What's Cool In Road Cycling

Gear Break: Maskas, Wheels, Socks, Jerseys, Bands & Bikes!

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What’s New? Yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic, but the wheels are still turning. New Maska designs from Primal, new wheels from DT Swiss, 30% off ROAD iD’s 90’s bands, The Pro’s Closet expands into Canada, VAAST Bikes launches ‘ship to store’ delivery in US, SockGuy socks for Frontline Healthcare Workers and Rapha supports Zwift in Tour For All virtual fundraiser.

Primal: New Maska Designs!
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DT SWISS PRC1100 DICUT Mon Chasseral
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More info at: www.dtswiss.com


ROAD iD: Boo-yah, dude! Talk to the hand with new 90s bands
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• Shop for more ROAD ID bracelets at Amazon here.


The Pro’s Closet Expands Sales Into Canada
Move Into International Market Marks Major Milestone for US Retailer.

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The Pro’s Closet, the world’s largest and most trusted brand in pre-owned cycling, announced today that it is expanding sales into Canada.

“Our expansion into Canada is a historic step for The Pro’s Closet,” said Nick Martin, CEO and founder of The Pro’s Closet. “We’ve worked for years to dial in our processes and ensure each of our bikes is Certified Pre-Owned. We are excited to bring the reliability, ease of use, and value we pride ourselves on to Canadian cyclists.”

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Beginning in mid-April, Canadian shoppers will have access to The Pro’s Closet’s full inventory of nearly 900 factory demo and pre-owned bikes, as well as its entire catalog of new and next-to-new components and gear. Bike purchases will come with the same Certified Pre-Owned benefits as their U.S. counterparts, including professional inspection, service and tuning, as well as Guaranteed Buyback.

“We know that the passion for cycling and for reliable pre-owned gear extends well beyond the U.S.,” said Chief Marketing Officer Matt Heitmann. “The Pro’s Closet has developed a reputation as a bike industry leader in the secondary market and this move allows us to bring the world’s largest selection of pre-owned bikes to new markets.”

The Pro’s Closet was founded in 2006 by Nick Martin, but has grown from an eBay storefront to an industry game changer. As part of their strategic growth plan, over the past year The Pro’s Closet has grown both its staffing and operations space to accommodate increasing demand for high-quality pre-owned bicycles. This latest step into foreign markets marks a major move for a company that continues to redefine how people buy and sell bikes.

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About The Pro’s Closet The Pro’s Closet Inc.
(TPC) is the world’s largest and most trusted brand for pre-owned bikes. TPC purchases new and pre-owned bikes and accessories from manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. Each bike undergoes a rigorous Certified Pre-Owned inspection and top-to-bottom service to ensure every bike is delivered in next-to-new condition. An innovative Buyback Guarantee gives customers full transparency by offering guaranteed trade-in values for 18 months after purchase. With nearly 900 bikes to choose from, The Pro’s Closet offers the world’s largest and most diverse selection of high-quality road, mountain, gravel, cyclocross, triathlon, and e-bikes.

For information on The Pro’s Closet, visit www.theproscloset.com .


VAAST Bikes Launches ‘Ship to Store’ Delivery Service for U.S. Customers
With inventory now available, VAAST will offer online ordering with store pick-up, professional assembly and service for every rider.

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VAAST Bikes – a state-of-the-art bicycle brand exclusively using ALLITE® Super Magnesium™ frames, has introduced a new online ordering service for its U.S. customers, geared towards optimizing buyer convenience.

The company was first introduced at EUROBIKE 2019, and today has inventory for their allroad bike – the A/1 – available for purchase at VAAST authorized dealers or through the newly launched ‘ship to store’ program on www.vaastbikes.com.

Customers are now able to order their VAAST bicycles online via retailer platform, Locally, by selecting a participating U.S. retailer for store delivery. Once the product reaches their chosen ship to store, it will be professionally built to a ready-to-ride standard for the customer to pick-up.

Authorized VAAST dealers also have access to their own online ordering through
www.vaastbikes.com, enabling them to order bikes, access payment data, and marketing materials. Any VAAST dealers participating in the ‘ship to store’ program receive full margin and registering as a ship to store retailer is a quick and easy process.

The service will initially be available in all U.S. states, before rolling out across Europe later this year.

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Joey Burke, Brand Manager at VAAST said: “This is a fantastic step for VAAST and our customers, enabling delivery of our bikes with optimal rider convenience in mind. With a number of travel restrictions in place at the moment, we hope this will provide some benefit to our U.S. customers who are still permitted and encouraged to cycle.”

Update to warranty and after-sales service
Every VAAST bicycle comes with an industry-standard warranty program; the VAAST Bikes Service Program.VAAST Bikes will provide each original retail purchaser of a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

● Find out more about the VAAST Bikes Service Program here.
● To learn more about VAAST Bikes, visit vaastbikes.com.
● Visit the Locally retailer platform here.


SockGuy Socks for Our Frontline Healthcare Workers
We’re all trying to do what we can to help in this unprecedented situation right now and SockGuy is doing what they do best – offering a great fitting sock with fun designs!

