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Gear Break: New Clothing, Cycling on TV and Race Relief Gel

Gear Break: The mix doesn’t get more varied than this week’s ‘Gear Break’. Do you want to watch all the cycle race action? Then check-out fuboTV. New on the market: Race Relief cold therapy gel from Zaelios, Rapha’s Pro Team range for 2020 and Stages® Cycling new Shimano MTB and gravel power meter options. Plus 2% of La Passione purchases to Helping Animals Australia and St. Patrick’s Day socks from SockGuy.

Great News for Fans of the Spoke and Wheel!

fuboTV has launched fubo Cycling Pass, a new service allowing access to fubo Cycling as a standalone channel. If what you are looking for is live cycling events and news, this is the package for you. (Subscribers to the broader fuboTV live TV streaming service can still get fubo Cycling as an add-on to its 100-channel bundle.)

fubo Cycling Pass is available with an annual subscription of $119.99/year, which includes VOD and lookback, along with 30 hours of personal Cloud DVR.

More info can be found here and a calendar of racing events to air on fubo Cycling can be found here: https://support.fubo.tv/hc/en-us/articles/360024819751-What-cycling-events-are-available-on-fuboTV.

More information on fuboTV is available at www.fubo.tv/welcome/channels.


New Race Relief Cold Therapy Gel From Zaelios Now Available – Sore, Tired and Aching Muscles and Joints Finally Have the Relief they Deserve
With a proprietary blend of menthol and 12 natural herbal extracts, Race Relief delivers instant, long-lasting relief that absorbs quickly, is non-greasy, and is NSAID-, steroid-, and paraben-free

New Race Relief Cold Therapy Gel, the latest innovation from Zealios, a leader in performance body care products developed by athletes, for athletes, is now available for purchase through the Zealios website and Amazon, the company announced today. Race Relief’s unique formula of menthol and natural herbal extracts provides immediate deep cooling and long-lasting relief to sore, tired, and overworked muscles and joints.

“For years the industry has focused almost exclusively on the power of menthol because it provides an instant cooling sensation and minor pain relief, but Zealios takes it a step further with today’s launch of Race Relief,” said Kevin Fuller, co-founder of Zealios. “By combining menthol with natural herbal extracts that deliver additional soothing and anti-inflammatory properties to help us recover more quickly, we have created a product that provides instant and long lasting relief for athletes and everyday use.”

Race Relief boasts a unique combination of 4% menthol and a proprietary blend of 12 natural herbal extracts that deliver cooling, soothing, and anti-inflammatory relief when applied to muscles and joints. Like other Zealios performance-focused products, Race Relief offers a non-greasy feel and absorbs quickly. It also contains no artificial dyes or added fragrances, and is NSAID-, steroid-, and paraben-free.

“We developed Race Relief in collaboration with elite athletes to create a product that provides critical short- and long-term benefits that aid in their recovery and performance,” said Kevin Fuller, co-founder of Zealios. “Of course, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from Race Relief. Whether you’re training for a 50k, a 5k, or are just looking for relief from your 9-to-5, sore muscles and aching joints are something we all have in common. Race Relief helps us recover and bounce back quicker.”

With 4% menthol content, Race Relief provides an immediate cooling sensation when applied to affected areas. Race Relief’s blend of 12 natural herbal extracts, each classified under anti-inflammatory or soothing categories, provide additional relief. Anti-inflammatory extracts include Arnica, St. John’s Wort, Yerba Mate, Wormwood, Fennel, Ivy, Birch Leaf, and Angelica. The formula’s soothing extracts include Horse Chestnut, Linden Flower, Bladderwrack, and Irish Moss.

Race Relief is now available for purchase at teamzealios.com and Amazon, in 3 oz. tubes that retail for $17.95. For more information, visit the Zealios website.


