Cyclo BB30 bearing removal tool
Weldtite: 01652 660 000
Cyclo has introduced a BB30 removal tool that will simply do what it says on the tin.
The Cycle tool is designed to allow a steady application of pressure around the bearing to ensure that it is kept straight and removed in one easy operation, the Cyclo tool will cost trade just £30.80. Should your customer need one for their home workshop, the product will also retail for £59.99.
The unit is robustly made from nickel-plated steel to professional workshop standards and features a soft face to prevent damage to the bike frame together with a spindle, which can be used with spanner, pliers or screwdriver to fit with the mechanic’s preference.
Fi’zi:k Volta saddle
Extra: 01933 672 170
In response to demand for the classic, deep sided ‘old style’ saddle, Fi’zi:k has introduced the Volta.
Blending classic style with new tech, the Volta has a twin flex shell built from two layers. The inner core is 0.7mm thick Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber, with a layer of carbon bonded on top. The combination of materials gives a strong, stable saddle that has just enough flex for optimum comfort.
Comfort and strength are further enhanced by the one-piece carbon fiber Mobius Rail, an endless saddle rail construction that eliminates the possibility of popping off a rail in the event of a crash. The stiff Mobius Rail contributes to comfort by ensuring solid support at the ends of the saddle, allowing the slightly flexible shell to act a little like a hammock.
The VOLTA R1 weighs just 165 grams and is available in two colors. There’s also a VOLTA R3 with alloy k:ium rails and a fiberglass/thermoplastic Twin Flex shell – it’s a little heavier, but will attract with its competitive price.
Genuine Innovations Hammerhead
Zyro: 01845 521700
Genuine Innovations has come up with a simplified take on inflation cartridges, which all customers should be able to get to grips with without the need for a demonstration.
The Hammerhead works by applying the cartridge to the valve and simply pushing the button on the rear. With one simple movement, nothing could possibly go wrong, we’re told. Another benefit you get is better and almost automatic seating of the inflator head onto the valve stem.
The head attaches to all Genuine Innovations cartridges. What’s more, the Hammerhead weighs in at only 26-grams, it has a super durable glass-filled nylon body, all-brass internal valve components and a substantial aluminium head. Plus, GI seal technology is unique in that it creates pneumatic pressure that seals and seats the inflator onto the valve as you inflate.
Selle Royal Strengtex saddles
Raleigh: 01773 532600
Some of Selle Royal’s best selling saddles are to be upgraded with a new in-house developed material called Strengtex.
Beginning with the Freedom and Drifter ranges, the Strengtex material offers a special reinforced internal network with density that makes it both resistant to the harshest of elements, but remains incredibly comfortable to ride.
Resembling a high-quality leather, the Strengtex material is combined with Selle Royal’s Royal Vacuum Light technology – which means that all saddles are 100 per cent sealed. For customers looking for a saddle that’ll last and last, Selle Royal say that no other saddle in their catalogue will be more robust.
Giro Hoxton LF glove
Zyro: 01845 521700
Much of Giro’s 2014 clothing offering has now landed with distributor Zyro, with a selection of casual yet functional designs already tempting those who’ve seen the product.
A highlight from the range has to be the Hoxton LF glove. Made from New Zealand merino wool and cut to offer a tailored feel, making it essential to check the size guides for best results.
Pared down with a AX Suede and leather detailing, the glove has touch screen technology, so no need to de-glove for that mid-ride photo. Additional features include a highly absorbent micro wipe surface and a low profile Velcro closure.
Vulpine & Oliver Spencer jacket
If you’ve a customer with a taste for the finer things in life, Vulpine’s collaboration with British designer Oliver Spencer has produced a cycling blazer worthy of an introduction.
Made in England, the £295 navy blazer is cut with an ‘on the bike position’ in mind, making it a versatile garment for outings in and out of the saddle. Similarly, the arms and back of the jacket have been cut slightly longer than traditional outerwear to suit the riding position. With shower-proofing built in, hidden reflective cuffs and collar, as well as underarm venting, it is designed to be both functional and fashionable. Stock is available now.
Lightrider takes a different approach to bike lighting, turning the spotlight on the rider as well as the road.
Appearing at The London Bike Show, the light, invented by Tudor Davies, provides uber visibility of the cyclist even at T-junctions when a car’s headlights are often pointed away from the cyclist.
The road beam is a one-watt LED providing 80 Lumens output and there are three modes – full beam, flashing full beam and flashing commuter mode. USB chargeable (eight hours), this British designed product has been three years in production and a good portion of that time has been spent on programming clever battery management into it. The firm is seeking IBDs – contact Mechelle Bonnallie for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Joining the Olympia catalogue for 2014 is the Leader, the first from the label to carry road discs.
Designed and perfected with the aid of virtual and 3D simulation software, the bike's main triangle revolves around an aerodynamic head tube joint that blends to create an air-slicing fin. At the rear, Olympia has opted for a very short and compact lower chain stay, to guarantee optimal speed and response.
The bike will be available with the latest and newest Shimano Ultegra Di2 Discs, Shimano wheels and FSA componentry. For this reason, the left stay of the fork appears to be slightly off set with respect to the right stay, with a slightly larger and shaped section, to facilitate brake movements.
The frame uses mainly carbon fibres T800s, T700 and M30, which are strategically positioned according to the points of highest stress and according to the target weight.