FSA 386EVO PF30 Ceramic Bottom Bracket. Ceramics are said to be more spherical, smoother, and made to higher tolerances, so it isn’t surprising that ceramic BBs like the FSA 386EVO PF30 is buttery smooth, durable, and fun to ride. Compatible with both BB386 EVO and PF30 shells, this bracket runs sealed ceramic cartridge bearings loaded in special lightweight Ceramic Revolution grease, which will provide almost endless friction-rotation. Installation is easy as pie, and the design will keep you spinning smoothly for years.
Mens Road Bike Clothing SealSkinz Brecon Glove. As you forge ahead into icy rain and relentless wind in the name of endurance-building base miles, the Brecon’s windproof, waterproof exterior will provide a safe haven for your hands on the bars. Grippy palms and fingers give you precise dexterity when you’re navigating messy road shoulders, and SealSkinz adds touchscreen compatibility on the index fingers so you don’t have to risk frostbite to capture a smart phone image of frozen mid-ride scenery.
Mens Road Bike Clothing SealSkinz Cold Weather Heated Cycle Glove. If you’re like us, riding in the cold is mildly uncomfortable until we warm up, but if our hands go numb, it’s downright painful. That’s why we’re so excited that we invested in the Cold Weather Heated Cycle Glove from SealSkinz and while we’re not exactly looking forward to winter, we’re not fretting the changing seasons. These gloves are designed and tested in Britain in the worst conditions you’d imagine riding in.
Mens Road Bike Clothing Sportful Thermo Glove. To help you avoid the downsides of winter rides, Sportful offers the Thermo Gloves for Men to take the sting out of the cold, and keep you feeling toasty through the wintery miles. These frost-ready gloves fight the freeze by offering a GORE Windstopper shell that keeps frosty winds outside, and a fleecy liner that traps heat within its fibers, while wicking away any moisture from clammy hands and sweat. The palms feature targeted spots of durable padding, and silicone grip to keep your hands secure on slick bar tape, and touch-screen compatibility on the index finger and thumb to keep you connected on the ride.
SRAM Code RSC Disc Brake. Usually. Sometimes–think managing speed on loose sections or approaching big lines with a touch of discretion–it’s the first thing on our minds. In those situations, everyone from recreationalists to the professional circuit have long relied on SRAM’s Code brakes.
Mens Road Bike Jersey Santini Trek Pro Team Sleek 99 2019 Originally made for Santini’s pro riders, this form-fitting jersey sets new standards in aero design with its lightweight fabrics, second-skin fit, and superior breathability. What’s truly impressive is that it weighs just 120g in a size medium, a stark contrast to the 300g average weight of a road cycling jersey.
Mens Road Bike Jersey Santini Vento Short Sleeve. Lightweight polyester actively pulls moisture off your body as you begin to sweat, promoting a cool-wearing feel, even as you push yourself at a rapid cadence down the road. Conforming stretch panels promote full range of motion, even when you’re in the drops or sprinting out of the saddle. It’s finished with a full-length zip for regulating your body temperature, as well as three rear pockets for plentiful storage of your bottles, nutrition, and spare layers.
Mens Road Bike Jersey Shimano S PHYRE Short Sleeve. Working with the professionals at Lotto-Jumbo, Shimano creates a racing jersey designed to improve aerodynamics by reducing drag with its seamless design. Shimano is quite aware that if you want to go fast in training or racing you have to be comfortable. That way, you can stay fresher longer and save energy for critical points of the ride or race.
Garmin Vector 3S Power Meter Pedals. On this newest version, Garmin eliminates the pedal pods used on previous Vector pedals creating the most streamlined and low profile pedal yet from the brand that brings improved cornering clearance. The Vector 3S pedal looks and installs just like any other pedal but offers power analysis that will take your training to the next level. The Vector 3S measures cadence and watts to an accuracy of +/- 1% at the pedals, capturing power information as it transfers from the pedals into the crank arm.
Pioneer Dura Ace R9100 Bluetooth Power Meter Crankset. Its sleek design integrates cleanly onto the crankset and features dual-leg strain gauges for independent pedal data and other detailed metrics. Newly updated, it transmits that data to any Bluetooth LE or ANT+ cycling computer, and pairing it with one of Pioneer’s own cycling computers opens up an even wider world of torque vector analysis for those of us who want to dig into the real nitty gritty minutiae in search of marginal gains and a few extra watts. The system measures pedaling force, direction, and overall efficiency via dual strain gauges bonded to the crank arms.
