Breathe easy, the 100% Speedcraft AIR is here
This article originally appeared on BikeRadar We recently reported on Peter Sagan 's glasses with integrated nose magnets. The 100% Speedcraft AIR glasses have now been officially launched. The prominent motocross brand has partnered with AC Systems, also hailing from the moto scene to bring its patented 'breathing technology' to cycling. Based on the normal Speedcraft glasses, the obvious change is the magnetic nasal dilator. Two arms extend down from the nosepiece and pull your nostrils open with magnetic pads stuck to either side of your nose. Peter Sagan with his pair of the glasses You can read more at Cyclingnews.com
Breathe easy, the 100% Speedcraft AIR is here
We recently reported on Peter Sagan’s glasses with integrated nose magnets . The 100% Speedcraft AIR glasses have now been officially launched. The prominent motocross brand has partnered with AC Systems, also hailing from the moto scene to bring its patented ‘breathing technology’ to cycling. 100% Speedcraft Performance sunglasses review Best sunglasses for cycling Based on the normal Speedcraft glasses , the obvious change is the magnetic nasal dilator. Two arms extend down from the nosepiece and pull your nostrils open with magnetic pads stuck to either side of your nose. The opening of the arms can be adjusted with a small dial at the top of lens, though given that the system is supposed to improve your breathing, we struggle to see why you would close the device. According to AC Systems, using this technology allows for “correct breathing” i.e. nasal breathing, and AC Systems has collected several testimonials ...
What if Strava’s not the enemy… and Garmin is?
Much has been written about ride-recording app Strava, and the negative effects of making every ride a competition between you and a million strangers. Should you replace your 3 year-old road bike? Things you don't think you need… but you actually do As a relatively new thing — an app instead of a physical device, a social network and a predatory evil whose victims include the poor, defenceless US Army — resistance is inevitable. The only thing cyclists enjoy more than new technologies that make them faster is complaining about new technologies making other riders faster. Strava combines these two things. Plus, it’s a free download and a really nice bright orange. Meanwhile, there’s noticeably less moralising about ride-recording gadgetry from Garmin, Bryton, Wahoo and the rest… which is odd. These little handlebar-mounted GPS displays just don’t seem to aggravate people in the same way, despite doing much the same ...
Gore Wear combines stretch panels with Shakedry fabric in new lightweight waterproof jacket
PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Gore Wear has combined its Shakedry lightweight waterproof breathable material with panels made of a new stretchy Gore-Tex fabric to create a snugger-fitting version of its Shakedry cycling jacket. Gore introduced the Shakedry fabric about two years ago and it has been used by several brands in addition to Gore Wear. The new Gore C7 Gore-Tex Shakedry Stretch Jacket will be available only from Gore Wear. It retails for $369. "This low force stretchable material is a new kind of Gore-Tex fabric that allows the production of a draped cycling-specific jacket that fits and performs more like a jersey, while still being completely waterproof," the company said. The company said the jacket improves on the original Shakedry jackets by being quieter and providing unrestricted movement. It also stretches over stuffed jersey pockets and still zips closed easily. The addition of stretch panels adds a small ...
Paris-Roubaix tech gallery: The bikes that took on the 2018 cobbles
The race is over, the bodies are battered and bruised, and the machines that carried the riders to the finish will now be cleaned, repaired (if needed), and stored away for another year. Paris-Roubaix is uniquely demanding, and not just on the riders; the bikes that they use receive a beating, too. Most of the … The post Paris-Roubaix tech gallery: The bikes that took on the 2018 cobbles appeared first on CyclingTips .
Marzocchi returns w/ Bomber Z1, Bomber 58 suspension forks featuring Fox tech
Some of the biggest news from Eurobike 2016 was that Marzocchi was making their comeback. Under new ownership from Fox, Marzocchi was reorganizing and planned to use Fox’s manufacturing abilities and some technologies to bring the brand back into the spotlight. Fast forward just over a year, and it looks like it’s time for the […] The post Marzocchi returns w/ Bomber Z1, Bomber 58 suspension forks featuring Fox tech appeared first on Bikerumor .
Fox model year 2019 suspension updates: what you need to know
Fox has lifted the covers on its model year 2019 forks and shocks. Most of these updated forks and shocks will be available for purchase in the coming weeks, while others are already coming stock on new mountain bikes arriving at a bike shop near you. Fox launches race edition orange 36 forks 2018 Fox 36 vs. RockShox Lyrik Some of the updates are iterative, including revised suspension tunes and new offset options. Other changes are larger, such as new damper systems and new fork models. Here’s a rundown of the important updates to the Fox suspension line for the 2019 model year. Fox 2019 suspension fork updates Step-Cast comes to the 34 series In 2016, Fox introduced its ultralight Step-Cast chassis. It was designed for 32 series forks to meet the needs of thoroughbred cross-country racers. Now, Fox is bringing its Step-Cast technology to the 34 platform. This new ...
