Next to Nix

First week back, and LOVED it.

A climb up Norton on Friday morning, A climb up Greenhill on Saturday morning and a cruise with the B’s on Sunday – Tanti free!

Whilst I wasn’t on the rivet on the Greenhill climb, the legs were certainly complaining at the bus stop, and the time for the climb was some 25% longer than my best climb.  Hopefully I can start to bring that down over the next few months.

The cruise with the lads on Sunday morning was just grand. The slagging started just as soon as half a chorum formed BV, and didn’t stop till we left the cafe.  God I missed it.

One thing I did learn from Sundays cruise was that some of the nicks are looking a bit “tired”. Either that or the fabric is being stretched a little too far these days. Good job I was wearing the sunnies as the glare could have blinded me.  Yeah, you can tell I was riding towards the rear of the pack.

Anyway, on the positive side, it did give me a little inspiration for this weeks posting – what are some of the nicks currently available?

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More of that later.

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Seven Deadly Sins

You may have heard that David Walsh’s book, Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, is being turned into a film.

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The Irishman who works as the Sunday Times‘ chief sportswriter has previously penned L.A. Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong (in French) and From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France.

The film will chronicle the period from Armstrong’s testicular cancer diagnosis in the mid-Nineties to the revelations over his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Ben Foster will be playing the lead role of Lance. You may know Ben from his role in 3:10 to Yuma

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Irish star Chris O’Dowd from The IT Crowd will play Walsh.

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Filming began last Friday and will be shoot on location in France the UK.

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The curiosity factor will be high on this one.

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Nix

No doubt I will have missed many, and I haven’t touched clubs, cafes, Bike shops and numerous other sources of Nix.

Babici Deux

  • The next generation of knicks by Babici has taken a step forwards in every aspect.
  • With a longer inseam,
  • Longer external gripper,
  • Latest Imerio II chamois from Dolomiti.

Price – $195

http://babici.cc/knicks/153-deux-knicks.html#.UmOxQBDb0fw

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Ground Effects – Ringleaders

  • Premium 4-way stretch nylon lycra bib cycle shorts

Price – $199

http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product/SHO/RIN/

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Velominati – Zwarte V-Bibs

  • Dark design with orange accents and white panels. (The Zwarte V-Bibs are named for the Zwarte V-Jersey they are designed to be paired with.)
  • Action™ micro fabric in the saddle contact area provides durability
  • Flat-seam construction throughout short; No inner-leg seam
  • Giro++ single-layer engineered gripper

Price – $200US

http://www.velominati.com/gear/zwarte-v-bibs/

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Classic FYXO bib

  • Classic bib design features broad shoulder straps
  • ‘Racerback’ cut
  • Endurance CYTECH chamois.

Price – $189

http://shop.fyxo.co/classic-fyxo-bib/

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Adelaide Cyclists Bib knicks

  • 80% Nylon/ 20% Spandex (Lycra)
  • COOLMAX Chamois (men’s and women’s)
  • Flat lock seams.

Price $50

http://mondomestique.bigcartel.com/product/adelaide-cyclists-bib-knicks

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Red Kite Prayer

  • The kit is produced by Panache Cyclewear out of Boulder.
  • Manufactured in Europe to Panache’s exacting specifications.
  • The design was created by Joe Yule of StageOne Sports. Yule is best known as the designer behind the distinctive look of the Garmin-Barracuda and SpiderTech cycling teams.
  • The bibs feature CyTech’s top-of-the-line pad and Power Lycra for muscle-supporting compression.

Price –  $125USD

http://redkiteprayer.com/store/#!/~/product/category=0&id=12530028

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CervoRosso – Corsa MK3

  • 3 Panel Lycra Construction
  • All Black Flat lock Stitching
  • NEW anti – abrasive Exterior Insert
  • Saddle Slide Resistent
  • NEW CORSA S3T Tech Insert
  • Signature Cervo Rosso leg grippers
  • Made in Italy

Price – 145Euro

http://www.cervorosso.com/index.php?section=shop&cmd=details&productId=98

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Rapha – Classic Bib Shorts

  • Rapha’s award winning Bib Shorts use the best chamois pad available and are made from a durable, luxury Lycra.

