With Valentine’s day coming up, we figured we would re-share our holiday gift guide link from December. We know that there are a few of you out there who still need a last-minute gift for that favorite endurance athlete in your life. So, if you are anything like our Chief Editor and need a few ideas, then head on over!
For the rest of us, we shared our thoughts on the Zipp 858 wheelset this week. Our multisport editor shed a tear or two as we packed them up to send back to Zipp. Below, you will also find our thoughts on the Hiplok Z Lok and also some new paint options from Trek Project One.
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This isn’t tritriagain’s first time on the Readers’ Rides and hopefully it will not be his last. Today, he brings back his 2015 Scott Plasma with a host of new upgrades!
- Profile Design SVET Zero with T3+ Aerobars
- Deda Elementi Green Bar Tape (helps in transition!)
- SRAM Red e-TAP with Clics and Blips by the brakes (52/36 & 11-28)
- SRAM S900 Brake Levers
- Shimano Ultegra Direct Mount Brakes
- Swiss Side Hadron Wheels 625 Front, 800+ Rear. Continental GP4000S II 23c Clinchers (declared the most aero by Swiss Side on those wheels)
- Garmin Vector 2S power Meter Pedals
- Fizik Mistica Saddle
- XLAB Torpedo Versa 500 Front Hydration, Stealth Pocket 500c Top Tube and Aero Pouch Rear Hydration/Spares Kit (with Gorilla Bottle Cage inside)
- Elite Aero Bottle Cage on Downtube
You can check out our entire collection at http://on.fb.me/12jEqE3. If you would like to have your bike featured in our album (and enter for a chance to win some swag), just tweet us at @AeroGeeks, Facebook message us, get us on Instagram, or email us at info@AeroGeeks.com. Don’t forget to also follow #agreadersrides on Instagram as well!
Hiplok Z Lok
When Hiplok offered us a chance to test out their Z Lok, we were happy to take them up on the offer. All too, often we have to leave our bikes on the rack at school drop-off for our littlest AeroGeek. Then there’s always those times when its unattended when we go to grab a cup of coffee after a long ride. So a lightweight lock sounded super appealing.
The Z Lok is basically a zip tie on steroids (and to us, that was a good thing). Take the simplicity of zipping up a zip tie with the security of a stainless-steel core. It won’t stop every thief. But for something quick, for us, it’s awesome.
To unlock, you use the provided key. Simply insert, and the lock disengages. Nice and simple (though this does mean that you must keep the key on you and not lose it). The Z Lok retails for $19.99 in the States. And for those looking for a little extra security, it’s a pretty small price to pay.
Trek Unveils New Custom Paint Schemes
Trek has expanded its Project One bike customization program with three entirely new paint schemes. The new “Chasin’ Aces” theme will be ridden by Trek-Segafredo Classics specialist John Degenkolb, and is inspired by his beloved café racer motorcycle. “Full Fade” and “Breakaway” allow riders to show off two of their favorite colors in two distinct patterns, and will offer an inspirational starting point for customers to build the bike of their dreams in Project One.
We really liked the new Full Fade paint scheme that Trek showed off in the pictures below. Just wish they had gone with a little blue in there…