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Elite's Drivo is an in­ter­ac­tive di­rect-trans­mis­sion home trainer with in­te­grated power mea­sure­ment that uses a 24-point laser-op­ti­cal power sys­tem that mea­sures watt out­put to within 1% ac­cu­racy. It has a power out­put of 2,000 watts at 35kph and can sim­u­late a 24% grade. The elec­tron­i­cally man­aged mag­netic re­sis­tance is di­rectly re­lated to the train­ing pro­gram or course that is cho­sen in the soft­ware.

Drivo comes with Real Soft­ware and the MyTrain­ing app, and is com­pat­i­ble with ZWIFT, Ki­nomap and Train­erRoad. Hub com­pat­i­bil­ity in­cludes 130-135x5mm, with quick re­lease and 142x12mm thru-axle.

FSA's Gos­samer Pro ABS BB 386 EVO crankset is con­structed out of cold­forged alu­minum and de­signed for max­i­mum strength-to-weight ra­tio. The 30mm spin­dle is com­pat­i­ble with English treaded, SMN press fit and BB30 bot­tom brack­ets with the use of spac­ers.

The SL-K Light ABS BB386 EVO road crankset uses hol­low car­bon-fi­bre arms and the adapt­able BB386EVO 30mm spin­dle to cre­ate a stiff, light­weight crank.

At 169g, the Ex­tra Light Com­pact road bar uses high-mod­u­lus car­bon and care­ful con­trol of wall thick­ness to cre­ate a high-con­trol, high-com­fort han­dle­bar.

The Vi­sion Team 35 al­loy wheelset in­cludes aero-bladed spokes, an asym­met­ric 2:1 rear lac­ing pat­tern, CNC-ma­chined brak­ing sur­faces, sealed car­tridge bear­ings and hand-built qual­ity.

Giro's all-new Fac­tor Tech­lace shoe com­bines the ben­e­fits of laces with the ad­justa­bil­ity of a Boa dial. The up­per is con­structed with Evofiber SL, and the Eas­ton EC9 SLX2 car­bon-fi­bre out­sole pro­vides a stiff plat­form for power trans­fer. Its weight is 210g (size 42.5).

The Aero­head MIPS is the lat­est triathlon and time-trial hel­met from Giro. The Zeiss eye shield is af­fixed to the hel­met us­ing mag­netic an­chors, and a Roc Loc Air sys­tem pro­vides a se­cure fit.

The Aero­head Ul­ti­mate MIPS is the most aero­dy­nam­i­cally ef­fi­cient pro­file ever cre­ated by Giro. The shell is con­structed with TeXtreme car­bon fi­bre, which is lighter and stronger than other car­bon com­pos­ites.

The Bex­ley MIPS is an ur­ban hel­met that pro­vides a large area of cov­er­age and uses plush an­timi­cro­bial pad­ding for ex­tra com­fort. The Bex­ley uses a re­tractable, re­place­able shield to pro­tect the eyes, and an in­te­grated rear light pro­vides in­creased vis­i­bil­ity.

Vit­to­ria has in­tro­duced the Qu­rano car­bon-clincher wheel line for 2017, with the Qu­rano 30c (1,410g), Qu­rano 46c (1,510g) and the Qu­rano 60c (1,570g). The rims are con­structed of Vit­to­ria's graphene-en­hanced car­bon and in­clude the Vit­to­ria Speed­lock car­bon-clincher pro­file for bet­ter brak­ing on the tube­less-ready rim.

Bollé's Mes­sen­ger Premium HI-VIS is a tech­nol­ogy-loaded com­muter hel­met that fea­tures an LED light sys­tem and re­flec­tive ma­te­ri­als to in­crease vis­i­bil­ity. Bollé's safety QR code al­lows users to en­ter emer­gency-con­tact in­for­ma­tion on­line, which can be ac­cessed by scan­ning the unique QR code on the hel­met in the event of an ac­ci­dent.

Aero­max glasses fea­ture Bollé's B-Max tech­nol­ogy that pro­vides wide hor­i­zon­tal and ver­ti­cal fields of vi­sion. The Aero­max is vented at the edges of the lens, and lenses are avail­able in a va­ri­ety of colours, as well as the Bollé B-Clear lens.

