What's Cool In Road Cycling

Gear Break: Scicon, Sherwen ROADiD, Giro, Roval, Primal & SockGuy

Gear Break: More new kit on the cycling market: Scicon next generation eyewear, Paul Sherwen Project ROAD iD, new shoes from Giro, Roval’s new Rapide and Alpinist wheelsets, ‘Beat the Heat’ with Primal and seven fresh designs from SockGuy.

Scicon Sports Unveils the Next Generation in Sport Performance Eyewear with the Aerowing and Aeroshade


Scicon Sports, a leader in product design and one of the latest brands to enter the world of sport performance eyewear, has today released the next generation in its range of eyewear styles with the new Aerowing and Aeroshade models. Deeply rooted in cycling, developed with vision enhancing engineering and designed to suit the performance needs of world class athletes, both styles deliver leading innovations and technologies to improve vision and performance.

The all new Aeroshade features a frame equipped with Scicon Sports’ Horizon Adapt™ mechanism, the world’s first height-adjustable nose pad allowing riders to tailor the field of vision depending on their preferred riding position. With the simple push or pull of the Horizon Adapt™ nosepiece each rider is able to adapt the position of the lens – allowing the rider to fully focus on performance with an unobstructed view on the road.

The Aeroshade features a frame design that further increases the field of vision using the Panorama Arch™. All-in, the Aeroshade is an imposing performance style with an aesthetic throwback to classic cycling glasses infused with modern technologies.

Partnering the Aeroshade is the all new Aerowing, matching its sibling for performance design, with a simple, clear retro look for maximum vision and uncompromised protection. A large lens shape with a laser-etched finish places a rimless cylindrical shield on the face, while a vented brow construction allows for increased airflow to avoid fogging.

The Aerowing is completed with Scicon Sports’ elite level of adjustability found on all performance models – interchangeable nose pads, each with a double click mechanism for a close custom fit to the face; and adjustable temple tips to ensure a wrapped feel. Paired with an interchangeable lens system, each rider can make their Scicon Sports eyewear their own.

Each of the all-new eyewear styles feature SCN-PP™ True Vision, a performance lens technology that provides athletes with uncompromised protection against high-mass and high velocity impact as well as optical clarity and a mirror coating that reduces glare and reflects sun rays away from the eye.


The all-new Scicon Sports Aeroshade offers the ultimate adjustability to find your perfect fit for any riding position. Key features include:

MAXIMISED VISION: Featuring a raised top bar, the Panorama Arch™ increases the upper field of view.

DESIGN: Proprietary Horizon Adapt™ nosepiece allows for height adjustment of the eyewear to find the best fit and field of vision for any riding position.

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS SYSTEM: Frames are designed to change lenses lenses and are great for those that perform in all weather conditions.

SCN-PP™ TRUE VISION: Equipped with interchangeable SCN-PP™ True Vision lens technology designed to enhance vision and reduce visible light and glare from water, sand or pavement, reflecting sun rays away from the eye.

PROTECTION: Uncompromised protection against high-mass and high velocity impacts with impact resistant SCN-PP™ lenses and 100% UV protection.

RRP €190 / £170 / $225 / A$310 / CA$300
● Three frame options: Black Gloss, White Gloss, and Crystal Gloss
● One size frame: XL
● Six lens options available: Multimirror Red, Multimirror Blue, Multimirror Bronze, Multimirror Silver, Clear and Photochromatic Silver Mirror


The all-new Scicon Sports Aerowing, a throwback classic cycling glasses infused with the latest technologies, features:

MAXIMISED VISION: A laser-etched lens gives riders a full frame look in a rimless cylindrical shield.

DESIGN: Adjustable Flexi-Fit™ temple tips and double click nose pads ensure perfect grip and a fully-customised fit for any shape of face.

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS SYSTEM: Frames are designed to change lenses lenses and are great for those that perform in all weather conditions.

SCN-PP™ TRUE VISION: Equipped with interchangeable SCN-PP™ True Vision lens technology designed to enhance vision and reduce visible light and glare from water, sand or pavement, reflecting sun rays away from the eye.

PROTECTION: Uncompromised protection against high-mass and high velocity impacts with impact resistant SCN-PP™ lenses and 100% UV protection.

RRP €180 / £160 / $215 / A$300 / CA$285
● Three frame options: Black Gloss, White Gloss, and Crystal Gloss
● One size frame: XL
● Six lens options available: Multimirror Red, Multimirror Blue, Multimirror Bronze, Multimirror Silver, Clear and Photochromatic Silver Mirror

Both Aerowing and Aeroshade models are now available globally at Sciconsports.com and select premium retailers. Scicon Sports’ WorldTour team partners will be debuting the new Aeroshade models during the 2020 Tour de France, starting on Saturday 29 August 2020, having field-tested the Aerowing since Milan-Sanremo this August. This will see UAE Team Emirates, Israel Start-Up Nation and NTT Pro Cycling using the full range of performance eyewear at this year’s La Grande Boucle.