Price – $250

http://www.rapha.cc/bib-shorts

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Ornot Bib Shorts

  • Constructed from 7 panels of Nylon/Lycra
  • Highly breathable bib top.
  • The flat-lock seams are strategically placed for comfort and performance.
  • The front is low to allow for cooling and maximum stomach breathability.
  • The Pad features some cool tech that smoothes the transitions between the thickest and thinnest part of the pad which leaves you with a soft contoured edge to help eliminate hot spots.
  • It’s covered in a Swiss antibacterial surface fabric designed to pull heat and moisture away from the skin and “rated” for 6+ hours.
  • Designed in San Francisco and hand crafted in southern California.

Price – $140USD

http://ornotbike.com/shop/mens-bib-shorts

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Solo Lugged Bib Shorts

  • Pressured and perforated channels create superb air movement keeping you cool and dry.
  • Two layers of variable density open cell foam ensure you remain comfortable over the longest rides.
  • Silicon leg gripper elastic
  • Chamois (pad)
  • Rear mesh pocket
  • Lugged silicon label
  • Solo label on leg
  • Solo pip label on back of shorts
  • Flat locked seams

Price – $140

http://www.gkasportsstore.com.au/solo-lugged-shorts-large-p-3847.html

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Velobici – Van-Abel Bib Shorts

  • Luxurious meryl/lycra bib short with UVA/UVB protection
  • Top of the range antibacterial Airmesh pad for superior comfort
  • Seamless silicone leg grippers
  • Rosso red detail on the radio pocket binding

Price – $220

http://www.velobici.cc/van-abel-bib-shorts-4345-p.asp

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Giordani – FRC Bib Shorts

  • FR-C Bibs utilize HC-44™ high compression fabric for precise fit, incredible performance and maximum comfort.
  • A second fabric, Ametista, appears pinstriped due to the threads of carbon woven into it
  • The carbon element controls stretch and reinforces the strength of the material, allowing it to be lighter, yet stronger
  • Carbon has the added benefit of reducing electrical interference from cell phone towers and power lines that can negatively affect performance
  • Ametista is utilized on the Giordana Core Contour System™ around the waist where it wraps internal organs with protective carbon, delaying the onset of fatigue
  • Zaffiro™ is an anti-abrasion material used on inner leg and seat panels for durability and to minimize friction
  • AeroLite™ is a new material used for the FRC cuffs. It is low profile and aerodynamic with interwoven silicone gripper threads
  • Kite™ mesh panels around the core provide ventilation and evenly stabilize upper system
  • MicroQuad™: New perforated bib straps made of a polyester microfiber elastic for softness, wicking and maximum breathability
  • The FRC Bib Shorts also Four needle flat-stitched seams and reflective accents for visibility
  • The FR-C Bibs feature Giordana’s newest top of the line Cirro OmniForm™ insert that comfortably contours to the body in motion and returns to its original shape after every ride

Price – $132

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/giordana-frc-bib-shorts/

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Capo – GS-13 Roubaix Carbon Bib Short

  • V-Mesh 360
  • EIT Insert: Anatomic 4G Carbon
  • Temp Rating: 40-55 °F
  • Made in Italy