The New Pro Team Collection — Developed for the Racer in Everyone
All-new women’s Pro Team range and new men’s products for 2020

The Pro Team range is Rapha’s most technically advanced cycling clothing, created for the WorldTour to deliver performance and comfort even at the very limits of a racer’s abilities.
Designed alongside pro racers at EF Education First Pro Cycling and Canyon//SRAM, Pro Team products feature state-of-the-art fabrics and technology directly informed by elite level racing, developed specifically for the toughest race conditions. Your race day uniform is one thing. Down time and training miles are something else, a chance to mix it up and show your own style – with proven Pro Team performance to match. The technology in our Pro-Team products is continually evolving and the 2020 collection features new fabric developments and refined designs.

A new Women’s Pro Team range launches for the 2020 season, developed with riders from the Canyon//SRAM racing team and built on years of performance design at the WorldTour. The range features jerseys and bib shorts that cover every aspect of training and racing, combining performance and comfort for those who demand the very best.

MEN’S SS20 PRO TEAM
Men’s SS20 Pro Team Pro Team Training Jersey – New Product – Available Feb. 20 $115
The latest addition to the Pro Team collection and the best seller in its former version, our Training Jersey is made with a lightweight, open-structured fabric on the front panels for wicking and breathability. On the back, a close-knit fabric provides added sun protection and improved support for full pockets. A thicker elastic trim on the pockets keeps the contents secure, and a gusset at the bottom expands for extra volume. Wrap around grippers on the sleeves and at the hem hold the jersey in place. The hem gripper features internal silicone applications with Pro Team logos. The full-length zip features an easy-glide, lockable puller for easy adjustments on the fly while a zip garage at the neck prevents irritation. Contrast sleeves and RAPHA logo on the rear pocket complete the training day look.

Features:
Contrast sleeves with wrap around grippers for stable fit
Three gusseted pockets carry ride food and tools
Open-structured fabric on the front for ventilation
Close-knit fabric on the back for sun protection
Snaplock, easy-glide zip for on-the-fly adjustments
Negative space Pro Team bars
RAPHA logo on rear pocket.
Available in Light Blue, Carbon Grey, Orange, Light Grey, Dark Navy, Dark Purple and two printed versions in Red and Orange.


Pro Team Training Jersey

Pro Team Jersey – New Product – Available March 23 $165
Our much-loved Pro Team Jersey has been refined to create a new summer staple. This lightweight, breathable jersey works hardest when you do, with a high-stretch main fabric which disperses heat quickly to keep you dry and contours the body for a close yet comfortable fit. Three roomy pockets on the back carry ride food and spares with a new construction that’s smoother, cleaner, and lighter. Angled pocket openings also make for easier access. A smaller essentials pocket keeps valuables safe thanks to a secure Vislon zip, and a subtle back tape stabilizes stuffed pockets. An updated gripper on the waist keeps the jersey in place even during harder efforts.

Features:
Ultra-lightweight, high-stretch fabric around the waist aids heat convection in warm weather Low-profile taped seams over the shoulders and back panel for stability and pocket support
One-piece pocket design to minimize bulk without compromising cargo space
Alternative high-stretch fabric on the sleeves for contoured fit
Silicone waist grippers with Pro Team bar design
Vislon zip on the front with rubber tabs for ease of use
Reflective Pro Team bars on centre back pocket
Reflective Rapha logo on the sleeve.
Available in Black, Navy, Orange, White.


Pro Team Jersey

Pro Team Aero Jersey – New Product – Available March 30 $195
Everything we’ve learned about aerodynamics has been incorporated into this WorldTour race-winning jersey. Smooth and textured fabrics have been combined for an aerodynamic advantage, with a directional nap on the back panel – smooth in one direction, rough in the other – to minimize drag. A bonded tape supports filled pockets and a lightweight, breathable mesh keeps your lower back cool. The front zip has an extended placket to protect your bib shorts when you’re tucked tight in the drops and a revised valuables pocket allows you to better access contents on the move. The new, robust zip is better suited to one-handed operation.