Paul Sherwen Project and ROAD iD Announce Limited Edition Wrist ID
In Honor of the Late Paul Sherwen

Fundraising Campaign Launches Late August to Raise Awareness and Donations To Support East African Youth.

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NBC Sports commentator, Phil Liggett, and Paul Sherwen’s wife Katherine Sherwen, announce today the launch of the Paul Sherwen Project, to honor Tour de France commentator and former professional cyclist, the late Paul Sherwen. The Paul Sherwen Project will serve to continue supporting the good that Paul was enacting in Uganda and across East Africa: empowering young people to help drive progress and economic development, through job skills and personal training, while protecting the unique culture and environment of their communities.

To help raise funds and awareness, the Paul Sherwen Project has partnered with ROAD iD, the premier line of wearable identification products for cyclists. Together, they created a Limited Edition Paul Sherwen Wrist ID honoring Paul’s life and legacy. The Limited Edition Paul Sherwen ROAD iD features a custom designed silicone band with the inscription “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together”, a quote that resonated deeply with Paul.

“Paul has been back in our living rooms throughout the month of July on NBC’s airing of the Ultimate Tour,” said NBC Sports commentator and long-time friend of Sherwen, Phil Liggett. “Your response has been amazing and clearly you all loved him, as we did throughout his career alongside me. Paul also believed strongly in ROAD iD’s mission and never went out without his ROAD iD, so thanks to this initiative, we can now all help Paul continue his outstanding work with the people of Africa. Please support us and let’s go for it.”

Together, the Paul Sherwen Project and ROAD iD will launch pre-orders for this Limited-Edition ID on August 27, 2020, with expected shipping on September 3, to coincide with the first week of the Tour de France. The Wrist IDs are available for purchase through ROAD iD’s website, www.roadid.com/paulsherwen for $39.99, with $15 of each ID sold will be donated directly to the Paul Sherwen Project.

In addition, ROAD iD’s Tour Trivia will launch the first day of the Tour de France, where players can win a cycling package worth over $10,000. Contestants can increase their chances of winning and support the Paul Sherwen Project, by making a donation via www.roadid.com.

“Paul became a friend and supporter of ROAD iD over a decade ago,” said Edward Wimmer, ROAD iD co-founder. “I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know Paul while attending various bike races around the world. His quick smile, quirky wit, sharp sarcasm, genuine sincerity, and deep affection for Africa and its people left an indelible impression on me. It’s an extraordinary honor to partner with the Paul Sherwen Project in an effort to continue Paul’s great work.”

“Paul was very much at home in Uganda and had recently combined his love of cycling with his utter devotion to the people and environment of Uganda,” said Katherine Sherwen. “Given the remote area he was working in, he always wore his Road iD bracelet, just in case. Paul loved nothing better than sharing a laugh, a word of encouragement and cheering people on to do their best. Help us continue his dream of uplifting and connecting young people. Be a part of the adventure.”

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About The Paul Sherwen Project
The Paul Sherwen Project is a 501c3 organization created to honor the late Paul Sherwen and his personal initiatives of empowering individuals in the region of East Africa to reach their potential and to transform their own lives and those of their community.

About Road ID
ROAD iD makes wearable identification for people on the go. Their mission is to make wearing ID as common as a seatbelt, and since 1999, they’ve provided peace of mind to millions of active individuals, empowering them to do what they love and worry less with their info on-hand. Should the need arise, their ID products communicate who you are, who to contact, and the medical information necessary to ensure proper care is received. Countless stories and testimonials from customers over the years are a testament to the power of wearing ID, with many customers citing they might not be alive today had it not been for their ROAD iD.

For more information on the Paul Sherwen Project ROAD iD, visit ROADiD.com.

Giro Launches New Regime™ Road Shoe
Lightweight one-piece Synchwire™ upper, carbon composite sole with dual-injected TPU walking pads and dual Boa® dial fit adjustment delivers exceptional comfort and pedaling efficiency for women and men.


Giro Sport Design, the cycling world’s design leader, today announced the all-new, Regime™ and Regime™ W road cycling shoes, featuring the proprietary combination of a one-piece Synchwire™ monofilament upper with a twin-Boa® L6 micro-adjustable closures and carbon composite outsole. Both Giro Regime™ styles are available immediately from authorized Giro retailers and www.giro.com for $225 USD/ €229.95/ £219.99.

The Regime™ combines Giro’s ultralight monofilament mesh Synchwire™ upper with a thermo-bonded exo-structure, dual BOA® L6 dials featuring 1 mm adjustment and macro release, plus reflective heel and accents. A proprietary carbon-composite outsole plate with dual-injected TPU walking pads and 5mm of fore/aft cleat positioning adjustment ensures the rider’s power makes it to the pedals with optimal efficiency. The supportive, 3D molded footbed features Aegis® antimicrobial treatment for comfort and antimicrobial performance.


