March 2015

Cav’s New Oakley Jawbreakers Crush

by editors on March 31, 2015

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Velonews’ Logan VonBokel got his hands on some of Mark Carvendish’s new Oakley’s Jawbreakers and they look epic. A nice reworking of the original Oakley Eyeshades with a tech upgrade from the future.

“Sunglasses,” doesn’t seem do the Jawbreaker design justice. The sheer size and its features make “sport shield,” a more apt descriptor. So let’s discuss the size of the Jawbreakers. They’re some of the largest, if not the largest, sunglasses I’ve tested. Something everyone I rode with also noted. A couple of friends remarked that the Jawbreakers look like something a baseball player from the 1990s might wear.

Or, maybe, a cyclist from the 2020s. . . can’t wait to try these bombastic face covers out. The bigger the better! The new Jawbreakers go on sale April 15, 2015 and will retail for $200.

[Link: VeloNews] [click to continue…]


Specialized Recalls Faulty Aerobars

by editors on March 26, 2015


Have a pair of carbon or alloy Specialized Aerobars? If so, it’s time to stop using them until Specialized sends some replacement mounting hardware, according to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission.

This recall involves carbon and alloy Aerobars sold individually and with model years 2012 through 2015 Specialized Shiv bicycles and model year 2013 Specialized Transition Apex bicycles. The carbon Aerobar was sold in black with a white Specialized logo on the top side of the handlebar, and the alloy model was sold in black with no markings. . . The firm has received four reports of the Aerobars bolt loosening. No injuries have been reported.

Click here to contact Specialized and they’ll hook you up with the replacement parts. . . Just one more reminder to make sure things are always tight and right before rolling out.

[Link: CPSC]


Sock Doping 101: Add Class To Your Kick

by editors on March 4, 2015


Once you start paying attention to your ankle wear it’s hard to go back to basics. Suddenly that plain black pair of team socks you’ve been wearing overtime looks a bit boring when you head out for a ride. Take a tip from the world of cyclocross racing and show some individual style with a stylish pair of socks.

While you may be able to pick up a bright pair from your LBS—and we encourage you to do so—when you want a truly special pair you may have to search a little harder. We’re making it easy for you with our favorite picks from The Athletic, Ten Speed Hero, Sock Guy, injinji, and Stance below the jump. [click to continue…]


Bellroy Builds The Perfect Cycling Wallet

by editors on March 4, 2015

Like many cyclists we carry our phone, a couple Alexander Hamilton’s, and an expired ID in a faded, greasy ziplock baggie. Sure, this makes it easy to flash our ID while cycling onto tightly secured military installations, and keeps our phone mostly dry from sweat, but on the class front it is sadly lacking. It looks more like something a meth-head would carry, not svelte, clean cycling machines like all of us. Well, Bellroy has a solution for all of us. It’s called the Elements Phone Pocket. And it works a little like this:

All-weather leather and a water-resistant zip mean your valuables will remain protected from any sudden downpours, or other elemental surprises. Internal organization helps segment your iPhone, cash, cards, a key and more, avoiding the awkward rummaging around that comes with other all-in-one wallets.
It’s organized protection, in a single pocket.

All that for $99. It is likely just the ride wallet you’ve been looking for. For more info click the link.

[Link: Bellroy]


Ten Speed Hero’s New Resort Collection

by editors on March 2, 2015

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Before running out and grabbing a new kit with your favorite sponsors’ logos plastered all over it, please take a minute to cruise the newest offerings from the Chicago based Ten Speed Hero crew.

Their new mens’ and women’s resort collection (which includes the Sherbet Fade shown above), knocked our socks off. To see more of exactly what we’re talking about follow the jump. [click to continue…]