Archive for April, 2021

Gear Break: Himiway e-Bike, VeloToze, Primal, Roval, Selle San Marco, Pirelli & Walz Caps

04/30/2021 12:03

Gear Break: A super-full ‘Gear Break’ this week: PEZ looks at the Himiway Escape E-Bike and veloToze shoe covers. Plus Everything PRIMAL, Introducing Roval Rapide C38 wheels, Selle San Marco: Ride around, ride a Ground, Pirelli P ZERO RACE SL tubular tires arrive at Giro d’Italia and more Walz map caps.


Himiway Escape E-Bike Lands In North America – $US 1,699

Superior Quality
For Himiway, quality always comes first when it comes to supply chains. Therefore, Escape is equipped with a 48V, 14A lithium battery, and the power will not be reduced due to changes in the frame. For tires, we chose 20″x4″ Kenda puncture-resistant fat tires, which have excellent performance to prevent flats, and can firmly grasp the ground to escort your riding. As for shifting, we use Shimano’s 7-speed shifting system, allowing you to choose the speed that as you like. In addition to these, 750W high-speed brushless gear motor and intelligent 5-level pedal assists are also first-class. Also, we have strengthened the frame, so it will be stronger, more resistant to fall and compression, and not easy to bend and deform. Of course, we strictly control every stage from production to assembly, and do our best in quality control, just to present the most perfect artwork to customers.

Upgraded Key Parts
We’ve got the sum of feedback which keeps reminding us of improvement. For an off-road bike, comfort and security are crucial. Imagine it, what would you do if you notice a huge and scary obstacle in your way forwards while rushing on your bike? You definitely squeeze your brake at once and scream. There will be some distance before you really stop even you try it very quickly. However, you don’t need to worry about it going with Himiway Escape because we upgraded to both hydraulic disc brakes, which provides you the stopping power you need in any conditions efficiently. These strong brakes will be your personal guard, protecting you from accidents. Security is the duty of e-bike manufactures. But Himiway also cares about customers’ comfort. We tried our best to make it much more comfortable than any other bike we had before. Escape is equipped with full suspension and hydraulic lockout on the front.The front suspension consisting of hydraulic shock absorbers gives you the sweetest dreams even riding on the hardest rocks. And the rear suspension will double your comfort. As for the hydraulic lockout on the front, it will minimize your energy loss when riding on paved roads or on long uphill climbs on smooth dirt surfaces.

Excellent Performance
The maximum speed can reach 20 mph, with a comfortable Velo saddle, riding on it is like riding a galloping horse. It takes only 6~7 hours to fully charge, and the cruising range can reach 40 miles after a full charge. It can take you to any place within 20 miles of your home. You can drink and chat with friends at any time you want with Escape. The total effective load capacity is 330 lbs, which meets the needs of most customers. Bright enough Headlights and taillights make your riding safe even in the dark. The performance of the display is even stronger. In addition to displaying battery power, power indicator and mileage, there are also function lists, speed and light indicators and other user-friendly designs. Everything we do is just to bring you the best ride Experience.

Great Customer Service and Warranty
Every bike from Himiway is under a 2-year all-inclusive warranty for the original owner against all manufacturing defects. We also provide free shipping in the continental United States except for Alaska and Hawaii, and some free accessories for bicycles. Besides, we provide excellent customer service to every customer. The Himiway team provides comprehensive services from pre-sales to after-sales to ensure that every customer has a good shopping experience.

Acceptable Price – US$1699
For all the advantages above, you may ask if Escape will be too expensive. However, comparing with other electric bicycles on the market, Escape has a reasonable price that most people can afford. It will be worth everything you spend.

• See the Himiway website and buy it here.


veloToze

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veloToze makes a variety of products to help cyclists Outsmart the Elements, including waterproof Shoe Covers for road cycling and mountain biking, a waterproof helmet cover, and active compression cycling socks. Many cyclists also use our products for an aero advantage in races and time trials. #OutsmartTheElements

Tall Shoe Cover – Road 2.0: $20

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We have totally redesigned our road cycling shoe covers to make them more durable, easier to get on, and easier to care for. They are still made from our signature, lightweight, waterproof material but are now reinforced on the bottom and in the toe area of the shoe covers so they last longer.