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SockGuy just launched these designs to not only honor our healthcare workers, but to provide them with compression socks that will actually soothe their feet during long shifts.

For every pair purchased, SockGuy will donate a pair to the brave folks on the healthcare frontlines.

They feature:
● Stay-put, compression-style cuffs to fight leg fatigue
● Extra arch support
● Soft, moisture-wicking material to keep feet blister-free
● Breathable mesh to keep feet cool and fresh
● And a design that shows the LUV

SockGuy is currently sending socks to UC Davis Medical School, Scripps Hospital in San Diego and more healthcare organizations over the next few weeks.

More info at: www.sockguy.com/heroes.

Shop for more SockGuy styles here.


Rapha Supports Zwift in Tour For All Virtual Fundraiser
New limited edition collection released to help raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontiéres/Doctors Without Borders’ COVID-19 relief fund in month-long virtual tour.

Rapha is proud to partner with online cycling platform Zwift to help raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontiéres (Doctors Without Borders) through the Zwift Tour For All, a multi-stage virtual tour.

Rapha has produced a series of limited edition products to celebrate the Tour For All. All profits from the collection will be donated to the MSF’s COVID-19 Crisis Fund, which supports the organization’s global emergency response to the pandemic and its consequences. Rapha will donate an additional $10 for every item sold. The collection, with designs inspired by the event, can be worn while riding indoors and participating in the virtual event, or for cycling outside in the fresh air.

Simon Mottram, Rapha founder and Chief Executive said: “We’ve been delighted to see the cycling community coming together and growing stronger through these difficult times. I’m absolutely delighted that Rapha can also play our part in raising funds for the carers and health staff on the front line of tackling the virus all over the World.”

The Tour For All calls for cyclists from around the world to come together. It will take place between May 4th and 30th and will feature a five-stage event that can be ridden by the Zwift community at any time within this period. For more information on teams and race schedules, click here.

Every Tour For All product is a one-off, and production times are dependent upon ordering. Customers will receive a code approximately 4 to 6 weeks after placing and paying for their order. This can then be redeemed against the product online. You can purchase items from the collection to support Médecins Sans Frontiéres/Doctors Without Borders’ without participating in the Tour for All.

The collection consists of a men’s and women’s jersey and Technical Tee and will be released to coincide with the start of the Tour For All on May 4.

Men’s Tour For All Jersey
A versatile all rounder and go-to for race days and training rides during the warmer months, this jersey features a lightweight high-stretch main fabric that disperses heat and moisture quickly to ensure continued comfort, with a newly designed three-pocket construction at the rear for ride essentials, subtly taped for added support when loaded. Pockets are now angled to allow for easier access while a smaller valuables pocket is secured with a Vislon zipper. We’ve also updated the gripper on the waist for a more secure fit. Equally suited to the Tour For All indoors or for daily riding outside in the fresh air.

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Women’s Tour For All Jersey
Reliable performance and a solid favorite for race days and training rides during the warmer months, cut specifically for women. Featuring a lightweight high-stretch main fabric that disperses heat and moisture quickly to ensure continued comfort, with a newly designed three-pocket construction at the rear for ride essentials, subtly taped for added support when loaded. Pockets are now angled to allow for easier access while a smaller valuables pocket is secured with a Vislon zipper. We’ve also updated the gripper on the waist for a more secure fit. Equally suited to the Tour For All indoors or for daily riding outside in the fresh air.

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Men’s Tour For All Technical Tee
The Tech Tee is a more relaxed option to our cycling jerseys that still utilized the same fabric technology, making it ideal for indoor training or for taking the road less travelled outdoors.
We’ve taken the micro-mesh fabric from our Flyweight jersey, featuring a gradient knit structure that wicks sweat away from the body and disperses it over a greater area to create an incredibly fast-drying garment. The texture of the fabric and loose fit also help the T-shirt stand off the body to further improve airflow and comfort, making it perfect for high-tempo indoor riding such as the Zwift Tour For All. The Tech Tee is just as suitable for a relaxing gravel ride when exploring out in the fresh air.

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Women’s Tour For All Technical Tee
Designed to offer casual comfort with all the performance benefits of our cycling jerseys by utilizing the same fabric technology. Ideal for indoor training or for taking the road less travelled outdoors, with a cut specific to women.

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We’ve taken the micro-mesh fabric from our Flyweight jersey, featuring a gradient knit structure that wicks sweat away from the body and disperses it over a greater area to create an incredibly fast-drying garment. The texture of the fabric and loose fit also help the T-shirt stand off the body to further improve airflow and comfort, making it perfect for high-tempo indoor riding such as the Zwift Tour For All. The Tech Tee is just as suitable for a relaxing gravel ride when exploring out in the fresh air.

● Men’s Tour For All Jersey: $135
● Women’s Tour For All Jersey: $135
● Men’s Tour For All Tech Tee: $65
● Women’s Tour For All Tech Tee: $65
● More info at: www.rapha.cc/es/es/rapha-zwift/category/rapha-zwift

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