Fizik Cyrano Handlebars
Fizik isn’t a stranger to their handlebar category, with their aluminum Cyrano bars having been on the market for several years now. While an eminently solid offering, with nice shapes and bends, the aluminum Cyrano was still a bit lacking in wow factor. Not so with the Cyrano R1. Tipping the scales at just under 200 grams (40-cm center-to-center) the Cyrano R1 offers a nice clean design in a positively waifish package.
Add in the fact that Fizik offers the R1 in three separate versions (Bull, Snake and Chamelon—each tailored for different levels of rider flexibility, just like the brand’s saddle models) all with different drop and reach numbers and you’ve got quite the lineup.
Fizik Volta Saddle Brand new for Fizik, their Volta saddle marks a stark departure from modern shapes, instead harkening back to the old days with its rounded shape. And while it’s certainly heavy on character, the Volta is still light on the scales coming in at 190 grams thanks to Fizik’s generous use of carbon fiber for both the saddle’s rails and shell.
Chromag BZA Bar and Stem New from Chromag, the BZA cockpit series embraces the new 35-millimeter diameter, allowing Chromag to offer a stiffer bar in a lighter package. And, as always with Chromag, you can count on a great looking graphics treatment. Coming in at just 238 grams in a 780-millimeter width, the BZA offers the perfect compromise between stiffness, strength and weight. Throw in a matching BZA stem and your cockpit will never have looked better.
WTB KOM TCS i23 Rims Based off WTB’s stellar Frequency i23 rims, the WTB KOM TCS i23 rims swaps in some proprietary alloy and WTB’s 4D spoke hole drilling to reduce weight drastically. In fact, a set of 29-inch rims tips the scales at just 447 grams—lighter than quite a few road rims. Consider the generously wide 23-millimeter internal rim width and you have quite the contender for your next custom wheel build.
Lizard Skins DSP Grips Well known on the road for their stellar DSP bar tape, Lizard Skins is now finally offering their easy-on-the-hands DSP material in MTB-grip form. Lightweight at just 22 grams per set, the grips also offer great wet-weather performance in addition to impressive shock absorption.
Continental Grand Prix 4000s II Continental’s 4000s tire has long been one of the most-spotted tires on the road, and for good reasons. A race oriented tire, the 4000 has also always offered impressive durability and flat protection in addition to its solid performance. The 4000s II looks only to build on that pedigree with an updated compound that promises even more grip to go along with the tire’s already impressive durability.