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Whether it is a pair of sun­glasses to round out your train­ing and rac­ing gear or a wind­trainer to make your in­door train­ing that much bet­ter, some­times the right ac­ces­sory can make all the dif­fer­ence to your train­ing and rac­ing. Here are a few that are sure to make your train­ing fun and pro­duc­tive this year:

Evzero Pitch Prism Trail

$170 The light­est sun­glasses Oak­ley has ever made, the Evzero Pitch uses Oak­ley’s Unob­ta­nium ear­socks and nosepads to stay firmly in place no mat­ter how in­tense your work­out or race gets. They’re so light you’ll hardly no­tice they’re on and the Prism lenses pro­vide out­stand­ing op­ti­cal clar­ity that will help you make out sub­tle changes in ter­rain in even the flat­test light.

Trig­ger Point Grid STK

$53 This hand-held roller is wrapped with spe­cial chan­nels to help you roll out all your aches and pains after even the tough­est work­out. The con­ve­nient size makes it easy to bring the STK with you to the gym, of­fice or on-theroad. You’ll never have an ex­cuse to not roll out those stiff mus­cles again.

Smith Pivlock Arena

$210 These stylish sun­glasses per­form as well as they draw com­ments. The Car­bonic TLT lenses pro­vide ex­cel­lent op­ti­cal clar­ity while the TR90 frame ma­te­rial is ex­tremely light and tough. The Hy­droleo­pho­bic lens coat­ing is a per­fect ad­di­tion for hard-work­ing triath­letes, while the two-po­si­tion nose pad en­sures a com­fort­able and snug fit.

Xlab Tor­pedo Kom­pact 500

US$88 Hav­ing a wa­ter bot­tle in be­tween your bars is one of the most aero­dy­namic spots you can put it, all while mak­ing it re­ally easy to ac­cess, too. Xlab has raised the bar with the Kom­pact 500, us­ing car­bon fi­bre to im­prove on the al­loy Kom­pact 100 by mak­ing it lighter, sleeker and able to keep your wa­ter bot­tle snug on even the bump­i­est roads. The car­bon mount­ing plate is uni­di­rec­tional so you can have the bot­tle face ei­ther di­rec­tion and there’s a Garmin com­puter mount, too.

Con­ti­nen­tal Grand Prix TT

$93 Long renowned as a favourite with pro­fes­sional cy­clists and triath­letes, Con­ti­nen­tal tires have a well-de­served rep­u­ta­tion for pro­vid­ing ex­cel­lent dura­bil­ity and per­for­mance. The Grand Prix TT is a clincher tire that of­fers ex­cel­lent punc­ture pro­tec­tion thanks to the Vec­tran punc­ture pro­tec­tion in­sert. You also get ex­cel­lent grip and ef­fi­cient rolling thanks to Con­ti­nen­tal’s Blackchili Com­pound.

Pro Mis­sile EVO

$1,550 This sleek, fully car­bon, aero bar weighs in at just 595 g and of­fers a huge amount of ad­justa­bil­ity of arm­pad and ex­ten­sion op­tions to al­low you to dial in the per­fect aero and com­fort­able po­si­tion. There is in­te­grated brake and shift-cable rout­ing (also for Shi­mano Di2 wire­less sys­tems) to en­sure that you’ll be able to cre­ate the op­ti­mal aero­dy­namic cock­pit.

Stac Zero

$399; $499 BLUE­TOOTH POWERMETER VER­SION Us­ing mag­nets to pro­vide re­sis­tance the Stac Zero al­lows you to get the tough­est of work­outs with­out putting any wear on your tires. That also means there’s no noise, mak­ing this trainer a dream for those who live in apart­ments. There’s no fly­wheel so the Zero folds flat for easy stor­age and be­cause there are no mov­ing parts wear and tear will be at a min­i­mum. We’re es­pe­cially ex­cited about the new Blue­tooth Ant+ Powermeter ver­sion.—km

Trig­ger Point Grid STK Smith Pivlock Arena

Xlab Tor­pedo Kom­pact 500 Oak­ley Evzero Pitch Prism Trail Con­ti­nen­tal Grand Prix TT Pro Mis­sile EVO Stac Zero

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