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.