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Sugoi Versa Jacket

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sugoi versa jacket 223x300   Sugoi Versa Jacket The Versa Jacket from Sugoi is the essential lightweight jacket for the weather conscious cyclist. Made from a new material argon fabric, the jacket already has a built-in weather resistant finish which offers breathable qualities through its microfiber construction.

The Sugoi Versa Jacket features detachable sleeves. Although this design is anything but new, Sugoi makes use of 10 magnets to keep the sleeves on as well as to make it easy to remove from the main sleeves. Sugoi chose the magnets over the dual zipper technology since the latter takes up too much time to put back on or off. With this option, you can change the jacket accordingly as the weather conditions changes from warm to cool or from dry to wet.

The Versa Jacket has excellent ventilation through the vents at the back. It also has two zip pockets in the front and one at the back to store…

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Cyglo Night Bright Tyres

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night bright tyres 223x300   Cyglo Night Bright TyresCyglo’s Night Bright Tyres are the newest innovative approach to bicycle safety on the road. Using LED bulbs built in the tire treads, the cyclist simply switches on a motion sensor within the tire which activates the LED bulbs and then your tires can be seen rolling on the road under various lighting conditions.

For increased visibility on the road, the LED bulbs can be turned on permanently or it can be on a flashing mode. As you ride your bike, the flashing lights form a circle, illuminating your tires on the road. As you pedal, there is a transfer of power which is also used to power up the bulbs.

Newly patented by its founder James Tristram in UK and US, Cyglo Night Bright Tires brings bicycle safety on the road to a new level. It recently won a contest in BBC and inventors are now looking for partners to…

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Rapha Lightweight Jersey

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rapha lightweight jersey 300x169   Rapha Lightweight JerseyRapha designs a jersey that molds itself like skin to the user called the Lightweight Jersey. It is specifically designed to keep you cool and looking good on extreme conditions of warm weather and hot rides.

Made from merino and polyester, the Lightweight Jersey features a breezy and feather-weight eyelet Sportwool exclusive to Rapha products. The jersey has a way of regulating your body temperature when worn. This is an advantage to your performance as it keeps you from getting too warm with its breathable fabric.

The Lightweight Jersey has a full-length zipper with lock-down puller to keep you secure when riding. It has two large cargo pockets and a unique mesh ballast pocket. With a valuables pocket and embroidered logo on the left sleeve, The Rapha Lightweight Jersey comes in colors of cool light blue and white.

Sizes available are from XS to XXL with a retail price of $175.00.

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Rapha + Paul Smith Collection

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Rapha and Paul Smith have done projects in the past, and now they come together again for an official collection, known as Rapha + Paul Smith. The aforementioned project dated back in 2007, when the two came together on a Jersey, and furthering the relationship, Paul Smith sponsored the Rapha Condor Sharp racing team in 2009.

Riding in luxury is defiantly a privilege, and the Rapha x Paul Smith collection is exactly that containing rain jackets, jersey, and other cycling apparel. Both companies are branded in this release, which is apart of the Autumn collection. A strong use of purple are on the items, and for spice polka dots. An additional collection will release in the spring, which will feature trousers, jerseys, and other accessories. Here is some additional information on each piece.

The Merino Jersey by Rapha + Paul Smith is available in purple…

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Brooks Colt Saddle Returns

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Not long ago, we broke the word that Brooks would re-issue the Colt saddle, originally releasing in 1979. The last year Brooks released the Colt was in 2001, while it was known for its durability and strength. Although not for certain, some say the reason for the Colt to be discontinued was the sale of Brooks (in 2001).

The Brooks Colt Saddle will take a different approach, still obtaining the retro look and black colorway, you can also purchase the seat in violet and mustard. At EuroBike, a pink and turquoise Colt will debut. Keeping the saddle environmentally friendly, the colors are obtained by natural vegetable dyes. Retail price is $189.99.

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Minuteman Messenger Bag

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minuteman messenger bag 300x214   Minuteman Messenger BagWheelmen & Co. is known for its classic look and vintage styles. New to the market is the Minuteman Messenger Bag. Wheelmen & Co. stated that the new messenger bag was the answer to your needs by any urban cyclist, “A bag that could withstand the heavy wear and tear of commuting and travel, yet visually maintain cleanness and authenticity.”

Made with cork fabric, the material on the Minuteman Messenger Bag is soft, environmental friendly and is nice to look at. With a 10.10 ounce wax canvas exterior, it also features 1000 denier nylon lining to keep your things dry at all times.

The Minuteman comes with multiple pockets, a phone specific or blackberry side pocket, waterproof zipper and a stabilizer strap at the sides. It measures 13x8x11 inches and uses a two-inch Cam Lock to keep the bag in place. There’s a 1/8” padding sewn inside for added protection…

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Specialized 2011 Cyclewear

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specialized 2011 cyclewear 1 300x300   Specialized 2011 CyclewearSpecialized comes out with its 2011 apparel for recreational and competitive cycling. Released are the Enduro Shorts, Demo Shorts, Cascade Jersey and Deflect Jacket.

The Enduro short is for cross country enthusiasts. It has a removable liner that’s separate form the shorts. It has adjustable waist straps and a sliding front snap locks to keep you secured. It also features the Body Geometry Comp pad to allow better blood flow and pressure support. With mesh front panels and shell panels for ventilation and better functionality, the Enduro Shorts has a MSRP of $120.00.

The Demo Short is for freeride cycling, it is made from nylon/polyester material with functional Velcro hand and back pockets. It comes just below the knees with functional belt loops and internal waits adjustment. It has a 15.5” inseam and MSRP of $80.00.

The Cascade Top uses a vaporized field sensor fabric that pulls moisture from the skin towards the…

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