Features:
Multi-textured fabrics to manipulate airflow over the body and reduce turbulence
Air permeable fabrics for rapid heat dissipation
Tested and refined for years in the wind tunnel
Crucial seams are bonded to ensure uninterrupted airflow
All fabrics promote aerodynamic advantage and moisture management
Designed to fit the contours of an athlete’s body to aid aerodynamics
Improved valuables pocket with robust, easy-pull zip
Extended placket protects bibs from the jersey’s main zip
Mesh inside pockets for breathability and ventilation
Available in Black, Navy, Dark Purple and a printed version in Red.

WOMEN’S SS20 PRO TEAM – ALL NEW
Women’s SS20 Pro Team – All New Women’s Pro Team Training Jersey – New Product – Available Feb. 20 $115
Racing and training require different mindsets. Away from the spotlight of race day, the professionals have long known the virtues of a dedicated training jersey, with a more relaxed fit and robust construction for regular use. The latest addition to the Pro Team collection, our Training Jersey is made with a lightweight, open-structured fabric on the front panels for wicking and breathability. On the back, a close-knit fabric provides added sun protection and improved support for full pockets. A thicker elastic trim on the pockets keeps the contents secure, and a gusset at the bottom expands to add extra volume. Since comfort trumps all on training days, wrap around elasticated grippers are positioned on the sleeves and at the hem for a firm but comfortable fit. The silicone hem grippers – complete with negative space Pro Team logos – keep everything in place during tougher efforts. The full-length zip features an easy-glide, lockable puller for easy adjustments on the fly while a subtle zip garage at the neck prevents irritation. Contrast sleeves and RAPHA logo on the rear pocket completes the training day look.

Features:
Contrast sleeves with wrap around grippers for stable fit
Three gusseted pockets carry ride food and tools
Open-structured fabric on the front for ventilation
Close-knit fabric on the back for sun protection
Snaplock, easy-glide zip for on-the-fly adjustments
Negative space Pro Team bars
RAPHA logo on rear pocket.
Available in Carbon Grey, Orange, White, Orange and one printed version in Orange.


Women’s Pro Team Training Jersey

Women’s Pro Team Training Bib Shorts – New Product – Available March 16 $190
The perfect partner to our Pro Team Training Jersey, the pared-back styling and striking contrast logos make these bib shorts a staple of any serious cyclist’s wardrobe. Based on our first Pro Team Bib Shorts – proven on the world stage at grand tours – these shorts make use of a new main fabric that offers support and compression through tough efforts. A new high-density Pro Team chamois pad keeps you comfortable as you tick off those training miles. Elastic, silicone-backed gripper keeps the shorts securely in place through the toughest efforts, and a breathable mesh upper keeps you cool no matter how hard you push.

Features:
High density, comfortable chamois pad
Compressive and comfortable main fabric
Lightweight mesh upper wicks and breathes easily
RAPHA logo in shoulder panel and on both legs
Multiple panel construction for optimum fit
Name label for team laundry use.
Available in Black/White.

Women’s Pro Team Jersey – New Product – Available March 23 $165
The new women’s Pro Team collection has you covered in all conditions. For improved heat convection and moisture evaporation, it features a unique panel construction with a lightweight, highly breathable fabric around the waist and the pockets. The same fabric is used on the sleeves to create a contoured fit while the larger front and back panels use an alternate fabric with UPF50 sun protection. The three pockets – angled for ease of use – have a seemingly seamless construction for a clean look that does not compromise on storage space. Two bonded tapes support the pockets even when fully packed, there’s a zipped pocket for your essentials and signature Pro Team bars in the centre. The collar is cut low to avoid irritation at the chin while the full-length zip features an easy-glide puller and an integrated placket to prevent damage to your bibs. At the base, the low-profile hem keeps everything in place even during hard efforts.

Features:
Ultra-lightweight, high-stretch fabric around the waist aids heat convection
Low-profile taped seams over the shoulders and back panel for stability and pocket support
One-piece pocket design minimizes bulk without compromising cargo space
Alternative high-stretch fabric on the sleeves for contoured fit
Silicone waist grippers with Pro Team bar design
Full-length zip with easy-glide, lockable puller for easy adjustments
Pro Team bars on centre back pocket
Reflective Rapha logo on the sleeve
Perforated internal label to aid cooling Low-profile collar to avoid irritation
Available in Grey Blue, Black, White.


