New Product Discoveries
EXUSTAR E-SM3136 SHOES
Competition-level kicks on a budget
Exustar is known for its broad range of pedals but also offers several different types of shoes. The E-SM3136 is its high-end offering with a rotary micro-lock closure and Velcro straps for a snug fit. Exustar uses a PU leather upper with lightweight mesh to allow for more ventilation. The sole is a nylon/fiberglass composite for a stiffer feel when pedaling hard. Exustar only makes these shoes in whole sizes from 37–48 and in one width. Retail price is $115, and the shoes can be found at your local bike shop. www.exustar.com
COMPEX SPORT ELITE MACHINE
It’s good for your muscles
Muscle stimulators have been used by some of the most successful athletes on the planet. If you haven’t heard of muscle stimulators, essentially they use subtle electronic signals to promote muscle recovery. Compex Sport is a company that delivers this technology in a small, portable design. The Sport Elite has nine different training programs and an easy-to-use guide to help you get started. Retail price is $650, and the Sport Elite can be found online at www.compexusa.com.
CLUB RIDE BLAZE VEST
Everyone loves a sweet vest
Club Ride is a clothing company based out of Idaho with a unique, toned-down approach to cycling apparel. The Blaze vest was designed to be worn on and off the bike with a lightweight polyester front and mid-weight knit back. Club Ride designed the front to be weather and water resistant and offers two pockets on the back for storage during a ride. The Blaze has reflective accents and a looser sport fit. Retail price is $90 online at www.clubrideapparel.com.
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