By Jon Hornbeck
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
A one of a kind tattoo that has meaning and one that can’t be duplicated from anyone else as Peter Sagan has his 3-peat history making Worlds run shown on his skin. The question is will there be a fourth added in ’18? / PC: Veloimages
TREK-SEGAFREDO TO TRAIN IN HIGH-VIS KITS
Trek-Segafredo has introduced their new race and training kits for the 2018 season. The new pinstriped kits, respectively in red and high visibility, were revealed at JSH Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort in Sicily at the team’s Media Day.
New for the year is that the Trek riders will only train in their new high-vis kits. Matt Shriver, Technical Director: “Safety is an important issue for Trek-Segafredo. Therefore, we expect our riders as of January 1st to train only in the high visibility clothing, with the Bontrager daytime running lights always on. The red kit will be used solely for racing.”
The replica kit will be available in the Trek retailers around the globe and on www.santinisms.it by late January.
FIZIK VERSUS EVO SADDLES
Versus Evo saddles bring the high performance of racing to the real-world riding experience.
The Versus Evo has been described as ‘the 28mm tire of saddles’; and we like that way of thinking – it has been designed to complement today’s versatile, efficient and all-purpose road machines. To deliver this unique riding feel we had to re-invent the saddle’s construction: it has a shell and a padding that work together yet independently from one another, with a full channel design that provides pressure relief on the soft tissue.
On Versus Evo saddles the cushioning is more progressive and the shell has been engineered to offer a degree of flex. This controlled elasticity absorbs road shocks, which would otherwise be transferred to the rider and so saves energy. This way you can get more from your body: perform better, for longer, everywhere.
SIGMA NUGGET 2 FLASH
Press Release: The NUGGET II FLASH is the newest tail light from SIGMA and features a fresh design, improved features and a significant price reduction compared to its predecessor. With a visibility range of 400 meters and a burn time up to eight hours, the rechargeable tail light increases rider safety day or night.
The design of the NUGGET II FLASH allows it to be mounted quickly and easily on any seat post with the included tab O-rings. Additionally, the light is weatherproof and one of the lightest and most affordable USB rechargeable tail lights on the market.
NUGGET II FLASH: $24.99
BUSTER 100 / NUGGET II Flash Combo: $49.99
FIZIK ARIA R3 SHOE
Using unique feedback from leading pro racers, fi’zi:k’s design team put its focus on maximum power transfer efficiency for the new Aria R3.
Its highly stiff UD carbon fiber sole is matched to a laser-perforated Microtex upper with fi’zi:k’s micro-adjustable Enhanced Volume Control system that ensures a snug fit, meaning incredible comfort for every foot shape. With the very best in technology, materials, pro rider input and leading high performance footwear designers, nothing is left to chance with the new Aria R3.
WIN A FIZIK SADDLE WITH MUC-OFF
Fizik has teamed up with Muc-Off to give you the chance to win an Antares R1 Regular saddle, a victory in comfort and performance – and the perfect finishing touch for every bike.
To participate in the chance to win this new saddle click here.
TEAM NOVO NORDISK NEW KIT
Team Novo Nordisk has unveiled their new kit with the all diabetic team choosing to go for a darker color look then their previous mostly white kit. The Pro-Continental squad will compete in races across the world to help spread the word on how to help diabetic athletes.
RYNO POWER PRODUCT: BLENDER BOTTLE
The best way to mix Protein and Carbo Fuel is the BPA Free, Ryno Power BlenderBottle® Classic™. The patented BlenderBottle Classic is the best-selling portable mixer because it works!
The patented BlenderBall® wire whisk moves freely throughout the bottle as you shake it, mixing the thickest protein shakes, nutrition supplements, and more with ease. Perfect in the kitchen, at the office, at the gym, when you travel, or on the go. Now you can mix it smooth anytime, anywhere!
Well, that’s all for this weeks Mid-Week Report. Be sure to check back every Wednesday to see the latest news, views and products that have come our way. If you have any questions, comments or requests, let us know: letters@RoadBikeAction.com