Pick ’n’ Mix

To cy­cle is the be­gin­ning of a life­long ro­mance

Cyclist - - Lead Out | Must Have - Words JAMES SPENDER Pho­tog­ra­phy DANNY BIRD APIDURA EX­PE­DI­TION TOOL PACK

£40, apidura.com ‘Men wanted for haz­ardous jour­ney. Small wages, bit­ter cold, long months of dark­ness, con­stant dan­ger, safe re­turn doubt­ful,’ read a press re­lease for Shack­le­ton’s En­durance Ex­pe­di­tion back in 1914. It puts cy­cling into per­spec­tive, but dan­gers such as me­chan­i­cals are still real, so Apidura has cre­ated this min­i­mal­ist, wa­ter­proof sad­dle pack to carry ev­ery­thing you need to save your 27-strong group from a punc­ture in the Sur­rey lanes.

MA­TRIX POW­ER­WATCH

$199 (£150), pow­er­watch.com Paypal bil­lion­aire Elon Musk might have put a car into space but the guys be­hind the Pow­er­watch could be about to make his­tory too. As a fit­ness tracker, the Pow­er­watch is fairly ba­sic and func­tional, but it packs a neat trick: it is pow­ered from body heat, a tech­nol­ogy its mak­ers say could have wide-rang­ing ap­pli­ca­tions. Just imag­ine if grasp­ing your bar tape pow­ered your bike lights…

BEET IT SPORT

From £1.85, beet-it.com In a re­cent in­ter­view in GQ, mu­sic leg­end Quincy Jones claims he can speak 26 lan­guages, has 22 girl­friends, lunched with Pi­casso and saw Michael Jack­son’s pet boa con­stric­tor, Mus­cles, eat Jacko’s par­rot. Heady claims in­deed, but ap­par­ently all true, much like Beet It’s re­search, which shows that con­sum­ing these beet­root-boosted, ni­trate-rich bars and shots in­creases time to fail­ure and im­proves oxy­gen cost, so you can pedal harder for longer.

CE­RAMIC-SPEED UFO DRIP CHAIN COAT­ING

£65, ce­ram­ic­speed.com Some say it’s made from the melted wax­work of Richard Nixon, oth­ers that it’s dis­tilled from the tears of the blind, star-nosed mole, which can de­tect, catch and eat food quicker than the hu­man eye can per­ceive. All we know is Ce­ramic-speed claims this is the world’s fastest chain treat­ment, pro­duc­ing 20% less fric­tion than its near­est ri­val pre-ride, 83% post-ride, plus it lasts over 200km be­tween ap­pli­ca­tions.

CY­CLIQ FLY12

£255, cy­cliq.com It surely won’t be long be­fore James Cameron ditches his fancy Red cam­eras (made by Oak­ley founder Jim Jan­nard, no less) and starts shoot­ing on a Cy­cliq Fly12. Fea­tur­ing a full 1080p, im­age-sta­bilised cam­era along­side a 600-lu­men bike light, the Fly12 records con­tin­u­ously, both as a safety pre­cau­tion and so you can re-live your daily com­mute when you get home.

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