POC is a Swedish company with a mission to save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists. They also aim to develop power saving, aerodynamically efficient cycling products.
The Birzman Ezy Grip comprises a chrome CNC machined Birzman CO2 regulator, a 16g CO2 cartridge, and a silicon insulator to protect your hand as the cartridge freezes during decanting. It’s both presta and schrader stem compatible and will inflate a typical 700c road tyre to 120psi and a 26” mountain bike tyre to 30psi.
Giessegi, one time sponsors of Acqua Sapone are celebrating their 30th anniversary and they have some new gear to celebrate in. Their new jersey uses a fabric made with what they call bioceramic which is said to aid various aspects of circulation and reduce fatigue and inflammation. The jersey has reflective highlights and four pockets, one of which is waterproof and has an Mp3 cable hole.
People are now more likely to consume caffeine on a daily basis than fruit, and it has been suggested that four out of every five people in western cultures consume caffeine every day. In this recently released book Louise Burke, head of nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport, outlines that in Australia today, this consumption is mainly in the form of coffee.
The annual World Championships of bicycle road racing visited beautiful Florence, Tuscany in 2013. The region is full of natural and architectural beauty and is considered the heartland of Italian cycling. A landscape of warm sun, rolling hills, and cypress trees combine to make the rainbow band of the World Champion.
Chamois Cream: Assos have branched out into a range of creams and lotions to complement their bike related clothing line. Their chamois cream is a logical extension to their knicks which are famous for their chamois’. The cream is suitable for all types of chamois' to prevent bacterial and fungal infections and saddle sores. It's said to increase chamois life and reduce chafing and friction.
The tile is a tiny techy piece of gear that can help you find anything you attach it to, in this context most pointedly your bike, via an iTunes app and your idevice. The tile is a small plastic square that attaches with double sided tape to whatever you might lose and want to be able to find, think keys, wallet, laptop, bike etc.
A coffee table book for bike lovers The Elite Bicycle comprises a vivid array of images of well-known bicycle brands, the various workshops and factories where they’re made and the quirky eccentric artisan builders behind the brands.
Here’s another headphone option that has been aimed at freewheeling, music loving cyclists. The Yurbuds setup produces some very good sound, perhaps not in the league of AKG’s 701 Quincy Jones Reference Monitor headphones, but quite exceptional for an in-ear device, and infinitely more portable.