Holiday Gift Guide #8: Archer Components, Lamson Shoes, Boyd Wheels, Swiftwick Socks, RotorCranks, La Passione, Syncros Wrench, Prologo Saddle, Stan’s NoTubes & Affinity Levers
Still time for holiday gifts
Holiday Gift Guide #8 Another varied selection of holiday gifts: Archer Components D1x drop bar remote system, Lamson Cycling custom shoes, Boyd Cycling Prologue Series road wheels, Swiftwick Vision Six Impression National Parks collection socks, Rotor Aldhu with INspider, La Passione Prestige thermal jersey, Syncros torque wrench, Prologo Scratch M5 CPC saddle, Stan’s expands its outdoor equipment and Affinity Cycles premium carbon fiber tire lever.
ARCHER COMPONENTS D1x Drop Bar Remote System $399
The revolutionary shifting technology behind the D1x is now available for any 1x Road, Gravel, or Cross bike. The new DBR Remote integrates into the TRP Hylex RS brake for a fully integrated shifting and braking system with unparalleled flexibility and performance. The DBR offers the same push-button shifting, on-the-fly micro-adjustments, and cross compatibility that you’ll find on the flat-bar D1x Trail system. Even better, the DBR has on-bike charging via standard USB for added convenience.
● The DBR System works with any mechanical rear derailleur and any number of gears.
● The DBR ($399) will be available for pre-sale starting 12/21/20 on the Archer website.
LAMSON CYCLING Custom Shoes
For the past few decades, Don Lamson has been crafting custom footwear (From scratch, in his shop in Arizona) for multiple sports. His cycling shoes are the favorite of Tech Editor Charles Manantan (whos still wearing his first set from 2006!). Quality lasts last… And one of the prime benefits with Lamson shoes is that the footbed (sole) is flat and allows multiple and continual adjustments to the insoles as your feet change…
They’re not inexpensive! But then great shoes never are and this is how all of your power gets put to the pedals…
● You can find more at LAMSONCYCLING.COM
BOYD CYCLING Prologue Series Road Wheels
Boyd Cycling’s Prologue Series makes it possible for everyone to own a set of carbon fiber wheels. The entry level Prologue Series debuts with three carbon fiber road wheelsets all priced at $1050.
The Prologue Series for road includes 28 mm disc, 44 mm disc and 44 mm clincher rim brake options and each includes a lifetime warranty. Hubs are Boyd Johnson-formulated Skyuka hubs with 10-degree engagement and Abec 3 sealed cartridge bearings. The Skyuka rear hub is available in a Shimano Hyperglide or Sram XDR freehub body and requires no tools to swap between the different freehub body standards.
Each of the wheelsets are built with a 24/28 spoke count using Pillar SR XTRA 1423 spokes with Pillar Double Square Brass nipples. The Prologue Series 28 mm clincher disc weighs 1570 grams; 44 mm clincher disc weighs 1675 grams; and the 44 mm clincher disc weighs 1555 grams.
● MSRP: $1050
● More at: www.boydcycling.com
SWIFTWICK VISION Six Impression National Parks Collection – $19.99
Your Style Meets Performance: Creative Socks with High-Performance Features
For a limited time, rep your favorite national park with the VISION™ Six Impression National Park collection. Created in partnership with our local friends at Anderson Design Group, these beautiful socks pay homage to the majestic locations we love to explore. Featuring designs from Yellowstone, Zion, Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, and in celebration of its 100th anniversary, Grand Canyon. Each sock is made with high-performance fibers that wick moisture to keep your feet dry, cool and blister-free, and feature 360̊ prints of these National Parks.
We are proud to support the work of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.
● High-performance fibers regulate temperature and keep feet dry.
● Medium cushion provides lasting comfort.
● Moderate compression gently hugs feet to support muscles and keep socks in place.
● Seamless toe eliminates irritation and blisters.
● 75% Nylon / 21% Polyester / 4% Spandex
● MSRP: $19.99
● Swiftwick is an Avantlink and Skimlinks affiliate, or all products are also available from their Amazon storefront or Backcountry.com. They’ll also have some great rotating deals through the end of the year.
