Cycling World Magazine July 2017 - Page 14

14 | Cycling World Looking cool, feeling cool Staying fresh and hydrated on the bike is a real issue in the summer. Luckily we’ve rounded up some essential products to help you stay chilled in the heat. Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage HV1.5 £54.99 Keeping your water bottle within reaching distance at all times is a necessity, and bottle holders are easy enough to find in your local bike shop. The Syncros Matchbox Tailor Cage might seem a little expensive for something that is just to hold your drink, but it comes with some hidden surprises. Underneath the cage part of the product is a clip-on cassette that slides out to reveal some multi-tools, something that every cyclist should carry but invariably gets forgotten until it is too late. It also contains a small pump which should provide enough air to get you home when you notice a slow puncture in your tyre. TST Ultra Cooling Vest £265.36 Adding another layer of clothing to your outfit might not seem like a sensible way to keep cool on the bike, but the TST ltra Cooling Vest is an innovative product that will reduce your body temperature and help to keep you moving – ideal if you are trying to improve your cycling performance. The lightweight vest contains a number of ‘elements’ which absorb body heat so that the cooling effect can be felt from the very moment you put the vest on. Giro Synthe Helmet £134.97 Researchers have proven that a cool head helps to keep muscle fatigue at bay, ensuring you can go further and faster for longer. That s why the iro Synthe elmet is a must-have purchase, especially if you are intending on entering any sportives this season. The helmet contains a total of vents, while being situated slightly off the head for optimum air ow. Comfortable, stable and available in lots of different colours, this helmet has been made with cooling in mind.