The Mid-Week Roundup: Continental, Castelli, Cycliq & Build your Own Toolbox
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 11:26
Now that the Beast from the East has cleared off, we're looking forward to the real start of spring.
The Classics are on the TV along with the early season stage races. We've got some great deals to start March!
Continental GP4000S II Pair with FREE Tubes
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One of the big changes to make on your bike in spring is tyres, and they don't come much better than these Continental GP4000S II.
The GP4000S II is probably the most popular tyre out there, with some light puncture protection, low rolling resistance and great grip.
Dave Atkinson was suitably impressed when he tested them, saying that if you can fit the 28mm version in your frame, you should. The wider tyre trend extends to the Pros, with Aqua Blue running 28mm tubeless tyres as their standard choice.
Castelli Alpha ROS Soft Shell Jersey
With near year-round usability, this jersey/jacket is a great investment.
Back in the good old days, there were heavy winter jackets and light summer wear. Now though, the lines have been blurred slightly and you'll probably find yourself using a jersey like this throughout most of the year.
The reason that this jacket was given top marks by Mat Brett in his review for road.cc is its ability to keep you comfortable across a range of temperatures.
The outer layer is completely windproof, blocking all the wind thanks to the Windstopper 150 fabric. It's not waterproof, but the surface is treated with a coating that makes light rain bead off.
The jacket works really well with Castelli's Scudo gloves, currently in the clearance at only £25!
Castelli Scudo Gloves
Lamicall Tablet Stand
No more propping your iPad up on some books!
The stand can be set at different angles, making it ideal for loads of different turbo setups.
iPads and tablets are annoying to prop up. When you commit to a turbo session on Zwift, you want to just get on with it, so balancing an expensive and slippery device in a hurry is a recipe for disaster.
This super simple tablet stand cost an eye-watering £56.99 at RRP! It is rather nice, with an aluminium construction, so to get it for just £12.79 is a steal.
Cycliq Fly12 Front Camera Light
This immensely popular commuter camera is cheaper than ever.
The looping video records in 1080p HD and combines with the 400 lumen light to get footage at any time of day or night.
The camera films in 1080p at 45fps, giving detailed video, even at night. The one button footage protection means that your evidence is easily saved should the worst happen.
Add to that the 400lumen light, and you've got an all in one package that's perfect for town and city riding.
The best setup is found when pairing this with the Cycliq rear, giving front and back video footage.
Cycliq Fly 6 Rear Camera Light
Castelli Undersaddle XL Saddle Bag
Saddlebags don't have to look awful on a race bike!
In the summer, we wear fewer tops, and need more water, so pockets and bottle cage space is at a premium. Having a saddlebag is a sensible option.
The waterproof material will hold spare tubes, a multitool, CO2 cartridges and other little bits like keys and cash.
The mesh sleeve on the base is perfect for holding a pump, and if you ride tubulars, there's enough space inside for a spare tyre. It's certainly a much better solution than a spare taped to the underside of the saddle as this bag will protect the cotton tubular casing.
There's also an extra 5% off selected Castelli items at the checkout, bringing this down to £15.67!
Knipex Basic Tool Case
A case like this provides organisation as well as portability.
If you're a keen home mechanic, you might've noticed these cases at bike races, heavily customised and containing perfectly matching tools.
The case is made of hardened plastic, with lockable latches and a carry handle. Inside, the adjustable dividers and removable tool boards with 32 pouches make storing your tools and spare parts really easy.
It's also a great option for limited spaces, as the case can be tucked away neatly and it's a much better option than throwing your tools in a bag.
Castelli NanoFlex+ Arm Warmers
We're barely into March and Castelli's Spring/Summer range is coming down in price.
The NanoFlex+ material makes water bead up and run off, keeping cold spring showers out.
The NanoFlex arm warmers have been in Castelli's clothing range for 7 years now. In that time, they've become a common sight in spring, with the lightweight rain protection ideal for changing conditions.
The fit is perfect for cycling arms, and this new version gets NanoLight fabric at the elbow to aid fit further. The leg warmers also benefit from the NanoLight fabric, this time on the back of the knee where bunching can be an issue for some leg warmers.
At the top of the leg warmers, there is a double silicone gripper, which keeps them perfectly in place.
Castelli NanoFlex+ Leg Warmers
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