ROTOR ALDHU with INspider
The ALDHU is ROTOR’s flagship road/gravel crankset. It is designed and manufactured in Madrid and features ROTOR’s award-winning modular design for compatibility with just about any road or gravel bike you can dream up. You can choose from the 30mm axle or 24mm axle (handy for BB90 bottom brackets or to leave room for internal cable routing), 1x or 2x chainrings, crank lengths from 150mm to 175mm, and aero or featherweight configurations. It is even compatible with the INspider power meter so you can ride with power on any bike.
● More information from Rotor at: rotoramerica.com
● MSRP: $507 – $1099
LA PASSIONE Prestige Thermal Jersey Cyber Yellow €115.00
The Prestige Thermal Jersey is the winter ready choice of our best seller collection. Minimalistic but doesn’t sacrifice on performance.
The Prestige Thermal Jersey is the result of the work done on our previous winter collection, which has been updated and improved following our customers’ suggestions, especially on the ergonomics and fitting. This cycling jersey is very much recommended for mid-season and winter days. Its cozy thermo fleece fabric keeps you warm and protected on chilly moments. Its renewed fitting also includes a more comfortable chest cut and a more comfortable sleeve, while maintaining a classy minimalist style. It boasts three rear pockets, one of which is doubled and features a zipped inner pocket that protects documents and the little stuff from sweat thanks to its waterproof construction. They also show off a more classic cut that matches a cleaner design without compromising on the functional and essential details. The front side of the waistline has bonded seams, a race-fit neck with a zip garage to avoid pinching, an internal wind catcher, exclusively marked with the Worth The Effort tagline and a bottom bonded hem to always keep the jersey in place.
● KEY FEATURES:
Highly stretch fabric, Pro-cut fit
Bonded hem at the bottom
Internal wind catcher marked with our WORTH THE EFFORT pay-off
Full length plastic zip with Cam Lock puller
Contrasting color inserts at the bottom of the sleeves
and under the rear pockets
Back silicone waist gripper
Top and Bottom zip garage
Triple reinforced rear pockets with a renewed design
Additional hidden waterproof pocket
Reflective Hold the Line logo on the back
Reflective La Passione wordmark on the shoulder
Conditions: 8° – 15° C / 46° – 59° F
This Jersey weighs 324g / 11,4 oz.
84% Polyamide / 16% Elastane
Antibacterial and wicking treatment.
● CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Machine wash at 30°C in garment bag or handwash
Delicate cycle / Quick wash
Wash dark and bright colors separately
No synthetics wash / Do not bleach
Do not dry clean / Do not tumble dry / Do not iron.
● MSRP: €115.00
● More info at: www.lapassione.cc
SYNCROS Torque Wrench 2.0
Precision products require precision tools. Our Torque wrench is designed for ease of use when mounting and maintaining high end products (particularly carbon components) on bikes. Simply set your desired torque and you cannot over tighten a bolt risking damage to the component or bolt head. The kit is complete with a range of bits, an extension head, instructions and a tough case to keep it safe. An essential part to any home mechanics arsenal.
● Material: Alloy handle
● Weight: 270g approx.
● Number of Tools: 9
● Tools Description:
● Hex 3/4/5/6/8/10
● T20/T25/T30 socket bits
● 25mm socket adaptor and 75mm extension
● Adjustable torque tool with 1/4“ drive with alloy handle
● Torque range 2-24 Nm
● Accuracy ±4%
● Supplied with bit set.
● Dimensions: 220mm
● Easy to set
● Color: black
● See it here at: www.syncros.com
PROLOGO SCRATCH M5 CPC Saddle
The saddle that Won the Tour de France 2020, now with our patented technology CPC (Connect-Power-Control).
Scratch M5 CPC is designed to be the next level of performance. The CPC technology is the same used in Formula1, patented by Prologo for the cycling industry. It consists of 3D polymer cones that maximize the grip and help to change position quickly on the saddle.
Ergonomic, Unisex and multicategory saddle, its “T-shape” offers more freedom of movements and positioning. The new MSS Multi Sector System create different zones that work in a smart and individual way, favoring the rider’s movement and absorbing the vibrations.
● Retail price: from 159 euros, depending on the rail.
● See The saddle at: www.prologo.it
STAN’s Expands Its Outdoor Equipment Market Beyond Bikes
Sealant prevents and fixes flat tires for tractors, mowers, UTVs, golf carts, and more.
