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New from Elite is the Direto, an ANT+-, FE-C- and Blue­tooth-com­pli­ant di­rect-drive home trainer. With its In­te­grated OTS (Op­ti­cal Torque Sen­sor) power me­ter, watts are mea­sured within a 2.5% ac­cu­racy range. The op­tional pedal­ing anal­y­sis mea­sures power dur­ing the en­tire pedal­ing move­ment, set­ting 12 points that de­ter­mine how much ef­fort you put in your legs so you can op­ti­mize your train­ing ses­sion. Sim­u­lat­ing climbs up to 14% and speeds up to 40kph, the Direto pro­vides up to 1,400 watts of re­sis­tance.

Silca is cel­e­brat­ing its 100th an­niver­sary this year, and has teamed up with one of the great­est steel­frame builders in the world, Dario Pe­goretti, to pro­duce five Cen­ten­nial Edi­tion Su­perPista Ul­ti­mates. These one-of-a-kind pumps fea­ture hand-painted ren­der­ings, lo­gos and specs of prod­ucts that the brand has re­leased through­out the past cen­tury.

Along­side the stun­ning, clas­sic Ital­ian crafts­man­ship rep­re­sented within the Su­perPista Ul­ti­mates line, Silca has launched the Tat­tico, fea­tur­ing unique tech­nol­ogy that brings ul­tra-high-pre­ci­sion gauge tech­nol­ogy to a portable pump. Af­ter years of study­ing tire pres­sure in re­la­tion to rolling re­sis­tance, Silca part­nered with Co-Luck En­ter­prise Co., which has a proven sta­ble air-pres­sure-mon­i­tor­ing phone app. When com­bined with Tat­tico’s Blue­tooth, it dis­plays tire pres­sures to bet­ter than 2% ac­cu­racy and 0.5psi pre­ci­sion.

Com­pared to other mini-pumps on the mar­ket, Tat­tico’s in­ter­nal work­ing com­po­nents are in­verted. The hose and check valve are housed in the in­ner tube of the pump rather than the outer cylin­der, as com­monly seen in other de­signs. Silca says this de­sign pro­tects the Blue­tooth pres­sure sen­sor from the el­e­ments and vi­bra­tions when out on the road or trail, en­abling it to func­tion re­li­ably and ac­cu­rately in all con­di­tions.

De­signed to han­dle all-moun­tain rid­ing, the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch is a flat pedal shoe that de­liv­ers con­fi­dence, con­trol and com­fort. This light­weight shoe uses a pre­mium dual-com­pound Vi­bram Me­ga­grip sole for in­stant pedal en­gage­ment com­bined with long-wear­ing rub­ber at the toe and heel. Seam­less bonded up­per con­struc­tion of­fers un­matched com­fort and light­weight dura­bil­ity for hours of rid­ing.

The light­est, stiffest and most breath­able shoe from Pearl Izumi, the P.R.O. Leader v4 fea­tures a high-tech three-layer seam­less com­pos­ite up­per that mit­i­gates foot dis­com­fort by avoid­ing the soft tis­sue run­ning along the top of the foot while of­fer­ing breatha­bil­ity, elim­i­nat­ing hot spots and adapt­ing to your unique foot shape. The uni­body con­struc­tion de­liv­ers a su­per-low 5mm stack height for max­i­mum pedal­ing ef­fi­ciency and dual Boa IP1 reels al­low 1mm mi­cro-ad­justa­bil­ity and pop up for full re­lease.