  • veloToze Tall Shoe Covers are designed for road cycling on cold, rainy or snowy days. Whether it’s race day, training day or just another commute day, veloToze Tall Shoe Covers will keep your feet dry, warm and comfortable.
  • Waterproof: designed to form a tight seal with your calf, to keep your feet and shoes dry.
  • Windproof: windproof materials keep your feet warm even on cold morning or winter rides (5C/40F to 16C/60F).
  • Reinforced: reinforced on the bottom and in the toe area for increased durability.
  • Lightweight: made of a flexible, lightweight material that doesn’t retain water when wet.
  • No zippers or velcro straps : innovative overshoe design has no vulnerability points, like zippers or velcro.
  • Aerodynamic: smooth, flexible material creates a form-fitting design.
  • Compact: easily fits in jersey pocket or saddle bag.

Tall Shoe Cover – Silicone with Straps: $25

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Introducing the veloToze Silicone Cycling Shoe Cover, designed to keep your feet warm and dry in cold, wet weather. Waterproof, windproof silicone protects your feet and cycling shoes from the elements. Patented design uses no zippers and fastens easily with a snap under your shoe.

Designed for -5 C in dry, sunny weather to 15 C in wet, rainy weather.

Toe Cover – Road: $13

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veloToze Toe covers are designed to keep cyclists’ feet warm on cool, foggy mornings. They are made of a flexible, lightweight material that is waterproof, windproof and aerodynamic. They are very light, weighing less than 25 grams a pair and are compact, folding up smaller than a spare tube, which allows them to easily fit in a jersey pocket or saddle bag. Triathletes can put them on their cycling shoes before a race, saving valuable time in transition.

Roam – Commuting Shoe Cover: $9.99

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veloToze is known for innovative products that help cyclists enjoy their ride, no matter the weather. We took that experience and created our first product that helps ensure a smooth commute on and off the bike. They are a great alternative to rain boots or waterproof shoes.

These shoe covers slip on easily, covering your entire shoe keeping your feet warm and comfortable in rainy, cold weather. The waterproof, flexible material fits a variety of shoes, including running shoes, dress shoes, and casual shoes. The bottom is textured for traction. Once you walk inside, they are easily removed and can be used again and again

Chuck Peña PEZ sez:

I previously reviewed the prior version of the veloToze Tall Shoe Cover – Road and was suitably impressed with how wind and waterproof they were. If I had one issue with them (using them over time), it’s that — no matter how careful you were with them — they would eventually rip. Granted, I said “you probably shouldn’t expect them to last you forever.” But making them more durable is a welcome update. I can’t say how much more durable the Tall Shoe Cover – Road 2.0 version is, but it’s definitely more substantial/hefty — which is apparent by weighing them.

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L: Original veloToze and R: 2.0

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Definitely a EuroPro look

One thing that makes veloToze shoe covers different is that — unlike zip or velcro shoe covers — you put them on first and then pull them over your shoes. It’s actually fairly easy once you get the hang of it. The Tall Shoe Cover – Silicone with Straps follows the same concept, but makes it less of a hassle by being able to snap the cover closed underneath the shoe. Kudos to veloToze for this product improvement for those who are less dextrous. The silicone material is more substantial than the Road 2.0 shoe cover in the sole, but the upper actually feels a little thinner.

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The Silicone with Straps shoe cover is a little more translucent and has a “piping” at the top of the cuff to help hold it in place

I love the Toe Covers! These are perfect for this time of year when it’s still chilly enough in the mornings that you want to ward of cold and wind chill, but where a full shoe cover would be too much. Plus they are easy peasy to peel off and stow in a jersey pocket for when it warms up.

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For those Michael Franks “popsicle toes” days

Finally, the Roam – Commuting Shoe Cover is a brilliant idea for commuting/city riding. They remind me of galoshes my mom used to make me wear when I was a kid. They have a gripper/skid-resistant material on the sole so you won’t slip while pedaling. And that also makes them walkable (although I probably wouldn’t do any extended walking in them as I’m not sure how long the sole will hold up if subjected to a lot of pavement) when you get off the bike.

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For when casual is more appropriate than hammer time

If you need to keep your feet warm (or at least not as cold as they would be otherwise) and dry, veloToze has you covered!


Everything PRIMAL
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● See the full Primal range here at: https://www.primalwear.com.


Introducing Roval Rapide C38
True To Your Ride Performance Upgrade

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Out of place nowhere, at home everywhere, attainable to all. From long dirt roads to summiting high alpine ranges, Rapide C38 wheels bring ultimate carbon performance and technology to the masses, providing a performance upgrade for nearly any rider.

