Holiday Gift Guide #4: Gulo, Gaerne, Michael Blann, LOOK, Lizard Skins, Smith, Robert Axle & Spurcycle
More gifts for your cyclist
Holiday Gift Guide #4: Loads of gift ideas – Gulo Composites GRD-36 wheels, Gaerne Carbon G. Chrono shoes, Michael Blann: Mountains book, LOOK Solid Wool 2 socks, Lizard Skins DSP v2 bar tape, Smith Attack MAG sunglass, Robert Axle Project trainer axle and Spurcycle Sapphire Bell.
Performance at all levels.
You can see Gulo wheels on Chuck Peña’s Colnago V3 project build HERE
The GRD-36 is our all-rounder wheel system that provides aero advantages for the flats, superior light weight and stiffness for climbing, and the durability required for those hard gravel adventures. Designed for multidisciplinary riding styles, this wheel can do it all.
The 36mm moderate depth rim is the same aero profile as our Aero Road rim, with a 21mm internal width that works great with larger tire profiles. Designed with alternating spoke hole offsets and optimized drilling angles to work in perfect conjunction with our ETI hubs and GIS spoke system.
Gulo Composites GRD-36 Wheelset
Whats in the box
● Gulo Carbon Rims: 21mm internal width, 36mm deep, 24-hole, 700c
● Gulo ETI System Hubs: 12X100, 12X142 (end cap kits available), center-lock disc-only, 7.5° engagement
● Gulo Spokes: Made-in-USA, 2.9grams/spoke, superior impact resistance
● Weight: 1320 grams/wheelset
● Comes With: Gulo rim tape and valves installed
● Axle Front: 12X100, 15X100, QRX100
● Axle Rear: 12X142, 12X135, QRX135
● Driver: Campagnolo 11s, Shimano 10/11s, SRAM XDR
● Ferrule Color: Black (standard) Gold (special order)
● Available now at Gulocomposites.com. $2,490.00.
Gaerne Carbon G. Chrono 2021 Shoes
This new cycling shoe has been studied down to the smallest detail to fulfill the expectations of even the most demanding cyclist.
Comfort: It has no pressure points thanks to the innovative Boa Li2 closure system which guarantees accuracy, durability and comfort. The closure system consists of two micro adjustable BOA Li2 reels that allows the rider to obtain uniform comfort. BOA Technology guarantees the reels and the cables of the BOA closing system for the entire useful life of the product. The upper is made of microfiber with laser-drilling. Together with the anatomical tongue the shoe provides excellent breathability and a perfect temperature for the rider. This shoe is designed with the TSS technology “Tarsal Support System” to ensure the perfect position of the foot inside the shoe, obtaining a rounded and more efficient pedal stroke. All-new integrated anti slip heel-cup will not deform or weaken. With its anti-tendonitis form it allows for the best foot stability and control. Internal non-slip treatment allows for the best foot stability and control.
EPS Lightweight Transpirant Insole: Internal anatomical insole with tarsal area support to grant comfort and pedaling efficiency. The insole is perforated for optimum microclimate inside the shoe.
Gaerne EPS Lightweight Full Carbon Sole 12.0: Ultra light and ultra thin, the optimized carbon fiber weave ensures every watt of power is transferred to the pedals. The stability of the foot is increased thanks to the shape of the sole in the plantar arch area. Four air vents guarantee ventilation inside the shoe. The sole has an anti-slip insert in the toe and an interchangeable pad in the rear. Cleat position options have been increased by 9mm compared to the previous sole. An alignment scale printed on the sole allows you to memorize the position of the cleat. Outstanding stiffness index of 12.
The sole “Gaerne EPS Carbon Speedplay” guarantees absolute lightness and rigidity. Thanks to the perfect positioning of the holes, allowing a wider range of adjustment and a larger decline of the cleat compared to other soles currently on the market. This new sole has received Speedplay approval as indicated sole itself. Non-slip rubber inserts in the front and back of the sole provide security whilst walking. The rear insert is replaceable.
