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 #012 to check out the original article.
Röststätte Berlin Cold Brew X Coffee Liqueur
Röststätte Berlin first opened its doors to coffee lovers in 2003. In 2011, they expanded and opened their own roastery. Since then, the Berlin-based family-run business doesn’t only offer coffee and treats in its cafe, but also sells fresh roasts, coffee machines, equipment and barista training. Its newest offering is its Cold Brew X Coffee Liqueur: a 14-hour cold brew extraction combined with finest El Salvodorian rum. The cold brew method particularly highlights the sweeter, more fruity notes of the coffee. The 100% Arabica beans are sourced from Huehuetenango in Guatemala and with its delicate vanilla and chocolate flavours, this drink is ideal for your post-ride tonic, espresso martini or negroni. If you’re already a cold brew fan, then you definitely shouldn’t miss out on this tipple. Everyone else will quickly be converted. 😉
Price: € 34.90 / 500 ml
ALLUDENS Forza Pendant
ALLUDENS has made it its mission to offer timeless accessories in the form of watches and jewellery to style-conscious road cyclists. Inevitably, we had to take a closer look. Along with the “Patron” watch, which has apparently been spotted on the wrist of Vincenzo Nibali, the “Forza Pendants” made up a staple of the small UK-based brand’s range. The pendants are currently available in 18-carat gold, 925S silver and PVD graphite, made by hand in London and will look good whether you’re on your bike or sipping a coffee at your local shop. If you can’t forgo an extra portion of cycling glamour, you’re in exactly the right place here. Some rumours suggest that there will be a new ALLUDENS watch coming out soon too. Shhh!
Article One Café du Cycliste glasses
Together with the American glasses specialist Article One, Café du Cycliste now offers its first-ever sunglasses to customers. Well known for its brash kit designs and innovative product features, this marks a further step for the mission of the Côte d’Azur based road bike fashion brand. The handmade sunglasses are produced in Italy from durable TR90 polymer plastic and are available in three colours. The adjustable silicone nose pads and grippers on the arms offer a secure and comfortable fit. The polarised, Divel lenses, likewise made in Italy, provide 100% protection against UVA and UVB rays and have an additional anti-reflective coating on the inside. Lifestyle and performance don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Price: € 220
Bontrager XXX shoes
The brand new Bontrager XXX range of shoes feature a redesigned last and clever features to eke out every ounce of performance from your ride. The OCLV carbon sole, with a 14 out of 14 stiffness rating, and the expanded range of unisex sizes are now available to all riders in a range of colours. The shoe is available in sizes from 36–48, with half sizes available between 38 and 46. Two independent BOA IP1 dials provide precise adjustment, while the upper consisting of 69 % polyester, 28 % polyurethane and 3 % nylon and is supposed to offer excellent ventilation and a comfortable fit. These performance road bike shoes are available in navy, white and black and are covered by the “Unconditional Bontrager Guarantee”.
Price: € 329.90 / 261 g Size 42
POC Malmö parka
The sun might still be shining during your commutes, but at some point, the rain will be back. The POC Malmö parka will leave you equipped for when it comes! The parka is part of POC & Forth collection and combines functional features with style and safety. On the back of the water-, windproof and breathable coat is the expandable POC “SEE ME” pocket. The waterproof and reflective pocket has a transparent window to hold your smartphone. You can install POC’s SEE ME app which uses your phone display as a steady flashing light as well as indicating left or right turns via voice control. Every Malmö parka also comes with a small magnetic LED light than can be attached to your shoulder to make you more visible.
Price: € 600
DU/ER Weatherproof Denim jeans
Based in Vancouver, DU/ER produces garments that combine performance and style as much as they marry function, comfort and versatility. The newest offering from the Canadian brand’s stylish collection are jeans that will be of particular interest for commuters. A laminated waterproof membrane gives this model an 18,150 mm waterproof rating with breathability of 13,000 g/mm2/24h. The weatherproof jeans are finished off with reflective detailing on seams and cuffs that offer improved visibility in the urban environment. The fabric is a mix of 70% cotton, 28 % polyester (COOLMAX) and 2% Lycra. COOLMAX is a polyester yarn that has up 25% more surface area than standard fibres and is in turn supposed to wick sweat away more effectively. The jeans will be available from the end of September and cost € 179.95.
Price: € 179.95
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