What's Cool In Road Cycling

Gear Break – Top Kit Selection!

Gear Break: For this ‘episode’ of Gear Break we have an eclectic mix of top style, innovation and beauty. From the functionality of Giornana overshoes to the innovation of the Blincclip battery-less reflector. Stages® Cycling power meter discount, put your chain back with a Rehook, Scott’s special Addict RC for World champion Annemiek van Vleuten and ‘Women of Cycling Calendar’ for 2020.

Giordana AV 200 Shoe Cover

The AV 200 features Pixel and Giordana logo reflective accents in a mid-weight shoe cover.

Breathable, windproof and water-resistant. Its superior insulation properties will keep your feet toasty on all but the very coldest days.

The cover is Pixel 300 BZ, a highly reflective micro-fiber/spandex material that provides maximum visibility. It also incorporates a windproof and waterproof membrane to give protection from the elements. The elasticity of the materials allows a snug, aerodynamic fit.

The rear zipper is slightly raised to prevent damage while off the bike and is covered with reflective flaps. There is an independent tab below so you can pull the cover on without putting stress on the zipper.

• Reflective zipper cover
• Pixel® reflectivity
• Rear pull-tab for ease of entry

Sizing: Small (38-39),Medium (40-41),Large (42-43)
Price: $70.00
More info and Giordana on-line shop: giordanacycling.com

Stages® Cycling Announces Lower Power Meter Pricing
Left, right, and dual-sided power meters available for every rider’s budget

Stages® Cycling today announced lower pricing for their entire line of power meters, building on their unrivalled experience as the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling power meters. Stages now offers accurate, reliable, and light weight power measurement beginning at $299USD/£299/€299/$549AUD for a Shimano 105 R7000 Power L meter and ranging up to $999USD/£939/€999/$1499AUD for Shimano DuraAce R9100 LR Power. Riders can sign up to be notified of exact timing of availability at www.stagescycling.com.

“Stages Power meters revolutionised the power measurement category when we launched seven years ago, making a tool once reserved for paid professionals available to any cyclist, regardless of their goals,” said Pat Warner, Stages Cycling Vice President. “These even more affordable prices are fuelled by innovation in efficiencies at our Boulder, CO factory, innovations driven in part by the continuing robust growth of our indoor business which supplies power meter-equipped bikes to thousands of fitness clubs around the globe. From the start, our dream has been to let any rider train like a pro, and these new pricings will help even more riders realise their own dreams, whether that’s finishing a bucket-list 200 mile gravel race or just keeping that New Year’s Resolution to lose a few pounds.”

Key Model Pricing:
● Shimano 105 R7000 Power L $299USD/ £299/ €299/ $549AUD
● Shimano Ultegra R8000 $349USD/ £349/ €399/ $649AUD
● Carbon BB30, GXP Road, and GXP MTB L $499USD/ £439/ €499/ $799AUD
● Shimano Ultegra R8000 Power LR $729USD/ £689/ €749/ $1199AUD
● Shimano DuraAce R9100 Power LR $999USD/ £939/ €999/ $1499AUD
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 at stagescycling.com

Blincclip – The First Self Blinking Bicycle Reflector

Frustrated with dead cycling light? You know how dangerous it can be. Without warning, you are suddenly invisible to the driver behind. But, Worry no more! Blincc team has found a smart and simple solution. This is Blincclip, the super bicycle reflector that self blink, unlike other rear reflectors.

● Made with the highest quality 3M Diamond Grade reflector
● Micro Prismatic Technology
● It reflects nearly 58% of the headlight beam.
● Clip anywhere with the included string
● Dual colours: Red (night) + fluorescent yellow (day)
● Size: 88×66 mm
● Exclusive pre-order (free 4x small hex)

Blincclip (PREORDER): $11.00 USD.

More info at: http://www.blincc.co

Released – Annemiek van Vleuten’s Custom World Championship Addict RC
Subtle yet stunning. A bike to match Annemiek van Vleuten’s jaw (and peloton) dropping racing. Check out her custom World Championship Addict RC.

2019 was a spectacular year for Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten. From winning one-day monuments like Liège–Bastogne–Liège to multi-day stage races like the Giro Rosa, Annemiek was dominant in women’s road cycling. The culmination of her year was an astonishing 105km solo effort to claim the Road World Championship by over two minutes from her nearest competitor. A brave attack that was one of the stand-out rides of the entire road racing year. Such a deserving victory deserved a special ride and for the 2020 season, Annemiek will be equipped with a unique bike and kit to match her rainbow jersey. She will debut her custom bike, rainbow jersey, and kit at the end of February commencing what is sure to be an incredible 2020 season.

