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.
Today I saw an excellent example of exactly how you should cycle in the winter months. Not only was it dark and gloomy it was also very foggy, and this person was cycling along, wearing a black jacket and black pair of trousers with the most pathetic red rear light. This dangerous combination meant I couldn’t see the cyclist until I was right on top of them! If they made it home safely, it would be a miracle…
This unique and versatile backpack has been specifically designed for Apple products (don’t worry, other products won’t spontaneously combust if you put them in there). It can be worn in two ways, either over the shoulders like a regular back pack (ideal for cycling) or as a tote bag (Ideal for toting).
New for the 2018/2019 season, the Reflect360 Performance Cycling Jacket from Proviz has been designed to keep you not just visible but fricking unmissable on the dark roads this time of year. It have been created to go over the top of your regular cycling gear (including waterproofs as there is little water projection from this jacket), this jacket will offer 360 reflection from vehicle, street and torch lights helping to keep you safe on your travels.