Specialized was created in 1974 by a cyclist for cyclists and produces everything from pedal-powered bikes to electric bikes and a wide range of accessories from the helmets on your head down to socks on your feet. The Torch 3.0 are specialist road shoes with the main goal being to produce a high end shoe full of features at a price that was reasonable. Well the price is probably going to still put a few people off, but these are definitely a top of the range shoe.
A German company, Magura applies to bikes and motorbikes what Germany is famous for when it comes to cars; highly efficient and technical design and engineering. Founded by Gustav Magenwirth in 1893 (where it got its name ‘Gavin Magenwirth GmbH & Co.’, aka Magura), the company creates and distributes highly competitive, advanced-level cycling related products from brakes and suspension systems to helmets, bags, and even sunglasses and clothing.
Mountain biking is risky enough as it is but throw in poor light conditions and it’s downright dangerous. The PWR Mountain is a modular bike light designed for the rough and tumble of trail and mountain biking with a few added extra features thrown in. This powerful bike light provides up to 2000 lumens of light output, it can be removed from the bike and doubles as a camping light and also becomes a 10000mAh power bank to charge up your devices.
The SPEEDairo cycle helmet is available in either black with white details or white with red detail, it comes in sizes medium (54-58cm) or large (59-63cm), it has been created for fast-paced training and races. The SPEEDairo is packed full of features however one of the stand-out qualities is the optional usable SPEEDmask with VAUTRON automatic visor, included in delivery; not only does this protect you from the wind and sun, it offers a wide field of view and excellent visibility without distortions whilst the VAUTRON automatic lens adjusts automatically
POC is a Swedish company with a mission to do the best they can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists. Founded in 2005 it first appeared on the market with products designed for the ski racing market, with new solutions to improve ski racing safety, by reducing the force transmitted to the brain and body in case of a crash. These days POC make safety gear for mountain and road cycling as well as snow sports and sunglasses to help keep you safe whilst you get your adventure sport on.
New out from Proviz for the 2018/2019 season is the Reflect360 performance cycling gilet. It is available in Men’s and Women’s versions in sizes XS-XXXL and 6-16 respectively and has been created to fit comfortably over the top of standard cycling gear for road cycling. The Reflect360, as you may have guessed from the name, has 360˚ reflectivity to help you be seen in the dark or when the light quality is reduced. The Gilet features Proviz’s retro-reflective material across the entire front, and across the shoulders and the lower back.
The Helix from Bont Cycling comes in six different styles: Conflict, Metallic Blue, White/Black, Gold/Black, Black/White, Charcoal/Shiny Red/White, and comes in sizes 4-14 with half sizes available throughout the range. These shoes are the go-to standard that Bont Cycling has to offer, boasting a race-proven anatomic fit and have a newly reimagined closure system, with loads of thought-out features to get through, let’s saddle up and get started.
The Pro Team Bib Shorts II from Rapha have been produced for elite performance on your fastest rides, available in sizes X-Small all the way up to XX-Large and in five colour options, Dark Navy/Grey, Black/Black, Black/High-Vis Pink, Dark Navy and Black/White and you can choose between Long and Regular leg length. Featuring some of Rapha’s leading edge of performance technology, it has been designed for training and racing in the high-pressure environment of the WorldTour.
If you expect your legs and glutes to get you where you want to go on your bike it is only right that you treat them with the respect they deserve and clothe them in the appropriate apparel to help you get the best comfort and performance out of your ride. The Women’s Core Shorts by Rapha are great for every day road riding, they have been made for simple and effective performance, whether you are training, commuting or simply getting some time on two wheels for a bit of fun.