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Gear Break: Tifosi Customized, Physique Glide Anti-Chafing, CHAPTER2 Artist Version, Wahoo New KICKR + KICKR Bike, Bianchi E-Arcadex Capsule & Snēk Dry Creek Merino Pocket Tee

Gear Break: Tifosi Customized Lab – Alliant sun shades, Physique Glide anti-chafing balm, CHAPTER2 Koko Bharms particular tasks artist version, Wahoo new KICKR + KICKR bike, Bianchi launches New E-Arcadex Capsule assortment and Snēk Biking launches the Dry Creek Merino Pocket Tee.

Tifosi Customized Lab – Alliant – $64.90


PEZ readers will know that I’m a fan of Tifosi sun shades. They might not be worn within the professional peloton, however they actually wouldn’t look misplaced within the professional peloton or in your native group experience. By way of type and performance they’re professional degree. What units them other than different sunglass producers is value. The whole lot within the Tifosi catalog is lower than $100. And that features sun shades provided with a number of lenses for various situations. The one phrase that involves thoughts is: worth.

I personal a number of pairs of Tifosi sun shades. This time round, I wished to do one thing completely different and used the Tifosi Customized Lab to create a pair of “made to order” (dare I say “bespoke”?) sun shades. I selected the Alliant body as a result of I wished to strive the Enliven Bike lens. In response to Tifosi:

Simply as you’ll be able to flip down the amount in your music participant, carrying sun shades turns down the brightness of your setting, however your music participant doesn’t cease there! It means that you can regulate the bass and treble of what you hear to a extra pleasing degree. Think about in case your sun shades may try this with what you see! Enliven™ lenses do exactly that! Coloration Seize know-how positive tunes the wavelengths of sunshine that matter most; making greens, blues, and reds pop with definition.

The way in which the Customized Lab works:

  • Select your body type
  • Then select your body colour (I went with Gunmetal as a result of I believed it might look good with the red-ish Enliven Bike lens)
  • Then select the lens you need (NOTE: the Enliven Bike lens isn’t an possibility as I’m scripting this — perhaps I obtained the final one that they had available?)
  • Lastly, selected what colour ear pads you need (I went with purple — once more due to the red-ish Enliven Bike lens)

Fairly easy-peasy. Tifosi then “builds” your sun shades and sends them to you (I obtained mine in lower than every week).

You get a microfiber smooth case that doubles as a cleansing fabric plus a sturdy hardshell case

The Alliant isn’t fairly as giant as most of the “protect” sun shades which can be the present trend rage. The lens is 45mm tall x 133.5mm broad in comparison with my Tifosi Rail that’s 59.5mm tall however barely much less broad at 131mm. So perhaps a “medium giant” dimension lens — which a number of professional riders put on.

Perhaps not as a lot actual property as oversize protect sun shades, however nonetheless greater than sufficient eye safety

I actually wouldn’t name the Alliant sun shades “small”

Tifosi specs the Alliant as a Giant-XL match body, however I believed they match my average-ish head/face nicely (I’m of Filipino ethnic heritage however have by no means worn particular Asian match sun shades). The temples match snugly with out being too tight. Tight sufficient to carry the sun shades in place with out pinching however nonetheless straightforward sufficient to placed on and take off. And the rubber ear pads have been snug.

At the least on my Filipino head, the Alliant body form match comfortably with no slip and greater than sufficient grip

The nostril piece might be simply adjusted to suit

I’ve Tifosi golf sun shades that use their Enliven know-how, however the Enliven Bike lens is completely different. To start, it’s not a smoke tint and it’s not Fototec that will get lighter or darker in accordance with gentle situations. The Enliven Bike lens is a red-ish tint. At first look, it wouldn’t appear a lens nicely suited to vibrant daylight. Surprisingly, nevertheless, it supplied sufficient “tint” (for me) to alleviate eye pressure in vibrant daylight (this may not be the case for these whose eyes are extra delicate to vibrant gentle). Nevertheless it’s not a “darkish” tint like a smoke lens. With the red-ish tint, it truly “brightened up” the general image. I do know which will sound a bit of bizarre, however it’s the easiest way to explain how the lens works. One other technique to describe it’s a “excessive definition”-like impact. It truly is a kind of “you need to strive it” sort of experiences/phenomena.

Venting to assist stop the lens from fogging up

IMHO an enormous advantage of the Enliven Bike lens is that as a result of it’s not a “darkish” lens it really works throughout a variety of sunshine situations — from vibrant daylight to ominous overcast. So if clouds function in and block out the solar, it’s not too darkish and you may nonetheless see/pick stuff as a result of the Enliven know-how supplies good distinction/definition. Ditto for using into closely shaded areas. Though not designed for night time using, the Enliven Bike lens has been OK sufficient, i.e., enough gentle transmission, for brief stints in an city setting with a number of ambient road gentle (plus a vibrant bike headlight) when my experience begins earlier than sundown however ends after.

