PARTS & ACCESSORIES
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
Specialized Torch 3.0 road shoes
Shimano RP9 road shoe
Pioneer Dual Leg power meter
Rudy Project Sintryx sunglasses
DT Swiss ERC 1400 Spline