Bonafide Gear: Two For Tuesday
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There are very few items people would sweat in for hours on end then put it back on again and again without washing it. But for some reason most of us do just that with helmets. Suomy is making it a bit easier to be sanitary with the Glider helmet. This wind-tunnel-designed aero helmet has several features to encourage sanitation. The padding system, which comes in different thicknesses to fine-tune fit, is removable and washable. But if you don’t wash your helmet ever (you really should), the antibacterial, hypoallergenic fabric will at least help keep odors at bay. Adjustability is central to this helmet. It has a bi-directional fit system with micro adjustments as well as a horizontally and vertically adjusting rear fit system. Just note, it runs a bit smaller than other helmets. Our testers, who normally wear size medium, needed a large. $225; 230g (size medium); ciclista-america.com
Campagnolo Bora WTO 45
Campagnolo has taken a bit longer than other manufacturers to fully embrace disc brakes, but now it is going all in and releasing high quality wheelsets designed and built in-house. The new Bora WTO 45 aims to be the most versatile aerodynamic design in the peloton and has been wind-tunnel tested for real-world riding conditions. Additionally, the 19mm internal rim width is optimized for 25mm and 28mm tires, creating a faster overall unit that takes a little bit of the harshness out of road vibration. The aerodynamic considerations extend to every part of this 45mm wheel. It’s laced with new 3D aero spokes to aluminum hubs that grow in width at the flanges. And USB ceramic bearings ensure no watt is wasted in this uncompromising all-around wheelset. $2,161; 1,520g; campagnolo.com