Gear Break: CADEX 50 Ultra wheels, KANSEPT1: The ProSpec VENTOUX collection has launched!! Shimano Indoors: New kicks to boost your ride and keep you fresh, the DynaPlugger: Featherweight and affordable tubeless repair budget-friendly and made in California, Wahoo and Team AMANI partner to help four East African riders race Slate of American gravel races and Bravur Watches: Presenting la Vuelta chronograph 2022 edition.
CADEX 50 Ultra Wheels
KANSEPT1: The ProSpec VENTOUX Collection Has Launched!!
Shimano Indoors: New Kicks to Boost Your Ride and Keep You Fresh
Shimano IC501 Indoor Cycling Shoes Pump Up the Power and Performance and Include New FUZE Anti-Bacterial Treatment
Time is valuable. Whether at work or at play, you strive to get the most out of every day. And indoor cycling workouts are no exception. For those who take these intense sessions seriously, Shimano introduces the redesigned, top-of-the-line IC501 indoor cycling shoe that features a revolutionary new eco-friendly, non-toxic, chemical-free anti-bacterial treatment.
Whether clipping in for an hour of power in your home workout space or giving your absolute all during a high-intensity class at your favorite studio, the redesigned SPD-compatible IC501 is the no-compromise choice for serious indoor cyclists. These purpose-built performance shoes help you push harder, ride further, and challenge yourself every time you get on the bike. And now, you don’t have to worry about that post-workout funk thanks to FUZE technology – a permanent treatment that adheres to the IC501 upper material and zaps odor-causing bacteria, fungus, and mildew, helping your shoes last longer and keeping your feet fresher.
No matter where you ride, efficient power transfer is critical to cycling success. Thanks to a stiff full-length, reinforced plate along the IC501 sole, you can rest assured there’s no wasted energy between you and your bike. The refined fit and solid pedaling platform of the IC501 helps you achieve that coveted maximum efficiency, getting the most watts out of every pedal stroke.
Shimano’s new IC501 indoor cycling shoes are also the first shoe of its kind to incorporate innovative FUZE technology. This eco-friendly, non-toxic, chemical-free treatment permanently adheres to surfaces and zaps odor-causing bacteria, fungus, and mildew, helping extend the life of your shoe. FUZE is also proven to speed evaporation, further enhancing the cooling effect of these best-in-class indoor cycling shoes. So, ditch that funky locker room smell and instead clip in for every workout feeling fresh and ready to perform at your best.
Constructed with a soft and breathable mesh upper, the Shimano IC501 shoe wraps your foot for a comfortable and secure fit while also wicking away sweat and drawing air in. Reduced foot movement means less wasted energy, and along with the BOA L6K closure system and wide instep strap, your foot will stay glued in place even when you’re putting out maximum power.
With an easy twist of the dial, the BOA makes micro-adjustments that tighten or loosen the shoe to help you find the perfect fit every time. And when your cycling session is done, simply pull the BOA dial to release the shoe for a quick change, so you can get on with your day.
The IC501 inspires confidence off the bike, too. Developed specifically for indoor use, and compatible with 2-hole SPD cleats, these shoes utilize a grippy, full-length rubber outsole and a recessed cleat that sits flush with the sole to make walking on slick, sweat-splattered fitness studio floors worry-free.
Mixed Last Design
The new Shimano IC501 indoor cycling shoes utilize a mixed last construction designed for a wide range of foot shapes and sizes. They come in women’s sizes 36-41 and men’s 42-48 for a superior, custom-like fit.
Availability and Where to Buy
Shimano IC501 shoes are available now and can conveniently be purchased through the Shimano Indoor Cycling store: https://shimanoindoor.com
- IC5 Mixed Last Fit
- Women’s Fit: Sizes 36-41
- Men’s Fit: Sizes 42-48
- Colors: Black, Ice Grey, and Wine Red
- Weight: 279g (Size 40)
- MSRP: $135 USD / £119.99 / A$219.95 AUD
- Long-lasting, FUZE anti-bacterial treatment
- Breathable, elastic sock mesh upper
- Secure instep strap with BOA® L6K dial for firm holding force
- SPD rubber outsole
The DynaPlugger: Featherweight and Affordable Tubeless Repair Budget-Friendly and Made in California
With tubeless tires now ubiquitous in every discipline of cycling, having a convenient and reliable tubeless repair tool is essential for all riders. Inventors of the original tubeless repair kit, Dynaplug, answer the call with their bombproof and affordable DynaPlugger. Simply insert the tool loaded with the repair plug into the puncture and pull straight out, fixing your flat in seconds without the mess. The DynaPlugger uses the same standard and mega plugs used in all Dynaplug tools.
Molded from Glass-Filled Nylon, weighing a scant 35 grams, made in Chico, CA – the DynaPlugger is a one-stop solution for road/trailside repairs. The silicone end cap stores an additional insertion tube, providing double the flat protection in the same package. With a price tag of $29.99, the DynaPlugger offers the convenience and class-leading performance of Dynaplug at a palatable price.