De­signed in Cal­i­for­nia and made in Europe, the new lim­ited-edi­tion 100% Peter Sa­gan Chromium Gun­metal Green Speed­trap de­liv­ers en­hanced vi­sion and clar­ity by fol­low­ing the nat­u­ral con­tours of the eye to in­crease pe­riph­eral vi­sion and eye pro­tec­tion. High-im­pact-re­sis­tant and light­weight poly­car­bon­ate lenses and a five-base cylin­dri­cal-shield lens have cool­ing vents and three-way ad­justable tem­ple arms. The top-view raised frame is op­ti­mal for field of vi­sion, and in­ter­change­able lenses de­liver ver­sa­til­ity, while the lower air scoops to in­crease ven­ti­la­tion, thereby re­duc­ing mois­ture on

the lens. It comes with a hard case, mi­crofi­bre clean­ing bag and clear re­place­ment lens. The SRP is $230 [US].

Time is in­tro­duc­ing two new ped­als, the Spe­ciale 12 and the XPRO, for 2018. De­signed around the foun­da­tion of its ATAC ped­als, the Spe­ciale 12 is an En­duro pedal fea­tur­ing an all-new plat­form shape with a longer, thin­ner pro­file, pro­vid­ing a more sta­ble and com­fort­able plat­form for off-road rid­ers. The thin­ner body pro­file, along with a hol­low-steel spin­dle (202g per pedal), keeps the weight down, and the low pro­file also de­creases the chance of pedal hits on rocky, rooty trails.

The new XPRO road ped­als are built around the high-per­for­mance, ease-of-use Xpresso pedal plat­form. This next-gen­er­a­tion road pedal fea­tures a wider plat­form for more power trans­fer and greater rider com­fort, as well as a new light­weight aero­dy­namic de­sign.

Packed with fea­tures, the XPRO is tar­geted at high-per­for­mance and Elite-level ath­letes. Three mod­els are avail­able. The XPRO 15, the flag­ship model, fea­tures a hol­low ti­ta­nium spin­dle and Ceram­icSpeed bear­ings for very light­weight top-of-the-line per­for­mance.

Con­ceived in France, the RACER bike col­lec­tion line of pro­tec­tive gear was de­signed by rid­ers for rid­ers. The Mo­tion top is de­signed to be the most ad­vanced pro­tec­tion for your up­per body. Made with 100% breath­able mesh pan­els, it in­cor­po­rates the lat­est D30 AEROBP3 dor­sal and T4 and T5 D30 pads on the shoul­ders and el­bows. A per­fo­rated EVA foam pad on the chest pre­vents shocks while en­sur­ing good ven­ti­la­tion. Two rear pock­ets pro­vide stor­age space for cell­phones, en­ergy bars or tools, while the anti-mi­cro­bial and anti-odour treat­ments pre­vent skin ir­ri­ta­tions and pre­serve fresh­ness.

The Pro­file el­bow guards are er­gonomic pro­tec­tors that of­fer an ex­tremely soft, com­fort­able fit. The Aramid-re­in­forced pro­tec­tive pads around the joints pro­vide a high level of pro­tec­tion, and the non-slip strips and ad­justable Vel­cro belt en­sure the pads stay in place. The use of ven­ti­lated Neo­prene eas­ily wicks away per­spi­ra­tion.

The Pro­file sub-short is er­gonomic seam­less un­der­wear with D30 in­te­grated pro­tec­tors on the hips, the tail­bone and legs. Its Ly­cra con­struc­tion pro­vides an ex­cel­lent fit pro­vid­ing com­fort and good breatha­bil­ity. The short is light­weight, while pro­vid­ing a high level of pro­tec­tion.

Kuat has added a trunk rack to round out its bike-rack of­fer­ings for 2018. The High­line rack fea­tures a light­weight alu­minum de­sign that of­fers a sleek easy-to-mount sys­tem, with two-bike and three-bike mod­els avail­able. The High­line at­taches via user-friendly ratchet straps and adapts eas­ily to trunk de­signs thanks to piv­ot­ing brac­ing arms.

Oak­ley has fo­cused its sights on a line of new road hel­mets for the 2018 sea­son. The new ARO se­ries of hel­mets are an ex­ten­sion of its MIPS-equipped snow hel­mets. Both the ARO 5 (speed/sprint) and ARO 3 (climb) mod­els fea­ture an in­te­grated eye­wear dock that al­lows a seam­less fit, and the ARO 7 (time trial) model fea­tures an in­ter­change­able Prizm Road vi­sor.

