Posts in the category Clothing-Gear-Tools

Found: Miche Vibrostop Stick-On Valve Stem Silencers

miche-vibrostop-bicycle-wheel-valve-stem-silencerJust a few weeks ago, we saw Silca’s new valve stems with rubber sections built in to prevent the incessant rattling that comes with long valve stems and deep section rims. Now, we found this solution from Miche for those of you already quite happy with your existing valve extenders or extra long one-piece units. Simply slide the sticker over the stem and press onto your rim. It’s clear enough that, once fully adhered, takes on the color of your rim. So, on a black carbon rim, it’ll be all but invisible.

They ship in packs of 10 on their own, but are also available with their own valve extension packs that include two stickers with the extenders. Street price is around €18 – €20.

K-Edge Introduces Pioneer Cycling Computer Mounts, SRM Magnet Chain Catchers & More!

K-Edge Pioneer cycling computer handlebar mount for Belkin pro cycling team

Like so many other brands, K-Edge uses the TdF, ATOC and other classics to both test and launch new products. Several new products were quietly placed on Belkin, Sky and other team’s bikes at the Amgen Tour of California this spring, and now again at the Tour de France. With mounts for Pioneer and new magnet-enabled chain catchers for power meter cranksets ready to ship in about a week, K-Edge’s rep Tim Kelley couldn’t stand it any longer and had to send over these pics of the new goods…


San Francisco Original Melds With English Tradition To Create Limited Edition Brooks Cambium Denim

brooks-cambium-denim-Limited-edition-saddleFor a limited time this summer, Brooks England and Levi’s have teamed up to produce a Denim version of the Cambium saddle.In lieu of the traditional leather and spring design, the Cambium model uses a soft rubber base covered in organic cotton, to replicate that famous Brooke ride at a lower price point.

This Denim edition will only be available this summer at Levi’s Commuter Workspace stores in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London, and at the Brooks online store in October.

If you bring clean used denim to one of the three Levi’s Commuter stores, the company will re-use the material to manufacturer saddle, and give you a coupon good for 20% off any Levi’s Commuter or Brook’s Products, plus you’ll be entered in a contest to win one of the saddles.

Full press release and teaser video after the break


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Raceware Direct Adds Garmin Mounts for Giant Propel’s Contact SLR Aero Handlebars


With aero being the new black, fitting the popular out-front cycling computer mounts to the variety of proprietary bar shape can be a real nightmare. Case in point: Giant’s Contact SLR bar and stem on the Propel aero road bike leaves no room between the bar’s wider aero section and the stem’s huge clamping footprint.

Raceware Direct has the solution. Thanks to their 3D printed process, they can rapidly develop solutions like this. The mount (which we’ve tested for traditional round bars) retails for $49.99 and comes in Red, Black, Dark Blue, Sky Blue, Orange and Pink. They’re made in the UK but have added Trend Sports Group as their US distributor, making Stateside sales a bit easier.

More pics below…

Review: Bontrager Velocis Road Bike Helmet – Sleek, Light & Comfy w/ Built-in Visor

Bontrager Velocis lightweight bicycle helmet

With all the hullabaloo about helmet aerodynamics these days, you’d think no one was making regular lids these days. Fortunately, they are, and the Bontrager Velocis is a fantastic example of a “normal” helmet.

Prior to the Velocis, Bontrager’s top of the line helmet was the Oracle, which is also very comfortable and very good looking if a little on the heavy side. The Velocis manages to drop about 80g while keeping a ton of safety features and adding in a nifty integrated (and removable) roadie-style visor that provides sun protection without trapping heat.

The Velocis’ claim to fame is it’s oversized vents and heavily designed air channeling, which headlines the dual-material interior cage for protection and various fit features for comfort. So, did it breeze through our tests in the hot, humid southeast?


Prototype Mavic Road Shoes Spotted On AG2R’s Christophe Riblon

PIC477166482 Image Credit: AG2R La Mondiale Team Gallery

At the Tour de France and at other races this year, professional French road racer Christophe Riblon has been sporting an unreleased set of Mavic road shoes. Unlike his teammate who is sporting the distinctly patterned Zxellium Ultimates, Riblon’s bright footwar has a different color pattern, and some new features…


‘Stique ML123 Multilever Bicycle Tool Combines Everything to Pry it’s Way Into Your Jersey Pocket

stique ml123 multilever bicycle multitool on kickstarter

What started out as an idea for a simple tire lever that wouldn’t break ended up, with the thinking time afforded by a transatlantic flight, becoming a rather clever multitool that packs in the essentials plus a few bonuses we’re not used to seeing.

The product has gone through a long development process, with more than £15,000 invested in the design and prototype process. It’s been tested by many bike mechanics and cyclists already, too. So, it’s pretty far along, and the ask is just £15,000 to get them into production (with hopes that it’s over funded to provide the capital to really kick things off).

The body is made from a metal replacement plastic (read: super strong, yet lightweight) that they say hasn’t broken or bent yet in any of their tire removal testing. A rubber segment, which will come in various colors, holds three 1/4″ key bits that slot into a hardened steel groove, plus storage compartments for small bits that you’re probably not carrying but could save the day. Check the video and full list below…


Sunglass Roundup: Shades from Smith, Uvex, and Jet Black

Sunglass round up Jet Black Smith Uvex (3)

Whether you’re looking for style or protection, there are a ton of choices these days when it comes to cycling glasses. Ideally the perfect cycling glasses should be comfortable on long rides, resist fogging and sweat, protect against various objects thrown towards your eyes, and of course shelter your eyes from the sun’s rays. At this point, protection from UV rays is pretty much a given so the question becomes how well does each pair react to the changing conditions found in cycling.

Our latest roundup focuses on two brands you’ve probably heard of, and one you probably haven’t. Read on to see the latest from Smith, Uvex, and Jet Black….