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Gear Break: MAAP x 100% Hypercraft Sunglasses, Brooks/Collins Limited-Edition B17 Saddle, Philippe Gilbert Classified Ambassador and Investor, Chris King AeroSet 3 with Integration, The Wolfpack Year & Hammerhead with CANYON//SRAM

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Gear Break: MAAP X 100% Hypercraft has landed in fresh, new seasonal shades, Brooks England team up with artist Jeremy Collins for limited-edition B17 special saddle, Classified announces Philippe Gilbert as its newest ambassador and investor, introducing the Chris King AeroSet 3: With integration comes responsibility, The Wolfpack Years and Hammerhead officially enters the women’s WorldTour with CANYON//SRAM.


MAAP X 100% Hypercraft has Landed in Fresh, New Seasonal Shades

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Uniquely combining color and craft, MAAP x 100% Hypercraft sunglasses have returned in fresh new seasonal colors. Part of an ongoing collaboration, MAAP have again teamed up with the California-based performance eyewear specialists, 100%.

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MAAP x 100% Hypercraft lenses are built differently. Featuring 23g of UltraCarbon™ technology, 100% frameless Hypercraft are lighter, stronger and more dynamic than any performance lens on the market. New colors for the season include Forest Green, Deep Purple and Bone. Designed in a series of hues to style in combination with MAAP’s performance road apparel.

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“Our fourth collaboration with 100% brings a new lifestyle focused color palette to their most technically advanced Hypercraft sunglasses. Not only are they the best performance shades to wear on the bike, no doubt we’re going to be wearing these out of the saddle too”, said Misha Glisovic, MAAP’s Creative Director and CCO.

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Gwen van Lingen, 100% VP of Marketing adds

  • “We are proud to be associated with MAAP, their attention to detail, style, creativity and performance is next level. It fits perfectly with the 100% DNA. You can see the synergy of our partnership reflected in this inspiring collaboration.”
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    Features List:

    • Designed in California and Australia
    • Interchangeable lenses (two lenses included) § Lens 1 color: Forest Green (Grey-Green 14 VLT), Deep Purple (Plum 23 VLT) or Bone (Bronze 15 VLT) § Lens 2 color: Low-Light Yellow Silver Mirror (56 VLT)
    • Superior optics with Ultra HD lenses made from crack and chemical resistant material
    • 5.5-base cylindrical shield lens for increased peripheral view and protection
    • 100% proprietary UltraCarbon™ material for a durable, strong and lightweight frame
    • 100% UV protection (UV400)
    • Scratch-resistant lens coating of the highest quality
    • Streamlined Laser Cut Rimless Shield with superior ventilation positioned with aerodynamic angles
    • Hydrophobic and oleophobic lens treatment repels water, dirt, and oil
    • Temple arm scoops to manage moisture
    • Available with contrast-defining HiPER® lens and photochromic lens
    • Complete full-spectrum UV protection, including UVA, UVB and UV400 wavelengths
    • Ultra-grip rubber nose and temple tips provide a secure fit
    • Ultra-lightweight of 23 grams offers ultimate performance with minimal weight
    • Comes with a hard case, microfiber cleaning bag, clear replacement lens and extra alternative fit nose pad
    • The limited collection of MAAP x 100% Hypercraft sunglasses are available online from Tuesday, January 10, 2023 via 100percent.com, maap.cc, or through your local MAAP dealer.

    Brooks England Team Up with Artist Jeremy Collins for Limited-Edition B17 Special Saddle

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    The British saddle makers at Brooks England have teamed up with American artist Jeremy Collins to create a new limited-edition leather saddle inspired by big adventures in the great outdoors. Introducing the B17 Special Jeremy Collins.

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    Well known for his intricately detailed illustrations and paintings, Jeremy Collins finds inspiration in the natural world around him and his body of work has graced many mediums, from canvases and sketchbooks to the cover of National Geographic magazine and now also the surface of a Brooks leather saddle.

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    Produced in very limited numbers, the B17 Special Jeremy Collins combines timeless Brooks comfort and quality with a special design created by Collins at the 2022 Bicycle Adventure Meeting in Mantova, following his epic bikepacking adventure through the Italian Dolomites. Laser-etched into vegetable tanned leather, Jeremy’s artwork is offset by hand-hammered copper rivets, skived side panels and other carefully considered details that earn the B17 Special its name.

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    • The B17 Special Jeremy Collins is priced at €290 / $320 / £250 and is available through the Brooks England website. Learn more about this artist-series saddle at this link.

    Classified Announces Philippe Gilbert as its Newest Ambassador and Investor
    At a Vélofollies packed with news and action, Classified takes the next step on its ambassador journey by bringing in the former Road World Champion Philippe Gilbert.

    Classified Cycling takes centre stage at Belgian Cycling Show Vélofollies to announce its newest ambassador and investor, former professional cyclist and fellow Belgian, Philippe Gilbert. Classified Cycling, the progressive drivetrain innovator from Belgium, is proud to add a rider of Phillipe’s stature to the ambassador team.

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    Born in Verviers in 1982, a city in one of the most famous cycling regions of Belgium, Wallonia, Philippe started cycling at an early age, embarking on an impressive career that saw him crowned Road World Champion in 2012 and win the Amstel Gold Race four times. His palmarès also include two Giro di Lombardia, Liège – Bastogne – Liège, Paris Roubaix and of course that famous breakaway Tour des Flandres win in 2017. Far from just a Classics rider; Phillippe also won 7 Vuelta a España stages and an overall victory at the 2014 Tour of Beijing.

