Issue #011

Hype This! 8 items of roadbike bling

Below you’ll find 8 of the finest road bike related products and bling to feast your eyes over! Continue on reading or head over to issue #011 to check out the original article.

Douchebags The Savage Bike Bag

Airline baggage handlers seem to be uncannily adept at turning your bike bag into the shape of a pancake. Douchebags’ The Savage is ready to put up a fight. Inside you’ll find some great details like a fork protector, integrated wheel compartments and a large stash pocket, but the most noticeable feature is the burly race-car inspired roll cage! This massive protection does add weight and at around 11 kg you will have to give the check-in desk your best smile, but Douchebags’ The Savage sets the new standard for bike protection. It’s the sort of bag that you could bolt an engine and wheels on and race in the WRC.

Price: € 699

SILCA SuperPista Digital Floor Pump

Like the new Ford GT, the SILCA SuperPista Digital Floor is a modern interpretation of a well-known classic. The third generation SuperPista keeps all the hand-crafted details SILCA is known for, such as the leather strap that secures the handle. Bringing it line with modern expectations, the SuperPista features a precise digital display at the top of the pump as well as Igus bushings on the inside for super smooth pumping. Due to the wide base, the pump should stand securely even on uneven ground. Both the hose and the chuck are attached to the top of the pump so you don’t have to bend down unnecessarily. Rated to withstand particularly high pressures, the pump head promises to serve road riders and mountain bikers equally well.

Price: € 320


Built for the action sports athletes of the world and a favourite among the narcissists of our time, we couldn’t resist getting the new GoPro HERO7. The latest generation of the world-renowned action camera continues to impress with its rugged, waterproof case and all the latest formats, such as 4K at 60 fps or 1080p at 240 fps for those epic slow-motion shots. The new HyperSmooth video stabilizer is revolutionary, turning even the wildest descent into screen-ready onboard footage. The display on the back provides you with all essential information and lets you instantly view what you’ve captured, while the touch function also makes things a lot more user-friendly.

Price: from € 220

Merchant & Friends Espresso

There are lots of people who love it and some who hate it. Hell to children and often either a means to an end or pure enjoyment for adults – we’re talking about coffee, obviously. And what makes for good coffee? Clearly, it’s the roast and the origin! As espresso lovers, we’ve long since given up on the beans from the supermarket. For those of you for whom only the best of the best will do, the team at Merchant & Friends have the finest organic, fair trade coffee from the world’s best plantations on offer. The beans are roasted for 18 minutes before they’re packed up and make their way to your kitchen countertop.

Price: from € 7.50 per 250 g

PRAEP ProPilot Chromium Edition

All too often Roadies are said to have no upper body strength, but no more. The PRAEP ProPilot Arm Trainer was originally designed for motocross and mountain bike riders, but the holistic approach is also suitable for all road bike disciples. While balancing on the ProPilot and completing the push-up program with the included app, your arms and core will benefit in equal parts. Depending on the positioning of the contact point with the ground, balancing becomes easier or more difficult – there is something to challenge all skill levels. In the classy Chromium Edition with Brooks genuine leather grips and a polished aluminium handlebar, the trainer is sure to look good in every living room. The next traffic light sprint or beach holiday will not be long in coming – Bring Sally Up!

Price: € 189

Ashmei Domestique Gin

Anyone who thinks roadies only love tight fitting Lycra and espresso hasn’t really understood the way of life. Enjoyment is high on the list of priorities – far ahead of Strava records – and pleasure doesn’t stop at espresso. That’s exactly what Ashmei’s mission was when they created their unique gin in partnership with the Puddingstone Distillery in Hertfordshire, north of London. After the first 200 bottles quickly sold out, Ashmei’s “Cycling Gin” has gone into the second round. Their Domestique Gin combines the flavours of French hops, Spanish oranges, Italian rosemary and Belgian Angelica. Last but not least, rosehips from the Chiltern hills round off the flavour and give the gin that certain homely touch. To complete the cycling style, the Ashmei Domestique Gin comes in 500 ml Eroica style stainless steel bottle. We say cheers and look forward to the post-ride Martini!

Price: from € 50 for 50 cl


For those who want to keep riding fast, not only when wearing your Lycra, but also in the city, ROSE BIKES might have the right bike for you. With the CPTL, the German brand offers a carbon urban bike with innovative design language and completely internal cable routing. Other clever features include generous clearances for up to 50 mm wide tires, integrated lamps with a dynamo hub, Shimano METREA disc brakes and a low-maintenance Shimano ALFINE gear hub with long-lasting GATES CDX carbon belt, making it the perfect companion in city traffic. For those with luggage, the CPTL offers an integrated luggage carrier with up to 8 kg capacity per side. The bike is available in three spec levels and can now be purchased via the ROSE online shop. In the STREET configuration, the CPTL weighs in at 12.75 kg and costs € 2,899.

Price: € 2,899

MeisterSinger Black Line

Classic, noble and yet somehow different. The simple one-hand design of a MeisterSinger doesn’t count every minute and in turn, helps relax your relationship to time – especially after a stressful day in the office. Thanks to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and robust stainless steel housing, any dirt can be wiped off the clock without hesitation. In our opinion, absolutely indispensable!

Price: from € 1,770

This article is from GRAN FONDO issue #011

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