Gear Break: Pirelli P7, Dynaplug Road, La Passione Grace, OSMO Hydration, MAAP x P.A.M. & KASK and KOO Dolomites
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Gear Break: Pirelli presents P7 Sport tire, great durability and grip for all-round use, introducing Dynaplug® road tubeless repair tools, La Passione stylish and high-performing: This is the new Grace collection, OSMO Nutrition Active Hydration single serve, MAAP x P.A.M. // Psy-Cycling adventures and KASK and KOO Eyewear official partners with Maratona dles Dolomites Enel.
Pirelli Presents P7 Sport, Great Durability and Grip for All-Round Use
Pirelli completes its range of clincher tires dedicated to road cycling with a training and endurance tyre that offers mileage and excellent grip.
Pirelli completes its line of tires dedicated to road cycling with the introduction of the new P7 Sport clincher.
The P7 Sport is a tyre dedicated to those who ride for miles and are looking for robustness, grip and durability. Created to meet the needs of those cyclists who do not make competitive performance or KOMs their reason for living, it is developed with the intention of lasting longer, offering exceptional safety and grip and also providing a higher level of mileage than other tires in the Pirelli road line.
The P7 Sport is also a training tyre, making it perfect for racers or amateurs, for second bikes and for all conditions of use where speed is not the only top priority.
From a technical point of view, the P7 Sport features a solid 60 TPI nylon casing with an additional layer of cut-resistant fabric located just below the tread. Called TechBELT, it is a kind of “belt” designed to offer superior puncture protection in a wide variety of road and weather conditions.
The P7 Sport’s compound is the new PRO Compound, with a formulation that focuses on mileage and grip. The latter is also guaranteed by the special tread design which, although inspired by that of the P ZERO Race, has more sipes. The warm-up phase of the tyre is thus reduced to the benefit of grip even in colder conditions. In this regard, the new P7 Sport is a very versatile tyre, a true all-rounder, with excellent seasonality.
Like all Pirelli’s latest-generation road tires, the new P7 Sport has been designed according to the latest standards and is available not only in the classic 24, 26, 28 sizes but also in 32 mm for wider rims, for even greater comfort.
Introducing Dynaplug® Road Tubeless Repair Tools
Dynaplug Enters the Road Tubeless Market
As Road tubeless has gained prominence and more wheel and tire manufacturers are fully supporting road tubeless setups, Dynaplug is ready when the road gets rough. Today marks the launch of two new tool options, The Dynaplug Air Road and Carbon Ultralite Road Racer. Each tool has been redesigned specifically for the needs of the modern Road cyclist, providing puncture repair and inflation options to expedite the flat repair.
Optimized for tires from 700 x 23-32, Dynaplug’s new proprietary “road” length insertion tubes allow easy plugging without the need to navigate knobs or extra volume from bigger rubber. Along with Road insertion tubes, today Dynaplug also announces the launch of Road plugs – substantially shorter than standard plugs. The smaller size means the excess plug will not rub against the frame or fork on tighter clearances Road or All Road frames.
Note – Tools come with regular-sized plugs pre-installed – “Road” plugs are available for purchase separately.
Dynaplug Air Road Kit:
Dynaplug® Air is the only tool of its kind in the world. Plug your tubeless bicycle tire and air it up with CO2 at the same time. Made in the USA and available in black and vibrant anodized color options, the Dynaplug® Air Road tackles multiple jobs with one tool. Thread-on CO2 cartridges help refill precious volume to tires while simultaneously plugging punctures. With a thread-on hose included the tool doubles as a CO2 inflator when that’s all required of the job.
Dynaplug® Air Road Kit Includes:
La Passione Stylish and High-Performing: This is the New Grace Collection
Grace is the new Woman 2021 Collection by La Passione.
Grit meets style in the new Grace Collection by La Passione. The direct-to-consumer brand launches four items designed according to the requests of the most demanding athletes. Premium textiles and high technology guarantee great results with a sophisticated look.
The Jersey is an authentic blend of elegance and performance. It is made by matching 2 two-way stretch fabrics that combine a perfectly balanced mix of microfiber and LYCRA® to ensure the best aesthetic and functional characteristics. All these elements together result in a race-fit product that provides great breathability and therefore fast drying.
Special mesh panels along the sides and the back provide proper stability and a continuous fresh feeling as you pedal. The jersey has a garage zip with a comfortable and safe blocking system that secures the zip in place.
Three handy back pockets and a silicone band on the lower back ensures good grip on the bib shorts. The item is enriched with the “La Passione” logo on the right sleeve and two reflective “Hold the Line” logos.
For the warmest days, when breathability is the key word for a good ride, the Tank sleeveless version has all the above-mentioned features along with greater lightness and freedom of movement.
Both models are available in three vibrant colors – mandarin, lime, sky blue – and three classy shades – terracotta, black and burgundy – that will set a trend for 2021.
