Gear Break: Primal mask restock, Vadolibero: Brighten up your 2022 with VERTIK, Pinarello offers a wide range of pricing that doesn’t compromise the brand’s race DNA, La Passione launches the first commuter collection, a Happy New Year from HED Wheels and State Bicycle announces 4130 flat bar.
Primal: Mask Restock!
Vadolibero: Brighten up Your 2022 with VERTIK
Pinarello Offers a Wide Range of Pricing that Doesn’t Compromise the Brand’s Race DNA
Pinarello has built its brand developing the fastest, winningest bikes in the peloton. But that race DNA and winning pedigree isn’t exclusive to the top end Dogma F you see on the podium. Paris, starting at $3,000 and Prince, starting at $4,000, offer many of the same features in a package available to a wider range of cyclists.
All of these Pinarello bikes use a couple key features, some proprietary to the brand. These make up the race DNA, whether you’re spending $14,000 or $3,000.
- Asymmetrical frame – increases stiffness and improves handling
- High end carbon – not all carbon is the same, and it’s notable that a higher quality carbon is offered in Pinarello’s “mid-range” bikes, the Paris and the Prince. Most other brands do not offer this level of carbon in their “mid-range” bikes.
- Wide range of sizing – ensures each Pinarello is optimized for the specific rider.
- Paris and Prince – 9 sizing options
- Dogma – 13 sizing options
- ONDA Fork
- Wave shaped – provides comfort, stability and responsiveness, especially when cornering.
La Passione Launches the First Commuter Collection
La Passione launches the first Commuter collection, inspired by cycling and dedicated to anyone who lives the city in a sustainable way
La Passione, always attentive to innovation and market trends, has developed a line of versatile and comfortable garments suitable for riding in the urban jungle. A true collection designed for the future of sustainable mobility.
Based on the deep experience in the field of technical cycling clothing, the brand has created casual and functional garments, perfect for commuting to work or spending time with friends and family. Dedicated to cyclists who are always on the move, everyday commuters and last-minute racing heroes, the Commuter collection is designed for living the city life to the fullest, both on and off the bike.
Windproof, waterproof and ergonomic, the Parka looks great on any date and is ideal for wearing over any outfit.
Made with two-layer stretch nylon fabric, it’s comfortable, breathable and water and abrasion resistant. A practical front slit allows you to get on the saddle easily and ride comfortably while the hood is integrated directly into the neck, and removable thanks to a zipper, providing immediate protection from sudden rain. Its particular and essential design makes it suitable to be worn under a helmet, without compromising the comfort of the garment, and ensures high protection thanks to the practical integrated visor. All the details of this product have been carefully studied to simplify urban travel of all kinds and to be impeccable even when off the saddle. The rear reflex zipper regulates the opening and guarantees maximum freedom of movement while increasing visibility amplifying safety. The length of the sleeve is specially designed to fit properly even in a cycling position while the elasticated cuff offers additional protection from the wind on the back of the hand.
The parka is made complete by ripstop lined side pockets, finished with a double closure flap, and a central zipper equipped with a windbreak flap with snap buttons.
The Insulated Jacket, also ideal for riding in the city and braving all weather conditions, is the perfect blend of style and technology, combining a warm microfiber with an opaque 2-layer stretch fabric. The combination of these two materials with the internal ripstop lining, creates an important twin deck effect, fundamental for the regulation of body temperature. The particular synthetic padding also offers exceptional breathability and is suitable for managing the transitions between outdoor and indoor environments in an optimal way. The jacket is equipped with a hood integrated into the neck in ripstop fabric, removable with a zipper and can be worn comfortably under the helmet, as well as inserts in stretch fabric positioned in the areas subject to the most pressure and abrasions.
This garment follows the movement of the body while maintaining comfort and a correct fit with or without a backpack. The sleeves, whose length has been designed to be specifically adapted to the cycling position, has a perfect fit at all times and is finished with an elastic cuff that protects from the air while remaining adherent to the wrist.
The Commuter collection is an innovative product from La Passione that, thanks to its high quality technical materials, promises to revolutionize life in the city, promoting sustainable urban mobility and making travel even more practical, fast, comfortable and fun.
HED Wheels: Thank You and Happy New Year!
State Bicycle Announces 4130 Flat Bar
Don’t Call It A Comeback
Is the running joke true? Are flat-bar gravel bikes really just 90’s mountain bikes? State leaned into this with the release of the 4130 All-Road, now equipped with flat bars.
Similar to the neon-clad mountain shredders of the past, the bike is built on a time-tested 4130 Chromoly Steel which is sturdy and durable, and handles like a dream “Offroad”. One will be quick to notice the front fork and rear end both feature a multitude of mounting points giving the rider endless possibilities for, fender, bottle-cage, and cargo-carrying options. The bike’s geometry is tailored for comfortable long days in the saddle.
State Bicycle Co. enlists the 1×11 All-Road drivetrain to power these machines. The crank is their narrow-wide 1x All-Road Crank, with 42t chainring paired with a 11-42t cassette for 1:1 gearing capable of climbing the toughest grades. The newly equipped groupsets with a trigger shifter will be available through State Bicycle Co. separately as well.
The eye-popping paint jobs pay homage to State’s favorite bikes and designs of yesteryear. In typical State Bicycle Co. fashion, the 4130 All Road gives riders frame styling they wouldn’t find anywhere else. Available in ‘Cupertino Pearl’ & ‘Fiesta Black’.
While the styling may be retro, the bike itself is chock-full of features suitable for the modern gravel rider. Highlights include a choice of 650b or 700c tubeless compatible wheels, thru-axles, and the ability to purchase both wheels complete with tires, cassette and rotors for a nominal upcharge. Oh yeah – FLAT BARS and a 5 year warranty.
- Frame: 4130 Chromoly Steel w/Thru-Axle Drop Outs (142mm spacing)
- Fork: 4130 Chromoly Steel w/ Thru-Axle Drop Outs (100mm spacing)
- Wheel Set:
- 700c x 38c: Tubeless Capable 700c Wheel Set w/Vittoria Terreno Zero
- 650b:Tubeless Capable 650b Wheel Set w/Vittoria Barzo 2.1” MTB tires
- Both: Get both above wheels w/addition tires, tubes, cassette, and rotors.
- Handlebars: State Bicycle Co. Black Label Riser Bars
- Brakes: Flat Mount (Mechanical/160MM Rotors (6-Bolt)
- Drive Train: 1 x 11 State Bicycle Co. All-Road
- Crank: State Bicycle Co. All-Road
- Chainring: State Bicycle Co. All-Road (42t)
- Cassette: 11-42t
- MSRP: $899.99 (Single wheelset) 399.99 for additional wheelset
- XS: Rider Height Recommendation: 5’1″ to 5’6″ – (43cm Seat Tube/51.0cm Effective Top-Tube)
- S: Rider Height Recommendation:5’5″ to 5’10” – (47cm Seat Tube/53.5cm Effective Top-Tube)
- M: Rider Height Recommendation: 5’9″ to 6’2″ – (51 cm Seat Tube/55.0cm Effective Top-Tube)
- L: Rider Height Recommendation: 6’1″ to 6’5″- (55 cm Seat Tube/57.5cm Effective Top-Tube)
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