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Gear from the paddock this week to keep your body, eyes and head protected, yet cool and aerodynamic throughout the entire summer of riding.
Known for the bikes ridden by Orica-GreenEdge, Scott recently introduced their Centric Plus helmet to pro peloton at the Giro. Designed and developed as an aerodynamic helmet for their WorldTour team and sprinters such as Caleb Ewan and Michael Matthews, Scott has leveraged their extensive design and manufacturing expertise from the road to help deliver a helmet combining the best elements of ventilation and speed needed to preform at the highest levels. Using thermal heat mapping, airflow modeling and extensive wind tunnel testing, Scott has created a helmet not only better ventilated, but one that they claim is 17% more aerodynamic than the predecessor Vanish.
Designed in Melbourne, Australia and made in Italy, the MAAP Base Mod Jersey key features include extra long sleeves and a lightly brushed fleece feel against the skin. This comfortable, yet high preforming fabric helps protect against wind chill while maintaining your body’s core temperature. Three large pockets stretch and hold large quantities of gear for rides that experience extreme temperature swings or enough nutrition for all-day adventure rides. Silicon dots on the body hem as well as a seamless welded construction help the Base Mod stay in place and protect against the dreaded jersey bunch. The jersey offers a slim, pro-fit with a well-built reversed camlock YKK zipper and SPF 50+ sun protection for long, hot days in the saddle
Sizes XS-XL: $160: maap.cc
Founded in 1986 on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia by Brent Martin (first Canadian MTB champion), Ryders Eyewear is the predominate sport optical brand in Canada. Introducing the Fyre lens lens for 2017 in four different frame options and three lens colors, this new super lens is in a constant state of reaction, enhancing colors and adapting to light conditions on the road and trail. The visual experience created through this lens is continuously optimized for performance by accelerating and improving the recognition of specific colors by 20% when compared to the human eye. This high range photochromic lens also offers increased contrast in low light, anti-fog and color boosting for early morning foggy days. There is no need to reapply the anti-fog coating as it’s permanently bonded to the lens. For the ultimate safety, the Fyre lens is cast from a proprietary NXT polymer that provides extreme impact resistance for protection from the hardest impacts.