Kryp­tonite's Keeper Fold­able uses a hard­ened-steel-link sys­tem, with 360° link ro­ta­tion to pro­vide se­cure and com­pact se­cu­rity. Neo­prene web­bing pro­tects the chain links from dam­ag­ing bike frames, and a dust­cover pro­tects the log cylin­der from dirt and grime.

The RC3 con­troller and DS3 dis­play from BionX will now be avail­able as OEM and for af­ter­mar­ket pur­chase. Also new for 2017 is an app avail­able on An­droid, and iOS that will pro­vide con­nec­tiv­ity with a smart­phone via the RC3 con­troller.

A new universal 2,000-lu­men front- and rear-light­ing sys­tem will also be avail­able in 2017, pow­ered by e-bike pow­er­train sys­tems through the DC jack, and will be con­trolled by the RC3 con­troller on the han­dle­bars.

Black­burn's Cen­tral 200 Front + Click USB Rear light set pro­vides enough light to both see and be seen. The 200-lu­men Cen­tral 200 Front uses a ratchet sys­tem to al­low for an­gle ad­justa­bil­ity, and side light beams in­crease vis­i­bil­ity. The Click USB Rear fea­tures an LED gauge that al­lows the user to see how much charge is left.

The CamelBak Crus Reser­voir pro­vides 20% more wa­ter per sip than pre­vi­ous mod­els, and a new open/close lever on the mouth­piece re­duces un­wanted drip­ping. The Crux is made of BPA-/EPS-/EPF-free ma­te­ri­als.

The Speed­play Zero Pavé shares all the same fea­tures and ben­e­fits of the Zero, but with a min­i­mal­ist de­sign. Each pedal uses one nee­dle and two car­tridge bear­ings for smooth, sta­ble ro­ta­tion on the spin­dle.

The Syzr off-road pedal uses fun­nel-shaped guides on the front of each cleat to ef­fec­tively in­crease the size of the tar­get area and steer the cleat into the pedal. With 10° of float and mi­cro-ad­justibil­ity, it is avail­able in chro­moly, stainless steel and ti­ta­nium.

Lezyne's Super GPS of­fers both ANT+ and Blue­tooth Smart con­nec­tions, ul­tra-re­li­able track­ing via GPS, a barom­e­ter and an ac­celerom­e­ter, as well as fea­tures such as Strava Live Seg­ments, turn-by-turn nav­i­ga­tion, phone no­ti­fi­ca­tions, Lezyne Track, bread­crumb map and cus­tom­iz­a­ble pages and fields.

The com­pan­ion Lezyne Ally phone app al­lows you to sync with Strava or select des­ti­na­tions for turn-by-turn rout­ing, and of­fers the op­tion of turn­ing on text/phone/email no­ti­fi­ca­tions that seam­lessly stream in­for­ma­tion from your phone to the com­puter screen.

Al­berta-based 4iiii in­tro­duces the dual-sided Pre­ci­sion Pro power me­ter that de­liv­ers ex­cep­tional ac­cu­racy, light­weight de­sign, ANT+ and Blue­tooth com­pat­i­bil­ity and 3D power-me­ter tech­nol­ogy.

You can choose the Pre­ci­sion Pro Ride Ready, which comes pre-in­stalled on a new Shi­mano Dura-Ace FC-9000 se­ries crankset, or the Pre­ci­sion Pro Fac­tory In­stall, which is af­fixed to your ex­ist­ing crankset at the 4iiii fac­tory.

Garneau's Car­bon LS-100 II road shoes of­fer a pre­cise Boa mi­cro-ad­just­ment sys­tem and a super-rigid frame for max­i­mum per­for­mance.

The Cop­per T-Flex MTB shoe in­cor­po­rates many great fea­tures from Garneau's Course Air­lite road-cycling shoe. A strong frame pre­vents it from go­ing soft on a muddy course, and fea­tures a brand-new sys­tem of off­set straps to re­duce pres­sure on top of the foot. The Onyx shoe is de­signed to be com­fort­able and ef­fi­cient when rid­ing, and the hik­ing out­sole en­sures flex­i­bil­ity to walk when nec­es­sary.

De­vel­oped with Al­phaman­tis Tech­nolo­gies, Garneau's P-09 hel­met uses the in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy of the Vort­tice hel­met with im­proved aero­dy­nam­ics, ven­ti­la­tion and lens sys­tem.

