Wow! It’s been a while since we did a Week in Review. We blame the Tour for that – and our own race schedules. Every Sunday was either catch up on the latest from France, or toe the line at our local races. But sadly, the tour is over, so we can’t use that as an excuse. And even though our multisport editor lined up to race this morning, we knew a WiR was in order!
Oh and lest we forget a bit congratulations to Chris Froome for winning the Tour, as well as to Jan Frodeno for setting a new world record of 7:35:39 for 140.6 miles.
Check out this Specialized Shiv from Emil featuring Shimano Dura Ace mechanical and a SRAM Red 22 Quarq. It rolls on Zipp 808 Firecrest tubulars and uses a TriRig OmegaX brake. For hydration, Emil is using the Zipp BTA Setup.
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Diamondback Teases Us
It wasn’t that long ago that Diamondback released a new TT bike. And while the Serios didn’t set the world on fire, it did show how serious Diamondback was about getting into the sport. Well it looks like they are up to something again, but this time in a non-UCI-complainant form.
We don’t know much about it yet, but we are definitely excited to see where they are going and what happens when they get to break a few rules.
TriRig Teases Too
Last night, TriRig sent out a teaser email showcasing not 1 or 2 new products, but 7 new products and product updates – 3 of which, for now, we just get blurry (but fascinating) images. We actually dug into the first teaser for TriRig’s new products a few weeks ago, but this is the first time we are seeing images.
To us, Beta feels like a new rear hydration carrier offered at 45 or 63 degree angles to your saddle. What’s interesting is that, in the image, it looks like it attaches to the seatpost – not saddle. So we are curious to see what they are working on.
Omni is the big secret that we really cannot wait to discover. In our article, we said we didn’t think it was a bike. Although the image certainly looks like a front end. Our second guess is a fully integrated fork. The big reveal is September 13, so stay tuned for details.
New Aero Lid from Kask
If you watched either of the time trials at the Tour last week, you may have noticed something new atop the riders of Team Sky. It was the Bambino PRO EVO TT helmet, which is a new addition to the Kask family sitting alongside the highly regarded Bambino Pro.
The EVO TT features an enhanced aerodynamic design and innovative boundary layer control, giving riders increased choice and the best of both worlds. Combining long-tail benefits with short-tail robustness, the new curvature and cross-sectional profile of the tail make this helmet stand out.
Scott Rio Special Editions
With the Olympics just a few days away, Scott is sharing a number of special edition paint schemes to celebrate the games. You can get the Split, Tri Carbon, and Plasma 5 all in special for Rio colors. We love the new color scheme for the Tri Carbon shoes!
It’s been a few weeks since our last WiR, and the mailroom has been busy. First up is the new Aerohead from Giro. We saw it an lot during the Tour, and now we get a chance to spend time with it.
From Bolle is the One. We first saw this helmet at Interbike last fall, and now we are going to see if a helmet built to do everything really can.
Lastly, Bontrager sent us their Velocis shoes. We know they are not tri shoes, but we love to get a chance to spend some time in proper road shoes from time to time.