Gear Break: Hiplok, Velo21 Shampoo, Lezyne Multi-Tool, Santini, Smith Optics & Kitzuma
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Gear Break: More exciting new cycling kit: Hiplok new ways to store and secure your bike, Velo21: Rethink your cleaning regime, Lezyne multi-tools, UCI and Santini launch Rainbow Colours collection, Smith partnership with AG2R Citroën and Kitzuma Cycling Logistics goes national.
New Hiplok Products Offer Clever Ways to Store and Secure Your Bike
JAW Bike Holder and ANKR Mini Install Easily, Increase Storage and Security Options for Bikes and Gear.
Hiplok is expanding their award-winning STORE + SECURE line with the new JAW compact wall-mounted bike rack and new ANKR MINI, a micro anchor point for locking bikes and scooters. With these new additions, Hiplok offers a range of storage solutions to keep your bikes and outdoor gear accessible while adding additional layers of security depending on your needs.
The new JAW compact bike rack has a unique one size fits all design. JAW makes it easy to store multiple bikes in a small space, securely grabbing the wheel and tire with a solid grip via its width adjustable jaw system. JAW is suitable for inside or outside and can be mounted at the appropriate height to store bikes either vertically or horizontally depending on your bike storage requirements. With recent statistics suggesting most bike thefts occur from the home, Hiplok also thoughtfully designed the JAW to accept their unique Z LOK security ties for extra protection of your bike.
The new ANKR MINI provides a compact locking point for all the family’s two-wheel rides. Based on the unique design of the brand’s bigger ground and wall ANKR, this smaller version pairs with a Z LOK or D-lock to keep your bike or scooter safe inside or outside. The unique design means mounting bolts are inaccessible once a lock is in place, giving solid security when in use but allowing ANKR MINI to be relocated if required.
Hiplok co-founder and Product Director, John Abrahams, commented “We are delighted to see more people cycling and with the increase in bikes in each household, we want to offer practical solutions for bike storage. The addition of JAW and ANKR MINI to the Hiplok STORE + SECURE line means that you can choose the best bike storage and right level of security to suit you and the gear in your household.”
JAW PRODUCT INFORMATION
● Wall Mounted Bike Rack
● Unique fully adjustable design fits all popular bike types
● Fits tyre sizes 20mm – 75mm
● Easy Install with 4 x wall fixings included
● Suitable for Indoor and Outdoor Use
● Hiplok Lifetime Warranty* (*register on hiplok.com)
● DIMENSIONS: 125 X 95 X 95MM
● WEIGHT: 180G
● RRP: £19.99 / €19.99 / $24.99
● Shop Amazon Link here
ANKR MINI PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
● Compact security anchor for bikes, scooters and e-scooters
● Cylindrical steel body with toughened nylon outer
● Unique easy relocate design
● Measures: 50mm diameter x 50mm depth
● Weight: 320g
● 2 x heavy duty fixings included
● Compatible with U locks and Security ties
● Ideal for bikes, scooters and other outdoor gear
● DIMENSIONS: 50 X 50 X 50MM
● WEIGHT: 290G
● RRP: £19.99 / €19.99 / $24.99
To view the full range of Hiplok STORE + SECURE products, visit: https://hiplok.com/product-category/secure-storage/
Velo21: Rethink your Cleaning Regime
With up to 60% off Velo21 mega-sale starts now!
It’s a cliché, but we really mean it – once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Don’t worry – they’ll be back, but with some better packaging, along with some exciting new products.
(Psst – the shampoo is only £2.60!)
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Lezyne: Work Shop Quality Meets Palm Sized Portability
Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, Lezyne multi-tools offer unmatched quality, precision, ergonomics, durability and corrosion resistance. Built to perform like shop-quality tools, our bike multi-tools offer modern, carefully selected bit and tool assortments based off years of design experience and real-world testing, resulting in a carefully constructed lineup with a wide range of options to ensure the perfect mix for any fix.