The Héros MIPS RTR hel­met is pre­ci­sion-en­gi­neered to de­liver safety, com­fort and per­for­mance. The hel­met can be ad­justed us­ing the Spi­der­lock 4D ad­just­ment sys­tem, both lat­er­ally and ver­ti­cally for a per­fect fit.

The Ghost As­set is light­weight and well ven­ti­lated to of­fer max­i­mum com­fort. With its fierce de­sign in­spired from pure racing mod­els, this hel­met en­sures great head pro­tec­tion from ev­ery an­gle.

The Raid MIPS hel­met pro­vides plenty of cov­er­age

around the back of the head. The Spi­der­lock Pro MTB sta­bi­lizes the hel­met, while the Tri-Glide PRO strap sys­tem lets you fine-tune the po­si­tion of the hel­met's straps.

The ver­sa­tile Le Tour MIPS hel­met is easy to ad­just so you can shape it to your needs, and its vi­sor can quickly be re­moved should you wish to do so.

In­spired by the high-end Raid moun­tain-bike hel­met, the large back-ofthe-head cov­er­ing of the Brat is de­signed to bet­ter pro­tect this area, while the brand-new de­sign makes for 360° pro­tec­tion.

Shi­mano's RC9 road shoe fea­tures a one-piece up­per to pro­vide a snug fit and an ul­tra­light car­bon outer sole for max­i­mized power trans­fer. Shi­mano has also elim­i­nated the last­ing board to re­duce weight and al­low for a lower stack height to help sta­bi­lize the foot. Clo­sure on the RC9 is con­trolled by a pair of BOA IP1 di­als. The RC9 comes in four colour ways – white, yel­low, black and blue – and a full range of sizes.

Stages Cycling in­tro­duces its new power-train­ing pack­age fea­tur­ing the Dash and Link ecosys­tems. Dash is a power-train­ing-op­ti­mized GPS head unit that in­te­grates seam­lessly with the new Link sys­tem and fea­tures ro­bust Blue­tooth and ANT+ con­nec­tiv­ity to Stages Power me­ters and third-party de­vices.

Stages' new Link is a hub of cloud-based coach­ing, education, train­ing anal­y­sis and equip­ment-management tools de­vel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the cycling-train­ing an­a­lyt­ics ex­perts at Today's Plan, based in Australia.

Park Tool goes big in 2017 with its new TS-4 Professional Tru­ing Stand de­signed to ac­cu­rately gauge any size wheel, with or with­out the tire mounted, ac­com­mo­dat­ing today's wide va­ri­ety of hubs, wheel sizes and tire com­bi­na­tions.

The Tacx NEO is for those look­ing to get the most out of their in­door rid­ing. The di­rect-drive sys­tem aids in op­ti­miz­ing power ef­fi­ciency, and the use of a vir­tual fly­wheel more ac­cu­rately sim­u­lates road re­sis­tance. Fur­ther­more, the NEO boasts a max­i­mum re­sis­tance of 2,200 watts, ANT+ and Blue­tooth Smart con­nec­tiv­ity.

The Flux is a com­pact di­rect-drive trainer with a 7kg fly­wheel and Elec­tro brak­ing tech­nol­ogy that is ANT+ FE-C- and Blue­tooth-Smart-com­pat­i­ble, al­low­ing users to train with Tacx apps, as well as pro­grams such as Zwift and Train­erRoad.

The Sa­tori Smart broad­casts power/speed/cadence over ANT+ and Blue­tooth Smart sin­gles, but it is not ANT+ FE-C-en­abled, and in­stead, a cable-ac­tu­ated brake can be mounted on the han­dle­bars to al­low users to set the de­sired re­sis­tance.

The Tiger MTB shoe is Sidi's new top-end footwear op­tion. Sidi's Techno-3 Tacx Neo trainer Push dial sys­tem is now lo­cated on the tongue, mak­ing it eas­ier to use and af­ford­ing in­creased crash pro­tec­tion. The up­pers are con­structed of Tech­pro mi­crofi­bre ma­te­rial, while an SRS car­bon-ground sole pro­vides su­perb stiff­ness.

Re­plac­ing the Wire Car­bon as its top-tier road shoe, Sidi's new Shot is con­structed of a Tech­pro mi­crofi­bre up­per and vented car­bon sole. The dou­ble Techno-3 Push sys­tem is again moved to the tongue to in­crease dura­bil­ity and com­fort.

