Summer Send-Off from Competitive Cyclist
When the leaves start to change and when the trails dew-covered for the morning shred, you know what’s around the corner. Fall doesn’t mean the end of riding by any means – actually its one of the best seasons to ride. Changing temperatures mean cool weather gear gets a chance to see some daylight and the changing trail conditions keep riders on their toes. Best yet – it means sales and new gear from Competitive Cyclist. Check out all the tires, jackets warmers and even a frame or two in the Summer Send-Off sale. We’ve searched through the sale and pulled out some items we thought you’d dig – so check it out and get shredding for fall!
YETI CYCLES SB5.5Turq Mountain Bike Frame – 2018
SALE 35% Off $2,275.00 from $3,500.00
Yeti Cycle’s finger on the pulse of mountain biking is pressing down harder than ever and they have been in the game just about as long as anybody else. Trends come and go and designs advance to ultimately allow riders to push their limits and go faster on more difficult terrain. The 2018 SB5.5 Turq is the culmination of everything Yeti has learned in over 3 decades of building frames. The suspension design on the SB5.5 gives it the ability to happily pedal and climb with XC bikes but the geometry pushes its capabilities in gnarly terrain that Yeti’s Enduro team will occasionally call into action for EWS races. This 5.5 frame carries the Turq appointment, which is plenty burly enough to handle tail-gate shuttles and rugged trails, yet light and agile enough that you’ll forget how durable the frame is. The SB5.5 Turq construction contains the highest quality carbon fiber that Yeti uses allowing it to precise layup the carbon.
E*THIRTEEN COMPONENTS LG1 Plus All-Terrain 29in Tire – 2018
SALE 50% Off $29.76 from $59.95
If we said your trails get a little damp, that would be an understatement. You’re used to riding slick roots, wet rocks, and dank, loamy dirt packed with mossy patches, and so you’re on the hunt for tires that can keep up with the trails that you call home. Designed for the post-work riders, and weekend warriors alike, e*thirteen components crafts the LG1 Plus All-Terrain 29in Tire for confidence and grip on trails that pack in the moisture more often than dry out. Unlike its LG1 Race counterpart, the LG1 Plus comes with a dual-compound construction that’s better at all-around traction than unfailing stickiness, making it a smart choice for a range of conditions. Featuring e*thirteen’s Enduro casing, the LG1 Plus is as prepared as its race-minded sibling to rail berms and switchbacks hard without folding over.
DONNELLY MXP Tire – Tubeless
SALE 39% Off $42.92 from $70.00
Designed for virtually any condition, the Donnelly MXP Tubeless Tire maximizes versatility for cyclocross racers encountering everything from moderate mud to grassy fields, hard-packed dirt to smooth pavement. This tubeless-ready tire sits at 33-millimeters wide, allowing you to drastically drop tire pressures for greater traction and bump compliance, regardless if you’re cross racing or just putting in some training miles on your favorite stretch of back road. This all-around cyclocross tire features a more classic tread profile, except for a few modern updates like precise flex grooves along the center for course-conforming grip, alongside aggressive side knobs for added stability and acceleration out of corners.
PIRELLI Cinturato Velo Tire – Tubeless Ready
SALE 41% Off $40.99
The 145-year-old company Pirelli created quite the buzz when it announced that it was reentering the road cycling tire market again earlier this year. We were excited for sure, and if you’ve followed motorsports at all, you’re familiar with its success in auto and moto races across the globe. As we glanced over the PZero Velo range, we had one question, where are the tubeless tires? We were assured it was in the works and sure enough, the Cinturato Velo Tire is the tubeless-ready tire from Pirelli, blending puncture protection, ride comfort, and top performance. Pirelli uses its SmartNET Silica compound for less rolling resistance, exceptional handling and grip, especially on wet roads, and long mileage.
ZIPP Tangente Speed R28 Tire – Clincher
SALE 46% Off $34.99
While Zipp has long held a stellar reputation for churning out aerodynamic wheels, you may be less familiar with the fact that this company also makes tires. First introduced in 2007, Zipp’s tires were originally laser-focused on aerodynamics, which left a bit to be desired in the rolling resistance and handling categories. With the Tangente line, Zipp’s focus has shifted to creating fast-rolling tires with supple grip to rail corners. The Tangente Speed R28 Clincher Tire boasts exceptional traction in both dry and wet conditions and a wide profile to roll smoothly over rough roads. Billed as a race-ready tire for days when the road isn’t pristine, the Speed R28 utilizes a plush 220 TPI nylon casing and a beefy 28mm width to soak up the bumps.
SEALSKINZ Dragon Eye MTB Glove – Men’s
SALE 66% Off $23.98
Hot days and rough trails are harder on your hands than your legs sometimes, and you can’t afford to have things like missed shifts and raw, bleeding thumbs disrupting your hours on singletrack. The Sealskinz Dragon Eye MTB Glove takes a less-is-more approach with a sleek, padding-free design aimed at giving you grip and dexterity on the bars without boxing-glove bulk. The synthetic suede palm is responsible for grip, and it’s backed up by an anti-slip liner to hold your hands in-place inside the glove. Added touches like articulated knuckles, Lycra fingers, and an improved thumb design work to give you the same freedom of movement you’d have without gloves, while the completely waterproof outer liner protects your hands from weather and wind.
RAPHA Classic Wind Check Jacket – Men’s
SALE 69% Off $64.98 from $209.95
When your rides start early, and showers are in the forecast, don the Rapha Classic Wind Check Jacket and take to the tarmac with concerns of cool breezes brushed aside. This classic-styled jacket takes Rapha’s traditional Classic Wind Jacket II and elevates its aesthetic with iconic style from the golden era of cycling, with a checkered flag design that wraps the torso, hinting at its 1960’s flair, back when cyclists wore wool and were held as style icons. But the jacket isn’t all form over function, and its DWR coated nylon construction proves it. The jacket breathes and moves with you, with a tailored cut designed just for being on the bike, hitting at the hip in the front, with a long drop-tail hem in the back to keep you covered from showers. Bonded seams and hems reduce the bulk for a smart, easy-to-pocket jacket, while a bonded lower-front pocket secures your valuables.
GORE WEAR C5 Partial Gore Windstopper Insulated Jacket – Men’s
The C5 Partial Gore Windstopper Insulated Jacket from Gore Wear is a hybrid of sorts. It’s slim and form-fitting enough to fit like a jersey, but it provides insulation and warmth that’s typically reserved for heavier jackets. Gore places PrimaLoft Gold Insulation in critical areas that maximize warmth on cold days and chilly descents. It’s very low-bulk insulation, so it won’t interfere with your position while on the bike. Adding a barrier against the wind and precipitation, Gore fortifies this jacket with its own Windstopper membrane that’s windproof, water-repellent, yet still extremely breathable. A tall, close-fitting collar further keeps cold drafts and precipitation from reaching your core.
SALE 71% Off $39.97 from $139.00
While Assos has a multitude of seemingly complicated shoe coverings to choose from, these are easy to explain. They’re the direct descendant of Assos’ legendary airlock bootie. The Assos winterBootie_S7 is aimed at the same temperature range and does everything the now-discontinued airlock did, only better. To start, Assos employed the strataGon fabric for its enhanced waterproofing and breathability. It handles nasty weather better than airBlock, and ultimately, it leaves your foot more comfortable over a long duration. This new fabric’s success hinges on Assos’ new flexible membrane. Incredibly, the membrane closes down its microscopic pores when cold and opens them up when warm.