All three hel­mets fea­ture an ex­clu­sive BOA-braided-tex­tile lace-re­ten­tion sys­tem that of­fers a com­fort­able 360° cus­tom fit that also pre­vents pres­sure on eye­wear arms along the tem­ple. An­other fea­ture on the ARO 3 and 5 hel­mets is the use of X-STATIC brow pads, an anti-bac­te­rial tech­nol­ogy us­ing sil­ver to help elim­i­nate odour for the life of the prod­uct.

Dou­bling up on its power-mon­i­tor­ing tech, Stages of­fers up a left/ right power me­ter for 2018. The LR is the me­ter rid­den by Team Sky and Chris Froome to his last two Tour de France vic­to­ries, and builds on the suc­cess of the Stages left-only so­lu­tion. The Stages Power LR me­ter works with the Stages Dash head unit or any other third-party ANT+- and Blue­tooth Smart-com­pat­i­ble cy­cling com­puter to mea­sure power within +/-2% ac­cu­racy of to­tal mea­sure­ment at 100W/90rpm.

Spe­cial­ized’s MTB 2FO flat shoes bring con­trol, com­fort and pro­tec­tion to plat­form-pedal footwear with a SlipNot rub­ber-tread com­pound. The 2FO 1.0 and 2.0 step up to Spe­cial­ized’s SlipNot 2.0 rub­ber-tread com­pound for ul­ti­mate plat­form-pedal hook-up. A cap­tured-foam up­per pro­tects feet from rocks, roots and hits and a Body Ge­om­e­try de­sign with lon­gi­tu­di­nal arch sup­port, Varus wedge and a metatarsal but­ton boosts ef­fi­ciency and re­duces the chance of in­jury.

The new Tac­tic 3 hel­met fea­tures a ver­sa­tile HairPort SL II fit sys­tem with six height po­si­tions and a mi­cro-ad­justable dial. Ven­ti­la­tion is han­dled by Spe­cial­ized’s 4th Di­men­sion cool­ing sys­tem, and com­fort is pro­vided by the Tri-Fix web split­ters and ease-of-strap ad­just­ments. Spe­cial­ized’s Grip­ton tire com­pound is now avail­able for off-road tires, in­clud­ing its Butcher, Slaugh­ter, Pur­ga­tory and Ground Con­trol treads. The pro­pri­etary com­pound max­i­mizes me­chan­i­cal grip, damp­ens vi­bra­tion and of­fers un­par­al­leled trac­tion in both wet and dry con­di­tions.

Spe­cial­ized has com­bined its light, stiff car­bon-fi­bre S-Works road cranks with a dual-sided power me­ter. They weigh in at 440g for 172.5mm crank arms and 3D power mea­sure­ment; as well, on-board tem­per­a­ture com­pen­sa­tion pro­vides +/-1% static, +/-1.6% real-world ac­cu­racy.

At 265g, Spe­cial­ized’s new Torch 3.0 top-end road shoes with Body Ge­om­e­try are packed with fea­tures. The mesh and TPU fore­foot pro­vides com­fort, while the FACT car­bon-com­pos­ite sole and tor­sion-box con­struc­tion are di­rec­tion­ally rigid for out­stand­ing power trans­fer. The dual Boa S2-SV snap-dial clo­sure sys­tem also of­fers on-the-fly mi­cro-ad­just­ment, all at the great price point of $200 per pair.

The Torch 2.0 Body Ge­om­e­try road shoes cre­ate the per­fect blend of com­fort and per­for­mance. The fully welded mesh TPU up­per helps elim­i­nate hot spots and adds room for nat­u­ral foot move­ment, and the sin­gle pro­pri­etary Boa clo­sure sys­tem fur­ther re­duces hot spots and

in­creases com­fort. The full FACT car­bon-fi­bre sole brings stiff­ness and per­for­mance you’d ex­pect from a shoe twice the price.