Redesigned ergonomics offer better leverage without beating up your hands, while smoother tool foldout makes for fuss-free mid-ride repairs and adjustments. Hardened, precision bits offer tighter tolerances for better purchase on stubborn bolts, while helping ensure your ride doesn’t end because of a rounded-out fastener. Class-leading corrosion resistance keeps rust at bay to ensure years of stylish service, and advanced bit and tool mixes featuring integrated chain tools, disc brake pad spreaders, quick-link holders, CO2 inflators and more mean you’ll be prepared for whatever your ride decides to throw at you.
● See the Lezyne mutli-tools at: ride.lezyne.com.
● Shop Lezyne Multitools at Amazon
The UCI and its Partner Santini Launch a Collection in the Rainbow Colours of the UCI World Championships, Available Exclusively at Decathlon
As part of their recently renewed and extended partnership, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Santini Cycling Wear are happy to announce the launch of a new collection of clothing and accessories for cyclists, sporting the rainbow symbol of the UCI World Championships.
Designed and manufactured by the Italian company Santini, the items in this collection will be available from March 2021 exclusively in Decathlon shops in Italy, Belgium, Hungary and Switzerland, in a dedicated UCI-Santini corner, as well as via the website of the worldwide sports and leisure retail outlet.
The collection, created in consultation with the UCI, comprises a replica of the UCI World Champion’s jersey, a set including a black jersey, shorts and gilet, as well as a range of black and white accessories. All items sport the symbolic rainbow stripes and stand out because of their quality, hallmark of the Santini brand, and their very attractive prices.
For both the UCI and Santini, the launch of this new collection and its sale in the Decathlon omnichannel will help make cycling more accessible to all, not only to experienced cyclists, but also to the wider public (recreational cyclists and beginners). This operation is in line with the UCI’s desire, shared with Santini, to increase the pool of cyclists and those who ride bikes for different reasons – competition sport, leisure activity and a means of transport – which was behind “Ride and Smile”, the worldwide campaign to promote cycling for all, launched by the UCI in July 2019.
UCI President David Lappartient declared: “The joint UCI – Santini initiative in partnership with Decathlon is a magnificent opportunity to take the popularity of our sport beyond its traditional public. The commercialisation of high-quality, attractive and well-priced articles in the rainbow colours, the global symbol of cycling, in a major shop specialising in multisport and leisure, will enable us to reach new categories of bike users. This is in line with our desire to promote cycling more widely as outlined in the UCI’s Agenda 2022 and underlying our `Ride and Smile’ campaign”.
The CEO of Santini Cycling Wear Monica Santini declared: “In line with its `Ride and Smile’ campaign, the UCI has chosen to associate with Decathlon to share its passion for cycling. We are delighted to participate in this initiative via the creation of a line of clothing exclusively designed for a major sports retailer. The UCI rainbow stripes will be the stars of the collection: they will appear on each item and will ensure the collection is both unique and aesthetically appealing in the eyes of established and future cyclists”.
The Road cycling category Manager for Decathlon Italy, Donato Favale declared: “The commercial partnership with Santini satisfies the dual ambition of Decathlon Italy: to put the greatest number of cycling enthusiasts on the saddle and to establish a collaboration that will allow us to fulfil our mission ‘Sport for the Many’. The product offer outlined with Santini and the UCI will be present in 75% of physical Decathlon Italy stores and in 100% of the online offer available on decathlon.it”.
Smith Announces New Global Partnership with AG2R CITROËN TEAM
Smith is excited to announce this week its partnership with the AG2R CITROËN TEAM in becoming the official supplier of performance eyewear for the 2021-22 seasons.
Established in 1992 and based in France, the AG2R CITROËN TEAM has a long history of stage victories and podium celebrations, while continuing to show promise for a strong season ahead led by cyclists Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium), Bob Jungels (Luxembourg), Benoit Cosnefrov (France), and Larry Warbasse (US).