The Boost 01 is Rudy Project's first-ever road aero hel­met that was de­signed us­ing the Pin­in­fa­rina wind tun­nel in Italy with the aid of aero­dy­nam­ics guru John Cobb. It fea­tures 10 vents and a for­ward-placed aero­dy­namic pres­sure zone to re­duce neck torque.

The Fotonyk in­cludes an all-new Lens Bumper sys­tem and en­hanced pro­tec­tion to the face dur­ing falls or im­pacts. Air chan­nels are strate­gi­cally placed at the top of the lens so users can eas­ily man­age in­ter­nal air­flow and re­duce fog.

The el­e­gant Air­grip of­fers a unique wrap­around style, with dis­tinc­tive tri­an­gu­lar vents lo­cated on the tem­ples for su­perb air­flow. For com­plete side pro­tec­tion, a soft closed-cell shield can eas­ily be in­ter­changed with the in­cluded open-cell com­fort pad.

The award-win­ning Tra­lyx is Rudy Project's most ad­vanced pair of sun­glasses, fea­tur­ing an all-new Tra­lyx XL lens that was tested and de­signed by Professional cy­clists and en­gi­neered to ex­pand the depth of vi­sion.

Oak­ley's Radar Pace uses an In­tel-pow­ered sys­tem to pro­vide real-time coach­ing, track­ing the user's per­for­mance and mak­ing corrections and sug­ges­tions in the moment. The Radar Pace pairs with ex­ter­nal sen­sors, in­clud­ing power, heart rate, speed, cadence, dis­tance and time to tailor coach­ing specif­i­cally to the user. The sys­tem also uses an ac­celerom­e­ter, gy­ro­scope, barom­e­ter, hu­mid­ity sen­sor and prox­im­ity sen­sor to pro­vide fur­ther statis­tics and feed­back. It is wa­ter-re­sis­tant and is avail­able in both men's and women's fits.

Ful­crum's Speed 40 clincher's 40mm medium-height car­bon rims can ac­cept 25-32mm-wide tires. There is a 3K car­bon-fi­bre brak­ing sur­face that is treated with 3Dia­mant. It comes with ce­ramic bear­ings and its weight is 1,420g per pair.

The Speed 40 and 55 car­bon tubu­lars fea­ture ce­ramic bear­ings as well as a 3K car­bon-fi­bre brak­ing sur­face that is treated with 3Dia­mant and can ac­com­mo­date 25-32mm-wide tires. Us­ing car­bon hubs with alu­minum flanges and aero straight-pull spokes, the weight per pair is 1,213g for the Speed 40 and 1,280g for the Speed 55.

The Racing Zero line of­fers durable clincher wheelsets to race and train on. The Com­pe­tizione is an alu­minum-rimmed road wheel with ma­chined side­walls and ce­ramic bear­ings. Its weight per set is 1,520g.

The Nite mod­els are alu­minum-rimmed wheels with black plasma coat­ing and ce­ramic bear­ings, with a weight of 1,506g per set.

Racing Zero is a high-level alu­minum race wheelset with ma­chined side­walls that have ce­ramic bear­ings, all with a weight of 1,518g per set.

Ful­crum's Racing Zero Car­bon switches to car­bon for the first time, com­bin­ing a car­bon rim with alu­minum spokes. Its weight is 1,358g per set.

The Zipp 303 Firecrest car­bon clincher tube­less disc-brake wheelset sets a new stan­dard. With an all-new disc-spe­cific tube­less rim, the 303 Firecrest car­bon clincher is now in­ter­nally 21mm wide and faster than ever.

The 202 NSW car­bon clincher is en­gi­neered to be the fastest ac­cel­er­at­ing car­bon clincher that Zipp has ever made. The 202 NSW de­liv­ers the low­est aero­dy­namic drag avail­able for a rim of this depth, while light­weight con­struc­tion and Ax­ial Clutch Tech­nol­ogy save time go­ing up and down.

The Zipp 202 Firecrest tubu­lar disc-brake wheelset is the com­pany's most durable car­bon-tubu­lar wheelset for the de­mands of today's cy­clocross racer and the emerg­ing road-disc rider and racer.

Zipp's Super-9 disc brake is its fastest wheel ever and is of­fered in both car­bon-clincher and tubu­lar-disc mod­els for triathlons and time tri­als.