As comfortable as a bug in a rug?

I’ve but to discover a fully “do every part” pair of biking sun shades for all gentle/climate situations (actual night time using requires both a transparent or hi-viz yellow lens — ditto for using in a thunderstorm), however the Tifosi Alliant with Enliven Bike lens comes fairly shut (and I’m not using in thunderstorms … not less than not on goal).

It’s at all times a good suggestion to strive biking sun shades on along with your helmet for match and elegance

BTW, it’s Nationwide Negroni Week!

Physique Glide Anti-Chafing Balm

skin glide

Chafing from biking is kind of frequent — and horribly uncomfortable. This chafing will normally current itself in particular areas of the physique, together with the groin, butt, and interior thighs. One thing so simple as the saddle not being adjusted correctly can improve the prospect of painful chafing, in addition to sweat, distance, and biking shorts with a lower than prime quality chamois. Fortunately, Physique Glide anti-chafing balm is a bicycle owner’s greatest good friend.

Because the PEZ himself has beforehand mentioned, “the true issues in our nether area nearly at all times end result from friction between our pores and skin and the pad itself – not how a lot ‘padding’ is there.” Physique Glide makes a variety of merchandise to assist stop the friction that causes irritation, rash, chafing, blisters, and uncooked pores and skin. PEZ obtained a pair to check out within the saddle.

Pores and skin Glide – $10.99

skin glide

Pores and skin Glide isn’t essentially aimed particularly at biking, however is meant to “shield hard-to-reach locations with a silky clean and moisture wealthy anti chafing barrier that resists the rubbing that causes chafing, blisters and painfully uncooked pores and skin.” Sounds loads like biking to me.

When you’ve used chamois cream/butter, Pores and skin Glide is comparable. Utility is far the identical: squeeze some onto your fingers after which rub the stuff onto all these “particular” locations. You don’t must glop it on (as might be the case with some chamois lotions/butters), however don’t be afraid to use liberally. The place Pores and skin Glide is a bit of completely different is that it’s extra like hand/pores and skin lotion in that it begins out as a cream however primarily “disappears” as your rub it into your pores and skin. You could not see it, however what’s left is a friction resistant layer in your pores and skin.

Cycle Glide – $10.99

skin glide

Moreover being particularly supposed for biking, Cycle Glide is completely different in that it’s a “stable” kind issue and makes use of a deodorant stick-like dispenser. Utility is rather like you’ll with a deodorant stick, i.e., rub it on straight. It did take a bit of getting used to know that I truly obtained the stuff on as a result of it goes on “laborious” not “smooth” like a cream. Nevertheless it’s a reasonably “clear” utility, i.e., no having to scrub stuff off your palms afterwards. Like Pores and skin Glide, Cycle Glide leaves an “invisible” layer of friction resistance. One other advantage of Cycle Glide being a stick slightly than a cream is that it’s straightforward to use on to your chamois. Simply take the stick and rub it throughout.

They each work

I’m not liable to saddle sores however have gotten them very often. Through the years, I’ve used varied chamois lotions (together with “old skool” Noxema and different non-cycling “butter cream” merchandise) with adequate for me outcomes — however normally a “thick” coating of stuff. What I actually like about each Pores and skin Glide and Cycle Glide is that they’re not so “messy” in comparison with most different chamois lotions and require a a lot lighter coating. Extra importantly, they each work, i.e., stop the friction that causes saddle sores, on the short- to medium-distance rides (40-ish miles) I’ve executed with them. I don’t have any purpose to consider they received’t work as nicely on longer rides.

Another attributes about Physique Glide merchandise that may matter:

  • pores and skin secure, made with allergen free, plant-derived substances
  • no messy petroleum, lanolin or mineral oils
  • water and sweat resistant and can maintain pores clog free by permitting sweat to flee and lets pores and skin breathe
  • vegan accredited
  • by no means examined on animals

CHAPTER2: Koko Bharms Particular Initiatives Artist Version
We’re tremendous excited to announce our 2nd Artist Collaboration Mission: KOKO B’Harms Particular Initiatives Artist Version.


Bradley Harms’ art work is an ideal match for CHAPTER2, merging Artwork with Technical Efficiency. Solely 60 Framesets will probably be produced.


Every frameset will include an unique B’Harms signed art work, your selection of MANA Bar (5 Sizes / 2 Colors), custom-painted carbon bottle cages, an anodized blue matching thru-axles/high cap, and the choice to buy an unique NFT.