Take the per­for­mance and Body Ge­om­e­try er­gonomics of Spe­cial­ized’s high-end road shoes, put them in an af­ford­able de­sign, and you have the Torch 1.0 road shoes. Fea­tures in­clude Vel­cro clo­sures for a cus­tom­iz­a­ble, ad­justable fit and a com­pos­ite out­sole that pro­vides just the right level of rigid­ity.

The new S-Works Power Arc sad­dle ex­pands on the suc­cess of Spe­cial­ized’s orig­i­nal S-Works Power sad­dle, while fea­tur­ing the same Body Ge­om­e­try chan­nel and length as the orig­i­nal. With a curved Body Ge­om­e­try shape that bet­ter con­tours to your body, you’ll feel as if you’re “in the sad­dle,” not on it.

The SeaSucker Talon is the com­pany’s best-sell­ing work­horse onebike car­rier. This fork-mount-style rack uses three pow­er­ful vac­uum cups, each rated with a 210-lb. pull strength to hold vir­tu­ally any bike onto your car’s roof, trunk or back glass. The Talon is small and light enough to fit into a bike bag or in carry-on lug­gage for those who travel with their bikes, and it’s con­sid­ered one of the eas­i­est racks in the world to in­stall and re­move in just sec­onds, all without mark­ing your car and fit­ting on most makes and mod­els.

Briko’s new line of hel­mets, in­clud­ing the Gass and Ven­tus, fea­ture Fluid tech­nol­ogy that mim­ics cere­bral spinal fluid, your brain’s nat­u­ral pro­tec­tion, to act as an ex­tra layer of pro­tec­tion in­side your hel­met. Fluid im­proves the over­all abil­ity of your hel­met to pro­tect against the types of lin­ear and ro­ta­tional forces that sci­en­tific re­search has shown can cause con­cus­sions.

The Di­adora X Vor­tex Comp Nano is an MTB race shoe that makes use of 1 BOA L5 tech­nol­ogy and a one-strap clo­sure sys­tem. The up-

per is Suprell-Tech-Air mesh with a Mor­pho A.M. Cage. The sole is re­in­forced with COMP MTB CR com­pos­ite for medium stiff­ness.

In footwear, Shi­mano up­dates its RP9, RP7W and RP5 shoes with a mi­cro-ad­justable Boa IP1 dial with hid­den-wire rout­ing and a Vel­cro strap.

The RP9, Shi­mano’s top-end per­for­mance shoe, is made from sup­ple mi­crofi­bre syn­thetic leather with per­fo­rated vents for breatha­bil­ity. A light car­bon out­sole brings op­ti­mized all-day com­fort and stiff­ness (its weight is 224g).

The RP1 also gets an up­date with the ad­di­tion of a new neon-yel­low colour op­tion. Off-road/gravel-head rid­ers will now see the cross-coun­try-de­signed XC5 avail­able in a lace-up ver­sion, fea­tur­ing the same Miche­lin sole and toe-spike mounts.

A new moun­tain-tour­ing MT7 shoe of­fers a breath­able rip­stop mesh with Boa L6 dial for quick and pre­cise-fit­ting ad­just­ments, and the rugged and af­ford­able All Moun­tain ME3 and ME2 re­ceive colour up­dates.

City rid­ers are of­fered a new ver­sa­tile ca­sual city-tour­ing CT5 sneaker clev­erly de­signed with in­ner shank plate and SPD or Shi­mano Click’R pedal-sys­tem sole for adding power to your pedal­ing (its weight is 326g).

New for 2018, Shi­mano in­tro­duces eight eye­wear mod­els, in­clud­ing the Spark and Aero­lite de­signs, co-de­vel­oped with Lot­toNL-Jumbo rid­ers for race per­for­mance, and the street-savvy Pul­sar, Me­teor, Square and Tokyo ca­sual de­signs that per­form on and off the bike.