Pioneer Dura Ace R9100 Bluetooth Single Leg Power Meter Crank Arm. As such, you’ll keep the aesthetic and performance of your Dura-Ace group in check while gaining the ability to quantify power so you can train and race with more efficiency. Whether you hire a coach or you are your own, having a powermeter lets you track your physical potential as you progress. The single-leg approach may not let you parse out the power production nuances of each leg individually, but it does provide a full number in order to chart your total output and if you really want to analyze your pedaling further, you can always add the driveside powermeter down the road for dual leg measurements.
Quarq DZero Aluminum Power Meter Crank Arms GXP. With the GXP-compatible DZero Aluminum Power Meter Crankarms, Quarq doesn’t go quite that far. Instead, the claim is tempered with the addition of “almost” before “every”–though the scope of tech embodied by the powermeter is no less impressive for that disclaimer.
Drivetrain SRAM Force 1 HRD Brake Lever Flat Mount Caliper. Force 22’s functionality rivals that of Red, and swaps out the full carbon levers and titanium hardware for a carbon brake lever, aluminum shift lever, and stainless steel hardware that may tack on a smidgeon of weight but also saves your bank account a bundle. Force 22 HRD boasts the versatility to manage a rapidly rising flood of disc-equipped road, gravel, cyclocross and all-road machines. While the lever hood aesthetics may not appeal to everyone, we’ve found the additional height to be surprisingly functional when traversing the less traveled of roads.
Drivetrain SRAM Force 22 HRD Shift/Brake Lever Flat Mount Caliper. Force 22’s functionality rivals that of Red, and swaps out the full carbon levers and titanium hardware for a carbon brake lever, aluminum shift lever, and stainless steel hardware that may tack on a smidgeon of weight but also saves your bank account a bundle.Force 22 HRD boasts the versatility to manage a rapidly rising flood of disc-equipped road, gravel, cyclocross and all-road machines. While the lever hood aesthetics may not appeal to everyone, we’ve found the additional height to be surprisingly functional when traversing the less traveled of roads. Navigating steep descents and chattery surfaces are a breeze with that bit of extra leverage and grip, which also nearly eliminates the possibility of your hands getting thrown forward off the hoods after a shocking encounter with a pothole hiding under smooth, loose gravel.
Drivetrain SRAM Force 22 Shifter Hydraulic Disc Brake Set Flat Mount.
Drivetrain SRAM Force 22 Shifters. There was some good technology on offer and some much-needed improvements over the previous iteration (Andy Schleck knows). However, we were just as excited to see that tech move down the line to Force, which shares a tax bracket with a lot more of us. For a very minor weight penalty, and a nigh-unnoticeable difference in ergonomics and shifting performance, we’ll opt to save some money for race fees every time, and that’s precisely what SRAM’s Force 22 Shifters allow.
Chris King PressFit 30mm Ceramic. Both cups house 24 ceramic balls in each cartridge–providing a measurable reduction in friction and weight when compared to steel. That means you’ll be riding faster. Bearings are user-serviceable with King’s Grease Injection Tool (available separately).
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Castelli Volo Limited Edition. The Men’s Volo Limited Edition Bib Short breaks tradition and applies Castelli’s know-how and quality fabrics to create workhorse bib shorts up to the task of putting in the long hours in the saddle with Affinity technical fabrics that elevates aerodynamics, comfort, and support that’s welcome on any ride. Volo means “I’m flying” in Italian and that’s just what you’ll be doing after you put these bibs on and hop on your bike. These bib shorts prove worthy of the Castelli name by employing its refined construction techniques, all the while coming in at a price within the self-sponsoring racer’s budget.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Craft BORA hansgrohe Replica. So while these bibs might not give you Peter Sagan’s 1400-watt sprints or allow you to possess the cat-like reflexes that keep him on two wheels that would put most of the peloton on the pavement, you can wear the same clothing that at least makes you feel like a champion. Craft’s BORA Hansgrohe Replica Bib Short is the perfect compliment to the jersey to create the kit. Starting with the fabric, Craft bestows these bibs with a material that offers excellent compression with its optimized 4-way elasticity.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts De Marchi Classico. Designed around De Marchi’s contoured fit principles and made from medium-weight Lycra fabric, this bib short provides gentle compression for hard-working muscles without feeling restrictive or uncomfortable. The panels are also designed with an ergonomic shape and finished with a microfiber-and-gel leg gripper, so they won’t ride up or bunch uncomfortably. Within the belly of this beast, you’ll find the Elastic Interface Endurance chamois, which provides stretchy, targeted cushioning for your sensitive areas.
