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Mark Cavendish Sports New Oakley Sunglasses During His Brief Tour de France Outing

New Oakley sunglasses found on pro cycling Mark Cavendish during 2014 Tour de France

Thanks to a tip from Bikerumor reader Eric, we spotted these rather new looking Oakley sunglasses on Mark Cavendish during stage one of this year’s Tour de France…before the wreck that took him out of contention this year.

The full frame design blends the open frame Radarlock style with the Racing Jackets favored by Hincapie back in the day and their goggles. The arms get a very industrial styling, which should look familiar to anyone that’s seen our factory tour. Check out more pics below…

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New Bell Star Pro Aero Road Bike Helmet Promises Faster Sprints w/o Overheating

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Belkin’s Wilko Kelderman rides the Star Pro at the 2014 Giro d’Italia. Photo: Watson

Pulling from their experience in aerodynamic head production for power sports, the new Bell Star Pro takes a unique approach to aero bicycle helmets with a solid front and adjustable vents.

Ridden by Team Belkin at the Giro and now, officially, at the Tour de France, the Star Pro utilizes a slider on the top rear to open and close the vents. Unlike traditional helmets, all of the visible vents face rearward and act only as exhaust ports, relying on Bell’s Overbrow vents on the bottom front of the helmet to pull air into the interior channels, over the head and out the sides and rear, taking body heat with it. They say it works almost as well as a traditional, non-aero road helmet at dumping heat, all while making you faster…

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New 175g Giro Empire SLX Steps Out As One of the Lightest Road Shoes Ever, Updated with Actual Weight!

Giro Empire SLXGiro Sport Design has announced the Empire SLX, a new shoe that redefines road footwear performance.  Weighing an astonishing 175 grams, it features the unrivaled comfort and adjustability of a lace closure, plus an Easton® EC90™ SLXII carbon outsole that delivers all the stiffness and efficiency demanded by world-class professionals.  Already ridden to victory in the Amgen Tour of California, the Empire SLX will be available this fall for $350/ €300.

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Fizik Lights Up Saddles w/ New Reflective Arione, Antares & Aliante

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Headed for the bikes of seven different teams at this year’s Tour de France are new limited editions of three of Fizik’s top road saddles…and you shouldn’t have a hard time spotting them under camera flashes.

The special versions of the Arione R3, Antares R3 and Aliante Gamma will use reflective panels on their black Microtex covers. It’s a small safety upgrade for the rest of us (when you’re off the saddle and it’s dark out, anyway), but definitely cool. Here’s a few details from the press release:

The fi’zi:k Arione R3 and Antares R3 both use the same structure and Microtex thigh glides with reflective film as the pro version, and incorporates a k:ium rail. The 185g Arione R3 is designed for highly flexible riders and 195g Antares R3 for those with medium levels of flexibility. Both are both priced at €210. The fi’zi:k Aliante Gamma uses a carbon reinforced nylon shell to cater for less flexible riders and is available for just €169. The saddle weighs 259g and incorporates the samereflective film and Microtex cover as the pro-standard version of the saddle, again along with a k:ium rail.

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Review: Gravity Anomaly Mountain Bike Kit – Teamster Short & Boardroom Button Up Jersey

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Gravity Anomaly launched in 2012 with the idea of super durable, made-in-USA mountain bike clothing that was affordable and looked good. After testing a pair of their shorts and button up short sleeve jersey for a couple seasons, I’d say they succeeded.

The Teamster Short and Boardroom Jersey go together well, both functionally and fashionably. The shorts have a subtle rip stop texture, the shirt uses a smoother fabric with mesh side panels. Lengths, fit and finish are right inline with their All Mountain intentions – not too baggy, not too tight. Materials and hardware are high quality and have held up well, too. There’s not a scuff or rip on them anywhere despite being in regular rotation since last summer.

Snap through for details, pricing and more…

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Sugoi Shines Bright with New Tech – Be Seen and Dry with Zap Bike Jacket

Sugoi Shines Bright with New Tech - Be Seen and Dry with Zap Bike Jacket

Do not adjust your computer monitor – this is simply the new Zap Bike Jacket from Sugoi. There’s clothing with reflective accents, and then there’s Sugoi’s Pixel fabric which uses thousands of silk screened glass beads to create a surface that seems to project its own light. Sugoi has been testing the fabric for years, especially when it comes to abrasion resistance. With Pixel ready for prime time, the innovative fabric treatment will be introduced with the redesigned Zap bike jacket and integrated into the rest of their bike line in the future.

What does the jacket look like in the day? Find out next….

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Found: Division 1 x David Flores Limited Edition Artist Prints

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Division 1 is a newer shop in Austin, TX, that’s focusing on the higher end of bikes, parts and service. To give their online sales a little something unique, they commissioned artist David Flores to paint four prints celebrating iconic bikes.

They include the Cinelli Laser, an F. Moser, one by Assos and the Look you see above. Each 20″ x 16″ giclee print is signed by the artist and goes for $100. Click through for linkage and to see the rest…

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Hands On with the Asymmetric, Limited Edition Pearl Izumi Tejay van Garderen P.R.O Leader II

Hands On with the Asymmetric, Limited Edition Pearl Izumi Tejay van Garderen P.R.O Leader II
Tejay van Garderen may have had a rough start to the season, but looking forward to July the American is set to lead Team BMC. As extra motivation for this year’s Tour de France for Tejay van Garderen, Pearl Izumi introduced an extremely limited edition of their P.R.O. Leader II road shoes. Only a hundred will be made, with a retail price set at $300 USD.

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The BikeParka Bicycle Cover Keeps Your Bike Dry Outdoors

BikeParka-Bicycle-Cover-1You don’t appreciate a garage until you don’t have one, and then a bike cover like the BikeParka becomes a god send. The simple cover has an elasticated bottom for a close fit around wheels, and eyelets for a bungie or small lock, and is large enough to cover almost any size bike.

In addition to the basic model, there is also an Urban version with a velcro side opening, that allows you to secure your bike and cover together in high risk neighborhoods. Both models fit in a small “stuff sac” that is convenient enough to carry. Both models retail for $59.99 and are available in either Ciel Blue, Ink Black, or Rosa Pink.

Learn more at Bike Parka