In its bag col­lec­tion, Shi­mano ex­pands its highly praised Tokyo ur­ban day­pack range with a new 23L desert-camo ver­sion. In ad­di­tion, the new Rokko (8L, 12L and 16L sizes) is made for road and moun­tain tour­ing with its mi­cro-day­pack with a hel­met holder, sculpted air-mesh back pan­els and a zip­pered waist-belt pocket.

Leatt’s new DBX 2.0 is an af­ford­able hel­met that fea­tures 360° Tur­bine Tech­nol­ogy that re­duces ro­ta­tional ac­cel­er­a­tion to the head and brain and ab­sorbs en­ergy upon im­pact at con­cus­sion level. Other fea­tures in­clude a Dri-Lex liner that is wash­able, mois­ture-wick­ing, anti-odour and breath­able.

DBX 6.0 knee guards are soft pro­tec­tors with ad­di­tional co-molded hard­shell slid­ers. They are made of 3DF AirFit im­pact foam that will harden upon im­pact for ad­di­tional pro­tec­tion. The pre-curved de­sign of­fers a great fit that stays put, thanks to its new anti-slip kneecap and calf band with a sil­i­cone grip lin­ing.

Unior’s new Euro Mul­ti­tools are de­signed and pro­duced in Slove­nia. Tool spin­dles are chrome-plated, and the tips are black ox­ide-coated to op­ti­mize tol­er­ance and dura­bil­ity. The kit in­cludes hex wrenches 4, 5, 6; a TX wrench 25; a flat screw­driver 1.0 x 5.0 and a PH1 screw­driver.

Unior’s Tire Tread Cut­ter is a first-of-its-kind plier de­signed to cut tire treads and de­vel­oped specif­i­cally for MTB tires.

Suomy’s Gun Wind road hel­met fea­tures a ther­mo­plas­tic resin-com­pos­ite re­in­force­ment and a su­per-air-flowed in­ter-space be­tween the head and the hel­met. It also of­fers SEXC, a new fit­ting sys­tem, along with a poly­car­bon­ate shell, an­tibac­te­rial fab­ric, re­mov­able/wash­able anti-odour in­ner pad­ding, bi­ax­ial size ad­juster and free hel­met bag.

Moun­tain-bike rid­ers asked for it and Maxxis de­liv­ered. The very pop­u­lar High Roller II and Ag­gres­sor are now avail­able in 2.5 WT with ei­ther EXO or Dou­bleDown punc­ture pro­tec­tion.

Or­ange Seal’s new Ver­saValves are de­signed to work with any tube­less-com­pat­i­ble rim. Var­i­ous grom­met pro­files slide onto the valve stem and cre­ate a strong seal against most tube­less rims. One grom­met is a con­i­cal shape, while the other is flat­ter and square.

Zipp’s new 858 NSW car­bon-clincher wheelset of­fers both disc- and rim-brake ver­sions for rid­ers who want aero­dy­namic per­for­mance with cross­wind sta­bil­ity. The 858 uses biomimicry to repli­cate how na­ture has solved the prob­lem of speed, con­trol and ef­fi­ciency. The ir­reg­u­lar shape of the hump­back-whale’s pec­toral fins in­spired the wheelset’s lead­ing-edge shaped nodes found along the in­ner cir­cum­fer­ence of the rim. The prod­uct of years of re­search and hun­dreds of hours in the wind tun­nel, the re­sult­ing Saw­tooth rim shape de­liv­ers aero­dy­namic ef­fi­ciency and cross­wind sta­bil­ity that far sur­pass what is pos­si­ble with con­ven­tion­ally shaped wheels.

Both wheelsets have a 17mm width. The disc-brake ver­sion weighs 1,834g us­ing 24 spokes front and rear. The rim-brake wheels use 17 front and 24 rear spokes and weigh 1,750g.

