There's so much new cycling gear being launched all the time, and a few items caught our eye this summer in particular. From drool-worthy gear you want right now to stuff you can only dream of owning, take a look at this list of eight lustworthy products that'll have you checking your bank account to see if you can afford them.
Trek Domane SLR9 eTap
The updated Trek Domane SLR9 features the redesigned vibration-reducing IsoSpeed Decoupler (think of this as "rear suspension") for an even more refined ride quality, a frame design that accommodates tires up to 40mm wide and a storage compartment in the down tube that's spacious enough for CO2, tire levers and a spare tube. The updated Trek Domane is only available with disc brakes. This is one new road bike we cannot wait to ride!
SRAM Force eTap AXS
$1,250 to $2,000
SRAM's updated wireless electronic 12 speed drivetrain features 12 speeds, improved chain/cog integration through a lighter and narrower chain and shifting customization and programmability via mobile app. The SRAM Force group is more affordable than the top-tier Red group, sacrificing just a few grams for a few dollars, which we think is an amazing trade-off at this price point. Available in disc- and rim-brake configurations, as well as in 1x (no front derailleur needed) and traditional 2x options.
Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST
Created to celebrate some of the iconic climbs of the Tour de France, these Mavic wheels are the same ones used by WorldTour teams when they want low weight and high performance. At a scant 1,490g per set (claimed), these carbon-rimmed wheels are designed for tubeless tires but can be run in a traditional setup as well.
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL
The new Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires have been tested to be some of the lowest rolling resistance tires available. Their suppleness comes through in the control and smooth ride they provide. Conti has made the Grand Prix 5000 tires in a tubeless variant to provide better puncture resilience, less maintenance and the ability to run lower tire pressures with wider tires—which is not only more comfortable but also faster!
Giro Imperiale Road Cycling Shoe
We're very enthusiastic about road cycling shoes with Boa retention systems: sure-fire reliability and on-the-go adjustability that yields superior comfort. The Giro Imperial road cycling shoe was designed for maximum comfort, ventilation and minimal weight. The Easton carbon sole ensures your power will be transmitted directly to your pedals without loss. The Imperial ships with Giro's adjustable fit kit and is available in sizes 39 to 48 in three solid colors.
Lazer Bullet 2.0 Road Helmet
The coolest feature of the Lazer Bullet 2.0 is its cooling feature: a sliding panel on the top-front of the helmet that offers superior aerodynamics when closed and enhanced cooling when open. The detachable, integrated lens protects your eyes and can also improve aerodynamics or cooling, depending on your needs. This road cycling helmet is designed with Multi-directional Impact Protection System—a feature to lessen the chance of a concussion should you crash. The Lazer Bullet 2.0 weighs in at 315g (claimed, size M) and is available in six different colorways.
Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ceramic Titanium Pedals
The Look Kéo Blade Carbon Ceramic Titanium pedal is the pros' choice. This platform has been designed to account for optimal aerodynamics, very low weight, efficient power transfer and maximal contact surface. This pedal can accommodate 0 degrees, 4.5 degrees, or 9 degrees of float, while the retention system can be customized with different carbon blades (leaf springs) to suit your needs.
Specialized Women's S-Works Power MIMIC Saddle
The carbon shell and carbon rails make the Specialized Women's S-Works Power MIMIC saddle way light. But who cares if a saddle is light if it's not comfortable? Specialized engineered the shape of this saddle specifically for women, so it can be comfortable though the integration of different materials and levels of padding at different locations throughout. This pedaling perch is available in widths of 143mm and 155mm.
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