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FMB SLALOM 33 TIRES

De­liv­er­ing the ul­ti­mate in per­for­mance, FMB is one of few brands pro­duc­ing hand­made tubu­lar tires cov­er­ing mul­ti­ple dis­ci­plines and cater­ing to a broad spec­trum of tastes. François Marie – the ‘FM’ of ‘FMB” – care­fully con­structs each 33mm Slalom cy­clocross tire for the in­tense rigours of rac­ing. The stan­dard, ul­tra-sup­ple cot­ton cas­ing is shod with a fast-rolling tread most would con­sider an “all-rounder”. Avail­able in black tread for max­i­mum dura­bil­ity or green for en­hanced grip at low tem­per­a­tures, the two Slalom 33 op­tions cover a broad spec­trum of con­di­tions, from warm and dry to cold and wet. SRP is $185 for stan­dard cas­ing in black or green; $265 for Pro ver­sion. arg-sports.com

RACER E-GLOVE 2

Win­ter cy­cling is a grind when your hands are painfully cold, and tun­ing gloves across a broad range of tem­per­a­tures and in­ten­sity on the bike is of­ten chal­leng­ing. France’s Racer brand takes their 90 years of ex­pe­ri­ence mak­ing per­for­mance gloves for win­ter sport to de­liver a close-fit­ting heated glove to keep you ped­al­ing com­fort­ably all win­ter. Us­ing their R-WARM heat­ing sys­tem, which is pow­ered by built-in lithium-ion poly­mer bat­ter­ies, the gloves of­fer up to four hours of heat and three lev­els of in­ten­sity. Their soft­shell outer pro­vides breatha­bil­ity and wa­ter and wind re­sis­tance, while sil­i­cone-en­hanced Clar­ino palms de­liver durable grip. SRP is $255. dis­tri­bu­tion­slyncee.com

UNIOR HOME PRO TOOL SET

For as­pir­ing home me­chan­ics, Unior de­liv­ers a well cho­sen and ex­e­cuted tool set in a con­ve­nient travel case with 18 tools in­cluded. Noth­ing beats a ded­i­cated set-up that makes miss­ing tools con­spic­u­ous with cut-outs for each while cov­er­ing com­mon de­mands at home or at events: Allen and Torx wrenches, ca­ble cut­ters, two screw­drivers, wheel tru­ing, chain, out­board bot­tom bracket and cas­sette tools. Round­ing out the kit and per­haps most ap­peal­ing for many rid­ing on new disc bikes: a ro­tor tru­ing tool. SRP is $485. nr­gen­ter­prises.com.

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