When it comes time to con­trol that speed, the rim-brake ver­sion of the 858 NSW comes equipped with a sil­i­con-car­bide Show­stop­per brake track. Show­stop­per al­lows later brak­ing with more stop­ping power and greater con­trol – re­gard­less of weather con­di­tions or the length of the de­scent. Faster than an 808 and rid­ing like a 404, the 858 is a deep-sec­tion rim for all con­di­tions.

Pi­o­neer has in­tro­duced its new SGY-PM80 Se­ries Dual Leg and Sin­gle Leg power me­ters, and each is com­pat­i­ble with the new Shi­mano Ul­te­gra R8000 Hol­lowtech II crankset.

While Pi­o­neer’s sin­gle-leg op­tion helps cy­clists with the ba­sics of power train­ing, the dual-leg power me­ter lets rid­ers un­cover sources of pedal­ing im­bal­ance and iden­tify bike fit, power loss and ab­sorp­tion is­sues, mak­ing it an es­sen­tial tool for im­prov­ing pedal­ing tech­nique and ef­fi­ciency.

Pi­o­neer claims its dual-leg power me­ter to be the most ad­vanced sys­tem on the mar­ket, go­ing be­yond the stan­dard ANT+ power met­rics by mea­sur­ing force in all di­rec­tions at 30° in­ter­vals, 24 times per ro­ta­tion.

When com­bined with Pi­o­neer’s SGX-CA500 GPS cy­cle com­puter, the power me­ter pro­vides rid­ers with ac­cess to HDPower met­rics for en­hanced power data and anal­y­sis. The cy­cle com­puter with the dual-leg power me­ter en­ables you to see com­pre­hen­sive per­for­mance anal­y­sis and highly de­tailed data gath­ered from 24 points of mea­sure­ment, dis­played graph­i­cally in real-time, in­clud­ing force and torque vec­tors and pedal­ing ef­fi­ciency.

A decade af­ter the orig­i­nal Kenda Nev­gal hit the trails, the Nev­gal2 makes its de­but with an up­dated tread pat­tern and Kenda’s lat­est En­duro Dual Tread Com­pound (EN-DTC), which boasts re­duced rolling re­sis­tance (50%, ac­cord­ing to Kenda) and re­duced wear.

An­other fea­ture of the Nev­gal2 is Kenda’s new Ad­vanced Trail Cas­ing (ATC), which is a pro­pri­etary light­weight K-Ar­mor ma­te­rial that in­creases punc­ture re­sis­tance by 174% ver­sus tra­di­tional Aramid break­ers. Nev­gal2 is also tube­less-ready and is E-Bike-50kph-cer­ti­fied.

Kenda’s cross-coun­try-cat­e­gory best-in-class Saber adds 29x2.4 and 2.6, and 27.5x2.4 and 2.6 ver­sions.

In cy­clocross, a re­flec­tive hot patch that in­creases vis­i­bil­ity at night has been added to the Flin­tridge and Happy Medium. The Cholla adds a su­per-soft CX-DTC ver­sion, and Kom­mando X gets a bump up with a 700x36c op­tion.

The road line sees the Valkyrie add tube­less-ready, the Koun­tach and Koun­tach En­durance up­dated with K-Ar­mor, and the Kadence gain 25% more tire life.

Ful­crum’s Speed wheels are a new line of car­bon clinch­ers that are de­signed to be fast in all con­di­tions. The ver­sa­tile Speed 40C wheelset fea­tures a 40mm-rim pro­file with an aero­dy­namic ad­van­tage, while not be­ing tall enough to rep­re­sent a risk from cross­winds. The Speed 55C of­fers a deeper 55mm pro­file with more aero­dy­namic ad­van­tages, but also a larger ro­tat­ing mass ca­pa­ble of main­tain­ing high speeds. The Speed 40C weighs 1,420g per pair and the Speed 55C is 1,470g per pair.