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All too often the performance advantages that carbon fiber provide are out of financial reach for most. The Rapide C38 de-escalates the high-tech carbon arms race; merging our incredibly light but incredibly tough, sensibly aerodynamic, workhorse C38 rims with the dependable, affordable performance of DT Swiss 370 hubs and J-bend spokes. Leading-edge aerodynamics, proven reliability, lightweight combined with superb durability – these are the go-to training wheels for the world’s fastest racers, and about the highest performance per dollar you’ll find anywhere.

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The tubeless-ready, 21-mm internal width of the C38 rim is strategically optimized for use with wider tires, providing ideal sidewall support and handling in any condition. Exceptionally lightweight, robust all-round wheels that also aerodynamically outperform many deeper, aero-specific rims. The training wheels for Pro Tour riders and Roval’s best-selling wheel, elevate your ride on April 26th.

Product Specifications:
● 38mm External Rim
● 21mm Internal Rim Width
● Carbon Clincher
● Tubeless Ready
● New DT Swiss 370 Centerlock Hub – 18t Ratchet System LN
● Thru Axle: 100x12mm & 142x12mm
● Weight: Front -714g; Rear – 886g; Set – 1600g with/ Tubeless Rim Tape
● MSRP: $1000.00 – Wheelset
● Lifetime Warranty – No-Fault Crash Replacement Policy
● More info at: rovalcomponents.com/products/rapide-c-38


Selle San Marco: Ride Around, Ride a Ground
The mid-season “must” is called Ground, the perfect saddle for the off road

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Comfort blends with adventure thanks to the new GROUND, the off-road saddle from SELLE SAN MARCO.

In occasion of the Mid-Season 2021 campaign, SELLE SAN MARCO presents the brand-new GROUND: a saddle entirely dedicated to the off-road world but also versatile for the Gravel world.

The new GROUND is the direct “evolution”, in terms of shape and intended use, of the current GND saddle. This new saddle has a total length of 255mm and will be available in two widths (Narrow 140mm – Wide 155mm) and only in the Open-Fit version, with a large central cut-out for releasing pressure from the perineal area.

Unlike the actual GND saddle, the GROUND is a 7mm shorter off-road model that contributes to making the saddle more compact, performing, and improving the comfort of every cyclist.

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The new GROUND is made only with PULLFOAM padding: a low-density foam with a structure of variable thickness. This saddle is able to support the movements of the pelvis while pedalling, giving more comfort, resistance and support.

Finally, the rear part has a small rise expressly designed to offer greater support to the seat – especially when climbing – and greatly help the cyclist to have a more effective and efficient pedaling by managing the difficult situations typical of uneven off-road terrain.

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Sport

The new GROUND is available in 3 different levels:
Carbon FX (DNA Carbon Rail) – MRSP: 149,00€
Dynamic (Manganese Rail) – MSRP: 79,00€
Sport (CarbonSteel Rail) – MSRP: 49,00€
● More info at: https://sellesanmarco.it/en/

Your adventure is ready for a new round: GROUND.


Pirelli Lightens The WorldTour Tubular Tire: P ZERO RACE Tub SL Arrive at Giro d’Italia

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The new rubber, equipped with a special inner tube, guarantees a reduction in overall tyre weight of more than 10%, while maintaining the same grip, smoothness and reliability characteristics. It will be the ace up the sleeve of Pirelli’s World Tour teams at the Giro d’Italia: Simon Yates and Esteban Chaves for Team BikeExchange, Nibali’s Trek-Segafredo and AG2R Citroën.

A little more than three years after returning to professional cycling, Pirelli is preparing to launch an innovation that will redefine the bicycle tubular tyre.

At the Giro d’Italia 2021, and soon on the market, comes the P ZERO RACE Tub SL.

Pirelli is once again taking on a sacred monster of road cycling: the tubular. A tyre that has seen very little innovation in its history, on which the benefits of one feature have usually been at the expense of others, that are equally important for performance. Very few tyre manufacturers have recently taken an interest in improving the tubular, as this is a niche product, almost exclusively intended for professional cycling.

As with the elite sports in which it is a partner, on two and four wheels, in cycling Pirelli confirms its vocation for continuous product development and absolute performance in the world of racing, without necessarily having a significant commercial outcome. Although the future is tubeless, in all respects, Pirelli recognises that most Pro teams still use tubular tyres. Faithful to its DNA, Pirelli is not stopping the development of this tyre, but rather raising the bar even higher for a product which, in the course of its history, has rarely seen major technical innovations.

