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New Arrivals November 3, 2003
Edited by Paul Mirtschin
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Welcome to New Arrivals, a section showcasing the latest equipment that's landed on the Cyclingnews tech desk. Look out for reviews over the next few months when we've clocked up some saddle time with this stuff.
Park PCS-9 Home Mechanic Repair Stand
Just released, the PCS-9 repair stand has a 3-point folding leg system, can be adjusted from 99cm to 145cm in height, and has a fully rotating clamp that can fit tube sizes from 24mm to 76mm in diameter.
The stand can be folded down to a squat 105cm tall unit.
Bergamo Professional Bib Short
Bergamo's Professional Bib Shorts feature six-panel construction from ten-ounce Lycra, flat-stitch side panel stitching and a professional anti-bacterial chamois.
The bibs also features a full mesh back for added cooling.
Bergamo Technical Jersey
The Bergamo Technical Jersey is constructed from Bergamo's Righetta fabric, a lightweight technical wicking fabric.
The jersey features a full length zipper, three rear pockets and flat-stitch shoulder seams. It is available in sizes small to XXX-Large
Cateye HL-EL400 Compact Opticube light
Weighing in at just 78 grams, and a mere 93 mm in length, the Cateye Compact Opticube light uses a three-LED Opticube light to provide a 90 candle-power beam. Waterproof to 50 meters, the Compact Opticube light can fit any bar size, and can be twisted 90-degrees to the side for other mounting options. The light has a run-time of 15 hours constant or 160 hours flashing.
Cateye Compact Safety light
Using two on-chip LED's, the Compact Safety light offers a new spin on lighting by using a flexible mounting strap.
Waterproof to 50-meters, the light has a run time of up to 100 hours (flashing) and can be used in either constant or flashing modes.
Specialized Body Geometry Bar Phat Tape
The Bar Phat damping system uses special clear viscoelastic pads on the contact areas of the bars beneath the black cork tape. The system is claimed to reduce hand pressure by up to 50 per-cent.
As used by the Domina Vacanze team riders, the tape comes in both 2.5mm or 4.5mm thicknesses.
Specialized Phat Wrap
Phat Wrap bar tape uses a high-quality cork tape backed with a layer of vibration-damping elastomer to reduce vibrations.
The tape is thicker than most tapes, and comes ina large range of colours; black, red, blue, charcoal, white and the Domina Vacanze zebra pattern.
As used by the Domina Vacanze team riders.
Downhill: The Life Story Of A Gravity Goddess by Marla Streb
Marla Streb left a promising career as a biomedical researcher behind to start a career as a downhill mountainbiker.
Almost ten years later she has written a book detailing the ups and downs of her life; from her training as a classical pianist to the loss of her brother Mark.
Price: US$14 from bookshops, US$11.20 from Amazon
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