Women’s Pro Team Jersey

Women’s Pro Team Bib Shorts – New Product – Available MarchARCH 23 $270
It’s not just the name that’s changed on our elite-level bib shorts. We’ve incorporated feedback from the riders of CANYON//SRAM to improve our women’s WorldTour race-winning bib shorts. Made with a lightweight mesh, the highly breathable upper section has been reshaped with more fabric across the back to provide more support around the waist. The bib straps have been slimmed down into an anatomical shape with high-stretch panels over the shoulders to reduce bulk and create a stable fit for all riders of all heights. A subtle radio pocket is stitched in just above the waist. Below the waist, the short makes use of a new, high-stretch Lycra that is soft against the skin yet slightly compressive for an optimized, in-the-drops race fit. The new fabric also incorporates recycled materials, making it 20% less impactful than the fabric we used previously. Low-profile, super wide silicone leg grippers further improve stability while distributing pressure evenly across the leg to avoid pinching. At the centre of it all is our redesigned, female-specific race chamois whose dual-density constructive and quick-drying fabrics make for comfort, day after day.

Features:
Designed with feedback from CANYON//SRAM
Female-specific, dual-density chamois pad
Low-profile silicone leg grippers
Single radio pocket on the back
Reflective tabs for safety in low light.
Available in Black/White, Black and Dark Navy/White in short and regular versions.


Women’s Pro Bib Shorts

Women’s Pro Team Aero Jersey – New Product – Available March 30 $195
Taking technological cues from the skinsuit raced to world championship gold by the CANYON//SRAM team, this is the fastest jersey we make. A trio of textured fabrics, cut into carefully positioned panels, combine to minimize drag and maximize speed. Leading edges feature smooth fabrics to aid airflow while the back panel uses a sleek fabric with a directional nap – smooth one way, rough the other – to reduce turbulence. A third fabric with seashell-shaped indentations features across the shoulders with a bonded seam strategically placed to further aid airflow. Bonded tape extends down the back panel to support the three pockets, which are lined with mesh to prevent overheating. Sleeves are cut long, extending to just above the elbow. The collar stays low to avoid irritation around the chin while the full-length zip features an easy-glide puller and integrated placket to protect your bibs. The hem incorporates a sturdy, elasticated gripper for stability.

Features:
Multi-textured fabrics to manipulate airflow over the body
Air permeable fabrics for rapid heat dissipation
Tested for years in the wind tunnel
Crucial seams bonded rather than stitched to ensure airflow
All fabrics promote aerodynamic advantage and moisture management
Developed with the fastest riders in the world
Designed to precisely contour an athlete’s body to aid aerodynamics
Raised rubber italic Rapha logo on sleeve
Raised italic Rapha logo on the back
Smooth fabrics on the front
Textured fabrics on the back and sleeves
Improved valuables pocket with robust, easy-pull zip Extended placket protects your bibs from the jersey’s main zip.
Available in Light Blue, Carbon Grey, Orange, Light Grey, Dark Navy, Dark Purple and two printed versions in Red and Orange.

More info at: https://www.rapha.cc/collections/pro-team/category/pro-team


Stages® Cycling Announces New Shimano MTB and Gravel Power Meter Options
Left-, right-, and dual-sided power meters for GRX, XT, and XTR further expand range

2020—Stages® Cycling today announced the release of new Shimano-compatible power meters for MTB and gravel riding, with new models available from authorized Stages dealers. Building on their unrivaled experience as the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling power meters, Stages now offers accurate and reliable power measurement for the new gravel-focused Shimano GRX 810 crank as well as dual-sided and driveside options for XT and XTR cranks. Pricing ranges from $349/£349/€399/$699AUD for GRX 810 L Power to $1199/£1099/€1199/$1999AUD for XTR LR Power. In North America, Stages Factory Install is now also available for XT and XTR cranksets, and riders can send their own cranks to the Boulder factory to have power added starting at $549USD for LR and $299 for either left- or right- only.