Fox and Marzocchi unveil 2019 offerings
Marzocchi positioned as 'high-value' aftermarket line, while Fox expands with forks for gravel and e-MTB use. SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fox Factory went public with its 2019 model year offerings on Tuesday, unveiling a wide range of updated Fox-branded suspension as well as the first Fox-built line of Marzocchi products since Fox bought the Italian brand in 2015 . Fox updates and adds gravel and e-bike forks Fox made improvements across its line of forks and shocks. Highlights include the new 34 Step-Cast cross-country fork, new GRIP2 damper, and an updated Float Air Sleeve and bottom-out system. New additions to the line include the AX gravel fork, which has been seen in spy shots for about a year. The AX uses 32 Step-Cast fork legs with 40 mm of travel, for use with 700c tires up to 40 mm wide. It will retail for $819. Another addition is the ...
Zerode signs Sam Shaw for 2018 race season
Gearbox bike brand sponsors accomplished multiple discipline and former Olympic Summer Youth Games athlete for 2018 mountain bike racing season.
Campagnolo Record 12-Speed first ride review
Riding a 12-speed road groupset for the first time is surely a landmark event. With the new Campagnolo Record 12-speed mechanical group, the technological advances are impressive, the engineering is sublime, and the aesthetics, in my opinion, manage to match form to function in a way that few can. Let's go through it piece by piece. Complete details, weights and pricing of the new Campagnolo 12-speed groups Record 12-speed levers The new Record controls have extremely comfortable, well-cushioned, rubber hoods that ensure fine grip with or without gloves. The shaping is such that my hands always felt perfectly positioned. Our test ride went from sea level into the mountains, giving the ideal opportunity to test the new drivetrain. Pedaling away in the big ring and flicking through the cassette was quickly replaced by some small ring spinning on the first uphill drag, and the need to reacquaint myself with Campagnolo’s ...
Keego's €54 bottle will give you a taste for the Ti life
We’ve come across a Kickstarter campaign from KEEGO , which claims to have solved the problems faced by conventional plastic bottles with an elastic titanium design. How to stay hydrated on your bike How to make your own energy drinks The bottle uses a novel technology that bonds titanium to both sides of an elastic core to form the walls of the bottle. The cap is a conventional silicone push-pull valve. Primarily aimed at mitigating the “potential health-risks, throw-away mentality and most of all BAD TASTE” of plastic, KEEGO wants to combine the practical squeezability of plastic with the purported health benefits of a metal bottle. We fully accept that the health concerns around plastic bottles (even those that are BPA free) aren’t fully resolved, and that metal does have advantages, being inert without leaching any chemicals. This bottle does seem rather extravagant though. At a recommended retail price of ...
Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Campagnolo is now the first major component company to add a 12-cog sprocket to its road drivetrains with its Super Record and Record mechanical groupsets, for rim-brake and disc-brake applications. The story of the Campagnolo’s new releases is bigger than just another gear, though. Both the Super … The post Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets appeared first on CyclingTips .
Goodyear launches premium bicycle tire line
CARSON, Calif. (BRAIN) —In its 120 years of existence, Goodyear has manufactured tires for everything from Henry Ford’s Model T to Formula 1 racecars and NASA’s Mars rover. But the company’s very first product was a bicycle tire back in 1898. Goodyear returns to those roots now with a new line of performance bicycle tires developed over the past two years with Rubber Kinetics LLC, a company led by industry veteran Luke Musselman with a team based at Goodyear’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio. “The inventions and technologies that have come out of Goodyear allow us to bring a premium line of bicycle tires to market,” Musselman said during a recent media launch at the Southern California facility housing Goodyear’s iconic blimp. (Goodyear also continues to license its name for a separate line of tires and tubes designed by Kent International for the mass market.) All of the rubber compounds for ...
Sneak Peek: Gore Wear Shakedry 1985 Insulated jacket & Soft Line Shell fabric
True to their ‘Always Evolve’ tag line, Gore Wear has been busier than ever lately with new product and technologies. That’s said to be the result of a substantial reinvestment in their own research and development a few years ago, that is starting to pay dividends. This next chapter of Gore’s apparel division is highlighted […] The post Sneak Peek: Gore Wear Shakedry 1985 Insulated jacket & Soft Line Shell fabric appeared first on Bikerumor .
