Time to look forward to Spring yet? Daffodils on the roadside, Spring lambs playing in the fields…Yes please, bring it on!
Here are some top products for Spring 2023 to boost motivation, maybe even improve performance or comfort. These products will help get you in the right frame of mind to tackle those Spring 2023 miles…
DT Swiss ER 1600 Spline 32 Disc Wheelset
In-demand brand, DT Swiss, produce very high quality wheelsets. Their development and testing facility in Switzerland ensures that products produced in several manufacturing sites around the world meet up to DT Swiss very high standards. The ‘bombproof’ ER 1600 Spline 32 wheelsets are built tough and designed to accommodate wider tyres. They feature DT 350 hubs. These are renowned for their durability, sealing and the special patented ratchet body system which has very fast power transfer. The hubs are also fully service-able and can be stripped and serviced without specialist tools. See the full DT Swiss range here.
Spatzwear Basez 2 Base Layer
Five years ago Spatzwear brought the world the Spatz overshoes. Since then they have kept the quality high and broadened the range to include more high-quality cycling specific clothing. The Basez 2 is a prime example, chosen because it’s the best, by the very best bike riders in the world. The Basez 2 base layer won the Best Buy award in the Independent Newspaper’s comprehensive test. A base layer developed from scratch and rigorously tested by the current Olympic Champion. Very warm and comfortable with yarns, thicknesses, weaves and cut designed specifically for cycling in the cold / wet – ideal for those cooler, unpredictable spring days. See the Spatzwear range here.
Wahoo Elemnt Roam Bundle
The Wahoo Elemnt Roam is a feature rich GPS computer with plenty of flexibility to suit most bike riders. The built-in smart navigation features enable on-device navigation. This, together with fool-proof features such as ‘back on track’ to re-route your ride if you go off course and ‘return to home’ can get you back to your starting point, should ensure you don’t get lost. The anti-glare screen is easy to read in all conditions and the screen features colours to differentiate between types of terrain and show features such as lakes and rivers. The Roam will hook up with the usual sensors (Speed, Cadence and HRM Sensors included in this bundle) as well as your phone to pick up texts on your ride.
Crono CR1 Carbon Road Shoes
Hand-made shoes from Italy don’t come any finer than the Crono CR1. While you might not be familiar with the Crono brand, they have been manufacturing for nearly 50 years. They have produced footwear for some big brands over the years, including Fizik, Sidi and Time. The CR1 is Crono’s finest road shoe. They feature a stiff carbon sole yet offer supreme comfort. The multi-contact closure system distributes pressure across 8 points of the foot, reducing the chance of pressure sores and improving fit comfort for different shapes of feet. See the full Crono range here.
Park Tool Adavnced Mechanic Tool Kit
Tool supremo’s, Park Tools, produce a wide range of tools for all bike maintenance work. They have put together this set of carefully chosen tools to do basic maintenance and cleaning as well as perform a wide variety of repairs and adjustments on just about any bicycle. A perfect way to start or add to your collection of shop quality bicycle tools. The comprehensive kit includes the latest volume of the Big Blue Book, BBB-4. The kit also includes a tough toolbox to protect your investment.
Continental GP5000 Tyres
The GP5000 is the best all-rounder in the field, brought to a whole new performance level. Ride faster, more comfortable and with increased puncture protection. Made to make you better. In developing the Grand Prix 5000, nothing has been left to chance, featuring a 330tpi, 3 ply carcass and a low 215 gram weight. See the full range of Continental tyres here.
Castelli Perfetto RoS Cycling Jacket
Bringing together Castelli’s classic design expertise and the best materials and manufacturing, the Perfetto RoS is a brilliant garment for unpredictable (British) spring weather. A stalwart garment with superb wind and rain protection – if you’re looking for to invest in a lasting, do-it-all jacket with an understated look, this is your ideal match. Bringing the widely lauded Perfetto into the Rain or Shine (RoS) family, this new jacket is a remarkable feat of garment innovation. See the full range of Castelli here.
Orro Gold STC Force Etap Road Bike
UK brand Orro’s range was conceived to meet a simple brief. To create the best and most stylish bikes for serious riders. With this in mind Orro design all their bikes so they will perform on the diverse roads and trails famous in the United Kingdom. Orro use Sigmatex (UK) Carbon Fibre for frame production. The Gold STC features great ride quality and good looks combined with the acclaimed Sram Force Etap groupset. Whether tackling sportives or chasing Strava KOM’s, the Orro Gold STC is a versatile and competitive bike. See the full range of Orro bikes here.