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Cyclist Australia Issue 27

Dedicated solely to the exhilaration of road cycling, Cyclist is the very first magazine of its kind. A celebration of the rides, the travel and the latest gear – we'll show you how to get the best from your ride every time.

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2 min.
ed’s letter

It’s that time of year when we’re really starting to get into the groove – at least when it comes to harnessing our ability to burn the midnight oil in search of that next European win (by an Aussie, that is). It may have taken a touch longer than Caleb Ewan and his Orica-Scott team-mates had hoped, but the dogged young sprinter finally ticked his Giro d’Italia victory box on stage seven of this year’s race. Better still, he did it against some of the fastest finishers in the pro peloton. It was a wild sprint that went down to the absolute wire – and that’s why we just had to show Marcus Enno’s photographic work capturing the occasion in our Through the Lens spread (page 30). What a moment! But…

3 min.
mystery of the deep

All the stuff that makes you glad to be a cyclist Zipp 454, $5,990, Zipp 454 NSW The term Zipp likes to use is ‘biomimicry’. It means that its engineers are trying to learn from Mother Nature’s own highly honed designs in order to find new ways to make us faster on the bike. Aero wheels are undeniably a big factor in helping us to reach those new levels, but there’s a problem. The more aerodynamic wheels become, generally the deeper the rim, which in turn presents a larger surface area to a side wind. This is fine on a calm day, but if it’s gusting then you’re in for a potentially dangerous wobble-fest. Zipp’s own wheel progression has seen significant improvements, but now, it claims, with the launch of its new 454 NSW…

2 min.
bontrager rxl waterproof softshell booties

$99.95, We’ve all been there during the winter months – sitting by the fire, feet up, with a pair of Ugg boots keeping our toes ‘oh so toasty’. Then you realise the milk has run out. A trip to the shops is inevitable, but you simply don’t want to sacrifice warmth for style. The Uggs stay on, and you walk up the street in apparel generally reserved for the home. You don’t care if people judge you. If this sounds like you, we have some good news: that same level of comfort and warmth has now arrived for riding. Think of them like a pair of Uggs that go over the top of your normal cycling shoes. It’s the ultimate in bootie luxury that’s reserved exclusively for activities outside the house.…

2 min.
rudy project team bahrain merida issue

$399, (Racemaster helmet, 290g, S/M), $299 (Tralyx eyewear, 29g), Representing the pinnacle of the Rudy Project road range and designed to meet the demands of the sport’s top-tier riders of Bahrain Merida – the squad of Giro and Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali – the Racemaster isn't just about performance. Featuring a multi-density inner liner called Hexocrush and with a MIPS option also available, it provides improved shock absorption by better dispersing the impact load, while the MIPS layer provides better protection against angled impacts It's paired with the matching Tralyx eyewear, which can be adapted to suit a multitude of head shapes. Featuring an all-new material for the arms, the tips can now be better adjusted to create a superior fit. Compatible with Multilaser and ImpactX2 lenses, you’ll have the ability…

1 min.
bbb torquefix btl-119

$39.95, With so many components specifying accurate clamping forces these days, it seems only reasonable to have a select range of drivers on hand for tuning in your own position. Handlebars, stems, seat posts, saddles and even GPS mounts tend to state ‘X Nm’ somewhere on the part. The Torquefix comes equipped with Hex keys ranging from 2-6mm along with a handy T25 and can be easily fitted into the handle. The click-mechanism while rotating clockwise indicates when torque setting is reached. Available in 4, 5 or 6 pre-set Nm.…

1 min.
bont vaypor g

$579, 700g (EU 45), All new for 2017, the Vaypor G is about to take your off-piste adventures to new high-perforrming heights. Featuring Bont Cycling’s renowned unidrectional and monocoque carbon fibre chassis, Durolite upper and uber-soft suede leather inner, you’ll receive all the usual biomechanics efficiency as the Vaypor S, with an outer sole designed specifically to get you over the most technical of terrain – when your legs and wheels give up. With a 3.6mm stack height, two-bolt hole cleats, replaceable heel guard, grip pads and a dual BOA retention system, the Vaypor G is the place to turn for those more attracted to the dirt over pavement. We’ll report back soon, on, with a more in-depth review.…