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Developed for and with Professional Cyclists
P ZERO RACE Tub SL is a project that has seen two years of planned, meticulous and constant development. Working on the first tubular, launched in 2018 together with the Mitchelton-SCOTT team (now BikeExchange), Pirelli engineers took on board requests and suggestions for changes from the pros including, first and foremost, the one on weight reduction. In fact, today’s athletes find themselves racing on high-performance bicycles that do not always fall within the UCI weight limit: disc brakes, aerodynamic frames, power meters and electronic groups certainly have an impact on the final result on the scale.

Road testing of Pirelli’s new tubulars began with Mitchelton-SCOTT at the 2020 Tour of UAE and continued throughout the season, achieving notable results as early as the 2020 Tour de France, with Adam Yates in his yellow jersey stages and Richie Porte of the Trek Segafredo team on the general classification podium.

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Light Weight but Without Compromise
The focal point of this Pirelli innovation is the weight, which is over 10% less than the already competitive P ZERO Velo Tub. A result that translates into just under 100g eliminated from the complete bike and, in particular, from a crucial component such as the wheels. Pirelli’s search for a lighter tubular was carried out without penalising the already excellent performance of the tyre: top-notch rolling, high grip even on wet roads, and great resistance to punctures.

At the heart of the P ZERO RACE Tub SL is a special inner tube made of a lightweight, completely airtight material and optimised specifically for use inside the handmade tubular. Instead of the traditional latex, which has been used in almost all Pro tubulars up to now, Pirelli has used TPU, or thermoplastic polyurethane, a cutting-edge material which is being applied to a tubular’s inner tube for the first time and which required a great deal of development before it gave the expected results. It offers the same speed performance and puncture protection typical of latex tubes, but with a significant weight reduction and complete airtightness, thus eliminating the chronic pressure loss of traditional tubulars.

The casing of P ZERO RACE Tub SL is made of Corespun with 320 TPI. The latest generation SmartEVO Compound, which Pirelli has developed for the new P ZERO Race in clincher and tubeless-ready versions, is another feather in the cap of the Tub SL. In the road tests carried out by the teams, the new tyre proved to improve the handling of the bike and the ascent speed, the famous VAM (Average Ascent Speed), offering excellent protection against punctures and greater control at high speeds.

All of Pirelli’s World Tour team partners were given the opportunity today to choose this version of tubular ahead of the big Tours. It is likely that riders aiming for the general classification will use them more often than others. Think Simon Yates and Esteban Chaves for BikeExchange or Vincenzo Nibali for Trek-Segafredo.

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Comments from Kevin Tabotta, performance manager of the BikeExchange team: “This new Pirelli tyre is a great way to reduce bike weight by 100g – which is quite a large improvement, and not normally easy to find in a top end race set up (…) Really impressed actually, we did some blind testing (…) The tyres performed exactly as we hoped they would, but now lighter! (…) It’s hard to believe that you can make such a significant saving in weight for a high performance all-round tyre for road racing, but Pirelli did it.”

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Esteban Chaves of the BikeExchange team added: “I was excited to see the large drop in weight per set of tyres with the new tubulars. The main thing is the tyres feel faster and handle well, like always – but now they are lighter as well. You feel that in the climbs. I’m already using them, but of course the Grand Tours’ will be a big target.”

● The new Pirelli P ZERO RACE Tub SL will soon be on the market at the price of €119,90.
● For further info check: velo.pirelli.com
● Instagram: @pirelli_cycling


Here We Go Again… More Walz Map Caps

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Walz Map Caps come in two sizes, are lightweight, wick sweat, and have a brim you can flip up or down. Wear it under your helmet, off the bike, or pack it in your suitcase.

Our five newest Map Cap additions represent the states of Rhode Island, Wisconsin, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Michigan.

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● More info at: www.walzcaps.com.


Note: PezCyclingNews ask that you contact the manufacturers before using any products you see here. Only the manufacturer can provide accurate and complete information on proper / safe use, handling, maintenance and or installation of products as well as any conditional information or product limitations.