Price – $250

http://www.capocycling.com/apparel/mens-apparel/gs-13/roubaix-bib-short

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Pearl Izumi

  • Body 72% nylon 28% spandex/ UPF 40 (Weight: 233 g/m2), Mesh 86% polyester 14% spandex, Aero panels 78% polyester 22% spandex/ UPF 54
  • PRO Transfer Aero with In-R-Cool fabric provides aerodynamic benefits and optimal cooling with reflective sun protection, optimal cooling and reflective sun protection
  • Cut: Form Fit, Flat lock seams for smooth interior construction, Anatomic multi-panel design
  • Padding:PRO Seamless 4D Chamois, breathable 4-way stretch carbon yarn fabric to deliver ultimate comfort and thermoregulation
  • Ventilation: Direct-Vent panels provide superior ventilation

Assos – .607 FI.Mille S5 Bib Shorts

  • Campionissimo AEPD Racing regular fit
  • S5 Mille Elastic interface insert
  • 12 Panel construction

Price – $260

http://www.wiggle.com.au/assos-t607-fimille-s5-bib-shorts/

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Castelli Velocissimo DS Bib shorts

  • Fabric: Affinity Lycra Fabric
  • Fabric Properties: Comfort and fit
  • Cut:10 panel construction, Giro leg band elastic grips without binding, Mesh bib straps
  • Reflectivity:Reflective band at back of legs

Price – $90

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/castelli/velocissimo-ds-bib-shorts-ec046751#features

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2XU Cycle Sub Bib Short

  • Powerful high denier LYCRA® fibre from Invista plus KINETIC SUB fabric
  • Sublimated Bib Short
  • Optimal muscle positioning, stabilisation and supreme aerodynamics.
  • Seamless gripper
  • Fusion Pro 2 Chamois

Price – $260

http://www.2xu.com.au/mens/sport/cycling-clothing/cycle-sub-bib-short-mc2294b.html?___SID=U

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Sportful Tour Bibshorts

  • 8 panel anatomic construction
  • Side panel in Matrix textured Lycra®
  • Mesh bibs
  • Jacquard elastic leg gripper with silicone pattern
  • Reflective logo
  • Bodyfit pro seatpad

Price – $80

http://www.wiggle.com.au/sportful-tour-bibshorts-2012/

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MCipollini – FastLine bib shorts – C163401

Anatomic construction to have the best performances in short races; garanteed high adherence to the saddle thanking the bottom part realized in special fabric with “calandra” finish; the lateral microfyber and smooth lycra panels for the maximum transpiration and aerodynamic effect.

Price – 150Pounds

On sale – Not sure……

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Adidas Supernova Bib Short

  • Formotion – For better fit and greater comfort in motion
  • Cyctech Endurance 2 seatpad – 6h+ padding with soft upper material for enhanced moisture management
  • Integrated safety – Reflective silver three stripes and logos
  • More comfort – Silicone leg grippers and breathable bib mesh.

Price – $96

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Louis Garneau – Neo Power Bib Shorts

  • 12-Panel construction contours to the body and enhances comfort while you pedal
  • Thick power bands provide maximum muscle support with a performance fit
  • No seam inside the leg means limited chafing and discomfort
  • Low-profile, stretchy stitching of the flatlock seams reduces discomfort and enhances mobility
  • Beveled Molding Edges in the new Airzone chamois uses high-density memory foam and increased number of vent holes for maximum comfort

Price – $140USD

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/louis-garneau-neo-power-bib-short-mens?ti=UExQIEJyYW5kOk1lbidzIFJvYWQgQmlrZSBDbG90aGluZzoxOjI3OjEwMDAwMDk1OF9jY0NhdDEwMDMwNw

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Sufferlandria – National Team Bibshorts

  • ‘The Sufferfest’ features on the sides and the Sufferface on the back serves as a mirror to the rider behind you.
  • A discreet ‘Everybody Hurts’ on the back of the right leg offers a degree of sympathy to, and solidarity with, others.
  • The fabrics provide a cool and comfortable feel with the same lightweight mesh as on the jersey sides for the bibs themselves.
  • The ErgoPro chamois is a seamless, 3-layer, 4-way stretch, air-channeled pad.
  • The thighs end with silicon gel gripper bands so they’re not riding up when you’re dropping it into the big ring.