    Philippe retired last season from professional cycling and has now joined Classified Cycling as an investor and ambassador, bringing a wealth of World Tour expertise and cycling passion to the company and its products.

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    Classified Cycling’s Powershift Technology is a wireless shifting technology that allows the rider to shift gears instantly and under full load. Its first application is the Powershift hub, which replaces the front derailleur. The Powershift hub offers unrivaled shift quality, high gearing range and small steps between gears, combining the benefits of both a 1x and 2x drivetrain. Furthermore, the smart system is more efficient than a traditional bicycle drivetrain, allowing you to cover greater distance with the same effort.

    “I believe in technology as a critical element of performance and cycling itself, and Classified is the future of cycling.”Philippe Gilbert.

    “For Classified it is very important to welcome and make a home for those who believe in our mission, have a passion for cycling, and a clear understanding of the revolutionary technology we’re developing”Mathias Plouvier, CEO at Classified Cycling.

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    The Classified product line is available originally equipped on a growing number of bicycles from exclusive partner brands, and as an aftermarket upgrade to existing bicycles. Classified has a global distribution network in all key markets.

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    On Saturday 21 February from 16:00 onwards, Philippe Gilbert will be present together with Tom Boonen at the Classified booth, number 133. To celebrate the announcement, Classified will also be hosting an apéro on the same day as of 17:00 at the Classified booth.


    Introducing The Chris King AeroSet 3: With Integration Comes Responsibility

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    The Chris King AeroSet 3 merges fully internal cable integration with legendary King craftsmanship. Whether you’re building a lightning-fast bike to slip through the air or just love the clean aesthetic of full integration, this headset is the answer. Available on builds from King’s builder community, the Aeroset 3 delivers the lifetime performance you expect from Chris King components and a unique serviceability that solves many of the challenges fully internal routing can pose.

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    The AeroSet 3 is a 44mm headset with external cups equipped with King’s built-in-house bearings and patented GripLock® system, resulting in precise fit, function and form. This precision headset option is the perfect fit for any custom bike utilizing the ENVE In-Route System, although CKPC is currently seeking partners to create a unified standard for cockpit integration.

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    Every Chris King headset is built with heat-treated bearings and surgical-grade steel races machined simultaneously to ensure they are perfectly matched. As Chris King bearing tracks age and burnish, they get smoother, and all headsets are fully serviceable for years upon years of demanding riding.

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    • Engineered, manufactured and assembled in Portland, Oregon USA
    • King Lifetime Warranty
    • Legendary made-in-house bearings
    • Patented GripLock® retention design for dependable headset adjustment (US Patent 8662517)
    • Responsibly lightweight
    • Designed specifically for the ENVE In-Route System with a 44mm straight headtube and a 1-1/8” to 1.5” tapered steerer tube (FITS ONLY ENVE In-Route System)
    • Contact [email protected] for fitment and compatibility questions.
    • MSRP: $375
    • More info at: chrisking.com

    The Wolfpack Years
    There’s no secret that our team is one of the most successful in the history of the sport. The almost 900 wins – including 21 Monuments, 16 World Championships, 67 national titles and more than 100 Grand Tour stages – scored by our riders since 2003 under the guidance of CEO Patrick Lefevere serve as testimony to this and to the squad’s unique DNA and insatiable appetite for victories.

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    Because we wanted to celebrate these amazing 20 years, and at the same time, to present fans with the chance of getting their hands on an incredible collector’s item, over the past few months we worked hard to put together “The Wolfpack Years” – a fantastic book that gives an overview of the most exciting and memorable moments of the last two decades.

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    Featuring beautiful pictures, some of them never-before-seen, as well as interviews with the key figures in the history of the squad, this book – a must-have for cycling lovers – can be found on our webshop!


    Hammerhead Officially Enters the Women’s WorldTour with CANYON//SRAM
    CANYON//SRAM Racing and CANYON//SRAM Generation to Utilise the Award-Winning Karoo 2 for the 2023 Season.

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    CANYON//SRAM Racing and CANYON//SRAM Generation are thrilled to announce the selection of Hammerhead, innovators of cycling technology and makers of the Karoo 2, as their cycling computer partner for the 2023 season.

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    The selection of Hammerhead’s Karoo 2 cycling computer will empower CANYON//SRAM Racing and CANYON//SRAM Generation riders with cutting-edge cycling data and navigation technologies to perform at the highest level. In addition to supporting the team with hardware, Hammerhead will also work closely with the team to improve upon existing features and develop new software technologies to benefit all riders.

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    As a member of the SRAM portfolio, Hammerhead features in-depth SRAM drivetrain integrations allowing riders to see real-time shift data as well as review shift patterns. CANYON//SRAM Racing and CANYON//SRAM Generation plan to leverage Hammerhead’s CLIMBER and Predictive Path technologies which allow riders to see color-coded upcoming elevation changes to inform riding and racing decisions.

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    “Hammerhead surprised me. The routes and navigation were clear and the sensors connected seamlessly.”Maike van der Duin.

    “It’s easy to use. I like how I can customise my screen to include only the features I need and I like the large map display.”Ricarda Bauernfeind.

    “I like the climbing features the Karoo 2 has – like the way it predicts what climb is coming up and shows details of the climb.”Neve Bradbury.

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    “We are extremely excited to support CANYON//SRAM this season. Hammerhead has spent several years looking for the right partner to enter Women’s World Tour racing. We look forward to joining the action on the road this year and working with this group of world class athletes.”Ross McGraw, Vice President of Marketing at Hammerhead.


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