Key Info:

  • Solely 60 framesets will probably be made and provided on a primary come first serve foundation.
  • Obtainable for pre-order by way of Web site and Authorised Sellers.
  • Delivery worldwide December 2022.
  • Bundle Consists of:
    • MANA Bar (Alternative of 5 sizes/2 colors)
    • Matching Through-Axles, High cap, and a Pair of Carbon Bottle Cages
    • Choice to Buy NFT


Costs embrace transport and taxes besides the place famous under:
USD $4,999 / AUD 7,259 / EUR 4,999 / £4,299 / NZD $7,599 / JPY ¥559,000 (pre-tax) / CAD $6,399 (excluding native taxes)
** All costs embrace MANA Bar

Wahoo New KICKR + KICKR Bike


Bianchi Launches New E-Arcadex Capsule Assortment
The brand new e-Arcadex gravel e-bike assortment redefines the best way to discover on two wheels. Its distinctive, full-carbon design will get a lift from a robust Bosch motor unit, and is enhanced by three colorways impressed by our planet’s biospheres: the arctic, forests, and the desert


With the e-Arcadex assortment, Bianchi extends its gravel and touring e-bike platform by including a brand new high-performance, full-carbon mannequin designed for journey, both on- or off-road.

The e-Arcadex body geometry comes from Bianchi’s Arcadex mannequin, which has been particularly designed to ensure excellent energy switch and elevate consolation, even throughout lengthy hours within the saddle. The E-Arcadex supplies the smoothest, seamless transition from asphalt to off-road, due to its full-carbon body, which might be fitted with as much as 700×45 tires, thus additional bettering the bike’s suggestions and stability. The Velomann seatpost was developed to extend the bike’s shock absorption with 80 mm of journey – that’s along with 40 mm of built-in suspension.


Designed to take advantage of each journey, the e-Arcadex is provided with eyelets on the fork and the rear stays to comfortably carry no matter gear you want throughout your outing. Due to the devoted cowl designed by Bianchi engineers, the battery is nicely shielded from mud, water, and particles, whereas the straightforward and user-friendly launch system makes it straightforward to take away and recharge the battery at any time when wanted.

Geared up with the 250W Bosch Efficiency Line CX energy unit, with 85 Nm torque and an built-in 500Wh Powertube battery, e-Arcadex’ has a variety of as much as 115 km and might be absolutely recharged in simply 4 hours.


The Colours of Nature
The hyperlink between e-Arcadex and surrounding nature is additional enhanced by three colour ideas. Bianchi’s artistic group has created a capsule assortment of colour remedies that draw inspiration from three of essentially the most fascinating biospheres on earth: the areas of the good glaciers, forests, and deserts.

The Glacial colorway combines conventional Bianchi celeste with a splash of arctic blue, whereas the shades of inexperienced attribute of forests outline the Forest colorway. e-Arcadex Desert is characterised by beige and gold shades typical of the limitless expanses of dunes and sand in a fluid panorama that’s consistently altering.

From Journey to City Commuting: E-Arcadex Tourer
Together with the gravel model, Bianchi has additionally created the e-Arcadex Tourer for many who want to be within the saddle all week lengthy, whether or not it’s for work or for enjoyable.


Outfitted with racks, fenders, and entrance and tail lamps for using safely even in low-light situations, the e-Arcadex is designed for use on each off-road trails and on the day by day commute to work.

  • The brand new Bianchi e-Arcadex is offered for a retail value of 6,249 €.
  • The brand new e-Arcadex Bianchi Tourer has a advisable retail value of 5,349 €.

Snēk Biking Launches the Dry Creek Merino Pocket Tee
The Excellent T-Shirt Doesn’t Exi…


As we speak Snēk Biking launched the Dry Creek Merino Pocket Tee. Designed and crafted to be the one T-shirt you’ll ever want, the U.S. made Dry Creek Tee is now stay on Kickstarter.


Snēk, a boutique Utah-based biking model, has constructed a model following by specializing in important biking gear and easily making it higher and with extra care than anything available on the market. The Dry Creek Tee isn’t any exception. It checks all of the containers anticipated of a contemporary merino tee – moisture wicking, odor resistant, temperature regulating and constructed to final – and does it with a method that’s equally at dwelling on the bike or off.


“The origin story of the Dry Creek Tee is fairly much like the remainder of our product line: I wished one thing easy that I couldn’t discover, so we made it,” mentioned Jonny Hintze, founding father of Snek Biking and a long-time biking product engineer. “With the right combination of high quality efficiency materials, and considerate styling and development, the Dry Creek Merino Pocket Tee was born.”


Rigorously examined and iterated, the Dry Creek Tee contains a slight drop within the again hem for additional protection throughout lively use. It’s additionally made with a bolstered nylon core merino wool material that can stand as much as years of wear and tear and is backed up with a lifetime assure. Moreover, its fashionable silhouette strikes the proper stability between lively and leisure put on, outliving and outperforming different tees within the drawer.


“It’s the one shirt you’ll need to put on,” mentioned Hintze. “That’s most likely one of the best endorsement I can provide it.”


The Dry Creek Merino Pocket Tee is now stay on Kickstarter. MSRP $95.

  • Slick and neat – Snēk (Pronounced Sneak). For extra data on Snēk please go to:


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