If you’ve already upgraded your derailleur wheels, why not throw some ceramic in your actual wheels? Zipp’s just released their CeramicSpeed freehub hop up kit for their 177 rear hubs, available in SRAM/Shimano and Campy 11-speed, plus XD-R Driver Bodies. They come with the better bearings preinstalled for a simple replacement and claim 1.5 to 9 watts reduction in drag per bearing. Retail is $355 (€365 / £281) per freehub, available in July.
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If wheel bags are overkill, these new Wheel Sleeves will keep your rims from getting marred in transit. They’re made with an elasticized nylon-Lycra blend that simply stretches over a 700c wheel with up to 3omm tires installed. Comes out in July for $13 (€14 / £11).
Most out-front cycling computer mounts sit flush with the top of the bar, elevating your computer’s screen about a centimeter or more above the stem. Zipp’s new low mount version ends up putting the screen just about flush with the top of the bar. Made for 31.8mm bars only, its specs say it works with any 1/4 turn twist-to-lock interface, but really, it probably means Garmins. Retail is $20 (€21 / £16).