Spring cycling gear shopping suggestions

Castelli | Entrata 3 FZ – $80 – This jersey was developed specifically for Team Sky riders to use while training and features. The base fabric is a textured 100% polyester that provides excellent wicking to keep you dry in a wide range of conditions. Only thing missing is the phenomenal aerodynamics; nonetheless, some Team Sky riders continue asking if they can race in it.

Pirelli | PZero 4S – $65 (per tire) – PZero 4S blue label is the perfect tire for spring training. It offers high puncture protection and outstanding grip in wet conditions in addition to optimal comfort, and durability.

Castelli | Velocissimo IV Bibshort – $129 – Castelli has given it a new anatomical shape that moves stitching away from areas that can bother the rider, and they have even managed to completely eliminate the leg-ending elastic band by borrowing technology they developed for the Premio short.

Sportful | Hotpack Ultralight – $129 Quite possibly the lightest, most compact cycling jacket ever made, the Sportful Hot Pack Ultralight Jacket weighs only 50g and takes up 1/3 of your jersey pocket. Superleggera DWR shell sets the new standard in light weight while remaining totally windproof and water-repellent. Mesh inserts and back vent provide strategic airflow and reinforced seams increase durability and elastic armholes keep the elements out. Super-compact design folds into its own pocket for convenient transport.

OTTOLOCK | OTTOLOCK V2 – $75, $65, & $55 – OTTOLOCK V2 has been engineered to provide optimal security and weight. It features a re-engineered band tip to stand up to the wear and tear of active use by utilizing a new durable, streamlined insert. Additionally, a new Cerakote® ceramic paint offers a tough matte finish that is chip and scratch resistant while providing an extremely durable coating. The locking mechanism has also been revised to provide a smoother experience and has increased the short term security that OTTOLOCK has become known for.

Adidas | Zonyk Aero Midcut – $159 & $209 – The lightweight zonyk aero mid cut has a stable fit and clear vision that makes it easier than ever to navigate sharp rocks, roots and loose debris. To ensure the perfect vision, the lenses are customizable and available in a variety of options to match your needs: polarized, mirror, eye fatigue reducing LST, automatically tint adjusting VARiO, and brand new LST + VARiO combination. The zonyk aero midcut pro is available in eight different color and filter combinations. The zonyk aero midcut basic (without sweat bar) is available in twelve different color and filter combinations.

Showers Pass | Crosspoint Waterproof Knit Gloves – $45 – The Crosspoint Gloves are fully waterproof and made with 3 bonded layers. A wear resistant knit exterior that feels like a regular knit glove, a seamless waterproof breathable Artex membrane, and a Coolmax FX moisture-wicking antibacterial knit lining to keep unwanted odor away. In addition, an integrated silicone layer on the palm has been applied to allow a firm grip on objects in damp environments.

Sportful | Giara Vest – $90 – A light softshell layer that completes the Giara outfit. Features a light softshell front, combined with breathable panels and a unique Giara style. Designed for on the bike adventures with styling that will fit in where ever you go.

Mosaic | RT-2 Stock Frame Program – $TBD – Hand Built in Boulder, CO the Mosaic RT-2 the expertly constructed of a 3/2.5 straight gauge titanium tube set paired with an Enve Road 2.0 fork to become the heart of the RT-2 spec. The attention to detail shines with the expertly selected tube set per frame size to hone the comfort and endurance of the RT-2 while still having the snappy feel of a titanium bike.

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