As tested by PEZ, Alastair Hamilton says:
The Gaerne Chrono Carbon are ‘just’ on the market and so I’ve only had the opportunity for two rides, once on the home-trainer and once out-side. I would say comfort and stiffness were my first impressions. These are the first shoes I’ve ridden with the BOA fastening system, micro adjust for the best comfort, but with security. Very easy to adjust on the move as you find you need a bit of room on a long ride, or to tighten up for a sprint or climb. The sole is ultra rigid and you feel at one with the bike, but the insole takes any discomfort out of the ride. The heel cup holds your foot in place and there is no pinching at the knuckle area. They look good too!
A more in-depth review on PEZ soon.
● MSRP: $349.95
● Available: November 2020
● Weight: 291g (Size: 43)
● With BOA Li2 Closure System
● Available in Blue, Black, White/Red, White.
● More information at: www.gaerne.com/cycling
Michael Blann: Give the Gift of Mountains this Christmas
The perfect present for any cyclist in the family or friends circle – or perhaps just a treat for yourself after a tough 2020. Choose a print from the Mountains range, or perhaps gift a Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs book this year.
Make sure you order in time to receive your purchase. The order deadlines are:
Books & Prints UK Shipping – Monday 21st December.
Books & Prints International Shipping – Monday 14th December.
LOOK Solid Wool 2 Socks
Because it is often our feet that get cold first, sock choice is paramount: this is where our Solid Wool socks come in. The Merino wool base is selected for its thermal and breathable qualities so you can say goodbye to frozen toes. The wool provides all the warmth you need whilst efficiently contributing to thermoregulation. Naturally breathable, it also offers convenient odor control to avoid smelly feet.
21% Merino Wool, 17% Acrylic, 58% Polyamide, 4% Elastane
Merino wool-based design
Provides warmth and breathability
Evacuates unpleasant odors
● MSRP GBP £15.00 / USD £20.00 / EUR €17.00
● See them here at: lookcycle.com
Lizard Skins New DSP v2 Bar Tape
The new Lizard Skins DSP v2 tape is a new improved version of their old tried and true DSP tape. The v2 offers better durability thanks to a new improved formula of the Dura Soft Polymer, the v2 has the same feel and texture but is twice as durable. The tape used by Lotto Soudal, Movistar and AG2R La Mondial.
● DSP v2 tape pricing starts at $39.99.
● Lizard Skins DSP v2 tape is available in 1.8, 2.5 and 3.3mm thickness and 15 colors.
● Visit Lizard Skins to see the full range: https://www.lizardskins.com/product?sport=road&col=bar_tape
Attack MAG sunglass in Photochromic Clear to Grey lens from Smith
Smith is excited to launch the new Photochromic Clear to Grey lens across its interchangeable assortment of performance eyewear. The brand’s most versatile UV-sensitive lens shifts from clear (85% VLT) to grey (20% VLT) when exposed to sunlight so you can comfortable wear your eyewear in a variety of lighting environments in most conditions. Ideal for use when cycling at dusk and dawn or riding through tree canopies the new photochromic lens is available for 7 frame styles, including the best selling Attack MAG sunglass with quick change lens interchangeability.
● MSRP $259.
● Buy then from: www.smithoptics.com
The Robert Axle Project – Trainer Axle
RAP 12mm Thru Axles for trainers adapt 12mm thru-axle equipped bikes to modern bike trainers, offering options for proprietary axles from Mavic and Focus as well as standard options. The Trainer Thru Axle makes your thru-axle bike ready to ride indoors or out, with no switching whatsoever!
● The Robert Axle Project website at: robertaxleproject.com
Limited Edition Spurcycle Sapphire Bell
Spurcycle, creators of the precision Spurcycle bell, have released a limited edition Sapphire bell. Like all the company’s limited edition efforts – these bells sell out fast. In this case, that bodes well for the two chosen beneficiaries: San Francisco Bike Coalition and Bend Bikes. These strikingly beautiful bells with a Sapphire blue striker retail for $69 and are available only through Spurcycle’s website. San Francisco Bike Coalition and Bend Bikes will share equally twenty-five dollars from the sale of every Sapphire bell. Sapphire bells – with black diamond like carbon domes – are made in the USA and are guaranteed for life.
● More at: www.spurcycle.com
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