The latest in cycling – Bicycling Australia
In every edition of Bicycling Australia, we ride and review the latest and greatest in cycling – here’s what we found this time around.
New Nero Continental Devel frame
Famous Sydney-based racer Chris Miller recently presented Devel’s latest racing bike. Superbly finished in the team colors, the frame is the Devel Project A01 Nero Continental 2021 edition.
It has a full FSA (Full Steam Ahead) layout including Metron 5D bars, Metron 33 wheels and the WE FSA wireless electronic group.
To learn more about Devel bikes, visit Devel Project on Facebook.
New Kask commuter helmet
Are you traveling by bike and looking for a new trendy urban helmet? Kask may have the answer for you.
Italian safety specialists claim that the Moebius was designed “for the pendulum cyclist to cross town or become multimodal with an urban bicycle helmet that stands up to heavy use and fashion criticism.”
The cover features a modern looking scratch resistant shell with vents to aid heat management. There is a removable visor and a reflective back insert. The removable and washable internal pads will help keep the Moebius cool for everyday use.
The Moebius is currently under review, along with an updated Kask Valegro. We will have the latest Valegro review in the next edition plus online.
The helmet will cost around $ 190. More details on www.kask.com
Latest Campagnolo jersey
Do you like Italian flair and ride a Campagnolo? If so, this new Campag jersey may grab your attention.
The Litio is a lightweight, highly breathable top from Campagnolo, designed for long, hot summer days.
“Litio’s fitted and racing fit provides maximum aerodynamic benefits, and the reflective badge on the rear helps drivers spot the rider, even in low light conditions,” the company explains.
The new DCS color (dark Copper shaded) is inspired by the recently introduced BORA ULTRA WTO wheelset. With the decorative copper details, this is certainly an elegant Italian offering.
The jersey can be ordered directly from Campagnolo via www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/store
Peloton Support is a company that was recently launched in New South Wales. You could describe it as a road service for equestrian groups, but it’s more than that. As founder Glenn Murphy explained, the company provides convenience and peace of mind to cyclists.
“We bring these little things that you would like to put in your pockets,” he said.
When you are riding, of course, there is only a limited amount that you can take with you, so the mission is to make the day of driving more enjoyable.
The Peloton Support vehicle can carry bikes on racks and provide repair kits, tools, air compressor and CO2 tire inflators. They also carry a first aid kit, bags of hot wheat, chairs, blankets, clean towels, cold filtered water, ice, Voltaren, energy bars, electrolyte drinks, mugs and utensils. On request, they can transport food needs and medicines.
They have a satellite phone to improve communication, and there’s even a microwave on board. If necessary, Peloton Support can organize a Portaloo for longer journeys.
For more information, send an email to [email protected]
Mobile: 0412 160 131
Evil can befall your beloved bike in many ways: the dreaded coffee drop, that pothole you didn’t see coming, or the dastardly thief lurking in the shadows …
You won’t drive without auto insurance, so why cycle without being protected?
Despite the great value we place on our bike, many of us don’t. You might think that your bike is covered by other insurances like home and contents, but that is often not the case. Even if it does, it might just cover the basics, which is why you should consider self-driving bike insurance for your bike.
Bike Insure is designed to cover more of what you need (your bike, components, and kit) and less of what you don’t. The coverage includes:
• Accidental damage
• Theft at home and away
• Roof rack cover
• Transport cover
• Bag for personal equipment (kit)
Worldwide Travel Cover, Accessory Cover and Race Cover are optional. In addition, you can benefit from a multi-bike discount if you wish to insure more than one bike, and your bike is covered new for up to 2 years old.
You can find out more or get a quote today at www.bikeinsure.com.au.
Issued by Hollard Insurance, AFSL 241436. Consider the PDS on bikeinsure.com.au.
WHOOP Fitness Band
WHOOP is a wearable fitness and training monitor that syncs with an app to deliver multiple measurements 24/7.
The company claims its system provides “the most precise, granular understanding of your body.”
It is light and waterproof, has an autonomy of 5 days and a diffusion of the heart rate.
Daily reports are provided via mobile and desktop apps that offer data such as stress and sleep measurements.
WHOOP operates on an annual subscription plan with the group offering free and monthly or annual membership fees.
More information on www.join.whoop.com/en-au
Soudal bicycle cleaning box
Cleaning and maintenance are essential aspects of our sport. Who isn’t proud of a clean bike that doesn’t squeak or crackle?
Soudal, the largest European manufacturer of a wide range of sealants, adhesives, polyurethanes and cleaning products, is well known in cycling circles thanks to its major sponsorship with Lotto Soudal.