“Stages Power meters revolutionized the power measurement category when we launched seven years ago, and we continue to expand the range offered to provide riders options no matter what bike they choose,” said Pat Warner, Stages Cycling Vice President. “These new models maintain our focus on innovation, accuracy, and reliability, drawing on our years of experience providing power to top MTB and adventure riders like 2020 Olympic hopeful Erin Huck the legendary Geoff Kabush. And with our Factory Install Program in the US, riders can also choose to send their own XT, XTR, and GRX cranks in to add power to their rides right now.”

All Stages Power Meters feature:
● High-resolution Gen 3 Stages electronics with enhanced signal strength for reliable, consistent data capture and transfer
● Integrated accelerometer for magnet-free cadence – Easy setup and no need for extra sensors or magnets
● Both ANT+ and Bluetooth transmission for compatibility with virtually any computer, phone or smart trainer
● Tested and proven accuracy to +/- 1.5%
● Active Temperature compensation for consistent performance
● IPX7 water resistant
● User-replaceable CR2032 batteries
● Superlight – adds just 20 grams

More information on Stages at: https://stagescycling.com/.


Zero % Irish Socks and Lucky Black Socks for St. Patrick’s Day by SockGuy

All of our Crew cuff socks are perfect for riding your bike on or off the road. We all know that. But they aren’t just for riding. They are great for hiking, skating, boarding, on the lacrosse field and at work or just chillin’. They can be worn anywhere anytime. Put a pair on today and your feet will be happy and look fantastic! Like our entire line of performance socks, all of our crew socks are purpose-built and functionally fashionable. They include our “Stretch-to-Fit” sizing system and our exclusive “Easy-fit” cuff for a perfect fit every time on any foot. These features create superior softness and comfort to help eliminate blisters and hot spots. We also feature a double stitched heel & toe for added strength and durability.

Zero % Irish Socks – $12.95
Cuff Height: 6″
Made with: Micro-Denier Acrylic
Style: Crew Cuff

Lucky Black Socks – $10.95
Cuff Height: 3″
Made with: Micro-Denier Acrylic
Style: Flat-knit; Standard
Tagline: Feelin’ Lucky?


La Passione Helping Animals Australia
2% of every purchase will be donated to the animals’ defense fund

A combination of record temperatures, drought, lightning, wind and arson have made these last months some of the most tragic in Australian history. According to the latest estimates, more than one million animals have been killed in fires that have burned 8 million hectares of natural habitat, an area the size of Austria that will take decades to recover. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and possums are some of the continent’s iconic native species being lost to the flames, and some are even on the brink of extinction.

Now that the situation is partially stabilized, it is time to act. For the next two months, when you purchase an item from La Passione, you can contribute to supporting Animals Australia, Australia’s leading Animal Protection Organization, whose volunteers have been working non-stop to save animals affected by the fires. Animals Australia also directly funds the expert veterinarians who are working in the country’s most devastated areas.

La Passione will donate 2% of every purchase to the association, to help finance emergency assistance to the species that have managed to survive the fires, helping them to recover and working towards releasing them back into their natural habitat.

“We were shocked by what has been happening. Today more than ever, the effects of climate change cannot be underestimated. We have a lot of clients in Australia who love our brand, and thanks to our Direct-to-consumer business model, we have been able to act directly and give an immediate contribution to this important cause, both as a company and as a community. In fact, our customers will be able to help a lot with their purchases,” explained Yurika Marchetti – Co-Founder of La Passione. “In life, like in sport, if we stick together we can really do a lot to help Animals Australia in their difficult yet essential mission.”

If you have made a purchase recently from the online shop, but you still want to help, you can find out more about Animals Australia and participate more actively in their cause by visiting their website: www.animalsaustralia.org and making a donation. Every cent can make a difference.

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