The pallets have arrived! The latest in-stock items from Sidi, Castelli, Enve, Astute and Silca
Here's a selection of the latest gear from our brands to land in the Saddleback warehouse including Castelli's new protective Perfetto Light jersey, Sidi's striking Katusha Wire Carbon shoes, Enve's uber-fast SES 7.8 wheels, Astute's svelte new Starlite saddle and – back in stock – Silca's peerless HX One hex key set.
Sidi Wire Carbon Katusha
Along with the launch of Katusha's striking new kit design came the news that the team will be wearing matching Sidi shoes in 2016. The initial run of shoes for the pro riders was produced by hand off the production line, with none being made available to the public.
However, following incredible feedback following the initial reveal of the Katusha shoes, Sidi has now made these available for everyday riders to buy.
Check out the Sidi Wire Carbon Katusha shoes.
Castelli Perfetto Light Jersey
If the Gabba defined a whole new genre of protective clothing, the Perfetto Light perfects it for racing. Sure to be the next widely imitated Castelli garment, the Perfetto Light uses Gore Windstopper 150 fabric on the front and water-shedding Nano Light on the back, meaning it can be packed down into a jersey pocket and is also more comfortable when pushing out big watts in cool weather. Warmer than the Fawesome Vest, cooler than the Gabba, it's probably the most versatile cycling jersey ever created.
Check out the Castelli Perfetto Light Jersey.
Enve SES 7.8
Redefining aerodynamic speed, the totally new Smart Enve System 7.8 wheels are the US company's fastest yet. By combining a 71mm deep, 29mm wide front rim with an 80mm deep, 27.5mm wide rear rim, Enve has managed to outdo the benchmarks set by its groundbreaking SES 8.9 wheelset while improving stability too. The 7.8s also feature Enve's new carbon brake track, which offers massively improved stopping power, even in the wet.
Check out the Enve SES 7.8 wheelset.
New for 2016, the StarLite is a road saddle with a more rounded seat shape than the company's Sky series. The new design was developed with feedback from professional cyclists and holds two international patents. Astute's Top Design System gives the benefits of a central cutaway while actually filling the lowest point of this space to avoid road spray. The central shell (topped with bi-density memory foam) is sandwiched between the cover and lower shell, giving a perfect finish. The StarLite comes with full 3K carbon rails and weighs just 185g while there's also the StarLine with Titan V titanium rails, coming in at 215g.
Check out the Astute Starlite.
Silca HX One
Simply put, Silca's HX One hex keys are the finest Allen keys you'll ever own. Each tool – from 2 to 10mm – is made from S2 Tool Steel, coated in thin-dense chrome for the hardest possible finish to resist rounding. The keys are then spray coated with a polymer finish that retains its grip under oily fingertips while the bright red colouring makes them easy to spot in a messy workshop. The HX-One's CNC-machined beech box features a magnetic closure that was perfected for both security and one-handed opening. The set of eight Allen keys is also supplied with Silca's proprietary 17-4 magnetic adapter, which transforms the 6mm key into a quarter-inch socket drive for the supplied screwdriver and Torx bits.
Check out the Silca HX One toolkit.
Photos: Joby Sessions