The new Speed 55T DB is a top-level disc-brake car­bon-tubu­lar wheelset for road rac­ing that uses a com­pletely new light­weight Ful­crum car­bon-fi­bre rim that of­fers all of the aero ad­van­tages, yet is more sta­ble in cross­winds. It comes with ce­ramic bear­ings, and is avail­able in ei­ther AFS or six-bolt con­fig­u­ra­tions, along with HH12-100mm front and HH12-142 rear spac­ing. Its weight is 1,395g per pair.

The Dy­naplug Air is the only tool of its kind in the world that it plugs your tube­less tire and airs it up with CO2. It works by in­sert­ing the re­pair noz­zle into the punc­ture, then open­ing the reg­u­lated air valve to achieve de­sired pres­sure. As the valve is closed and the tool is re­moved, the plug will seal the punc­ture and hold air si­mul­ta­ne­ously. The kit in­cludes two threaded 16g car­tridges, and the tool will work with all threaded 12-25g CO2 car­tridges.

The Hamex Ca­ress baby seat is a rear-frame-mounted sys­tem that works with both round and oval seat-tubes. It fea­tures an ad­justable seat­back sys­tem to ad­just for height and for sleep­ing po­si­tion. The in­te­grated pad­ding pro­vides com­fort, and the new footrest sys­tem can be ad­justed one-handed. Vis­i­bil­ity is im­proved with re­flec­tive el­e­ments on the back, and the new har­ness sys­tem has im­proved shoul­der pads to keep chil­dren ages nine months and up safe and sound. The fas­ten­ing bracket is lock­able and can han­dle chil­dren up to 22kg in weight.

The Buz­zRack Scor­pion H is a two-bike fold­able-plat­form bi­cy­cle car­rier that fea­tures a solid steel frame ro­bust enough to carry up to two e-bikes to­talling a com­bined mass of 50kg. Fit­ting 1-1⁄4” and 2” hitch re­ceivers with a lock­ing mech­a­nism, soft pads pro­vide bi­cy­cle-frame pro­tec­tion and the large wheel sup­ports can ac­com­mo­date most mod­els, from 29” wheels to kids bikes. A fat­bike adap­tor is sold separately.

JetBlack train­ers are now in Canada via ACS with its man­u­fac­turer in­tro­duc­ing its Whis­perDrive Smart wheel-off trainer. The Whis­perDrive Smart is self-gen­er­at­ing, so it does not need to be plugged in. Link to your phone, tablet or com­puter or in­stantly con­nect to Zwift and other train­ing apps.

Kali hel­mets are also new, of­fer­ing a win­ner with its Lu­nati XC that re­tails for $109.99 and comes with an in­te­grated mount for lights or a GoPro. A bug-net liner and in­te­grated-dial fit sys­tem make the Lu­nati a great-fit­ting hel­met at a great price.

Bry­ton has in­tro­duced the Rider 10 GPS cy­cling com­puter, which re­tails for $84.99. Place on your han­dle­bars and go. No pick-ups or wheel size needed. The Rider 10 links to the Bry­ton app, which tracks all of your rid­ing and links to Strava and Train­ing Peaks.

Kona is in­tro­duc­ing Wah Wah 2 fi­bre­glass-re­in­forced, ny­lon-com­pos­ite ped­als that weigh in at 360g per pair. With a thin pro­file, wide plat­form and 14 re­place­able pins, these ped­als en­sure a solid grip and fea­ture a 100% ser­vice­able-bear­ing sys­tem, and are avail­able in six colour op­tions.

The Rudy Project Tra­lyx Slim al­lows ath­letes and week­end war­riors with nar­rower faces to ben­e­fit from the su­pe­rior com­fort and light weight of Rudy Project’s award-win­ning orig­i­nal Tra­lyx.