Ax­iom's Sey­mour bag line is the brain­child of Andrew Bel­son, man­ager of pro­pri­etary brands for Ax­iom's par­ent, Live to Play Sports. The line is con­structed of re­cy­cled fishing nets af­ter Bel­son's son be­came con­cerned about sea tur­tles get­ting caught in aban­doned fishing nets in the world's oceans. The nets are bro­ken down and in­cor­po­rated into a polyester weave to cre­ate its Ocean­weave fab­ric used in the en­tire line of durable Sey­mour bags, which fea­ture seat and han­dle­bar bags, pan­niers and trunk bags.

The Nobby Nic, Smart Sam and other Sch­walbe 27.5” tires are now avail­able in 2.6” widths, plac­ing them be­tween stan­dard width and emerg­ing plus-sized tires. The Smart Sam also has a new tread pat­tern for 2017, a dual-com­pound rub­ber that im­proves dura­bil­ity and uses the com­pany's new APX tech­nol­ogy, which in­creases side­wall stiff­ness.

The Pro One HT is a new hand­made tubu­lar road tire that comes in 22mm and 25mm widths and uses Sch­walbe's OneS­tar rub­ber com­pound. A di­a­mond-tread pat­tern pro­vides solid grip in a va­ri­ety of road con­di­tions.

The G-One Speed is a new tire based on the former S-One and Big One tires. This high-vol­ume tire comes in a va­ri­ety of siz­ing op­tions and com­pounds, in­clud­ing 700x30c clincher and hand­made tubu­lar op­tions.

The new Marathon GT uses an exclusive tread de­sign and the newly de­vel­oped DualGuard cas­ing to pro­vide trac­tion and dura­bil­ity while pro­tect­ing against cuts and punc­tures.

Po­lar's M450 Spe­cial Edition is a GPS com­puter that in­cludes the M450 head unit, the H7 heart-rate mon­i­tor, an ad­justable front bike mount and a coloured com­puter cover. It is Blue­tooth-Smart-en­abled, al­low­ing it to con­nect to a wide range of sen­sors and de­vices to mea­sure speed, cadence, heart rate and more, as well as power-me­ter sys­tems.

Lake Shoes MXZ400 is a high-cuff winter-rid­ing shoe con­structed of Pit­tards WR100 and Hel­cor abra­sion-re­sis­tant leather, along with a wa­ter­proof mem­brane and a sole that is made of sub-zero-rated rub­ber.

The MX332 Su­per­cross is the new top-end cy­clocross-/MTB-spe­cific shoe fea­tur­ing kan­ga­roo-leather con­struc­tion, a Ther­maform car­bon-fi­bre heel counter, full-car­bon sole, two rows of re­place­able spikes and dual side-mounted L6 Boa lac­ing.

The MX237 Su­per­cross is made with Hel­cor abra­sion-re­sis­tant leather and mesh. The full-car­bon sole and Moun­tain Race X rub­ber mean great power trans­fer, with ex­cel­lent grip-off. Boa pro­vides a se­cure fit with the dual side-lac­ing sys­tem.

The CX332 per­for­mance road shoe is based on a wider last than Lake's high­est-end mod­els, but with a K-Lite kan­ga­roo-leather up­per, full-car­bon sole and dual side-mounted L6 Boa lac­ing sys­tem.

The Spe­cial­ized S-Works Pre­vail II hel­met builds on the orig­i­nal Pre­vail, with in­creased ven­ti­la­tion cou­pled with aero­dy­namic de­sign and light­weight con­struc­tion. The Mind­set II mi­cro-dial fit sys­tem with height ad­justa­bil­ity al­lows for en­hanced com­fort.

The new S-Works 6 XC moun­tain-bike shoe uses at­tributes from the S-Works 6 road shoe to con­trib­ute to the stiff­ness and light­ness of this new MTB kick. Spe­cial­ized's Pad­Lock heel pro­vides a snug, se­cure fit along with the dual-Boa clo­sure sys­tem.

The Burra Burra bike-pack col­lec­tion pro­vides a suit­able car­ry­ing so­lu­tion for nearly ev­ery sit­u­a­tion. From the 13L Dry­pack 13 to the Mini Wedgie sad-

Shi­mano S-Phyre RC9 road shoe

Oak­ley Radar Pace glasses

Bionx light­ing sys­tem

Garneau Héros MIPS RTR hel­met

Bollé Aero­max sun­glasses

Spe­cial­ized Pre­vail II hel­met

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