Stan’s NoTubes is introducing its proven, popular Stan’s Tire Sealant into the tubeless, off-road outdoor equipment market after two decades of successful use in the bicycle industry
Stan’s NoTubes, the company that set the cycling industry standard for making mountain bike tires tubeless nearly two decades ago, is introducing its popular, proven tire sealant into the tubeless, off-road outdoor equipment market.
“Over the years, Stan’s employees, friends and acquaintances have been utilizing Stan’s sealant to prevent and repair flats not only in bicycle tires, but also in a wide range of other pneumatic tires,” said Mike Bush, President of Stan’s NoTubes. “They’ve used it in equipment like lawn tractors, stand-up mowers, wheelbarrows, golf carts, side-by-sides, utility vehicles, and hand trucks. Now we’re making it easier for everyone to use Stan’s Tire Sealant in a wide variety of outdoor equipment applications.”
Stan’s Tire Sealant effectively prevents and repairs a wide range of pneumatic tire issues such as punctures up to 1/2″, bead leaks, cuts, and weather checking. With a lower viscosity than the majority of sealant offerings, Stan’s Tire Sealant “splashes” inside a tire after application and coats it as the wheel rotates, enabling a much greater chance of “repair” to bead, rim, and sidewall leaks. Stan’s Tire Sealant instantly seals punctures in treads and sidewalls through a unique healing process that rushes crystals to the puncture site and seals the hole before air pressure is lost.
Stan’s Tire Sealant has many applications beyond bicycles such as lawn tractors, stand-up mowers, wheelbarrows, golf carts, side-by-sides, utility vehicles, and hand trucks
Stan’s expanded markets include a variety of outdoor equipment businesses such as landscaping and lawn care companies, power equipment shops, construction crews, and golf courses. Use of Stan’s Tire Sealant results in less tire leak down and fewer flats, which translates into less machine downtime for businesses, thus reducing maintenance costs and lost profits.
Individuals like DIY homeowners can also benefit from using Stan’s Sealant. They’ll spend less time maintaining their own lawn and garden equipment and will save money on replacement inner tubes, which is how most of the outdoor equipment industry currently encourages people to fix their flat tires.
“When it comes to preventing and dealing with flat tires, the outdoor equipment industry is at a point a lot like where the bike industry was 20 years ago,” said Brett Beard, Product Manager of Outdoor Equipment at Stan’s Sealant. “We look forward to introducing a whole new category of users to Stan’s Sealant.”
Stan’s valve core removal tool has a compression tip that holds onto the core as well as internal storage for spare valve cores
Made in the USA, Stan’s Tire Sealant is available in one-pint (MSRP $17) and one-quart (MSRP $28) sizes. Dealer and distributor pricing are also available.
Since tires in the outdoor equipment industry are inflated via schrader valves, Stan’s has also developed a schrader valve core removal tool with internal storage for spare valve cores as well as a special applicator for injecting sealant into tires through schrader valves.
● For more information or to order, visit www.StansSealant.com.
The AFFINITY CYCLES Premium Carbon Fiber Tire Lever
Lighter, Cooler and More Rim-Friendly
Affinity Cycles adds to their collection of unique bicycle accessories with a must-have US-Made Premium Carbon Fiber Tire Lever set. The sleek design; destined to become the favorite tool in your collection, was conceived by Affinity and engineered by Aaron Panone of AARN to be produced at an affordable $25 per pair.
Addressing numerous shortcomings of existing tire levers, this new lever design is lighter, tougher and more durable than existing options while also being rim-friendly whether you’re riding on alloy or carbon rims.
The thoughtful design features dual-sided ergonomics, constructed of unidirectional and 3K woven carbon fiber, optimized with 3-dimensional shapes to achieve maximal strength and stiffness.
Innovative, tough and ultra-durable, carbon and alloy rim friendly… your tubeless set up will love you and our trusty levers work with ease on those tough foldable tires.
The Affinity Carbon Fiber Tire Lever – Key Points:
● Designed for all tires and rims – carbon or alloy, tubed or tubeless
● Made in the USA (Brooklyn!)
● MSRP: $25/pair
● Available directly via affinitycycles.com.
* Due to demand, levers are being sold on a made to order basis as production ramps up. Affinity’s Brooklyn staff is happy to answer any questions you may have [email protected]
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