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MAXIMA SYNTHETIC CHAIN GUARD
When the spring rains start to fall you may be suffering, but your chain is hurting even more. Don’t let grimy roads gunk up your chain and decrease the life of your expensive new drivetrain. Maxima’s synthetic chain guard is here to help. It’s a waterproof formula that defends your chain from dirt, water and any other muck you might encounter on the road during unpredictable spring weather. This long-lasting synthetic formula applies easily and, beyond keeping your drivetrain clean, helps quiet your chain and improve shifting performance. Whether you’re a classics hardman or a weekend warrior be ready for whatever weather you encounter. $10 (4 floz); maximausa.com
The road can be a dangerous place for a tire—rocks, glass, metal burrs, oh my! Withstand even the worst post-rain debris you can find with the Maxxis Re-fuse tire. It’s the most durable road offering from the world’s largest bicycle tire manufacturer. In-house MaxxShield technology, which includes Kevlar for added puncture resistance, is road debris’ worst enemy—and your tires’ best friend. Say goodbye to roadside flats and hello to miles of worry-free riding with this durable, long-lasting tire. A slick diamond pattern provides plenty of traction to keep you rubber side down through inclement weather. A wide selection of sizes—23mm, 25mm and 28mm—has you covered no matter your preference. And for you volume addicts out there, there’s a 40mm option as well. There’s good reason this is the company’s most popular training tire. $47; 300g (25mm); maxxis.com