More new kit for your appraisal: Venn Var 40 TCD – Filament Wound Disc Brake Carbon Rim, POC launches the Omne Eternal helmet, MAAP x 100% Glendale sunglasses with HiPER lenses, Pivot new E-Vault urban and gravel bike, two new bags from Chrome Industries and what people are saying about the TorchONE in the City.
Tech N Spec
Ares is the ancient Greek god of war and courage, often portrayed as the personification of sheer brutality and the physical valor needed for success in war. If that sounds like what it takes to win bunch sprints in the pro peloton, then Ares is an apt name for the newest member of the Specialized S-Works family of road cycling shoes.
What's new in this week's Gear Break? Swiftwick Vision Medical Hero socks, SRAM launches RED eTap AXS 36T max rear derailleur, Sidi Mega: performance and extra comfort, Muc-Off launches Dry Shower, Endura’s FS260 bib and jersey and VeloInk personalized decals.
More exciting new cycling kit: Hiplok new ways to store and secure your bike, Velo21: Rethink your cleaning regime, Lezyne multi-tools, UCI and Santini launch Rainbow Colours collection, Smith partnership with AG2R Citroën and Kitzuma Cycling Logistics goes national.
Cyclocross Worlds were just in Ostend. And we are all anxious awaiting the Spring Classics in Belgium. It wouldn't be cycling without Belgium, so it's only fitting that PEZ got its hands on the newest helmet from Lazer. A storied Belgian helmet brand that's been around for 100 years and worn by modern day cycling heroes like Wout van Aert.
Scalatore Samurai - The latest super bike from Festka, the new Dynaplug Racer Pro, KICKR hardwired connections for newest KICKR, State Bicycles astronaut collection with NASA logos, OSMO Nutrition introduces blueberry pomegranate active hydration and get 25% off from Pegatin.
Loads more new kit on the market: Chuck tries out Memory Pilot Wattstyle socks, Tom Boonen is the new global brand ambassador of La Passione, State Bicycle Company updates the 6061 Black Label All-Road, veloToze waterproof cycling glove, Safety Wing Gives You More Breathing Room and Swiftwick MAXUS Zero Tab fitness socks.
It was only a matter of time before Wahoo entered the sports watch market. The RIVAL automatically transitions from one activity to the next, tracks your transition times, and records time and other data for each segment. Here's my review and set-up guide.
More new cycling related kit: DeFeet introduces socks for health care workers and medical professionals, Stolen Goat Raggamuffin Orkaan cycling jersey, new Shimano IC1 shoes set the standard for indoor cycling, new Michael Blann prints available, Smith Optics Attack Max Rx long term review video and Giro Xnetic H2O gloves.