Gift Guide #7
Hincapie Sportswear’s Ronde Collection:
For those of us with team kits to ride in we don’t often look in the direction of off-the-rack cycling apparel. However Hincapie Sportswear’s new Ronde Collection—long sleeve jersey, bibnicker & vest—is one that might well catch the eye of both casual riders and weekend warrior racers alike.
The Collection sports a distinctive Flanders-inspired design from cycling’s Holy Land, with colors patterns and design throughout all three pieces. Plus, the vest, for example, is a weight, breathability and design born from the BMC Pro Team’s feedback on their technical apparel needs at the Spring Classics. So not only is the design Flanders inspired, it’s also Flanders functional.
I’ve been riding in the Ronde on Northern California’s cool days and the bibnicker’s fit and comfort has quickly turned it into my favorite piece of fall/winter clothing. Plus, for no extra charge you can channel your inner Thor or Philippe every time you suit up
The cardo BK-1 DUO includes two pre-paired cardo BK-1 systems providing cyclists with the first Bluetooth Cycling Communication and Entertainment system specially designed to fit their cycling needs. The cardo BK-1 DUO allows each cyclist to convey with up to 2 other cyclists using the Intercom cycling communication feature, connect to their mobile phone, GPS and MP3 player via Bluetooth. The cardo BK-1 features quickly transform cycling into a more sociable, entertaining and safe experience.
The cardo BK-1 allows simultaneous intercom cycling communication between 3 cyclists at distances of up to 500 m / 1 640.4 feet *. For added safety and convenience, the cardo BK-1 offers intuitive Voice Command operation as well as Click-to-Link® for spontaneous connections.
The cardo BK-1 also connects to any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, GPS and MP3 player. Users can even upgrade the cardo BK-1 software to stay up to date with the latest features and functions.
Encased in a rugged, waterproof, yet aerodynamic body, the cardo BK-1 fits virtually all bicycle helmets and provides high-quality audio by its hovering speakers.
Created by Cardo Systems Inc., the global market leader in Bluetooth communication systems and creator of the scala rider line of motorcycle headsets, the cardo BK-1 represents the culmination of seven years of engineering and user experience from the challenging environment of motorcycles.