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Monday, April 4th, 2016

 

Vel Products Preview

 

Paul Horta-Hopkins

 

We have some shiny new products from Vel to try out.

 

Following on from Simon’s review of Vel’s handlebar tape and brake cable set, now we have some more items from their range to try out.

 

First up are a pair of Composite Race Cages. These are available in eleven different colours and are finished with a high gloss lacquer, so matching them to your bike, team kit or your partner’s eyes isn’t a problem! I went for orange, matching my bike and team kit – two out of three isn’t bad. The Race Cage comes in at 33g and includes mounting bolts.

 

The Vel composite Race Cages in all their shiny orange glory, other colours are available

The Vel composite Race Cages in all their shiny orange glory, other colours are available

 

Next up is a GPS mount, this is designed to fit all current Garmin Edge computers, I’m using Bryton’s Rider 40 which uses the same locking attachment as Garmin. The Vel GPS mount has a single bolt fixing and comes with an adapter for smaller bars.

 

The Vel GPS mount comes with an adaptor for smaller bars

The Vel GPS mount comes with an adaptor for smaller bars

 

And finally is the 18 Function Rescue Tool, this diminutive little tool should be able to deal with most roadside repairs and, as it includes a bottle opener, should be able to help you with the post ride refuel! Multi-tools are one of those ‘must have’ items for me on any type of ride, but working out how much you actually need is one of those unknowable conundrums – you don’t know what you’ll need until you do!

 

There's a lot packed into the VEL 18 Function Rescue Tool's body

There’s a lot packed into the VEL 18 Function Rescue Tool’s body

 

I’ll be fitting these products to my bike to see how they handle the upcoming spring season and will let you know how we get on.

 

Vel

 
 
 
 
 
 

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