Friday, April 17, 2015

Road Bicycle Accessories-Function+Style POC Sports- FABRIC Cycling


Poc Sports-sunglasses ($150-$260) and road bike helmets come in perky well as the basics
If industrial designer icon Yves Béhar designed bicycle accessories...the wonderful results would probably look a lot like the offerings from two Euro based companies, POC Sports (Sweden) and Fabric Cycling (UK).

Both brands are completely new to us -making the serious eye candy helmets and bike seats we saw some of the freshest new 'stuff' seen this season.
Fewer vents that are longer/wider-and Coolbest padding very notice-able difference-larger open surface area in front combines with unique interior for increased air flow---so -POC Octal road bike helmets deliver optimal ventilation and more protective ride -with more coverage+ protection and temples+back of the head. EPS liner is strategically thicker in most exposed areas + is covered by PVC shell. Ultra-light-under 200 grams (size M CE version)-comfy+adjustable. Plus eye garage so sunglasses fit correctly+securely and there's a scannable ICE tag. $270. The even more amped up Octal AVIP MIPS comes with the Multidirectional Impact Protection System -to reduce an impact's hi-vis colors+reflective AIP sticker kit-reflective pops. $320

PLUS POC Snow goodies-include helmets-gloves-mittens-sunglasses-goggles-for techy and tasty as the bike gear...
POC-team athlete Julia Mancuso Skull Orbic Comp helmet $400 patent pending deflector panel for racers with multi impact protection without losing energy. Interior foam detaches for cleaning-neat. Performance race gloves-shock absorbing, padded, neoprene cuff w/ velcro adjustment, Pittard goatskin-a primo brand, EVA padding back hand -fingers, special shock absorption in thumb. The Known sunglasses Julia Mancuso edition  w. water impervious rubber grips when wet, lense treated w/ Ripel- does what it sounds like.$170

Fornix Jeremy Jones edition helmet-backcountry $220, the sunglasses DID Glacier Jeremy Jones$250---dark lenses slays backcountry light-grilamid frame lightweight, sidecut panels out of  laser goatskin-kinda like our hard core mountaineering sunglasses. Iris X  Jeremy Jones edition goggles $140
Will Aaron Blunck-those sunglasses $150 are lifestyle/performance blend w/ hydrophilic rubber that grips when sweaty, and Ripel treated lenses-ez to clean.


Scoop-moulded padding and waterproof microfiber cover to a one piece nylon base-unique manufacturing
Love at first site-FABRIC Cycling is "an innovative new parts brand..." includes these amazing bike seats-made of  reinforced nylon-to all carbon fiber base choices and 3 rail, material choices-for casual to racer riders willing to spend the $ (£s).
Started by Charge Bikes founder Nick Larsen-Fabric seats are showing up paired with bicycle brands.

What we saw=impressive -all designed to maximize comfort=performance. And make nifty desk accessories too.

Scoop saddle-3 widths and three styles-no staples unlike most bicycle seats, vacuum bonded upper + custom design rail 
ride position and body type (and implies your riding style) helps to focus on best bicycle seat.

titanium rails-lightweight
Sculptural---we would love to demo these....clean lines,no excess-moulded construction
ALM-gorgeous-and aerodynamic combine for one sleek looking seat-designed in cahoots with Airbus engineering types utilizing Additive Layering Manufacturing Technology (3D printing techy process) dampens vibrations, flexible
carbon fiber- rails- base

hand finished Buffalo leather top
Light Lock-On Grips too