Product News – Madison Ice Bike We’re just thawing out from Madison’s Ice Bike show…
It’s predominantly a dealer show but there were a few new and interesting items that will be coming through the shops shortly. Here we bring you the pick of the bunch.
Shimano R300 SPD-SL Road shoe
There was a semi-orderly queue for the new Custom Fit Shimano R300 road shoe. Bake for 10 minutes, place on foot, vacuum pack and mould to shape. The foot bed also forms to your foot shape. Dealers will be getting special ovens and vacuum pumps for custom fitting. The shoe also features a new hollow channel carbon sole.
New SPD-SL Colour ways
Team and custom colours will be available for the current Shimano SPD-SL
Pro Time Trial Wheels
Pro had a selection of their track and time trial wheelsets. Pro by name, Pro by nature they’re a choice on many a race bike and offer a disc and aero wheel option that fills the gap left by Dura-Ace wheels.
Selle San Marco
Selle San Marco are using their new S.I.Z.E. (Superficie Ideale per la Zona Ergonomica) measurement system to fit you to the correct saddle. Based on personal weight and body size it’s a quick and easy reference to match you to your ideal saddle. Women also get the same treatment and there’s the usual array of colour schemes including some patriotic ones.
Continental Ultra Race
Continental had the new Ultra race tyre on display. The Ultra race is intended to be a Road Race training tyre with the sportif rider in mind. It’s intended to be quick and comfortable and backed up by extra puncture protection. 60tpi and sizes will range from 700×23-25c and are available in an array of colours including black.
Finish Line Pro road Lube
A brand new road chain lube ideal for racing, tours and triathlons. The Pro road lube is a synthetic wet lube enhanced with ceramically reinforced boron nitrite. It’s supposed to work in all weather conditions and the ceramic coating is easy to apply and ideal for the lazy over-luber.
New workshop gadgets! One of the most useful and a while in the coming is the external bottom bracket fitting tool that can fit a 3/8in socket or torque wrench.
If you’ve got a delicate frame and are weary of damaging it in a workstand’s clamp then the internal seat tube clamp, ISC-4 will be useful.
And then there’s the portable repair stand and truing stand kit (PB-7) for PB-1 portable workbench