Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rubena Kratos 29er Tire

Rubena Tires are available in the US exclusively from Cyclone Distribution. They are manufactured in the Czech Republic.

Rubena Kratos 29 x 2.25
The Kratos is dual compound tire with 2 different durometers of rubber; the black center tread is a 60 durometer and the grey outer rubber is a 40 on the durometer scale. My first impression that the rubber was too hard; but I think my tire pressure was way to high. These tire grip great wet or dry when run at proper pressure.

I have been riding the tubeless 2.25 Kratos 29er tire for a little more than 2 months now. I have dialed down the pressure to 25 psi and they ride great! They corner a lot like a Nobby Nick from Schwalbe but they roll better and the wear life is much, much longer. They do seem to be a little narrower than the typical 2.25.

There is an extra 'rubbery layer' that envelops the Aramid bead and keeps these puppies securely on the rim (no burping/ slipping) even at 25 psi. They inflated immediately on Stans rims.

The 29 x 2.25 is 695 grams with a 127 tpi casing and retails at 62$ (with great margins!)

The entire Rubena line looks great, has generous margins, are made in the Czech Republic, and are exclusively available from Cyclone distribution. Please contact me for more information.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ergon PC2 Pedals

Last year at Interbike Ergon released their first pedal the PC2.

The description of the PC2 from the Ergon website:
'A more efficient pedal. Ergon introduces the first flat pedal (or Contour Pedal as we call it) to provide an ergonomic and positive connection between bike and user. The first pedal designed with biomechanics and correct foot position in mind. Advantages are increased power transfer, more control and fewer hot spots and knee complaints. 

The Ergon PC2 is the first non SPD-type pedal constructed with the ergonomic biomechanical demands of the user as a priority. '

 ...more info and a review from after the break-

Monday, October 17, 2011

DZR Shoes 2012

Tired of being the guy at the grocery store with 'tap shoes' on? Here is the solution.

DZR shoes offer stylish street shoes with the advantage of a recessed SPD cleat. These shoes offer all day comfort and 'bikeability'. Perfect for just kickin' around, commuting, and running errands. Don't be the guy skating around on linoleum floors in your race shoes.
All DZR shoes feature clipless SPD compatibility and gum rubber outsoles
Full line pics and more details after the break....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Diadora shoes worn by two Grand Tour winners in 2011!

Do you recognize this shoe?
Diadora Pro Racer 3

You can bet that your customers will if they were watching Cadel Evans win the Tour de France and
Juan Jose Cobo win the Vuelta a Espana in 2011!

Cadel at the Tour

Cobo at the Vuelta
Check out the entire Diadora 2012 lineup after the break...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lupine Piko TL and upgraded Piko 3

The newest addition to the Lupine family is the Piko TL (flashlight). It was recently reviewed by for their 2012 lighting shootout and scored excellent marks.

Piko TL Max

More Piko Kits, and information, and options after the break.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ergon SM3 saddles

This year at Interbike Ergon released the SM-3; the first release in their saddle lineup.

Saddles were a natural progression for the renowned ergonomic grip manufacturer and were very well received at Interbike by dealers and the cycling media. The SM3 was designed by Ergon engineers in Germany from the ground up and is being manufactured in Italy by Selle Italia for Ergon. If their grips are any indication of ergonomic know-how then the SM3 saddles are sure to be a winner!

Tech specs and pricing below the break...