FRESH SUMMER GEAR

We don’t need any excuse to buy new mountain bike gear and that is where this month’s gear section comes in. Start your 2018 off with some slick new stuff to add to your cycling collection.

 

ENVE CARBON STEM

R4 800

Blinging out your bike includes adding hilariously colourful and sometimes expensive components. Enve creates some of the worlds most soughtafter carbon fibre products and their mountain bike stem is no exception. Weighing less than 100grams and available in various lengths, this is one of the ultimate cockpit upgrades. www.bike-addict.co.za

 

 

ESI CHUNKY GRIPS

R395

Matching your bikes unique colours to your grips is just one of the inexpensive ways to customize your steed. ESI grips are available in plenty of vibrant colours and different thickness levels. They are engineered thicker on the one side for better shock absorption and thinner on the opposite side for bulk-reducing comfort. They weight roughly 60grams and are slip-proof too. www.evobikes.co.za

 

 

GIANT REV HELMET

R 1 500

Safety first and we’ve all heard the saying “no helmet, no ride”! Helmets are the most important item to wear whenever you swing a leg over your bike. Giant’s REV is one of their lightweight racing lids. Webbing throughout the inner provides comfort and performance. CINCH Pro fit system features easy-dial adjustment and provides a safe and secure fit. With 20 vents your head will stay cool during a ride or race. www.bike-addict.co.za

 

CADENCE NUTRITION: NOCARB

R155

Cyclist count everything. Kilos ridden, grams of weight and even calories burnt. Cadence’s NoCarb will replace lost electrolytes and its rapidly absorb when consumed. NoCarb can be used during fasted training sessions as a hydration drink or used during training and racing in conjunction with energy products such as whole food, gels and bars for athletes who prefer to consume energy in a more solid format. www.cadencenutrition.com

 

 

SPECIALIZED PHENOM EXPERT SADDLE

R1 500

A fast cross country racer needs a fast cross country saddle. The Specialized Phenom Expert saddle is perfect for all conditions. It features a carbon-reinforced shell while the titanium rails are lightweight and durable. A medium density foam offers the rider ample support and comfort. Their patented Body Geometry design is lab tested to assure blood flow to sensitive arteries. The Phenom comes in two widths to cater for both 143mm or 155mm users. www.specialized.com.za

 

FOURIERS GRIPS

R360

Comfortable grips make a huge difference while you are smashing your favourite trails. Fouriers Grips are now available in SA and they are made from ultra-comfortable silicone and come in various colours. Their dimpled surface provides a cooling space when your hands begin to sweat. For more info on Fouriers products: www.jjindustries.africa or www.gssport.co.za

 

CRANK BROTHERS EGGBEATER PEDALS

R850

If you want one of the very lightest mountain bike pedals on the market, make sure to check out the Crank Brothers Eggbeater pedals. They Eggbeater 1’s provides race quality performance with Crank Brother’s four-sided entry and minimalism. They are ultra-lightweight, clipless and designed for cross country and cyclo cross use. www.cwcycles.co.za

 

 

CIOVITA ASTRO NOCTURNE LADIES JERSEY

R999

Wearing a new cycling shirt not only makes you look cool but it also improves your riding (apparently). Cape Town based Ciovita is known for producing high quality products with some inspiring design elements. The ladies Astro Nocturne race fit jersey features some sleek night sky graphics. With Italian fabrics, sufficient moisture management, full length zipper and three pockets, the Astro Nocturne shirt has it all. www.ciovita.com

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