Stevens E-triton: TESTVINNER

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The nicest thing about touring pedelecs is that you always can chose whether the electric motor or your own legs will do most of the work. That’s how My Bike magazine describes their fascination with touring pedelecs like the STEVENS E-Triton Luxe. Ideally rider and bike are working together like one well-oiled machine. And everything is perfect when a long bike tour does not feel like work at all. So My Bike’s editorial department selected a few special test criteria.

First, there is ride feeling: “The Triton would easily win in a separate comfort category. Fork, tires and parallelogram suspension seatpost iron out the roughest cobblestones“, the editors say at the beginning of the test report. And due to its handling – “the quite upright seating position helps the rider to ride longer tours without getting exhausted” – the E—Triton Luxe fulfilled the most important criteria the editors had set up for touring pedelecs: To make a ride, a day trip or multi-day tour fun, you need a seating position where your arms are resting relaxed on the handlebar grips, which preferably should feature an ergonomic shape, such as those on the E-Triton Luxe.

Then stability was of importance, especially when travelling with luggage: The voluminous downtube, that also incorporates the Bosch PowerTube battery securely and elegantly, provided the E-Triton’s frame with noticeable stiffness. This way the pedelec would ride “confidence-inspiringly stable”. Yet it was nimble and “willingly followed the line commanded by the rider.” Even heavy panniers did not have any significant influence on the well-balanced ride characteristics.

The Bosch Performance CX motor with its 500 Watt-hour battery contributed to the relaxed ride experience and pushed the bike, plus luggage if needed, easily over steep climbs. The Nyon handlebar display by Bosch was very versatile, not only displaying ride data but also functioning as a sat-nav, fitness tracker and providing some mobile phone functions. Craftsmanship was precise as expected and consistently the bike was outfitted with a complete Shimano Deore XT drivetrain and disc brakes. In the sub-categories comfort and drivetrain the E-Triton Luxe scored the most points, and it was among the best in terms of ride safety.

With all its qualities the E-Triton seemingly gives the answer to the question My Bike asked at the beginning of the test: “What is more capable of making one forget the burdens of every-day life than the wind in your face during an extended bike ride?”

Conclusion: “The STEVENS E-Triton is a touring pedelec with lots of qualities suited for every-day use, balanced handling and confidence inspiring specs – Test winner!”

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FLY Racing Unveils Limited Edition Lite Racewear For Monster Energy Cup

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FLY Racing Unveils Limited Edition Lite Racewear For Monster Energy Cup

October 18, 2019

FLY Racing is proud to unveil the latest colorway for their Lite Racewear to be raced in at the 2019 Monster Energy Cup.  This Limited Edition Coral gear is a unique palette of colors built on our incredibly popular lightweight jersey, pant, and glove combo, raced in by top athletes across the world.

Lite Jerseys feature:

  • Laser-cut perforations help dissipate heat
  • Zero-cuff arm openings with reinforced mesh gussets provide unrestrictive mobility and a comfortable fit
  • Mesh ventilation panels dissipate unwanted heat
  • Multi-panel construction for maximum performance and comfortable fit
  • Low profile multi-directional tagless mesh collar
  • Extended tail helps keep jersey tucked in
  • Athletic fit: fits close to the body with minimal excess

Lite Pants:

  • Lightweight minimalist design
  • Multi-directional stretch-rib panels for flexibility
  • Mesh panels on back of knee and lower leg
  • Low profile stretch leg cuffs with removable elastic band
  • Stretch panel construction for maximum comfort and movement
  • Leather heat shield panels with DuPont™ Kevlar® stitching
  • The Boa® System offers fast, on-the-fly micro-adjustability
  • Ergonomically pre-shaped knee accommodates most knee braces and guards
  • Full-Floating seat surrounded by stretch-rib material moves naturally with your body
  • Exclusive zipper lock system for a secure fit
  • Ratcheting closure allows for adjustability

Izoard Pro Is Best In Test!

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The carbon racer excels in a test in RoadBIKE magazine’s 4.2019 edition with low weight, good climbing characteristics and quality specs.

 

“For those who like to go fast, the Izoard Pro is just the right bike”, RoadBIKE magazine concludes the test report in its 4.2019 edition about the carbon road bike with Ultegra drivetrain and Fulcrum Racing 600 wheels. In a seven-strong test field of road bikes with rim brakes up to 2,000 Euros it was the one with the best overall package.

RoadBIKE describes a 2,000-Euros bike’s capabilities as follows: One does not need more to have fun for a long time. You might have to compromise at some point, but bikes in the 2,000 Euro category are very close to offer the most bang for the buck.”

The Name Is The Game

The Izoard Pro has just the right qualities for fast ascends like the namesake Alpine pass Col d’Izoard in the French Alps with 2,360 meters (7743 feet) of elevation which was featured multiple times in the course of the Tour de France – “climbing definitely is one of the favourite challenges for the Izoard Pro”.

This is predominantly due to the lowest weight in the test field at 7.8 kg (17.2 pounds) in frame size 56 cm: “None of the tested bikes is lighter. You can immediately feel it when accelerating and climbing.” The low weight of the wheels, their high stiffness and the stiff frame are an invitation to climb and sprint.

The gears chosen for the full Ultegra groupset with semi-compact 52/36 cranks and a cassette including a 32-teeth cog offer a wide range of use – and add to the bike’s sporty character. Just like the seating position: “The rider sits more compact, yet with a bigger saddle-bar drop for optimized aerodynamics. This makes the Izoard Pro popular among competitive riders. In the test categories frame weight, total weight, wheels, specs, acceleration and climbing the Izoard Pro gets the best or some of the best grades –summed up this is good for the test win.

Conclusion: The Izoard Pro scores with competitive riders looking for a light-weight road bike. A convincing performance – test win!