Wednesday's Mid-Week Roundup: Shimano, MyProtein, Le Col & More
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 13:11
We've got loads of brilliant kit with heavy discounts for the first half of the week.
There are deals on nutrition, clothing, components and accessories to sink your teeth into.
MyProtein Cycling Range
If you're looking to optimise your performance, then specific cycling nutrition is essential.
MyProtein has a range of great cycling-specific products for pre, during and post ride fueling.
We're also big fans of their Impact Whey Protein powder, a simple post-ride or gym drink that mixes well, tastes good and provides all that we need to recover.
The number of sports that MyProtein create nutrition products for is huge and the cycling range is pretty extensive.
To prepare the body for riding, Tri Carb is ideal for loading the body with the Maltodextrin, Fructose and Palatinose that it will be burning. One serving provides 48g of carbs making it an ideal pre-race drink.
When racing crits and CX, we regularly use a caffeine product to give us the kick needed for such a fast start. This powder sachet mixes with water to provide 200mg of caffeine kick. If you're also getting stuck into the gym, this Creapure creatine is ideal for supporting short bursts of power. That makes is very popular with sprinters.
The code that you need to take advantage of the extra 20% off is EXTRA20
There is also free next day delivery on every order over £30 and free protein on orders over £60!
Shimano CM-2000 Action Camera
We love a good action camera, great for filming descents and also shoddy driving!
Whatever your intended use, this Shimano camera provides brilliant footage with secure mounting options.
Just watching that footage makes us want to race! The camera here was mounted under the saddle and gives a brilliant wide-angle allowing us to see loads of the road.
The image is stable throughout and the detail is more than good enough. The camera also handles the change from bright to dark areas really well.
For mounting, an out front mount like a K-Edge that combines the camera and your computer is the neatest solution we've found.
Shimano Dura Ace R9100 11 Speed Groupset
A whopping 44% off this brilliant groupset.
If you want the smoothest mechanical shifting with the best rim brakes, this R9100 groupset is what you need.
Dura Ace has long been the groupset of the professionals, with Shimano's top end kit offering the lightest weight and best shifting.
The latest Dura Ace now features Shimano's Shadow technology at the rear mech. This keeps it underneath the cassette. This provides crisper shiting and also protects the mech from crashes.
The front mech has also seen a design change with the actuation arm being shortened from the older model.
This deal allows you to pick the cassette ratios, crank length and the chainring sizes. This makes it perfect for getting the gearing that is right for you.
Shimano Di2 D-Fly Wireless Unit
Need to diagnose an issue with your Di2 or just want to know what gear you're in?
Shimano's D-Fly unit allows you to see data about your gearing and also connect them to your phone for diagnostics.
These little units solved a big problem for anyone wanting to diagnose problems with their Di2. Whereas before, you had to have a Windows-based laptop, purchase the Shimano software and a special laptop connection, this allows you to connect via the mobile app.
This opens diagnostics up to iOS users. We've had first-hand experience of shiting issues caused by a pinched wire resulting in a short-circuiting of the system during every shift! A simple look at the app means the problem got sorted quickly.
The on-bike uses are also very good. The unit allows the gears to talk to a Garmin so that you can see the gearing information and Di2 battery level easily.
Le Col Premium Cycling Kit
This sharp and stylish kit is premium stuff.
There is plenty of choice up in this price range, but Le Col is establishing itself with some brilliant pieces of kit.
The company is based in Italy where they design and produce their kit from start to finish in Treviso.
It's an area known for its knowledge of technical sporting garments and it's where Le Col stayed when others moved elsewhere for cheaper production costs.
While we were in Italy for road.cc Italy Week, Dave was testing the Pro Jersey and HC Bib Shorts. Not only did he look stylish, he was also very impressed by the comfort on our longest day in the saddle, an 8 hour slog through the mountains.
Le Col are offering new customers 10% off when they sign up to emails. We think that's a pretty good deal on what is excellent kit!
Giro Synthe Mips Helmet
This aero helmet gives great ventilation making it perfect for training and racing.
The Synthe is Giro's answer to the issue of hot aero lids. The helmet gets addition protection from the Mips system inside.
Giro wanted a helmet that was fast but didn't boil the rider when the sun came out.
The helmet offers a brilliant fit and whilst the Mips system does add a little weight, it's still only 254g in size medium. We'd take a little extra protection over a few grams any day!
The Roc Loc retention system provides a secure but comfortable fit which is also 'ponytail compatible'.
One of the neatest features that we've noticed is the compatibility with our Oakley sunnies. They store securely in the front of the helmet in dedicated ports.
Feedback Sports Sport Mechanic Workstand
This workstand is reliable and easy to use.
Feedback's Sport stand is the one used in the road.cc office. It's seen a fair amount of abuse over the years but it's still going strong.
The Sport is easy to assemble and getting the bike secured is straightforward thanks to a well-made clamping system.
There's not much flex in the system either, making working on the bike much easier.
This really comes into play when you come to jobs like wrapping bar tape where a little extra force is required.
The office stand has also seen plenty of water from washing bikes and there is no visible rust.
The deals listed on this page are the best deals on the best cycling products we can find. If you purchase anything as a result of clicking on a deal, Farrelly Atkinson Ltd may earn some commission: on some we do, on some we don’t. Any money that we earn goes in to paying for road.cc and its sister sites off.road.cc and ebiketips.