When cycling turns yellow, these shoes are the choice of lots of pro cyclists. They weigh 200g a pair and feature a high level of comfort. With a carbon sole that has a 13.0 on the stiffness index (i’m not joking, there’s an index) they won’t weigh you down on the way to winning a place on the podium.
The Giro Synth is an aero helmet that actually looks like a regular road helmet but performs just about as good as a TT model. Lots of colours to choose from, Giro make extremely comfy helmets and this one has cooling power.
Tenspeed Hero produce cycling kit with some of the best colour combinations around at the moment. The Glanum socks with their 6 inch cuffs are made in the USA and are yellow; the colour of gold, butter and ripe lemons.
The Billingham Hadley Pro is one of the best known camera bags around and famous for being made in England. It’s a classic bag which has been created in yellow for Pedlars. With plenty of room for a 35mm format camera and a few large lenses these waterproof bags are seriously good.
Nothing finishes a bike quite like bar tape. The main contact point between rider and machine it has to feel good. Brooks leather bar tape feels great, wraps really nicely and changes tone through use. It now comes in lots of colours so you can probably match your frame.
Inspired by the design of riders clothing from cycling’s second golden age, the 1950’s, the Eddy is a must for smart urban cyclists. Made from cotton they feature double front and single rear pockets. They are limited to 150 pieces per colour so are pretty unique.
Neil Stevens has been tempting us for the last few years with his Tour de France prints. In the early days of Headset Press we all bought one from the same series. Ever since his work has been a favourite of ours and this years will always bring back memories of seeing the massive crowds in Yorkshire.
The artist Death Spray Custom teamed up with Cannondale to create the artwork on their 2014 Tour de France bikes. Each rider had their spirit animal painted on the frame in a style akin to native American Haida style. Off the shelf paintwork can be pretty dull, why not do the same to your best stead?
Known for his Ride&Eat&Sleep&Repeat and some other awesome motivational posters Anthony Oram has produced these great looking Le Tour 100 prints. This one has sadly sold out but there are plenty of others that really are worth taking a look at, especially Velo.
The Sunflower Panache Cap was produced by This is Cambridge to celebrate le Tour coming to their home town. Inspired by mathmetician Alan Turing who was an ex Cambridge University student and his research into growth patterns of sunflowers. I can’t resist things with racing style numbers on the side, let alone a stripe.
Chapeau’s cycling gear is going from strength to strength and this years introduction of colours and patterns really hit the balance of being interesting without being totally over the top. The Madeleine Jersey is a ladies specific performance cut which means a slim fit and there’s a double pocket on the rear.
Our first Headset Press print celebrates the winners of the world’s biggest bike race from Maurice-Francois Garin to Eddy Merkx and Chris Froome. Printed on pale yellow stock it’s now available on the Headset Press store.
Three bidons adorn the front of this howies t-shirt with the gradients of Holme Moss, Hautacam and Planche de Belles Filles. Perfect for wearing while catching up on the days events in the Peloton.
Created for summer riding these mesh backed lightweight mitts from Rapha are really nice. Available in yellow, pink, black and white or if you fancy it Team Sky branding. They’d go great with a pair of the Pro-Team Bib Shorts which we’ve found to be the most comfy we’ve tried.
Aluminium frames are most definitely here to stay. Made from 6069 alloy and weighing 1150g for the frame and 360g for the tapered fork it looks like it’s been formed rather than welded together which in a way it has. By using a mix of hydroforming, mechanical shaping, taper-butting, double-pass smooth welding and heat treating Cannondale have produced a frame that looks like their carbon offerings. We’d buy this frameset over a similar priced carbon competitor and build an stunning stealthy road bike.
Mavic have created a limited edition wheelset to celebrate 125 years of innovating wheels. Weighing 1370g for the pair and using Mavic’s own wheel-tyre system these are nearly the most advanced version of their Ksyrium wheels yet but really the yellow spoke just makes them look a bit rad which we like.
Relive 21 classic stages from the Tour de France; Fausto Coppi’s victory on Alpe d’Huez, Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor’s epic battle on the Puy de Dôme, René Vietto’s shameless weeping, Greg LeMond soiling himself in his struggle with Bernard Hinault…it goes on. The Tour is a living history and this book will inspire those who read it.
Vickers bicycles create lightweight, steel-framed, city bikes. This custom build is based on their new Town bike and was created for Savile Row tailors Richard James, to mark this year’s visit to Britain of the Tour de France. It will be displayed in their Bespoke store until Sunday 3rd August.
Available for men and women the Milltag Yorkshire jersey and matching bibs, cap and jacket make ideal pieces of memorabilia if you managed to go and watch the first two stages of this years Tour. We love the White Rose of York on the back.