SRAM Guide Ultimate Disc Brake. Tipping the scales at a feathery 360 grams (front brake with rotor, hose, clamp, adapter, all bolts), the Guide Ultimate Disc Brake is one of the lightest brakes on the market, made possible by its carbon lever blades and titanium lever hardware. In fact, the Guide Ultimate is approximately 80 grams lighter (for the pair) than the excellent Guide RSC, making it a worthy upgrade for riders seeking a lighter overall set-up and improved braking at high speeds. Standing as the defining achievement, the completely redesigned caliper serves up consistent braking every time you pull the lever, no matter if it’s the top of the descent or the end of a swift downhill section.
Mens Road Bike Shoes Chrome Truk Cycling. They have to be tough to stand up to the abuse that bike messengers dish out. Chrome Truk shoes are just as tough as its messenger bags. After all, they’re made out of the same ultra-tough 1000-denier Cordura.
Mens Road Bike Shoes Lake CX 237 Wide Cycling Cycling. One look at the rolling topography of your feet should give you a hint about the uncomfortable future you have ahead of you if you don’t start giving your tootsies some breathing room when you ride. And really, it’s as easy as buying Lake’s CX 237 Wide Road Shoe.
Mens Road Bike Shoes Lake CX176 Cycling. It trades out the top tier, super stiff carbon fiber sole found in its more expensive counterparts for a fiberglass injected nylon fare that does lose a little bit of stiffness, but more than makes up for the difference with a huge drop in price. Lake’s CX/TX Sport last makes an appearance in the CX176, with a streamlined profile and secure heel cup purpose built to minimize foot movement and prevent hot spots on the road. It’s attached to a soft, durable upper that cinches down for a near-customized fit with a Boa dial and hook-and-loop strap combination that’s easily adjustable on the fly.
Chris King Stainless Steel Cog. This single splined cog is heat-treated and bead blasted for incredible strength, durability, and style. The Stainless Steel Cog is designed for use with single-speed cassette hubs and is available in sizes ranging from 17-20 teeth.
Bike Saddle Selle SMP F30 . Even so, it still yields greater comfort in the drops than conventional saddles with plenty of freedom to move about without excessive pressure. Also returning is the patented ergonomic center channel that relieves compression in the perineal and prostate area helping to eliminate tingling and numbness. Additionally, your nerves and vascular regions are protected and the entire area enjoys increased blood flow and better ventilation.
Bike Saddle Selle SMP F30 C Carbon Rail . This saddle has a more compact, “stub-nose” shape without quite the exaggerated drop nose but make no mistake, it’s all Selle SMP. Those unique design features provide greater riding comfort while deep in the drops versus conventional saddles and provide the ability to move about, finding a perfectly powerful position without a hint of excessive pressure. Another patented SMP carryover is its ergonomic center channel that relieves the potential of compression in the perineal and prostate area helping to eliminate tingling and numbness.
Bike Saddle Selle SMP KRYT3 . We’re quite certain that’s not the only arena it will excel in and we’re kind of surprised it doesn’t come with some sort of protective anti-abrasion material on the sides to withstand the inevitable crash, but nevertheless, it’s designed with a shape that supports quick adjustments to speed and handling that’s needed on a tight, closed course. This saddle gets its signature shaping and standard elastomer foam padding keeping you comfortable way past the 1-hour plus a lap timing of your typical crit.The KRYT3 is indeed all SMP with its signature pressure relieving center channel and iconic dropped nose. This shaping relieves pressure on soft tissue and places it on the sit bones which, as it turns out, are way better at supporting our body weight while seated.
Drivetrain SRAM R2C 22 Speed Carbon TT Shifter Set. Of course, that’s the part that really sets these shifters apart from the competition. R2C stands for ‘Return to Center’–the 2 just makes it look cooler on paper. It means that after every shift, the shift lever returns to its original position.
Drivetrain SRAM Red 22 Hydraulic Rim Brake/Shifter. Even SRAM will admit, however, that the first design left a bit to be desired in the areas of performance and reliability. SRAM knew it was onto something, though, so it went back to the design room and started from scratch. The result is the Red 22 Hydraulic Brake, and it’s a peach.This isn’t an upgrade of the original SRAM hydraulic road brake–it’s a completely new design.
Drivetrain SRAM Red HRD Lever Disc Brake Caliper. With the relaunch of its Red HRD Lever & Disc Brake Caliper, SRAM redeems itself and silences the ghosts of its hydro disc past and delivers confident, powerful braking with impeccable modulation that’s been tested to handle all manner of heat, cold, sunshine, rain, mud, snow, and even the occasional rubber duck-filled moat a particularly sadistic race promoter may send your way. Not to be limited to cyclocross, Red HRD boasts the versatility to bring SRAM’s top-tier componentry the rapidly growing herd of disc-equipped road, gravel, and all-road machines for a no compromise build and clean, streamlined aesthetics. While the lever hood aesthetics may not appeal to traditionalists, we’ve found the additional height to be exceptionally functional when traversing the road less traveled.