For use in training and competition, Smith has outfitted the team in the new Shift MAG, a new performance sunglass debuting to market this month. The new unisex shield-style sunglass features a superlight and slim frame with a slight wrap fit for complete coverage and includes Smith’s notable ChromaPop™ lenses that reveal natural colour, enhanced visual clarity and greater definition of objects and MAG interchangeable lens technology; a magnet-based innovation that enables fast lens swapping with a simple click. Additional performance styles worn by the team this season include the best-selling Wildcat, Attack MAG MTB and Flywheel sunglasses.
Off the bike, members of the AG2R CITROËN TEAM have their pick of Smith lifestyle sunglasses that suit their personal styles, including the new Contour and iconic Lowdown 2 frames.
“We are very pleased to open a new chapter in our history with an internationally renowned eyewear brand like Smith who has a great deal of experience in the field of skiing, and in recent years, the cycling market too. We are convinced that our riders will be happy with the technicality and quality of products provided,” said Vincent Lavenu, general manager of the AG2R CITROËN TEAM.
● More info on Smith at: www.smithoptics.com
Kitzuma Cycling Logistics Goes National with Coast-to-Coast Shipping
Upstart bike-shipping brand well ahead of schedule; will begin shipping nationwide next week with a group of renowned brands.
Only a few months after their official launch – and well ahead of schedule due to high demand – Kitzuma Cycling Logistics will begin offering national coverage on January 25th with its fully-built, ready-to-ride bike shipping service.
After operating a successful pilot program in the eastern half of the country with a major multi-brand bike group, they’ll begin shipping nationwide next week with that client. Another new client, a renowned bike brand based in Utah, is currently under a pilot program that will go national as well. On January 25th they’ll open national service to other potential clients across the country.
While delivering east of the Rockies over the last few months, much of that around the Southeast, where they’re headquartered, they’ve been steadily building the framework for a hub-and-spoke-based national network, and they’re ready to roll it out. A handful of major hubs spread across the country, working in conjunction with regional hubs that will ‘spoke’ out from there, will give Kitzuma efficient access nationwide.
“Starting next week, Kitzuma trucks can pick up a bike from a manufacturer’s dock in, say, California and deliver them through our network to a customer in Boston,” says Taylor Essick, Co-Founder/CEO. “And of course that works vice versa or anywhere in between. As we actively onboard new clients across the country, we’ll be ready to handle their needs no matter where they do business. And in most cases, the entire process takes a total of just 3-6 days at a similar cost to the big-name shippers.”
But top-notch service is every bit as important as speed and coverage with Kitzuma. “What we offer takes the uncertainty of a middle man and shipping bikes in cardboard boxes out of the equation,” adds Essick. “Bikes are moved via our national fleet of specially equipped vans and trucks – all exclusively owned and operated by Kitzuma and its employees – so only Kitzuma personnel will ever handle the products. All bikes will be picked up fully built and will remain that way through final delivery.”
“Our dispatch team is in regular contact with recipients to coordinate delivery,” adds Co-Founder/COO Chris Cosgrove, “Additionally, our specially trained drivers communicate with recipients on delivery day, and they can even help individual consumers with final setup of the bike like seat height, suspension sag, and other basics. We’re thrilled to be able to offer our services to the handful of brands who were forward-thinking enough to be early adopters, and we’re confident others will follow suit soon based on the steady influx of inquiries from others across the country.”
Kitzuma’s model for shipping bikes, whether for B2B or B2C, is unique and entirely new in the industry: Traditionally a manufacturer must build up a new bike, break it down to box it up, then hand it off to a shipping company to deliver it via truck and/or air cargo. After all that the recipient must again unbox and rebuild the bike. Equally important is the transparency of the process; the crew is regularly in touch with the shipper and receiver to ensure the best experience.
“To go along with the overall white-glove service, our company has also invested heavily in building a technology platform to maximize efficiency, tracking, and communication between parties,” says Co-Founder and CITO Tony Eggers. “Everyone on both sides of the equation is kept in the delivery loop from start to finish.”
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