Teva ‘The Links’ shoe
Direct: 0207 0162200
With riders like Sam Pilgrim on its books, Teva needed a shoe to survive travelling to the harshest terrains and ripping down mountains – that’s where the revamped Links shoe came from.
Just by looking at it you can tell the £89.99 shoe is made of tough stuff. Using the same highly rated PedalLinks outsole as on the prior model, the shoe has been beefed up with waterproof upper materials, a shock pad in the heel to take those big hits and a breathable rubberised grid over the toe area that’s said to be highly tear resistant.
Those are just a few of the highlights though, as you may not notice attention to detail features such as a minimalistic design on the crank side of the shoe to avoid catching, while the padding around the ankle more than protects the rider should they take a knock. A tough plastic is wrapped around the heel to firm up the rear and provide further protection. Sound like it’ll be uncomfortable? Well, Teva has imported its Mush Infused Insole into the shoe to bring about the same level of comfort as found on its flip flops.
Mio Cyclo 100 range
Paligap: 01454 313116
Revealed to the masses at Eurobike, Mio’s 100 series is made up of four devices spanning £99 to £199.99.
Aimed largely at sportive cyclists, the devices house features such as an ANT+ sensor and cadence monitor, meaning the devices can become an everyday training companion for cyclists, allowing them to track health and performance.
Each sports a 1.8-inch anti-glare screen with a customisable dashboard – all housed in a rugged waterproof casing.
Battery life is said to be around 18 hours per charge, making the 100 series ideal for those undertaking series days in the saddle. The Mio Cyclo 105, 105 H and 105 HC are all heart rate monitor compatible.
Stock is available from Paligap now.
Fisher Outdoors: 01727 798345
Rock Shox has announced two 120mm 650B specific additions to its suspension catalogue, with 27.5-inch versions of the SID and Reba forks.
Cross-country fork SID, retains its ‘Superlight Integrated Design’ structure combined with the 15mm Maxle Lite option and tapered steerer create a chassis with all the stiffness necessary at the weight. For 2013, there will be four models available with 120mm-travel: RL and RLT (with PushLoc remote option), XX with the hydraulic XLoc remote, as well as the three-position RCT3.
The Reba, previously praised by shops for its ease of service and by riders for its reliability, comes in two damping models – the RL and RLT, with an optional cable-activated PushLoc lock-out remote.
The forks will ship to distributors in December, with the SID expected to retail from €653-707 and the Reba at €536.
Velo Senso & Plush expansion
Moore Large: 01332 274200
Velo has launched a number of new own-brand saddles to crowds at Eurobike, boosting the Senso and Plush lines that are carried in the UK by Moore Large. Five new saddles are joining the Senso line, with a fresh push through the New Heroes Campaign – launched in May to promote the Senso Performance brand in the retail market.
Three new ladies-specific saddles join the catalogue in the Competition and Sport categories and include the Senso Miles WIO, a high-tech Competition model featuring carbon fibre injection base and carbon rails. The remaining two are the Sport WHC and Sport WI models. Features include Velo’s O-Zone air flow comfort, a Double Density shock absorbing base or V-Mount accessory holder.
Also new are two Senso saddle models Sport I and Sport II in the Performance category, designed for demanding MTB and trekking cyclists. All five new Senso saddles feature the special shock absorbing qualities of Velo’s patented ArcTech rail suspension system, with new design and colour accents.
Leyzne Mega Drive
Upgrade Bikes: 01403 711 61
Another launch unveiled at Eurobike, Leyzne’s 1,000 lumen Mega Drive is set for production.
Constant current electronics allow dual LEDs to emit light at a steady lumen output, producing more light, for longer. The CNC-machined all-aluminum body opens to access the replaceable battery pack and a USB port, as carried by all Leyzne rechargeable lights. The sculpted alu body features a ribbed exterior to disperse heat to maximise LED efficiency.
Four standard modes include economy and flash outputs of 200 lumens, through Enduro at 500 and Blast, 1,000, the Mega Drive’s shine is charged with a button push.
The Mega Drive will be sold as a standard package (light, USB cable, CM handlebar mount) and loaded package (light, USB cable, AL handlebar mount, extra battery, CM storage box).
Direct: 01525 382938
Cycle storage firm BikeCave made its debut appearance at The Cycle Show last month.
Designed to keep a fleet of bikes away from the elements and a life of slow corrosion, BikeCave has now launched the Xtra BCX – a tent with zipable modules, meaning you can accommodate as many as your space allows.
The BikeCave range is manufactured from a clever Polyester and Polyurethane fabric. It’s tough, hard-wearing and easy to clean. This fabric combined with the flexible fibre-glass rod framework, has been selected to provide a lightweight storage solution that will bend in strong winds, rather than break. The firm also offers a security device to work with its flagship product, dubbed Anka Point, allowing you to lock bikes to a wall while keeping them covered.