- Constructed from Glass Filled Nylon with Aluminum Insert
- Silicone end Cap with additional insertion tube storage
- Made In Chico, CA
- Weight: 35 Grams
- Informative packaging with signature artwork by SF cyclist Chas Christiansen
- Dimensions: 4.875 x .875
- Includes 4 standard soft tip plugs and 2 insert tubes: standard and mega
- MSRP: $29.99
- More info at: www.dynaplug.com/dynaplugger
Wahoo and Team AMANI Partner to Help Four East African Riders Race Slate of American Gravel Races
The ‘Fursa’ partnership between Wahoo and Team AMANI will give four top-level athletes the chance to compete at SBT GRVL, Gravel Worlds, and Vermont Overland
Wahoo, a leading fitness technology company, is excited to partner with Team AMANI, an organization aiming to make the sport of cycling more inclusive. The partnership titled “Fursa,” meaning “Opportunity” in Swahili, intends to give athletes equal opportunity at the sport of cycling. The two organizations will provide four East African athletes an opportunity to race premier gravel events SBT GRVL, Gravel Worlds, and Vermont Overland in the United States later this month. Last year, the organizations ran into unforeseen visa challenges, and were unable to send athletes to compete, making this year even more special to the mission of making cycling more accessible and inclusive.
Fursa Presented by Wahoo kicked off in 2021 with Kenya’s Migration Gravel Race — the first global gravel race held in East Africa. Team AMANI conceptualized this event, which gave athletes from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda access to high-level international competition on their home turf, allowing these riders the opportunity to compete against world-class talent without having to clear the many hurdles that East African riders otherwise encounter on the way to professional road racing.
“While cycling crowns World and Olympic champions, nearly all have come from Western Europe and North America. In order to create a sport with more opportunity and representation, we want to make sure that the exceptional riders from this currently underrepresented region get the chance to compete against the best in the world,” said Mikel Delagrange of Team AMANI. “These four athletes faced a year-long delay due to unforeseen visa challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’ve been training harder than ever before and are ready for the chance to prove themselves. We’re proud to be able to give them that chance through the ‘Fursa’ program.”
Team AMANI collaborated with the world-renowned Wahoo Sports Science team to ensure each athlete had advanced preparation ahead of the event. Wahoo’s team had athletes perform a series of fitness/performance-related tests using the SYSTM software on their respective Wahoo KICKRs. From there, Wahoo specialists met with each country’s coaches to help provide personalized training guidance and recommendations going into the Mitigation Gravel Race. Following that race, the top-four athletes were selected to take their talents to the next level.
“It’s an honor for our team to be able to assist these athletes in their journey to these premier gravel events,” said Neal Henderson, head of Wahoo Sports Science. “We have been there through it all—from helping to train athletes ahead of the Migration Gravel Race to continuing to provide expert insights and recommendations in the 15 months since. It’s been an opportunity for our team to show the value in sports science, all while helping four athletes reach their full potential. We can’t wait to see what they accomplish from here.”
Wahoo and Team AMANI are proud to announce the four athletes heading to the United States to compete this month are Sule Kangangi, John Kariuki, Nancy Akinyi from Kenya and Jordan Schleck from Uganda.
Following these races, Wahoo will release a documentary on Team AMANI and the American Gravel race series in October, 2022, so the global cycling community can follow the incredible journey these riders have been on.
Wahoo’s Ian Boswell, winner of the 2021 UnBound 200, traveled to Africa for this race, finishing fourth. As ‘Fursa’ partnership manager, Boswell is proud to compete among these talented athletes, saying “It was humbling to travel to Kenya and find a race that provided incredibly tough physical and technical challenged, but also fierce competition from riders who have faced many challenges, but who still raced at the highest level. I’m incredibly excited to see how these four riders stack up against bigger fields here in the United States.”
The events kick off with SBT GRVL on August 14, followed by Gravel Worlds (August 19-20) and Vermont Overland (August 27). For more information on ‘Fursa’ Presented by Wahoo, please visit Fursa 2021.
Bravur Watches: Presenting La Vuelta Chronograph 2022 Edition
The 2022 Grand Tour chronograph series is now complete! The third and final Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España, is soon about to start in the Netherlands, which means it’s also time to unveil our 2022 La Vuelta chronograph! The design draws inspiration from the sport of cycling in general, and the Vuelta a España in particular.
The La Vuelta dial is characterized by its red color scheme, inspired by the leader’s jersey of the Vuelta a España, nicknamed La Roja. The red hues pop nicely against the fresh silver white dial, featuring a tarmac pattern at the center.
At 12H you’ll find a symbol most riders are happy to see in a race; the flamme rouge, the red triangular flag marking the final kilometer of a race.
The large printed hour numerals use a font called Nobel, which was designed by two dutchmen in the 30s, a discreet nod to the starting point of the Vuelta a España, this year starting in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The watch is designed to be worn both on and off the bike, and the chronograph function is useful when riding. The 15 minute counter at 3 o’clock helps you time your intervals, and a 12 hour counter at 6 o’clock will keep track of even the longest rides. The main second hand will start once you press the chronograph pusher.
The tradition of the rider with number 13 in a race wearing the race bib upside down on the back of the jersey goes a long way back, and is a detail you can find on the minute track. It’s these types of discreet cycling referenced details we love and work hard to include in our designs.
One of the most common reactions when seeing a watch from the Grand Tour chronograph series in person is “what a beautiful size!”. The classic dimension of the watch, 38,2 mm diameter, is smaller than most chronographs which we think is beautiful, making it fit perfectly for smaller wrists.
The Grand Tour chronographs are hand built in Båstad, Sweden, using Swiss made automatic movements from Sellita, caliber SW511. The movement, which can be admired through the sapphire case back, is rhodium plated and features blue screws, côtes de Genève and perlage decoration and a custom rotor.
Each of the three Grand Tour chronograph models are limited to only 50 watches, with each watch being numbered on the case back.
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