“Whether riders are rolling out on a long weekend epic, tackling an important race, or just enjoying a quick after-work spin, they need shoes that are comfortable, lightweight and provide a powerful connection to the pedals,” said Giro Footwear Product Manager Peter Curran. “The Regime was specifically developed around the combination of Synchwire uppers, our new carbon composite outsole and Boa’s most popular dial closure, to create a supportive fit with high performance, ease of adjustment on-the-fly and supreme comfort.”


Key Features include:
● One-piece Synchwire™ upper with thermo-bonded exo-structure
● Reflective heel tab and details
● Dual BOA® L6 dial featuring 1 mm adjustment and macro release, with steel lace and soft lace guides


● Carbon-composite 3-bolt plate with dual-injected TPU walking pads
● Stainless steel hardware with 5mm fore/aft adjustment


● 3D Molded footbed with medium arch support

● Regime 265 grams (size 42.5 – single shoe)

● Men’s Regime : 39–50 in whole sizes, and 42.5-45.5 half-sizes
● Women’s Regime : W 36–43 in women’s whole sizes, and 37.5-42.5 half-sizes

More info at www.giro.com

Roval Components Wheels


The breakout star of the 2019 Tour, Julian Alaphilippe, will again be in the hunt for the yellow jersey. This year his Deceuninck – Quick-Step team will be aboard Roval Component’s new Rapide and Alpinist wheelsets, after proving their winning ability in early season races.

Joining them in the hunt for wins aboard Roval will be the BORA-hansgrohe squad starring sprinter Peter Sagan who will be racing for sprint points as he looks to bring home the Green Jersey for a record 8th time.


Developed with extensive wind-tunnel testing, the Rapide wheelset is one of the lightest all-around aero wheelsets in the peloton. Aside from the low weight, Roval engineers have given them the aerodynamic performance of deep-section wheels while designing the front wheel to resist being blown around by the wind, delivering easy handling at high speed. The 1400g Rapides have already been proving themselves worthy in “early-season” races, with stage and overall wins at the Tour de Pologne and making a podium at the Strade Bianche, both under Deceuninck–Quick-Step riders.

The 1248g Alpinist wheelset will truly come into its own on the Tour’s mountain stages, where the extremely low weight is a major aid to riders contending for climbing points as well as those trying to just make it to the finish within the time limit. Of course, riders are racing down the backside of those storied climbs, and Roval designed the Alpinist wheelset to handle just as well on fast descents with tight corners as it does on the way up! The Alpinist CLX wheels were recently ridden to their first major victory in stunning fashion, as Quick-Step’s Remco Evenepoel solo’ed off the front of Stage 4 at the Tour de Pologne, cresting four climbs over 51k to win the stage and secure his overall title in the race.


Roval-sponsored pros are allowed to race any wheelset in the lineup, and they are choosing to run the Rapide and Alpinist CLX sets with tubes and clincher tires, as this has proven to provide lower rolling resistance than tubular solutions.

Tech Highlights:
● Rapide CLX wheels feature different rim shaping front and rear in order to maximize stability in crosswinds while still providing a commanding aero advantage.
● They are as aerodynamic as Roval’s prior-generation CLX64mm deep-section aero wheels while providing 25% more stability than the prior CLX50 wheels, and weight approaching the 32mm deep iteration. This combination of low weight, excellent handling (less effort required in steering over the course of a race) and slippery aerodynamics makes them “The Fastest Wheel in the Real World.”
● The Alpinist CLX wheelset; meanwhile, is a specialist tool for climbers. At 1248g, this is a seriously light wheelset, while also providing stable handling unusual for a wheel this light.
● To achieve this ride quality, Roval optimized every aspect of the materials used in the rim to match the strengths of the spokes and hubs, utilizing every gram of material to further performance.
● More info at rovalcomponents.com

Beat the Heat with Primal!



More info at www.primalwear.com.

SockGuy Releases 7 Fresh Designs

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From left to right: Rise and Grind, Boing, Slow AF, Happy Camper (top), Sunshine (top), Sets (bottom), Pod (bottom)

SockGuy has released seven new designs engineered to inspire athletes everywhere from roadies, mountain bikers, runners, hikers, and gym freaks to go the extra mile and raise their performance sock game.

With over 20 years as sock experts, SockGuy has been providing athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and pretty much everyone else with high-performance fit and cool designs for hard-working/hard-playing feet. SockGuy socks are manufactured right here in the USA – no outsourcing, no cutting corners – just great-fitting, no blistering, high-styling socks.


● SockGuy socks are available in fine athletic retailers around the world and online at SockGuy.com
MSRP is $10.95-$21.95.
● More info at: www.sockguy.com.

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