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  • Extreme RR News

    Northwave has designed and produced their most technologically advanced shoe yet; the range topping Extreme RR. The Italian brand has introduced a new design for 2017, a stiffer sole and the revolutionary XFrame® patented technology, finally eliminating the issue most riders complain of: the pressure points on the top of the foot.

    Click here to view the Extreme RR in Black

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    What makes Extreme RR a game changer is the combination of ultra-soft and comfortable materials with a redesigned closure that sets new benchmarks in terms of fit uniformity around the entire foot. With XFrame, the performance of Northwave’s exclusive SLW2 dial is enhanced by the innovative route of the cable on the upper, where no plastic eyelets are used to route the cable, only specially positioned textile loops.

    A complex system of angles, designed with geometric precision through these loops, creates a unique frame over the upper to provide the snuggest and most even fit ever, eliminating the pressure points while being extremely easy to adjust with only one SLW2 rotor.

    The slick and elegant design reflects Northwave’s philosophy in designing Extreme RR: less is more. Materials and components are exactly what’s needed to provide the maximum performance: that’s why Extreme RR’s weight stands at only 220 gr with high attention paid to the quality of the carbon sole. As the focal point for power transmission on the pedals, Northwave’s high performance sole Ultralight Carbon 15, is made of 100% unidirectional carbon combined with a reinforced layer, boasting a stiffness index of 15.0. Extreme RR is also compatible with Northwave’s Speedplay adaptor, for the minimum distance between foot and pedal. In addition, two footbeds with a stiffened dual density design are also provided for improved fit: Pro Regular Fit and Pro Slim Fit which features an extra 2 mm toe insert for narrow feet.

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    Features:

    • Ultralight Carbon 15 sole made of 100% unidirectional carbon combined with a reinforced layer. With a stiffness index of 15.0, this is the best-ever performing Northwave sole

    • NW Speedplay adapter compatible for the lowest stack height between foot and pedal

    • Made with Xframe® patented construction and ultralight next generation materials that are only 0.5 mm thick, the upper transfers every watt of power and provides the snuggest, even fit with no pressure points

    • SLW2 dial, the only one with step-by-step and full release in a single button

    • Integrated heel system containing directional fibre prevents any slipping

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  • 2017 ORRO Tour of Sussex

    Press Release: Event Announcement
    February 2017

    iRide are pleased to announce the 2017 ORRO Tour of Sussex – the 5th edition of the regions most contested, and one of the UKs largest, category 2/3 multiple day stage cycle race.

    Returning on July 6th to the iconic shoreline and astounding countryside of Sussex, familiar and new landmarks will pass the Tour by on route. Scenery shared by headline sponsors ORRO, whose hand-built carbon and aluminium road bikes are engineered at the foot of the Sussex Downs, at their Ditchling HQ.

    Race Director John Powell is expecting “an intense battle for the Yellow and Green Jerseys, especially as participant numbers are set to increase from 60 riders (15 teams) to 80 riders (20 teams). The route alone is challenging, provisionally it’s looking like Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, Beachyhead, Ashdown Forest and Ditchling Beacon.”

    Testing their endurance, power, technique, teamwork and tactical awareness. The riders will need to focus, and play to their strengths as the Stages progress. Spectators can watch each of the 5 Stages unfold between July 6th– July 9th, as officially designated ORRO Tour of Sussex - Spectator Areas are introduced for 2017.

    To keep up with the action until then and as it plays out, all event happenings will be featured via the official event website and social media. Including featurettes on the trophies designed and hand-crafted by Sussex based artists, sponsors and event competitions, event information, race results and photography.

  • Prologo

    In developing their CPC technology, expert Italian saddle designers bring CPC Airing to market.

    After several years of success with their innovative CPC technology, Prologo continues to push the envelope in the world of saddles, with their innovative new CPC ‘Airing’.

    CPC Airing surfaces feature micro cylinders raised several millimetres from the surface of the saddle, arranged in hexagonal groups and manufactured from a Nano Technology polymer with outstanding durability. Saddles that utilise CPC Airing have the technology applied to selected areas on the surface where it has been found to be the most effective. This provides greater shock absorption, grip and airflow than previous designs, and is a product of extensive feedback by Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador.

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    Shock & vibration absorbing

    Prologo found that the majority of road vibrations and shocks are transmitted to the rider through the saddle and handlebar. Compared to a standard saddle cover, the CPC Airing is able to absorb a huge amount of these vibrations providing the rider with increased comfort, reduced fatigue and faster recovery. The new CPC Airing increases shock absorption by 15% when compared with untreated saddles.

    Grip

    The hexagonal cylinders on the surface of the CPC Airing offer superb grip for the rider. They are effective in all weather conditions and allow the rider to stay fixed in the saddle when they find that perfect spot, providing higher performance.

    Air cooling

    The shape of the polymer cylinders places the rider above the lower surface of the saddle, creating a small air gap. The result is an “air flow effect” that improves ventilation, reducing heat. This air flow effect is improved by 10% compared previous designs.

    You can find the technology applied to the following saddles:

    Zero C3

    2017 Prologo - CPC Airing Zero C3 Nack

    The Zero C3 is Prologo's flagship road saddle featuring the best of saddle technology. This is an out and out race saddle, or for those that ride at race speeds and will settle for no less than the best. C3 CPC AIRING is the ultimate expression of innovation and technology combined with a “minimal design”. C3 carbon fibre “carbon composite compound” together with patented CPC “Connect Power Control”, ensure high performances, lightness, comfort and structural rigidity. In combination with the benefits of CPC AIRING technology: grip, anti-vibration and shock absorption, the C3 CPC AIRING saddles , reaches the highest level of innovation and performance.

    Available in Black and Black/White.


    Nago Evo
    2017 Prologo - CPC Airing Nago Evo Nack

    The Nago Evo is a unisex semi round saddle ideal for medium to long distance road and XC riding. It offers great versatility for riders that like a choice of riding positions. It's equally suited to weekend rides and racing.

    Available in Black, Black/White and Anthracite/Black.


    Scratch 2
    2017 Prologo - CPC Airing Scratch 2 Nack

    The Scratch is a high performance unisex saddle. Verstaile, the Scratch 2 is the ideal companion on road and off, no matter how long the ride.

    Available in Black, Black/White and Anthracite/Black.

     

    Zero II
    2017 Prologo - CPC Airing Zero II Nack

    A high performance saddle, ideal for short to medium distance riding where a frequent change in position is necessary. Full nano carbon fibre rails.

    Available in Black, Black/White and Anthracite/Black.

    Prologo - My Own

    To find out which saddle is right for you, you can go to a dealer and use Prologo’s MyOwn fit system which takes a few measurements, including the width of your sit bones, lumbar flexibility and your BMI to suggest the ideal option.

    Rounded Scratch saddles are ideal for riders with low lumbar flexibility, flat Zero saddles are intended for those with a high level of lumbar flexibility, and semi-round Nago saddles are for those wo fall in the middle of the two.

    Find a dealer here