Expresso jacket, developed with Gore, is made from Windstopper X-panther stretch fabric should offer a good fit and flexibility on the bike
Zipp wheels use dimples for aerodynamics – a fact not lost on Castelli who have used the concept on this jersey and skinsuits
The Eschler jacket is a thermal jersey designed for cool conditions when riding hard. It’s not a windproof jacket, but designed to keep just worst of the elements when riding hard
Continuing their evolution (or is that devolution?) into traditional water carrying bottles, is the Podium Bottle. Unlike the flip-up/flip-down design of the now demoted Classic bottle, the Podium employs a simpler twist mechanism. Two sizes, 620 and 710ml, and three colours will be available.
Endura’s new (and receiver of a Eurobike gong) Stealth soft shell jacket makes use of ultrasonic welding to seamlessly allow the use of different materials – soft shell fabric combines with stretchier Entrant fabric on the collar, under the arms and down the side for a better fit. We tried one on and it’s a close fitting garment but articulation is good – we’ll get one into test soon.
Sugoi’s stand was huge, and the number of new products they showed us just bewildering. So, here’s just a few items that raised our interest and we’ll revisit for an in-depth look at the entire range sometime in the future.