, Colnago has partnered with MyLime for the blockchain development, London Dynamics for the 3D configurator and Backbone for the website and app development.
Prices (B2C – Euro)
Complete bike – Road Carbon:
● C68 Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12v – Bora Ultra WTO 45 – € 15.772,00
● C68 Shimano Dura Ace 12v – Shimano Dura Ace C50 – €14.065,00
● C68 Sram Red AXS Etap 12v – Zipp 303 Firecrest – € 12.700,00 Complete bike – Road Carbon/Titanium
● C68Ti Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12v – Bora Ultra WTO 45 – € 16.780,00
● C68Ti Shimano Dura Ace Di2 12v – Shimano Dura Ace C50 – € 15.590,00
● C68Ti Sram Red AXS Etap 12v – Zipp 303 Firecrest – € 13.670,00 Frame Kit
● C68 Frame Kit full carbon € 5.650,00
● C68Ti Frame Kit € 6.600,00
● Colour configuration upcharge € 1.200,00
USA Pricing is as follows:
● C68 disc full carbon frame kit – $7,099
● C68 Ti disc frame kit – $7.999
● C68 disc Dura Ace Di2 – Dura Ace C50 WHR9270 – $15.999
●More info at: www.colnago.com/bike-product/detail/c68-bike
Michael Blann – Postcards From A Foreign Field
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