Price – $85

http://www.thesufferfest.com/gear/bibshorts/

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Hincapie -Hincapie Arenberg Padded Bib Short

  • Fabric Properties: Soft, supple, and highly abrasion resistant, the 4-way stretch Super Roubaix fabric insulates and wicks moisture away from the body
  • Leg Length: 10 inch inseam
  • Fastening: Full bib construction with locking front fly zipper for added comfort
  • Padding: Anatomical Hincapie Power Chamois with E.I.T. Max fabric and perforated, high density foam inserts
  • Reflectivity: Reflective seam treatment and logos for high visibility
  • Protection: Thermal 5/5

Price – $112

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/hincapie/arenberg-padded-bib-short-ec053482#features

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Mavic Infinity Bib Shorts

  • Precision engineered with rigorously tested materials, meticulously tailored and fine tuned details make this an exceptionaly high performance bib short offering optimal comfort, fit, moisture wicking and support.
  • – Hot Ride: Cycling softgoods designed for optimal thermo regulation at hot temperatures (> 25°C/ 77°F).
  • – Ergo 3D Ultimate Insert: The best in comfort, support and moisture management. Full 3 dimensional construction for exceptional fit. Highly breathable, antibacterial soft surface fabric with carbon threads for lasting comfort. Progressive cushioning with 3 different densities and 6 different thicknesses.
  • – Ergo Bib: Extremely elastic open mesh bib with a fully seamless construction for support, comfort and breathability.
  • – Ergo Grip: Unique double layer elastic mesh construction and silicone printing assure maximum grip, breathability and light weight feel. This solution provides just enough hold to keep the short in place. Benefit: better blood flow and better comfort.
  • – Wick Matrix Power: A highly elastic fabric with excellent moisture transfer due to its composite knit that pulls moisture away from the skin. 72% polyamide, 15% polyester, 13% elastane
  • – Carbon Power: Highly supportive, elastic fabric with Lycra Power and Resistex carbon fibers for improved muscle performance and moisture management. 62% polyamide, 36% elastane, 2% carbon fibers

Price – $200

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/bib-shorts-mavic-infinity-bib-shorts/mavizbbs103

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Nalini Tucano Bib Shorts

  • Tight-fitting, anatomic design, Lycra Power fabric that supports the muscles and is shock-absorbing. Superb elasticity – shape retaining, extremely durable and highly functional long-term.
  • – Polyamide Elasthane fabric
  • – Excellent moisture management
  • – Breathable mesh straps
  • – Abrasion-resistant groin area
  • – Silicone grippers
  • – UCN Ultra comfort chamoix pad

Price – $95

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/bib-shorts-nalini-tucano-bib-shorts/nalizbbs249

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Santini BCool Mig3 Pad Bib Shorts

  • Aerodynamic bibshorts in Lycra Newport fabric (78% Polyamide, 22% Elastane). Elastic and compressing to reduce muscle strain. Elasticated braces and breathable insert on the back.
  • – Inserts on the sides in anti-UV rays and thermo-regulating Carbon fabric
  • – Raw cut elasticated anti-slip Lycra band on the thigh that covers the muscles like a second skin
  • – Temperature range: +15/+35
  • – New MIG3 chamois, increadibly breathable with gel core in multiple density

Price – $170

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/bib-shorts-santini-bcool-mig3-pad-bib-shorts/santzbbs235

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Sidi Dino Bib Shorts

  • 8-panel construction with Flat-lock stitching for extra comfort while riding
  • – 8 Panel design
  • – Flat-lock stitching
  • – Reflective piping
  • – Screen printed durable logos
  • – Affinity lycra provides outstanding stretch and rebound
  • – Classic gel gripper
  • – Mesh upper bib for breathability

Price – $115

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/bib-shorts-sidi-dino-bib-shorts/sidizbbs200

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till next week

tight spokes

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