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August has arrived, the final month of summer. At the Peloton Service Course we aim to make these next 30 days of pure, sun-shining bliss as enjoyable and memorable as possible. To help with that we bring you Science in Sport nutrition, a White Lightning product for your summer bike projects, a handy multi-tool from LighterBro and a new helmet from Rudy Project.
Founded and headquartered in London in 1992 and made in a nearby Nelson, UK manufacturing facility, Science in Sport (SiS) is the same nutrition that Team Sky and the 2016 Tour de France champion Chris Froome used this past July. SiS just recently launched in North America and is keen to introduce their products to endurance cyclists taking part in many events across the country this summer. The signature Isotonic Energy Gel is a powerful, thin viscosity gel that is designed to be taken without water, while remaining easy on your stomach. Froome and Sky powered down nearly 1,000 SiS gels over the course of the three-week long Tour, so the effectiveness of this Great Britain based sports nutrition company is hard to question.
6-pack, $9: scienceinsport.com
White Lightning went through a complete logo redesign in the last few months, but is still delivering the same easy to use bike maintenance and cleaning products. One such product that caught the eye of the Peloton Service Course at Press Camp in Park City, Utah was the Crystal Grease. Developed for cyclists and mechanics who are looking for clean, simple and effective grease for all bike project builds and needs. Crystal is an aluminum based grease that is 100% waterproof, great for winter or wet weather riding that will be coming this fall and winter. The product is biodegradable, crystal clear, odorless, non-staining and non-toxic. Out of the jar or tube it looks like Vaseline (but trust us it’s not), is food grade quality and perfect for your next bike build-up.
3.5 or 16 ounces, 8/$20: whitelightningco.com
Made of 100% hardened 400 grade series stainless steel and designed with over thirteen different tools in a lightweight, functional and durable package, the Pro from LighterBro can solve just about any mechanic issue you may encounter – on the road or trails. A standard quarter inch drive socket accepts any quarter inch bit, so you can easily turn the Pro into a hex wrench drive bits for all your bike adjustment needs out in the backcountry. Tools included scissors, a blade, metric/standard rulers make the tiniest of measurements a breeze and more. No matter where the pavement ends and meets the trails less traveled, LighterBro has you covered for any type of sticky situation you might find yourself hours from home. And of course, slotting perfectly down the middle is a common lighter to burn any of those loose threads you might have from ducking under that unforeseen tree limb in your path.
Black or silver, $20: lighterbro.com
The new Rudy Project Windmax combines extraordinary lightness (it only weighs 220 grams) with a full-flight of features such as the RSR8 Disc Ultra-light Retention System for quick micro-metric adjustability and increased comfort. Inside, the integrated adjustable head ring with a three sided strap system supports the head for better fit and feel. To keep your noggin cool and dry the flow through ventilation design is essential for keeping the air moving through the helmets air vents. Coming in six different colors and with the optional road visor, this is a versatile and lightweight hot weather brain bucket option.
S/M or large, $325: e-rudy.com