Drivetrain SRAM X01 Eagle 12 Speed Grip Shifter. Claimed as SRAM’s founding product, grip shift has weathered the years, bringing back a nostalgic air of carefree neighborhood adventures during summer break, tenuous jump setups, and general two-wheeled glee.The internals have also grown up over the years to land at the top-tier of SRAM’s off-road drivetrain offerings. Our childhood ideal of nylon bushings and plastic internals is replaced with three rows of stainless steel ball bearings and the rock-and-roll action of SRAM’s Speed Metal alloy indexing. The Jaws lock-on grips maintain a secure hold on the shifting mechanism with corresponding teeth that are themselves locked into place with aluminum clamps.
Chris King ThreadFit 30mm Bottom Bracket. If you’re the lucky owner of a dirt-loving frame with a 73mm threaded BB shell, replace your worn-out bottom bracket with the Chris King ThreadFit 30mm Bottom Bracket. As the latest addition to Chris King’s ThreadFit line, this cylindrical powerhouse keeps 30mm spindle cranks turning silently with its made-in-house bearings while you mash the pedals over rocky cruxes and rutted descents. King even makes the system kind to the novice at-home mechanic with an integrated grease injection system allowing you to give a little love to your bearings without a trip to the shop.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Giordana G Shield-Bib Shorts. Avoid cold, soaked bibs with the Giordana G Shield Bib Shorts. Made to keep you cozy and dry, the G Shield Bib Shorts will prevent rain storms and cold winds from ending your ride early. Made from the Super Roubaix AZ fabric, the G Shield Bib Shorts have a soft, brushed interior for warmth.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Giordana Lungo-Bib Shorts. Giordana redesigned its Lungo Men’s Bib Shorts with this in mind, adding a breathable and flexible bib strap in the front, while the rear strap remains less forgiving.This construction allows you freedom to stand comfortably and not be pulled into an aero walking position. There is also stretch in the waist for those mid-ride lunch stops and a bit more room added to the front. The single seam legs panels, seamless leg bands, and Cirro S chamois provide support and refinement, while the gently compressive body material provides a form-fitted silhouette that reduces bulk and muscle fatigue while riding.
Mens Road Bike Bib Shorts Giordana Moda Vero Pro. These durable bibs have a traditional fit and offer a ton of value-packed into a comfortable pair of shorts. The Power Lycra is a stretchy yet compressive material allowing these bib shorts to conform to your body’s shape and move with you comfortably, whether you’re turning the pedals in anger or setting off on a recovery ride.Micromesh bib straps offer support while still having the ability to breathe, and the 4cm wide silicone-free leg gripper keeps the hems securely in place without excessive pressure or leg irritating grippers. Inside, you’ll find Giordana’s Cirro chamois, featuring a seamless, single-piece insert with foam padding of varying thicknesses and densities ensuring comfort while minimizing bulk.
SRAM X0 3×10 High Direct Mount Front Derailleur. This high direct mount is a great way to mount the derailleur as it reduces the time spent with adjustment and doesn’t require the derailleur to clamp sometimes delicate seat tubes. It’s simply a matter of bolting it on and setting the height to clear the chainrings. While 2×10 drivetrain systems are all the rage, some of us still prefer three chainrings.
Boost Santa Cruz Chameleon 275 Dropout Kit. Santa Cruz blessed every Chameleon version with the ability to go from a ride all-day, gear friendly rig to a knee-popping, masochistic single-speed with a simple dropout swap. The latest Chameleon, like most of the other 29ers in the Santa Cruz stable, can go from fast rolling, terrain leveling wagon wheels to big flotation and traction hungry 27. 5+.
Mountain Bike Juliana Furtado Carbon 275 S. 5 S Complete Mountain Bike strikes that perfect balance for a lot of trail riders. The Furtado boasts 130-millimeters of responsive VPP travel that craves fast and flowing trails with massive berms, tight switchbacks, and long climbs to the top of the forest. It retains the dialed geometry inspired by the iconic Santa Cruz 5010, but the shock is tuned specifically for the needs of lighter female riders for a more sensitive feel when you’re pedaling over rocks and roots.
Campagnolo EPS V2 Interface. It translates the thoughts of the most sophisticated electronic shifting system in the world, converting them into a language we can all understand. Campagnolo has designed a beautifully functional user interface that has the capability to monitor every aspect of the EPS. The EPS V2 Interface monitors the flow of information throughout the EPS, and operates in constant communication with the Digital Tech Intelligence (DTI) that is housed in the Power Unit.