What's Cool In Road Cycling

Gear Break: Wahoo, Canyon, DeFeet, Katusha, Selle Royal & Kosynier

Gear Break: Another bumper collection of special offers and cool gear for your delight. Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT gets an update and a price cut, Canyon are having a 48hour flash sale, DeFeet and Katusha show their new collections for 2020, Selle Royal’s new saddle bag range and something special from Kosynier.

Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT Is Going Stealth
Award-Winning GPS Cycling Computer gets updated look and lower price. ELEMNT Computers will now also communicate with select e-bikes.

Wahoo Fitness, the leader in connected fitness devices and indoor cycling ecosystems, is proud to announce that all ELEMNT computers will now be able get new metrics from e-bikes. ELEMNT BOLT, the first GPS cycling computer designed to give cyclists an aerodynamic edge, will also be available in a stealth, black-on-black color scheme, the color most requested by Wahoo customers and athletes.

Along with their new look, Wahoo has also reduced the price of ELEMNT BOLT GPS Computers. A standalone ELEMNT BOLT, in any color, will now cost $229.99, down from $249.99.

ANT+ LEV Integration
With a firmware update available today, all ELEMNT computers are now able to receive key metrics from select Giant and Specialized e-bike models, as well as core data from any other ANT+ LEV e-bikes. Once paired with compatible e-bikes, ELEMNT computers with updated firmware will be able to display a bike’s remaining range, battery life, current mode, and assist percentage. In addition, ELEMNT workout screens will be able to tell riders how much time they spent in each of their e-bike zones, and estimated remaining range.

“With more cyclists choosing e-bikes to make commuting easier or to make recreational riding more fun, we’re excited to offer an update that will allow ELEMNT GPS computers to better serve those riders,” said Wahoo Product Manager Megan Powers. “The new update is our latest step to increase the number of sensors compatible with ELEMNT GPS computers, and we’re glad to help more cyclists take advantage of our class-leading cycling computers at a lower price.”

This new firmware will allow e-bike riders to see important data from their bike alongside other ride data, and give them access to Wahoo’s industry-leading, app-based user interface.

● ELEMNT BOLT, in any color, now: $229.99
● More info at: wahoofitness.com.

Canyon | 48-Hour Flash Sale | 10% off selected bikes, 40% off selected gear | 2 days only!

Go to: www.canyon.com/en-de/flash-sale/page-flash-sale-12-14.

New DeFeet Spring 2020 Collection

Welcome to the premier issue of Yarn & Stripe. Whether you’re a longtime user of our products or new to DeFeet, you will find something new and refreshing in every upcoming issue. DeFeet began in 1992. We invented an entirely new type of sock, the “airflow design sock,” and we entered the cycling market. We found a way to make the sock inside out, placing the soft wicking material next to the skin, and the abrasion-resistant exoskeleton to the outside. The new design gave our product instant notoriety. Called the Aireator®, the sock had an open mesh weave to help it run cooler and dry faster, and we let customers use their designs and colors. This type of customization had never existed before. DeFeet socks became an expression, a canvas for art, and the world’s top endurance athletes started knocking on our door.

Some insight into why are we naming our publication the Yarn & Stripe. The word “Yarn” means story, and it’s also the material we use to craft our products. “Stripe,” well, that’s a common design feature in a sock and nearly all things that have to do with racing – including a finish line. Stripe speaks to both beautiful design and the incredible racing heritage of DeFeet. The Yarn & Stripe is a gathering place in print and digital form that will share the experiences, rich history, people, and events that have influenced DeFeet and provide information about our products and how to use them.

Thank you for being part of this journey. 2020 marks the 28th anniversary of the first custom socks DeFeet made. Today, we are crafting orders in the same location. When you pull on a pair of DeFeet socks, you wear a piece of that long history. We can’t wait to share it with you, and we hope you enjoy the Yarn & Stripe along the way.

● See the DeFeet Spring Collection at: defeet.com/collections/spring-2020

Selle Royal’s New Saddle Bag Range Offers Sleek and Smart Storage Solutions for Everyday, Leisure and Touring Cyclists

Selle Royal has launched its brand new range of saddle bags, catering to the needs of leisure, commuter and touring cyclists. With three stylish shapes and sizes to choose from, there is something to suit everyone in search of a practical, sleek and intelligently designed saddle bag.

With a smart and contemporary design, the Small, Medium and Large models are all tear and scratch-resistant, and feature Selle Royal’s patented Integrated Clip System. This means that no matter which Selle Royal saddle bag a rider has, it will always clip securely and easily into the brand’s range of saddles that feature this Integrated Clip System, hassle-free. All items in the range are available in melange grey and include a handy Allen key so riders can tighten and adjust the bag to their suitability on the bike.

