It’s that time of the year again, the northern European cyclist’s flight south for some warm weather training after a hard winter. The pros of the WorldTour will already have headed off into racing, leaving the roads of Calpe, Lanzarote and the mecca of Mallorca free for everyone else to enjoy some quality chamois time, whether you have a hard race season ahead or want to get in shape for a summer of recreational riding and being first to the cafe stop.
The Endura peloton has spent years escaping Scotland’s dismal early spring weather and upping sticks for Mallorca, so we thought we’d pass on our five top bits of kit for getting the most out of your spring training trip.
Pro SL Jersey
Developed with the help of our partners in the WorldTour and Women’s WorldTour – Movistar Team and Bigla. Made from Rapid wicking Italian fabrics offering UPF50 protection, the Pro SL Jersey shares many of the features of our team issues jersey, but in a more subtle style.
Pro SL Bibshort
There have been major advances in pad technology, fabrics and short construction in recent years, so those old faithful bibs might feel OK, but how many times did you change your drivechain, fit new tyres or refresh your bar tape? Like the efficiency advantage of a smooth running, friction free new chain and cassette there are big gains in comfort to be had by keeping your shorts up to date.
Pro SL PrimaLoft® Gilet
Even in southern Europe, spring mornings can still be a wee bit nippy, so pack a gilet to slip on whilst you wait for your peloton to assemble. The extra layer provides extra protection whilst you warm up. A stashed gilet can also be deployed for long descents or late afternoon coffee stops after winching yourself up Sa Calobra.
Pro SL Helmet
It’s been a couple of years since we introduced Koroyd to our game changing top-line mountain bike helmet, so we’ve now brought this step change in safety to the road market in the shape of our sleek Pro SL Helmet. Low weight, exceptional ventilation and industry-leading safety.
Roller Flight Deck Bag
If you've already shelled out a fortune to fly your pride and joy (aka nice bike) to your training camp, the Roller Flight Deck Bag is the airport ninja's choice of cycling specific luggage. It meets the dimensions for carry-on for most airlines (55 x 35 x 20cm) and converts from a roller bag to hand held to backpack with hideaway backpack straps. What makes it cycling specific? It's compartmentalised inside with section for dirty kit, comes with a separate shoe bag for your race slippers and has external pockets for easy access to essentials like glasses, wallets and phones.