Showers Pass Bamboo Merino Henley loses part of the sleeves

Baselayers can be an amazing addition to your cycling wardrobe. They help to keep you dry, help regulate your temperature, and can aid in layering. However, you wouldn’t want to wear most baselayers on their own, especially around town. That seems to be where the Showers Pass Henley steps in. It’s a shirt that you can wear around for your day to day, but it’s also a technical garment that can be worn under other clothing that is packed with technical features…

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Baselayers can be an amazing addition to your cycling wardrobe. They help to keep you dry, help regulate your temperature, and can aid in layering. However, you wouldn’t want to wear most baselayers on their own, especially around town. That seems to be where the Showers Pass Henley steps in. It’s a shirt that you […]

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Found: Safety Skin Reflective Spread makes your body shine

All photos c. Safety Skin

We’ve seen reflective spray for clothing, reflective paint for bikes, and now? A reflective stick for your body. Called Safety Skin, the reflective skin spread was the idea of John Kulbis who had a figurative light bulb after painting a house. In the process he claims to have gotten paint on his arm, and while going for a run afterwards he noticed that the white paint seemed to shine. Obviously, house paint isn’t the best thing to put on your skin, so John set out to create a formula that was reflective, but also safe to apply to your body for extra visibility…

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We’ve seen reflective spray for clothing, reflective paint for bikes, and now? A reflective stick for your body. Called Safety Skin, the reflective skin spread was the idea of John Kulbis who had a figurative light bulb after painting a house. In the process he claims to have gotten paint on his arm, and while […]

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You can now buy a belt drive bike, bike trailer, and accessories from IKEA

All photos c. IKEA

The next time you head to your local IKEA to pick up some bookshelves and a bathroom faucet, you’ll be able to add a bicycle to your list. In fact, with the SLADDA family of products, you’ll be able to completely outfit yourself for a ride – even if that includes hauling bulky gear around town. Last year, IKEA announced that they would be be adding a new bicycle to their catalog, and it looks as if the time is finally come for IKEA shoppers in the United States. The bikes, and all the accessories, are now up on the website and available for purchase…

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The next time you head to your local IKEA to pick up some bookshelves and a bathroom faucet, you’ll be able to add a bicycle to your list. In fact, with the SLADDA family of products, you’ll be able to completely outfit yourself for a ride – even if that includes hauling bulky gear around […]

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Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 2: Pearl Izumi’s awesome thermal jerseys, MTB pants, more

The photo above sort of sums up our winter to date. We’ve had a few days with true wintry conditions, but for the most part it’s been warmer than average and increasingly rainy. However, it has been cold enough at points to test out some cold weather gear, and while there was no snow for our Global Fat Bike Day ride, it was chilly enough to don the new Pearl Izumi Launch Thermal jersey and some ridiculous shades, because, why not?

The jersey is just one of a number of new pieces from Pearl Izumi, which show some big improvements…

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The photo above sort of sums up our winter to date. We’ve had a few days with true wintry conditions, but for the most part it’s been warmer than average and increasingly rainy. However, it has been cold enough at points to test out some cold weather gear, and while there was no snow for […]

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Shimano closes the gap on premium road clothing with S-Phyre Cycling Apparel

Following the launch of the S-Phyre line of premium footwear, yesterday at the Tour Down Under Shimano announced that the line would be expanding to clothing. Following the same concept of using the best materials and construction to create clothing with “numerically proven results,” the S-Phyre clothing lineup will initially include a skinsuit, jersey and bib short combo, gloves, and socks. Looking for performance gains wherever possible, the skinsuit, bib short, and jersey are the only Shimano clothing pieces made in Japan and draw on their knowledge gained from Bikefitting.com to create anatomically designed clothing that both cheats the wind and remains comfortable while on the bike…

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Following the launch of the S-Phyre line of premium footwear, yesterday at the Tour Down Under Shimano announced that the line would be expanding to clothing. Following the same concept of using the best materials and construction to create clothing with “numerically proven results,” the S-Phyre clothing lineup will initially include a skinsuit, jersey and […]

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This Just In: Tacx NEO Smart indoor trainer gets you riding virtually, quickly

Tacx NEO Smart indoor cycling trainer unbox and review

There’s a battle for the online training entertainment king, but to take full advantage of Zwift, The Sufferfest, TrainerRoad, Bkool or any of the others, you need a smart trainer. One that’s capable of syncing with the services and adjusting the output to match what’s on the screen…whether that’s a 3D rendered world or cold, hard numbers designed to make you fast. The Tacx NEO Smart delivers on that with some cool features (like NOT needing to be plugged in!) and easy connectivity that make it worth a look. Scroll on down for first impressions and tech…

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There’s a battle for the online training entertainment king, but to take full advantage of Zwift, The Sufferfest, TrainerRoad, Bkool or any of the others, you need a smart trainer. One that’s capable of syncing with the services and adjusting the output to match what’s on the screen…whether that’s a 3D rendered world or cold, hard […]

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K-Edge gives you the pro look w/ new number plate holders, plus GoPro top cap mount

K-Edge Pro Number Holder

For just $19.99, you, too, can own the item that K-Edge says has been one of their most requested products after supplying it to pro teams for the past few years. That includes Team SKY, Bora, Quick Step, GreenEdge, Lotto Soudal, Cofidis, and more. It mounts behind the rear brake caliper on bikes that put them in the usual spot. It includes all mounting hardware to attach it to your bike and the number plate to it.

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For just $19.99, you, too, can own the item that K-Edge says has been one of their most requested products after supplying it to pro teams for the past few years. That includes Team SKY, Bora, Quick Step, GreenEdge, Lotto Soudal, Cofidis, and more. It mounts behind the rear brake caliper on bikes that put […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

Photo from Andrew Cho GoFundMe page

We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck and limbs while having dinner with friends, he went home where eventually the ruptured blood vessel constricted his spinal cord, paralyzing him from the neck down. Apparently, he’s starting to make some improvements, but still has a very long road ahead of him. To help offset the cost of medical treatment, loss of work, and other financial burdens, a GoFundMe page has been set up with a goal of raising $75k to start (keep in mind the GoFundMe is in CAD). If you’ve met Andrew, you know that he’s one of the nicest guys and while he’s keeping a positive attitude through all this, he could certainly use our help.

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We’re updating our Friday Roundup with rough news from GT Bikes. Former pro rider and GT Bicycles Digital Marketing Manager Andrew Cho suffered a serious spinal injury out of the blue when a blood vessel burst in his C3 and C4 vertebrae. According to the GoFundMe page, after feeling dizzy and having tingling in his neck […]

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Cold Weather Clothing Roundup Pt. 1: Bontrager gets visible with Halo, adds S1 and S2 Softshell Kits

Every year, when colder weather rolls around it seems that there is a continual battle between riding outside and training indoors. As trainer technology continues to improve, fall and winter clothing also gets better making it easier than ever to get outside. Cold weather clothing isn’t just about staying warm though – you don’t have to look very far to find a too-close-for-comfort moment out on the road, so staying visible is as important as ever.

Along with a new winter clothing system designated as S1/S2, Bontrager is diving into visibility with their Halo initiative. Instead of just focusing on high visibility or reflective hits, the Halo products blend the two based on studies of how the eye of drivers see and react to both. The goal is to provide total visibility either day or night as well as providing needed warmth at the S1 level…

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Every year, when colder weather rolls around it seems that there is a continual battle between riding outside and training indoors. As trainer technology continues to improve, fall and winter clothing also gets better making it easier than ever to get outside. Cold weather clothing isn’t just about staying warm though – you don’t have to […]

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