 

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Apple: Yes, the older Magic Keyboard does work with the 2021 iPad Pro (but it might not fit so well when you close it)

04/30/2021 12:03
Apple has admitted that its pricey Magic Keyboard from 2020 doesn’t perfectly fit this year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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Tour de Romandie stage 3 – Live coverage

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All the action from Switzerland as the sprinters fight for another chance

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Vincenzo Nibali: The thought of the Giro d’Italia is stronger than the pain

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Italian to make decision on participation after final training camp

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Sivakov: Bernal is number one but the Giro d’Italia gives me more freedom than the Tour

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‘The best guy will be the one we all work for and it doesn’t matter who it is’ says Ineos Grenadiers’ young talent

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Giro d’Italia 2021: Strade Bianche stage set to add spectacular twist to GC battle

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35km of dirt roads recall Cadel Evans’ 2010 victory on rain-soaked Tuscan dirt roads

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How to watch Tour de Romandie 2021 – live TV and streaming

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Two time trials and one major mountain finish across six stages to test the best

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BIKE OF THE WEEK: OTSO 2021 WAHEELA C

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New for 2021 is a stock fork that has three bottle bosses on either side for bikepacking cargo. There are also four new colorways: Forest & Coral, Black & White, Burgundy & Red, and Matte Desert & Black.

Beyond these two new updates, everything we know and love about the Waheela C remains:

  • Adjustable geometry: our patented Tuning Chip rear dropout system allows the wheelbase to be lengthened or shortened by up to 20mm and the bottom bracket height to be raised or lowered by 4mm. This allows the Waheela C to transform from a confident, stable gravel bike (in the rear Tuning Chip position) to a nimble, agile option for CX races or local trails with tight corners.
  • Giant tire clearance: this bike can fit 700c x 54mm, 650b x 54mm, or 29” x 2.1” tires. It’s a quick bike for racing gravel with a 700c x 35mm setup, and it’s been SO much fun riding local trails with 27.5” x 2.2”.
  • EPS-molded carbon frame: it’s a lightweight bike that’s ready for a quick climb up the next punchy hill or sprinting away from the lead group.
  • Unrivaled ride quality: the rider is centered over the wheels for extra confidence and stability, while the longer top tube adds an aggressive, racy feel. Meanwhile, bowed seat stays make for a compliant rear triangle that’ll absorb bumps in the road and give you comfort while you’re spending all day in the saddle.

Pricing

Price: $3750
For more info head to www.otsocycles.com

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The Pro’s Closet Review

04/30/2021 12:03

Getting a new bike can be very exciting, especially if it is going to advance and compliment your progress. Although sometimes, you would be greeted by a setback, your budget could hold you back from attaining that progress boost. People having these setbacks have no other option than getting their bikes used, and that is a very risky endeavor. 

What if you could eliminate all of the risks involved and get an amazing platform where you can sell and purchase pre-owned bikes? Pro’s Closet is the biggest online marketplace where you could do all of that and more. The platform is totally certified and it even offers a guaranteed buy-back program. 

Let’s get started with Pro’s Closet!

How It All Started: The Philosophy Behind Pro’s Closet

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Pro’s Closet was started a decade ago by professional mountain biker Nick Martin. He was struggling to get his daily livelihood into place and that is when he came with a plan to start Pro’s Closet.

He wanted some extra cash to ease off and that is when he started selling his unused bike gear, apart from that he also helped his friends sell their bike gear on different platforms like eBay. That is when Martin got the idea to start Pro’s Closet- a friendly online platform that will help people and completely revamp the way we sell and purchase bikes, it was going to be a game-changer. Pro’s Closet would be a company that would help people change and modify their garage hassle-free.

A decade later. Pro’s closet sells and purchases certified pre-owned bikes. All of the bikes and gear have been inspected by professional technicians, this adds credibility to the advertisements you will be seeing on the platform. Every item has been tested out so that upon purchase you can immediately get into using them.

The cherry on top is the amazing 18-month buy-back program. This gives you the benefit of purchasing a bike every year if you are not satisfied.

How To Get Started With Pro’s Closet: A Guide On Selling and Purchasing

Pro’s closet as the name suggests is a very professional company and they have set themselves apart from other platforms. You can’t sell any kind of old bike on the platform as there are certain criteria to be met. You want The Pro’s Closet to buy your bike from you right? Then these are the criteria that you will have to fulfill no matter what:

  • The bike that you are trying to sell should be a maximum of 5 years old, no more than that.
  • The bike should have had a minimum price of $1,500 MSRP, it can’t be less than this.
  • The only types of bikes that are considered for purchase are Mountain, Road, and Gravel.
  • If you are trying to sell wheels, frames, and other kinds of bike components then they should be completely unused.
  • The bike that you are trying to sell should have good suspension and it should be less than 5 years old.

After you have met all the criteria, it is time to head over to the Sell/Trade section, just fill in all of your information and you can get started. 