Among a range of products specific to cycling, the company offers this complete bicycle maintenance kit: the personalized bucket includes a cleaner, an all-season lubricant, bicycle wipes and an exclusive Lotto Soudal bottle.
The suggested retail price is $ 79.95 and the bucket is available at bicycle retailers.
Pinarello Dogma F
Team Ineos’ cycling partner Pinarello launched the latest incarnation of the premium Dogma range on the eve of the Tour de France.
Smoother, more aerodynamic and more refined, the latest addition to the F series is now simply called the Dogma F.
The Dogma F will be available with disc or rim brakes and is built in 11 sizes. Pinarello claims that the frame weights in size 53 and unpainted are 865g for the disc frame and 860g for the rim.
The Dogma F disc brake is 265 grams lighter than the model it replaces. The company claims the bike is almost 5% more aerodynamic and 12% stiffer. On the tire side, it is optimized for 28 mm for sufficient clearance.
Australian prices need to be confirmed – see www.BikeExchange.com.au
New lubricant from Muc-Off
Muc-Off, the leaders in bicycle and motorcycle maintenance and performance, introduced what they describe as the “world’s fastest lubricant”.
“Ludicrous AF,” says the company, is a marriage of speed and durability, a stripped-down performance lubricant that uses ingredients derived from renewable sources and is 100% biodegradable.
Ludicrous AF is claimed to deliver 18% less power consumption than the closest competitor, making it the fastest racing lubricant available.
It is currently used by the Ineos Grenadiers, EF Education Nippo and other selected teams. We haven’t tested the claims yet, but we have reached out to do so! More next edition and online.
Ludicrous AF is now available directly on www.muc-off.com
JetBlack rocker plate
Indoor training is booming as cyclists turn to more involved, immersive and effective ways
to increase the overall fitness of the bike.
Australian company JetBlack recently launched the ‘Rocker Plate’, the latest addition to its indoor training ecosystem which includes its Volt smart trainer, front wheel block, trainer specific TV stand, ground and more.
We have ridden and examined the Rocker Plate and can confirm the claims of a more realistic and comfortable indoor experience.
“It will protect your body and your bike from the pressures of indoor cycling training and provide a supreme ergonomic experience,” said a representative from JetBlack. “The movements of the Rocker Plate help relieve pressure points on the sit bones, wrists and shoulders, allowing you to ride more comfortably for longer.”
RRP $ 599
More information on www.jetblackcycling.com
Temple Brewing Bike Beer
Born and raised in Brunswick, east Melbourne, Temple Brewing Co. is an independent brewery that creates an ever-growing number of award-winning craft beers.
Their Bicycle Beer obviously caught our attention (and our taste buds!). The Bicycle Beer won a gold medal in the Australian Pale Ales class at Aust. International Beer Awards (AIBA) which was announced at the end of May.
Bicycle Beer is the flagship beer for the small business. It is easy to drink and has a pale body, sweet bitterness, a sweet fruity aroma and a crisp, crisp finish with an alcohol content of 4.2%. It’s super refreshing, especially after a bike ride, and it’s our new go-to beer. In Melbourne and want to taste it on tap? You can visit the Temple Brewing Brewpub at 122 Weston St, Brunswick East.
To learn more about beer by bike and the Temple Brewing range, visit
Lezyne Top Tube Caddy
Lighting and accessories company Lezyne takes pride in their smart bike and design solutions. The Aero Energy Caddy is a perfect example of their work – it’s a sleek, aerodynamic top tube-mounted bike bag ideal for gravel enthusiasts.
The bag has a volume of 700ml and is made from durable woven nylon. It is equipped with three simple Velcro straps to fit a variety of frames. The bag also has two rivets in the base so that it can be mounted directly through the threaded mounting holes in the top tube and, yes, the straps are removable.
A zippered opening provides easy access to internal storage, as well as quick access side pockets.
The wholesale sells for around $ 50 and can be found at your nearest Lezyne dealer or online.
42mm Hunt Gravel Wheels
Designed specifically for gravel, Hunt’s 42 Limitless Disc wheels are aerodynamically optimized and designed to go fast off-road. The carbon rims have an internal width of 25mm, perfect for wider tires on the burgeoning gravel scene.
Hunt, based in the UK, is a direct-to-consumer wheel company. They say that with the Limitless 42s, they set out to develop “the first pair of performance gravel wheels, optimizing gravel-specific aerodynamics through patented technology.”
They are tubeless ready with tape and valves as well as spare spokes and axle adapters included. The wheels weigh 1548 g.
List price: $ 2,109