The Bib Shorts are in Italian high-quality Lycra and have seamless bands made of Sensitive® coupled textile to enhance comfort and, at the same time, guarantee outstanding durability.
The central supporting structure is in a special mesh to improve ventilation and to perfectly fit the bib shorts on the body. In the legs, a high elastic band improves muscle support and deploys an internal silicone grip to provide a soft and ultralight hold.
The Elastic Interface® insert is totally new, designed according to an accurate anthropometric study on the woman’s body fit. Developed to optimize the comfort in the saddle, during longer rides as well, it provides full protection on the entire pelvic area, while the perforated surface allows for a drastic reduction of moisture.
To meet all the different needs for comfort and practicality, the collection is rounded out with the strapless Shorts version, that deploys the same quality and technology of the Bib Shorts, including the cutting-edge insert. In this model, the construction of the sides has been further innovated to ensure maximum constraint-free muscle compression.
OSMO Nutrition Active Hydration Single Serve
The single-serve Active Hydration packs from OSMO Nutrition are great for any type of workout.
The Active formula contains the optimal ratio of sucrose, glucose, and electrolytes to replace body water and power you through your workout. Flavored with real fruit and natural ingredients, Active quickly gives you the hydration you need, improving endurance and power while reducing cramping and fatigue.
MAAP x P.A.M. // Psy-Cycling Adventures
Breaking through the noise of art and culture in Melbourne in the early 2000s, brands like Schwipe and Perks and Mini (P.A.M.) were blurring the boundaries between fashion and streetwear, paving the way for rule-breaking creativity in the industry. Following a chance encounter between founders MAAP’s Creative Director Misha Glisovic, formerly from Schwipe, and Misha Hollenbach and Shauan Toohey of P.A.M.; a connection formed that at the time, they had no idea how important it would be for the foundation that was to build almost 20 years later.
In 2020 upon returning to Melbourne after five years abroad in France, Misha H and Shauna connected with MAAP in hopes of designing a team kit for the cycling crew they’d put together during lockdown. It was this serendipitous email exchange between Misha and Misha, which is as confusing as it sounds, that kick-started this organic collaboration and the rest they say is history.
“It was a very organic moment. It was very natural and easy, and very exciting at the same time. It’s affirming when things like that happen. No planning, and a very natural synergy emerging was a perfect place to start”, said Misha Hollenbach, P.A.M. Co-Founder.
MAAP x P.A.M. introduces the first installment of an ongoing collaboration that combines P.A.M.’s free-wheeling aesthetic and signature psy-activated graphic language with MAAP’s technical apparel. An exclusive, free, 44pp full color zine will also be available from MAAP & P.A.M. stores, fully illustrating the side of cycling engaged by the project.
“We wanted to bring a different perspective to cycling. As the sport’s evolved and as it’s growing, for us it’s about showing people there is an option and just providing more people access to the sport. To show them that it is more inclusive. And with a background in apparel and streetwear design, I always wanted to get MAAP even closer to what we wear off the bike and merge those two worlds together. Projects like this are bringing it even closer to home,” said Misha Glisovic, MAAP’s Creative Director.
KASK and KOO Eyewear Official Partners with Maratona dles Dolomites Enel
KASK and KOO Eyewear, will once again be official partners of The Maratona dles Dolomites Enel.
Italian helmet brand KASK together with KOO Eyewear, announce their respective continued relationship, as official partners of The Maratona dles Dolomites Enel this year.
Run on Sunday 4th July 2021, following the cancellation of last year’s ride, the theme of ‘Art’ was re-chosen, with the aim this year to highlight the ‘masterpiece’ of cycling in the grueling yet thrilling backdrop of the Italian Dolomites.
In this 34th Edition, the routes include the shorter Sella Ronda, the Middle distance and the full Maratona for those wanting to an epic adventure in the Italian Dolomites.
To celebrate both brand’s ongoing partnership of the Maratona dles Dolomites, KASK and KOO Eyewear have developed two unique limited edition models of their most popular products.
Special edition KASK MOJITO³ & KOO Eyewear Orion
KASK has unveiled the Mojito³ Maratona model, incorporating the iconic Maratona logo into their signature helmet. In line with the ‘Art’ theme of this year’s Gran Fondo, the helmet illustrates the color and excitement of cycling in the Dolomites this year. KOO Eyewear, 100% Made in Italy have announced their Orion model will also feature a Maratona edition, to compliment and coordinate with the KASK helmets on offer.
This beautiful combo will be showcased and available to purchase in the Maratona village, as well as local retailers, from the 30th June.
On Saturday 3rd July, KASK has organized a social ride ahead of Sunday’s Maratona, giving cyclists the opportunity to cycle with top KOO and KASK ambassadors Marta Swiatlon and Lina Bo. The route will take relaxed journey up to Passo Gardena for coffee and photos, before heading back to the La Villa meeting point. Please RSVP to the event here, where full details of the route can also be found.
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