ICEBREAKER BLAST VEST
The new Blast vest utilizes merino wool on the inside lining for
insulation, while the outer layers are made from materials that better
defy the elements. Wind-resistant fabric on the front helps block
out the chill, while flexible panels on the back and sides feature
more breathable materials for ventilation and a greater range of
motion on the bike.
Bontrager's popular Race XXX Lite shoe,
also known as the RXXXL, receives only some
slight revisions for 2013. Now incorporating the
same proprietary Lightning Mesh material previously
only found on the brand's limited edition footwear, the
newest RXXXL shoes weigh about 15 grams lighter
than the previous year's model, and they're
available in new color options.
RAPHA PRO TEAM BIB AND LONG-SLEEVE
Style combined with function is what British clothing brand
Rapha is known for. The Italian-made Pro Team bib uses a
Cytech pad and comes with an option for standard length or
extended (30mm extension for taller riders). The Country jersey
is available in national team colors and utilizes moisture-wicking, itch-free and odor-reducing Sportwool. The slim-fitting
jersey has three rear pockets and a quarter-length zipper.
Price: $260 (bib shorts), $220 (jersey)