Campagnolo launches 12-speed groupset
Pete Muir Monday, April 9, 2018 - 06:47 The Italian brand beats its rivals to be first to 12 with a revamp of its entire Record and Super Record groupsets Campagnolo has done it again. It was the first to produce a 10-speed groupset for the road in 2000, and the first to go 11-speed in 2008, and now it is the first to launch a 12-speed groupset. Campagnolo Record and Super Record mechanical groupsets are both getting the 12-speed treatment, in both rim brake and disc brake versions, and electronic EPS is expected to join the 12 club at the end of the year. The new 12-sprocket cassettes come in two size ranges: 11-29 or 11-32. This means that Campagnolo has not actually increased the range of its gearing by adding an extra sprocket, but has reduced the size of the jump between gears. Image 12 of 41 Image ...
Gore Wear Shakedry jackets get stretchy w/ new Gore-tex Stretch fabric
By all accounts, the Gore Shakedry jackets are revolutionary in their construction. Eschewing the traditional three layer laminate fabric, Gore instead perfected a two layer technology that placed the waterproof membrane right on the outside of the jacket. The resulting jackets are incredibly light and will remain completely waterproof throughout their lifespan without any additional […] The post Gore Wear Shakedry jackets get stretchy w/ new Gore-tex Stretch fabric appeared first on Bikerumor .
Shimano 105 R7000 groupset — everything you need to know
This article first appeared on BikeRadar . True to form, Shimano has trickled down the technology and aesthetics of its latest Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets to the component group of the proletariat. The new Shimano 105 R7000 group ushers in a host of refinements that make this budget-friendly group even more appealing. We’ll delve into the highlights by component. Shimano launches Ultegra RX rear derailleurs Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know Shimano 105 R7000 highlights Significant mechanical and aesthetic trickle down from Dura-ace and Ultegra Available in black and silver finishes Wider range gearing Improved lever ergonomics Available this summer ST-R7000, ST-R7020 and ST-R7025 Dual-Control Levers The new 105 Dual-Control levers for mechanical/rim and hydraulic disc brakes ST-R7000 pricing: $234.99 ST-R7020 pricing: $309.99 ST-R7025 pricing: $314.99 BR-R7000 series brakes BR-7020 disc caliper pricing; $69.99 (front), $64.99 (rear) SM-RT70 rotor pricing: $33.99 BR-R7000 rim brake pricing: $94.99 (pair) FC-R7000 ...
3T's new crank is full carbon, full aero and single ring only
This article first appeared on BikeRadar . 3T's latest production crankset has just arrived at the BikeRadar office. The Torno LTD is a full carbon, 1x specific crankset with an integrated carbon axle and aero spider paired with a range of custom Wolf Tooth chainrings. In recent years, 3T has been no stranger to developing divisive aero-orientated products and the Torno crankset has been designed with its Strada and Exploro bikes in mind. The Torno LTD arrives after 3T acquired German lightweight specialists THM in 2016 . 3T and THM join forces Specialized tests the aerodynamics of a beard Three chainring options are available — 36, 40 and 44t — each coming from Wolf Tooth Components in the US and making use of its Drop-Stop technology, a tooth profile designed to help eliminate chain drop. The Torno was designed specifically for road and gravel frames, requiring a wide range of ...
Oakley unveils new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket sunglasses
On the eve of the 2018 Paris-Roubaix, Oakley is unveiling two new performance cycling sunglass models, the Flight Jacket and Field Jacket. Both frames feature Oakley’s new Advancer toggle, a movable piece on the nose bridge that increases airflow to combat fogging and overheating. While the Flight Jacket has a unique frame shape, with an open-edge … The post Oakley unveils new Flight Jacket and Field Jacket sunglasses appeared first on CyclingTips .
Sweet Protection releases its spring mountain bike apparel and helmet line
OSLO, Norway (BRAIN) — Sweet Protection has announced the arrival of its spring mountain bike line for men and women. The Norwegian brand said highlights of the spring line include the updated Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MTB helmet and Dissenter helmet. The Bushwacker II is an enduro/trail bike helmet that now includes STACC ventilation, which the company said ensures uninterrupted airflow over the temporal artery to enhance cooling. This helmet has a 5-piece shell construction with variable polycarbonate thicknesses and geometric shapes to create an outer shell that is either stiffer or more flexible in key locations to better protect the head during impact. This helmet is available in three versions: the Bushwhacker II ($199), Bushwhacker II MIPS ($239) and Bushwhacker II Carbon MIPS ($299). The Dissenter offers in-mold technology and a single-piece polycarbonate shell. It is equipped with Sweet's turn dial retention system for a secure fit and STACC ...