Upon favorable consideration from The Pro’s Closet, you will be offered a quotation. You can receive it in a variety of ways:

  • Cash
  • Store Credit
  • Trade-Off

Choose the option you want to go for and you’re set! The cash you can spend any way you like, the store credit option lets you purchase bikes and gear directly from their store. The trade-off option lets you purchase a bike from The Pro’s Closet’s partners like the Competitive Cyclist.

How It Works: The Certified Guaranteed Buy-Back Program 

The Certified Guaranteed Buy-Back Program is what makes The Pro’s Closet truly unique. It is a unique mechanism that lets you try out and change many bikes. How does it work though?

First of all, every bike that you see on their platform is going to be Certified Pre-Owned. This means that the bike has been thoroughly inspected by professional technicians, they made sure that it is in pristine condition ready to be used. Their approval means that the bike’s integrity, condition, and quality are top-notch.

This approval of the professionals gives The Pro’s Closet a boost of confidence that whatever bikes they are selling are in the best of shape and still have many miles in their lifeline. In conclusion, the Pro’s Closet offers Guaranteed Buy-Back on any kind of bike you purchase from them. This means that within 18 months of purchase, you can sell the bike back to Pro’s Closet and experience something new and better. The price point of your purchased bike is updated on a monthly basis until those 18 months expire.

The options that you get against your bike are generous as you can again choose from the store credit or cash. Although, it is recommended by The Pro’s Closet to not go with cash offers as they are generally lower, an average of 13% loss is recorded.

Still, there are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled if you want the certified buy-back program:

  • The bike should be in pristine condition, safe from any kind of harm or structural damage.
  • The original paint and decals must be preserved, which means no customization is allowed.
  • Any upgrades or downgrades that you make to your bike performance-wise will certainly be taken into account.

How Does Bike Inspection Take Place?

The Pro’s Closet makes themselves exemplary through their inspection procedure, but how does all of it actually happen? The first thing that you need to know is that all of the inspection is done by trained professionals and their remarks are absolute!

The professional technicians of Pro’s Closet go through a 141-inspection list, in this list, they make sure that the bike does not have any kind of damage, which includes the overall structure and components. They also make sure that the bike has retained its original cosmetic value and shape.

Rest assured, all the bike parts are carefully and thoroughly inspected. Even the parts that we don’t see are inspected like brake fluids, derailleurs, wheels, and cables. If anything is missing or worn out, it is replaced immediately!

After the careful examination, the technicians’ rate the bike which is between the score of 7-10. 7 means okay whereas 10 means excellent. They present these ratings on a visual chart to make things easier. The main reason that the Pro’s Closet doesn’t use bikes ranging from 1-6 scores because they believe in utmost quality and performance, they also don’t deal in bikes older than 5 years.

The Bikes From Pro’s Closet

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As the introduction stated, Pro’s Closet is the biggest online marketplace for the sale and purchase of pre-owned bikes. The offer that they have on bikes is amazing, as of right now, there are more than 575 bikes on their site which are in the following categories:

  • Electric Bikes
  • Track Bikes
  • Triathlon Bikes/TT Bikes
  • Road Bikes
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Gravel Bikes
  • Cyclocross Bikes

These bikes are then further categorized into cheapest and expensive, with the $1000 being the cheapest and $12000 being expensive. Within this range, there are bikes for everyone, beginners and pros both can get any kind of bike they want. You can check all the types of bikes they have to offer over here.

It does not matter if you want a bike for normal recreational purposes or professional races. You will find everything you need at the Pro’s Closet.

There are certain limitations with Pro’s Closet though, they do not offer kids bikes, bikes with previous generation specifications, BMX bikes, cruisers, and 26-inch mountain bikes. That’s the only reason you will find performance road, gravel, and mountain bikes on their website.

The filters on their website also make the search easier for your perfect bike, you will find filters such as gender, price, size, brands, brake type, frame type, etc.

Don’t worry about clarity, all the bikes being offered on their website have high-resolution pictures that should make your choice easier. 

Brands Offered

Brands Offered

Pro’s Closet offers some of the best brands in the market, you can easily find products from every performance-oriented cycling brand on the planet. The brands that they offer are very impressive, as of right now, they have more than 165 brands in their closet!
Some of the amazing brands that you can find are:

  • Santa Cruz
  • Zipp
  • Cannondale
  • Giant
  • Canyon
  • Rockshox
  • Orbea
  • Bianchi
  • Specialized
  • Juliana

Don’t worry, these are some of the brands being offered right now, The list changes from time to time, something new comes up? It definitely gets updated! You can check all of them here.