Small Saddle Bag:
The ideal companion to assist everyday riders on their journeys. This compact and practical model has a capacity of 0.6l, meaning there’s enough space to hold a multi-tool, inner tube and personal items such as keys and a mobile phone, while remaining discreet under the seat. The durable material ensures the cover and zipper are all water-resistant.
SRP €14.90

Medium Saddle Bag:
With a 1.2l volume capacity, the medium bag allows the cyclist to stow everything they may need for a longer ride – from personal items to small tools and even a compact bicycle pump. This model features a small internal pocket for further organization. As well as being water-resistant, the Medium bag has a smart attachment point, which allows the user to attach lights or other accessories to it.
SRP €19.90

Large Saddle Bag:
A smart solution for long tours and many hours in the saddle, this seat pack features a roll closure for easy access and flexible stowage. Fully waterproof, this clever design offers up to 2l of volume capacity and a smart attachment point for lights and accessories.
SRP €24.90

● The full range is available from 5th March 2020 on the Selle Royal website at selleroyal.com and will be available in most Selle Royal retail partners worldwide.
● For more information about the range, please visit selleroyal.com/en/category/accessories.

Kosynier Delux Looks Like a Beautiful Classic Motorbike

Hand made by skilled craftsman, electric bike Kosynier deLux origin from century old motorbikes. Electric powertrain matches stylish design. Many consider it as original retro motorbike, asking for production year. Due to carefully crafted details, Kosynier thrills almost everyone. If you value retro motorbike and you want to stay eco, Kosynier is for you.

Kosynier was established by Marcin and Michal Bielawski who come from family with long blacksmith tradition. Small shop once opened by grandfather, was known for horseshoe repairs followed by production of agricultural machines. New generation took over the shop and started retro electric bikes manufacture.

Bielawski brothers were always keen to deal with vintage vehicles. Young boys passion for vintage motorbikes, ended up in purchase of 1965 Ford Mustang. Many ask about the Kosynier origin. It came natural. Classic lines, beautiful design was always around them if not in real life then in books and catalogs.

What is the main assumption about Kosynier manufacture?
To produce retro vehicles with electric powertrain with as many handmade parts as possible. Fenders, tank, lights are designed and made locally especially for Kosynier using metal spining technics rather than stamping. Purses, belts are handmade by purse maker. 100 years old blacksmith shop is still used to make main frame and front suspension. Thanks to few grants, shop was modernized and new welding table, milling machine and lathe were added. Advanced machinery supports handmade skills. Quality is another well looked issue. Quality check station is going to be equipped by one of the most recognized company in the quality business.

“We want to produce beautiful, top quality vehicles” say Marcin Bielawski. Parts, materials used come from top suppliers. Batteries pack have the same origin as those used in Tesla – Panasonic/Sanyo. 250 w motor with top speed of 25km/h along with 24ah batteries allows for 100 km ride. Kosynier delux meets the eu standards regarding electric bikes.

Where does Kosynier look come from?
Inspiration comes from motorbikes dating back whole century ago. 100 years ago most of the motorbikes had similar look. In the close neighborhood, lech, the very first polish motorbike was made in 1929. Kosynier wants to pamper electro vehicles and its owners. Each one of them will get to know manufacturing process from scratch to final model. Special player using 6 cameras was made to show the whole process. At any moment it will be possible to change the view and check how the bike was made. Idea of such solution comes from

Marcin who also works as camera operator for one of the national networks. Reporting from Afghanistan, having chance to work with presidents and prime ministers Marcin traveled almost around the world following major political and sport events. When is not working with kosynier he makes movies for Mustang Klub Poland. Some of them were even played in Ford hq in Dearborn Michigan. That is my Marcin is guarantee you get the prime movie about your Kosynier birth. When getting your Kosynier you will also receive authenticity certificate made by printing house know for printing polish banknotes.

Taking care of details is something that distinguish this project. Hand picked flat and round screws, Kosynier emblem, is something that give this special feel about Kosynier. Old fashioned analog voltmeter, manual gear transmission is similar to those used in motorbikes in the beginning of xx centuries. That all makes make Kosynier de lux so special. Most viewers are sure they deal with restored retro motorbike. When asked about the year of make, Bielawski respond it is from next year.

Production is scheduled to start this year with first delivery in may 2020. First 25 persons who purchase the bike will get super offer. Once delivery condition with logistics providers will be settled, Kosynier is ready to be shipped to almost every place on earth.

● More information at: kosynier.eu/electric-bike-delux.

Katusha New Collection | SS20

With spring around the corner, the launch of KATUSHA SS20 is imminent. A new collection packed with fresh designs, new products and technologies.

Do you want a sneak peek?

● More from Katusha at: katusha-sports.com

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