In this week’s gear roundup, we’re taking a look at some crazy limited edition wheels from SPENGLE, celebratory helmets from Kask, breathable workout tees by Kitsbow, and a derailleur hanger alignment tool from Unior.

SPENGLE reveals their insane wheel Collection

SPENGLE Collection Chromeo

Chromeo – Shiny

SPENGLE Collection Lava

Lava – Red hot

SPENGLE Collection Glitter

Glitter – Sparkle power

SPENGLE Collection Iridescent

Iridescent – Color changing

SPENGLE Glitch

photo c. SPENGLE – Neon Glitch

Swiss wheel manufacturer SPENGLE has a lot to show off at Eurobike this year. As you may have noticed, the Collection series of wheels includes some incredible design collaborations with artists from Europe and the US. They used their fail-safe monocoque tri-spoke wheels as the canvas for crazy designs. The series includes Chromeo ($5,900), Lava, Popping Cherry ($3,500), Iridescent ($7,100), and Neon Glitch ($7,300) paint schemes. Some of which take over 40 hours of detailing to finalize and are limited to as little as 1 set. Each pair is 650b and has an internal width of 24mm. They use Centerlock disc mounts and will have the axle width finalized before being delivered. There are a total of 10 sets available.

Additionally, SPENGLE will be showing off some 3D printed previews of their upcoming 700c wheels at Eurobike. So be sure to check back with us during our coverage for updates.

Kask is celebrating the top 2 for TDF podium

Kask Utopia LE Tour de France 2019

Kask Protone & Valegro LE Tour de France 2019

photo c. Kask

Kask is celebrating their riders, Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas, winning 1st and 2nd place at the Tour de France this year, Kask released 3 limited edition helmets. Their aero focused Utopia, lightweight Valegro, and their well rounded Protone are all getting makeovers with the yellow jersey color and team INEOS branding. They’re currently on sale to distributors and will hit shelves later this year. Pricing will be coming soon.

Kitsbow launches the do-it-all tee

Kitsbow Cyclone Tee & Superflow Tee

Kitsbow Hymasa, Hilso and Glorietta

photo c. Kitsbow

The latest from Kitsbow is a line of men’s and women’s tees. The entire line is made of Polartec Delta fabric, a knit made with hydrophilic and hydrophobic yarns to blend breathability and moisture management. Each shirt has an active fit, UPF 30 protection, a reflective logo on the arm, and American made quality. The men’s offerings include the $80 Cyclone and Superflow tees each available in black, blue, river, and canyon/cedar colors. The women’s line includes the $80 Hymasa, Hilso, and Glorietta v-neck shirts. Each is available in blue, black, mist and sunset. Women’s shirts range from XS-XL and men’s’ from XS-XXL

Unior announces the Hanger Genie

Unior Hanger Genie

Unior Hanger Genie

photo c. Unior

Unior has a new hanger alignment tool to add to their premium Genie series. The Hanger Genie is compatible with wheel sizes ranging from 20 – 29″+. Its measuring gauge is locked in place with a set knob and it rotates to easily clear the frame while measuring and adjusting. The tool has a max length of 392mm and a min length of 250mm. The $130 Hanger Genie threads into the standard M10 x 1 hanger thread, and weighs in at just over 950g.

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Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
2 years ago

Wait… Did I read that right? $80 tee-shirts?

Tim
Tim
2 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

I was thinking the same thing

Johann
Johann
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Tbh I was “slightly” more shocked by the 7000$+ wheels.

Seraph
Seraph
2 years ago

Sign me up for a few sets of those Spengle wheels. What a great deal. Can’t true them, who knows who makes the hub internals, 24mm internal width is too narrow for mountain and a little wide for gravel, and the price is totally right.

Adam Kerin
2 years ago
Reply to  Seraph

but think of the aero benefits of the spengle as you average 15 to 20kmh on most mtb races….

Shafty
Shafty
2 years ago
Reply to  Seraph

That width is fine for either discipline. Assuming 35-55mm tires, you’d be fine. Especially with 650b gravel tires trending towards 47mm, that would work great. Plenty of mtbs still come with wheels even narrower at 19-20mm inner width.

SPENGLE Carbon
2 years ago
Reply to  Shafty

Spot-on @Shafty, we tend to gravitate to 47mm WTB tyres for gravel usage, and 2.35″ Schwalbe for MTB

Dennis
Dennis
2 years ago

Sure lets throw those $7000rims onto my gravel bike and get them all scratched and dinged up, that will add value right.

DingDang
DingDang
2 years ago

Doesn’t the bike industry try to re-invent the “spoked” wheel every 6~8 years? Spin, Spinergy, etc…..

TruckNutZ
TruckNutZ
2 years ago
Reply to  DingDang

Spengle has been building 3 spoke composite wheels for decades… at least since the late ’80’s
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Spengle is based in Slovakia, not Switzerland.

DingDang
DingDang
2 years ago
Reply to  TruckNutZ

Hey Truckz – thanks for the correction to my post. I was wrong definitely not a johnny-come-lately. Now knowing this, I kinda appreciate their stick-to-itiveness…..they’re website shows they are in Switzerland.

Still not for me, but keep on Spenglin’, Spengel….

SPENGLE Carbon
2 years ago
Reply to  DingDang

@Trucknutz – since 1988 We are based in Switzerland, but manufacture entirely in Slovakia, we try to ensure that we can always see mountains from our windows!

@DingDang – those two brands both actually started after us, they focussed on the English-speaking world, whilst we dominated continental Europe instead – nothing but love for them!