The “Others” Category

As we discussed before, Pro’s Closet deals in bike gear too apart from bikes, and they are in phenomenal condition. You will see that they sell wheels, frames, and other types of components. Considering upgrading your bike but lacking the budget? Don’t worry, The Pro’s Closet has got you covered!

If you search their website, you will find the following:

  • Apparel
  • Accessories
  • Components
  • Wheels
  • Frames

All the items are thoroughly inspected by the professional technicians before being on sale so there is nothing to worry about. Doesn’t matter if it is a drivetrain or suspension you are looking for, everything will be in the best of shape. If you don’t like what you bought, you can always get a refund within 30 days of your purchase.

Check the website here.

Explore The “In Stand” Section

Did you explore all of the sections in Pro’s Closet and still couldn’t find what you were looking for? You can explore the “In Stand” section, over here you will find bikes and components that will be available soon. If you like anything from that category then you can put them on your wish list, Pro’s Closet will notify you the second they get available.

 Should You Buy From Pro’s Closet?

Pro’s Closet has established itself as one of the best online marketplaces for bikes, components, and apparel. The list is so long that you are going to need days to go through the whole website. Some people have concerns when it comes to buying second-hand bikes, and components. This is a dilemma that needs to be fixed, Pro’s Closet has a distinct and exclusive team of professionals that thoroughly check all the products listed on their site. Their verification, and quality assurance team is tough and doesn’t let anything out of their sight.

Many users have bought products from Pro’s Closet and they have only good things to say.

Here are some of the reviews:

I received many offers for my Infinito bike but Pro’s Closet had the best deal possible, I used the sale of the bike to opt for store credit and got myself the new GMC bike everyone is talking about. No matter what kind of product you are looking for, they have something for everyone and that too at the best prices. Do check them out! (Steve Smith- Rated 5/5 stars)

Here’s another:

Personally, shopping at Pro’s closet was an amazing experience, I bought the Saris glider and some bikes for my kids. Totally satisfied with their services, will definitely buy from them again in the future. (Stacy Kim- Rated 5/5 stars)

FAQs

How does Pro’s Closet Work?

You can be totally assured of Pro’s Closet. All of the bikes they sell undergo a rigorous 141-inspection list, where it is made sure that they are in the best condition.

Does Pro’s Closet ship to Canada?

Yes, they do ship the products to Canada.

Where can I sell my used bike?

There are plenty of platforms where you can sell your pre-owned bikes:

  • The Pro’s Closet
  • eBay
  • GearTrade
  • Facebook
  • Reddit

Recap

Pro’s Closet is an amazing platform where you can get certified pre-owned bikes and accessories. I would say that this is the biggest store where you can get everything you want. Yes, their prices are steeper than the other options you have in the market but it is so worth it. The bikes and components offered are thoroughly inspected by professional technicians. 

I don’t personally think there is anything wrong with Pro’s Closet, neither have I heard any complaints yet. You want an amazing product? Do try out Pro’s Closet!

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Viktor Rants: Spring Sprints Suck, Aging Riders, E-Bikes & More

04/30/2021 0:03
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Vik’s spring rant: Ed Hood has been in conversation with (lectured to) cycling’s Nostradamus – Viktor. He’s not impressed with the finals of Milan-Sanremo, Flèche Wallone and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, comes down hard on the older riders and Sky’s ex doctor, plus the price of bikes these days!

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Viktor’s Dutch cousin

Some readers doubt the existence of Viktor, PEZ’s resident soothsayer and mentor, they think he’s a figment of my imagination and vehicle for me to make controversial statements. Wrong, exist he does – I have the damage to my right ear to prove it; the phone calls come when you least expect them.

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All down to the Poggio

Let’s talk about the most recent call; whilst I love the race, Vik’s not a Milano-Sanremo fan, he reckons the Primavera should start at the bottom of the Poggio and finish on the Via Roma. However, even he had to admit that the finale we had this year, topped off by Jasper Stuyven’s epic victory was the stuff of cycling folklore. But the thing with the Primavera is that there are so many possible permutations once the race hits the Poggio.

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Stuyven’s Sanremo

This leads me into the first object of Vik’s most recent ire, and one I have to agree with. Flèche-Wallonne; the break goes, is ‘controlled,’ brought back and a huge peloton arrives at the foot of the final climb up to the zoo at Huy. There then follows a slog up the ramp from which a skinny guy who can go ‘deep’ emerges as the winner. It’s tired; move the finish a couple of K over the top so there are more possibilities for the finale or else the 2022 finalé will be just like the 2021, the 2020 one. . .