Tra­lyx Slim is de­signed to max­i­mize fit for women, nar­rower faces, Asians, as well as younger ath­letes. The slim­mer shape in­cor­po­rates the same fea­tures of the orig­i­nal Tra­lyx, such as a shield lens for un­in­ter­rupted field of vi­sion, the Power Flow ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem, adap­tive tips and a co-in­jected Er­gonose IX.

Shaped by speed and dy­nam­i­cally de­signed, Rudy’s new Sin­tryx blends style with per­for­mance. Fea­tur­ing the new quick-change lens sys­tem, the full-cov­er­age frame of­fers high-wrap pro­tec­tion and a wide field of vi­sion.

The Protera is the first Rudy Project hel­met de­signed specif­i­cally for moun­tain bik­ing. Rudy drew from years of ex­pe­ri­ence to build a moun­tain-bike hel­met with a great fit and ven­ti­la­tion as good as its other road and TT hel­mets. Ideal for En­duro and cross-coun­try rid­ers, the edgy, com­pact ge­om­e­try is de­signed for those who de­mand the high­est level of pro­tec­tion, while en­joy­ing the per­fect bal­ance of weight sav­ings, fit, style and ven­ti­la­tion for tech­ni­cal rides.

Reynolds Cy­cling announces the launch of its new TR S trail-rated wheels for rid­ers look­ing for a lower-cost al­ter­na­tive to the com­pany’s pre­mium-level Black­la­bel wheels. Avail­able in two mod­els, the TR 307 S wheels are 27.5” weigh­ing in at 1,560g per set, while the TR 309 S are 29” wheels weigh­ing in at 1,635g per set. Both wheelsets fea­ture an asym­met­ric car­bon rim that en­ables even spoke ten­sion for in­creased dura­bil­ity and ride qual­ity, and a 30mm in­ter­nal-rim width pro­vides out­stand­ing tire fit. Both TR S wheelsets can be cus­tom-colour-matched and come with a 30-day cus­tomer-sat­is­fac­tion guar­an­tee as well as a life­time war­ranty. The SRP is $1,550 per pair.

The ER 1400 Spline is a pre­mium alu­minum road op­tion from DT Swiss with a 20mm wide su­perlight re­silient rim and a hub based on its well-proven 240s. It is equipped with DT Swiss’ patented free­wheel sys­tem, a no-tool con­cept that al­lows ex­tremely sim­ple, quick main­te­nance and fea­tures high-pre­ci­sion star ratch­ets.

The ER 1400 Spline Car­bon Per­for­mance model fea­tures a 19mm Aero+ rim and top-end Aero­lite and Aero Comp spokes laced to pre­mium Ratchet Sys­tem hubs, en­cour­ag­ing new bench­marks for all rid­ing sit­u­a­tions.

For MTB rid­ers, the M1700 Spline is an All Moun­tain wheelset with 3D-ma­chined Ratchet Sys­tem hubs and butted, straight-pull spokes laced to tough, light alu­minum rims. It is avail­able in three dif­fer­ent in­ter­nal widths of 25, 30, and 35mm for 27.5 and 29” di­am­e­ter wheels.

The DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One wheels fea­ture light, tough alu­minum rims in in­ter­nal widths of 25, 30, 35 and 40mm that also of­fer tube­less com­pat­i­bil­ity for punc­ture re­sis­tance and in­clude DT Swiss’ Star Ratchet Sys­tem hubs for All Moun­tain ad­ven­tures..

Elite Direto di­rect-drive trainer

100% Peter Sa­gan Speed­trap sun­glasses

Racer Mo­tion top

Time’s Spe­ciale XPRO road ped­als

Oak­ley ARO 5 hel­met

SeaSucker Talon

Spe­cial­ized Torch 3.0 road shoes

Shi­mano RP9 road shoe

Pi­o­neer Dual Leg power me­ter

Rudy Project Sin­tryx sun­glasses

DT Swiss ERC 1400 Spline

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