Check out Annemiek’s custom Addict RC celebrating her remarkable 2019 Road World Championship victory.

The Design
SCOTT created a special World Champion design highlighting her incredible accomplishment while also drawing on her Dutch root. Throughout the bike you can find hints of her home such as windmill and tulips alongside details of her 105km solo attack and the venue where she won her World Championship – Yorkshire.

At first look the bike is subtle with the illusion of merely a black frame and silver logo. However, under light the bike comes alive reflecting colours that change at every angle. In essence, this bike speaks to the kind of rider Annemiek is, a humble yet incredibly fierce competitor on the World Tour.

Annemiek van Vleuten, 2019 Road World Champion (Mitchelton-SCOTT): “I really love the bike SCOTT made special for me. The thing I like the most is that it says 105km solo, that’s the amount of kilometres I did solo at the World Championships, so it makes the bike really personal to me.”

The Bike
Relaunched for 2020, the all-new SCOTT Addict RC is designed to fit the needs of UCI World Tour-Team Mitchelton-SCOTT as well as ambitious everyday riders alike. Since its introduction back in 2008, the Addict RC has been one of the most successful competitive road bikes on the market. For 2020, we achieved a new level of integration, improved aerodynamics and an increase in stiffness while simultaneously getting significantly lighter.

Annemiek’s Special Edition Addict RC:
● Frame – SCOTT Addict RC
● Groupset – Shimano Dura Ace R9170
● Crankset – Shimano Dura Ace FC-R9100P
● Cockpit – Syncros Creston IC SL
● Handlebar tape – Syncros Super Light
● Front Wheel – Shimano Dura Ace WH-R9100-C40
● Rear Wheel – Shimano Dura Ace WH-R9100-C40
● Tires – Pirelli P-Zero
● Saddle – Syncros Belcarra
● Seat Post – Syncros Duncan Aero SL
● Pedals – Shimano PD-R9100

More on the team: Mitchelton-SCOTT

Check out the ADDICT RC HERE.

Rehook – Get your chain back on your bike

Rehook is the original tool to get your chain back on your bike. It weighs just 20 grams and attaches to your bike frame, so it’s always ready when you need it most. Its patented design keeps oil and dirt away from your hands and clothes. The perfect addition to your cycle tool kit. Lightweight and easy to use with no mess.

Rehook was developed by Norwich based Managing Director, Wayne Taylor. He has built the business with help from his wife Anna Taylor-Maughan in their spare time, outside of working full time at software startup companies, looking after 2 sons (4 and 2 years) and renovating a house.

The idea for the product came after Wayne dropped a chain, and arrived late for a meeting, with oil stained hands and a soiled shirt. There was no effective solution on the market, so Rehook was developed.

Rehook was developed and launched in September 2016 using the power of 3D printing. The team were able to fine tune the design and test the market within just 10 weeks, avoiding any large financial investment.

● Rehook – Get your chain back on your bike in 3 seconds. Without the mess! £12.99
● Rehook Twin Pack – ​Get your chain back on your bike in 3 seconds – Without the mess! £22.99
(This twin pack allows you to benefit from two Rehooks, at a reduced price.)

Rehook is designed and manufactured in the UK.
*** FREE postage and packing to UK addresses ***
Orders ship via Royalmail 1st class signed.

Women of Cycling Calendar 2020

The goal for the 2020 calendar is to convey the passion for cycling even more. The focus is sports action pictures with beautiful landscapes! Daniel Geiger was again available as an excellent photographer for our calendars, as in previous years. Pretty hobby cyclists posed in front of his camera. What’s new? In every calendar picture there is also a second landscape picture, that show the location. Places of this year were the mythical “Tour de France” passes like Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Col de la Madeleine, Col de la Croix de Fer, Mont Ventoux etc…

Why? Kristin Atzeni, producer of the ‘Women of Cycling Calendar’ and passionate cyclist, says: “I rode with my husband 5 days this summer, over five of the beautiful French passes, and I liked that so much that I decided that I would return this year because it was so great! The highlight was the Mont Ventoux, which for me was the hardest pass of all. At the end of September I came back to make the cover picture of the new calendar.”

The 7th edition of the calendar is limited again to 5000 pieces.

● Calendar with 14 Photos
● Format 29.7 x 42.0cm
● Individually packed in Cardboard
● Worldwide delivery
● Price:CHF 29.90

Buy the ‘Women of Cycling Calendar at: www.women-of-cycling-calendar.ch.

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