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Wallonne – All for the final metres

Vik’s next target was professionals who are past their ‘sell by’ date, Vik brands these riders, ‘imposters.’ However, his rant does have a serious point, as riders slide in to their mid then late 30’s and the wins dry up – Valverde excluded, obviously – they still, ‘get round’ but contribute very little to the races they compete in. One could argue that they’re performing a mentoring role but Vik’s point is that their day is done and they’re denying young up and coming men a ride. The solution? That’s a difficult one; as long as a formerly ‘Big’ rider isn’t embarrassing himself and he’s still attracting the cameras, column inches and social media attention then why would a team dump him in favour of an untried young rider? Answers on a postcard please.

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‘Cav’ on the come-back

And on the subject of ‘older riders,’ Vik is telling me not to get ‘misty eyed’ about Cav’s, ‘rolling away the stone,’ in Turkey and taking four stages. Vik informs me that he beat no one of any standing to win those stages in Turkey. I did point out that Jasper Philipsen, who won two stages, isn’t exactly slow and won the Scheldeprijs just the other week in front of Sam Bennett and Cav. As ever, Vik had his riposte ready; ‘if Cav hadn’t been there at the final of the Scheldeprijs then Bennett would have won that race, Cav’s presence confused the issue, compromising the Deceuninck lead out.’ He has a point, so those who think that the Manxman should go to le Tour in search of that 31st stage win, put yourself in Deceuninck management’s position for a moment. Do you bring Cav along for, ‘old times sake’ and the chance he just might perform or do you put all your eggs in the Bennett basket, the man who won the green jersey in 2020; also winning the last stage on the Champs Élysées with it on his back?

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Philipsen beat Cavendish and Bennett in the Scheldeprijs

But irrespective of what Cav rides next, yet again Patrick Lefevere has pulled off another massive PR coup at minimal cost. Vik and I share an admiration for the West Flanders Maestro; and another two men who Vik has a lot of respect for are Ivan Basso and Alberto Contador; with their names they could have attracted ‘names’ from the peloton but instead chose to fashion their EOLO-Kometa ProTeam largely from younger riders – they are to be applauded.

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Basso and Contador

From applause to deafening silence, back in March the papers were full of the Freeman/Brailsford/Sky saga; ‘The Guardian’ devoted three pages to it on Saturday, March 13th; ‘Sky falling in, Freeman’s guilty verdict puts cycling in the dock,’ with the paper’s Sunday incarnation, ‘The Observer’ devoting a further page to the story. There were strident calls on social media for Sir David’s head to be displayed on a spike outside the Tower of London. His reaction? Say nothing, keep his head down and remember the old mantra; ‘all things must pass.’ And before we knew it the Classics came along and there were better things for cycling pundits to talk about. ‘Silence is golden,’ for sure. But like that man Vik says; ‘doctors up to no good on a professional cycling team – what a surprise. . .’

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Ex-doctor Freeman

And it wouldn’t be a proper rant without the price of equipment popping up. The latest hot property to emerge from Australia is 20 year-old Luke Plapp. He was second to Remco in the 2018 World Junior Time Trial Championship and this year beat strongman and four times champion, Luke Durbridge to the Australian Elite Time Trial Championship. Plapp also won a stage in the Santos Festival of Cycling and finished second on GC to Richie Porte – he has five World Tour teams courting him but it looks like he’s going to INEOS on a seven figure deal.

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Luke Plapp

But back to his win in the Aussie TT Nationals; his bike was a Giant Trinity equipped with 3d-printed titanium ‘bar extensions custom made especially for him by small Melbourne firm Sync Ergonomics. The cost? A mere 6,000 Australian dollars – $4,600 US or £3,360 Sterling, yup, just for the ‘bars. . .

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Sync Ergonomics

I received an email about the HPS Domestique 1-21 Launch Edition electric bike the other week, weighing in at 8.5 kilos and looking just like any other high end carbon machine with none of the lumps and bumps some e Bikes manifest. I’ve been thinking about the Ribble electric Bike which weighs in at 12 kilos and costs around €3,000 – but 8.5 kilos sounded good to me. However, the price difference for those 3.5 kilos is some 9,000 Euros, the HPS coming in at €12,000 – a Ribble it shall be for me. But even 12 grand is eclipsed by the Czech, ‘carbon filament wound’ tubed Festka Scalatore Disc, a snip at €16,000 – that 20 grand bike is getting closer. . .

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The HPS Domestique

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