Road cyclists have to deal with a lot of different nuances while riding, with the bright sun being one of them. The Endura Marlin Glasses protect the eyes with their one piece photocromic lens. They are also super lightweight because the frame is rimless. Adding to the comfort level of the Endura Marlin Glasses are the rubber-touch temples and molded nose piece, which also helps to hold the glasses on while riding over bumps or other things. The Endura Marlin Glasses come complete with a hard carrying case as well as a soft wipe microfiber pouch. The Endura Marlin Glasses retail for $81.58, you can purchase them at Chain Reaction Cycles….
Rocket7 is a custom footwear outfitter for cyclists. They can make you the ultimate fitting cycling shoe to meet your needs on the saddle. This is accomplished by supplying Rocket7 with a casting of your foot, only to be performed by a Certified Pedorthist (C-PED) or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). The Rocket7 perception cycling shoes can be colored to your taste. Furthermore, the custom shoe manufacture allows you cleat mounting options and custom integrated footbed if desired. The turn around time is several months, with no an official date so plan accordingly. Rocket7 offers its perception road bike cycling shoe in for $1,450.
New from Rudy Project is the Sterling bike helmet, which are priced around the same as your traditional top of the line helmet. None other than Erik Zabel, known for his 6 time Tour de France green jersey wins design the Sterling helmets. Utilizing composite skeleton, which provides a strong shell to protect your head, and will hold your sunglasses.
Via Bike Rumor
Officially announced today at 10 am, the 2010 Tour of California host cities are confirmed. In addition, on the social network platform twitter Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a cross conversation with cyclists Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, David Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer, who all confirmed they will take part in the 2010 Tour of California. Here is the schedule:
Stage 1: Sunday, May 16th – Nevada City to Sacramento
Stage 2: Monday, May 17th – Davis to Santa Rosa
Stage 3: Tuesday, May 18th – San Francisco to Santa Cruz
Stage 4: Wednesday, May 19th – San Jose to Modesto
Stage 5: Thursday, May 20th – Visalia to Bakersfield
Stage 6: Friday, May 21st – Pasadena to Big Bear Lake
Stage 7: Saturday, May 22nd – Los Angeles (individual time trial)
Stage 8: Sunday, May 23rd – Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village/Agoura Hills…
For 2010, Bontrager wheels will contain alternating spoke location, while each spoke hole will contain the classic feel due to equal spacing. As well, the Bontrager wheels for 2010 are wider and stiffer, so the result is a all around solid wheel. Lastly, the rims are lower in weight, and the affected models are Race X Lite, Race Lite, Race, Race XXX Lite, SSR Road Disc, and Classics.
Lance Armstrong’s return to Tour de France also brought a series of artist Trek Bikes designed by numerous artists. In total, six bikes were designed by KAWS, Damien Hirst, Marc Newson, Kenny Scharf, Yoshitomo Nara, and Shepard Fairey. Initial debut took place on October 2nd, the day Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer, followed with a special dinner that was held by Armstrong and Thompson, in association with Park Avenue Armory. You can check out the bikes until October 22nd at 643 Park Avenue New York, but on November 1st, a special auction will go live in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Eye wear is useful to cyclists in many ways. One obvious use would be to keep the sun out of your eyes. Another would be to block wind. Eye wear can also protect your eyes by keeping dirt and other harmful things from going into the eyes. The Specialized Arc-X Optics, suitable for both road and mountain use, do this and more. They feature Specialized Adaptalite lenses which adjust to current light conditions. The Specialized Arc-X Optics are lightweight and durable, and they retail for $175. Purchase them at the Specialized online store….